Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Obama’s policies are going to get a lot of people killed” – only to correct yourself – “actually, I’m sure they’ve already gotten a lot of people killed.”
Well, you were right. Terrorism across the globe has skyrocketed during the Obama years and the carnage has been quantified. Obama’s weak foreign policy has led to the slaughter of approximately 63,214 people over just a three year period.
The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009.
Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’
The 2014 economic cost of 13,370 terrorist attacks in 93 countries included property damage, medical costs, lost income for victims, and the indirect costs of preventing and responding to terrorist acts. The annual “Global Terrorism Index” report estimated those costs hit an all-time-high in 2014 of $52.9 billion.
Boko Haram and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant were jointly responsible for 51 percent of all claimed global terrorist fatalities in 2014. About 57 percent of all the attacks and 78 percent of all the deaths occurred in the five nations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.
It’s horrifying. For eight years, the left chanted, “Bush lied, people died.” Many, many more people have died as a result of Obama’s corruption, incompetence, lies and deceit.
Obama has probably never heard this John Stuart Mill quote, but it pertains to him and his miserable cohorts.
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.”
In May of 2014, I wrote, Have You Noticed? Everything bad ‘Sky-Rockets’ Under Obama:
Everything that hurts people, weakens the economy, and undermines the culture, has sky-rocketed under Obama. Not good things. Only bad things.
Unless you consider government dependency to be a good thing: Government programs are sky-rocketing: Tracfone (Obama-phone) usage, foodstamp usage, medicaid expansion, welfare expansion, and the number of people on disability — all have sky-rocketed.
Insurance rates, unemployment, racial division, non enforcement of immigration laws, government workers, government corruption, “public sector millionaires”, homelessness, tuition costs, inflation, taxes, debt, and intolerance for people who dare to voice non-liberal views – all have sky-rocketed.
As a result of all this, distrust in government has (you guessed it) sky-rocketed.
Name one good thing that has sky-rocketed under Obama.
Everything this president does when he’s not golfing, fund-raising or on vacation, is geared toward his endless campaign of political agitation and division. Traditional enemies of America – like Communist and Islamic tyrants are not his enemies. If the enemies of his enemies are his friends – they are in fact Obama’s allies.
His enemies are those who threatens his great passion – big government. That’s why we’ve seen him sic the bureaucracy on them. No, I don’t think he’s clueless about what is going on in the Leviathan. He either enables it through neglect because he really doesn’t care: the VA scandal.
Or he is knowingly enables it: the IRS scandal.
Incompetence and bureaucracy can only explain so much failure. In Obama’s case – there is also malice.
It was something I had been noticing for a long time because it was just one thing after another and another and another and finally the VA scandal spurred me to make a list. Throughout 2015 I have often been reminded of that post: the nationwide spike in crime, the distressing increase in racism (both ways), the growth of violent crimes against whites, and finally the spike in worldwide terrorism deaths – made me think of it.
Government waste, fraud and abuse continues to skyrocket too, with the Federal Government failing to collect $50 million in fines in their Obamaphone program.
And the VA, one year after the scandal broke, is still a mess:
Last year, it took a courageous whistleblower, Dr. Sam Foote at the Phoenix Veteran’s Administration facility, to focus national attention on a ‘cook-the-books’ wait-times bonus scandal. At the Phoenix facility alone, Dr. Foote suggested that up to forty veterans died while waiting to see a doctor and up to 1,300 veterans had to wait up to six months for an appointment.
Although the Phoenix facility was the touchstone, the scandal was national: Memphis, Hines-Chicago, Biloxi, Albuquerque, Miami, Gainesville, Central Alabama and many other facilities were cited as ‘troubled.’
Yet, during and after the worst scandal in Veterans Administration history, not only did the VA continue the practice of doling out bonuses, but nearly half the bonuses in 2014 were paid to the exact same employees as the previous year.
Notice how they were “cooking the books” at the VA. That’s an Obama era mainstay. In fact, it’s part of the reason why bad things are skyrocketing.
Corrupt, lazy, stupid, agenda-driven Obama officials are very big on cooking of books. They fudged deportation numbers for years in order to fool the public into thinking that Obama had deported more illegals than any other president. Meanwhile, “Credible fear” asylum applications have skyrocketed, adding hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers – many from terrorist countries – to the 2.5 million illegal immigrants who have joined the US population under Obama.
According to a U.S. News and World Report report last week, an astounding backlog of 450,000 credible fear cases are currently clogging immigration courts.
They cooked intel too, as the “skewed intel” scandal demonstrates.
Whether it was because they understood that the president was determined to ignore inconvenient threat assessments, or because they were under direct orders, top Obama officials pressured analysts to downplay “multiple assessments” from military intelligence and the CIA regarding the “rapid rise” of ISIS in Iraq and North Africa in the year before the group took over huge swaths of Iraq in 2014.
They cooked the false Benghazi talking points, too if you remember.
Climate change quackery involves all sorts of manipulation of data – something leftists excel at – not to mention fake-ass studies like the “97% of climate scientists agree with the liberal politicians” hokum.
I guess you could say “cooking the books” has skyrocketed under Obama, too.
Good God, and then there’s the flurry of “How-To” articles instructing special snowflakes and SJWs how to survive Thanksgiving dinner with the troglodyte conservatives in their families – or how to take the opportunity to push the latest left wing enthusiasm – like Obamacare (which is unraveling as we speak – Uncle Fuddy-Duddy was right all along about that) or gay marriage, gun control, or BlackLivesMatter on them. The left never sleeps.
So, oh joy – the politicization of the holidays has also skyrocketed under Obama.
Jeez, I don’t know how much more of this malignant tumor on the body politic that is this toxic A-hole, Barry H. Obama, this formerly great nation can stand.
We’ve got over a year to go – and in 2016, he’s promised to go after our guns – the only good thing that skyrocketed under him.