Monday, December 8, 2008

Obama's Naive Understanding Of Global Terrorism

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Barack Obama issued the following statement:
"Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy.... Such a failure of empathy [on the part of the terrorists]... is not... unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. Most often,... it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair... We will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe—children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores."
With these words we can better understand why Barack Obama felt so at ease in the company of Bill Ayers. We can also comprehend how he managed to listen to the virulent diatribes of Rev. Jeremiah Wright for over 20 years without batting an eyelash, and why he seems so willing to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In Barack Obama's view, terrorists perpetrate attacks against the US for the following reasons:

Out of hopelessness and despair.
They have legitimate grievances against the US.
They feel that the US is encroaching upon their sovereignty.

Thus, Bill Ayers' violent attacks were committed out of a feeling of helplessness and despair over his inability to stem the putative atrocities which the US was perpetrating in Vietnam and other parts of the globe. Yes, Bill Ayers was a terrorist, but nonetheless, he was acting in good conscience.

But even worse than that, Mr. Obama views global terrorism in the same vein. Rather than seeing global terrorism for what it is, a sinister and evil ideology, Barack Obama sees it as a vehicle used by terrorists to fend off American imperialist aggression.

Simply promise the Iranian regime that American troops will soon be withdrawn from Iraq - far away from Iran's borders - and that America will never attempt to affect "Regime Change" in Iran, and the Iranian theocracy will return to its docile ways.

Unfortunately, as a result of Barack Obama's naivety and his shallow understanding of global terrorism, America may soon find itself sliding down the slippery slope of self destruction

Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once proclaimed:
"Is there art that is more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom?.... The message of the (Islamic) Revolution is global... and it will move forward. Have no doubt... Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world."
Nevertheless, Barack Obama plans to enlist the help of the Iranians to bring stability to both Afghanistan and Iraq, despite the 9/11 commission report detailing Iran's collaboration with Al Aqeida and other indications that Iran worked in Unison with Al Qaeida, and despite Iran's overall aggression and support of terror.

Sadly, Barack Obama fails to comprehend the true nature of global terrorism and its sponsors.

But even sadder than that is the fact that many Americans fail to understand just how naive Barack Obama really is.