USA Dot Com is a blog covering politics and government from a conservative Christian perspective. Verne Strickland is a 50-year veteran of investigative journalism. This blog offers a take-no-prisoners style with a modicum of biting satire. Verne and his wife of 55 years, Durrene, live in Wilmington, NC.
Friday, November 20, 2015
START THINKING RIGHT: OBAMA HATES THE GOP. BUT CAN HE 'CONTAIN' US?
“I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true, from the start our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave. But you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.” — Barack Hussein Obama of Islamic State hours before the attack on Paris
“You boast, we have struck a bargain to cheat death and we have made a deal to dodge the grave. The coming destruction can never touch us, for we have built a strong refuge made of lies and deception.” — Isaiah 28:15
First of all, I’m glad Senator Ted Cruz called Obama out and said, “Why don’t you insult me to my face?” But I’ve got my own response to this garbage pouring out of the mouth 0f our pathologically wicked and cancerously foolish president.
Just a couple of the recent statements from Obama that Cruz is calling out: Obama said:
“When I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims, when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that’s shameful,” Obama said during a wide-ranging speech at the G20 Summit in Turkey about his plan to allow vetted Syrian refugees into the country. “That’s not American, it’s not who we are.”
“I think it is very important for us right now, particularly those who are in leadership, particularly those who have a platform and can be heard, not to fall into that trap, not to feed that dark impulse inside of us,” he added.
Islamic State PROMISED they were going to infiltrate terrorists into the ranks of the refugees. THAT IS A FACT. The terrorists that just brought hell to Paris, France included a terrorist who infiltrated as the very refugee that Obama now lectures Republicans for not wanting to bring into America. That is a FACT. Eight Islamic State terrorists were just apprehended trying to infiltrate Turkey by posing as refugees. THAT is a FACT.
To see the full cynicism of the Obama approach to the refugee issue, one has only to ask President Obama’s least favorite question: Why is there a Syrian refugee crisis in the first place?
Obama’s own policy decisions—allowing Assad to convert peaceful demonstrations into an increasingly ugly civil war, refusing to declare safe havens and no fly zones—were instrumental in creating the Syrian refugee crisis. This crisis is in large part the direct consequence of President Obama’s decision to stand aside and watch Syria burn. For him to try and use a derisory and symbolic program to allow 10,000 refugees into the United States in order to posture as more caring than those evil Jacksonian rednecks out in the benighted sticks is one of the most cynical, cold-blooded, and nastily divisive moves an American President has made in a long time.
Moreover, many of those “benighted” people were willing to sign up for the U.S. military and go to fight ISIS in Syria to protect the refugees. Many Americans who now oppose the President’s ill-considered refugee program have long supported the use of American power to create “safe zones” in Syria so the refugees could be sheltered and fed in their own country. If President Obama seriously cared about the fate of Syria’s millions of displaced people, he would have started to organize those safe havens years ago. And if he understood the nature of America’s role in Europe, he would have known that working with the Europeans to prevent a mass refugee and humanitarian disaster was something that had to be done.
Not even President Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq has been as destructive for Europe or as damaging to the Transatlantic alliance as President Obama’s hard-hearted and short-sighted Syria policy. The flood of refugees is shaking the European Union to its core, and Obama’s policy has cemented perceptions among many around the world that the United States is no longer the kind of useful ally that it once was. France didn’t even bother to invoke NATO’s Article 5 after the Paris attacks; nobody really thinks of President Obama as the man you want at your side when the chips are down.
The collapse of President Obama’s Syria policy is hardly a partisan issue. He has repeatedly overruled his own national security officials, top diplomats, and advisors, many of whom have been horrified by the President’s passivity in the face of onrushing disaster. His abrupt policy switch on airstrikes left many senior Democrats who had supported his apparent determination to enforce his “red line” against Assad twisting in the wind.
To think that conspicuous moral posturing and holy posing over a symbolic refugee quota could turn President Obama from the goat to the hero of the Syrian crisis is absurd. Wringing your hands while Syria turns into a hell on earth, and then taking a token number of refugees, can be called many things, but decent and wise are not among them. You don’t have to be a xenophobe or a racist or even a Republican to reject this President’s leadership on Syria policy. All you need for that is common sense and a moral compass.
