Saturday, February 07, 2015

What Will it Take for Obama and Susan Rice to Wake Up?

How many innocent people need to be killed before President Obama and his administration take the ISIS threat seriously?

The latest ISIS casualty was Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Kasasbeh, who was burned alive.  Apparently, be-headings aren't gruesome enough, ISIS thought they would take it to a new level.

While Obama seems to be taking ISIS's atrocities in stride, the King of Jordan isn't.

Susan Rice spoke out today, and instead of conveying the seriousness of the ISIS threat, she said those who were concerned were "alarmist".  Really?? Wow!  What a slap in the face to the loved ones of all those who have been killed by ISIS.

Then, this past Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama makes these offensive comments comparing the atrocities of ISIS to acts of violence in the name of Christ:
“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ," Obama said.
First, he can't even bring himself to call ISIS terrorism what it is, Islamic extremism.  Yet, he can bring up a religion (that has been mostly represented by love), and compare it to the barbarism of ISIS terrorists.  Wow!

I agree with Krauthammer that these comments are "banal and offensive", to say the least.

Jonah Goldberg says that Obama's comparison defies logic, and Goldberg shows how ridiculous the timing is:

On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various "mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive" at the hands of the Islamic State.

And on Thursday, President Obama seized the opportunity of the National Prayer Breakfast to forthrightly criticize the "terrible deeds" ... committed "in the name of Christ."
ISIS also gave us yet another view of their inhumanity in their manifesto for women and girls that was released recently.  

I'm praying that Obama and his administration wakes up soon, because our country and the world is facing a dire threat with ISIS, and if we don't lead the charge against them, who will?

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

I think that they know the truth, but are determined not to tell it.