In the new War On Terror, WE are the targets…

Saw an old Far Side comic the other day, and it got me to thinking about Islamic Terrorism. Here, take a look:

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This is exactly what we’re trying to accomplish in the current version of the War On Terror: we’re pushing really, really hard on a door which is clearly marked ‘Pull’.

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The world has been at war with Islamist terrorism for decades, dating back at the very LEAST to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. The list of attacks from Muslim Extremists (aka “Islamists) is long and bloody, of which the recent Boston Marathon bombing is only one out of at least a couple hundred such attacks worldwide, 30+ of which happened in just the last three years alone.

But if you listen to the President, everything’s all better now. This theory doesn’t begin to hold water, as Charles Krauthammer points out:

Charles is largely correct, except on one significant point: Obama is not being contradictory. He’s winding down the war efforts in the Middle East, yet keeping the anti-terror efforts alive here because he’s not concerned with Islamist Terror.

For evidence, take a gander at this article from Investor’s Business Daily:

The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.

FBI logoThat’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.

So, if we aren’t looking where the obvious terrorists are, who are we supposed to be worried about committing acts of terrorism? C’mon, YOU know the answer already, doncha’?

Why, it’s those dastardly, freedom loving, Constitution quoting, 2nd Amendment clinging, small government TEA PARTY types, of course!!

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Courtesy of the excellent news blog Weasel Zippers:

“Why don’t they just call them Tea Partiers and stop beating around the bush?”

 Via Boston Globe:

The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear.

Detectives would have to catch the culprits.

Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed “Operation Urban Shield,” meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression, according to a copy of the plans obtained by the Boston Globe.

(**Writer’s tip: you always know that when the author uses the word “cadre“, you’re not supposed to like those folks. Just sayin’…)

So we can’t go into mosques, yet for months at a time we’re preparing to fight… Tea Party-ish “militias”?

And just in case you’re thinking that this type of military training is an anomaly of some sort, …it’s not, not by a long shot. Add into the mix that we’re currently supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, an Islamist group that is many times worse than the previous regime of Mubarak, and you begin to get a pretty stark picture who the Enemies Of The State are to this Administration.

Now does the NSA snooping, the IRS haranguing, the gun control pushing, and the DOJ phone record stealing all start to make a touch more sense?

There’s no need to worry about Islamist terrorists; they are not the enemy, according to our leaders: WE are.

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As long as our own government seeks to punish, isolate, and intimidate its own citizens, who merely wish for their Government to operate within the law and spend within its means, how can we ever hope to win a battle against the guys who repeatedly TELL the Western World that they exist to see our demise? Because unless we remove those leaders from their positions of governmental power, rest assured that such wrongheaded behavior will continue apace.

It was always going to be an uphill battle to be victorious in any sort of War On Terror. But just as you can’t open a door that says “push” by pulling, we have no prayer of winning this war as long as we’re fighting the wrong opponent.

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6 responses to “In the new War On Terror, WE are the targets…

  1. livinrightinpgh

    While ANY of these recent “scandals” (NSA, James Rosen, AP, IRS) SHOULD be obvious to ANY honest observer as to their TRUE intentions, even the slow-witted, low-information citizen should be able to “connect the dots” and see the appropriate picture. Instead, led by the wannabe dictator, when they connect the dots, they see a big heart or a cuddly teddy bear.

    This regime would GLADLY do away with the Constitution in a New York minute if they could. In days past, they were more subtle in their attacks. But now, fueled by the chutzpah of the most unqualified man to ever sit in the Oval Office, it is more brazen and in-your-face.

    They don’t like America as founded.
    They believe America is the source of the world’s problems.
    They believe in top-down, lock-step governmental control.

    Is it any wonder why Conservatives are their sworn enemies?

    The next Civil Rights Movement in this Country needs to be for us…

    • Americans are being targeted: basically, if you have a job, pay your taxes, and go to church consistently, 5’ll get ya 10 that you have a target on your back, ESPECIALLY if you have any sort of public “reach” (Twitter/Facebook/etc.,..).

      Oh, speaking of which: “Hi, NSA!!!!”
      *waves*
      😀

  2. I don’t know what you’re thinking! Our government is only trying to protect us.

    Isn’t a “little” invasion of privacy worth all the safety these programs are providing? It’s not as if they’re violating our rights, or flushing the Constitution or anything. They’re only collecting METADATA, which can’t REALLY be used for anything.
    It’s not like they could use it to track where we are and who we talk to.

    Oh, wait…

    Well anyway it’s not like we might be in the same geographical location as a suspected terrorist when making a phone-call ant then be thought to be in contact with that person. Well, …I guess that could happen, too.
    But the safety: THAT is the important thing! Watching the organizations that spawn terrorists. You know, like a mosque…?
    Oh, crap.

    Well, I’m sure they have a good reason anyway…..
    This just all just crazy. Have the Egyptians ever had anyone in their government publicly stated that the US is the enemy? Have they?

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/egyptian-war-enemies-america/2013/06/13/id/509777.

    I just can’t get anything right today. lol.

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin.

    Heard a statistic that 68% of american have no problem with the wire tapping; just amazing. I talk about this at work and people think I’m crazy, they ask what the big deal is.
    Just can’t understand how people can justify this kind of thing:
    it is scary.

    • livinrightinpgh

      DD885: LOL! Good stuff. One thought, if you want to understand how these folks can justify these actions, just stand on your head and see the world upside down…..THEN….tell everyone who’s standing upright that they’re wrong. Simple, eh?

  3. Thanks for the link. Contrary to popular belief, the government, through the NSA, has been able to track American citizens with GPS since it’s inception and listen to cell phone conversations. Heck, they’ve had a satellite that can read the date on a dime in the middle of a parking lot from 22,000 miles, up in orbit since the mid 60’s.

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