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Democrats’ New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda
Congressional Quarterly ^ | Dec. 8, 2006 | Jeff Stein, CQ National Security Editor

Posted on 12/11/2006 7:15:30 AM PST by PurpleMan

The dialogue went like this:

Al Qaeda is what, I asked, Sunni or Shia? “Al Qaeda, they have both,” Reyes said. “You’re talking about predominately?” “Sure,” I said, not knowing what else to say. “Predominantly — probably Shiite,” he ventured. He couldn’t have been more wrong.

Al Qaeda is profoundly Sunni. If a Shiite showed up at an al Qaeda club house, they’d slice off his head and use it for a soccer ball.

That’s because the extremist Sunnis who make up al Qaeda consider all Shiites to be heretics.

(Excerpt) Read more at public.cq.com ...


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This is actually no surprise. For 6 years the Dems have considered Bush the enemy to such a degree that they are unable to identify the basic elements of real enemy.

I'm so glad they are in charge.

1 posted on 12/11/2006 7:15:32 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

And they wonder why we worry.


2 posted on 12/11/2006 7:17:15 AM PST by xowboy
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To: PurpleMan

If they have not figured it out after this long, what makes anyone think that they ever will? They only have a one track mind that that is get rid of Bush.


3 posted on 12/11/2006 7:20:33 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Piquaboy
The dems continue say they don't need a plan. That it's up to the President.

People bought into that bullship....hope they're satisfied.

4 posted on 12/11/2006 7:25:30 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: PurpleMan

Patty Murray believes al Qaeda's a day-care conglomerate...


5 posted on 12/11/2006 7:25:32 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: PurpleMan
Waiting for the word "incompetent" to be associated with Dem appointees in the MSM.

Waiting.....

6 posted on 12/11/2006 7:26:05 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: edpc

Right.

If you haven't seen this reported by the MSM you won't see them your your word either.


7 posted on 12/11/2006 7:27:50 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

OMG LOL


8 posted on 12/11/2006 7:28:26 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: PurpleMan
3 1/2 years and hundreds of suicide bombings in Iraq and the future US Senate Intelligence Chairman doesn't know who the perps are.

Fan-tastic.
9 posted on 12/11/2006 7:28:27 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (e)
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To: edpc
We need a Patton to take on, and take over the MSM.

This is getting ridiculous, they have ZERO opposition, and all the power.

We need a pushback every day, every hour, every minute.
10 posted on 12/11/2006 7:34:36 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: PurpleMan
"Democrats’ New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda"

The 'crash' was the attack on the Marine barracks in Lebanon and the 'course' has been everything going on since then.
11 posted on 12/11/2006 7:34:51 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: PurpleMan

Ah, Government...we need more of it at every level of society....It doesn't matter if its a planning and building dork at the county level or the head of the congressional intelligence office...they are all so busy trying to look like they know what they're doing and sounding official...whqat a farce...it'd be better if they really did know something, but those people are few and far between and don't make it up the political ladder...I'd starve before I would work for the socialist behemoth...who needs AlQaeda when we've got good ole, aw shucks, USA politicians..


12 posted on 12/11/2006 7:40:29 AM PST by wildcatf4f3 (If it weren't for lawyers we wouldn't need 'em)
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To: edpc
Waiting.....

Don't hold your breath.

13 posted on 12/11/2006 7:41:14 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: PurpleMan

Come on, now. Give the five-term Texas Democrat, 62, Silvestre Reyes, a break.

Is Al Qaeda made up of Sunnis or Shiites? How do you expect Mr. Reyes to know the difference? Both are foreign words, starting with the same letter.

Mr. Reyes, along with his entire Democratic Party, is so consumed with getting back into the White House, that they don’t EVEN see the threat to our American way of life. Reyes can’t be bothered to even try to understand the threat.


14 posted on 12/11/2006 7:41:22 AM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: PurpleMan

Typical liberal dumbass.


15 posted on 12/11/2006 7:41:48 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: PurpleMan

But...but...the Dems are all so smart. They know everything.

