What else are we not being told ?


I was reading one of my favorite blogs this morning and saw this comment.

We just came from church service where we have San Bernardino police attending. We were told and I think it is important to share that the terrorists screamed “alahu akbar” several times while they were shooting; the FBI are preventing the police from going public with this information as well as the witnesses. BTW: My husband and I just got back from Washington, DC and were told by retired secret service that Obama has a Muslim prayer room in the White House. Not sure if this is well known. I had no idea.

The news media and the FBI, of all people, seem to be suppressing information.

Obama’s speech last night was weird. First, he was standing. Second, the only new information it contained was his statement.

That does not mean denying the fact that an extremist ideology has spread within some Muslim communities. This is a real problem that Muslims must confront, without excuse. Muslim leaders here and around the globe have to continue working with us to decisively and unequivocally reject the hateful ideology that groups like ISIL and al Qaeda promote; to speak out against not just acts of violence, but also those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance, mutual respect, and human dignity.

This sounds like he is finally recognizing that Islam has problems.

His proposed solutions are nonsense. One of them is delusional and no one will permit this to occur.

To begin with, Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon? This is a matter of national security.

The “No Fly List” is a list of people with no legal justification who are not permitted to fly on US airplanes. So far, we know that about half of them are there by mistake. We also know that 72 persons on that list work in the Department of Homeland Security. This is ridiculous. There is no incidence of a person on the no fly list who has committed a terrorist act or used a gun in a crime. The terrorists of San Bernardino were not on the list, or on any list of suspected persons.

Belmont Club, as usual, has a better explanation of what is going on.

“If you want to witness an adamantine mind at work, you could do a whole lot worse than observe the 44th president of the United States. Barack Obama is the most rigidly ideological president of my lifetime, a man who has a nearly blind adherence to a particular ideology (progressivism). It’s a disturbing, if at times a psychologically fascinating, thing to witness.”

What happens when such a person gains power ? Venezuela is one example.

The voters in Venezuela, after 17 years of voting Chavismo into power, believe they can vote Maduro out of office. The opposition may now have 113 seats in a 167-member assembly, a two thirds majority. Maduro gone, right? Well not necessarily. As the Chavista president reminded the voters: voting out socialism is no ordinary matter. Whatever you do, you can’t stop the revolution.

This is a variation “One vote, One man, One time.”

Nowhere is this more true than of Islamism. As Recep Tayyip Erdogan so memorably put it: democracy is like a bus. “Once I get to my stop, I’m getting off.” If Maduro is riding on the Bolivarian express, Erdogan is on the Caliphate Special. You can’t stop the music. Nobody can stop the music.

In reality we don’t have a conversation, we have a monologue.

Having looked indirectly at peripheral objects like Venezuela, the EU or Turkey, it may now be possible to see Barack Obama’s speech on the San Bernardino terror attack more clearly. For here the adamantine mind of the president is on full display. His superficial message is the same reassuring theme as always, along FDR’s lines of “the only thing to fear is fear itself.” Terrorism is not “between America and Islam.” Just give him more power and rest easy at home.

Yes, the caudillo will take care of everything. The result in Venezuela is that Venezuelans cannot buy toilet paper.

First Chavez destroyed the oil industry, by In February of 2002 he appointed a new board of directors to the PdVSA, which gave him control.

He used his control to impose political solutions that stripped assets and drove off oil workers.

Venezuela could potentially increase production capacity by 2.4 Mbbl/d (380,000 m3/d) from 2001 level (3.2 MMbpd) to 5.6 MMbpd by 2025 – although this would require significant amounts of capital investment by national oil company PDVSA. By 2010, Venezuelan production had in fact declined to ~2.25 Mbbl/d (358,000 m3/d). PDVSA have not demonstrated any capability to bring new oil fields onstream since nationalizing heavy oil projects in the Orinoco heavy oil belt formerly operated by international oil companies ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Total.

What does this have to do with Obama ?

What we need to do to stay alive, he says, is control guns, clamp down on social media, review the visa-waiver program. The fine print of the speech is such a negation of the soaring rhetoric that it might as well be from another speech.

A moment’s consideration of the speech makes it apparent that “the only thing to fear is not fear itself.” The main thing to fear is falsification. The administration is deathly afraid of admitting it got it wrong from the beginning. Or worse yet, admitting where it was going all along. That would ruin its aura of benevolent omniscience. Hope and Change in conflict with Islamism can neither be explained nor managed within the framework of the Narrative. The result is two messages in the speech: the pablum of the Narrative overlaid with the creeping fascism of the details.

Obama cannot admit he made mistakes. I cringed when Bush was asked what mistake he had made and could not think of one. Maybe this is a feature of the narcissism of politicians yet Bush was able to change course in Iraq when many others despaired. Obama does not seem to have this sense of reality.

Bit by bit the world is both shutting down and boarding up. For the first time in history, online sales to each in his atomized individual home outpaced sales from stores. “Friends and neighbors” no longer seek excitement in crowds, they hide and arm up, Obama’s assurances notwithstanding.

Opinions are only spoken in code — ask Loretta Lynch why. In a bizarre, almost surreal process we are told there are no enemies to fear even as we are warned to lower our voices lest we provoke that which does not officially exist — yet of which we are afraid.

The risk of such arrogant stupidity is coming home to almost everyone, even the fantasy obsessed left. The New York Times is even aware that all is not well.

