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It has been reported that Obama told the National Security Council and the FBI to ‘downplay‘ any terrorist angle of the attack in San Bernardino. Sources indicated tension between President Obama and FBI Director James Comey about the nature of the attack in San Bernardino that left 14 civilians dead, and 17 wounded.
The FBI instantly believed that the shooting was a clear act of terrorism, but the White House moved quickly to squash the terror classification.
This source added that as soon as the shooting took place, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council and the heads of other federal enforcement agencies to discuss a public relations strategy.
Part of the reason for trying to avoid the designation of the shootings as terrorism is because it threatens to upset the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria. A case of Islamic terrorism in the U.S. would put additional pressure on the administration to play a much more active role in the conflict.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s initial statement about responding aggressively to any Islamophobia was probably an outgrowth of that meeting, but someone reminded her of the First Amendment and she backed off.
“Because it threatens to upset the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria.” What strategy? The White House strategy seems to be doing as little as possible, while looking as if they are doing something, so they can pass the whole problem off to the next administration.
Obama spent his childhood in Malaysia, and undoubtedly never played Army as lots of little boys did. When kids were playing games and sports and learning about strategy, he was busy with his Choom Gang. I suspect that he never read any military history or military novels, and probably never saw any military movies. I wonder if he even saw Saving Private Ryan? I may be way out in left field here, but telling the enemy just when you will be leaving the country, readjusting the Rules of Engagement so they are more ‘fair’ to the other side, and consequently losing more of your own men is an exhibition of a complete lack of understanding of the nature of war.
Obama made it very clear from the first that he was deeply opposed to the Iraq War, and to the War in Afghanistan. He clearly thought that our response to 9/11 should have been limited to getting bin Laden. Yet the Rules of Engagement he imposed in Afghanistan meant that twice as many American troops were killed under his administration than there had been under Bush. He lied to the American people and to Congress about releasing Gitmo detainees for Bowe Bergdahl, yet thought that the American people would be delighted at getting one of their boys back.
In his Oval Office speech, Obama admitted that the attacks were an act of terrorism, but hedged by saying the war is not on Islam, but on
He added that sending ‘boots on the ground’ into Syria or Iraq would be a huge mistake, though he had authorized 50 Special Forces into northern Syria, Kurdish territory.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest insisted that the troops didn’t really count because they are not part of a combat mission.
It has long been clear that this president does not accept blame for anything. He seems incapable of saying that something was his fault and he made a mistake. That’s odd enough on its own, but the rest of it is just bizarre. He agrees to some bombing of ISIS, but most bombing runs return to base with their bombs intact because they couldn’t get permission to bomb the target. A hell of a way to conduct a war.
A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in this country, might have helped to stop the Jihadi in San Bernardino, but the State Department and the HSA Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties shut down his investigation. The ostensible reason was because the federal government did not want to profile Islamic groups.
In the process of shutting down Haney’s inquiry, the feds also deleted his files, which included information on an organization with ties to Farook’s mosque, San Bernardino’s Deobandi movement-affiliated Dar-al-Uloom al-Islamia.
And Farook’s wife and accomplice, Tashfeen Malik, went to school at Pakistan’s al-Huda, which also has ties to the Deobandi movement. …
Talighi Jamaat has been linked to a number of attempted terrorist attacks targeting the U.S.
The Left’s new attack line is that people on the right are unfairly and unduly concerned about Moslem terrorism. The second attack line is that the Islamic State wants American boots on the ground. We are “playing right into their hands.”I keep noticing that the Left all says the same words as instructed by their talking points. They don’t even pretend that it was an idea that just occurred to them. Constant repitition will accomplish their ends.
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