Skip to comments.Santorum Warns of Iran Attack on North Dakota
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 states booming oil industry positioned the region as a prime target for terrorism.
Folks, youve got energy here. Theyre going to bother you
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I think he was talking about the EPA.
I thought you said Santorum warns of North Dakota attack by Iran.....
Yup, Rick. They’re definitely targeting North Dakota first! LOL
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.
[Of course, he could just say hi to someone and theyll try to make him look goofy]
Well in Santorum’s case he does that perfectly well without their help.
Rick spells catastrophe if we’re stupid enough to make him the nominee. I doubt we break 40% in the election with him.
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.
Well, that is a known terrorist organization.
well said... completely agree.
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.
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.
With, or without the sweater vest?!? ;-)
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.
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.
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.
Yep. The panty bomber was just sentenced today and he planned his attack for the descent into Detroit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no intelligence to support that assertion. All indicators are that they want to kill people in the highest numbers possible.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
24 hours earlier, people would have ruthlessly mocked anybody that said they could be a potential terrorist target.
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.
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.
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. "
“One question....what would Newts comments be? “
Newt’s always talking about an EMP attack.
Spoken like a half watt bulb. They attacked the towers because the towers were the central symbol to them of American capitalism. Wake up.
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.
I care. I want to win. I am a very strong proponent for a unified GOP to go against the commies.
Agreed. I can see the SNL sketch now (think “I can see Russia from my house”)