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.
I wonder - if conservative patriots re-name themselves “Al-Qaeda”, will Obama have the DHS troops stand down, and make sure lots of modern weaponry is funneled to us?
Terror trivia: Al Qaeda’s new tactic to spare Muslims in attacks
... the assailants began a high-stakes game of 20 Questions to separate Muslims from those they consider infidels.
In an email exchange this week with The Associated Press, it made its intentions clear: “The Mujahideen carried out a meticulous vetting process at the mall and have taken every possible precaution to separate the Muslims from the Kuffar before carrying out their attack.” However, even at Westgate, al-Shabab still killed Muslims, who were among the more than 60 civilians gunned down inside.
Odinga did worse than that. He declared a hudna on behalf of his Islamic boyfriends.
You might have something there...
Obama negotiates with Iran run by Islamic hardliner and proven sponsor of terrorism, but refuses to negotiate with Republicans.
Al Qaeda is and has always been the sword of the New World Order.
Almost the moment after this PROPHETIC and historical ADDRESS TO CONGRESS on 9/20/2001......the drumbeat began, not against the radicals but against our president, George W. Bush. The hatred was rancid from the left and they did not stop until he was destroyed. The last paragraph is chilling and a must read....IT APPEARS WE HAVE LOST OUR WAY!
“They want to overthrow existing governments in many Muslim countries, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. They want to drive Israel out of the Middle East. They want to drive Christians and Jews out of vast regions of Asia and Africa.
These terrorists kill not merely to end lives, but to disrupt and end a way of life. With every atrocity, they hope that America grows fearful, retreating from the world and forsaking our friends. They stand against us, because we stand in their way.
We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions — by abandoning every value except the will to power — they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends: in history’s unmarked grave of discarded lies.
Americans are asking: How will we fight and win this war? We will direct every resource at our command — every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war — to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network.
This war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion. It will not look like the air war above Kosovo two years ago, where no ground troops were used and not a single American was lost in combat.
Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success. We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.”
Al-Quaeda is stronger than ever.
Obama lied, innocents died!
Returns hell1 Al Qaeda never left. They just moved into the White House.
Half the country thought it would be a good idea, less than a decade after 9/11, to elect a man named Barrack Hussein Obama. Now the Muslim Brotherhood, aka Al Qaeda, has unprecedented access to all levels of government.
The lesson I learned from that was that me and the majority of voters in this Country have nothing in common. I have no friends that are Liberal. I have no friends that voted for Obama. I have no friends that are parasites or traitors. I have no self hating White friends. Nor do I wish to have any.
They increase in numbers by producing in the bedrooms. The Western world, especially Eurabia and U.S. will be eliminated by promoting abortions in the millions!!!
Obama was too eager to cut and run from Iraq. He is at risk of repeating the mistake in Afghanistan.
Obama is terror, al Qaeda are his allies and he is selling them arms.
The problem is the Left has made an unholy alliance with Islam. Both the Left and Islam want to destroy Western Civilization, but the Left thinks it can subvert Islam. Silly fools; if Islam wins the fight, you Lefties will be the first to die or be enslaved or be converted. I know you Lefties scoff at this but you haven't read the Koran. either.
Amen, Mesta, Amen!