August 30, 2012, - 5:01 pm

Praise allah! GOP Platform Pimps Obama-Bush “Arab Spring”

By Debbie Schlussel

As I’ve said many times before on this site, Mitt Romney’s foreign policy will be no different from Barack Obama’s foreign policy, which is no different from George W. Bush’s foreign policy. There will be no change on Iran, with useless diplomacy and sanctions being the order of the decade. There will be no change in the Mid-East, where support for a Palestinian state and Arab Spring “democracy” to elect despotic Al-Qaeda/HAMAS/Muslim Brotherhood/Hezbollah forces is the order of the day. And the Republican Party platform–which was supposed to be dictated by conservatives–has this nauseating endorsement of the disastrous, destabilizing, anti-Western Arab Spring. They try to have their cake and eat it, too, by claiming that while they support democracy for the Islamic world, only if the democracy is not HAMAS or Hezbollah. Huh? Um, every single Arab Spring regime change has brought in some form of HAMAS or Hezbollah, even if it isn’t by that name. Welcome to Islamic democracy, chumps. How is the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt not the same as HAMAS? It IS HAMAS. Do these morons actually know where HAMAS came from? The GOP Platform also says that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with religion or Islam. Please tell me how this is different than Obama-Bush for the last 11.5 years.


We recognize the historic nature of the events of the past two years – the Arab Spring – that have unleashed democratic movements leading to the overthrow of dictators who have been menaces to global security for decades. In a season of upheaval, it is necessary to be prepared for anything. That is true on the ground in the Middle East, and it will be equally true in the next Administration, particularly with a new President unbound by the failures of the past. We welcome the aspirations of the Arab peoples and others for greater freedom, and we hope that greater liberty – and with it, a greater chance for peace – will result from the recent turmoil. Many governments in the region have given substantial assistance to the U.S. over the last decade because they understood that our struggle against terror is not an ethnic or religious fight, and that violent extremists are abusers of their faith, not its champions.

I put that last part in bold because it’s just so absurd. What religion was the Undiebomber, the Fort Hood shooter, the man who tried to blow up Times Square, and so on? It’s just absurd to claim there is no ethnic or religious fight. Clearly there is. Wake up, GOP platform morons. Muslims ain’t gonna vote for you, even if you pretend that Smurfs and Ronald McDonald are the real terrorists.

On the other hand, radical elements like Hamas and Hezbollah must be isolated because they do not meet the standards of peace and diplomacy of the international community. We call for the restoration of Lebanon’s independence, which those groups have virtually destroyed. We support the transition to a post-Assad Syrian government that is representative of its people, protects the rights of all minorities and religions, respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors, and contributes to peace and stability in the region. We offer a continuing partnership with the people of Iraq, who have endured extremist terror to now have a chance to build their own security and democracy. We urge special efforts to preserve and protect the ethnic and religious diversity of their nation.


Continuing partnership with these Iran-backed, Hezbollah-supporting Shi’ites who kicked out all the Christians and kill a lot of Sunnis. Yup, that’s the ticket. Let’s sell ‘em even more F-16s to use on Iran’s behalf against Israel.

Blah, blah, blah, allah, allah, allah.

And the ghost of Bin Laden continues to have the last laugh. He’s got the Republican platform endorsing his lifelong goal of the Arab Street’s angry masses putting his comrades in control throughout the Muslim world.

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On Iran, please tell me how this attack on Barack Obama’s Iran policy consists of anything other than an endorsement of Obama’s–and Bush’s–policy with Iran. You’ll note there is NOTHING here about striking Iran or supporting Israel’s right to strike Iran. It’s just a bunch of BS urging “support” for this or that, something both Obama and Bush did for 11.5 years, an utter failure:

Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons capability threatens America, Israel, and the world. That threat has only become worse during the current Administration. A continuation of its failed engagement policy with Iran will lead to nuclear cascade. In solidarity with the international community, America must lead the effort to prevent Iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability. We express our respect for the people of Iran, who seek peace and aspire to freedom. Their current regime is unworthy of them. It exports terror and provided weapons that killed our troops in Iraq. We affirm the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Senate calling for “elections that are free, fair, and meet international standards” and “a representative and responsive democratic government that respects human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.” We urge the next Republican President to unequivocally assert his support for the Iranian people as they protest their despotic regime. We must retain all options in dealing with a situation that gravely threatens our security, our interests, and the safety of our friends.

The GOP/Obama position on the Middle East is exactly the same as Obama’s. It’s just that simple. And that disappointing.

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26 Responses

Who are non-Muslims to tell Muslims what THEIR religion is all about???? That’s for THEM to decide/believe/act upon. That’s like shoving democracy down the throats of democracy-resistant tribes and expecting them to enjoy it. It doesn’t always work.

Not Ovenready on August 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Who are non-Muslims to tell Muslims what THEIR religion is all about????: By actual word count 67% of the Koran deals with non-Muslims, that is political not religious, we are forced to react until Muslims individually and in groups strike the political verses from their text that incite persecution, violence and in some cases the killing of non-Muslims and strike the verses that threaten Muslims who decide to leave Islam, this is a very reasonable demand wouldn’t you say?

