WARNING: The following is an Inflammatory Political Opinion Rant:
The problems we are having with Muslim Extremist Terrorists is not all because of Obama’s lack of leadership as many people seem to be saying around the water-cooler of Facebook. As much as I appreciate the sentiment, and any well crafted cut at our flaccid, lame-duck, Golfer In Chief… It’s just not true. This is a problem that’s been building long before Obama. But it is still in the hands of the Democrats.
It all started way back in the 70’s with the USA’s deals with OPEC and basically turning the whole Oil Industry over to the Middle East…. but that makes for a longer story than I have time to tell right now. Let’s fast forward to Bill Clinton’s term in the Oval Office. He promised to cut the budget for Intelligence by 5% for 5 years. A 25% reduction. He was successful for 3 of those years. That’s a 15% reduction. That’s a lot. But that’s not the whole story. Clinton also forced changes in policy regarding the gathering of HUMINT. Specifically he didn’t like the system of paid informants and working with an established network native contacts in foreign countries.
Why spend money on HUMINT giving it to people who may not be 100% Pro-America when we can just use SIGINT, electronic methods? So all our Intel became Cyber-Sourced… and things started to go down hill. We lost that good eyes on target intel… the snitches. Who’s intel had previously aided in many awesome Badguy Take Downs that the public wont get to read about for another 30-40 years, if ever. I’ve heard some first hand stories that would make you stand up and salute the flag while singing the star spangled banner… but they are stories that must remain untold for now.
Let’s compound this with Bill Clinton’s refusal to take custody of Osama Bin Laden back in ’98. Had he done so, imagine the change in the way things would have rolled after 1998.
The Democrats also have a long history of OPSEC fails. One famous example was the Democrat’s disclosure on CSPAN that our INTEL guys are tracking terrorists through their Cell Phones. Within an hour, every one of those phones went dark. They also failed to warn our informants that Pvt Bradley Edward Manning had released their names, thus exposing them. Within a few days they were all captured or disappeared with many publicly executed. Where’s Manning? Oh, he’s in prison, enjoying a sex change operation that you and I paid for. (Wait, has he actually had that operation yet or is that still planned? Planned? Okay, so he’s still doing the whole Hormone thing now – Don’t care.) That happened in 2010. Who was the President? Obama. Not Obama’s fault? I’m sorry, Obama was Captain of this Ship, and he’s the one ultimately responsible.
After Manning’s treason, (why can’t we just hang that guy?) things only got worse. The Dems in Charge persisted in ignoring Intel reports. This is why we had disaster in Benghazi. Ignoring Intel and ignoring requests for security, and then refusing to let our men take care of business and effect a rescue. That was actively stopped. In fact, that seems to be the most active things the Dems in Charge actually did was to put forth a lot of effort to make sure any rescue didn’t happen. They stopped CIA Action Teams, they stopped SpecOps, they stopped the Navy, (actually going so far as to relieving an Admiral from command) and they stopped the Marines who were as I understand, were on the flight-line spooling up to go. All within striking distance. All ready and able to go. All ordered to stand down. That had to take a lot of scrambling on the Dem’s part to stop it.
Now we have ISIS. And Obama’s ignoring of the intel reports and underestimating them, and dismissing them… because Golf is more important. And now ISIS has cut off one of our Reporter’s heads. We tried to effect a rescue. The Dem’s say it was a failure of our Special Forces to get him. How could they when they had poor Intel because the Dem’s have done so much to ruin our Intel capability? So the result was when the SF got there, the hostages were already gone.
Here’s the deal… All the Intel budget we have, is being used on Americans in America. Those eyes are turned on us instead of being turned outward, looking at the enemy. Well, on us and on our Allies. Not the actual threats. We’re not looking at them enough. Because the Democrats think WE are the Enemy. Not them.