One of the major failings of the Obama administration is the increased level of terrorist attacks across the nation. Not even taking into consideration all over the world. President Obama gave a speech at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida this past Tuesday where he said,
“[n]o foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland.”
While some of the people in the audience gave a tepid applause it was the response of servicemen and women that spoke volumes. The President’s claims are the kind he has repeated over and over again over the past few years. Which completely glosses over the threat of radical jihadist terrorism.
The reality is that many innocent Americans have died as the result of attacks by jihadists on American soil that were inspired by foreign terror groups. Specifically, ISIS. Here is a list of the terrorist attacks perpetrated on American soil that were successfully planned and executed since President Obama took office in 2009.
Little Rock, Arkansas (June 1st, 2009)
Fort Hood, Texas (November 5th, 2009)
Boston, Massachusetts (April 15th, 2013)
Moore, Oklahoma (September 24th, 2014)
Queens, New York (October 23rd, 2014)
Brooklyn, New York (December 20th, 2014
Garland, Texas (May 3rd, 2015)
Chattanooga, Tennessee (July 16th, 2015)
Sam Bernardino, California (December 14th, 2015)
Orlando, Florida (June 12th, 2016)
St. Cloud, Minnesota (September 17th, 2016)
New York City/New Jersey (September 17th, 2016)
13. Columbus, Ohio (November 28th, 2016)
For the President to say that their have been no domestic terrorist attacks inspired by terror organizations is a flat out lie. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. These are the only verified ones that have taken place. Their are numerous other attacks that many believe were inspired by terrorist organizations but it has not been proven yet. So this could very well be the abridged version.
Ignoring the very serious problem that faces our country, which is radical jihadist terrorism does not make it go away. When we fought the Nazi’s we called the Nazi’s. When we fought the communists we called them communists. Because that is what they were. Why is it so difficult for Democrat’s to call our enemy what it is?
They argue that by labeling these terrorists radical Islamic terrorists that it somehow labels all Muslims terrorists. Which is utterly inaccurate. If anything, by labeling them radical Islamic terrorists we are differentiating them from peaceful Muslims. We do not call them Muslim terrorists. We call them radical Islamic terrorists. There is a difference. Which in the long run is a good thing fro peaceful Muslims.