    Felsen Stark on August 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

Sad but true.

Diane S. on August 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

When it comes to Islam, both the Right and the Left have adopted a Hear Nothing, See Nothing and Do Nothing policy. Its just easier – and politically correct – to pretend the threat doesn’t exist.

And Islamic terrorists are laughing at the Republican Party platform – and at America.

Alhamidullah – Praise Allah – American ignorance is the gift that keeps on giving!

NormanF on August 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Yes, Mubarak was indeed a menace to global security, not like the peaceloving democrat Morsi who will soon be a guest in this country.

Little Al on August 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Islamic terror supposedly having nothing to do with religion or Islam is like saying being raped has nothing to do with sex.

Do people really know what the words mean when they fall from their dumb, miming mouths?

Yuck. Things are not looking good.

Skunky on August 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Nope. You have to engage in a willing suspension of belief.

    If people really believed such nonsense, they wouldn’t have to work so hard to convince themselves its true.

    NormanF on August 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Skunky, the policy just doubles down on what the Obama Administration has been proclaiming. The Republicans learned nothing from the Bush Administration’s insane attempts at pursuing such a policy.

    Worry01 on August 31, 2012 at 2:11 am

If Islam is not to blame then how come all the Islamic terrorists commit their atrocities in the name of Islam and how come jihad is a basic Islamic religious requirement?

Morons.

Its like saying murderers have nothing to do with murder, rapists have nothing to do with rape and robbers have nothing to do with robbery! And here is the GOP is saying Islam has nothing to do with terrorism!

That they can say that in the face of all the evidence is nothing sort of astounding! But political correctness and Islamo-pandering leads people to desert common sense and critical thinking. And that’s fine too for the conservative sheep!

Don’t expect a Romney White House to deal with the issue any more forthrightly than Obama.

NormanF on August 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

“Muslims ain’t gonna vote for you, even if you pretend that Smurfs and Ronald McDonald are the real terrorists.”

Very true. Which makes me wonder if this islamo-pandering has as much to do with appeasing imaginary voting blocs of “moderate muslims” as it does to appeasing “fiscal moderate – social progressive” types who think that anything that criticizes muslims and/or their jihads is a form of “racism.”

DS_ROCKS! on August 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Debbie both parties are really big tents that have to dumb down everything to be palatable. You and I should form our own political party. You can be my VEEP. Our platform will be to eliminate federal income and corporate taxes, eliminate affirmative action, eliminate foreign aid to Muslim countries, bring back assassinations and legalize weed. Convention TBA in Bloomfield Hills.

A1 on August 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Debbie both parties are really big tents that have to dumb down everything to be palatable. You and I should form our own political party. You can be my VEEP. Our platform will be to eliminate federal income and corporate taxes, eliminate affirmative action, eliminate foreign aid to Muslim countries, bring back assassinations and legalize weed. Convention in Bloomfield Hills TBA.

A1 on August 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Yeah, A1, I’m sure Debbie wants to start a party with someone who has previously expressed an interest in knocking her up, you perv.

    skzion on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 am

The pro-Palestine folks are not just limited to the left wing alone, but there are some on the right who’s in favor of a Palestinian state.

And we all know that back in 1948 when Israel emerged into the middle east and world, it was “mandated” by the UN, NOT occupied by the Israel-hating nutters, and here goes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Israel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Mandate_for_Palestine_(legal_instrument)

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on August 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

TOLD YA SO! You vote for either of them and you will feel the full weight of Genesis 12:3. Sometimes the righteous thing is to not participate and let events unfold according to the will of Hashem.

Italkit on August 31, 2012 at 2:47 am

    i see it the same way, Italkit. we are bound- as individuals and collectively- to do the right thing on this planet but ultimately we know the script…

    kirche on August 31, 2012 at 8:44 am

“As I’ve said many times before on this site, Mitt Romney’s foreign policy will be no different from Barack Obama’s foreign policy, which is no different from George W. Bush’s foreign policy. There will be no change on Iran, with useless diplomacy and sanctions being the order of the decade. There will be no change in the Mid-East, where support for a Palestinian state and Arab Spring “democracy” to elect despotic Al-Qaeda/HAMAS/Muslim Brotherhood/Hezbollah forces is the order of the day.”

Exactly! and little mention of Islamism in the Middle East or USA. Rep. Michele Bachmann has done us all a great service in raising the profile of The Enemy Within as has DS herself. Unfortunately, there are too few like them.

bobguzzardi on August 31, 2012 at 9:18 am

Ms. Schlussel:
I owe you an apology. When I was barely started on this article, I jumped up, literally, and yelped, also “literally” even though it’s early morning here (Seattle): “They did NOT!!!” I immediately googled the GOP Platform site, and….. Crap.

They did.

I guess the likes of Khan, Norquist, et al have had their desired effect of creating within the GOP Elites… damn them ALL to hell!!… the firm acceptance of Dhimmi-tude.

