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Gingrich: The collapse of the Obama strategy against radical Islamists
Human Events ^ | 9/19/2012 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 09/19/2012 12:08:24 PM PDT by GVnana

The real meaning of the violence of the last week across the Muslim world is the bankruptcy and collapse of the Obama strategy which began with his speech in Cairo. President Obama had a deep conviction that pandering to Islamic sympathies, identifying with the virtues of Islam and parroting phrases that sounded good would lead to a deeper acceptance of the United States by Muslims.

While reaching out to “mainstream Muslims,” the Obama strategy would wage selective war against designated enemies. The Obama administration decided to ignore concerns of sovereignty and to kill terrorists with stepped up drone attacks.

It apparently did not occur to the Obama team that the enemy could and would react.

->snip<-

There are three things profoundly wrong with this analysis.

1. The Libyans reject it as a matter of fact.

2. It confuses excuse with cause.

3. It suggests a solution which would subordinate American civilization to Islamic supremacists.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brilliant; foreignpolicy; gingrich; islam; newt; newtgingrich; obama; religion
A very good read, well worth the time.
1 posted on 09/19/2012 12:08:28 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Newt always gets it right.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 12:12:30 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: GVnana; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Newt is finally showing his stuff like the pro wrestler he once was!


3 posted on 09/19/2012 12:12:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: GVnana
It confuses excuse with cause.

Go Newt! I wish he were our candidate.

I thought Romney was going to let him (as well as Perry) be more visible in support of the GOP cause, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case.

Pity, because nobody can say it like Newt.

4 posted on 09/19/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT by livius
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To: GVnana

The Muslim Marxist fully intends to appease his brethren and bring Islamic supremacy here, by limiting free speech against Islam.

STOP HIM.

STOP obamacare.
5 posted on 09/19/2012 12:20:01 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: livius
Go Newt! I wish he were our candidate.

Me too, and I sure wish Newt were the one giving Romney debate instructions and rehearsals.

6 posted on 09/19/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: katiedidit1; musicman; RedMDer

You will like this!


7 posted on 09/19/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

8 posted on 09/19/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GVnana; onyx
No American should tolerate this hypocritical double standard.

BTTT! Go Newt!

9 posted on 09/19/2012 12:40:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: musicman

Those ears! LOL!


10 posted on 09/19/2012 12:41:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: GVnana

A major selling point for Romney would be touting Newt as his Secretary of State.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: GVnana

I think the important thing now, like the warning that went to the Iranians when Reagan was going to replace the spineless weasel Jimmy Carter, should be the warning that Romney should send to the Islamists.

This being that under Obama, you have been able to taunt and abuse America. Once elected, Romney will “cut down their groves and vineyards, and plow their fields with salt.”

That there will be no safe haven for Islamist thugs anywhere in the world. That the US will hunt them down and exterminate them.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: MeganC
Newt always gets it right.

I disagree. This time he is way off. Obama's policy concerning radical Islam didn't collapse. It went exactly as he planned it and it went exactly as he said he wanted it. Not many people were listening when he was running in 2008. Apparently Newt wasn't either.

13 posted on 09/19/2012 12:51:04 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Wouldn’t want to wrestle him.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 1:34:28 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (They lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: onyx
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Myth Romney ... is too damned arrogant ... and LIBERAL ...

to need the help of either Newt Gingrich or the Tea Party ...


This blunder will cost Myth victory in November ...



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15 posted on 09/19/2012 1:57:22 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: GVnana

When something fails, that just means Obama doubles down on it. Expect more of the same x10.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 1:58:48 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: onyx
God I just love Newt. He lays everything out so clearly like the teacher he is...the GOP would gain a lot if they would listen to him.
He was ahead of everyone in the debates on this topic along with many others. Our country needs him to serve in some capacity that will make a difference. IF the rino’s would permit...God forbid they don't find someone that is more middle of the road to “reach across the aisle.” YOU and I both know that is not Newt's style...he will tell it like it is
17 posted on 09/19/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Hi P@B. I’m sure you won’t read this, but just in case...LOL, I can’t believe you’re still spamming threads with your cut and paste screed against Mitt - and it MUST be killing you that you haven’t made any converts of the “fools” on FR.

Just for the record, I was for Newt, and I started out thoroughly disgusted that Mitt was our candidate. Then I kinda went through acceptance because I was pretty much ABO.

Today I’m at the point where I’m satisfied with him and believe he’s already mopping the floor with your buddy bo, or else he would be staying above the 50% mark.

You only have a few more weeks of cutting/pasting - so enjoy.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 3:00:58 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: BartMan1; Nailbiter

Ping


19 posted on 09/19/2012 4:31:20 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: GVnana

If the RINO party had given Newt a prime time speaking slot like Clinton got to detail the destruction that decades of liberal policies have had on our economy, our culture and our foreign policy, Romney would have emerged from the conventions ahead in the polls.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: katiedidit1

I agree with your every word. It’s time for those damn elites to STHU and listen to Newt.

Otherwise, they’re going to lose this one for Romney.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 10:05:44 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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