Obama Blames U.S. for ‘Extremism’

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


Barack ObamaPresident Obama’s State of the Union gave us a look at the premises driving his foreign policy. It showed that he believes Islamic terrorists to be driven by frustration over perceived injustices at the hands of the West, rather than an ideology. It is because of this frame of mind that he can defend the faulty nuclear deal with Iran and depict the regime as a less threatening version of the Soviet Union.

Three key lines in the speech illustrated the fundamentals underlying the Obama Administration’s foreign policy.

First, Obama indicated that he sees terrorism-sponsoring Islamist regimes as comparable to the communists of the Cold War. Both are primarily motivated by power and wealth and are open to mutually-beneficial deals. He said:

“If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union, then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today.”

This comparison overlooks the ideological differences between the two. If the Iranian regime had purely selfish interests, it would not engage in its self-injuring radical behavior. The preamble to its constitution would not state that its founding objective is “the establishment of a universal holy government and the downfall of all others.”

The second noteworthy line implies that anti-Americanism and Islamic radicalism is a reaction to Western domination and military actions. He said:

“I’ve imposed prudent limits on the use of drones—for we will not be safer if people abroad believe we strike within their countries without regard for consequence.”

Drone strikes are not carried out recklessly or without concern for civilian casualties. Anti-American fervors, whether they are aimed at drone strikes or another element of U.S. policy, are not based on a careful analysis. They are stoked by governments like our “allies” in Pakistan and Islamist provocateurs. Increased regulations on drone strikes, or even the complete abandonment of drone strikes, will do nothing to stem their incendiary rhetoric.

Thirdly, President Obama criticized “large-scale deployments that drain our strength and may ultimately feed extremism.”

This is one small step away from saying, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Again, President Obama argues that Islamic extremists are reacting to Western heavy-handedness.

Each individual’s radicalization can be prompted by many factors, and disagreement with Western policy may be one of them, but it is not the decisive factor. Yet, it is the factor that President Obama most references.

A recent example would be that of Terry Lee Loewen, a 58-year-old convert to Islam who was arrested after he was caught planning to bomb an airport in Wichita, Kansas. When he explained his thoughts to undercover FBI agents, he said:

“I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations and Sharia law. I don’t understand how you can read the Quran and the sunnah of the Prophet and not understand that jihad and implementation of sharia is absolutely demanded of all the Muslim ummah.”

The same terrorists who target the U.S. support all sorts of despicable things that have nothing to do with Western foreign policy. Their grievances against the U.S. stem from an overall Islamist worldview that the Obama Administration does not recognize as the core problem.

This brings us to the statement, “From Tunisia to Burma, we’re supporting those who are willing to do the hard work of building democracy.” Because Islamism is not defined as the threat, Islamists that are not Al-Qaeda and vote are viewed as components of democracy. The result is that the U.S. has failed to capitalize on the anti-Islamist backlash in the region.

This is why Egypt went unmentioned in the speech. President Obama defended the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, but understands that mentioning its overthrow now will only offend the current Egyptian government.

The section of the State of the Union speech with the largest holes was about Iran.

Obama first misleadingly claimed the deal “has halted the progress of Iran’s nuclear program and rolled parts of that program back” and that “Iran has begun to eliminate its stockpile of higher levels of enriched uranium.”

He didn’t mention that the “rolled back” portions of the program are easily reversible. The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister said, “We can return again to 20% enrichment in less than one day, and we can convert the material again.”

That’s not just bluster. Two credible nuclear experts write that the re-conversion of this material is technically feasible. It can be done quickly and possibly without Western intelligence knowing it has begun.

The progress of Iran’s program is not necessarily “halted” either. The deal does not cover Iran’s ballistic missile program, the training of scientists and other personnel or any nuclear work done in North Korea.

Notice President Obama’s careful word usage when he said, “[Iran] is not installing advanced centrifuges.” The Iranian regime is openly building them, though. Once completed, they will quicken the pace of uranium enrichment and shorten the time needed to make a nuclear bomb.

The term “rolled back” gives the public the impression that parts of the nuclear program are being dismantled. That is false. None of the infrastructure is being taken down. The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister said, “the structure of our nuclear program is preserved” and the Foreign Minister boasted that Iran “did not agree to dismantle anything.”

One bright spot of the speech was in regard to Afghanistan. President Obama said that leaving entirely is an option if an agreement is not negotiated. It is important for the treacherous President Karzai to understand this.

