Once again, as I’ve written too many times to count, Mr Obama is “concerned” and is “monitoring.” Translated: Mr Obama chooses to do nothing.
This on the heels of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, apparently by the same ISIS knife-wielding man, UK-educated and Islamist-bred “Jihadi John.” A man who is apparently right-handed (because his shoulder holster is under his left arm) and yet wields a knife left handed.
But let’s go back a tad bit, shall we, when Mr Obama called ISIS the “JV Team.”
For a so-called “Junior Varsity” team, ISIS seems to have steam-rollered its way through the Middle East quite handily since June. Obama said:
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told Remnick. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”
ISIS: the JV team, as per Barack Hussein Obama. Nah, nothing to see here — move along, move along. . .
All things considered, what is Mr Obama’s response to ISIS and to the myriad abrogations and slaughterings?
Yes: “monitoring” and “concern.”
Meanwhile, UK’s PM David Cameron has taken a clear and obvious tack with regard to Islamic terror — precisely what Mr Obama has not.
David Cameron, British PM, plans new laws to tackle terrorism threat
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he’ll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.
Cameron told reporters that while the Taliban facilitated al-Qaeda terrorism, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group is “effectively a state run by terrorists.”
Is the UK finally beginning to recognize what has been under its very nose for many years now? Perhaps it is.
The UK has an actual leader. The US has no leader.
ISIS members are here. ISIS members are in this country. They were either here and turned by events — or they simply got their ankles wet by crossing the Rio Grande on our southern border with every other useless Mexican invader. Except that Mexicans aren’t yet interested in blowing the lungs out of our children with a nicely placed Semtex charge.
Perhaps it’s time for some visual reminders in re ISIS and Islam:
Just another severed day with ISIS.
Beheading of Christian Syrian.
Beheadings in Syria. Nice touch with the western hoodie.
Christian child beheaded. Was she actually Christian? ISIS couldn’t care less.
What now, Mr Obama?
What’s your plan?
Or will you simply acquiesce and be “concerned” and “monitoring”?