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"The War on Terror is Over" Says Those in the Administration
Weekly Standard ^ | April 23, 2012 | Daniel halper

Posted on 04/24/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT by lbryce

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, "is now certain" to elect "an Islamist" as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls.

But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently.

"The war on terror is over," a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism."

This new outlook has, in the words of the National Journal, come from a belief among administration officials that "It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to terrorists."

The National Journal explains:

The new approach is made possible by the double impact of the Arab Spring, which supplies a new means of empowerment to young Arabs other than violent jihad, and Obama's savagely successful military drone campaign against the worst of the violent jihadists, al Qaida.

For the president himself, this new thinking comes from a "realiz[ation that] he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively 'moderate' Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere."

This new outlook is radically different than what was expressed under President George W. Bush immediately after September 11, 2001.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabspring; capitulation; muslimbrotherhood; obamaterror
Ask yourself this question; Can the the war on terror really, actually be over if The Cockroach-in-Chief is still running things, still continues to defy the Constitution, wreak havoc, strike fear in our hearts and minds, vilify America, terrorize Americans with just what is it that he is up to? No need to respond. We all know the answer.

The Obama bureaucracy hard at work going through the machinations of destruction he's laid out for the nation. The War on Terror is Over.(!) (That pantywaist, wet dream of a declaration.) The comment is much too maudlin even to laugh at...




1 posted on 04/24/2012 2:57:12 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce; John Semmens

I honestly had to look to see if this was one of Mr. Semmens’ (tip of the hat, sir) excellent semi-satire pieces.

This administration has left reckless in its rear view mirror and is now certifiably insane.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: lbryce

Great! Now Obama can disband the TSA. Right?


3 posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:02 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: lbryce

Zer0 should just appoint the CAIR sharia czar.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 3:02:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

“The war on terror is over,” a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida...”

DELUSIONAL PEOPLE! We’re absolutely being run & ruined by idiots.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 3:13:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: carriage_hill
“The war on terror is over,” a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. “Now that we have surrendered...”

There, fixed it

6 posted on 04/24/2012 3:15:07 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

“The war on terror is over,” a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. “Now that we have joined them...”

Double fix’d!


7 posted on 04/24/2012 3:16:35 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Now Obama can disband the TSA. Right?

No, because they still have to body search terrified little 4 year old girls in case they're hiding handguns. Duh!

8 posted on 04/24/2012 3:22:53 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: lbryce

The war on Muslim terrorists was done and over long ago. The war on American terrorists - aka Joe Sixpack and family - is just starting to heat up!


9 posted on 04/24/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: lbryce

What’s the mobile whatchamacallit above called? Flippin’ fascinatin’! On topic, yes, we need to leave the tiny mote in Egypt’s eye until we get the furschluginger BEAMS out of our eyes!


10 posted on 04/24/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever thet go; others, whenever.)
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To: lbryce
You see, 0bama is not a Muslim, repeat, NOT a Muslim. It's just not true, so don't say that he is.

It's just that every chance he gets, he shows that he really prefers Islam and Muslims to the citizens of his lately adopted country, the United States, and does everything he can to further the interests of Muslims and Islam, even at the expense of those of the citizens of his lately adopted country, the United States. Nor is he at all shy about showing where is true sympathies lie; in fact, he's quite brazen and contemptuous about it.

So please, let's not have any more of your “0bama is a Muslim” business because, as you can see, his actions speak louder than words.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by mojito
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To: lbryce

(In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam.)

Sheer utter NONSENSE. islam is the problem not a few adherents.
The goal of islam is to destroy Western Civilization and rule the world.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: lbryce
"The War on Terror is Over" Says Those in the Administration

If so, it's because of the policies Bush enacted, many of which Obama campaigned against.

Ex-CIA Counterterror Chief: ‘Enhanced Interrogation’ Led U.S. to bin Laden

10 Reasons Why the Death of Bin Laden Won't Help Obama In the Long Run

Sorry Bush... Obama's Gutsy Decision Got Osama (don't be put off by the title, read on)

13 posted on 04/24/2012 3:34:29 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (It's not over yet. Newt 2012.)
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To: freedumb2003

We have a Muslim president that is illegal.

