ISIS has introduced itself to American soil, perpetrating the worst mass-shooting in the nation’s history, with at least 49 dead and another 50-plus injured near Orlando, Florida. The premeditated massacre was conducted in a gay bar by 29-year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, who was reportedly laughing as he gunned people down. Mateen had been investigated by authorities on two separate occasions prior to the attack (in 2013 and 2014), but was allowed to remain free. Just three days ago ISIS announced its intention to launch attacks in Florida. Prior to the attack, Mateen called 911 and pledged his support to ISIS (at least he didn't pledge allegiance to the flag!).
What was President Obama’s characterization of this latest in a long line of attacks by Islamic terrorists? He never even alluded to radical Islamic terror. He never mentioned Islam or used the word Muslim. The president’s first and most critical duty is to uphold the Constitution by defending the country he “leads” and protecting its citizens. Radical Islamic terror is a clear and present danger to the nation and the president has been derelict in his duty. In fact, his policies have led to heinous mass killings like this. Trump is right in stating that he should resign if he isn’t truly committed to protecting America and Americans.
The president did blame the attack on- you guessed it- guns. This is particularly absurd as guns can’t fire themselves. Terrorists have and will use whatever they need to kill infidels. It doesn’t matter to those now dead if it was a cross-bow, knife, poison gas, anthrax, baseball bat or weed-whacker that did them in. They are still dead. The constant is radical Islamic terror. Moreover, it was- yet again- guns that stopped the slaughter, or nothing likely would have.
This past April an Imam in an Orlando Mosque nonchalantly stated that gays must die. According to online reports he said: “Death is the sentence. We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this. Death is the sentence.”
Mr. President, how many must die before we say enough? Why can’t you summon the courage to call these radical Islamic terrorist attacks, “radical Islamic terrorist attacks?” Why won’t you acknowledge where the root of the problem lies? You are only too quick to denigrate Fox News or any of your own citizens that have the temerity to openly disagree with you, yet you demand that Islam remain blameless and unnamed! Must more of our cities turn into radical Islamist theme parks, Mr. President?
One wonders: if Obama was President when Pearl Harbor was attacked, would he have declared war? If so, on who? Would he have dared to use the word Japan?
Would he have referred to the NAZI concentration camps in The Third Reich during World War II as “man-caused detention centers.” Would he have used the word Germany? Would he have blamed the Aryan race?
What do you think? Ponder your answers to these questions...and then, in light of his response today, ask why you believe he would have done what you think he would have done.
Feel a chill yet?
Feel a chill yet?