While Obama's tears flowed
Justifying his bypassing Congress with an executive order on licensing gun dealers, President Barack Obama (D) tearfully added, "It happens every day in Chicago." Sadly, he is correct. Less than three hours after he spoke:
Three people, including two teens were killed in shootings that left 9 others injured Tuesday, police said.
The two teens were killed and a third teen wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The shooting happened about 3:35 p.m. near the corner of 76th Street and Dorchester Avenue, where the three teens were standing when someone in a passing gray Ford Explorer fired at them, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a Chicago police spokeswoman. No one was in custody.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 17-year-old girl in the chest. Both were pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, authorities said.
The dead girl looked like his daughters, the boy like the son he might have had, as did most of the other victims. The same is true of the city's other shootings since the new year; the city rang in the year with "2 dead, 15 wounded," with similar violent activities each day since.
And because the shooters in all likelihood also resembled Obama's imaginary sons rather than some evil white cop, the race-baiting faktivists such as Rev. Jesse Jackson and #BlackLivesMatter did not block traffic or businesses, did not appear all over the media denouncing the racist white business and governmental climate, and, most telling of all, did not issue statements asking mothers and fathers in their communities to watch their children, take care of their children, be active in their children's lives.
Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, but the shooters probably did not obtain their guns legally, as the states surrounding the city have laxer laws.
But while Obama was distracting us with his teary-eyed royal decree, another of his "bypass Congress, collect an agreement that will make us all safer" plans seems to be further collapsing, as Iran revealed:
Pictures from an underground missile facility of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were released on Tuesday, after Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani paid a visit to the base.
Around 3 months after the IRGC Aerospace Force broadcast footage from a tunnel dug deep in the ground and filled with numerous ballistic missiles, photos of another missile city were made public on Tuesday.
Seen among the gear stored in a seemingly impregnable mountain base are the country’s “Emad” long-range ballistic missiles on their launch vehicles parked along an underground tunnel.
So much for Obama's vaunted nuclear deal.
And speaking of nuclear deals, remember President Bill Clinton (D)'s vaunted nuclear deal with North Korea (yes, you read that correctly) that was supposed to make the world safe because of all its built in protections? That didn't work out well in spite of those protections, as Tuesday (Wednesday there) North Korea announced:
BREAKING NEWS: North Korea confirms it has launched a 'successful' HYDROGEN BOMB test causing 5.1 magnitude man made earthquake
North Korea today conducted a 'successful' hydrogen bomb test, Pyongyang has confirmed.
The detonation of the thermonuclear weapon triggered a 5.1 magnitude earthquake when it exploded at 10am local time on Wednesday at the Punggye-ri test site in the north east of the country, the tremors of which were felt many miles away. (snip)
Reading a typically propaganda-heavy statement, the anchor confirmed that a 'miniaturized' hydrogen bomb had been detonated in an operation that was deemed a 'perfect success'.
He added that in doing so, North Korea 'joined the rank of advanced nuclear states' and had elevated their 'nuclear might to the next level', providing a weapon to defend against the United States and its other enemies. (snip)
The test, if verified by outside experts, will lead to a strong push for new, tougher sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations, and further worsen already abysmal relations between Pyongyang and its neighbours. (snip)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed his belief that the testing of any hydrogen bomb is a threat to his nation's safety.
Abe told reporters: 'We absolutely cannot allow this, and condemn it strongly.'
Hmm...it seems as if bad guys, both here and abroad, will do what they want if unchecked, because they don't keep their promises and ignore agreements and laws.
Barack Obama will be surprised to learn this, I'm sure.