While some still refer to the revolution that swept through the Middle East as the “Arab Spring,” many others, particularly Muslims throughout the Middle East, refer to it more properly as the “Islamic Awakening.” As history will forever testify, President Barack Obama’s role in the unfolding of the Islamic Awakening was to support or assist in the overthrow of two leaders (so far), resulting in two new Islamist governments in Egypt and Libya. Allāhu Akbar!
And now history will also testify that it was precisely these two nations that used the anniversary of 9/11 to thank President Obama and the American people by attacking two U.S. embassies, violating and burning the American flag, replacing it with the black flag of the Islamic caliphate, and murdering U.S. diplomats, all the while shouting the taunting slogan: “Obama, we are all Osama!” How ungrateful are these people, anyway? Surely, Obama hasn’t explained himself to these people thoroughly enough. Perhaps, if he is given four more years, the Islamists will finally come to understand his good intentions.
And where was the Egyptian military as the “protesters” were desecrating the American flag and penetrating the embassy walls? One would think that perhaps a small portion of the $1.3 billion in aid the United States gives to Egypt annually might be used to help safeguard our embassy. Well, such may have been the case in the age of Bush and Mubarak, but no more. “Change has come” to Egypt, and as Obama jubilantly declared on the day Mubarak was ousted, “The people of Egypt have spoken. Their voices have been heard. And Egypt will never be the same … but this is not the end of Egypt’s transition. It’s the beginning.” This is no longer the age of Bush and Mubarak; this is the age of Mursi and Obama. Takbir!
In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the contrast in responses and the leadership displayed by the Romney campaign and the Obama administration was vividly crisp.
The Obama administration, as it has typically been the past four years in virtually every important foreign-policy decision, was schizophrenic. First, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued an apology. If you haven’t read the official grovel, here it is in its original form:
“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. … Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
But after Mitt Romney condemned this shameful response, the White House quickly threw the Embassy under the bus, repudiating the statement.
The Embassy immediately deleted five Tweets.
But then, after walking back the apology, Obama walked back yet again. In his official statement concerning the murders in Libya, he simply couldn’t condemn the attacks without tempering his words with a sympathetic hat tip to the murderous Islamist children who believe that throwing violent hissy fit will cause the United States to quickly bow:
“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.”
Whatever the heck ever happened to cultural confidence? Let’s be clear; when any religion forbids freedom and liberty, demanding our “submission,” then, heck yeah, we will denigrate those beliefs. And we make no apologies for it!
On the other hand, Romney’s senior foreign policy adviser, Rich Williamson, had a very American response, stating in clear terms that the attacks can be directly blamed on “the loss of American leadership and prestige throughout the Middle East because of the Obama administration’s failed policies in that region.” And other than a few cultishly loyal followers of Obama like Chris Matthews, and Obama himself, who can honestly deny this with a straight face?
Williamson went on to say:
“The events in Egypt and Libya show the failure of the Egyptian and Libyan governments to uphold their obligations to keep our diplomatic missions safe and secure and the regard in which the United States is held under President Obama in these two countries… It’s all part of a broader scheme of the president’s failure to be an effective leader for U.S. interests in the Middle East.”
Williamson is absolutely correct. These attacks were not about a poorly made movie about Muhammad. The attacks in Egypt and Libya were staged, coordinated and well planned events, the specific purpose of which was to insult America and push for the implementation of Islamic Shariah law, which forbids any criticism or insults of Muhammad. The attacks were planned, sponsored and instigated by the al-Nour party in Egypt, which received roughly 38 percent of the Egyptian vote in the last elections.
But while Obama has fallen for the ploy that this is all about offended religious sensibilities, the reality is that this was about celebrating the Islamic victory of 9/11. This was about celebrating “al-Qaida day.” Yet Obama still grovels.
Of course, none of this comes as a surprise. For many of us who understand what the biblical prophets warned of, we have long understood that President Obama’s abominable foreign policy blunders throughout the Islamic world would only facilitate and empower the rise of the Mideast Beast, or the Islamic caliphate. What Bush warned of, and the liberal media mocked, Obama is helping to create. God forbid if he has four more years.
While far too many Americans seem to have been forgiving of the president for having assisted in the creation of at least two new America-hating Islamist governments, we will not forgive him for his tepid and un-American response to yesterday’s attacks and murders.
The emerging “Osama Spring” must become the Autumn of Obama.