Obama was a terrible President, and anyone in their right mind would agree with that statement. He was responsible for his party’s downfall and thanks to his disastrous policies, more than 1000 Democrats lost their positions in the House and Senate. Obama’s greatest failure has to be his foreign policies where his signature strategy was to ignore whatever the problem was. My personal favorite is when he would go on an apology tour telling the world how sorry he was for America and hope that the issue would be forgotten until the next President moved into the White House.
In 2013 Obama had the chance to stop North Korea’s nuclear program dead in its tracks but chose to ignore the problem. Like usual, the media did their master’s bidding and buried the story.
Tuesday’s bombshell Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013. The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time.
During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has the capability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be launched with a ballistic missile.
The Director of National Intelligence and Obama officials subsequently tried to dismiss Lamborn’s disclosure by claiming the DIA assessment was an outlier that did not reflect the views of the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
All 16 remaining intel agencies, I’m sure.
The media could easily have turned this leak into a major front-page story — like it is today — but after the Obama White House signaled to the echo chamber that the president didn’t want to deal with it, the story went away.
It was clear what Obama officials were doing in 2013. The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president. Obama officials tried to downplay the DIA assessment to prevent it from being used to force the president to employ a more assertive North Korea policy.
Fleitz notes that it is significant that the Trump White House has not condemned the Washington Post story as a leak — probably because it was “an authorized disclosure of classified information to advance President Trump’s North Korea strategy.”
Obama concealed the intelligence so he could avoid taking any action against North Korea. The Trump administration, on the other hand, publicized the intelligence so American citizens could see the seriousness of the threat and why decisive action is in order.
We are in this mess thanks to Obama. Because of his inaction in 2013 we are facing a nuclear threat unlike one we have faced in many years. North Korea is a dangerous country that has a lot to prove to the world and for years they have faced off against many Presidents who have not had the backbone to stand up to them. The problem goes even further back than Obama and thanks to our previous Presidents’ actions, Donald Trump is left to pick up the pieces.
Trump is not like Obama by any means, and North Korea is learning that on a daily basis. They have been used to getting their way, but that is no longer the case. President Trump is not bluffing and will take action against the regime. We are on the brink of nuclear war, and it is a problem the entire world will have to deal with. It’s a very scary situation, and if Obama would have dealt with the problem back in 2013, perhaps North Korea would not have nuclear capabilities. Instead, the world is at the tipping point, and sides are being taken. We could very well be heading to war, and we have our former leaders to thank for this huge problem.
H/T PJ Media