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US President Obama. The current American leadership is unworthy of its position
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Free world has no leader in White House
Op-ed: The American administration is directly responsible for the fact that we are receiving clips of crimes against humanity on a weekly basis, and that the world is not fighting ISIS with all its might.
Paralyzed, we have been watching the Islamic State's horror shows for months now. The meticulous aesthetic professionalism with which these clips are produced raises a lot of questions, but that's not what I would like to focus on.

 

 

Horrors which the world hasn't seen since the Nazi regime was defeated are taking place several hundred meters away from our border. Young women are being sold to slavery for pennies, undressed, washed with a hose and then forced to stand in a row in order to be examined by their buyers; non-Muslim people and groups are being executed for their religious difference; minors are crucified because they didn't fast during Ramadan; and real and imaginary enemies of the "Islamic caliphate" are being executed in monstrous methods – all in order to draw our attention and impose feelings of fear and paralysis on the entire world.

 

The world has sent bombers and has had some local success. In the meantime, it is busy trying to satisfy the nuclearizing Iranian caliphate, which also has dreams of grandeur and which also won't settle for the God's acre it controls.

 

We should call a spade a spade: The current American leadership is unworthy of its position. The American administration is directly responsible for the fact that we are receiving clips documenting uninterrupted crimes against humanity on an almost weekly basis, and for the fact that the world is not fighting the ISIS people with all its might.

 

With the absence of an American leadership, we are forced to keep watching crimes against humanity and raising our children in a world in which the villains go unpunished
With the absence of an American leadership, we are forced to keep watching crimes against humanity and raising our children in a world in which the villains go unpunished

 

The American administration, with all its flaws, is perceived by the world as the leader of the free world. That's an obligating position. While the American nation did pay a heavy price for its intervention in Iraq, and earlier in Afghanistan, this fact cannot allow it to abuse its power as a leader, which it has been holding since the end of World War II.

 

The fact that multiple acts of horror have been piling up and receiving an extremely minor response, in addition to the fact that Obama's America is marching with its eyes wide open towards a bad agreement with Iran, cannot be incidental. It's an intentional policy seeking to avoid a conflict at all costs.

 

We know from our history just how disastrous was Neville Chamberlain's surrender to Adolf Hitler in the Munich Agreement, but we hardly think about the price of the American separatism in the first years of World War II. If the Japanese had not attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, more than two years after the war broke out, causing the United States to join the war, it is not at all clear that Britain would have been able to survive vis-à-vis the Third Reich, with all the disastrous consequences of such a possibility.

 

The West is dragging its feet vis-à-vis Iran and ISIS because the free world doesn’t have a leader in the White House – and the absence of the American leadership at such times is a terrible danger to the world we live in. In the meantime, we are forced to keep watching crimes against humanity, and raising our children in a world in which the villains go unpunished.

 

As we fail to learn from history, we are forced to learn from the reality of our lives again. When will there be a change? Only when the West realizes that it is also threatened by the Islamic caliphate. While ISIS is not as strong as the Iranian state – and that's the reason why it can be beaten at a much lower price – their dreams of grandeur will make them act against the West at some point or another. America will wake up again to a new Pearl Harbor.

 

In the meantime, the Middle Eastern domain will continue offering sacrifices to an unyielding world, which does not listen to the cries of the helpless tortured people. A world with no God, although there are many who swear in his name.

 

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