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Obama Bloviates on ISIS. Then He Goes Golfing.

Written by Gary North on August 22, 2014

On August 20, as news hit about ISIS’s execution of journalist Jim Foley, President Obama gave a speech at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

He said the following. “Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.” The President referred to ISIS as ISIL. “Jim Foley’s life stands in stark contrast to his killers.” I surely agree with that statement.

Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages — killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. They abduct women and children, and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims — both Sunni and Shia — by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can for no other reason than they practice a different religion. They declared their ambition to commit genocide against an ancient people.

They are, in short, just one more Islamic militant group. This is what radical Islamic groups have been doing for about 1500 years. The fact that they kill other Muslims is par for the course. There is nothing new here.

So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents.

No religion? To say that this statement is historically unsupportable is not giving enough credit to just how far out of touch with reality Obama’s speech was.

No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day.

Really? Then how did it happen? Was God on vacation or something? I get tired of secular humanists, which Obama is, making theological pronouncements.

ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt.

“Ideology” is a Western academic term. ISIS is not Western. It surely is not academic. It expresses a long-standing religious belief among Muslims that jihad is not only legitimate, it is morally mandatory. But President Obama prefers to ignore the obvious.

They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.

Correct. But there it is. And there it has been for centuries. He went on: “And people like this ultimately fail.” Problem: “ultimately” can take a long time.

They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley, and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him.

This is a statement of religious faith. I happen to agree with it, but not because I am a secular humanist.

Then came the strutting — words without the will to back them up.

(For the rest of my article, click the link.)

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33 thoughts on “Obama Bloviates on ISIS. Then He Goes Golfing.

  1. So…Obidiot knows Foley well enough to call him "Jim." Bullsh!t. And, if this happened, God must not be "just." Bullsh!t And ISIL is NOT a religious fanaticism. Bullsh!t. Does he even know he's wearing NO CLOTHES?? Does he even realize it? I know the stooges around him keep whispering in his ear, "You're doing GREAT! You need to RELAX more. Go golfing…the American people love you, and you deserve it." But all the American people with ANY intelligence, have known for a long time. Black, White, Hispanic, Asian. They all see what you and your goons have done to them and this nation. And don't refer to me as "folks." You don't know me. But I know you.

  2. That's because ISIL includes, in addition to Iraq and Syria, Jordan, Israel, "Palestine," Lebanon, Cyprus, and an area in southern Turkey called Hatay. Obama does not want his brothers in ISIS to stop in Iraq and Syria. The Caliphate needs to include the old Ottoman Empire, especially since Israel and Cyprus discovered oil in the Mediterranean and are working together to extract it.

  3. I agree with both commenters above.

  4. CaptTurbo says:

    The Muslim impostor is an incompetent a$$hole.

  5. David in MA says:

    No he is not, to think this is a big mistake, Obama is a muslim on a mission.
    Obama wants to be revered by muslims as the Mahdi.
    Obama is a mentally ill person, as is most dictators.
    I predict: If the democrats lose the senate in the mid-term elections
    America will experience an Obama martial law, if the democrats keep
    the senate America will see martial law just before the 2016 elections.

  6. So the 2013 Lie Of The Year Winner moved his worthless lips again.

  7. I have a cure for all his BS, unfortunately it is illegal. The day he is out of here should be the greatest day of celebration America has ever had. It sure will be for me. Get the dems out of control and give us a chance to recover for some of his terrible decisions.

  8. There are peaceful muslims, but Islam is not a religion of peace.

    Just as Christians aspire to live according to the example and teachings of Jesus, those who the willfully blind and ignorant (like Obama) still try to label as "radical" muslims are doing nothing more than reaching back to follow the example of their idol Muhammed – a narcissistic epileptic pedophile who gained loyal followers through his vocation as a brutal desert pirate, practicing the merciless art of forcefully acquiring wealth from his victims and redistributing it to his henchmen.

  9. It's just too bad most Christians in America are fake Christians who only use the parts of the Bible that suit their best interests.

  10. Gary, your posturing to appeal to the xenophobes has gotten so, so blatant.

  11. Jerry Morgan says:

    Obama just can't wait to get in the rough with one of his "REAR END BUDDIES."

  12. I wish you were right, but it seems much of the country is sold on the "image" of this self-styled-emperor's new clothes. I long for the child who can open their eyes that he's buck-naked, has no leadership to wrap around himself. (I also realize that MUCH of the applause for his clothing is based on the MSM- basically a 'Corrupt Chicago Tailor's Union')

  13. Sobering thoughts. I pray you aren't as accurate as I think you are.

  14. Why do you think he hasn't did anything to close the borders? Could he possibly be for all of these terrorist coming over here?

