Obama’s Border Problem


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Plainly, it is not only Israel that has been put in jeopardy by Obama’s destructive meddling, but the U.S. too is suffering a serious erosion of its sovereignty under the seemingly inexplicable policies of an apparently inscrutable president. As Preston noted, it is difficult to say what motivates Obama. Is he simply out of his depth, a foolish and unprepared chief executive who has absolutely no idea of statecraft and no understanding of the geopolitical forces constantly at work in the international arena? Is he a driven but ignorant idealist who scarcely touches the real world even at a tangent?

Or is he, on the contrary, fully aware of what he is doing? Does he harbor a covert and possibly ominous purpose, predicated on the subversion of the nation state itself? The two most robust Western democracies, founded on strong constitutional principles and justifiably proud of their national heritage, are the United States and Israel. These are the two countries that have been in the forefront in the war against Islamic supremacism. These are the two Western countries that have insisted on preserving their historical identity and the only ones that have maintained the approximate population replacement ratio of 2.1 children per family. And these are precisely the two countries whose firm and necessarily unseverable perimeters Obama is aiming to weaken. After all, in making for a nation’s cohesion and even for its survival, a frontier is not an extremity. The hinterland is part of the citadel. In dismantling the periphery, one hollows out the center. It’s really quite simple. Cede the Golan to Syria and yield, de facto, the southern portions of Arizona, Texas and California to Mexico and the grand design of national disintegration will be largely achieved.

The Westphalian consensus that produced the concept of the nation state appears repugnant to Obama, who acts as if he were bent on creating a post-Westphalian structure of supra-national loyalties that has a lot in common with the Islamic notion of a world-supervening Caliphate and the Marxist conviction of the withering away of the state. It is a Utopian project that is no less sinister for all its presumed visionary impetus. “We have a chance,” he intones in his initial speech, “to pursue the world as it should be”—a fantasy, as Raymond Ibrahim observes, “entirely unprecedented in human history,” and one that has done incalculable harm to human welfare.

Has the man gone to too many movies? Does Obama see himself as the head or the principal mover of a Star Trek-type Federation in which individual nations become a thing of the primordial past? Has he bought into that adolescent fiction? Or has he succumbed to the indoctrination of his mentors, leftist ideologues like Frank Marshall Davis and Saul Alinsky? Does he view the Republic of Venice as the future of both the United States and Israel? What Hill says of Rousseau may also be true of Obama, espousing “the critical aim of delegitimizing the state, the international [i.e., the Westphalian] system, and the civilization they serve.” Or, in the last analysis, is he incapable of distinguishing the border that divides the imaginary from the real, the dream from the fact,  theory from practice and ego from world?

Who can say? But one thing is certain. The United States and Israel are the world’s two most muscular democratic and national entities. The former is being invaded from the south and the latter is being parceled out to its enemies, a symmetrical process manifestly abetted by the current occupant of the White House. It is no exaggeration to regard America and Israel as the bulwarks of Western civilization now under attack on many different fronts. And for reasons that remain at least partly ambiguous, the president of the United States is complicit.

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  • Jhon

    Okay, whoever still in love with Hussein please stand up!

  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    OBAMA'S AIPAC SPEECH: IS HE NAIVE, OR INSANE?

    Obama did a splendid job yesterday reading from his teleprompter. But in the course of his speech when he told AIPAC (who cheered his insincere pro-Israel statements) that he wasn't "naive" he should have been laughed off the stage. Trying to restart a failed and disastrous peace process with an implacable enemy hell-bent on Israel's destruction is not just naive, it's insane in the Einsteinian sense; for what better term is there to describe someone who imagines he can succeed where better men under more promising conditions have failed?

    coninued

  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    Without a scintilla of evidence that the Palistinians were ready to do an Anwar Sadat and accept Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State Obama (like Bush 41 and Clinton before him) recklessly plunged ahead pressuring Israel to make unilateral concessions on freezing settlements, wisely resisted by Netanyahu. After two years of Obama relentlessly demanding concessions from Israel, then publicly raising the issue of the 67 borders, Netanyahu had enough and put an end to this nonesense by politely scolding a livid president in public. Obama is insanely blind to his own naivity and folly, as are all the fairyland losers on the radical Left when it comes to the Middle East and the civilizational war with Islam.

    Click my name to continue reading this widely linked Townhall piece.

  • WeMustResist

    Why has the POTUS not been impeached? His inaction on the Southern border is either treason or a high misdemeanor. His bizarre interference in Libya, Egypt and Israel, compared to his igorance of Iran, is also strong evidence that he despises the USA and wishes as much failure as it can get in one term.

    • PhillipGaley

      Wellp Sir, I've been reading things on-line, and, it occurs to me, . . . Barak Obama, just might not be an actual POTUS, . . . and be that so, he, . . . impeachment might not be, . . . well, maybe you know what I'm wondering, . . .

    • Rob Jones

      The president has enforced the border, unwillingly I might add. With a million Mexicans migrating here a year legally, and another million illegally, plus sanctuary cities all over, you're not going to stop this migration by impeaching the president anyway. So don't blame it all on Obama.

      The president is just as oblivious to Israel's plight as you are to Mexico's.

