Obama is growing more adamant against terrorism and we can see it with each passing day. During a press conference that took place in Malaysia this weekend, Obama wanted to make it clear that America is not at war with a religion, with people who believe in something different and the country does not want to stand against them because “it’s America”. The terrorist threat must be eliminated because it is a danger to all people.
When speaking about the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, Obama said that these people are “a bunch of killers with good social media”. America is not against them because they believe in something else. America is against them because they put the lives of everyday citizens like you or I in peril. It is a danger that exists for no purpose and it defies the normality and dignity that the human society has grown to accept and embrace in thousands of years. A dignity that cannot be broken.
Obama was firm when he said that that the coalition that was put together to stop ISIS “will not relent”. This simple statement can make us feel a little safer since, indeed, it is absurd for us to accept that it is “normal” to be bombed during a stay in a hotel or a play in a theater. Our society is also not powerless and we do have the means to stop them if we execute our plans correctly.
The President of the United States even explained what ISIS’ plans are. Since the terrorist organization is simply unable to beat troops on ground, it plans to go “behind the lines” and try to prove to the world that America is not doing such a great job at defending the rest of us. That’s not exactly how things are developing. ISIS needs to put in extra effort to make these things happen. And this actually proves that they are the scared ones, not America.
You can see why Obama grows more adamant against terrorism. He can see that we already won, we just need to get the appropriate momentum.
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