Obama To Nation: Smoke and Mirrors

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The following are my thoughts on some of the things President Obama said in his Address to the Nation on 06 Dec, 2015 regarding the latest terrorist activity in the Western world. It isn’t an aggregate of all of my thoughts on the matter, but I hope this really makes people think. 

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“Good evening.  On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays.  They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; moms and dads; daughters and sons.”

Obama got only three sentences into his speech before plucking the heartstrings of race-in-America. One of the quickest ways to get people thinking defensively and manipulate them into treading softly in their thoughts and speech is to bring up racial differences. In truth, at least one of the people at the party was of Middle Eastern heritage. Unfortunately, he left early to pick up his Pakistani wife so they could murder the other races Obama referenced.

“…it is clear that the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization, embracing a perverted interpretation of Islam that calls for war against America and the West.”

 You’ll note he didn’t explain that statement in detail. In fact, the murderous mujahideen in San Bernadino didn’t pervert anything. The Quran and the Hadith each quite clearly state a collection of actions and behaviors that God finds most desirable. Dying a martyr’s death, or Istishhad, is a tremendous honor. While this practice does go against the strict Islamic instructions against murder and suicide, it’s no more contradictory than a Christian who fights back against an attacker in accordance with “an eye for an eye” rather than following the contradictory “turn the other cheek” suggestion found in the same religious text. Obama isn’t a bumpkin; he knows this. His statement is a dishonest mischaracterization of the true nature of Islamic teaching.

“Intelligence and law enforcement agencies have disrupted countless plots here and overseas, and worked around the clock to keep us safe.”

 Countless? So are we safe, or are there constant, around-the-clock attempts to murder us coming from all directions in all places? Countless?! That’s a lot.

“Our military and counterterrorism professionals have relentlessly pursued terrorist networks overseas…decimating al Qaeda’s leadership.”

It is true that primarily American forces have decimated personnel and structures of Al Queda leadership in the past, but he is being a bit sophistic. Equally brutal Islamic leaders and groups have cropped up to replace any void left by the erosion done unto them by Western forces. This is why the oh-so-efficient War On Terror hasn’t ended yet.

 “Our success [in defeating terrorism] won’t depend on…abandoning our values…”

That’s great news! I bet he won’t go on to suggest that we begin redacting the universality of Constitutional rights, which affords everyone in America a higher degree of equality than anywhere else in the world, without due process in this same speech.  Or else, he will.

“…we will continue to provide training and equipment to tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting ISIL on the ground so that we take away their safe havens.  In both countries, we’re deploying Special Operations Forces who can accelerate that offensive.”

 There you go, folks. It’s official – boots on the ground! Did you catch it? Obama is deploying an untold number of “Special Operations Forces” back into Iraq (as if they aren’t already there) and into Syria. Nobel Peace Prize much?

“Since the attacks in Paris, we’ve surged intelligence-sharing with our European allies.”

 Is it possible that this is a new idea? It’s not like terror plots being carried out or attempted by Muslim fundamentalists in the U.S.A and Paris are a new phenomena. Let’s not forget Obama’s previous statement that these types of plots are countless! Countless terror plots have been stopped, and I believe several have been carried out throughout Europe and the U.S.A. Why wasn’t our greatest-in-the-world, protective, daddy-like government surging communication with his government neighbors for years in order to avoid attacks like the one in Paris? This statement is absolute nonsense. Unfortunately, that means Obama thinks his constituents are naive enough to fall for this obfuscation.

“We’re working with Turkey to seal its border with Syria.”

 Wow, it must be real important to make sure that nobody exits miserable, Islamofacist Syria and gets into Turkey. Of course, Obama has been encouraging and signing off on the importation of thousands upon thousands of unchecked Syrians into the U.S.A.   So which is it? Should we be wary of Syrian migrants, or welcoming? Are they a threat, or an opportunity to share love throughout the world?

“That’s why I’ve ordered the Departments of State and Homeland Security to review the visa *Waiver program under which the female terrorist in San Bernardino originally came to this country.”

 If I’m not mistaken, Obama recently mocked conservatives who voiced concerns about importing potentially dangerous Muslim Sryians by the tens of thousands when he mentioned that they are “…scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. First they were worried the press was too tough on them in the debates; now they’re worried about 3-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me.” Indeed, Obama was implying that women are nothing to worry about! How could anyone suspect a woman of being a terrorist? Yet, just a couple weeks later, a woman makes up 50% of a terrorist force that has left 14 dead and 17 wounded in San Bernadino, CA. I guess, yeah, let’s check out that waiver program, Mr. President.

“Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun.  What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon?  This is a matter of national security.”

 Ah-ha! I had a feeling he’d do it. You see what he’s not telling us is that the American government is taking our taxes by force and using them to prop itself up while it maintains its status as the largest arms dealer in the world. Yes, our government arms terrorist groups in the Middle East, and then tries to disarm the law-abiding Westerners who live within their borders.   Obama is saying that guns are so dangerous, that we should disarm ourselves and arm dangerous groups waging Jihad throughout the world. If this isn’t making sense to you, that’s to be expected. You aren’t seeing the big picture. Only Obama and his democratic teammates can see the big picture. I mean, can you even begin to come up with an argument as to why our government doesn’t have the authority to create obscure lists, like no-fly-lists, members of whom lose their Constitutional rights? Nope, you can’t. You can’t because Obama is implying that it would be silly if you tried to. Look, it’s a matter of National Security! We have to arm the Mujahideen and disarm you. You are the threat; jihadists are over there…except when they’re here. Let’s move on.

“I know there are some who reject any gun safety measures.”

 This is sneaky. Here Obama is implying that people are either with him or opposed to ALL gun safety measures. This is truly scary. The leader of our country is misguiding the masses with a hideously lowdown false dichotomy. Is “Don’t point guns at people” a gun safety measure? Are background checks a gun safety measure? Are hearing and eye protection gun safety measures? Are ten day waiting periods a gun safety measure? Is “don’t drive with a loaded gun in the cab” a gun safety measure? I could go on and on. I really could. My point is, there are degrees of gun safety, and there are different areas of gun safety. To present the opposition to his platform as people who reject ALL gun safety measures is absolutely wrong. Most people fall somewhere in between the two extremes. Obama knows this, too. He’s a lawyer by education, not a buffoon. He is well aware of the falsehood of his statements.

“We also need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons like the ones that were used in San Bernardino… But the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies — no matter how effective they are — cannot identify every would-be mass shooter, whether that individual is motivated by ISIL or some other hateful ideology.”

 Wait, so law enforcement cannot keep us safe no matter how efficient they are? And Obama’s solution to this is to make it more difficult for the vast masses of ordinary people to arm and defend themselves. Is that a question? This doesn’t make sense.

“Finally, if Congress believes, as I do, that we are at war with ISIL, it should go ahead and vote to authorize the continued use of military force against these terrorists.  For over a year, I have ordered our military to take thousands of airstrikes against ISIL targets.  I think it’s time for Congress to vote to demonstrate that the American people are united, and committed, to this fight.”

 Obama is a Constitutional lawyer. Yet, here he is admitting that he has broken the law by waging war without the consent of congress. And, he so casually mentions that congress “should go ahead and vote” us into war. He even claims that Congress should do this, because it would demonstrate that you, and me, and your neighbors, and your kids’ teachers, and the mailman, and  duck-call makers in the South, and fishermen in Puget Sound are all united in our longing to wage war in the Middle East! Who is this clown kidding? Who does he think is longing to wage war? Who does he think is united in this initiative?   Would a couple hundred Congressmen geographically separated from their constituents by thousands of miles voting to wage war be representative of hundreds of millions of people? No, it wouldn’t.

“But just as it is the responsibility of Muslims around the world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all Americans — of every faith — to reject discrimination.”

 Discrimination? Is that the issue here? Oh, I didn’t realize much of the terrorism plaguing our world is the result of Americans of all faiths discriminating against each other or Muslims or whatever he’s talking about. What a wise man this Obama is.

“We were founded upon a belief in human dignity — that no matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like, or what religion you practice, you are equal in the eyes of God and equal in the eyes of the law.”

 It’s a good thing he didn’t mention the inalienable rights of all men that our country was founded on, or it would have been difficult to confuse us into thinking his idea to put people on an obscure list and steal away those rights without due process was a good one.

 

I could have written many more pages about this boneheaded mumbo jumbo, but I’ve made my point. Our president is knowingly muddying the water, as usual, surrounding the recently publicized Muslim terror acts in the Western world. He’s dividing the populace and manipulating the people into thinking it’s a good idea to be disarmed. He’s politicizing tragic events in order to push a socialist agenda. He’s not on our side.

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