More than a day after Islamic militants launched a deadly attack on the United States consulate in Libya, President Barack Obama maintained that it was “too early to tell” if the siege was a product of terrorism—despite intelligence reports stating otherwise, according to a previously unreleased interview with the president.
The President said that he called the attack on the Benghazi embassy a terrorist attack when he spoke in the Rose Garden on September 12. His remarks are much less clear.
President Obama said last night that he has refocused on dangerous terrorists, but it took a Congressional Act to force his administration to officially list a known terrorist organization as such.
The United Nations Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories suggested that Palestinians would be justified in choosing violent means to achieve their goals, leading one major Jewish American group to express outrage.
In the aftermath of the bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the Obama administration included an Iranian-American anti-Israel group in a White House meeting and characterized the terror attack as a “tit-for-tat” reprisal by Iran.
A new poll of Palestinian public opinion shows that Palestinians would vote into the presidency a terrorist mastermind currently serving five life sentences in an Israeli jail.
Despite pleas from Senators on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration excluded Israel from a new counterterrorism forum and neglected to mention its long and deadly struggle with terrorism during remarks presented yesterday in Spain.
The U.S. State Department “refuses to explain” how a member of an Egyptian terrorist group was allowed into the White House for a visit.
The FBI has investigated more than 100 suspected Islamic extremists within the U.S. military, about a dozen of whom are considered serious threats.