Obama is playing games with human pawns

He told us he had an agenda when he came into office, but little did we know how fundamentally Obama planned to change our country. Photo: Arrogant Obama/ AP

CHARLOTTENovember 4, 2013 — Egypt’s discontent with President Obama and the United States is not new, but with the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood officials scheduled to begin Monday, it will probably be a front page story once again.

Already Morsi supporters have called for demonstrations which almost certainly will intensify once legal proceedings begin.

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Amid the tensions and violence, which have been overshadowed in the U.S. by the Obamacare fiasco, it has been widely reported that anti-U.S. sentiment is at an all time high for both sides of the issues in Egypt. That is the part of the story we can see for ourselves when we are paying attention. The problem is that Americans do not pay attention about anything for very long, so ultimately when something significant happens, it is always a surprise. Obamacare being a prime example.

Beneath what is visible is a typical Obama tactic. What makes it so maddening however, is that it is impossible to determine whether the president’s strategies are by design or the result of incompetence of the highest order. Neither is good, but the former is worse.

We have all heard the expressions, “playing both ends against the middle” and “having your cake and eating it too.” Did Americans ever anticipate, even in their wildest imagination, that such idioms would become the way our country would operate for eight years?

Yet this is Barack Obama’s management style for everything he does. He did it in Libya and Egypt, he is doing it in Syria, and he is playing games with the lives of the American people with Obamacare, all while reading his teleprompter and unapologetically staring into the camera to tell us what we hear and see isn’t true. Lie after lie after lie emanates from our president’s mouth on a daily basis.

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Domestically, distasteful as it is, the American people have the opportunity to express their displeasure. There are built-in methods for change as an alternative to the agendas that endorse mass slaughter through violence which is so common throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world.

Push people too far or back them into a corner where there is nothing left to do but fight and even Americans will eventually say “enough is enough.”

Globally the response is more volatile, however. The people of the United States have less control over their destiny. Terrorism can happen any time, any place, anywhere. We have experienced it at home and witnessed it abroad.

Whether the issue is universal healthcare for the American people or diplomacy in the Middle East, the question remains, what can possibly be gained by straddling the fence in a manner that forces opposing sides of a question to such intense polarization that no solution is acceptable? It simply makes no sense.

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Barack Obama went to Cairo a couple of years ago to deliver what the media hailed as a defining speech of his presidency. The people of Egypt cheered by the thousands. It was supposed to be a new era.

What the Egyptians did not know, and what the media probably knew but would not say, was that the president was in full misdirection mode, just as he was with his healthcare policies. Say it loudly. Say it with confidence. Say it eloquently. Then fix it later by cobbling together a solution that nobody can accept.

The ultimate result is chaos, confusion and anger on both sides. For whatever reason, that appears to be the motivation Barack Obama had when he came into office. If these were isolated events, each episode might be excused as a mistake. Taken in combination however, the cumulative explanation seems to be something far more sinister.

Obamacare has nothing to do with easing the burdens on the middle class. It has everything to do with growing our dependency on government which ultimately leads to control through tyranny. The president and his cronies are keenly aware of that. They do nothing that is not calculated. Nobody in Washington ever does anything that doesn’t have an ulterior motive.

Until now, we have never had a leader whose underlying goal was either to destroy the fundamental principles upon which the nation was founded or to gum up the works so far beyond recognition that it will take decades to reverse his policies.

Call it conspiratorial or anti-Obama or whatever counter argument you choose, but this is not the agenda of a man who has the best interests of the country or the world at heart.

All you have to do is look at Libya, Egypt, Syria, Israel and, closer to home, your brand new insurance policy.


Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club, www.MagellanTravelClub.com

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Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three decades. Following a career as an award winning sports producer/anchor, Taylor’s media production business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Rail Europe, the Finnish Tourist Board, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council and the Swiss Travel System among others. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com) and his goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.


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