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Bracing for western migration of ISIS…

Declarations that ISIS is on the verge of defeat keep piling up. During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said he was proud to report that “the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria.” In Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told his country in December that “we can announce the end of the war against (Islamic State).”

Territorially, the Islamic State has been squashed. But the threat it poses remains all too real — and ominous.

The New York Times reports that thousands of Islamic State foreign fighters have been slipping out of the eastern Syrian battlefield and hiding in Damascus and other parts of northwest Syria. Many with European roots are paying smugglers to get them over the Syrian border into Turkey, which they hope to use as a conduit to return to their homelands in Western Europe. Some have training in chemical weapons and are staying in Syria to join al-Qaida’s branch there.

Routed from its prized strongholds of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq, the Islamic State is now becoming what many militant groups morph into after their defeat on the battlefield — a guerrilla movement that emphasizes soft target attacks, using suicide bombings and ambushes to prey on places where civilians congregate.

Will some postwar militants give up the cause? Perhaps. But it would be foolish to think that many others wouldn’t bide their time and wait for the right moment to inflict terror. Whether carried out by sleeper cells or lone wolves inspired by Islamic State propaganda, we’ve seen what that carnage looks like in London and Manchester, Paris and Nice and, in the U.S., Orlando and New York.

Turkey is a front line for preventing postwar militants from heading westward. Right now, however, Turkish forces are attacking Syrian Kurdish fighters that the U.S. wants at the Syrian-Turkish border as a firewall to Islamic State migration. The Trump administration so far has failed to get Ankara to stand down. Failure’s not an option, however. Islamic State militants slipping over the Syrian-Turkish border isn’t just a Turkish problem — it’s a threat to many Western nations.

For their part, European governments have improved cooperation between their intelligence and law enforcement agencies, following criticism in the wake of terror attacks in Paris and Brussels that such cooperation was lacking. Part of that cooperation involves European intelligence outfits feeding and checking new databases of suspected foreign fighters.

[From an editorial published by The Chicago Tribune]
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Mr. OHNObama says “We’re hitting ISIS harder than ever,” and receives only scorn and laughter in return

Mr. OHNObama doesn’t have many fans in the employ of Fox News — it’s why the website does so well among Republican voters — but he probably isn’t feeling too good about the cable news networks’ recent reaction to his argument that we are now “hitting ISIS harder than ever.”

Mr. OHNObama strikes again...Here’s what the President had to say about our military’s recent action against the Islamic State:

“As we squeeze its heart we’ll make it harder for ISIL to pump its propaganda to the world… We are hitting ISIL harder than ever… ISIL leaders cannot hide and our message to them is simple, ‘you are next’…

All that said, we recognize that progress needs to keep coming faster…”

The folks at Fox (both Democrat and Republican) were not buying the President’s propaganda.

Judge Andrew Napolitano hit the nail on the head when he called Obama’s backpatting of himself “tone-deaf.” The judge said the speech was, “a politically tone-deaf pre-Christmas public relations measure that in this instance satisfied no one but Obama.”

 Democrat pundit Julie Roginsky agreed with the judge’s  assessment,  saying “He did not once address how to prevent more San Bernardino events. He did not once address the concerns that Americans have this holiday season … he should have acknowledged the concerns people have at home. What I think people want to hear … is that they have a right to be concerned, and that he understands their concern and feels their pain.”

 Cohost Andrea Tantaros was even more brutal with her criticism:  “Frankly, I don’t care what he just said. Because everything that he is doing runs counter to what we should be doing to combat radical Islamic jihadism.”

She later added this stinging snark via Twitter:

Before we see photos of him in mom jeans, biking & eating shaved ice in Hawaii… Obama gave today’s press conf to pretend he cares abt terror.

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

That one’s going to leave a mark.

 

[by Onan Coca, writing for FREEDOM FORCE]

 

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Democrats will defend the most atrocious evil to protect their agenda…

“No liberal cause is defended with more dishonesty than abortion. No matter what else they pretend to care about from time to time – undermining national security, aiding terrorists, oppressing the middle class, freeing violent criminals – the single most important item on the Democrats’ agenda is abortion . . . “

Have you noticed that Democrats never apologize for anything? They will defend the most atrocious evil to safeguard their overall agenda. Take the case of the baby beheading admission defense (partial-birth abortion) and sale of aborted baby body parts by the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood.

