Copyright 2011-3011 By Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved.
You know it’s bad when the new world order “White House” directed mass media agencies begin to tell the truth about the cluelessness, insulated narcissism and inept foreign policy of the Obama administration.
Imagine: everything that tea party blogs and truth researchers have been screaming on the internet for five years now about this man, this calculatedly aloof and inept President, who pretended he was America’s new political Messiah four years ago, is finally, four years too late, being discussed in “official” American media outlets. I could just shake the men and women at Newsweek, clanking their heads together.
Where was all this truthful reporting with “eyes wide open” when we needed it four years ago? I personally hope Newsweek goes out of business in karmic retribution for their absolute and purposed failing to vet and investigate this man four years ago when he came out of far left field, [where he lives], to run for national office, three years after admitting to reporters he did not have the experience to do so.
The mass media numbskulls who elected this man now have the sad and silly karmic duty of reporting on his collapsing presidency to the nation, as if we didn’t already know. We were all three to four years ahead of you, Newsweek. You are so fired.
NEWSWEEK’s new columnist on Obama’s Egypt debacle and the vacuum it exposes.
“The statesman can only wait and listen until he hears the footsteps of God resounding through events; then he must jump up and grasp the hem of His coat, that is all.” Thus Otto von Bismarck, the great Prussian statesman who united Germany and thereby reshaped Europe’s balance of power nearly a century and a half ago.
Last week, for the second time in his presidency, Barack Obama heard those footsteps, jumped up to grasp a historic opportunity … and missed it completely.
In Bismarck’s case it was not so much God’s coattails he caught as the revolutionary wave of mid-19th-century German nationalism. And he did more than catch it; he managed to surf it in a direction of his own choosing. The wave Obama just missed—again—is the revolutionary wave of Middle Eastern democracy. It has surged through the region twice since he was elected: once in Iran in the summer of 2009, the second time right across North Africa, from Tunisia all the way down the Red Sea to Yemen. But the swell has been biggest in Egypt, the Middle East’s most populous country.
In each case, the president faced stark alternatives. He could try to catch the wave, Bismarck style, by lending his support to the youthful revolutionaries and trying to ride it in a direction advantageous to American interests. Or he could do nothing and let the forces of reaction prevail. In the case of Iran, he did nothing, and the thugs of the Islamic Republic ruthlessly crushed the demonstrations. This time around, in Egypt, it was worse. He did both—some days exhorting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave, other days drawing back and recommending an “orderly transition.”
The result has been a foreign-policy debacle. The president has alienated everybody: not only Mubarak’s cronies in the military, but also the youthful crowds in the streets of Cairo. Whoever ultimately wins, Obama loses. And the alienation doesn’t end there. America’s two closest friends in the region—Israel and Saudi Arabia—are both disgusted. The Saudis, who dread all manifestations of revolution, are appalled at Washington’s failure to resolutely prop up Mubarak. The Israelis, meanwhile, are dismayed by the administration’s apparent cluelessness.
Last week, while other commentators ran around Cairo’s Tahrir Square, hyperventilating about what they saw as an Arab 1989, I flew to Tel Aviv for the annual Herzliya security conference. The consensus among the assembled experts on the Middle East? A colossal failure of American foreign policy.
This failure was not the result of bad luck. It was the predictable consequence of the Obama administration’s lack of any kind of coherent grand strategy, a deficit about which more than a few veterans of U.S. foreign policy making have long worried. The president himself is not wholly to blame. Although cosmopolitan by both birth and upbringing, Obama was an unusually parochial politician prior to his election, judging by his scant public pronouncements on foreign-policy issues.
Yet no president can be expected to be omniscient. That is what advisers are for. The real responsibility for the current strategic vacuum lies not with Obama himself, but with the National Security Council, and in particular with the man who ran it until last October: retired Gen. James L. Jones. I suspected at the time of his appointment that General Jones was a poor choice. A big, bluff Marine, he once astonished me by recommending that Turkish troops might lend the United States support in Iraq. He seemed mildly surprised when I suggested the Iraqis might resent such a reminder of centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule.
The best national-security advisers have combined deep knowledge of international relations with an ability to play the Machiavellian Beltway game, which means competing for the president’s ear against the other would-be players in the policymaking process: not only the defense secretary but also the secretary of state and the head of the Central Intelligence Agency. No one has ever done this better than Henry Kissinger. But the crucial thing about Kissinger as national-security adviser was not the speed with which he learned the dark arts of interdepartmental turf warfare. It was the skill with which he, in partnership with Richard Nixon, forged a grand strategy for the United States at a time of alarming geopolitical instability.
