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Former CIA Director George Tenet: Al Qaeda is in America
Fox News ^ | 27 Apr 2007 | Unknown

Posted on 04/27/2007 12:17:03 PM PDT by 3AngelaD

Al Qaeda is in the United States, former CIA Director George Tenet says, and he’s surprised there have not been more attacks on American soil.

“I do know one thing in my gut,” Tenet writes in his upcoming book. “Al Qaeda is here and waiting.”

Tenet, who served as CIA chief from 1997 to 2004, questioned how Al Qaeda hasn’t sent “suicide bombers to cause chaos in a half-dozen American shopping malls on any given day.”

Tenet's 549-page book, "At the Center of the Storm," published by HarperCollins, is set to hit the bookstores on Monday. ...more

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; domesticterrorism; harryreid4instance; nationalsecurity; slamdunk; tenent; terror
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If they know they're here, why don't they do something about it, like deport them?
1 posted on 04/27/2007 12:17:05 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: 3AngelaD

We know they’re here: they won several House and Senate seats.


2 posted on 04/27/2007 12:18:37 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: 3AngelaD

Not exactly a startingly new revelation....


3 posted on 04/27/2007 12:19:14 PM PDT by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Please correct title. Important article.


4 posted on 04/27/2007 12:19:14 PM PDT by TxCopper
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To: 3AngelaD
George Tenet is...


5 posted on 04/27/2007 12:19:19 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

And most seem to be from Nevada and the San Francisco Bay Area.


6 posted on 04/27/2007 12:20:00 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 3AngelaD

I’m SHOCKED!....SHOCKED, I TELL YOU!.......


7 posted on 04/27/2007 12:20:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: theDentist

Was CIA Director....under Klintoon & Bush43..........


8 posted on 04/27/2007 12:21:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: 3AngelaD

Clinton had three years to rid out nation of those thugs and failed. Because of Clinton’s failure they are still here.


9 posted on 04/27/2007 12:21:24 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Clinton had three years to rid out nation of those thugs and failed. Because of Clinton’s failure they are still here.

True.

bush has had 6 years............they’re still here


10 posted on 04/27/2007 12:23:54 PM PDT by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: 3AngelaD
If they know they're here, why don't they do something about it, like deport them?

Just because you know they're here doesn't mean you know who they are or where they are.

There could have been sleeper cells set up long before 9-11.

I would have done it that way.

11 posted on 04/27/2007 12:24:16 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: 3AngelaD

They are hear as illigal’s and we need them to do the work Americans won’t do, blow things up, kill little children, burn buildings down.

Oh wait we do have Americans to do this, the ACLU and their pedophile supporters, Rioters in East LA.

Okay that the one blow things up.

Besides this is the tell in his statment; “I do know one thing in my gut,”

He FEELS it in his gut, well show me the proof, if they were here they would be blowing things up, it is what they do.


12 posted on 04/27/2007 12:25:20 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republican leadership aka "Men without balls")
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To: Red Badger

I’m sure you’re shocked but that begs the question. Why hasn’t anyone asked him why they were and continued to be allowed to stay? Are they just waiting for another attack? Do these people enjoy some kind of special protection?


13 posted on 04/27/2007 12:25:31 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: 3AngelaD

I thought the Left has been deriding the “puppy dog” scenario where the terrorists will “follow us home” if we flee from Iraq.


14 posted on 04/27/2007 12:25:36 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: 3AngelaD
If they know they're here, why don't they do something about it, like deport them?

All of Homeland Security efforts seem to be devoted to our airports. And even that's ridiculous because most of the people pulled out of line to wanded and searched are white middle-to-elderly-aged people and the least likely of suspects. Meanwhile our long southern and northern borders are nonexistent for all practical purposes, but who cares? It's easier to harass harmless whites at U.S. airports than to actually enforce our national sovereignty.

15 posted on 04/27/2007 12:26:06 PM PDT by xJones
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To: 3AngelaD

This man presided over the largest, most deadly intelligence failure in US History on 9/11. He then went on to screw up the intelligence on Iraq. Now, to escape blame for historic incompetency, he does what all Democrats do, blame Republicans in a book. All the while knowing the dishonest, disgraceful media in this country will help him in his mission. What a total POS this guy is.


16 posted on 04/27/2007 12:26:22 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: TxCopper

Thank god that AlQueda was never in Iraq.


17 posted on 04/27/2007 12:27:00 PM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: 3AngelaD
Do these people enjoy some kind of special protection?

