Northeast Intelligence Network
Since taking office, Barack Hussein Obama has done much to change the administration of justice against Islamic terror suspects caught in the United States. First, the word “Islamic” was removed from the phrase “Islamic terrorism.” Now, the word terrorism is also being removed from that descriptor. The former is a consequence of a perverse mix of political correctness, deep pockets of the Saudi-funded lobby, and a presidential administration openly biased in favor of a global Islamic agenda. The latter is an example of the domestic side of that bias at work in the form of a regressive prosecutorial mentality of the Obama justice department, where enemies who are bent on the destruction of the United States are afforded the same rights as car-jacking suspects.
Smoke rising from American barbeques last week effectively covered two news items that at their core provided significant insight into our foreign and domestic approach to fighting Islamic terrorism. First, according to Barack Hussein Obama, the United States’ “war on terror” is officially over. Of course, political progressives will argue that this statement is a misinterpretation of the Obama foreign policy, and that it will actually foster international goodwill through its narrow specificity of enemy identification. Others, especially those in the intelligence world, will applaud the abandonment of a phrase that wages war on a tactic and not a target (and rightfully so).
Indeed, abandoning the phrase “the war on terror” makes sense, but the deliberate mischaracterization of the war waged upon us does not. Obama’s clever verbal shell game is able to withstand all of the scrutiny by the corporate media, but in reality it reveals an insidiously dangerous tactic that will imperil every American. By policy, Obama is redefining our enemies by removing the religious and ideological components as motives behind terrorist attacks against Americans and all Westerners. According to Obama through his senior counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, it would be wrong to “describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists” because that would “play into the false perception” that al-Qaeda and its allies were “religious leaders and defending a holy cause, when in fact, they are nothing more than murderers.”
Murderers indeed, but failing to acknowledge their common Islamic motives, Muslim ideology, their associations and their common agenda is to essentially deny the very existence and nature of our enemies. Such equivocations misrepresent the threat against every American and imperil our national security. It is political pandering at its worst.
The second item that serves as a clear example of the Obama policy in action, to separate Islam’s influence or motive from acts or potential acts of domestic terrorism received scant media attention last week. That is the case of four Muslim men from Newburgh, NY, who were arrested just over one year ago. The four men, James CROMITIE, Onta WILLIAMS, David WILLIAMS and Laguerre PAYEN are accused of plotting to bomb two Bronx Jewish synagogues and planning to use what they thought was a live Stinger missile against an aircraft at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh.
At a pretrial hearing last week, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin announced that the trial is “going to be about whether these guys were going to blow something up,” and not about terrorism or whether the suspects have any connections to terrorist groups. According to published news accounts, the fact that “terrorism” or the suspect’s alleged relationships to terrorist groups “appeared to sit well with the judge, who said she had been referring to the case privately as “the un-terrorist case.”
Just how “un-terrorist,” or disassociated with Islamic terror is the case against the four? Perhaps a few select statements from the indictment might provide some insight (Indictment in PDF format here):
CROMITIE stated… [he] would be interested in joining Jaish-e-Mohammed to “do jihad.” (On December 24, 2001, Jaish-e-Mohammed was designated by the United States Department of State as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. It remains so designated).
CROMITIE expressed interest in returning to Afghanistan and spoke to the CW about how if he, CROMITIE, were to die a martyr, he would go to “paradise.”
CROMITIE also expressed an interest in doing “something to America.”
Regarding the Jews, (enemies of Islam): “I hate those mother*****s, those f***ing Jewish bastards. . . . I would like to get [destroy] a synagogue. “
In a reference to one of the Jewish community centers, located in the Riverdale Section of the Bronx, CROMITIE explained that bombing this community center would be a “piece of cake.” During this pre-operation surveillance, DAVID WILLIAMS suggested that they refer to the synagogues using the codeword “joints,” and CROMITIE and the CW agreed. Also during this surveillance, CROMITIE pointed to people walking on the street in the vicinity of a Jewish Community Center and said that if he had a gun, he would shoot each one in the head.
Obviously, this administration has learned nothing from the last thirty years of terror. We’ve decided to treat Muslim terrorists as criminals and acts of Islamic terrorism as generic criminal acts. Now, we’ve decided to omit the influence of Islamic ideology and Muslim terror organizations as causative factors as well.