How this guy stayed on the committee, much less became the chairman, is beyond belief.


16 posted on 12/11/2006 7:45:03 AM PST by wildbill
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To: PurpleMan; Bubba_Leroy; roses of sharon

I remember what a big deal they made in 2000 campaign when Bush couldn't knew Musharraf was the general who assumed leadership of Pakistan after the coup, but couldn't recall his name. This, however, will likely be no big deal to the pressers.


17 posted on 12/11/2006 7:45:11 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: i_dont_chat

Holy affirmative action, Batman, surely he's qualified for his position?


18 posted on 12/11/2006 7:46:11 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: PurpleMan
It seems nobody is taking their job very seriously. Just enough to get reelected. These people need the fear of God put back into them. Perhaps that is the only way things will get accomplished. God bless all the victims of the War on Terror
19 posted on 12/11/2006 7:47:57 AM PST by raidertx
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To: raidertx

"These people need the fear of God put back into them."

Actually, they need the fear of Islamofascisits put back into them.


20 posted on 12/11/2006 7:49:51 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: raidertx
Predicting a second 9/11 because of the"oh so wonderful dem's are back".

Demonrats party of AlQuaida...
21 posted on 12/11/2006 7:53:17 AM PST by Issaquahking (Trust can't be bought)
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To: PurpleMan
Iran is Shiite

So we need the Sunnis on our side to help fight Iran

And Al Qaeda is Sunni

So we need The Shiites on our side to help fight Al Qaeda

And Iran is harboring and helping Al Qaeda

So....I think my head just exploded

22 posted on 12/11/2006 8:01:34 AM PST by mjp
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To: All

Oh but the Dims know what they are doing...remember Folks, they ran on NO AGENDA!!...Why would anyone even think Democrate are not tuned in on terrorism?? The first thing they did was fire one of the best tried and true guys in the country who was cut off at the knees from day one, Donald Rumsfeld!!


23 posted on 12/11/2006 8:02:08 AM PST by cousair
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To: PurpleMan

Congressman Sgt. Silvestre Reyes would do well to hire himself a tutor on the fractious tribes in Iraq as well as all in the Arab world. That should be a prerequisite for all members on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Why do they send good men to do jobs with no background or knowledge about what they are doing?






24 posted on 12/11/2006 8:02:46 AM PST by yoe
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To: PurpleMan
The congressman from the Dhimmicrat party knows his place as an infidel is not concern himself with the affairs of Islam - but to surrender.
25 posted on 12/11/2006 8:04:49 AM PST by drpix
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To: yoe

"Why do they send good men to do jobs with no background or knowledge about what they are doing? "

Better... What is a congressman arrogantly and ingrantly answering quwtions he does NOT know the answer to. (apologies for ending in a preposition)


26 posted on 12/11/2006 8:05:46 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan
The writer also rips into Republican members of the committee for not knowing certain things, though he doesn't detail them.

For the incoming chairman not to know this stuff. Well.

I remember when candidate Bush could not go through a litany of heads of state for some smart aleck Boston reporter...this Democrat won't get the same treatment from the broadcasters. He'll be lionized.

27 posted on 12/11/2006 8:06:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: PurpleMan
On the other hand, for this guy not to know about Hezbollah, that just takes the cake.

Democrats are bleak.

28 posted on 12/11/2006 8:07:44 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: PurpleMan
Crikey.

Regards, Ivan

29 posted on 12/11/2006 8:08:23 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: PurpleMan

Smartest man Nancy knows!


30 posted on 12/11/2006 8:08:54 AM PST by usslsm51
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To: PurpleMan

**Rep. Silvestre Reyes**

In a way this is frightening, but in a way it is good.

Unelect the dimocrats in 2008!

BTW, it's Pelosi'fault!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 12/11/2006 8:10:11 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: PurpleMan

Any chance Carl Levin could sit in on this meeting?


