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Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to US
AP ^ | June 29 2014 | AP

Posted on 06/29/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by PoloSec

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sees a rising threat that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq will be able to enter the United States on European passports.

Obama says these militants pose a danger because they won't need a U.S. passport to make such a visit.

He tells ABC's "This Week" that the U.S. must improve surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering to neutralize the risk, and U.S. Special Forces are going to have a role.

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This story has a peculiar odor, can't quite place the smell...maybe it's just me and my suspicious mind♫
1 posted on 06/29/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Obviously, border security is a big Barry priority.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 12:42:29 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: PoloSec

The southern border is wide open in case the bamster hasn’t noticed.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 12:43:17 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( 165 grain nosler partition)
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To: PoloSec

Passports? They can just come through our porous borders he refuses to protect.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 12:43:23 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: PoloSec

Kewl, special forces will now be manning our airports,
searching for radical extremists....wait, that might be
me!!!


5 posted on 06/29/2014 12:43:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PoloSec

Bambi is fine with “militants” entering and taking over. But I wonder if maybe some of the military have spoken to whoever handles him (when he’s not on the golf course) and told that person that Obama has got to start at least pretending to take this seriously.

Also, maybe Baby Barry realized that the “militants” don’t like him, either, despite his best efforts, and they’d really rather take out the WH occupied than unoccupied.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 12:44:53 PM PDT by livius
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To: PoloSec

Oh, please take away more of my civil rights, I’m so frightened! And be sure to send more diapers down to the Border Patrol, no jihadist would ever think of coming in through America’s non-existent Southern Border.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: livius

Yeah, but who has a better chance of bringing this country down? The lyin’king or (the meaning of) is-is


8 posted on 06/29/2014 12:46:58 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: PoloSec

“battle-hardened militants”

Since it’s always been hard to tell which side Zero’s on,
is he talking about his muzzie buddies or American vets? Of course his buddies won’t need passports.
They just walk into Arizona until they meet a government lawyer, a hot & a cot, then a govt. ride to their target.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 12:48:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PoloSec

This dumb ass has an open border policy along our southern border and he is worried terrorist may use European passports to get into America???
Hey idiot they can just walk in with the tens of thousands of others you invited...............


10 posted on 06/29/2014 12:48:26 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: PoloSec

Of course we must realize that “The Great ObamaNation” is really speaking about our own veterans. Hence the “War On Veterans” that he has been waging since he took office.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 12:48:30 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: PoloSec

It’s his doing.
Guess what, they aren’t going to do much damage in red states.
Probably next to none.
Blue cities and states are another story.
DC is their grand prize.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 12:49:40 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: PoloSec
He is preparing executive orders for bypassing the laws regarding governmental invasion and privacy, and citizen snatch-and-detain orders. The latter is to neutralize his hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition purchased by the various federal departments and offices.

This man and his henchmen are pure evil.
13 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:06 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: livius

That would identify the smell, I just can’t see why he would do anything that might protect America, unless as you said someone is forcing the issue.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:14 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

This may just be a ploy to keep out white European immigrants, more than he’s already doing.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: PoloSec

That’s okay, Pajama Boy. Putin will take up the slack for your cowardice, as he’s doing today in Iraq. They will be so grateful for his help that he’ll wind up with a lot of their oil, but you don’t care because you don’t want us to use oil anyway.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: PoloSec

This must be why Barry and his ‘RATS are trying so hard to disarm the American people. They don’t want any of these “battle-hardened militants” getting seriously hurt or anything while visiting America. We’re going to be their “hosts” and we need to look out for their safety.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: PoloSec

The Boston terrrorists ALSO did not need passports.

The DH”S” and DO”J” ALSO knew they were coming.

The difference?

Obama and McCain and the Treasous EXEMPT have
armed THESE terrorists with MANPADs, SAMs, Sarin,
and given them maps and a list of soft targets.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 12:51:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PoloSec

This will be Odumbo’s excuse to order martial law. And you know what that means, he will use that to order that all privately owned weapons be confiscated! Here it comes.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 12:51:38 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: tumblindice

Maybe one of these days Obama will realize that those
battle hardened jihadis are a threat to HIM too.

Of course there are a lot of battle hardened folks
out there, not just jihadis.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 12:51:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dainbramaged

“The southern border is wide open in case the bamster hasn’t noticed”

I’m sure Barry hasn’t read the newspaper in a couple of days and is totally unaware of the situation. /s

Besides...didn’t he just release some jihadists from Gitmo. Now he’s worried? Is he stupid or...just stupid?


21 posted on 06/29/2014 12:52:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: PoloSec

The biggest threat to America is Obama.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: PoloSec
"President Barack Obama sees a rising threat that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq will be able to enter the United States on European passports."

Horse$ht!
All we have do is say NO!
You're not going to be let in to the United States.

23 posted on 06/29/2014 12:52:30 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: dainbramaged

“The southern border is wide open in case the bamster hasn’t noticed.”

Beat me to it.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 12:53:26 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: PoloSec

No, Mr. President. YOU pose a threat to the US


25 posted on 06/29/2014 12:53:39 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: tet68

” President Barack Obama sees a rising threat that battle-hardened militants”

Oh? Like the 5 he let out of Gitmo?


26 posted on 06/29/2014 12:54:18 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: dainbramaged

And the southern border just happens to be shared with one of the most corrupt countries on earth.

Where officials down there can be bribe with beer, some cash or prostitutes.

As the conga-line of millions pour in unabated from God knows where...through 10 years of war yet.

