You gotta hand it to the Obama administration. Its timing is impeccable.Y’all will recall how President Obama declared ISIS “contained” just hours before last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France — perpetrated by none other than ISIS.
Today, we’re witnessing another bloodbath at the hands of Islamic jihadists — this time, in Mali. The Daily Mail is now reporting that bodies lay piled up in pools of blood in gore-spattered corridors of Mali hotel where at least 27 hostages were slaughtered by jihadi gunmen. According to reports, as many as 10 gunmen took dozens of hostages inside a Radisson hotel — testing hostages’ knowledge of the Koran before allowing Muslim hostages to leave. But, no doubt, this had absolutely nothing to do with Islam, right?And this time, it’s not ISIS claiming responsibility, but al-Qaeda. Remember those guys?
If you’ve been following closely, you might recall that just hours before the Mali attack, none other than our awe-inspiring Secretary of State John Kerry was reflecting on how al-Qaeda has been “neutralized” by the Obama administration’s stellar efforts. Watch (H/T to The Weekly Standard):
“I’m confident if we stay steady, keep our heads in thinking creatively but also being strong and committed to our fundamental values, we’re going to defeat Daesh. We always said it will take time. We began our fight against al Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top leadership and neutralize them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than that and we think we have an ability to do that. So that’s the effort, and we’re going to continue,” Kerry claimed.
So I guess this is what a “neutralized” al-Qaeda looks like to John Kerry — WARNING, some of these photos from today’s attack in Mali (courtesy of The Daily Mail) are graphic:
Sadly, I’m afraid the only things this group of chuckleheads has actually neutralized are the United States’ standing and influence in the world — and, critically, its ability to protect us from the likes of ISIS and al-Qaeda.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]