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Santorum Warns of Iran Attack on North Dakota
National Review ^ | 2/16/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke

Posted on 02/16/2012 3:11:03 PM PST by katiedidit1

Rick Santorum made an odd comment in North Dakota on Wednesday. Praising the state for its energy production, he warned his audience that its success in the field might lead to terrorist attacks. CNN reports:

Rick Santorum warned a quiet North Dakota audience Wednesday that their state’s booming oil industry positioned the region as a prime target for terrorism.

“Folks, you’ve got energy here. They’re going to bother you

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: gaffes; iran; newt2012; santorum; santorumgaffes; whiner; zanysantorum
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1 posted on 02/16/2012 3:11:08 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

I think he was talking about the EPA.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 3:12:52 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: tet68

I thought you said Santorum warns of North Dakota attack by Iran.....


3 posted on 02/16/2012 3:14:37 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: katiedidit1

Yup, Rick. They’re definitely targeting North Dakota first! LOL


4 posted on 02/16/2012 3:15:04 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: katiedidit1

Although he could be right, the MSM will make him look goofy for statements like this. Of course, he could just say “hi” to someone and they’ll try to make him look goofy.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 3:15:46 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: katiedidit1
The guy is nothing short of bazaar. He has made so many, really moronic statements, that not even he has the time to explain them. The MSM will rip this idiot into confetti for Obama to use in his inaugural parade.
6 posted on 02/16/2012 3:16:26 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: jdsteel

[Of course, he could just say “hi” to someone and they’ll try to make him look goofy]

Well in Santorum’s case he does that perfectly well without their help.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 3:18:50 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Rick spells catastrophe if we’re stupid enough to make him the nominee. I doubt we break 40% in the election with him.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 3:19:08 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: katiedidit1
Every state in the union is a potential terrorist target.
9 posted on 02/16/2012 3:20:11 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: katiedidit1

I wouldn’t have made that statement on the campaign trail for all sorts of reasons (it’s easy to ridicule, it might give the enemy ideas etc.).

But having said that he may well be right. If I were the terrorists instead of trying to hit the expected targets I’d try to go after someplace rural and unexpected. The goal of terrorism is to terrorize (duh!).

You hit a place like that and no one will feel like they’re safe.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 3:20:35 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: tet68
I think he was talking about the EPA.

Well, that is a known terrorist organization.

11 posted on 02/16/2012 3:21:08 PM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

well said... completely agree.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 3:22:28 PM PST by ruschpa
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To: katiedidit1

I read it and can find nothing wrong with his statement.

You folks have to realize Obama sounds like an idiot 10 times a day, the media doesnt focus on it and republicans are not good enough at it either.

I assume this is a left wing site because they seem to say he shouldnt support a pipeline if he thinks it might be targeted by terrorists. They see that as a contradiction. I don’t. I see both points as correct.

I swear that if I worked for a republican candidate and if they would let me do it, I could turn countless Obama speeches and comments into major issues.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 3:24:14 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: katiedidit1
Islamists intend to attack energy infrasctructure. Iran is the biggest exporter of islamist terror on the planet. When Iran is a nuclear power, they'll be a bolder enemy and a more dangerous terrorist threat.

Duh. When did National Review turn into the Washington Post? Oh I know. When WFB made his last, greatest mistake and turned his once proud publication over to the chipmunk.

FUNR.

14 posted on 02/16/2012 3:25:50 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

With, or without the sweater vest?!? ;-)


15 posted on 02/16/2012 3:26:08 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
You may be correct about that. I would even say that if Santorum gets the nomination, there will be a genuine Tea Party based 3rd party effort.

By then all of Reverend Ricky's moderate, insider/Mega Government history and record will be fully out in the open. I will support that effort gladly, myself.

16 posted on 02/16/2012 3:26:17 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: katiedidit1
So ? in the past on Free Republic there have been many articles about North Korea's and Iran's capability of launching a EMP attack on the United States, and you and Newt supporters criticize Rick Santorum for being prepared for terrorist attacks from Iran ?

That stance won't help Newt as a National Security Candidate.

So the Newt supporters criticize Rick Santorum of warning people of a attack from terrorist from Iran who could be already here and see the North Dakota oil production as a potential target.

So what would the Newt supporters have us do ? leave our oil production areas venerable to a terrorist attack ? yeah, really smart.

This is the Newt supporters making hay over nothing.

17 posted on 02/16/2012 3:27:03 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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For those of you who are unaware of it, there is a huge oil boom going on in Williston, ND.

