By Ray Starmann
We are at war. The President may not know it or want to believe it, but anyone with half a brain is quite aware that ISIS wants to destroy us and institute a caliphate across the globe based on its twisted, evil ideology.
President Obama is not only philosophically against fighting this war, but he’s also scared to face the enemy. His fear causes him to create a myriad of excuses why he can’t take the helm and crucify ISIS.
The war with ISIS, Mr. President is not a gun control issue or a LGBT issue or some cry for more diversity. We are facing the greatest monsters on the planet since the Nazis paraded through Nuremberg carrying torches to hell.
ISIS must be destroyed. ISIS must be vanquished from the planet for eternity. Every ISIS soldier, terrorist and supporter must be eradicated. Every ISIS stronghold, base, logistics depot, command and control center must be blown to smithereens. We must wage this war to win; for if we don’t, life as we know it in the Western World may be altered forever.
Compounded with Obama’s romantic views of Islam, refusal to take the fight to ISIS and obsession with diversity and political correctness was the discovery this week that organizations like the CIA, FBI and DHS are so hamstrung with political correctness they can’t do their jobs.
This week former CIA and NSA Director, General Michael Hayden, warned that political correctness has become a significant hindrance when it comes to countering the threat of Muslim extremism.
Appearing on CNN, retired Gen. Michael Hayden made the point that the national security strategy is being hindered because there is now a hesitance to pursue some cases for fear of being branded a bigot.
“You look at the Fort Hood case when the Army knew that Nidal Hasan had become extremist and they whitewashed his reports to make it sound as though it was a good thing he had all this knowledge,” Tapper added. “The FBI knew he had been talking to and emailing with Anwar al-Awlaki. Is there a hesitance to be branded a bigot?”
“I think the Army backed away from this because of, for want of a better term—I’ll use yours—, political correctness,” Hayden answered.
Most distressing was a new Department of Homeland Security report that urges rejecting use of Islamic terms such as “jihad” and “sharia” in programs aimed at countering terrorist radicalization among American youth.
As the Washington Free Beacon reported:
The Homeland Security Advisory Council report recommends that the department focus on American milliennials by allocating up to $100 million in new funding. It also urges greater private sector cooperation, including with Muslim communities, to counter what is described as a “new generation of threats to the Homeland related to the threat of violent extremism.”
Under the section on terminology, the report calls for rejecting use of an “us versus them” mentality by shunning Islamic language in “Countering Violent Extremism” programs, or CVE, the Obama administration’s euphemism that seeks to avoid references to Islam.
Under a section on recommended actions on terminology, the report says DHS should “reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English.”
Government agencies should employ “American English instead of religious, legal and cultural terms like ‘jihad,’ ‘sharia,’ ‘takfir’ or ‘umma,’” states the June 2016 report by the Council’s countering violent extremism subcommittee.
The DHS report stated that to avoid a confrontational “us versus them” stance in public efforts to counter Islamic radicalization, government programs should use the term “American Muslim” instead of “Muslim American.”
If there weren’t enough problems at the DHS, the G Men and Women at the FBI are apparently walking on egg shells as well when it comes to dealing with radical Islamic terrorists.
Political correctness has claimed its ultimate victim, law enforcement. If you think that is an exaggeration, you too have slept through the Orlando wake up call. If you think the FBI and the “Counter-Terrorism Task Force” that operates in every major city is watching and monitoring the activities of several thousand Islamist radicals, wake up. That has been exposed as a feel-good fairytale.
In the Orlando case, we now know that the FBI was not only aware of Omar Mateen’s radicalism, agents had interviewed him twice since 2013 and had decided he was not an imminent threat — this despite several concrete instances of openly hostile behavior. Co-workers had “seen something and said something,” but to no avail. A few short weeks ago, a gun store owner had reported to the FBI Mateen’s visit and odd questions about ammunition and body armor, and yet the FBI did no reopen his case. After all, he had been investigated and he had been cleared. Ooops.
The FBI explanation of “lack of resources” to investigate every case just does not wash in Mateen’s case. Yes, it is undoubtedly true that they do not have the manpower to do an in-depth investigation of the thousands of Islamists who appear to be “radicalized”– and that number is itself a well-kept secret. But in this case, the FBI did have the resources to interview the man– twice– and also had eyewitness coworkers and other evidence of radicalization, and still they closed his file without taking action. That failure is what awaits a full explanation, and that explanation will put a bright spotlight ion the real problem within the FBI– the triumph of political correctness over national security.
It’s not hard to understand why even the FBI is vulnerable to political correctness, when PC has even taken a toll in the U.S. Army and Marines. Civilian control of the military means civilian political appointees, not military leaders, are setting recruitment goals and rewriting training standards. If President Obama’s appointees at the Pentagon order the Army to hire Muslim ministers to counsel soldiers, they will do it– and most likely, from a list of organizations approved by the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Political correctness knows no boundaries.
You would think that after San Bernardino and Orlando the government would be putting the brakes on any Muslim immigration into the United States.
Wrong! Under White House orders, Muslim immigration into the US, unvetted Muslim immigration, is moving at a breakneck speed as ISIS plans its next hideous attack.
Apparently, the Obama Administration is on pace to issue more than a million green cards to migrants from majority-Muslim countries, according to an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data.
Information released by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest Friday details the surge in immigration to the U.S. from majority-Muslim countries since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.
If the Obama Administration’s policies aren’t bad enough, the President has massive support from Democrats, millions of politically correct Americans and a nod and wink from Republicans who despise Mr. Trump, such as Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.
To millions of Americans, on the left and right, Mr. Trump is a racist because he wants a temporary ban on Muslims who arrive here from places like Pakistan and Afghanistan that breed terrorists. In the upside down world of 2016 America, that makes him a devout racist on par with Heinrich Himmler.
One day historians will refer to this time as the Era of the American Weakling. While there are still a proportion of Americans with the intestinal fortitude and common sense to fight evil, much of the nation, including our lawmakers are politically correct daffodils.
Obama’s Phony War on ISIS is coming apart at the seams. Even the CIA hammered him this week.
In a further warning, current CIA director John Brennan acknowledged before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday that the “terrorism capability and global reach” of ISIS has not been diminished by US counter-terror efforts.
“The resources needed for terrorism are very modest, and the group would have to suffer even heavier losses on territory, manpower and money for its terrorism capacity to decline significantly.” Brennan said.
The sad facts, the sick truth is that ISIS is winning this war. Unless drastic changes from our current collision course are made, more Americans and Europeans will be killed and ISIS will continue to operate from sanctuaries in Syria and Iraq.
If this nation fails to get serious, to lead, to fight this war against ISIS, we are, as Mr. Shakespeare wrote, on the “Way to Dusty Death.”