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Obama wakes up [to international terrorism?]; White House alarmed
New York Post ^ | 05-11-10 | Ralph Peters

Posted on 05/11/2010 12:44:28 PM PDT by thouworm

Something big is happening. Big enough to alarm the White House. So big that the administration did an abrupt about-face regarding terrorism.

Terrorism's serious now -- driving major policy reversals. The administration just won't tell us why.

(snip)

But the administration's biggest policy reversal to date came from Holder, the longtime advocate of terrorist "rights," who offered one of the most belated acknowledgments in history when he told a TV network, "We're now dealing with international terrorism."

(snip)

And there wasn't a single mention of "man-caused disasters" this time around. Every administration point person talked "terrorism." Next thing you know, somebody in the White House will use the term "Islamist terrorist."

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Some revelation about the terrorist threat has shocked the president. It's about time.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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1 posted on 05/11/2010 12:44:29 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

That’s cuz they’re looking for the rallying power of a “war on terror” to float their poll numbers.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 12:47:47 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: thouworm

Hamas has his real birth certificate?


3 posted on 05/11/2010 12:48:28 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: thouworm

It’s all about appearing tough prior to a potentially disastrous mid-term election. The “crisis” is: some pollster finally woke up.


4 posted on 05/11/2010 12:48:29 PM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: thouworm

Do you think he actually went to his first meeting with National Security last week? hmmm.


5 posted on 05/11/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: thouworm

“We’re now dealing with international terrorism.”

Welcome to da party pal!


6 posted on 05/11/2010 12:50:44 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (VIVA LOS 1070)
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To: thouworm
Some revelation about the terrorist threat has shocked the president.

It all depends on how you define the word "terrorist":


7 posted on 05/11/2010 12:51:09 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Pessimist

Yes, and November is approaching very, very quickly!!
You will see these idiots acting more and more conservative as General Election Day.


8 posted on 05/11/2010 12:51:42 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: thouworm
Our Dear Leader Islamist is concerned that Islam threatens the US?

Quite surprising.

9 posted on 05/11/2010 12:52:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: thouworm
I believe pne of the terrorist spokesmen released a YouTube video stating their suicide bombers were in place across America. As much as the inept dolts are, they certainly don't want to be seen as doing nothing...

... while they're doing nothing.

10 posted on 05/11/2010 12:52:15 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Mr. Wright

Yes, and at the same time they’re trying not to lose their commie base which is why lesbian Kagan was just nominated.


11 posted on 05/11/2010 12:53:04 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: thouworm
There was recent news that indicated the terrorists were going to use suicide bombers against targets in American cities.

One or two of those would seriously make people wake up. Never happened under Bush. Heeeeeyyyyy -- what's with this Obama guy??

12 posted on 05/11/2010 12:55:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: thouworm
They probably called in his loans unless he gives them more power. Obama had better grow a spine real quick and figure out who his real friends are. There comes a time for all moonbats to land after the mugging. I sure hope they don’t act foolishly and emotionally. God help us.
13 posted on 05/11/2010 12:56:27 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: thouworm
Terrorism's serious now -- driving major policy reversals. The administration just won't tell us why.

Because the White House has been doing some of its own polling and realized very quickly that another successful terror attack on US soil means that King Barry is a one-term president, guaranteed.

14 posted on 05/11/2010 12:57:36 PM PDT by mojito
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To: thouworm

Oprah was in the vicinity of Times Square. That shook ‘em up.

But seriously, good article. Something’s going on.


15 posted on 05/11/2010 12:58:24 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Make full use of the First, so we aren't forced to exercise the tools of the Second.)
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To: thouworm

They might be using the term “terrorism” now,
but they really mean the Tea Partiers,

and watch out for the phrase

“constitutional democracy”.

It’s been thrown around a lot lately.


16 posted on 05/11/2010 1:00:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: thouworm
Some revelation about the terrorist threat has shocked the president

He found out that they want to kill him along with the rest of us?

17 posted on 05/11/2010 1:00:09 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: thouworm
One can only get by on luck for so long.
18 posted on 05/11/2010 1:00:52 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: thouworm

It’s probably what they found out from Shazzam....


19 posted on 05/11/2010 1:01:34 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Paladin2

No. he is concerned because we are getting on to him and tying him personally to many of these people.


