* If you have been a skeptic regarding the existence of FAKE NEWS, you can now be a believer.
* In a speech in front of troops at McDill Air Force Base in Florida, the president Obama said that there have been no incidents of terror planned or executed by foreign terrorist organizations (meaning Islam) against the United States during his tenure.
* He said that with a straight face.
* He also called on soldiers to question Trump's authority (more at the bottom of this page). Isn't this close to a call for mutiny????
* He also called on soldiers to question Trump's authority (more at the bottom of this page). Isn't this close to a call for mutiny????
Here Is a List Of Muslim Terror Attacks During The Obama Administration. Dozens more have been averted thanks to FBI investigations.
Little Rock, Arkansas, June 1, 2009. Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and murdered one soldier, Army Pvt. William Andrew Long, and injured another, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, at a military recruiting station in Little Rock. In a note to an Arkansas judge, Muhammad claimed to be a member of al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, the terror group’s Yemen chapter.
Fort Hood, Texas, November 5, 2009. Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot up a military base in Fort Hood and murdered 14 people. Hasan was in contact with al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he fired upon the soldiers on the Fort Hood base.
Benghazi, Libya, September 11, 2012. Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamic terror group, attacked the U.S. consulate (considered U.S. soil) in Benghazi and murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Boston, Massachusetts, April 15, 2013. Tamerlan and Dhozkar Tsarnaev set off two bombs at the 2013 Boston marathon, killing three and injuring over 260 people. The Tsarnaev brothers later shot and murdered Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier.
Orlando An American-born Muslim, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 49 people and wounded at least 53 more at a gay nightclub in Orlando, June 13, 2016, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11.
Moore, Oklahoma, September 24, 2014. Alton Nolen, a convert to Islam, beheaded a woman, Colleen Huff, at a Vaughan Foods plant and stabbed and injured another person. While Nolen’s motives are unclear, he appears to have been another radicalized Muslim who was obsessed with beheadings.
Garland, Texas, May 3, 2015. Two gunmen shot up the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, where a Mohammed cartoon contest was taking place, and were killed by a police officer. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Queens, New York, October 23, 2014. Zale Thompson, another self-radicalized Muslim, injured two police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead by other cops. Thompson reportedly indoctrinated himself with ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Shabab–a Somali jihadist terror group–websites and was a lone wolf attacker.
Brooklyn, New York, December 20, 2014. Ismaayil Brinsley shot and murdered two police officers execution-style and his Facebook page featured jihadist postings and had ties to a terror-linked mosque.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed four Marines and a sailor at a military base in Chattanooga and was believed to have been inspired by ISIS.
San Bernardino, California, December 14, 2015. Two radical Islamists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, shot and murdered 14 people and injured 22 others at an office holiday party.
Ohio State University, Muslim student injures 11 people by intentionally plowing his car into a cluster of pedestrians and then slashing some of them with a butcher knife, an attack that may have been inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki, a Qaeda recruiter and propagandist, or by the Islamic State terrorist group.
Overall, the amount of terrorism deaths has quadrupled under Obama’s presidency.
President Obama delivered his last major speech on national security at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday, boasting that “no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack” in the U.S.
Continue reading and see complete list of Muslim terror attacks in America since 1972
“As you know all too well, your mission, and the course of history, was changed after the 9/11 attacks,” Obama told his military audience. “By the time I took office, the United States had been at war for seven years. For eight years that I’ve been in office, there has not been a day when a terrorist organization, or some radicalized individual, was not plotting to kill Americans. And on January 20th, I will become the first President of the United States to serve two full terms during a time of war.”
Obama said that during his presidency, the U.S. military has been “able to protect our homeland, to strike crippling blows against terrorist networks, and fortify our friends and our allies.”
He portrayed his policies in Iraq and Afghanistan as a complete success, while also slipping in a claim that withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq was a decision forced upon him by the previous administration:
We brought nearly 150,000 troops home from Iraq, consistent with the Status of Forces Agreement negotiated by the previous administration, and we surged our efforts along with our allies in Afghanistan, which allowed us to focus on dismantling al-Qaeda, and give the Afghan government the opportunity to succeed.
Troops listening to Obama' speech
This focus on al-Qaeda, the most dangerous threat to the United States at the time, paid dividends. Today, by any measure, core al-Qaeda – the organization that hit us on 9/11 – is a shadow of its former self…
I don’t want to paint too rosy of a picture, the situation in Afghanistan is still tough. War has been a part of life in Afghanistan for over 30 years, and the United States cannot eliminate the Taliban, or end violence in that country. But what we can do is deny al-Qaeda a safe haven, and what we can do is support Afghans who want a better future.
Obama said that even as al-Qaeda was “decimated” in Afghanistan and Pakistan, terror threats “metastasized” in other areas, “most dangerously” including the rise of the Islamic State, which he referred to as both ISIL and ISIS at various points. He said it was debatable whether a U.S. troop presence in Iraq could have prevented the invasion from the Islamic State, and he claimed it was not an option in any event. He also blamed the “sectarian” government in Baghdad and “brutal dictator” in Syria for empowering the Islamic State.
