In case you did not catch the program Hardball, I will try to bring you up to speed. State Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf, appeared on the show with Chris Matthews. The discussion between the two turned to what to do about ISIS. Ms. Harf pointed out that we are killing the militants and that we will continue to do so, but she hastened to add, “We cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war.” Rather, she stated, the U.S. needs to combine its efforts with those of other nations to create an economic environment that would address the root cause of the problem: poverty, lack of opportunity, and poor governance. Essentially she was saying that some good-paying jobs with benefits and a few other creature comforts would erode the supply of radical Islamic extremists and tamp down the flames of terrorism. Now it scares me that Marie Harf might actually believe that, but what really scares me is that she is simply the mouth-piece for a bunch of naïve folks running our foreign policy.
If that is the case, then we should see Section 8 housing assistance popping up throughout Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Libya any day now, along with an Obama-phone, food stamps, and a welfare check or two throughout the month. From a socialist perspective, that is the best way to start helping people—get them on the government dole. The federal government, as the major stockholder of GM, could apply some muscle and try to get a GM plant or two built over there. What a great advertising campaign GM could have out of that: While we are making the Chevrolet Volt and eliminating carbon from the global atmosphere, we are also cleaning up global terrorism by providing good-paying jobs to potential extremists!
Can you envision it? The phone rings. The young Islamic extremist rushes over and answers it. He listens intently then replies, Oh no, Abdul—there is no way I can go on Jihad today. No, no, no, my friend. Have you not heard that I have landed one of those jobs over at the GM plant? Oh yes, good pay, great benefits, and we get to be in the union, man! Praise Allah! Of course, as soon as Abdul gets off the telephone, you can figure that he will do one of two things: 1) Plot to blow up the GM plant, or 2) Head down to GM and fill out on-boarding paperwork before word gets out.
In all of their propaganda and threats, not once have I heard them indicating that they would stop the killings if they just had jobs. In fact, I suspect that most of those serving with ISIS would walk a mile in the desert on the hottest day of the year just to get out of working at a job of any kind. But the State Department believes that distracting them with jobs will make them forget about Jihad and lay their extremist, religious, fanatical behavior aside and become good citizens of their communities. Why didn’t we come up with that idea when Hitler was putting together the Nazi Movement? We could have saved the citizens of Germany a lot of stressful nights.
We seem to have departed from reality here in America. I keep looking around to spot Rod Serling leaning up against a wall, cigarette in hand, pointing out the fact that we have, indeed, just entered the “The Twilight Zone.” Marie Harf and Jen Psaki seem intent on coming up with statements that cause one to question the intelligence of our State Department, if they are, indeed, representative of what that department is thinking. Still, both of them must be two or three ticks off center to stand before America and pass off such nonsense as intelligent assessments.
One does not have to watch either one of these women in action very long to realize that they are on-narrative and delivering the message they were instructed to—no ifs, ands, or buts. They adhere to the party line on any given subject of the day and we can count on them to distract us from the obvious. When 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded recently by ISIS, the White House released a statement indicating they were Egyptian citizens in Libya who were slain by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. No mention that they were Christian. When Jews were massacred in a Jewish deli in Paris, Josh Earnest said they were not singled out for being Jews, but rather were shot because of where they “randomly” happened to be. I suppose now when the media reports such killings, they will need to remind us that these deeds were done because no good-paying jobs were available to redirect this murderous behavior.
In this nation we are immersed in a time when the political protection of the President and his administration has never been a higher priority. While the world gets a bit more twisted each day and more blood is shed, this administration looks for more and more ways to delay taking the actions that should be taken to counter the threat of terrorism that is growing exponentially. But do not worry about that right now because even if that moment in time does arrive, it will be called something else by our State Department so as to distract you from reality. This is the essence of the current US foreign policy as it applies to the world and to you, the US citizen. By the way, watch for the ribbon-cutting at that new Middle East GM plant. I wonder if we’ll see either Ms. Harf or Ms. Psaki is in attendance to applaud all that new job creation.
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