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Bridget Johnson


April 16, 2013 - 7:50 am

A proclamation from President Obama just issued by the White House:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, April 20, 2013. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

Obama did not use the word “terrorism” in his address on the bombings yesterday, though officials in his administration have.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Our hearts and prayers go out to those families, friends and loved ones suffering, having lost lives and had unimaginable damage done to survivors limbs and psyche in Boston's Marathon Bombing.
1)It is a given! We The People have to be right 100% of the time while terrorists have to be right only once. Proof of this are our returning war veterans having suffered untold harm on Middle Eastern Theatres of war. America has experience with this formula. Commanders in these war zones made adjustments to men, materiel and strategy aimed at safe guarding lives while performing their assigned duties. If these commanders can guard our military lives in adverse war theater situations, why can't America's 'Commander-in-Chief' do the same domestically, here at home?
2)Our Commander-In-Chief refusing to even acknowledge the word "terrorist" and that terrorism exists gave America the Benghazi debacle. Several instances of domestic terrorism (Fort Hood) were also mislabled as "work place" disturbances. With this administrations failure to acknowledge the fact that there are mean people, nationally and internationally, willing to inflict maximum damage and carnage to ALL Americans (and her allies)all the while,ordering National Security "to stand down" when confronted with a "fight-or-flight" situation:a) sets the stage for lax internal security preparedness;b) a feckless Homeland Security-TSA, its excesses having little or no benefit to national security save for visible "we're protecting Americans" mantra...totally misdirects Americas preparedness, resulting in a "Boston Marathon Bombing." Why did Mr. Obama rescind the Alert scale instituted since 9/11?
The New York , New Years Times Square bomber was a fluke, discovered by a vendor.
Why did this administration, shuffle its feet on "Fast & Furious?"

3)Sad to say, the Boston Marathon Bombing debacle is and can be traced directly to this administrations inept:1) identifying terrorism for what it is and can do domestically and internationally, 2) misdirection of American "assets" aimed at harassing and "controlling" american civilian population and domestic passengers 3) control American citizens freedom to travel and visit family and friends by "profiling" and "pre-identifying,"4) lax, smoke-and-mirrors, immigration policy (HB-5 visa fraud), Dream Act and opening of America's borders to all illegal aliens streaming into the USA.
Sorry! Bostons Marathon Bombing can be laid at this administrations has "Obama" written all over it. Pray. Amen.

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well, thank you Mr O. Porous borders north and south, releasing criminals, laissez faire attitude towards lawlessness(esp in your own administration), encouraging our enemies and discouraging our friends, basically the inmates running the asylum....what could go wrong?
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