Who Is Our Enemy, Mr. President?
by Jeremiah Joslin
Liberals won’t give up the argument that these horrible acts of terror would not have happened if it weren’t for the absence of vigorous firearms regulations in America. They denigrate the NRA. The New York Daily News, today (12/4/15), even included a picture of Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, in a collage of terrorists. Importantly, not one of the terrorists shown there or involved and any other tragic events were or are members of the NRA. Then, of course, there’s BHO who fell back on his explanation for the Fort Hood shooting claiming that this might be just another case of “violence in the workplace.” He will go to any length to leave “Islam” or “Muslim” out of the description of what is happening here and around the world. On this Trump may be right, “There’s something else going on.”
Geraldo, also this morning, was trying to support or provide a reasonable foundation to the “over-availability of firearms” argument. He actually compared the tragedy in San Bernardino with Sandy Hook, Charleston, Washington, DC, Aurora and others. “[Stronger regulations would have stopped all these acts!]” However, I can’t imagine how these can possibly be related or how additional laws could have done anything to change the results. First of all, these comparisons are “apples and oranges”. Those other horrible events Geraldo and BHO’s Advisors mention were the result of race hatred and/or mental illness.
The tragedy in California this week was not caused by the NRA or lax firearms regulations. For that matter, California has in place the very laws BHO and the Libs want to implement. Of course, none of them even want to think about the massive bomb-building factory in their garage or the nine functional pipe bombs or the bombs attached to childrens’ little mobile toy cars found there. It is clear that more events were planned and had little to do with workplace violence or gun control.
This was a calculated, well-planned, funded terrorist event that killed 14 and wounded 21 innocent people. It was the result of effective radicalization of an American Muslim by others including his wife, who swore allegiance to ISIS not long ago. “…[Using Facebook, she] reportedly posted her pledge to ISIS leader and self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on or around the time of the attack…” (FNC, 12/4/15) Also, “Federal investigators believe there is a ‘very serious’ possibility that Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters who murdered 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday, radicalized her husband [Syed Rizwan Farook]…” (FNC, 12/4/15)
Further, there are clear, telephonic links between Farook and ISIS-supported groups in America – some made immediately prior to the attack. Just like the tragedy at Fort Hood, San Bernardino was the result of Radical Islamic Terrorism – warfare. This was another attack on us buy ISIS through one or more of their radicalized groups, lone wolf or not. Why is it so hard to call it for what it is?
Is BHO a Muslim? I don’t know. Is he a Christian? I don’t know. The fact is that we, none of us, know what he is, what he believes or what his plans are. The one thing we know for sure is that, while he is okay with “radical”, he refuses is to link the words “Islam” or “Muslim” to any description of what’s happening and if one can’t define the enemy, one can’t fight it. [Sun Tzu, The Art of War].
Who is the enemy, really, Mr. President? What else is going on?