Sarah Palin Worried About Our ‘Annihilation’ Because Obama ‘Flirts With The Devil’

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If there’s one person who should never utter a word about foreign policy ever, it is former VP candidate, half-term Governor, and Fox News darling Sarah Palin.

Recently, Iran Revolutionary Guard ships in the Strait of Hormuz harassed the Maersk Kensington, a U.S.- flagged vessel. They also seized the Maersk Tigris, another cargo ship, with no Americans on board. The Maersk Tigris was flagged in the Marshall Islands. Iran felt the seizure was justified due to a court decision. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the ship had “some rather peculiar activity” in the past, so that’s why the decision was made. According to reports, all the people on board the Maersk Tigris are doing well and should be released soon.

Nonetheless, the United States is taking full precaution. Knowing there is a delicate deal being negotiated regarding Iranian nuclear capacity, the U.S. isn’t about to jump down the throats of Iranians. However, the United States did deploy U.S. Navy warships to accompany the U.S.-flagged vessels as they go through the Strait of Hormuz (mind you, the Strait of Hormuz is along the Iranian border). The United States is trying to “reduce the risk of confrontation.” In other words, we know Iranian behavior is seeming a little shady, so we’re taking the proper precautions without starting a war. War is what we DO NOT WANT if we want Israel, ourselves, and the region to stay safe.

Yet, there are those who want war, because war, to them, is seemingly the only answer anything. (“You bad guy, we good guy, we shoot bad guy… Boom!) Because that’s always worked for us, right?

Sarah Palin has now decided she’s going to try to seem brilliant (brilliantly naive) by sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong.

In a recent Facebook Post, she writes:

Friends, please take time to read this article as it rips the veil exposing Obama’s priorities in dealing with a nation known for consistent terrorist intentions. Our president and his anti-peace foreign policy supporters have not acted in the interest of our ally, Israel, resulting in dangerously compromised American interests.

The only thing standing between a president who’d jeopardize our country by ignoring our Constitution, and foes capitalizing on lopsided international treaties that weaken our allies, is Congress. The GOP majority must stop giving lip service to halting liberals’ fundamental transformation of our relationships with friendly nations and finally take a stand by exercising its constitutional right and responsibility to approve international treaties. Certainly they must with such grave consequences involved. We must realize Iranian leadership refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, and, in fact is hell-bent on Israel’s, and ultimately our, annihilation. Congress must not sit back and watch our own president flirting with the devil.

– Sarah Palin

Friends, please take time to read this article as it rips the veil exposing Obama’s priorities in dealing with a nation…

Posted by Sarah Palin on Saturday, May 2, 2015

Okay, seriously — what the f*ck is she talking about? Obama’s “anti-peace foreign policy” — um, peace is actually what he is trying to do. It is the Republicans who would like to go to war with Iran. THAT would be “anti-peace foreign policy.”

Of course, the article she is referring to, from notoriously right-leaning townhall.com, goes full-hyperbole regarding Iranian negotiations. Which, truth be told, we don’t know everything that’s taking place — and we shouldn’t.

President Obama is working on nuclear negotiations with Iran — THAT is what will save Israel… wanting to combat Iran and not even attempt to work with them. THAT actually could lead to the “annihilation” of Israel.

Sending ships to escort cargo vessels through a strait that borders Iran to make sure of their safe passage without ruffling feathers. THAT is what will help make sure we don’t end up in a war with Iran.

My favorite line? Obama “flirts with the devil” — yeah because the devil totally wants peace in the Middle East by means of negotiation. That sure does sound like the fallen angel with the horns. Oh wait, no. Those who want war and destruction as a means to an end? Yeah, maybe that’s who you’re thinking of (See: Bush, Cheney, McCain… ).

Also, let’s clarify the role of both the president and of Congress regarding foreign policy.

According to the State Department:

The United States Constitution divides the foreign policy powers between the President and Congress so that both share in the making of foreign policy. The executive and legislative branches each play important roles that are different but that often overlap. Both branches have continuing opportunities to initiate and change foreign policy, and the interaction between them continues indefinitely throughout the life of a policy.

This report identifies and illustrates 12 basic ways to make U.S. foreign policy. The President or the executive branch can make foreign policy through:

1) — responses to foreign events
2) — proposals for legislation
3) — negotiation of international agreements
4) — policy statements
5) — policy implementation
6) — independent action.

In nearly all of these circumstances, Congress can either support the President’s approach or seek to change it. In the case of independent Presidential action, it may be very difficult to change policy in the short term; in the case of a legislative proposal by the executive branch or treaties and international agreements submitted to the Senate or Congress for approval, Congress has a decisive voice. In most cases Congress supports the President, but it often makes significant modifications in his initiatives in the process of approving them.

Congress can make foreign policy through:

1) — resolutions and policy statements
2) — legislative directives
3) — legislative pressure
4) — legislative restrictions/funding denials
5) — informal advice
6) — congressional oversight.

In these circumstances, the executive branch can either support or seek to change congressional policies as it interprets and carries out legislative directives and restrictions, and decides when and whether to adopt proposals and advice.

So it seems President Obama actually isn’t “ignoring the Constitution,” but boy, that sure does sound dangerous when written on a Facebook wall to millions of followers who don’t know any better. After all, they admire Sarah Palin.

Foreign policy is a delicate dance, something Palin knows nothing about, and will never have the privilege nor capacity to negotiate and traverse. When she speaks with such inflammatory and naive rhetoric, it actually does more harm than good. Same goes for all conservatives who seek to make the president look bad without regard to the fragile diplomatic negotiations that are taking place. Think about it this way — foreign policy and negotiations can often be a mine field where one must strategically and sensitively traverse the field as to make sure no one, including ourselves, gets harmed. However, when Republicans speak up and say inflammatory statements and hyperbolized rhetoric, think of them as a big, fat stumbling drunk idiots carelessly running throughout the field — someone’s going to get hurt, and more harm than good will come.

Sarah Palin has no idea what she is talking about, and should stick to her reality programming where she can be happy promoting herself — the thing she loves the most.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info

 

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