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Saturday, February 20, 2010


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Is there any wonder that Israelis are concerned about Muslim Barack Hussein Obama appointing a U.S. ambassador to a country still on America’s terrorist list, namely, Syria?

Obama continues to lean in the Islamic direction while Islamic heads continue to up the threat against America and Israel.

The U. S. ambassador was called out of Syria in 2005 due to increased threats from Syria against non-Muslim nations. Why is it now that Obama then reinstates an ambassador when Syria has given no indications of being a trusted friend to America?

Obama determines to take such risks at the peril of the American people. Obama persists in siding up to Islamic regimes, giving the message that he overlooks their upfront threats to our very existence.

“Reversing yet another policy of former President George W. Bush, current U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week that he would nominate career diplomat Robert Ford to become Washington's first ambassador to Syria since 2005, when the former ambassador was removed in the wake of the assassination of Lebanese President Rafik Hariri” per David Lev’s “U.S. Engaging Syria - a Terror State - on Anti-terror Concerns” ( at

Taking such risks with our Republic, not to mention Israel, communicates weakness, not strength.

Why is it that the United States must be the first to show transparency while such regimes as Syria carry on with clandestine plots?