Obama disrespects the Foley family and encourages ISIS

Yesterday I enjoyed a magnificently scenic drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia for an evening speaking engagement. There’s something majestic about driving through mountains and across the countryside.

As we were driving, of course I was listening to the news coverage surrounding the aftermath of the savage beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley. I found particularly disturbing the extremely weak statement made by President Barack Hussein Obama.

You’d think an American president would be able to find the words from within his heart to express the anger and outrage, and submit a course of action against this terrorist army, which would be clear, concise, and direct. However, it wasn’t just the words that were weak, it was what President Obama did afterwards that made me wonder — are you serious?

Because afterwards, our president immediately exited, made a quick change to head out to the links for more golf where he could flash a full smile so disrespectful to the Foley family. The cover of the New York Daily News referred to it as “Bam’s Golf War.” What message does that send to our enemy, and especially to our allies? The optics of Obama driving around in a golf cart thoroughly erase and invalidate any words he had just previously spoken – however weak they were.

And to add insult to injury, why would the Obama administration then admit it had conducted a failed rescue operation for Foley? That yields two results, it provides insight into your tactics and alerts the enemy as to what you had done — and failed.

This elicits memories of the failed Desert One mission of President Jimmy Carter during the Iranian hostage crisis. But this is typical of an administration more concerned with politics that practicality. It is the result of an administration always scrambling to react, showing it’s “doing something.” Instead nothing should have been said about this operation — which now becomes a propaganda tool for ISIS and other Islamic terror groups.

We must never pay ransom to nor negotiate with any terrorist organization. There is only one language Islamic terrorists comprehend and that is the language of strength and might.

What we are not doing is leveraging the full military might of the United States against these terrorists — to hell with nation building. Since August 8th, the United States has launched 90 aerial attacks against ISIS. That means over the past two weeks America has responded with 6-7 air attacks a day against ISIS — that is hardly a deliberate air campaign. However, in understanding the Obama administration it is a matter again of the appearance of “doing something.”

In addition, what does it mean to have the Attorney General Eric Holder stating, “they will be brought to justice?” Why are we talking about the FBI conducting an investigation? Ok, let me do the investigation for you guys.

A member of an Islamic terror organization beheaded an American probably in Syria — we don’t need to file charges, arrest the guy, read him his rights and bring him back to the United States. We need one simple response: kill him and his fellow jihadists, wherever they are!

This is not some Mayberry RFD law enforcement operation. This is war. But again, the Obama administration sees this as a “criminal investigation” and wants to be seen as “doing something” — rhetoric. I just have to ask, so when is the FBI going to Syria to conduct its investigation?

Message to Eric Holder: your empty words of “we will hold the perpetrators accountable” does not scare a jihadist in Syria or Iraq one iota – as a matter of fact they are laughing themselves silly at your assertion. They see you as a weakling, as well as your boss, and afraid to combat them.

The bottom line is this: President Barack Hussein Obama in an intractable progressive socialist who has no interest in defending and protecting America or Americans. He is a political animal who finds himself having to contend with an enemy that does not respond to teleprompter speeches — or his promise of making the oceans recede. I would not be surprised if within the next 48-72 hours ISIS sends America another “message.”

Obama’s inaction only prompts more action from the enemy. But perhaps that’s what he wants.

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Xerocky
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It’s really in poor taste to even be on the course, but to be laughing without a care in the world is insult to injury.

Wendy Slafka
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I hope you enjoyed our lovely city Pittsburgh. As for Obama, we are in deep deep trouble and it seems there is nothing ANYONE can do except get on their knees and pray every day that we survive as a country these last two years and that we oust Harry Reid from the Senate.

Andrew Wood
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Wendy, that is the smartest reply I have heard all morning.

FreedomWriter
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This is slowly becoming like the story of Israel, where civilians are in terror due to these jihadists fighting for islam. The lack of in action by obama is also creating terror amongst Americans because they are beginning to feel defenseless. The difference with the Israeli and American citizens is at least the Israeli’s know their government is doing everything in their power to fight the enemy. That is true leadership, country and leaders working together to fight terror and the enemy. I feel the pain of the Americans of knowing you can do something but not being able to… Read more »
12grace
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May James Foley be in heaven now. And may G-d bless and help the family of James Foley as they grieve the brutal murder by their beloved family member. My prayers are with this family.

ISIS and the other blood-thirsty beasts that support them, will soon be reduced to dust as the G-d of the Bible will see to it that they get the punishment they are due.

Makup Urmind
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G-d? Really? Are you afraid to spell God? Are you afraid of America’s home grown terrorists known as Atheists? For evil to triumph all good people have to do is nothing. Or cower in fear from evil. Stand up to the bully’s known as Atheists or bow before them.

