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Obama, U.S. Gov't Downplay Jihadist Threat in Failed NYC Bombing
Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/2/2010 | Anthony G. Martin

Posted on 05/02/2010 11:52:41 AM PDT by Welshman007

Once again, the Obama Administration and the U.S. Government are downplaying the danger inherent in the Jihadist threat encapsulated in the failed NYC bombing last night.

Although early indications from NYC, FBI, and Homeland Security point to the possibility of a terrorist attack by a Muslim in retaliation against the TV show South Park's negative portrayal of 'the prophet' Muhammad, so far the government and the media in general have all but dismissed this key component of the failed attack and have even suggested that panic in the wake of the bomb threat was 'overkill.'

It is clearly not overkill for the multi-thousands in the area to panic at the thought of a bomb exploding in one of the busiest tourist areas of the world, Times Square in NYC, particularly when bomb experts have stated that had the blast been successful it would injured and killed multi-thousands and demolished numerous buildings in the area, including crowded theaters, restaurants, and other popular attractions.

Yet the New York City Police Department reportedly told Homeland Security to 'stand down' and that 'there was no indication of this being a terrorist attack.'

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bhofail; jihadist; nycbomb; timesquarebomb; timessquare

1 posted on 05/02/2010 11:52:41 AM PDT by Welshman007
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To: Welshman007

Fan-effin-tastic


2 posted on 05/02/2010 11:55:40 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: Welshman007

But had it been some “Christian” white guy from NYC...A 24/7 raging news tear jerk would have ensued...


3 posted on 05/02/2010 11:59:49 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Welshman007

Earlier this morning I read a post that indicated that Al Qaida is taking responsibility for the attempted bombing. But that doesn’t play to Obama’s meme, so I’m sure it’ll end up being some militia.


4 posted on 05/02/2010 12:00:20 PM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: Welshman007
Head in the sand mentality....


5 posted on 05/02/2010 12:00:41 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Welshman007

“it would injured and killed multi-thousands and demolished numerous buildings in the area, including crowded theaters, restaurants, and other popular attractions.”

Funny, I heard this am it was an “amateurish” bomb.

They are doing everything to downplay this. Our lib paper, the st Petersberg Times, didn’t even see fit to put it on the front page - anywhere.

They did have “GLOOM DEEPENS” over the oil spill. Not downgrading the spill, but that’s much more their template. Not evil terrorists that tried to kill thousands, but evil oil companies.


6 posted on 05/02/2010 12:02:59 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Welshman007

Must cover up for Hussein’s fellow Muslim terrorists at ALL costs!!


7 posted on 05/02/2010 12:04:36 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Welshman007
Come to think of it, I haven't heard one single
"crisis"
"deeply concerned"
"unprecedented"
"historic"
"previous administration"
"Let me be clear"
or "held accountable"
out of the administration as of yet.
8 posted on 05/02/2010 12:05:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

I take it they need a new 0bama BS Bingo t-shirt

http://www.zazzle.com/obama_bullcrap_bingo_tshirt-235130816059027342


9 posted on 05/02/2010 12:10:07 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

ROTF!!


10 posted on 05/02/2010 12:12:04 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

You forgot “ahh ahh ahh” between those.


11 posted on 05/02/2010 12:16:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: Welshman007
Unfortunately, some American citizens are going to have to die before the remaining adults in the Congress will insist that the infants who make up the Obama administration give up any power that they have.

It has been twice recently, that we know of, that Obama....lucked out....in that the terrorists used a defective detonator which caused the bomb not go off.

It is clear that nobody in the Obama administration had a clue, or maybe didn't even care, that there was a bomb planted in the most obvious place on the planet, downtown NYC!

Get ready for the funerals...Obama is incapable of doing anything about terrorist attacks...his luck is running out.

12 posted on 05/02/2010 12:17:55 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Welshman007

Nothing to see here (ignore the Mooselimb fingerprints), move along.

13 posted on 05/02/2010 12:19:34 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Welshman007
Clinton & Zero are concerned about the rhetoric from the tea parties yet are dead silent about the violence displayed by the illegal man marches.
14 posted on 05/02/2010 12:29:38 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Why don't we hear anything about the Rain Forest, is it gone?)
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To: I still care
Funny, I heard this am it was an “amateurish” bomb.

That was in relation to the trigger, the bomb type itself would have been quite destructive if it was set off. Propane and natural gas have been used by the muslims before.

Evidently the claim by the Taliban is being swept under the rug. They posted a warning BEFORE the bomb went off and claimed credit for it. They weren't expecting the bomb to fail.

Funny we don't hear more about that, isn't it?

15 posted on 05/02/2010 12:34:35 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Welshman007
Yet the New York City Police Department reportedly told Homeland Security to 'stand down' and that 'there was no indication of this being a terrorist attack.'

How the hell could a car bomb be anything other than a terrorist attack?

16 posted on 05/02/2010 12:38:39 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Welshman007

What’s the working definition of “terrorist attack”? If it isn’t done by Al Qaeda, it’s not a terrorist attack? Somebody was obviously out to strike fear in people.


17 posted on 05/02/2010 12:46:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: Welshman007
Nothing to see here.

Please move along.

Go back to whatever it is that you do.

The government is in control and will tell you when to be scared and who to be scared of.

18 posted on 05/02/2010 1:13:30 PM PDT by bayliving (What are YOU prepared to sacrifice in order to preserve freedom?)
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To: Welshman007; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


19 posted on 05/02/2010 3:52:31 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: darkwing104

Watch the silence now......unless some media head “proves” it was a tea party extremist. Then, watch out for the sound-trucks driving through your neighborhood.


20 posted on 05/02/2010 4:48:53 PM PDT by Loud Mime (initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics -- Download the graph)
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To: Nachum

When Obama won the election, I strongly felt that because of his connections to known terrorists like Bill Ayres, he would never admit that any attempted or successful terrorist attack would be planned and perpetrated by Muslim terrorists, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see some attempt to blame this on the Tea Party or anti-government “right wing extremists.”


21 posted on 05/02/2010 7:35:42 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Nachum

Thank you for another good ping!


22 posted on 05/03/2010 4:45:23 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Obama's CCX air selling scam: $100 trillion in 10 years. See profile.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

MSNBC already hung it on right wing extremists.


23 posted on 05/03/2010 7:26:15 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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