“Our President is more concerned about photo opportunities with dictators and coddling the enemies of the West than he is about our safety.” – Scott Taylor, U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret.)
“[N]ow Obama says terrorism is his number one priority? I thought he told the world that his number one priority is climate change? It’s difficult to gauge who’s the bigger fibber: Obama or Hillary Clinton.” – Det. Michael Snopes, New York Police Dept. (Ret.)
A day after being blasted by members of both political parties for attending a U.S.-Cuba baseball game in the aftermath of the deadly Brussels terror attacks on Tuesday, President Barack Obama reiterated his public response to the Islamic State’s latest rampage was heartfelt and he stated during a Wednesday press conference in Argentina his battle against global terrorism is his top priority.
“This is my No. 1 priority,” said Obama speaking while he stood beside Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri during the Obama family’s visit to that South American country.
“I’ve got a lot of things on my plate, but my top priority is to defeat ISIL, and to eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism,” Obama sternly said. But a number of the President’s critics — mostly Republican lawmakers and some Democrats — believe he’s only reacting to criticism as he has done repeatedly since the start of his administration.
“The moment he feels he’s being singled out for a misstep or a mistake, Obama lashes out. This latest episode is just another in a series of public relations mistakes that began with Obama calling a police officer’s actions stupid before having all the information. He then had a photo opportunity at the White House with him and that police officers sharing beers,” said former US. Marine intelligence operative and police detective Michael Snopes.
Political strategist Mike Baker agrees with Det. Snopes: “This is more of the same nonsense. During the game he spoke more about the lack of black people in powerful positions in sports such as baseball. Besides, now he says terrorism is his number one priority? I thought he told the world that his number one priority is climate change? It’s difficult to gauge who’s the bigger fibber: Obama or Hillary Clinton.”
Pentagon Ordered to Spin War on Terrorism As Being Successful
On Tuesday, U.S. warplanes attacked an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorist training camp in war-torn Yemen located next to the Saudi Kingdom, according to the Pentagon’s Press Secretary Peter Cook.
The camp was located in the mountains and was being used by more than 70 AQAP terrorists, Cook said in a press statement released on the same day as the Islamist bombings in Brussels, Belgium.
While there is no confirmation of the casualties suffered by the jihadists, the Obama administration is claiming “dozens of AQAP [terrorists and trainees] have been removed from the battlefield.”
The U.S. airstrike on Tuesday “deals a blow to AQAP’s ability to use Yemen as a base for attacks that threaten U.S. persons, and it demonstrates our commitment to defeating al-Qaida and denying it safe haven,” Cook said in the statement.
The Pentagon also reported that American and coalition forces have continued to take the offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists in both Syria and Iraq, Joint Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Wednesday.
While many former and present military commanders have testified before congress or said during interviews with broadcast and print news media, the Obama administration has its own agenda that may have little to do with military, intelligence or law enforcement.