CHARLOTTE, NC, January 28, 2015 – President Obama continues his advocacy for all things Islamic, right under our noses.
Obama is being attacked from every direction about his nonchalant approach to foreign policy, although thanks to a national media that has the same problem with deafness as the president, it goes largely unnoticed and under-reported.
One glaring example took place Tuesday when Lt. General Michael Flynn, the former heard of the Defense Intelligence Agency, blasted the administration for its incompetence in dealing with global terrorism.
Some sources claim that Flynn was forced from his post nearly a year ahead of schedule due to constant disagreements with the White House. According to The Weekly Standard, Flynn continuously provided the Obama administration with information it did not want to hear.
During his speech, Flynn reiterated the now oft-repeated comment that “You cannot defeat an enemy you do not admit exists.”
But that was only for starters. Flynn continued his criticism by adding the administration wants “us to think that our challenge is dealing with an undefined set of violent extremists or merely lone-wolf actors with no ideology or network. But that’s just not the straight truth.”
Retired Gen. Jack Keane, a regular contributor on FOX News, agreed with Flynn during testimony at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday when he said there is no comprehensive strategy to defeat radical Islam and that U.S. policies have failed.
Later in an appearance on “The Kelly File,” Keane told Megyn Kelly that “Radical Islam has increased four-fold in five years.”
While Keane spoke, a graphic of the Middle East was displayed showing the massive territory in which Islamic extremism has spread under Barack Obama’s term in office.
“The dangers to the U.S. do not arise from the arrogance of American power,” Michael Flynn told the Daily Beast, “but from the unpreparedness or an excessive unwillingness to fight when fighting is necessary.”
One of the major disputes that led to the ousting of Flynn arose over the analysis of documents captured during the attack that killed Osama bin Laden.
Though nearly a million documents were captured, the CIA quickly ceased its analysis and made no further attempts to examine the intelligence.
As head of the DIA, Flynn organized a team to resume scrutinizing the documents, but initially the CIA refused to share them. Eventually the DIA was granted limited access and discovered valuable internal information about al-Qaeda’s terrorist operations.
According to Flynn, information from those documents remains “unexploited to this day.”
Writes The Weekly Standard, “Today, of course, there is little question that Flynn and his analysts were correct. But the Obama administration isn’t listening. The president gave a State of the Union last week in which he didn’t even mention al Qaeda, in which he awkwardly characterized the enemy as ‘violent extremists,’ and in which he pretended that (the) United States was winning the battle against ISIS.”
Obama’s tactic continues to be that if you ignore something long enough it will go away. Using a page from his domestic playbook in which a crisis can always be diverted by another crisis during the 24/7 news cycle, the president apparently believes the same strategy will work on a global scale.
Not only does the administration refuse to identify our enemies, it practically denies they exist.
Such a philosophy will come back to haunt us. Said Flynn, “Retreat, retrenchment and disarmament are historically a recipe for disaster.”
The United States and the West must figure a way to survive two more years of Obama’s fantasy world. Chances are it is going to be bloodier than ever before due to the president’s misguided policies.
It stretches all credibility to think that an American president could either be so blind or so corrupt.
But then again, it’s not as if Obama was a Muslim it would “somehow be a bad thing.”
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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