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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

    A little more than a year after President Obama confidently declared on the campaign trail that Al Qaeda was on the run, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified Wednesday that he can't say the threat from the terror network "is any less" than it was a decade ago.

    Further, he said Al Qaeda probably poses an even bigger challenge today -- because its franchises are "much more globally dispersed" and the organization recently has benefited from the massive leak of U.S. intelligence information.

    Clapper made the blunt statements during the annual worldwide threat hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. He described how Al Qaeda has evolved over the years, with several franchises now operating across a dozen countries.

    Compounding those concerns, top intelligence officials made clear, is last year's massive leak by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden of details on American surveillance activities. Clapper said this has caused "profound damage," and terrorists are "going to school" on U.S. surveillance methods.
    I'm not surprised by this at all.
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    Re: No longer on the run? Intel chief Clapper says Al Qaeda no less a threat than ...

    Once you drive that scum out of one place, they relocate in another place.

    Be it Mali, Nigeria, Syria or whatever islamic country is facing instability.

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

    Clapper?

    That pathetic, lying loser. That guy should be fired.

    I wouldn't believe him to tell the time.

    Darrell Issa: James Clapper lied to Congress about NSA and should be fired

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

    Does this mean the election is over? Obama is still campaigning, so it's difficult to tell.

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

    What it makes me think of.


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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 The German View Post
    Once you drive that scum out of one place, they relocate in another place.

    Be it Mali, Nigeria, Syria or whatever islamic country is facing instability.
    True. Kinda like trying to get a firm grip on Jello. But it really isn't any surprise. 100% pull out from Iraq, so they are left with a less than solid central government trying to combat an Al Qaeda resurgence in their country (they've lost control of a number of cities to Al Qaeda already), and from the looks of it, pretty much the same in Afghanistan.

    Wouldn't be surprised if we had to do the entire exercise over again within 10 years.

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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 humbolt View Post
    Does this mean the election is over? Obama is still campaigning, so it's difficult to tell.
    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....

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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....
    I haven't hear any GOPers claiming the bad guys are on the run. I do agree that defeating Obama still seems to be an objective within certain ranks of the GOP, but most are now concentrating on defeating liberals and their policies. They haven't been successful of late. I have noticed that the left also continues to pursue the "defeat the right" drum beat. That's been the norm for over 200 years. I don't expect it to change anytime soon.

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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 DA60 View Post
    Clapper?

    That pathetic, lying loser
    . That guy should be fired.

    I wouldn't believe him to tell the time.
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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
    So, in the great scheme of things, no real threat at all.

    One or two successful attacks on American interests in the past 15 years that collectively have killed fewer Americans than Botulism.



    I know!!!

    What we REALLY need to do is to expand the Global Farce on Terror, further erode American civil liberties, further militarize American law enforcement, pump more money down the bottomless pit of "counterterrorisim", and othewise run around like a dog chasing its tail.

    In the past 15 years 323 American kids have been killed in school shootings and in any given year something like 450 kids are killed through non-school-related gun violence. 88,000 Americans, in total, have been killed as a result of gun violence since 2003.

    How many were killed on 9/11? 3000?

    Gun violence has killed 2833% more Americans than al Qaeda.

    Yet what's the solution to gun violence?

    Nothing, right?

    Can't prevent it.

    A "War on Guns" wouldn't do anything because law abiding Americans aren't doing the killing and criminals won't respect the law and they'll get guns anyhow.

    Same with the War on Drugs, and the War on Poverty, and the War on Prettymuchanyoldthing.

    Well, then, WTF makes people think that a War on Terror is going to be effective?

    Probably just the fact that Americans are idiots.

    Look folks, terrorists are out there. They're not going to go away. No amount of money, war, law enforcement, nothing, is going to stop them.

    Eventually they're going to hit us again. Hopefully it'll be smaller than 9/11 but the potential exists for it to be exponentially worse.

    In the great scheme of things terrorism in general and al Qaeda in particular are a piddling concern.

    Folks need to pull their heads out of their asses and stop worrying about the boogeyman.
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