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Hold Obama Responsible For Dismantling American Intelligence
Start Thinking Right ^ | February 14, 2009 | Michael Eden

Posted on 02/14/2009 11:29:13 AM PST by Michael Eden

Barack Obama has decided to abandon the phrase, "war on terror," and much of the strategy that kept this country safe for seven years following the most massive attack on US soil in history will similarly be set aside:

In another effort to undo the legacy of George W. Bush's presidency, the Obama administration is searching for alternatives to the term "war on terror.
and as a result of this semantic withdrawal, a more substantial one necessarily follows:
During the past seven years, the "War Against Terror" or "War on Terror" came to represent everything the U.S. military was doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the broader effort against extremists elsewhere or those seen as aiding militants aimed at destroying the West.
The Washington Post ran a story entitled, "War on Terror Comes to Sudden End." This is not mere verbal game-playing. Rather, we are deliberately returning to a pre-9/11 mentality. And we will very likely pay dearly for it in the future.

Then Obama nominated first Eric Holder for Attorney General and after that Leon Panetta for Director of Central Intelligence. At issue is the fact that not only did Eric Holder engage in pardoning terrorists, but he "was part of a Clinton Justice Department that erected that infamous “wall” between the FBI and the CIA, preventing the exchange of vital intelligence on suspected terrorists." And it was that inability of our intelligence agencies to share information, more than any other factor, that allowed the 9/11 attack to be so successful. As for Leon Panetta, "Panetta’s beltway track record can leave us all confident of one thing: he will do his absolute best to dismantle the CIA as its Director."

Dick Morris, who worked directly under Leon Panetta in the Clinton Administration, said, "I know Leon Panetta... I worked for for him for two years. And Leon Panetta is as liberal as they come." Morris went on to explain:

that liberals have been at war with the CIA for 50 years; that Carter put Stansfield Turner in to gut the CIA, and that Clinton installed John Deutch for the same purpose. Both Democratic former presidents had tried and failed to get even more radical candidates through the Senate Confirmation proceedings. And Morris added that Panetta’s job will be “to decapitate the CIA, not to run it.”

Morris stated that Leon Panetta as Director of Central Intelligence and Eric Holder as Attorney General will result in “the disarmament” of the CIA and the American intelligence system that successfully protected this country for the last 7 years.

He decided to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility ("Gitmo") due to its perceived unpopularity in world opinion, even though the only currently available alternatives - essentially letting them go by releasing them to countries who will let them go after we hand them over, or putting them in US prisons where they will be able to avail themselves to the US justice system - are equally reprehensible. Most of the countries who have been the most vocal in their protests against Gitmo have themselves hypocritically refused to accept their own nationals detained there.

The result will likely be a mess that will haunt and overwhelm our nation's legal system for years to come.

Barack Obama also the same day issued an executive order banning "enhanced interrogations" and closing so-called "black sites" where CIA and foreign intelligence professionals had freer reign in their interrogations of terrorists.

Only three men were waterboarded under the Bush Administration: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Abu Zubayda and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Mohammed - who had previously divulged nothing - was waterboarded, and thereafter broke down when he shown the waterboard. Thereafter he sang like a bird. He gave up Indonesian terrorist Riduan Isamuddin, who was responsible for the 2002 bombings of night clubs in Bali, and provided information on an Al Qaeda leader in England.

No one has yet taken me up on my challenge: you interrogate me under the Army Field Manual, and I'll waterboard you until you grow gill slits, and we'll see who gives up their social security number first.

Waterboarding is cruel procedure administered to cruel people who won't tell us information that can save the lives of innocent people. It works. Period.

But not for the United States. The new method is to break the suspect down by repeating the phrase, "Please tell us what we want to know? Pretty please?" over and over.

Obama has previously stated that he would vote to repeal the Patriot Act and opposed the National Security Administration's wiretapping of suspected terrorists by domestically monitoring international calls, and opposed granting immunity for telecommunications companies that provided assistance to US intelligence. He altered his positions during the campaign. Now we'll have to see if he "alters" them back.

Now Obama has withdrawn the charges against USS Cole bomber terrorist suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Diane McDaniels, who lost her son James in the terrorist bombing of the U.S.S Cole in October 2000 in which 17 American sailors died, refused an invitation to the White House to meet with President Obama. She said, "I Voted For Obama. I Think I Made The Wrong Decision." She said America was sending the wrong signal to terrorists.

If that isn't pathetic enough, now we're beginning to learn that USS Cole terrorist al-Nashiri may well end up going free. You see, he was waterboarded, and therefore he is a victim. The fact that he masterminded the murders of 17 American sailors is inconsequential. Al-Nashiri's rights were violated. And he hasn't received the speedy trial he deserves. These are the determinations being made by Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder.