Anyway. My apologies. R.E.

Ron Edge on August 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

The Muslim Brotherhood is too smart to limit their hopes to one of our two parties. Don’t think that the Brotherhood has fans inside the GOP? How about Condi, Christie (Yes, Chrisite!), Issa, Norquist, et. al. I must admit, though, that I was dissappointed to read this stuff. Where is Bachmann and her team on this? Have they been so marginalized that they could not even get the Muslim Brotherhood a dishonorable mention in the platform? What a shame. Clearly, the Republic is doomed. Maybe Romney will slow things down a little, but we’re still headed in the same direction. This will not end well. Pray for our children.

Phil on August 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

Bachmann and those who tried to call attention to the red regime adopting Talibanm, Hamazs, Brotherhood and other islamic terrorist groups into their camp were successfully (and too quietly) able to push the Tea Party and Conservatives aside.
The GOP Platform is worthy of a Neville Chamberlain. If the
GOP RINOs want a bigger tent, just change the “R” after their names to a “D.” And voila, you can be proud to become a modern day Quisling!
Tea Party better start demanding that Speaker Boehner be booted out! Silence now means surrender, and that would be intolerable.

Otto Schaden on August 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

These idiots applaud the removal of dictators who were “menaces” in the region, but then close their eyes to the menaces that replaced the dictators. Putting one’s head in the sand does not change the fact that the Middle East is even more unstable today than it has been in decades, and it’s because the Obama administration helped push it in that direction. Obama is no friend of Israel, nor any of the religious minorities that exist in the Islamofascist Middle East. I am all for keeping new Islamic immigrants from calling the US home.

nomobama on August 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

These morons think that Hizbullah is the only impediment to Lebanon’s independence, and that a post Assad Syria would be fine w/ an independent Lebanon. Never mind that Syrians have always regarded Lebanon as Syrian territory.

In fact, the only thing different about Lebanon from Syria was the fact that it was a Christian majority area, and the Fench colonialists – at a time the French were actually sane – separated out Lebanon from Syria after WWI. Otherwise under all califates, Lebanon was never independent of Syria, and if and when Assad gets overthrown, the Syrians would want back Lebanon. Of course, Lebanon is now majority Shia, and so that will be another lovely Shia-Sunni war, just like in Iraq.

Iran’s nukes – I guess that no platform will officially endorse taking it out, since it would only put Iran on their guard and reduce the surprise element. But I do think that the administration should take out Iran’s nuke sites. Stuxnet succeeded in setting it back to an extent, but the Iranians won’t have all that online for a repeat of that to happen. So at some point, the US would have to bomb those sites.

Normally, I’d support something like that, but I’m just ambivalent given that nobody in either party understands Muslims. The last thing I want to see is US troops going into Iran like they did into Iraq & Afghanistan, all under the myth that they’d be welcomed as liberators. Such sentiments would last for a week, if that, just like in Iraq. The US wouldn’t make Iran a Zoroastrian country if they did, so occupying Iran would be a stupid exercise. However, if it is something like Osirak 1981, where US just sends some well guided ballistic missiles to blow up Iran’s nuke plants, I’m all for it. But nothing more.

As for the statements in bold, not only is such fanaticism an intrinsic part of Islam, but it’s an intrinsic part of Muslims. Not just Hamas, Islamic parties from Morocco to Kuwait have been winning elections @ all levels wherever they’ve been held. So to pretend that the struggle against ‘terror’ is not a religious fight is complete hogwash.

I really wish the Loyalist Party was a viable 3rd party that one could at least vote for.

Infidel on September 2, 2012 at 8:04 am

So my kids were flipping channels this past Sunday. They saw “Goonies” was on ABC Family. Okay, okay, I am old and a child of the ’80′s, so I said it was okay for them to watch it. You know, just chillin’ to an “old” classic. When all of a sudden, when the character “Chunk” was in the villans lair, and called the town Sheriff. A banter ensued, and the Sheriff didn’t believe Chunk because of Chunk’s apparent lack of “honesty” when embellishing stories etc. The Sheriff stated, “…like the time when you said 50 *edited out* terrorists took over the Sizzler…” *Edited out* terrorists? What kind of “terrorists”? I mean, it was all the way back in the 1980′s…I mean c’mon, which “terrorists” were causing hate and discontent waaayyyy back in the ’80′s anyways?? I mean, it was all those soldiers from the IRA right? No, no, I got it, it was all those Red Brigaders from Italy? No, that isn’t it, it must of been all those KGBers right??
Hmm, what terrorist organization is partnered with ABC/Disney and has the political balls to “ask” [demand] that ABC/Disney/ESPN remove any and all “labels” as they pertain to a certain “Religion” of Peace?? Hmm…
The edited word in the sentence that the Sheriff said in “Goonies” was either, “Islamic,” or “Palestinian.”
Democans or Republicrats. You decide. Excellent points Deb.

Sick_Boy on September 4, 2012 at 7:57 am

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