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Al-Qaeda’s Reality Check
Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/4/2013 9:56:38 PM

During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama repeatedly claimed that al-Qaeda had been “decimated” and “on the path to defeat.” That makes it a little curious that the State Department is now forced to close temporarily its diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa and to issue a global travel alert to U.S. citizens warning of a potential attack by al-Qaeda. News of al-Qaeda’s imminent demise was, it seems, greatly exaggerated. In fact, while the terrorist network has suffered substantial losses, including of course the loss of its co-founder, Osama bin Laden, it has displayed dismaying resilience.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/4/2013 10:05:40 PM     (No. 9458591)

Any informed person did not believe a word Obama said and knew that the Islamist terrorists would soon be back to their violent ways. Obama is a politician, not a leader, and definitely, in my view, one of the most incompetent elected officials that have have held office.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tappin52, 8/5/2013 4:35:27 AM     (No. 9458749)

I guess Al Qaeda missed Obama´s speech where he said, "At some point, the wars have to come to an end." Maybe he can send them a copy on an I-pod.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: marthaville, 8/5/2013 6:10:25 PM     (No. 9459816)

The Obama form of taunting al-Quaeda with the Obamaite "bring it on"!

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