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Barack Obama minnet om sin forgjenger da han lovet å forfølge og uskadeliggjøre alle ekstremister, ikke bare de som sto bak Detroit-bomben, men også de som truet USA fra Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jemen eller Somalia.

Det er bemerkelsesverdig at Obama i sin kommentar til Detroit-bomberen nevnte alle disse konfliktområdene under ett. Han sa han vil benytte alle USAs ressurser til å nedkjempe ekstremistene.

Det er samme ordbruk som Bush. Kanskje Obama vil gjøre det mer systematisk.

Obama lovte en full gjennomgang av sikkerhetsprosedyrene for å finne ut hvordan Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab kunne komme seg om bord på Northwest-flyet til Detroit fra Schipol.

Mr. Obama vowed to track down «all who were involved» in helping a Nigerian man who tried to set off explosives aboard a Northwest Airlines flight as the plane approached Detroit, acknowledging the growing conclusion that the act was not that of a lone wolf but of a trained Qaeda operative. With more signs pointing to Yemen as the origin of the attack, the White House was weighing how to respond.
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Mr. Obama, making his first public comments since the episode, said he had ordered his national security team «to keep up the pressure» on terrorists. He vowed to «use every element of our national power to disrupt, dismantle and defeat the violent extremists who threaten us, whether they are from Afghanistan or Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia, or anywhere where they are plotting attacks on the U.S. homeland.»

Although he had been out of sight for three days, he assured Americans he was on top of the situation. «We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable,» Mr. Obama said. «This was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland.»

Obamas ordbruk tyder på at han ser ekstremismen – den islamske – under ett, og at han er klar over radikaliseringen på hjemmebane og tilknytning til terror i utlandet.

Obama Seeks to Reassure U.S. After Bombing Attempt

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