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April 21, 2013
Whither Obama's terror 'war?'
The entrance of Chechen Muslim terrorists into the consciousness of Americans represents a new wrinkle in the war-that-really-isn't-a-war-cause-barry-says-so. It also points up the failure of Obama's policies in combatting terrorist threats. A legitimate question can be raised: Was there too much emphasis about going after al-Qaeda and its offshoots in the Middle East? Peter Foster, US editor for the Telegraph: 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". But as many counter-terrorism experts have been saying - their voices often drowned out or ignored in favour of the pleasing simplicity of the Obama administration's narrative - the threat from al-Qaeda is too amorphous and shifting to ever have been discounted. Although he acknowledged the need to pursue the "remnants" of the terrorist group and its affiliates, the...(Read Full Post)