This tid bit of news passed quietly without much more than a whisper in the nation media. It was that a senior State Department official announced, “The war on terror is over.” WOW! And that wasn't headline news?? This thing called the war on terror typified by the viscous attacks on 9/11/2001, was now officially over? Where were the parades and speeches, the kissing ifo babies, and workers all across the country getting the day off in celebration. Ding dong the witch is dead!
While preparing for this blog post I came across two different stories that put this latest episode of "Being Obama" and this administrations announcement into perspective.
First there is BEN SHAPIRO, of Breitbart News who wrote:
“Now that we have killed most of al Qaida,” the source said, “now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”
So that means we can now fire the TSA? They were only put in place after the “terror” attacks on 9/11. If the war on terror is over, the TSA is no longer needed. assuming they were effective at all, which they weren’t.
Can we nowrepeal the Patriot Actwhich was passed out of an urgency to defend America from terrorists?
Will Obama nullify the NDAA that he recently signed, which uses the excuse of the “war on terror” to legalize secret arrests and the stripping of due process from all Americans?
Can we now deconstruct the DHS and fire Janet Napolitano who has become the (nauseating) face of “fear your neighbor” campaigns?
Gee, if the War on Terror is over, then can we stop with the DHS buying 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo and bulletproof roadside checkpoint booths?""This, of course, is utter foolishness. Islamism is a religious ideological movement that brooks no real alternatives – so while the State Department proclaims “a legitimate Islamism,” it fails to acknowledge that Islamism, “legitimate” or not, is deeply intolerant of any other modes of expression religious or otherwise" wrote Ben Shapiro. He continued "Not only that, but Islamism works hand-in-glove with terror groups around the world. Simply because a regime does not openly house al Qaida does not mean that the regime doesn’t support al Qaida; just because a regime pretends at democracy doesn’t mean that it has real democratic values."