They have found a huge new oil field there.

This sleepy town of about 15,000 people when we lived there has absolutely boomed. There was an hour long tv show on this recently.

We didn’t recognize the town that we had lived in.

So, Mr. Santorum may not be that far off with his warning.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 3:27:03 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: katiedidit1
This is just plain silly.

Santorum needs to learn to stay on message.

Islamic Terrorists are interested in body count above all other things. That's why they call it terrorism instead of sabotage.

Friggin' rookie.

19 posted on 02/16/2012 3:27:37 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: dead

Yep. The panty bomber was just sentenced today and he planned his attack for the descent into Detroit.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 3:27:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jdsteel

LOL!


21 posted on 02/16/2012 3:28:14 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: katiedidit1

One question....what would Newt’s comments be? Santo is a rookie and is dangerous. This is grown up times. Newt is the only one that understands. For goodness sake he teaches at the war college for the military.


22 posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:29 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
"I doubt we break 40% in the election with him."

Yep that's the number I've been prognosticating for a couple of weeks now. To little more than derision and name calling by the Santorum faithful.

23 posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:45 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; LowTaxesEqualsProsperity; TitansAFC
If the US looks like it might generate enough oil to affect the world prices, it would definitely get terrorist attention. What do you think pays for all the radical clerics, radical madrassas, etc, etc?

There are thousands of miles of pipeline (oil and gas) running unmonitored and unguarded all over the US. A bunch of terrorist sabotage events would do a lot of damage to the US economy.

Terrorists would not specifically target N Dakota, but I think what he meant was that just because places are far from major cities does not mean they are not potential targets.

24 posted on 02/16/2012 3:30:30 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: All

Well, looky here, another thread blasting Santorum. Just like the thread about CNN cancelling the debate, I see a lot of the same posters.

Would someone please explain what they think is so goofy about his assertion. Thank you.


25 posted on 02/16/2012 3:31:02 PM PST by Girlene (What a bunch of drama queens on this thread!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
"I doubt we break 40% in the election with him."

My vote is worthless anyway because I'm in WA. Unless someone else gets in this thing, or Newt pulls off a miracle, it's sure looking like our side will have record low turn out.

26 posted on 02/16/2012 3:31:24 PM PST by moehoward
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
"Islamists intend to attack energy infrasctructure"

There is no intelligence to support that assertion. All indicators are that they want to kill people in the highest numbers possible.

27 posted on 02/16/2012 3:32:20 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

“Islamic Terrorists are interested in body count above all other things. That’s why they call it terrorism instead of sabotage. “

I don’t think you understand the Iranians. An Arab gets some random kid to blow himself up in the Shuk. Iranians strategise, develop nuclear weapons and counter-intelligence programs.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 3:32:52 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Having been responsible for homeland security related issues for many years, he is not wrong in his assessment. It took years for me to get my officers trained in rapid response (active shooter) because that stuff doesn’t happen here.

Understand that rural areas are very vulnerable. The area he is talking about is experiencing rapid growth so ‘out of towners’ will not stand out. If I wanted to cause fear I would hit rural America. Imagine an area where one or two officers are on duty PER COUNTY. One call ties up all the resources.

Anything any of our candidates say will be ridiculed. He is not wrong, but timing may not be right.


29 posted on 02/16/2012 3:33:06 PM PST by midcop402
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The guy is nothing short of bazaar. He has made so many, really moronic statements, that not even he has the time to explain them. The MSM will rip this idiot into confetti for Obama to use in his inaugural parade.

The truth isn't moronic and nobody gives a sh7t whether or not you vote third party. The only morons here are the shmucks who think jihadists will not target American energy production.

30 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:22 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: katiedidit1

That’s not what Santorum said. That was a biased headline by Romney’s boys at National Review and idiots on the coasts who do not actually understand what is going in North Dakota. Energy is the achilles heel of the US.


31 posted on 02/16/2012 3:35:18 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Mariner
Islamic Terrorists are interested in body count above all other things. That's why they call it terrorism instead of sabotage.

The purpose of terrorism is to reduce the enemy's will to resist your demands. It can be accomplished with body counts, sabotage, oil shutoffs, economic boycotts, legal threats, riots, whatever.

32 posted on 02/16/2012 3:35:25 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: katiedidit1




General Presidente Rick "Head Strong" Santorum seized upon the Clapper intelligence report and ordered all women to evacuate North Dakota which he deemed to be on the front line of terrorism.


