I’m sure we all remember that catchy little phrase from back in 2008 when Barry was running for president. What we were being promised back then was plenty of “Hope and Change.” Sadly there was enough people who bought into what was really nothing more than a bumper-sticker slogan and Barry was able to strut into the Oval Office. But unfortunately, if we have learned anything over the course of Barry’s presidency, we’ve learned that some ‘Hope’ can be misplaced and that ‘Change’ is not always for the better.
So unless you happen to be one those who see absolutely nothing wrong with what Barry has done to our country, or are quite comfortable viewing the world through rose colored glasses, or are simply nothing more than your typical rabid leftwing ideologue, I think it’s rather difficult to look at this country, or the world in general, and say with any confidence that either are in better shape today than they were on that day when Barry first assumed office on that very dark day back in January 2009.
Much has been talked about over the course of the last 7 years that makes it pretty much unnecessary to list here all of the damage inflicted upon our nation by Barry during his tenure as president. Nor is there any real need to list all of the hot spots that have sprung up all across the globe since that same dark day in 2009. But having said that I think it might be worth mentioning that the worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since Barry was inaugurated in January 2009.
And despite the growing number of conflicts springing up all across the globe, it was as recently as December of last year that, while on yet another one of his many vacations, Barry, in speaking to service members at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii last Christmas, actually said that the world has become much safer in recent years. I can’t help but wonder if many of those in attendance weren’t left scratching their heads wondering just what the Hell it was that their Commander-in-Chief was talking about.
Because the fact is, deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush. The 2014 economic cost of 13,370 terrorist attacks in 93 countries included property damage, medical costs, lost income for victims, and the indirect costs of preventing and responding to terrorist acts and the estimate costs for those attacks hit an all-time-high of $52.9 billion.
For instance, Boko Haram and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), you know the JV Team, were jointly responsible for 51 percent of all claimed global terrorist fatalities in 2014. About 57 percent of all the attacks and 78 percent of all the deaths occurred in the five nations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria. But the number of nations suffering over 500 or more deaths from terrorism increased in 2014 by approximately 120 percent, to 11 countries.
Nigeria experienced the largest increase in terrorist activity with 7,512 deaths in 2014, a jump of over 300 percent over the prior year. But Iraq continued as the worst place for terrorist attacks in 2014, with 9,929 killed, setting another new all-time-record for a single nation. The number of countries suffering at least one terrorist fatality spread significantly last year, from 59 in 2013 to 67 in 2014. Advanced Western nations suffering at least one terrorist death included Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada and France.
And as the Middle East destabilized from 2011 through 2014, global terrorist attacks set a new record each year. Over the three-year period, the total number of people killed by terrorism was approximately 63,214. And let’s not forget that it was Dec. 18, 2011, that the last U.S. forces left Iraq, effectively ending an almost nine-year war in the country. It was two months earlier that Barry had said, “As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end.” A responsible end? Hardly!
And it would appear that 2015 year was well on track through mid-June (latest data available) to set another all-time record, with the IntelCenter tracking “5,209 terrorist and rebel incidents” that killed a total of 14,193 people. The rapidly expanding number of terrorist attacks, nations targeted and civilians killed virtually guarantees that terrorism will continue set new records in the years ahead. Which will be virtually guaranteed should Hitlery Clinton be elected president, God forbid!
To even the most liberal among us it would seem that if the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama has made anything abundantly clear, it’s the fact that when America does little more than to sit on its hands, the world tends to go to shit, and in pretty short order. And when you have as president a man who came into office promising to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”, the country will quickly deteriorate on every front: economically, socially, spiritually and morally. And that is what has now happened, on both counts.