The Hill reports:

“Congressional Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood as Republicans launch investigations into the group’s use of fetal tissue from abortions.

“Multiple Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday dismissed a secretly recorded viral video that shows a Planned Parenthood executive detailing how the livers, lungs and hearts of fetuses are preserved during abortions for medical research.

“‘It’s got a Benghazi feel to it, for me,’ centrist [sic] Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) said.

“‘They’ve been attacking Planned Parenthood for years,’ said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), another prominent abortion rights supporter. ‘They’ve been calling for investigations for years.’

“Still, the footage, which was recorded by anti-abortion advocates posing as fetal tissue buyers from a research company, is putting Democrats in an uncomfortable spot.”

Apparently not uncomfortable enough. The major networks have failed to report on the story since they know it will resonate negatively with the American people and turn them against the Democrats. It’s the same reason the major networks don’t cover the pornographic displays and costumes at Gay Pride parades. They don’t want Americans to start saying, “We didn’t know homosexuality was about this!”

Even President Obama has not come out against Planned Parenthood. Why should he? He hasn’t made much of what Islamic terrorists are doing to infants and their mothers in the name of Allah. Children are being taught to sever the heads of their ideological enemies by practicing with dolls.

 “The children had all been shown videos of beheadings and told by their trainers with the Islamic State group that they would perform one someday. First, they had to practice technique. The more than 120 boys were each given a doll and a sword and told, cut off its head.

“A 14-year-old who was among the boys, all abducted from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority, said he couldn’t cut it right. He chopped once, twice, three times.”

partial birth abortionHow is this different from what Planned Parenthood does in late-term abortions? Collapsing the head in a partial birth abortion in order to keep the vital organs intact for sale to a tissue bank.

In a newly released video, “which was obtained by the Center for Medical Progress, another top official with Planned Parenthood is caught on camera haggling over the prices of aborted baby parts and admitting that she’ll alter the method of abortion used in order to harvest organs for eventual sale.”

Let’s not forget that abortion is the sacrament of the Democrat Party. Ann Coulter writes:

“No liberal cause is defended with more dishonesty than abortion. No matter what else they pretend to care about from time to time – undermining national security, aiding terrorists, oppressing the middle class, freeing violent criminals – the single most important item on the Democrats’ agenda is abortion . . . ”

Obama rightfully condemned the murder of nine black people who were attending a prayer service, but he has nothing to say anything about the millions of unborn babies murdered by abortionists. Millions of these babies are black babies. Obama, the Democrats, and a good number of Republicans are party to a form of black genocide.

Only some black lives matter when it comes to abortion.

[by Gary DeMar, writing for GODFATHER POLITICS]

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  The problem is that the lives of the unborn NEVER MATTER when it comes to abortion. God is going to hold us accountable for every life selfishly ended in the name of abortion. Every precious life.
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Perfect illustration of just how far from reality the White House — and many in Congress — are operating…

Star members of the government's Reality Team...

Harry Reid says “Obama – Reid team is the greatest in US history.”

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday his partnership with President Obama will go down in history.

“The record book that records will be written about the eight years of Obama and Reid, never in the history of the country — never in the history of the country — have we produced more for a president and somebody that’s led his party than we’ve done together,” Mr. Reid said Friday on KNPR radio.

Mr. Reid, who announced he will not be running for re-election in 2016, was greeted with what was apparently a surprise call from Mr. Obama during the appearance.

Harry, this is Barack,” the president said.

“Well, I’ll be damned,” Mr. Reid said. “I’ll be damned.”

Mr. Obama then asked if he was allowed to say that on live radio, to which Mr. Reid replied: “Well, I’ll be damned. What a guy.”

“I think that when the story is written and when all is told, you’re gonna have somebody who has done more for Nevada and for this country as anybody who’s ever been in the Senate, and I could not be prouder of him — he did an unbelievable job on a whole bunch of really tough issues,” Mr. Obama said. “Saving this country from a depression, making sure millions of people had health care, makin’ sure that young people were able to go to college and he’s been one of my best partners and best friends and I’m really honored to have served him.”

Mr. Reid assured the president the feeling was mutual.

