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Looking Behind the Facade of the Current American Foreign Policy

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 22, 2013 at 15:35

Considering that Candidate Obama's dismal foreign policy seems to have its start in Egypt, it is an easy place to make certain observations that in places are coincident to Dr. Pipes' in some instances; and crosswise to others. Egypt continues to be of a great concern and for good reason.

First, on the surface, Candidate Obama had no real sufficient reason to go to Cairo in the first place, for Middle East politics are not for the beginner (the newly place Chief Executive not having any expertise in the resume). Therefore the reasoning suggested was possibly superficial, or actually more likely, subliminal.

But is the vacillation currently seen the result of the decades of political obfuscation of the likes of Carter and Clinton; or does the current American Administrative Chief Executive break away from those predecessors in order to commence a different sequencing of events to achieve different results.

This is a voice for the latter.

Cairo was a romancing of the background politics of the Muslim Brotherhood and the evidence is compelling. The Cairo speech was not about embracing the Mubarak regime, but about looking beyond it. The overtures to the Muslim influences were pungent and the fragrance of peace became undetectable.

Dr. Pipes' observation -"Obama's ambitions lie elsewhere…."- are spot on, but in this opinion, for differing reasons. Continued overtures tot eh Brotherhood are compelling.

Part of the problem of trying to determine what, if anything, can be done to deter Candidate Obama's ambition in decimating the future of America is to realize, once and for all, a strong America as originally founded is NOT his view of America. If he had ideologies for a strong America, he would never have apologized.

If Candidate Obama were really inept, how was his candidacy characterized? Further, how was anyone with a better political record kept out of the race? There is in fact, method to the madness. Is Dr. Pipes scared of what is about to befall America: he should be. If what is about to happen follows its true course, then many more should be scared.

On the present course set by Candidate Obama, America will have an impossible time making it back because as the elections showed, his way to America's demise has a greater backing than the crippled opposition that cannot get its act together for the lack of the resolve necessary to keep America strong.

When (not if) the Middle East implodes, America's position is not guaranteed. Israel is being set up to be alone for its next assault by the jihadists. Then, when that presents itself and the backers of the jihadists fail to accomplish the stated goal, the anti-Zionism of the world court will come to their aid.

By that time, the thought that the "world needs an active, thoughtful, and assertive United States" will be cast aside in the maelstrom of other world powers trying to butt into the business of the Middle East as the entire region is cast into the cauldron of the 'new world order.' There will be few survivors.

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