His praise of the sacrifice of the troops is commendable and Americans need to be reminded of what they go through for us. What was missing was a narrative of success.

President Obama quickly mentioned that Afghan forces are taking the lead, but the world needs to know about the victories our troops have fought for. The capabilities of the Afghan forces have greatly increased and there are plenty of facts and stories that can be told as U.S. troops leave. The enemy’s propaganda needs to be confronted, but the word “Taliban” was not even mentioned.

The common thread tying all of these errors together is that the Islamist ideology is not pinpointed as the problem. Until the threat is accurately crystallized, American foreign policy will be flawed.

The Institute on Religion and Democracy contributed to this article.

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  • Bamaguje

    Obama’s inane sophistry that anti-American Islamists are driven by unfavorable U.S. foreign policy is utter rubbish. It erroneously implies United States is against Islam… which is clearly not true.
    Buddhists, Hindus, and other non-Christians around the world don’t seem to have any problem with America’s foreign policy… only Muslims.

    Does America’s purported anti-Islam foreign policy also explain Jihadi terror in Thailand, Phillipines, India, Nigeria, Russia. Syria, Iraq, Somalia or Western Europe?
    Western Europe has even been sucking up to Islam for decades with pro-Muslim anti-Israel policy, and Muslim-friendly immigration, yet Jihadis still target Europe.

    Islamist opposition to United States has nothing to do with U.S. foreign policy, but for what America and the West stand for.
    Western values such as secular democracy, religious freedom and gender equality are an existential threat to Islam, particularly as many in the Muslim world increasingly embrace those values… meaning Islamists are loosing the ideological battle to the West.
    Thus despite all the chest thumping Muslim braggadocio that Islam is the fastest growing religion, Jihadist Islam’s days are numbered.

    • Jostalin2013

      One thing is certain: it is no longer “Bush’s Fault,” but now it is America’s Fault. Calling the US “The Great Satan” without using the words, Obama once again makes no pretense as to where his allegiances lie. The Muslim Brotherhood plant in the White House speaks.

    • Gee

      I have wonder how it be anything except Islam considering their history of genocide, slavery, rape and invasions for the past 1,400 years

    • truebearing

      Everything is America’s fault, according to Obama. We are responsible for global warming, poverty in Third World nations, racism, colonialism, and standing in the way of a global government…not that he’ll admit the last one.

    • Constitution First

      It should be clear by now that Barry is reading from a script, almost certainly written by Valerie Jarrett. The Sock Puppet, Usurper-in-chief, Post Turtle, whatever name fits, what comes out of his mouth has little, if any connection with reality. Our allies sheepishly aknowledge this now, our enemies couldn’t be happier.

      I don’t know what is worse: 1) Incompetence in the extreme. 2) A such visceral hatred of America and all she stands for, he works day and night on how to take us down from within. Going by evidence alone, I must chose the latter.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Islamist opposition to United States has nothing to do with U.S. foreign policy, but for what America and the West stand for.
      Western values such as secular democracy, religious freedom and gender equality are an existential threat to Islam, particularly as many in the Muslim world increasingly embrace those values… meaning Islamists are loosing the ideological battle to the West.

      What is an Islamists? If you go to google and type the words “Islamist definition” this is what comes up:

      islamist
      Web definitions
      1. a scholar who is knowledgeable in Islamic studies
      http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=islamist
      So are you claiming that scholars in Islamic studies are in opposition to the United States?

      Or are you just repeating the term “Islamist” that was invented by some writers to describe Muslims who do not act or behave in accordance with the way that GWB claimed the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world to be, that is moderate, peaceful, and not unlike the adherents of other faith-based religions. Thus, if they do not act and behave as being so-called moderate and peaceful Muslims, then that must mean they are otherwise Islamists, i.e., radical Muslim extremists, instead that misunderstand the beautiful “religion of peace.”

      I’m sorry to rain on your parade, but neither GWB nor those writers are correct in this case, because Islam is not even a religion, much less a so-called “religion of peace” and so-called Islamists, i.e., radical Muslim extremists, only exist in the minds of those that have been duped by GWB and his nonsense.

      Indeed, Islam, in stark contrast to all religions, is a very rabid and totalitarian cult, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad (holy war) and the eventual imposition of Sharia to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world. Thus, in reality Islam is far from being a so-called “religion of peace.”

