Christopher Cornell of Cincinnati, Ohio doesn’t deal in pretense or mince words. He joined ISIS, he stockpiled weapons, and he intended to wax prominent figures in and around DC. He threatened to personally shoot President Barack Obama. It’s a shame nobody found Cornell a nice job at Target or Jiffy Lube. He describes his plans below.
“What would I have done? I would have took my gun, I would have put it to Obama’s head and I would have pulled the trigger,” Cornell, of Cincinnati, said in a telephone interview from the Boone County, Kentucky, jail aired on Friday. “Then I would have released more bullets on the Senate and the House of Representative members, and I would have attacked the Israeli Embassy and various other buildings full of kafir (a Muslim term for infidel) who want to wage war against us Muslims and shed our blood. That’s what would happen,” he said
How could an American do something like that? How could we have lost one of our youths? Cornell explains in prose worthy of Hemmingway.
“I got orders from the brothers overseas because I’m with the Islamic State. My brothers over there, in Syria and Iraq, gave me specific orders to carry out jihad in the West, so I did so,” Cornell said
See, that’s not so hard. He liked ISIS better than US and therefore wanted to blow US off the map. Study hard, kids. This will be on the test next Tuesday. I joke, but I’m wondering just how much anyone really cares. It’s been in a news report, so now Barack Obama can become aware of it.
Given that now Barack Obama can no longer vote “Present” on being aware of the fact that this particular Jihadi dork-meister just accused him of being kafir and had ambitions of popping a cap in his capitol dome, what now will our feckless leader do. He could take this personally and finally admit that maybe, just maybe ISIS is a little more menacing than the JV. Maybe they are not just hacked off because they can’t shop at Macy’s. Sharia-compliant Spongebob Toys may not be the answer. We could actually have to kill our way out of this. That, or Barack Obama could wind up spending his dotage hidden in Paraguay instead of on the sunny beaches of Hawai’i.
Or, he could ask himself how he could monetize this. It has to have political capital somewhere. Can he tie this Cornell dude to the Tea party somehow? It has to be rumbling around in his head. Or maybe Barack Obama could totally and completely ignore the homegrown ISIS threat. It could be that he has to.
Regardless of how I personally feel about the prospect a 10th Crusade; there simply may not be any give-a-bleep left in America to wage one. People may just no longer really believe that having Barack Obama, Joe Biden, [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ], and John F. Kerry dispatched by some bug-bleep jihadi one rainy March morning would be quite the catastrophic loss that John F. Kerry thinks it would be. They are wrong. Chaos is boring, frightening, hard and many times fatal rather than romantic and heroic the way it is portrayed in popular Sci-Fi. But the ennui is out there as Brett Stevens describes it below.
The best of our people have the least interest in fixing anything because they have a simple message for society: DIE. They resent their jobs, which are basically servitude to people who are stupider than they are but have more time to become “important” in the job hierarchy, and they find the stupidity of their clients or customers appalling. They have become slaves to stupidity and through that, stupor. Their brains could not recognize the crisis even if it were in front of their noses, and even if they did, they would cheer it on. Destroy this miserable place.
So I’ll give Christopher Cornell of Cincinnati props on one thing. He doesn’t lie to anyone. He wants you dead. His bosses want you dead. He therefore intended to unleash chaos in your life in an attempt to make it miserable. It’s nothing personal, don’t get upset, he just has priorities that you are not a part of. The implicit question he poses to America’s leadership and citizenry is whether we actually give a rat’s rear-end about making people like him knock it off.