Barack Obama told Marines at Camp Pendleton Wednesday that the United States “will never retreat from the world” merely a day after his Administration warned American citizens to flee the country of Yemen.
According to The Hill, Obama said, “Al Qaeda’s top ranks have been hammered,” and “the core of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat.”
“We do not get terrorized,” he boasted. “We’re going to keep standing up to our enemies.”
Just two days before Obama made these claims, his Administration closed 20 embassies and/or consulates around the world for fear of an attack by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen. These closures were in response to intercepted communications which indicated collusion between Yemeni forces and Al Qaeda in Pakistan.
The State Department issued a warning Tuesday directing all U.S. citizens to flee Yemen for fear of a possible terror attack by Al Qaeda.
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