      Furthermore, waging jihad is a not only a holy fundamental obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another, but it is also the sole path to salvation for all Muslims as well. Hence, I don’t know how GWB could stupidly believe it let alone say it, but Muslims are anything but moderate and peaceful people, because they are all jihadists in one form or another waging jihad (holy war) against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme.

      By the way, since all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another, that also means that so-called Islamists don’t actually exist in reality.

      Moreover, Muslims don’t hate us because of our Western values such as secular democracy, religious freedom, and gender equality. They hate us only because we are non-Muslim infidels and because they are obligated to subjugate us into Islamic totalitarianism via jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Indeed, Muslims are waging perpetual jihad all around the world today against Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, animists, and indeed all infidels around the world in order to ultimately make Islam supreme.

      Finally, those in the Islamic world that increasingly embrace our values are not Muslims at all. Indeed, they are secular non-Muslim infidels and they don’t embrace our values either, as they embrace the values of Marxism instead. Thus, any country they could possibly manage to create would inevitably become a failure and be very short lived, as Marxism inevitably fails every time it’s tried. Not to mention, that there isn’t any way in hell that a democracy in a country with a sizeable Muslim population could possibly stand up to the forces of jihad for any length of time. That’s nonsense!

      By the way, the USA didn’t create democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan. What was created instead were two Islamic totalitarian states, as thanks to Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad who was appointed by GWB, Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, was imbedded in each country’s respective constitution as the highest law of the land.

      Thus despite all the chest thumping Muslim braggadocio that Islam is the fastest growing religion, Jihadist Islam’s days are numbered.

      Actually, it’s the other way around. Thanks to mentally incompetent leaders like GWB and BHO and two political parties that have both bought into the cult of PC multiculturalism, the jihad to make Islam supreme throughout the world is advancing today unlike it hasn’t for centuries. Apparently, you haven’t figured it out yet, but mass Muslim immigration to the Western infidel world with all of its excess baggage, which has turned into an unmitigated disaster everywhere it’s occurring, is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the long-term strategic purpose of demographic conquest.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Islamist opposition to United States has nothing to do with U.S. foreign policy, but for what America and the West stand for.
      Western values such as secular democracy, religious freedom and gender equality are an existential threat to Islam, particularly as many in the Muslim world increasingly embrace those values… meaning Islamists are loosing the ideological battle to the West.

      What is an Islamists? If you go to google and type the words “Islamist definition” this is what comes up:

      islamist
      Web definitions
      1. a scholar who is knowledgeable in Islamic studies
      http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=islamist

      So are you claiming that scholars in Islamic studies are in opposition to the United States?

      Or are you just repeating the term “Islamist” that was invented by some writers to describe Muslims who do not act or behave in accordance with the way that GWB claimed the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world to be, that is moderate, peaceful, and not unlike the adherents of other faith-based religions. Thus, if they do not act and behave as being so-called moderate and peaceful Muslims, then that must mean they are otherwise Islamists, i.e., radical Muslim extremists, instead that misunderstand the beautiful “religion of peace.”

      I’m sorry to rain on your parade, but neither GWB nor those writers are correct in this case, because Islam is not even a religion, much less a so-called “religion of peace” and so-called Islamists, i.e., radical Muslim extremists, only exist in the minds of those that have been duped by GWB and his nonsense.

      Indeed, Islam, in stark contrast to all religions, is a very rabid totalitarian cult, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad (holy war) and the eventual imposition of Sharia to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world. Thus, in reality Islam is far from being a so-called “religion of peace.”

      Furthermore, waging jihad is a not only a holy fundamental obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another, but it is also the sole path to salvation for all Muslims as well. Hence, I don’t know how GWB could stupidly believe it let alone say it, but Muslims are anything but moderate and peaceful people, because they are all jihadists in one form or another waging jihad (holy war) against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme.

      By the way, since all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another, that also means that so-called Islamists don’t actually exist in reality.

      Moreover, Muslims don’t hate us because of our Western values such as secular democracy, religious freedom, and gender equality. They hate us only because we are non-Muslim infidels and because they are obligated to subjugate us into Islamic totalitarianism via jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Indeed, Muslims are waging perpetual jihad all around the world today against Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, animists, and indeed all infidels around the world in order to ultimately make Islam supreme.

      Finally, those in the Islamic world that increasingly embrace our values are not Muslims at all. Indeed, they are secular non-Muslim infidels and they don’t embrace our values either, as they embrace the values of Marxism instead. Thus, any country they could possibly manage to create would inevitably become a failure and be very short lived, as Marxism inevitably fails every time it’s tried. Not to mention, that there isn’t any way in heck that a democracy in a country with a sizeable Muslim population could possibly stand up to the forces of jihad for any length of time. That’s nonsense!

