"The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. Let’s agree, right here, right now, to keep the people’s government open, pay our bills on time, and always uphold the full faith and credit of the United States of America. The American people have worked too hard, for too long, rebuilding from one crisis to see their elected officials cause another." Obama, State of the Union 2013
A couple days ago -- Peter Foster, U.S. Editor writing for the Daily Telegraph, brought a teeny tiny detail to the head of a pin. Recounting a declaration of our own President Obama only months ago in his State of the Union address, Foster fosters an open wound, saying:
"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"
The president was pretty clear:
"Today, the organization that attacked us on 9/11 is a shadow of its former self. Different al Qaeda affiliates and extremist groups have emerged – from the Arabian Peninsula to Africa. The threat these groups pose is evolving.. Instead, we will need to help countries like Yemen, Libya, and Somalia provide for their own security, and help allies who take the fight to terrorists, as we have in Mali. And, where necessary, through a range of capabilities, we will continue to take direct action against those terrorists who pose the gravest threat to Americans."Today feels more like our government is a shadow of its former self; is this some kind of perverted twist of diplomatic fate, surely brought on by global warming, shape-shifting a cold war for the new age, allowing our very own intelligence agencies turn us into mush?
Foster brings in a perspective from Aaron Zelin, "a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy who has written extensively about the decentralisation of al-Qaeda" for an added bonus. And quoting Foster, quoting Zelin, characterizing the organic, homegrown element of terrorism as simply this:
"It's a hybrid thing, that's the problem...It's a unique threat, there's nothing like it and that's why people have a hard time grasping what it is."
Because whether it two brothers, a cell of twelve working in and around a neighborhood of Boston, or full-blown war in another part of the world -- it all acts with the same will, and that is to kill the infidels with whatever means possible, large or small. It's called a caliphate. Look it up.
Bit let's get back to more from the president, pulled from the rubble of his State of the Union address:
"As we do, we must enlist our values in the fight. That is why my Administration has worked tirelessly to forge a durable legal and policy framework to guide our counterterrorism operations. Throughout, we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts. I recognize that in our democracy, no one should just take my word that we’re doing things the right way. So, in the months ahead, I will continue to engage with Congress to ensure not only that our targeting, detention, and prosecution of terrorists remains consistent with our laws and system of checks and balances, but that our efforts are even more transparent to the American people and to the world"
Um hold up.
What about Abdul....? Go to the source at The Blaze.
and go here to Alex Jones' take on board Infowars.
Um and what about the possibility of the boys working as double agents? Go here, takes you to a place called DEBKAfile.
So what are we to do with all this? Who are we to believe?
And now fully disturbed with the president's very own context when he said, "I recognize that in our democracy, no one should just take my word that we’re doing things the right way."
Just why would he plant that seed
in the back of our minds?
Nonetheless, does this look like.....
"I will continue to engage with Congress to ensure not only that our targeting, detention, and prosecution of terrorists remains consistent with our laws and system of checks and balances, but that our efforts are even more transparent to the American people and to the world."
Here's a mad, mad world update: this is a freaking mess. The more information we get, the creepier our government -- acting by virtue of a shadow government -- appears.
"Tongue double, brings Trouble."
courtesy of Ben Franklin
Make it a Good Day, G