Obama Lied: Al Qaeda Surge Led to 43% Incease in Terror Attacks

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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While Obama was triumphantly claiming that Al Qaeda was on “the path to defeat”, terror attacks worldwide had actually increased by 40%.

Had the public been made aware of those numbers, instead of listening to Obama’s lies about a path to defeat, the claim that Al Qaeda was defeated would have collapsed. And Al Qaeda’s Iraqi surge wouldn’t have seemed so surprising.

A surge in the number of aggressive al-Qaida affiliates and like-minded groups the Middle East and North Africa poses a serious threat to U.S. interests and allies, the State Department said Wednesday in reporting a more than 40 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide between 2012 and 2013.

The department also singled out Iran as a major state sponsor of terrorism that continues to defy demands it prove its atomic ambitions are peaceful even as Washington pursues negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.

In its annual global terrorism report, the department said that losses in al-Qaida’s core leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan “accelerated” the network’s decentralization in 2013. That has resulted in more autonomous and more aggressive affiliates, notably in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, northwest Africa, and Somalia, it said.

“The terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2013, with an increasing number of groups around the world – including both AQ affiliates and other terrorist organizations – posing a threat to the United States, our allies, and our interests,” according to the strategic assessment of the “Country Reports on Terrorism.”

The report identified a 43 percent increase in the number of terrorist attacks in 2013 from 2012, according to statistics provided by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

That’s radically different than the official Obama narrative that focuses on the core of Al Qaeda, while ignoring the fact that the organization is evolving into its next stage as a worldwide entity, rather than collapsing.

  • fp

    Lol, looks who is on the run in the cartoon. It really tells the story of who Hussein actually is.

  • Christopher Riddle

    Obongo “LIED”?Who’Da Thunk It??????????????????????????

  • De Doc

    At this point I can’t decide if the Obama Admin is knowingly deceptive or just so removed from reality and arrogantly refusing to admit the mistake that they believe the crazy stories they’ve concocted in the first place. What do you call it when you start believing your own lies?

  • http://www.playemastheylie.com Play ‘em as They Lie

    Hey Daniel, you forgot the ‘r’ in the word ‘increase’ in the title! Great quick article!