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Joint Chiefs chairman says ISIS not a direct threat to US, won't recommend Syria strikes yet
Fox News ^ | 8/25/14

Posted on 08/25/2014 5:43:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that he would not recommend U.S. military airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking to reporters on board a military plane traveling to Afghanistan, said Sunday that he believes the Sunni insurgent group formerly known as ISIS is more of a regional threat and is not currently plotting or planning attacks against the U.S. or Europe.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: election2012; iraq; islam; islamicstate; jayvee; leadingfrombehind; obama; obamacult; ostriches; september10; terrorists
Keystone Kops.

Hagel says they are a threat.

Dempsey says no.

Reports of cells in America, coming over the Mexican border.

Meanwhile, the man child golfs.

1 posted on 08/25/2014 5:43:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree with McInnerney (sp?) on FNC this morning.....Dempsey and probably got calls from the WH to change their “opinion”.


2 posted on 08/25/2014 5:46:00 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (<------- has now left CA for NV, where guns and God have not been outlawed! Molon Labe)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So how many US cities must be bombed, how many
Americans must be beheaded before they take it seriously?


3 posted on 08/25/2014 5:46:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: CAluvdubya

Meant Dempsey and Hagel.


4 posted on 08/25/2014 5:46:46 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (<------- has now left CA for NV, where guns and God have not been outlawed! Molon Labe)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dempsey is a useless, political hack. One of the “Perfumed Princes” of the Five-sided Puzzle Palace.


5 posted on 08/25/2014 5:47:41 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He got a phone call from Valerie.


6 posted on 08/25/2014 5:50:00 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: SoFloFreeper

7 posted on 08/25/2014 5:51:04 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Oh, big time. I am wondering when Chuck the Clown Hagel who served in Vietnam will be told to renege his assertions.


8 posted on 08/25/2014 5:51:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

.... as opposed to bombing the sh#t out of Libya which was certainly a direct threat to the US

sarc


9 posted on 08/25/2014 5:52:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who APPOINTS these jerks??

...............oh, wait.............


10 posted on 08/25/2014 5:55:54 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: SoFloFreeper

ROTFLMAO!!! Looks like god old pliable Gen. Martin got tooken to de Ministry of Love, was shown the inside of Room 101, and got reeducated.


11 posted on 08/25/2014 5:56:06 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bombing Syria would be a mistake. Let them fight it out themsevles.


12 posted on 08/25/2014 5:57:26 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: SoFloFreeper

America’s top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an “apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision” in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/22/army-gen-dempsey-asserts-islamic-militants-have-apocalyptic-end-days-strategic/

Huh?


13 posted on 08/25/2014 5:58:24 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: CAluvdubya

General Short didn’t see a threat either.


14 posted on 08/25/2014 5:59:58 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama’s thugs making the military “lead from behind.” The Founders never thought that Americans would elect an anti-military president, or they wouldn’t have insisted on civilian leadership of the military.

The new NRA ad that was on Fox & Friends this morning is a powerful pro-military voice. Don’t miss it.


15 posted on 08/25/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Diogenesis

Thank you, D.

soeotoro is an enemy islamist.


16 posted on 08/25/2014 6:06:02 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SoFloFreeper

I hope that in the event there is some kind of terrorist attack perpetrated by these fanatics here, he will at least have honor to resign his position and to apologize to the survivors, families of the dead and the nation for his wilful blindness. Somehow, though, I doubt it. This guy is as political as they come, and he was picked by the Resident-in-Chief for a reason.


17 posted on 08/25/2014 6:12:03 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: SoFloFreeper

BLUF

Dempsey is the product of the traditional military process. He has been a part of that process since he was 18 and the process has richly rewarded him. The traditional military process includes both military and political elements.

So, until ISIS and other Islamic para-military groups gets tanks, artillery, fighter and bomber aircraft they are “no threat to America”. Guess September 11, 2001 never happened. After all those Islamic terrorists didn’t have tanks, artillery, fighter and bomber aircraft; but they directly attacked the US and killed how many? They accomplished something that no one has done in almost a century - killing Americans on American soil. (Pancho Villa only killed 18 people in his “raid” into New Mexico in 1916.)

The costs to the republic to turn around this kind of military blindness will be extreme and will be spread out over several decades.

BTW - A decade ago the military wrote, staffed and coordinated Joint Operational Environment (JOE) study (U) stated that terrorism will be the predominate threat to the US until at least 2025. Guess Dempsey and others were too busy to read and understand what his contemporaries were saying.


18 posted on 08/25/2014 6:12:19 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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19 posted on 08/25/2014 6:13:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Option 1 would be destroying ISIS there before they strengthen enough in this country to conduct terror operations.

So the administration is opting for Option 2: Do nothing but claim neutrality... hoping and praying that they’re out of office before schools, malls, hospital, etc are raided and American children are beheaded on video.


20 posted on 08/25/2014 6:13:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Far too many Americans think they’re still riding the Hope-n-Change Holiday From History Happytime Train.

Memo to them: That train derailed long ago.


21 posted on 08/25/2014 6:15:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Nip
BTW - A decade ago the military wrote, staffed and coordinated Joint Operational Environment (JOE) study (U) stated that terrorism will be the predominate threat to the US until at least 2025. Guess Dempsey and others were too busy to read and understand what his contemporaries were saying.

Meanwhile, this administration abruptly disestablishes Joint Forces Command (2010) and places joint training and doctrine directly under the Joint Staff. Gosh, what could go wrong?

22 posted on 08/25/2014 6:17:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: reg45
General Short didn’t see a threat either.

I wonder if the term, "short sidedness" derived from Gen. Short and Pearl Harbor?

