Just Pretend Jihadists Are not At War With Us
There is a raging battle going on between the Obama White House and Islamic terrorists, make no mistake. And it’s taking place in the media. You see, the Obama Administration believes that the editing out of words like “islamic” and “terrorism” from official Benghazi documents, for example, is the way to combat terrorism, Al-Qaeda on the other hand, wants you to be damn certain why they are encouraging lone wolf attacks.
In an apparent attempt to mimic Islamic State's horrifying tactic of radicalizing individuals through Social Media, Al-Qaeda are now also encouraging lone wolf attacks. And they are now advising their potential terrorists to attack white crowds and to avoid minorities so that this current administration and the media will not insist it's a hate crime, rather than terrorism. They want credit where credit is due, for their bloodthirsty violence.
In other words, Islamic State and Al Qaeda want you to know that they are at war with you.
So as the Senate was holding a hearing - led by Senator Cruz - on the very subject of the Obama Administration's stubborn refusal to name acts like Orlando a jihadist terrorist attack, the news of yet another attack - this one on Istanbul's Ataturk airport - began coming across the wires.
Phillip Hanely, a former DHS member, had testified about how he was forced to edit out - redact is the preferred official term - references to Islam from 867 DHS documents. Or at the very least carefully modify the context in which they appeared. Obama and his officials are and have been obsessed with constructing a narrative that tries to will away the very existence of islamic terrorism as any sort of a real and present danger to America. And to Europe by extension.
And they are still at it. One of the voices demanding that references to islamic terrorism be removed or edited from government documents is Farhana Khera - formerly on Senator Feingold's staff - nowadays executive director of Muslim Advocates. She has been a constant critic of government policy post-9/11, like the Patriot Act, for example. But her concerns are less the invasion of privacy of individual citizens and more on racial profiling and the use of language. She was at the hearing, loudly denouncing those voices who expressed concern about that part of Islam that does condone and never condemns radical violence.
So, careful everyone. If you get advocates like Farhana Khera and many in the mainstream media mad, you will be the problem harming America. Not a hate-filled terrorist with a rifle at a gay club, or with a vest filled with explosives in the middle of a crowd of passengers. Much easier instead, just to edit out such nasty, bigoted terms like jihadist terror.
Posted by Keeley at July 1, 2016 2:24 PM
Obama has been attempting to rewrite American and world history since he crossed his fingers and took the oath of office.
Should Hillary be successful more history will be thrashed and replaced with Liberal lies and fantasy.
Why Trump Wins
He knows border wars have replaced culture wars.
“The Democratic coalition, perhaps now best exemplified by the twin poles of Goldman Sachs and Black Lives Matter, is inherently unstable…
Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee because he won the GOP’s untapped residue of nationalist voters, in a system where the elites of both parties are, as if by rote, extreme globalists. He won the support of those who favored changing trade and immigration policies, which, it is increasingly obvious, do not favor the tangible interests of the average American. He won the backing of those alarmed by a new surge of political correctness, an informal national speech code that seeks to render many legitimate political opinions unsayable. He won the support of white working-class voters whose social and economic position had been declining for a generation.”
Should we refer to the KKK as extremist Christian crusaders?
Should we refer to the white gunmen who shot and killed nine blacks in a church as a radical fighter for white purity?
Should we refer to the gunman who shot and killed those people at PP (and some shoppers across the street) as an avenging warrior for the babies?
We do not. We do not offer those people the cover and legitimacy they crave.
The terrorist lone wolves want the same attention and legitimacy. They want to be considered to be the true representatives of Islam. We play into their hands when we grant them that. And the media plays into their hands by giving so much attention to the murderers and their crimes.
“The Democratic coalition, perhaps now best exemplified by the twin poles of Goldman Sachs…”
The Secretary of the Treasury under George W Bush was the CEO of Goldman Sachs.
“Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee because he won the GOP’s untapped residue of nationalist voters…”
No. He brought in GOP voters to the primaries who normally only voted in the general election. He did not add GOP voters to the party.
