ANOTHER magnificent performance by those masters of ineptitude in the White House and the Obama administration. I asked how in blazes the almost-successful skivvy bomber had not been placed on a terrorist and no-fly list (“It’s a Brave New World” Dec 27, 2009) given that his own father, a highly placed and influential Nigerian banker, had contacted US authorities (it now turns out to be twice) warning them about the radicalization of his son in Yemen. Not only that, but the British had yanked his visa and would not allow Umar Farouk back in the country.
What went wrong? Better to start by asking what went right…NOTHING. The list of spectacular failures is intimidating.
I’ve also written on several occasions that security (or the lack of it) is a top down issue. Hence, this MASSIVE hole in our country’s internal security has got to start and end with OBAMA. Naturally, his choice for Homeland Security Chief had more to do with hard left wing cronyism than a concern for the lives and the welfare of the citizens of this country.
Just so we all understand, I wasn’t any happier with the Republican leadership on this issue under George Bush. Realizing we had some ass-kicking to do after the inept and appeasement-rich Carter and Clinton years, George Bush at first seemed like a breath of fresh air after 9/11. At last, a president that got it! Or so I thought at the time. Turned out that he was just another big government Ivy League Republican insider, though with more gonads than Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton combined. Problem was, he couldn’t or wouldn’t control his own party which was then in the majority and when it came time he had to do so it was too late.
He didn’t really get it on home security either. Not where it counted. We got a lot of fancy sounding titles and mouthy platitudes, but eight years after he had been elected we STILL had no southern border fence. As a matter of fact, less than seven hundred miles of this TWO THOUSAND mile border is effectively under control to this day! George Bush’s cowardly knuckling under to the Mexican government, regarding the prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, for shooting a convicted drug smuggler in the act of bringing several hundred pounds of drugs across the border was dastardly at best. Bushes ill-conceived outreach to the latino voting block, through a sort of soto voce approach to amnesty and the many Republicans who went along with it, was another of the BIG reasons we lost the House and then the Presidency, as this is as big a a third rail issue to Independents and Conservatives as the abortion issue is.
Janet Napolitano is so far out of her depth as to be frightening. An extremely weak selection, she was and is an open borders advocate. One cannot help but wonder how many thousands of actual terrorists have made their way across what is basically an undefended frontier.
The DeMarxists are about to make their big move on DEMOCRAT VOTER FOR LIFE AMNESTY for ILLEGAL ALIENS. El Presidente himself will spearhead this FELONIOUS effort.
We have a Home Security department more concerned with picking on blue haired grandmothers in wheel chairs than in possibly offending some obviously middle-eastern type because of the INSANE self destructive non-policy of political correctness.
We have our glorious leader coming out with pronouncement after pronouncement about ‘his’ concerns for security and safety ad infinitum…and not one word putting the blame where it belongs.
Until this government AND the people of the United States clearly understand that this is a world wide war of extermination by Militant Islam this sort of utter nonsense will continue and next time that detonator will not misfire.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2009