      By the way, the USA didn’t create democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan. What was created instead were two Islamic totalitarian states, as thanks to Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad who was appointed by GWB, Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, was imbedded in each country’s respective constitution as the highest law of the land.

      Thus despite all the chest thumping Muslim braggadocio that Islam is the fastest growing religion, Jihadist Islam’s days are numbered.

      Actually, it’s the other way around. Thanks to mentally incompetent leaders like GWB and BHO and two political parties that have both bought into the cult of PC multiculturalism, the jihad to make Islam supreme throughout the world is advancing today unlike it hasn’t for centuries. Apparently, you haven’t figured it out yet, but mass Muslim immigration to the Western infidel world with all of its excess baggage, which has turned into an unmitigated disaster everywhere it’s occurring, is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the long-term strategic purpose of demographic conquest.

      • Bamaguje

        The commonly understood meaning of Islamists are Muslims who insist on hijacking the instruments of governance to forcibly impose Sharia.

        That there is an ongoing battle between secularists and Islamists in several Muslim countries attest to the fact that such distinction exists. Egypt, Tunisia and Pakistan readily come to mind as Muslim countries where there is deep seated conflict between pro-Sharia Muslims and secularists.

        As for your claim that secular Muslims are not Muslims at all… that is not necessarily true. Islam can hopefully be redefined to conform with 21st century modernity.

        Most Jews & Christians today reject the harsh Mosaic laws – eye for an eye, death sentences for breaking the Sabbath, disobedient children, non-virgin brides, or preaching any religion other Yahweh’s.

        There are numerous biblical verses endorsing slavery, but Christians today reject or reinterpret such verses. Does that mean they are no longer Christians… because they do not fully subscribe to harsh biblical injunctions?

        Are Catholics who do not share the Pope’s resolute opposition to contraception and abortion no longer Catholics?
        It’s not for you to say. Religion being a personal matter, people are free to understand their professed religion in their own way, so long as they do not infringe on the rights of others.

        With regards to Bush’s public proclamation that Islam is ‘religion of peace’, methinks he was just being politically correct, as it is not proper for an American President to publicly badmouth other religions. More so as he was trying to rally ‘moderate’ Muslims to his side to defeat Al-Qaeda.

        I’m pretty sure his private views on Islam would be quite different, because the evidence of Islam’s violent intolerance is overwhelming.

        • Drakken

          The difference between Christians/Jews and muslims no matter the stripe is we C/J’ s do not follow the same God as you muslims, period. Where ever islam goes the blood always flows without exception, end of story and islam is islam and there will be no taming it, it will have to be completely eradicated. That day is coming closer than anyone thinks, so good luck with that moderate thing.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          between pro-Sharia Muslims and secularists

          All Muslims in the world are pro-Sharia Muslims, as the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the “will of Allah”, which in essence is Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law), is the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy.

          As for your claim that secular Muslims are not Muslims at all… that is not necessarily true. Islam can hopefully be redefined to conform with 21st century modernity.

          That’s utterly absurd and a testament to how little you know about the very totalitarian cult of Islam. I’m sorry but in Islam there isn’t any freedom of conscience for Muslims to choose not to be loyal to Islam, as anything less that total and complete loyalty to the dictates of Islam is considered to be blasphemy, and blasphemy is a capital offense in Islam. As a matter of fact, this very unique feature of Islam, which is exclusive to Islam alone, makes Islam, in stark contrast to all true faith-based religions (and notice I didn’t say to all “other” true faith-based religions), a cult, and because Sharia is Islamic totalitarian law, Islam is a very totalitarian cult.

          Furthermore, it is absolutely impossible for Islam to ever be reformed or modernized, as the text of the Koran is considered by all Muslims to be the direct verbatim text of Allah as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel. Thus, the divine text of Islam, which emanates divinely, that is directly from Allah (God), is considered by all Muslims to be perfect and absolutely just. Hence, any mere mortal man that has the audacity to change even just one word of the divine holy text that defines Islam would be instantly executed for blasphemy.

          Furthermore, because the text of Islam, in stark contrast to all actual true faith-based religions, emanates divinely, it not only must be taken only in its most literal sense, but it also must supercede and replace the texts of all religions and all manmade laws throughout the world as well.