“We’ve done it as friends, we’ve done it as people who love our country. We love it as a couple of people who have backgrounds that are so unusual,” Mr. Reid said. “How in the world did Obama and Reid get to where they are? We talked last night — I have so much affection and admiration for Barack Obama, that we’ve proven that to each other, our mutual affection, and we have 22 more months to continue doing the best we can for our country.”

“That’s what we’re gonna do,” Mr. Obama said.

 

[by David Sherfinski, writing for The Washington Times]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  We’ve heard everything now, folks. The last 6+ years with Obama at the helm have been some of the best years in the history of the country. Do you believe it? Do you believe they have the gall to even THINK that? Over six years of deadlock in Congress, with Reid stacking bills on his desk rather than bringing them to a vote. (Don’t want to actually pass something the Republicans might be able to take some credit for, do we?) Adding not billions, but trillions, of dollars to the US debt. (No matter. It’s only paper, you know.)  Spending more than forty million (40 MILLION) dollars on Obama and family vacations. (How much did the average American get to spend on vacations? Nothing. Nothing at all. We didn’t take vacations. We were too busy trying to find jobs and keep a roof over our heads.)  Opening our southern border to illegal aliens by the thousands, so they could stay here, get steady jobs, and hopefully vote Democratic in upcoming elections. (The 2014 election showed just how well that theory worked, with Republicans taking over the Senate, the House, and a majority of governorships.) Pulling all our troops out of Iraq on a pre-announced schedule so the radical Islamists could move in right behind us. (The Islamic State now controls huge swaths of the entire Middle East, thanks to the opening we gave them in Iraq.)  Shoving Obamacare down our throats whether we wanted it or not, so that a small minority of Americans could finally get some healthcare by paying too much for it.  Spending US taxpayer money in Israel to defeat the Prime Minister, who was running for re-election.  (Another really good idea from Obonehead in the Oval Office.  Mr. Netanyahu won by a substantial margin, and the White House appeared dumber than ever.)  So…brace yourselves, folks. That wonderful White House team, led by you-know-who, wants to bring you another “twenty-two months of the best we can do for our country.”  May God help us…because He is our only chance.

 

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Let’s take a good and objective look at the world we now live in…it will be instructive to do so

To almost any dispassionate observer, the world we now live in is very different than it used to be.

Consider the evidence:

Today the president of the US routinely lies to America about everything. He thinks this is part of his job. (It is the only part of his job he is doing well.) He performs his job, if we can call it that, with absolutely no emotion or sign of real caring for the citizens of the US, and he takes a vacation at every opportunity at taxpayer expense. He seems more concerned with obstructionism than with progress. He wants to rule with “my pen and my phone” rather than rely on the US Constitution, the US legal system, or the network of advisers any normal president would want to consult. His own agenda takes top priority over the common good.

We now see a real and growing threat from an organized religion called Islam which claims well over a billion adherents. Members of this religion think nothing of killing other members of their own religion because those other members are not radical and aggressive enough in opposing other religions. Naturally, the preferred target of Islam is especially the unbelieving person of another religion entirely, and particularly Christians. Islam has even sought out opportunities to show its killings in public media and videos. Beheadings, burnings, gangland-style executions have all been recorded and shown to the world with ruthlessness and pride by practitioners of Islam who tell America that “we are coming to get you.” Islam bases its belief system on the Quran, which specifically tells Muslims to “kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.”

Life today is cheaper than it has ever been. One of the primary reasons for this is that we legalized abortion in 1973. As of this writing we have killed almost 60 million babies since Roe v. Wade. (Planned Parenthood alone has killed 7 million of those.) Worldwide, since 1980, the number of babies killed by abortion is well over 1.3 billion. (That is, one thousand three hundred million.) How many of all these lives were destined to grow into world-changers? Only God knows. Because we value life so little, we now show more violence and murder on TV and in movies than ever before (we continue to call it “entertainment”), which, of course, only serves to cheapen human life even further.