      Heck, even the Price is Right is still giving away vacations south of the border, despite 35k murdered and thousands kidnapped in the past 4 years due to the cartel war. Imagine our countrymen's surprise should they see armored SUVs shooting up a neighborhood, or another city's entire police force resigning, or cartels holding up the highway, or tanks engaging in firefights. So don't feel like you're the only one who knows nothing about Mexico.

      Not so strange now how millions of them flee every year, even to sneak~ over here, is it?

      I'm not going to ask you how Obama's "bizarre interference" is "strong evidence" of anti-Americanism, because I recognize idiocy with such laser accuracy that even idiots themselves become aware of it.

  • http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/ DrAvrington

    Ah all to boast their grand "globalist" design. Obama is a lackey hireling as was near-every President since Woodrow Wilson. There's a reason why Carter, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obongo, amongst many others don't bother with the border, have continued the anti-Constitutional Socialization and impoverishing of America. They know that American's today are not the same Americans that founded the country. Americans 100-200 years ago would never have allowed thing Socialist, amoral, corrupt and treasonous string of "Republican" and "Democrat" pseudo-Presidents and their thoroughly interlocking Administrations – inclusive of those power brokers, bankers and multinational businesses that are behind them. Hell Jorge Bush didn't control the borders, expanded socialism, attempted to or did sell off much of America, collapsed Academia and there was Clinton, Bush and Carter before him that did the exact same treasonous crap. How did Bill Clinton, one of only 2 impeached Presidents in US history, a liar, criminally corrupt philandering adulterer and some say traitor re:the forgotten Chinagate become the most loved American of all time especially in Canada to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars – probably our tax dollars? The same way the Egyptian sodomite and mass murdering PLO terrorist Yassir Arafat – who was responsible for more deaths than Osama bin Laden – was turned into a Nobel Peace Prize Winning "Palestinian" "President" of the "peace partner" PLA and most visited and honored foreign "dignitary" in US history. The same way that corrupt lying anti-scientific traitor Al Gore won a Nobel Prize for promulgating one of the biggest, albeit financially lucrative, lies: "Global Warming". The same way Communist Nelson Mandela won a Peace prize as well…. In old American each and every one of the aforementioned; inclusive of Henry Kissinger, George Soros, Pelosi, Feinstein, Kennedy, Clinton and numerous others would have been put either before a firing squad, on top of ol-sparky or lead to the gallows… It is no wonder America has declined from the most productive and progressive nation this Earth has ever seen into another corrupt, misguided, anti-Constitutional "globalist" banana republic…. Just terrible… SRA

  • Spider

    Can anyone tell me how this anti-semite (- Obama- brother to Reverend Wright and Louis Farakon ) could have lulled more than 80% of Jews in this country to vote for him ?? It sounds to me from the applouse he received at AIPAC that even after all that has been said and done that Jews are still buying his bald faced lies. I can not understand how otherwise smart and good people blindly follow someone with a "D" after their name who clearly would allow his Mu-Slim conspirators to commit genocide against their own people.

    • OLJingoist

      Spider… Be assured this was a hand picked Jewish left event.
      Yeah they exist, but are now a small minority of Jewish voters.
      The poser never appears in front of anything but a rigged audience. That is the reason the WH banned a newspaper from covering him. A reporter filmed a protester. Can't have that now can we ?

    • Rob Jones

      Just as you identify the left as an enemy, the left does the exact same thing. You're relieved when Democrats like Lieberman show some ability to learn what's going on in the world, because it's so hard to imagine "the enemy" having a soul.

      First take the log out of your eye. Obama is hardly any sort of menace that Ahmadinejad is. One is a rich westerner who snubs Israel, and the other openly and gleefully wages war against Israel through terrorist groups. You misplace your strong words.

  • Michael

    Spider,you are absolutely correct.The answer to your Q? is:US Jews,mainly Lieberals (Libs) suckers to the fellow of Grant Confuser.They have never experiences evil on political stage.

  • Mustaffa Moohammed

    How can you people be so stupid. BHO has followed the islamic rules on every thing he has done. Elections have consequences. The media hid everything and America said "OK". How can someone finish university studies and have no friends, no stories, no transcripts? Just like the phoney birth certificate, his life, as presented to voters, is a facade of islamic deception.

  • PhillipGaley

    But in addition to what I wrote above, as: "The heart is desperately wicked—who can fathom it, . . ." from the prophet Jeremiah—and, C-SPAN was of some assist—it finally occurred to me that, as with Carter's insistence upon a racial interpretation of life, in everyone except in himself—who had been schooled in a racist South—or, as with Clinton's use of position and place for the merest base pleasure—or if in the simplistic insensitivity of a Joe Biden, just a whole lotta these guys—leaders?—aren't all that smart, and hang together by the simple cohesiveness which may be attributable to one's having a sheepskin, . . . but yet, they're gonna run the world, . . . it's amazing, . . . simply amazin', . . .

    • PhillipGaley

      . . . . and generally, lacking both in courage and in any proper substrate for it—as in dealing with N Korea, Iran and many other similar, . . .

  • Dispozovdaburka

    The reason why most jewish people vote democratic is that evil invaded them preivously
    from the Right.
    The reason why we all should open our eyes is that the same evil
    is now
    coming from the
    Left.
    Too far Right, Too far Left, Same result.

  • sandykramer

    Obama has as much geopolitical acumen as Harold Camping has knowledge of eschatology. To give the Devil his due, I should add that Obama does have taquiyya down pat.