Saturday, November 14, 2015
Bad Week for the World-Bad Week For Obama
It has not been a good week for President Obama. It now appears that ISIS, the bunch he once referred to as a "JV team", has carried out a bomb attack that brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with 224 dead. Just yesterday, Obama doubled down when he told George Stephanopoulus that ISIS was "contained". Before the day was out, ISIS had launched the horrendous attacks in Paris with over 100 dead. Has this man any credibility left?
And today, our naive secretary of state, John Kerry, is meeting with his counterparts in Vienna and talking about peace talks in Syria! (Of course, ISIS failed to send their ambassador to Vienna to join in the "solution".) How surreal.
On a smaller scale, it also appears ISIS has finally struck on a university campus. Last week, Faisal Mohammad went on a stabbing spree at the University of California at Merced. Despite assurances by the UC Merced chancellor and Merced County sheriff that the attack was due to Mohammad being kicked out of a study group, reports surfaced (not denied) that police pulled a picture of the ISIS flag out of his pocket. Parts of his "manifesto" were disclosed that indicated he planned to slaughter many more people than those that were involved in his study group and that he planned to behead at least one person-all while reciting praises to Allah.
Nothing to do with terrorism? Don't make me laugh.
Then there is the little matter of racial unrest going on on our university campuses, where black students complain about anti-black racism, both real and imagined. Remember the heady days of 2008 when our first black president was going to help us turn the page on our racial past? He has utterly failed. More than failed, Obama, aided by his first attorney general, Eric Holder, and his adviser without portfolio, Al Sharpton, has made the situation worse. He has set us back decades. Now we literally have students taking over campuses like the University of Missouri, Claremont, and others demanding-and getting the resignations of administrators.
I can only hope and pray that the events in Paris and Egypt represent a sea change in the West's response to ISIS. It is time to put our armies together and crush this gang of barbarians without mercy. It is time to stop the flow of "refugees' into Europe and America. Christian refugees, Baha'i and Yazidis? Sure. The last thing we need in our societies are more Muslims. We, the French, the Germans, the Swedes, the Brits and all the rest have as our first duty the duty to protect our own people. In that, our leaders are guilty of criminal negligence.