Yes. Unlike drunks in public (PI) and drunk drivers (DWI), we have to wait until terrorists actually hurt someone to go after them. It could all be elaborate fantasy otherwise.

Thank you ACLU.

18 posted on 04/27/2007 12:28:00 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Holicheese

Well, if they really are here, we need to fight them here and over there.


19 posted on 04/27/2007 12:28:20 PM PDT by TxCopper
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To: TxCopper

Who’s we? Based on the VTech shooting, people are still uncomfortable with American citizens returning fire upon domestic terrorists in action.


20 posted on 04/27/2007 12:29:55 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: 3AngelaD

They are here. They are waiting. Any place where there’s a gated community of Muhammadans, it’s there to hide al Qaida (using logic, an untapped resource for liberals).

What they do not understand is that there are enough of us with guns and ammo who will be the 21st Century Minutemen/women and who will defend this Country.

The Taliban and al Qaida WILL be destroyed. You can bet your twelve gauge shotgun on that!


21 posted on 04/27/2007 12:30:01 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Everybody should have the right to carry a firearm openly. And to use it if necessary.)
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To: 3AngelaD

So why didn’t this sorry excuse for a leader do something about it? This ass-hat weeps during his resignation, accepts his Presidential Freedom Medal, and now turns and attacks the Administration. Of course 60 Minutes gives him a platform to do so too, as his book will sink like a stone.


22 posted on 04/27/2007 12:30:09 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: weegee

Not all people are.


23 posted on 04/27/2007 12:30:38 PM PDT by TxCopper
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To: 3AngelaD

So, he failed at his primary mission.


24 posted on 04/27/2007 12:30:43 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: 3AngelaD

“Al Qaeda is in the United States, former CIA Director George Tenet says”

Oh but they are not in Iraq!


25 posted on 04/27/2007 12:30:49 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republican leadership aka "Men without balls")
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To: 3AngelaD

If they attacked here it would strengthen George Bush and the Republicans and their interest is in strengthening a different party so after the next election things will be better for them. Brian York’s piece on the National Security Democrats hits the benefits to Al Qadeda to supporting and electing Democrats.


26 posted on 04/27/2007 12:31:10 PM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: 3AngelaD
If they know they're here, why don't they do something about it, like deport them?

Maybe because Tenet only knows it "in his gut"?

27 posted on 04/27/2007 12:31:25 PM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: 3AngelaD
Al Qaeda is in the United States, former CIA Director George Tenet says...

Now tell us something we didn't already know.

28 posted on 04/27/2007 12:31:33 PM PDT by needlenose_neely
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
This man presided over the largest, most deadly intelligence failure in US History on 9/11. He then went on to screw up the intelligence on Iraq.

A decent society would have shunned him, or he would have been denied food, fire, and shelter within a day's ride of Washington, D.C. If he were a decent man he'd go live out his days in obscurity.

BTW, where's Louis Freeh these days?

29 posted on 04/27/2007 12:32:37 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Just another Joe

Many of them have come from Columbia and Mexico where they have learned fluent spanish to pass as Mexicans.


30 posted on 04/27/2007 12:32:54 PM PDT by needlenose_neely
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To: 3AngelaD

If they know they’re here, why don’t they do something about it, like deport them?

= = =

Because . . . .

the puppet masters helped create them and put them here. They are held cocked and ready to fire on the puppet masters’ orders . . . at least, it appears that way. Some could be loose canons, but I doubt it.

There are plenty of forces at work to make our government more than a little schizophrenic. A very well placed contingent is determined to create the North Am Union as well as the global government. They’ve almost brought it to pass. Won’t take a lot longer.


31 posted on 04/27/2007 12:35:12 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD!)
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To: 3AngelaD

“Tenet, who served as CIA chief from 1997 to 2004, questioned how Al Qaeda hasn’t sent “suicide bombers to cause chaos in a half-dozen American shopping malls on any given day.”

Because they know what the reaction would be. Because they know that this would pull the rug out from under the Democrats. Wait until our combat troops leave the Middle East.


32 posted on 04/27/2007 12:36:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: stockpirate

He FEELS it in his gut, well show me the proof, if they were here they would be blowing things up, it is what they do
= = =

I suspect that allows him to say or infer some things he couldn’t otherwise let out.

Jihadi’s follow orders. And the puppet master behind their masters are the real string pullers.


33 posted on 04/27/2007 12:37:09 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Actually, ALL evil will be destroyed.

However, between now and then, it’s scheduled to be very interesting.


