In a speech from the Rose Garden, President Obama stated, “This comes at a time when we see the strength of American leadership across the world. We’ve taken out al Qaeda leaders, and we’ve put them on the path to defeat. We’re winding down the war in Iraq and have begun a transition in Afghanistan. And now, working in Libya with friends and allies, we’ve demonstrated what collective action can achieve in the 21st century.”
Following the NATO air strikes, Muammar Gaddafi was dragged out of a drainpipe by rebel forces, alive. Dr. Othman al-Zintani, Libya’s chief pathologist, said that an autopsy confirmed that Gaddafi died from a gunshot to the head. Several videos of raw footage released on the Internet tell a different story.
There are speculations that Gaddafi was savagely beaten and shot in the temple, execution style, after being pulled from the drainpipe and surrounded by an exuberant crowd. Gaddafi’s corpse was paraded through the streets to a cold storage unit in a market place for public display. The execution of Gaddafi is being hailed as a great leap forward for democracy. The world cheers. This is democracy? Democracy is considered to be majority rule which yes, means freedom, but not mob rule.
Gaddafi was an evil man; however, in a civilized society, he would have been taken prisoner, tried in a court of law and dealt with accordingly, whether that meant life in prison or execution. This was clearly a display of mob rule and public lynching.
Obama said the fall of Tunisia, Egypt and now Libya in revolutions, dubbed the “Arab Spring,” proved that the leaders of Syria and Yemen should be fearful of similar endings. Tunisia and Egypt have gone the way of an Islamic rule and now with the violence and no form of government, Libya is entertaining Islamic law as well. However, the Obama administration is wielding threats and heralding victory for the U.S.
We have poured billions of dollars of tax payer dollars into the Middle East and Libya, Vice President Joe Biden said. “In this case, America spent $2 billion total and didn’t lose a single life.” This was a direct attack on the Bush administration.
He went on to trash former President George Bush when he stated, “This is more of the prescription for how to deal with the world as we go forward than it has been in the past.” Like every so-called intelligent liberal, the prescription is to follow the Alinsky Method, based on Sal Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
The Alinsky Method is a way of manipulating people based on group dynamics. People in groups tend to share a common knowledge base and display certain identifiable characteristics. A person who is considered the organizer gathers people together to form a group. The organizer encourages democracy by stating that each person has a right to be heard. Once the organizer has gained the group’s trust he then becomes an agitator. The process involves playing one part of the group against another in order to “divide and conquer.” The idea is to get the people in the group angry thus escalating tensions. The end object is to shut opposition voices out of the group which becomes mob rule. We are seeing this in the Middle East, across the nation and throughout the world.
Obama, the community organizer, is now threatening Syria and Yemen with the same fate that was bestowed on Gaddafi. At the same time we are getting ready to pull all troops from Iraq. With the Middle East ready to fall prey to radical ideology, can this be a wise move? Retired Army General John M. Keane said, “4400 lives lost. Tens of thousands of troops wounded. Over a couple hundred thousand Iraqis killed. We liberated 25 million people. There is only one Arab Muslim country that elects its own government, and that is Iraq.” This was Bush’s war, Obama merely inherited it.
Violence is escalating in the Middle East and with Iran advancing its nuclear program, it doesn’t look good for Israel the only true democratic state and ally to the West. If Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen become radicalized Islamic states, there is a chance that Iran could take control of the Middle East. The worst-case scenario would be the destruction of Israel and a crippled America, at best a civil governing body that encourages peaceful co-existence.