Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda returns. The new face of terror
Posted on 09/29/2013 7:01:02 AM PDT by Innovative
The West thought it was winning the battle against jihadist terrorism. It should think again.
A FEW months ago Barack Obama declared that al-Qaeda was on the path to defeat. Its surviving members, he said, were more concerned for their own safety than with plotting attacks on the West.
Yet the inconvenient truth is that, in the past 18 months, despite the relentless pummelling it has received and the defeats it has suffered, al-Qaeda and its jihadist allies have staged an extraordinary comeback. The terrorist network now holds sway over more territory and is recruiting more fighters than at any time in its 25-year history (see article). Mr Obama must reconsider.
...Meanwhile al-Qaedas core, anticipating the withdrawal of Western troops from Afghanistan after 2014, is already moving back into the countrys wild east.
How much should Western complacency be blamed for this stunning revival? Quite a bit. Mr Obama was too eager to cut and run from Iraq. He is at risk of repeating the mistake in Afghanistan. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at economist.com ...
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Not likely...a god-man like Obama never considers himself on the wrong side of an issue ?
How is that possible...Obama is never wrong...
GM Dead, Al-Qaeda Alive.
Maybe the Muzzie in chief hoped it was so after expressing his deep and abiding 5th column faith.
He just didn't rell us it would be Al Qaeda.
Al quida never died.
Certainly not what the Rats were saying during their Second Coronation of Obozo.
No, democrats believed they were winning the battle against jihadists. Conservatives knew better. Dems are strange - they also believe in global warming... and other assorted oddities...
What "soft power"? What "moderate Muslims"? What "ideas"?
What a bunch of balderdash.
Anyone who even pretends to believe Obama’s lies has a screw loose.
“Al Qaeda is dead! The Great Obama has dealt with it!”
“Al Qaeda is a grave threat! Only the Great Obama can deal with it!”
“Al Qaeda is really very nice! Only the Great Obama can make a deal with it!”
It shifts from one to another, depending on Obama’s current mood and his propaganda needs. Nothing to do with the truth OR the needs of our country.
Only a fool or an obamabot could believe that we were winning. I don’t think either of those categories reside here at FR.
You got that right. ZERO said they were. That doesn't make it SO. The 43% believe everything out of his lying mouth.
Now we have Al Shabob. First it was Al Capone. . . . .
“Only a fool or an obamabot “
Aren’t you being a bit redundant? ;)
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Thank you for the ping. I appreciate it.
AQ awards ceremony: “And Id like to thank Barrak Hussein Obama, Sens John McCain and Lindsey Graham for making this all possible..........”
He’s quickly establishing them in the military and as heads of every government agency. We’ve been taken over but know it yet.
I’m with the tin foil crew that doesn’t believe the Bin Laden Raid story...new article by Seymour Hirsch in the Guardian. ha.
Doubts now being discussed by the Left about the Bin Laden Raid.hee.hee.
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