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Despite Obama's Claims, Al Qaeda Making Comeback in Afghanistan
Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 10/22/2012 3:28:28 AM PDT by Kaslin

Since the death of former al Qaeda ring leader Osama bin Laden, President Obama has told America over and over again that the terrorist group has been defeated and severely damaged. Even a day after the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Obama said, "al Qaeda is on it's way to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead." Until just last week, "al Qaeda is on the run," was part of Obama's campaign trail stump speech.

Not only was 9/11 a harsh reminder the terrorist group is alive and well, after all they did rip down the U.S. flag and replace it with the flag of al Qaeda, reports show the group making a comeback in Afghanistan.

As things stand, however, an unquestionably weakened al-Qaida appears to have preserved at least limited means of regenerating inside Afghanistan as U.S. influence in the country wanes. The last U.S. combat troops are scheduled to be gone by Dec. 31, 2014, and security matters turned over to the Afghan government.

"They are trying to increase their numbers and take advantage of the Americans leaving," the police chief of Paktika province, Gen. Dawlat Khan Zadran, said through a translator in an interview this month in the governor's compound. He mentioned no numbers, but said al-Qaida has moved more weapons across the border from Pakistan.

This reality will make for an interesting topic tonight during the final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney in Bocan Raton, Florida.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; florida; foreignpolicy; mittromney

1 posted on 10/22/2012 3:28:32 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The comeback for AQ is made BY Obama.

Wonder when the blockheads are gonna catch up.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 3:42:48 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

Hell is going to freeze over first before they will catch up


3 posted on 10/22/2012 3:51:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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4 posted on 10/22/2012 3:59:59 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Kaslin

5 posted on 10/22/2012 4:14:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: TornadoAlley3

My local liberal newspaper seems to have missed this ... odd. TornadoAlley3 - you might want to consider having this as a stand alone post - everyone should see your post BEFORE the debate.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 4:40:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: Diogenesis

Diogenesis - you’ll like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=paP8K1j-OCU


7 posted on 10/22/2012 4:44:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: GOPJ

http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/06/13/global-opinion-of-obama-slips-international-policies-faulted/


8 posted on 10/22/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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