To me, the difference is Short didn't want to see it but Obama is actually on the side of the enemy!

23 posted on 08/25/2014 6:24:24 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (<------- has now left CA for NV, where guns and God have not been outlawed! Molon Labe)
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To: Nip
BTW - A decade ago the military wrote, staffed and coordinated Joint Operational Environment (JOE) study (U) stated that terrorism will be the predominate threat to the US until at least 2025. Guess Dempsey and others were too busy to read and understand what his contemporaries were saying.

Since Billy Jeff Buttafuco's terms, the left has been using that against American Citizens that believe in the Constitution and sleeping at the wheel while the Middle East burns.

24 posted on 08/25/2014 6:39:41 AM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: CAluvdubya

“I agree with McInnerney (sp?) on FNC this morning.....Dempsey and probably got calls from the WH to change their “opinion”.”

BINGO!

Wonder what Obama has on him.

Just a few days ago:

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman: ‘Open Borders’ Make ISIL an ‘Immediate Threat’

“General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon briefing Thursday that “because of open borders and immigration issues,” the Islamic State of Iraq is an “immediate threat.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3196107/posts


25 posted on 08/25/2014 6:59:02 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: McGruff

He saw a threat before he didn’t see a threat.

He’s been taking flip-flop lessons from John Kerry.


26 posted on 08/25/2014 7:00:40 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Former CIA chief: Matter of time before ISIS tries to attack West

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/24/world/meast/isis-attack-west/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

“An ISIS attack against the West is a question of timing — “not of inevitably, not of intent,” according to the former head of the CIA, retired Gen. Michael Hayden

Speaking to CNN’s Jim Sciutto on “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Hayden said he expects ISIS to attempt an attack on targets in the United States or Europe.

“ISIS is a very powerful local organization, and probably a reasonably powerful regional terrorist organization,” Hayden said. “But it’s one that has global ambitions — and it has the tools.”


27 posted on 08/25/2014 7:07:26 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dempsey and Hagel both said YES on Friday and I though both were uncharacteristically alarmed. Even to the point that I said something smelled fishy since their viewpoint was at odds with the way the administration has behaved in the past about terrorists.

Today’s position by Dempsey is a complete about face. The man child was golfing and Dempsey / Hagel made an uncontrolled statement. Now, obongo and the lizard queen are back and they have given new strict orders... “there is no threat. Got that boys? There is no threat.”

Remember, obungo saved us all from terrorism, there is no threat.

I knew something was amiss last week with the candor exhibited by D and H... now the administration is back in control. To be a fly on the wall.


28 posted on 08/25/2014 7:07:38 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

BINGO!!


29 posted on 08/25/2014 7:08:26 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Ancesthntr

Honor, obungo and this administration are mutually exclusive.

Do not dishonor honor bu putting it in the same sentence with obungo and the white mosque on pennsylvania gang.

You should cast your hopes much lower than to expect honor from this bunch of cretin traitors.


30 posted on 08/25/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm so confused!


31 posted on 08/25/2014 7:28:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SoFloFreeper

This Administrtion, even iwith a group as blood thirsty and craven as ISIS, will not risk their damnable political narrative, in response.

Other Generls have warned us. Dempsey should tell the truth, or reign in protest and then say why.


32 posted on 08/25/2014 7:52:10 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Semper Fidelis - Molon Labe - Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Diogenesis

Dempsey waiting for another 9/11 smoking gun. Remove Dempsey, remove Obama. Special election.


33 posted on 08/25/2014 8:18:22 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (I Won't Go Underground http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wema3CNqzvg)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How libertarian of him. Is guaranteeing our safety?


34 posted on 08/25/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Innovative

As long as the democrats control the white house there will be no attacks from ISIS. They’ll all be workplace violence.


35 posted on 08/25/2014 8:40:50 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: CAluvdubya
I don't think it is a change of opinion, but a change in wording which moves the bar.... Typical Obama/Jarret.

Now air strikes can only occur in Syria if ISIS is a direct threat to the US. In IRAQ, strikes are justified as National Security Interest.

Here is my theory. Obama does not want to defeat ISIS because then he has to deal with the "IRAQ Question" - how to unite Iraq. However, Iraq is lost: Kurds are as strong as ever with Turkish support; Sunni will unite against ISIS but aa SUNNI solidarity movement, SHIAs will be left with a smaller Iraq with Baghdad as the capital. OBAMA does not want to be known as the guy who lost Iraq so a long war is in his interest.

36 posted on 08/25/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Someone please tell team Obama that the very reason for ISIS existence is to make the EVERYONE Islamic (or else be killed) and that INCLUDES Americans.


37 posted on 08/25/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: nikos1121

Or give Assad a bigger hammer (free of charge) to hit ISIS.


38 posted on 08/25/2014 3:12:34 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: CAluvdubya
I am sure Germany, prohibited from producing military equipment, harnessed with massive reparations, looked like a de-clawed kitten to most “analysts” of that time too.
39 posted on 08/25/2014 3:14:39 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dempsey is a little crap weasel well suited to be the duffer in chief’s primary military advisor.


40 posted on 08/25/2014 3:16:02 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Dempsey has been a coward ever since he got the job from Obama and his traitorous advisors.

He is no longer allowed to call himself a “Marine”. He’s a foo, gutless and a disgrace to the service. My Marine friends were and are still fighters, despite their age.


41 posted on 08/25/2014 6:03:21 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Dempsey isn't and wasn't a Marine. He's an Army General, but otherwise, everything you said is spot on.
42 posted on 08/25/2014 8:27:36 PM PDT by PVT4evr ((Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008, 2009-2010 3rd Infantry, 2010 2nd Infantry))
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