In the wake of the 10/7 attack, Joe Biden cautioned Israel “not to be blinded by rage,” recalling that “when America experienced the hell of 9/11, we felt enraged as well.”
“While we sought and got justice, we made mistakes,” Biden said. “So, I cautioned the government of Israel not to be blinded by rage.” According to Biden, one of the mistakes was the “Islamophobia and distrust we saw after 9/11” and “In recent years, too much hate has been given too much oxygen, fueling racism, a rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia right here in America.”
The Delaware Democrat is also telling Israel to delay their ground invasion of Israel on the grounds that Israel is not “sufficiently prepared” to take on Hamas in their labyrinth of tunnels. So Biden, who never served in the military, purports to know more than the IDF. Consider also the composite character president David Garrow charted in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.
In an October 24 statement, Obama decries the “horrific” Hamas attack of “unspeakable brutality.” He affirms that Israel has “a right to defend its citizens against such wanton violence,” but “even as we support Israel, we should also be clear that how Israel prosecutes this fight against Hamas matters.” Israel must abide by “international law,” and seek to avoid “to every extent possible, the death or suffering of civilian populations.”
As the former president explains, “America itself has at times fallen short of our higher values when engaged in war, and in the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government wasn’t interested in heeding the advice of even our allies when it came to the steps we took to protect ourselves against al Qaeda.” The composite character does not say which allies, and what advice they offered. By now the response should be clear.
“The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts,” President George W. Bush said on 9/11. “We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.” Even so, there was no massive military campaign against nations such as Iran, a major sponsor of terrorism, and Pakistan, where 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden found refuge. President Bush was also at pains to distance the attack from any connection with Islam.
“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam,” Bush said on September 17, 2001. “That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.” Muslims “make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country, and they need to be treated with respect,” Bush said. “Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes,” and so on.
After 9/11 there was no wave of attacks on Muslims in the United States. On the other hand, some believed the United States deserved the 9/11 attack.
“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans,” Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, said on September 16, 2001, “and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
In 2005, Obama was photographed with Louis Farrakhan, at a gathering hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus. In 2015, Nation of Islam leader said, “It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks.” In 2019, Farrakhan defended Ilhan Omar’s description of 9/11 as “some people did something.” The “people” were all Muslims, and the nation was not on guard.
As the official 9/11 Commission Report, noted, the attack happened because of failure by the CIA, FBI and INS. The response to bureaucratic failure was to create a massive new bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security, but there’s more to the story.
“It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country,” noted 9/11 and Terrorist Travel: Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, released in 2004.
Prior to 9/11, the report notes, “no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal.” Indeed, even after the 9/11 attack “border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy.” Commission staff believed “it must be made one,” but it wasn’t, and under Biden the border has an existential problem. The 9/11 terrorists’ base of operations, Afghanistan, is now in the hands of the Taliban, who command billions in American weaponry that Biden left behind.
Joe Biden seems aware that the people “slaughtered in Israel” include “at least 32 American citizens” and “scores of innocents,” from infants to elderly grandparents, have been “taken hostage.” Biden says the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are “working closely with state and local law enforcement and Jewish community partners to identify and disrupt any domestic threat that could emerge in connection with these horrific attacks.” That claim calls for reflection.
In 1993, the FBI failed to prevent 2/26, the first attack on the World Trade Center. The FBI failed to prevent 9/11, 11/5 (Fort Hood), 4/14 (Boston Marathon bombing), 12/2 (San Bernardino) and 6/12 (Orlando), with thousands of innocent victims all told. The vaunted Department of Homeland Security failed to prevent those post-9/11terrorist attacks, and like the FBI the DHS played no role in the takedown of the terrorists.
The composite character president ignored Islamic terrorism and targeted his domestic opposition. The FBI now considers anyone less than worshipful of Joe Biden as a domestic terrorist or violent extremist, and the bureau recently put out the word that it is escalating its campaign against Trump supporters. No word about the FBI stepping up surveillance on the millions of “migrants” Biden’s DHS has let into the country with no background checks, vaccinations or job skills.
If anybody thought that the United States is more vulnerable than ever to terrorist attack it would be hard to blame them. And more than ever, the struggle against Islamic terrorism is the struggle of memory against forgetting.