Thursday, October 23, 2014

NOT 'Workplace Violence': Harper calls Ottawa attacks 'terrorism'...Obama equivocates

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed his nation with a blunt message, unequivocally calling the recent attacks 'terrorism,' and that by their very nature were "attacks on our country, on our values, on our society..."

Compare that to Obama's tepid response...
AmericanSpectator: Let's compare what Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Obama had to say about yesterday's events in Ottawa and the shootings in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu on Monday.

Here is part of Harper's televised address to Canadians:
"Fellow Canadians, in the days to come, we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had, but this week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world."
For good measure, Harper also said the man responsible for killing the soldier in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu was an "ISIL-inspired terrorist."

Now here's part of what Obama said at the White House:
"We don’t yet have all the information about what motivated the shooting. We don’t yet have all the information about whether this was part of a broader network or plan, or whether this was an individual or series of individuals who decided to take these actions. But it emphasizes the degree to which we have to remain vigilant when it comes to dealing with these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorism."
Less than a week after the Canadian Parliament approves a contigent to join this country's efforts against ISIS in Iraq, two Canadian soldiers are murdered 48 hours apart followed by an attack on the very institute that authorized the military mission. And yet Obama tells us not to jump to conclusions. Nor can he unequivocally flat out characterize these incidents as terrorism. Given that he could not do so at Fort Hood or Benghazi I guess we shouldn't have expected anything more here.
And speaking of, compare that to Obama's lackadaisical, politically correct response to the Fort Hood shooting, or rather the one he eventually gets to as he makes his way through all the shout outs!

Obama referred to yesterday's Canadian terror attacks as 'senseless violence,' and his administration continues to call the 2009 Fort Hood attack 'workplace violence,' denying victims and families commendations and benefits deserved (when even MotherJones can call understand what's going on, that's telling) Remember, though, this administration has also called other instances of terrorism on American soil 'workplace violence,' the latest being that ISIS-inspired Oklahoma beheading.

He just can't bring himself to recognize or even utter the obvious, much less acknowledge that fundamental Islam is center stage in all of this.

Related links: Mark Steyn: Attacks Aimed at Canadian State, Not 'Senseless Violence'
Obama Calls Ottawa Shooting a Terror Attack… But Fort Hood Was ‘Workplace Violence’

ADDENDUM: There may have been a smaller scale, yet similarly Islamic terror related attack on 4 NYC police officers yesterday...
NYC Police seriously considering hatchet attack on cops a terrorist attack

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