Is Obama, by Having No Strategy, Helping Islamic Militants?
“The duty of a Patriot is to protect his country from its government.” – Thomas Paine
Facts & Questions
It is my intent, Dear Reader, simply to present facts and to ask questions. Your job is to answer them for yourself. If you are a little worried, by the time you finish reading this article, then I have accomplished my purpose: I have raised your level of concern about what is going on in our country.
Current Developments, Labor Day Weekend, 2014
The Islamic State, according to the latest reports, is now operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, as they plan to attack the US. This attack could come in the form of a vehicle bomb, a biological threat (such as bubonic plague), or something even worse.
Federal law enforcement officials are aware of this threat and have issued warning bulletins for Labor Day Weekend. Americans are being advised not to travel to Juarez, Mexico, at this time.
This news comes on the heels of Obama’s admission that he has no strategy for dealing with the Islamic State. Doing nothing, however, is actually a strategy—if you are an Islamist president who wants to help the Islamic State. A president who does nothing is exactly what would help Islamists to attack the US with increased effectiveness.
Obama’s Intentional Border Crisis
Obama is a Commander-in-Chief who has pulled the border patrol back 70 miles from the border. Obama has ordered patrolmen not to return fire, when fired upon—unless they want to lose their jobs. (This immoral policy has, unfortunately, already led to one death). Obama has told many of the border patrol guards to process illegals, rather than focus on the actual guarding of the border. Obama has, in short, made sure that he executes policy that does nothing to keep terrorists from crossing into the US.
What if Islamist militants come into the US and explode a bomb? What if the president then decides to call a state of emergency and declare martial law? What if our Constitution-hating president uses this emergency to suspend the Bill of Rights and sends police into homes to confiscate firearms, leaving Americans defenseless? What if Obama dissolves the Congress for six months, per his Executive Order 11921, thereby avoiding Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi hearings that are to take place in the House?
A Couple of Concerning Executive Orders
President Obama, in his first term, issued Executive Order 11921, which says that, when invoked, the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency is empowered to establish control over all mechanisms of the production and distribution of energy, wages, salaries, credit, and the flow of currency in American financial institutions during a national emergency. It also provides that the president may declare a state of emergency, with no Congressional oversight for six months’ time! What is not clear is whether or not, at the end of six months’ time, the president might be able to declare still another six-month emergency period. Could this go on ad infinitum?
Another executive order of concern is Obama’s Executive Order 13618, which allows the president to take over every means of communication, including radio, television, and internet—silencing every voice but his own—given an emergency situation, such as a war or a threat of war. Seeing as how we now live in a state of perpetual warfare—the war on terror, the war on drugs, and so forth—what might this mean? Is this even desirable in a democratic republic? Broadcasters would cooperate without government coercion in a true emergency. So, this amount of executive overreach is surely unwarranted in a free civil society.
None of these executive orders are constitutional, of course. The executive order is not even mentioned in the US Constitution. But this president goes against the Constitution time and again, and the government generally responds by following his lead. This is the case, due to the fact that Obama has appointed many of the leaders who are in charge of deciding whether to implement his orders.
President Obama has purged over 200 top military brass from the US armed forces and has replaced them with commanders sympathetic to his views on such issues as firing on the American public if asked by the Commander-in-Chief to do so. Obama has taken practical measures to ensure his orders will be obeyed, by placing people in charge who are more loyal to him than they are to the American people and the US Constitution.
Could It Be?
Could it be that President Obama is setting the wheels in motion to become a dictator in the truest sense of the word? What if Islamists are willing to help him achieve his goal, due to the signals he has sent them to indicate he is a Muslim? (Obama has protected Iran’s nuclear program, blown Israel’s cover on the bombing mission they planned in 2013 to take out the Iranian nuclear program, leaked the plans to Israel’s Iron Dome, et cetera.) What if doing nothing has, indeed, been Obama’s strategy all along?
We have never had a president, in the history of our republic, who has refused to protect our border from terrorists to the extent that he has actively canceled out the border patrol. We have never had a president who has unilaterally disarmed our missile defenses from 5,500 down to 1,550 without any concessions from our adversaries. And we have never had a president who has dramatically decreased the size of our armed forces in at a time when the threats to America were on the rise.
Sounding an Alarm
Will it help matters, if we cast light upon the possibility of an Obama police state in the making? Hopefully, it will never materialize. But a sleeping, unaware public could only encourage matters in the wrong direction. So please, Dear Reader, sound the alarm to your friends and neighbors. The Islamic State is coming! And Obama is not stopping them.