ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing September 25, 2014 on The American Thinker website.
President Obama has a “feel safe” sleep aid for Americans — stop thinking about Islamic terrorism as a domestic threat, and stop fretting about amnesty.
Don’t toss and turn because terrorists motivated by radical Islamic beliefs aren’t included in the FBI’s newly released “2013 National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism.” According to the highly-respected journalist Bill Gertz, writing for the Washington Free Beacon on Aug. 29:
The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting — both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
Indeed, Islamists are specifically excluded as domestic threats, according to Gertz:
Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements — none motivated by radical Islam.
They include anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with “sovereign citizen” nationalists, and anarchists. Other domestic threat groups outlined by the FBI assessment include violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.
Gertz also mentioned that a former FBI agent told him that the FBI has appointed a domestic Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support organization leader to an FBI advisory council at the Washington headquarters. Clearly, he’s had his way with how FBI assesses threats:
FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said the issue of not identifying Islamist-origin terrorism in the report “has more to do with how the FBI, from an organizational standpoint, distinguishes [domestic terrorism] and [international terrorism].”
Thus, our shared national nightmare on 9/11/01 brought to us transnationally by Osama bin Laden wouldn’t qualify as domestic terrorism, according to the FBI.
Also not included in the “Threat Assessment” is any of the 36 members of Islamic terrorist organizations on the FBI’s list of 38 “Most Wanted Terrorists.”
Here’s another insomnia-inducer. Four men with ties to terrorist organizations tried to cross the Texas border on Sept. 10, according to Rep. Jacob Chaffetz (R-Utah) who appeared on “The Kelly File” on Fox News on Sept. 17:
Today at a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the report that four men tried to cross the Texas border last week, and that they have known ties to terrorist organizations. Johnson said that he had “heard reports to that effect” but did not know the accuracy of the reports.
Even if the four illegals were on the “Most Wanted” list, they wouldn’t make mention in the “Threat Assessment” either. Maybe they would if they’d made it over the fence and through an unlocked door of the White House, as one intruder happened to do last Friday. Unless, of course, it was accompanied by a shout of “Allahu Akbar.”
The scandal-plagued Secret Service, contrary to assumptions south of the border down Mexico way, hasn’t adopted the Boss’s “Y’all come” policy for his amnesty-induced “Dreamers.”
Even Obama’s “Dream” team at the Washington Post is concerned that the Homeland Security Department is overwhelmed by “terrorist strikes and cyberattacks” and the “crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the southwest border in recent months.” The Post reported Monday that the agency is losing top-level management at an alarming rate due to “dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies.”
Here’s another eye-popper. The U.S. State Department has posted a list of dozens of “Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations,” the vast majority of which are Islamic. Couple that with Homeland Security Secretary Johnson admitting to Chaffetz:
“466,000 people have been captured crossing the border over the last 351 days. Those who were captured came from 143 different countries, including Syria, Iraq and Iran.… 157,000 people got away.”
Be happy, don’t worry that any of them is on the State Department’s list. Rest assured that none of this should cause us to pace the floor when those recurring amnesty nightmares intensify after the election.
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden promised that President Barack Obama would “do an awful lot” for illegal immigrants with executive actions toward amnesty. He said if Republicans don’t “see the lord” on immigration after the midterm elections, then they will feel some “lightning,” according to Breitbart News.
Is Vice “lord” Biden admitting that such an executive action by “lord” Obama violates the Constitution? The rest of us won’t “feel” it, just the GOP. Right.
According to Andrew Johnson, writing for National Review, Obama’s amnesty advocates are giving him a pass until December:
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is giving President Obama some wiggle room on his executive action on immigration, saying it can wait even until after a potential December runoff that could decide control of the Senate.
It might be the trailer for Bad Santa 2. It opens with Obama at the National Christmas Tree lighting. He shows off his Christmas Sharpie and iPhone 6 Plus. He proclaims that he’s checked his list for who’s naughty or nice and throws the amnesty free for all switch. Roll credits as another national nightmare begins.
Take two Obama placebos and call Congress in the morning. They need all the wakeup calls we can make.