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Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings
NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler

Posted on 02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday.

Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.

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Ah, I see it clearly now. He had no idea what to do.
1 posted on 02/16/2011 7:40:49 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I also see it clear.

He is a major proponent of a Islamic Caliphate.


2 posted on 02/16/2011 7:42:27 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: Nachum

Obama is merely looking to what side will harm the USA.

He is a muslim and hates white people and Christians.


3 posted on 02/16/2011 7:43:01 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Nachum
While the report is guiding the administration’s response to events in the Arab world, it has not yet been formally submitted — and given the pace of events in the region, an official said, it is still a work in progress.

...especially since they started working on it this Monday. (snark)

4 posted on 02/16/2011 7:44:21 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Nachum

So he just decided to egg on the wilding eh?


5 posted on 02/16/2011 7:44:30 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Nachum
Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.

This sounds very much like "find out which countries are our allies and develop comprehensive strategies to undermine the governments of every single one of them."

This, in turn, sounds like something that someone who was drawing a paycheck from the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, or the government of Iran might do.

6 posted on 02/16/2011 7:44:39 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Obama is a domestic terrorist.


7 posted on 02/16/2011 7:46:58 PM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Nachum

Ordered by Obama at the request of Soros of Mordor.


8 posted on 02/16/2011 7:47:42 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Nachum

I do not believe one damn word of that report. The president clearly had no idea on what had happened, why it happened or what to do. This release of this supposed report is simply an effort to make people think he was involved and aware. He is not.


9 posted on 02/16/2011 7:47:57 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: Nachum
Administration officials did not say how the report related to intelligence analysis of the Middle East, which the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon E. Panetta, acknowledged in testimony before Congress, needed to better identify “triggers” for uprisings in countries like Egypt.

Obama was the trigger!

10 posted on 02/16/2011 7:49:19 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Nachum

Funny - I see no reporters being raped in Israel. No masses on the street, except at election time. No shortages of food, no frenzied mobs, no chants of “kill the Arab,” and no army killings of civilians.

Everyone is forgetting about the only real free society in the Mid-East - Israel.


11 posted on 02/16/2011 7:49:30 PM PST by PGR88
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To: cpdiii

Chuckehead Obama was the first one to fan the flames.

“I demand Mubarak must stand down”!


12 posted on 02/16/2011 7:54:15 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Nachum

So are they trying to tell us he knew along this was going to happen and we need to be prepared? He foresaw all of this. This folks think we are stupid.


13 posted on 02/16/2011 7:55:49 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

I think you nailed it. This “report” shows up in the NY Times from anonymous administration officials and just happens to summarize whats already happening. At the end they admit the “report” is still a work in progress. This is one of the most transparent lies Obama’s administration has told lately. It would be funny if they weren’t such dangerous lying fascists.


14 posted on 02/16/2011 7:57:46 PM PST by Honcho Bongs (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. - Churchill)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


15 posted on 02/16/2011 7:57:47 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

LOL. Like anyone with half a brain believes the Slimes or Hussein anymore.

That jackass is and was more clueless on foreign policy than that hick peanut farmer Carter.


16 posted on 02/16/2011 7:57:58 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

Then why was he so obviously clueless?


17 posted on 02/16/2011 7:59:37 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Nachum

I guess not; he missed the uprisings in NJ and Massachusetts.


18 posted on 02/16/2011 7:59:46 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: GoCards

and at least 51% of the country apparently is


19 posted on 02/16/2011 8:00:09 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I have no Hooters, no Beer, and all of the women are covered from head to toe.

I have no money, job, or food.

I am also low IQ.

Hussein Obama promised us prosperity if we get rid of the JEW coddler Mubarak.

Death to America!

Death to Israel!

Long Live Barak Hussein Obama !!!!

I could be wrong here, but it's possible that the muslim subhumans that the POTUS went to Cairo to encourage to overthrow a US ally were outraged, just like he fomented the overthrow of the Kenyan Government in 2006.