And it’s worse. The Obama Administration’s extreme caution about engagement in Syria led it to insist on such a thorough process of vetting potential Syrian allies that years of effort and tens of millions of dollars resulted in only a paltry handful of people being found acceptable to receive American weapons and training. The refugee vetting process won’t be nearly this thorough; it’s almost certain that the President’s program will result in settling people in the United States who could not be certified to fight for the United States in Syria. Given our gun laws, uncertified Syrians living in the United States will soon have the opportunity to get weapons that the United States government would refuse to give them in Syria. To millions of Americans, this is a double standard they can neither understand nor accept. To call people troubled by these concerns racists and xenophobes is to divide and polarize this country in ways that will cost us all dearly down the road. We have enough hate, enough radicalism, enough mutual misunderstanding and distrust between left and right in America as it is. The President is adding to that distrust, and doing it in a particularly ugly and damaging way.
Amen. Preach it from the rooftops.
Barack Obama could not be a more cynical, depraved man.
Obama is a FOOL. He is literally telling us that we should close our eyes to the threat and just open our arms and let it in.
And now he’s backed himself into a corner because even his own wicked Democrat Party is starting to say, “Oh, HELL no!” to Obama’s depraved moral idiocy.
I listened to this fool Obama fundamentally contradict himself. He said:
“In terms of refugees, it’s clear that countries like Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan — which are already bearing an extraordinary burden — cannot be expected to do so alone. At the same time, all of our countries have to ensure our security. And as President, my first priority is the safety of the American people.”
Oh, okay. Then given the FACT that Islamic State did as they said they would do and infiltrated terrorists who immediately unleashed murder on innocent people, you will of course suspend bringing more refugees who clearly include terrorist infiltrators.
But then in the very same soundbite Obama arrogantly and foolishly IMMEDIATELY contradicted himself, saying:
We also have to remember that many of these refugees are the victims of terrorism themselves — that’s what they’re fleeing.Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values. Our nations can welcome refugees who are desperately seeking safety and ensure our own security. We can and must do both.
No, you fool turd, we mustn’t.
I don’t remember where George Washington, our greatest hero and founder of our country, told us that “our values” should force us to bring in terrorist infiltrators who despise everything we stand for and want nothing more than do dance in our blood.
So therein lies the key wicked and incredibly cynical Obama contradiction: we couldn’t arm these people because we couldn’t trust them. But yet somehow now we can trust them implicitly to flood into our very heartland now.
Obama is such a cynical, depraved, narcissistic ideologue that his argument is literally, “I was MORAL for doing NOTHING while Syria burned for over four years and created the worst refugee crisis since the last World WAR; but Republicans are IMMORAL for not allowing me to cover my ass politically now by allowing potential terrorists into our country.”
It requires thirty agents to mount a round-the-clock surveillance of a suspect. The FBI has testified that they do not have the resources to do more than sixty to seventy of these surveillances at one time maximum. There is simply no possible way we can surveil the terror suspects we’ve already got in our country, let alone the potentially thousands more Obama and the Democrat Party want to let in.
It’s like Obama is saying that he needs to allow the bomb makers to infiltrate in so all the terror cells already here and operational can really add a bang to their planned terror attack here.
Keep in mind that in 2008 there were only a few hundred guys in ISIS. They were a disgruntled offshoot of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) which was DEFEATED under Bush. Now ISIS has tens of THOUSANDS under Obama. They are the world’s FIRST terrorist ARMY under Obama. They have the world’s FIRST terrorist CALIPHATE under Obama. And they have power and the ability to draw people to join their cause from all over the world beyond anything we’ve ever seen in all of history. Under Obama.
Let me continue with how this arrogant, mocking, slanderous fool Obama is demonizing Republicans claiming that they are “scared of widows and orphans.” Obama sneeringly said:
“Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,” Obama said of Republicans. “At first, they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three year old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”
Obama is a Justin Beiber who taunts a man, “You’re afraid to fight me, aren’t you?” and the guy is like, “You rotten like punk, I’d LOVE to get alone so I could give you the vicious beating you deserve; it’s the five giant bodyguards draping you I’m afraid of.”
And if you had a shred of common sense in you, you fool, you’d be afraid of allowing them into America, too.
Let’s call these people what they are: “Refujihadists.” Even the decent refugees who are coming in pose a profound danger of future radicalization as they become disenchanted as they come to find that the streets aren’t paved with gold. Europe is already screwed. We shouldn’t make ourselves the next ones to be screwed by a giant disenchanted and pissed off Muslim population. That’s just a fact.
But facts don’t matter to you, Obama, you slanderous hypocrite.
Then there’s this nugget of slanderous Obama nonsense:
MANILA, Philippines — President Obama on Wednesday angrily accused Republicans of feeding into the Islamic State’s strategy of casting the United States as waging war on Muslims, saying the GOP’s rhetoric has become the most “potent recruitment tool” for the militant group.
Obama was responding to recent calls from Republicans, including presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), to block Syrian refugees’ entrance into the United States. Bush and Cruz have suggested welcoming Christian refugees, but not those who are Muslims.
“I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate,” Obama said during a news conference at a leadership summit here, using an acronym for the Islamic State.
REALLY, you roach? You’re blaming the explosion of terrorism that’s happened under YOUR failed watch on Republicans???
You’re actually still trying to suggest that if a weak, gutless FOOL like YOU were president, that terrorism would be going away rather than massively metastasizing?
Some facts: a 58% increase in terrorist threat to the US between 2010 and 2014:
There is a growing terrorist threat to the United States from a rising number of Salafi-jihadist groups overseas, according to a RAND Corporation study.
Since 2010, there has been a 58 percent increase in the number of jihadist groups, a doubling of jihadist fighters and a tripling of attacks by al Qaeda affiliates. The most significant threat to the United States, the report concludes, comes from terrorist groups operating in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“Based on these threats, the United States cannot afford to withdraw or remain disengaged from key parts of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia,” said Seth Jones, author of the study and associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. “After more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, it may be tempting for the U.S. to turn its attention elsewhere and scale back on counterterrorism efforts. But this research indicates that the struggle is far from over.”
For the RAND study, Jones examined thousands of unclassified and declassified primary source documents, including public statements and internal memorandums of al Qaeda and other Salafi-jihadist leaders. The study also includes a database of information such as the number of Salafi-jihadist groups, their approximate size and their activity — attacks, fatalities and other casualties. […]
It wasn’t Republicans that created that skyrocketing surge in terrorism, Obama, you failed fool; it was YOUR gutlessness and abject moral cowardice.
(REUTERS) – Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.
In its annual report on terrorism, the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State’s use of social media and drawn from diverse social backgrounds.
So on Obama’s watch between 2010 and 2014, terrorism exploded by 54 percent. Which was nothing when it exploded another 81% in 2015 from that dreadful 2014.
Terrorism has EXPLODED. And it has exploded under the failed presidency of ONE egregious fool.
But whose fault is it? Not the commander-in-chief’s. No, his strategies are all BRILLIANT. And they’re all working to perfection, aren’t they?
I remember Charlie Sheen in his psycho ranting: Obama is a “winner” and his policies will all work because they’ve all got “tiger blood.”
The Word of God describes five forms of fool –
SIMPLE fool: (peth-EE, Strongs # 6612): a fool who opens up his mind to any passing thought and fails to comprehend cause and effect consequences of choices (ex. Prov 19:25, which points out that a simple fool will often make a scorning fool a hero.
SILLY fool: (ev-EEL, Strongs # 191): a fool who believes his own way of thinking is right and despises wise instruction when it is offered (ex. Prov 1:7, 12:15).