We would have no Bible today were it not for the Jewish people and their insistence on accurately preserving the Hebrew scriptures over the centuries. We would have no Christianity today were it not for the insistence of the early believers, those who lived and walked with Jesus — the Jewish Messiah — to accurately record their time with the Savior and their experiences with God Himself. In spite of all of this, we continue to ignore the Bible and what it teaches, we continue to distance ourselves from God by removing all signs of faith from our daily public and private lives, and we live today as though there is no tomorrow. We treat the nation of Israel today, one of our strongest allies for well over half a century, as hardly an ally at all.

We do not value our Christian heritage nor its holy book, the Bible. We do not value human life. We do not value truth (or we would insist that our government also value it). We obviously do not value personal integrity (the man we elected to our highest public office has none, and we seem to have no real concern).

Consider this very present item of additional evidence. Remember Bill Cosby? Of course you do. We all bought his early comedy albums and played them for our friends. We watched his movies and TV shows. His portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable seemed to be not just well written, but the perfect portrayal of a contemporary father who was concerned with guiding and protecting his family. What do we discover today about Bill Cosby? That he was abusing and raping women for many years to satisfy his own unguided lusts. The evidence continues to mount:

In 1969 I met Bill Cosby while working in New York for the late film producer Ray Stark. I was a 21-year-old single woman in the world’s most exciting city. He was a 32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likeable and popular entertainers in the business. He asked for my number and I gave it to him.

We began hanging out, took in a movie, watched television and ate pizza and hot dogs in my apartment with my roommate. He was married to his current wife and he acted like a perfect gentleman who didn’t come on to either of us, which, I have to admit, made me wonder what his objective was.

One night we were going out to a movie. We agreed to meet at an apartment that he said belonged to a friend of his. I had a terrible headache but didn’t want to cancel the evening. He told me he had a miracle cure his doctor had given him that would get rid of the headache. He went into another room and came back with a capsule. I asked a couple of times what it was. Each time he reassured me, asking, “Don’t you trust me?” Of course I did. This was Bill Cosby.

For more than 45 years I have tried to recall exactly what happened that night. To this day it remains a blur. I have a vague recollection of feeling like I was floating while walking through Times Square and watching some kind of Japanese samurai movie with him. I don’t remember where the theater was nor very much of the evening.

What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual. It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further.

After some awkward small talk, I got out of there as fast as I could. Once in the elevator, I broke down crying, which I continued to do as I walked home to my apartment in the east 70s. It never occurred to me to go to the police. It was a different time and “date rape” was a concept that didn’t exist. I just kept asking myself over and over in disbelief why this had happened to me. Other than my roommate, I did not discuss that night with anyone for 36 years.

Like millions of people, I watched The Cosby Show at its zenith and was a fan. But as I watched Dr. Cliff Huxtable, so compassionate and kind, so honorable and wise, I could never reconcile that image with the Bill Cosby I encountered so many years ago.

Those who suffer from these types of assaults know the prison of shame, bewilderment and disbelief. Like so many victims, my way of coping was to shove the memory into the back of my mind. I only revealed nine years ago what happened that night to my husband of nearly 30 years after another woman went public with similar allegations and sued Cosby. I always thought I was the only one. I couldn’t believe he had done this to others. I told my story to our attorney, who is also a good friend, because I was considering going public then, but eventually chose not to because the case was settled.

This is the first time I have chosen to speak out about that night. It is also the last time I intend to address it publicly. I have no plans to sue, I don’t want or need money. I have no plans for a press conference or for doing any interviews.

So why speak out at all and why now? The simple answer is that it’s the right thing to do. The truth deserves to be known. As I write this, more than 20 women have come forward, many with stories that are remarkably similar to mine. In response to these brave women, I have read comments like, “What took them so long?” and “What are they after now”? I would ask these people to remember that up until relatively recently, prosecuting rape was a “he said/she said” proposition where the victim was blamed for having worn “suggestive clothing” or questioned as to why she went somewhere with her rapist.

When this happened to me, the idea of drugging someone and raping them was almost fantastical. It was years before “date rape” drugs made the news, but it was a perfect modus operandi for a predator, rendering his victim unconscious or so incapacitated as to be unable to clearly answer police questions about the incident. After having done a lot of work on myself, I realize that we are only as sick as the secrets we keep. Once those secrets are spoken aloud, even if to just one person, they lose their power. I no longer feel the shame that kept me silent. Yes, I could have told my story years ago, and in hindsight I probably should have. It’s time now that my voice be added and to finally pull the curtain back from this dark moment in my life.

