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Napolitano Warns Al-Qaida in U.S.
newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 2:22 PM | Jim Meyers

Posted on 12/03/2009 5:29:47 PM PST by BenLurkin

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that al-Qaida followers are inside the U.S. and pose the threat of terrorist attacks on Americans.

“The fact is that home-based terrorism is here,” she said in an address to the American-Israel Friendship League in New York on Wednesday night.

“And like extremism abroad, it is now part of the threat picture that we must confront."

“Individuals sympathetic to al-Qaida and its affiliates, as well as those inspired by their ideology, are present in the U.S., and would like to attack the homeland or plot overseas attacks against our interests abroad.”

Napolitano said a series of recent arrests in the U.S. should “remove any remaining comfort that some might have had from the notion that if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won’t have to fight them here.”

That was seen as a rebuttal to the “notion” expressed by George Bush while in the White House, The Washington Post observed.

Napolitano’s remarks came after President Obama said in his Tuesday night speech that extremists have been “sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit more acts of terror.”

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TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bhodhs; counterterrorism; denvercell; hydrogenperoxide; napoleonitano; napolitano; queenscell; tatp; zazi

1 posted on 12/03/2009 5:29:47 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

How many weapons have Americans purchased since January? How many rounds of ammunition?


2 posted on 12/03/2009 5:31:53 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: BenLurkin

You mean somebody woke her up?


3 posted on 12/03/2009 5:32:54 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow, nothing gets past her.


4 posted on 12/03/2009 5:35:13 PM PST by VR-21
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To: BenLurkin

Napolitano Warns Right Wingers in U.S.


5 posted on 12/03/2009 5:35:26 PM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: BenLurkin

And how did they get into this country, Secretary Napolitano?
I thought the conservatives in this country were supposed to be the terrorists here. That has been the line you’ve been selling!


6 posted on 12/03/2009 5:36:56 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: VR-21

Wow, nothing gets past her.

Aside from the fact that they are here and we are
doing little about it she sure nails it.


7 posted on 12/03/2009 5:37:35 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BenLurkin

Al qaeda don’t need to do anything but sit back and watch Obama and the Dems do a pretty good job themselves.


8 posted on 12/03/2009 5:38:03 PM PST by sunmars
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To: BenLurkin

The one that lives on Pa. Ave.?


9 posted on 12/03/2009 5:38:36 PM PST by jacob allen
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To: BenLurkin

She just noticed?


10 posted on 12/03/2009 5:39:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BenLurkin

Napolitano said a series of recent arrests in the U.S. should “remove any remaining comfort that some might have had from the notion that if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won’t have to fight them here.”

No one said anything about NOT having to fight them here
only that there would be less of them to fight.

Speaking about fighting them, when are some going to
be HUNG?

Secure our borders, expel illegal persons, scrutinize
the Islamics here more closely and maybe there will
be still less of them to fight.


11 posted on 12/03/2009 5:41:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought that report she issued earlier this year said that Gun-Toting, God-Fearing Conservatives were ‘terrorists.’

Does anyone but me notice how things have changed with the Obama Administration once his approval dropped below 50 percent for a few weeks?

Obama took a tougher stance in Afghanistan than many of us thought he would and now this... Look for a few other things to come out to ‘toughen’ up his image.

He also did that interview with Fox after Anita Dunn resigned her post...

He’s trying to triangulate earlier than even Bill Clinton did, in my opinion. We can’t ignore his political acumen. He understands he needs to pull away from the left a little bit now.

Watch for him to co-opt Republicans on a few issues and then hijack those issues and take credit for it. Remember Bill Clinton and welfare reform? Who is Obama’s Dick Morris?


12 posted on 12/03/2009 5:42:03 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: BenLurkin

well gee. It’s a darn good thing we have stopped our war on terror. /sarc.


13 posted on 12/03/2009 5:44:48 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: tet68

Obama said this at Westpoint
“In the last few months alone, we have apprehended extremists within our borders who were sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit new acts of terror. “

What was he referring to ?


