That’s right. ISIS is attacking the west and it looks like they’ve got people on the streets ready to randomly behead people walking down the sidewalk. We’ll have the detail in just a moment, but first, let’s see where the man who is supposed to be the “leader of the free world,” the Commander-in-Chief of the most formidable military in the world.
From today’s Wall St. Journal.
Mr. Obama insisted anew that U.S. ground forces won’t engage in combat in Iraq or Syria, despite suggestions by top military commanders that conditions could one day warrant recommendations that U.S. advisers and other military units play a limited front-line role.
The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq…
We’re older that Mr. Obama. We remember why the US military was bogged down in Vietnam and the cost of hundreds of US lives each week. Democratic politicians in Washington, primarily the President and his Secretary of Defense, picking and approving targets and denying pilots the right to hit targets of opportunity. That kept the military from being effective against the enemy and significantly prolonged the war. Barack patterning himself after LBJ. How long until he picks up the dog by the ears?
Bottom line, everybody who’s looked at the plan to do whatever the President is planning on doing agrees on one thing. It was put together by the JV team.
ISIS has been threatening to attack our home soil and the JV coach and his whole team have spent the last week poo-pooing the idea.
There is no evidence that ISIS is plotting an attack on the United States, Mr. Obama said.
Let’s take a quick look at what happened yesterday.
Fifteen warrants have been undertaken at Sydney premises this morning, with a further 10 warrants undertaken in relation to vehicles.
The operation follows the Joint Counter Terrorism Team investigation of a group of people located in Sydney alleged to have the intent to carry out random attacks on individuals here in Australia.
Police believe this group was actively preparing for the attacks however there is no information regarding a specific attack, including dates, time or location.
This was Sydney, Australia yesterday. The warrants were issued against Muslims who were plotting terrorism.
Also yesterday, the nation’s top cop, Jeh Johnson, head of the Department of Homeland Security, had this to say to Rep. Jason Chaffetz in a hearing on terrorism and the southern border.
We live in Phoenix. Jeh Johnson is lying through his pretty white teeth. He also doesn’t give a rat’s ass about catching people crossing the border, except to release them according to his Master’s wishes. The bottom line is really quite simple though.
Rep. Chaffetz, who serves on the homeland security panel’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, clarified that he was referring to whether known terrorists, suspected terrorists, or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations have been arrested trying to come into the country illegally.
“Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind,” responded Johnson. “That doesn’t mean there is none.”
Rep. Chaffetz, who also chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, told Johnson that four individuals with “ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East” were apprehended on September 10th trying the cross into the U.S. through two different stations in Texas.
When asked if he was aware of that situation, Johnson said, “I’ve heard reports to that effect. I don’t know the accuracy of the reports or how much credence to give them, but I’ve heard reports to that effect.”
So we’ve got the head of DHS, the guy who is ultimately responsible for border security in our nation. You’d think that if four people with ties to terrorist organizations were grabbed, the head of the grabbers would have a clue seven days after they were grabbed. Maybe our standards are just unrealistic.
In closing, here’s what we’re facing every day down here on the southern border.
We’ve been to the border, we’re less than two hours away from it. Everything Jeh Johnson says about “catching” people coming over the border is a flat lie. Come on down, we’ll be happy to set up a tour, it’s a sieve.
So the bottom line from just yesterday is that the President doesn’t have a clue, he’s committing military forces and chaining their hands behind their backs, there are active cells plotting to butcher people in Australia, Middle Easterners are coming across our border, and the head of the Department of Homeland Security “heard something about it.”
Sleep well, we won’t.
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