RUSH: Hey, I’m not very good at foreign languages. This name Syed Farook, does that mean climate change in Arabic? Well, it may as well. Anyway, greetings, my friends, now, more than ever, it’s the EIB Network and Rush Limbaugh. And we are at 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
What an amazing illustration of where this country is just watching the news media since last night following this event. Folks, there’s so many things here that are just rock solid simple that are being made complicated, obfuscated. It’s absurd and it is obscene to watch the efforts of the left cover this up. It’s as though they think they did it. I’m talking about the Democrats that are talking about this, the media that is talking about this, trying to pin blame on people that had nothing to do with it. It is almost as though the people on the left in this country feel guilty and are trying to transfer that guilt in order to protect their political agenda.
Ladies and gentlemen, 14 people are dead and a greater number are wounded. If you can’t identify, if you can’t admit that what happened here is an act of terror, then you’re not trying. You don’t need the motive. They’ve got the motive. They just don’t want to announce the motive. Last night watching the media on this was as frustrating as anything I’ve done recently. “Well, you know, it’s very delicate here. We can’t really.” They had the name for three hours before they would announce it. “Well, we’re gonna be very delicate, you know, we don’t want to cause any backlash.” Backlash? Backlash? What is it gonna take to wake people up?
I’m telling you, the only thing that explains the Democrat Party on this and the only thing that explains the left and the media and everybody that’s on the left is they know that their political agenda is threatened by these events, and they’re doing everything they can to protect that agenda and make sure that it isn’t damaged. That is the sole reason for the way they treat these events. Not just this one, but Fort Hood, you name it, whatever act of Islamic Jihad that happens in this country, it cannot ever be stated as such. If you can’t see that this was an act of terror, you’re not trying. Or either you are desperately trying to protect your political agenda from being damaged.
It’s just stunning. It has been eye opening. It has been educational, informative, and illustrative to watch the pained efforts of many, primarily in the media and many of their guests to try to tell people this was not what we all know it is. Before anybody knew anything, the left on their blogs and websites were out blaming right-wing Christians. Brian Ross was out there — grab audio sound bite number nine, because a lot of people sent me e-mails today, “Was Brian Ross trying to find this guy as a member of a Tea Party group in San Bernardino?”
Remember the Colorado shooting? Brian Ross, ABC News, investigative ace, went on the air claiming that the shooter was a member of a Colorado Tea Party organization and then had to walk it back. So eager are these people to pin all of this on people that had nothing to do with it. It’s even gotten so absurd now that they are criticizing Republicans and anybody else who prays after these events as a total waste of time, total phoniness because prayers don’t stop bullets and prayers aren’t gonna fix this, and that’s the cover of the
New York Daily News today.
It is never more obvious to me than it is today that the left knows it is responsible for this. The left knows that it is as guilty as those pulling the trigger here, and they’re doing everything they can to transfer that guilt and cover it up. So since I got e-mails on Brian Ross about this, let’s listen to how Brian Ross actually touched on this. Good Morning America today, George Stephanopoulos, well known Democrat Party hack disguised as a journalist. “Brian, what more are we learning about the possible motives of the shooters?”
ROSS: It appears to be a kind of hybrid workplace jihad. He had issues, he targeted his coworkers. But he also had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia where he met the woman he says he married. On his website, the dating line website, he appears to be an all American boy. He enjoyed snowboarding, working on cars, and guns. He was very comfortable with the gun culture. He liked to relax by going in the backyard for target practice.
RUSH: That’s so touched that it is unbelievable. Workplace jihad committed by an all-American boy. Oh, yeah, just like every other red-blooded, ordinary American Republican. Loves dating online, loves going out and taking target practice and who knows what the targets are. Oh, yeah, snowboarding, working on cars and guns. Do everything you can, Brian, to avoid what’s staring everybody in the face.
I’ll tell you something else I have noticed today before I get into in depth analysis of this. You know, Obama’s out there, and it’s predictable what Obama’s saying. Obama’s trying to lead everybody to another instance of workplace violence, and that, you could see that developing last night. I don’t care what cable channel you watched. They do everything they could to try to tell everybody that they didn’t see what they saw and that they don’t know what they know. And so I’m looking at conservative media today, in addition to all the other media today, and I, frankly, am a little bit blown away by the outrage people on our side, a lot of people, have for Obama and his attempt to portray this as workplace violence, much as Obama did after Fort Hood.
The reason I’m astonished is that I don’t know why people take Obama seriously on this anymore. Obama is the last person anybody needs to listen to for guidance or anything else on this. Nobody thinks this was workplace violence. This was an act of terror. This whole workplace violence thing is an ongoing effort, as I say, to make people forget what they know, ignore what they’ve seen, and believe some myth. And that’s because the left knows its agenda is culpable here. The left and its so-called tolerance and political correctness is what permits this, creates the circumstances where all of this kind of activity can flourish.
Workplace violence has become a joke. When you talk about Fort Hood and workplace violence, everybody that mentions that, mentions it as a joke. (interruption) No, no. Mr. Snerdley, my point is, who cares if Obama calls it workplace violence. It’s no different — okay, here I go. What would you expect a lawyer for John Gotti to say? “He didn’t do it,” right? You would expect some lawyer for the local Mafia hit man to say of the guy he rubbed out, “It’s an unfortunate accident. We feel very badly that it happened.” What do you expect he’s gonna say? You really think Obama is gonna come out and proclaim this to be an act of terror? You think Obama is gonna call it Islamic terror? He won’t even say the words.
Does anybody think Obama’s gonna say, “Well, he’s looking at it, well, it could be, might be, could be outta here, long gone, whatever.” He’s not gonna say it, never has said it, he won’t say it. Workplace violence again, folks, is just a misdirection, and it is a feint. This is the guy that said the video was responsible for Benghazi. Who in the world takes him seriously? I’m surprised he didn’t say it was a video that upset this guy, and he may yet do that. And I wouldn’t be surprised if he did.
“And we learned that when Syed Farook flew back to Saudi Arabia for instruction — uh, uh, uh to get married or what have you — he happened to see a video that been on the…” Who cares what this guy says! We know that it’s not rooted in any kind of a reality. I mean, here’s a guy, Obama, talking about beating ISIS by fighting climate change? Does anybody take a word he says seriously anymore? I’ll tell you, back to watching TV last night, I was just… (laughing) You know, I haven’t done what I did last night in a long time.
I had cable news on, and I was going all over the place, for hours. And I haven’t done that in I can’t tell you how long. And I learned last night why. It was frustrating. It was insulting. It was insipid. Everybody tiptoeing around. There were exceptions. Megyn Kelly is an exception and a couple of others, but for the most part, the general tone… Some of the guests were okay. But they were tiptoeing around that it even was a Muslim. They were tiptoeing around that. “Well, we’ve got the name, but we can’t go public with the name! It’s a very, very, very delicate situation, all these worldwide activities.
“We’ve gotta be very, very certain before we release the name.” Meanwhile, everybody knew the name. I knew the name as of six p.m. last night. So did a lot of other people. But the networks are doing everything — and I’ll tell you what they were doing — and maybe even some in law enforcement were doing (you know how far political correctness tentacles spread) — while they were withholding the use of the name. I have no doubt they were trying to find anything they could to be able to announce that this had nothing to do with Islam.
That’s what I suspected was behind the delay in revealing and announcing any of the information that they had. They were looking for anything they could that would permit them to say it had nothing to do with Islam. I’ll tell you something else that got frustrating to watch last night with all these people saying, “I don’t know what we do!” You know, there are people who are right on guns. California has some of the most strict gun laws in the country. Gun control’s not the answer to this. It never will be the answer to something like this. And more and more reasonable people with common sense, understand that.
