Nov 12, 2009

Looking for Terror in All the Wrong Places

Joseph FarahBy Joseph Farah

Remember when Janet Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security was advising police officers all over the country to watch out for "right-wing extremists" sporting Ron Paul bumper stickers, waving the flag, declaring the Constitution, of all things, as the law of the land and especially those returning war veterans?

The report revealed last April by WND also showed the bureaucracy created to protect Americans after the Sept. 11 attacks by Muslim terrorists had shifted its focus to those who opposed illegal immigration, supported the literal meaning of the Second Amendment, opposed the killing of unborn babies and promoted U.S. sovereignty and independence.

That's where the real terror threat came from, according to Barack Obama's administration. The report was distributed to law-enforcement offices around the country. It even resulted in American drivers being pulled over for bearing "Don't Tread on Me" stickers on their bumper.

Clearly, the intent of this report was to target those the Obama administration considers to be the real enemy in America.

Later, of course, she named as a top Homeland Security adviser a man who headed an organization known for its praise of both the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations.

Nothing demonstrates the national security myopia of the Obama administration better than its eagerness to see threats where none exist while being unwilling and unable to see those that are staring us in the face.

The Obama clan could never see domestic terrorism carried out by Islamic jihadists – no matter how many times the country actually experienced it.

However, it imagined domestic terrorists were all around us in the form of flag-waving, patriotic Americans.

Go figure.

Even after the latest attack at Fort Hood, the Obama administration doesn't see the pattern. It's not diligently trying to determine what went wrong – how the U.S. government and U.S. military made such a profound and negligent error, literally incubating a potential mass murderer who all but put out smoke signals ahead of his massacre. Instead, it is warning against something that has never happened despite repeated, vicious, cowardly attacks by Muslim terrorists on Americans – the dreaded anti-Muslim backlash. Her boss has made similarly insulting statements – assuming, of course, the very worst about the American people.

Does someone need to point out that these backlashes have never come – not after 9/11, not after the Beltway sniper, not after the El Al attack, not after EgyptAir, not after a prominent Muslim broadcaster beheaded his wife, not after any of the unprovoked attacks by jihadist terrorists?

Why is it the same people who anticipate terror from quarters that are virtually terror-free have no compunction about profiling their most feared enemies – the flag-wavers and the National Rifle Association members and the anti-abortion activists?

They not only don't mind profiling those folks, they advocate it. They insist upon it. They make it a national policy.

But, the very idea that a self-described Palestinian Muslim Army officer who defends suicide bombing, denounces American foreign policy, fights deployment, attends radical mosques and praises the favorite cleric of the 9/11 hijackers and then shoots dozens of unarmed soldiers at an Army post could be – gasp – a terrorist is unthinkable.

Now, if we had a watchdog media in this country, they would have a field day with this kind of twisted national security policy. But, to make matters worse, the press attempts to paint the same ridiculous picture for the American people.

Guess what?

We ain't buying it.

None of it.

We can all see through this smokescreen.

We know the U.S. government's mission is not protecting Americans. It is protecting itself from what it perceives as its worst nightmare and threat – a vigilant, self-governing populace sworn to defend the Constitution and the rule of law.

Related Links

Hasan to Be Charged With 13 Counts of Premeditated Murder in Fort Hood Massacre - FOX News
Fort Hood suspect contacted Muslim extremists - Washington Times
Obama to attack guns as public-health threat? - WorldNetDaily
Media avoiding Hasan-Muslim link - OneNewsNow
Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality, and Justice - Joseph Farah (Book)