33 posted on 02/16/2012 3:35:36 PM PST by red flanker
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Read the article. Headlines are full of lies and all should know this. Come on, we have 2 choices here Newt or Rick? Have you heard from Newt lately? me neither


34 posted on 02/16/2012 3:35:42 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: katiedidit1

Now the MSM is going to paint him as a nut. That’d be like saying in 2000 that someone would try to fly airplanes into the Pentagon, the WH/Capitol, and the WTC. And of course we know that would never happen, either.


35 posted on 02/16/2012 3:36:07 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Suppose you tell us exactly how “terrorists” will attack the “oil production areas” in North Dakota? Do you even have half a clue about just what it is you are talking about? Or, do you know what the field looks like and how it is produced?

Probably not one teeny widdle bit, I bet. You were so busy shilling for your moronic candidate, you jumped right in, and made fantastic claims that are so far over your head, that it made you look even dumber than your candidate.

36 posted on 02/16/2012 3:37:16 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Mariner

I don’t give a friggen flip about sanatorium. Ill vote for my GD dog if it gets obama out. If he’s the dog, so be it. I can think of a thousand more qualified candidates. They are losing, or not running.


37 posted on 02/16/2012 3:37:16 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You never know when Santorum is going to have one of those luny moments or what he may say next. He is so unpredictable...LMAO


38 posted on 02/16/2012 3:37:31 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1
Late on the night of 9/11/01, there was a small refinery fire in Lake Charles, LA, which ultimately proved to be accidental, but people in the area were going nuts thinking they'd just been attacked.

24 hours earlier, people would have ruthlessly mocked anybody that said they could be a potential terrorist target.

39 posted on 02/16/2012 3:37:50 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Girlene
"Would someone please explain what they think is so goofy about his assertion."

Read my posts on this thread.

There is no intelligence in the public domain that would suggest terrorists would attack this proposed pipeline, the ND oil fields or any other production facility.

All the available intelligence suggests they will go after population centers...even if that happens to be a refinery or a nuke plant.

This is nothing but bizarre conjecture on Santorum's part and it shows he will NOT play well in a general election.

Up to this point I though he had a fair chance at the GOP nomination. Now I am convinced he will NOT be the nominee.

Thankfully.

40 posted on 02/16/2012 3:38:46 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Terrorists attacked the Israeli-Egypt pipline a dozen times in the last year. Not a single fatality or injury.

Last week, they attacked a natural gas pipeline in Syria. Again, not one injury.

One of al Qaeda’s big follow-up attacks after 9/11 was an attack on the French tanker The Limburg. One crewman was killed. I’ll go out on a limb and say the 160 tons of crude lost at sea satisfied AQ much, much more.

In ten minutes, any FReeper can find hundreds of similar attacks with a simple search of their favorite search engine.


41 posted on 02/16/2012 3:39:01 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: TitansAFC
LMAO!
42 posted on 02/16/2012 3:39:03 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
He has made so many, really moronic statements, that not even he has the time to explain them.

Oh the irony...

"The big money is already headed Perry's way. From Big Oil to Coal, to Industry. An 11 year Governor from a state the size and complexity of Texas, with an extremely solid economic record, is what will win this election. "

43 posted on 02/16/2012 3:39:56 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mmanager

“One question....what would Newt’s comments be? “

Newt’s always talking about an EMP attack.


44 posted on 02/16/2012 3:40:38 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Mariner
There is no intelligence to support that assertion. All indicators are that they want to kill people in the highest numbers possible.

Spoken like a half watt bulb. They attacked the towers because the towers were the central symbol to them of American capitalism. Wake up.

45 posted on 02/16/2012 3:41:44 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; TheOldLady

PF, what part of “no more trashing conservative candidates on FR” did you miss? Lemmie guess...calling Santorum an idiot isn’t bashing him because you are special right?

Is that meowing I hear? Can’t really tell with all the ozone in the air around here.


46 posted on 02/16/2012 3:42:31 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: jwalsh07
"and nobody gives a sh7t whether or not you vote third party"

I care. I want to win. I am a very strong proponent for a unified GOP to go against the commies.

47 posted on 02/16/2012 3:42:59 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
"There is no intelligence in the public domain that would suggest terrorists would attack this proposed pipeline, the ND oil fields or any other production facility. "

48 posted on 02/16/2012 3:42:59 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: jdsteel

Agreed. I can see the SNL sketch now (think “I can see Russia from my house”)


49 posted on 02/16/2012 3:43:28 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: red flanker

Hilarious.


50 posted on 02/16/2012 3:44:32 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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