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by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2015, Co-Founder, CombatVeteransForCongress

(Feb. 7, 2015) — This op-ed is designed to contribute, in some small measure, toward halting the erosion of the unity of American citizens against radical Islamic terrorists as the primary national threat America is faced with today. Obama has repeatedly tried to divide and confuse American citizens about their understanding of what the real threat is that has killed and wounded thousands of Americans for the last 36 years—-specifically, radical Islamic terrorists.

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to watch a very thorough analysis by Dr. Bill Warner of the 1400-year development and spread of Islam.  Dr. Warner is a scientist who employed scientific logic to do an in-depth analysis on the birth and development of Islam from 600 AD to the present day.  He explains the spread of radical Islam from 615 AD (referred to as the first Jihad) to the fall of Constantinople in 1452 (referred to as the second jihad), to 1915-1923, when the Turks and Kurds murdered one million Armenian and Assyrian Christians, and to 1979 (referred to as the third Jihad) when for the last 36 years Islamic terrorists perpetrated 19,000 brutal attacks on Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists.  They have also been killing peaceful Muslims who do not support their third Jihad.

For over six years Obama has been trying to confuse American citizens with regard to the true nature of radical Islam.  Obama has been suppressing any reference to attacks by Islamic militants by using phrases such as “workplace violence.”  He has been aggressively instituting the use of politically-correct language to suppress the use of the word “Islam” with regard to brutal terrorism.  The Obama administration has encouraged the left-of-center liberal media establishment to skew the reporting of attacks by radical Islamic terrorists by using terms such as “extremists,” “fanatics,” etc.  Obama has ordered the sanitizing of all library documents and training manuals of federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies in order to prevent them from mentioning radical Islam terrorists as being the true enemy that has been killing Americans for over 36 years–any reference to Islam or Muslim has been eliminated.

Since 1979, radical Islamic terrorists have been at war with and killing thousands of American civilians and US Military personnel.  On November 4, 1979, Iran took control of the US Embassy in Tehran and imprisoned 52 US hostages.   On April, 18, 1983, Iran bombed the US Embassy in Beirut and killed 17 Americans, then on October 23, 1983 Iran attacked the US Marine Barracks at Beirut International Airport, killing 241 US Marines and wounding an additional 100.  Iran continued to use the Iranian Republican Guard to kill US military servicemen in Beirut, the Dhahran Air Force Barracks in Iraq, and in Afghanistan by supplying Iranian-manufactured IEDs and weapons to Islamic militants for 36 years.

In “The Art of War” Sun Tzu said, ‘To truly defeat an enemy, one must truly know that enemy.”  From 1776 to date, the US has been in conflict with various enemies who were always properly identified by the US President—England, Spain, Mexico, the Kaiser, the Nazi Germany, Japan, the Communists in various countries (Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, North Vietnam), Iran, Saddam Hussein, the Taliban, and Al Qaeda, but the current occupant of the Oval Office refuses to state the US is at war with radical Islamic terrorists and ISIL.  James Comey, the  Director of the FBI, recently stated that the FBI has open cases in 49 states (excluding Alaska) concerning ISIL operatives and radical Islamic terrorists.  ISIL and Islamic terrorists have been able to easily walk across the unprotected southern border because of Obama’s failure to comply with federal immigration laws.  ISIL and radical Islamic terrorists have also have been entering the US through the UN Resettlement Programs for Muslim refugees; according to Greek Catholic agencies the UN and the US have excluded 300,000 Syrian & Assyrian Christians refugees who have lost their homes because of ISIL’s aggression (unfortunately, Muslim refugees have been given a fast track to US citizenship by Obama).

A good number of the newly-admitted Muslims from the UN Resettlement Program who became US citizens on the fast track subsequently left and fought with ISIL. Many of those Islamic terrorists who perpetrated genocide with ISIL are now returning to the US and have had no restrictions placed upon them by the Obama administration.  Those returning ISIL fighters are going to 49 states, and will be forming or joining sleeper cells or may become lone-wolf terrorists.  Some of the terrorists who walked across the southern border or entered by means of the UN Refugee Program will soon be given work permits and Social Security numbers by the Obama administration.  There are not enough qualified intelligence analysts to check the backgrounds on 12.5 million immigrants waiting in line to get work permits and Social Security numbers (1.5 million “Dreamers,” 6 million Muslim refugees, and 5 million illegal aliens who fall under Obama’s Executive Order because they supposedly lived in the US for five years).

In the video below, Dr. Bill Warner explains why the most brutal genocide perpetrated against Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Jews over a 1400-year period is going on today (radical Islamic terrorists have been torturing, beheading, crucifying, burning alive, burying alive, cutting the bodies of children in half, raping and murdering young girls and women, and shooting kneeling Christians in the head like the Nazis used to do).  After release of the recent video of a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive by ISIL, the leader of the Muslim institution widely regarded as the premier learning center for Sunni Islam called for the brutal punishment of Islamic State members.  It was reported by Agence France-Presse that Grand Sheikh Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayib said that act was contrary to the Muslim religion; he issued a statement following the burning alive of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh saying the brutal act “requires punishment mentioned in the Quran for these corrupt oppressors who fight against God and his prophet: killing, crucifixion or chopping of the limbs.”  King Abdullah II of Jordan stated that Islam needs a reboot.  General Abdel Fatah el Sisi, the President of Egypt, said that Islam must be purged of ISIL and Al Qaeda; he went out of his way to support Coptic Christians.

