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Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 Level
Breitbart's Big Peace / The Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013

Posted on 05/25/2013 4:43:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror.

Obama is not claiming final victory over extremists who still seek to kill Americans and other Westerners. Instead, he is steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threat: a country in a state of perpetual war.

In a landmark speech Thursday in which he sought to refine and recalibrate his counterterrorism strategy, Obama asserted that al-Qaida is "on the path to defeat," reducing the scale of terrorism to pre-Sept. 11 levels. That means that with the Afghanistan war winding down, Obama is unlikely to commit troops in large numbers to any conflict -- in Syria or other countries struggling with instability in the uncertain aftermath of the Arab Spring -- unless, as his critics fear, he tragically has underestimated al-Qaida's staying power.....

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; obama; peacecreep; surrender; surrenderjunkies; terrorism; whatshesmoking
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1 posted on 05/25/2013 4:43:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hussein took office intending to surrender in the WOT.


2 posted on 05/25/2013 4:44:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Undocumented Tyrant purports the Internet and
White Jews and Christians are the Enemy of America.

The fact is the Enemy is al Qaeda, Hasan, and their ilk,
all protected by the Tyrant.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 4:47:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So we just ignore it and it will go away. Zero is a genius. /Sarc


4 posted on 05/25/2013 4:48:39 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It isn't possible for Obama to be as stupid as some of his speeches make him out to be, If every radical SOB in Al Qaeda were dead---stone dead--we would still be in a world of Muslims who hate us, hate each other and enjoy killing and murdering and causing the deaths of thousands. WE are in a perpetual state of war. If not with Muslims then with Obama, his health care act, his IRS, his EPA, ICE, ATF, FBI. Obama has declared war on everyone who doesn't kiss his ass. Just like the Muslim he is.
5 posted on 05/25/2013 4:49:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is his way of not helping Israel in the future.


6 posted on 05/25/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What color is the sky in his world?


7 posted on 05/25/2013 4:54:21 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big deal! He believes he is a great President and intelligent, just believing something does not make it true. And bammy is the perfect example!


8 posted on 05/25/2013 4:54:52 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 Level

This statement is akin to Hitler claiming back then that the Jews were doing fine and prospering under his regime.

Obozo is a JOKE... unfortunately not the kind you can laugh at.

9 posted on 05/25/2013 4:57:22 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pre-9-11 the Islamist were in the planning stages. They still are.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 4:58:07 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The "threat" pre 9/11 was pretty great because the reality WAS 9/11. A threat is something that has a probability of happening in the future. If it is happening or has happened it is not a threat. The actual threat was reduced by the events of 9/11 because of the tremendous ramp-up of defense gainst the threat.
11 posted on 05/25/2013 4:59:02 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zero wants to reduce or Military spending to pre 9/11, so of course the world is like pre 9/11 because he thinks so.

He needs to use the money stripped from the military to fund his socialist agenda. He now knows congress will without doubt stay republican in 2014 given the scandals and congress will never give it to him.

12 posted on 05/25/2013 4:59:10 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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How would that dumbsh*t know that if he doesn’t know anything about Benghazi or the IRS threatening, harassing and intimidating the TEA Party? He doesn’t have any credibility. He’s a clueless dumbsh*t.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 4:59:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s idiocy is beginning to threaten our posterity.
I have no children, but my brother and my sister do,
my veteran friends do. How long must we suffer these
insults to what our eyes plainly tell us is happening.

Men cry peace, peace, but there is no peace...


14 posted on 05/25/2013 5:05:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama asserted that al-Qaida is "on the path to defeat,"

I have to agree with Zero on this one...They are on the path to defeat...compared to where they were 10 years ago...they are decimated...

The problem with Zero premise is the al-Qaida radical ideology is alive and well and even growing within regions and countries...especially in the arab spring countries...

The beast may be dying but it's spawn from hell offspring is larger and more deadly...

When a nuke goes off in downtown LA...al-Qaida will be dead and million people Los Angeles will ash....

15 posted on 05/25/2013 5:05:54 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good, let’s take him up on it. Time to get rid of the TSA, DHS, Patriot Act and go back to pre-9/11 security levels.


16 posted on 05/25/2013 5:07:10 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry all. I embrace his concept that terrorist threat is at pre 9/11 levels. In that spirit if he is sincere we should abolish . . .

Homeland Security including all of TSA and its components.

Declare victory and carry on life to pre 9/11 levels!. Conservatives should take his cue and shove it up his behind by embracing this concept and all its deeper meanings.

17 posted on 05/25/2013 5:07:22 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Venturer
e in a world of Muslims who hate us, hate each other and enjoy killing and murdering and causing the deaths of thousands

That is, of course, the nature of Islam. That is all in the Koran and activity depends on having resources in excess of just enough that the people have a bare subsistence and a tiny ruling class lives in splendor. All through history whenever Moslems have been able to acquire that surplus they have beset and overrun their neighbors. That seemed to have ended in part in the 17th century after a series of massive military defeats that destroyed their martial ability and finally in the 1800s when the Turks were forced out of Greece and most of the Balkans. The wealth required for Jihad simply was not there. The Moslem hordes were prevented from conquering new wealth by the rapid advance of western technology and economy over that of the saracens. Then there was OIL. Now the Mohammedan world is rich beyond its dreams of a century ago and Islam is in Conquest mode. And the West is financing it and politically promoting it.

