Amid Foreign and Domestic Crises, Obama Plans to Fundraise and Golf This Weekend

Leah Barkoukis | Jun 13, 2014 The Iraqi government is pleading for help from the U.S. as ISIS militants close in on Baghdad; Syria is still in the grips of war; veterans are dying from long wait times at the VA; and we’ve got a humanitarian crisis going on at the Southwest border.


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September 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland. President Roosevelt urges Poland to ‘solve their problems,’ as he prepares for an extensive vacation.

October 6, 1939 Germany and the Soviet Union divide and annex the whole of Poland. President Roosevelt calls a hasty press conference and expresses the “outrage of the International Community”, and promises “stern warnings”. He then departed for a fundraiser and a week of fishing in upstate New York.

May 10, 1940 Germany begins invasions of Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. President Roosevelt, via the assistant to the Deputy Press Secretary of the Commerce Department, issued a statement that he is “gravely concerned” about the situation in Europe and will address the issue after returning from an extensive vacation, again in upstate New York.

June 22.23 1940 France signs armistice with Germany and Hitler visits Paris. President Roosevelt assures besieged France that he is “very concerned” about the situation there and plans to issue a stern warning to the German leadership. This statement again issued from the office of the assistant to the Deputy Press Secretary of the Commerce Department in the Presidents extended absence.

August 13, 1940 Eagle Day; more than 1,400 German planes attack southern England. President Roosevelt urges Great Britain to ‘solve their problems,’ as he prepares for another round of fundraising.

September 7, 1940 Beginning of “London Blitz” President Roosevelt urges Great Britain to ‘solve their problems,’ as he again apologizes to the Germans for an ally of the United States shooting at German aircraft over London.

June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of France begins

June 14, 1944 Invasion of France called off – troops to return home. President Roosevelt reminds us that he promised to invade France and then return the troops. Denies any claim of having promised to win the war in Europe. President urges Europeans to solve their problems. Having successfully invaded France, the President set of on a well-deserved 6 week vacation in Wyoming.

June 24, 1948 Soviets and East Germans blockade Berlin, causing massive food shortages. Humanitarian crises averted when President Truman successfully negotiates a turnover of the whole of Berlin as well as what had previously been known as West Germany.

June 25, 1950: North Korea crosses the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea.

September 30, 1950 North Korean forces rout last of UN and South Korean forces at Pusan. From his vacation retreat deep in the Rocky Mountains, President Truman issues a statement of “grave concern” and promises “unspecified” support for the South Korean nation.

November 20, 1962 Soviets place nuclear missiles in Cuba, a scant 90 miles from US territory. Crisis is resolved when President Kennedy turns over Florida to Cuba in exchange for no further action on Cuba’s part.

January 27, 1973 Paris Peace Treaty establishes peace in Vietnam and the end of the Vietnam war.

August 11, 1975 US Congress cuts off aide to South Vietnam.

January 30, 1973
North Vietnamese army overran Saigon on 30 April 1975.


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January 2009 – mid 2011 Many occasions. Fox News TV host Glen Beck predicts a coming, reconstituted and large scale Islamic Caliphate.

December 2011 The last US troops leave IRAQ.

September 10, 2011 President Obama said: “There should be no doubt— today, America is stronger, and al Qaeda is on the path to defeat.” “We’ve decimated al Qaeda’s leadership.”

June 13, 2014 The first thing you hear is the music.
It lilts and sways. Then you see the Islamist militants. They’re knocking at a policeman’s door. It’s the middle of the night, but the cop soon answers. He’s blindfolded and cuffed. They take him to the bedroom. And then, they decapitate him with a knife.  The President is golfing.


June 16, 2014 ??

Afghanistan? Does Hillary golf?

Pakistan? Does Hillary play basketball?

Syria? Does Hillary give speeches?

Israel? Does Israel survive? Yes – her only ally is Jehovah God!

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Some of the above is true … some is not!


Don Johnson – June 2014


One response to “Amid Foreign and Domestic Crises, Obama Plans to Fundraise and Golf This Weekend

  1. Enough of the sarcastic but instructive “might have been” history.

    Let me now focus in on some lessons that we should have learned from history going back to the conclusion of World War II forward to today’s Iraq.

    The positive lessons of the history immediately following the end of war in 1945 are by now clear, and were indeed clear to those victorious and wise leaders of those years.

    In both Germany and Japan the victorious allies, in particular the US, established a strong and long term military presence. This presence accomplished much, both immediately and over the long haul to today.
    First of all it established a protective umbrella over the ravaged nations, allowing space for rehabilitation and reconstruction. The nations had been destroyed and chaos abounded everywhere; there was no government, no economic base, and no sense of hope for the future. And for many, no homes and no food.
    The initial governments in these nations were those of the victorious allies – military rule. As time moved on, the military rule was replaced by indigenous governments, but with strict requirements of written constitutions and representative government. Economies were reestablished with programs of mass relief such as the Marshall Plan in Europe, and similar helps for Japan under the leadership of US General Douglas McArthur. All this under the protection and supervision, fortunately benevolent, of the foreign military rulers.
    The results of these long term US military and economic commitments have borne fruit to this day in the form of stable and prosperous nations who contribute to the peace and stability of the world. This would probably not been possible short of the steady hand of the American presence in these nations and in the regions. In particular in light of the next looming threat to these nations and to world peace – Communism in the form of the Soviet Union and China.

    The long term US post war commitments to Europe and Asia have worked and should be a model even today – even in Iraq.

    Korea is another example of positive lessons to be learned from recent history.
    After the invasion of South Korea and the bitter war that followed, a stalemate was reached and in 1953 the two nations were partitioned North and South along the 38th parallel. Having achieved this stalemate, the US established a long term military and economic commitment to the fledgling South Korean government that lasts to this day. This commitment has kept the Communist North at bay, and has enabled South Korea to develop a strong and vibrant economy as well as eventually develop a representative government. Today we see the Kia and Hyundai, the Samsung and others daily in our own lives. The North however, seems not to have learned to grow so much as an ear of corn.

    The long term US post war commitments to Korea have worked and should be a model even today – even in Iraq.

    The negative lessons of recent history are there as well, and we should heed them as well.

    Vietnam and it’s conclusion presents a stark contrast to the ending of World War II and Korea. And our leaders of today, in particular Barack Obama, have chosen to ignore the lesson of Vietnam in favor of a view that has history beginning with the election of George W. Bush in 2000, and the end of history with the election of Barack Obama in 2008; Bush representing all that is wrong with the world today, and Obama the Knight in shining armor sent from on-high to fix everything.
    The US and South Vietnamese achieved a military victory in 1973 over the Communist invaders from the north – it was not a complete victory, but rather a stalemate that codified the North/South division of the two countries. But unlike Korea the US left South Vietnam, but with an agreement to supply the south with the means of self-defense.
    Then in 1975 the Democrat controlled US Congress voted to end the funding to South Vietnam. 55 days later, the victorious North Vietnamese Army rolled into Saigon. The aftermath was one of mass chaos and death on a large scale. To get a sense of those days do a search on “USS Kirk” … watch the videos and read the words.

    I see in the news that the US administration has been surprised by the turn of events in Iraq. This turn of events is perhaps one of the easiest turns to predict in my memory. Many of us are not surprised by this disastrous turn of events. Nor were we surprised at the Presidents response “I’m going to play golf … not my problem.”

    Don Johnson – June 2014

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