Friday, September 11, 2015
When Hope n' Change reflects on the anniversary of 9/11, we think of the New York skyline and are overwhelmed by the emptiness. Empty not just of the souls and structures which were once there, but a new and growing emptiness of resolve, national unity, and moral courage.
Over fifty of our nation's top intelligence experts are now complaining that their reports on the dismal progress being made in the fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda are being changed and buried at the topmost levels of government, so that the disconcerting facts don't conflict with the more calming, but entirely untruthful, narrative from the White House.
Barack Hussein Obama's utter failure to enforce his "red line" in Syria when Assad used chemical weapons marked the loss of our last shred of national credibility and opened the door for the rise of ISIS as well as the flood of refugees which is now changing the face of Europe - and quite possibly opening the doors to new acts of terror.
Meanwhile, Al Qaeda is decidedly not "on the run," and ISIS is issuing fresh threats of violence on 9/11 - a day of heightened watchfulness for terror for everyone except the White House and Hillary Clinton's State Department who utterly missed the symbolic significance of the date when considering security measures for our ill-fated people in Benghazi.
In terms of national security, our borders have fallen, ISIS terror cells are being investigated in all 50 states, and those in the highest reaches of government refuse to even speak the words "radical Islamic terror."
Instead, the president claims that nonexistent "manmade climate change" is the only real threat worthy of our national attention - not uncoincidentally because the end result of his climate change policies would be the same deconstruction of the United States sought by our enemies.
Which might be written off as an unintended consequence were it not for the fact that Obama, Kerry, Hillary, and a preponderance of Democrats have also joined forces to deliver $150 billion (plus another $75 billion a year in oil money) to the largest state sponsor of terror in the world. And that's just for them to raise hell with until they complete their now sanctified nuclear weapons.
Many of us had our lives changed irrevocably on 9/11. But sadly, what should have been a galvanizing and uniting event for our entire nation has been forgotten or deliberately buried by too many. Painful truths have been lost in the blur of daily life, celebrity news, fiercely stoked domestic divisiveness, deceptive politicians, and a populace more interested in social media than social responsibility.
The emptiness in their souls is the same emptiness that we see, and will forever see, in that New York city skyline.