In the Bible’s Letter of the Apostle James, Chapter one, verse eight, there is a warning to “beware the double-minded man who is unstable in all his ways.” The great thing about today’s media technology is that the hypocrisy of the “double-minded man” is immediately illuminated – in this case, President Barack Obama after the Brussels ISIS terror attack.As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “President Barack Obama told reporters Wednesday that the Islamic State does not pose an existential threat to the United States one day after the jihadist group claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium.
“Groups like [ISIS] can’t destroy us; they can’t defeat us; they don’t produce anything,” Obama said at a joint press conference with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri during a state visit. “They’re not an existential threat to us,” Obama said.
The president’s comments come the day after ISIS carried out coordinated terror attacks in Brussels, the capital of the European Union, killing at least 31 people and wounding over 200 others.
Obama has received much criticism from both sides of the political aisle for choosing to attend a baseball game in Cuba after the attacks rather than return to Washington to handle the aftermath of the violence. He spent 51 seconds acknowledging the attack during formal remarks the same day to an audience in Cuba.Critics say the president does not recognize the severity of the threat ISIS poses to the West and that he needs to rethink his strategy to defeat the jihadist group.
Obama also underwent scrutiny late last year for saying that ISIS was ‘contained’ the day before it launched coordinated attacks in Paris, which resulted in 130 deaths.”
During the 51 seconds President Obama spent mentioning we had to defeat ISIS, how it is not an existential threat? That is the definition of a double-minded man.And if Obama doesn’t believe ISIS is an existential threat, tell that to the loved ones of the Americans who are still unaccounted for from the Brussels attack. It’s very easy to blather on with deslusional ramblings when you’re not in danger of being affected by Islamic jihadism.
Obama’s statement simply reinforces the fact that he’s not prepared to do anything. As he said, he has many other things on his plate, like going to a baseball game, doing the wave, being interviewed on ESPN and dancing the tango.So, as ISIS has declared it has hundreds deployed throughout Europe, where there are Americans, he unilaterally declares — from Argentina mind you — that they’re not capable of doing anything. This is the same ISIS we were told was “contained” right before Paris and San Bernardino. It’s almost as if President Obama is just too busy to be concerned with the jayvee team of “jokers.”
As well, we have the Democrat nominees for president saying what should not be done and showing they’d both continue Obama’s policy of abject dismissal.
Let me be clear, we are not defeating ISIS and certainly not degrading their ability to command and control, or inspire more attacks. The fact that there is a possibility of ISIS having deployed hundreds of fighters into Europe does present an “existential” threat and as we know, the FBI has investigations in most American states regarding ISIS infiltration and activity.
We’ve shared here many times the Islamic concept of Al Hijra which is a tradition of Mohammad taken from his migration from Mecca to Medina. And unless you’ve never read Homer’s The Illiad or seen the movie “Troy” with Brad Pitt (sorry, if you did), you know well the story of the Trojan Horse. Knowing these two things, why did anyone allow the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of military-aged Muslim males into Europe?
That is an existential threat Mr. President, just ask the women of Germany, Norway or Sweden.
Sadly, I believe this is going to be a very bloody year as the bloodthirsty and savage Islamic jihadists know the Western leaders will only respond to their attacks with hashtags and rhetoric. I know everyone is going ballistic over Senator Ted Cruz speaking of “carpet bombing.”
Why are we so restrictive in any suggested response to Islamic jihadists? I’m glad these folks weren’t around when the allies fire bombed Dresden or when Truman dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was total war and it was about showing the enemy we had the will to crush theirs. That is the essential question for us to answer: do we have the will to defeat the global Islamic jihad?
Obama does not, and yes, he enabled the creation of ISIS and has further enabled their growth and expansion. Hillary Clinton will do no better. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz need some fine-tuning to comprehend strategic military decision-making, but at least they realize ISIS — Islamic jihadism — is an existential threat.
I hate to keep saying it, but weakness is enticing.