“He won the support of those who favored changing trade and immigration policies, which… do not favor the tangible interests of the average American.”
Uh huh. Just ask the Brits after Brexit. That is not to say there are not legitimate concerns about trade, especially off-shoring businesses and jobs in order to save on labor costs and meeting environmental regulations, only to allow the ownership in the US to all the profits for themselves. That is the heart of the ‘trade’ problem. But the British idea that we can scrap trade agreements and go it alone because we are ‘exceptional’ is about as bad as an idea gets.
“He won the backing of those alarmed by a new surge of political correctness…”
Like the KKK, Stormfront, Neo-Nazis, and skinheads. Share beliefs about political correctness with racists and bigots and the results will be richly deserved. Enjoy the convention!
The idea that Great Britain, for centuries the leading traders in the world, will become feeble traders without membership in the EU is just plain silly phx8.
Hillary offers more failed liberal economic and trade policies. She’s warmed-over last weeks dinner that no one wants.
Obamacare is failing everywhere as are the foreign policy directives of Obama and Clinton. Average working American’s are worse off after eight years of Obama. The national debt is soaring to unimaginable heights and Hillary promises huge new debt to fund her political promises designed to buy votes.
Our national executive branch of government has become a corrupt criminal organization.
The Brits would be out of their minds to leave the EU, but the majority voted for exactly that in a referendum. The former PM bought them some time by resigning, so the Brits can plausibly stall until they find a replacement. But the EU will not want to wait. They want Britain out of the EU immediately, and they want to make it as painful as possible in order to discourage other EU members from leaving. Britain needs EU trade far more than the EU needs them. It is a bad position for the Brits.
Under George W Bush, health care costs increased over 100% in eight years. Under Obama, health care costs increased 40%; not only that, but far fewer people are uninsured, and no one can be denied coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition.
Obamacare is an improvement, but I would favor universal health care in a heartbeat.
Seriously? This debunked line of reasoning is still being discussed? I don’t see how anyone who tows this line can be taken seriously. I don’t know how to say this without being offensive. I’m not trying to be, but the idea that we must recognize the radical ideologue terrorist as Islamic in order to defeat them is just inane.
Seriously? This debunked line of reasoning is still being discussed? I don’t see how anyone who tows this line can be taken seriously.
Some specialize in nonsense. They have to reduce everything in the simplest terms to comprehend, even if it means accepting the word of mass murderers about their motives.
On “Obamacare”, I think if you looked closer you will find that many of the new people covered have insurance that very few medical providers are willing to accept.
On Brexit, it’s being challenged by legal experts who claim that it would require an Act of Parliament to exit. Cameron resigned to delay it. Some In Paris want the UK out because they want all the headquarters of internation al companies now in London to move there.
The whole thing about Obama not calling the terrorists radical Islamists plays into among those on the far right in two ways. First, remember a majority of Trump supporters believe Obama is a Muslim, so the idea here is that Obama won’t use the Islamic tag out of sympathy for his fellow Muslims. Insane? Doesn’t matter. The far right Trump supporters are steeped in conspiracy theory. Second, some on the far right want polarization, because they want to frame the world in as a conflict between Christianity and Islam. They want that to be the choice. One or the other. Choose sides. There is no other alternative, as far as they are concerned. And again, that might be nuts, but it doesn’t matter, because there is an entire conspiracy industry devoted to this proposition.
This crazy stuff comes from FOX, Limbaugh, Hannity, and others. They have taken over the party, and Trump is the logical consequence.
And if anyone thinks this is bad, wait until the FBI closes its investigation of the HRC server without any indictments. The far right will go wild. They have been fed conspiracies by FOX and Limbaugh and Hannity for the past year about how Hillary Clinton is a liar, untrustworthy, and so forth. The FBI stated at the start that this investigation that they were not targeting HRC, but that doesn’t matter. We are talking conspiracy theory, folks, and part and parcel of the far right dogma is that Hillary Clinton is a liar, untrustworthy, and so on. They have repeated the lies to each other so many times that the only acceptable explanation for the failure of the conspiracy theory is a cover-up.