14 posted on 12/03/2009 5:53:01 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: BenLurkin

Shes just now finding this out? How much does she get paid? What a bunch of losers leading this country. God help us all.


15 posted on 12/03/2009 5:54:02 PM PST by cubreporter (.)
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To: Glenn

Never understood the idiots about the war on terror. We’ve always known they were here and did very little to smoke them out of hiding or to prevent their entry.
Terrorists striking on our soil? Close the borders, more coast guard out to sea and port authority. Not to mention a little racial profiling at the airports. Then invade every muslim neighborhood and mosque. Give them nowhere to hide.
Then we will have better info about where they are from and who sent them. Then go kick some muzzie butt.


16 posted on 12/03/2009 5:56:31 PM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: BenLurkin

Lesbian woman who looks like a man warms muslim terrorists in America. Bet they are just scared to damn death.


17 posted on 12/03/2009 5:58:15 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Duh lets put them on trial in a criminal court and see if that deters them....

We need an IQ minimum for high ranking officials. That out to empty out Congress and the Obama Asministration. What would these people do if they actually had to think or earn a living off the govt tit?


18 posted on 12/03/2009 6:00:43 PM PST by rolling_stone (no more bailouts, the taxpayers are out of money!)
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To: BenLurkin

Didn’t she say our borders were secure enough?


19 posted on 12/03/2009 6:02:24 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: tet68

I just met someone whose husband was working building the border fence and has been laid off because El Napo stopped work on the fence.


20 posted on 12/03/2009 6:03:53 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: BenLurkin
“Individuals sympathetic to al-Qaida and its affiliates, as well as those inspired by their ideology, are present in the U.S., and would like to attack the homeland or plot overseas attacks against our interests abroad.”

They are but I didn't vote for them and I wish the president would stop giving them posts in the government.

21 posted on 12/03/2009 6:06:04 PM PST by hometoroost (Obama clubs Navy Seals)
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To: rolling_stone
What would these people do if they actually had to think or earn a living off the govt tit?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

22 posted on 12/03/2009 6:10:04 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Godzilla
Didn’t she say our borders were secure enough?

Napolitano says US border more secure

Napolitano is the first homeland security secretary to drop the term "terror" and "vulnerability" from remarks prepared for delivery to the House Homeland Security Committee, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press.

....Didn't she also tell us not to use the word "terrorism" anymore?....

Napolitano avoids using word 'Terrorism'

The Obama administration has met many of the border security benchmarks Congress set in 2007 as a prerequisite to immigration reform and now it's time to change the law, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday.

Other than Mexicans

Snip: "I've been saying for a long time that in your next Sept. 11 hit, you're gonna find out how many of them came across this border right here," says Gary McBride, a rancher who lives 35 miles north of Douglas. "I feel like I'm living in a big ol' train station, and here comes one train, and here comes another, and here comes another, and they just never stop, people from every country you could name. Nothing has changed since Sept. 11. If anything, it's worse. It's a goddamn three-ring circus down here."


For Ben Anderson, finding prayer rugs and other such items means nothing.

"The illegals with prayer rugs pay $1,500-$2,000 to get across," he says. "These aren't the terrorists. The terrorists, al-Qaeda and others, pay between $30,000 and $50,000, and you'll never know they were here. It's very hard to catch someone of that caliber.

"Your first hint will be some big explosion, then the lights will go on in people's heads. Aha, they came up through here. Cochise country is the Arab-terrorist corridor."

Anderson spent 30 years in the Army, retiring as a colonel. In Vietnam, he commanded two rifle companies with the American division, winning numerous medals, including two purple hearts and two silver stars. He has three master's degrees, has worked in Egypt and at the Pentagon, and has taught at West Point. Anderson publishes an online political newsletter called the Anderson Report. He bases his certainty that al-Qaeda is infiltrating Arizona on anonymous sources in Washington and elsewhere around the world.

