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The New Term for the War on Terror
theatlantic.com ^ | May 20, 2010 | Marc Ambinder

Posted on 05/20/2010 4:35:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

If you blinked, you might have missed it. The Obama administration has unofficially rebranded "war on terror" phrase that dominated public discourse throughout the Bush administration. The replacement phrase, carefully chosen, is "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism.

Early in the administration, the Office of Management and Budget changed the wording of the line item under which the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were funded. They called it "Overseas Contingency Operations." That phrase was never intended to be for public consumption (and public ridicule), but burrowed bureaucrats leaked it to the press, a field day was had.

Countering Violent Extremism is noticeable for two words that aren't there: some variant of "jihad," which is the preferred predicate for counter-terrorism-fighting conservatives, and "war," which is because the administration has put de-radicalization alongside the Predator drones as a primary instrument of combat. No mention of Islam, of course. That's because the administration wants to try and decouple the notion of combating terrorism from the Muslim faith itself. BTW: when I first heard the phrase, I assumed it stood for "combating violent extremism." But no -- the word combat denotes military action only -- Obama's approach combines hard and soft power.

The phrase first appears to have been used in public by the director of national intelligence, Adm. Dennis Blair (Ret.), and its utterance was picked up by Newsweek.

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


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1 posted on 05/20/2010 4:35:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s because they want to use it to cover ANY
opposition, portray them as violent and off to
the gulag they go.


2 posted on 05/20/2010 4:37:43 PM PDT 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: Free ThinkerNY

It is the War on Terror.

Actually, there’s a better phrase: Holy War.


3 posted on 05/20/2010 4:37:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
CVE

why do power-junkies always have to have an acronym for everything?

4 posted on 05/20/2010 4:37:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the five of the five is the two of the one.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If you blinked, you might have missed it. The Obama administration has unofficially rebranded "war on terror" phrase that dominated public discourse throughout the Bush administration. The replacement phrase, carefully chosen, is "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism.

Why not just use its short form—surrender.

5 posted on 05/20/2010 4:38:22 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>”CVE” — Countering Violent Extremism.

Next to be replaced with CCVE:
Countering Christian Violent Extremism.
[/cynic]


6 posted on 05/20/2010 4:41:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

>why do power-junkies always have to have an acronym for everything?

Here’s my theory on it:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2513906/posts
(2nd Paragraph.)


7 posted on 05/20/2010 4:43:34 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The replacement phrase, carefully chosen, is "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism.

They chose it "carefully" all right.

"Extremist" is Liberal Democrat code for "Conservative." Remember when all talk radio hosts were branded as "extremists" by the Clinton Mafia Gang and their fellatio amen corner in press.

Looks like Janet "Bull Dyke Skunk Hair" Napolitano wants to go after white-male-anit abortion-veteran-gun owning-Christians again.

8 posted on 05/20/2010 4:45:04 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: tet68

I agree.
The word-games that are being played are getting creepy undertones, IMO.
...And God-help-you if you should try to apply logic to the rhetoric/policies.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 4:45:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dummies. It’s CVME.


10 posted on 05/20/2010 4:45:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When it comes to protecting the USA against terrorism, this is what the TOTUS-reader presents to the world:


11 posted on 05/20/2010 4:46:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: SkyPilot

Yes, that DHS memo was disturbing.
{And people called me paranoid when I commented on how wide-brush it was...}


12 posted on 05/20/2010 4:47:01 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

so they can confuse the issue more when used as a broader catch all.... as opposed to the original intent


13 posted on 05/20/2010 4:48:01 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Dahoser
"The replacement phrase, carefully chosen, is "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism."

I thought they had chosen "CEP" -- Countering Excessive Patriotism"...

14 posted on 05/20/2010 4:48:17 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: freedumb2003

...no, the facial hair makes the person in this pic more masculine than The One; but very close, yes.


15 posted on 05/20/2010 4:48:20 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the loser wimps in the White House think peace can be obtained by other means than war.

Peace is the result of winning a war.


16 posted on 05/20/2010 4:52:11 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

17 posted on 05/20/2010 5:06:31 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Will the last American to leave California please bring the flag??)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

jihad bump


18 posted on 05/20/2010 5:23:34 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The new term for the War on Tarror is the 9/11 Crusade.


19 posted on 05/20/2010 5:26:57 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go; FIRE OBAMA NOW !!!)
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To: MestaMachine

*ping*


20 posted on 05/20/2010 5:43:12 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Guess who that is aimed at? Perhaps, We The People???


21 posted on 05/20/2010 5:43:23 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They are wasting their time in coming up with stupid terminology for the war rather than crushing the evil of islamic terrorism. They think that they can win the war by coming up with a certain "buzzword".

God bless our brave troops who are fighting and dying for our freedom and our way of life. They need our prayers now more than ever because they are under the command of this totally incompetent, stupid, and weak Obama regime.

22 posted on 05/20/2010 5:53:57 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: OneWingedShark

Interesting. I admit, however, I thought it was just a marketing gimmick.


23 posted on 05/21/2010 9:04:46 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the five of the five is the two of the one.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Liz; JohnHuang2
See what I mean...

