And this is what the country...

Sunday, December 06, 2015

And this is what the country...

...came to an 8:00 pm halt for, pre-empting broadcast media everywhere?

Obama: 'This was an act of terrorism'

"So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home."

The President... our President and still in denial regarding Islamic terrorism in this country... spoke to "my fellow Americans" for 13-14 minutes, and while he is no longer in full denial about this past Wednesday's killing spree in San Bernardino, California, he still seems reluctant to call it what the rest of the world already knew what it was several days ago.

There's a great deal of equivocating in his language, but he also pledged: "We will destroy ISIL."

(He says "ISIL," Secretary of State John Kerry says "Daesh", and everyone else calls them "ISIS."

I'm going with Kerry on this because the radical group is said to hate that particular name.)

Still, the President did his best to reassure everyone concerned about our safety.

Problem is, while there are many hapless souls who were comforted by the President's words and his steely-eyed visage as he delivered them, for the greater part he failed by proposing political solutions to a problem of national security.

For example... one which doubtless thrilled his Democratic supporters... he said of murderers Syed Rizwan Farook and spouse Tashfeen Malik:

"They had stockpiled assault weapons, ammunition, and pipe bombs."

Check, on "assault weapons" (though I still have a problem with the "assault" part); check, on the "ammunition."

But ixnay on the "pipe bombs" which are (carefully) built, not purchased at Dick's Sporting Goods and "stockpiled."

(Thems what are not careful have nothing to stock­pile, and no place to stockpile it.)

Another example: "I know there are some who reject any gun safety measures."

Right! Because it's little to do with "gun safety" and every­thing to do with unilateral civilian disarmament.

And that's simply an idea on the "No Fly List!"

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