RUSH: ‘The FBI busted a homegrown terror cell late Wednesday night as the men sneaked around a Jewish temple in Riverdale planting what they thought was packages of C-4 explosives. The four African-American men, three of whom were said to be jailhouse converts to Islam –‘ So, yeah, let’s bring these Guantanamo Bay guys up to our prisons and maybe we can keep ’em from escaping. Yeah, but what kind of recruitment can they do from the inside? ‘The four African-American men, three of whom were said to be jailhouse converts to Islam, also allegedly had what they believed was a working Stinger missile in their car. Officials said they hoped to shoot down a plane at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh in Orange County.’ I have flown in there. I have a friend that lives up there and I have flown into Stewart. I have seen the place. It’s closer than going into Teterboro and then driving up. It just makes more sense to fly in there, so I know where this place is.
‘Sources said the four men were arrested after a year-long investigation that began when an informant connected to a mosque in Newburgh said he knew men who wanted to buy explosives. FBI agents posing as militants sold them what they thought was 30 pounds of C-4 and a plane-downing Stinger missile. The weaponry was all phony. The men were arrested as they planted fake bombs in front of the Riverdale Temple in the Bronx and under cars parked in front of the synagogue,’ and they were going to use the Stinger to shoot down airplanes that were coming in and going out of Riverdale. So, Jewish-hating Muslim extremists actually do try to carry out their threats. Jewish-hating Muslim extremists actually try to carry out their threats but somehow we don’t think Iran will? I mean, these guys were not broadcasting their intent. These four guys, they got caught with an informant. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is broadcasting what he intends to do, and yet President Obama appears to be getting comfortable with the idea that Iran will soon have nuclear weapons. They’re launching missiles that have a range, and they’re very proud of this, that can hit Israel and Europe and US bases. That’s true Snerdley, yes, everybody wants to get in on the act.
Ever since I retired, resigned as the titular head of the GOP, now everybody thinks that I’ve lost some authority here and they could just chime in and make me say what they would say if they were hosting. Yes, okay, parts of Europe and American bases. Yes, it’s a big range that Mahmoud’s missiles can hit. The point is there doesn’t seem to be any urgency here to stop any of this. In fact, Leon Panetta over at the CIA said there would be big trouble if Israel were to independently attack Iran. Let me tell you what’s being set up here. By the way, the Drive-By Media, from what I heard yesterday, the Drive-By Media is totally misreporting the meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama. Apparently Netanyahu said nyet nyet nyet, no, no, no. It was not at all Obama, ‘Here’s the way it’s going to be, bud, and you’re going to behave this way.’ It wasn’t that way at all. Obama tried it but Netanyahu didn’t go along with it.
Here’s what I think the strategery of the United States defense establishment is going to be. They have to know that at some point the Israelis — excluding the ones in Tel Aviv ’cause that’s like San Francisco — the Israelis are going to have to do something about this, because they are a nation at constant war. They can’t afford to not believe Ahmadinejad, especially when Ahmadinejad is getting close to the nukes, launching test missiles, threatening to wipe them off the map, they can’t afford to ignore him. And at some point if they take him out, you know, the Drive-By Media says that the American defense establishment has told Netanyahu he’s gotta get permission. I think it’s just the exact opposite. I think he’s been told if you do it, we don’t want to know. If you do it, don’t tell us. We don’t want to be complicit. You do it, you do it on your own. We’re not going to know that you did it because then we could have stopped you and then we become a bigger target. That’s the defensive posture of this administration. That’s what I think is actually the operating strategery here when it comes to all this.
But now here we have the story about Jewish-hating Muslim extremists. They had taken steps to wipe out two Jewish synagogues and a jet from the sky, shocking news. See, if you listen to Obama I thought all this was just rhetoric, that none of these people really meant this, as long as we closed Guantanamo or a say we’re going to that these people aren’t going to care. They’re going to be nicer to us, they’re going to stand back and they’re going to say, ‘Hmm, hmm, maybe we’ve been wrong about America.’ It’s not how they do it. They sit back and they watch all this, and they laugh, and they see weakness. So if I’m Obama and Snerdley asked me at the top of top of the break, ‘You know, you’ve got this guy pegged. I mean, how do you do it? The minute I hear you describe Obama in the first hour of the program, I know you’re right, you’ve got him pegged.’ I said, ‘I’ve worked for people like this. I’ve worked with people that have this kind of ego and arrogance, unchallengeability.’ They have not had this kind of power, but I mean I’ve worked with this kind of personality. Plus I know liberals, folks. I’ve just studied them. You know, I know what they’re going to say and do before they do it. That’s why I am so often able to go back to the archives of this program and say, ‘Here’s what I said six months ago, and this just happened, didn’t it?’ Because I know them.
Now, if Obama had not been forced to be on the defensive making a speech here defending what he’s going to do at Guantanamo Bay, his attitude to the news of the four Jewish-hating Muslim extremists who were captured in a string operation might have gone like this. Obama: ‘Calling this a terror plot is not going to help heal the wounds. Having Guantanamo Bay open probably caused this or led to this. Fighting in Iraq, maybe the drone missiles in Pakistan. Let’s have an open heart and an open mind. We can respect each other’s different points of view without condemning them. We must understand that we brought this on ourselves.’ There’s also a countervailing view out there that this plot to blow up Jewish people in New York City happens to be politically convenient for Obama. The fact that the terrorists are homegrown, some people think, feeds right into Obama’s belief that America is the true enemy, not the Muslims. I don’t think this is going to fly. Obama had nothing to do with capturing any of these people. This was the New York FBI that had been tracking these people for over a year.