Is it just me or do we never, no matter what the topic of discussion, seem to get the straight story from this very pathetic group of scumbags who have now occupied the White House since that very fateful day back in January 2009? Now, of late, there seems to be more than a little confusion regarding whether or not our country, and the world, is becoming a safer or a more violent place. Now just between you and me, that would seem to be a relatively easy thing to figure out. I mean, either the world is becoming safer, or it’s not! Or the world is becoming more violent, or it’s not! It certainly can’t be doing both at the same time! So it would seem to be pretty cut and dried.
Now as you may recall, it was just last summer that we heard Barry make the claim that the world is "less violent" than ever before. Barry said, "The truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be — if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time." He then went on to say, "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been."
And it was earlier this month that Barry was asked if the media “sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism” as opposed to longer-term problems like climate change and epidemic disease. Barry responded, “Absolutely!” He said, “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris. We devote enormous resources to that, and it is right and appropriate for us to be vigilant and aggressive in trying to deal with that, the same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive.”
And then just this week that we heard our esteemed secretary of state, John Kerry-Heinz, make the rather idiotic claim that despite the Islamic State terror group, Americans are actually living in an era of less threats than ever before. Acknowledging that the idea is “counterintuitive,” Kerry-Heinz insisted “it’s true.” He said, “Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally.” And he then added, “Less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century.”
Kerry-Heinz went on to say, “And so even the concept of state war has changed in many people’s minds, and we’re seeing now more asymmetrical kinds of struggles.” Oddly enough, Kerry-Heinz’s imbecilic comments came on the very same day that three individuals were arrested in New York City for allegedly plotting to support what we’re told is the ‘non-Islamic’, Islamic State. But then, also this week, we had the top U.S. intelligence official effectively saying, not so fast. Because what he did was to provide a considerably different assessment of the terror threat than that posed by both Kerry-Heinz and Barry, declaring 2014 to be the deadliest year for global terrorism ever recorded.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in testifying on Capitol Hill, catalogued the growing terror-fueled violence in what can be called the starkest of terms. Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee, "When the final accounting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled." He offered statistics that very clearly contradicted all of those claims that the country and world are safer today. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said that Kerry-Heinz is "out of touch with reality, he clearly is not listening to the entire U.S. intelligence community."
Clapper said that in 2013, about 11,500 worldwide attacks killed about 22,000 people. But in the first nine months alone of 2014, he said, preliminary data from a University of Maryland research unit show nearly 13,000 attacks killed 31,000 people. Half of those attacks and fatalities were in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, he said. He said the Islamic State conducted more attacks than any other terror group in those first nine months. But look, do we really need a guy like Clapper pointing out that what Kerry-Heinz, and Barry, said was anything other than pure unadulterated drivel? We’ve all seen the beheadings, heard about the kidnapping of Christians and seen the burning alive of a hostages.
Meanwhile when asked, on Thursday, about what seemed to be the rather obvious discrepancy in the two officials' remarks, White House Spokesmoron, Josh Earnest, said that he thought that what Kerry-Heinz might have been referring to was the success in pressuring ISIS leadership. He said, "Pressure has been applied and has reduced the ability of ISIL to expand its reign of terror." he said. Earnest said that doesn't mean the threat has been eliminated. Gee, ya think? What Clapper’s testimony does is to make it very plain that what both Barry and Kerry-Heinz are attempting to do here is to tell the same lie over and over hoping enough people will come to believe it.
The Clapper testimony came as Congress focused attention on what's being done, or not done, to defeat the Islamic State, at all levels of government, as more cases surface of westerners trying to link up with the terror network, including a disturbing case out of New York City. Clapper testified that about 180 Americans have been involved in various stages of traveling or trying to travel to fight in the region. He said more than 3,400 total western fighters have gone to Syria and Iraq. He spoke after the Justice Department announced Wednesday that three New York City residents plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS militants and "wage jihad."
So when all is said and done what are we supposed to make of any of this? In this age of 24/7 news coverage we are able to witness the atrocities that continue to be committed in the name of what is routinely referred to as a “religion of peace.” And yet, we still hear statements, scary statements really, being made by both our president and our secretary of state that would seem to indicate that they are either living in some sort of perverse, alternative universe, or they fully recognize what is taking place at the hands of these ‘Islamic terrorists”, and for some reason, be it political correctness or something else, simply choose to lie about it.
As a side note here, while I have spent most of my time here talking about Barry “Almighty” and John Kerry-Heinz, let us not forget the role that Hitlery Clinton has played in downplaying the terror threat that so many of us see as being so very real. Remember how just a few months ago, in a speech at Georgetown University how it was that Hitlery made the case for empathizing with America's enemies. What she said then was: "This is what we call smart power. Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one's enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change -- change the prospects for peace."