John Bolton: The war on terror is not over, Al Qaeda has not been defeated and we have no strategy!

In light of our embassy bombing in Turkey this morning, John Bolton said that if we don’t face up to the reality that the war on terror isn’t over and that Al Qaeda hasn’t been defeated, we’ll see even more bombings from terrorists that are more successful in their eyes.

The war on terror is not over. Al Qaeda has not been defeated. The struggle is spreading and if we don’t face up to that reality we’re going to have another attack on an American embassy that will be even more successful from the terrorist point of view.

We have not strategy! That’s why I’ve been so concerned that the whole sweep from the Atlantic coast of West Africa, through the Middle East, all the way over to Pakistan is deteriorating from the perspective of the United States and its close allies – Israel, Arab countries in the region. The threat of terrorism, the threat of insurrection, the threat of the Iranian nuclear weapon’s program – all growing with no effective response from America or the West.


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  • deeme

    Keep telling the Truth, it’s all we can do to counter the propaganda..what do we expect from people who get their news from late night comedy shows..???
    Coming to a neighborhood near you and vote for more of it…..

  • c4pfan

    I doubt this country will wake up. Plus, even Paul Ryan said the sequestration will happen.

  • We have no strategy, our new sec. of state and soon to be sec. of defense hate America, her Military and Israel as much as dear leader does… Dear leader supplies our enemies with weapons and sends tanks and jets to the brotherhood. Maybe he can win another nobel peace prize.
    God help us. God help and keep our soldiers safe as our government does things to put them in more harm’s way.

    • nosilasunny

      Is there anybody in this administration that actually loves our country? It is disgusting how open they are about it and how they work to undermine the very foundations of our country at every turn.

      • I know sunny. It’s a sad sign for our country to have such blatant disrespect and hate for our nation and those who serve/served. It’s the fact that they are so open about it that is frightening.

        • nosilasunny

          That is why I tell them thank you and support them whenever and however I can.

  • Kordane

    I’d recommend reading the book “Winning the unwinnable war” by Elan Journo, as a book that offers a solution for actually achieving victory over Islam, unlike the current tactics which only serve to embolden and strengthen it.

  • sjmom

    Keep beating the drum John. There can be no excuse for the administration’s foreign policy, so it has to be intentional. I’ll just stick with what I learned in watching 2016; Obama hates the US and is out to destroy America.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Wish Bolton had been as truthful about Romney in the primaries.

    • Nukeman60

      Bolton’s foreign policy views are spot on. His adventuring into political candidates and their views, not so much. If he sticks to what he knows, he stands out in the crowd.

  • MiketheMarine

    It won’t be too long before there are explosions happening hear in America. We’ve lost the initiative. When President Bush said, “We are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.” He knew what he was talking about.

    • Conniption Fitz

      The Obama crowd has opened wide the borders to them here.

      • nosilasunny

        And they want to give them amnesty too. It’s a modern day Trojan horse. People think illegal equals Hispanic, but fail to realize how many illegals come from from countries that hate us. There are going to use this greedy desire for more democrat votes against us. It’s only a matter of time before they decide to act and real harm is done again. Then if the administration gets by with amnesty, they will use it to claim Constitutional rights. It is sick and scary.

      • and government security positions

      • NJK

        I hope they head straight for the White House, Capital, or NBC News.

  • mikeinidaho

    Strange, we don’t hear about this anywhere but on FOX, huh? Bolton is correct but I would go a step further. I believe Obama is directly involved in enabling groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbolah and to some extent Iran and Hamas. I believe his ultimate goal is de-stabilizing the Middle East, Europe Israel and the US and the establishment of an Islamo-fascist Caliphate from North Africa thru Iran and Iraq to Afghanistan. By de-stabilizing Europe and the US, he hopes to collapse Western democracy and establish a communist regime ala the old Soviet Union. I believe Obama is an evil entity hell-bent on the destruction of the West. Hope I’m wrong, but I’m afraid I’m right!
    God help us all as We the People work to restore the Republic!

    • Nukeman60

      I would tend to agree with all you said, save for one point. I don’t think Obama is intelligent enough to be this evil. I think this approach you are talking about comes from Obama’s handlers (Valerie Jarrett and the others who are really in control).

      They tell Barry what to say and what to do (that is why he insisted he keep his Blackberry when the Secret Service wanted him to give it up in the beginning) and he says, “Okay, just as long as I can remain president and get in all the golf I want.”

      Then he goes off to party with Hollywood, or make more campaign speeches (all written by others and put on the teleprompter), while Jarrett and the others who are really in control attempt to destroy the US from within.

