On Monday President Obama delivered a statement after a series of attacks that took place in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota that left many injured. Obama went on to say that, “the US’s continued campaign against the Islamic State terror group is instigating a lot of people to carry out attacks on American citizens”.
While Obama is promising to continue this fight, I find it kind of crazy coming from the man that had done nothing for so long, as ISIS grew stronger. Not to mention, he allowed them to be armed with items we provided.
Should we not take pause here and consider exactly what Obama is saying? We are ALLOWING thousands and thousands of refugees into the U.S without being properly screened as we continue to attack ISIS. Not only are we INSTIGATING, but we are potentially LETTING THEM IN!
I call bull s**t on this whole feel good speech. How are we supposed to stay calm and strong at HOME when we are turning into sitting ducks. Obama has ruined our military and made our country weak. Now we get to sit and watch ISIS and those that pledge their allegiance take out innocent Americans. He tells Americans that we “all have a role to play”, but FAILS his.
Business Insider reports:
Obama delivered a statement following a series of weekend terror attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota that injured dozens of people but did not claim any lives. The attack in Minnesota had no apparent connection to the bombings on the East Coast, the president said.
“We will continue to lead the global coalition in the fight to destroy ISIL, which is instigating a lot of people over the internet to carry out attacks,” Obama said. “We are going to continue to go after them. We are going to take out their leaders. We’re going to take out their infrastructure.”
No terror group has taken responsibility for the New York and New Jersey bombings, but a man wanted in connection to the attacks was captured by authorities late Monday morning.
The president and his administration have often said in the aftermath of attacks that increasing pressure applied to the Islamic State overseas has resulted in the terror group executing more attacks on civilians.
Secretary of State John Kerry said in July after the Orlando nightclub massacre and the attack in Nice, France, that the attacks had proved ISIS was “on the run.”
In his statement, Obama also said it was “important to remember what terrorists and extremists are trying to do.”
“They want to hurt innocent people, but they also want to inspire fear in all of us,” the president said. “And disrupt the way we live. To undermine our values. And so even as we want to be vigilant and aggressive in preventing senseless acts of violence … we all have a role to play as citizens in making sure that we don’t succumb to that fear.”
Obama called the citizens of New York and New Jersey “no better example of that,” and mentioned conversations he had with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. All three were quick to make that point, he said.