Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Turkish Army is apparently attempting a coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is claiming he is still in control. That is highly doubtful, as the state-owned broadcasting system is clearly in the hands of the coup, and Erdogan, a tireless self-promoter, has not been seen in several days. I’d say that, based on the little we know at this point, the coup may well succeed, as the police are no match for the military.
It is important to remember that Erdogan, who took power in 2002, has cashiered out many senior military members, knowing that the history of Turkey is that the secular-minded army has long been a stabilizing force in the country. Erdogan has been playing footsie with Russia and Iran and instituting Islamic policies bit by bit. He also was aware that the Turkish officer corps knows many Western military personnel, and has long worked well with the British and the Americans.
Secretary of State John Kerry from Moscow said the U.S. hopes there will be peace and stability in Turkey, a typical diplomatic response. Dollars to doughnuts His Oneness will not be able to keep his mouth shut and will at least hint that the military coup is not a good thing. I say this because the Turkish president is a big fan of the Muslim Brotherhood, as is Obama, since he promoted Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president who was ousted by Egypt’s military in 2011, and was a member of that group himself. His Oneness claims the Brotherhood is a a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups.
Congressmen Darrell Issa and Louis Gohmert have renewed the push for a bill to officially designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, an important move in light of what Retired Navy Admiral Ace Lyons told the National Press Club last year.
UPDATE: News reports are that Erdogan is seeking asylum in Germany, which indicates the coup has succeeded. Others say he is merely on vacation, so we can’t tell.
UPDATE: His Oneness wants all parties to “support the democratically elected government of Turkey”. Isn’t that the same thing he said about Morsi in Egypt in similar circumstances??
This past week filmmaker Ami Horowitz asked people in New York City if Islam “played a role” in the Orlando terrorist attack. All those in this video said “no.” Then he asked them if Republicans or Islam were more to blame for the attack. Watch, but put your drink down before you do.
I would like to claim this shocks me, but it does not. As this poll reveals, most Democrats are determined to ignore Islamic radicalism in order to protect their skewed view of the world, and in the process, make their fellow citizens less safe by disarming them, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the government CAN NOT KEEP YOU SAFE. This attitude makes them nearly as dangerous as the jihadis.
Or so His Oneness continues to tell us all. He must find it very annoying that Florida law enforcement had no hesitation in branding the attack at a gay nightclub terrorism. When Obama made his public comments on the attack, he mentioned hate several times, gun violence, and the LGBT community, but he never uttered the phrase “Islamic terrorism”, despite the fact that the shooter, Omar Mateen, who was a Muslim, and a registered Democrat, was reported to be shouting “Allahu Akbar,” and that ISIL has already taken credit for inspiring the massacre. No, the President was much more focused on the fact that the 50 dead and 53 injured were presumably members of the gay community in Orlando.
Even the FBI has put Islamic terrorism on the table, but not Barack Obama. After all, our oh-so-brilliant President still claims that Islam is a religion of peace, when it actually means not peace, but submission. You would think that the worst mass shooting in U.S. history would cause even such an arrogant man to stop denying reality, but you would be wrong. We can expect to be lectured and hectored over the next several days about our bigotry and homophobia and unfair treatment of those who differ. We can also expect to hear that guns are too easy to obtain, despite the fact that Mateen worked as a security guard and had passed all the necessary checks.
What we should not expect is that the President or anyone in his administration will cut through the BS and speak bluntly, but I urge you to use this opportunity to crawl up your Congress critters’ backsides and demand an instant stop to the so-called refugee influx Obama is conducting. I have already emailed all of mine. What’s your excuse?
Also, we are already hearing demands for more powers for the police state to invade our privacy. Two things to bear in mind: the FBI had investigated Mateen twice already, and Russia, which is a powerful policed state where citizens have absolutely no privacy whatsoever, has suffered some of the world’s worst terrorist attacks. We don’t have a lack of information problem — indeed, we h ave so much data being scooped up that we can’t process it all. What we need is better intelligence, and the willingness to profile those who fit what anyone with half a brain already knows fits the most likely terrorist, followed by the will to act upon it.