According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 47% of Americans believe the country is less safe now than before 9/11 2001.
Considering all the money, time and effort we’ve spent on making the country more safe since Islamic extremists rammed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, that’s pathetic.
It’s also perfectly understandable. Which makes it even more pathetic.
The Washington Times article I found on the subject blames it on “the rise of the Islamic State and its on-camera beheadings of journalists.” And it adds: “That’s more people feeling unsafe than even a year after [9/11]… when just 20 percent felt that way. The fear level has spiked dramatically since just last year, when 28 percent of Americans said they didn’t feel safe.”
That makes sense too.
I mean, back in 2002, we had a president who wasn’t perfect but who genuinely cared about the United States of America. Militarily, he did everything he could to ensure our safety.
In 2014, we have a president who is broadcasting his open borders policy to the world, telling everyone to come on in without legal permission or security checks. That’s not just a financial drain on our already hurting economy; it’s also a humongous national defense issue.
Put bluntly, if we’re not patrolling our own borders, then it’s not just the assistance-seeking illegals and violent drug lords who can cross at ease. It’s also the terrorists, who want to turn the United States as far away from freedom and prosperity as possible.
Just ask Mohamed Elibiary, a senior member of Obama’s Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, who tweeted about it being “inevitable that [the] Caliphate returns,” “Kind of comical watching pundits on some US TV channels freak out about an #ISIS #Caliphate,” and “Easy folks, take deep breath & relax. #Iraq.”
Islamic translation: Sorry America, but you might as well just give up and let us brutally ram Sharia Law down your throats like we’re doing in the Middle East, where we kidnap, rape, torture and terrorize at will.
Obama’s response to all of that is, once again, pathetic. Leaving our southern borders largely unprotected, he’s finally decided to do something about the utter mess of the Middle East, but only if he gets to say really stupid things like that the “[terrorist organization] ISIL is not Islamic.”
So, no. I don’t think the beheadings are the real – or at least the full – reason why Americans feel so unsafe right now. I think it’s because we have a president who doesn’t have our best interest at heart, and we know it.