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Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Death-Fomenting Ideology That Cannot be Named

"I read the intelligence faithfully ISIS is not contained ISIS is expanding."
Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee

"More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military's Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIL and al-Qaeda's branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials."
The Daily Beast

"[From Guantanamo, 120 detainees were released by the Obama administration who] served international terror networks at every level, from suicide bombers to senior strategists and leaders [the 2009 Fort Hood massacre despite Army major Nidal Hasan shouting 'Allahu Akbar' was construed as] workplace violence [even while the FBI found terror network links.]"
Stephen F. Hayes (investigative journalist) and Thomas Joscelyn (senior fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies)

"Well, here's what I want you to know: The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us. Our success won't depend on tough talk, or abandoning our values, or giving into fear. That's what groups like ISIL are hoping for. Instead, we will prevail by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless, and by drawing upon every aspect of American power."
"Here's how. First, our military will continue to hunt down terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary. In Iraq and Syria, airstrikes are taking out ISIL leaders, heavy weapons, oil tankers, infrastructure. And since the attacks in Paris, our closest allies -- including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom -- have ramped up their contributions to our military campaign, which will help us accelerate our effort to destroy ISIL."
U.S. President Barack Obama
Obama Makes a Statement on the Counter-ISIL Campaign
Olivier Douliery / Pool / Getty Images President Obama talks about the U.S.-led war on ISIS at the Defense Department

America has abdicated its power brokerage role in world affairs. The American electorate chose a man with many attributes and in the process of installing him in the White House as a new kind of representative of the executive powers of the presidency of the United States, courageously elected a black man to become the most powerful human figure on the planet. The message was clear, the electorate recognized that a biracial black man was fully capable of doing anything a white man with similar intellectual and elite management attributes could perform.

The message was a good one, and so enthused the world at large that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded a man who made it clear that he was interested primarily in championing peace, not war. He would do things differently than his predecessors, particularly his immediate predecessor; pursue the path of amity between nations while shunning the prevailing order of power and command. And so, he famously held out his hand of goodwill to those nations suspicious of America's agenda based on previous experience and their deservedly jaundiced view of the future.

U.S. President Barack Obama soon found that despite his intentions the world would not blandly put down either its national xenophobic, tribal, clan, religious suspicions, nor abandon its armies in favour of re-establishing an order he envisioned of clarifying the human race as one big accommodating population capable of setting aside misunderstandings for the greater purpose of making the world a better place to live for everyone. His assurances that the Western democracies had no intention of defaming Islam fell on deaf ears.

But he has never abandoned his will to defend Islam from the non-Muslim world's impression that the religion spews contempt and hatred for all those around the world who have continued to resist the conquest-command of 'surrender' to Islam, emphasizing that the religion to which he was exposed as a young boy in Malaysia during his mother's second marriage, and in which his African family in Kenya was fully engrained represented an admirable ideology; how could he view Islam otherwise than as a religion of peace?
"They [al-Qaeda] probably had grown by about -- I'd say close to doubling by that time [when in 2012 President Obama claimed that on his watch the U.S. had] decimated [it]. And we knew that. The intelligence was very clear [but it] did not meet the narrative [that Obama wanted]."
Michael T. Flynn, (former Defense Intelligence Agency) director

When Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound was raided and he was summarily dispatched to the bottom of the ocean, valuable documents were taken into custody by the Navy Seals, representing "the largest cache of intelligence" yet taken in a raid according to Tom Donilon formerly national security adviser. Despite the intentions of the Defense Intelligence Agency those intelligence documents have not yet been explored.

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