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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Funny, I would have said the GOP is still acting like they need to keep the drumbeat up to defeat President Obama in an upcoming election. But then again the CONs have been in 'defeat the libs' mode for years now....
    Gee, and here I thought it was Democrats still running against GWB five years later.
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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    How many trillions of dollars have we spent? How many thousands of American lives have we lost? How many civilians have we wrongly killed? How many freedoms have we ceded to the government? How many nations sovereignty have we violated?

    The answer to the questions above are all: Too many.

    We are NO safer then we were the day after 9/11 and we will never be until we stop fueling the fire that is international terrorism.
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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than a decade ago. No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than a decade ago. I'm not surprised by this at all.
    I'm not surprised the head of Intelligence says this at all. He doesn't get extra butter for his biscuits by saying all is quiet on the Western Front. Nor does he want to be stared at if and when the next attack happens. But let's look at the wording, passive at best... instead of 'is as dangerous threat' it is- 'no less a threat' than a decade ago (which after al-Queera was kicked in the nads in Afghanistan.)

    Our 'intel' services have a very bad track record- from the over hype of each new Soviet threat to completely missed intel like the fall of the Berlin wall.

    But bless they leedle hearts they do keep trying with a very serious face.

    Biggest problem with our intel services is the need to CONtort the terrorists into our mindset. Just like the vision of a jungle Pentagon hung like Eldorado in front of MACV in SE Asia so too al-Queera has a corporate hierarchy. There are no real franchises as 'corporate' can do little more than send out the occasional video.

    But we will call a few smucks waving AKs and blocks of semtex an al-Queera franchise if they holler 'Allah Akbar!'

    So no wonder the separate nationalist groups embrace the title to gain status! I see it like the 60's 'Marxists' tag any revolutionary group got if they fought against the third world dictator we backed. They really didn't take orders from the Soviets and didn't embrace Soviet interests if the revolution succeeded- unless a healthy bribe was included (a lot like our dictators)

    But the statement about what al-Queera was a decade ago means compared to 2003....

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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I'm not surprised the head of Intelligence says this at all. He doesn't get extra butter for his biscuits by saying all is quiet on the Western Front. Nor does he want to be stared at if and when the next attack happens. But let's look at the wording, passive at best... instead of 'is as dangerous threat' it is- 'no less a threat' than a decade ago (which after al-Queera was kicked in the nads in Afghanistan.)

    Our 'intel' services have a very bad track record- from the over hype of each new Soviet threat to completely missed intel like the fall of the Berlin wall.

    But bless they leedle hearts they do keep trying with a very serious face.

    Biggest problem with our intel services is the need to CONtort the terrorists into our mindset. Just like the vision of a jungle Pentagon hung like Eldorado in front of MACV in SE Asia so too al-Queera has a corporate hierarchy. There are no real franchises as 'corporate' can do little more than send out the occasional video.

    But we will call a few smucks waving AKs and blocks of semtex an al-Queera franchise if they holler 'Allah Akbar!'

    So no wonder the separate nationalist groups embrace the title to gain status! I see it like the 60's 'Marxists' tag any revolutionary group got if they fought against the third world dictator we backed. They really didn't take orders from the Soviets and didn't embrace Soviet interests if the revolution succeeded- unless a healthy bribe was included (a lot like our dictators)

    But the statement about what al-Queera was a decade ago means compared to 2003....
    Bam! Great sentence.

    "Just like the vision of a jungle Pentagon hung like Eldorado in front of MACV in SE Asia so too al-Queera has a corporate hierarchy."










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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

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    No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than a decade ago

    No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than a decade ago | Fox News


    I'm not surprised by this at all.
    Nor should anyone be who is not blinded by politics and/or ideology.

    The US is in bed with Al Qaeda and we use them whenever and wherever it suits our purposes .. like Libya and Syria.

    Hillary Clinton wanted to set up shop in Benghazi ,, home of Al Qaeda.

    Americans are an EASILY manipulated people.
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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    How many trillions of dollars have we spent? How many thousands of American lives have we lost? How many civilians have we wrongly killed? How many freedoms have we ceded to the government? How many nations sovereignty have we violated?

    The answer to the questions above are all: Too many.

    We are NO safer then we were the day after 9/11 and we will never be until we stop fueling the fire that is international terrorism.
    The Military Industrial Complex.

    Eisenhower warned us .. we didn't listen.

    'Safer' was never the goal .. profit was the goal .. and they made a ****load of money in the hoax.

    While Americans run around like chickens in a basket cackling at each other, the MIC and the plutocrats are making untold profits from designed and created 'terrorists' fears.

    So easy.
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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than a decade ago.
    Another way of saying, "Give my agency billions more $'s or else@!111!!!!1111111"
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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Another way of saying, "Give my agency billions more $'s or else@!111!!!!1111111"
    Well I think he was talking to the wrong committee for that.
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