In these remarks Panetta continues the atomization of the global jihad that is essentially official Obama Administration policy. He will recognize that Anwar al-Awlaki has declared war on the U.S., and that al-Qaeda has declared war on the U.S., but he and others in the Administration and the State Department establishment will neither acknowledge nor consider the implications of the fact that the belief system held by al-Awlaki and al-Qaeda is also held by untold millions of Muslims worldwide, including in the United States.
“Panetta: American-Born Cleric Linked to Terror Plots Has ‘Declared War’ on U.S.,” from FOXNews.com, June 27 (thanks to all who sent this in):
CIA Director Leon Panetta said Sunday that the American-born cleric tied to several recent terror plots on U.S. soil has “declared war” on the United States and will be treated as a terrorist despite his U.S. citizenship.
Panetta denied claims that Anwar al-Awlaki is on an “assassination list,” but said al-Awlaki — who is believed to be hiding in Yemen and taking on an operational terrorist role — is engaged in a campaign to encourage attacks on the United States.
“We have a terrorist list and he’s on it,” Panetta said.
Speaking with ABC’s “This Week,” Panetta affirmed that several terror plots can be traced back to the radical cleric, who last month called for the killing of American civilians in a video released by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula….