Am I the only one who’s worried about the direction John Kerry, Susan Rice, and Barack Hussein Obama Junior are taking us with Iran? Does what just happened on November 23 in Geneva, at 3 AM in the morning, bother anyone else. If I am the only one scared now, which I very well could be, may I please ask why?
I know what you’re thinking. “Lord, have mercy; he’s getting ready to write another jaded political story about his crappy days working for the government. Get over it, D.A. Winstead. It’s been three years, if you haven’t noticed. Move on already.”
I’d understand that reaction, but I don’t care. I’m stubborn as hell and love to speak the truth, and you know me: offending you doesn’t matter to me. It’s the truth that matters. And just because I’m gone and no longer in that world of mediocrity in Washington, D.C., doesn’t mean my opinion no longer counts. So yes, people, my response would be a simple reply: “I am going to write another jaded political story about my crappy days working for the government.”
First of all, why would anybody believe that American woman who sat inside the United Nations and lied to the world about what happened in Bengazi? There was an organized attack on Americans and four Americans were murdered…and she blamed it on a radical nobody videographer in California. That woman, Susan Rice, wouldn’t know the truth if she ate it for breakfast. She doesn’t know what “the truth” means, much less how to speak it. And she lies more than…so that should help you gauge her complete inability to tell the truth.
“So, what’s your point this time?” you may ask. “Susan Rice was at the United Nations; everyone at the United Nations lies. So what’s your problem this time?”
“The problem is, Smarty Pants: She is not at the United Nations…she’s Barack Hussein Obama Junior’s National Security Advisor.” I’d say this knowing the debate would be far from over. And I’m always right when it comes to political debate; neither side surrenders that quickly.
Oh, yes, I can hear them now. “Why are you calling our National Security Advisor a liar? It was that video that caused that spontaneous attack on that American compound in Bengazi.” And my response would be simple: “I’m calling her a liar because she is a liar!” Susan was caught intentionally lying to the world. What do you call people who get caught lying? “Liars.”
After that is spoken, I’d wait for that first dig at my blogging. “How dare you? Don’t call her Susan. Call her National Security Advisor Rice. National Security Advisor Rice is a leader. National Security Advisor Rice is in charge of our national security. You must respect National Security Advisor Rice.”
I’d always give these liberals one last chance to take me down; it’s funny to see them squirm. Liberals hate debate as much as they hate diversity, choice. So my last and final reply would be simple and easy to swallow. “I worked with Susan at the State Department, so I will call her whatever I please; second, liars like Susan do not deserve such courtesy; and third, Susan is not a leader. I worked with that buffoon when she was one of President Clinton’s senior officials inside the State Department’s Africa Bureau. She is as clueless now as she was back then, and she has clearly kept her lying skills intact. She took the hit for lying to the world about what really happened in Bengazi and now Obama owes her. And that’s the ONLY reason she’s our National Security Advisor. It has nothing to do with skill, knowhow, lessons learned, concern for the American people, our nation’s security, or leadership.
Are you ready for more? I hope so because I am. There’s something about our new Secretary of State John Kerry that bothers me too. In mid-November, when he returned from Geneva with his tail between his legs, one line he posed to reporters raised my red flag: “We’re not blind and I don’t think we’re stupid.”
Huh? Really, Mr. Secretary of State? After failing to strike a deal in Geneva and then trying to place blame for the flop on France, this is all we get…your personal insight on the Administration’s “capability” to understand fully international complexities when everyone knows the Administration has a zero success record. When I heard this, my confidence level dropped again, as if my confidence could possibly go lower. If “Just John” hasn’t already figured out the obvious–the Administration has no idea what Iran is thinking or how close it is to breakout capability–we should have no confidence in him.
“But is that what’s really bothering you, Mr. Secretary?” I’d cogitate before speaking it aloud.“I seriously doubt it.”
After that is spoken, I’d wait for another dig at my attempt to blog. “How dare you call our Secretary of State ‘Just John’? You call him Secretary Kerry. He is a leader. He is in charge of our foreign policy. You must respect our Secretary of State.”
And again, my quick-and-easy-to-swallow reply would be simple. I can understand his I-hate-America campaign following the Vietnam War. He threw his medals over a fence in protest…so what? So what? We let Hanoi Jane portray Nancy Reagan in a movie. For crying out loud, let him be. I can even understand his lavish 2009 dinner in Damascus with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. So what if Kerry now compares Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler? He’s a Washington insider; all Washington, D.C. insiders flip-flop. But what bothers me is Just John’s advising our members of Congress not to listen to Israel’s warnings about Iran’s intentions. Israel knows more about Iran’s intentions, and capabilities, and we’re not supposed to listen to it. So we’re supposed to put our trust in government bureaucrats? Is that what you’re saying, Just John? Really?
This is usually where I share another early-in-life experience with Pakistan and India’s “pre-nuke days.” Before May 28, 1998, you couldn’t sling a dead cat inside the State Department without hitting a soothsayer claiming that Pakistan–with all our promises and aid packages–would never defy the United States and publicly test its nuclear weapons. We knew it had them or was “very close ” but Clinton didn’t care. It was a political victory Clinton needed desperately and he was hell-bent to keep it. The Pakistanis promised they would behave, but…. It was funny to see all the shocked faces at the State Department, but it’s not funny; nuclear weapons, in the wrong hands, are scary.
This is usually when my conversation with mindless liberals would end; it had all made sense to me, but that doesn’t matter to some folks. Anyway, by that time, I’d be bored silly and would end the liberals’ recital of the day’s White House talking points with a polite “thank you for sharing your opinion” and the conversation would be over.
Oh well, my feelings may be hurt, or maybe better I’d have a liberal or two “unfriend” me on Facebook. I may even have one of the smarter liberals reply to my blog. But I’m a big boy; I can take it…because the obvious has to be heard sometimes: neither Susan nor Just John is engaged in Iran without underlying motives and a personal agenda. I’d feel a lot better if I could say they were; the world would be in safer hands, and maybe, just maybe, we wouldn’t be waiting for Israel to go in and clean up the mess alone. The sad thing is, neither is Barack Hussein Obama Junior.
My blogs are limited to six pages, but I have been “advised” to cut back…a lot, so I’ll make my point now…here’s my rant: It’s not that complicated, people…we have to be able to trust people in power will do the right thing, make rational decisions; listen wisely and cautiously to our intelligence, throw the ego out the window, and serve with one intention–protect the United States of America like it swore to do. In all essence, I don’t just want someone inside the White House just to tell me the truth. I want people in the White House to know the truth.
I would also love for people in Washington to man-up and lead like they promised to do, and all of us should know what leaders act like. And we should know what leaders sound like and what leaders do. But in all honesty, it’s not the lack of leadership that bothers me…it’s the “optics.”
If you abide by the Washington D.C. playbook, the success or what looks like a success (optics) trumps everything, even the fallout that follows.
“Fallout?” you ask.
“Yes, fallout,” I’d reply and then add my overarching caveat: “I don’t scare easily, but that nut at the State Department and his two bosses inside the White House are really scaring the doo-doo out of me.”
By now, we all should know what so far has transpired in Geneva.
But in all honesty, you’d think everyone would wonder why Iran is so eager "now" to discuss its nuclear weapons program…“over the next year or two." Netanyahu tried to explain the obvious to Obama months ago: shifting the international community’s focus on Iran’s nuclear program–from sanctions to negotiations–is exactly what Iran needs right now. You see, when weak leaders from France, Russia, Germany, China, Britain, and the United States meet to discuss options for troublemakers, murky watered-down nothingness usually rises to the top; sometimes it works; most times it doesn’t, especially when the troublemaker is so close to completion. Remarkably, this time France was the one that figured it out and was lucky enough to derail what we now know was a White House-brokered deal.
Regardless, Netanyahu gave his speech at the United Nations General Assembly one day after meeting with Obama; it was his one last ditch to talk sense to our leader. In his speech, he made it clear: “Israel will have to go it alone.” And that’s exactly what Israel will do if it comes to that.
But it’s so much more than just what’s going on in Geneva that scares me.
“Why?” you’ll want to ask.
“You know damn well why,” I’d answer back. “Take your head out of the sand and look around…these three nuts are desperate.”
