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Senators Warned of Terrorist Attack on U.S. by July
New York Times ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | MARK MAZZETTI

Posted on 02/02/2010 6:46:14 PM PST by rdl6989

WASHINGTON — America’s top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday that he was “highly certain” that Al Qaeda or one of its affiliates would attempt a large-scale attack on American soil within the next six months. The assessment by Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, was much starker than his view last year, when he emphasized the considerable progress in the campaign to debilitate Al Qaeda and said that the global economic meltdown, rather than the prospect of a major terrorist attack, was the “primary near-term security concern of the United States.”

Citing a recent wave of terrorist plots, including the failed Dec. 25 attempt to blow up an airliner as it approached Detroit, Mr. Blair and other intelligence officials told a Senate panel that Al Qaeda had adjusted its tactics to more effectively strike American targets domestically and abroad.

“The biggest threat is not so much that we face an attack like 9/11,” said Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director. “It is that Al Qaeda is adapting its methods in ways that oftentimes make it difficult to detect.”

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; 111th; bho44; bhocia; eotw; globaljihad; jihadinamerica; nationalsecurity; nationalsecurityfail; obama; terrorattack; terrorism; wot
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1 posted on 02/02/2010 6:46:18 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Jet Jaguar; SunkenCiv; Cindy; JustPiper

ping.


2 posted on 02/02/2010 6:46:46 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

What do they want me to do?


3 posted on 02/02/2010 6:48:39 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
buy duct tape.
4 posted on 02/02/2010 6:49:19 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: rdl6989

My question is why Bambi is suddenly flooding the news media with this stuff.

We’ve always been under threat of a terrorist attack and in fact we have had several moderately successful ones since Bambi took office. Saying there will be one within 6 months means nothing.

So what’s going on here?


5 posted on 02/02/2010 6:49:36 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
Obama wants to harm the economy further. All flights to Las Vegas etc canceled.
6 posted on 02/02/2010 6:50:47 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: rdl6989
“It is that Al Qaeda is adapting its methods in ways that oftentimes make it difficult to detect.”

Oh, that's why.

7 posted on 02/02/2010 6:51:03 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: livius

He’s looking for a “trigger” to impose martial law to seal the deal about dictator for life—or as long as he lives. I’m serious, they’ve been panting for the next crisis coming down the pike to do this. So far, it just hasn’t quite been the crisis they’ve drummed up, but it’ll occur.


8 posted on 02/02/2010 6:52:52 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: rdl6989

They probably hope to give Barry and his ‘RATS a bump in the polls. There’s nothing like a bunch of politicians standing on the steps of the Capitol singing “God Bless America” to bring the country together. If the Republicans win in November, the terrorists’ “I been tortured” whine goes right out the window. They know that.


9 posted on 02/02/2010 6:53:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: rdl6989
So what will our Comander and 'Wuss' plan on doing to protect us? Issue new Miranda Rights cards and beef up homeland security?




10 posted on 02/02/2010 6:53:32 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’d much rather have Sledgehammer than BHO.


11 posted on 02/02/2010 6:54:44 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: PghBaldy

I tell you what- Panetta seems like a good guy compared to a lot of the nimwits in the regime. HOPEfully, Obama will cool it with attacking the CIA for a while.


12 posted on 02/02/2010 6:54:46 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: brushcop

That’s possible. He’s definitely got something up his sleeve, because he’s never cared about terrorism before.

Notice they still omit the word “Islamic.”


13 posted on 02/02/2010 6:55:39 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

It’s cause there was a hearing on Capitol Hill...


14 posted on 02/02/2010 6:55:54 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: rdl6989

All tyrants identify an external demon to capture the attention of the masses. Hitler had the Jews and the draconian provisions of the WWI peace treaty. Stalin used the West. Fidel and Hugo use the United States.

Rahm may have finally decided that Al Queda will work as well as any to deflect attention from the domestic mess they are creating and provide cover for their attack on our Republic.


15 posted on 02/02/2010 6:56:08 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: rdl6989

Thanks for the ping rdl6989.

*

OPINION:

Note: The global jihad never stops. It’s 24/7.

When a widow of opportunity is available to the jihadis (from the lone jihadi, jihadi cell, jihadi groups); they will take it.

However, they must know the there will be consequences to their actions (including “work accidents”).

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/deadjihadis/index?tab=articles
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/deadjihadi/index?tab=articles

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/workaccident/index?tab=articles


16 posted on 02/02/2010 6:57:00 PM PST by Cindy
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To: livius

BO rehabilitation for the 2012 election.

He wants us to think he saved us from disaster

(And that he really doesn’t hate America)


17 posted on 02/02/2010 6:59:57 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: 1010RD
“It is that Al Qaeda is adapting its methods in ways that oftentimes make it difficult to detect.”

Simple solution --- Profile, Profile, Profile --- then Profile some more. Detection of potential terrorists isn't all that difficult, everyone knows that except PC liberals ....

18 posted on 02/02/2010 7:00:16 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: TornadoAlley3

What is the duct tape for?


19 posted on 02/02/2010 7:04:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: brushcop

Like most terrorist attacks, the intel agencies will know about them and not do one thing to stop them.


20 posted on 02/02/2010 7:05:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Cindy

At least one viable self defense handgun for every adult and sensible youth.

500 rounds of ammo for each pistol.

At least one self defense shotgun for the home, but two would be better. Get a remington 870 or a Mossberg 500 or a 590. Have at least 100-200 rounds of buckshot and rifled slugs for those scatterguns. I have 20 boxes of shotgun shells...I think.

I’d have at least one self defense rifle..it all depends on what you can handle caliber wise as to what kind you buy.

You cant go wrong with at least an SKS, and it’s legal in every state, I think.

I also have an Olympic Arms M4 Carbine, which is a fancy name for an AR-15 in 5.56 caliber. Its also known in some circles as 223 Remington.

I have 18 rifle magazines. Dont scrimp and buy cheap mags. Get the ones made by H&K, or Brownells or Magpul. The Magpul ones are also called P-MAGS. I mostly have 20 rounders mostly because it works better for me, but you can also get reliable 30 rounders. The Colt magazines are also good.

Get good ammo and enough of it.

If you have a good 22 rifle you can afford to practice more. I have a ruger 1022 that works flawlessly and Im sure I could ruin a Hajjis day with it if I had too.

Whatever guns you get, find a knowledgable teacher and get some instruction. There are far too many people out there with a pistol loaded in their dresser drawer who dont even know how to unload it.

If it hits the fan, make sure you take care of your family first. You WILL likely be on your own for a week at least, depending on the circumstances of the attack.


21 posted on 02/02/2010 7:07:28 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: TornadoAlley3

LOL. I have duct tape. Perhaps the govt can protect us without causing panic?


22 posted on 02/02/2010 7:09:49 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: rdl6989

Yeah, they read “One second after”


23 posted on 02/02/2010 7:09:50 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat rescue officer's dad,)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Have on hand three days’ worth of water and food, an emergency supply kit for both home and automobile, radios with extra batteries, and plastic sheeting and duct tape to seal windows and doors
Make a plan for contacting family members in an emergency
Learn about different types of attacks so you will know what to do in an emergency
Do not cancel events or travel plans
Be especially aware of your surroundings and the events happening around you

Source: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and U.S. Fire Administrator David Paulison


24 posted on 02/02/2010 7:14:06 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: rdl6989

Aren’t they jumping to conclusions? Isn’t this profiling? Someone should tell BO/BS!


25 posted on 02/02/2010 7:16:41 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: goseminoles

One thing is for sure, any attack will be blamed on G. W. Bush. Somehow or someway, the BO Admn. will find a way, with the help of the State-run media, to blame Bush.


26 posted on 02/02/2010 7:20:25 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: KosmicKitty
He wants us to think he saved us from disaster...(And that he really doesn’t hate America)

He's going to have trouble getting me to believe either one of those things. That said, however, I think you're right. People have expressed concern about his complete lack of interest in protecting the US, and obviously his handlers feel it's necessary to put on a show now.

27 posted on 02/02/2010 7:21:21 PM PST by livius
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To: Mr. Wright
One thing is for sure, any attack will be blamed on G. W. Bush.

Very true.

28 posted on 02/02/2010 7:27:42 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

All the more reason to immediately prohibit Muslims from traveling to the US, and for suspending the visas of those who are here, and sending them home. The ones who we have mistakenly and dangerously given the right to stay here will be easier to keep an eye on if their brethren go home. They constitute a huge risk. We are stupidly tempting fate by continuing to allow these people to enter our country.


29 posted on 02/02/2010 7:31:28 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: rdl6989

There’s no doubt an attack is iminent. Obama and that jack ass Nopolitano have left us weak and vulnerable. My only hope are those that lose their lives in what evere dreadful attack is pulled off are only Obama voters who continue to stand by him and support him. They should be the ones to pay the price of his failure. Not innocent children or people who are well aware that Obama is fraud and a crook.


30 posted on 02/02/2010 7:34:14 PM PST by PawtucketPatriot71 (Democrats. Moderate Republicans......What's the difference?)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

The response to the terror threat is easy. Make sure the world knows that that any attack on the United States will be followed by a string of C-5 transport planes bombing Mecca with pig guts. That would show them that the one they pray to is not able to protect them or Allah is punishing them for their actions. You have to react to their barbaric ways with the same actions.


31 posted on 02/02/2010 7:36:44 PM PST by Plumres
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To: PawtucketPatriot71

“Seven Days in May” should be required reading.


32 posted on 02/02/2010 7:38:54 PM PST by Raster Man
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To: rdl6989

Ok....why FLOAT the story and NOT raise the alert level?

If we are in danger? Give us specifics to look out for and RAISE THE ALERT LEVEL!


33 posted on 02/02/2010 7:43:41 PM PST by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

OPINION:

Thank you for the tips...but jihadis seem to favor crowd situations: public transportation, malls, stadiums, etc.


34 posted on 02/02/2010 7:43:44 PM PST by Cindy
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To: goseminoles

Swine flu?


35 posted on 02/02/2010 7:44:15 PM PST by Freddd
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To: Winstons Julia

Good point!


36 posted on 02/02/2010 7:45:46 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

So we’re still not calling Ft. Hood a successful attack?


37 posted on 02/02/2010 7:52:21 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: rdl6989; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks rdl6989.
38 posted on 02/02/2010 7:54:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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The assessment by Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, was much starker than his view last year, when he emphasized the considerable progress in the campaign to debilitate Al Qaeda

39 posted on 02/02/2010 7:54:43 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: rdl6989

Haven’t the Islamic Supremacists heard it’s racist to come out against this administration?

Didn’t they see him bow to the Saudis, pal around with Hugo Chavez, and trash talk this nation’s history?

What more do they want?

He’s even suspended the war on terror. Islamic terrorism is no longer a war crime or a crime against the state. Now it is just an ordinary crime.


40 posted on 02/02/2010 7:57:54 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: rdl6989

JPMorganChase needs another bailout?


41 posted on 02/02/2010 7:58:45 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: rdl6989

This is tricky. We know from the Christmas Day Underwear Dude that Blair is incompetent. Could this be his blind squirrel nut, or just more incompetent blather?


42 posted on 02/02/2010 8:01:09 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The terrorists only have to get lucky once. National security (be it NSA, FBI, CIA, etc) has to get it right every time.

We did stop a number of planned big attacks thanks to waterboarding. Now, we are seeing the results of taking our eye off the ball to sing John Lennon’s Imagine.


43 posted on 02/02/2010 8:02:50 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Shhh. The meme has already gone out. Barry’s keeping us safe.


44 posted on 02/02/2010 8:04:27 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Nov. 2009: The Hasan slaughter

Dec. 2009: The panty bomber

Jan. 2010: Obama's State of the Union

Intelligence officials...pure genius...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2443116/posts

45 posted on 02/02/2010 8:06:14 PM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: livius

>> My question is why Bambi is suddenly flooding the news media with this stuff.

>> So what’s going on here?

The psychotic mega budget.


46 posted on 02/02/2010 8:08:17 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

this is also good too.

Check www.survivalblog.com

It has a plethora of good advice.


47 posted on 02/02/2010 8:11:43 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Like most terrorist attacks, the intel agencies will know about them and not do one thing to stop them.

I can't really blame the intel agencies however, as the socialist demoRATS & socialist-commie pig usurper 0bozo, put up barriers & walls of separation to keep intel agencies from effectively sharing terrorist information. And then of course the rabid politically correct pro-islamic dimWits do everything in their power to prevent our intel agencies from targeting the islamic terrorist groups because of racial profiling.

I conceal & carry as much as I can....if I have the misfortune to ever be in the middle of any islamic terrorist attack, maybe I would at least be able to mount some type of armed response to it and see what happens from there.

48 posted on 02/02/2010 8:12:07 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: rdl6989

A major terror attack is being planned against us, and Obama hurries up and mirandizes Abdulmutallab, who may have vital or at least helpful information that could have helped us prevent the attack. Makes one wonder why Obama doesn’t want to find out any info that may help protect the American people and innocent American lives.

Then Obama is offended, when people call him weak on national security.


“In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them”

— Scott Brown


49 posted on 02/02/2010 8:12:29 PM PST by SmartInsight (Scott Brown for President 2010)
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To: Cindy

I live in the country..southern west virginia. When it happens, everyone who can will bug out of the big cities..wouldnt you if you could?

Our comfortable little hamlet will soon be overrun with good people and sad to say a lot of terrorists mixed in.


50 posted on 02/02/2010 8:13:49 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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