The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001.

What may be most disturbing is not that Mr. Obama was wrong, but that apparently he was right. By all accounts so far, the government had no concrete intelligence warning of the assault on Wednesday that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif.

The solution ? “Round up the usual suspects.”

14 thoughts on “What else are we not being told ?”

  1. The muslim prayer stuff on the Internet seems to be focusing on the East Room. If that is what your commenter is talking about, it seems to be bad information as the gold curtain there is the same stuff that Jackie Kennedy had hung up while she was First Lady. If that’s not it, what room?

  2. “If that’s not it, what room?”

    Dunno. He may just have a room for Muslim employees, and I would not be surprised there are some now.

  3. Foreign religious fascists slaughter my countrymen at a Christmas party.

    The reaction? My President waffles and equivocates, and the same Grey Lady that once called for Nixon’s resignation now calls for my privacy, my property, and my basic birthrights to be invalidated for the Greater Good of The People And The State. Other papers mock my prayers. The vast majority of commentators in public media describe me as a threat worse than the fascist killers.

    I have no words adequate to the task any longer.

  4. Trump’s idea of admitting no Muslims is a start. Total closure–no tourists, no students, etc. The final goal must be constitutional amendment defining Islam as a prohibited political movement.

  5. Bear in mind that on only two occasions since first inaugurated has the Boy Kind spoken the absolute truth. During the Presidential oath, both times, he spoke his name. In Jan of 2009 this was followed on fast with his first lie in office, “…do solemnly swear to protect and defend…”
    The highest compliment anyone can pay to him is this, “Well, he always sounds like he’s telling the truth”.

  6. It’s quite obvious that Obama does not give a flying fuck about Americans being slaughtered by Moslem terrorists. Compare his reaction to the South Carolina church massacre with his tepid reaction to the San Bernardino massacre. Hell he got a lot more excited about the Henry Louis Gates brouhaha than about San Bernardino.

  7. Some interesting points from Fausta’s Blog

    Rather than try to summarize them, I’ll just set out some bullet points:

    1.) As of this writing, the president has apparently decided that the most effective strategy for opposing such incidents in the future is gun control. What specific measures does he have in mind? I predict that no Democratic candidate (or very few and those running in safe seats) will run on a platform of gun control in 2016.

    2.) The Democratic talking points about the strength of our vetting process and the moral necessity of accepting women and children refugees are as dead as the victims in San Bernardino.

    3.) Why are we accepting immigrants from Pakistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Libya, etc. at all? Why are we accepting immigrants from Afghanistan and Iraq other than those who worked as translators for our armed forces or their immediate families at all? And those after a rigorous vetting process? We need a moratorium on immigration to the U. S. from that part of the world and I include fiance, compassionate, refugee, and asylum visas in that.

    4.) Why do we allow CAIR to continue to violate the Foreign Agent Registration Act?
    Indeed, why are U. S. imams who are supported wholly or in part by foreign donations not required to register under FARA?

    All interesting points.

  8. Kerry said: since first inaugurated has the Boy Kind spoken the absolute truth. During the Presidential oath, both times, he spoke his name.

    Well, even that is debatable. What is his legal name? When was it changed to Soetro and when was it changed back? What did he put on his application to the Illinois Lawyers Board, that he had ALWAYS been known as Barack Obama, not one word about changing his name from Barry, nor Soetro, nor attending CA Community College as Soetro.
    IOW, horse puckey. If he said it was raining, I’d have to go look to be sure.
    BTW, Does anyone know why he & spouse surrendered their law licenses in IL at behest of a court order?
    If we, as a nation, accept lying in public office as reasonble, we will have the government we deserve, though likely not the one we expect.
    From my observation, it seems one Party has ‘full time’ politicians, who have never held private industry jobs, while the other party has ‘part time’ politicians who take time from their private work to serve the public. The former are EXPECTED to be liars by their party members, while the latter are expected to tell the truth, required to be successful in private industry, by the party members. Liars in the first party are run for the highest office, and liars in the second are pushed to the local dog-catchers office.
    Our current ruler, as that is his modus operendi, to rule rather than govern, tells lies as regularly as his former SoS, whenever his lips are moving.
    I trust him, sure. To lie.

  9. Just going by what we do know, IRS, VA, EPA etc. etc., I’d think it’s pretty safe to assume that everything is compromised and jury-rigged to fail now or in the future. If one’s intentions from the outset are bad, and we can pretty much surmise now that they were, then the sky’s the limit when you’re playing with house money. I was listening to an internet radio show from Sweden this morning. It’s bad there. It’s bad all over Europe. I watched a video done in Poland featuring the exiled Cardinal Burke and others. Dissent. Nothing new in the house of intrigue and machinations that is the Vatican, but public, videotaped dissent? Crazy. World wide chaos, which obviously now has been years in the making. Joe Wilson was right.

  10. It’s bad there. It’s bad all over Europe.

    I saw there was some internet and social media backlash in Germany regarding Merkel’s ‘Everybody’s welcome!’ policy. There were arrests, over a hundred known, under hate speech statutes. People cuffed and hauled away, computers and iPhones confiscated. It was covered on the news. That quashed a lot of the public dissent. That’s the kind of power the American Left wants here.

  11. It’s made me laugh so often that I must compliment you on it. To juxtapose the question “What else are we not being told?” with a photo of B.H. Obama is brilliant.

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