Today all Los Angeles public schools are closed due to a “credible” threat involving backpacks and packages left at campuses. After Paris and San Bernardino no one wants to be responsible for assuming it is a hoax and then be wrong.
This comes a day after Obama goes to the Pentagon and talks for 10 minutes about attacking the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq with bombs. All he had to say about safety in this country was a vague comment: “Meanwhile, here at home, the Department of Homeland Security is updating its alert system to help the American people stay vigilant and safe.” Maybe they will add more colors to the threat spectrum.
This comes after his return from Paris for those urgent talks and vital agreement on climate change that does nothing whatsoever to protect Americans from anything.
As the IBD editorialists observed:
“Global warming, climate change, dirty weather, whatever it’s being called these days, is not the biggest threat to the planet. It’s a made-up enemy that gives world leaders an opportunity to act as if they are doing something. What better enemy for them to tackle than one that can’t be seen, whose damage can’t be quantified, and which can’t fight back?”
This comes after Obama cut a nuke deal with Iran that his own State Department admits is not binding.
Meanwhile, the administration is strongly addressing the situation here at home by — what else? — having Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president, assigned to “combat growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said comments of a “handful of Republicans running for president is hurtful and dangerous” to the nation’s national security. Jarrett called religious leaders for a “conversation to discuss efforts to combat discrimination and highlight the need for welcoming all faiths and beliefs.”
The definition of discrimination is: “recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another.”
The antonym of leadership is: Obama.