CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 28, 2016 – For many Americans, foreign policy is not a priority. But know this: If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the world will become even more dangerous than it is now.
Appearing on FOX News Sunday hosted by Shannon Bream, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz responded to a CNN poll that said he is not ready to take on U.S. foreign policy.
Cruz trails Clinton, Bernie Sanders and his Republican challenger Donald Trump in the category.
The Texas senator responded by saying that the Obama/Clinton foreign policy is already a disaster and that the president, the former secretary of state and John Kerry are all “in over their heads” when it comes to dealing on the international stage.
In Obama’s case, not only is he overwhelmed by global politics, he exacerbates the problem by refusing to stand by Israel and often advocating for Islam, which allows jihadists greater opportunities to operate with little opposition, he added.
Said Cruz, “This has been the most anti-Israel administration we have ever seen. And we have shown weakness and appeasement to our enemies. You know, it’s rich saying Obama [is] attacking me when he just got back from going to a baseball game with the Castros, celebrating and toasting a communist dictator who tortures and murders his citizens, who oppresses them and who is rabidly anti-American and who spreads terrorism throughout Latin America.”
Cruz, who is said to be far and away the most intelligent of the remaining candidates, added,
This policy of weakness and appeasement doesn’t work. And I think the American people are tired of it. You notice Obama and Hillary seemed more mad at me than they are at ISIS, than they are the terrorists who are murdering. We know of at least two Americans who were murdered Brussels. There may be many more.
Meanwhile, a report out of Tel Aviv said that the recent slaughters in Paris and Brussels were nothing more than dress rehearsals for a major terrorist attack within the United States.
It is only speculation, of course, but consider this: The presidential election is seven months away in November. That is plenty of time to lapse between the latest terror incident in Belgium and planning a major assault on U.S. soil.
Given the Islamic propensity for using specific dates and/or events that maximize impact, with American attention focused upon the elections, what better time to make a statement to the world than when we are in the midst of a presidential transition?
Barack Obama has proven he will do nothing. While Ted Cruz or Donald Trump would likely respond, they will not have the power to do so, and Clinton or Sanders will be in a similar position. Furthermore, should Clinton or Sanders be the president-elect, ISIS will be sending a message to the world that we are in for, at the very least, four more years of the same.
Patience is on the side of terrorism. They have been waiting 14 centuries. Seven months is the blink of an eye.
In an hour-long interview, Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafist movement senior official in the Gaza Strip, told Breitbart London:
America has a black record with the mujahedeen, and this black record will not be purified but with blood, and lots of blood. Only blood will cleanse what America did to the mujahedeen. And I can confirm that our leadership made it very clear that what happened in Paris, what happened in Brussels was only a small rehearsal before the big thing that will happen in America. (emphasis added)
Over the weekend Secretary of Defense Ash Carter confirmed that Haji Imam was killed in an air strike. Imam was believed to be the second in command for ISIS, and American media were giddy with excitement upon learning that he had been killed.
Carter was more realistic when he cautioned, “Leaders can be replaced. However, these leaders have been around for a long time. They are senior, they are experienced.”
Taking out Osama bin Laden was a major coup, but the truth is that terrorism has not diminished since his demise. If anything, it has gotten worse.
“I can tell you that when we are in touch with our different components, with the leaders of the Islamic State,” Andari told Breitbart. “They confirm, they make it very sure and very clear that it is only a question of time when there will be a strike in America. And as I said before, what you saw in Paris, what you saw in Brussels will be only a small rehearsal in comparison with what will happen in the United States.”
Once again the West has been warned. It is a sure bet that wherever and whenever the attack occurs, it will be at a time when terrorism can gain maximum benefit from our complacency.
That is Barack Obama’s legacy.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award-winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of the Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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