I have stated that the Obama administration’s national security strategy is all about obfuscation, denial and outright lies. There’s no other way to characterize the way Barack Obama and his cast of disciples have handled the confrontation against Islamic terrorism and jihadism. Obama’s acolytes and terrorism-deniers will always fall back on Osama bin Laden’s killing, courtesy of U.S. Navy SEAL Team VI, and drones. However, that has not resulted in the issue being defeated. If anything it has intensified. And perhaps someday there will be a real investigation into what happened with the tragedy known as “Extortion 17,” the largest loss of life for Navy SEAL Team VI.
Then again, perhaps the real problem is the free press. If we didn’t know about any of this, it would all be hunky dory.
As reported by the Daily Caller, “Secretary of State John Kerry suggested the media should stop covering terrorism so much in a press conference in Bangladesh, saying the media would “do us all a service” by intentionally not reporting the news. “
Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much,” Kerry said, after lamenting how easy it is to terrorize people. “People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
The suggestion plays into the Obama administration’s oft-repeated talking point that responding to the Islamic State in full force actually plays right into their narrative and only helps the group recruit more jihadis for their global war.President Barack Obama’s strategy is to instead downplay and “degrade” the group by ignoring it as much as possible and taking a significantly measured military approach. But Kerry’s suggestion the news media intentionally keep people in the dark seems to be a new tactic.” Fox News reported, “During his first official visit to Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference and addressed the threat of terrorism. Kerry offered a novel way to combat terrorism, suggesting that the media would “do us all a service” if they didn’t cover it “quite as much.”
“No country is immune from terrorism,” Kerry said at a press availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. “It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
This is the same John Kerry who last year rationalized the Charlie Hebdo islamic terrorist attack, as the UK Daily Mail reported, he, (suggested) the killings at Charlie Hebdo …were more ‘legitimate’ than the terrorist attack in Paris last Friday. At least there was a ‘rationale’ for the assault on the satirical news publication, Kerry said, whereas as the melee last week that killed 129 people was ‘absolutely indiscriminate.”
Where do they find people like this who seem to embody Forrest Gump’s assertion that “stupid is as stupid does?” So now we know the Obama administration’s true intention for dealing with Islamic terrorism. It’s not just about obfuscating and referring to it as an issue of gun control. This is about information control. They want so badly to deny the existence of Islamic terrorism that they’re willing to deny your access to the existential truth — talk about Orwellian.
Here is the simple fact: the progressive socialist left does not want bad news. They’re incapable of dealing with evil, bad people — unless it’s the Republican Party or any political opposition. That’s when the members of the New American Socialist Party want the full power of the media behind them and their propaganda efforts.
However, they categorically do not want the media to expose their reticence in confronting the enemies of our Republic. Just imagine, if it were possible, the leftists of the Obama administration wouldn’t want us to know anything about the Iranians harassing our U.S. Naval vessels. They’d prefer you never knew about the Islamic terror attacks in San Bernardino or Orlando. They want to dictate and control the message — you know, ISIS isn’t Islamic, they’re just a jayvee team.
Remember how the liberal progressive media responded to the GOP convention? They referred to it as dark, gloomy, and Van Jones even compared it to a post-Apocolyptic Mad Max movie. The bottom line is, the left wants a world of unicorns and rainbows, and they want you to believe that as well.
You see, if you didn’t know anything about Islamic jihadism, then the number one global threat would be climate change — yes, you know, the weather. If we just ignore the mean people, they’ll go away. Folks, that is not a strategy for winning. Then again, the progressive socialists don’t like winning or victory. As Obama once said, that is very nuanced.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said, the best way to combat Islamic terrorism is with compassion, unity and love. And former State Department spokesperson Marie Harf famously stated that the whole thing about Islamic terrorism comes from a lack of job opportunities.
Ask yourself, do you REALLY want four more years of the gang that couldn’t shoot straight? You can just imagine the glee for every single Islamic terrorist group if on November 9th, Hillary Clinton is all over the news as our next president. Her response to dealing with Islamic terrorism is to empathize with them — or maybe we just delete any emails referring to them.
I’m sorry, but I have to say this. John Kerry is a walking example of someone “stuck on stupid.” This recent statement of his is beyond disturbing; it is unnerving. It reflects a sincere desire to advocate not for disinformation, but the suppression of information to the American people…imagine if a Republican Secretary of State were to have said the same?
Hey Kerry, your statement has certainly earned you the distinguished allenbwest.com FUBAR award.