Let me spell it out for you, starting at the top. Barack Hussein Obama Junior is not just hoping for a Middle East foreign policy success story to call his legacy accomplishment; he is desperate for one. So far, his Arab Spring has turned into the new Arab winter; he failed miserably in Syria; Israel, our key ally in the region, has now turned its back on him; and the world’s biggest thug of them all (Putin) is making him look like even bigger one. I don’t even want to raise the meltdown of the unaffordable healthcare act. My concern is Obama will do anything to get that…legacy accomplishment–remember, the success or what looks like a success (the optics again) trumps everything, even the fallout that follows.
Now, for Susan, I don’t need a paragraph to explain her motives, but I’ll give it anyway. She lied about Bengazi and got caught. She took the bullet for the White House and for Hillary, and now she needs to be redeemed. Susan is worthless, even sitting in the White House as our National Security Advisor. To protect her, she is now out of the public view and disappeared from media coverage. But don’t get it twisted; she is still in there, lying, seeking that redemption. My even bigger concern is Susan will do anything to prove the world wrong about Iran, that she is right this time, and unfortunately, she is one of the few who has Obama’s ear.
And Just John, he’s Just John and he’s sitting in the spot he wanted, but first Hillary took it from him. Barack Hussein Obama Junior and Hillary made a secret deal and both got what they wanted…kind of. But for certain, Just John was the one who got nothing out of the deal, and now he will do anything to show he deserved to be Secretary of State from the start.
I just want to reiterate the message again: the United States is making a huge mistake going down a kumbaya-type diplomacy path with Iran, when those in charge so desperately want, and even need it. Now that that is said, let’s strip away the politics and talk politics like we should. Iran is a real threat, and if Israel has to go it alone, believe me, it will. But what that does to the United States is simple, and I will use something common to all political sides so everything is clear.
||The anthropology/ethnology definition of the Totem Pole is: “a post carved and painted with a series of family or clan crests or with figures representing mythic beings and erected by certain North American Indians, especially those of the Northwest Pacific coast, within a village as a tribal symbol or, sometimes, in memory of a dead person.”
The slang definition is: “A hierarchy: low or high on the totem pole.”
I am using the slang definition of the totem pole when I make the comparison with certain politicians and the American people. It’s remarkable how folks like “Susan,” John Kerry, the Clintons, Obamas, their crony elitist friends, and the mainstream media want so badly to rise to the top on that upright totem pole, while they want the rest of us just to walk it…as it lies flat on the ground.
The totem pole is upright for a reason, and it’s going to stay upright. Our Native Americans didn’t want that socialist mess and neither do we. But one thing is for certain: if we’re on the wrong side of history again, especially in terms of Iran, Israel, and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, we’ll end up even lower on that pole.
Do you like not being at the top, or at least close to the top? Some people don’t care as long as everyone else except for them is lower on the pole. So in addition to the obvious warning–never trust a politician who wants something so bad he can taste it; he’ll get what he needs and everyone else gets screwed–I want to add some points some peeps much wiser than me are making as we digest what just transpired in Geneva on November 23, at 3 AM, by a group of very, very desperate leaders. Iran now gets lifted sanctions for a promise it will likely never keep.
- Iran can smell the desperation…and so can Israel.
- The U.S. is in “survival mode” and thus should stay out of the talks.
- Unlike the Americans and Europeans, Iran is patient; it’ll wait forever to get what it wants.
- Trust the intelligence, especially those with a real dog in the fight; unlike America, Israel’s
existence is on the line.
- Stick with what works…“trust but verify.”
- There’s no such thing as “failsafe” diplomacy.
- No deal is always better than a bad deal.
- Don’t let politics rule over good old national security common sense.
- When Israel says it will go it alone…it will go it alone.
It’s a perfect storm that just formed in Geneva. It’s a dangerous and real storm that never should have been taken seriously, much less agreed to. So now that it’s done, we need to be clear and transparent about the benefits and all costs, and above all, we need to shed the politics and do what is right for everyone…verify the hell out of everything Iran touches. The problem is: that means forcing compliance measures on Iran, something the United States had never done well with anyone.
Will “Susan,” “Just John,” and Barack Hussein Obama Junior do what is needed now that the Genie has been let out of the bottle. Probably not, since they have already moved on to taunting this so-call historic peace deal. But I do not doubt that if they don’t, Israel will step up and do it for them.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.†
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