By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo
It has been the longstanding belief of these authors that Obama’s White House, especially its foreign policy penchant for supporting jihadis (both Sunni and Shiite), is run by a troika. The front man of the troika is obviously Barack Hussein Obama, who uses his position as President of the United States of America to cajole the U.S. and the rest of the world to accept terrorists as politically legitimate players.
Obama’s deputy, and often his mouthpiece, is Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry is indirectly related through his daughter’s marriage to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif.
The brains of the troika is and always has been the consigliere, Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett began negotiations with Iran’s government even before Obama’s inauguration. Jarrett, through Obama, refused to support the Iranian Green Movement (a secularist reform party) in 2009.
With the addition of a new player, fiction writer Ben Rhodes, the White House troika must be totally reconfigured and renamed a “quartet.”
Last week’s feature story in the New York Times about White House advisor Ben Rhodes should not have come as a shock to anyone who follows this administration closely. Finally, however, the public at large was alerted that a failed novelist had taken his talents to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and turned his fiction into harsh real-world realities that we will be dealing with for decades to come.
Rhodes’ induction into the big leagues is justified by his own statement: “I don’t know anymore where I begin and Obama ends.” Although Rhodes has no formal experience in foreign affairs outside of speechwriting, he has literally written the book on Obama’s foreign policy. Like his prior failed works, it’s purely and only bad fiction.
Ben Rhodes’ official title is “Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication.” In the administration of Barack Hussein Obama, these long-winded positions often perform duties well above Cabinet level positions – think back to all those “Czars” who sabotaged our economy with their destructive policies and regulations. It seems Rhodes’ job within the administration is to create storylines that attempt to justify a foreign policy that otherwise couldn’t have been justified in reality.
Let’s take the two most infamous examples:
Arab Spring: Ben Rhodes was a primary author of Barack Hussein Obama’s notorious 2009 speech in Cairo, “A New Beginning.” In this speech, delivered before a hand-picked audience of terrorists of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Obama praised Islam while simultaneously apologizing to the Muslim world on behalf of the United States. Later, in 2011, Egypt’s government was overthrown by the Muslim Brotherhood with the backing of the Obama administration, leading to chaos, purges of Egypt’s religious minorities, and a hostile stance toward Israel. Rhodes’ played a major role in presenting the entire Arab Spring fiasco, i.e. replacing stable, strongman governments with the Muslim Brotherhood’s shabby characters, to the general public. (Also refer to The Betrayal Papers.)
The Iranian Nuclear Deal: As the New York Times piece makes clear, Rhodes was and is instrumental in manipulating the American media into praising wholeheartedly the Iranian nuclear deal. Preying on the media’s incompetence and laziness, Rhodes fed them misinformation justifying the administration’s overtures to the terrorist-supporting regime in Tehran. Iran’s longstanding support for worldwide terrorism was simply ignored. (For more information on the Iranian nuclear deal, please refer to House of Bribes: How the United States led the way to a Nuclear Iran.)
There is no discussion about it: the world is a mess. But, if you’re listening to the so-called pundits in our media and reading the fiction of Ben Rhodes, the administration’s idiocies and betrayals always seem to have a happy ending.