          Like I pointed out to you in my first reply, you don’t have any clue whatsoever what you are talking about, as you obviously are morally equating Islam and Muslims with actual faith-based religions and their adherents. Sorry, but Islam is no faith-based religion and the adherents of Islam are like no other. Talk about not having any clue, buddy you take the cake.

          Most Jews & Christians today reject the harsh Mosaic laws – eye for an eye, death sentences for breaking the Sabbath, disobedient children, non-virgin brides, or preaching any religion other Yahweh’s.

          There are numerous biblical verses endorsing slavery, but Christians today reject or reinterpret such verses. Does that mean they are no longer Christians… because they do not fully subscribe to harsh biblical injunctions?

          Are Catholics who do not share the Pope’s resolute opposition to contraception and abortion no longer Catholics?

          It’s not for you to say. Religion being a personal matter, people are free to understand their professed religion in their own way, so long as they do not infringe on the rights of others.

          Uhm…you are actually equating Islam with Judaism and Christianity and Muslims with Jews and Christians. Sorry, but Islam is no religion and the adherents of Islam are nothing like the adherents of Judaism, Christianity, and other true faith-based religions, because in essence they are the slaves of Allah, as anything less that total and complete submission to the will of Allah is blasphemy, and again blasphemy in Islam, like apostasy as well, is a capital offense. Again, because the capital offenses for blasphemy and apostasy in Islam weighs so heavily, i.e, by in essence blocking the freedom of conscience, Islam is not a religion at all, but a very rabid form of totalitarianism and mind control instead posing as being a religion to dupe its intended victims.

          Furthermore, the sole fundamental purpose of Islam, in stark contrast to all true faith-based religions, is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad (holy war) and the eventual imposition of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law) to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world.

          Moreover, waging jihad in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme is not only a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another, either violently, (a tiny minority), or non-violently through stealth and deception, (the vast overwhelming majority), it is also the sole path to salvation for all Muslims as well.

          Thus, all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world, including the millions of Muslim immigrants living in the West today thanks to you clueless PC multiculturalists, are jihadists in one form or another. Otherwise, they are blasphemous apostates that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed.

          To say that you are incredibly naive with respect to Islam would be an understatement.

          As for Bush’s public proclamation that Islam is ‘religion of peace’, methinks he was just being politically correct, as it is not proper for an American President to publicly badmouth other people’s religions/

          Actually, when Bush lied to the American people by proclaiming Islam a so-called “religion of peace” ad nauseum, with the vast overwhelming preponderance of Muslims in the world as being moderate and peaceful people and not unlike the adherents of other faith-based religions, with, of course, the exception of a tiny minority of stragglers that are radical Muslim extremists who misunderstand the beautiful “religion of peace”, make no mistake about it, it was a fraud perpetrated upon the American people equally as bad, if not worse, than the fraud Obama perpetrated upon the American people when he lied profusely to impose his Marxist Obamacare.

          More so as he was trying to rally ‘moderate’ Muslims to his side to defeat Al-Qaeda.

          I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the only so-called moderate Muslims that exist, exist only within the recesses of the minds of unhinged loons like you that have been duped into the cult of PC multiculturalism.

  • oldtimer

    Islamic “extremists” are drive by one thing….Islam

  • physicsnut

    Here is some EXTREEMISM from the N.Y.Times:

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    President Obama is being forced to govern by executive order.


    “FORCED” ?????????
    by aliens from outer space ???

    • truebearing

      The NY Times considers the Left’s agenda to be the only legitimate form of governance.

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    These United States have no moral, ethical, financial, or legal interest in defending primitive foreign tribes.

  • Benny Chen

    Obama talking non sense. Right is right and wrong is wrong. Truth is absolute. Terrorist are always terrorist even the terrorist has thousand of sympathyzer, still they are terrorist. IDF killing terrorist for other people safety, while terrorist killing random Israeli civilian. Terrorist still to be terrorist, even he is a hero for his follower. The redline is clear. If obama can not see the redline clearly, then he doesnt deserve to be a president.

  • T-Rex

    We now have a new “Evil Empire” but the closet-Muslim in the WH wants us to think it wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for our own imperialism. One has to be delusional to think they can talk the Islamists into accepting multiculturalism and tolerance. Why is it our “leaders” fail to realize that Islam allows its adherents to smile in your face and lie about their intentions while they prepare to behead you?

