Obama Doctrine: “Snarl at your friends, smile at your enemies.”

Dr. Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum says that there’s a coherent strategy underpinning the apparent chaos we’re witnessing around the world, especially in the Middle East.

Pipes explains that the situation makes sense if viewed through the lens of an “Obama doctrine”: “Snarl at your friends, smile at your enemies.” Snarling at friends is an emotional indulgence, says Pipes. Smiling at America’s enemies is a strategy, a very bad one that reflects Obama’s belief that the U.S. has been a bungling giant around the world and that must stop.

Part of it is incompetence on the President’s part, says Pipes, but much of what’s happening is the direct result of Obama’s anti-American ideology — and even his personal psychology.

This thought-provoking, in-depth interview covers a lot of ground: the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia and much more.

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