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Obama’s remarks on California attack manipulative: Analyst

“Obama deceived the people and has continued the war on terror and in fact has expanded it to Syria, Libya," said Short.

US President Barack Obama has been hypocritical and manipulative in claiming that his country will not be terrorized by the recent deadly mass shooting in the state of California, says an American historian and researcher.

“President Obama’s statement that the American people would not be terrorized is a completely hypocritical, manipulative statement,” Randy Short told Press TV on Saturday.

In his Saturday statement, the president said federal investigators would find out what motivated a married couple in California to shoot and kill 14 people, and asked Americans to stand united after the attacks. "We are strong. And we are resilient. And we will not be terrorized."

Obama’s comments followed the Wednesday shooting in San Bernardino, California, where Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook were killed in a shootout with police after an attack during a holiday party at a social services agency, which left 14 people dead.

The Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group declared in an online audio broadcast on Saturday that Farook and Malik were followers of the militants.

Short said Obama “deceived” the Americans because they called on him “in two actions in 2008 and 2012,” when they “voted for President Obama as a peace candidate to end wars on terror, to end the so-called war against terrorism caused by president George Bush.”

“Obama deceived the people and has continued the war on terror and in fact has expanded it to Syria, Libya… as well as other places worldwide.”

The United States and some of its allies have been conducting airstrikes against what they say are Daesh positions in Iraq since August 2014. Some members of the US-led coalition have also been pounding purported Daesh positions inside Syria since last September without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, have been engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

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