Thursday, June 16, 2016

In Denial of Truth: on terrorism and guns

"Since 9/11, we have had 28,135 terrorist attacks committed by Islamic jihadists that have occurred around the world. We know what the problem is, we’re just afraid to say it.

Terrorist activity is on the rise, and President Barack Obama chooses to close his eyes and put his fingers in his ears.

This blatant disregard for our country’s safety is inadmissible, yet U.S. citizens still blindly follow this failed and egocentric leadership. As Americans, we need to wake up and acknowledge the dismal reality: as long as Obama is in office, ISIS is winning. Each time our president pleas for gun control as a remedy to these vicious attacks, ISIS wins. Each time Obama refuses to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism,” ISIS wins. The longer we stand by and refuse to accept we are at war with a relentless enemy, ISIS wins." ~ Brigitte Gabriel, 6/14/16
The Orlando attack has yet to be added to the growing world map of global ISIS-inspired attacks, and it's unfortunate that it probably won't be the last as Ramadan just began...
CNN: The deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 followed a clarion call by ISIS to its supporters in the United States to launch attacks during Ramadan, the Islamic Holy Month, which started last week.

In an audio recording released on May 21, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani called for "a month of hurt" in the United States as well as Europe.

His message to ISIS sympathizers like Orlando shooter Omar Mateen: Stay home and kill anybody, anyhow, anywhere.
Terrorists among us are planning their next attack in America, and while there seems to be questions about how to handle those on America's terrorist watch list, it's undeniable that these horrific massacres are the price we pay for not destroying ISIS...
TheFederalist: In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, which left 50 dead and for which ISIS claimed responsibility on Sunday, there’s one question we probably will not debate seriously: whether we should return to the Bush doctrine and shut down terrorist safe havens overseas, and specifically whether we should deploy troops to the Middle East to destroy ISIS.

Instead, gun control and anti-gay bigotry will be the going concerns, especially among our liberal and media elite in the days ahead, just as they were in the hours after the attack. Partisans on the Left believe they can bend those aspects to their advantage in domestic political battles, and that’s what they’ll talk about.

Indeed, it only took President Barack Obama a few minutes in his remarks Sunday afternoon to suggest that one of the proper responses to Orlando would be to pass stricter gun-control measures. This is one of the president’s favorite talking points after a “mass shooting,” regardless of who does the shooting or why. It matters little that the shooter, Omar Mateen, was armed with firearms he appears to have acquired legally, or that he was a licensed security guard and thus wasn’t the type of person who would be denied a firearm even under a far stricter gun control regime.

No matter. We will hear more about gun control. But we won’t hear the president announce a new foreign policy to defeat ISIS because on a fundamental level Obama think these kinds of terrorist attacks are an acceptable price to pay for American nonintervention in the Middle East.
Yet the cult of Obama is fervently committed to denial...
Breitbart: As we stand by and quarrel amongst ourselves about trivial matters, the true foe is systematically devising our extermination. We are hated in the name of ideology while our government claims the solution is nested in more gun control. They are convinced we should “kill ‘em with kindness” as our opposition LITERALLY kills us. ISIS law does not recognize morality or ethics in any form, so why should we feel obligated to welcome such malice into our civilized society?

However, our commander-in-chief did not stealthily worm his way into the oval office by circumstance, he was elected by the vast majority. Twice. Removing one subversive ringleader from authority is not a cure-all for the underlying problem; it is correcting this absurd PC culture as a whole. We have allowed this perspective, constructed solely upon subjectivity and emotion, to reign supreme in a dog-eat-dog world. Battling immoral savages with tolerance and benevolence is a recipe for disaster.

The Obama administration has planted the seed that political correctness should guide significant cultural decisions. Unfortunately, these seeds have sprouted into poisonous weeds that will only choke our very freedom. We must learn from history instead of ignoring the warning signs in fear of being labeled “Islamophobes.” We cannot back down from our American principles that made us who we are. A proud patriot is the most gratifying title an American can attain, and if that means being called a bigot, then we must wear that badge with pride too. Liberty is our greatest asset, so let’s stand up for America before there isn’t one to stand up for.
Even Hillary's fundraising off the Orlando attack! No decency.

Related links: After Orlando, Obama continues to be in denial about terrorism
Orlando terror attack updates: Obama meets with victims' families in Orlando

But with continued stupidity abound in the Democratic press, the above is a concerted attempt to bring the reader out of the denial in what we face against terrorism, just as the below is meant to educate on another misconception... 

The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.
Yet all we see and hear are the continued, misguided distractions: Democratic disruptions and filibusters, gun control compromises and other agreements with a feckless GOP, Trump and the NRA, moderating, not moderating, none of which would have stopped this latest jihadi. While I would confide that perhaps there should be some reasonable middle ground between Feinstein's ban and Cornyn's delay, we mustn't allow this distraction to take center stage. Instead, how about turning the focus away from the political gamesmanship to the genuine issue at hand?
RedState: After this past weekend’s terrorist attack/mass shooting in Orlando, the usual suspects (Democrats) began the drumbeat for gun control afresh.

This limp-wristed, knee-jerk reaction to every gun tragedy is not without an ultimate goal. No, it’s not to prevent more gun deaths. A populace disarmed is a populace in chains. Democrats know this.

On the Senate floor today, Senator Cruz took the Democrats to task.
"This week played out all too predictably... This is political distraction; this is political gamesmanship. And I think the American people find it ridiculous... this is not a gun-control issue. This is a terrorism issue."

And I have to add, the unwillingness of the Democrats to observe a moment of silence for Orlando’s victims, choosing instead to act as the unwashed mob and shout about their agenda instead shows how low Democrats have sunk. There is a time to talk business, but sometimes, decency dictates you make those small shows of unity.
Why is it so hard for our supposed leaders to secure the liberties of our citizenry by foremost defeating our enemies? In either regard, it's unfortunate, but I fear they'd rather deny us liberty and victory over securing or leading.
"President Obama is responsible for ensuring American’s safety, and protecting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Instead of doing this, Obama is campaigning against Americans and the Second Amendment. ... Who will defend the Bill of Rights? Right now it’s not Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, or the Democrats, but it is Ted Cruz." ~ Mark Levin, 6/16/16
Related links: Linking gun safety to the terror watch list is a bad idea
Mark Levin: Homeland Security instructed to combat "violent extremism" with political correctness

ADDENDUM: via Levin...
"The radical Muslim and mass murderer, Omar Mateen, received full background checks for a security contractor position and passed. He was also placed on an FBI watch list and then removed. The whole notion that a watch list would have stopped this guy while the FBI had a file on him is ridiculous. Ironically, Matten was rejected for body armor but approved for more weapons." ~ ML, 6/16/16
Picking up from that, these next few bits of info show just how utterly ineffective and incompetent our federal Leviathan has become in the singular job of protecting its citizenry and nation...

And still the One furthers the denial...

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