Sunday, September 6, 2009

Obama To Ask The UN To Lighten Up On Iran And North Korea

On September 24, President Obama will give us a rest from his 24/7 press and TV appearances--sort of. On that day, he will temporarily leave U.S. soil to follow in the footsteps of such great world leaders as Yasser Arafat, Moammar Qaddafi, and Mahmoud Ahmadenijad. But he won't just be making a speech. Not enough for our dear leader. He will take the unprecedented step of presiding over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. Running America is not enough for a man of such monumental ego. He will also run the world.

In keeping with his idea that to see him is to love him, Obama will move out of the narrow confines of provincial America and chair a meeting of the world! He will not need to fly Air Force One around the world to play footsie with the thugs, dictators and fanatics of the world. He simply has to go to nearby Turtle Bay, New York City, and he has them all in one place in the Bauhaus Beast known as the United Nations Building (pictured). This is unprecedented since it is the first time an American President has personally chaired a Security Council meeting. As far as I can remember, it may even be the first time an American President has even attended a Security Council meeting. We all know Obama is about hope, change, firsts, and, oh, peace.

In case you're wondering how this works, the chairmanship of the Security Council rotates every month. The United States holds the chair for the entire month of September this year. Expecting to have solved all of America's problems, healed the sick, raised the dead economy, and created a society of pure equality by late September, Obama now will now move on to the lofty goal of every beauty queen who has ever preceded him--world peace. And we all know he can do it. Just ask him.

If this were just another Obama photo-op, it might only deserve a few snarky comments on the ubiquitous appearances of the face of our dear leader. After all--it's the U.N. How much harm could he do by flashing his pearly-whites and soothing the savage breast with his mellifluous words of peace, love and brotherhood? Answer: plenty.

In what sounds like an innocent statement, Obama's U.N. Ambassador, Susan Rice, announced to the council on September 2 that: "The session will be focused on nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament broadly, and not on any specific countries [emphasis added]." The original agenda was to address nuclear disarmament only tangentially, and nuclear nonproliferation with specific reference to certain rogue nations, including but not limited to Iran and North Korea. By eliminating specificity, and re-starting the whole discussion, Obama has negligently or intentionally played right into the hands of the Muslim nations seeking to destroy Israel, enhance their own nuclear capabilities, and weaken America. Make no mistake, this is not a minor matter of semantics, and Obama personally saw to the change in the agenda, which is set by the nation holding the chair.

Obama made it clear to his staff that he would not be satisfied with chairing a routine session on nonproliferation that had been addressed before. And he specifically stated that he did not want to chair a meeting in which Iran and North Korea remain as named violators. Once again, Obama's airy-fairy abstractions about peace must not be inhibited by facts and real action. Rice was given her marching orders directly by Obama. She was required to say that the possible sanctions against Iran and North Korea would not be handled by Obama because they are "uneventful and routine considerations of these regimes. For those issues, we are simply receiving a regularly-scheduled update. [The Obama agenda] is not an opportunity to review or revisit the nature of either of those regimes." Say what?!

With the grinning and surreal Qaddafi seated five chairs away (flush with the return of his heroic Lockerbie Bomber), Obama will now open the floor to terrorist and dictatorial Muslim states to demand the disarmament of Israel while eliminating the possibility that the head of the free world would demand the cessation of nuclear efforts in Iran and North Korea. The U.N. hadn't done anything effective in stopping that proliferation, but at least before Obama changed the agenda, it was a serious issue which an American president could have pushed to action.

As it became apparent that Obama had no intention of doing anything worthwhile about the murderous suppression of dissent in Iran in the wake of a fixed election, the Iranian press boldly mocked the prince of peace by saying "their strategy consists of begging us to talk with them." As chairman of the Security Council, Obama had the opportunity to disabuse Iran of that notion by pushing the sanctions agenda. Instead, he scrapped that agenda so he could proceed to do exactly what Iran predicted he would do. And talk he will. Platitudes, bromides, lofty goals, grand schemes, all full of sound and sweetness, and signifying nothing.

So what does Obama expect to get out of this? The imperfect parallel to Munich comes to mind--peace for our time. And like Chamberlain, he probably believes he will get it. What he really expects (and will get) is oodles of face time on the TV networks, the nutroots, and the front pages of the major newspapers. He will trumpet his changing the agenda to "maintenance of international peace and security [more words with no meaning behind them]." The full-page picture of the President that I expect to see on the front page of the New York Times on September 25th will be headlined: "President Proposes Bold New Agenda For World Peace."

And what else will he get? Public praise from his Muslim and anti-American friends, along with private contempt from the very same people because they know now with deep certainty that the American eagle is just a chicken. As for what the American people will get out of this, the answer is simple. We will get a world that is even more dangerous than it was just twenty-four hours earlier. "Those who do not learn the lessons of history . . . ." You know the rest.

My fondest wish is that this will also be another one of those interminable "Obama moments" that are quickly starting to have the opposite effect from the one intended. People are not just getting sick of seeing that face and hearing those smarmy words over and over. But I think they may also be getting sick of hearing him make plans to destroy America domestically. And now, he is setting the stage for making America a bit player on the world stage.

My worst fear is that even smart people of a conservative bent might see his U.N. action as just another silly Obamarama. There he goes again, mouthing platitudes and grinning for the cameras. I want you all to realize that the seemingly innocent re-wording of the agenda is a major policy shift away from America's determination to be the world's strongest guarantor of freedom.


AndrewPrice said...

Well, Lawhawk, in all fairness, this is a man who has the power to bring us all together just with his presence. Look at what he's done with health care for example!

I guess we can hope that he does such a good job that they decide to keep him at the UN?

StanH said...

Lawhawk: Barry is a (I’m going to use a technical term) …nitwit of monumental proportions. His arrogance is belied by his ignorance. We have an over educated egghead in charge of foreign affairs who apparently was stoned in history class when the discussion of Munich 1938 and Neville Chamberlain’s misguided statement regarding treaties with lunatics. But this does not surprise me in the least it’s nothing but an extension of the school boy moral equivalence argument. Unfortunately this is what we have in store for the next three and a half years. I like what you said yesterday about blocking them in Turtle Bay in the UN building, they deserve each other.

Unknown said...

Andrew: At least with all those representatives of terrorist nations, impoverished nations, socialist nations, and anti-western nations, Obama won't have to worry about any impromptu town hall participants showing up to rain on his parade.

AndrewPrice said...

True Lawhawk, he should feel quite at home.

Unknown said...

StanH: I fully expected Obama to show up sooner or later to give one of his vapid, love everyone (except America) speeches to the General Assembly, and get back to the business of socializing America. I didn't see a move this genuinely dangerous coming. It's one thing to make a naive speech, quite another to change an agenda on nuclear proliferation in the Security Council to complete surrender to the forces determined to let Iran and North Korea off the hook.

HamiltonsGhost said...

My good friend and mentor George Washington warned us against excessive foreign entanglements. It doesn't get much more excessive than this president actively leading a world body in harming the free constitutional republic they can never be.

Unknown said...

HamiltonsGhost: This is nothing less than a complete departure from America's diplomacy (Democrat and Republican) and a first surrender to dictatorial rogue nations in the name of getting them to the "peace table." It is incredibly naive, and even more incredibly dangerous.

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