20 posted on 05/11/2010 1:02:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: Yossarian; MestaMachine; MamaDearest
lol; cynical Freepers (/sarc)

Could be this:

Earlier this week it was discovered that Shahzad was posting on terror websites since 2006...but that the Obama Administration took him off the terror watch list anyway. Al Qaeda tears through eight Iraqi cities, leaves more than 100 dead

or this

The government blamed al Qaeda in Iraq for violence in Baghdad, saying the terror group is stepping up its attacks now to exploit political instability.

or this

American-born Shabaab commander releases recruitment tape

or these

The surrogate jihadis in US

21 posted on 05/11/2010 1:04:13 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

Ralph Peters is a good analyst,but I think he misses the obvious. We are now finding names that connect obama to terrorists OVERSEAS. If obama wants the spotlight off of himself, he had best focuss it elsewhere. Good luck with that.


22 posted on 05/11/2010 1:06:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: MestaMachine

Obango knows its way past Bush.....If anything happens, it’s his baby.....


23 posted on 05/11/2010 1:06:54 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MestaMachine

danged sssssses


24 posted on 05/11/2010 1:07:34 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: thouworm
Missed an html break in previous post.

Al Qaeda tears through eight Iraqi cities, leaves more than 100 dead [and over 300 wounded]

25 posted on 05/11/2010 1:07:59 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: MestaMachine

elaborate?


26 posted on 05/11/2010 1:08:56 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: Paladin2

Our Dear Leader Islamist is concerned that Islam threatens the US?

No. Threats from white militias.


27 posted on 05/11/2010 1:15:38 PM PDT by Augustinian monk ("Too many freaks and not enough circus tents")
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To: thouworm
I guess it's just plain silly to hope he isn't using this new found enlightenment for political gain, isn't it? Sort’ve like John McCain waking up to the fact that a certain segment of illegal immigrants are desperate and criminal engaged in desperate acts and crime. I dunno’ but you have to wonder if these men are really that obtuse. I personally don't know which is worse — lacking integrity or being dumber than a box of rocks.
28 posted on 05/11/2010 1:16:28 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Siena Dreaming

Yes, in fact there is an article in the NY Post today in which they point out how Hussein Obama has scored big time with gays and lezzies with this appointment.


29 posted on 05/11/2010 1:17:01 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; thouworm

He spent awhile in pawkeystan. He went with a fella named siddiqi to meet his whole family. He wandered the backroads and country side to meet the “real people.” Right? When Americans were verboten to in that p place.
aafiya siddiqi has just been convicted of attempted murder here in a Manhattan Court. She was scheduled to be sentenced on May 6. Since the attempted bombing, it has been rescheduled for August 16. aafiya siddiqi is related to khalid sheik mohammed by marriage.
obama personally intervened in ksm’s trial at which he was going to plead guilty and brought it to a dead halt after it had already begun.
The Mumbai bombers were Chicago connected. He had dealings with malik hasan.
He was briefed on the Christmas day bomber in Novemeber, but he made it all the way here anyway. shahzad was taken of the terror watch list shortly after obama took office.
AQ in iraq is back at strength. He was negotiating secretly with the taliban. He lifted the ban on tareq ramadan and allowed him back into this country.
He issued a special invitation to the muslim brotherhood to attend his Cairo speech.
He has colluded with abbas against Israel.
And oh, so much more.


30 posted on 05/11/2010 1:27:33 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: theDentist

Exclusive: Tapes show Hakeemullah Mehsud is alive and threatens attacks in the US

Long War Journal

This and two other tapes were released to coincide with and take credit for the NYC bombing attempt.

See also

31 posted on 05/11/2010 1:29:03 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

I wuz elaborating as you were telling me to elaborate. Are you sure we are not related?


32 posted on 05/11/2010 1:29:04 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: Yossarian; Pride in the USA
Here's another one! We have to keep a verrry close eye on every one of them!

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33 posted on 05/11/2010 1:33:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: MestaMachine

ROFLOL; how many times has that happened? lol
Did you ever see those ancient commercials of the Doublemint twins? They talked at the same time and said related things.


34 posted on 05/11/2010 1:34:06 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

I thought Soetero and Holder were on the side of terrorism.


