By Nicholas Contompasis
The Obama Administration is attempting to spread democracy around the world without firing a U.S. bullet. This regime is now running counter to decades of foreign policy supported by our military. In years past when a country ran counter to U.S. foreign policy we would invade or pressure with military threats like Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Billions have been spent and thousands of our troops have been injured and killed using this age-old method of intimidation. Right or wrong this is the way most countries have nudged other countries back into line that have gone astray.
The Administration with the help of American union leaders and 501-c-3 non-profit organizations, funded by your tax dollars are right now causing confusion, chaos and violence on the streets of most major cities in Egypt. With federal funding to these organizations, they have, with the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other similar high tech social networks, connected with the poor in the third world. Without putting boots or should we say Birkenstocks on the ground this administration is surgically manipulating these oppressed peoples.
Just yesterday on the Fox News Channel they showed a video from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressing the workers of Egypt and how he will always support them in their struggle for freedom against oppression. Also, on Sunday the New York Post released an article on how one of many non-profits that are funded by the U.S. State Department is attempting to use social networks to spread Democracy in the Middle East.
Of course, this is all well and good, but instead of spreading Democracy to our enemies, they're spreading it to our allies, leaving the leaders of these countries scratching their heads. The mixed messages sent to our allies in the Middle East now have them running to their central banks for money to quell the storm led by their naive, uneducated poor that are attempting to take them down.
A fact that has not been publicized, of course, is that Saudi Arabia issued the equivalent of $3,500 to every citizen in the country to short circuit any unrest after the Tunisian overthrow. It worked so far, but how long will it? Remember that’s where most of our oil comes from. Any disruption of that oil would send the price past $200 a barrel.
Nevertheless, there is a full court press by our State Department and Unions on the third world, and it seems to be backfiring on the Obama regime. He has let the socialists in our country loose on these unsuspecting peoples, with an end result that is leading to a disruption of orderly functioning governments in the Middle East. This policy of Tweeting and Facebooking to the youth of these countries can only cause more problems for these idealistic, easily lead young people.
This Obama experimentation on the third world could lead to more deaths and injuries in the region than the old method of military intimidation, and should be curtailed for the sake of even our stability.