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Obama Statement on Beheading of James Foley

Obama Statement on Beheading of James Foley

“We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.”

President Obama just gave a live statement from Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of journalist James Foley.

He condemned the murder, insisted that it was not representative of Islam as many of ISIS’ victims are Muslim, and called to vigilence.

Transcript here:

People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him. The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.


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Obama showed no passion, no fire, no anger at the beasts from the depths of hell who would do such an evil thing to anyone, let alone an American citizen. And why can’t he put on a damn tie and pretend to show some respect?

    Immolate in reply to chessy. | August 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Lame duck president gives half-hearted speech condemning head-choppers in language usually reserved for Republicans.

    “We will relentlessly pursue the relentless pursuit of bringing the guilty to justice. We won’t rest or play golf until justice is brought. I may have fudged on the golf part.”

Watch out ! I sense a request to the UN for a strongly worded letter coming !!!

That should do it. Fore!

    You were correct: “According to a pool report obtained by Politico, Obama went to the Vineyard Golf Club following his statement.”

    After his underwhelming statement it’s “play time” again. Heaven forbid massacres and beheadings get in the way of his relaxation time!!! It’s good to be the “presi.”

georgia peach | August 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Cameron told the Brits that anyone flying the flag of these barbarians or recruiting for them will be arrested.We get this pap.

Many of ISIS, as well as Obama’s, victims are nationalist (i.e. right-wing) Muslims. The former, and the latter, prefer the left-wing or Caliphate variety. As for Islam, it is imperial and aggressive by design. No good Muslim will welcome other religions, including atheism. Fortunately, most Muslims moderate the demands put forth by the Koran.

“No faith teaches people to massacre innocents,” he says. So much for his special insight into Islam, a religion which does from time to time teach precisely that. It’s like his statement that “no country can or should dominate another.”

From a reasonably bright high school student at the Model UN such sentiments are charming. From the president of the United States, if he’s serious it’s an appalling lack of realism.

    Radegunda in reply to Alex Bensky. | August 20, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    He cares more about protecting Islam from any negative thoughts than he does about protecting the United States from evil.

“Obama on ISIS: “No faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday.”

Herein lies the problem. Words mean different things if you are not Muslim.

Non Muslims are not considered innocents. Christians and Jews can be offered the opportunity to convert or pay Jizzya. All others can be offered the opportunity to convert, be enslaved, or die.

This “taqiyya” comment puts the 0 totally in the twilight zone!

“No faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday.”

Well, Mohammed sure as hell did, and he put it to action, too.

How does Pres. ScamWOW figure the ORIGINAL caliphate came to be? What the HELL does he think these guys are using for a model?

“The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.”

Wow. Another red line…

    Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | August 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    What was the religion of the people enslaving people in the good ole USA? Did they claim it was right and ethical, even beneficial based on some magic book? Did they whip, maim, torture, terrorize and commit gruesome murders?

    What was the religion of the various people who gathered in groups to lynch negroes for 100 years?

    Did the KKK claim to be the avatars for any religion?

    Were the people who killed Emmett Till christians?


    Nope, no collective here.

    This is a great site as long as you ignore history, facts, logic and consistency.

    Go ahead Ragwaste. Issue your contradiction and call me names. There is a lot of serious discussion going on here.

      Ragspierre in reply to Deodorant. | August 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      “What was the religion of the various people who gathered in groups to lynch negroes for 100 years?”


      Now go as far away as you can. You are a moron.

        Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | August 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

        You are pathetic. That’s the best you’ve got? LOL, LOL

          scooterjay in reply to Deodorant. | August 21, 2014 at 9:38 am

          There is so much desperation in this series of posts from deodorant that I can smell it right through my monitor!

          Seriously, dude……there are prescription drugs that can help you. Don’t worry, after the Obama administration is gone and sanity returns to America you will wake up one day and say “wow, I’m doing pretty good” yet forget all about what caused it. I remember the 1980s post-Carter.

          Pythias in reply to Deodorant. | August 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

          It’s not an Internet Law like Godwin’s regarding Hitler references, but it’s getting there.

          When someone declares that they’ve won an argument without any real evidence, that’s… potentially still worthy of a discussion, but generally it’s a slam dunk for the person who is not the one declaring ‘victory’.

      scooterjay in reply to Deodorant. | August 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Since you obviously have never read the Bible, nor do you even own one I implore you to go to the nearest Christian Church, borrow a Bible and show me in there where Jesus says it is perfectly OK to lie to further your cause, and where he is down with beheading, torturing and maiming those that are not of your faith. Islam kills it’s enemies, Christians love them as brothers and will pray for them.

