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Boston bombs: Obama lulled America into false confidence over terror threat

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    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.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...into-false-confidence-over-terror-threat.html
     
  2. church mouse guy

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    Obama apparently cut the budget for defense against domestic bombs by 45% according to the British. It seems that the City of Boston subsidized the construction of a mosque in Boston by giving them land at half-price. I have to wonder if Bostonians want to put a mosque at the site of the bombing like New Yorkers?
     
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    My question is whether this will lead to an additional loss of civil freedoms as other events have done.
     
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