But despite that, we still have people on TV wringing their hands, “What do we do? How do we deal with this? Oh, my gosh, what do we do!” There’s a simple way, I think, of identifying this. Because it boils down to, okay, we’ve got a Muslim population. How do we know which of them are peaceful and which of them are inclined to jihad? That really isn’t hard. It really isn’t hard. All of this requires courage to admit certain things and then take action after you discover what you need to discover. But it boils down to Sharia. It’s as simple as that.
If you have Sharia practitioners, you’ve got people who are potential problems. It’s no more complicated than that. If you know what Sharia law is, if you know what the book on Islam commands of Sharia, there is your manual. I realize all of this is terribly politically incorrect to say, but if people are going to ask seriously, “What can we do? Oh!” They’re wring their hands and saying, “What do we do?” There are answers. There are plenty of answers. There may not be the political will, there may not be the cultural will, but there are answers. There are solutions.
It’s just a question of whether or not we, as a society, want to come together and implement them and then enforce them. Something else last night I have never seen before: The CAIR guy, the CAIR group with the press conference. Have you ever seen this? Before the networks had announced the name… No, the name had been announced by this time in some places. Farook — Syed Farook — means “climate change” in Arabic. The Los Angeles chapter of the Council on Arabic-Islam Relations went out and produced this guy.
He went out and produced the brother-in-law of Farook Syed to say they didn’t understand it. They didn’t know why. It didn’t make any sense. They didn’t have any answers, just felt terrible for the victims and wanted to make sure this was known. I’ve never seen that before. But this guy said something very key to me, the tall guy, the executive director of CAIR. By the way, you need to understand: CAIR is the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s who they are. If that means anything to you, fine. But that’s who they are.
And this executive director, in listing the potential motives, said (paraphrased), “We don’t know whether it’s mental illness, we don’t know whether it’s hemorrhoids, we don’t know what it is,” and he ended up with, “We don’t know if it’s ideological extremism.” Now, that, to me, was key. Not “religious extremism,” “ideological extremism,” because you know the arguments that people engage in over what Islam is and militant Islam and jihad. Is it a religion? “No, because Islam’s a religious of peace, you see.”
And so none of this could happen with a true Muslim, Islam believer. And this guy from CAIR did not say “religious extremism,” because that would have indicted Islam. So he called it “ideological,” which was very clever on his part because people in this country in their efforts to be politically correct often distinguish terrorists and point out that they are not Muslims and they are not part of Islam, the religion of peace. In fact, they’re practicing an “ideology.”
It’s a device used to separate them and distance them from Islam so that Islam remains pure and politically correct, untouched, and so forth. And this guy knew it full well, knew exactly what he was saying, and I think it was — at least to me — an interesting distinction he was making. I don’t know how if anybody or how many other people if anybody caught it nor what it means, other than the guy’s very smart and very clever. And I imagine that his press conference last night worked with a lot of people, which is a testament to how good the guy was. But they are the Muslim Brotherhood.
RUSH: Ah, it was just workplace violence. That’s all it was, nothing to see here, workplace violence. There’s no way. There you have it. Devout Muslim, his father says so, at a government holiday party. Make no mistake, it was a Christmas party. That alone could have been enough to set the guy off, who knows, but I think it was premeditated, it was planned, has to have been with everything we know about what happened.
I want to go back to one thing, an observation here about this CAIR press conference that happened last night. Do you realize how quickly they went into gear? They were there on the spot. They knew that this was Muslim related, and they knew they had to get in there and do damage control right off the bat. They weren’t waiting for the media to announce anything. They knew, and their press conference, sensitive and apologetic as it was, nevertheless gave it all up. They knew it was Muslim and their effort was to dissociate themselves from the shooter and his wife, girlfriend, whoever it was.
