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Drone Strikes and the Boston Marathon Bombing

• Robert Wright via The Atlantic
 

In 2011, after President Obama used a drone to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, the American citizen who was recruiting jihadists from his perch in Yemen, many hailed the assassination as a powerful blow against terrorism.

"The death of al-Awlaki is the last nail in the coffin of the al Qaeda brand,"wrote Lisa Merriam (a "brand consultant") in a piece for Forbes. "Yes, bombs are what we think of when we think of al Qaeda, but powerful bombs require a powerful brand. The al Qaeda brand has been the key to raising awareness, raising an army of recruits, raising money, and raising terror. Now that the brand is dead, all of those goals are out of reach."

Tell that to the people of Boston. The more we learn about the Boston Marathon bombing--and the accused bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev--the more reason there is to doubt the wisdom of Obama's drone-heavy approach to fighting terrorism. Not only did his hundreds of drone strikes fail to prevent the bombing; they've probably made this kind of terrorism--home-grown terrorism, committed by longtime residents of America--more likely.

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Mike Renzulli
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 "The jihadi is proud to kill in the name of Allah because that is exactly what Allah told us in the Quran." - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, London Underwear bomber

"The American people are the ones who pay the taxes which fund the planes that
bomb us in Afghanistan... so the American people are the ones who fund the
attacks against us, and they are the ones who oversee the expenditure of these
monies in the way they wish, through their elected candidates...  This is why
the American people cannot be innocent of all the crimes committed by the
Americans and Jews against us." - Osama bin Laden

Comment by Ed Price
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Seems to me that this is one of the greatest reasons to fight Agenda 21. Get out of the big cities. Get into the country. Break the big cities apart. Spread the people out, and arm them to the hilt, so that they can protect themselves against any kind of terrorist attack.

We are beginning to see that Obama, Washington, the UN, and even the United States Congress are some of the biggest terrorists around. And their military(ies) has(have) some of the largest numbers of assault weapons and weapons of mass destruction.


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