Shameless Betrayal

Shameless Betrayal
Vol: 127 Issue: 20 Friday, April 20, 2012

The administration seems to be as confused about the meaning of the word allies as it is when it comes to the definitions of words like immigrant or terrorism.

Who can forget the day that the head of the Department of Homeland Security declared  that henceforth, acts of terror were to be renamed as “man caused disasters”  — and nobody dared to laugh?

An “immigrant” used to mean “a person who comes to a country to take up lawful permanent residence”  since “permanent” implies lawful and not subject to deportation. 

An “alien” is a non-citizen who takes up temporary residence in another country, of which there are two kinds; legal and illegal.

Redefining an “illegal alien”  as an “undocumented immigrant” does violence to the meanings of both “undocumented” and “immigrant”.  

It’s called “doublespeak” and it is defined at Wikipedia thusly:

“Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., “downsizing” for layoffs, “servicing the target” for bombing  making the truth less unpleasant, without denying its nature. It may also be deployed as intentional ambiguity, or reversal of meaning (for example, naming a state of war “peace”). In such cases, doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth, producing a communication bypass.”

One day soon, doublespeak might itself be renamed something like, an “Obamaism” in honor of the administration’s perfection of the technique.  Particularly whenever the word doublespeak is used in the context of betrayal, one would expect.

For example, we now know that the Obama administration has betrayed America’s closest allies on numerous occasions.  As part of an effort to buy Russia’s signature on Obama’s START Treaty, the administration leaked secret information about the British nuclear arsenal to the Russians.

More recently, the administration has apparently decided to throw the British under the already-overcrowded rhetorical bus, a phrase which is itself an Obamanism used by the mainstream media as a euphemism for betraying a long-time ally whenever politically expedient.

The British are again crying betrayal following the Obama administration’s refusal to support the UK in its dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.  Niles Gardiner at the UK Telegraph blasted the administration as a “shameless betrayal.”

“On a visit to Latin America, [Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta] Jacobson was asked to comment on the growing tensions between Britain and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, and responded by treating the two countries as though they were equal partners in the eyes of the United States.”

The administration has taken to referring to the Falklands as the “Malvinas” — a clear diplomatic snub aimed at Britain’s ownership of the island chain, long claimed by Argentina despite the fact 90% of Falklands residents are British.

The Daily Mail’s commentary was published under the ponderous (and incredulous) headline, “British Troops Fight and Die Alongside Americans, but Obama is ‘Neutral” over the Sovereignty of the Falklands (or Should that Be ‘Maldives?)

“President Barack Obama’s answer during a joint press conference with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia must go down as one of the most inept and misguided utterances of his presidency.

After giving a long-winded, boilerplate answer on Cuba, Obama then said: ‘And in terms of the Maldives or the Falklands, whatever your preferred term, our position on this is that we are going to remain neutral. We have good relations with both Argentina and Great Britain, and we are looking forward to them being able to continue to dialogue on this issue. But this is not something that we typically intervene in’.”

This is nothing less than a betrayal of one of America’s oldest and closest allies in an effort to curry favor with one of South America’s most anti-American dictatorships, that of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, adding insult to injury by mixing up the Maldives (off the coast of India) with the Malvinas off the coast of Argentina.

Not only was it a betrayal, but an off-hand one — Obama didn’t even get the snub right.

America’s other closest ally is Israel.  And as we now know, the Obama administration betrayed the Israelis when it leaked information that Israel had an agreement to fly out of secret air bases in Azerbaijan to attack Iran. 

The administration has been pressuring Israel to delay attacking Iran until 2013 so that it won’t damage Obama’s re-election chances in November.  Leaking Israel’s secret ace-in-the-hole to the mainstream press (and therefore, to Iran) ended that threat. 

Once the agreement was made public, Azerbaijan withdrew permission.  Israel officials were at first furious, and then, as the magnitude of the situation began to set it,  the fury turned to fear.

Noted syndicated columnist Cal Thomas in his column entitled, “Obama’s Betrayal of Israel

“On May 14, 2011, the State of Israel observed the 63rd anniversary of its independence. But if the proposals made by President Obama in his State Department speech are implemented, that observance could be its last.”

Assessment:

Here again, we find some clues to the answer to the question, “Where is America in Bible Prophecy?”  Israel is clearly represented.  So is Europe and Russia.  The modern Arab states of the Middle East are represented in prophecy as well.

But once one crosses over the threshold from the Age of Grace into the Tribulation Period, America vanishes from the scene.  Wait!  If America ‘vanishes’ from the prophetic record, then that must mean that America makes an appearance there.

It can’t “vanish” unless it was there in the first place.  But where? 

I’ve made the case elsewhere and often that America DOES appear in Bible prophecy, not by name, but as the representative for the Church during the final hours of the Church Age.  That is not to say that the Church is made up of Americans — far from it. 

But by every possible measure, as well as by popular acclamation by America-haters from the United Nations to al-Qaeda to the American liberal mainstream media, America is viewed as the “world’s most Christian country.” 

Indeed, following the 2004 general election, the mainstream dubbed the pro-Bush Republican Red States as “Jesus Land.”  Back in 2004, we made the following observation about the tactics used by the Left during that election:

“For the most part, the tactics of the Left — and the morals of their candidates– during Election 2004 dovetailed with Paul’s description as ‘lovers of their own selves’ — their willingness to slander our nation and our troops while encouraging the terrorists hoping to defeat a divided America, if it helped them win the election, is one example.”

In fact, read through the whole description again: “covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: . .”

Note how many ways Paul finds to describe “betrayal” as a hallmark characteristic of the visible Church in the last days.  Then go over to Google and enter the search term, “Obama betrayal.” 

The Far Left complains that Obama has betrayed them.  The Far Right points out how many times Obama has betrayed America.  The moderate middle complains about how often Obama has betrayed the middle class.  

And all the rest of them detail the various times that Obama has betrayed America’s allies. 

He has, at one time or another, been cited for betraying the British, the French, the Germans,  the Canadians, the Israelis, and we even have a recording of him promising the Russians that after he is re-elected, he will betray Eastern Europe (and possibly America!)

An article in Front Page Magazine detailing Obama’s serial betrayals of America’s allies and of American values took stock of the administration’s latest efforts to appease Iran.

“All the participants have described the talks as “constructive”  and news articles trumpet a statement by Iran’s Supreme Leader that Obama had finally taken “an exit from delusion” in believing that he could defeat Iran. A Newsweek article praises this as “one of the most positive comments he had made about the United States since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.”

Left standing with a knife in his back, is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who didn’t expect Obama to sign on to a strike on Iran, but is recognizing that there is no level of interference too great for the White House. At least to his credit, he didn’t abase himself the way that Cameron did. Both Israel and the UK have been screwed by Washington D.C., but the Israeli Prime Minister at least retained his dignity.

If that is how traditionally close allies like the UK and Israel are being treated, there’s no hope for anyone else. Eastern European allies already knew they had been sold out before the “hot mic” incident and the message to Vladimir, that shameful moment just brought it home to them.”

Here’s the kicker.  According to most polls,  it is even possible that Obama might be re-elected in November.

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My Mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:14-18)

If there still is an election in November.

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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