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Biden on CNN: Al Qaeda Backpack Bombers to Hit U.S. Soon; Claims Iraq "Great Achievement" of Obama
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 02/10/2010 5:39:07 PM PST by kristinn

Vice President Joe Biden taped an interview for broadcast tonight with Larry King to be shown at 9 p.m. EST on CNN.

In the interview Biden says that a 9/11-type mass casualty attack is "unlikely," but that al Qaeda will likely hit the U.S. mainland with backpack bombers in the next few months.

Biden also bragged that Iraq will be one of the "great achievements" of the Obama administration.

Biden said his greatest concern is the nuclear weapons situation with Pakistan and Iran, respectively.

Excerpts:

KING: Terror -- last week on terrorism, the heads of the major U.S.

intelligence agencies told Dianne Feinstein that another attempted terrorist attack on the United States is coming certain in the next few months.

BIDEN: Well...

KING: What do you make of that?

BIDEN: Well, look, let me put it this way. The idea of there being a massive attack in the United States like 9/11 is unlikely, in my view.

But if you see what's happening, particularly with al Qaeda and the Arabian Peninsula, they have decided to move in the direction of much more small bore but devastatingly frightening attacks.

KING: Detroit?

BIDEN: Detroit. But I think what you're seeing morphing here -- and it's a concern to us -- is you'll see the -- the concern relates to somebody like a shoe bomber or the underpants bomber, the Christmas attack or someone just strapping a backpack on them with weapons that are indigenous and blowing up, you know, walking into (INAUDIBLE)...

KING: So that's going to happen?

BIDEN: Well, I -- I think there are going to be an attempts. I hope we've been -- I've been really impressed. As I said, I've been here for eight presidents. I used to be in the Intelligence Committee. I was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. It's something I spent my professional life doing. I've been really impressed with the success we've had, building on the last administration, in dealing with these.

SNIP

BIDEN: -- Pakistan. But you...

KING: Pakistan?

BIDEN: Well, you've heard me say that for the last 10 years. I think it's the -- it's a big country. It has nuclear weapons that are able to be deployed. It has a real significant minority of radicalized population. It is -- it is not a completely functional democracy in the sense we think about it. And so it's -- it -- that's my greatest concern.

I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer.

You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government. I spent -- I've been there 17 times now. I go about every two months -- three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society.

It's impressed me. I've been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.

KING: Iran, nuclear.

Worry?

BIDEN: A concern. A -- a -- a real concern, not an immediate concern in the sense that something could happen tomorrow or in the very near term, but what I worry most about with regard to Iran, if they continue on the path of nuclear weapons and were able to gain even a modicum of the capability, then I worry what that does -- Larry, you know the Middle East, what that -- what pressure that puts on Saudi Arabia, on Egypt, on Turkey, etc. To acquire nuclear weapons. That's...

KING: (INAUDIBLE).

BIDEN: That's very destabilizing.

SNIP

Biden doesn't finish his thought on whether the administration will be able to prevent terror attacks on the U.S. homefront, rather he stops in mid-thought and then talks about how "impressed" he is with the job the administration is doing.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; joebiden
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1 posted on 02/10/2010 5:39:08 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Thanks for posting. Biden’s brain lives in la la land or somewhere, it’s definately not here in the realm of reality.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 5:41:53 PM PST by exbrit
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To: kristinn; All

What the frak???


3 posted on 02/10/2010 5:42:08 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ad Astra Per Aspera!!!)
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To: kristinn

“Claims Iraq “Great Achievement” of Obama”

Uh........wha?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 5:43:59 PM PST by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: kristinn

This doofus added gravitas to the ticket?


5 posted on 02/10/2010 5:44:34 PM PST by Sybeck1 (POTUS : Punk of the United States)
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To: kristinn
As I said, I've been here for eight presidents. I used to be in the Intelligence Committee. I was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. It's something I spent my professional life doing.

Yes, and he has an infamous record of being absolutely wrong on every major foreign policy decision he's made.

6 posted on 02/10/2010 5:44:41 PM PST by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: kristinn
al Qaeda will likely hit the U.S. mainland with backpack bombers in the next few months.

Stand up, Joe. How's that fence coming? Is there anyone checking the no flight lists? For that matter, what's being done about all the expired visas? Have Hasan's buddies been investigated? No, I didn't think so.

7 posted on 02/10/2010 5:45:47 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: kristinn

If ever anyone needed to be kept in an undisclosed location...


8 posted on 02/10/2010 5:46:56 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: kristinn
"Biden on LKL(CNN): Claims Iraq "Great Achievement" of Obama"


9 posted on 02/10/2010 5:47:40 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kristinn

Yes, Biden is a dufus. But he IS also the VP and (one would assume) he’s getting solid Intel briefings on a daily basis. If this turns out to be true, it will be a BIG miscalculation on the part of Al Qaeda. If Muslims start detonating themselves on Main Street USA, there will be an unbelievable backlash against anyone who looks like a Muslim who dares enter a public place. In short, it would set the Muslims back 40 years in the USA.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 5:47:47 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: kristinn

Did biden really just try to take credit for the success in Iraq????
Unbelievable...


