More Enemies Today

This is interesting. Bare Naked Islam has a pair of maps of north Africa and the middle east. They color code the countries, showing those that are friendly to the United States, those which are neutral, and those that are enemies of the U.S. One is from 2008, the end of G.W. Bush’s term as President, and one is from 2011, the middle of Barack Obama’s first term. Here they are:

I’d say sucking up to leaders of other countries isn’t working.

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12 Responses to More Enemies Today

  1. Locke n Load says:

    I’d say that was awfully polite of them not to include Iraq in the second map.
    How many of those countries begged for our assistance and how many received anything other than after-the-fact “congratulations” by the WH?
    Kind of looks like Obama was never in favor of anything more than aligning the region to put pressure on Israel.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    Are Libya, Tunisia and Egypt really “enemies?”

  3. Locke n Load says:

    If we consider radical Islamists enemies, then yeah. Are you suggesting they’re going to be allies at this rate?
    I mean, without even larger cash infusions than before?

  4. Dave j says:

    Egypt is currently “detaining” Americans that were trying to leave the country but that doesn’t make them an enemy….my take is that we need to wait and see who rises to power in these Arab springs before we classify, but from where I sit things are not looking good for our “smart power” deployment!

  5. Uke says:

    I am skeptical of what was used to classify “enemy,” “neutral” and “friendly.”

    Some of those that were green in the “before” pic were arguably not friendly prior to ’08.

  6. Locke n Load says:

    Fair enough, we have a definition problem then. I’m gonna run with the idea that the ‘enemies’ are either now or in the process of becoming enemies.

    Egypt is almost certainly going to go the way of Iran and Libya is barely within our circle of influence as the Islamists and AlQuiznos are taking over. Tunisia? No damned idea…

    Have a look at this over at the American Thinker. Some details on the economic and governmental trajectory to date…

  7. MadBrad says:

    Perhaps as a mental tool you should think of the folks in question as Cold War adversaries. Yes, they are part of a cooperative sphere of influence that are ideologically hostile toward us but have not as of yet physically attacked us.

    We are physically at War with Iran.

  8. Uke says:

    Perhaps as a mental tool you should think of the folks in question as Cold War adversaries.

    Dijoo jus’ call me a “mental tool”?? I resemble that remark!

  9. MadBrad says:

    VERY nice! We are all just a barrel of monkeys tonight, now aren’t we? We are punch drunk from the Republican Drama. Since when do Republicans have DRAMA?

    Our bullshit on this side is WAY more interesting than the Trailways Hope & Change Tour.

    How many people on his side are so pissed off that they want to be on our team now? I mean seriously, what’s not to love?

  10. Uke says:

    Yeah, I’ll admit to being in a good mood tonight. Punch-drunk is a good way to describe it, too, for the reasons you noted.

    Doesn’t help any that I’m reading Judge Napolitano’s book, Lies the Government Tells Us. Every other page I end up going, “… shit.”

  11. BrunDawg says:

    Very Nobel indeed.

  12. David Micheals says:

    I would have to agree with Uke. I don’t think some of the the countries marked as “friendly” in ’08 were really friendly.

    David Micheals
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