Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Intelligence Committee Heads: Terror Threat Rising
ABC News ^ | Dec 1, 2013 | AP

Posted on 12/01/2013 6:59:24 AM PST by Innovative

The terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and Americans aren't as safe as they were a year or two ago, the leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees said.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said there are more terrorist groups than ever, with more sophisticated and hard-to-detect bombs. The California Democrat said "there is huge malevolence out there."

Rep. Mike Rogers said there's enormous pressure on U.S. intelligence services "to get it right, to prevent an attack."

The Michigan Republican said that job is getting more difficult because al-Qaida is changing, with more affiliates around the world. He said those are groups that once operated independently of but have now joined with al-Qaida.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; alquaida; obama; terrorism; terrorthreat; threatmatrix
More Obama "success stories"... (/sarc)
1 posted on 12/01/2013 6:59:24 AM PST by Innovative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Innovative

wow, who would have thought that appeasing terrorists will only encourage them?


2 posted on 12/01/2013 7:01:07 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

I don’t believe them. Our Press dent has assured the nation that the terrorists are “on the run.”


3 posted on 12/01/2013 7:02:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

Scary...!

Hey, time to trust our leaders more and give up just a bit more freedom, riiight...? Sure!

Time to fund DHS with some more ammo and MRAPs.

Suuuure..!


4 posted on 12/01/2013 7:02:35 AM PST by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

Timing is probably connected to the upcoming election.


5 posted on 12/01/2013 7:02:45 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

Feinstein, the one who originally admonished harry Reid to go nuclear.

Feinstein, the one who hates your guns.

Feinstein, the SF pol who was VERY close to the Reverand Jim Jones, who killed ALL of his followers.


6 posted on 12/01/2013 7:04:58 AM PST by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountainlion
I feel a whole lot safer with Democrats in charge (sarc)...
7 posted on 12/01/2013 7:05:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Yorlik803

Obama said the War on Terror is over, so it must be so...

Bush’s war on terror is over

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/24/opinion/bergen-end-of-terror-war/

EXCERPT:

“For the first time on Thursday, President Obama laid out the full scope of his proposed counterterrorism strategy, and it boiled down to this: George W. Bush’s endless war on terror is over.

And that’s appropriate, since the enemy Bush went to war with after September 11 has largely been defeated.

Obama’s speech at the National Defense University in Washington was designed to lay the political groundwork to wind down America’s longest war, the war that began when al Qaeda destroyed the World Trade Center and a wing of the Pentagon 12 years ago.

Thursday’s speech was the first time Obama had delivered an overarching framework for how to conceptualize the conflict that has defined U.S. national security policy since 9/11.”


8 posted on 12/01/2013 7:05:36 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

One more statement (see my post above) — Obma said this in May 2013:

“In short, Obama intends to end a seemingly endless war.

That’s because, according to Obama, “the core of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the path to defeat. Their remaining operatives spend more time thinking about their own safety than plotting against us.”


9 posted on 12/01/2013 7:07:06 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

The war is over only the terrorists didn’t read the newspapers.


10 posted on 12/01/2013 7:07:42 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

Is the administration going to pull a false flag to detract from the utter failure of obamneycare?


11 posted on 12/01/2013 7:07:52 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sirius Lee

Not this one — the terror threat has been rising, terrorists are emboldened because they know they have nothing to fear from Obama.


12 posted on 12/01/2013 7:08:52 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

The scary part: They aren’t referring to the Islamic terrorists, but to the majority of the population of this country who are unhappy and angry about how the government is crapping on the Constitution.


13 posted on 12/01/2013 7:14:24 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
But, but, but I thought "Al Qaeda has been decimated, scattered across North Africa and the Middle East and able to launch only small-scale attacks"

Hmmmmmm

14 posted on 12/01/2013 7:17:57 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

Our government is infested with islamists and there are islamist military style training camps and duplicitous mosques all over the nation where the order of the day is death to Americans.

What could go wrong?


15 posted on 12/01/2013 7:25:24 AM PST by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
Feinstein spoke generally of "a real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist jihadist Islamic community, and that is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that's going to solve this is Islamic Sharia law and the concept of the caliphate."

Does she understand that she is referring to the leader of her party?

16 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:40 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
Now that Iran's rolled us - and very successfully - it's just gonna get worse...
17 posted on 12/01/2013 7:48:14 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
That’s because, according to Obama, “the core of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the path to defeat. Their remaining operatives spend more time thinking about their own safety than plotting against us.”

Yeah, they moved to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Dearborn...

If only they'd stop financing them,

18 posted on 12/01/2013 7:49:58 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Sirius Lee

Rumors on the web say they tried already, but some folks shut it down...


