Obama's Art of War

Sun Tzu said, in The Art of War: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.”

One of Barrack Hussein Obama’s first actions as president was to forbid the use of the term “Islamic” in regards to terrorism, thus embarking upon a politically correct campaign to prevent the West from identifying its openly sworn enemy.
The ceremonial signing of the Obama-Iran nuclear pact could not have been more advantageous to Iran had Hollywood written the script. The foregone conclusions of the IAEA certifying necessary compliance and Obama’s lifting of the sanctions that had kept Iran less than ideally funded for its prosecution of jihad, Shi’ite style, leave intact the correct observations of Benjamin Netanyahu – that Iran poses a mortal threat to the whole world, that the deal does not prevent Iran getting the bomb but guarantees it; that Iran keeps its vast nuclear infrastructure; that the inspection regime is seriously flawed; that at expiration of the deal Iran can proceed to the bomb clear and free; that a nuclear arms race could be precipitated in the Middle East; that its missile program is untouched; that it is not required to stop its aggression against other states nor stop funding terrorism nor stop threatening to annihilate Israel; and that the world is not safer – rather it is a far more dangerous place.
Perhaps I owe Hollywood an apology. Had Hollywood written the script the foregone conclusion might have been a happy ending. But someone else wrote the script.
Two truisms dominate politics – nothing happens by accident and, if you seek the real purpose behind events, follow the money.
Since Obama sent NASA to praise the Arab world for its supposed contribution to modern science, apologized and orated in Cairo on a new relationship between America and Islam, ignored the uprising against Iran’s rigged elections (protests which held a real chance of overthrowing the tyrannical regime), prevented rescue of America’s own ambassador in Libya, announced the intention of exiting Iraq and Afghanistan by dates certain, failed to honor his own red line against Syrian use of chemical weapons, allowed renewed Russian influence and action in the region, leaked likely Israeli strategy for a military strike against Iranian nuclear infrastructure, released dangerous jihadists from Guantanamo, and allowed American sailors publicly and shamefully to fall into the hands of that unnamed enemy – the Middle East is brutally ablaze, the innocents of Islam are savaged and the rest of the world is not far behind.
Could all this have been accidental? Many wait for America to come to her senses and resume her proper – exceptional – role as the world’s superpower for her own good and for theirs. Many believe the leader of the free world is simply an idealizing incompetent. Few see in this script a rational plot. Few imagine that the disaster is intentional, for the actual State of the Union would be too heinous to accept and we’d have to conclude that the Manchurian Candidate is for real. But follow the money – it leads to the rapid ascendency of radical Islam and the rapid decline of the United States.
Sun Tzu astutely analyzed the art of war. To win, one must follow clear principles. The side which does will overcome his enemy. The side which does not will suffer.
He said: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
And he said: “The best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact… In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed... A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; a commander-in-chief may be robbed of his presence of mind.” At best, Obama has waged imaginary peace, pretending that there is no war. At worst, he has waged war – on us.
But Sun Tzu also said: “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” Desperation yields strength.
Eight years ago, the Republican candidate for president publicly criticized a radio talk show host for daring to use Obama’s middle name – Hussein. The host was fired. Pity we didn’t take that seriously. Maybe it’s time we did.