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Obama and the Axis of Weasels

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On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, the United Kingdom’s Times On Line reported that the Obama administration had released six Guantánamo Bay (GITMO) enemy combatants (terrorists) and sent them back to their home country of Yemen just last month, December of 2009.

Coincidentally, this release of GITMO terrorists occurred around the same time another terrorist attempted to explode a bomb on Christmas Day as his airline flight was on route to Detroit. That terrorist appeared to have help planning his attack by way of a formerly released GITMO detainee.

Oddly enough, Yemen is fast becoming a breeding ground for terrorism. The Times On Line Reported that eleven former GITMO inmates have rejoined Al-Qaeda in Yemen. Yemen’s Al-Qaeda terrorists merged with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Qaeda terrorists last year.

Obama’s response to this news was to announce that for the short term he would not release GITMO terrorists from Yemen. How is this supposed to keep us safe? Not all terrorists held at GITMO are from Yemen. Furthermore, President Obama is still planning to release all GITMO prisoners, including the ones from Yemen, though not at this time.

In less than a year as President, Obama has flown around the world apologizing for America and has cowered to the Iranian holocaust denier and megalomaniac, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Obama also met with the Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, who said that Obama was a “comrade” more left wing than he; an astounding statement from a leftist dictator like Chavez.

Obama has called for the slashing of funds for missile defense for the USA and for our allies like Poland and the Czech Republic, while calling for cuts in the defense budget as we fight two wars. Included on the Obama defense chopping block are cuts for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor, the Multiple Kill Vehicle, the Airborne Laser program and Ground Based Interceptors.

Obama even ordered the National Security Council to focus on climate change instead of terrorism. This from Obama, who has flown around the world in his first six months in office more than any president in history, costing taxpayers millions and spewing green house gases.

We should not be surprised by all that Obama has done in less than a year concerning foreign policy and national security. Obama is just following in the footsteps of the last two Democrat Presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Together, Obama, Clinton and Carter make up what I like to call: The Axis of Weasels. Let’s think about this for a second. We face a real global catastrophe as a fanatic in Iran threatens nuclear holocaust with Israel and the world. Communist China threatens Taiwan with nuclear weapons, while North Korea threatens South Korea and the west coast of the United States with nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, Obama wants to release more GITMO terrorists.

It all sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone but it is as real as the air we breathe. Consider this: In late 2005, North Korea detonated a nuclear weapon. When satellite surveillance and seismic instruments estimated the North Korea nuclear blast at one kiloton, the American news media denied this was of great consequence. Yet, days later a tsunami overtook the region, causing a multitude of deaths, and some blame the North Korean blast for causing an underground ripple effect that created the tsunami.

Now, fear looms as we wait to see what a larger than life dictator with a bad case of little man’s syndrome does with those weapons.

We are now learning that North Korea is sharing its nuclear ambitions with terror sponsoring nations like Syria. It is being widely reported that Israel bombed a nuclear weapons facility in Syria in September of 2007. Where did the Syrians obtain the technology to build a nuclear weapon facility? They received it from North Korea.

So where did North Korea get the nuclear weapons technology?

Under the reign of William Jefferson Clinton, the United States gave our nuclear technology to the North Koreans in exchange for a promise that they would only use that technology for nuclear power. Why the Clinton administration cut a nuclear technology deal with North Korea is a question that has yet to be answered. It is common knowledge that Kim Jong-Il is a dictator who starves his own people in order to fund his police state. The likelihood that he would use the nuclear technology for nefarious purposes was more than obvious.

In 1993, the North Koreans threatened to withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty unless the United States met its terms. This was a clear case of blackmail on behalf of Kim Jong-Il, who was asking the United States to give him diplomatic recognition, end sanctions of his nation and provide North Korea with millions of tons of grain and fuel oil. Worse yet, he wanted the United States to deliver two light-water nuclear reactors that cost $4.5 billion.

On October 21, 1994, the Agreed Framework was signed by the United States and North Korea as the Clinton administration danced with the devil and made the world a much more dangerous place in the process. After North Korea signed and then broke the terms of the 1994 Agreed Framework, the Clinton administration then gave North Korea billions more of our tax dollars for “humanitarian aid.” This was then diverted to paying for an even larger police state and a larger North Korean military.

In order to understand just how inept Bill Clinton’s actions were, consider whom he chose as the chief negotiator for the nuclear agreement with North Korea. It was none other than Jimmy Carter. It is worth noting that Carter was one of the worst presidents in our history and is to blame for undermining the Shah of Iran, which led to the demise of a pro-western, American-friendly Iran. In its place, a more militant and dictatorial regime took power and has waged war on the USA and our allies ever since.

This is the same Jimmy Carter who has made hostile remarks about the nation of Israel and even leaked to the world how many nuclear weapons they have; the same Jimmy Carter who gave his seal of approval to Hugo Chavez’s cheating in order to be “elected” President of Venezuela.

This is also the same Bill Clinton that cut and ran in Somalia when the going got tough. Osama Bin Laden was in Somalia at the time and witnessed Clinton’s retreat and defeat actions. Bin Laden said in his own words that watching Clinton retreat from Somalia inspired him to attack the USA. He then planned the first attack on the World Trade Center and the five subsequent attacks on the USA, including the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

The Clinton administration also allowed for the sell of our Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM’s) nuclear weapons technology to communist China. What did Clinton have to gain from this exchange? Just before the 1996 Presidential elections it was discovered that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee received illegal campaign funds from communist China.

Today, North Korea has between 20 and 53 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium, enough to create 13 nuclear bombs. The world is hardly safer as a result of the Carter and Clinton led Agreed Framework.

It gets worse.

North Korea shared with Iran the nuclear weapons technology they received from the United States via Carter and Clinton. Iran now threatens the world with the development of its own nuclear weapons.

Amazingly, Congressional Democrats are not concerned with the world problems their party helped create. They are more concerned with supposed man-made global climate change. Does it ever dawn on them that the worst thing that can happen to the globe and the environment is a nuclear war?

Thanks to the abysmal foreign policy failures of the Axis of Weasels -- Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama -- the world is a whole lot more dangerous place to live. It is hard to believe, but we still have to cope with at least three more years of Obama’s dangerous foreign policy.

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