12grace
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Makeup Unmind. You don’t understand, you might want to to a Google search. I don’t spell out his name out of respect for HIM not out of fear of Atheists. Smile.

Bob Bartlett
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It’s amazing how people can criticize someone when they are the ones being naïve.

12grace
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It’s OK Bob, we are living in very upsetting times and I understand how you could perceive me as yet another person, cowering to the PC cops.

Bob Bartlett
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LOL. I see you as one who is waterboarding the PC cops! Keep up the good work!

VAHAWK
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Obama = Turd

Mohammed's pink swastika
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Mohammed's pink swastika

LOL!!! I love a deep thinker.

Dude, if I could give you 10 thumbs up, I would.

Sothern Gal
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Sports is all that Obama thinks about -referring ISIS to a JV – is deliberately obtuse in my opinion. Perhaps Obama will invite Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the WH for a beer.

HanaMaui
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I love how everybody just comes on here and like Allen West, all they do is whine about Obama. If Obama started crapping $1000 bills, he would be accused of causing inflation. George Bush spent 500 days on vacation while thousands of Americans died. Nobody seemed to care. Obama clearly stated that he see’s this as a long term process and that he is going to take the situation head on. I don’t see Congress doing anything. IF Obama does something he is accused of overstepping, he doesn’t do enough, he’s accused of being soft. The Right can’t have it… Read more »
Camotim
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And President Biush made, and still makes, weekly visits to WIAs. obama has made zero visits. obama cant because he is araid of being spit. Te vastt majoroiy of those who served in OEF/OIF/OND hate obama. He has screwd over vets with an intentional vengeance not known of and his ROEs meant that Americans had to die lest we offend some raghead raping a child. And not the death of a single person since 11 September 2001 is tragic to you as you are a raghead lover

HanaMaui
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if i’d sent a bunch of people to be critically wounded and to their deaths based on a lie, i’d feel guilty and visity them too. ROE”s are part of every war. Wars have rules and laws. Every E-1 knows that. Quite whining like a bi#ch. And if i didn’t think it was tragic, then why did i say it was tragic? I don’t love people who kill Americans, but i HATE Americans who send Americans to die for lies and/or nothing.

Makup Urmind
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For the record, I am not now, nor will I ever be, an Obama fan. I am a fan of reality and truth. Allen West, once upon a time, you had the gonads to run for president and I championed you at the time. Since your loss, you have showed very little of the person that I thought you were, a person of integrity and courage. I find you in this post whining about Obama playing golf. Two things about this. Are you trying to make us believe that you would be a 100% of the time president; no vacations,… Read more »
dmacid
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Past time to put him on a permanent vacation. I’m tired of tax payers paying for his basically 6 yr vacation. He could spend all his time golfing and dumb BB Ball. He doesn’t seem to want to take responsibility and do his job description. Part of which is keeping Americans & America safe and following the Constitution. He has failed the main 2 rules in his job description.

Cherry
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I loved the reference to Mayberry RFD! 🙂 Yes, Allan, this administration is full of idiot sidekicks. Yet, we must not disparage Sheriif Andy Taylor by equating Obama to him. Andy was a saint, and Obama just another sinner.

MotherBatherick
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Andy Griffith played a character on a tv show. obama is also a character but of another kind.

Mason Day III
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DumBO is more like Barney Fife !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gordon Waite
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Every day I awake sickened that America is weaker than the day before. Liberals have one goal, and that is to destroy our government and this Republic.

No way out
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Shut up

Gordon Waite
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Another Obamite trying to deny others their right to free speech if it goes against their beliefs! Thanks no way, for proving not only that you are too ignorant to debate intelligently, but when other say things you do not agree with you respond in anger instead of logic.

No way out
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you’re free to continue your idiocy, please continue.

nacazo
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“Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out”

-David Horowitz

No way out
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Hilarious

Tommie
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Give ’em hell, Allan. Agree completely. Those ISIS animals need to be erased from the face of the earth. While we’re at it just take out Islam, period!

jimwilson81
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I am getting tired of the inefficiency of the administration.I am at the point where I don’t watch the news that much anymore.

Poser Hunter
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I simply despise that ass in the WH.
However, I love you Allen.

No way out
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Allen, you’re a turbo buffoon

Jacqueline Lynn
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And you should speak to the troops whose lives were saved by Lt. Col. West’s actions on a war front line! Whose life has Barry Soetero ever saved? When did Barry put himself ON THE LINE for anyone?!

No way out
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never a soul saved by his actions that day, do some reading

No way out
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None were saved, there was nothing averted by his actions, please quit revising history, take off the horse blinders and do some research. You’re a liar.