Having come of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s before marrying in the mid 1980s at 37, I certainly have a history. The difference is that any other relationships were consensual … my encounter with Bill Cosby was most certainly not.

In the years since that night I have crossed paths with Cosby only once, when my husband, a highly successful Oscar-winning film executive and producer, introduced me to him. I was shaking, wondering if he would recognize me by my unusual first name. His reaction spoke volumes. To Bill Cosby, I was just another stranger.

(This account is from Cindra Ladd in the Huffington Post)

 

Let us finish this post with a question: What lies ahead for the US and the world? Our society is changing for the worse and shows no signs of reversing that trend. Is God simply going to look the other way forever?

Absolutely not. Read (and study) the last book in the Bible to learn what’s ahead. Just ahead. As in SOON.
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“Allah has revealed Islam to be the religion of the sword, and the evidence for this is so profuse that only a heretic would argue otherwise.”

Obama and a host of others insist that Islam is a religion of peace. The Islamic State, which they claim has nothing to do with Islam, quotes the Quran copiously to establish that Islam is actually a religion of the sword that calls for permanent war against Infidels.

Islam claims it is NOT a religion of peace...“ISIS Upset with Obama, Kerry, ‘Heretics’ for ‘Slogan’ That Islam Is Religion of Peace,” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, February 12, 2015:

The new issue of ISIS’ magazine released today takes issue with Western leaders who assert that Islam is a religion of peace.

In the Dabiq magazine article, the writer said the wrongful “slogan” is also being used by “apologetic ‘du’āt’ [beggars] when flirting with the West.”

“They have repeated this slogan so much to the extent that some of them alleged that Islam calls to permanent peace with kufr and the kāfirīn. How far is their claim from the truth, for Allah has revealed Islam to be the religion of the sword, and the evidence for this is so profuse that only a zindīq (heretic) would argue otherwise,” the magazine states….

After a page worth of quotes from the Quran that “revealed the sword against the apostates,” the article asks, “So how can the zanādiqah (heretics) or even those who blindly follow them – Bush, Obama, and Kerry – obstinately claim that ‘Islam is a religion of peace,’ meaning pacifism?”…

It quotes more of the Quran, concluding “it is clear then that salām (peace) is not the basis of the word Islam, although it shares the same consonant root (s-l-m) and is one of the outcomes of the religion’s sword, as the sword will continue to be drawn, raised, and swung until ‘Īsā (Jesus – ‘alayhis-salām) kills the Dajjāl (the Antichrist) and abolishes the jizyah. Thereafter, kufr and its tyranny will be destroyed; Islam and its justice will prevail on the entire Earth.”
“…There will always be a party of Muslims fighting parties of kāfirīn until there is no more fitnah and the religion is completely for Allah alone.”  From the Quran: “And fight them until there is no fitnah and the religion, all of it, is for Allah” (8:39).

[posted originally by JIHAD WATCH.org]
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“New record for cluelessness”…

U.S. President Barack Obama sets a new record for cluelessness, or deliberate obfuscation, by saying the Jewish victims of the Paris kosher supermarket attack were killed “randomly.”

It is no secret that Obama has no red lines. We saw it in Syria in the summer of 2013. Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons to massacre his own people in the suburbs of Damascus, and Obama passed the buck to Congress to avoid having to live up to the red line he himself had set.

Mr. O says...

Obama also has no red lines when it comes to jihadist terrorism. It is sometimes hard to understand if this is due to a lack of understanding, an altruistic outlook or, quite simply, a utopian worldview in which everyone loves everyone. For Obama, Islamic jihadists are an imaginary species from a George W. Bush-era science fiction film.

Ever since his Democratic Party’s losses in the midterm elections in November, Obama has had no limits. He continues to deny that Islamic terrorism is spreading around the world. And according to the White House, the Taliban is not a terrorist organization, but rather an “armed insurgency.” So what if in December this “insurgent group” slaughtered hundreds of children at a school in Pakistan?

As if rewriting reality was not enough, Obama is also rewriting history. Just a few days after a poor Jordanian pilot was horrifically burned to death by the Islamic State group, Obama explained that Christians had also committed terrible crimes during the Crusades and the Inquisition. Was this really the right time for such a statement? And has not the world advanced a little since the 11th century?

