October 17, 2021

Terrorist Threats Concern Many But Democrats Attack CIA, Police

Terrorist threats concern many but Democrats attack CIA, police Australian special operations police officers had their hands full dealing with an alleged Muslim terrorist in Sydney.

The events in Australia on Monday morning involving a lone-wolf jihadist who abducted hostages in Sydney — an incident that left two innocent people dead and a number of victims wounded — is a reminder of the dangers many nations face. It reinforced the threat posed by not only terrorist groups, but also people who are proselytized or influenced by radical Muslims to perpetrate heinous acts of terrorism. And what have America’s political leaders done to protect the nation? They attacked U.S. intelligence officers, accusing them of torture, and they’ve thrown entire police departments under the Obama express bus.

For example, on Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder said it was “a good thing that NBA players were protesting the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner by wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts” before games in several U.S. cities. “For them to get out there and to express in that way a social conscience, I think goes back to maybe people that these guys don’t even know or my son has a vague awareness of, to Jackie Robinson, who is seen as not only a great athlete, but as an involved, thinking, caring black man,” Holder said, according to a Chicago Sun-Times news story.

Meanwhile, Democrats led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, outgoing chairwoman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, who are denigrating the actions taken by members of the Central Intelligence Agency and accusing them of “torturing” terrorist prisoners after the 9-11 terrorist attacks that left about 3,000 people dead. In fact, there’s evidence that Feinstein and others were informed of the actions being taken during interrogations conducted by intelligence officers and those officers were encouraged to do everything possible to thwart another large-scale terrorist attack within the United States.

“So let me get this straight: terrorists are at war with the West, especially with the U.S., the European Union, and Australia and the Democratic Party is attacking intelligence and police officers? Not only that, these posturing politicians are putting even more limits on what officers are allowed to do to protect the American people? This situation has reached the level of absurdity,” said former police counterterrorism unit member, as well as former intelligence officer, Michael Snopes.

“If, God forbid, something happens, are they counting on President Barack Obama to call the incident ‘workplace violence’ or some other euphemism to give these feckless politicians cover? And what’s their priority? Closing the [terrorist detention center at] Guantanamo Bay, that’s their priority,” Snopes added.

Although, the weekend news shows had the usual parade of liberal-left guests decrying the actions of the CIA, a CBS News poll reveals that a majority of Americans say the harsh interrogation tactics used by the CIA produced reliable information to prevent further terrorist attacks. A significant 57 percent said that tactics including waterboarding produced reliable information, according to the poll released on Monday.

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