White-Out

This week, in the wake of the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history, President Obama’s Department of Justice, via US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, released an excerpt of the transcript between Omar Mateen, the Islamic terrorist, and a 911 operator.  However, the excerpt provided was scrubbed to exclude references to “ISIS” and ISIS leader “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.” It was as if Obama and Lynch chose to use White-Out to cover up after another Islamic terrorist attack.

Thankfully, following an overwhelming outcry from American citizens, Attorney General Lynch reversed course in less than 24 hours and released the full transcript of the 911 calls.  It’s extremely troubling though, to say the least, that anyone in our government would think that omitting such relevant info is appropriate.

This is how the scrubbed transcript was initially released:

Orlando Police Dispatcher (OD): Emergency 911, this is being recorded.

Shooter (OM): In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial [in Arabic]

OD: What?

OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

OD: What’s your name?

OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to [omitted].

OD: Ok, What’s your name?

OM: I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted].

OD: Alright, where are you at?

OM: In Orlando.

OD: Where in Orlando?

[End of call.]

Imagine for just a moment, how this kind of approach might have read on December 8, 1941 when President Franklin Roosevelt responded to the deliberate attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor:

“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of [omitted].  I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by [omitted] on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the [omitted] empire.”

Looking back in history now, we would see such a response from the POTUS as not only ludicrous and naive but more importantly, mortally dangerous.  Thankfully, President Roosevelt understood the existential threat posed by Japan and he not only named them as the enemy, but he responded with these words:  “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.  There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.”

Fast forward seventy-five years though, and we see an administration that is either so stooped in political correctness that it cannot bring itself to allow the words of the actual terrorist to be disclosed, or worse, it naively believes that there really is no threat posed by ISIS and its Islamic soldiers, who walk among us.  Based on the actions and words of Obama and his administration over the last seven years, there is no question that the President seeks to provide cover for Islam.

As noted, because of political pressure, Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynn acquiesced.  But her initial willingness to “white-out” the facts that are perhaps the most relevant to explaining the motive behind the worst mass shooting in our history, is extremely telling.  And it’s not unprecedented for the Obama administration.  There have been other instances when words were changed to deemphasize the role Islamic terrorism has played in other attacks.

If you’ve ever used the product White Out to cover up a word, you know that while the product’s white smudge hides the mistake, the original word is still underneath.  Likewise, while Obama and his underlings may attempt to white-out Islamic terrorism, the grave threat this 1400 year old ideology poses remains.  And as Obama continues to employ this white-out strategy, American lives will continue to hang in the balance, just as they did in Los Angeles, Little Rock, Ft. Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, Orlando, and more.

The question we must ask ourselves is what role has Obama’s failed and dangerous strategy played in the loss of American lives?  And how many more lives will we continue to lose between now and January 20, 2017, Obama’s last day in office?  No one knows.  But one thing is for certain, there is no chance that Obama will reverse course at this point. 

But there are at least three steps you and I can take to counter Obama’s dangerous white-out policy:

  1. Individually we must remain vigilant.  All muslims are not terrorists and they do not all pose a threat.  But nearly all terrorists over the last couple decades have come from the Islamic faith, interpreting its doctrine and teachings in keeping with their founder, Muhammed.  So be aware of this truth.  If you see something or someone that appears suspicious, inform your local law enforcement.

  2. Inform your friends, family and neighbors of the the reality of the threat of Islamic terrorism.  Forward this article to others.  Make sure they are provided with news from sources other than ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and even FoxNews.  There are many unfiltered and non-politically correct sites that can provide you and others with the true nature and scope of the threat posed by Islamic terrorism.  Three which I consider very credible are Center for Security Policy, Political Islam, and Act for America.  

  3. We must encourage our political leaders and law enforcement to step up and fill-in the gap that Obama has created.  You’ve heard the old saying that “all politics is local.”  This same concept applies to law enforcement.  Your local sheriff is likely the most important individual who will either acknowledge the threat of Islamic terrorism or he will embrace the Obama “white-out” strategy.  Thankfully, my local Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond has taken a strong stand against Islamic terrorism, following the Islamic attack in 2015 in Chattanooga that killed five servicemen.  And while his stand has brought great criticism by the naive apologists for Islam, Sheriff Hammond has remained steadfast in his understanding of the threat, and because of this, our community is safer as a result.

I close with the thoughts of two of our founders and the responsibility we all bear, for both our individual safety and our nation’s liberty.

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty.”  Thomas Jefferson

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” Thomas Paine

Mark