The essence of that strategy was, first, to prioritize (for example, détente with the Soviets before human-rights issues within the U.S.S.R.) and then to exert pressure by deliberately linking key issues. In their hardest task—salvaging peace with honor in Indochina by preserving the independence of South Vietnam—Nixon and Kissinger ultimately could not succeed. But in the Middle East they were able to eject the Soviets from a position of influence and turn Egypt from a threat into a malleable ally. And their overtures to China exploited the divisions within the Communist bloc, helping to set Beijing on an epoch-making new course of economic openness.
The contrast between the foreign policy of the Nixon-Ford years and that of President Jimmy Carter is a stark reminder of how easily foreign policy can founder when there is a failure of strategic thinking. The Iranian Revolution of 1979, which took the Carter administration wholly by surprise, was a catastrophe far greater than the loss of South Vietnam.
Remind you of anything? “This is what happens when you get caught by surprise,” an anonymous American official told The New York Times last week. “We’ve had endless strategy sessions for the past two years on Mideast peace, on containing Iran. And how many of them factored in the possibility that Egypt moves from stability to turmoil? None.”
I can think of no more damning indictment of the administration’s strategic thinking than this: it never once considered a scenario in which Mubarak faced a popular revolt. Yet the very essence of rigorous strategic thinking is to devise such a scenario and to think through the best responses to them, preferably two or three moves ahead of actual or potential adversaries. It is only by doing these things—ranking priorities and gaming scenarios—that a coherent foreign policy can be made. The Israelis have been hard at work doing this. All the president and his NSC team seem to have done is to draft touchy-feely speeches like the one he delivered in Cairo early in his presidency.
These were his words back in June 2009:
America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles—principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
Those lines will come back to haunt Obama if, as cannot be ruled out, the ultimate beneficiary of his bungling in Egypt is the Muslim Brotherhood, which remains by far the best organized opposition force in the country—and wholly committed to the restoration of the caliphate and the strict application of Sharia. Would such an outcome advance “tolerance and the dignity of all human beings” in Egypt? Somehow, I don’t think so.
Grand strategy is all about the necessity of choice. Today, it means choosing between a daunting list of objectives: to resist the spread of radical Islam, to limit Iran’s ambition to become dominant in the Middle East, to contain the rise of China as an economic rival, to guard against a Russian “reconquista” of Eastern Europe—and so on. The defining characteristic of Obama’s foreign policy has been not just a failure to prioritize, but also a failure to recognize the need to do so. A succession of speeches saying, in essence, “I am not George W. Bush” is no substitute for a strategy.
Bismarck knew how to choose. He understood that riding the nationalist wave would enable Prussia to become the dominant force in Germany, but that thereafter the No. 1 objective must be to keep France and Russia from uniting against his new Reich. When asked for his opinion about colonizing Africa, Bismarck famously replied: “My map of Africa lies in Europe. Here lies Russia and here lies France, and we are in the middle. That is my map of Africa.”
Tragically, no one knows where Barack Obama’s map of the Middle East is. At best, it is in the heartland states of America, where the fate of his presidency will be decided next year, just as Jimmy Carter’s was back in 1980.
At worst, he has no map at all.
- Obama’s Egypt and Foreign Policy Failires – Newsweek (news.google.com)
- Obama’s Egypt and Foreign Policy Failires (newsweek.com)
- Niall Ferguson Blasts Obama’s Foreign Policy (thedailybeast.com)
- Mubarak in coma? (hotair.com)
- Newsweek Cheat Sheet: What’s in This Week’s Issue (thedailybeast.com)
- In U.S. Signals to Egypt, Obama Straddled a Rift (nytimes.com)
- In US Signals to Egypt, Obama Straddled a Rift – New York Times (news.google.com)
- Obama Team Looked Unsteady in Response to Egypt Protesters (businessweek.com)
- Obama’s strategy was to pressure Mubarak without intruding – Los Angeles Times (news.google.com)
- Obama Leadership Tested by Fast-Changing Egypt Crisis (businessweek.com)
- Foreign Policy: Why You Should Care About Egypt (npr.org)
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One of the last remaining “wonders of the ancient world” the Egyptian pyramids have numerous mathematical, astronomical, geometric and construction details which cannot be duplicated with modern construction technology.