20 posted on 02/16/2011 8:01:12 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: mylife

Re Obama saying “I demand Mubarak must stand down”. SOunds like an updated version of John “I was in Vietnam, you know” Kerry saying “Reporting for Duty”.

What we said in our book about Kerry is just as good for Obama, “UNFIT FOR COMMAND!”


21 posted on 02/16/2011 8:04:00 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: cpdiii

Yep, his flunkies looked through every administration file for anything that could be spun to make him look less inane.
Then handed it to the NYTimes.

Took them all this time to find this pathetic, weak claim.


22 posted on 02/16/2011 8:05:00 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I for one admire Obamas foresight and enabling of peaceful revolution. /s

Lara Logan and the dead agree.

So does Amidinijahd, The Muslim Brotherhood and Ghadaffi...

More /s

And know he is standing up to Israel...
Is there any doubt what is going on?


23 posted on 02/16/2011 8:05:00 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Nachum
to think Beck was called a loon off the propaganda wing of the left called the media.

Now they report the same crap and I remember a couple of freepers getting caught up in the moment saying the left wing was not around and no one listens to the left for 30 years

24 posted on 02/16/2011 8:06:46 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Rome2000

Naw!

Thats crazy talk!


25 posted on 02/16/2011 8:07:20 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
yep, this was all orchestrated by Obama to have each and every pro-western country in the mid-easts governments overthrown.

We somehow elected a Islamic spy our president, God help us all now.

26 posted on 02/16/2011 8:09:00 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: PGR88

problem is that American Jews for the most part are too stupid or ignorant when it comes to voting about wo cares about Israel


27 posted on 02/16/2011 8:09:11 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Honcho Bongs
A Harvard professor goes on MSNBC and utterly destroys Obama's handling of Egypt (especially his lack of a plan)...

...and now, all of a sudden, a story in the NY Times on how they've been worried/planning about this for some time. I gotta call B.S.

28 posted on 02/16/2011 8:09:34 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Obama is working up a cacophony.
He is fanning the flames of anarchy.

Plausibility deniability.


29 posted on 02/16/2011 8:11:19 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Honcho Bongs

I think you nailed it. This “report” shows up in the NY Times from anonymous administration officials and just happens to summarize whats already happening. At the end they admit the “report” is still a work in progress. This is one of the most transparent lies Obama’s administration has told lately. It would be funny if they weren’t such dangerous lying fascists.”
__________________________________________________________

You are so right. Timing is everything for Obama politically, but some report parroting what the world has already seen for itself is hardly “ “identifying potential uprisings”.

Is there anyone left on earth who still buys what this gaggle of nitwits peddle? (I mean, besides Mika and MSNBC).


30 posted on 02/16/2011 8:11:35 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: mylife
What did Obama know and when did he know it? That's what the media would be writing about GW Bush if he was president. They would act like a vague report contained the time and date of the Egyptian uprising.
31 posted on 02/16/2011 8:11:48 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: All

I’ve been warning people about this enemy within since he was running for office. He needs to be arrested and dragged from the White House. Don’t people see what he is yet . He’s about to throw Israel under the bus at the UN now . He’s trying to control the media and everyone’s life. He’s a Marxist dictator. I can not believe responsible citizens haven’t rioted in the streets as they did in Egypt to rid of us this enemy within.
HE IS A SUPPORTER OF RADICAL ISLAM-HE PROVED IT ALREADY
HE SUPPORTS OUR ENEMIES AND IS ACTUALLY TRYING TO DESTROY OUR ALLIES
HE IS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THE USA INTO A MARXIST STATE RUN DICTATORSHIP
DO YOU ALL NOT GET IT YET ? DO YOU ?
CIVIL UNREST IS THE ANSWER NOW . 2012 is way way way too late;
ya know , I’m sick of it already . Maybe we deserve it . The GOP is a bunch of loosers and no one has the balls to take care of business
Bye Bye USA , nice knowing ya !


32 posted on 02/16/2011 8:14:32 PM PST by sonic109
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Funny how when Iran revolted he said “well They are a sovereign nation and we cannot impose our will, It must be the will of the people”

But it was different with Egypt. And now it is different with Israel.

