Mr. President, Give Americans One Good Reason Why We Should Feel Safe With You In Charge?
By Lisa Richards
January 11, 2009
Ever since Barry Obama took office, the War On Terror has become criminal activity handled with kid gloves. Obama campaigned against Gunatanimo Bay, announcing he would shut the installation down if elected. Obama kept his promise, stating by 2011 Gitmo will close.
Since the announcement, there have been two strikes in America and one outside: the Fort Hood attack by an American Islamic terrorist and U.S. soldier/psychologist working on the base murdered his fellow soldiers in the name of Allah and Islam. He was known for being anti-American, anti-west, trying to convert fellow soldiers to Islam.
Next, the brutal 2009 attack on CIA officers by an Islamic terrorist, who made a video prior to the attack, explaining his reasons for the attack: Pakistani Taliban leader Beitullah Mehsud was killed by an America drone in the summer of 2009.
According to terrorist al-Balawi, “We say that we will never forget the blood of our Emir Beitullah Mehsud…To retaliate for his death in the United States and outside the United States will remain an obligation on all emigrants who were harbored by Beitullah Mehsud…The Jordanian and the American intelligence services offered me millions of dollars to work with them and to spy on mujaheddin here, but hamd'allah (thanks be to god) I came to the mujaheddin and I told them everything. We arranged together this attack [on the CIA]”
Then on Christmas day 2009, 23 year-old Nigerian terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarded Northwest Airlines flight 253 with 80 grams of the plastic explosive PETN (Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate), along with a chemical fuse, stuffed in his underwear (Richard Reid had 50 grams of PETN in his sneakers when he lit them Christmas 2001, in an attempt to blow up a plane), which he lit in flight over Detroit, Michigan. Passengers who saw smoke coming from the Nigerian’s blanket extinguished the bomb.
PETN, used by the military, cannot be detected by metal detectors, thus Abdulmutallub was able to walk through security. He was not profiled despite the fact his identity was listed as dangerous. His own father warned the U.S. Embassy his son was a threat to America; Abulmutallub has been on a terror “Watch List,” but not placed on the “No Fly” list, which prevents one from boarding a flight. (http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/12/28/airline.terror.attempt/index.html
When questioned by investigators, Abdulmutallub stated he “acquired [the explosives] in Yemen along with instructions as to when it should be used.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/al-qaeda-yemen-planned-northwest-flig...
) Abdulmutallub admitted he is an al Qaeda recruit and the attack was in retaliation for U.S. attacks on Yemen soil. But as Fox News and the London Times report, the U.S. airstrikes occurred on December 17, 2009, Abdulmutallub purchased his one-way ticket on December 16, 2009, the day before the Yemen strikes, proving he and al Qaeda planned the attack well in advance. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,581355,00.html
Islamic sites are hailing the Nigerian terrorist as a “hero” for the “attack,” and the fact their “brother” “passed through security” undetected.
Though the FBI says the amount of PETN could only blow a h*** in the plane, the fact is the plane was in flight, a h*** in the fuselage would have brought the plane down, killing 300 people on board. What is worse is the fact Abdulmutallub was not taken into custody by counter terrorist experts and sent to Gitmo for interrogation, he was read Mirandized like a common criminal and then taken to a Federal Prison in Milan, Michigan where he was arraigned, pleading “not guilty” to the charges of committed terrorism. (http://abcnews.go.com/WN/umar-farouk-abdulmutallab-pleads-guilty-at...
The Underwear Bomber, like Richard Reid and the 9/11 hijackers, purchased a one-way ticket and was on a watch list and considered dangerous to America. Like the majority of terrorists, Adbulmutallub was not poor; rather he came from well-to-do family, is an an engineering graduate student who, according to Britain’s Independent, has been living the life of luxury in London, proving it is not poverty that makes one a terrorist, nor war, since Muslim terrorists always strike the U.S., or Israel, first. It is religion, intolerance for mankind, and racism toward non-Muslims, which Americans and Westerners will not admit to for fear of being called racist.
Obama has been the worst offender in the area of tolerance and carelessness in protecting America: he appeases Islam while disregarding its threat, telling tolerance-numb Europe that “Islam has a place in America,” and “America is one of the largest Muslim countries.”
On August 6, 2009, The Washington Times reported “It’s official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a ‘war on terrorism.’ Neither is it fighting ‘jihadists’ or in a ‘global war.’” Head of White House Homeland Security Office John Brennan told the Times “The President does not describe this as a ‘war on terrorism.’” The reason, according to Brennan, Obama feels words have an effect on how people are perceived and how others react.
Never mind the fact Islamic terrorist’s words and actions have severe effects on mankind. The last time I checked, America was not at war with Catholics, Protestants, or Jews.
Brennan further declared the Obama Administration refuse terrorism rhetoric because “terrorism is but a tactic, a means to an end, which in al Qaeda’s case is global domination by an Islamic caliphate… [and] You can never fully defeat a tactic like terrorism any more than you can defeat the tactic of war itself.” Brennan said using such phrases like “war on terror” assumes we are war with Islam. Thank God Patton and MacArthur did not believe such kowtowing rubbish about Nazi’s and the Japanese.
Obama has weakened America, placing America at high risk with his words and lack of actions.
In early 2009, Obama stated he was “trying to come up with a phrase that better articulates a hopeful message [than war terror].” He came up with “Overseas Contingency Operation,” a term actually defined as Possible Unforeseen Out Of The Country Event requiring the Process of Procedural Maneuvers to take care of Business.
Technically, Obama put the war, and terrorists, in the same category of a G8 or G20 Summit on free-trade.
President Bush called terror what it is, terror, further declaring “Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists and every government that supports them. Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” Bush used the phrase “axis of Evil,” Reagan called the Soviets “The evil Empire.” Obama refuses such expressions. It would insult Islam and have an emotional effect on terrorists.
Obama allows terror to attack America through his insistence to close Gitmo, permitting terrorists to be treated as civilians, forbidding interrogations, claiming it is torture, expressing tolerance and gentle rhetoric, his asking Iran for sit-down peace talks, when it is considered surrender in Islam for the enemy—America—to ask for peace.
The fact terrorists are allowed civilian court arraignment, receiving habeas corpus, is in effect handing America over to terrorists. These monsters cannot be reasoned with, they do not seek or desire peace and negotiations; they plan and commit war and death. They are not common criminals; they are destroyers of mankind, their ultimate goal.
Why should any American feel safe to fly? Why should Americans feel safe with Barry Obama as Commander and Chief of the United States Military? He won’t let them, or the CIA he wants imprisoned for rightful interrogating, do their job.
According to CIA Bomber, “What we [Islamic terrorists] strive for cannot be exchanged for all the wealth in the world. This attack will be the first of the revenge operations against the Americans.”
In Obama’s latest speech, he had no choice but to refer to the Underwear Bomber’s actions as “war on Terror.” But his “Buck stops here with me” idiom holds no ground. He has lost his presidency by proving he cannot keep America safe, because he does not want to fight the very people he was raised with: Islam.
Lisa Richards Copyright©™ All Rights Reserved January 11, 2010