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The World Is Paying a Deadly Price for Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024
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If a belligerent state launched 185 explosive drones, 36 cruise missiles and 110 surface-to-surface missiles from three fronts against civilian targets within the United States, would President Joe Biden call it a “win”?

Would the president tell us that the best thing we can do now is show “restraint”? What if that same terror state’s proxy armies had recently helped murder, rape and kidnap more than 1,000 American men, women and children? What if this terror state were trying to obtain nuclear weapons so it could continue to agitate without any consequences?

This is what Biden and the Barack Obama acolytes, Iranian dupes and Israel antagonists he’s surrounded himself with demand of the Jewish state.

And by “Iranian dupes,” I don’t only mean the Jake Sullivans and Antony Blinkens of the world, who worked to elevate the mullahs over Sunni allies and the Israelis, or even a Hamas bestie like Rob Malley or Israel hater like Maher Bitar. I mean assets of the Islamic State who promised the Iranian government to help out in any way possible.

Their worldview is a cancer that’s metastasized within the Democratic Party. To these people, Israel will always be the villain. And if the Iranian regime’s murder of more than 600 American servicemen couldn’t cool that bromance, 1,200 dead Jews certainly aren’t going to do the trick.

The Trump administration undercut Palestinian terror efforts, stifled Iranian ambitions, and created space for the Gulf states and Israel to enhance ties.

Biden immediately reversed those gains, reverting to Obama-era Iranian boosterism. We’re now experiencing the consequences of pacifying Islamic ideologues. Obama might have sent the mullahs pallets of cash in the middle of the night, but the Biden administration openly subsidized the Revolutionary Guard with a $6 billion ransom payment, at least $25 billion in sanction relief, including $10 billion via a waiver, and so on.

Let’s also remember that one of Biden’s first foreign policy decisions was to overturn Trump-era policy by releasing millions to Gaza that would be sifted off by Hamas, releasing funding to Hamas-allied United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and removing the Iranian-backed Houthis from the terror list.

It should be mind-boggling that Biden likely knew Iran was moving forward with its attack but still gave his goofy and impotent “don’t” when asked about it by the press.

Indeed, the Biden administration’s position seems to be that Israeli military and defense forces exist to allow Iran to have a hissy fit and save face. The Iranian attack is only “symbolic” because it failed.

Just because you shoot at someone and miss doesn’t mean you’re not trying to kill them. Yes, the Iranians were embarrassed. But they almost surely view this as a win. And they also crossed a red line by firing on Israel from their own territory. Yet Israel is apparently the only nation on Earth that is permitted to fully defend itself only if its enemies succeed.

Every conflict against Israel unfurls the same way: Its enemies threaten or attack the country. Israel responds and heads for a victory. Only then does the world demand “restraint.” Finally, the antagonists demand Israel rewind history to a more convenient spot. (Modern Democrats demand that Israel show restraint before it even has a chance to respond. That’s a new twist.)

Those, for instance, who contend that Israel started the conflict when it hit a “diplomatic mission” in Syria last week are engaged in restarting the historical clock when it suits them. There are no Iranian diplomatic missions in Syria. There are buildings where Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps terror leaders coordinate attacks on civilians — against Arabs as well as Jews. Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the “general” Israel killed last week, helped plan the barbarism of Oct 7.

Recall that the United States atomized Qasem Soleimani at a neutral nation’s airport. Though, of course, Obamaites protested that killing as well.

Now, it is something of a cliche to contend that Israel must be right 100% of the time while its enemies only need to be right once. It also happens to be true. Israel, a country the size of New Jersey with a dense population area, relies on deterrence and preemption.

Democrats blamed their strawman, Benjamin Netanyahu, not Hamas or Iran, for trying to “drag” the world into war. The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, perhaps the wrongest person ever to tread on this planet, theorized that the prime minister wanted “a war to shore up his own crumbling political base.”

Axois reports that Netanyahu was reluctant to strike back, while his cabinet wanted to move immediately. The “war hawk” perception of him is a myth, created by the Left because of the prime minister’s open opposition to Obama’s mullah bootlicking.

We have no idea what Israel will do. Maybe caution is the best policy. The notion that the Jewish state simply lashes out in revenge and doesn’t rationally consider all its options is preposterous. Whatever happens, it should be on Israel’s terms, not Iran’s.

