Boston Marathon Bombings and
Obama's Phantom War on Terrorism
GrassTopsUSA Exclusive Commentary
By Don Feder
Barack Obama promised to get to the bottom of the latest terrorist incident – or his middle name isn't Hussein. Secretary of State John Kerry called the bombing in his hometown "simply unacceptable." (Hey, it worked with North Korea's nuclear program, didn't it?). Senator Dianne Feinstein says she's preparing a bill to ban large-capacity pressure cookers. (Really, do civilians need them?) Hillary blamed an Internet video mocking Muhammad for the carnage. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano deplored the "man-caused disaster" and DHS has begun rounding up
the usual Christian suspects.
I thought of these possible
headlines on Monday, while contemplating the "horrific act of violence" (in media-speak) about 20 miles from my home. What do we know about the Boston Marathon bombings and Obama's phantom war on terrorism?
1. The date was significant. April 15 is the day Boston celebrates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which marked the start of America's struggle for nationhood. It's also Israel's Independence Day. Muslim terrorists like to attack on dates with symbolic significance. (The Benghazi attack occurred on the anniversary of 9-11.) Would it be so surprising if they struck on a day special for the two nations they hate most in the world?
The slaughter has many of the signs of Muslim terrorism – bombs packed with
ball-bearings and nails inside pressure cookers, detonated in a crowd. (Pressure
cookers have frequently been used in terror attacks in Afghanistan, India,
Pakistan and Nepal. See "Make A Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom" in al-Qaeda's
"Inspire" magazine.) A recent posting on an al-Qaeda website by Abu Musab al-Suri recommended sporting events as ideal targets. Trained in political correctness, law enforcement agencies in the Age of Obama believe that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck – it's probably an orangutan.
3. Unlike Benghazi, where it took him over two weeks to acknowledge that the murder of our ambassador to Libya and three security personnel was an act of terrorism, the president – fearing to look even more absurd than usual – firmly declared on Tuesday that, "Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror." (You must admire the elegance of his reasoning.) After almost 4 years, POTUS still won't admit that the Ft. Hood massacre was terrorism. In a 52-page report, his Department of Defense called it "workplace violence." Speaking in the Rose-Colored Glasses Garden the day after Ft. Hood (13 dead, 32 wounded), Obama mournfully observed, "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing." It is indeed a mystery why Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who often expressed his empathy for jihad and sent mash notes to Yemeni terrorism icon Anwar al-Awlaki, would be led to do such a thing – while shouting "Allahu Akabar" at the top of his lungs. Mayhap the duck is a platypus.
4. While screwing up his courage to label the Boston bombings "terrorism," our nicely nuanced leader warned us, "People shouldn't jump to conclusions." ("Ignore the duck in a kafiya behind the curtain.") But you may conclusion-jump to rationalize acts of Muslim terrorism, which Obama did in the immediate aftermath of Benghazi, when he insisted that the atrocity was sparked by a spontaneous mob (there was no mob, spontaneous or otherwise), protesting an Internet video (which no one actually saw) which included an unflattering portrayal of Muhammad. So hooked on this scenario was he, that speaking at the United Nations two weeks letter, the president insisted, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," as if there was an international cabal of Muhammad-haters intent on dominating humanity.
5. Obama's allies in politics and the media failed to heed his call to refrain from leaping to conclusions. Peter Bergen, CNN's national-security analyst (if you can imagine such a thing), said that al-Qaeda often uses hydrogen peroxide explosives – so (are you following this?) another type of explosion might be a signal of a "right-wing extremist" plot. In fact, the Boston bombings kinda reminded Bergen of Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing – except for the ball-bearings, nails and pressure cookers – oh, and the absence of a Ryder truck and six tons of chemical explosives.
6. Over at MSN-you-can't-be-serious, Chris (Obama caused "a thrill to run up my leg") Matthews interviewed Massachusetts Congressman William Keating, who remarked: "Now we have an international event, the oldest marathon. And we also have Tax Day, April 15, so we don't know if it's the type of symbol a domestic terrorist might use as well." Blame it on the insane pursuit of lower marginal tax rates. "Well you're right Congressman," Matthews chirped. And let's not forget "it's the Kennedy library always up there" – when it's not somewhere else. Maybe it was the ghost of Lee Harvey Oswald.
No, wait a minute. Oswald was a leftist.
7. The left's relentless pursuit of right-wing extremists (Billy Graham? Chick-fill-A?) complements the Obama administration's efforts to smear conservatives as would-be, wanna-be, could-conceivably-be terrorists. In a recently disclosed "briefing" to an Army Reserve Unit in Pennsylvania, a slide show lumps "evangelical Christianity," Catholicism and Orthodox Judaism with the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hamas and the Christian
8. In a 14-page e-mail, Lt. Col. Jack Rich – who should be Obama's next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs – lists the Family Research Council and American Family Association with neo-Nazis, the Klan and Black Panthers as extremist organizations, citing as his source the impeccably fair and excruciatingly objective Southern Poverty Law Center, which thinks everyone to the right of Joe Biden is a Nazi, rabbis included.
9. As early as April 2009, Obama's DHS was targeting "right-wing extremists." Likely at the urging of DHS Director Napolitano, the Department's Office of Intelligence and Analysis produced a lengthy report titled "Right-Wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Radicalization and Recruitment" – the wordy title made up for the paucity of facts
– wherein DHS speculated on the coming terrorist threat from "anti-government groups" (those that don't worship Leviathan) including individuals and organizations "rejecting federal authority in favor of state and local, or rejecting government authority entirely." These constitutionalist terrorists "may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration." Quick:
Of the 50 or so foiled terrorist bombings since 9-11, how many can be attributed to right-to-lifers or proponents of border security? (That would be none.) But a focus on the right is a two-fer
– it targets a group POTUS hates and takes the heat off Islam, which the president is sworn to protect. Recall, in his 2009
Cairo speech, Obama said it was his "responsibility as president of the United States to fight negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear" (which is where in the Constitution?).
10. Among other ways the president is working overtime to keep America safe, the FBI is subordinating national security to sensitivity. On February 8, 2012, FBI Director Robert Mueller met with representatives of the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (reputed to be Muslim Brotherhood fronts) who explained the need to purge the Bureau's training manuals of anything suggesting a link between Muslim doctrine or law and people being beheaded, blown up, shot, stoned to death, etc. According to reports, to comply with this request, the dumb dhimmis removed some 700 documents and 300 presentations from the FBI's training materials. Doubtless to be replaced by the DHS report on radicalization and recruitment on the right and Col. Jack's slideshow.
Regarding the Boston Marathon bombings, Inspector Obama (he suspects everyone, who isn't a Muslim) is on the case. "We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable," the president pledged, heroically jutting his noble chin.
Seven months ago, he solemnly swore to bring the perpetrators of the Benghazi attack to justice. Seven months later, he hasn't even told us what he was doing during the 11-hour siege, why no effort was made to rescue our ambassador and his security team, or why his administration lied about the nature of the attack for two weeks. A recent letter to Congress by more than 700 Special Ops vets demands a "select committee to investigate the Benghazi cover-up."
Our president isn't about border
security or national security or protecting the lives of innocent Americans (for
whom he is largely indifferent, when an election isn't pending), but disarming
innocent Americans, multi-cultural sensitivity, Muslim outreach, fighting
negative stereotypes of Islam and giving great photo ops.
Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website, DonFeder.com.
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