"Richard Fernandez on Facebook: The most instructive thing about Obama’s Security Council abstention is he didn’t have the guts to do it earlier, when he stood to lose something by doing it. Only after he calculated there was nothing more to squeeze from that particular quarter did he run up the Jolly Roger. Had it cost him it would have meant something, even as a gesture.Glenn Reynolds adds:
But even more interesting was his willingness to damage the Democratic party who he’s leaving with political bill, not to mention the fact that the policy his abstention represents makes little sense.
Israel is likely to emerge as a linchpin in the region, after Obama’s power vacuum bomb reduces the nearby countries to waste. If Turkey and Iran fall apart, which is not inconceivable, then Obama will have antagonized the last man standing.
It was bad timing and pointless, like a punch thrown by a fighter lying on the canvas — at the referee. That would leave his legacy a consistently dysfunctional whole: conceived in delusion, executed in incompetence."
"Yeah, that’ pretty much covers it. Though “executed in incompetence and spite” would be more accurate still."This will establish Obama's legacy as an anti-Semite. In keeping with his Islamic upbringing. And in keeping with his desire to repopulate the USA with Muslims.
Fortunately, Trump responded immediately, and the effect should be negligible. The UN should be relocated to the Congo, and the US membership and funding removed entirely.
Obama's hate-shots are not over yet. He will be as destructive to civilization as possible.