Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/22/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

President proclaims victory, alongside Al Qaeda.

Last January, President Obama proclaimed the defeat of Al Qaeda to the sound of thunderous applause in his State of the Union Address. While he allowed the caveat that terrorism was still a threat, he made clear that his campaign against the shadowy organization was all but won. The problem was that Boston would prove him wrong.

Obama thinks he's won the war on terror. Think again.

Obama thinks he's won the war on terror. Think again.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/22/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Obama, security, bombs, Al Qaeda, budget


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Al Qaeda isn't dead and Obama knows it. Although he has told the American people Al Qaeda is effectively neutralized, the organization has flexed its muscles and demonstrated they can still strike, leadership or not.

Al Qaeda enjoyed success in Benghazi, a strike which remains unavenged. The organization is gaining ground in North Africa, even despite their setback in Mali. In Syria, Al Qaeda fighters have joined with the resistance and continue to spread their influence.

In the Boston case, there are no blatant links to the organization, in so far as they don't have official, signed Al Qaeda letterhead in their possession. Still the brothers were Muslim jihadists and they were sympathetic to a group that enjoys an Al Qaeda affiliation.

Even if they didn't carry the membership card, they were by virtue of their sympathy, Al Qaeda.

This is what makes Al Qaeda almost impossible to destroy. It is no longer an organization managed by a disaffected billionaire. It is now an ideology that has spread as a natural pairing with radical Islam.

Most Muslims are peaceful people. They would not advocate for your demise any more than you would theirs. However, radical, militant Islamists are friends to nobody. Even fellow Muslims are legitimate targets if they do not subscribe to the same extreme, ultra-conservative dogma.

Such strains of Islam make no qualms of converting the world by the sword, after all the killing of an infidel is no sin.

To promote their message, these people fill the dark corners of the internet with propaganda. That propaganda also includes instructions on how to make bombs and inspiration to target innocent people.

Welcome to the new Al Qaeda. Not one that Obama can kill with drones. It's homegrown, it's Caucasian, and it's every bit as dangerous as the imported variety.

Obama is ignorant of this, and it imperils every American. As he continues his crusade to Make America safer by disarming our citizenry, he threatens to make the country safer for Al Qaeda operatives. At a time when we should consider liberalizing our weapons laws to allow once again for law-abiding citizens to bear arms in public, he wants to reduce the number of people who legally exercise their gun rights in the privacy of their home.

Even worse, the deluded Obama has cut federal funding for programs designed to improve homeland security and prevent attacks such as the one that occurred in Boston.

Of course, this isn't about our rights. What it's really about is Obama who crows about victory when within the space of months, the nation has been one-two smacked by terrorist attacks. Obama isn't fooling Al Qaeda, he isn't fooling the sympathizers, and he isn't fooling millions of alert American patriots.

He's fooling himself, and it's costing us.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for February 2015
General Intention:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Missionary Intention: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.



Comments


More Politics & Policy

Abercrombie & Fitch's 'looks policy' under fire for stark employee discrimination of Muslim girl Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Abercrombie & Fitch faces yet another lawsuit for potential discrimination. The hip clothing store has previously been under fire for lack of racial diversity in both employment and advertisement and for limited sizing choices. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


SHOCKING REPORT: Social Security card in hand, illegal immigrants can claim back tax benefits Watch

Image of Lawmakers have expressed distress that amnestied illegal immigrants could be potentially rewarded for illegal work.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Workers living and employed here illegally appear to be on a fast track to join the American dream. According to a Congressional Research Service, or CRS, memo, those illegal immigrants able to obtain Social Security Numbers and work permits due to President ... continue reading


NOT SO FAST! Net neutrality to get onceover before approval Watch

Image of Democrat Mignon Clyburn on the Federal Communications Commission wants to narrow the scope of new net neutrality rules set for a vote later this week.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The hotly debated "Net Neutrality" - which will determine how the 21st Century's preferred mode of communication and information - is not a sure thing, just yet. Democrat Mignon Clyburn on the Federal Communications Commission wants to narrow the scope of new ... continue reading


Democrats can dish it out - but are now shying away from Obamacare penalties Watch

Image of As those taxpayers discover the penalty they owe, they will already be racking up a new, higher penalty for 2015.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It looks like Democrats can dish it out, but can't take it. One of the stipulations of health care reform, or "Obamacare" was those who chose not to enroll had to pay a penalty come tax time. Now, as millions begin to file their taxes, Democrats are having ... continue reading


Human Tide: Texas' porous border allows thousands to flood in from Mexico Watch

Image of Speaking out on CBS's

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Porous borders - one where demarcations are hazy and ill-defined, allowing people to cross over into another country without proper accounting, was one of the reasons for the Ebola crisis in East Africa. There exists a similar situation between the United ... continue reading


'Terror threat' from American right-wing extremists discussed at summit Watch

Image of The mastermind behind the Alfred P. Murrah building bombing attack, Timothy James

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Domestic terrorism in the United States has long been an ongoing concern. The White House held a "Countering Violent Extremism" summit last week to talk about "extremist ideologies that radicalize." The summit did not address radical Islam in particular, but ... continue reading


Is Obama corrupt? Contracts for amnesty being pushed at 'full-throttle pace' by Department of Homeland Security Watch

Image of The population of potential requesters for the president's deferred action will be

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Despite a federal court's decision to halt President Obama's amnesty order, the White House continues to award multi-million-dollar contracts to firms to process millions of illegal immigrants. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The population of potential ... continue reading


Blackwell and Morrison: Obama's ISIS Policy - Above US Only Sky Watch

Image of With the murders this week of twenty-one Coptic Christians on the beach in Libya, the world has seen an example of the cruelty and barbarism. The Obama administration regularly denies it has anything to do with Islam.

By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison

With the murders this week of twenty-one Coptic Christians on the beach in Libya, the world has seen an example of the cruelty and barbarism. The Obama administration regularly denies it has anything to do with Islam. Islam must change. The world cannot survive ... continue reading


Ron Paul issues dire warning: Secession is happening Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The time is here, the United States' may soon be no more. According to former Republican presidential candidate and congressman, Ron Paul, the states will stop listening to federal laws. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I would like to start off by talking about ... continue reading


Coptic Chrsitians and the White House Watch

Image of Coptic Christians belong to a Catholic rite, in communion with Rome.

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J. (CNA)

Pope Francis has called them martyrs, the twenty-one Coptic Christians executed in Libya.  "Jesus, help me," were the last words of one of the Egyptian migrant workers, all of whom were trying to eke out a living for their families. This mass butchery was carried ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ezekiel 18:21-28
21 'If the wicked, however, renounces all the sins he ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
1 [Song of Ascents] From the depths I call to you, ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 5:20-26
20 'For I tell you, if your uprightness does not ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for February 27th, 2015 Image

St. Leander of Seville
February 27: St. Leander of Seville, Bishop (Feast - February 27th) Leander ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter