Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The nation has been waiting for days to hear if the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri, would vote to indict white police officer Darren Wilson on some sort of charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown. We now know they voted to not indict.

The purpose of this post is NOT to debate their decision. Instead, this post is looking at the TIMING of this decision.

Earlier in the day, we learned that the 'hard' deadline for Iran to make a deal with the United States concerning their nuclear program was NOT met. The Iranians refused to budge in scaling back their program. The U.S. then blinked. Instead of meeting the Iranians' recalcitrance with refusal to continue negotiations and with more sanctions, the Obama administration announced that the Iranians would be given 7 more months to think about things AND at the same time, no more sanctions.

Reports: John Kerry Shouted Down During Nuke Talks

Yep, Obama's foreign policy disasters just continue.

Almost immediately after this report about the failed negotiations with the Iranians, Obama brings Chuck Hagel to the White House so Hagel can make an announcement that he's ready to retire, although Hagel just said last week that he wasn't going anywhere. One can almost imagine that there's an Internet video somewhere of Obama dragging Hagel by his collar across the White House lawn, up the steps, thru the doors, and down the hall to unceremoniously dump him in front of the microphone.

We get it.

The timing of this 'retirement' was probably more about changing the media talk from Obama's failure with Iran to something else, like, you know, really quick.

Hagel's Brief Tenure, Abrupt Exit Unique for Cabinet Member From 'Other Party'

But within hours of Hagel's rather sudden announcement, news came out that the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri, would be announcing its decision, and of all times, pretty much late at night.

Wait, what?

Wouldn't a morning announcement have been better???

Most did not know what the Jury's decision would be as it could have gone either way. As soon as the decision was announced that Officer Wilson would not be charged with any crime because the Grand Jury came to the conclusion that Officer Wilson truly felt threatened and acted to save his own life, the already palpable tension in the crowds gathered in Ferguson ratcheted way up.

Within minutes, it was announced that President Obama would be making a statement.

I happened to be watching Megyn Kelly on Fox News when Obama stepped to the podium and began to speak. Then Kelly noted that 'at the same moment President Obama is calling for calm, riots break out in Ferguson.' She said it several times, that it was amazing to see it happening 'at the same moment.'

Daily Mail also noted that at the very moment President Obama is calling for calm, riots break out.

Headline grab:

Television split-screen broadcasts showed dramatic contrast between the president's requests for nonviolent reactions and the fires set on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri

MSNBC Split Screen: Obama Speaks in DC as Riots Erupt in Ferguson

Here is a moment by moment comparison of President Obama calling for calm and the riots breaking out.

Riots break out as President Obama is calling for calm

Protestors came out in Chicago, New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Then we heard that protestors were gathering outside the White House.

Breitbart notes that Obama's off-teleprompter statement didn't really help matters.

Obama on Ferguson: America's Racist, Give Me More Power

What a contrast -- President Obama makes a statement calling for calm and the protestors treat his words as 'blah, blah, blah' and ignore him; in fact, some protestors held him responsible for the mess.

Ferguson Protesters’ Angry Message to Obama, Democrats: ‘This Is Obama’s Katrina, and He Ain’t Doing S**t!

The reference to Katrina is interesting as I have written on Katrina several times before and its connection to judgment.

ON THE SAME DAY that Obama allows Israel's mortal enemies, the Iranians, MORE time to do what we all know (except President Obama that is) the Iranians are going to do -- use the bonus time to advance their nuclear program -- Obama has to use prime time to address a MAJOR social situation here in the United States.

Just as President Obama was forced by the Iranians to accept a major defeat for his foreign policy for the Middle East, ON THE SAME DAY President Obama is ALSO forced to accept a major defeat for his administration here at home.

When President Obama was Candidate Obama in 2008, he gave everyone the impression that if he were elected he was the one man (and probably the only man) who could 'heal' the nation of its racial divide. Since his election, most of us know that's been anything but the case. ON THE SAME DAY as his inability to convince the Iranians to scale back their nuclear program, Obama is forced to watch Ferguson break out in riots and burning.

We can hope, and pray, that the riots in Ferguson will burn itself out in a day or two and nothing more will come of it, and the riots won't spread to other cities.

In addition to Obama's major foreign policy disaster with Iran, this SAME DAY news also occurred, and it also involves something 'nuclear.'

‘Special Alert’ issued for major dam upstream of US nuclear plants — Muddy seepage coming up near foundation — Cause of sinkhole and ‘mysterious’ discharges unknown after weeks of analysis — Newspaper: “Hopefully, it isn’t catastrophic”

Because President Obama has emboldened Israel's mortal enemies, the Iranians, he has cursed Israel. Genesis 12:3 tells us in one sentence that whoever 'curses Israel' will, likewise, be cursed. Because President Obama has cursed Israel, he is cursed, and that means that almost anything he sets his hand to do will NOT turn out the way he thinks it will. He may have thought that by November 24, 2014, his foreign policy on Iran would be vindicated, but, instead, November 24, 2014, turned out to be a day in which the Iranians held him up to scorn and ridicule. They played him, and he and John Kerry are trying to put a good face on the 7-month extension, but . . . we need to look away and give them a moment while they get some tissues and wipe that 'stuff' off their faces.

And as a side note, I'm not holding my breath for a deal in July. Considering that the Iranians and Russians have become close allies over the past few years and BOTH nations are under sanctions issued by President Obama, I would not doubt one bit if the two countries are conspiring behind Obama's back to ruin any chance for a US-Iran deal as both countries, both of which regularly mock Obama, and John Kerry, and hold them up to ridicule, know how much reaching a deal with the Iranians matters to Obama as vindication for his foreign policy. To see Obama fail to achieve this prize might just be sweet revenge for the two rogue nations. And to keep moving the deadline back is to watch Obama futilely keep jumping at but never grasping the fruit on the tree.