Where did the ancient bronze age pyramid builders acquire such advanced skills? Egyptian hieroglyphs which have been scrutinized for decades by modern archeologists show intimate details of every aspect of daily life in ancient Egypt: cooking, bathing, domestic life, agriculture, animal husbandry, embalming, worshiping, working, hunting, love, romance, the lives of the Egyptian Royals, travel, wars and territorial conquests: everything but one thing: HOW PYRAMIDS WERE BUILT. Why?
Were the ancient Egyptian pyramids built with the help of advanced Annunaki aliens? Are there clues on the surface of Mars as to who built the pyramids on earth, and why?
Many truth researchers ascribe the influence of ancient Annunaki alien hybrid culture to these monumental creations. In ages past when the pyramids were covered with polished limestone slabs, they could be seen by travelers at a distance of over 100 miles with the naked eye. This would have made the region where they were built a highly sophisticated and culturally advanced “Mecca” for pilgrims and travelers, who could see their destination from one hundred miles away. We have very few modern man-made structures which can make this same claim to fame. The base of the Pyramid of Cheops can contain 10 football fields. Their placement, aligns to true planetary north to within one quarter of an inch. Modern builders admit they cannot achieve such accuracy in aligning buildings to true polar north.
A truth researcher publishing under the Youtube user name:
alleges that secret hieroglyphs in the Great Pyramid of Cheops contain formulas and mathematical equations which will help to activate the Great Pyramid as a both a ‘super laser’ and a literal planetary force field, protecting the earth from the effects of a pole shift and /or the continued tearing of the earth’s magnetosphere, which is weakening at both the north and south poles due to accelerating and more violent solar winds. The increase of more frequent and violent solar winds may be due to the nearing approach of Nibiru and it’s affect on the heavenly bodies in our solar system. Scientists confirm that our sun is waking up from a deep slumber and violent solar storms will be on the increase exponentially between now and 2012, with solar maximum arriving that year. It’s just one more peculiar coincidence leading to speculation about events to come in the year 2012.
This weakening of the earth’s magnetosphere is causing dramatic climate change across the globe, and is accelerating the melting of polar ice seasonally. If even any part of this might be true, then it would be urgent to complete archeological digs and research in Egypt in time to locate these heiroglyphs, decode and translate them, and try to apply the hidden science they might contain. It might all sound to the casual reader like the newest plot line in an Indiana Jones movie, but the fact is, modern scientists have absolutely NO IDEA how the pyramids of Egypt were built, or WHY they were built.
What if the pyramids of Egypt were built not only to warn the world of a possible pole shift re-occurring in 2012-2019 great tribulation time window [ the classical “seven years of world tribulation” foretold in the Book of Revelations ] but were also built to actually be “activated” and protect the earth from this event and save humankind? I can afford to speculate because speculation is what leads to imagination, and imagination leads to discovery. One must be able to conceive of such things in order to discover them. For more information on these theories visit: Project Cheops
The staggering facts about the Great Pyramids of Egypt continue to defy comprehension by modern science and archeology. The word “Cairo” is an Arabic word, which ironically, translates: “Mars.” Is there a clue in the name Cairo which has been hiding in plain sight for centuries?
Below are some research videos collected by Photonic Portal which delve into this subject. This page will be updated periodically.
BREAKING 01.26.11: Archeologists, Scientists, Geologists, Historians Abuzz About Newest Huge Pyramid Discovery in El Mirador Guatemala
- Teotihuacan Tunnel Explored By Archaeology Robot In Mexico (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mexico uses robot to explore ancient tunnel (sfgate.com)
- Under The Pyramid at Teotihuacan Discovered a 100-meter Tunnel (socyberty.com)
- 10 Egyptian landmarks that aren’t pyramids (holykaw.alltop.com)
- Ancient Mexico Tunnel Found Could Be 2000 Years Old, Robot Used To Help (realestateradiousa.com)
- Cairo University Archeologist: UFO Aliens May Have Helped Build Pyramids of Giza (grantlawrence.blogspot.com)
- Restoring a pyramid (theworld.org)
- Experts: Ancient Mexicans crossbred wolf-dogs (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Seven Wonders of the World: The Great Pyramid Lesson Plan: Part 1 of 7 (brighthub.com)
- Archeologists Now Believe Aliens and Ufos Built The Great Pyramid of Giza (socyberty.com)
- The Geography of Ancient Egypt (brighthub.com)
- Ancient Egyptian tomb discovered (gadling.com)
- Egypt (socyberty.com)
- Our pyramid is collapsing – send for the Welsh! (independent.co.uk)