Claims police shooting suspects had extremist 'anti-government' links

The Obama administration has unofficially rebranded "war on terror" phrase that dominated public discourse throughout the Bush administration. The replacement phrase, carefully chosen, is "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism.

Extremist is their code word for anyone who is not a liberal, government worshiping, Obama disciple. They will paint with a broad brush any wack job, and tie them to Conservatives.

24 posted on 05/22/2010 4:34:08 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot; Free ThinkerNY; Condor51; stephenjohnbanker; Grampa Dave; maggief; hoosiermama; GOPJ; ...
The Obama administration has unofficially rebranded "war on terror" as the carefully chosen, "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism...........their code words for anyone who is not a liberal, government-worshiping, Obama disciple. They will paint with a broad brush any wack job, and tie them to Conservatives.

LISTEN UP TAXPAYERS Obama/Rahm/Axelrod/Jarrett, and the rest of the "progressive" nutjobs are purposefully antagonizing large groups in middle America, goading us into civil unrest. This would give them an excuse to declare Martial Law. Remember, Obama gave ACORN billions to form Civilian Security reeducation camps.

Americans need to be very vigilant: Obama and his loathsome WH staff are very calculated in their use of power. As dissent among the populace grows, they are capable of plotting staged events to boost their advantage.

If these arch-manipulators perceive there isn’t measurable fear in the hearts of the people, they will create that fear to solidify their power. They know people will succumb to fear, and will relinquish their God-given liberties when they are fearful.

25 posted on 05/22/2010 5:05:47 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: All
THE COCKEYED WORLD OF OBAMA/INCOMPETANO: A VERY DISTURBING GOVT MINDSET Obama/Incompetano pulled out all the stops to go after American "extremists" few months back but seem "unable" to go after bombers and terrorists.

Keep in mind, Americans look at savage Mexican drug cartels, the undie bomber and Shazad with fear and trepidation, and demand justice. Ohaha/Incompetano, Holder, Emanuel, Axelrod, Soros and that bunch, look at them with kindness and understanding, b/c they are out to "get" those evil Americans.

OHAHA/DHS PROFILES AMERICANS--HATRED OF AMERICANS SPEWS FORTH No more proof is needed than Obama/Incompetano's profiling Americans as “rightwing extremists.”

On April 7, 2009, their hatred of Americans spewed full force as DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis sent out a nationwide alert to US L/E to act against "evil" conservatives. DHS identified “rightwing extremists” as a "danger" and defined “rightwing extremists” in a footnote, as follows.

OBAMA/INCOMPETANO ORDER L/E TO SUPPRESS AND DESTROY AMERICANS. EXCERPT DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis to L/E: "Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

DHS later said that the report was not an attempt to squash First Amendment Rights for conservatives----only "hate groups"---- but, there was NO attempt to exempt anyone from these broad generalizations. Obama/Incompetano's report paints EVERY ASPECT OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM as "suspect."

This is indicative of a very disturbing government mindset. Obama/Incompetano's documented hatred of Americans, and their orders to L/E to surveil and supress Americans......contrasts sharply with their kid glove handling of drug lord savages and terrorists bent on violence and destruction.

26 posted on 05/22/2010 5:08:00 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: Liz
Obama/Rahm/Axelrod/Jarrett, and the rest of the "progressive" nutjobs are purposefully antagonizing large groups in middle America, goading us into civil unrest. This would give them an excuse to declare Martial Law. Remember, Obama gave ACORN billions to form Civilian Security reeducation camps.

Americans need to be very vigilant: Obama and his loathsome WH staff are very calculated in their use of power. As dissent among the populace grows, they are capable of plotting staged events to boost their advantage.

Spot on, Liz.

27 posted on 05/22/2010 5:23:52 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Liz
LISTEN UP TAXPAYERS Obama/Rahm/Axelrod/Jarrett, and the rest of the "progressive" nutjobs are purposefully antagonizing large groups in middle America, goading us into civil unrest. This would give them an excuse to declare Martial Law.

You're spot on -- again :-)

That cabal is trying to 'push our buttons' at every chance they get. Hoping that 'this one' will be the one that will do the trick for them.

However it ain't working. As we 'evil and dangerous conservatives' are on to them and their little games. And without really knowing it are following one of the major tenets of the best Military Generals that ever lived, Sun Tzu:

"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."

And as to Barry and his cronies 'button pushing' game, here's another gem from Sun Tzu that covers that:

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
He wrote those 2,500 years ago in his 'book', The Art of War. And every battle that has been won or lost since then is covered in the 13 little chapters he wrote on Bamboo Sticks. And since Politics has become 'war' its appropriate for today.

So Ohaha and his commieRATS can have Saul Alinsky and his 'Rules For Radicals'. I'll take Sun Tzu.

IMHO the Art of War should be mandatory reading. It's at every Public Library and the Deluxe, Classic Edition is only $20.00 from B&N (I always keep my copy handy). And the 'regular edition' is only about $12.00 on Amazon

28 posted on 05/22/2010 6:04:58 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Liz
The Obama administration has unofficially rebranded "war on terror" as the carefully chosen, "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism...

Sounds like he's setting up the "definition" to make it possible to go after conservatives and political opponents...

29 posted on 05/22/2010 6:05:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (...man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth-Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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30 posted on 05/24/2010 7:38:25 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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