Survivalist Forum banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,595 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
AND WHO IS GOING TO BE THE GLOBAL LEADER ?
You Guessed it.

WEST POINT, New York (Reuters) – President Barack Obama declared on Saturday the United States cannot act alone in the world and pledged to shape a new "international order" as part of a national security strategy to seal his break with Bush-era policies.

Setting out his vision for keeping America safe as it fights wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Obama stressed international engagement over predecessor George W. Bush's "cowboy diplomacy" and signaled his likely repudiation of Bush's justifications for pre-emptive war.

"The burdens of this century cannot fall on our soldiers alone, it also cannot fall on American shoulders alone," Obama told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. "Our adversaries would like to see America sap its strength by overextending our power."

Obama's speech previewed his new National Security Strategy -- required by law of every U.S. president -- to be released next week. His words suggested it would deviate sharply from Bush's go-it-alone approach that placed U.S. power over diplomacy in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Bush in 2002 laid out the "Bush Doctrine" asserting the right to wage pre-emptive war against countries and terrorist groups deemed a threat to the United States, part of a policy he called a "distinctly American internationalism."

What followed was the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq despite the lack of formal U.N. authorization.

Since taking office last year, the Obama administration has fueled speculation that the president's new strategy will officially back away from that controversial concept.

Though Obama did not explicitly revoke the Bush Doctrine at West Point, he emphasized the need to prevent attacks through multilateral cooperation with intelligence agencies "working seamlessly with their counterparts to unravel plots."

He also asserted that the only reason U.S. forces continued fighting in Afghanistan was because "plotting persists to this day" there by al Qaeda militants behind the September 11 attacks on the United States.

MUSLIM OUTREACH

Obama said the United States must strengthen existing alliances, build new partnerships and promote human rights worldwide as it pursues a strategy of global leadership.

"We are clear-eyed about the shortfalls of our international system," he said. "But America has not succeeded by stepping out of the currents of cooperation."

"We have to shape an international order that can meet the challenges of our generation," he said.

Obama's call for global cooperation was also a message to NATO allies in Afghanistan to stiffen their resolve when questions are being raised about their commitment to the war.

Obama kept up his outreach to the Muslim world. While accusing al Qaeda of distorting Islamic values, he avoided using terms like "war on terror" and "Islamo-fascists" that Bush employed regularly and which alienated many Muslims.

Obama has been widely credited with improving the tone of U.S. foreign policy but is still struggling with challenges ranging from nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea to sluggish Middle East peace efforts.

Critics say some of his efforts at diplomatic engagement show U.S. weakness.

Obama warned of "difficult days ahead" in Afghanistan to break the momentum of a resurgent Taliban but expressed confidence that U.S.-led and Afghan forces would succeed.

When Obama visited West Point in December, he unveiled his plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan coupled with a promise to start bringing forces home in July 2011.

The buildup is considered vital to a U.S.-led offensive in coming months in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar that could weigh on the success or failure of Obama's war strategy.

Obama spoke just over a week after hosting Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the White House, where they presented a unified front in a bid to show their differences were behind them.

But that did not mean the Obama administration had suddenly gained full confidence in Karzai as a credible partner.

Obama's challenge is to convince a skeptical American public and Congress that the war is worth fighting and funding and to keep Afghanistan from becoming a political liability in a congressional election year.

(Writing by Matt Spetalnick, editing by Jackie Frank and Vicki Allen)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,959 Posts
Take 10 kids on a playground, give 3 of them big bags of candy, 2 medium and the rest a kid sized handful. Then pen them in with minimal supervison.

If you think politicians and get oher politicans under one umbrella, then you probably also think UFO come and eat cows.

You are allowed to believe that, but I doubt this is one thing that will really happen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,959 Posts
wasnt the un ment to be the force that they all listen too.. but they can veto the vote so it has really no power anyways...
It was supposed to stop WWIII from happening. Which it kinda did, but really didn't, but maybe helped accomplished..... for a time. The UN was built with best intensions now it is my opinion a usless impotent money sink, that waves the threat of violence with impunity.

Basiclly its your a couple of your grandfathers pooping in his pants on the porch, waving a cane and telling the kids how to play. Unfortuantly none of the grandpas can figure out what they really wanna do, except yell at kids(sanctions).

Thats why I dont fear the UN, and unless something changes it wont matter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,595 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
It's all a smoke screen to make people watch the main hand while they fill their coffers and bunkers up with the offhand. While everyone is pre-occupied they willl slip away into the night and then its lights out on us.
Not these guys Marxists and Muslims are very dedicated and one track minded.
They only understand violence.
 

·
Sam Adams was right....
Joined
·
9,381 Posts
maybe Obama will put his "policy where his moth is" and push for Congress to reinstate the War Powers Act... prolly not...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
176 Posts
I have no doubt that the coming elections in November will stop the madness of Obama,Reid and pelosi.
What I am very worried about is the fact that they know this to be true. What damage will they do before and immediately after the elections?
Ditto. My concern is if they can't win the game, they will just change the rules. Regardless of what they say, these people have absolutlely no desire to give up their power. All this talk about the Dems being willing to sacrifice their seat in order to do the right thing for the country is total BS. If "it" was the really the "right thing" they would not be concerned. They are talking out of both sides of their mouth. We need to keep our eye on them and by all means VOTE!
 

·
Your move Sparky...
Joined
·
7,782 Posts
meh, whatever he is doing he better get done before November. He will be sitting around with his thumb in his ass after that, crying about Bush policies.
 

·
Spunky Curmudgeon
Joined
·
1,310 Posts
how did the cadets and uadience react to the speech? last time they were less than enthusiastic.
They reacted the same this time. Obama had to delete lines from his teleprompter overlords that referred to the enthusiasm of the cadets. Since it wasn't there, he would have looked like an idiot. I'm sure he hates the military even more today.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MotherEarth

·
American fearmaker
Joined
·
14,248 Posts
No. No. No. You guys have it all wrong. Obama wants to be world leader. Obama wants to lead the entire planet into poverty, decadence and misery. And, get this, Obama wants to be the Muslims' representative, not the representative from the USA. I can't wait to see the nuclear cloud when Michelle learns that good Ol' Barry will demand she wears a burkha...
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top