Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Obama's War on America
By Alan Caruba
While the debate rages about the White House policy regarding conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, a very real war is being waged here in America…by President Obama and his appointees.
It was particularly noticeable to anyone paying attention that Obama has yet to have called the Fort Hood massacre an act of Islamic “terrorism” despite ample evidence that it was.
Within his administration, some very strange appointments are occurring, not the least of which is the presidential appointment of Arif Alikhan to a top job in Homeland Security. Alikhan is a Muslim and a former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor.
In his new job, Alikhan will be the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy Development. In his former job, he was in charge of public safety for the city and observers noted that he was responsible for derailing the LA Police Department’s plan to monitor activities and individuals within the Muslim community.
Vincent Gioia, a retired patent attorney, living in Palm Desert, California, first called this to public attention in late September on his blog. Gioia noted that Los Angeles is home to “numerous radical mosques” and where “some of the 9/11 hijackers had received support from local residents. “Alikhan is strongly anti-Israel; he has referred to the terrorist organization Hezbollah as a ‘liberation movement’” despite the fact that is on the U.S. official terrorist list.
If Alikhan was opposed to law enforcement authorities monitoring individuals, organizations, and local mosques in Los Angeles, one must assume that it will become the policy of the Homeland Security Department on a nationwide basis.
The failure of law enforcement and national security agencies to alert the military that the Fort Hood murderer was known or suspected of being a jihadist suggests that failures of this sort on a national basis will guarantee more 9/11s.
In late September, Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security Secretary swore into office Damascus-born Kareem Shora, the national executive director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, to a position on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, a group of “national security experts that advises the Secretary. One can only imagine what kind of advice she will be receiving from someone heading up an organization whose purpose is to whitewash the continuing record of Islamic terrorist activities in America.
Samantha Power is a member of Obama’s National Security Council and is widely known for her anti-Israel views including the notion that everything the U.S. does in the Middle East reflects Israeli influence. Responsible for shaping national security policies, Power reportedly doesn’t believe Iran is developing nuclear weapons despite the fact that it is obvious to everyone that it is…and bragging about it. Presumably her advice to the president will favor America’s and Israel’s enemies.
What is apparent to anyone paying attention is that Obama has surrounded himself with the most radical advisors and members of the administration imaginable. It was bad enough that FDR’s and Truman’s administration had been thoroughly infiltrated by Soviet agents, but Obama’s is blatant about its choices.
There’s Chief Diversity Officer, Federal Communications Commission, Mark Lloyd, who formerly worked for George Soros, the billionaire who funds anti-America groups. Lloyd publicly praised Venezuelan Communist dictator, Hugo Chavez. He’s no fan of the First Amendment or of conservative radio and television news commentators.
Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, who has been oblivious to the failings of the UN. She is on the board of the UN Fund for UNICEP, an agency that has reportedly been “repeatedly caught giving aid to terrorists.” She is the epitome of see no evil, hear no evil.”
Another appointee with ties to George Soros is Rosa Brooks who used to work for a foundation funded by him. She has never seen a terrorist group that wasn’t the fault of America’s war on terrorism. No fan of the war in Iraq, one must assume this applies as well to Afghanistan. She is the Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy!
This is the pattern at this point, barely a year into the Obama administration, and it is confirmation that Obama is more involved with his war on America than any other enemies on his radar screen.