SENSUAL fool: (kess-EEL, Strongs # 3684): a fool whose focus is on that which brings immediate pleasure or gratification and will not listen to reason. This is THE most common word for fool in Scripture. Prov 28:26 says, “Those who trust in themselves are (sensual) fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”
SCORNING fool: ((LOOTS, Strongs # 3887): a fool whose facial expressions communicate his disdain and contempt in heart toward legitimate authorities, including parents, civil authorities, and God, and who turns deaf ear to rebuke (ex. trans as “scoffers” in Psalm 1:1; Prov 13:1, 14:6, 15:12; 28:26)
STEADFAST fool: (naw-BAWL, Strong # 5036): a steadfast fool is one who totally rejects God and His ways and the goal of such a fool is to draw as many as possible into evil ways. Only God can successfully rebuke a steadfast fool. Psalm 14:1 says, “The (steadfast) fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
– and Barack Hussein Obama is all five forms of fool all at once. He is the walking embodiment of stage five fool cancer. He is the living, breathing fool who has this look of arrogant contempt on his face for his betters who kept being right when he kept being wrong. And there is no possible way that actual wisdom or common sense will ever enter into this fool’s demonically-deluded head.
For the president of France, Paris was “an act of war.” For Obama, it was merely a “setback.” And Fool Speed Ahead.
And so he maliciously and dishonestly demonizes everyone around him and refuses to claim responsibility for his own policies or admit there is anything wrong with them no matter how blatantly obvious it is.
So he assures us that Islamic State – which he called “JayVee” even as they were building the world’s first terrorist CALIPHATE under Obama’s watch that Osama bin Laden spent his lifetime dreaming of – had been “contained.” Only days after they had destroyed a jet that murdered 224 people and became Russia’s worst aviation disaster EVER and the VERY DAY that Paris was viciously attacked. In an attack that no intelligence agency could see coming because this “JayVee” team is that much better than us now thanks to Obama who spent his first days in office trying to criminally prosecute the CIA heroes who waterboarded terrorists as an interrogation preparation.
“There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that,” he said in remarks at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘Okay, they’re really angry because of this and that.’ This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate.”
Democrats are the New Stalinists and it is perfectly okay to them – just like the terrorists – to destroy people who believe in free speech. So John Kerry is telling us that the French who spoke out in cartoons against Islam’s prophet Mohammad basically deserved to die, that there was a “legitimacy” and a “rationale” for the murders. Just like Obama and Hillary Clinton FALSELY AND DISHONESTLY demonized as being responsible for the Benghazi terrorist attack an American citizen who exercised his 1st Amendment right to make a Youtube movie.
Nobody should have the right to attack the Prophet, or to attack Obama, or to attack homosexual marriage or abortion. Why, the people who murder you will have a “legitimacy.”
And the fact that John Kerry is STILL the Secretary of Sharia State proves that Obama agrees with him.
For Obama, the “problem” isn’t terrorism; it isn’t the clash of worldviews between freedom and Islam. Nope. It’s Republicans. Obama doesn’t believe that ANYBODY ought to have the right to question him or disagree with him. It’s “legitimate” for Obama’s followers to threaten, to imprison, to sue, to destroy such people by any means necessary.
I only wish Obama could muster a tiny percent of the same outrage and hate and viciousness against the terrorists who are murdering their way across the world that he has for his own people who happen to disagree with him.
But he’s a fool. And such behavior is the hallmark of a fool.
One of the interesting things about Obama’s massive rants against the Republican efforts to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis that Obama created with his wicked and incompetent fool-policies is to create the idea that Republicans are so hateful that our enemies would literally have “legitimacy” and a “rationale” in attacking us. So enough Democrats are now joining Republicans opposing Obama that the Republicans’ blocking of Syrian refugees who can’t be vetted will succeed over Obama’s veto. And then what? Well, according to Obama, America would then be a hateful nation. And therefore on Obama’s ugly and twisted rhetoric, Islamic State will be the ones in the right for attacking us. We either need to do things Obama’s way, or Obama basically says we should die. That’s the mess Obama has created first with his stupid policies that allowed Islamic State to explode in power and influence, then in his refusal to do a damn thing to prevent or stop the refugee crisis, and now in his unhinged rhetoric demonizing every single American who doesn’t think exactly like he does.
World War II began because of two things: 1) the rise of fanaticism and 2) the accurate perception of Western weakness and unwillingness to fight by the fanatics. And Barack Obama has now allowed the first condition – the resurgence of fanaticism – and created the second condition by his folly.