Mad, murdering ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on his release from detention at Camp Bucca in Iraq warned his US captors: “I’ll see you guys in New York”
Barack Obama should be scared, very scared as we all should be from his feckless, blundering, indecisive leadership, destructive domestic agenda and weaker than Bush’s counterterrorism measures. The great retreater from the Middle East and diminisher of American power (who is mindlessly at war with American Exceptionalism and the Pax Americana as the region descends into turmoil) is seeing the defeat of his weakly fought War on Terror as ISIS grows in power, wealth and renown filling the vacuüm he created in Iraq and threatening the homeland anew with mass murdering terror. Commanding a fortune in excess of $400 million stolen from Iraqi banks ISIS (the Islamic army of slaughter and death hell-bent on restoring the ancient Baghdad-centered Arab caliphate) makes core al Qaida at the height of its power (when it struck the Twin Towers) look miniscule.
It’s not that Obama wasn’t warned about the likely consequences of altering the successful counterterrorism policies of his predecessor. Five days before his ill-omened inaugural Providence paid tribute to George W. Bush and his valiant War on Terror with the incredible, miraculous safe landing of flight 1549 in the Hudson River where none of its 155 passengers and crew so much as suffered a scratch. Aboard the flight (which amazingly floated down river coming to rest near Ground Zero) was the brother of a first responder, a fire fighter who died on 9/11 which I wrote about HERE. But 28 days later (three weeks into the new administration) Obama received a terrible warning: Beverly Eckert, a 9/11 widow, died in a tragic plane crash killing 50 people just outside Buffalo, New York. Dying just six days after meeting with Obama at the White House Ms. Eckert’s death was a deadly sign that Obama’s War on Terror is badly flawed and can’t keep our nation safe like Bush and Cheney did for seven years. And lo and behold before 2009 ended, and as a likely prelude to worse, we had Ft Hood and 13 dead Americans (no fault of Obama's) and the Christmas Day Bomber who nearly blew up a plane with hundreds aboard.
But the death of Beverly Eckert was not the last sign of coming woe if Obama stays his dangerous course of weakness and retreat. 99 weeks later in Tuscon, Arizona (close to our porous southern borders) deranged gunman Jarrod Laughner shot and killed six people at a Safeway parking lot where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (shot in the head but survived) was holding a constituent meeting. But what, in my view, turned this shooting into a powerful warning sign of coming domestic mass terror if Obama doesn’t alter his policies was that the shooter, born 9/10/1988, killed nine year old Christina Taylor Green who was ominously born on 9/11/2001..the day al Qaida turned lower Manhattan into a holocaust. It was a sign of a politically correct, ideologically blind 9/10-minded president dangerously operating in a post-9/11 world that has since seen al-Qaida kill four Americans in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of 9/11; saw 4 Americans killed and hundreds injured in the al-Qaida inspired Boston Marathon Bombing; and is seeing a Middle East ablaze with jihad and death as ISIS slashes, murders and burns its away across Iraq to the cheers of millions..as its leaders threaten the US with 9/11 devastation.
Yet despite all this, despite the Hudson River Miracle, the death of Beverly Eckart, the al-Qaida inspired Ft. Hood shooting, Benghazi, Tuscon and the Boston bombing Barack Obama is doubling down on his dangerous 9/10 policeman approach to fighting Islamic terror. For within the space of just 18 days our weak-on-terror president released from Gitmo five deadly Taliban killers in a trade for a worthless anti-American army deserter; and arrested as a common criminal the mirandized Ahmed Abu Khattala, an al-Qaida commander suspected of complicity in the 9/11 Benghazi attack-a murderous enemy combatant at war with our country who should be in Gitmo. Astonishingly, Khattala could have been captured a year ago; but Obama and Holder wanted to build a case against him risking the lives of Americans as he could have killed in the meantime. It boggles the mind.
Indeed, people take very, very seriously Dick Cheney’s dire warning that the stuck on stupid “fool” in the White House is setting the stage for another massive terror attack and leading our country into a period of national chaos and tribulation.
We are a rudderless nation
Without purpose and aim
Adrift on a sea of growing crises.
By a drunken sailor
Into icebergs and storms,
Staying the course