Monday the State Department issued a worldwide alert to travelers over possible risks due to increased terrorism threats. The alert comes amid information that ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions by employing a “wide variety of tactics,” according to the State Department.
The US and Saudi Arabia have supplied Syrian rebel groups with a small number of advanced American antitank missiles for the first time in a pilot program that could lead to larger flows of sophisticated weaponry, people briefed on the effort said.
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So this idiot advisor of Obama’s wants to send more aid to the Syrian rebels, when they don’t even know who the rebels really are, and most likely would be arming al Qaeda. All because Obama sees himself as ruler of the world, as he hates Assad, because he stands up to Obummer’s bullying.
The House and Senate Intelligence Committee said that the threat of terrorism is on the rise for the US, and Americans aren’t as safe as they were a year or two ago.
Sen. John McCain hotly disputed a study claiming that at least half of Syria’s rebels are radical jihadis, repeatedly exclaiming “Not true, not true!” McCain told the Council on Foreign Relations audience, that he disagreed with the findings, and challenged the contention by defense consultancy IHS Jane’s that “the insurgency is now dominated by groups with at least an Islamist viewpoint of the conflict.”
Everyday the story changes from the Administration as to what really happened when terrorists attacked our embassy in Libya. This has created a lot of criticism, coming from Republicans. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said over the weekend that recent disclosures by intelligence officials that once again revise the narrative on what happened during the deadly attack last month in Libya suggest an “orchestrated defense of the administration.”
On Sunday, several prominent Republicans sought a pound of flesh from the Obama administration over its shifting explanations for the attack on the American consulate in Libya. The conclusion they all came to was that the Obama Administration had committed the same sort of intelligence mistakes as former President George W. Bush did in his handling of the war in Iraq.
Bin Laden may be gone, and there hasn’t been a successful attack by al-Qaida-inspired extremists on U.S. soil since the deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. But the danger still remains, even though the Administration tells us otherwise. The terrorist assault on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 injected the issue of diplomatic security into the presidential campaign and renewed questions about the quality of U.S. intelligence.
I have to disagree on this as Obama is commander in chief, he is the one who is the leader, and is supposed to take the blame when something happens, not shove it off on someone else. This is nothing more than to take the focus off of his failure as a president, and try to make him look good in the eyes of voters. I say this is going to backfire in a big way.
Gunmen have shot and killed a local employee of the US embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Security Official Qassem Aqlan was going to work when he was attacked by masked men on a motorbike, Yemeni and embassy officials said. Mr Aqlan had worked at the embassy for at least 10 years.