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Obama's FBI Director James Comey: 'I Just Didn't Appreciate' Terrorism Was Still Such a Threat
Breitbart ^ | 5/19/14 | Thomas Rose

Posted on 05/19/2014 8:12:39 PM PDT by Nachum

Recently installed FBI Director James Comey tells The New York Times that his plans to refocus the bureau’s attention back toward prosecuting criminals and away from terrorism were made before he realized just how serious the terrorist threat facing the US really is.

It was only after seeing the top-secret intelligence that was unavailable to him while he was publicly opposing things like the NSA’s surveillance program that, Comey says, he realized the tide of war is not "receding" as fast as President Obama has repeatedly claimed, if it is even receding at all.

Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much alive and growing in new and more dangerous places around the world. “I just didn’t have anywhere near the appreciation I got after I came into this job,” he tells the Times, “just how virulent those affiliates had become. There are both many more than I appreciated, and they are much stronger than I appreciated."

Therefore, says Comey, the FBI’s traditional emphasis on criminal prosecutions will continue to take a back seat as the agency intensifies its focus on counter-terrorism.

There was no indication in the front-page piece by Michael S. Schmidt as to whether or not President Obama, who nominated Comey after delivering a high-profile speech in which he said the country needs to “move off” its wartime footing, had undergone a similar change in his assessment of the terror threat, or even was availing himself of the same intelligence reports.

Nor was there any discussion in the nearly 3000-word article about how Comey’s public statements about his beliefs now break from the President’s repeated assurances that America is more secure and terrorism less a threat than it was before he took office. Comey contradicts the President directly when he says that America’s enemies are more emboldened in their

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America didn't appreciate how dangerous you and your pals are.
1 posted on 05/19/2014 8:12:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/19/2014 8:12:57 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Build the fence and man it.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 8:13:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Sweet Jesus, what an idiot...


4 posted on 05/19/2014 8:13:48 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Nachum

What are these people doing...sleeping? Unbelievable.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 8:14:06 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Nachum

FBI Director James Comey = LibTard.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 8:14:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Okay, who’s got the face palm pics - Bring em out.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 8:16:22 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Kackikat

Without exception, each time someone from this Administration steps down, they are replaced by someone who is even less competent.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: AFreeBird
Comeys in the same class...as Ricky Holder..and




9 posted on 05/19/2014 8:19:10 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum
Obama's FBI Director James Comey: 'I Just Didn't Appreciate' Terrorism Was Still Such a Threat

Sounds like this guy probably comes with his own clown suit, another excellent choice OBummer.

10 posted on 05/19/2014 8:19:23 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Nachum

That’s because he really believed (or still believes) that Americans, especially Veterans, are the real terrorists.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 8:23:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: AFreeBird
 photo Facepalm.gif
12 posted on 05/19/2014 8:24:14 PM PDT by Clay Moore (I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented)
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To: Nachum

So does this mean the FBI will be profiling Muslims?

Didn’t think so.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 8:27:28 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Nachum

How to take down a country? Put lackeys in power whose only role is to do what they are told.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 8:30:18 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Nachum
It was only after seeing the top-secret intelligence that was unavailable to him while he was publicly opposing things like the NSA’s surveillance program that, Comey says, he realized the tide of war is not "receding" as fast as President Obama has repeatedly claimed, if it is even receding at all.

So you understand the nature of the beast now? Obama and Al-Qaeda?

15 posted on 05/19/2014 8:30:29 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
"So you understand the nature of the beast now? Obama and Al-Qaeda? "

Never neglect H! a a muzzie lover.

16 posted on 05/19/2014 8:39:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

I just don’t see how we can avoid another 911+ with these idiots in charge.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 8:48:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

” - - - Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much alive and growing in new and more dangerous places around the world. - - - “

Obama is going to have to create another smokescreen distraction to keep FOX News off this quote!


18 posted on 05/19/2014 8:51:18 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum

Feinstein said this also, somebody should let the boy in charge know


19 posted on 05/19/2014 9:06:21 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Nachum

Someone send this guy a link to freerepublic.
How naive can you be. We think they are all conspiring but this guy he... is just dumb!


20 posted on 05/19/2014 9:07:13 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Nachum

I think he’ll mouth just enough remonstrance and terror vigilance as is required to maintain The Regime’s robust technical abilities against bloggers and arrowhead collectors.

He’s spouting off like he’s going to be freshly vigilant against people YOU AND I envision as bearded, turbaned and driving around scouting for targets while listening to weird Middle-Eastern music:

That’s ridiculous.

Those are the ALLIES of The Regime. Obama and his pro-engagement crew see them as POLITICAL ALLIES in a new Campaign of Fairness.

The people he’s really aiming for are the people HERE, and ranchers, and figures like Drudge and Rush, and like Sarah and Dr. Carson.

That only SOUNDS impossible.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 9:15:48 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Really!

He need a top secret briefing to know how virulent, islamic muslim terrorists are.

