It’s very difficult to have a dispassionate conversation about the actions of a president without taking a political side.
However, it’s time for Americans to shelve biases and candidly answer the paramount question: Am I genuinely okay with President Obama’s actions, or lackof, concerning radical Islam terrorism?
The existence of America’s future is at stake, as evidenced by present world events.
In the 1930s Germany usurped parts of France, Czechoslovakia and Austria; Japan conquered Mongolia, parts of China and Korea; while Italy attacked parts of Northern Africa.
Before the United States and the rest of the world acted, the Axis powers of Germany, Japan and Italy had molded their alliances while the world stood by and watched.
The U.S. dawdled in presenting a counter-front by imposing sanctions. Other countries eventually went to war, and America was shaken to reality on Dec. 7, 1941.
The rest is history — tragically, a history too many are ignoring. Thus it’s being repeated.
Our modern-day Pearl Harbor is 9/11.
Presently, radical Islam terrorists are invading Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Libya. Their slaughter has crept into England, France and Denmark with an announcement to infiltrate Rome while holding up “Death to America” signs.
It’s 2015, and we’re replicating the 1930s.
There are attempted weak arguments of American drones and military advisers placements, but on a realistic pro-rata basis, we’re merely watching.
It’s a despondent statement about the once-titan USA when the French stepped up in Syria; the Jordanians led in Iraq; the Egyptians immediately struck back in Libya and the Italians commit ground troops in North Africa/Libya to be joined by the Libyan anti-ISIS faction.
The cry of informed knowing Americans after Pearl Harbor was: “Where’s the Navy”? Today it’s: “Where’s our president?”
Woefully we know the answer. Disconcertingly, the world does too.
November 2009: Army doctor Nidal Malik Hasan strategically murdered 13 people and injured 32 others at Fort Hood, Texas.
Despite our government knowing of Hasan’s active ties to Yemen-based imam Anwar al-Awlaki, and that Hasan yelled “Allahu Akbar” during the murder spree, Obama never condemned the radical Muslim element.
Hasan, as of mid-May 2013, had collected $278,000 of pay … and ongoing. The victim’s families received zilch and were denied a terrorism designation because Obama and cohorts deemed the event “workplace violence.”
September 2014: Colleen Bufford, 54, went to her Oklahoma workplace and became the victim of multiple stabbings and a beheading by former co-worker Alton Nolen.
The event was designated as a “workplace dispute,” despite Nolen’s pronounced Islam evangelism.
August 2014: ISIS beheaded American journalist James Foley. Obama made a brief vapid statement and was on a Martha’s Vineyard golf course within four minutes.
February 2015 horrors: The video surfaced of a Jordanian pilot burned alive in a cage by ISIS. Obama made one anemic comment inserting an “if-it’s-true” theme, calling the murderers an “organization” and saying we’ll all join to “redouble the vigilance and determination” to defeat them.
Twenty-one Christian Egyptians were seized and simultaneously beheaded by ISIS. President Obama remained mute and unaffectedly golfed in Palm Springs. Days later, the White House attempted covering Obama’s silence. The colossal omission of the fact that the men were killed simply because of their religion is both glaring and unjustifiable.
The death of aid worker Kayla Mueller, 26, was disclosed. Obama promoted terrorists being “brought to justice”; however, the administration pointedly said there’ll be no investigation.
ISIS burned 45 caged people to death in al-Baghdadi, Iraq, a mere five miles from Ain al-Asad air base, home to 400 U.S. military, namely U.S. Marines. Obama was silent.
ISIS captures 100 Assyrian Christians; fates unknown. Obama remains silent.
This president makes witless appearances like that on “Between Two Ferns,” an asinine interview with a ludicrous woman who wears bright green lipstick and bathes in a bathtub of Fruit Loops, plus the puerile Buzzhead video sticking out his tongue in a mirror, wearing Barry-cool sunglasses, pointing his hand in the shape of a gun and taking selfies.
Radical Islam is not coming to America to murder Republicans, conservatives, Jews and Christians. They are not discriminatory — all deemed infidels will die.
Obama’s “presidential” response to this genre of terrorism was to host a fruitless meeting pontificating that we must understand the terrorists’ grievances and sponsor a job fair for them.
Obama cannot eradicate an aggressive advancing disease by refusing to identify it.
Are you genuinely OK with this president’s conduct regarding terrorism?
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