Today, I want to demonstrate how two of Barack Obama’s policies are making you significantly less safe right here at home.
First, we have to look to Iraq, where the Obama administration flooded its allies with sophisticated weapons (as part of the Iraqi military training initiative).
The problem began when Obama decided to pull the United States out of Iraq. He may have made the announcement with much fanfare, but he decided to bring our boys home with a lot less hardware.
You see, upon leaving, Obama handed U.S.-built military bases and supplies over to the Iraqi military. According to the White House, our trusted allies were ready for any fight, after years of American military training. Combined with the sophisticated weaponry we’d provided, that training would ensure that no terrorist ruler could reclaim Saddam Hussein’s domain.
Yet as soon as some talented fighters from ISIS invaded Iraq, the much-praised Iraqi army turned and ran.
In the wake of the army’s collapse, ISIS collected millions of dollars’ worth of U.S. weapons and ammunition… And the jihadist group has even allegedly acquired surface-to-air missiles capable of taking down airplanes.
Now, none of this would present much of a threat here at home… except for the other Obama policy that’s wreaking havoc on our safety. You see, by ignoring the security threat on America’s southern border, Obama is guilty of making a bad situation much, much worse.
Opening the Door to Terrorists
For some time now, the president has made it clear that he’s going to ignore immigration law and basically allow anyone under 18 to stay in America as a permanent resident.
Originally, this policy existed mostly for internal political purposes (such as courting young, Hispanic voters). But as it spread, a slightly different message was repeated and magnified around the globe: The doors are open. If you’re young and you want to live in America, then come on in.
As a result, teeming masses of youths have descended on the Mexican border with a singular goal: Cross the Rio Grande and make America home.
But that’s just the beginning. You see, the coverage so far has focused mostly on young kids… but my sources at the border tell me a more ominous tale.
They say hardened criminals and terrorists are using the invasion as a cover to come to America. Many of the young people crossing the border are gang members, and some are of Middle Eastern heritage, masquerading as Hispanics.
These threatening individuals are able to slip into obscurity once across the border, and they plan to launch jihad when ordered.
This is a nightmare for Obama, as it’s nearly impossible to tell how many immigrants are actually agents of ISIS or another terrorist faction. At this point, only time will tell. We have limited intelligence and no way of pinpointing the extent of this major threat.
What we do know is that Obama’s policy failures are magnifying the threat to America.
As much as I hate to say it, I fully expect that we’ll witness another serious terrorist attack on American soil in the next 12 to 18 months.
Your eyes on the Hill,