Gary Bauer – End Of Day Wednesday
Terror Warnings Abound
In the past 24 hours, postings in online jihadi forums have appeared encouraging Islamic State sympathizers in America to attack major tourist destinations such as Las Vegas and Times Square. According to one report, the postings involve “a comprehensive guide to building pipe bombs using easily obtained materials like match heads, sugar and Christmas lights.”
The information in the messages isn’t necessarily new. They are similar to some that appeared nearly a month ago.
But as New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters yesterday, “This is the first time ISIS has used this medium to inspire a ‘lone wolf’ type attack.” Bratton added that ISIS seems much more capable than Al Qaeda ever was in using social media to recruit and inspire acts of jihad.
There is no doubt the enemy is among us. Federal officials in New York announced the indictment of Mufid Elfgeeh, a naturalized U.S. citizen, yesterday. Originally from Yemen, Elfgeeh is facing three terrorism related charges for his efforts to help recruit jihadists for ISIS. In addition, he also paid undercover FBI agents for guns and silencers so he could murder U.S. soldiers.
Meanwhile overseas, British media reported yesterday that ISIS is plotting to assassinate Pope Francis. Habeeb Al Sadr, Iraq’s ambassador to the Vatican, warned, “The threats against the Pope are credible. I believe they could try to kill him during one of his overseas trips or even in Rome.” Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to Albania (a majority Muslim nation) this weekend and Turkey later this year.
The New York Times reported this week that Turkey — a NATO nation — has become “one of the biggest sources of recruits” for ISIS. Islamism is on the rise in Turkey. And in spite of all of Obama’s outreach to Turkey, President Recep Erdogan is refusing to join Obama’s Arab coalition to fight ISIS.
Obama’s failure to corral allies, not to mention members of his own party, behind a clear strategy may explain why the latest CBS/New York Times poll finds that Obama’s approval ratings for his handling of terrorism (41%) and foreign policy generally (34%) are at record lows.
This is a particularly devastating poll for Obama because it was conducted AFTER last week’s prime-time address to the nation regarding his ISIS strategy. Beyond tuning Obama out, this poll suggests that the American people have concluded that Obama is incapable of leading and they are rejecting him. (See last item.)
My Opinion: Obama is incapable of leading anything but a fund raiser. (If he thought ISIS would contribute to his campaign he’s already have them signed up to support him.) How he got to be the “HMFIC” I’ll never understand. Thanks, Libtards.
Border Security IS National Security
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, acknowledged yesterday that at least one radicalized American ISIS fighter was able to leave the country and return home. Thankfully, he left again to wage jihad in Syria rather than here in America.
“There was an American that went over and he was radicalized, trained to be a suicide bomber and he came home to see his parents, left, went back and when he went back he killed himself and a lot of people,” Rep. Ruppersberger said. “What’s concerning to us is when you have a passport, you can go back and forth with impunity.”
What is the Obama State Department doing about this? Not much. A State Department spokesperson recently admitted that fighting for a terrorist group “does not automatically mean your passport will be revoked.”
In the better late than never category, Senator John McCain seems to have had an epiphany on immigration reform. Yesterday the senator told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto:
“The fact is our southern border is not secure. They [ISIS] have already announced on Twitter and on Facebook that they want to do everything they can to attack the United States of America. So if the southern border is not secure, obviously that would be one of the avenues to achieve that. And which leads me to believe that we have to have … control of the border … before we move forward with comprehensive immigration reform. This new ISIS threat has really heightened, in my view, the necessity for a secure border which we don’t have.”
With all due respect to Senator McCain, many conservatives have been making that very point for years. The first obligation of government is to provide for our national defense and that begins by securing our borders.
My Opinion: Will ISIS (or whoever) have to attack us on our home soil for us to get serious about wiping them out? The World will not be safe as long as Islam exists. Get used to it. (They’ve convinced me of this by their actions.)
If there was ever any doubt about the reality of media bias, here’s all you need to know:
From January to August in the sixth year of George W. Bush’s presidency (leading up to the disastrous 2006 elections), the left-wing media reported on Bush’s falling approval ratings 124 times. Clearly, the media felt it was tremendously important to tell the American people just how unpopular Bush was.
What about Obama? In the first eight months of 2014, the media have done only nine stories — NINE! — about Obama’s collapsing poll numbers.
But when Gallup recently discovered that Obama’s approval rating had hit a record low of 38% percent, the Big Three media outfits apparently decided that it just wasn’t newsworthy. None of them mentioned it on their evening news broadcasts.
Kudos to our friends at the Media Research Center for exposing this outrageous bias.
Folks, this is what our movement is up against every single day in the fight for the heart and soul of America. That is why it is so important for you to share these daily messages with your friends and family members. They are not getting, as Paul Harvey used to say, “the rest of the story” from the left-wing media.
My Opinion: The media is biased FOR Obama and I just don’t understand why. Because he’s the first Black President of these United States? When did the color of the Presidents skin become more important than actually reporting the “News” and holding him/her accountable to the American People? Will they eventually report that Obama was the first Black really crappy President? Doubt it.
That’s why I don’t call them “News” agencies anymore. Misinformation agencies mostly. Biased misinformation agencies. Edward R. Murrow is spinning in his grave from the abuses perpetrated on us by these “News” agencies. When did supporting a particular politician (who really are mostly unethical, devious, and down right crooks) become more important than telling us the News? When did slant overcome truth in reporting? Whatever happened to the facts?
Politicians & Reporters. I wouldn’t let my daughters marry either. But I’d trust a Politician way before trusting a Reporter.