Obama: Climate and ISIS now contained
So what’s to worry about? Haven’t we been reassured that UN coalitions led by President Obama will vanquish 4 billion years of climate change (“the gravest threat to our planet, national security and future generations”) along with a lesser threat posed by the spread of radical Islamic terrorism (ersatz workplace violence)?
Remember when he promised during his June 4, 2008, speech upon winning the Democratic primaries: “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal”?
And also when on the day before ISIS (or “ISIL”) attacks in Paris which killed 130 people he toldABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “From the start, our goal has been first to contain, and we have constrained them.”
As a matter of fact, both problems are apparently related. Speaking at the recent UN Paris climate fear-fest, Obama observed that by fostering “dangerous” ideologies, climate change “in some ways is akin to the problem of terrorism and ISIL.”
He even hailed the conference as nothing less than “an act of defiance” in the face of terrorism. (Take that, you climate crisis skeptics and head-severing evil-doers!)
Still, there’s obviously lots more work to be done. For example, the Obama Administration and heiress-apparentHillary Clinton have both declared unfinished business in combating a leading cause of terrorism, namely, lax American gun control legislation.
As Obama said in the immediate wake of the December 2 attack by two ISIS-connected assailants which slaughtered 14 people and wounded 21 at the San Bernardino, Calif., Regional Center, “And we’re going to have to, I think, search ourselves as a society to take measures that would make it harder, not impossible, but harder, for people to get access to weapons.”
Presidential hopeful Clinton agreed. Placing blame on guns while avoiding any mention of more than a dozen homemade pipe bombs found in the two murderers’ possession, she told a New Hampshire campaign audience, “No matter what motivation these shooters had, we can say one thing for certain — they shouldn’t have been able to do this.”