“lil mike” from the blog Mike Street Station left the following comment:
We went to war to supported the Libyan opposition even though Libya was no threat to us. Therefore, using Obama foreign policy logic, we won't do much more than talk and some minor covert stuff, since Syria is one of the two middle eastern powers that are actually enemies to the US and our interests.
Yes, Obama was eager to undermine the friendly government of Mubarak’s Egypt. And then Gadaffi wasn’t really a great ally, but for the last decade he has been leaving us alone and not bothering us, and Obama was all gung ho about toppling him even though the obvious result would be a lawless Libya that would be a haven for groups like Al Qaeda. Obama said we needed to intervene in Libya to prevent a “massacre” even though no one had actually been massacred.
But now we seem to have the perfect storm for intervening in Syria. Syria’s present government has been openly hostile to us and funds terrorists and is allied with Iran. There really are massacres going on in Syria. Yet Obama does nothing.
If you buy into the idea that Obama wants what’s best for the United States, it doesn’t make any sense. Maybe he’s just not smart enough to have a foreign policy that makes sense. However, if you believe that Obama is a secret anti-neo-colonialist then his actions make perfect sense. Instead of the bumbling fool, he’s really an evil genius, using his power as President of the United States to undermine our influence in the world, while using his high verbal IQ to trick Americans into believing he’s on our side.
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I've previously explained that the belief in neo-colonialism is a form of HBD denialism.