All Obama Needs for Christmas Is a Thesaurus


While our President seeks to euphemize the terrorists’ attacks inside our borders [see the Baron’s report] Congress is taking a harder look at the specifics. Here is part of their executive summary:

More than 2.3 million Americans in the military have volunteered to go into harm’s way overseas to combat terrorists since 9/11. But these heroes “who shall have borne the battle,” as President Lincoln called war veterans, also have been in danger here at home — where they should be safe and secure. The threat is real. The Department of Defense considers the U.S. Homeland the most dangerous place for a G.I. outside of foreign warzones — and the top threat they face here is from violent Islamist extremists. While our troops at overseas bases train their weapons outward to prevent armed enemies from getting “inside the wire,” one way militant Islamists are penetrating our defenses is through enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces. A significant and growing number of military personnel, such as alleged Fort Hood mass murderer Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, pose a serious danger to their brothers and sisters in arms who wear the same uniform.

At least 33 threats, plots and strikes against U.S. military communities since 9/11 have been part of a surge of homegrown terrorism which Attorney General Eric Holder has said “keeps me up at night.” After Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed May 1, the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Defense Intelligence Agency warned thousands of U.S. law enforcement and security agencies about possible retaliatory attacks by Al Qaeda, its allies or unaffiliated homegrown terrorists on our military. Weeks after the Pakistan raid, two radicalized U.S. citizens allegedly plotted to attack military personnel in Seattle.

The Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security has been conducting an investigation, which finds that 70% of the plots against military targets occurred since mid-2009 — including the two successful homeland attacks since 9/11. Other key findings:

  • More than five terror plots have been disrupted involving U.S. military insiders in the past decade and at least 11 or more cases involved veterans or those who attempted to join law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The likelihood of another deadly attack by a trusted insider is a severe and emerging threat, which the Pentagon is aggressively investigating to identify perpetrators;
  • Two successful attacks against the military outside of Afghanistan and Iraq were perpetrated by radicalized soldiers assigned to U.S.-based Army units: at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait in 2003 and at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009;
  • At least 16 external terror plots targeting military personnel stationed inside the U.S. Homeland have been disrupted or investigated;
  • At least nine other external plots were thwarted involving U.S. Persons in the homeland who traveled or planned trips overseas to kill G.I.s in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere;
  • A growing number of terrorist threats are directed at families of military personnel. Particularly at risk are relatives of troops in units involved in counterterror operations.

See the full PDF report here, The Threat to Military Communities Inside the United States

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For President Obama the horrific reality of terrorism is resolved easily: just call it something else. This Saul Alinsky language maneuver doesn’t work at the national level, Mr. President. Nor does dumbing down those deaths with banal terms create the sense of respect all service personnel hope to feel regarding their Commander-in-Chief. Perhaps you need another vacation or three. We’ll take up a collection and send you a Thesaurus for Christmas Winter Festival. Sir.

This image was a collaboration between me and the Baron. I had the idea, but not the means for carrying it out. The Baron was kind enough to make my concept a reality. Surely it captures perfectly the notion of someone who speaks from an alternate orifice?If others find it useful for their projects, feel free to disseminate. I’m sure there is a supervisor out there who deserves this particular photoshop job.

9 thoughts on “All Obama Needs for Christmas Is a Thesaurus

  1. Of more particular concern to me personally is the way that erasing the ideological definition of the enemy permits the government to use the tools they have justified for “the war on terror” to be used primarily against those seeking to defend the integrity of the United States and Constitutional government.

    Obama isn’t just sticking his head in the sand on Jihadist terrorism, he and his allies are deliberately misusing the resources granted to combat Jihadist terrorism to target Americans who resist the advance of Jihad, and those who criticize this betrayal.

    Chiu Chun-Ling.

  2. Homegrown Islmaist Jihad is a consequnece of us fighting back against international Islamist Jihad?

    Uhm… so we are to stop fighting back, and then just let them kill us?

  3. I read from the medics that inbreading causes deformities and insanity in second and third generations – so if islamists have been inbreading for 14 centuries what do we get, world insanity?

  4. Dymphna, thanks for your article.

    The term “Glossocracy” seems to me a successor term for “Newspeak”, a phrase coined by George Orwell in his famous “1984” from 1948. This science fiction story became a reality during the Cold War and has risen again in this new Jihad Era.
    As explained by Fjordman and others
    this notion is essential in the system of cultural marxism. The imposition of a certain language is a very important social and political weapon.


  5. And anonynous, penseur, you look to have missed Animal Farm by Orwell and Brave New World by Huxley. All predicted what is now happening – language- wise and otherwise.

  6. Greg Gutfeld today (on “The 5” on Fox News) identified the force at work (at least in the lower ranks, such as Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s supervisors at Fort Hood) as Islamophobiaphobia – fear of being called “Islamophobic”.

    Although it’s not fear in the higher reaches of the Obama regime, it’s pandering and lying.

  7. Dymphna,

    Would you please explain what ‘Saul Alinsky language maneuver’ means? I do not get it, even after doing some research on Saul Alinsky.

    Thanks – SarahSue

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