11 posted on 02/10/2010 5:48:02 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: kristinn

“In the interview Biden says that a 9/11-type mass casualty attack is “unlikely,” but that al Qaeda will likely hit the U.S. mainland with backpack bombers in the next few months.”

WTF?!


12 posted on 02/10/2010 5:48:33 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: kristinn

Biden acts like backpack bombers is like a new singing group is coming to America. If he is so certain of this why are we just hearing this now? or is this a new manufactured crisis for our commie in cheap?


13 posted on 02/10/2010 5:48:54 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: kristinn

Iraq was “Bush’s deal”. Born on third, Obama thinks he hit a triple in Iraq.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 5:49:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: kristinn

Great Achievements of Obama

1. Uhhh. UHH.

2. Hughest deficit ever.

3. Uhh..


15 posted on 02/10/2010 5:50:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: kristinn

Yes... Barack Obama’s Iraq “Surge” was one of his greatest achievements. And Bush was an idiot for putting so much importance on Afghanistan.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 5:50:32 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: VanDeKoik

Who would've thought that billboards for Bush would be reborn because of Θbama bin Biden?



17 posted on 02/10/2010 5:50:59 PM PST by red flanker
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To: kristinn

Obama would think that backpack bombers would be his greatest achievement.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 5:51:28 PM PST by ebshumidors (Everything you read about 'top conservatives say' is a lie unless they asked me first!)
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To: kristinn
Biden also bragged that Iraq will be one of the "great achievements" of the Obama administration.

I thought 'Plugs wanted to split Iraq into thirds.

19 posted on 02/10/2010 5:52:54 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn
Biden said his greatest concern is the nuclear weapons situation with Pakistan and Iran, respectively.

bump

20 posted on 02/10/2010 5:53:41 PM PST by GOPJ (Prius - - unsafe at any speed.)
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To: kristinn

What a horse’s ass he is. Iraq is a success story..but it has precious little to do with this administration.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 5:53:43 PM PST by SueRae
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To: kristinn; LucyT
In the interview Biden says that a 9/11-type mass casualty attack is "unlikely," but that al Qaeda will likely hit the U.S. mainland with backpack bombers in the next few months.

I was shopping in my local Target store about three weeks ago and saw an abandoned shopping cart with an obviously old backpack in it. I was on my way out of the store so made sure to tell the front desk about it. The clerk didn't register a glint of concern about it and I believe the shopping cart remained as it was situated when I saw it after I left the store. There was no one sent to check it out or to take the concern seriously in my presence.

22 posted on 02/10/2010 5:55:37 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: CharlotteVRWC
If they hit any of my loved ones, there will be retribution.

Methodical, well planned, and non stop.

23 posted on 02/10/2010 5:55:51 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: kristinn
Great third world backpack bombings become the norm and Biden thinks, this is a achievement., god help us.

I have been saying for months it won't be one backpack but a coordinated detonation country wide, churches, schools, malls buses, all from prepositioned homicide bombers,activated by a cell phone call.

24 posted on 02/10/2010 5:56:01 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: kristinn

Iraq is the greatest succcess of Obammy? I thought bowing was.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 5:56:04 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: kristinn

Biden on CNN: Al Qaeda Backpack Bombers to Hit U.S. Soon; Claims Iraq “Great Achievement” of Obama

should read

“Biden on CNN: Al Qaeda Backpack Bombers to Hit U.S. Soon; Claims “Great Achievement” of Obama


26 posted on 02/10/2010 6:03:44 PM PST by Grunthor (McCain; for when you really need to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Hi there! Long time no talk! Hope you are well!

(Do you remember our FR meet up way back during the Clinton years - over in Charlotte???)

Anyway - we now have some crisis - don’t we?

Another one (and I thought the Clinton treacheries were bad!)

Biden makes Algore look smart!


27 posted on 02/10/2010 6:06:59 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Grunthor

I am watching Biden on CNN now,,,I wonder if the Backpack Bomber statements will be ‘edited out’.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 6:08:49 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

HI FWI !

That was a long time ago!

Yea,, These Days under Obama make the pre-911 Clinton years look like the ‘good old days’.....


29 posted on 02/10/2010 6:11:49 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: kristinn

“Claims Iraq ‘Great Achievement’ of Obama”......what a nutcase. Iraq was a ‘failure’ under Bush, but as soon as Jack Squat comes into office, all of a sudden Iraq is a ‘great achievement’? Bwahahahahahahahahaha.... =.=


30 posted on 02/10/2010 6:12:58 PM PST by cranked
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"I've been really impressed with the success we've had, building on the last administration, ...."

Has Joe found Tereza Heinz's stash of gin soaked raisins?

31 posted on 02/10/2010 6:17:11 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Yes indeed they do - and please ping me if you note the backpack stuff is edited out.