“They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy.”

No, they would fail if a real president would rain down bombs and bullets to exterminate these vermin.

Barack Hussein Obama could not be reached for comment as there is no WiFi on the golf course.

So what, he held a press conference to defend Islam against association with ISIS? That’s it?

    Well, Muslims’ barbaric acts of terrorism in the name of building an Islamic State (insert a rousing chorus of Allahu Akbar! Death to those who insult Mohammad! here) is making claims that theirs is really a “religion of peace” look a little sketchy.

    So Obama feels it incumbent upon him as President of the United States to step in and do a little PR there. I guess.

Captain Keogh | August 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

A pusillanimous appeaser. I cannot stand the sight of him.

“ideologically bankrupt” more like corrupt. These Muslims have a stronger ideology than Obama does, it just happens to be even more incorrect. However his statement “No faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday.” could be intended to drive a wedge between more moderate Muslims and ISIS. What we need to see is some of those moderate Muslims stand up and denounce this behavior and explain theologically why it is wrong. The problem is that the extremists are correctly interpreting the intent of the Koran so we will never see this.

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by ignorance.

As alluded to on this site, we must identify evil and defeat it, but Obama’s fundamentally flawed worldview does not allow for the existence of evil. Only shades of gray (measured by how much you agree with him).

    Valerie in reply to Seth. | August 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Will the King of Saudi Arabia do? He made a special broadcast to his whole country.
    “”In a stunning five minute statement read on state television late Friday, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, leader of Israel’s oldest and most implacable foe, called the Hamas-Israel war in Gaza a “collective massacre” caused by Hamas.””

    How about some Imams in the UK, both Sunni and Shia?

    It Italy, Muslim leaders encouraged the expulsion of a preacher of murder

    “Islam is a religion of peace. Those who preach death must not be allowed inside the mosques,” said Bouchaib Tanji, president of the Veneto Islamic Federation and of the Assalam (Peace) association. “Even worse is that he calls on God to exterminate an entire population.”

    They are starting to say it out loud, and some of them will be killed for it.

      Radegunda in reply to Valerie. | August 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Do you agree that “Islam is a religion of peace” based on its history and core teachings?

      How much effect will the words of a handful of imams have on the hundreds of millions of Muslims who have learned from the Koran and the Haditha and the example of Muhammad that all non-Muslims are filthy, that all apostates must be killed, and that the most virtuous act a Muslim can perform is to kill non-Muslims for the sake of expanding the realm of Islamic domination?

        Valerie in reply to Radegunda. | August 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm

        I believe that the Word of God is like good seed sown by a farmer, and that the heats of men are like the different kinds of soil upon which the seed may fall. If the seed falls on stone, it will dry up. If it falls on the path, it may sprout but be trampled. If it falls on good soil, it will sprout and grow and yield a hundred-fold.

        I think there is enough of the Word of God even in Islam to touch the heart of a good person, just as there is in Christianity and Judaism.

        Like this one.

        I think the Islamists are as evil as human beings get. I think Barack Obama could be an international hero if he had the intellect and the cojones to articulate the difference between “jihad” (which is what the Islamists claim to do) and hirabah (what they really do).

    tarheelkate in reply to Seth. | August 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    As a point of fact both the chief imam at Al Azhar in Cairo and his counterpart in Saudi Arabia have publicly condemned ISIS. But you are right to say that the condemnation is not “theological.” The way out for Islam would be to insist that the bloodthirsty aspects of the Qur’an and hadith were intended only for the original conquest of Arabia, and not for all time. But that would be an enormous step for them to take, given the Qur’an’s enshrinement as an eternal book written in heaven.

Why does Obama use the word ISIL to describe ISIS?

    Henry Hawkins in reply to RuthC. | August 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    ISIS, ISIL and IS are all acronyms for the various names of the same terrorist group: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

      Pythias in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      It will be interesting to see how many iterations of ‘IS _ _’ we go through to reflect their expansion before some serious action is taken.