How is it he had no idea, any freeper could have told him that.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 9:23:16 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Nachum
"Recently installed FBI Director James Comey tells The New York Times that his plans to refocus the bureau’s attention back toward prosecuting criminals and away from terrorism were made before he realized just how serious the terrorist threat facing the US really is. "


23 posted on 05/19/2014 9:45:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Nachum

“Therefore, says Comey, the FBI’s traditional emphasis on criminal prosecutions will continue to take a back seat as the agency intensifies its focus on counter-terrorism. “

That’s wonderful news for organized crime syndicates.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 9:47:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Nachum

“Therefore, says Comey, the FBI’s traditional emphasis on criminal prosecutions will continue to take a back seat as the agency intensifies its focus on counter-terrorism. “

So... isn’t that the job of DHS ?


25 posted on 05/19/2014 9:48:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Nachum
Someone ought to point this guy toward the Muslim Brotherhood operating out of the White House. He'll have a whole new appreciation of the threat of terrorism.
26 posted on 05/19/2014 9:53:34 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Nachum
Does this mean that General Motors is dead?

-PJ

27 posted on 05/19/2014 10:06:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I just don’t see how we can avoid another 911+ with these idiots in charge.

It's all wired. If Obama's successor happens to be a Republican, it's going to collapse on him like Dorothy's house.

28 posted on 05/19/2014 10:18:37 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Shadowstrike

this.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 10:26:24 PM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: Nachum

I don’t know if I should be happy that wow, maybe he finally gets it - the world is a dangerous place... Or maybe sad that he is such an idiot. I mean, I don’t need classified briefings to realize that terrorism is a real and growing threat. Finally, either way I am concerned about just who he may consider a terrorist threat. There have been a lot of disturbing indications from the bammy administration that they consider certain political groups in the US far more dangerous than any outside terrorists.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 10:38:37 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Nachum

Therefore, says Comey, the FBI’s traditional emphasis on criminal prosecutions will continue to take a back seat as the agency intensifies its focus on counter-terrorism. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

What an idiot. Comey is obviously another Obama campaign shill.Which is why the FBI is doing nothing about investigating crime at the IRS and is investigating conservative complainants instead, and also why there is no effective investigation of the Benghazi murders, only a cover up investigation, and no investigation of the homicides of veterans at the VA in Phoenix.

Comey needs to investigate the criminal/terrorist in chief, the current lying , treasonous ‘resident of the White Hut
himself.


31 posted on 05/20/2014 2:32:07 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Nachum
Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much alive and growing...

I thought the Rodeo Clown had that problem fixed. Guess he lied to us just to get elected again.

32 posted on 05/20/2014 2:45:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Nachum

He was Deputy Director and he didn’t have access to classified material?

Really?


33 posted on 05/20/2014 3:44:16 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Nachum

This is what you can expect from people who get their information from the Obama Media who think printing Obama’s press releases is hard hitting investigative journalism.

According to administration propaganda there is no such thing as muslim terrorism and the real war is here in the USA against dangerous Cattle Ranchers, Bitter Clingers and Constitutionalists.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 5:04:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: Hoodat

Life has taken on a ‘waiting for the hammer to drop’ premonition for most normal people. Intelligent people like you (Freepers) and I know that this kind of incompetence is going to backfire eventually...big time, and not just in something like ‘Fast and Furious’ or ‘Benghazi’.

I guess the Republicans in power really don’t have enough power or support to actually do anything yet. AND with those electronic voting machines we are ripe for hacking and more problems during the election.

Remember ACORN in the 2008 election, well it is my understanding groups of them were sent into countries like Honduras, who were not on board with the Democrat/left agenda. So as we watch leftist leaders win elections around the world, and with the UN supposedly monitoring (anti Americans) those elections....this is not going to be easy to overcome. Not saying it cannot be done, but the incompetence seems to be intentional.


35 posted on 05/20/2014 6:16:01 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat

Yes...watching the “Fall of America” is not what I had planned for my senior years...it is distressing...I did not used to believe the “one worlders”...now I do...altho having worked in Corporate America...I am not convinced they can pull it off...However I do believe there could be a massive “breakup”


36 posted on 05/20/2014 7:03:16 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Paladin2

The only so-called ‘terrorists’ Obama’s concerned with are his political enemies. Republicans.

When Homeland Paranoid Insecurity puts out PSA’s on ‘terrorists’ they’re white middle aged men who look Republican. If that’s what the FBI is REALLY talking about they they’re with Obama...

Notice - this story appeared in the New York Times... a paper that works for democrats.


37 posted on 05/20/2014 8:32:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: goodnesswins

Well keep your passport current, some cash on hand, and a place in mind for temporary relief from communism...


38 posted on 05/20/2014 12:00:25 PM PDT by Kackikat
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>> Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much alive and growing in new and more dangerous places around the world

al-Qaeda is on the run... around the World expanding its reach.


39 posted on 05/20/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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