Barack Obama gave a speech last night that was full of holes, disinformation, misdirection and outright lies, but more importantly he sent a message to terrorists already in America that he will continue to look the other way, continue to attempt to disarm Americans to make it easier for jihadists to carry out attacks like the one in San Bernardino which killed 14 people and injured at least 17-20 others.
We will get to the outright lies and disinformation later in the article, first let us discuss the blatant misdirection of Obama's statement "Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon? This is a matter of national security."
OBAMA'S NO-FLY AND TERRORIST WATCH LISTS
FACT: The San Bernardino killers were not on the no-fly list. FACT: The Fort Hood killer was not on the No-Fly list. FACT: The Chatanooga shooter was not on the No-Fly list. FACT: The Boston Marathon bombing brothers were not on the No-Fly list.
So.... none of the highest profile, terrorist attackers were on the No-Fly list. Exactly how would preventing those on the No-Fly list from purchasing a gun have prevented any of those terror attacks?
There are no less than 280,000 people with no recognized terrorist group affiliation on the terror watch list. According to reports there are around 700,000 on the No-Fly list, many that "that basically just have the same name as somebody else."
The list has increased 10-fold during Obama's stay in office, growing from 47,000 at the end of Bush's term to 680,000, 40% of whom the government is sure represent some sort of a threat, even if it can't quantify that in any specific way.
When U.S. officials refer to "the watchlist," they typically mean the TSDB, an unclassified pool of information shared across the intelligence community and the military, as well as local law enforcement, foreign governments, and private contractors. According to the government's watchlisting guidelines, published by The Intercept last month, officials don't need"concrete facts" or "irrefutable evidence" to secretly place someone on the list—only a vague and elastic standard of "reasonable suspicion."
These are everyday Americans that have nothing to do with terrorism, they wind up on the no-fly list, there’s no due process or any way to get your name removed from it in a timely fashion, and now they’re having their Second Amendment rights being impeded upon,” Rubio said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. (Source)
Recently it was reported that 72 Department of Homeland Security employees are on the terrorist watch list. That, in and of itself should be a major red flag, because it either means that Obama has filled the DHS with those suspected of being terrorists or that have terrorist affiliations or that the list is full of people that do not belong there, hence barring people that do not belong on the list from obtaining a weapon to defend themselves would be violating innocent Americans Second Amendment right.
Neither of those explanations should inspire confidence.
OBAMA'S NEXT PHASE: DISARMING HIS 'RED LIST'
What Obama is blatantly trying to do is arrange a "list" of people to not only bar from buying a weapon, but to confiscate the weapons they already have. Who decides who goes on that list? If Congress would be foolish enough to pass a bill barring everyone on Obama's no-fly or terrorist watch list, it would be the next step in his long term plan of disarming those on the "red list."
We have already seen the Obama administration declare Christians, right wingers, constitutionalists, preppers, survivalists, Evangelicals, veterans, militias, and others as "dangerous," and "extremists," and other labels which sets all those people up to be put on on Obama's no-fly and terror watch lists," if he gets his wish and Congress approves any such measure.
To put it bluntly, Obama has already labeled every person that is prepared and capable of dending themselves and their families, friends and community, against a tyrannical government, a potential terrorist that would be then added, if they aren't there already, onto his "no-fly list."
LIES AND DISINFORMATION PEPPERS OBAMA'S WHOLE SPEECH
One of the most egregious lies came when Obama stated "That’s why I’ve ordered the Departments of State and Homeland Security to review the visa waiver program under which the female terrorist in San Bernardino originally came to this country."
Of course the White House later issued a "correction," claiming Obama "misspoke," as the female killer did not enter the U.S. under the waiver program but rather the K-1 Fiance Visa programwhich requires vetting from the FBI and DHS, both of which she made it through.
Authorities said that when he returned to the U.S. in July 2014, he brought Malik with him on a fiancee visa. After a background check by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, she was granted a conditional green card last summer.
The fact is ony a small percentage of those that watched the speech will even see the "correction," therefore by deliberately offering the disinformation, Obama did not have to admit the "vetting" process failed spectacularly, especially since that would create an even bigger public backlash against his plans to bring in over 100,000 more "refugees" per year by 2017.
Anyone that truly believes Obama simply misspoke, despite having a carefully crafted speech already written, is either a fool or very naive.
Next - Obama also said "For seven years, I’ve confronted this evolving threat each morning in my intelligence briefing."
In September 2014, the Government Accountability Institute updated an analysis of how much time President Barack Obama has spent attending his Presidential Daily Briefs (PDBs), as recorded on the White House official calendar and Politico’s comprehensive calendar. The updated study covered the president’s first 2,079 days in office, running from January 20, 2009 through September 29, 2014. Of those, President Obama attended a total of 875 Presidential Daily Briefs for an overall 42.09% attendance rate.
Next - Obama stated "we will continue to provide training and equipment to tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting ISIL on the ground so that we take away their safe havens."
So basically Barack Obama just informed ISIS we would continue to train their soldiers and supply them with weapons to kill us with!
Another huge lie is Obama's assertion of "We also need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons like the ones that were used in San Bernardino."
As reported by multiple sources California already "bars assault weapons, blocks the sale of large-capacity magazines and requires universal background checks for all gun purchases," as reported by the AP, via Yahoo News.
Anyone think at the next White House presser any media outlet will have the courage or intellectual honesty to ask either Obama or his mouth-piece how new nationwide laws making it harder to get "assault weapons" would prevent any mass shootings when CA already has those laws and just suffered one of the worst terror attacks?
Barrack Hussein Obama had two goals he wanted to accomplish in his Oval office speech, one was listed above, the implementation of the next phase of his plan to go after "red listers."
His second goal, as shown by the following quote from his speech, was to protect the Islamic extremists already in America:
But just as it is the responsibility of Muslims around the world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all Americans — of every faith — to reject discrimination. It is our responsibility to reject religious tests on who we admit into this country. It’s our responsibility to reject proposals that Muslim Americans should somehow be treated differently.........
When a religion, any religion, encourages violence against anyone that does not believe as they do, when those teachings are being used to slaughter hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of innocent Christians around the world, when it is used to justify the massacre of innocents at a center helping the disabled as happened in San Bernardino, then yes, they should be treated differently, their should be a suspension of bringing more into America that want us dead.
When Obama lies, people die and with the amount of lies in his latest speech, more innocent Americans are guaranteed to die because he will not confront the true enemy.
When those so-called "moderate" Muslims, stand up and police their own, putting an end to terror attacks and slaughtering of innocents, THEN, and only then will they be relevant to the debate.
For those that want to read the entire transcript, it can be found at Heavy.com, who offers the clarification at the bottom of "The White House issued a statement saying Obama should not have said “visa waiver program” when referring to the way the female San Bernardino shooter entered the country. The correction removes the world waiver from the sentence. She entered on a K-1, or fiancee, visa."
The White House website transcript of the speech says there is a correction, but doesn't inform the public of the nature of the correction, because again, then they would have to admit one of the San Bernardino killers was supposedly "vetted."
For those that did not watch the speech, the full clip is embedded below: