Attack of the killer refrigerators
The Obama administration has tried oh, so hard throughout its two terms in office to persuade Americans – indeed, the entire world – that the global terrorist threat is due to everything but Islam. Various pretzel-like rationalizations have been peddled to deflect attention from the true cause.
Thus, Major Nidal Hasan’s murderous rampage in 2009 that left
13 14 people dead [including Francheska Velez's pre-born baby –ed.] at Fort Hood, Texas was termed “workplace violence.”
Later, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf infamously declared that the “root cause” of terrorism is “a lack of opportunity for jobs”:
We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs, whether we can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance. We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.
A month ago, Attorney General Lynch topped Harf in the inanity department with these pearls of wisdom:
The good in this world far outweighs the evil. Our common humanity transcends our differences, and our most effective response to terror is compassion, it’s unity and it’s love. We stand with you today because we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment and solidarity and in equality.
The latest silly move on the chessboard was made last week by none other than Hillary Clinton’s successor at Foggy Bottom, John Kerry. Kerry was in Vienna, Austria to negotiate a global climate deal to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals used in air conditioning and refrigeration. HFCs are a source of greenhouse gas emissions that some scientists have alleged contribute to global warming.
According to various sources , Kerry said this:
As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism, it’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we – you – are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.
The use of hydrofluorocarbons is unfortunately growing. Already, the HFCs use[d] in refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items are emitting an entire gigaton of carbon dioxide-equivalent pollution into the atmosphere annually. Now, if that sounds like a lot, my friends, it’s because it is. It’s the equivalent to emissions from nearly 300 coal-fired power plants every single year.
Kerry, apparently with a straight face (botox?), is asking us to believe that commercial chemicals that allegedly contribute to global warming are morally on par with the wanton, indiscriminate murder of innocents by Islamic jihadists.
Preposterous, of course; but then the Obama administration has been living in an alternative reality for quite a while when it comes to terrorism. Why stop now?
Little is likely to change this week as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to anoint Clinton-Kaine – or “Kaine and Unable,” as some wags have labeled the ticket. No word yet on whether Gitmo terrorists have been invited to take part in the proceedings as a gesture of “compassion” in the name of “unity” and “love.”