WASHINGTON, August 7, 2013 — For the last week, the Obama Administration has been in overdrive, suddenly engaged in the war on terror that it has denied for the last four and a half years. Though al-Qaeda was supposedly on the run, diminished or dying out, they have managed to cause us to shut down our embassies throughout the Middle East and completely evacuate our staff in Yemen.
The Obama Administration engaged in a campaign of appeasement from the first day, but now they are suddenly serious about protecting America from a terrorist threat. While they play a game of “wag the dog,” the obvious threat is all but ignored by the administration and the media.
What is it?
It is the painfully open border in the south.
Why would terrorists attack hardened targets in the Middle East when they can waltz over our southern border and find a cornucopia of soft targets right in the American heartland?
It almost defies belief that we have not had terrorists come across the border and conduct an attack yet. It is also totally beyond belief that terrorists have not come across the border and are waiting here for orders to attack.
Twenty-seven years ago, Congress passed and Ronald Reagan signed the first amnesty law. The deal promised we would secure the border. That never happened and given the political situation now, if amnesty is passed, it will probably be another 27 years before there is a serious discussion of border security.
The cold, hard truth is the administration has zero interest in protecting the border.
After the attacks of September 11, the CIA was castigated for its failure to predict the attacks and not preventing them. It is now only a question of when, not if another terrorist attack will hit the American mainland. It could be an attack with a weapon of mass destruction or it could just be a military style attack on a soft target.
However it happens, the politicians in Washington will scream at America’s intelligence agencies, demanding to know why they did not stop it.
While the Obama Administration engages in the theater of the absurd in the Middle East, evacuating our embassies, and in the United States, spying on every American’s phone calls and Internet usage, nothing is being done to close the most obvious route for the next terrorist attack.
When we are attacked again by terrorists, the American people need to remember how and why the attack occurred.
It will not be a failure of intelligence. It will be because our politicians were too busy pandering to special interest groups instead of securing our border.
When that attack happens, real Americans need to not only remember who is responsible for terrorists being able to attack, but they need to hold them accountable.
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