Barack Obama was finally talking tough.
The president said this week in New York City, before the General Assembly of the United Nations, that “we understand the gravity” of the threat. “We are determined to act. And we will meet our responsibility to future generations.” He said that a failure to address the threat could lead to an “irreversible catastrophe.” Time, he said, is “running out,” but “we can reverse” the problem. “If things go business-as-usual, we will not live, we will die,” he said. “Our country will not exist.” He told us that it wouldn’t be easy, but “I am here today to say that difficulty is no excuse for complacency. Unease is no excuse for inaction.”
And there was action. As he spoke, bomb-sniffing dogs were out in force in New York City. Ray Kelly, the New York City police commissioner, was giving a press conference on the situation. A cell of Islamic jihadis targeting New York City was planning to attack the transit system, as well as sports stadiums and the sites used for Fashion Week. Self-storage lockers in Queens were being searched for bomb-making materials.
Muslim terrorist Najibullah Zazi was planning to kill on the eighth anniversary of 9/11. He and his fellow jihadis bought chemicals in beauty-supply stores to make bombs like the ones that killed hundreds in London in 2005 and Madrid in 2004. Twenty four others were allegedly involved in the plot. A New York imam — one who worked as an informant for the FBI — tipped off Zazi that police were asking about him. The imam demonstrated where his loyalty lied: Shariah (Islamic law), not American rule of law.
But while the bomb-sniffing dogs and frantic actions by New York police showed what the real threat was, Obama had a very different mortal threat to the nation in mind. He wasn’t talking about the “irreversible catastrophe” that would come to New York City and the entire nation if these Muslim terrorists succeeded in their attack plots. He had nothing to say about the prospect of thousands being murdered by Islamic jihadists at a baseball or football game.
No, in the upside-down world of Obama’s America, he was in New York talking about what he thought was the greatest threat to Americans and to future generations. “We understand the gravity of the climate threat,” Obama said. It was about the climate threat that he said, “we are determined to act” and that we would “meet our responsibility to future generations.” Not jihad. Not about what brought New York to lockdown. Global warming.
Yet the latest scientific evidence cites a lack of credible data on global warming. The data is flawed due to inadequate documentation, the continued use of faulty, outdated instruments, and more. Never before has so much depended on such inaccurate data.
But science does not get in the way of policy when it comes to the great global warming scam. And jihadi activity does not get in the way of Obama’s denial of Islamic empire lust. Just this week alone, a Muslim in New York was indicted for plotting to kill American troops. Another was arrested in Dallas for plotting to blow up an office building. Yet another was charged in a plot to blow up a federal building in Springfield, Ill. Other Muslims have been accused of plotting an attack on the Quantico Marine base. And other Muslims disappeared after arousing suspicion while photographing the Philadelphia subway system.
The irony reached its height when Obama said: “The United Nations can be an institution that is disconnected from what matters in the lives of our citizens.” This from a man who has not said a word about the real threat that had New York on edge last week. And in another disconnect from reality, when the story broke yesterday that the Islamic Republic of Iran had built a second nuke plant near a heavily populated civilian area, Obama declared: “This isn’t a football game, so I’m not interested in victory; I’m interested in resolving the problem.” He is not interested in victory? Then what is left for us but failure?
Is this any way to fight a war?
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs Web site and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her Op-Eds have appeared in the Washington Times, Newsmax, Human Events, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News, and other publications.
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