And something else about this. You notice they were able to get to the shooter’s brother-in-law. How did they do that? I mean, they got to this guy before the FBI did. How does that happen? The name hadn’t been announced. Wait a minute, now. Maybe the name had. Yeah, because they were talking about the guy. Yeah, okay. So the name had been announced. But, man, they found this guy’s brother-in-law in time for their press conference or maybe the brother-in-law called CAIR. “Hey, are you guys gonna do a press conference? ‘Cause I want to show up and say I had nothing to do with it and I didn’t know this guy.” How does that happen? I mean, I’m just sharing the thoughts that I had while watching all of this.
It just boggles my mind how it’s all right out in front of us, and the efforts that were undertaken last night to tell everybody that what we saw didn’t happen and that what we know about it isn’t right.
RUSH: I do want to get all my thoughts in on this. I’m trying to do them in a chronological order as things happened on TV last night. By the way, the press conference is underway now, the chief of police in San Bernardino. We are not going to join it because I don’t know how long it’s gonna go. I’m sure many of our EIB affiliates have dropped off the program here momentarily to cover that press conference, but we’re not going to for a host of reasons. But I did just listen to a bit of it, and what I heard was the police chief announcing what they discovered in the perp’s house last night.
And it was a list of ammunition and guns and bombs.
If anybody wants to sit here and continue to try to make the case that this is “workplace violence,” they need to be sent to a shrink. For example, 12 pipe bombs, material for 12 pipe bombs, 2,000 9mm rounds, several other rounds, different size ammunition, material to make improvised explosive devices, IEDs. This wasn’t workplace violence. This wasn’t somebody that got ticked off over something that happened at the office and goes back home. These are people that were planning further attacks.
The police chief is answering questions and said, “Oh, yeah. They had enough in there for many more attacks, but of course we stopped ’em before they could engage in ’em.” This guy is not who the media is trying to tell you he is. He’s not some innocent little guy that got somehow ticked off at something. The story that they are telling about Syed Farook is meant to defuse, distract, and misdirect you. But the armament inside this guy’s house dispels any idea that this was anything other than what it was, and it certainly wasn’t “workplace violence,” and it was not random, and it was not spontaneous.
Let me grab a phone call here, get one in in the first hour. It’s Amy in Colorado Springs. Welcome. Great to have you on the program, Amy. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s great to talk to you. Thank you so much for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: How are you today?
RUSH: I’m doing well. Thanks.
CALLER: Well, I just want to say, I don’t think it’s random at all, either. I’m here in Colorado Springs and obviously we just had a shooting not too long ago. And I think there’s these sleeper cells everywhere. We’ve been so blind to the problem and not doing anything about it, and now they’re starting to come alive, and we’re gonna see a lot more of it. I have a feeling.
RUSH: Yeah, you know what? It’s a good point. Some of the things I heard from people attempting to tell us that this wasn’t what it is were, “Well, I’ve never seen a woman be involved in one of these. Why, that doesn’t sound like it’s Islamic Jihad. You never see women.” And then another one was, “Why go after a place like this? I mean, it’s a government building for people with disabilities. I mean, what the hell? Why go in there?” Precisely ’cause it’s a government building. Precisely ’cause it’s easy. Precisely because there’s a lot of people in there. Precisely because it’s probably a gun-free zone since it’s a government building in some form or other.
It’s related government services building, at least.
But the whole point is to hit where nobody thinks they will hit. For example, who ever dreamed that 19 people would hijack airplanes and fly them into the World Trade Center? Nobody thought that until it happened. So now people are saying, “Who would go after some people in a disability building?” Exactly. So I love all these Wizards of Smart trying to tell us, “No, it couldn’t have been what our prejudice makes us think it is, because it doesn’t fit the pattern.” What pattern? It seems to me it fits a pretty clear pattern. A bunch of essentially totally innocent people are dead, for absolutely no reason other than they are not Muslim. What else do you need?
