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The Incoherence of Obama's National Security Policy

Written by Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)

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By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News

Now that the American-born Islamic jihadist, U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, has been convicted and sentenced to death for the Ft Hood massacre, it is past time to examine two of the false premises of President Barack Obama’s national security policy.

First, the Obama regime has been misleading the U.S. public by mischaracterizing the threat to national security as “violent extremism,” instead of what it actually is, Islamic jihad. Second, the Obama regime has maintained that Islamic jihadists in U.S. custody are common criminals instead of enemy combatants. The misidentification of enemy prisoners is part of the regime’s attempt to deceive the American people that the Islamic jihad being waged against us is not a war! This transparent charade is being staged to justify processing enemy detainees in the U.S. criminal justice system and closing of the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

As part of the Obama national security deception, the regime preposterously labeled Hasan’s jihadist terror attack, which resulted in the murder of 13 and wounding of 32 U.S. Army soldiers and civilians, as “workplace violence!” The fact that Hasan was screaming the Islamic jihadist exclamation, “Allahu Akbar”, while spraying his unarmed victims with semi-automatic pistol fire, was incredulously ignored by Obama’s army minions in ludicrously designating Hasan’s bloody act of Islamic jihad as something akin to a national defense employee “gone postal.” The Obama regime clung to their absurd characterization of Hasan’s treachery in spite of the fact that Hasan described himself as a “Soldier of Allah!”

The Obama regime rationalized their buffoonish decision as having been taken to classify the jihadist mass murder as something other than what it obviously was in order to allegedly insure that Hasan received a fair trial. The government’s contention was that, if Hasan were labeled as a jihad terrorist, the court would be prejudiced, thus making a fair trial impossible. This ruse is a glaringly lie!

What gives the lie to the Obama’s pathetic attempt at deception is that immediately after Hasan’s jihadist murders on November 5, 2009, the Obama regime’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, initiated action on November 13, 2009 to transfer five Guantanamo detainees, including the confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad to New York to stand trial as jihad terrorists in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York! Regarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammad being tried as a jihad terrorist in New York, Obama made the following statement:

[Mohammed] "will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. The American people insist on it, and my administration will insist on it." 

But when these two separate judicial actions are juxtaposed, the obvious question is: If Hasan couldn’t get a fair trial designated as a jihad terrorist, how was Khalid Sheikh Mohammad going to get the fair trial guaranteed by Obama when similarly charged as a jihad terrorist?!

Will Obama or Holder be questioned by the media or the congress about this conspicuous contradiction? (Unfortunately, we all know the answer.)

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Tom Snodgrass RSNCol. Thomas Snodgrass, USAF (retired) served over a year in Peshawar, Pakistan, working with Pakistani military intelligence. During his year in Vietnam he daily scheduled 130 U.S. Army and Air Force intelligence collection aircraft. In his final overseas tour he was the U.S. Air Attaché behind the Iron Curtain in Warsaw, Poland. In total, Col. Snodgrass was variously an Intelligence Officer or an International Politico-Military Affairs Officer serving duty tours in seven foreign countries, as well as teaching military history and strategy at the Air War College, US Air Force Academy, and USAF Special Operations School during a thirty-year military career. Following the Air Force, Col. Snodgrass was an adjunct professor of military history for ten years at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona.

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