Yep, the war on terror is over, now the real terror will begin.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 3:40:38 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: lbryce

Published April 14, 2012 Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Taliban militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades battled their way into a prison in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, freeing close to 400 prisoners, including at least 20 described by police as “very dangerous” insurgents, authorities and the militants said. The raid by more than 100 fighters was a dramatic display of the strength of the insurgency gripping the nuclear-armed country.

18th April, 2012 WHAT is one to make of the coordinated attack that the Taliban launched on seven sites in Kabul and three sites in Paktia, Logar and Nangarhar? It was certainly the most dramatic and widespread assault in the Afghan capital since an attack in September on the US embassy and Nato headquarters. It took the Afghan national security forces and their Nato mentors some 18 hours to clear out the last of the 36 insurgents involved in the attack in Kabul. An Afghan spokesman explained that so much time was taken only because the Afghan security forces were anxious to avoid civilian casualties. They did acknowledge that while 35 of the 36 insurgents in Kabul were killed, eight members of the Afghan security forces and four civilians were killed while another 40 security personnel and 25 civilians were wounded.

Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 As many as 60 Canadians have journeyed abroad to train as al-Qaeda terrorists, this country’s spy chief revealed as he sounded a warning over the group’s shift to a much harder to detect “lone-wolf” style of attack.

There are many other recent articles on active terrorist action against the United States and our allies. When one side of a war stops fighting while the other side continues attacking, the war is over, the other side has won, and we have “peace”. Does any sane person want peace under the terms that the terrorists will impose? A cost only that Obama and others who hate freedom are willing to pay?


15 posted on 04/24/2012 4:06:07 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Grampa3711
It's a called a "Rube Goldberg" device or machine. Do a Google Search for "Rube Goldberg". You'll gets tons of stuff like this.
Rube Goldberg Machine

Wikipedia:All About Rube Goldberg

16 posted on 04/24/2012 4:11:26 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: freedumb2003

Has anyone told the terrorists that the war is over and that they should stop their killings and destruction?

The Dept. of State is totally clueless and useless. Time to clean house there, and cowards will be the first to go.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 4:32:36 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

>>Has anyone told the terrorists that the war is over and that they should stop their killings and destruction?<<

Who would have thought Jack Nickelson’s portrayal of the POTUS in “Mars Attacks” would be a model and not a parody?


18 posted on 04/24/2012 5:09:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003

Right now I’d take Jack Nicholson as the SOB Colonel in “A Few Good Men” as president instead of the coward-in-chief we have.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 5:50:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: lbryce
The barbarians are lying through their teeth.

Dan Simmons' Time Traveler has a much-better characterization of the situation.

20 posted on 04/24/2012 6:32:38 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: lbryce

Did we buy surrender flags from France( made in China)?
Does this mean there’s no more war in Libya, I mean Afghanistan or the new wanna be one in Uganda while Christians burn?


21 posted on 04/24/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: lbryce
I must have been in the john when Obama captured the Egyptian terrorist leader Zawahiri, OBL's more thoughtful second-in-command and al Qaeda's subsequent top dog, also known as the superior of 9/11 hijacking ringleader Mohammed Atta, who also was Egyptian.

Oh, wait... Obama didn't capture him, islamists are in position to take over Egypt, CAIR pretty much owns the White House and Hamas owns a third of the US congress, but the war on human-caused disasters is over?

22 posted on 04/24/2012 7:02:19 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I sometimes wonder if the Secretary of State is deliberatly sabotaging Obama and he’s too dumb to figure it out.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 7:57:34 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yahoo! We can bring big bottles of shampoo on the plane?


24 posted on 04/24/2012 8:03:05 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: lbryce

Ahh, thank you! I grew up with Rube Goldberg devices in the newspaper, but hadn’t heard the term for decades.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 2:50:24 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever thet go; others, whenever.)
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