Talking on Fox & Friends Monday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said that “we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind.” Trump was chastising President Barack Obama for policies that invite acts of terror like the recent attack in Orlando.
The fact that Trump was blasting Obama is nothing new, but the media – fixated on extracting bombshell stories from every word Trump utters – ran with Trump’s comment that Obama may have had “something else in mind.”
“And the something else in mind — you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable,” Trump said.
Trump doubled down the next day with a Facebook post that read “Hillary Clinton — is CROOKED! Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” The post linked to a Breitbart article reporting the same.
Was Trump saying that Obama was a Benedict Arnold in our midst? Was Obama the ultimate sleeper agent? Or was Trump saying that Obama’s failed Arab policies have created an environment in which ISIS thrives?
Cable talk shows ran with the sensationalized story for days, and the headline was splashed on frontpages across the country. The question asked: How could a nominee from a major political party ever accuse a sitting president of aiding and abetting the enemy?
The media’s preconceived answer: He must be nuts. Much to the chagrin of the media, however, Trump was not nuts; he was spot-on.
Trump was arguing that for eight years, Obama has fumbled his way through Middle Eastern diplomacy. From the red line that did not exist to the regretful toppling of Gaddafi to indirectly aiding ISIS by opposing Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, Obama has failed.
America has felt the sting of a terror attack every year since Obama took the oath of office. And while Islamic terrorists continue to hit America, Obama has led the charge to admit Muslim refugees.
“The Obama administration believes it will be able to process many more Syrian refugees in the last half of fiscal 2016 than in the first six months, allowing it to meet its goal of admitting at least 10,000 by Sept. 30,” Reuters reported with a gleeful tone. But that is just the tip of the iceberg, as Obama is poised to import 1,000,000 Muslims before he boards Marine One in January.
But what does that mean for an America in which two acts of terror – one in San Bernardino and the other in Orlando – have occurred within a time span of just over six months? What does that mean for a Western world in which acts of terror can be executed with minimal cost yet dramatically alter the policies of the nation hit?
Europe – the cradle of Western civilization – is undergoing a demographic shift. European nations are overrun with Arab migrants who have arrived with no intentions of abandoning their fighting faith. Why should they?
Today, mosques are being built in Europe while cathedrals remain echo chambers with empty pews. Though London rejected plans from a Muslim group to build a mega-mosque three times larger than St. Paul’s, with the mayoral election of Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, it is a safe bet that a mega-mosque will be in London’s future.
But this is not the first time the West has faced a crisis with Islam. In 732, Muslim invaders had the West on the run. It was at this time Charles Martel intervened. While he was burdened with every tactical disadvantage, Martel waged a miraculous victory at the Battle of Tours. His victory was so smashing that in its aftermath he earned the nickname “The Hammer.”
Historians credit his win with saving the West from Islamic colonization. Had Martel failed, the West would have fallen.
But almost 13 centuries later, Europe is besieged by Muslim migrants who not only refuse to assimilate to the West; they refuse to tolerate any criticism of their fighting faith. Just ask Charlie Hebdo.
Where Martel expelled the Muslim invaders from the West, Obama is opening the door for a Muslim Trojan horse via his refugee program. Where Martel saw an enemy and fought with urgency, Obama sees a peaceful religion that means no harm. At the very moment the West needs a hammer, Obama has opted for an olive branch. This is exactly what Trump means when he says that Americans “cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts.”
How is Trump wrong?