On Thursday Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron penned an op-ed today in the London Times on the terrorist enemy facing the West. They never mention Islamic radicalism. And they blame terrorism on poverty.
Tonight former Ambassador John Bolton discussed Obama’s far left and dangerous beliefs.
Greta Van Susteren: Did you read his op-ed in the London Times. It was odd… He said the way to fight terror is jobs.
Ambassador Bolton: The terrorist threat does not come from economic deprivation. That is leftist ideology, it’s really Marxist ideology, that all of this religion politics is the super-structure of economics. And, the primitive belief that if it weren’t for poverty everything would be fine in the world. Some of the worst terrorists are among the best educated and come from well-off people. Osama bin Laden being example number one.
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In a public statement released after the 9-11 attacks, Barack Obama blamed “a climate of poverty and ignorance” for the terrorist attack on America. He has repeated this claim that poverty breeds terrorism over the years.
A British research project published in 2014 found that younger, educated and affluent Muslims were more prone to support terrorism.