I earlier bookended the two philosophies of President Bush and President Obama:

As a result of the “Blackhawk Down” incident in Somalia - after which President Clinton ordered the American presence to leave with their tails prominently displayed between their legs - Osama bin Laden said:
“You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew. The extent of your impotence and weaknesses has become very clear,” he said. “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.”
Now lets look at another approach:

9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - after being hounded all over the world and then waterboarded until he spilled his guts to CIA interrogators - said that he doubted that al Qaeda would ever again dare to attack the United States again due to the massive, overwhelming response.

In the philosophical approach taken by President Bill Clinton and now embraced by President Barack Obama, our enemies perceive weakness and hesitation, and as a result they attack without mercy. In the philosophical approach taken by President Bush, the United States responds with such massive force that our enemies are cowed and disheartened. The American military machine is the finest in the history of the planet, and when it is unleashed, it wins - and God, or Allah, or Buddha, or place your deities’ name here - help whoever stands against it.

But that was part of "the war on terror." And terrorists need not fear the United States any more.

I predict attacks against American targets, against Americans on foreign soil, and against the United States itself. And I demand in advance that Barack Obama be held personally responsible for his abandonment of policies that kept this country and its citizens safe.

TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: intelligence; obama; terrorism; waronterror

1 posted on 02/14/2009 11:29:13 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

This crazy muslim b@stard will get us all killed. And that appears to be exactly what his intent is. That, and the destruction of our republic.

2 posted on 02/14/2009 11:34:36 AM PST by MGMSwordsman
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To: Michael Eden

Well, he is a closet muslim...

3 posted on 02/14/2009 11:35:26 AM PST by BigFinn (cHANgE! wE HaZ It!)
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To: Michael Eden

“terrorists need not fear the United States any more.”
Terrorists have a narrow window of opportunity, and any attacks will be dealt with when we sweep the most dangerous terrorists out of Washington. Unlike the children at the helm for the moment, real Americans have long memories.

4 posted on 02/14/2009 11:40:16 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 101)
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To: Michael Eden
Obama told us he was going to sell us out. Yet, the people still voted for him.

He dropped charges against a man who killed our sailors. Yet, no one is screaming in the streets.

He just forced through the largest spending bill in the history of the world without allowing people to read it. Yet, there is not even a peep in the MSM.

Thanks folks. You just killed us.

5 posted on 02/14/2009 11:40:18 AM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Michael Eden

I’m sick of the P.C. crap!!! Why can’t you call it what it is? If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s not and “Floatable, Flyable Aquatic Anatidae! It’s a damn duck!!

6 posted on 02/14/2009 11:42:21 AM PST by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: MGMSwordsman
Isn't just amazing that when mohammedans invade a successful society they bring it to ruin.
7 posted on 02/14/2009 11:42:44 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: BigFinn

In a bizarre way, I wonder if it would be better if he WAS a Muslim. I think Obama thinks HE’S the divine deity - and his level of hubris makes him dangerous.

I can tell you that if you had walked into Trinity United’s bookstore during the election campaign, you would have found FAR more books on Islam and the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan and liberation theology than you would have on Jesus Christ, Christianity, or Christian theology.

And whether Obama is actually a Muslim or not, I believe that he is far more at home with the radical Muslims that his kool-aid liberals ever imagined.

8 posted on 02/14/2009 11:43:03 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden
Our Dear Leader has shown he's far more interested in killing babies than killing terrorists, far more interested in establishing socialism than preserving capitalism, far more interested in image rather than substance. When not if the attacks come and innocent Americans are dead, he'll mouth empty words of condolence and hope, blame those who tried to warn him and try to find more ways relieve us of our liberties in the name of national security.

For one who is so fond of likening himself to JFK and Lincoln, before he tries to separate us from all our freedoms, he should well consider that Lincoln had his Booth and Kennedy had his Oswald.

9 posted on 02/14/2009 11:47:29 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Volunteer
Obama told us he was going to sell us out. Yet, the people still voted for him.

He dropped charges against a man who killed our sailors. Yet, no one is screaming in the streets.

He just forced through the largest spending bill in the history of the world without allowing people to read it. Yet, there is not even a peep in the MSM.

Obama is a neo-Marxist., Did anyone expect anything less of him? Should a major terrorist attack hit this country, the fools who voted for him will rue the day.
10 posted on 02/14/2009 11:56:34 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Bobkk47
It isn't if, it is when.

The media will announce our surrender. 0 will go on TV and say we deserved it for 8 years of fighting back under Bush.

3 people were water boarded. 3000 + people were murdered on 9-11-01. The total time spent water boarding is less than 10 minutes.

0 is a criminal who claims he is bringing justice.

11 posted on 02/14/2009 12:08:25 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Michael Eden
This nitwit Obama is nothing more than a Muslim Communist. He will, in just weeks, destroy so much that it will be hundreds of years or if ever that America will come back from the dark hole.
12 posted on 02/14/2009 12:17:16 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

“terrorists need not fear the United States any more.”
Terrorists have a narrow window of opportunity, and any attacks will be dealt with when we sweep the most dangerous terrorists out of Washington. Unlike the children at the helm for the moment, real Americans have long memories.

On my view, there is a difference between “the United States” and “the American PEOPLE.”