  • Benny Chen

    Obama talking non sense. This is not about muslim injustice in the world. Islamist terrorism is not about war against poverty. Islamist terrorism is not about injustice. What injustice? What kind of justice does muslim expect? Ask them and muslim will loudly expect shariah law as the justice system. Islamist terrorism is all about ideology war. If obama can not see and understand this, sure he need to be removed before the barbaric islam darkness comes to earth in very soon.

  • Benny Chen

    Obama speech just dragging US deeper into stupid state. He is dragging average Americans who dont know anything about islam, thinking that islam just another ordinary religion. Islam just as bad as other religion and as good as other religion. In fact, Obama is dragging other good religions have bad name because of one barbaric ideology covered in the name of religion, islam. Obama is feeding his people with sh*t and telling them that islam is just another kind of ordinary food from another part of the earth.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    It is no surprise to readers of this website that POTUS is anti-American, along with the rest of his party since the New Left. Sitting at the feet of Rev. Jeremiah Wright for twenty years may account for Obama’s oratory style, and also his “anti-imperialism.” See http://clarespark.com/2013/08/27/the-offing-of-martin-luther-king-jr-and-ralph-bunche-2/. “Was MLK Jr ever a black nationalist?”

  • Benny Chen

    For the first time, I really think that Russia under Putin becomes better and sure Putin know very well how to handle terrorist, and know very well on how to save his culture and civilization against what its called: ideology war. While Russia move forward, the US under obama move backward and strecth its culture back to primitive and mix it with barbaric ideology from 7th century. Take my words seriously: if US keep his stupidity and ignorance with its stupid president, in nesr future, Americans will flee to Russia or even China. But sure, muslims will still happy invading US because it becomes much islam friendly. Trust me, when islam got bigger in a country, people, mostly non muslim, will flee to other country. US then become poor and back to 3rd world, and Russia becomes rich and strong, because smart people, which is non muslim around the world, flooding the country.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    First, Obama indicated that he sees terrorism-sponsoring Islamist regimes as comparable to the communists of the Cold War.

    Uhm…terrorism is not a product of Islam, but jihad, which is a holy war waged in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme, is, and waging jihad is not only a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all mainstream orthodox Muslims in one form or another, it is also the only path to salvation for all mainstream orthodox Muslims as well.

    Indeed, it is only because PC multicultural loons misconstrue what is really violent jihad as somehow being terrorism, while at the same time totally ignoring non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, that they can then claim that terrorism is caused by everything else but what it is. Thus, terrorism is a result of American capitalism, American imperialism, American interventionist foreign policies, Israeli settlements, harsh Israeli policies, or whatever, but it is never ever part of their holy war (jihad) waged both violently and non-violently via stealth and deception by all Muslims against all religions and all infidels in order to ultimately make Islam supreme.

    Of course, if they were honest and astute enough to admit this reality, then mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, which is actually non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the long-term strategic purpose of demographic conquest, would have to be banned and reversed ASAP, but we can’t have that because it would destroy all their PC multicultural utopian fantasies for a world without borders and a one world Marxist utopian government.

    “If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union, then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today.”

    It’s exceedingly ludicrous to morally equate non-Muslims with Muslims as being equal and as if they aren’t all perpetually waging a jihad (holy war) against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme. It is only PC multicultural loons that are also gullible useful idiots that can be this unhinged and this disconnected from reality.

    If the Iranian regime had purely selfish interests, it would not engage in its self-injuring radical behavior. The preamble to its constitution would not state that its founding objective is “the establishment of a universal holy government and the downfall of all others.”

    The Iranian behavior is anything but radical I’m afraid, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law) to ultimately make Islam supreme. Indeed, waging jihad in Islam is not only a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims, but it is also the sole path for all Muslims to reach salvation as well.

    Someone doesn’t have a clue about what he is writing about again. Apparently, ala GWB, he still believes Islam is a so-called “religion of peace” and that the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims are so-called moderates, with the exception, of course, of a few stragglers, which are radical Muslim extremists that misunderstand the so-called “religion of peace.”

    The second noteworthy line implies that anti-Americanism and Islamic radicalism is a reaction to Western domination and military actions.

    Of course, as that is the reaction of all PC multicultural loons who misconstrue what is actually jihad, i.e., a holy war waged by all Muslims to ultimately make Islam supreme, as somehow being terrorism that is perpetrated in response to American and Western domination.

    They are stoked by governments like our “allies” in Pakistan…

    Anyone that considers — as this writer very apparently does — that Pakistan is our ally is little more than an extremely gullible useful idiot.

    and Islamist provocateurs.

