Is Barack Obama the ultimate subversive?
This question was asked of Bill Koenig on our television program Christ in Prophecy. Bill has been a White House Correspondent for the last fifteen years. He is president of a news website called World Watch Daily, and he publishes a weekly report called “Koenig’s Eye View from the White House.” Bill is also the author of a telling book titled Revealed: Obama’s Legacy.
In 2008, while running for the presidency, Barack Obama promised changed. After he was elected, he delivered on that promise big time, and in fact, far beyond anything most people could have imaged. President Obama left a legacy, one that can be evaluated from a biblical perspective.
[Note: Bill’s answer below has been edited slightly for grammar and clarity.]
The Ultimate Subversive
Bill Koenig: In my book Revealed: Obama’s Legacy, I wrote, “Barack Obama was the ultimate subversive, especially when it came to managing our military.” What do I mean that Barack Obama is the ultimate subversive?
For one, look at how he fired our top generals. He cleaned out the military of anyone who would object to LGBT. I have a family member who is a very staunch Democrat and even he had no idea that this purging of the military was going on. He had no idea that Obama had gotten rid of about 200 of our top generals, along with many colonels.
Obama’s military was especially difficult on chaplains. Christian chaplains knew what it was like to be unwanted in the Obama military.
Obama was also hard on Christian leaders invited to speak to the military. A couple tragic examples include Franklin Graham who was disinvited from a prayer event during the National Day of Prayer at the Pentagon. Graham’s West Point graduate son had five or six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, but was unacceptable to Obama’s military. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was disinvited from giving a prayer at Andrews Air Force Base. General Boykin, one of our esteemed Delta Force heroes, was disinvited from a couple of events. Unbelievable!
You just can’t imagine how immoral Obama wanted the military transformed into, and military readiness was at its worst during his tenure. Barack Obama utilized the military really only for social experimentation, as Admiral Lyons called it.Barack #Obama utilized the #military really only for social experimentation. Click To Tweet
Middle East Blunders
What legacy did President Obama leave for Israel?
Number one — the Iran Deal. He and John Kerry absolutely sold Israel down the river. Kerry used the political power that he wielded to influence the Democrats in the Senate to go along with his vain ambitions for curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
In truth, the Iran Deal remains just a bill to this point. I don’t know if it’s ever been been signed into law. Good thing, because it’s a horrible deal! This agreement should really have been a treaty voted on by the Senate. Obama got around the Senate by not calling his agreement a treaty, but rather a deal. With a treaty, you need a two-thirds vote in the Senate and the House in order for it to be approved.
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu was treated very poorly by the Obama Administration. Obama held no press conferences at all with Netanyahu during the entire eight years of his presidency. The first time Netanyahu came to the Trump White House, Trump greeted Netanyahu with full honors and they hold a press conference together. The Trump White House treats Israel distinctively different than the Obama White House.
President Obama has made a great many blunders underestimating Islam. He called ISIS the junior varsity team. He moved our forces out of Iraq too quickly, announcing key dates beforehand. Now we’ve got Iran moving into Iraq and Iran is the one calling the military shots in Iraq because we’ve moved out. The Pentagon said we needed to keep at least 10,000 troops on the ground and we shouldn’t move out too fast, but Obama who had no military experience whatsoever declared he wanted the US to get out of there as quickly as possible. And so, we got out of there quickly. And what happened as a result? We left too quickly, and all of America’s gains in Iraq were handed over the the murderous ISIS and the treacherous Iran.
The Democrats claimed the Russians interfered in our 2016 national election, but Obama was found to have interfered in the elections of Israel. No doubt about it! In fact, Obama spent, I think it was approximately in the $325,000-$350,000 range, in his attempt to have Netanyahu defeated in the last Israeli election. He sent a whole political team over there working funds through the State Department in order to defeat an ally. Unbelievable! To have a President of the United States attempting to basically overthrow the Prime Minister of Israel just staggers the mind.
Obama has made even more serious blunders in the Middle East. The Saudis are petrified of a nuclear armed Iran. Saudi Arabia and Iran are now the two major Islamic powers in the Middle East.
In my book, Eye to Eye, I pointed out that God has placed remedial judgments upon our nation for our mistreatment of Israel. Certainly many of those judgments have happened during the Obama Administration. I’m updating that book right now, and it’ll include what took place when we put pressure on Israel to divide Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem. Dramatic catastrophes happened! There are over 40 major catastrophes that took place in the United States during the Clinton to Obama administrations when we put pressure on Israel to divide their land.#God has placed remedial judgments upon our nation for our mistreatment of #Israel. Click To Tweet
The Lord meant it in Genesis 12 when He said that if anyone touched Israel they were touching the apple of His eye. No doubt about it! The God of Israel does not intend for Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem to become an Arab State. He didn’t regather the children of Israel from the four corners of the earth and put the Jews back into the land of Israel for them to just turn it back over to the Arabs. It’s just unbelievable how our nation has treated Israel under President Obama.
The Obama presidency has greatly effected Israel, the entire Middle East, as well as hurt our US allies. Decisions were made that were crucial to gaining Middle East oil, affecting the defense of our nation and the powers across the world.
Finally, in the last few days of the Obama Administration, he tried to do everything that he possibly could to accomplish the goals he wasn’t yet able to accomplish. One of the most horrible things that Obama did was to betray Israel at the United Nations on December 23, 2016. For the first time, the United States did not veto a UN resolution against Israel. We abstained.
What happened at the UN began with then Secretary of State John Kerry denying the fact that he worked with New Zealand and a couple other countries behind the scenes. We know for a fact that John Kerry was in New Zealand meeting with Prime Minister Key around November 13-14. They worked on a new resolution that was going to condemn Israel for settlement construction in Judea and Samaria.
Within a few hours of Kerry leaving, New Zealand was hit by a massive earthquake. Just within a couple of hours! And then a couple weeks later, the Prime Minister of New Zealand stepped down. So, circumstances surrounding New Zealand’s condemnation of Israel are very interesting.