America has a violence and gun problem. It is irresponsible for anyone to suggest or insinuate the assassination of anyone. It should be outright criminal for a pseudo news station like Fox News to allow such a person on their network. They should know better. A real news network must.
Fox News continues to use Michael Scheuer as some sort of international expert on several of their shows. This is a man so full of racist hate for the President and his followers that he said the following.
That Eric Holder and Barack Obama have not been impeached, moreover, suggests that the impeachment provisions of the Constitution are a dead letter; that they apply only to individuals named Nixon; or that they do not apply to Black Americans supported by such towering giants of fatuousness as Oprah, Chris Matthews, Fareed Zakaria, Piers Morgan, and Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and their band of American-killing Viragos.
Within his article Michael Scheuer goes on to accuse President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. He implies they are appeasing Islamists. He accuses them of arming Islamists. At the same time he accuses them of giving Israel carte blanche to “steal Palestinian land.”
Michael Scheuer all around hate seem to keep him confused on policy and history. The administration has never sanctioned Israel taking Palestinian lands. Would he have the US invade Israel for going against American policies? He accuses Obama and Cameron of supporting perpetual war yet implies he would go to war against Islam.
Michael Scheuer statement is an implicit threat on the President’s life.
The most dangerous comments made by Michael Scheuer was the one below. It could only be viewed as a call to assassinate the President of the United States. He writes.
since England’s Glorious Revolution (1688-89), Anglo-Americans have built and defended against the despotic drift of their rulers with argument, protest, and — if at last needed — violence.
As they head further down the road of losing wars and wrecking Anglo-American liberties, Messrs Obama and Cameron and their supporters in all parties would do well to read the words of the great 17th century English republican Algernon Sidney, a man who was revered on both sides of the Atlantic, who greatly influenced America’s founders, and who was executed by the British Crown for what it described as sedition. “There must therefore be a right,” Sidney wrote,
“of proceeding judicially or extra-judicially against all persons who transgress the laws; or else those laws, and the societies that should subsist by them, cannot stand; and the ends for which governments are constituted, together with the governments themselves, must be overthrown. … If he [a political leader] be justly accounted an enemy of all, who injures all; he above all must be the publick enemy of a nation, who by usurping power over them, does the greatest and most publick injury that a people can suffer. For which reason, by an established law among the most virtuous nations, every man might kill a tyrant; and no names are recorded in history with more honor, than of those who did it. … They [the people] know how to preserve their liberty, or to vindicate the violation of it; and the more patient they have been, the more inflexible they are when they resolve to be so no longer.
Michael Scheuer rhetoric undermines what his credentials imply.
Michael Scheuer, is a former intelligence officer, blogger, and foreign policy critic. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of the book the 2004 book Imperial Hubris. He postulates that terrorism is not the real threat to America. He believes the real threat is the ‘Islam-ification’ of various regions.
Michael Scheuer may be partially correct about the real threat of terrorism. Sadly, his views seem to be driven by a bigoted view of the world. David Frum best defines Scheuer as the charlatan that he is. It is time that Fox News do the responsible thing and cut him loose. It is time for the Justice Department to determine if his rhetoric is inciting violence against the President.