Even the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayib is condemning the genocide. Obama has been ignoring the genocide being perpetrated by Islamic terrorists for six years and has never objected to the wholesale slaughter of Christians like the leaders of most European Countries, the Royal Family in England, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Pope, the Secretary General of the UN, the President of Egypt, the King of Jordan, and religious leaders around the world.  The speech Obama made at the February 5, 2015 prayer breakfast linked Christianity to today’s terrorism by ISIL, which defies common sense and logic.  Obama indicted Christians for committing “terrible deeds in the name of Christ” and tried to convince the audience that ISIL was just doing what some Christians have done 1000 years ago.  What Obama didn’t tell the audience was that Christians were desperately fighting for their very survival for 700 years in Europe trying to defend themselves against the onslaught of radical Islamic aggression.  Obama also referred to Christians as “Crusaders” (a term radical Islamic terrorists use when referring to Christians) and denigrated the Crusades that were mounted to protect Arab Christians who were being slaughtered by radical Muslims just as Arab Christians are being slaughtered by ISIL today.  Obama’s negative attitude toward Christians was clearly revealed by the content of his address; his comments have given rise to concerns by American Christians, and because of his past treatment of Christians in the US Armed Forces, Christians in America have valid concerns.

For six years, Obama has prevented Christian chaplains in the US Armed Forces from reading their Cardinals’ letters to parishioners, forced the performance of same-sex marriages in military chapels when Christian chaplains had deep held religious beliefs opposing them, and forced gay pride events to be held on military bases when Christian chaplains opposed them–no-gay pride events or any other political events should be permitted on any military facility.  A report in the Iron Mountain, MI Daily News quoted Chaplain Bob Mueller at the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain said he was ordered to cover the cross, a picture of Christ, other Christian icons, and the altar, and said, “A couple of months ago, an order came down from Washington, DC to cover all things associated with Christianity in the VA Hospitals.  Their solution is to cover everything in all VA chapels across the county.”  Chaplain Mueller went on to say, “A few weeks ago an official from Madison, WI VA Administration came down here to tell me to ‘stop talking about Jesus, and stop reading Scripture out loud.’”

Obama is making it very easy for Iran to develop nuclear weapons, negotiating to let the Taliban take control of Afghanistan, has been appointing members of The Muslim Brotherhood to key positions in his administration, has freed over 50 very dangerous radical Islamic terrorists from the military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, and has facilitated the entry of 6 million Muslims into the United States without requiring a detailed background investigation on them.  Obama and Hillary once worked with radical Islamic terrorists to overthrow Muammar Gadhafi in Libya, which is now controlled by Al Qaeda, supplied arms from Libya to terrorists in Syria who supported ISIL, and supported The Muslim Brotherhood to come to power in Egypt (who were overthrown by a pro-Western military junta).  Obama freed five of the most dangerous terrorists in Gitmo for an Army deserter because he said we leave no man behind (the US has left deserters behind in every war), yet Obama left the US Ambassador, two US Navy SEALS, and an Embassy Communications Specialist behind in the Battle of Benghazi. He abandoned them to be murdered by Islamic terrorists because he refused to issue “Cross Border Authority” to the DOD so the US Military was not allowed to mount a rescue from US military forces that were within two hours’ distance.

Over a year ago, Obama should have formed a coalition of countries including France, England, Jordan, Japan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to form a united front against Al Qaeda, ISIL, and Iran (Israel should be a stealth partner as they were during Operation Desert Storm). Those countries and the US must collectively put 100,000 boots on the ground to crush ISIL  Air power alone has never defeated any enemy, and over the last two years ISIL has gained a massive amount of territory.  Seven air strikes a day have failed to deter ISIL, whose numbers increased from 3000 to 40,000.  A more effective air campaign must be mounted with the support of the coalition country air forces of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France, England, the US, and the United Arab Emirates (during Operation Desert Storm, 800 coalition air strikes/day were carried out). Special Operations Forces are needed on the ground to strike strategic targets, to provide air control support for the front line allied forces engaging ISIL, and to train allied forces.  Weapons and logistics support must be provided to Jordan, the Kurds, Assyrian Christians, and to the Sunni tribes being oppressed by the Iranian-backed Iraqi government.  Obama has been providing logistics and weapons support directly to the Iraqis, who with their Iranian partners, have refused to provide those supplies to the aforementioned allies desperately in need of them. .

The below listed video is a little long, but it is an outstanding historic analysis of Islam and will explain why the current reduction in the strength of the US Army to below World War II levels and the reduction of the number of US Navy ships to below World War I levels by Obama is the most dangerous initiative any occupant of the Oval Office has ever ordered in the last 238 years. If the hollowing out of the US Armed Forces is permitted by the US Congress, it will dangerously affect the ability of the US Armed Forces to be able to oppose the rapidly-expanding Chinese, Russian, and Iranian armed forces.  Americans must press their Congressional representatives to use the power of the purse to rebuild the decimated US Armed Forces and stop Obama’s civilian appointees at DOD from firing thousands of well-trained Combat Veterans from the US Armed Forces—they are desperately needed to oppose ISIL.

Joseph R. John, USNA ’62





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  1. I believe the enemy in our midst is congress. A deaf cabal of elites that refuse to engage the wants and ideals of honest Americans. They want what they think is really best for them.

    We know a phobia is a fear of something, we do not fear muslims, we simply have no use or time for them and wish to remove them from our midst. Islam has nothing to offer the west but expensive misery and these weak kneed politicians include the Bushes, all of them.

    Every Saudi in the US should have been expelled forever after 9-11. Instead, Bush had the elites shipped back to Saudi Arabia under darkness until the fires from the World Trade Center were extinguished.

    It is important that the 28 page report that is being denied the public from seeing be published. The report was about the US, paid for by citizens, and we have every right to see it and react accordingly.

    Islam should be designated a terrorist organization and treated as such.