(I cannot tolerate CNN - so more power to you and thanks in advance).


32 posted on 02/10/2010 6:17:40 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Does he know something and is unable, or refuses, to do anything about it?


33 posted on 02/10/2010 6:20:13 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: kristinn

F you Biden, seriously. You’re a very bad joke Joe and we’re laughing at you not with you. Iraq as an Obama success? In your delusions Joe.


34 posted on 02/10/2010 6:21:26 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: edpc
The Al Quada terrorist must feel comforted knowing that they will be treated with kid gloves and be provided with free lawyers if their attack fails. The weakness of Hobama will only encourage more terrorist to come here and try to kill us.
35 posted on 02/10/2010 6:22:07 PM PST by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: rbg81

Yes, Biden is a dufus. But he IS also the VP and (one would assume) he’s getting solid Intel briefings on a daily basis. If this turns out to be true, it will be a BIG miscalculation on the part of Al Qaeda. If Muslims start detonating themselves on Main Street USA, there will be an unbelievable backlash against anyone who looks like a Muslim who dares enter a public place. In short, it would set the Muslims back 40 years in the USA.
++++++
why neglect those that sent for them,permitted them entry,etc ?
al qaeda doesn’t care about the moslems here,same as the way they blow up the shi’iites in iraq etc.
i can’t find a link but definitely do remember usama’s message to the USA giving the final chance to convert and that all muslims remaining in the great satan are apostates therefore deserving the same fate as the infidels.


36 posted on 02/10/2010 6:23:13 PM PST by catroina54
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

CNN did have Biden on there,,,as above, and these lines were not edited out... Biden did use the word explosives, not weapons as above transcript.,,, But it sound more like he was just making some casual random statement about ‘anybody’ strapping on an explosive. Didn’t sound real specific to me.

“Excerpts:

KING: Detroit?

BIDEN: Detroit. But I think what you’re seeing morphing here — and it’s a concern to us — is you’ll see the — the concern relates to somebody like a shoe bomber or the underpants bomber, the Christmas attack or someone just strapping a backpack on them with ‘explosives’ that are indigenous and blowing up, you know, walking into (INAUDIBLE)...”


37 posted on 02/10/2010 6:26:17 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Sybeck1
This doofus added gravitas to the ticket?

Sadly, yes he did.

38 posted on 02/10/2010 6:27:16 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: FARS; hennie pennie

Agent Joe gets to pick the targets. Thanks kristinn.


39 posted on 02/10/2010 6:28:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: kristinn


40 posted on 02/10/2010 6:32:03 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: kristinn

bttt


41 posted on 02/10/2010 6:33:12 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
Obama will have some screwball buddies of Ayers and Van Jones blow up a few malls (Mall of America, etc), kill hundreds, maim thousands.

Then O'Blamebush and the DNC will start running the ads on TV, "In this time of severe National Crises, it is not time to start voting out of office our most experienced leaders...!"

It'll all be timed to coincide for best effect with the coming fall elections. 1-or-2 months in advance of November, Obama will declare Marshall Law, seize White House control of the internet, and effectively cut off all anti-administration discussion and debate.

And then, the peaceful, orderly Tea Partiers take off the gloves as Palin gives her first,
"Let's get ready to RUUUUMMMMMMMMBLLLLLLE!!!" speech.

Man-up, baby. This ass-hat is going to insist on going down the hard way; you can just feel it.

;-/

42 posted on 02/10/2010 6:33:53 PM PST by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: kristinn
I used to be in the Intelligence Committee.

Obviously, nothing took.

43 posted on 02/10/2010 6:40:52 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: kristinn

I’ve been there 17 times now.

Hell joe, so have most of our servicemen!
And not just for two or three days!!!


44 posted on 02/10/2010 6:42:41 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: kristinn; Landru


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

45 posted on 02/10/2010 6:43:46 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Sybeck1
This doofus added gravitas to the ticket?

As a man whom the Washington press corps gleefully styled as "The dumbest man in the Senate", it's amazing how smart Biden became after he was nominated for the Vice-Presidency.

46 posted on 02/10/2010 6:49:04 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: kristinn
I've been there 17 times now

He's been there 17 times in just the time period since Obummers inauguration??

That's what it sounds like when he credits Iraq as "the greatest achievement" to Zeroman and his dysfunctional band of misfits.

47 posted on 02/10/2010 6:56:07 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: kristinn
Say It Ain't so, Joe.
48 posted on 02/10/2010 7:12:49 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: ebshumidors

So that’s the intel to prompt the warnings for an attack coming 3-6 months... And Zero and Co. get their crisis to exploit.


49 posted on 02/10/2010 7:16:45 PM PST by TheBigJ
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To: TheBigJ
So, Joe, shouldn't janet incompetano put guards on the Appalachian trail to check all the backpackers then?
50 posted on 02/10/2010 7:51:17 PM PST by hal ogen
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