    Islamist provocateurs are not radical Muslim extremists. Instead, they are mainstream orthodox Muslims, as again waging jihad in one form or another is not only a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another, but it is also the sole path to salvation for all Muslims as well. Hence, all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world are also jihadists in one form or another, either violent jihadists (a tiny minority) or non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists (the vast overwhelming majority).

    Increased regulations on drone strikes, or even the complete abandonment of drone strikes, will do nothing to stem their incendiary rhetoric.

    Neither will the increase in drone strikes stem their incendiary rhetoric either, because all Muslims must strive to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and all infidels in order to reach salvation.

    Thirdly, President Obama criticized “large-scale deployments that drain our strength and may ultimately feed extremism.”

    What Obama perceives as extremism is actually the sole fundamental purpose of Islam, which is to become supreme by subjugating into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and all infidels in order to make Islam supreme. However, because Obama has been duped by the cult of PC multiculturalism, he blames American and Western domination as being the source of the problem instead of what it actually is, i.e., Islam.

    Each individual’s radicalization can be prompted by many factors, and disagreement with Western policy may be one of them, but it is not the decisive factor.

    This writer right here reveals that he is also more than just a little misguided and similar to Obama when it comes to understanding the true nature of the threat we all face emanating from Islam. Nevertheless, once again waging jihad in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme is not only a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world, but it is also the sole path to salvation for all Muslims as well.

    Thus, it is not part of any imaginary radicalization process that doesn’t even
    exist in reality and that is somehow miraculously prompted by many factors or disagreements with Western policy. That’s all utterly absurd! It’s also a testament to this writer’s cluelessness with respect to his understanding of Islam and the institution of jihad.

    “I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations and Sharia law. I don’t understand how you can read the Quran and the sunnah of the Prophet and not understand that jihad and implementation of sharia is absolutely demanded of all the Muslim ummah.”

    Here’s he cites the proof, yet this writer still writes the above absurd passage demonstrating at the same time that he is obviously more than just a little disconnected from reality in his own right. What Mr. Loewen explained to the FBI is not the radical reality of radical Muslim extremists. Instead, it is the conventional standard view of all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world.

    The same terrorists who target the U.S. support all sorts of despicable things that have nothing to do with Western foreign policy. Their grievances against the U.S. stem from an overall Islamist worldview that the Obama Administration does not recognize as the core problem.

    They are not terrorists. Instead, they are jihadists waging jihad, which is a holy war waged against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme. Moreover, it is not an Islamists, i.e., radical Muslim extremists, worldview, it is the conventional standard view of all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world, as all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another.

    “From Tunisia to Burma, we’re supporting those who are willing to do the hard work of building democracy.”

    Islam is considered to be a religion that is also similar to all other faith-based religions in the world by all PC multiculturalists. However, in reality Islam is not a religion at all, since it blocks the freedom of conscience via the penalty of death for Muslims to choose not to be a Muslim, and that makes Islam a cult instead. Then since the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the “will of Allah”, which in essence is Islamic totalitarian law, i.e., Sharia, under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy, Islam is therefore a totalitarian cult, a very totalitarian cult as opposed to being a religion.

    Thus, since Islam is a very totalitarian cult with the sole fundamental purpose of becoming supreme throughout the world, democracy and the pursuit there of in the Islamic world is little more than a fantasy based pipe dream, as we should have already learned by now via the miserable failures of both our fantasy-based nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan that were part of GWB’s unhinged so-called “war on terror”.

    Because Islamism is not defined as the threat, Islamists that are not Al-Qaeda and vote are viewed as components of democracy. The result is that the U.S. has failed to capitalize on the anti-Islamist backlash in the region.

    Actually, this is the kind of crap you run into because jihad is routinely conflated as being terrorism, and it’s not. It’s a holy war waged by all mainstream orthodox Muslims in one form or another against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme, and as such it manifests both violently and non-violently, but overall astronomically far more non-violently relative to violently.

    Hence, above we see a very misguided understanding of the issue as expressed by the writer in his sentence. Nevertheless, the problem is not Islamism. It’s Islam: mainstream orthodox Islam. Meanwhile, Islamists, i.e., radical Muslim extremists, don’t exist except for within the recesses of the minds of those duped by Islam. The problem lies with Islam and also with all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world, as Islam is not a so-called religion, but instead a very rabid form of totalitarianism and strict mind control. Grasp that and you grasp the essence of the problem.

