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Boston bombs: Obama lulled America into false confidence over terror threat
Telegraph UK ^ | 4/19/13 | Peter Foster

Posted on 04/19/2013 5:53:41 PM PDT by Kartographer

In his State of the Union address to the American people earlier this year, Barack Obama declared that he was "confident" of achieving "our objective of defeating the core of al-Qaeda". Although he acknowledged the need to pursue the "remnants" of the terrorist group and its affiliates, the overall message was clear – al-Qaeda was badly degraded, the tides of war were receding and the US was winning this fight that was no longer even officially a war. The Boston bombings would appear to present a fundamental challenge to that assessment and once again bring the nagging uncertainty of terrorism back on to the American main street. It is too soon to be absolutely sure the attacks were motivated by jihadist ideology, but the Islamic videos on the website of the older of the two Tsarnaev brothers point very firmly in that direction. They bring home the complexity of the global Islamist threat and the fact that it cannot be confined to wars in distant lands, or fought at arm's length using drones, as the Obama administration has quietly yet insistently led America to believe.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: obama
To bad none of our news media outlets have the cojones to say this!
1 posted on 04/19/2013 5:53:41 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Just when Barack the Kenyan announced the end of the war on terror, Al Qaeda launches Phase II. LOL! Way to go Barry!


2 posted on 04/19/2013 5:55:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Kartographer
Earlier.
3 posted on 04/19/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kartographer


4 posted on 04/19/2013 5:56:43 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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To: Kartographer

We weren’t t lulled.

We knew.

Obam dileberty lowered our gaurd.

Even cut ant terrorism to Boston.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 6:00:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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