Long before the day I was graciously afforded the opportunity to write on this blog I have been contemptuous of Barack Obama. Time has only heightened that contempt. Two stories that parallel each other demonstrate just how badly Barack Obama will compromise the US for the sake of his hubris.
The jihadista of San Bernardino, Malik Tashfeen, passed three DHS background checks when immigrating to the United States. The Obama administration looks the other way when it comes to social media postings- on the part of immigrants. Tashfeen openly supported violent jihad but in the Obama regime that’s not a disqualifier. The boss at DHS wouldn’t allow it.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson resisted calls last year to allow immigration agents to review visa applicants’ social media activity because of fear of “bad public relations,” according to a former agency official.
“During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or view social media as part of the screening process,” John Cohen, a former under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis, told ABC News, where he now works as a national security consultant.
Why the f**k not?
Can’t you just hear Obama blurting out “It’s just not who we are”?
Can’t you just hear Obama spew “It’s contrary to our values”?
Obama and Johnson, however, do approve of monitoring the social media of American citizens.
In its “National Operations Center Media Monitoring Capability Desktop Reference Binder,” published in 2011, DHS encouraged agents to compile reports based upon a list of items of interest (IOI) which included discussions on sites like Twitter and Facebook about “policy directives, debates and implementations related to DHS.”
Ginger McCall, whose group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, obtained the manual through a Freedom of Information Act request, told The New York Times in 2012 said that DHS was essentially monitoring the Internet “for criticism of the government.”
Apparently that is “who we are.”
I anticipate CAIR objecting to the scrutiny of the social media of Muslims seeking entrance to the US as “racist.”
What do you do if you’ve made a promise to close a prison and begin to realize that the promise you made with such grandeur and pomp is not likely to come to pass and you are staring at a major embarrassment?
You empty the prison. Then there’s no reason to keep it open.
You make up a bullshit story about trading them for a POW who really was a deserter.
Obama traded ten, not five, Taliban for Bowe Bergdahl. The Dream Team of terrorists were the second batch. Obama released five the year before as am “olive branch.” Sixteen American soldiers lost their lives for the deserter.
The cost of stroking Obama’s ego.
Obama sprang Ibrahim Qosi in 2012. Where’d he end up?
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.
In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012.
Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders. Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length in the video, entitled “Guardians of Sharia.”
Qosi was a proponent of “individual jihad”, seen in the Charlie Hebdo attack and yes, in San Bernardino.
More of the cost of soothing Obama’s ego.
Obama is releasing dangerous terrorists and outright lying about it:
President Barack Obama says his administration will continue releasing terrorists from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so long as those released are less dangerous than the jihadists currently fighting against the U.S. and its interests.
The bizarre argument comes in a new interview with Olivier Knox of Yahoo! News and is one of several comments in their discussion that reinforces the president’s stubborn nonchalance on issues related to jihad. Obama also shrugs off concerns about recidivism of former Guantanamo detainees, suggesting that only a “handful” of former detainees have returned to the fight and claiming that only “low-level” terrorists have been released from the detention facility. Both claims are demonstrably false.
You’ll definitely want to read the whole thing.
Obama’s claim that Gitmo is a recruiting tool for terrorists is pure horse crap. ISIS never mentions Gitmo. Neither does the Taliban. Only Obama. It’s simply a hammer with which to beat those who know better. And as I wrote last month, there would be no better recruiting tool for Islamic radicalism than holding violent Islamic radicals on US soil. These two stories have Obama hubris and ego as the common thread.
Barack Obama’s ego and hubris are costing American lives. Islamists must clearly realize that they have a friend in high places. After all, the future must not belong to those who would embarrass the Obama.