    Meanwhile, the so-called anti-Islamists backlash in the Islamic world is little more than wishful thinking and amounts to a hill of beans in the larger picture. Indeed, they were lucky Morsi was ousted. Because they would have inevitably been eradicated the same way the Iranians eradicated their anti-Islamist backlash during their Islamic revolution.

    This is why Egypt went unmentioned in the speech.

    It will also anger the preponderance of the American people too, and I think that weighed more heavily on Obama’s mind.

    Obama first misleadingly claimed the deal “has halted the progress of Iran’s nuclear program and rolled parts of that program back” and that “Iran has begun to eliminate its stockpile of higher levels of enriched uranium.”

    Obama is an extremely gullible useful idiot and a very compulsive liar. Nevertheless, there is no deal to be had with Muslims of any ilk. The only way to end Iran’s nuclear threat is via force. But the Pakistanis must also be de-nuked as well if we know what is good for us.

    One bright spot of the speech was in regard to Afghanistan. President Obama said that leaving entirely is an option if an agreement is not negotiated. It is important for the treacherous President Karzai to understand this.

    We should have never been in Afghanistan in the first place.

    His praise of the sacrifice of the troops is commendable and Americans need to be reminded of what they go through for us. What was missing was a narrative of success.

    Yes, our military has been used and abused by at least the last two presidencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. A narrative for success would be to never get mired in fantasy-based nation-building missions to democratize the Islamic world and to protect the so-called “religion of peace” from the radical Muslim extremists trying to hijack it, especially since Islam is not even a religion let alone a so-called “religion of peace” and the existence of so-called radical Muslim extremists only exists within the recesses of the minds of those duped by Islam and clouded by PC multiculturalism.

    President Obama quickly mentioned that Afghan forces are taking the lead, but the world needs to know about the victories our troops have fought for. The capabilities of the Afghan forces have greatly increased and there are plenty of facts and stories that can be told as U.S. troops leave.

    Like President Obama, this writer is exceedingly delusional and very disconnected from reality, as the reality of Afghanistan, exactly like the reality of Iraq, is an unmitigated disaster that together comprises the two greatest strategic blunders ever in American history.

    The common thread tying all of these errors together is that the Islamist ideology is not pinpointed as the problem. Until the threat is accurately crystallized, American foreign policy will be flawed.

    It’s not Islamist ideology, i.e., radical Muslim extremists ideology that is the problem. Instead, it is mainstream orthodox Islam, which far from religion is a very rabid totalitarian cult that aims to take over the world that is the problem.

  • dchrist81

    They always blame America first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv8L-cuq17s

  • vladimirval

    After five years of a failed international policy one would thing that even one as ill informed (or knowingly pushing Islamist propaganda) as Obama is would recognize the absurdity of his stand on Islam and that no one but the most uninformed would not be disgusted by his rhetoric on international relations. He has been blaming America for all the horrendous acts of Islamic terror. Obama’s SOTU speech is just more proof that he and his administration needs to be restrained and replace in 2016. We the people can get this done by getting more involved in the election process. You know what to do. So, let’s get it done!

  • danfan

    “I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations and Sharia law…

    maybe he shoulda started with the chapter on taqiyya, first

  • veeper

    younger americans will have no one to blame but themselves for the mess they will find themselves in….

    they voted and then did nothing when the writing appeared clearly on the wall….

    It’s a shame they can not learn from the baby boomer generation…….

    they did exactly the same thing ……and look at the mess they find themselves in now……

  • CurmudgyOne

    Of course obama doesn’t see the jihad as self-interested aggression, but regards it as retaliation against the “unfair use of power” by the USA. Why should we expect anything else, since one of the few facts we know about this man is that he was nurtured, in his tween years, by his mom and an Islamist Indonesian (Soetoro), and clearly brought his sympathies for Islam to the States when he finally got here to stay. He undoubtedly has connections with people of the Islam faith that we know nothing about, and he is loathe to offend them and spoil those relationships.

  • JamesJ

    Obama blames _________ (Fill in the blank)

  • Lanna

    Obama is the link between the Islamic Caliphate and America. His policies seek to Change America into a Sharia nation!

  • USARetired

    The only foreign policy he is truly interested in are the ones that support his Muslims!

  • IGetItAlready

    Obama demonstrates his complete lack of understanding in comparing the the Soviet Union and Reagan’s skill regarding foreign relations to a bunch of state sponsors of terror and his own ineptitude.