Background music of appeasement gave both Obama and Carter murdered diplomats.
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Let’s start with Carter.
On May 22, 1977, the new American President Carter traveled to the University of Notre Dame where he gave a speech in which he proclaimed:
We are now free of that inordinate fear of Communism which once led us to embrace any dictator who joined us in our fear.
Over the next three years Carter repeatedly sent signals to the Communist world — and unwittingly, to the Muslim world — that:
Our goal is to be fair to both sides, to produce reciprocal stability, parity, and security.
The results? By 1979, the world was in chaos.
• On January 16, 1979, the Shah of Iran fled his country.
• On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to establish the Islamic Republic of Iran.
• On February 14, 1979, the American Ambassador to Afghanistan Adolph Dubs is kidnapped and murdered by the Setami Milli, a Maoist faction of Afghan Communists.
• On July 19, 1979, the Communist Sandinistas took control of the capital of Nicaragua.
• On November 4, 1979, Iranian Islamic radicals, students, stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran. This time Khomeini did not interfere, the radical Islamics taking 52 American diplomats hostage. They would be held for 444 days.
• On December 24, 1979, the Soviet Union, no longer content to simply have advisers on scene, invaded Afghanistan. Carter pronounced himself “shocked.”
In three short years — from his inaugural in January of 1977 until the close of 1979 — Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy had turned the world upside down, making it a cauldron of Communist revolution and invasion.
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