It Is Time For Exams

During the last presidential campaign Joe Biden warned the country that Obama would be tested:

“It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.” Politico

It has not been quite 6 months but it looks like the child prodigy in the White House is getting tested all the same. Here are a few of the subjects on the table.

Israel

Netanyahu ignores Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rebuffed U.S. calls for a full settlement freeze in the occupied West Bank and vowed not to accept limits on building of Jewish enclaves within Jerusalem.

Netanyahu’s defiant stance set the stage for a possible showdown with U.S. President Barack Obama, who, in talks with the new Israeli prime minister in Washington last week, pressed for a halt to all settlement activity, including natural growth, as called for under a long-stalled peace “road map”.

“The demand for a total stop to building is not something that can be justified and I don’t think that anyone here at this table accepts it,” Netanyahu told his cabinet, referring to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, according to an official. al-Reuters

North Korea

Tests nuclear weapon and missiles
North Korea made its second test of a nuclear explosive on Monday and declared it was more destructive than the first, an advance that is likely to further embolden Kim Jong Il’s regime in its standoff with the U.S. and other countries pushing for it to halt its weapons program. WSJ

Weapon more powerful than in 2006
North Korea claimed it carried out a powerful underground nuclear test Monday — much larger than one conducted in 2006 — in a major provocation in the escalating international standoff over its rogue nuclear and missile programs. Newsmax

Obama says threat to national security
North Korea said it conducted its first nuclear test in three years and also launched three short- range missiles, acts President Barack Obama said constitute a “threat to international peace and security.” Bloomberg

More powerful than Hiroshima
North Korea today risked further international isolation after it claimed to have successfully tested a nuclear weapon as powerful as the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. Guardian UK

Causes international outrage
There have been expressions of international outrage after North Korea said it had successfully carried out a underground nuclear test. BBC

North Korea threatens more if intimidated
The source said new nuclear tests would take place “if the United States and its allies continue the policy of intimidation against North Korea,” Tass reported. Yahoo News

Country warned it would resume nuclear tests after condemnation
North Korea, incensed by the condemnation of the April 5 rocket launch, had warned last month that it would restart its rogue nuclear program, conduct an atomic test and carry out long-range missile tests. My Way News

Iran

Not to be outdone by North Korea…

Iran rejects nuclear freeze proposal
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected on Monday a “freeze-for-freeze” proposal put forward by the West in a bid to resolve a row over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear aims.

“Our talks (with major powers) will only be in the framework of cooperation for managing global issues and nothing else. We have clearly announced this,” he said when asked about the so-called “freeze-for-freeze” proposal.

“The nuclear issue is a finished issue for us,” Ahmadinejad told a news conference. al-Reuters

Sends warships to project power
Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to show its ability to confront any foreign threats, its naval commander said on Monday. World Bulletin

It looks like Obama is now confronted with a number of “tests” that Joe Biden warned us about. Remember what Joe said, it will not look like they are doing the right thing (though I would argue that it has not looked like that since they took office).

North Korea has nukes, Iran either has them or will shortly and the ones that Pakistan has are in danger of falling into the wrong hands. North Korea needs money and there are a lot of bad people who would pay a great deal of money for nuclear devices that they could use against the United States. Iran will probably send its nuclear weapon to a surrogate for use on Israel. This is happening before our eyes because, as I said before, Obama took his eye off the ball. Obama has been busy warning, no threatening, Israel to keep it from attacking Iran’s nuclear sites. I wonder if he will get the same response as with his last request…

He failed to pay attention to the rogue states, the Axis of Evil, if you will. He believed that Bush’s methods were wrong and that if he sat around holding hands and singing songs with the leaders of these nations that they would be enchanted with Obama’s smile and the hypnotic charm of hope and change would take effect.

He believed an unclenched fist would demonstrate friendship but those who would do us harm saw it as weakness.

Unfortunately, in the real world where the big boys play this is not a real way to deal with things. But Obama is now at the point where he is getting tested.

The Jews told him screw you.
The North Koreans told him screw you.
The Iranians said screw you.

Two of those three pose a serious threat to the US and the world.

I wonder if Obama will address the situation with those “dangerous” Jews first…

Test time Obama. You don’t need sharpened Number 2 pencils because they will not help. Joe Biden told me it would not look like you were doing the right thing.

That is probably one of the few things he has been correct about.

Big Dog

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3 Responses to “It Is Time For Exams”

  1. Blake says:

    Biden proves that even a blind pig can find an acorn once in awhile. Barama will fail because he is all talk and no substance, as ethereal as a fart, and less effective.
    I predict an alliance between Iran, Pakistan, and N. Korea, backed by Russia that confronts Skinny B, and he will fold like kleenex.

  2. izzatso says:

    “I predict an alliance between Iran, Pakistan, and N. Korea, backed by Russia that confronts Skinny B, and he will fold like kleenex.”-Blake

    I think Venezuela is getting quite chummy with the above lunatics while still in the admitted role of mischief maker. Sad to say, I’m not too certain that Obama is all that uncomfortable with these events.

    • Blake says:

      Yes, you can see how chummy Russia is getting with Venezuela, trying to make trouble up close so we can’t do much farther away. Typical Russia- they tried it with Cuba, and history repeats itself, unfortunately. As before, there’s a Dem in the WH