Obama was out downplaying the threat of ISIS in an interview with Steven Inskeep of NPR which was aired Monday. His main points were that ISIS can’t destroy the US, we’re winning and the media is overhyping it for ratings and helping ISIS recruit jihadists in doing so, and ISIS, which he calls ISISL, is going to be like Al Qaeda who only “carried out one spectacular attack.”
Unless they are an existential threat, they are not a concern for him, but there is reason to believe they will be an existential threat.
ISIS is “not an organization that can destroy” America Obama told NPR in the interview. Within weeks of San Bernardino, he told Inskeep that America’s strength is “not threatened” by the extremist group.
“This is not a huge industrial power that can pose great risks to us institutionally or in a systematic way.” He added that “They can hurt us, and they can hurt our people and our families. And so I understand why people are worried.”
What he didn’t mention is ISIS is looking to buy nuclear material and are believed to be in possession of or are seeking chemical and biological weapons. ISIS has completely destabilized Europe. Sweden is on the verge of implosion because of all the refugees Obama is responsible for uprooting.
Obama said we have to be vigilant.
“They’ve shown in Paris what they can do in an organized fashion, and in San Bernardino what we’ve seen is their ability to proselytize for their perverted brand of Islam and spur small-scale terrorist attacks,” Mr. Obama said. “And those are very difficult to detect, so it is going to be important for us to be vigilant.”
But the president remains “confident” that the U.S. will prevail over the terror group at home and abroad: “We are pounding ISIL’s core structure in Syria and Iraq. We have put together a coalition that is increasingly effective. We have seen ISIL lose about 40 percent of its populated territory in the region.”
“The most damage they can do, though, is if they start changing how we live and what our values are,” he continued. If Americans “remember who we are and make sure that our resilience, our values, and our unity are maintained,” the president pledged that “ISIL will be defeated.”
They have not lost 40 percent of the territory.
There are investigations in all 50 states according to Jim Comey and 999 wannabe ISIS terrorists are under investigation or surveillance.
Obama wants the media to tone down the reports on ISIS, which they already have. Unless you look at the UK papers online, you wouldn’t know about the testimony by Yazidis to the UN this past week, the rape dungeons where women are buried under the sand while alive, the gays being thrown off buildings – still – and you wouldn’t know about what is happening to the children.
The problem over ISIS is the “weak messaging” and “media saturation” stoking fears according to the president.
Obama said, “Look, the media is pursuing ratings. This is a legitimate news story. I think that, you know, it’s up to the media to make a determination about how they want to cover things. There is no doubt that the actions of ISIL are designed to amplify their power and the threat that they pose. That helps them recruit, that adds in the twisted thoughts of some young person that they might want to have carry out an action, that somehow they’re part of a larger movement.”
He wants the public to believe there is not much of a story – it’s being hyped by the media. He has a dangerous lack of awareness about the unity among these global jihadists to spread Islam throughout the world and to destroy the western way of life.
The media is spreading ISIS propaganda in his mind over something routine and manageable with little effort – more people are killed in car crashes, people die falling off curbs. Car crashes,however, aren’t terrorizing people and terrorists want to plan something big. The terrorists want us to live in fear and Obama says don’t worry, I have it under control but we know he doesn’t.
Obama said no one ever has an answer as to how they would do it better which is patently untrue. Many have answers he chooses to pretend are meaningless.
He wants people to believe he destroyed al Qaeda and the same is happening in this situation. Al Qaeda only “carried out one spectacular attack,” he said.