  15. I hope you are beheaded by a Muslim terrorist.

  16. ISIS are nothing but Muslim Murders along with that piece of dog squeeze Obama.

  17. In my blog, I have been talking about the possibility of Obama declaring martial law for over a year. He has built a domestic army. They are well armed with fully automatic rifles, .40 caliber pistols, and over a billion rounds of ammunition. DHS has purchased 2500 armored troop carriers. FEMA has concentration camps all prepared with hundreds of thousands of plastic coffins in storage. The army is working on desensitizing the military so the will fire on American citizens. Obama has signed Presidential orders that would allow him to take over the country as a ruler, send Congress home and suspend the Constitution. If you doubt this Google it. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  18. Fortunately for us and Israel, Egypt stood tall, outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood, confiscated their moneys….all no thanks to our imperial leader who would like to see the Brotherhood gird the earth…maybe with him in a position of power….How he accomplishes this being a homosexual is one of the questions of the ages…I think the Qur'an speaks out against this devious behavior. The author appears a week behind….it was ISIS, then ISIL, and now it is being renamed back to Al Qaeda…I think??

  19. Very weak defense of Obama by Shane. I give it a 0.5 out of 10. I would give him a 0, but he did use the word xenophobes, which is worth half a point for amusement value.

  20. Another empty and unsupported assertion by Shane.

    And in other news, the sky is blue today.

  21. I wish all presidents did was golf because every time they make a decision off the golf course someone gets killed.

  22. I smell another great big rat with the Foley "execution". I hope he's still alive, but everywhere the video appears it gets yanked. Are they afraid a close examination of the video will expose it as a fake like the Photoshopped bin Laden "assassination" pix from 2011?

    Sounds like another scheme by the US government to inflame and mobilize public opinion behind the THIRD invasion of Iraq in the last 20 years.

    Like the "stolen incubators" hoax that kicked off Operation Desert Storm. Remember that one? The "nurse" who tearfully testified before Congress that Saddam's troops were taking newborn babies out of hospital incubators and tossing them on the floor, turned out to be the wife of the Kuwaiti ambassador hired by the Hill & Knowlton PR firm in DC to sell that invasion to a gullible public.

    And I won't dwell on the "weapons of mass destruction" bovine excrement that Colin Powell sold to the UN to justify the 2003 invasion.

    Wake up from your slumbers.

  23. Typical for this creton

  24. Has anyone ever heard Osama Obama do anything else but Bloviate ? He has a two track mind, 1. Islam; 2. communism. What else needs to be said?

  25. A token appearance only works for some.

  26. rodney burke says:

    trying and failing to be cool. I suppose you'll never hear obidiot say "i'd like to have a brother just like Jim!. What a hypocrite. He doesn't know the guy and is trying to make us think he's good friends with him. the Obidiot, isn't Freinds with anyone but Valerie Jarret and susan Rice from the way he acts. This excuse is more pathetic than anyone I've ever seen. Jimmy Carter is looking more like a REAL president every day and I am no democrat!

  27. rodney burke says:

    sadly, I think it's true and the DHS is our SWoRN enemy. They are obidiot's gestapo. Time to eliminate them before they become a threat to the very life oft his nation. This is beginning to look just like Germany in 1937. No, no, time to put a stop to this madness. Many recognize the problem who is going to DO something! I pray there is a bun ch of people doing something quietly on the sidelines where no one is watching.

  28. Frank Timmins says:

    The article is spot on but the dangling question remains. What are we going to do about it? There are facts. ISIS is evil under just about any civilized assessment. ISIS wants to kill non Muslims. If given the opportunity and capability ISIS would not hesitate to blow up American cities.

    The question is in a Ron Paul world exactly what should we do to prevent ISIS from killing us? Someone help me out.

  29. Frank Timmins says:

    Yeah, what the heck. Wait for them to blow up Chicago, then we can talk.

  30. Phillip the Bruce says:

    What about a "tokin'" appearance?

  31. Phillip the Bruce says:

    We should get OUT of the Middle East and stop aggravating them. "We" – i.e., the US gunverment, not me, is responsible for the creation of ISIS of ISIL or whatever you want to call them. It's called Blowback.

  32. What bath house did this take place in? (bloviates I mean.)

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