32 posted on 12/11/2006 8:18:22 AM PST by kempster
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To: merry10

ping to read during lunch


33 posted on 12/11/2006 8:45:25 AM PST by merry10
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To: PurpleMan
Democrats’ New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda

It will probably come crashing through his window, shortly after being hijacked.

34 posted on 12/11/2006 8:46:53 AM PST by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: merry10

You might find this of interest, too. I doubt the Congressman cares.

Aceh wary over new Sharia police

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6220256.stm


35 posted on 12/11/2006 8:52:19 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: i_dont_chat
Reyes can’t be bothered to even try to understand the threat.

Reyes has been a sitting member of the Intelligence Committee for the past five years, has he not?

This report seems to constitute ample evidence that he hasn't been paying attention. At all. Why should he start now?


36 posted on 12/11/2006 8:59:12 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: PurpleMan

It's republicans and democrats alike. I'd be willing to bet that most of the people in congress would be unable to answer most of those questions.


37 posted on 12/11/2006 9:08:54 AM PST by McGavin999 (Republicans take out our trash, Democrats re-elect theirs)
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To: McGavin999

"I'd be willing to bet that most of the people in congress would be unable to answer most of those questions."

This issue that HE was unable to tell the difference. Not every one of the 435 reps are going to be Head of the House Intelligence Committee.


38 posted on 12/11/2006 9:26:59 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan
Oh, I definitely agree with that. The point I'm making is that all of them need some serious educating on what is happening in the world. It's THEIR job to know more than we do, but that isn't the case at all.

And you're right, the head of the intelligence committee is criminal if he doesn't know the difference between Shiia and Sunni.

39 posted on 12/11/2006 9:30:08 AM PST by McGavin999 (Republicans take out our trash, Democrats re-elect theirs)
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To: PurpleMan

It's not just them, though. The Republicans also appear clueless in this regard.


40 posted on 12/11/2006 9:33:32 AM PST by merry10
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To: merry10

Refer to my previous comments


41 posted on 12/11/2006 9:38:43 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: SoFloFreeper
I remember when candidate Bush could not go through a litany of heads of state for some smart aleck Boston reporter...this Democrat won't get the same treatment from the broadcasters. He'll be lionized.

Eventually...


42 posted on 12/11/2006 9:39:59 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: PurpleMan
That is the incorrect title. See the real title.

Democrats New Intelligence Chairman Need a Crash Course on al Qaeda

43 posted on 12/11/2006 9:50:41 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The terrorists have many allies in the United States, especially in the democrat party.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I know, I know. I just thought for once I'd keep my editorializing out of the title.


44 posted on 12/11/2006 10:19:28 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

back to the top (BTTT)


45 posted on 12/11/2006 11:40:02 AM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: PurpleMan

Now that we know without a doubt that al Qaeda is and has been in Iraq...except half the democratic party...I highly doubt they will ever admit these are the same people responsible 9/11. I grieve for this nation.


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46 posted on 12/11/2006 11:43:08 AM PST by xuberalles (Anti-Liberal Novelties, Titillating Tees! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: PurpleMan

Demagogues don't care about Sunni or Shi'a, as long as Patsy Murray's favorite Al Qaeda day care centers are built.... they're called Madrassas, and yes they are busily rearing new generations of terrorists.


47 posted on 12/11/2006 11:49:43 AM PST by Enchante (America-haters and Terrorists Around the World Embrace Chamberlain Democrats)
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To: PurpleMan
Can I answer in Spanish?

I won't print what I'm thinking...

48 posted on 12/11/2006 11:51:13 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

"Can I answer in Spanish?
I won't print what I'm thinking..."

Personally, I would do it in any laguage. As hard as it sometimes is, Ol' Jimbo's a-tryin' ta keep us up to his lofty standards. :>)


49 posted on 12/11/2006 12:00:07 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

LOL. But if I went ahead and spewed there isn't a cuss jar in the universe big enough to hold all the money I'd owe...


50 posted on 12/11/2006 12:03:28 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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