Any word from obama on the riots in Iraq today?
Or was he playing golf? Or trying to swindle the country with a BS budget?


33 posted on 02/16/2011 8:15:28 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

yep and we’ll wait until 2012 to change it ..
SORRY TOO LATE
He needs to be arrested as a traitor.


34 posted on 02/16/2011 8:15:40 PM PST by sonic109
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To: Nachum

So again, he has totally F*cked foreign policy. Tell me how any ally will believe anything coming out of the whitehouse? This guy gave british nuke secrets to the russians, and paid people to start an uprising in countries run by moderate leaders.


35 posted on 02/16/2011 8:15:48 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Nachum

Sure he did. This guy is as clueless as the Pink Panther dude. He knew something was going to happen. Good _od how stupid do they think we are?


36 posted on 02/16/2011 8:18:59 PM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary (If Moreen Dowd can call herself a journalist then so can I.)
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To: Walkingfeather
Tell me how any ally will believe anything coming out of the whitehouse?

That my FRiend is exactly why he tossed Mubarak under the bus.

To give the allies a message.

37 posted on 02/16/2011 8:19:15 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: All

I’ll tell you what folks.
This guy is way worse than 911.


38 posted on 02/16/2011 8:22:48 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

He really does it on purpose. Little does he know his blind followers are seeing more light. I do not use the idiots at DU as a barometer. They should change their name to WU.

The independents that fell for his moderate tone in 2008 are quite disillusioned. Barry is a socialist failure. He will lose in 2012. Every exec order this bastard has signed will be null and void on day one when the adults resume America’s foundation.


39 posted on 02/16/2011 8:22:48 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

Barry is a trojan horse.


40 posted on 02/16/2011 8:26:40 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Nachum

It’s still a work in progress-—means he can re write it however he wants too.

Drawn to Indonesia, his boyhood home, -now that didn’t surprise me.


41 posted on 02/16/2011 8:30:29 PM PST by Freddd
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To: eyedigress

I see knuckleheads even now calling for this great reform in the ME.

They call it democracy, but it is anarchy, and we know how dominant forces fill the gap in power vacuums in the ME.


42 posted on 02/16/2011 8:31:04 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

YES HE IS ..AND WE ARE DOING WHAT ABOUT IT ?


43 posted on 02/16/2011 8:32:21 PM PST by sonic109
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To: cpdiii
Absolutely.

Obama’s handlers and sycophants alike clearly understand that he has stepped on his own schlong big time with the whole Egypt mess.

By now, supporters in the media as well as other cheerleaders, even those people who were previously willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, can see undeniable signs that Obama and his hand-picked advisors are little more than clownish incompetents who are in way over their heads. (With special thanks to Clinton, Biden, Panetta and Clapper for their cameo roles in this debacle)

This story was planted with the NYT, in what will ultimately be seen as a futile effort, to rehabilitate the phony image of Obama as Commander in Chief - cool, calm, and in control. It will fool nobody.

44 posted on 02/16/2011 8:32:59 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: sonic109

The best we can.


45 posted on 02/16/2011 8:33:54 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Yes, he is a Trojan Horse. He only hates autocratic rulers that are our allies. Those that are our enemies such as Iran, you don’t hear a peep.


46 posted on 02/16/2011 8:34:12 PM PST by MtnClimber
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
...especially since they started working on it this Monday. (snark)

I think you actually nailed it.
47 posted on 02/16/2011 8:34:46 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: MtnClimber

Bingo


48 posted on 02/16/2011 8:36:28 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: MtnClimber

And WHY has not one reporter or Republican called him out on this Why is he not called out on his undeniable connection with Soros and the Egyptian riots. HE IS THE ENEMY . Am I the only guy who sees this? There is NO question about it and no one even approaches him on it . Amazing


49 posted on 02/16/2011 8:38:44 PM PST by sonic109
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I have no doubts at this point that Obama and all his academic politburo friends are trying to divide and conquer the masses.


50 posted on 02/16/2011 8:40:28 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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