On September 11, 2011 four Americans, including our Ambassador to Libya were killed in Benghazi. Obama vowed "make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people." Then, for several weeks his Administration engaged in a farcical effort to convince the American people that the only reason the attack occurred was because of an offensive Internet video.
Meanwhile, violence continued to spread across Africa with all out war in Mali being conducted by Al Queda. Three Americans were killed last week in Algeria when this same Al Queda group attacked a natural gas processing facility near the Libyan border. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said "we’ve got to fight back," But the best Obama could muster was to issue a statement saying "we will remain in close touch with the Government of Algeria to gain a fuller understanding of what took place so that we can work together to prevent tragedies like this in the future."
Now we learn that the two attacks are linked with participants from the September 11th attacks in Libya also on hand to kill Americans again. This despite Obama's vow to track them down. No action has been taken to bring ANY of these terrorist killers to justice.
Considering the weak U.S. response, this report from the Washington Post comes as no surprise:
A week of violence in Algeria and Mali has transformed al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch into a cause celebre for militant Islamists around the globe, boosting recruitment and fundraising for the jihadists and spurring fears of further terrorist attacks in the region and beyond.Hillary Clinton: "What Difference Does it Make?"
Even after suffering tactical defeats in both countries in recent days, the movement known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is being lionized in Internet chat rooms and in official statements by extremist groups, some of which are urging reprisal campaigns against Western interests.
U.S. officials and terrorism analysts are pointing to last week’s hostage drama in eastern Algeria as a turning point for the al-Qaeda offshoot, boosting its credibility while marking its transition from a predominantly Algeria-focused organization to a true multinational threat able to draw manpower, weapons and resources from across the region.
An emotional and defensive Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. This was after months of delay in getting her on the record for her role leading up to and the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks and the wider issue of terrorism spreading in Africa. Along with Obama and other top Administration officials Hillary pushed the big lie that what happened in Benghazi was not so much terrorism as a violent protest to an offensive web video. When asked to explain why and how the Administration pushed that lie Hillary exploded "what difference at this point does it make!" [video]
Sorry Hillary, but it makes a big difference. During the campaign Obama repeatedly said that "Al Queda is on the run." Clearly they are on the run to attack Americans and Western interests at every opportunity. They are NOT on the run from the U.S. They are growing stronger and apparently the Obama Administration is not able to admit that to itself or to take the action necessary to counter it.
Even today, with all these facts so obvious for any and all to see the Obama Administration continues in denial. In his second Inaugural Address Obama never mentioned terrorists, terrorism or Al Queda once. However, Obama did say that "A decade of war is now ending."
Well, the decade may be over but the war is not. The cancer is spreading fast and the Obama Administration appears indifferent to the danger and incompetent in doing anything to stop it. Those who killed our Ambassador in Libya got away with murder and have struck again and will continue to do so. If and when they launch a spectacular attack killing many more Americans Obama will be to blame. But don't expect the liberal news media to agree. They've covered up Benghazi and Algeria and like Hillary Clinton, they proclaim a loud "what's the difference!"