The claims made by Lord George Weidenfeld about president Obama’s inept Middle-East policy only gloss the surface of what a multitude of highly informed experts have been continually saying – including Russian president Putin, as below!.
It’s notable, for example, that on the very same day that interview was broadcast one expert (who warned of the likelihood of the 9/11 atrocity) published his ‘One-Minute Guide’ on POTUS’ foreign policy.
That and this peer’s preference to assist Iraqi and Syrian Christians escape barbarity, deserve deeper consideration in the light of recent events.
Without writing in depth on this I’d refer anyone who’s interested to read the following by Raymond Ibrahim, a few of whose writings I’ve reposted here on this blog. The last of these is on the US’ policy of preventing Christian testimony of persecution. So let me direct you to some of his latest on our matter-in-hand:
- Obama throws Christian refugees to the lions – Iraqi Christians sought asylum in the USA but held in detention are being deported back to Iraq!
- How Obama ushered in the new age of Christian martyrdom – wherever US helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of “democracy and freedom,” indigenous Christian minorities are forced either to convert to Islam or die.
Putin admonishes Obama
Raymond concludes the latter article as follows, with emphasis mine,
‘As Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said before the United Nations, while addressing those nations that supported the “Arab Spring” — chief among them America:
“Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life. I cannot help asking those who have forced that situation: Do you realize what you have done?”
Whether they realize it or not, they continue to do it in Syria — with Christians often paying the highest price.’
For more read/see: Putin Annihilates Obama & West in UNGA Speech.
To answer this post’s title, I regret its hard to escape the conclusion, especially when taken in the fuller round of president Obama’s watch, that his personal actions plus those of his administration show a responsibility for, if not culpability and complicity in, furthering fundamentalist Muslim barbarity against Christians.
About Raymond Ibrahim:
Born of Egyptian Coptic parents, he explores intersection of Islam and Christianity and translates pertinent Arabic news that never reaches the West. Previously associate director of the Middle East Forum, Raymond is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Middle East Quarterly, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, and World Almanac of Islamism. He has appeared on Al-Jazeera, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and Reuters. Ibrahim regularly lectures, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He also is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013, and CBN News analyst.