Will we ever hear the end of the despicable things Barack Obama did to America during his time as president?
It sure doesn’t feel like it today. The past several days’ latest round of fear over North Korea started with the revelation that the regime is now believed to be capable of making nuclear weapons small enough to fit in missile warheads. Well, PJ Media reports that this revelation isn’t so new after all…and there’s an indefensible reason were’ only learning about it now.
According to Fred Fleitz of the Center for Security Policy, the Defense Intelligence Agency actually determined in 2013 that North Korea had this capability, but the Obama Administration actively attempted to keep it quiet:
During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has the capability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be launched with a ballistic missile.
The Director of National Intelligence and Obama officials subsequently tried to dismiss Lamborn’s disclosure by claiming the DIA assessment was an outlier that did not reflect the views of the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Why would any US commander in chief try to hush up such a significant revelation? PJ Media’s Debra Heine gives the obvious reason…and notes that Obama’s usual accomplices were all too happy to follow his lead:
The media could easily have turned this leak into a major front-page story — like it is today — but after the Obama White House signaled to the echo chamber that the president didn’t want to deal with it, the story went away.
It is unconscionable that a President of the United States would not only deceive the public about a clear threat to the country and the world, but allow a threat to continue and become even more dangerous, guaranteeing his successor an even bigger and riskier mess to deal with.
It is equally unconscionable that the same media now preening with slogans like “democracy dies in darkness” and casting itself as heroic constraints on a dangerous government would so dutifully ignore major news solely because the previous government wanted them to.
The only thing those revelations aren’t? Surprising.
H/T: Daily Wire