I still remember the movie with Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro called “Wag the Dog.” It was all about a Hollywood-generated combat operation to deceive the American people — it was loosely related to Bill Clinton’s desire to shift attention from the Monica Lewinsky issue. Heck there are plenty of folks who still believe Roosevelt knew about Pearl Harbor but let it happen. Or even modern day conspiracy theorists who deny Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida, and 19 Islamic jihadists had anything to do with the 9-11 attacks.
However, why don’t we hear anyone questioning Barack Hussein Obama about the so-called “humanitarian disaster” that prompted our U.S. intervention to arm and support Islamists in Libya? I’m not aware of any massive slaughter of people by Gadaffi, especially in comparison to that of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. Deception? And why? Heck, we fail to ask the only pertinent question about what happened at Benghazi — was the anti-Islam video a false narrative? If it was — which we all know to be true — then why was the false narrative created? Well, it’s simple, you only create a false narrative for the purpose of deceiving — kinda like, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”
So this piece penned by my friend Andy McCarthy at the National Review is quite interesting. McCarthy says the newly-named Khorasan group doesn’t exist — it is a fictitious name invented by the Obama administration for the purpose of deception.
“The president has been compelled to act against a jihad that has neither ended nor been “decimated.” The jihad, in fact, has inevitably intensified under his counterfactual worldview, which holds that empowering Islamic supremacists is the path to security and stability. Yet even as war intensifies in Iraq and Syria — even as jihadists continue advancing, continue killing and capturing hapless opposition forces on the ground despite Obama’s futile air raids — the president won’t let go of the charade. Hence, Obama gives us the Khorosan Group. The who? There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.”
It is rather perplexing that an Islamic terrorist group no one had been tracking – well – except for Eric Holder who says he’d known about it for two years — all of a sudden becomes a household name. However, in less than a week we have heard nothing more since the first-night bombing of eight Khorasan targets — which supposedly killed the leader of the group.
So is there really a Khorasan group? McCarthy believes not, “The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaida. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s U.S.-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaida who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaida, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaida.” “Core al-Qaida,” you are to understand, is different from “Jabhat al-Nusra,” which in turn is distinct from “al-Qaida in Iraq” (formerly “al-Qaida in Mesopotamia,” now the “Islamic State” al-Qaida spin-off that is, itself, formerly “al-Qaida in Iraq and al-Sham” or “al-Qaida in Iraq and the Levant”). That al-Qaida, don’t you know, is a different outfit from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula . . . which, of course, should never be mistaken for “al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb,” “Boko Haram,” “Ansar al-Sharia,” or the latest entry, “al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent.”
So really what the Obama administration is attempting to replicate — badly – is the old Abbott and Costello “who’s on first” routine. Now that sketch is comical even today — and the Obama administration does provide a good laugh and humor — not to us, but to our Islamo-fascist and jiahdist enemy.
You see, Obama can’t bring himself to admit he was wrong — the essence of a self-absorbed narcissist — and even worse, his loyal kool-aid drinking acolytes can’t either. Obama declared two years ago that “Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida has been decimated and on the run.” Well, as ESPN College Gameday commentator Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friend” — with his trusted pencil. What was once al-Qaida in Iraq is indeed now ISIS. And the group Jabhat al-Nusra was created in Syria and is the representation of al-Qaida in Syria. So the Obama administration has basically created a new “boogeyman” to deceive the American people from understanding that al-Qaida is thriving — clearly not decimated.
So you have to ask, who is the mastermind behind the scenes creating the deception? Valerie Jarrett? David Axelrod? Maybe we’ll soon have Steven Spielberg playing Dustin Hoffman’s character played in “Wag the Dog.”
As McCarthy writes, “Coming soon, al-Qaida on Hollywood and Vine.”
Obama is incredulous that the world didn’t submit to his radiance and run about fields of daisies singing and playing harps in tranquility. But instead of being angry at the Islamo-fascist and jihadists — Obama and his progressive socialist lefty cronies aim their angst at the “real enemy” — those pesky constitutional conservatives and those hate-filled Islamophobes.
It’s far easier to rant about “let me make myself clear, ISIS is not Islamic” — nah, they’re just wayward Amish fellas. And his highness the theologian-in-chief admonishes us all last week stating that “Islam reaches peace” — yep, and Obama is upholding his oath of office to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The most transparent administration in history is nothing more than a really good sham and collection of deceptive con artists. The sad thing is that whether purposeful or not, the incompetence and progressive socialist ideology forces them to do what they do best — instill fear, coerce, intimidate, lie, and deceive — all at the expense of our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.