Skip to comments.Obama Believes Terror Threat Reduced to Pre-9/11 Level
Posted on 05/25/2013 4:43:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror.
Obama is not claiming final victory over extremists who still seek to kill Americans and other Westerners. Instead, he is steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threat: a country in a state of perpetual war.
In a landmark speech Thursday in which he sought to refine and recalibrate his counterterrorism strategy, Obama asserted that al-Qaida is "on the path to defeat," reducing the scale of terrorism to pre-Sept. 11 levels. That means that with the Afghanistan war winding down, Obama is unlikely to commit troops in large numbers to any conflict -- in Syria or other countries struggling with instability in the uncertain aftermath of the Arab Spring -- unless, as his critics fear, he tragically has underestimated al-Qaida's staying power.....
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Exactly. I have said the same thing many times.
They must be kept culled if we seek peace.
Obama wants it to be over but he is wrong. He does not know how a threat is defined in this context. Our threat of terrorism is actually greater every day someone can sneak into the country by crossing the unsecured border illegally.
One must also understand that he is saying it is now at the same level it was at directly before 9/11....
“One must also understand that he is saying it is now at the same level it was at directly before 9/11....”
That’s the important point. Prior to 9/11 we were obviously at high risk. We just didn’t realize it (though we should have). Our risk didn’t suddenly go up after 9/11, and it’s not suddenly going down now.
How in the world did this country let this idiot fool sneak in the back door of this country......
Great pic bump.
The terror level pre-9/11 was 100%, we just didn’t know it yet.
The terror threat pre-911?
Only an idiot would say the terror threat was low pre-911 because I do believe we had the largest terror attack in our history after this supposed low threat level was established by “politicians”.
If someone had been doing their job the threat level on 09/10/2001 would have been pegged at 100%.
Instead of war, he'll threaten them with audits.
Uh, the threat to the US from Islam did not change on 9/11.