by Seton Motley
The Barack Obama administration has been engaged in non-stop global bungle-buffoonery. And that’s giving them the benefit of the doubt – it may be that these horrific anti-American Interest results are their intention.
An example: Allegedly, President Obama — given his partial upbringing in Islamic Indonesia – was going to have a better understanding of and relationship with the Muslim World.
But a year after the Obama-backed “Arab Spring,” at least twenty U.S. Embassies were attacked on this year’s 9-11 anniversary. In Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were brutally murdered.
And as the Muslim World rose nearly as one against us, the administration issued pathetic statements/apologies, generated much sterner stuff against Governor Mitt Romney and lied their faces off about why it all was happening.
And all the while the President campaigned and raised coin for his reelection effort and blew off world leaders to instead meet with David Letterman and the ladies of The View.
Yet another global demonstration of Obama Administration fecklessness. The president extends to our enemies an open hand– and they crush us again and again with their clenched fists.
Not all the attacks on U.S. interests are violent. Sometimes the thugs dress up in suits and ties and head to Turtle Bay for a little United Nations (UN) America-abuse.
Looming before us is a prospective titanic international attack on American Internet interests. The Web wing of the UN is the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – and they in December will vote on whether or not to power grab much greater control of all things ‘Net.
The Obama administration has expressed their opposition to ITU Web-control passage. As on all things, Obama’s opinion has meant to the rest of the world exactly nothing.
U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer warned on Friday that a proposal to give a United Nations agency more control over the Internet is gaining momentum in other countries….
Powerful influence, Mister President.
(A) proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world.
Kramer said the idea of an international Internet fee is “gaining more interest in the African states and also in the Arab states.”
Oh – the same Arab states that are setting ablaze our embassies and consulates. Here again is another potential clenched fist to our face.
Clearly the vaunted President Obama persuasiveness is again failing him – and us.
(Kramer) said the United States delegation to the conference will have to redouble its efforts to convince other countries that the proposal would only stifle innovation and economic growth.
Seriously, genuinely – good luck with that. We absolutely need to stop this US-and-global-economy-crushing proposal.
The Obama Administration’s demonstrably degraded world standing has weakened our efforts to stop this UN power grab. Another problem is the administration has been on this issue utterly schizophrenic.
While proclaiming opposition to an international Internet takeover, they have stateside illegally imposed multiple Web takeovers of their own – like the all-encompassingly-bad Network Neutrality and forced-cellular-network-sharing.
So we have an enfeebled Obama administration standing on the world stage, asking the United Nations to – PLEASE!?! – “Do as we say – not as we do.”
Again, seriously, genuinely – good luck with that.