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Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.
Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost

After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.”

We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into Obama’s first term, on March 16, 2009, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano noted proudly that in her first testimony to Congress, “I did not use the word ‘terrorism,’ I referred to ‘man-caused’ disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

Even “terrorism,” absent a modifier, was a politically correct euphemism for jihad violence that demonstrated an unwillingness to examine the beliefs of the jihadists, for to have done so would have led straight into Islam. Those who described those dedicated to destroying the United States simply as “terrorists” generally did not want to admit that Islam had anything to do with that war. George W. Bush had started this ball rolling when he proclaimed Islam a “religion of peace” shortly after 9/11; however, Bush officials could and did explore the Islamic texts and teachings that illuminated jihadist motives and goals. Under Obama, it became official U.S. policy not to do so.

On May 13, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee, where he was questioned repeatedly by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) about whether the Fort Hood jihad mass murders, the attempted jihad car bombing in Times Square, and the Christmas underwear jihad bomber over Detroit could be attributed to “radical Islam.” Holder repeatedly refused to agree to this, going only so far as to say: “There are a variety of reasons why people do these things. Some of them are potentially religious.”

Noted Smith: “I don’t know why the administration has such difficulty acknowledging the obvious, which is that radical Islam might have incited these individuals. If you can’t name the enemy, then you’re going to have a hard time trying to respond to them.”

Indeed. Nonetheless, Obama’s nominee for CIA director, John Brennan, who is the current Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, echoed Holder’s reluctance to say that Islam had anything to do with jihad terrorism on May 26, 2010, during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He declared: “Nor do we describe our enemies as jihadists or Islamists because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam meaning to purify oneself or one’s community.” Brennan has repeated this many times, and has defined the enemy not as a global movement, but as a “small fringe of fanatics” consisting of al-Qaeda and “its terrorist affiliates.”

It was no surprise, then, that Brennan readily agreed in October 2011 to demands from Islamic supremacist groups with links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, to purge all training materials for law enforcement and intelligence agents of all mention of Islam or jihad. Dwight C. Holton, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, emphasized that training materials for the FBI would be purged of everything politically incorrect: “I want to be perfectly clear about this: training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for. They will not be tolerated.”

In December 2011, when Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) asked Paul Stockton, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense, whether “we are at war with violent Islamist extremism,” Stockton did his best to dodge the question and finally answered: “I don’t believe it’s helpful to frame our adversary as Islamic with any set of qualifiers that we might add, because we are not at war with Islam.”

This created numerous absurd situations, since Islamic jihadists so often spoke of Islam and jihad in explaining and justifying their actions, but the Obama administration plowed ahead anyway. Most notoriously, it characterized the November 2009 Fort Hood jihad massacre, when Major Nidal Hasan, a self-described “soldier of Allah” who had given numerous indications of his jihadist proclivities and was shouting “Allahu akbar” as he murdered thirteen Americans, not as Islamic jihad or even terrorism, but as “workplace violence.”

And now, after years of politically correct obfuscation, Hillary Clinton describes our enemies as “jihadists.” Will Brennan rebuke her? Will Obama? Probably not, since they can be sure that an ever-compliant mainstream media won’t ever ask the uncomfortable questions that should be asked at this point: Does this signify a departure from administration policy? Is the Obama administration going to reevaluate its refusal to examine the role that Islam plays in motivating those who identify themselves as mujehedin, jihadists, warriors of jihad and Islam? Doesn’t Hillary’s statement undercut everything the administration has stood for all along – and, incidentally, demonstrate the cynicism and dishonesty of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations campaign to make Americans think that jihad is just getting in your exercise or taking the kids to school?

But of course, it was just a slip of the tongue. “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar,” said Abraham Lincoln, and in doing so, he demonstrated why the Obama administration’s See-No-Jihad, Speak-No-Jihad policy is doomed to failure: the Muslim enemies of the United States are obviously Islamic jihadists, as shown by their own words, their largely unchallenged claim within the Islamic world to represent authentic Islam, and their references to Islamic texts and teachings to justify their actions and gain new recruits – again largely unchallenged. Hillary Clinton knows they’re jihadists, and that’s why she called them that, although she would almost certainly not have done so if she had been more collected and not caught off guard. But it is when one is under pressure that the lies give way. And so they did.


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And now, after years of politically correct obfuscation, Hillary Clinton describes our enemies as “jihadists.” Will Brennan rebuke her? Will Obama? Probably not, since they can be sure that an ever-compliant mainstream media won’t ever ask the uncomfortable questions...
1 posted on 01/24/2013 7:35:15 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Emboldened as always by Dimocrat do-nothings in the White House...


2 posted on 01/24/2013 7:42:03 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Aren’t obamas daughters about draft eligible?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 7:45:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

So the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” is off the hook?

I guess it “just doesn’t matter”...

I think sometimes my life is stress-laden; I can’t imagine fighting the cognitive dissonance inside your cerebellum and cerebrum being a liberal entails.

Guess that’s where the hot iron comes in.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 7:46:28 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

What difference does it make?


5 posted on 01/24/2013 7:48:49 PM PST by Isara
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Obama has been spiking his football so often that it finally popped a seam. The truth always has a way of leaking out.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 7:51:32 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

“Gee, had” that comin’. Just because we are not at war with Islam does not mean that it is not at war with us.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 7:55:41 PM PST by exit82b
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To: exit82b

From the Toms River area?


8 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:26 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82b

Perfect opportunity for Rand Paul to ask this of John Kerry at his confirmation hearing.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 8:03:45 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Bookmarked.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 8:15:28 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.”

Clinton throwing Obama under the bus as a farewell gift.
Maybe it was her opening shot in the 2016 presidential run.

11 posted on 01/24/2013 8:16:40 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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12 posted on 01/24/2013 8:34:07 PM PST by potlatch
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Comment #13 Removed by Moderator

I asked to have one removed. Sorry.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 8:36:47 PM PST by potlatch
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To: exit82

Yes, for now. Sure would be nice to move south though.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 8:57:33 PM PST by exit82b
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
Emails show the Obama administration was told (while it was happening) that Ansar al Sharia was claiming they were behind the attack in Benghazi Greta Van Susteren Oct 23 2012
16 posted on 01/24/2013 9:35:53 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security
Front Page Magazine ^ | 9/21/2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Two U.S. intelligence officials told The Daily Beast that the intelligence community is currently analyzing an intercept between a Libyan politician whose sympathies are with al Qaeda and the Libyan militia known as the February 17 Brigade—which had been charged with providing local security to the consulate. In the intercept, the Libyan politician apparently asks an officer in the brigade to have his men stand down for a pending attack—another piece of evidence implying the violence was planned in advance.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 9:43:41 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Criminal Negligence: Benghazi Gave 1-Month Warning November 1, 2012

When the U.S. mission in Benghazi called an Aug. 15 emergency meeting, it wasn't to discuss an obscure Internet video. It was to discuss the lack of security for a consulate surrounded by at least 10 terrorist camps.

An Aug. 16 cable to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and obtained by Fox News reported that the State Department's senior security officer "expressed concerns with the ability to defend post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support and the overall size of the compound."


18 posted on 01/24/2013 9:47:56 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

BUT BIN LADEN IS DEAD!


19 posted on 01/24/2013 9:48:19 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: potlatch

Just a few guys walking around the neighborhood. What does it matter?
(Great gif!)


20 posted on 01/24/2013 10:17:55 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
>"the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat"

Not a threat to him.

21 posted on 01/25/2013 1:33:24 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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