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John Bolton: The war on terror is not over, Al Qaeda has not been defeated and we have no strategy!
The Right Scoop/Fox News ^ | February 1st, 2013 | Fox News

Posted on 02/02/2013 6:38:57 AM PST by Mozilla

In light of our embassy bombing in Turkey this morning, John Bolton said that if we don’t face up to the reality that the war on terror isn’t over and that Al Qaeda hasn’t been defeated, we’ll see even more bombings from terrorists that are more successful in their eyes.

The war on terror is not over. Al Qaeda has not been defeated. The struggle is spreading and if we don’t face up to that reality we’re going to have another attack on an American embassy that will be even more successful from the terrorist point of view.

We have not strategy! That’s why I’ve been so concerned that the whole sweep from the Atlantic coast of West Africa, through the Middle East, all the way over to Pakistan is deteriorating from the perspective of the United States and its close allies – Israel, Arab countries in the region. The threat of terrorism, the threat of insurrection, the threat of the Iranian nuclear weapon’s program – all growing with no effective response from America or the West.

Interview with John Bolton


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bhogwot; middleeast; terrorism; waronterror

1 posted on 02/02/2013 6:39:05 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
"So we deliberately leave the borders open, and arm the terrorists and al Qaeda
with Fast&Furious assault weapons and Libyan MANPADs and Syrian/Iraqi WMD,
even as they promise to inflict widespread chaos and murder all across the American homeland.
What difference does it make?"



2 posted on 02/02/2013 6:44:50 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Mozilla

The threat of terrorism, the threat of insurrection, the threat of the Iranian nuclear weapon’s program – all growing with no effective response from America or the West.

Response?

The Obama administration’s idea of response is to
talk about holding talks with Iran so they can talk
about Iranian demands.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 6:45:32 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mozilla
There is a strategy Obama give 16 fighter jest and 200 tanks to Egypt. There are plans to “talk to Iran”! I surrender is probably next.
4 posted on 02/02/2013 6:48:13 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Mozilla

This man needs to be president.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 6:49:43 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Mozilla
C'mon John, we have a strategy.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 6:50:48 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Mozilla
It is impossible to defeat an enemy when your own government is arming them and your president provides them with safety and comfort in your own country.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 6:53:20 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: null and void

Sad to think that had the election gone the other way, this man could have been Sec of State instead of John F’ing Kerry.

I wonder how the arab world would react if Bolton were in charge. The more I see of this guy, the more I like him.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 7:00:48 AM PST by offduty
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To: offduty

Thank God we didn’t elect a Mormon, eh?


9 posted on 02/02/2013 7:05:15 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Mozilla

This is not the best case for a WoT argument, as the group responsible for this was a “reactionary, left wing communist throwback to the 1970s terrorist group.”

They are totally unrelated to al Qaeda, and are closer to the old (long defunct) Baader-Meinhof Red Army Faction gang in Germany.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 7:07:19 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Mozilla

It was reported last night on a foreign new network (I think it was NHK) that the bomber belonged to a left wing Turkish group that is anti NATO. In other words, a commie.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 7:17:42 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Mozilla

We have a strategy. We put a Muslim in office.

Loosing a war can be a strategy.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 7:18:24 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"They are totally unrelated to al Qaeda, and are closer to the old (long defunct) Baader-Meinhof Red Army Faction gang in Germany."

We need a little more history here or links to some.....the only thing I remember about the Badder-Meinhof Gang was when the Palestinians sent a list and asked Germany for their release. The story goes, that Germany said sadly they had all hung themselves, can you send another list....or something like that.

13 posted on 02/02/2013 7:18:47 AM PST by yoe
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Good morning.

In your post you are referring to the PKK. A Kurdish communist group that was around (and shot at me) when I lived in Turkey (circa 1976).

I wouldn't be so quick to believe it was them. They do have some loose ties to al-Quaeda, and don't use suicide bombers (or haven't in the past).

5.56mm

14 posted on 02/02/2013 7:24:45 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: American in Israel
Loosing a war can be a strategy.

"The Mouse That Roared" strategy only works well when you have a opponent that will engage in "nation building" when they win.

15 posted on 02/02/2013 7:49:10 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: M Kehoe
(and shot at me)

Hillary!™ Izzat you?

16 posted on 02/02/2013 7:52:09 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: null and void
Hillary!™ Izzat you?

I'm sooo BUSTED!

I know you will still vote for me in 2016.

5.56mm

17 posted on 02/02/2013 8:04:01 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Of course!

What difference does it make?


18 posted on 02/02/2013 8:06:30 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Obennie? Mooseschellini? Meet lamppost...)
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To: Mozilla

Strategy is a Bush thing, and, we don’t do Bush things. We do speech reads.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 8:29:46 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Mozilla
OBAMA Admin - 'The War on Terror Is Over' , Apr 23, 2012

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/war-terror-over_640620.html
20 posted on 02/02/2013 8:31:56 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: null and void
This guy is an idiot and has no credibility on this issue. I pegged him as a fraud the minute he began clamoring for U.S. invervention in the Balkans on behalf of the radical Islamic "insurgents" in Kosovo during the Clinton administration.

I wonder which big-government globalist "think tank" is paying his salary now.

21 posted on 02/02/2013 9:15:47 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: null and void

Unless of course, your desire is to destroy the nation to make way for the Caliphate.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 9:40:26 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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