By Norma Zager
“Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.” Charles de Montesquieu
It is to laugh.
The United States has spent millions fighting in Libya. Now when we ask them to hand over a murderous terrorist who killed 189 Americans on Pan Am flight 103, and was released in a disgusting oil-for-justice deal, they refuse.
They claim they believe he should be able “to die in peace.” Are you kidding me?
I am having a very hard time seeing a difference here between Gaddafi and this new regime.
So what does this say about the American ability to discern one evil from another? Plenty. We can’t.
We are in the business of exchanging evil. And we don’t even bother to do it at bargain prices.
We spent millions of dollars to oust a dictator to replace him with something far worse.
Sound familiar? Does the Shah of Iran ring a bell? Jimmy Carter exchanged the Shah for the Mullahs. Such a deal! How’s that working for us?
Now Obama has exchanged Gaddafi for something far worse, radical Muslim fundamentalists. Such another deal! Boy, are our leaders dumb!
This so-called Arab spring will soon become a nuclear winter.
Misjudging extremists who are seeking power using a new sneakier tact will bring about the greatest threat to peace we have seen in our lifetime.
Gaddafi operated on greed.
The new evil operates on religious fanaticism. This is a far worse conundrum for the world.
Muammar could be bought. He could be contained through his own greedy nature.
These radicals cannot. Nothing short of murder and mayhem will serve their purposes.
And now it’s too late.
The refusal of the United States to look at what’s lying in bed under the sheets before they jump in has proven disastrous for the entire world.
We claim to want to bring democracy to the planet. Yet, in the end we only enable radicals and murderers.
Do you think we might have learned a lesson or two by now? We haven’t at all, it seems.
President Obama, in his quest to reshape the world, has done so by installing a new and far more dangerous government in Libya and Egypt.
It is ironic indeed that the most evil of all the governments, Syria and Iran have been left alone.
Hmmm. One must wonder why the US is so hesitant to remove such murderous and obviously evil regimes.
What could possibly be the reason to ignore the maiming and killing of so many people?
Aren’t we the United States? The arbiter of all that is good and righteous, the giant “butinsky” of the world.
Busy telling everyone else how to live their lives, what to think and how to act while we fritter away our own democracy under a deluge of debt of mismanagement.
What a joke we are: Obama, Hilary and Joe Biden AKA the new Larry, Moe and Curly. Our enemies must be rolling in the aisles.
We feed and enable the monster that will ultimately devour us, while we weaken ourselves in the process.
We hand millions to future middle-eastern enemies and cut defense budgets we will need one day soon to protect against these new “friends.”
We ignore uprisings in Iran and refuse to help the Iranian people when they attempt to overthrow the greatest threat to the world.
We advise Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, to give away land that will make her indefensible and quicken her destruction while we ignore the evilest dictators in the area.
What are they smoking in Washington?
Do they watch the same news reports we do? Read the same papers? Have they met these lunatics?
Our middle-east policy is as ridiculous as the Casey Anthony verdict.
And whoever is making these decisions is obviously ignoring the facts and figures, but has some type of perverted agenda of their own.
This is simply no more than insanity.
We allow Ahmadinejad to stay in power and kill his people, look the other way while he builds a nuclear arsenal to use against the world, and then oust old allies like Mubarak? At least he took our money and remained true to his end of the bargain, and his peace agreement with Israel.
If I didn’t know better I would think they had gotten rid of him to hurt Israel and further enable her demise.
Hmmm. What is the reason to turn our backs on an old friend and enable ruthless regimes?
Something is rotten in Denmark and all points east.
This is no Arab spring. It is an extremist plot enabled by our own state department.
No American can make sense of the policies that we are seeing enacted. There is no sense at all to their decisions…unless.
It is increasingly obvious to anyone watching from the sidelines, and is not a dribbling idiot that the U.S. is bringing about a new power structure in the Middle East. Allowing the evilest dictators to remain in power and ousting old ones in lieu of new and far more radical elements ensures only one thing.
A takeover by extremists in what once was a divided area.
Whose side are we on here anyway?
I am curious to see how much money we now give to a new Libyan regime that has already denied us access to a man who murdered innocent Americans.
These are our new buddies? I’m seeing a giant red flag here, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is apparent we can no longer tell who is a friend and who an enemy unless…
Something is very wrong here and the American people need to wake up and smell the hummus before it is too late.
Although I am sorry to say, I believe it may be too late already.
Questions need to be answered and most importantly, questions must be asked. There is no sense to our foreign policy and it is leading us a down a slippery slope toward destruction.
What is behind this madness and what is the ultimate goal?
The American people need the answers before we give one more nickel to evil dictators or radical Islamic extremists. If we do not hold our leaders accountable for this insanity, whatever price is ultimately paid will be of our own doing.