Despite what Obama’s retreads demand.

David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of five books — the most recent, “Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent.” His work has appeared in National Review, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reason, New York Post and numerous other publications. Follow him on Twitter @davidharsanyi.

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PaulE
PaulE
1 month ago

The author asks a question at the beginning of the article, and I think the American people need an honest answer as to how the whole of Team Biden, through the appeasement policies cultivated by both Obama and the Democrats would respond. Were we to be on the receiving end of such an attack as the author suggests, there is a very high probability that this administration would act like a deer transfixed in the headlights of an oncoming tractor trailer. Which of course would only embolden those attacking us to launch a second or potentially even third strike, if Team Biden vacillates long enough. The infighting within the administration, as to how limited and “measured” a response any such action on our side might eventually be, would go on for hours or even days in the White House.

Whether you look at Biden or Obama holdovers like Blinken and Sullivan, the default is always appeasement. Which is you of course NOT how you keep the American people safe and secure from those that wish us great harm or complete destruction. As for Israel, so far they have shown the good judgement in ignoring the constant pleas from Team Biden to institute a permanent cease fire and just hope for the best. Trust me, the rest of the world is well aware of the lack of proper leadership and judgement we currently have in the White House.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 month ago

Thanks to both obama and Dictator Beijing biden the United States is being Invaded by Communist China (Both Bowed Down to), and every Illegal Alien Terrorist in the world.
When is the Border going to be Secured and ALL Illegal Alien Terrorist DEPORTED?
This is a NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT and Dictator Beijing biden gives them everything free and wants them to Vote Illegally for him. This is a crime against the United States and the American Legal Citizens. When is the DOJ going to prosecute Dictator Beijing biden for Espionage and Treason? Oh wait, the DOJ is protecting the Illegal Alien Terrorist Invasion by Election Interference.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 month ago

Excellent article. Both obama and Dictator Beijing biden are responsible.

Belia
Belia
1 month ago

It’s time to vote these American haters out of office. All their policies have done nothing but hurt America and Israel. They have made deals with all of America’s and Israel’s enemies and to boot, using our tax payers money to destroy America and Israel. I mean really?? We the people need to pay attention and do our part. Vote and get them out!! God Bless America and Israel and God help us all!

Les Tarlton
Les Tarlton
1 month ago

Not just Obama’s legacy, but his continued, shadowy involvement in the deep state anarchy.

carl
carl
1 month ago

what is the obama/biden fascination with a terrorist state?

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

I would not call it a “legacy” when Obuma is the puppetmaster still controlling Bidum. The two worst presidents of America and possibly the only presidents to hate America! Bidum and his leftist clowns should have been removed before this.

Will
Will
1 month ago

The very large pallets of cash, delivered on unmarked planes, in the middle of the night, with one plane missing (the kickback), all going to Iran, from Obama’s regime, should have told everybody something.
However, how many were actually watching and listening, at the time?
It’s been like this for a 1000 years. The ignorant and the uneducated won’t even raise an ear or eyebrow. The intellectuals will reason it away.
Evil is evil, and even your most trusted, and revered heroes are guilty.
GOD will still use them all.
When half of the media and Congress have dual citizenship in the United States and Israel, you should be paying attention.
Not everything is what it seems.

harry carrie
harry carrie
1 month ago

‘Churchill called Izlam ‘the most retrograde force in the world” Obama sent Churchill’s whitehouse bust back to England. Muslim Obama.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Biden has a foreign policy? Ha. Shooting down incoming missiles was as much a “win” as being shot 300X but not hurt thanks to wearing body armor then doing nothing afterwards. Good thing Israel isn’t buying it.

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

Biden & Trump both need to stop commenting in public on what is going on & what should be done in Israel war with Hamas? The United States should have tough sanctions against Iran & not send them another penny to pay for their terrorism tactics.

