Honest to pete, every time I think this President cannot surprise me with the offensive, condescending, downright false statements he makes, he finds a way. I reckon I am going to have to stop saying that nothing Obama says or does surprises me because he does keep finding a way. I think it is just that I am not capable, than HEAVENS, of thinking the way he does at all, so there is that.
To what am I referring? Well, after the idiotic comments Obama made at the press conference in Turkey, he then went to the Philippines and continued his idiotic statements. Jamie Weinstein highlights those comments in this Daily Caller piece:
[…] Considering what he said at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in the Philippines Wednesday morning, it doesn’t sound like it.
“When individuals say we should have a religious test and that only Christians, proven Christians should be admitted, that’s offensive,” he declared. “I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s been coming out of here during the course of this debate.”
The president’s comment is stunning for a couple of reasons. For starters, it’s not true. It’s hard to imagine that a single person will join ISIS mainly because of the debate in the U.S. over whether we should accept Syrian refugees, or what type of refugees we should accept.
But it also suggests we should change our actions just because ISIS may be able to use them to recruit more members. Should we stop educating girls because it offends ISIS and may help it with recruitment? Should we abandon Israel because it offends ISIS and may help it with recruitment? Should we shut down Hollywood because the movies it produces offends ISIS and may help it with recruitment?
No freaking kidding. It seems if Obama has his way, we wouldn’t do a host of policies or activities lest it offend ISIS. Weinstein continues:
Should we not stand up for the Christians ISIS is slaughtering or the Yazidi girls ISIS it is enslaving because those stands probably offend the terror group and may help it with recruitment?
Should we stop drone strikes against terrorists because it offends ISIS and may help it with recruitment?
Are we now going to run our lives and control our debates over what may or may not theoretically help ISIS with recruitment?
In reality, one of the most potent recruitment tools for ISIS is the perception that it is winning. The more successful terror attacks it is able to stage, the longer it is able to control vast swaths of territory, the more radical Muslims will want to join what is perceived to be a winning team to create the first Caliphate in nearly 100-years. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
That is exactly right. That is PRECISELY what aids in recruitment for ISIS and other radical Islamists – the belief that they are WINNING.
And when you have idiotic statements from not just the President of the United States, but the Secretary of State too, that just adds to that belief for ISIS. From The Hill:
[…] Speaking about the Paris attacks to staff and their families at the U.S. embassy in Paris, Kerry said “there’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that.”
“There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, OK, they’re really angry because of this and that,” Kerry said.
“This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for. That’s not an exaggeration,” he said.
Kerry came under immediate criticism on social media for his remarks, which seemed to imply a “legitimacy” to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, where terrorists had gunned down 12 employees of the paper, known for its satirical portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is our Secretary of State, the top diplomat of the country, referring to the attacks against Charlie Hebdo as having a “legitimacy” or “rationale…” THAT kind of thing is music to the ears of radical Islamist terrorists. And it is beyond idiotic.
Meanwhile, in Paris, there was another major event that occurred Tuesday night as more explosions rocked the city which exemplified what happens when a country declares war against ISIS. The Hill has the story:
French police killed two suspected terrorists and arrested seven more Wednesday morning following a tense raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, according to multiple reports.
Law enforcement officials say the sweep targeted the alleged radicals because they were “about to move on some kind of operation,” according to CNN.
The network reported Wednesday that one of the dead suspects is a woman who allegedly detonated a suicide bomb.
Five police officers are receiving treatment for minor wounds, it added, and a police dog also died during the operation.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks, was one of the raid’s targets. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Good on them for going after these terrorists and taking them out. France is not playing in their response to this horrendous attack on their homeland. They are not the least bit concerned that their attacks might increase membership for ISIS, unlike Obama.
Yes, France and her President are making ISIS pay for what they have done rather than cow in an unbelievably disturbing twisted political correctness that would have us say or do nothing lest it upset the terrorists. And for Obama to attack members of the opposition party rather than attacking terrorists in his rhetoric is appalling on so many levels, I scarcely know where to begin.
So I will leave that to you. This is an Open Thread.