Those on the left had better hope that old bitch Hitlery can pull this thing out, because those waiting in the wings, should she stumble even more than she already has, are all candidates who seem to more than ready for the loony bin. Take as a for instance, Marty O’Malley, former governor of the People’s Republic of Maryland. And so it was that fresh off his apology to an obvious racist who professed to be some Democrat strategist for saying that all lives matter, Marty has since seen fit to blame the rise of ISIS on, of all things, ‘climate change’.
Anyway, for as long as I have been paying attention he has ostensibly been trying to separate global warming from national security concerns. But recently Democrat presidential candidate Marty O’Malley saw fit to jump on the environmentalist wacko crazy train, joining his fellow wackos who now claim that global warming is the true culprit behind the creation of those conditions which are necessary in order for the Islamic State to grow. Now I’ve heard a lot of cockamamie theories coming from the left but I gotta tell ya, this one is pure idiocy.
It was in responding to a question on foreign policy that this genius told Bloomberg news: “One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis that created the symptoms — or rather the conditions of extreme poverty — that has now led to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence.” That this guy actually sees himself as capable of handling the job of Commander-in-Chief is laughable!
So, Marty’s comments now seem to echo those of Barry, John Kerry-Heinz and any number of other environmentalist wackos who continue in their effort to paint global warming as not merely as an environmental issue, but also a national security problem. You’ll probably remember how back in May Barry told graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to prepare for the fight against global warming. The White House has been working hard to shift the focus of global warming away from temperature and more towards public health and national security.
In past comments, Marty has made a point to declare global warming a “natural threat,” distinguishing it from “man-made” threats, the greatest of which he said is a nuclear Iran. It was back on March 29 that Marty told ABC’s George ‘Stephy’ Stephanopoulos that, “The greatest danger that we face right now on a consistent basis in terms of manmade threats is — is — nuclear Iran and related to that, extremist violence.” He went on to say, “I don’t think you can separate the two. I think they go together.”
Marty would go on to add, “In terms of natural threats, clearly, it’s climate change. And we have to confront — we have to confront manmade and natural threats.” Maybe it’s clear to those on the left who, despite the now overwhelming amount of scientific proof that has come out against their insane theory, continue to claim that the discussion is now settled. Far from it. With each passing day the claims made about the consequences of ‘manmade climate change’ become more extreme and all the more unbelievable.
But today Marty is singing a different tune, playing up the national security side of global warming, joining a chorus of ‘scientists’ and environmentalist wackos claiming the war in Syria is a prime example of how a warming Earth will cause violent conflicts. For years, reports have been trickling out attempting to link the beginnings of Syria’s deadly civil war and the rise of Islamic State to global warming. Most recently, a study out of the University of California, Berkeley argued that man-made global warming made Syria’s 2006 to 2010 drought worse, therefore driving political discontent and civil war.
And while the study’s authors are careful not to claim that the drought directly caused the rise of ISIS, those that comprise the state-controlled media were quick to make just such a connection. It would seem that anything that can even remotely be tied to the insane theory of ‘climate change’ and can in any way be said to support the theory that man is in fact the culprit behind some supposed warming of our planet must be exploited as much as possible. But to believe any of this nonsense one has to be ignorant beyond belief, or a Democrat.
So, is global warming responsible for the rise of Islamic State? Hardly. Even if a drought did exacerbate tensions in Syria, research shows environmental factors are rarely the cause of violent conflict. Other researchers have postulated it was the Bashar Assad regime’s response to the drought that sparked tensions, not the drought itself. Syrians are no strangers to prolonged, vicious droughts. People there have weathered their way through low rainfall for centuries. But that hasn’t stopped the hardcore believers from making their outlandish claims.
In terms of the climate science behind the claim, there’s not much evidence of a man-made fingerprint on the climatic backdrop of the conflict. According to Chip Knappenberger and Patrick Michaels, climate scientists at the libertarian Cato Institute who wrote back on March 5: “It is not until you dig pretty deep into the technical scientific literature, that you find out that the anthropogenic climate change impact on drought conditions in the Fertile Crescent is extremely minimal and tenuous—so much so that it is debatable as to whether it is detectable at all.”
The two scientists argued “the identifiable influence of human-caused climate change on recent drought conditions in the Fertile Crescent was almost certainly not the so-called straw that broke the camel’s back and led to the outbreak of conflict in Syria.” They then added that drought “conditions which are part and parcel of the region’s climate and the intensity and frequency of which remain dominated by natural variability, even in this era of increasing greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.” None of this has any effect on the true-believers.
So the liberal hysteria surrounding ‘climate change’ mythology continues to intensify as believers continue to search out new and more calamitous ways that can then be used convince an increasingly skeptical American public that they now face an increasingly dangerous future if nothing is done to address this bogus threat. The latest ploy is put forward the claim that if we do something about ‘climate change’ we will at the same time make Americans safer from those very same Muslims who seem so determined to kill us. When all else fails, simply make shit up!