The U.S. National Security Leadership Is Not Competent To Lead

Written by Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)

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We Can’t Win If We Don’t Know Our Enemy ...Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War “To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.”   ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War  “ . . . the highest form of generalship is to block the enemy's plans” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War 

Objective Truth About Islam Has Been Replaced By U.S. National Security Leaders With Political Correctness

As the above quotes from Sun Tzu make clear: First, to defeat your enemy you must understand that enemy; second, to understand your enemy you must get inside your enemy’s belief system and decision-making process and experience his motivation and logic; and third, your understanding of your enemy’s thinking will permit you to anticipate your enemy’s plans and, therefore, take decisive countermeasures, thus yielding victory in war.

Sun Tzu The Art of WarPresident Barack H. Obama has prohibited U.S. military, intelligence, and law enforcement from carrying out Sun Tzu’s sage advice. No statement by a U.S. Government official makes Obama’s policy clearer than one by Dwight C. Holton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, concerning the reason why law enforcement and intelligence agents had to purge of any mention of Islam or jihad from all training materials:

“I want to be perfectly clear about this: training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for. They will not be tolerated.” 

It is very difficult to believe that the president, the attorney general, the Department of Justice lawyers, and U.S. Attorney Holton were/are totally unaware that the Islamic Quran contains at least 109 suras (verses) calling on all Muslims to war (jihad) against non-Muslims in order to establish Islamic rule through the installation of Islamic jurisprudence (Sharia) as law of the land. To deny that the Quran says what it clearly says indicates either mass stupidity on the part of the president and the Obama regime’s top judicial authorities, or a nefarious purpose in intentionally undermining the training of U.S. security forces to effectively fight our Islamic jihadist enemy. Consider that in order to maintain, as Obama does, Islam is not a religion of violence, Obama is denying the incontrovertible meaning of these suras:

Quran Sura 9:5 “And when the sacred months have passed [four periods during the year when tribal warfare was forbidden by mutual tribal agreement on the Arabian peninsula in Mohammad’s time], then kill the infidels [non-Muslims] wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent [convert to Islam], establish prayer [say the Shahada, that is, the Islamic profession of faith], and give zakah [zakah are alms for poor Muslims that are considered to be a religious duty, and the payment is expected to be made by all practicing Muslims who have the financial means; furthermore, zakah is charity to only be dispensed to fellow Muslims, and funding jihad is also considered to be a proper use of zakah], let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” [In short, kill those who do not receive Islam as their faith, but spare those who convert to Islam.]

Further, consider the Quranic sura that definitively identifies Islam’s enemies:

Quran Sura 9:29 – “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day [Muslim Quranic eschatology] and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger [Mohammad] have made unlawful [that is, they don’t follow Islamic Sharia law] and who do not adopt the religion of truth [Islam] from those who were given the Scripture [Jews and Christians] - [fight] until they give the jizyah [a yearly, so-called “poll tax” that is actually protection blood money buying the conquered non-Muslim’s life] willingly while they are humbled.”

So, an American must ask himself: Am I going to believe Obama, or am I going to believe my lying eyes?


If Obama is not purposefully sabotaging U.S. national security forces in their preparation to defend the American people, he needs to publicly explain why Quranic suras 9:5 and 9:29 are not clarion calls for Muslims to make war on non-Muslims.

Tom Snodgrass

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Col. 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.   Additionally, he was awarded a year’s educational sabbatical to teach and to write as an Air Force Research Associate at the Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami, Florida. 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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