Al Qaeda guys must be feeling pretty upbeat about worldwide jihad, given recent events. Egypt is now run by the Muslim Brotherhood, with help from the United States in the form of political support, cash aid and F-16 fighters. A couple guys from Dagestan managed to bomb the Boston Marathon, kill four, cripple dozens, shut down a major city for a couple days and generally create terror. A British soldier was recently slaughtered like an animal on a London street. Washington has taken no action against the Benghazi killers nine months after the murder of four Americans.
President Obama essentially surrendered in the “war on terror” against hostile Islam. The occasion was a May 23 speech at the National Defense University when the American President disavowed the use of military defense, saying, “Force alone cannot make us safe,” and he wanted to avoid the “risk of creating new enemies.”
For Allah’s adoring defenders, what’s not to like about this picture? It all looks good to them.
But such weakness on the part of the President does not bode well for the safety of Americans. Obama looking spineless is practically an invitation for jihadists to attack the country.
Right on cue, an al Qaeda leader in Yemen is whipping up the troops for more jihad on a visibly weak America:
Boston Bombings: Al Qaeda Chief In New Warning, Sky News, June 2, 2013
Yemen’s al Qaeda boss says Osama Bin Laden’s death has not eliminated militant groups, rather they have moved closer to the US.
Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has said the Boston blasts revealed America’s fragile security and showed making bombs was within “everyone’s reach”.
Qassim al Rimi, the military chief of the group, urged Muslims in America to “carry on with this way” and defend their religion in an audio message posted online.
In “A letter to the American people”, he said: “The Boston events … and the poisoned letters (sent to the White House), regardless of who is behind them, show that your security is no longer under control, and that attacks on you have taken off and cannot be stopped.
“Everyday you will be hit by the unexpected and your leaders will not be able to defend you.”
Two brothers, 19-year-old Dzhokhar and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are accused of being behind the April 15 attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and wounded more than 260.
Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police, and Dzhokhar was captured and taken into custody after an extensive manhunt.
Russian officials told US congressman William Keating this week that the attacks could have been prevented if US authorities had acted on their warnings.
Tamerlan and Dzohkhar Tsarnaev
The Massachusetts Democrat said he was provided with details of how US intelligence agents were warned in 2010 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was preparing to join a terrorist cell in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, the Boston Globe reported.
Al Rimi also said the killing of Al Qaeda’s founder Osama bin Laden in May 2011 and top Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in September 2011, had not ended the struggle.
“Have you eliminated the jihadist groups that have spread everywhere after they had only been in Afghanistan? Today, they are in your land or close to it,” he warned.
To the Muslims in the US, he said: “We encourage you to carry on with this way, be steadfast in your religion.
“Carry out your obligations, defend your religion and follow in the footsteps of those who supported their religion and Ummah (Muslim nation) while they are in their enemy’s den.”
Three letters laced with ricin have been discovered in recent weeks, one addressed to US President Barack Obama, one to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a third to a justice of the peace in the same US state, Sadie Holland.
Charges were later dropped against a man initially suspected to be behind the letters, Paul Curtis.