How a tractor trailer parked at a Walmart parking lot in Dallas, Houston, Denver or San Diego, has not gone off contaminating an entire city or worse, is a pure luck so far.

So unsecured, so blatant, it seems this is what they are actually hoping will happen.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 12:55:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

No, not those kind.
More like the members of the Granny Militia.


28 posted on 06/29/2014 12:56:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PoloSec
Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to US

Not as big a threat as the traitorous scumbag Obama.

29 posted on 06/29/2014 12:56:57 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: PoloSec

That would identify the smell —

But if it has some organics, or nitrogen, you have just exhibited knowledge of explosive device construction!

Sorry, I’ll see you on the inside.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 12:58:34 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: StormEye

“will be able to enter the United States on European passports.”

he’s giving permission?

Stop the insanity NOW


31 posted on 06/29/2014 12:58:43 PM PDT by Selene
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To: PoloSec
the U.S. must improve surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering to neutralize the risk

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we have it that Obama is collecting information on Americans.

To probably "reduce the risk."

32 posted on 06/29/2014 1:01:50 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: tet68

The savage maniacs that go, “Habba dabba, habba dabba! Dabba, dabba—Allahu ackbar!” will be coming for his light-in-the-loafer buddies, that’s for sure, along with the militant bull dykes and all of the other screwballs the Democrats call their own.
And at that point I’ll be looking out for myself and others like me, my own, like you and others here.

Btw on that subject fyi I got a good deal last week on some former Marine 8X8 side plate carriers—Eagle brand, almost new—from Sportsmans Guide, and I’m fitting them with homemade plates now.
Some us know that while you’re busy starring in the movie of your life, shooting zombies through the head on the run, with over-the-shoulder shots—sometimes the zombies are shooting at you, too.


33 posted on 06/29/2014 1:02:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PoloSec

This story definitely doesn’t pass the smell test.

Since when does Obama even care about terrorists infiltrating the United States, other than to welcome them in the name of `diversity’?

NEWSFLASH: check out the growing liberal interfaith movement known as “Chrislam”. Muzzies in sheeps’ clothing like never before. Guess who’s meeting with them?

C’mon, give ya three guesses!


34 posted on 06/29/2014 1:04:11 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The disarming of American citizens has not proceeded that far yet. The “battle-hardened militants” may still have to fight their way through the street gangs in Chicago whom I understand are rather better armed than the police....


35 posted on 06/29/2014 1:11:25 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: PoloSec

Lots and lots of OTMs (other than Mexicans) are pouring through our swiss cheese southern border.

I predict our sloppy protection of that border will play a big part in the next terrorist attack against our country, coming soon. (In truth, I think we’re hanging on by our fingernails.)


36 posted on 06/29/2014 1:12:46 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: PoloSec

Hey Obama - you dipshit - how about securing the borders and enforcing the CURRENT immigration laws.


37 posted on 06/29/2014 1:12:58 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON.)
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To: PoloSec

NSS!

They have been here .. For years.. You probably met some while you were out eating ice cream..


38 posted on 06/29/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: PoloSec

They can all stay at the Pelosi house when they get here.


39 posted on 06/29/2014 1:18:15 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: txrefugee

The greatest boon to firearms sales is Obama.

Strange, huh?

Not really.

Ever see a picture of him holdin’ a piece looks Chickie schumer?

An M14 would knock him on his arse.. Moochelle has a better likelihood of hittin any target.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 1:20:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: tumblindice

Our dumbass-in-chief certainly is NOWHERE near battle-hardened, is he. The only battle he’s fought is cutting in the lineup at the ice cream counter.


41 posted on 06/29/2014 1:20:03 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON.)
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To: mrsmel
"...our porous borders...".

I don't think you can compare what is happening on your southern border to the northern border.

For example, Mexican armed forces regularly (as recently as last week) cross the border and fire on law enforcement. Canadian armed forces have not crossed the border in anger in 200 years. See the difference??

42 posted on 06/29/2014 1:25:50 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: fivecatsandadog

Osama bin Laden is dead and these battled hardened militants are supposed to be on the run. That is what the president of the United States told everybody when he was running for re election. So how can it be both?


43 posted on 06/29/2014 1:26:39 PM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: PoloSec
OMG You just can't make this stuff up!
44 posted on 06/29/2014 1:29:12 PM PDT by Desron13
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To: PoloSec

Here we go again. Prior to the Gulf War liberal wussies were wetting their panties about our inexperienced armed forces meeting the “battle hardened” Iraqi army.

Now the Bed-Wetter-In-Chief is trotting out the same line. Maybe he thinks the boogie man is going to get him in spite of the layers of security protecting his worthless butt.

And, of course, The Usurper has never worried about the security of our country and citizens!


45 posted on 06/29/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: PoloSec

Are these the same battle-hardened militants that the Obama Administration armed in Syria?


46 posted on 06/29/2014 1:52:05 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: PoloSec

Heaven knows tightening up our immigration policy isn’t a reasonable option.


47 posted on 06/29/2014 1:54:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: upchuck
"Lots and lots of OTMs (other than Mexicans) are pouring through our swiss cheese southern border."

Yep...how long before the Mexicans start protecting their gravy train and taking the others out, after all they were here first.

48 posted on 06/29/2014 2:15:24 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

Obama himself is more of a threat than THEY ARE....


49 posted on 06/29/2014 2:17:38 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: PoloSec

Barry poses the biggest threat.


50 posted on 06/29/2014 2:46:05 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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