Skip to comments.Obama lulled America into false confidence over terror threat
Posted on 04/19/2013 9:37:33 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Have to disagree with the Telegraph. We were lulled into false confidence by the media waaay before obama stole the WH.
The older brother is pictured owning a Mercedes, there needs to be serious investigation into who was sponsoring these Jihadists...
The world is truly upside down. I find myself agreeing more w/ Putin and Russia than I do here with these demons in charge of our country.
Mercedes...a pius Muslim and his humility. Meanwhile, mom is getting pitched for shoplifting at a high end boutique within the last year. Dad and the Aunt in Canada are both bat crap crazy.
I agree with the Uncle in one respect, they’re all losers!
LOVE your screen name. :-)
America was lulled into a false sense of confidence by eight years of Bush effectively keeping terrorists from striking. That’s why they voted for Obama.
not old enough to be a founding member but certain;y in spirit he is....definitely a card carrying member
SOME of us were lulled by Bush or Bambi or the media, but some of us never are lulled.
Here in Washington state, I was incredulous when talking to some acquaintances about North Korea and how they could probably decimate one of our West Coast cities. They pooh-poohed that that could ever happen.