“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”- MLK Jr.
I was in a meeting earlier today and somebody asked, you know, Mr. President, what can you do, these folks, they just — all they do is just oppose whatever you propose even if they used to be for it, now they’re against it; if you said the sky was blue, they’d say it was green; they deny the facts, they don’t have any ideas for growing the economy or helping the middle class — maybe you just need to announce a state of emergency.
Isn’t that great! Stupid Libs want to make BO dictator of the US. Talk about “sincere ignorance” or, maybe it is “conscientious stupidity”. Either way they would destroy the Constitution to get what they want and, so would BO. Is it any wonder Dems are becoming the party of despicable acts?
The State Dept. is another big mess to contend with when it comes to conscientious stupidity, issuing student visas at point of origin. The 911 terrorists came in on student visas. So a few thousand go missing and no one knows where they are and, no one seems to really care either. Did 911 not teach them anything?
The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
“My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything,” said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. “Some of them could be here to do us harm.”
Homeland Security officials disclosed the breadth of the student visa problem in response to ABC News questions submitted as part of an investigation into persistent complaints about the nation’s entry program for students.
ABC News found that immigration officials have struggled to keep track of the rapidly increasing numbers of foreign students coming to the U.S. — now in excess of one million each year. The immigration agency’s own figures show that 58,000 students overstayed their visas in the past year. Of those, 6,000 were referred to agents for follow-up because they were determined to be of heightened concern.
“They just disappear,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. “They get the visas and they disappear.”
Coburn said since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, 26 student visa holders have been arrested in the U.S. on terror-related charges.
Tightening up the student visa program was one of the major recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission, after it was determined that the hijacker who flew Flight 77 into the Pentagon, Hani Hanjour, had entered the U.S. on a student visa but never showed up for school.
The FBI has a report out on “National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism,”. The New Black Panthers, militias, anarchists, a host of others are mentioned but not Islamists. I guess the terror attacks, both successful and deterred, were by Quakers.
Despite evidence that Islamist terrorism is the root cause of some of the deadliest attacks on American soil–including the Boston Marathon bombing that killed or wounded hundreds–the FBI has not included it on the list of potential domestic terror threats in its most recently published domestic terror assessment.
Not very reassuring. Considering the damage and chaos caused by Islamist nutters in the past 20 years, one would think they would top the list. The latest news from Libya
Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and Western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.
Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or more of the aircraft could be used in an attack later this month on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, said U.S. officials familiar with the reports.
Obama and his hacks in the State Dept and the media continue to make excuses for the “sincere ignorance” and “conscientious stupidity” of Obama’s foreign policy. Acts of war are explained away as if beheading people (unarmed American journalists) and mass murder is a normal occurrence. There are no “red lines” outrageous enough for the hacks in DC when it comes to politics and the election cycle. Latest ISIS beheading of an American exposes moral bankruptcy of our betters
These are not notional security threats, but threats to civilization itself. Well, that’s comforting. If only the smart set would contextualize for us why these and other profligate acts of war are not that, but merely some form of kinetic diplomacy.
Our intellectual betters are rationalizing their own cowardice. They are subjecting their morality to what they believe is a cerebral check on their base, animal impulses. But it is not rationality we are witnessing, it is bankruptcy. We are under attack, and it will not end because we chose not to respond.
Obama divides the country at a time when we all need to stand together in the face of a common enemy. It won’t matter what color your skin is or what your religious beliefs are when and if the next attack comes. It will matter who is running the country and how they respond. It will matter how prepared we are. There is no room for “sincere ignorance” or “conscientious stupidity”.