34 posted on 04/27/2007 12:38:27 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD!)
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To: airedale

“If they attacked here it would strengthen George Bush and the Republicans and their interest is in strengthening a different party so after the next election things will be better for them. Brian York’s piece on the National Security Democrats hits the benefits to Al Qadeda to supporting and electing Democrats.”

Absolutely correct.

Attacking Iraq worked in showing American unpredictability and resolve to change world political support for terror. They know now they need far more a timid leadership in place if they want to be successful in getting back to the status quo they had before 9/11.

Democratic leadership is far easier to predict and manipulate using terror and lawfare on the global stage.


35 posted on 04/27/2007 12:38:48 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: airedale
If they attacked here it would strengthen George Bush and the Republicans and their interest is in strengthening a different party so after the next election things will be better for them.

Exactly! They learned from 9/11 how swift and furious America strikes when you attack us. (I think they actually fear this Administration). So instead they take their time, play the victim and do their best to help Americans forget about the threat they pose. They'll do their best to put a bleeding heart liberal into office so they can attack again with less fear of retaliation.

36 posted on 04/27/2007 12:38:58 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: Quix

Or even make shite up for that matter.


37 posted on 04/27/2007 12:39:03 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republican leadership aka "Men without balls")
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To: Wiseghy

Dang, you made my point better than I did. :-)


38 posted on 04/27/2007 12:39:56 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: popdonnelly

If they did blow up a bunch of shopping malls, I think all bets would be off and they would be rounded up. Some would be imprisoned, the rest deported. I suspect that they are here, but they have restrained themselves because they know there is a risk that the American people will turn on them, ditch the PC tolerance Kumbaya stuff and drive them into the ocean. I would certainly enjoy participating in that campaign.


39 posted on 04/27/2007 12:40:05 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: 3AngelaD

BIN LADEN'S HIDING PLACE EXPOSED!



40 posted on 04/27/2007 12:42:39 PM PDT by Stayfree (*******************Bin Laden's hiding place exposed at CapitolHillComedy.com)
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To: Quix

Would you call that “A SLAM DUNK” there, George???


41 posted on 04/27/2007 12:43:01 PM PDT by mpackard (Proud mama of a Sailor.)
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To: Stayfree

Harry’s left implant seems to have shifted. Has he been taking flights on Nancy’s Concorde?


42 posted on 04/27/2007 12:43:37 PM PDT by TxCopper
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To: A_perfect_lady

Now that was funny.


43 posted on 04/27/2007 12:44:04 PM PDT by stockpirate (Al Qaeda is in the United States, they are in the House and Senate!)
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To: mpackard

good , no great point................if al queida is here wanna bet they are selling cigaretts for a discount next the the 7-11 under the name............JOES


44 posted on 04/27/2007 12:46:12 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: 3AngelaD
Do these people enjoy some kind of special protection?

Yes, they are watched 24 hours a day.........

45 posted on 04/27/2007 12:50:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: TxCopper
Same plastic surgeon...here's what she looks like when she takes off her mask

46 posted on 04/27/2007 12:50:34 PM PDT by Stayfree (*******************Bin Laden's hiding place exposed at CapitolHillComedy.com)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Tenet is a 'Rat and GW was wrong to trust him, period. I do think GW thought there could be genuine bi-partisanship on intel matters, as there once used to the on the Senate Intel Committee..... but we have seen how the Demagogues have trashed all idea of putting nation above party, of both parties working together to protect national security, etc. The 'Rats look to take dishonest, propagandistic shots at the Republicans whenever possible, the MSM enables and furthers this process, and Tenet is just following the usual 'Rat script. Your eloquent words bear repeating:

"This man presided over the largest, most deadly intelligence failure in US History on 9/11. He then went on to screw up the intelligence on Iraq. Now, to escape blame for historic incompetency, he does what all Democrats do, blame Republicans in a book. All the while knowing the dishonest, disgraceful media in this country will help him in his mission. What a total POS this guy is."
47 posted on 04/27/2007 12:51:30 PM PDT by Enchante (Defeatocrats: Surrender Now, for Peace in Our Time!!)
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To: 3AngelaD
If they know they're here, why don't they do something about it, like deport them?

Because they do jobs Americans won't do. /sarc

48 posted on 04/27/2007 12:53:03 PM PDT by Semi Civil Servant (I have a team of writers working on my next tag line.)
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To: Stayfree

EWWWWW


49 posted on 04/27/2007 12:56:26 PM PDT by TxCopper
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To: Stayfree

EWWWWW


50 posted on 04/27/2007 12:56:27 PM PDT by TxCopper
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