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Obama refocuses terror threat to pre-9/11 level
Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 3:05 PM EDT | Robert Burns

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 threat—a 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 America’s 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 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: apimitatesbeck; naivety; obama; pre911mentality; rop; surrenderjunkies

1 posted on 05/25/2013 7:26:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So does that mean the TSA will stop harassing people in airports?


2 posted on 05/25/2013 7:27:32 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Olog-hai

right we are seeing the rise before the fall whatever read my tag barry


3 posted on 05/25/2013 7:28:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Olog-hai

It sounds to me like we sure don’t need that phonyass Department of Homeland “Security” anymore. It’s time to sequester that joint.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 7:30:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Olog-hai

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


5 posted on 05/25/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Disband SS. Let that Zero family have a 45 minute police response time like the rest of us and that is all. FUBO!


6 posted on 05/25/2013 7:35:48 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Barraq 0bama - Commander of Operation Fetal Position)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama has done nothing but support al Qaeda’s efforts around the world. They are hardly on the path to defeat.


7 posted on 05/25/2013 7:36:17 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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8 posted on 05/25/2013 7:36:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Olog-hai

what one fugging month since the Boston bombing

Is he on crack?


9 posted on 05/25/2013 7:37:19 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

Solving the problem in typical liberal fashion: you end terrorism by simply calling it something else.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 7:39:44 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Olog-hai

I find that 0bama and his minions induces terror in me.


11 posted on 05/25/2013 7:41:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

The occupier of the oval office has decided he needs more attacks from muslims to keep attention away from how badly he is doing ...


12 posted on 05/25/2013 7:43:11 PM PDT by Ken522
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That’ll certainly be the wrong way to do it, because that’ll end up defining how badly he’s doing.
13 posted on 05/25/2013 7:44:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He’s declaring victory and pulling out. The entire Islamic world will consider us as defeated.


14 posted on 05/25/2013 8:05:27 PM PDT by djpg
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To: Olog-hai

“His speech Thursday was designed to move America’s 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.


15 posted on 05/25/2013 8:09:40 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama has awfully big ears for an ostrich.


16 posted on 05/25/2013 8:11:05 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Since jihadists aren't going to stop carrying out bombings and assasinations and so on just because Obama declares an end to war, what Obama is really saying is that he has decided that a certain level of American casualties are acceptable. That's apparently what he decided in the case of Benghazi, too, that an ambassador and 30 US government employees are expendable and not worth fighting over. MPSomeone needs to ask him what his tolerable casualty number is... we know it is over 14 lives per incident because he still thinks the FT Hood massacre was just a workplace incident and he hasn't figured out what the boston bombings were.
17 posted on 05/25/2013 8:33:44 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror...next he'll be claiming that he's cured cancer - oh, we'll still be fighting prostate cancer, and breast cancer, and colon cancer, but the war on Cancer is won......
18 posted on 05/25/2013 8:48:53 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Olog-hai

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.

Never forget.


19 posted on 05/25/2013 9:22:13 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Olog-hai

[[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


20 posted on 05/25/2013 10:06:53 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

Just wait until Obama solves the education problem by arbitrarily raising - via Executive Order- every child’s grade to an A+ !


21 posted on 05/25/2013 10:18:07 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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That was my first thought too....and also we should then get rid of DHS....double win


22 posted on 05/25/2013 10:48:42 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Olog-hai

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.


23 posted on 05/26/2013 3:37:53 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Olog-hai

IOW, we are at about the same level of threat as we were directly prior to 9/11.....


24 posted on 05/26/2013 6:02:35 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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