Written by Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
The Republicans Either Don’t “Get It,” Or They Are Paralyzed By Political Correctness
By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News
The Wrong Issues Are Being Questioned
There were so many blunders related to ‘Obama’s fiasco’ in Benghazi that the Obama regime has had a wide range of issues to obfuscate their foreign affairs-national security incompetence. The blunders that contributed to the fiasco in Benghazi included
1) the unrealistic ‘Arab Spring’ foreign affairs delusions Obama foisted on the American public,
2) not recognizing and preparing for the increasingly dangerous situation in Benghazi building up to the al-Qaeda affiliates’ terrorist attack,
3) the shameful national security debacle of deserting Americans while they were enduring seven hours of terrorist attack,
4) stonewalling the American people about the Obama national security team’s failures in the attack’s aftermath. Obama’s and his regime’s failures are so numerous as to be overwhelming, and they have enabled Obama and his accomplices to divert public attention from the real issue they are desperately attempting to hide.
That issue? It is the fact that we are in a worldwide war with Islamic terrorists who are carrying out their jihadist mandate as instructed in the Qur’an and Shari’a!
Obama’s ineffective, Arab Spring-Middle East policy, as well as the catastrophic mistakes before, during, and after the Islamic terror attack by ‘Team Obama’ are very important in that they indisputably demonstrate the utter governing incompetence of this regime; however, the over-arching issue is ‘why’ Obama and his minions manufactured the fiction blaming the anti-Muhammad video as the cause of the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and the other three U.S. government employees? Neither the Republicans nor the media correctly perceive the critical answer to that definitive question.
The red herring issues that have emerged as the media’s obsessions are twofold. First, there is the issue -- who changed the original CIA talking points that identified al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists as perpetrators of the planned Benghazi terrorist attack to the false narrative that the anti-Islam Internet video caused a spontaneous, flash mob demonstration that spiraled out of control? Second, there is the issue – why was the ‘talking points change’ made?
The Obama regime and Democrat handmaidens are circulating a preposterous story in response to the ‘why’ question that the al-Qaeda-affiliated groups were removed from the intelligence talking pointswhich were used by U.S. UN Ambassador Susan Rice to mislead the American public in her massive propaganda blitz on Sep. 16. She ostensively presented the falsified information to protect classified information, and that ‘classified information’ was that we knew al-Qaeda was involved! This alibi is ludicrous on its face because the al-Qaeda-affiliated groups identified themselves as the perpetrators on Facebook and Twitter immediately after the attack! Furthermore, after the U.S. killed Osama bin Laden and Abu Yahya al-Libi, a jihadist leader in the al-Qaeda-affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, does Obama want us to believe that, by not mentioning ‘al-Qaeda,’ he was going to fool them into thinking that the U.S. isn’t targeting them?!
But it is at this point in the inquiry that the Republicans and media begin to go astray because they are attributing the ‘talking points change’ to a domestic political motive of not wanting to discredit Obama’s claim at the Democrat National Convention that ‘ al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead.’ Since the presidential election was just a month and half away at the time of Susan Rice’s five Sunday morning talk show appearances, the Obama operatives undoubtedly came to the conclusion that admitting al-Qaeda was still very much involved in terrorist attacks could harm Obama’s reelection campaign, which it was a possibility. So, Republicans and the media are not completely wrong in accepting this political logic, but the domestic political motive was just a superficial reason – the outer layer of the onion. It is much more complicated than that.
There is a larger nefarious motivation that has been a constant during the Obama regime’s time in power, and that is, Obama’s desire to completely mislead the American people about the fact that Muslim jihadists allegiant to the Islamic Shari’a are engaged in a full blown war against us. Obama and his national security apparatus refuse to acknowledge that the Islamic Qur’an (“holy book”) and Shari’a (book of immutable religious and secular political laws) clearly state that it is the duty of Muslims to make war (jihad) on non-believers. The Islamic purpose of this jihadist warfare is to impose Islamic Shari’a law on the non-believers. Instead of accepting that the Qur’anic and Shari’a warfare injunctions are universally applicable to all Muslims, the Obama regime has deceivingly cast the residual al-Qaeda organization of bin Laden as our only “terrorist enemy”:
. . . Obama’s national security policy and strategy documents, directives, and public statements erased every mention of Islam, Qur’an, Shari’a, and jihad! The Obama national security team eliminated all-things-Islamic as causes of jihadist terrorism, and narrowed the focus down to ‘al-Qaeda’ as the sole enemy to be fought! The elimination of Islam as a cause of terrorism and as a national security threat is a cynically transparent political move to define a potential worldwide threat pool of millions of Shari’a-motivated Islamic jihadists down to a few hundred shadowy al-Qaeda terrorists hiding in caves and deserts. According to Obama’s version of the threat facing the U.S., al-Qaeda fanatical terrorists are motivated to kill Americans by some unnamed, undefined, intangible “radicalism,” but not Islamic Shari’a.
Obama’s fundamental motive in denying the existence and threat of Qur’anic and Shari’a warfare injunctions is open to question, but his motivation is not greater vigilance in defense of U.S. national security, that much is obvious.
Even after the Obama political operative who made the ‘talking points change’ is finally identified (assuming that the Republicans have the internal fortitude), and the ‘why’ question is addressed, that part of the American public still concerned about U.S. national security must not accept the superficial explanation that the deletion of ‘al-Qaeda’ from Ambassador Rice’s talking points was only due the political desire to avoid discrediting Obama’s ‘al-Qaeda is defeated’ campaign bluster.
Now is the time use this opportunity to expose Obama’s inadequate national security policy and posture toward Islamic terrorists who are carrying out their jihadist mandate as instructed in the Qur’an and Shari’a!
The Islamic threat to the U.S. far transcends the few remnants of bin Laden’s al-Qaeda that Obama has misleadingly identified. We are being attacked by a fanatical enemy that is waging a global religious war against us.
Col. Thomas Snodgrass, USAF (retired), was an Intelligence Officer and an International Politico-Military Affairs Officer serving in seven foreign countries during a thirty-year military career.