Geez, didn’t Obama tell us that he’d neutralized Al Qaida?

About this time last year Obama was strutting around the country boasting that Al Qaida was on the run, had been decimated and essentially defeated, “al Qaeda is on its heels” and the war on terror was ovah. He said al Qaeda’s “remaining operatives spend more time thinking about their own safety than plotting against us. They did not direct the attacks in Benghazi or Boston. They have not carried out a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11.”

“The president has indicated and will indicate again that he rejects the notion of global war on terrorism, which is an amorphous definition that applies to a tactic,” one official said.

Now, there is a pretty global shutting down of American embassies and Americans are being told not to travel to large swaths of the world because of that non-global threat from a supposedly decimated and on its heels terror organization. This is an unprecedented closing of embassies and the travel alert issued is at the highest level since 9/11.

4 responses to “Geez, didn’t Obama tell us that he’d neutralized Al Qaida?”

  1. Mac says :

    Just another example of whatever the “O” says turning out to be a lie…

  2. Mike says :

    It’s an embarrassment that we can’t actually protect our embassies and capture or kill those who pose the threat. Instead, we have to shut our embassies, apparently for many days. That’s almost as good as an attack. It makes the U.S. look week and afraid.

  3. israeliminx says :

    Mac and Mike, both spot on.

    I’m a little conspiracy theory skeptical simply because this administration has lied through their teeth so many times before and the timing is a little funny. The Brits are far more conservative than the U.S. (they closed down their embassy in Libya following the attacks on 3 western embassies, including the British embassy, more than a month prior to the Benghazi debacle). Now. they’ve only closed their embassy in Yemen — that is just about the one place the U.S. has left the embassy open.

    We’ve got extreme focus on the NSA happening and suddenly it is every element that the NSA uses to surveil the average Joe that has been trotted out to say this is how they’ve identified the severe imminent threat. Not even the lapdog media has bitten hard into the Obama attempt to focus on jobs (seeing as 97% of new jobs created in the last 6 months were part-time jobs minus benefits of any kind), Benghazi is back in mainstream news thanks to Jake Tapper’s special report, and news is coming out on all those other ‘phony’ scandals.

    Instead of closing fricking embassies around the world, how about securing them with the basics that, pre-Obama, were in place since the Iran-hostage crisis back in the 70s? Meanwhile, Obama played golf this weekend for the umpteenth hundred time…

    • Lynne says :

      It may be a distraction attempt like “see we are taking threats seriously, we are protecting American interests”…what is that saying about closing the barn door after the cow is out”?
      I just do not trust anything that Obama says. Period. We have gotten too many lies from this “transparent” president.

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