Monday, February 23, 2015

the hon.bro.preznit's rhetoric precise cause he don't love you..,


theatlantic |  Why does this matter? Because the U.S. government has finite resources. If you assume, as conservatives tend to, that the only significant terrorist threat America faces comes from people with names like Mohammed and Ibrahim, then that’s where you’ll devote your time and money. If, on the other hand, you recognize that environmental lunatics and right-wing militia types kill Americans for political reasons too, you’ll spread the money around.
 
We’ve already seen the consequences of a disproportionate focus on jihadist terrorism. After 9/11, the Bush administration so dramatically shifted homeland-security resources toward stopping al-Qaeda that it left FEMA hideously unprepared to deal with an attack from Mother Nature, in the form of Hurricane Katrina. The Obama administration is wise to avoid that kind of overly narrow focus today. Of course it’s important to stop the next Nidal Malik Hasan or Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But it’s also important to stop the next Timothy McVeigh or Wade Michael Page. And by calling the threat “violent extremism” rather than “radical Islam,” Obama tells the bureaucracy to work on that too. 

Obama, after all, faces two overlapping but distinct challenges. One is an ideology: the totalitarian, even genocidal, vision espoused by ISIS. The second is a tactic: terrorism, which is available to people of all ideological stripes and which grows more dangerous as technology empowers individuals or groups to kill far more people far more quickly than they could have in ages past. 

Instead of assuming that these threats are the same, we should be debating the relative danger of each. By using “violent extremism” rather than “radical Islam,” Obama is staking out a position in that argument. It’s a position with which reasonable people can disagree. But cowardice has nothing to do with it.

5 comments:

Vic78 said...

They should've thought about that when they were making all those death threats.

CNu said...

Help me out Vic, I've exceeded my recommended daily allowance of 27 tasks in parallel making me a bit slow to follow what you've noted here. Who was making death threats?

Vic78 said...

Racists have been making them since he announced he was running for President. They've gotten extra bold since 2009. Remember the Alex Jones listener that shot at the White House? None of them did that during W's time there(and they believed he was responsible for 9/11). They've went beyond the usual threats.
http://www.jpost.com/International/Atlanta-Jewish-newspaper-calls-for-Obama-assassination So they shouldn't be surprised by the Obama's interest. It looks like he's getting ready to take them out.

CNu said...

Is what I'm talkin-bout!!! Thank you. Ain't nobody forgot about those Bundy gunsels either, pointing weapons at federal agents.

BigDonOne said...

@CNu -- There is Big Money to be made trademarking hard-hitting phrases and selling same on shirtss, hats, jackets, etc viz. Marshawn Lynch ---> http://www.komonews.com/sports/Lynch-looks-to-trademark-Im-just-here-so-I-wont-get-fined-293756551.html Wonder how many Million$$s you could bring in mocking the devout for all their ridiculously squandered time, money, emotional capital, and personal sacrifice?? Think BD is going to trademark "N-1".....

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