Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fact Checking Obama's Phony Legacy

It is somewhat frustrating to watch the media swoon over Obama.  They cover him as if he is more of a god today than he was when he was in office!

Just today I saw a headline that said, "Obama takes picture of his wife on vacation and Social Media Loves it!"

But make no mistake, while Obama might be a "nice" man by the world's standards....he was the architect of some really wimpy decisions that are now all coming back to haunt us at the same time.

North Korea, Iran, Russia, Iraq, Syria, Benghazi just to name a few.

Of course we should totally expect the media to NOT REPORT on anything that tarnishes Obama's legacy....like chemical weapons in Syria....or Iran royally cheating on it's nuke deal while spending the billions of bribe dollars WE GAVE THEM to plan our very own demise.

The Washington Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, recently gave Susan Rice four Pinocchios for a false and misleading statement regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. But what is notable about this story is not that Rice lied. She has done that many times. Rather, the remarkable part of this story is that the Post took so long to wake up to this Obama administration falsehood.

After all, Kessler’s evidence that Syria still had a chemical weapons capability reaches back two years, to a period during President Obama’s tenure. Why not, then, issue a fact check sooner? In 2016, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper assessed that “Syria has not declared all the elements of its chemical weapons program.” In addition, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported in 2015 and 2016 that it was “finding traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at Syrian facilities that had not been declared to inspectors or previously visited.”

“The reality is that there were continued chemical-weapons attacks by Syria—and that U.S. and international officials had good evidence that Syria had not been completely forthcoming in its declaration and possibly retained sarin and VX nerve agent,” writes Kessler.

AIM’s Cliff Kincaid recently exposed how the left-wing, mainstream media are currently covering for Obama administration officials’ lies about Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile by noting that these officials had referred to “declared” stockpiles. This was sold as nuance. However, as Kincaid notes, then Secretary of State John Kerry said, “We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out.”

But The New York Times carried an article on April 9 by Peter Baker, which quoted Antony Blinken, former deputy secretary of state under then-President Barack Obama, as acknowledging that regarding chemical weapons, “We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration.” In other words, this is further evidence that the Obama administration was lying about the success of their negotiations.

These are not complicated lies, and not based in nuance. The Obama administration misled the American people, and Bashar Assad’s apparent recent sarin gas attack has made this impossible to ignore. Arguably, the Post is not willingly covering Obama’s tarnished legacy. Rather, it has been backed into a corner by world events.

I say “apparent” because we have learned not to accept all reports from U.S. intelligence agencies as factually accurate. Whether we are talking about the fall of the Soviet Union, the existence of certain WMD in Iraq, the Islamic State as the Junior Varsity, or Russia “hacking” our presidential election with the goal of helping to elect Donald Trump as president, we know that intelligence can easily be politicized, or just plain wrong. In this case, there are analysts and talk-show personalities on the left and right who question why Bashar al-Assad would drop chemical weapons on civilians at this juncture in Syria’s civil war, and who want to see the evidence before accepting it as fact. Perhaps it was the jihadis, e.g., al Qaeda, ISIS or the Al-Nusra Front, who stood to gain if much of the world were to condemn Assad for this attack. Others argue that it was a “wag the dog” scenario, suggesting perhaps collusion between Trump and Putin. The Times rejects all of these theories.

The media have had, and will continue to have, a vested interest in preserving Obama’s foreign policy legacy. Yet Obama’s foreign policy failures could become more and more apparent over time, exposing how Obama diminished United States power into that of a paper tiger. Another stunning example was the administration’s response to the 2012 Benghazi attacks, where the military did not send military assets to combat the attack, but left the insufficiently protected personnel on the ground to deal with the terrorists. The administration claimed that they didn’t have time, or enough intelligence, to send in the armed forces. This is a preposterous lie. When will the mainstream media investigate these other scandals and flawed agreements? The Post should issue a fact check on these other pressing issues. Ample evidence already exists.

Read more at https://www.aim.org/aim-column/fact-checking-obamas-phony-legacy/#cyxx8Y3s30G8OsD7.99

Friends, no man is going to save USA from the pickle we have put ourselves in.  USA will one day suffer the same fate as every nation whose people reject Jesus Christ.

It should not surprise us that a super-liberal like Obama would be worshiped by the atheists and "all religions lead to the same god" church goers.

So if you are also frustrated while reading the paper and watching the news, use your frustration to remind yourself to pray for Donald Trump and pray for America.  The fact that the godless people hate him is probably good evidence that he is on the right track.


Blogger Sue Hanson said...

I totally agree with you!! Msm wants to protect Obama's legacy in every way possible but to me, he has no legacy except FAILURE!!! It amazes me everyday to listen and watch Msm not reporting facts but just twisting it to their own narrative. We do need to pray everyday for President Trump and our country. He has so much to repair from the last 8 worthless years and it's going to be hard to accomplish that without prayer. What goes around, comes around and hopefully more and more facts come out about what a liar he is!! Christians will prevail!!

April 18, 2017 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger dennis said...

Amen! As Ephesians 6 reminds us....our battle isn't against other humans but against the evil, fallen spiritual forces in the unseen realm and those forces can only be taken on by prayer and the Word of God. The MSM is dominated with lost, deluded people who have a secular-atheistic worldview so of course they are going to champion the politicians that agree with them.

April 21, 2017 at 10:47 AM  

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