I just received the shock of my life, and it fits right into what I was planning to put in today's post. The intelligence world is a game of sleight-of-hand. Watch the following forty-five seconds while John McLaughlin demonstrates on the following video (from 9:25):
Nowhere is that sleight-of-hand more apparent than in the Middle East. Things are never what they appear to be in that part of the world. Remember when the Jordanian pilot was burned alive? I remember it vividly. Someone sent me the clip, with no commentary. I had no idea what I was about to see. It was cued up to the crucial moment. I watched him burn alive. It was horrific. The screams were gut-wrenching. I had nightmares for weeks. I mean, how could anyone see something so ghastly and not have nightmares? I watched a man burn to death.
Or so I thought:
When referring to various pieces of "Palestinian" propaganda, that is what we who defend Israel refer to as "Pallywood", only this was far more effective than anything I have ever seen out of Hamas. I was ready kill everyone: The person who sent me the link without warning me as to what I was about to view, as well as anyone I thought might remotely be associated with the Islamic State. Well done.
Now to today's topic. Something else happened in 2009 while Americans were distracted with Barry's socialist health program, "Obamacare". Three days into his first term he signed an order closing all CIA detention facilities, and at the end of the year Camp Bucca was shut down. All of the detainees were released. Among the prisoners was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was to become "Caliph Ibrahim", the leader of the Islamic State.
On May 1st, 2011, Barry made a stunning announcement: Osama bin Laden was dead. I think everyone in America threw a party. Someone in the intelligence community may have seen it coming, but that night no one had any idea what was about to be unleashed upon the world. Three days later, the future "Caliph" struck in Hilla, Iraq, and by August his terror was in full swing.
The question on everyone's mind is: Did bin Laden's death pave the way for the Islamic State? Obviously, the answer is yes, but the follow-up question is far more complex: Did Barry wittingly pave the way for ISIS? I think the answer to that question is both yes and no.
Barry is not a strategist. That much is clear. But Barry has an agenda. That much is also clear. Let us review. What was one of the first things he did upon assuming office? His infamous "Apology Tour", where he told the Arab world how terrible America is and how wonderful Islam is. More on this next time, when will I delve into his family history and address the Megyn Kelly dispute over whether or not he is Moslem, but Barry's disdain for America has been plain from Day One. He has done little-to-nothing about terrorism, and we now know he has not only had the intelligence community "cooking" data on ISIS but has actually inhibited their ability to do their jobs. He has downplayed terrorist attacks on our soil, calling them "workplace violence", or attributing them to the availability of guns, he refuses to say the words "Islamic terrorism", and his so-called war on the Islamic State is a joke, as anyone who has ever been in the military can attest.
I am trying to keep these posts brief so that readers will not become inundated and lose interest. Our country's future is far too important for me not to get the message out. So, next time I am going to go back to the beginning and discuss Barry's lineage and show how it relates to his decision-making process. I will then tie it in to everything I have said thus far.
Meanwhile, where am I going with this series? There was a movie years ago, starring Wesley Snipes, called "Murder at 1600". Great movie. Unfortunately, we are there. Ever see the television series "24"? An entire season was devoted to a plot where the President himself was the traitor.
Unfortunately, we are there.