Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OBAMA, KERRY AND JAMES TAYLOR – NO DIPLOMACY IN PARIS


WHAT KIND OF DIPLOMACY ARE OBAMA AND KERRY EXECUTING? NONE!

What could be a more amateurish act of “diplomacy” than Secretary Of State, John Kerry enlisting James Taylor as his musical ambassador to Paris after President Obama snubbed the French and some forty other heads of states in their show of solidarity against terrorism January 11 in Paris. While major media coverage of this spectacle has been minimal the internet left-wing propaganda network has been actively trying to justify Obama's absence and Kerry's ill-advised attempt to cover for him.

The sight of James Taylor, a talented musician, leaning over his guitar singing to the French “You've Got A Friend,” with John Kerry awkwardly looking on as a woman equally awkwardly held a microphone, was disappointing to disgusting – emphasis on the latter.

How many ways can President Obama and his administration embarrass America and reduce her preeminence in the world? One can only assume that their efforts are deliberate. In the case of batting terrorism Obama cannot even bring himself to recognize what the threat is and who is responsible.

When Europe, and even some middle easterners, finally unite in some measure of solidarity against terrorism, Obama abdicates his responsibility, as “leader of the free world,” even to participate in the show of solidarity.

I believe Obama's action in this case are far more defining of him and his view of the terrorism threat than has been addressed by media or any individual.

And, who can doubt that the French and others viewed Kerry's and Taylor's performance as anything other than amateurish and pathetic. Diplomacy it was not!

More on Obama's intentions in a later post.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

OBAMA'S ABSENCE FROM PARIS DEMONSTRATIONS


Some mistakes have long-lasting consequences -- "Forever Mistakes," Mann 2012

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ABSENCE FROM PARIS IS A MISTAKE WITH LONG-LASTING CONSEQUENCES


In the show of solidarity of some 40 world leaders against terrorism in Paris, January 11, 2015, President Obama's absence was more than just a faux pas, more than a casual mistake. American presidents have long been recognized in most of the world as "leaders of the free world." In effect, Obama stepped down from that position and abdicated his obligations as such leader. His failure to show in Paris, his failure to lead, his snubbing of other heads of state, his arrogance or ineptitude will have long-lasting consequences. In May 2012, I posted a list of such consequential acts and termed them "Forever Mistakes." Obama's absence will be one of these, perhaps the crowning one. 

The show of solidarity of the leaders must be viewed as a turning point in fighting terrorism. I believe it's the first show of unity of so many nations in battling Jihad. It also indicates that Obama has no interest in American supremacy in fighting terror, although our nation is arguably the most significant target of Jihadists. 

This act is arguably the most significant of many indications that Obama has no interest in American supremacy on world issues, in spite of the aid we give to many and in spite of America's major role in financing the United Nations. 

Yes, it's a major issue, a major abdication of presidential responsibilities in spite of some who try to find justification for his absence. Even his spokesman admitted the mistake. Some others do not.

The Paris demonstration must be analyzed, dissected and understood for the major turning point that it is. I will do this more comprehensively in a subsequent post.