In the aftermath of the attempted Christmas day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, the American public can sleep easy knowing that their president has vowed to fix the "systemic failure" of the nations intelligence networks. Laying the blame squarely on the CIA, Barack Hussein Obama said that the agency screwed up in failing to prevent Nigerian-born Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding the plane.
One would conclude from Obama's reaction to this incident - and from his rhetoric - that he takes the threat of terrorism seriously, and intends to do everything he can to keep America safe from harm. However, that conclusion would be erroneous.
On January 5th The New York Times reported that “The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use the federal government’s intelligence assets—including spy satellites and other classified sensors—to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change.” This may explain why the CIA may have been just a tad preoccupied and failed to detect Abdulmutallab, and makes one wonder what else the CIA might be missing.
While it's clear that Obama views global warming as more of a threat than Islamic terrorism, he believes that both can be handled in the same way, and that is through the redistribution of wealth. On the issue of tackling "climate change", Obama says that “as the world’s largest economy … America bears our share of responsibility in addressing climate change.” In other words, we have to send gobs of our money to poorer nations to "level the playing field".
As for terrorism, Obama also foolishly believes that the quarrel is about poverty and fairness. Speaking of the Christmas Day bombing attempt on January 2nd, Obama commented:
"The investigation into the Christmas Day incident continues, and we're learning more about the suspect. We know that he traveled to Yemen, a country grappling with crushing poverty... It appears that he joined an affiliate of al-Qaeda, and that this group... trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America".This to somehow suggest that they attack us because they're impoverished, despite the fact that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the youngest son of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, one of the richest men in Africa. When the young man lived in London, he lived in a $4 million dollar apartment. Hardly the stuff of discontent.
While radical Muslims plot round the clock to figure out a way to murder as many of us as possible, Obama has the CIA's spy satellites trained on polar ice caps and taking a polar bear census. (Couldn't ACORN do that?)
Sleep well, America, Barry's got your back. Sphere: Related Content