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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Obama Concealed Strength of al-Qaeda Before 2012 Election

Bin Laden Docs Show Obama Misled, Politicized Intelligence During 2012 Campaign  
 By the way, this story has been embargoed -- at least so far -- by all major media.
. . . "The only thing really surprising here is the lengths to which Obama went to justify pulling troops from Iraq -- that he would risk so much just to please his liberal base. Intelligence in this case was cynically manipulated to paint a false picture of American security." . . .

Legal Insurrection

"Bin Laden was dead, but al-Qaeda was very much alive."


"At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the big moment was Joe Biden triumphantly declaring “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”
"It turns out that in order to make that narrative stick, Obama had to downplay the actual strength of al-Qaeda.
"Saagar Enjeti reports at the Daily Caller:
‘Cherry Picked’: Obama Downplayed Al-Qaida Strength In Lead Up To 2012 Election
The Obama administration deliberately sought to downplay how robust the al-Qaida network was in the lead up to the 2012 election by selectively releasing documents that enforced a preferred narrative, The Weekly Standard reports, citing experts at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and New York Times Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi.
The revelation of the al-Qaida network’s strength in 2011 comes after the final release of thousands of documents obtained by U.S. Navy SEALs in a 2011 raid to kill Usama Bin-Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan. The documents reveal that Bin-Laden was minutely managing the day-to-day operations of his terror network all while former President Barack Obama assured the American public the group was “decimated.”
“Think back to when bin Laden was killed. It was 2011, it was right before a major campaign season. I don’t want to underplay the role that the killing of Osama bin Laden had,” Callimachi told the Friday audience, adding “But I think that that was theorized into something much bigger.”
"The obvious subtext here is that Obama and Democrats put his re-election above national security concerns. The fact that we’re just learning about this now also suggests that the media either knew this and ignored it, or was too busy cheering at the DNC to look into it. Anyone surprised?

"Jenna Lifhits of the Weekly Standard has more:" . . .

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