Chicago Friday evening news conference: Terrorism is a threat to every American, not just synagogues
Chicago Foreign policy expert Andy Martin says the threats directed at Jewish houses of worship are targeted at every American, and at civilization itself. Barack Obama is a failed leader in the foreign policy area. It is time for a change in policy and a change in approach at the White House. Martin suggests that Obama invite former President George Bush to a bipartisan meeting on the War Against Terror.
Foreign policy expert Andy Martin says that today’s terrorist provocations confirm that Barack Obama’s foreign policy is a failure
Andy has studied Middle East terrorism since the late 1960’s
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FRIDAY EVENING NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO
Andy Martin says today’s terrorist incidents are an indictment of Barack Obama
Martin says the Obama administration’s pretense that terrorism does not exist is self-defeating
Martin says that all Americans must stand with the intended victims of today’s terrorist incidents
(CHICAGO)(October 29, 2010) Illinois foreign policy expert Andy Martin will hold a Friday evening news conference in Chicago to comment on the latest terrorist incidents directed at Chicago-area synagogues. Martin says that despite Barack Obama’s efforts to pretend that “terrorism does not exist,” America faces a genuine national security challenge.
Andy has over forty years of familiarity with Asia and the Middle East; he is regarded overseas as one of America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analysts. His analysis of the terrorist threat in Iran during the 1979-80 hostage crisis, and again in Iraq in 2003, were leading-edge predictions of what Americans faced in the future.
“We must stand with the Jewish community at this time,”
Martin says. “Our friends and neighbors must know that we are united as a nation against our unseen enemies. An attack on any American is an attack on every American.
“The Constitution vests the presidency with primary responsibility for protecting this nation. Sadly, Barack Obama has failed his duty. He entered the White House claiming terrorism was a Bush-era fantasy and that his groveling to Islamic nations would improve our international standing. Mr. Obama was egregiously wrong. The people who protect us today are Bush holdovers; they are the people at the operational level who implement the security policies which were created years ago. Barack Obama is not pursuing terrorists vigorously enough, because he and Janet Napolitano do not believe they exist.
“Nevertheless, having criticized Obama and observed the inescapable, that Bush created our national security apparatus, I call on every American make an effort to work on a nonpartisan basis.
“The reality is that we are likely to live in the shadows of terrorism for decades, not years, not presidencies, not congresses. Decades. The ‘terrorist world’ is falling further and further behind civilization. The savages who mutilate women and oppress their own peoples are not likely to go away any time soon. Indeed, during the Obama era the enemies of civilization are becoming more, not less, popular because of Obama’s ham-handed leadership. There is no ‘clash of civilizations’ as one scholar wrote. But there is a coming apart of civilization, as civilized nations advance into a bright future and backward nations continue to be held hostage to their internal terrorist mechanisms.
“We are not attacking terrorist nations, though we must remain vigilant to protect ourselves against the threat some of their citizens pose. Terrorist nations are attacking America, Israel and the entire civilized world.
“I send this message to Mr. Obama: wake up! We cannot be afraid to make peace, but we must be prepared to make war, and to guard every American and our borders with the utmost in technology and security. Maybe it’s time to invite George Bush to the White House for a bipartisan effort.
“After I survived the Vietnam era, I hoped peace would come. I was wrong. When I initially went to Iran and Afghanistan in 1979, I thought ‘maybe it will end after this.’ I was wrong. Living in Iraq in 2003 I hoped, again, that peace might come. It hasn’t. I am convinced we face a semi-permanent terrorist threat and we must be prepared to accept terrorism as a fact of life for ourselves and our children.
“Sadly, the White House is not a place for on-the-job training. Barack Obama and his minions were unrealistic two years ago. Maybe now reality will set in. Maybe. Obama apparently does not like to attend Church. I do suggest he attend a synagogue service this weekend to affirm that our Jewish neighbors can count on a united America to stand up for their right to live in peace and security here at home, even as we press the Israeli government to adopt a practical approach to peace with their own Palestinian neighbors.
“Politically, a terrorist threat the weekend before the election does not help Obama. Chris Cilizza of the Washington post is wrong. But this latest attempt to intimidate Jewish houses of worship should be seen as a threat to every American. I take it as a threat to my own church. We must react accordingly.”
Andy Martin is the author of the  Andy Martin Peace Plan for the Middle East. The ideas he espoused a decade ago have increasingly become the core proposals for peace on all sides. Andy Martin has been associated with the study and analysis of terrorism and revolutionary war since the 1960’s when he became involved with Professor Bernard Fall. Martin is the executive director of the Revolutionary War Research Center which studies terrorism and asymmetrical warfare.
October 29th news conference details:
Internet Powerhouse and foreign policy expert Andy Martin
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)
WHEN: Friday, October 29th 8:00 P.M.
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ABOUT ANDY: Chicago Public Radio calls Andy Martin a “boisterous Internet activist.” Andy is the legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He promotes his best-selling book, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” and his Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois for over forty years. He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com
Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
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