John Guandolo, the disgraced FBI agent turned anti-Obama conspiracy theorist who recently shared the stage with a number of Republican presidential candidates at an event hosted by Frank Gaffney, blamed President Obama for last week’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
Citing a MySpace page linked to the shooter that included images supportive of the Irish Republican Army, a MySpace connection to someone who apparently supported Islamist terrorism, and an early story that the shooter had targeted only Christians, Guandolo speculated in an interview with South Carolina radio host Vince Coakley the day after the murders that the shooter may have been an Islamic terrorist. (Subsequent reports have suggested that the shooter targeted people regardless of religion.)
This, he concluded, was all President Obama’s fault.
No matter what the shooter’s religious views were, he said, “this administration has provided very fertile ground for such people because of his anti-Christian rhetoric, his pro-progressive-left socialist, Marxist, revolutionary ideology, his pro-jihadi ideology, his anti-police policies and actions and the Department of Justice and attorney general who support these.”
“I think this is a much more reasonable answer to why this happened than the fact that we have too many guns, which is what the president immediately came out and said,” he added.
In a blog post posted the day of the shooting, Guandolo made a similar claim:
While there are reports Chris Harper-Mercer’s online dating profile identifies him as a “Republican” of mixed race, the evidence available as of today reveals he is sympathetic to terrorists and jihadis.
President Obama’s response was to again call for a greater reduction of our liberties and make it harder for Americans to obtain firearms.
The President’s coddling of terrorists and the single-most dangerous terrorist nation on the planet (Iran), his assault on Christians in this country, his support for anti-Constitution progressives and Marxists, his back-room dealings with the Russians, Cubans and others, his example of tossing the rule of law out the window, his assault on law enforcement officers, and his continuous abuse of power are more likely the fertilizers which bred this attack.
Across America, a state of lawlessness is exploding around us, nurtured and bred in the White House and the Attorney General’s office. And Americans remains frozen and unable to act.