Last week, State Department spokesclown Marie Harf claimed that one ingredient in fighting terrorism is aiding in job creation so they have other opportunities and options. Obama agreed in an op-ed, writing that “the world has to offer today’s youth something better.”
If only this guy had been provided with some economic opportunity growing up:
The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online.
But his real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. He is believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State, the group whose barbarity he has come to symbolize.
According to the Obama/State Department model, the poor kid never had a chance!
The loose-lipped Department of Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson (I long for the days of the warming confidence radiated by Janet Napolitano) said Sunday that shoppers at the Mall of America should be “particularly careful” because of a threat made against the MOA by Al-Shabaab.
Up to now, this is how the Mall of America was kept secure (via Doug Ross):
This might shock you, but the authorities now think that might not be enough to deter terrorists.
The only aspect about anything Obamacare-related that’s “free” is the schadenfreude. The pitiful thing is that another politician will tell her similar lies and she’ll fall for it all over again. Repeat offender morons are how we’ve ended up in so much trouble.
Marie Harf at the State Department put the Obama anti-terror philosophy on full display last night. Even Chris Matthews couldn’t fully rationalize what she was saying:
MATTHEWS: Are we killing enough of them?
HARF: We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether —
MATTHEWS: We’re not going to be able to stop that in our lifetime or fifty lifetimes. There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join. We can’t stop that, can we?
HARF: We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance. We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people…
In those videos ISIS releases before they behead or burn people alive, I must have missed the part where they issue a demand for a “good job at a fair wage.” To be this delusional is to also deny the simple reality that ISIS (and many other terrorists organizations for that matter) already have f*#kloads of money and are heavily financed. JOBS? They’ve got jobs, Marie, and those jobs are to kill “infidels.”
It’s hard to believe that the United States still exists with these people running things, but give them time.
That worldview isn’t Harf’s or Kerry’s alone. It drizzles from the top down, as Obama demonstrates in an op-ed published today:
More broadly, groups like al Qaeda and ISIL exploit the anger that festers when people feel that injustice and corruption leave them with no chance of improving their lives. The world has to offer today’s youth something better.
You see? It’s our fault.
Leave it to the community organizer-in-chief to turn religious fanaticism into a social justice problem.
In France not long ago, Islamic terrorists killed many people in the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris before going to a Kosher grocery store and subsequently murdering four French Jews they were holding hostage.
If you’re President Obama, how do you phrase that? Simple:
Look, the point is this: my first job is to protect the American people. It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.
“Vicious zealots” killed a “bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” He must be talking about the Crusades again — you just can’t trust those Christians!