Skip to comments.Obama refocuses terror threat to pre-9/11 level
Posted on 05/25/2013 7:26:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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 refocusing the long struggle against terrorism that lies ahead, steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threata country in a state of perpetual war. In doing so, Obama recasts the image of the terrorists themselves, from enemy warriors to cowardly thugs and resets the relationship between the U.S. and Islam.
His speech Thursday was designed to move Americas mindset away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate his own 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 conflictin Syria or other countries struggling with instability in the uncertain aftermath of the Arab Springunless, as his critics fear, he tragically has underestimated al-Qaida's staying power.
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So does that mean the TSA will stop harassing people in airports?
right we are seeing the rise before the fall whatever read my tag barry
It sounds to me like we sure don’t need that phonyass Department of Homeland “Security” anymore. It’s time to sequester that joint.
Wait, so the war on terror is over..cool..I will let those people in Boston who lost those pesky little limbs hey its all good, the war on terror is over
Disband SS. Let that Zero family have a 45 minute police response time like the rest of us and that is all. FUBO!
Obama has done nothing but support al Qaeda’s efforts around the world. They are hardly on the path to defeat.
what one fugging month since the Boston bombing
Is he on crack?
Solving the problem in typical liberal fashion: you end terrorism by simply calling it something else.
I find that 0bama and his minions induces terror in me.
The occupier of the oval office has decided he needs more attacks from muslims to keep attention away from how badly he is doing ...
He’s declaring victory and pulling out. The entire Islamic world will consider us as defeated.
“His speech Thursday was designed to move Americas mindset away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate his own counterterrorism strategy. Obama asserted that al-Qaida is on the path to defeat, reducing the scale of terrorism to pre-Sept. 11 levels.”
This is how America has operated. Ours is a crisis driven society.
We can all go back to sleep now until we get hammered again. It’s too bad a number of people will have to be maimed and killed for us to wake up again at a later date.
Obama has awfully big ears for an ostrich.
There is no such thing as a pre-9/11 threat level. This is impossible due to the reality of time moving forward. Saying “pre-9/11 threat level” is utterly nonsensical in meaning.
[[has all but declared an end to the global war on terror.]]
And has single handedly solved every other problem known to man as well
Just wait until Obama solves the education problem by arbitrarily raising - via Executive Order- every child’s grade to an A+ !
That was my first thought too....and also we should then get rid of DHS....double win
Pre-9/11 would include 9/10, the second HIGHEST terrorism threat level day in our history!!
He’s pretty happy about that, huh? I guess HE is saying, “Mission Accomplished!”
I love how he just makes declarations that often have no basis in reality.
IOW, we are at about the same level of threat as we were directly prior to 9/11.....