19 Embassies Closed; Carney still Claims Al Qaeda on the Run
Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 9, 2013
This past weekend saw the Obama Administration order the closings of 19 US embassies throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Today the State Department warned nonessential Americans to be on alert and leave Pakistan.
While embassies have been closed in the past for security reasons, the scope of the current closings is unprecedented. Does the United States have a growing terrorist problem? Assuming the Administration’s current steps are necessary, then the answer is an unequivocal “yes”.
Given the current high level of terrorism threats there was a remarkable exchange this week between the press and the mouthpiece for the President, Jay Carney. When questioned about his previous comments that Al Qaeda was on the run Carney would not back down as shown in the text and video below.
While Jay Carney is an embarrassment to this Country, he is but an extension of Pres. Obama’s personality placing style above substance.
“There’s no question that core al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been severely diminished.”
“It’s leadership decimated and there’s no question it’s on the run.”
“For many years now, it has been less organized and less capable of coordinating attacks on a scale that it was able to do, most notably on 9-11. And that remains the case.”