You’d never know it from President Barack Obama or the mainstream media, but America is under attack from its ideological adversaries, says an award-winning national security reporter.
After writing a comprehensive review of Obama’s statecraft, Bill Gertz says ominously, “Americans are in the dark” about the threats we face.
Gertz is a columnist at the Washington Times and a senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon. His newest and seventh book is “iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age.”
In this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, Gertz recommends a comprehensive counter-information war and strategy to take on the emerging false narratives coursing through our culture from questionable forces.
The 35-page “dossier” on President-elect Donald Trump is just the latest example revealed to be fraudulent, and show a shadowy effort to harm the president-elect.
Gertz’s book reveals an array of foreign threats –including nuclear threats — actions, and aggressive hacking that have gone without response during Obama’s term in office.
As for the “Russian hacking” that lit up the intelligence community and the media lately, Gertz says Democrats are using the hacking narrative as a political ploy to undermine Trump before he takes office. The truth, Gertz says, is that the hacking of the Democratic National Committee really reveals a “massive counterintelligence failure” to keep the nation safe.
“Under the Obama Administration, we had three massive security failures and nothing was done to fix the problems,” citing Bradley Manning’s leak to Wikileaks, Edward Snowden leaks and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured server that caused serious damage. It was only when the election went against the Democrats that Obama decided to rattle Russian President Vladimir Putin’s cage by some public reaction and sanctions.
Asked about Democrats’ “crocodile tears” regarding Russians trying to influence the election when leaked emails revealed George Soros manipulated elections in Europe and Obama’s team worked against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, Gertz believes false narratives are dominating American political culture.
Gertz calls Obama’s national security and foreign policy legacy “disastrous” and compares him to former President Jimmy Carter. The progressive’s post-modern worldview was dangerous as it led the White House to embrace our nation’s adversaries, which made them stronger, and confused our allies, he says.
In a lightning round, Gertz assesses America’s biggest adversaries – China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and the Islamic State. Also in his book, “iWars,” he has a penetrating chapter on the left and how it has eroded the strength of America with an information warfare of false narratives, propaganda, political correctness and subversion.
Remarkably, Gertz tells the story in this interview and in his book about the inability of the Obama administration to confidently counter the ideological warfare of Islamic terrorists recruiting on the internet, so they decided to farm out the function, giving federal grants to Muslim countries instead.
For more on Gertz, get the book, follow him on Twitter @BillGertz, and find him online at www.Gertzfile.com.
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