Unfortunately, for a lot of bad reasons, we have elected weakling appeasers and cowards to represent us. And I think that terrorists believe that we elected these people because we’re weak and want to surrender to them.

But do the American people want to lie down and bear their throats to the knife the way Obama and his ilk think? I doubt it. I sure as hell don’t.

If we’re attacked again in a major way, I believe Americans will rise up in outrage and move to the “far right” faster and more profoundly than any liberal ever imagined.

But for the time being, we voted to be weak, and to be seen as being weak.

13 posted on 02/14/2009 12:43:44 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: All

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14 posted on 02/14/2009 12:53:36 PM PST by patriot08
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To: Logical me

This nitwit Obama is nothing more than a Muslim Communist. He will, in just weeks, destroy so much that it will be hundreds of years or if ever that America will come back from the dark hole.

What I see coming for this country is just like the Bible said. It’s right out of Revelation. Obama will so screw up the US - and by extension the world - that Antichrist will be able to ride in to “save the day.” And the world that is already near-to-worshipping our “messiah” will worship him.

It’s all coming. Get your souls right with God, people.

15 posted on 02/14/2009 1:48:48 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

I came across the following article which is just plain eyepopping unbelievable.

“Change the mullahs can believe in”: Obama drops sanctions on Iran and other terrorist states.

The report would probably seem preposterous if it weren’t for the fact that Team Obama already waived sanctions on Syria and is considering opening travel to Cuba.
It’s like watching Carter on Speed.

This latest news comes from the February 18, 2009 edition of Geostrategy Direct (subscribers only):

DOSSIER: Ehud Barak
‘Change’ the mullahs can believe in: Obama to drop sanctions on Iran

TEL AVIV — Israelis may have gone to the polls hoping for “Change” but the status quo is all any of the candidates could look forward to whatever the outcome. Defense Minister Ehud Barack, has already glimpsed the future and has warned about what it holds.

Meanwhile, the status quo means continued rocket and missile attacks while international aid pours into the Gaza Strip and bolsters a regime run by Hamas, which is still considered by the United States to be a terrorist organization.

But “Change” is taking place, Barak has intimated, originating not in the Mideast but in Washington, D.C. in the form of a U.S. reconciliation with Iran.

Such a process could result in U.S. acceptance of Teheran’s nuclear weapons program and the downplaying of its threats against Israel.

Just as Barack Obama entered office facing a massive economic crisis beyond the scope of his experience, likewise the new Israeli leader will have to make or delay making difficult strategic decisions from the minute he or she enters office.

Barak has already signaled what the new government can expect, officials here said.

The United States has abandoned its policy of sanctioning companies that aid Iran’s nuclear and missile program, they said.

The officials said the new Obama administration of has decided to end sanctions against Iranian government agencies or companies that aid Teheran’s missile and nuclear program. The officials said Israel has been informed of the new U.S. policy.

“We were told that sanctions do not help the new U.S. policy of dialogue with Iran,” an official said.

Barak confirmed the new U.S. policy. In an address to the Herzliya Conference on Feb. 3, Barak said Washington did not say whether it would resume sanctions against Iran.

“We must arrive at a strategic understanding with the United States over Iran’s military nuclear program and ensure that even if at this time they opt for the diplomatic option, it will only last a short time before harsh and necessary sanctions are imposed,” Barak said.

Obama decided to end sanctions against Iran after determining that the U.S. measures had failed to block Teheran’s missile or nuclear weapons program, officials said. Under the administration of former President George Bush, the United States accelerated sanctions on Iran in 2008.

In his address, the Israeli defense minister indicated that Obama had forged an entirely new approach toward Iran. He said the Israeli government has sought a briefing from the new U.S. administration.

A U.S. defense source said the White House would no longer enforce sanctions imposed by the Bush administration. The source said the decision has already been relayed to Iran.

“The administration has abandoned sanctions entirely,” the U.S. source said. “It is a completely new ballgame.”

Similarly, Obama has decided on a new U.S. ambassador to Syria and is expected to lift sanctions against a nation charged with aiding Al Qaida in Iraq and secretly building a nuclear reactor with North Korean assistance.
Diplomatic sources said Obama, in consultation with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has asked Frederic Hof to become the first U.S. ambassador to Damascus since 2005. The sources said Hof, a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council, agreed to take the post.

The sources said the Obama administration was expected to suspend U.S. sanctions on Syria’s military and energy programs.

They said Hof would be authorized to facilitate an expansion of U.S. relations with Syria, which deteriorated under President George Bush.

In 2005, the United States withdrew its ambassador to Damascus in wake of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Syria was blamed for the car bombing in Beirut in which Hariri and many of his bodyguards were killed.

The sources said Obama sent emissaries to Syria in September 2008 and pledged that if elected he would reconcile with the regime of President Bashar Assad. After his election victory, they said, Obama sent another message that promised to appoint an ambassador within the first weeks of his administration.

16 posted on 02/15/2009 11:22:56 AM PST by Michael Eden
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