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Suicide bomber attacks American Embassy in Turkey

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 1, 2013

CNN.com has reported that one was killed and others wounded today as a result of a suicide bombing outside the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.  The blast was large enough to blow a hole in the embassy’s wall.

America’s war against terrorism is not going in a positive direction.  One of the first international actions that President Obama took after being inaugurated four years ago was to go on a apology tour for America’s past actions that included his infamous speech in Cairo, Egypt.  Obama’s theory was that it was America’s actions that were to blame for its lack of respect and love from other countries.  Four years later that theory has proven bogus.

Since Obama was elected four years ago, America’s relationship with the greater Islamic world has not improved nor has the violence from radical Islam lessened.  The violence includes individual terrorist acts such as today’s bombing of the American Embassy in Turkey, but it also includes much more significant strategic events such as the so-called the Arab Spring, the war in Libya, the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt being replaced by the radical Muslim Brotherhood, the ongoing carnage in Syria that is already resulted in the deaths of over 60,000, the various wars in North Africa including Mali, the ongoing war in Afghanistan, and of course the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi that led to the death of the US Ambassador.

Shortly after being elected Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.  This was a joke given that the decision was made within weeks of Obama’s election.  Since then the world has become an even more dangerous place.  Given the President’s dismal record on foreign policy it is said he is not being held accountable.  The mainstream media has significant culpability in this disconnect.  The disintegration of America’s independent press is perhaps even more dangerous than Obama’s failed foreign policies.

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