Debra Burlingame, sister of a pilot aboard American Airlines flight 77 on 9/11, spoke at a Defeat Jihad Summit and explained that recent comments by President Obama have shown that Americans are “on our own in this fight” against terrorism.
She said the moment of clarity came when the President recently said that the media is overstating the threat of terrorism against our nation.
In an interview with Vox, Obama said the threat is “absolutely” overstated and that the media takes an “if it bleeds, it leads” strategy.
Via CNS News:
Debra Burlingame, whose brother was killed in the 9/11 attacks when his plane crashed into the Pentagon, said Tuesday at the Defeat Jihad Summit by the Center for Security Policy that when President Barack Obama said Americans are overreacting about terrorism, it was then that she knew “we were really on our own in this fight.”
“It was at that point that I knew that we were really on our own in this fight, that this president is not going to help us, and in fact, it confirmed for me what I’ve felt for very many years now that he is working against us,” said Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America and Keep America. Her brother Charles “Chic” Burlingame III was the pilot of the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 that was flown into the Pentagon.
Watch Burlingame’s speech…
Burlingame added that recent events surrounding the fate of a pilot at the hands of ISIS had brought her family’s emotions back up to the surface.
“We were thinking of not just our brother,” she said, “but all the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way in this fight for the free world.”
Do you agree with Burlingame that Obama has abandoned those men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect America and our freedom?