Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Obama Lied

I’m sure you remember that Bush lied. The phrase was repeated so often by so many people that, after a time, people took it as truth. In reality, the intelligence agencies of a dozen or so countries had gotten the Iraqi weapons program wrong, but that did not prevent those who demonized Bush to keep proclaiming that Bush lied.

As for Trump, all we ever hear is that he is lying. About everything. All the time. That Hillary Clinton and Co. lied all the time… is not an issue, because the Clinton’s are allowed to get away with anything. The media will never hold them accountable, ever.

As for Barack Obama, we all know that he lied about Obamacare. You cannot keep your plan and you cannot keep your doctor. It doesn’t matter to the media, because Obama, being who he is, cannot be held accountable. He must be worshipped.

Some lies are more consequential than others. Thus, we take notice when we read in the Jerusalem Post (via Maggie’s Farm) that Barack Obama lied through his teeth to the king of Saudi Arabia. That would be the former King Abdullah. And not just once.

The source is Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Apparently, King Abdullah told President Obama that he was the first president to lie to a king of Saudi Arabia. He did not mince words:

Former US president Barack Obama lied to Saudi Arabia when violating the redlines he famously declared regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons and then not acting when they were used, a former senior Saudi official said in an interview with Independent Arabia. 

Bandar bin Sultan served for years as head of Saudi intelligence as well as the Saudi ambassador to the United States. In the interview, he recalled a last phone call between the late Saudi King Abdullah and Obama, during which the Saudi leader told the US president: “I did not expect that [after] this long life, I would see [the day] when an American president lies to me.”

Lied about what, you ask. Why the Syrian red line and the Iran nuclear deal. Apparently, Obama had promised to curb Iranian power and then went ahead with the nuclear deal:

Obama, bin Sultan said, “would promise something and do the opposite.” He said that the president took the Middle East back 20 years and also spoke critically of the Iran nuclear deal and how the former president spoke publicly about curbing Iran’s activities, but then went behind Saudi Arabia’s back and negotiated the nuclear deal. 

These policies by Obama, he said, emboldened Russia and Iran and paved the way for them to enter Syria and interfere in the civil war that has raged there since 2011

A curious side thought concerns the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Prince Bandar suggested that the Palestinians had made a major mistake when they turned down Bill Clinton’s offer of a peace plan. Again, we see Saudi Arabia moving away from the Palestinian cause, just in time for today’s Democratic Party, led by Alexandria Occasional Cortex, embrace it:

Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, bin Sultan said that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat committed a “crime” against his people by rejecting the peace plan proposed by former president Bill Clinton. 


trigger warning said...

At risk of being tiresomely repetitious,

"SJWs always lie."
--- Vox Day

Once one accepts that, the surprisal (as defined by information theory) of a revealed lie goes to zero. Assume they lie.

UbuMaccabee said...

To quote Dennis Prager, "The Left lies as casually as we breath."

Sam L. said...

And more often, UM; much more often.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

I still do not understand why Obama helped Iran. It makes no sense to me. It makes no political, economic, geopolitical, religious or ideological sense to me. And to insult a key ally who has a great deal of something we want (Saudi sweet light crude) makes this issue even more vexing. I’ve not heard a single sensible explanation, which is actually quite frightening. Why do a “deal” with Iran? Especially one so lopsided and bizarre (pallets of cash arriving on a blackout airlift into Tehran at night). What did the United States get in return?

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

I will also say this...

Supposedly intelligent people say they don’t believe in conspiracies. It requires too much coordination, it’s too complicated, people rat on each other, stuff comes out, scandal ensues, and the conspiracy falls apart under the weight of its own consequence and magnitude.

That’s the party line — the conventional wisdom — on conspiracies.

Then we see the IRS scandal, targeting conservative Tea Party groups. Lois Lerner pled the 5th. Very little press coverage. No follow-up. Nobody in jail. Nothing to see here. Then there are all sorts of rumblings/whispering of the Obama Administration putting together databases to solidify power. And no mainstream news sources are the least bit curious.

Why is that?

We clearly had a DOJ and FBI involved in a presidential election, with the FBI conducting a FISA-based surveillance investigation of candidate Trump, based on an opposition research piece created out of thin air by the Democrats. And now we have a never-ending Special Counsel “investigation” that’s turning out to be a DOJ/FBI/“Deep State” cover-up than anything else. And it absolutely destroyed any executive/legislative agenda Trump or Congressional Republicans may have had.

Are we supposed to believe this is all on the up-and-up?

We have a blistering polar vortex here in the Midwest, yet elites and talking heads still groan about Climate Change during hot summers. Melting polar icecaps. Displaced polar bears. Whole island nations that will cease to exist if we dont do something in the next 10 years... and that was 20 years ago. Those island nations still exist. Is there a conspiracy among scientists for government funding? How about within mainstream newsrooms? Is unchallenged groupthink on this scale possible?

These are but a few examples.

It seems there’s a lot of energy and emotion speaking to the threat posed by the conservative/right of the political spectrum, but “nothing to see here” with Democrats and the rising Left. Very strange, unless it’s intentional. As the days go by, the more I think there are big shenanigans afoot at very high levels. And I’m not sure what can be done about that.

Oh yes, you betcha Obama lied. A lot.

Sam L. said...

Obama lied to us. What's a Saudi king, compared to us?

Anonymous said...

"Obama lied to us. What's a Saudi king, compared to us?"

For Sam's entertainment:

Justine Trudeau says:
"If I can lie to myself, I can lie to Canadians."

- shoe