And then, in an interview with the Vox website, Obama belittled the threat of terrorism, saying the media’s focus on terrorism was based on the maxim, “If it bleeds, it leads.” After all, in Obama’s mind, al-Qaida has already been defeated (something he first claimed in 2012).

Yet, in my opinion, Obama set a new record for cluelessness, or deliberate obfuscation, when he told Vox that the Jewish victims of the terrorist attack at the kosher supermarket in Paris were killed “randomly.”

Enough! If the U.S. Embassy in Paris has not briefed you, sir, please let me do so. The terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, was seen near the supermarket a few days before the attack as he was scouting Jewish businesses and institutions as potential targets. Surviving hostages said he spoke about his desire to kill Jews. The four victims of the supermarket attack were not killed “randomly.” They were killed because they were Jews. And they were buried in the Land of Israel.

This last ridiculous Obama statement is OUR red line.

[by Boaz Bismuth, writing for ISRAEL HAYOM]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Personally, we thought the cluelessness threshhold had been crossed back in September of last year, when Obama actually and deliberately stated, “The Islamic State is not Islamic.”  That must have been as much of a surprise to the Islamic State as it was to us Americans.  But if the Islamic State is not Islamic, then the Islamic terrorists are presumably not Islamic either, and maybe not even terrorists.  Guess that’s what passes for clear White House thinking…but thinking and raw brain cell activity are not the same thing, are they?  Kinda reminds us of the Clinton White House, when Bill said “I did not have sex with that woman!” and then was forced into the really silly position of trying to make sure everyone knew the meaning of the verb “is.”  If the White House were really thinking, and by White House we mean its primary occupant, then it would be thinking about what lies ahead beyond the occupant’s (thankfully last) term there. Obama is so focused on showing the world how illogical and — we have to say it — stupid and amateurish he is at the political game, that when it’s time for him to get paid for speechifying, absolutely nobody is going to be listening. Why? Because they will know he is collecting money for lying…which is just more of what he’s doing now. Would you pay to go hear a determined and proven liar? And by the way, just to set the record straight, the author above is trying to be polite…but “deliberate obfuscation” is precisely the definition of a lie.

 

Here’s one more recent piece of writing:

The rise of ISIS has demonstrated fully and conclusively how dangerous our president really is. He’s not just incompetent. He’s not just ideologically backwards. He’s actively dangerous. And it is in his denial of Islamic terrorism that he is at his most frightening.

It’s not just the way he talks. When he calls the Al Qaeda attack in Paris “random,” he’s not just using the first word that comes to mind. This is a choice of phrasing that has been defended by the White House Press Secretary. It has been defended by the State Department. This is a conscious administration attempt to take the focus off Islam and pretend that we’re dealing with random, unconnected crimes.

If you need any further proof, all you have to do is look at the interview Obama did with Vox’s Matthew Yglesias last week. In it, he downplays these attacks, saying that they are best handled on a case-by-case basis by local law enforcement, the same way any other crime might be handled. Obama wants to move us past the age of terrorism so badly that he’s willing to simply pretend it doesn’t exist. ISIS is a cult of one type. Al Qaeda is a cult of another type. Boko Haram another. Islam has nothing to do with it. Political/religious aims have nothing to do with it. They’re just bands of serial killers, like Middle Eastern Manson Families.

You can call Obama a great American patriot, but it doesn’t make it true. By the same token, you can call ISIS a death cult that has nothing to do with the Islamic faith, but that won’t be true, either. It wouldn’t matter what we called them as long as we were getting rid of them, but we’re not doing that. We’re giving them lip service, dropping a few bombs for show, and turning the focus back to the president’s pet issues like climate change and illegal immigrants.

Maybe he refuses to engage the war on terror because he wants to selfishly stay on his agenda. Maybe he refuses because he learned a twisted view of the world from Jeremiah Wright and other early influences. Maybe he refuses because he’s scared. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that he is exposing this country, its allies, and innocent people all around the world to danger by denying the truth. The terrorist problem isn’t going away. With Obama telegraphing U.S. weakness, it is only going to get worse.

[from TOTAL CONSERVATIVE]

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