Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Response to an Act of War?
Under international law, an embassy is actually part of a nation. Will our President step up and show any manhood in this affront to our nation’s sovereignty? You decide. In my opinion, he will continue to support his Muslim brothers and ignore his responsibility to protect and defend the United States of America.
Other nations are waiting to see how we will react to this abomination. The London Telegraph reported in a headline today that the “Death of US ambassador would be act of war.” Will we be weak or strong in this crisis? That’s what radical Muslims are likely to watch for and then react accordingly. With the strong presence of Muslim Brotherhood connected people in the administration advising him, it is likely Obama will show us weak in the eyes of the world and thus invite attacks by radicals on our nation.
President Obama swore or affirmed the following when he took office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
So far he has done little enough of that. For him to fail to initiate the protection and defense of this nation and its representatives in embassies and consulates around the world, puts him in a category that some might label traitor.
At the inception of this once great nation, it was clearly understood that the primary or sole function of government was to protect and defend the individual liberties of its citizens to provide the benefits cited in the Declaration of Independence: inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America reads:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.
Any sitting president who abrogates that responsibility should be impeached as incompetent.
For Obama’s administration to issue an apology to the Muslims who perpetrated the attack and murder of our ambassador in Libya is a marked indication of his inability to serve as the leader of this nation. His actions since his inauguration have consistently shown his allegiance to individuals and nations whose religion is predominantly Muslim. Although he avers to be a Christian, he has demonstrated no allegiance to any aspect of Christian teaching. Instead, he has, time and time again, shown his preference for those of the Muslim religion, populating his administration with over a dozen people with Muslim Brotherhood connections.
The disdain with which Obama has treated Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel further makes the case for describing Barack Hussein Obama as an anti-American and anti-Israeli bigot. Scripture records that: “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” (Gen. 12:3 NIV). By Obama’s disdain for Israel, he has invited God to curse our nation. Some of the events we have witnessed these past four years (and even before)—bad economy, unemployment, moral decline, ethical decline, etc.—serve to illustrate the poor leadership we have had to endure because of our failure to live as the Judeo-Christian nation we started out to be.
Unhappily, many of our elected legislators have also fallen into their own forms of sin and selfishness. They seek to enrich themselves at the expense of the public from whom they were elected and are ostensibly representing.
As before, I exhort the citizens of the United States to attend to and do what the passage in 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, in God’s words, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (NIV)
The media has now reported that the U.S. is responding with a Marine counterterrorist force to investigate the event and provide protection for the embassy to prevent further looting.
That is good, but does not remedy the predilection of the administration to favor Muslims. Some media are reporting that this attack was unrelated to the release of the film purported to denigrate and negatively depict the Muslim prophet Mohammed. The producer of the film is reported to have gone into hiding.