Craig
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Pay attention not to this POS
…Mr. West, I got your six!

No way out
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yaint gotz nuttin

No way out
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You’ve got “rat arms” That I could guess

No way out
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lol, you ain’t got shite

No way out
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Allen is a war criminal

MotherBatherick
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I feel sorry for obama’s kids. When they grow up and look back, this is the legacy their father has left them.

nacazo
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Lt. West, you are a Churchill in the wilderness years. We will need you soon. Keep spreading the truth.

Guest
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Lt. Col…

Roy
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i thought USA wanted change, here it is.

Brenda Huddleston
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Mr. West,
Thank you for your words of dismay at our President’s failure to understand how the majority of the people he serves feel. No citizen thinks that he should not go on vacation or even play golf, but not during the immediate threat of war that we are now at. His tactless display after the short statement about Mr. Foley, is unforgiveable.

Atanu Banerjee
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Question is not about President’s vacation but US POLICY. Recently they did “negotiate” and exchanged prisoner to release American soldier Bowe, in Afghanistan. And now they contemplate “No Negotiate” with terrorists as Virtue. More shocking – this new brand of terrorists, the latest creation by US policy were also ready for exchanging with one prisoner in Pakistan, apart from demanding ransom. How long US “official” policy would continue with this kind of double standard and how long the whole world would watch horrible war/policy mistakes, one after another ? Thanks.

Dianne Hastie
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That was not US policy. It was Obama, and Obama alone who freed those terrorists (because he wanted to – getting a Islamist deserter out was just gravy).

Chuck Seddio
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great article, rome is burning and it is not nero with a fiddle but obama with a 9 iron,we have been stuck in the last 14 years with inept administrations,after 9/11 bush waited to strike for months and after that invade the wrong country, so we got obama due to anything but bush,and obama is far worse. lets not let this poor young man foley be forgotten but instead act as a wake-up to what must be done. dont wait for the next televised be-heading but strike now,the puppets of obama are conditioning us for a homeland strike so it… Read more »
djmc993150
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What the heck are you talking about??? “Bush waited for months to strike”? Really? Do you really NOT remember or know the events around 9/11 and after or are you just too dimwitted to understand them? Do you understand that AQ and the Taliban were and are two separate entities? That AQ is and was in about 5 seperate countries – Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan? And “invaded the wrong country”?? You mean the one that was violating UN mandates every day like they are nothing, the one that was almost daily shooting at our aircraft enforcing the no… Read more »
Atanu Banerjee
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If President Bush would have targeted JUST ONE & ONLY ONE country – Pakistan (bcoz that time Afghanistan was just a big testicle under Pakistan ) do you think the turbulence we are witnessing in middle east today ? What pretty much happened – hundreds of Qaida affiliates spread across the world.

djmc993150
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Wow,thats just brilliant. So rather than invade Afghanistan where we had a nominal ally (the Norther Alliance) that was a failed state and the person we directly held responsible was actually in. YOU would have us invade a country that is a. Nuclear armed, b. a close ally of China, c. a powerful central government generally supported by its people at the time, d. is in a cold war with another potential ally of ours, India, and perhaps dragging us into that conflict, e. has a powerful well armed and respectable military, f. shares a long border with Iran, g.… Read more »
Atanu Banerjee
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Do you know why US has to “fight” on so many fronts around the world nowadays and still losing precious lives in Afghanistan – more than 10 years and could not exhaust arms of Talibans ? Idiosyncrasy. Perhaps you also know where the kingpin was found and destroyed. Although I can not interrupt your God-gifted potential, but when I say “target”, it does not necessarily mean “invasion” – a term so synonymous with modern US POLICY . Perhaps you also know where the drone strikes are taking place mostly and “lately”. President Bush laid the road to hell and now… Read more »
djmc993150
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and just so you know, when you ‘target’ someone in another country with drones, that is invading, its invading their air space and killing one of their people. Try and wrap your head around the fact not all invasions involve ground troops.

Atanu Banerjee
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Pakistan is US’s Frankenstein – you (they) find a way to deal, and US is creating more and more. I am not the bad CIA agent whose misinformation would lead US go and displace millions of a country and bring unspeakable misery and horror decades to come. So if you don’t like my advise simply shut your eyes. Anyway it’s all done now – isn’t it ?

djmc993150
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So you think we should have used drone strike capability in 2001 which didnt even exist until about 10 years later due to the massive investment in the defense industry caused by the invasion of iraq and afghanistan to avoid going to war in iraq and afghanistan. And oh, do so in a country that is a soveriegn state with no inclination to allow us this free access to their air space and freedom to kill its people, to kill people who wouldnt be in pakistan “lately” because there would have been no driving force for them to have left… Read more »