It might seem incomprehensible that evil would have more power than the most powerful person in the most powerful nation. But the sobering idea that President Obama can’t control the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria is a dreary eye-opener that a U.S. President may be losing the ability to control things. Even President Obama himself alluded to this reality when facing the complexities of international politics. When he made this comment at the Shoah Foundation Gala recently, it must have produced a number of gasps when relating it to the Holocaust. Had similar sentiments been uttered 75 years ago from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, there would have been a national uproar.
But you have to agree with President Obama that the power of the Presidency has been lowered considerably in more than just fighting international terrorism. Some of that lack of power seems to be right on our own soil when you consider how some government agencies seem to be running under their own volition. And the speculation continues about other secret government agencies taking things under their own accord and shutting the President out.
The real fear is the potentials of Boko Haram turning into an even larger terrorist group in Nigeria if they end up controlling other regions of the country. With the economy nearly hopeless there, there seems to be a consensus that Boko Haram will become even more powerful, hence threatening more women and men. With similar desperation for some in America in finding employment, you have to wonder what kind of endemic terrorist groups could be recruiting right in our own backyards.
Losing Power in the Presidency
We continually hear about covert government agencies running behind the President’s back that seem to leave the Commander in Chief out of conferrals to avoid meddling. The NSA doesn’t need to be proven, and we still hear about covert government agencies handling UFO’s. It seems the President now has zero involvement in the UFO phenomena after years of Presidents supposedly knowing all.
In that regard, you wonder about whether we’re really paying attention to the possibilities of endemic terrorist groups developing right here in America. The thought of a Boko Haram starting here in America shouldn’t necessarily be discounted. Islamic extremists are possibly already integrated into society where they’re possibly plotting dozens of terrorist attacks. Most of us know after 9/11 how easily terrorists are able to blend into society without anyone suspecting a thing.
It doesn’t have to be Islamic extremists and possibly drug cartels from Mexico eventually crossing the border into southern states. They’re about as powerful as Boko Haram and have enough power and money to virtually take over Southern California with the proper organization.
Would the President be able to fight back if something similar happened without being mired in a complex web of politics that could cause even worse problems if mass casualties occurred? With the interconnectedness of the world now, every action taken is going to affect something else very dramatically. We’ve already seen that through our treatment of terrorists here and the mass seething reactions in the Middle East.
Those who know about Northern Command know it’s a military agency the President would technically deploy when social unrest becomes uncontrollable here in America. Would a future President take care of a terrorist group here in America if they started doing similar things to Boko Haram? The complexities of dealing with it may not be so cut and dry in sending troops in to weed them out. As President Obama bluntly alluded, some issues may have to fall into the will of the people to take care of things so the government can have less anxiety opening infinite Pandora’s Boxes.