Stupidity and cowardice is latent in the DNA of the American Left when it comes to the threat from Jihad.. In a recent article in The Hill, it is clear that the administration refuses to acknowledge the terror threat to the US posed by ISIS/ISIL/IS.This is part of a long-standing pattern of denial to make Obama appear triumphant, particularly since the death of Bin Laden, but also before. The denial of the Jihadi connections and intentions of the Fort Hood and Little Rock shooters are examples as well…
“We have said if there is a counterterrorism target that involves potential plotting against the United States, we always reserve the right to act,” said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, said on MSNBC on Friday.
“That would be separate, though, from the two missions that the president authorized yesterday,” he said.
If you’re having a tough time deciphering that statement by Ben Rhodes, you’re not alone.
At what point can we depend on our bureaucratized counter terror apparatus to warn us of a terrorism “plot” prompting us to “act?” After all, back in January, Obama himself dismissed this threat as the “jayvee.” One gets the impression from that incredible statement (which should echo in everyone’s ears for the remainder of Obama’s term) that the “intelligence community” whiffed yet again on getting a read on the threat from Jihad.
It is instructive to note that ISIS/ISIL/IS is still not listed among the US State Department’s designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
Check out THIS quote from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.):
“When we bomb ISIS, which is a horrible group, we have to realize that we are heading down the path of choosing sides in an ancient religious and sectarian war inside Iraq,”
ISIS is already targeting Christians. They haven’t targeted Jews because there are no Jews to target–yet. America is a nation with predominantly Judeo-Christian values. ISIS has overtly threatened the US homeland. Does the moron McGovern think that we should not take seriously the threats from a Jihadist terrorist group that is already committing genocide?
When exactly would it be appropriate for the US to act? After 3000 Americans lay dead?
Moreover, McGovern demonstrates a profound ignorance of the ISIS/ISIL/IS organization. The organization is not made up chiefly of Iraqis trying to overthrow the Iraqi government. No, it is made up of Jihadis from around the world, including Westerners (US, UK, Spain, The Netherlands, France to name a few), Syrians, Turks (said to make up 10%), Iraqis, Saudis, Indonesians and, most recently, Filipinos.
This isn’t about a sectarian war inside Iraq. This is about a large Jihadist organization of global reach hell-bent for leather on committing genocide–and one that has expressly threatened the USA to boot.
We don’t need folks like McGovern in Congress in a time of war and, make no mistake about it, the war is still raging. Just because Obama wants to quit does’t mean the war will end.
It should also be pointed out that this same Left-wing crowd is the gang who are in a race to disarm America unilaterally–starting with the very troops needed to fight against organizations like ISIS/ISIL/IS–in an apparent effort to prevent us from being able to deal with threats overseas. (They have their useful idiots on the Right too, chiefly the Pauls and their fellow travelers.)
The country is not being run by responsible adults. The Obama regime is populated by amateurs from top to bottom and its most reliable allies in Congress refuse to recognize the severe threat to Western Civilization posed by ISIS/ISIL/IS.
This will not end well.