Will
Will
28 days ago

Seems to me that Obama and Hillary is running the country , Biden is just the puppet . Everything that is happening , I seen comeing after the Afghanistan blunder from hell. Now we face the fact that we might end up in war because the stupidity of the administration. Obama is a dictator and is trying to destroy this country he has the paid off the F.B.I. the D.E.A. ,CI.A , and even most of congress to go with his plan the whole administration are very perverted in their thinking , and have caused millions of lives in this country and around the world to perish do to covid , their bogus wars , the open boarders, child trafficking, human trafficking , abortions of the innocent, and fentinal. This is mass genocide just from this dictator who is running America to the ground when will justice be served for the lost lives that have been lost do to the ignorance of this government , if Trump doesn’t get voted in office America is lost to this dictator. Trump 2024.

Doug CRAIG
Doug CRAIG
28 days ago

I can’t decide if Biden

jimm
jimm
28 days ago

100% right on!

Nancy
Nancy
28 days ago

I agree with Jeanette

Jeanette
Jeanette
1 month ago

B.O. Has been behind J.B. Since B.O. was President. It’s plain as the wall on your face folks.

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

Israel has been very cautious and careful up to now. How many remember that Israel had been attacked at least 6 times prior to the latest attack and each time Israel stopped the attacks while making their enemies look foolish, but they didn’t try to eliminate them, Israel has only wanted to live in peace. The Oct. 7 attack was the slaughter of innocents, women, children and the old. It was meant to send a horrible message. But Iran, and their proxies didn’t learn from their earlier failed attacks. How many failures does this aggressor need to learn the obvious? It is certainly not up to Obuma and Dementia Bidum to advise Israel on an appropriate response to Iran, as usual, they don’t have a clue!

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 month ago

By now everyone knows who is running this country along with Biden it is Obama and also Clinton Biden could not run this country on his own time for all this to stop we deserve better and this is not better look what they have done to this country people here have nothing to show for all our hard work no work from Biden and the rest of them, the American people come last in there book.

PapaYEC
PapaYEC
1 month ago

Which comes as no surprise to sane, informed people, i.e., non-Democrats.

Deana
Deana
1 month ago

Is anyone really surprised by this reporting, new news? Don’t think so! Those damn Republicans, such conspiracy theorist?

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
1 month ago

Hate to say this but maby what this country needs is another 9-11. These politicians has got the U .S. in sort of a hole. With Biden at the helm,these other countrys know he is a coward. If we arte attacted , it wont be him leading us on. Qnother point,tye govt is trying to take peoples guns. Now just what can you defend yourself with. ?? A broomstick. REsist people ,resist.

JPop
JPop
1 month ago

I have not felt safe in my own country for almost four years. The man in charge is useless.. and ineffective. I fear attack from within and outside the united states is coming soon.

Jane C Dewberry
Jane C Dewberry
1 month ago

The entire time Obama was running for office, and for his entire eight years in the White House, he refused to admit he was a proud and faithful Muslim; but his actions toward Israel and the Islamic countries in the Middle East proved otherwise. Presently, Biden*, who is Obama’s puppet, albeit a poor one, is continuing those previous policies by choosing to align himself and his cabal with the Islamic terrorist states. Meanwhile, he is speaking out of the other side of his fork-tongued mouth and lamely claiming to support Israel. I would ask both Biden* and Obama–what gives them the right to demand that Israel, formerly our only true ally in the Middle East but now being thrown to the Islamic wolves–defer to these Muslim barbarians who are determined to wipe them off the face of the earth? The arrogance of these two men, and their fellow progressive socialist Democrats, to think they should be allowed to demand that Israel “stand down” when they are fighting for their very existence. In the past, Israel has always been more than willing to live in “peaceful co-existence” with it’s Islamic neighbors, even allowing them to live and work inside their borders. It is the terrorist Muslim jihadist organizations such as Hamas and the Islamic countries that refuse to live in peace. And to those Muslims who are citizens/residents of this country I would ask: What is your reason for so much hate? What have the Jews done to deserve such animus? How have they harmed you or those of your faith? Your hatred is what turns others away from you and only fosters the claim that Islam is a terrorist religion.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

Aggressor is not a peace seeker and will never be appeased If the opponent blinks first it’s a game over

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

According to the IRS, the top 1% pay about 40% of the total taxes collected so Biden can spend another $6.2 trillion dollars.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Fast food workers are and thats why the ones not giving money to Gavins campaign are hit.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

…and yet my taxes go to pay off Columbia Hamas lovers student loans for college classes they apparently don’t attend. But then I’m sure “activism” is extra cred!

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