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Defense won't winLessons from Times Square
NY Post ^ | May 8, 2010 | Adam Brodsky

Posted on 05/08/2010 3:42:01 AM PDT by Scanian

Doubling-down on defense isn't going to win the War on Terror. Yesterday's scare in Times Square shows just how hopeless that strategy is -- if a cooler can be a threat, not even the NYPD will be able to stop them all.

Yet the uptick in home-turf terror plots -- with last Saturday's bomb attempt just the latest -- has many screaming for us to fund an infinite range of new security steps.

Faisal Shahzad hadn't even been charged before the rear-mirror scrutiny began. How did he slip past security and board a flight to Dubai before finally being nabbed, just minutes before take-off? How did he get US citizenship?

After truck bombs at the World Trade Center in '93 and in Oklahoma City (not to mention the airstrikes on 9/11), how can someone so easily drive into Manhattan and park a smoking car bomb smack in the heart of Times Square?

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihad; nycbomber; obama; offense

1 posted on 05/08/2010 3:42:01 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Which is LEAST likely (pick one):

1. Faisal Shahzad is linked directly to Obama and spent a night in the Lincoln Bedroom.
2. Pres_ _ent Obama will willingly release his birth certificate.

2 posted on 05/08/2010 3:54:37 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Scanian

Bush clearly understood that you cannot defend against terrorism without turning the US into a police state.

Bush knew you had to take the attack to the enemy.

Obama is not smart enough to see Iran’s nuclear program as a threat.


3 posted on 05/08/2010 4:04:53 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Scanian

You have to set priorities. Our Dear Leader can either defend against a few isolated, lone-wolf incidents from Islamic radicals who want to kill or enslave every free person in the world, or he can defend against the potential terrorists that can easily be found among our Christians, prior-military, white males, Tea Partiers, and others who cling to God and guns in the face of socialism’s inevitable progress. ACORN, SEIU, welfare cheats, and a few living voters made their choice in November, 2008, and their candidate has made his choice. What could go wrong?


4 posted on 05/08/2010 4:11:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Scanian

The notion that some kind of “offensive” national security game plan can protect this country from someone who wants to detonate a car bomb like the one that was left in Times Square is delusional.


5 posted on 05/08/2010 6:02:51 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Erik Latranyi
Let's face it . . . Bush himself was part of the problem.

This nation clearly demonstrated just how unserious it was about dealing with this issue when its leadership began using a silly, meaningless term like "War on Terror" to describe it.

6 posted on 05/08/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Erik Latranyi

Ding ! Amen.


7 posted on 05/08/2010 6:10:59 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Erik Latranyi
Obama is not smart enough to see Iran’s nuclear program as a threat

You don't get it. Obama is an Anti-American radical doing everything in his power to hurt America. Radical Muslims in our midst killing people fits right in with Obama's plans, he did say THE MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUND ON EARTH, AMERICA IS A MUSLIM COUNTRY.....

Does it make more sense now?

8 posted on 05/08/2010 8:22:26 AM PDT by politicianslie (Lying got Obama elected, they don't care what you think, shut up and pay your taxes)
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