      So far, they have been successful – until, of course, We the People decide to finally take back our nation.

  • anneinarkansas

    Ambassador Bolton is correct. The War on Terror is revving up again, Al Quaida is NOT on the run, just re-organizing in new places.
    And in the meantime we are about to get that awful Chuck Hagel to lead our Defense Department!

    • nosilasunny

      You’re right. It never went away. Just because he renamed it “overseas contingency operation” and declared it over doesn’t make it so. And people believe him which makes this more dangerous. We aren’t prepared and are being lead by incompetence.

      • anneinarkansas

        I just read that Obama and Hagel are like soulmates.
        I guess that means both are totally incompetent.
        Our Leaders? Yikes!!!
        This will continue as long as we have State Run Media like Steve Croft and all of the others.
        Praise the Lord for Fox….we would never know anything!

    • Conniption Fitz

      Al Queda = Al Jihad Queda = Hamas = Hezbollah = the Muslim Bro-hood.

      Islamic supremacy = Islamic jihad = Islamic anti-semitism.

      95% of all terrorist groups are Islamic.

      Islam is anti-semite to its core, in its basic texts, from its beginning.

      Islam’s core doctrines are violations of human rights, racist, violent, misogynist.

      Islam is a racist, misogynist, violent hate group.

  • What’s worse, seem that Obama hopes that if you just ignore a problem or just say there “isn’t” a problem, then that problem will magically go away. People throughout Europe and in the United States thought Hitler was going to go away. People thought that Stalin and Franco were going to go away. People thought Mao was going to go away. None of them did. Al Qaeda is gong nowhere and, if anything, have re-grouped and is coming back stronger than ever. And now, thanks to Obama and Clinton, we have Libya which has turned into the next Somalia, only this one is on the Mediterranean, just a few miles away from Southern Europe. These are not problems that are going to go away. Unless we fight this threat now, expect another 9/11 tragedy this year as well.

    • notsofastthere

      Many of us also thought Obama was going to go away, and he hasn’t – he only got more powerful.

    • Nukeman60

      It is quite common for people to think that the horrors of the past could never happen to them. We, as a people, have the uncanny ability to stare the truth in the face and totally deny it until it’s too late. It’s happened in all those scenarios that you mentioned.

      Once it all hits the fan, people will look back and say, “Hey, why didn’t you conservatives warn us sooner. It’s your fault.” Of course, we will still have to pull their sorry a$$es out of the fire and only hope that they can learn (but I doubt it).

  • Nukeman60

    And to think, John Bolton could have been our Secretary of State. What did we get? John Kerry. Ugh. I weep for our nation.

    Obama has gathered all the same type of people around him because they think just like him. The rats may gather together now, but remember where the rats go when the ship starts to sink. And it is going to sink. Where will Obama’s “bailout” be then?

  • sDee

    Maybe it is just me but I just can not watch much of these pundits. I value greatly Bolton’s support of Israel, but he said nothing I did not read on conservative and military blogs, even from bloggers and commenters right here on TRS weeks or months ago.

    The hard ugly truth . That is what we need. Not fancy footwork to thinly veil it.

  • Sober_Thinking

    This is so laughingly apparent… but Obama lied about AQ and the dumbmasses believed him again. How nice to send Hillary out with a bang…

    Imagine if there was a white Republican in the WH…

    • Suzyqpie

      ….a white Republican drone fleet commander with a kill list, his personally assembled enemies list, that he was actually hunting down and killing. Muse, if you will for a moment, the reaction of the MSM. Continuing the fantasy, suppose the white Republican changed existing law by arbitrary executive order.

      • Sober_Thinking

        I daresay that if Obama wasn’t black, he wouldn’t get away with half of what he’s doing to America. If Obama wasn’t liberal and black, he’d NEVER get away with any of it. And if he had that pesky title of Democrat removed… he would have been impeached, tried, and locked up forever.

  • Conniption Fitz

    “All of Obama’s inauguration rabbis were members of the same radical leftist groups opposed to Israel and funded by George Soros.”

    The plot thickens….

  • NJK
    • notsofastthere

      Not sure if the poster in Egypt is referring to Michelle Obama or Morsi. wink, wink

  • Tumbleweed

    The Obama gang has always been about the destruction of America!
    This is just another step towards that goal!

  • You are so right Tumbleweed….all part of the plan. Read this and other blogs on his page:

  • It’s incredible the head of the CIA can come out and say “We are not in a war against terror, terror is a frame of mind” Yea, the frame of mind your in after being attacked by terrorists !