Skip to comments.Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 Level
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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Hussein took office intending to surrender in the WOT.
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.
So we just ignore it and it will go away. Zero is a genius. /Sarc
This is his way of not helping Israel in the future.
What color is the sky in his world?
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!
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.
Pre-9-11 the Islamist were in the planning stages. They still are.
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.
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.
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...
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....
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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?
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.
WTF is wrong with this POS ‘s thinking . . . does he read or listen to anything?
Oh, wait, not that 9-11 ... maybe 9-11-2011
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.
Considering 9/11, it seems that the terror threat level on 9/10 was prety high.
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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.
The terror threat on 9/10/2011 was pretty high, wouldn’t you say?
But the pre-9/11 threat level is what led up to 9/11.
That would be like 9/10 ,not quite yet but coming
Obama is sending out a smokescreen trial ballon.
Obama’s definition of JOBS has now been revealed: Just Obama Bull Shi*.
>> But the pre-9/11 threat level is what led up to 9/11.
Anything to avoid crediting Bush.
Translation: Expect another 9/11.....
Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 LevelReduced? The threat level was high pre-9/11 we just didn't know it.
If the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor today, the current administration would first start making excuses for the Japanese and then call Americans racist.
Exactly. I have said the same thing many times.
They must be kept culled if we seek peace.
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.
One must also understand that he is saying it is now at the same level it was at directly before 9/11....
“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.
How in the world did this country let this idiot fool sneak in the back door of this country......
Great pic bump.
The terror level pre-9/11 was 100%, we just didn’t know it yet.
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%.
Instead of war, he'll threaten them with audits.