Written by Kevin Fobbs on September 18, 2014

As world leaders gathered amidst the growing storm clouds in preparation for war on the deadliest terror network on earth, Obama was working his community organizer magic in a private group at the White House. In what certainly has to be filed in the “too incredible to believe” category, the Commander-in-Chief was offering his sage ISIS-related public relations advice before his national speech on fighting ISIS. Obama gave advice on what he would have done if he had been, “an adviser to ISIS”, according to the Blaze.

What had to be entering his mind to be divulging his own inner intentions to a “group of visitors” unless he really does not have an idiot control unit in his brain? The New York Times reported his motor-mouth blathering based upon several sources who were in attendance at the meeting, and one has to wonder what did he intend to accomplish by it.

It is not enough that he openly and willingly reveals to the extremists’ jihadists what America’s military will and will not do in conducting anti-terrorism maneuvers. But now he decides to don an advisory Jihadist- hat as well. He spoke to a group in the private meeting and said how he would have told ISIS to handle the two American journalists, before they were beheaded, said the New York Times.

He appeared to need to share his inner thoughts just prior to his appearance before his speech before the nation concerning the actions that would be taken to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria. He told the group, that instead of beheading the two men he would have had the barbarians “pin notes to their chests that urged the United States, ‘Stay out of here; this is none of your business,’” reported the Blaze.

What the heck! Why didn’t he just toss those tidbits into his speech so that he could have struck fear and terror into the hearts of those battle hardened jihadists? That surely would have been the strategy that would have freed James Foley and Steven Sotloff. It actually sounded more like the inner workings of a 12-year-old’s mind who watched too much Get Smart on television.

Or maybe the community organizing successes Obama touted in 2008 were what he apparently based this novel foreign relations public relations coup upon. Unknown to much of America, maybe his extensive experience in negotiating with the Chicago gangs on the city’s Southside to convince them to give up their guns and give peace a chance worked splendidly. Fiction always works better for Obama than facts do.

The President then reasoned that, based upon this Obama fantasy strategy, ISIS would have diminished public support for U.S. military action, because this pie-in-the-sky approach would have been taken by the masked murderers.

The reaction to the president’s private off-the-cuff advice to ISIS even surprised news organizations that began to question why a sitting president would even cloak himself in an imaginary advisory role to a terrorist group. Well, of course there are exceptions to the rule, like former President Jimmy Carter, who never misses an opportunity to give advice to terror groups like Hamas, among others.

Bottom line, where is the value in passing advice on to the enemy, unless you are attempting to be subversive or perhaps you are extremely naïve? For many Americans Obama fits into both scenarios which may be closer to the truth than is comfortable.



Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.