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2 months, 2 weeks ago by Strawman

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As the Middle East burns, ISIS or ISIL or whatever terrorist flavor of the day beheads American journalists on camera, the leadership of this country continues to stand down--- choosing instead fight the war on terror with conversation.  Our “leaders” talk a lot.  Unfortunately they just can’t seem to get the talking points aligned. 

Take Chuck Hagel’s comments, “The U.S isn’t trying to contain ISIS.  It’s trying to destroy it.  This crowd is as dangerous a group of people, beyond just terrorists, they are an army, marrying this with an ideology and capacity to do things.  They control half of Iraq today. They control half of Syria today.  We better be taking them seriously.”

I believe the Defense Secretary has it right.  ISIS is for real. They’re not the JV team a certain someone labeled them 2 beheadings and a 5 for 1 swap ago. They’re the real deal.  ISIS is slapping the taste out of this administration’s mouth and taking their lunch money while Barack and the boys attend fund raisers, race bait and continue to attack the private sector.

The President, as was obvious during a recent NATO press conference, seems to be confused on the direction the United States is taking towards ISIS.  First he said the goal was to “degrade and destroy ISIS.”  Then moments later Obama said the goal was to get to” the point where it is a manageable problem.”  When called out by a reporter, Obama’s response was EVEN more confusing:

Q:                    Did you just say that the strategy is to destroy ISIS, or to simply contain them or push them back?

Obama:          “Our objective is to make sure ISIL is not an ongoing threat to the region. And we can accomplish that.  It’s going to take some time and it’s going to take some effort.  As we’ve seen with al Qaeda, there are always going to be remnants that can cause havoc of any of these networks, in part because of the nature of terrorist activities.  You get a few individuals, and they may be able to carry out a terrorist act. But what we can do is to make sure that the kind of systemic and broad-based aggression that we’ve seen out of ISIL that terrorizes primarily Muslims, Shia, Sunni—terrorizes Kurds, terrorizes not just Iraqis, but people throughout the region, that that is degraded to the point where it is no longer the kind of factor that we’ve seen it being over the last several months.”

I have a lot of problems with that answer.  First, there’s been a systematic attack on Christians in Iraq and around the region.  It’s open season on Christians.  And Obama failed to mention that fact.  Second: he’s acting as though ISIS is crab grass.  And that removing them from the face of the earth is going to be a long, arduous and legal process. As things usually go with the Obama administration he’s probably right.  As Obama will strive to slow walk the process of eliminating ISIS while they continue to rape, maim and kill at random.  Obama isn’t compelled to kill ISIS because they are Muslim.  Third: ISIS is in America already. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/isis-terrorist-minneapolis-worked-major-american-airport-report-article-1.1925924)  And to date, I’ve not heard, seen or read of any efforts to apprehend those residing in this country who support or are members of ISIS.  The administration is pretty busy “investigating” the police force in Ferguson, Missouri.

The real problem here is the Obama philosophy itself. He believes he knows and understands the Muslim culture better than anyone. (watch the video)  He says he’s Christian, but was, for a portion of his youth, brought up in a Muslim household. During the last 6 years and before, Obama has gone out of his way NOT to offend those of the Muslim faith.  He’s reported to have members of the Muslim Brotherhood on his staff or in other government departments (Mohamed Elibiary-Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council).  And there are other instances as well.    

On the eve of the second anniversary of Benghazi and the 13th anniversary of 911, one has to ask these questions; is this country safe?  Is America as secure as it should be?  Should ISIS strike here, is our leadership up to the task of defending us?

“We will raise the black flag of Allah over the White House,” proclaimed a member of ISIS on video a few weeks ago.  How do we know they haven’t already?

 

 

 


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