…but war is interested in you. Leon Trotsky.
It’s obvious that the President has been reading the New York Times.
Judging from news reports and the portrayal of villains in our popular entertainment, Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism. They seem to believe that terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States and that it is becoming more widespread and lethal. They are likely to think that the United States is the most popular target of terrorists. And they almost certainly have the impression that extremist Islamic groups cause most terrorism.
None of these beliefs are based in fact. … the overall terrorist trend is down.
I’m sure he read this article before one of his State Department minions said the following…
“Now that we have killed most of al Qaida,” the source said, “now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”
The article itself describes the Obama administration’s new vision of foreign policy, which admits no enemies. Everyone, in this view, is a friend. Islamism, says the Obama administration, is just fine, so long as it does not openly support terrorism.
The Obama administration is admitting no enemies! Well, except for those Tea Party types and the Republican Members of the House.
The above article from the New York Times, by the way, was written on July 10 so the President has obviously been studying it for a while. Oh, and that would be July 10, 2001.
Head meet sand.
First of al Qaida is nowhere near “dead.” The Associated Press goes into detail about the terror organization and how very well organized it is. The whole article is worth a read, but here are some snippets that will give you an idea.
After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al-Qaida’s North African branch sent one final letter to their most difficult employee. In page after scathing page, they described how he didn’t answer his phone when they called, failed to turn in his expense reports, ignored meetings and refused time and again to carry out orders. …
The employee … responded the way talented employees with bruised egos have in corporations the world over: He quit and formed his own competing group.
[A letter found by The Associated Press provides a] glimpse into both the inner workings of a highly structured terrorist organization that requires its commanders to file monthly expense reports, and the internal dissent that led to his rise. And it foreshadows a terrorism landscape where charismatic jihadists can carry out attacks directly in al-Qaida’s name, regardless of whether they are under its command. …
They then begin enumerating their complaints against [a rogue terrorist] in 30 successive bullet points. …
The list of slights is long: He would not take their phone calls. He refused to send administrative and financial reports. He ignored a meeting in Timbuktu, calling it “useless.” He even ordered his men to refuse to meet with al-Qaida emissaries. And he aired the organization’s dirty laundry in online jihadist forums, even while refusing to communicate with the chapter via the Internet, claiming it was insecure.
Sounding like managers in any company…
Again, you get the idea.
Unfortunately Barack Obama doesn’t.
The world has always been a dangerous place but when the President of the United States can’t see his way to send US Marines to Benghazi when our consulate is under attack and our Ambassador has been murdered but he has no problem having Marines hold an umbrella for him, it’s getting more and more dangerous every day.
Because President Obama has his Islamic issued rose colored glasses on 24×7, it’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.