35 posted on 05/11/2010 1:34:31 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

The sarcasm on this thread is withering.

OK

“I thought Soetero and Holder were on the side of terrorism.”

But did you notice how they have to throw their own under the bus on occasion to save the “cause.”


36 posted on 05/11/2010 1:36:58 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: crosshairs

Holder’s #1 work priority is lining up top notch pro bono legal talent for Muslim terrorists.


37 posted on 05/11/2010 1:39:15 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: thouworm

Do you have red hair?


38 posted on 05/11/2010 1:45:48 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: Pessimist

And they’re still kinda hoping for some Christian terrorists.


39 posted on 05/11/2010 1:50:24 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: thouworm

He’s concerned that the Amish yoots are getting restless!


40 posted on 05/11/2010 1:57:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: mojito

The Kenyan will be a one-term president. Some state - we only need one - will pass a proof of natural born citizenship law to run in the state. He will not run. ;-)


41 posted on 05/11/2010 1:58:52 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: MestaMachine; givemELL

just a gene or two on my fathers side; must be fraternal twins then?
~~~~~

Post from a duplicate thread. Thoughts?

It all might be related to the TAPI pipeline.

It all might be related to the TAPI pipeline. The Taliban has been opposed to the project since the eighties when Bush’s father broached it to them. THe pipeline must be started before the end of this year for NATO and the 4 primary country partners to stay involved. Also, a secondary pipeline involving the Pak port of Gadawar is involved with the state of Baluchistan.

To control the Taliban, Obama must expand into Pakistan with NATO all the way to the port. He needs the US terrorist/PAK Taliban connection to lever his way further into Pakistan.

See post for resource links

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2511413/reply?c=6


42 posted on 05/11/2010 2:00:28 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

Apparently there is a great deal of evidence of OTMs crossing from Mexico. Maybe Obama will reverse his open border policy. One success by terrorists using this route could solidfy his position on the wrong side of history.


43 posted on 05/11/2010 2:00:41 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: thouworm

Apparently there is a great deal of evidence of OTMs crossing from Mexico. Maybe Obama will reverse his open border policy. One success by terrorists using this route could solidfy his position on the wrong side of history.


44 posted on 05/11/2010 2:01:24 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought; MamaDearest

Terrorist threat on border with Mexico

Snip: Farmer talked to an Arizona rancher who didn’t want to be identified because he’s afraid of the Mexican cartels who smuggle drugs near his property. He said he found a Muslim prayer rug on his ranch. “This is one more indication that there is a whole lot more than just a few Mexicans coming into the U.S.”.

A recent congressional report on the border threat confirmed members of Hezbollah have crossed the Southwest border. It shows photos of military jackets with Arab insignias found on the border. One depicts a picture of a plane crashing into the twin towers in New York City.

Law enforcement officials believe one of the world’s most wanted terrorists may have traveled into the U.S. in 2004 by coming through the mountains on the Mexico border. Federal agents confirmed Adnan Shurkajumah spent time in Atlanta just prior to Sep. 11th, and left on a bus. He is a Saudi Arabian pilot and bomb expert with a $5 million bounty on his head. In 2004,

Shurkajumah was one of seven Al-Qaida members agents were looking for after they were spotted in Central America and believed headed to the United States through Mexico . Federal agents now say Shurkajumah seems to have disappeared.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/23434381/detail.html


45 posted on 05/11/2010 2:06:03 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: School of Rational Thought; james; LucyT

and thread:

VIDEO: TERRORISTS CROSSING MEXICAN-U.S. BORDER
Dittos Rush! ^ | 5-11-10 | James

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2511248/posts


46 posted on 05/11/2010 2:08:04 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

Nope. We have oil here. Doesn’t fly. HOWEVER, the opium must flow.


47 posted on 05/11/2010 2:10:36 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: thouworm

messed up link.


48 posted on 05/11/2010 2:12:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: thouworm

http://www.spartantailgate.com/forums/msu-red-cedar-message-board/444801-weird-out-desert-today-pictures.html

anyone can get register to see forum.


49 posted on 05/11/2010 2:23:00 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: MestaMachine; thouworm

corrected link for post #42

TAPI pipeline.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2511413/posts?page=6#6


50 posted on 05/11/2010 2:25:07 PM PDT by thouworm
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