It’s like Rudy Giuliani said, “If you can’t see that this is an act of terrorism with 14 people dead and many more injured, you’re a moron.”
RUSH: You think if the shooter’s name had been Syed Cruz, that they would have withheld the announcement for three or four hours? How about Syed Trump? Syed Limbaugh? Obama says, “Well, you know, people on the no-fly lists are getting guns. We gotta stop it.” Whose fault is that, Mr. President? How’s that work out? What?
RUSH: They’re winding down the press conference out in San Bernardino now. The FBI guy just finished, and the important thing the FBI guy said was that they still don’t have a motive and they’re not yet prepared to call this terrorism. He said the FBI has a very, very specific definition of terrorism, and they can’t yet say that this incident fits that definition.
You know what was interesting? I saw a lot of former FBI guys on TV last night. And to a man they all thought it was terrorism. Now, I’m not drawing any conclusions. I’m not implying anything. You can inferior all you want. I’m not implying anything. I’m just observing here. Jim Kallstrom was on Megyn Kelly’s show last night, and Kallstrom was great. Kallstrom used to run the New York FBI office. He is one of the founders of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. He is a Vietnam War vet. I mean, the man is a genuine American hero.
I don’t think I would be speaking out of school if I were to tell you Jimmy Kallstrom is who bugged John Gotti’s lair that enabled them to finally get a conviction. It was Kallstrom and his team that did that. He’s on with Megyn Kelly last night and he’s like the rest of us, frustrated as heck. This is before the name has been publicly announced, and everybody knows this is what it is. But he wasn’t the only former FBI agent, field agent, executive. There was a bunch of them on TV last night, and to a man they all said that this is doubtless an act of terror.
Now, look, it’s like Rudy Giuliani said, you got 14 people dead, innocent people in a building, it was an act of terror. There was no question. If this isn’t terror, what is? But the FBI’s definition of terrorism as it relates to today, I imagine there has to be an incontrovertible bunch of evidence that it’s militant Islamic motivation for it to fit the definition of terrorism as it’s discussed today. But I mean all these former FBI people last night claiming that it was and the current FBI saying we haven’t determined yet, we can’t get to the motive, and we’ll tell you when we do. So we’ll continue to wait for the official declaration of what this was.
Meanwhile, 12 pipe bombs, 11 IEDs, counting down to the 12 days of Christmas in this guy’s garage.
RUSH: I mentioned, ladies and gentlemen, that last night as I was watching cable news, I really started getting frustrated at the… (sigh) just the futile efforts these people were making to avoid mentioning the name when they all knew it.
And I know why they were waiting. They were hoping that somebody would come up with an explanation that would make this nothing to do with this. So they were wringing their hands and talking about how delicate the situation was, and how careful they, as journalists, must beeeeee before they announce the name. And I’m watching this, and I’m sending notes back and forth with friends of mine saying, “Are you watching this? Can you believe this?” We put a montage of it together for you here.
DEBORAH FEYERICK: Right now we’re being very, very careful in terms of reporting any sort of a name.
DON LEMON: We’re not saying the name!
JONATHAN GILLIAM: We’re not saying the name!
BILL O’REILLY: We have a name and the name is obviously a name that was on the, uhh, police band and it is a… uh… a Muslim name, an Arab name. So, we’re going to wait. Take a deep breath.
TRACE GALLAGHER: We have this information tonight about a name that was out there that may have been a foreign name.
MEGYN KELLY: We’re not saying this name of this person.
ADAM HOUSLEY: We’ve been told a name — at least I have — for about four hours.
RUSH: “But we’re not telling gonna tell you what the name is. It’s a very delicate situation. We can’t tell you what the name is! We’re gonna be very, very careful ’cause it’s very inciteful ’cause of what’s happening around the world. We can’t tell you what the name is! We know what the name is; we can’t tell you. We’re gonna hold it back. We’re gonna wait a while.” It went on for three hours.