AS THE WORLD BURNS Episode 3
Britain to War, Obama Fundraising, and Climate Change
Used with Permission www.jonmcnaughton.com
While Obama fundraised this Labor Day weekend after announcing to the world, “We don’t have a strategy…” the Prime Minister of Great Britain–the US equivalent to a President–announced a multi-decade and generational war strategy against Islamic terrorism.
The President promptly responded to being upstaged by Prime Minister Cameron by taking a break from holiday fundraising trips to attend the wedding ceremony of a former White House chef to a state-allied MSNBC host.
On this Presidential fundraising weekend for fellow Democrats, you will be hard-pressed to find the mainstream “press” anywhere near the stories of Obama’s emptiness in crisis and fundraising while the UK’s Prime Minister gears for war against the Islamic State (ISIS) which is threatening to explode into the American heartland with a reign of terror.
While their news outlet ratings continue in free-fall the major media news companies own the problem, and it is this: everyone sees the emperor’s new clothes, and from behind the podium he appears naked of any national direction, intent to defend America, or plan to deal with those adversaries noticing his impotence; including the ISIS/ISIL terrorists, Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, just to name a few.
Meanwhile Congressman Mike Rogers tells FOX News: “It’s all related… The world sees the United States as withdrawn.”
And the press? Ho hum… MIA again or making up excuses for the bewildering display of Presidential narcissism in an hour the country needs them the most.
Meanwhile in the latest Presidential “Let’s be clear about…ISIS” horn blowing during a break in golf, the Islamic State (ISIS) has declared war on the US and is headed to the US border, after beheading US citizen James Foley, crucifying children and Christians, and slaughtering captives in mass executions.
From FOX News, one of the only media outlets (again) reporting on this crisis we hear the sounds of strength coming from Great Britain:
“British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to confront radical Islam “at home and abroad” and the United Kingdom raised its terror level to “severe” in the wake of new revelations about Islamic State’s butchery in Syria and Iraq.
“Cameron, speaking from 10 Downing Street, said Britain’s problem with homegrown radical jihadists joining the bloody battle engulfing the Middle East and threatening attacks on the west must be addressed with tough action.
“‘This is not some foreign conflict thousands of miles away that we can hope to ignore,’ the Conservative Party leader said. ‘The ambition to create an extremist caliphate in the heart of Iraq and Syria is a threat to our own security here in the UK. And that is in addition to the many other Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist groups that exist in that region. The first ISIL terrorist attacks on the continent of Europe have already taken place.’
“‘We cannot appease this ideology,’ the Conservative Party leader said. ‘We have to confront it at home and abroad. To do this we need a tough, intelligent, patient, comprehensive approach to defeat the terrorist threat at its source.’
“Cameron’s words came one day after U.S. President Barack Obama said the U.S. is not contemplating imminent action against Islamic State in Syria.”
Prime Minister Cameron didn’t shy away from the worst news of all, that this new fight the Islamic terrorists have picked with his country and ours is long term:
“We are in the middle of a generational struggle between a poisonous and extremist ideology that I believe that we’ll be fighting for years, and probably decades,” he said.
On the same day as Cameron’s strong and unequivocal call to war for the people of the United Kingdom, we hear the voice of the White House Press Secretary speaking “earnestly” on behalf of the fundraising President: “The US is not at war with the Islamic State.”
What is important to the Obama nation in terms of deep US concerns?
It appears President Obama answered that questioned on August 27th with his threat of unilateral action at the UN (without Congressional and Constitutional approval) on the growing menace of global warming and climate change.
And, oh yeah… Fundraising
James Michael Pratt is a New York Times Bestselling author of inspirational fiction and non-fiction including The Lost Valentine, a 2011 Hallmark Hall of Fame World Premier Event. Art depicted in “Demise of America” and used by permission of Jon McNaughton at www.jonmcnaughton.com