"It's nothing we can lay out in black and white for several reasons," Anderson says. "It's very hard to document, because the sources don't want to lose their jobs. And they will. But it's been going on a long time. Tucson is a staging area, and people have been trying to make believe it isn't happening. Nobody is going to give you confirmation. The U.S. government sure won't. But I know it's happening."

23 posted on 12/03/2009 6:18:00 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: BenLurkin
Janet plans amnesty along with Nancy and Barack. Here's some help adjusting to cartel language (another form of terrorism IMHO):

Grim glossary of the narco world

Snips:

Encajuelado: Based on the word for "trunk," a body dumped in the trunk of a car.

Narcomensaje: A scrawled drug message, often rambling or peppered with misspellings.

Plaza: Not the quaint public square you see in nearly every Mexican town, but rather any defined drug marketplace, such as a smuggling point.

Tiendita: Any place where drugs are sold in small quantities on the street -- a house, apartment building or even a little store.

Halcones: To guard strongholds, trafficking groups rely on a network of street-level informants

Cuerno de chivo: "Goat horn," nickname for the AK-47 assault rifle, a favorite of cartel gunmen.

Alone, narco can refer to a trafficker or the entire illegal drug trade

Narco-policias are cops on the take.

Narcojuniors, the well-heeled children of traffickers accused of helping run the criminal enterprises.

24 posted on 12/03/2009 6:21:17 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: BenLurkin
I bet they look, sound, and act just like white Christian patriots.

Clever bastards...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

25 posted on 12/03/2009 6:22:07 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: BenLurkin

Would it be racist to notice that, ever since O’loser was voted in, we now have Al Queda in the country. Didn’t have them when W was in office.
Why don’t they just check O’losers cell phone records, they’d probably get some good leads on where they are hanging out.


26 posted on 12/03/2009 6:24:04 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: BenLurkin
Napolitano said a series of recent arrests in the U.S. should “remove any remaining comfort that some might have had from the notion that if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won’t have to fight them here.”

Napolitano's turnaround on calling terrorists "terrorists", combined with this highly-charged, highly-politicized rhetoric from a national security official who ought to know better (and ought to be focused on keeping the country safe instead of on bashing the prior administration), leads me to the unavoidable conclusion that they have suddenly realized that their confused "be kind to terrorists and their sponsors and maybe they'll leave us alone" policies have already failed.

It appears that they are desperately laying the groundwork so that they can blame Bush when, not if, America suffers a massive attack during their watch...

Clearly they know that the unmistakable message when that happens (and I sincerely hope that it doesn't) is that the Bush administration kept the country safe after 9/11, and the Obama administration blew it...

27 posted on 12/03/2009 6:39:40 PM PST by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: BenLurkin

Next” Janet Napolitano discovers that the Sun shines. Stay tuned for more of “Janet Napolitanos Pearls of Wisdom’’.


28 posted on 12/03/2009 6:39:42 PM PST by JoeMac (''Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more''. Popeye The Sailorman)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Oh yeah, the jihadis are scared now. “Brothers, the infidel b!tch is on to us! We must flee, hurry or she will smite us all!’’. Honest to God I think if you looked in one of this womans ears you’d seed daylight out the other side.


29 posted on 12/03/2009 6:42:56 PM PST by JoeMac (''Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more''. Popeye The Sailorman)
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To: Glenn

“And like extremism abroad, it is now part of the threat picture that we must confront.”

I like this Fed Speak - “threat pictures”.

Sounds like we know they’re here, and therefore probably who and where they and their supporteres are as well, which means they could be easily rounded up. The “threat picture” I’d like to see, therefore, is a few dozen of these yahoos hung in the wind by our government from overpasses near Dearborn. Heads on spikes in the winter snows on the nightly news and various Executive Branch web sites might provide adequate “threat pictures” as well.


30 posted on 12/03/2009 6:50:00 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: JoeMac

YAWN....I just woke up, has anything happened recently????is the election over, how did we do???


31 posted on 12/03/2009 6:50:36 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but interested and informed)
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To: terycarl

LOL! Are you serious!?! We lost. Theres this black guy in The White House who is a real live Commie and he’s got a wife who looks like Patrick Ewing in a dress. Nah, you haven’t missed a thing. :-)


32 posted on 12/03/2009 6:52:42 PM PST by JoeMac (''Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more''. Popeye The Sailorman)
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To: BenLurkin
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that al-Qaida followers are inside the U.S. and pose the threat of terrorist attacks on Americans.

It's a lie. It's not true. We have our armed forces and of our allies in Afghanistan, fighting the al-Qaeda to keep them there and have been doing so for the past eight years.

As a matter of fact, we and our allies will be sending an additional 40,000 troops to finally destroy the al-Qaeda and end their threat to our country. (/sc)

33 posted on 12/03/2009 7:08:48 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: dagogo redux
"...the threat picture that we must confront.”

Only a briefer would use this terminology.

so, actually, this phrase proves that Napolitano was awake when she was being briefed.

34 posted on 12/03/2009 7:11:13 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like Obama has issued the memo to his cabinet:

“HELP!!! My poll numbers are tanking. And the Nov. 2010 elections are
just around the corner. I know this will go against your own natures...
but you all have to start ACTING like Americans. Otherwise, we’re
gonna’ be crying like it’s 1994 all over again.”


35 posted on 12/03/2009 7:22:41 PM PST by VOA (I)
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To: BenLurkin
As I drove past a gated school on Best Street, in Buffalo, NY, I was informed by my friend that it was a Islamic school that taught Wahhabism. My friend said that many Islamics have moved into the neighborhood and had taken over a small youth detention facility and turned it into a school. The owners were forced to remove the razor wire above the 12ft. fences. It sure made me feel uneasy knowing “young skulls full of mush” were being brain washed within the doors of that school.
36 posted on 12/03/2009 7:28:17 PM PST by mia
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To: BenLurkin
" Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that al-Qaida followers are inside the U.S. and pose the threat of terrorist attacks on Americans."


Don't give us the fake concern double talk Janet when you have been asleep at the wheel and letting al-Qaida into this country.
Instead making sure the REAL enemies of this country are focused on your there making a list checking it twice finding out who is naughty or nice and sending out your politically motivated agenda driven bogus list to law enforcement that average American patriots who are Christians, law abiding gun owners, and preachers who preach the Gospel, those who have the right to free speech who protest against the government as domestic terrorist...
37 posted on 12/04/2009 12:00:36 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
The Denver cell's Najibullah Zazi.

Zazi was born in Pakistan but grew up in Queens. He went oerseas and recently came back to the states.

38 posted on 12/04/2009 12:09:46 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: BenLurkin
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that al-Qaida followers are inside the U.S. and pose the threat of terrorist attacks on Americans.

Well, Napolitano, maybe you should check the White House guest lists next time there's a party, eh? Birds of a feather and all that.

39 posted on 12/04/2009 12:12:18 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: BenLurkin
“The fact is that home-based terrorism [human caused disasterism] is here,” she said in an address to the American-Israel Friendship League in New York on Wednesday night.
40 posted on 12/04/2009 12:24:46 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: MamaDearest

Napolitano is a pre911’er. God help us when the next major attack comes through and all we have are these nincompoops in charge.


41 posted on 12/04/2009 9:15:03 AM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Godzilla

It’s coming, and probably by summer.


42 posted on 02/03/2010 8:35:40 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t worry, Incompetano, the system works.


43 posted on 02/03/2010 8:37:09 PM PST by Canedawg (Our government has become a travesty.)
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To: lmr

Does anyone but me notice how things have changed with the Obama Administration once his approval dropped below 50 percent for a few weeks?
************************

That’s why they brought plouffe back on board, and imo he is most responsible for the changes you are seeing.


44 posted on 02/03/2010 8:39:03 PM PST by Canedawg (Our government has become a travesty.)
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