I still find this the single most important story of the Obama years and what I find ultra remarkable is how little controversy it has led to. But it’s not for want of trying. If you go to the link, you will see the thirty-six individual sets of commentaries that I have come across since the original interview with Ben Rhodes was published. In Australia, so far I have come across not a single comment except for the ones I have written myself. To which I now add another, published at Quadrant Online. I won’t even quote myself, but one of the people I discuss in the article. If you don’t find this terrifying about our collective futures and the defence of the West, I don’t know what would.
In the New York Times Sunday Magazine, David Samuels details how Ben Rhodes, a script writer, author of the Beloit Journal fiction piece titled “The Goldfish Smiles, You Smile Back,” and brother of CBS president David Rhodes, a man with zero foreign policy experience, shaped and promoted the president’s foreign policy narratives.
Samuels observes: “His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling.” (In this respect, of course, he matches the president’s foreign policy background: None.)
The article details how these two shaped and spun make-believe about the facts and their policies and with the aid of a supine press and a number of think tanks and social media outlets helped propagate the false narratives these two wove out of their fantasies.
It may be recalled that Jonathan Gruber did the same in relation to the changes made to the American health care system, as discussed here: Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The “Stupid” American People to Get It Passed. And I have watched an economic policy as badly constructed as has ever been inflicted on an ignorant population. Which leads me to my own conclusion in the Quadrant article:
If Obama can permit Iran to build nuclear weapons in plain sight without bringing the world down on his head, what is it you think he cannot do by using the same techniques across every other area of government policy?
You know that if any of this were done by a Republican, the explosions would be loud and never ending which is why such actions are almost never done by parties of the right. The consequence of a supine media is an American health care system in a shambles, the economy in permanent stagnation and the Middle East in chaos, with an Iranian nuclear capability now just a matter of time.
UPDATE: There are some who understand the evil that these clowns have caused, and no people are more concerned than the Israelis. It is Obama’s fundamental anti-semitism, disguised as anti-Zionism, that has driven his policy. Which brings us to the latest development: ISRAELI LEADER: IRAN MOCKS WWII HOLOCAUST, PREPARES ANOTHER. This is the altered face of the Middle East Obama has created. Such hollow lies when this outcome has been Obama’s almost certain policy intent.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one. . . .
State Department spokesman Mark Toner, traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia, said the United States was concerned the contest could “be used as a platform for Holocaust denial and revisionism and egregiously anti-Semitic speech, as it has in the past.”
“Such offensive speech should be condemned by the authorities and civil society leaders rather than encouraged. We denounce any Holocaust denial and trivialization as inflammatory and abhorrent. It is insulting to the memory of the millions of people who died in the Holocaust,” Toner said.
It is disgusting that the State Department merely sees this about denying historical events no one doubts occurred. It is not words and opinion that matter here, but the future battle lines in the Middle East. With the media comprised of compliant idiots, you will find no truth about anything of significance by reading the American press. Facilitating another Holocaust has been Obama’s aim from the start. Since we know they never tell the truth, their words mean nothing. It is the reality on the ground that matters, which absolutely everyone in the Middle East perfectly well understands. No one who wished to forestall an Iranian attack on Israel could have acted in the way Obama has done.