He applauded the “relentless, sustainable, multilateral” campaign waged against ISIS since the United States’s return to Iraq, citing its low cost compared to the Iraq War. Obama said these efforts have dramatically improved U.S. domestic security. “No foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland,” he said. “And it’s not because they didn’t try. Plots have been disrupted, terrorists have been taken off the battlefield. And we’ve done this even as we drew down nearly 180,000 troops in harm’s way, in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
However, he allowed that “in some form, this violent extremism will be with us for years to come,” citing a “breakdown of order” in the Middle East that has “unleashed forces that are going to take a generation to resolve.”
He named “a change in climate” as one of these forces because it is “increasing competition for food and water.” Also, Obama said, “false prophets are peddling a vision of Islam that is irreconcilable with tolerance and modernity and basic science.”
Obama's is a distinction without a difference - These acts were done in the name of Islam and resulted in carnage just the same
The President then admitted there have been “deadly attacks on the homeland” during his tenure, but they “have not been carried out by operatives with sophisticated networks or equipment, directed from abroad.” Rather, they have been carried out by “homegrown and largely isolated individuals who were radicalized online.”
“These deranged killers can’t inflict the sort of mass casualties that we saw on 9/11, but the pain of those who lost loved ones in Boston, and San Bernardino, and Fort Hood, and Orlando, that pain continues to this day,” Obama said. “And in some cases, it has stirred fear in our populations, and threatens to change how we think about ourselves and our lives.” He continued:
Somebody who’s trying to kill, and willing to be killed, is dangerous particularly when we live in a country where it’s very easy for that person to buy a very powerful weapon. So rather than offer false promises that we can eliminate terror by dropping more bombs, or deploying more and more troops, or fencing ourselves off from the rest of the world, we have to take a long view of the terrorist threat, and we have to pursue a smart strategy that can be sustained.
He recommended keeping the terrorist threat “in perspective” by treating them as “thugs and murderers,” rather than the “vanguard of a new world order” they posture as.
“Today’s terrorists can kill innocent people, but they don’t pose an existential threat to our nation, and we must not make the mistake of elevating them as if they do,” Obama said. “That does their job for them. It makes them more important, and helps them with recruitment.”
“These terrorists can never directly destroy our way of life,” he insisted. “But we can do it for them, if we lose track of who we are, and the values that this nation was founded upon.”
Here is Obama’s 43 minute long speech:
The Religion of Peace website's compilation of Muslim violence in the USA - It includes only those incidents where fatalities occurred
|These are only attacks in which fatalities occurred.|
See also: An Interactive Timeline of Islamist Terror Plots Since 9/11 (Heritage)
See also "The Misunderstanders Roster" from D.C. Watson:
The above list from:
OBAMA'S CALL FOR MUTINY?
In his final address to America’s armed forces, President Barack Obama reminded troops that once Donald J. Trump becomes president, soldiers have a duty to question his authority and criticize him. Obama also said the Second Amendment and global warming can be blamed for terrorism.
Characterizing the military’s mission as a fight against “violent extremism,” Obama insisted that soldiers need to rise up against Trump if they feel he is pushing policies that are ill considered.
Obama told the troops, “each of us has…the universal right to speak your minds and to protest against authority; to live in a society that’s open and free; that can criticize our president without retribution.”
Obama went on to insist that a proper U.S. policy against “violent extremism” is a “long term” policy.
“So rather than offer false promises that we can eliminate terrorism by dropping more bombs or deploying more and more troops or fencing ourselves off from the rest of the world,” Obama said, “we have to take a long view of the terrorist threat. And we have to pursue a smart strategy that can be sustained. In the time remaining, let me just suggest what I think should guide this approach.”
The lame duck president also went on to blame terrorism on the Second Amendment and global warming.
In addressing the war-torn Middle East, Obama insisted that global warming forms a large part of that conflict. “A changing climate is increasing competition for food and water,” which, he claimed, drives the conflict in Syria and other nearby nations.
Obama also blamed the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for “violent extremism” in the United States.
“Somebody who is trying to kill and willing to be killed is dangerous, particularly when we live in a country where it’s very easy for that person to buy a very powerful weapon,” Obama insisted.
The presidential short-timer also placed blame on the Constitution’s First Amendment, hinting that he thinks free speech is too freely indulged to prevent “impressionable minds” from being warped by “extremism” on the Internet.
Obama touted his efforts to limit the reach of terror recruiters online saying, “We’ve worked with our tech sector to support efforts to push back on terrorist messages on social media that motivate people to kill.”
The president also defended Islam against the charge of extremism:
We are fighting terrorists who claim to fight on behalf of Islam. But they do not speak for over a billion Muslims around the world, and they do not speak for American Muslims including many who wear the uniform of the United States of America’s military. If we stigmatize good patriotic Muslims, that just feeds the terrorists’ narrative. It fuels the same false grievances they they use to motivate people to kill. If we act like this is a war between the United States and Islam, we’re not gonna lose more Americans to terrorist attacks, but we’ll also lose the sight of the very principles we claim to defend
As to the rise of ISIS, Obama insisted it was not given aide by his actions of pulling out of Iraq in 2011 but was instead given succor by the policies of George W. Bush.
“By 2011, Iraqis wanted our military presence to end, and they were unwilling to sign a new status of forces agreement to protect our troops from prosecution if they were trying to defend themselves in Iraq,” Obama proclaimed. “In addition, maintaining American troops in Iraq at the time could not have reversed the forces that contributed to ISIL’s rise.”
Obama added, “Some of the mistakes of the 2003 invasion have helped to give rise to the organization that became ISIL in the first place.”