      Couldn’t help noting the UK PM thought the beheading of a US citizen was serious enough to cut his vacation short and meet with advisers to determine possible actions. Our guy, not so much.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to Pythias. | August 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm

        He said it was because the killer is suspected of being a British citizen, not that the victim was American. Still…

    Pythias in reply to RuthC. | August 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Because it’s the less accurate and therefore the less-used of the two, and you can’t be smarter than everyone else if you go with their consensus. He’s also letting you know he’s smarter than you when he pronounces Pakistan ‘PockySTON’.

    basically (and this is a real basic interpretation) once ISIS spread out from syria they morphed into ISIL

    Humphrey's Executor in reply to RuthC. | August 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Frankly, I find Obama preference for less common “ISIL” a tad bit disturbing. The “L” is for “the Levant,” which historically included what is now Israel.

    MikeInCA in reply to RuthC. | August 21, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Because the “Levant” includes Israel, and Obama is signalling the Islamists that he’s no friend of Israel.

    But then the Democratic Party has been no friend of Israel for a while.

…and if they continue to behead journalists, we shall deploy the most fearsome of our weaponry against them: the Hashtag.

Jane the Actuary | August 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Does a faction/army/nation/empire as brutal as ISIS “inevitably” fail? Maybe yes, in a kind of vague and useless meaning, in the same way as the Assyrian Empire is no more. But how many people are they going to kill first, and how many non-Muslims are they going to drive out of their territory?

    Radegunda in reply to Jane the Actuary. | August 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    A quick glance at the history of Islam demonstrates clearly that brutality can be a winning strategy in the long term. Losing for civilization and humanity, but winning for Islam.

      David R. Graham in reply to Radegunda. | August 21, 2014 at 1:11 am

      Neither Latin nor Greek civilizations have had the yearning to occupy the ME for a period of time sufficient to disabuse Caliphists of their imperialist, misogynist, tyrannical and blood-thirsty ambitions. Two partial respites were achieved by Latin civilization, during the High Middle Ages and during the British Empire, but nothing ultimately successful. Jews tried to carve out a sector of peace, and expanded it, but they did not drive to disabuse Caliphists of their habitual ambitions. They thought they could live next to those ambitions and even among them. Not so, at least not in peace. Islam today is Caliphism. As PM of Turkey says, Islam is one. There is not more than one kind. It is Caliphism, period: imperialist, misogynist, tyrannical, blood-thirsty, etc. There is not another kind. There is not a “good Moslem” inside the bad ones, or outside them either. They are all the same, all have the same ambitions, patent or latent; world domination by savage conquest.

Somewhat relevant flashback:

“The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam”
– our Appeaser in Chief, denouncing “that” Youtube video, 2012

    nordic_prince in reply to Amy in FL. | August 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Let’s make our own version: The Future Must not Belong to Those Who Follow the Prophet of Islam ~

    Walker Evans in reply to Amy in FL. | August 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    “The future is not likely to belong to poltroons who fail to defend their way of life in the face of implacable enemies!” — Walker Evans

At least his speech writers anticipated his immediate departure to the golf course after it was delivered, since they went with “we will be relentless” instead of “I will not rest”.

Still, after promising vigilance and relentlessness, is there anything that looks less vigilant and relentless than golfing minutes after making such a promise?

All this while Potus plays golf. Hey, it’s not here (yet) so no worries … fore!

Henry Hawkins | August 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Shit, I wish he’d spend a lot more time on the golf course. Pitch a tent and stay there.

“Obama, Outraged Over Beheading, Vows To Remain On Course”

That is the actual NYT headline.

I swear…!!!

17 And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the Lord for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. 18 But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it. 19 But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to the Lord; they shall go into the treasury of the Lord.” 20 So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city. 21 Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

Henry Hawkins | August 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

“We will be vigilant and relentless”

At what?

Know why Obama avoids dealing with anything in the Middle East? He sees it as one big sand trap.

    Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 20, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    “People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy.”

    Note how passive that is.

    Yeah. One day…

    BOY are they gonna git it…

    Sometime, those suckers are gonna die. In their beds. Eventually.

Your Infantile(Golfing)Majesty: “Relentless” is what’cher gonna be?? Uhh-Huh…I hear there’s 300-by Gawd troops on their way to Baghdad now. Whew, now back to those pesky links.

Oh, and Mr. Prezdet..?? Wear a ***king Tie when you address our nation. CANNOT possibly make this bunch up.

“The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.”

Thank G_d! I am sure that U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty are resting far more easily knowing that the united States will be relentless in doing what we must do to protect them.

What a load of crap from this worthless piece of shit!