18 posted on 05/25/2013 5:10:46 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s right. The terrorists are plotting our destruction and our government is pretending they don’t exist. Just like the day before 9/11.

The only difference is that a large portion of the population is yelling at the rest to pull their heads out of their asses, but no one listens to those “alarmists”.


19 posted on 05/25/2013 5:15:56 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There has been muslim terrorism, in its current forms, against the US in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s & 2010s. What makes Obama think there was basically nothing before 9/11?


20 posted on 05/25/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wasn’t the terror threat pre 9/11 high?


21 posted on 05/25/2013 5:25:05 PM PDT by GotMojo
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wasn’t the terror threat pre 9/11 high?

Yes - as we soon discovered, it was high enough to produce the horrific 9/11 attacks.

Today is no better, as our rotten corrupt government busybodies merely list the names of foreign terrorist suspects here on "watchlists" and "no-fly" lists instead of deporting them or arresting them.

.

22 posted on 05/25/2013 5:34:57 PM PDT by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF is wrong with this POS ‘s thinking . . . does he read or listen to anything?


23 posted on 05/25/2013 5:36:35 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deranged islamist


24 posted on 05/25/2013 5:37:59 PM PDT by onedoug
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Pre-nine eleven, eh? So he is disbanding TSA in 10 ... 9 ...8

Oh, wait, not that 9-11 ... maybe 9-11-2011

25 posted on 05/25/2013 5:38:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will only take ONE anti Islam movie, and then who knows how the threat level will increase! Or did I miss something? You would think that Zero Dark Thirty movie would have caused all sorts of troubles.


26 posted on 05/25/2013 5:42:52 PM PDT by petitfour
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27 posted on 05/25/2013 5:49:25 PM PDT by CapnJack
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Considering 9/11, it seems that the terror threat level on 9/10 was prety high.


28 posted on 05/25/2013 5:53:05 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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29 posted on 05/25/2013 5:57:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s because the Ft. Hood massacre, the Benghazhi attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings, etc. were not terrorist incidents. Lone wolf frustration is all. No religious component. Obama tells us so.


30 posted on 05/25/2013 6:58:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The terror threat on 9/10/2011 was pretty high, wouldn’t you say?


31 posted on 05/25/2013 7:24:05 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Incredibly high.
32 posted on 05/25/2013 7:25:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But the pre-9/11 threat level is what led up to 9/11.


33 posted on 05/25/2013 7:31:42 PM PDT by Spok
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Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 Level

That would be like 9/10 ,not quite yet but coming

34 posted on 05/25/2013 7:44:30 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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Obama is sending out a smokescreen trial ballon.

Obama’s definition of JOBS has now been revealed: Just Obama Bull Shi*.


35 posted on 05/25/2013 8:24:53 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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Bong hazy!


36 posted on 05/25/2013 8:36:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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>> But the pre-9/11 threat level is what led up to 9/11.

Anything to avoid crediting Bush.


37 posted on 05/25/2013 8:39:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation: Expect another 9/11.....


38 posted on 05/25/2013 9:06:37 PM PDT by GraceG
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Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 Level
Reduced? The threat level was high pre-9/11 we just didn't know it.
39 posted on 05/26/2013 12:02:49 AM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor today, the current administration would first start making excuses for the Japanese and then call Americans racist.


40 posted on 05/26/2013 12:08:42 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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obozo is not stupid...he spits out the rhetoric and expects you to “swallow” it, literally. This ahole is aiding and abetting an enemy of the United States, openly and without apology, and we had better call this ahole what he is...a traitor. That's barrack hussain “traitor” oboma. Speak up and speak out against this traitor however you can.
41 posted on 05/26/2013 12:55:16 AM PDT by itssme
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To: arthurus

Exactly. I have said the same thing many times.

They must be kept culled if we seek peace.


42 posted on 05/26/2013 3:34:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama wants it to be over but he is wrong. He does not know how a threat is defined in this context. Our threat of terrorism is actually greater every day someone can sneak into the country by crossing the unsecured border illegally.


43 posted on 05/26/2013 5:17:07 AM PDT by Rapscallion (In Benghazi they died; Obama, Clinton and Rice lied. God may forgive. I do not.)
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One must also understand that he is saying it is now at the same level it was at directly before 9/11....


44 posted on 05/26/2013 5:20:46 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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“One must also understand that he is saying it is now at the same level it was at directly before 9/11....”

That’s the important point. Prior to 9/11 we were obviously at high risk. We just didn’t realize it (though we should have). Our risk didn’t suddenly go up after 9/11, and it’s not suddenly going down now.


45 posted on 05/26/2013 6:04:13 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How in the world did this country let this idiot fool sneak in the back door of this country......


46 posted on 05/26/2013 8:43:43 AM PDT by PLD
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Great pic bump.


47 posted on 05/26/2013 9:11:22 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The terror level pre-9/11 was 100%, we just didn’t know it yet.


48 posted on 05/26/2013 10:21:58 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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The terror threat pre-911?

Only an idiot would say the terror threat was low pre-911 because I do believe we had the largest terror attack in our history after this supposed low threat level was established by “politicians”.

If someone had been doing their job the threat level on 09/10/2001 would have been pegged at 100%.


49 posted on 05/26/2013 7:03:02 PM PDT by liberty or death
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Instead, he is steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threat: a country in a state of perpetual war.

Instead of war, he'll threaten them with audits.

50 posted on 05/26/2013 7:07:35 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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