In Aeneid, the epic by the ancient Greek poet Virgil, the story is told of how the Greeks defeated the Trojans through the use of stratagem. As the story goes, the Greeks, after a decade-long siege of the city of Troy failed to secure a victory, deceived the Trojans by building a huge wooden horse, leaving it at the gates of the city as the Greek army sailed away. The Trojans, believing the Greeks had given up, brought the great horse within the city walls as a symbol of their victory. Unbeknownst to the Trojans, an elite force of Greek soldiers was hidden inside, which came out under cover of night, opened the gates for the Greek army (which had sailed back), and destroyed the city, ending the war decisively.
As the philosopher George Santayana noted, those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And Obama and his legions of progressive Democrats certainly seem determined to repeat history when it comes to allowing our enemies within our borders.
Following Islamic terror attacks this past weekend in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota, Obama once again buried his head in the proverbial sand, berating the media for reporting the incidents as acts of terrorism. He admonished the press to “try to refrain from getting out ahead of the investigation…it does not help if false reports or incomplete information is out there.”
As loath as I am to admit it, it turns out Obama was right. Federal officials have captured a suspect in the recent New York/New Jersey terrorist bombings. The FBI has detained an Alabama man named Jim Bob Campbell, a Southern, white Republican and a member of the NRA and the TEA Party. His motive for the bombings is alleged to be because he is still angry at Obama for Obamacare and the failed stimulus bill.
Just kidding…it was a radicalized Muslim from Afghanistan who became a U.S. citizen. Ahmad Khan Rahami, suspected of the bombings which caused an explosion in New Jersey and another which injured 29 in New York, has traveled between the U.S., Afghanistan, and Pakistan multiple times in the last five years, and was interviewed each time upon return, but was never suspected of being radicalized.
In a separate incident, nine people were injured by a knife-wielding man at a mall in Minnesota who, as he slashed his victims, “reportedly made references to Allah”.
These are just the latest of dozens and dozens of terrorist attacks (or, as Obama calls them, “incidents of workplace violence”) that have occurred under Obama’s watch, and yet Obama and his would-be successor Hillary Clinton are both calling for an increase in the flow of “refugees” from Muslim countries which are infested with Islamic radicals.
This despite Obama’s own FBI Director admitting there is no way to properly vet Syrian refugees to weed out potential terrorists. Yet Obama plans to increase the number of refugees next year from 85,000 to 110,000, and Hillary has announced she will raise that quota even higher. This becomes of even greater concern when considering a recent report out of the U.S. Southern Command which warned that, in 2015, of the 331,000 illegal aliens known to have crossed the U.S. Border with Mexico, a staggering 30,000 of those come from “countries of terrorist concern”. If only 1% of those turn out to be terrorists, that is still 300 terrorists that we have allowed to come into our borders.
This is on top of a report from Homeland Security which revealed that the U.S. “mistakenly” granted citizenship to 858 immigrants from “special interest countries” that are struggling to deal with Islamic terrorism.
Speaking in response to the revelations, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stated that the attacks “should be a wake-up call for every American” regarding the need to get tougher on immigration and secure our borders. He continued, “We need to get smart and get tough fast so that this weekend’s attacks do not become the new normal here as it has in Europe and other parts of the world…The safety and security of the homeland must be the overriding objective of our leaders when it comes to our immigration policy.”
Shockingly, as if we are engaged in a policy debate with radical Islam rather than a shooting war where thousands of innocents are beheaded, burned, shot, stoned, raped, and tortured, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, in response to the attacks, that “When it comes to ISIL, we are in a fight—a narrative fight with them. A narrative battle…”
That is weapons-grade stupidity that will get more Americans killed. However, Hillary Clinton must be getting the message though, because after insisting we import hundreds of thousands of unvetted “refugees” from radicalized Muslim countries, she has changed her tune, suddenly talking tough on vetting immigrants. It will be remembered, however, that in her four years as Secretary of State, she showed no such interest in stronger vetting of potentially dangerous refugees.
America simply cannot survive this suicidal self-loathing in which we paint ourselves as a racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic (one might say, “deplorable”) nation, and refuse to defend our borders, our citizens, our values, and our way of life. We cannot ignore the existential danger of the progressive, globalist agenda which seeks to undermine U.S. sovereignty and security while importing millions of immigrants, legal and illegal, who have no desire to become adopted members of their new home country, who have no desire to assimilate, and who in many cases openly seek to destroy the very things that made us the greatest engine of freedom and prosperity in the history of the world.
Of course, when it comes to America-hating, maybe they are just following the example of Obama, who never misses an opportunity to denigrate and browbeat the country he supposedly leads, as he just did in his final speech to the U.N.