The Taliban has apparently been reclassified by the Obama administration as an armed insurgency, not a terrorist organization. It seems their attack and slaughter of 145 people in Pakistan in December, 132 of them school children, wasn't a terrorist act but an armed insurgency... against an elementary school.
ABC's Johnathon Karl was questioning White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz yesterday about the Jordanian government negotiating for the release of a pilot being held by ISIS and the Taliban came up.
KARL: I mean the Taliban is still conducting terrorist attacks. You can't really say the war has ended as far as they are concerned.
SCHULTZ: Well, I'd also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency, ISIL is a terrorist group. So, we don't make concessions to terrorist groups. We feel --
KARL: You don't think the Taliban is a terrorist group?
SCHULTZ: I don't think that the Taliban, um, uh -- the Taliban is an armed insurgency
In June of last year a group of Taliban "insurgents," some wearing suicide vests, attacked the Karachi airport in Pakistan while disguised at police officer, killing 18 civilians and leaving 10 of the attackers dead.
But they're not terrorists. The Obama administration said so. I wonder, since Muslim terrorist groups are "not Islamic" according to President Obama, if the Taliban can remain Islamic now that they have been declared not to be a terrorist organization?
Last week, retired Generals Michael Flynn, Jim Mattis, Jack Keane, and others testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning our strategies (or lack thereof) against Islamic terrorists and insurgencies in the Middle East. All of them said basically the same thing - you cannot win against an opponent you refuse to identify and you can't create an effective strategy to beat them unless you admit who and what they are. And since President Obama not only won't admit what they are but adamantly denies it, his lame actions against them are destined to fail. Intentionally or willful ignorance?
Yesterday, following an attack on Northern Israel by a Lebanon based Hezbollah group, it was learned that Hezbollah is using American made weapons, equipment and vehicles. How did they acquire them? Is the Obama administration arming more terrorist groups as they did ISIS? Everyone knows Obama wants Bibi Netanyahu gone, Israel brought under control, and the terrorist lead Palestinian government to expand in Israel. Is he helping them with cash and supplies? From the pictures it would seem so.
That's an American made Abrams M1 tank on the back of a transport vehicle in a Hezbollah convoy near the Norther Israeli border.
And finally, President Obama said recently “In our own lives Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith. But there are times when my faith has been questioned, by people who don’t know me. Or they’ve said I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing.”
This seemingly innocent statement says so much about the man and his beliefs. It could also explain his actions.
True Christians are believers in Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior. Christians understand that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and that no man gets to the Father but through Him. (John 14:6)
If President Obama is a Christian and a true believer he knows this to be a fact. Yet his statement above indicates that if he happened to be a Muslim (which is what he has been accused of) that would be OK, which is completely contradictory to what the Bible teaches. Allah is not the one true God and Mohammed is definitely not Jesus, nor anything close.
If Obama believes his statement is he not demeaning and denouncing his professed Christian faith? Is it possible be a true believer in Christ and say that there is nothing wrong with other religions, even Islam?
It's not my place to decide whether or not President Obama's professed faith is real. That's between him and the one true God. However, based on his words and actions it's difficult for me to believe that his faith in Jesus Christ is genuine. His support for Islam and all things related to me seems very telling of his true beliefs and allegiances.
But what do I know? I'm just a Christian conservative, Second Amendment supporting, pro-life, anti-illegal immigration, racist, ex-military, right-wing extremist. Well - according to the Obama administration, anyway.