Is anyone surprised that phx8 prefers the information found in Urban Institute (link cited by Huff Post that phx8 used) website over Medicare’s actuary figures in my quote regarding obamacare?
“The far right Trump supporters are steeped in conspiracy theory” according to phx8. We should not believe our eyes and ears when we observe and hear Obama praising and promoting Muslims and denying that Muslim terrorism exists.
phx8 finds conspiracy everywhere it seems. No act by the Right is too bizarre to escape his conspiracy theory.
Are you denying Obamacare has cost less than projected?
“We should not believe our eyes and ears when we observe and hear Obama praising and promoting Muslims and denying that Muslim terrorism exists.”
Agreed…difficult to understand how the Left doesn’t believe their eyes and ears. Being brain dead could explain a lot about the LEFT’s denial.
I accept Medicare’s actuary figures…don’t you phx8?
Defend this phx8…
June 5, 2008: “In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year….. We’ll do it by the end of my first term as President of the United States.”
False…huge lie…repeated endlessly and shamelessly by obama. phx8 still believes the lie…so sad.
Guess who said the following:
“This great nation of many religions understands, our war is not against Islam, or against faith practiced by the Muslim people. Our war is a war against evil.”
Yes, George W Bush used the same language as Obama. Bush praised and promoted Islam as a religion of peace, as you can see from the numerous quotes on the site.
“I accept Medicare’s actuary figures…don’t you phx8?”
Of course. The actuaries made a projection in 2013. The projection turned out to be wrong.
Keep the lies going phx8 as Hillary is very proud of you.
We all recall how the Left was calling some private health care policies pure “junk”. My, my…how the worm has turned.
“It is a curious paradox that the ACA has generated monumental growth in high-deductible health plans, the very type of coverage that progressives have long found unpalatable and that are sometimes denounced as “junk” insurance. In the exchanges, as of March 2015, almost 90 percent of persons were enrolled in lower-cost silver or bronze health plans. Silver plans had an average deductible of $2,500, and bronze plans had deductibles exceeding $5,300 for single coverage. About half of all workers in employment-sponsored coverage, by contrast, have an annual deductible of roughly $1,000 or more. The high-deductible sticker shock has doubtless most affected those persons who have lost employer-based coverage.
Over the period from 2013 to 2015, Medicaid spending increased by 32 percent, according to the CBO; it will increase by 9 percent in 2016, and only then will Medicaid spending growth begin to taper off. The ACA’s health insurance subsidies will register an average annual growth rate of 9.1 percent over the period from 2017 to 2026, the fastest rate of 10-year growth among all of the federal government’s means-tested programs.
For 2015, the CBO reported that Medicare spending, which has an enormous influence on America’s health care economy, increased about 7 percent, the fastest rate of growth since 2009. Overall, the CBO also reported that in 2015, the federal government spent a total of $936 billion on health programs (for example, Medicaid, Medicare, and the ACA), a 13 percent increase over the 2014 level, outpacing Social Security spending, which totaled $882 billion.”
Personally I object to deductibles. We should have universal health care.
Heritage intentionally misrepresents junk insurance. Obamacare does not allow junk insurance policies. Junk insurance limits the amount paid on a claim to an absurdly low amount- for example, it may limit payout to $2,000 for an illness, even if the illness costs the patient $20,000- and it limits what will be covered. The regulations behind Obamacare prohibit those kinds of abuses.
As for increased costs, remember, over ten million people are covered by insurance who had no coverage before the reform. This includes people with pre-existing conditions. Before reform, those people went to emergency rooms for treatment, which is the most expensive care of all. (Over 50% of those treated did not pay their bills, and the cost was passed on to everyone else). Many did not receive routine preventative care. The overall costs of health care were far higher when emergency rooms were used by so many and prevention was not pursued.
Without health care reform the US spending was almost twice what other countries were spending per capita on health care. It was a disaster. We still spend too much- universal health care works much better, as seen in every industrialized country in the world but our own- but Obamacare did slow the increasing costs substantially.
The cost of prescriptions is still out of control.