New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who’s ignored a rash of anti-Semitic attacks in his city and under whose watch the city’s murder rate has skyrocketed, finally held a joint press conference with NYPD brass to assuage the fears of New Yorkers who feel unsafe.
Was he talking about ways to protect the city’s Jewish population who are left nearly defenseless due to the city’s strict weapons laws? Or, was he admitting the new cash bail system has some problems and is releasing violent criminals back to the streets when they should be behind bars? Nope.
He was raging about President Trump, basically accusing him of starting a war with Iran and making his city unsafe. Even his tweet announcing the livestream showed his slant: “In the wake of President Trump’s air strikes” instead of “In the wake of the killing of a murderous Iranian terrorist.”
Join me and NYPD leadership to talk about keeping our city safe in the wake of President Trump's air strikes. https://t.co/DbJ3TYDPsJ
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 3, 2020
De Blasio opened the presser with that derangement on full display.
“Our world changed last night, and I wanted to gather everyone together to talk about what this means for NYC, what this means for our people.
“The fact is, we are dealing this morning with a reality we’ve not faced previously, and it’s very, very important for everyone to understand that, and to understand that in these changing circumstances the City of New York and the NYPD are acting immediately to ensure that New Yorkers are safe.”
WAIT. WAIT. What?
The world changed forever on September 11, 2001. Remember this, Mayor Bill?
FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo, smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center and flames as debris explodes from the second tower in New York. A bill passed by Congress allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government has reinforced to some in the Arab world a long-held view that the U.S. only demands justice for its own victims of terrorism, despite decades of controversial U.S. interventions around the world.(AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong, File)
What changed in the world last night is that the biggest state sponsor of terrorism and their minions the world over saw that the United States is not going to take their s**t anymore. We’re done drawing red lines and embracing hashtag activism and speaking to these cretins in the language they understand – a big boot in the a$$, as Toby Keith famously described it.
DeBlasio continued with his historically inaccurate and stupid characterizations:
I want to talk about what I think has changed…we are now potentially facing a threat that’s different and greater than anything we have faced previously.
How is it different and greater, Bill? “The terrorism…came from non-state actors.”
But, who funded them, Bill? Oh.
And he keeps on going.
As of last night, we are dealing with a different reality, and I said it last night. We’re at this point in a de facto state of war between the United States and Iran.
We have never confronted, in recent decades, the reality of a war with a government of a large country with an international terror network at its behest.
Is it even possible for this man to understand that we’ve been at war with Iran – in their minds – for 40-plus years?