19 posted on 12/01/2013 7:51:11 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
I see it like this either we have an economic meltdown and kaos in the streets, a race war and kaos in the streets or a terrorist event and kaos in the streets. Anyone of these planned senarios will allow the rat king to bring us martial law and a king for life
20 posted on 12/01/2013 8:04:37 AM PST by ronnie raygun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
Rogers also said terrorists are adopting the idea that "maybe smaller events are OK" and still might achieve their goals.

Death by a thousand pressure-cooker bombs.

As I just said in another thread, "We have met the enemy, and it is the wage earner." The problem with this whole thing is that 0bama is one of them (Moslem), and would never acknowledge them (Moslems) as the enemy.

21 posted on 12/01/2013 8:05:45 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

Nothing like jabbering about a problem to fix it.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 8:19:55 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gaijin
Using the idea of terrorism to terrorize some of your citizens to gain power is getting a little old.

Went in my local courthouse, unloaded my pockets, walked thru the metal detector and asked ‘How many terrorists you all caught today?’ Got some startled looks but no response from the three useless protectors of my neck of America.

They have no clue they are being used to destroy our country. They can not handle ridicule and in general are dumb as a box of rocks.

23 posted on 12/01/2013 8:43:18 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

The most dangerous threat to the Republic is the Big Choomer in the Whire House.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 8:43:30 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

The real problem for Dear Leader is how he’ll blame the renewed attacks on the Tea Party.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 8:59:23 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eric in the Ozarks
I feel a whole lot safer with Democrats in charge (sarc)...

TO THE REAR, HARGE!!!!

26 posted on 12/01/2013 9:11:39 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said there are more terrorist groups than ever, with more sophisticated and hard-to-detect bombs. The California Democrat said "there is huge malevolence out there."

Feinstein wants to disarm Americans but give guided missiles to Christian slaughtering Al-CIA-duh terrorists in Syria.

Rep. Mike Rogers said there's enormous pressure on U.S. intelligence services "to get it right, to prevent an attack."

Then why are those same intelligence agencies funding and arming Al-CIA-duh?

27 posted on 12/01/2013 10:24:13 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

More Obama “success stories”... (/sarc)


Terrorists strategy has been to use the first 4 years of Obama to quietly rebuild and re organize under the radar screen and to keep things quiet to allow Obama to get re elected to a second term.

After Obama has been re elected, they begin turning up the heat and creating chaos.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 10:31:23 AM PST by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sirius Lee

Might be just to counter pending legislation restricting NSA (Hi) snooping.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 11:16:11 AM PST by Cold Heart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

Are they talking about guys with diaper hats or guys with John Deer hats?


30 posted on 12/01/2013 12:23:08 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Squandered the inheritance...


31 posted on 12/01/2013 12:37:34 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Darksheare

That is very astute...(all kidding aside)

But that is actually the second act of the play...

You must have gotten a copy of the script...hehehe


32 posted on 12/01/2013 1:31:35 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Innovative
What? I thought Al Qaeda were now our friends, ... and the Muslim Brotherhood, ... and the Taliban, ... and Iran,...

Quick! Spread more American Dollars around, make more "peace" treaties, and grovel harder!!

33 posted on 12/01/2013 2:20:56 PM PST by Gritty (You can't fix crazy any more than you can fix stupid. Obamacare was never going to work.-Steve Deace)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

And they define terrorists as members of the Tea Party.


34 posted on 12/01/2013 4:30:45 PM PST by RKBA Democrat ( There is no worst president but owebama, and valerie jarrett is his prophet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Foundahardheadedwoman

When I go into the court house or government buildings
I always want to ask them...Where is your gun check?
A citizen legally carrying should be able to check their
weapon so they don’t have to go unarmed outside the
building!


35 posted on 12/01/2013 4:35:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

So we can’t privatize the TSA, reduce the amount of domestic spying the NSA is doing, or reduce any spending. Too bad, so sad.


36 posted on 12/01/2013 7:31:56 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jpsb

Decimated - reduced by only 10%

Scattered - like a viral infection

Small scale - just a single airplane shot down with a single MANPADS, not a whole bunch of airplanes all at once.


37 posted on 12/01/2013 7:35:21 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: 1010RD
You are behind the times. 1 in 10 is the old Roman definition, the modern def (merriam-webster) is

dec·i·mate transitive verb \ˈde-sə-ˌmāt\

: to destroy a large number of (plants, animals, people, etc.)

: to severely damage or destroy a large part of (something)

38 posted on 12/01/2013 8:46:49 PM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

39 posted on 12/02/2013 12:28:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jpsb

I am with it. I dig, I dig.

I was just using the original definition. These are lawyers we’re dealing with. Words have meaning and, in politics, the more meanings the better.


40 posted on 12/02/2013 5:20:27 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

The malevolence is not just “out there”.


41 posted on 12/02/2013 5:50:48 AM PST by MinstrelBoy (If you're a conservative today, you're a hero.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Innovative

And don’t forget, GM is alive and well. /s


42 posted on 12/02/2013 6:26:45 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson