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ISIS really is a danger…

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Remember His Oneness hectoring we knuckle-dragging,  gun-toting,   God-fearing infidels about how terrorism was just the new normal and we should just carry on and quit whining about it and making it such a big deal?   Well,  it turns out that  it is a  big deal,  especially ISIS,  proving yet again that Barack Obama did not know much about much of anything.

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May 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm

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French elections…

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A win by Marine Le Pen would  be devastating  according to Ben Rhodes, the Obama former national security adviser.   Does he actually believe that his former boss will be able to influence this election?   No doubt he and Obama nodded sagely when a German pundit said that Le Pen would break down  the European Union even if she loses.

There is a fairly strong belief that the  recent terrorists  attacks in Paris are helping Le Pen because she doesn’t share the Left’s fondness for unlimited immigration and a relaxed attitude about terrorism.   Obama called to congratulate her rival, Emmanuel Macron,  whose  view is  that terrorism is just part of daily life one must get used to,  which is something the two men certainly agree on.

I rather suspect the French are weary of being set up like prey in a trap and will put Le Pen through to the next round.    I think the Germans and Swedes are as well,  but I could only guess as to whether the French elections  portend anything  for those of other nations.  If you can spare a few extra minutes,  do read this excellent piece by Christopher Caldwell, here  (h/t Andrew Stuttaford at The Corner).

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April 23, 2017 at 11:01 pm

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Dear lying media…

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…if you’re the least bit curious about why most Americans find you a corrupt,  slimy lot undeserving of the protections which our Constitution affords you,  you might try telling  the truth  about the recent shooting in Fresno.   You  substituted “God is great!” for the shooter’s shouted words of  “Allahu Akbar!”,  knowing full well that your deliberate omission of the Arabic words was misleading at best.   Of course,  CNN  simply ignored the inconvenient story altogether,  lest it interfere with its narrative of mistreated and misunderstood peaceful Muslims.

Or you could have National Public Radio  stop peddling  the endlessly repeated lie that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.   It does not,  but it does provide referrals for that and most of the other procedures it claims to offer.   The fact that Barack Obama helped spread the falsehoods during his presidency does not serve to make them true.

Of course,  the Fresno police haven’t  much clarified  the matter by declaring this a hate crime based on race because the killer of four was black and all the victims were white.  Can we say  “terrorism”  boys and girls?

 

 

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April 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Fire tanker to Israel…

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Global Super tanker  is sending  its Boeing 747-400 to Israel to help fight the arson fires there.   It’s a good thing the best fire-fighting plane is privately owned since it would be next year before His Oneness got around to doing anything to help Israel.

By the way,  it was terrorism by fire,  and they now  have video  of one of the arsonists at work.   And yes,  you can expect to see something similar here,  and no,  we are not prepared to deal with it.

 

 

 

 

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November 27, 2016 at 10:05 am

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Manhattan explosion…

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This video shows the  immediate aftermath  of the explosion which rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan.   New York Mayor de Blasio issued a mealy-mouthed statement worthy of His Oneness,  being careful to admit the  blast was  intentional,  but taking some  well-deserved  heat for refusing  to mention  terrorism.   He is correct that we do not know the identity of the perpetrator or the reason for it,  but he is an idiot for not making the logical connection between the attack and terrorism, especially since the devices used were apparently  similar to  those employed in  the Boston Marathon.   A 911 caller  has warned  there will be more.

Possibly the only person who looked dumber was Hillary Clinton,  who used the word “bombing” and forty  seconds later  criticized Trump’s use of the same word in her answer to a so-called journalist.

Jim Geraghty lays out the  few facts  we do know at this point.   There are additional questions  considering the  similarities with the blast at the New Jersey military fun-run.   ISIS-related media has  already claimed that the man who on Saturday stabbed eight at a Minnesota mall before being killed by an off-duty cop was a soldier of Islam.

This strikes me as a  lot of coincidences  on a single day.

 

 

 

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September 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

9/11 in 2016…

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Let’s begin with the  most uninspiring,  insipid message imaginable from His Oneness,  a man who has done far more to divide the nation than all the terrorists combined.   Indeed,  my observation is that one reason progressives hate mentioning terrorism is that it unites the country,  while they depend on dividing it to maintain power.   Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have written an  op-ed blasting  Obama for his multitude of failures concerning terrorism.   The next president will have a herculean task  in undoing  such disastrous policies.   The list of what the nation  failed to learn  from the 9/11 attacks is long,  but we have learned a  few things.

As Gen. Jack Keane points out,  most of us  went on  with our lives after the attack.   The real cause for concern is that official government policy is now  willful blindness  to the threat of Islamist terrorism.   This attitude reflects an astounding ignorance of both history and ideology,  since 9/11 was  far from  the first attack on America by Muslims.   In keeping with progressive ideals,  the public education system seems determined to teach students  to either ignore the attack,  or accept that America itself,  and we Americans,  are to blame.

Whatever your view of President George W. Bush,  he understood the threat and took steps to neutralize it.   I imagine being aboard the only plane in the sky  that day concentrated his mind fiercely,  as the handwritten notes  from his press secretary,  Ari Fleischer,  show.   Watching the horror in real time no doubt  produced a  similar effect.

The Weekly Standard’s  piece from  September 24,  2011,  is a poignant reminder of what fifteen years ago looked and felt like.   As the former head of the EPA admits,  the government’s  own scientists  were badly mistaken about the air quality at Ground Zero,  and people have died because of it.   I didn’t believe the rosy reports at the time,  but I had logic and a knowledge of the real world on my side.   Why would anyone now believe government scientists on anything else,  such as global warming?

People who comprehend the  threat worry  about another one.   New York increased security  as the anniversary approached.   As Melissa Clouthier aptly notes,  things have changed,  but  where do  we go from here?   The answer depends on who our next president is,  and on what We the People are willing to do about it.   Some people will turn to  the power  of prayer.  Others,  like Hillsdale College,  will hold a  patriotic remembrance.    The National September 11 Memorial Museum’s goal is  to gather  every face and weave them into the overwhelming tapestry of grief,  loss,  life and joy on display in the memorial gallery.   A few lucky amateur photographers will capture spectacular shots  such as this.

What will you do?

 

 

 

 

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September 11, 2016 at 8:36 pm

None so blind…

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You know the old saying,  don’t you?   Let us hope the activists in San Diego don’t let their  willful blindness  and incredible ignorance don’t cause that city’s citizens to become victims.   What commonalities do they have with Islamic jihadists who want to kill us?   I’d be very interested in knowing the answer to that.

Depending on how you slice the data,  a large number of terrorists come from majority Muslim countries.  No,  not all Muslims are terrorists,  but the  underlying data  doesn’t lie or mislead.   Anyone who thinks law enforcement should not be prepared for Islamic terrorists attacks is worse than an idiot,  dangerously so.

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August 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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