Barack Obama should give himself an “F” for doing a lousy job of befriending our sworn enemies.
Radical Islam continues with its diabolical plans to destroy us, emboldened by his arse-kissing — from his 2009 speech to the Arab world where he debased Americans (“We have not been perfect”) and his deep unnecessary bow to the Saudi king, to his crusade to convict terrorists in civilian courts and his April summit to boost economic development in Muslim nations.
Now, terrorists are using parcel post to ship explosives bound for Jewish facilities in the United States, prompting even the president — usually a chicken on such matters — to admit that last week’s foiled bomb attack was “a credible terror threat.”
Such fightin’ words must have al Qaeda and its murderous minions quaking in their scheming sandals.
The stomach-churning part is that all of the planes originated from Yemen, a nation which has set itself apart for reasons other than having the anagram for “enemy.”
Yemen crawls with al Qaeda lice. It is the ancestral homeland of top dog Osama bin Laden. It is where a rocket was hurled at a British diplomatic car just last month. It is the birthplace of militant U.S. cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, whose hate-filled online diatribes have inspired bloodlusty acts from Islam’s scum — among them, two 9-11 hijackers, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, Christmas Day underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and failed Times Square terrorist Faisal Shahzad.
Yemen is where the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole was bombed in October, 2000, killing 17 sailors. It is where al-Qaeda leaders fleeing from Saudi Arabia joined forces with al-Qaeda’s resurgents to form al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which the Combating Terrorism Center states “is at the forefront of the next wave of jihad.” The hapless splinter group has been expanding its rap sheet since 2006, including two attacks on the U.S. embassy in Yemen, attacks on Italian and British embassies, a failed assassination attempt on a Saudi prince, suicide bombings targeting Korean and Belgian tourists, four oil pipeline bombings, attacks on several oil facilities and the bombing of a Japanese oil tanker. Last year, the Saudis claimed to have nabbed 11 of its holy warriors, allegedly with parts to build more than 30 suicide vests.
“There’s a reason why Yemenis in Guantanamo make up the largest core contingent,” writes Barak Barfi, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, in the Council on Foreign Relations report. “Islamist Radicalism in Yemen.”
There’s no mistaking that Yemen is a ripe haven for radicals. If only Bam could get that. He could also learn a thing or thousand from savvy French President Nicholas Sarkozy, who has stood impressively firm against new threats by bin Laden to kill French citizens in retaliation for France’s new burqa ban, making it crystal clear during a European summit last week that yellow-bellied terrorism doesn’t fly with his administration.
“Obviously, France doesn’t let anyone dictate its policies, and certainly not terrorists,” said Sarkozy.
Are you listening, Mr. [email protected]