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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    The "new study" decided to start the body count AFTER 9/11/01, and their categorization of the politics of perpetrators since 9/11 is also questionable.

    Lies, damn lies and statistics.
    I've already explained this, statistically 9-11 was such a huge outlier, including it would have heavily skewed the numbers away from the reality before and after that event. To date, it's a one off event.

    Also, when you start talking about numbers over 50, you're really just quibbling. Oklahoma was 168 dead... And that was just one of dozens.

    The point is, frequency of attacks is just as big a consideration as casualty count where terror is concerned. So playing the odds... I'd say it's much more likely there will be several more domestic attacks before we see a foreign one... If we see another foreign attack at all.
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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    I've already explained this, statistically 9-11 was such a huge outlier, including it would have heavily skewed the numbers away from the reality before and after that event. To date, it's a one off event.

    Also, when you start talking about numbers over 50, you're really just quibbling. Oklahoma was 168 dead... And that was just one of dozens.

    The point is, frequency of attacks is just as big a consideration as casualty count where terror is concerned. So playing the odds... I'd say it's much more likely there will be several more domestic attacks before we see a foreign one... If we see another foreign attack at all.
    Nicely rationalized.
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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    In our 14th year of the undeclared Global War On Terror, and you blame 'isolationists and anti-war nimrods'? My goodness, you are in touch with reality....
    14th year, are you not including the many decades since the end of WW2 that we have been involved in the ME. That is the problem with the majority of isolationists and anti-war. They tend to be part of the younger generation who are very badly educated in history. We have been involved in the Middle East since, and arguably, before WW2. They act as if the whole problem of ME terrorism just started after the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and that is how you can tell they are ignorant about history, and possibly, just totally ignorant anyway.
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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    In our 14th year of the undeclared Global War On Terror, and you blame 'isolationists and anti-war nimrods'? My goodness, you are in touch with reality....
    At least Bush fought terror. Obama appeases terrorists, surrenders nations to them, announces when he's leaving, and then refuses to call them by name-and here in the US we get people to defend his objective failings.

    Fact is, I could actually respect Obama if he got out of the middle east (which would be an exercise in failure), but he can't even do that-instead he "fights" by the occasional airstrike (which can't win, but reminds our enemies we are at war). Essentially he wont **** and he wont get off the pot.

    As for isolationism, its failed in the past, and theres no evidence it would work in an even more globally connected world. Things just dont work like that. Your frustration over going into iraq wont change this reality.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I don't believe it's The Long War because the federal government wants it that way. It's The Long War because those who seek our destruction are committed to long term aggression.
    These guys are still mad enough over things that happened well over 1000 years ago that they would kill fellow muslims. This is a mere blip in time, and historically these things do NOT end in a decade or two.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I beg to differ. It is the Long War because those who profit from war just happen to have a bunch of influence inside the beltway. The GWOT is meant to be waged, not won. Permanent conflict is good for business, as Ike warned about.
    A bit too tin foil hat for me.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I don't think it would matter USC. Nor by how many.



    Islamic Terror Warnings Issued Ahead of July 4th Weekend.....

    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have issued official warnings about the upcoming holiday weekend.

    Federal authorities have warned local law enforcement officials across the country about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday, a U.S. law enforcement official said. While there was no specific or credible threat of attack, the official said the intelligence bulletin prepared by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI alerted local colleagues to the ongoing threats posed by the Islamic State and other homegrown extremists. The official was not authorized to comment publicly.

    Two weeks ago House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told CBS the United States faces its highest threat since after 9/11. Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul has echoed that sentiment.....snip~

    Islamic Terror Warnings Issued Ahead of July 4th Weekend - Katie Pavlich
    So its not just one member of the committee, which further suggests a trend.

    People with access the average citizen does not have are quite worried, and the forums lefties (with no special insight) have blanket dismissed the threat.

    Life under the Obama years.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    14th year, are you not including the many decades since the end of WW2 that we have been involved in the ME. That is the problem with the majority of isolationists and anti-war. They tend to be part of the younger generation who are very badly educated in history. We have been involved in the Middle East since, and arguably, before WW2. They act as if the whole problem of ME terrorism just started after the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and that is how you can tell they are ignorant about history, and possibly, just totally ignorant anyway.
    Agreed. Its myopic, and a view based out of ignorance of history. Only a "disneyland" like the pax americana could produce this mindset. Its the same group who thinks facts do not take a priority over opinion.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I'm sorry you feel that way. Friends of mine have died or been grievously wounded to defend your free speech. Call it sanctimonious if you will but you owe them, regardless of whether you acknowledge your debt.
    Good friends of mine died in RVN too, but the sad truth is that they were defending nobody from anything, and some of them knew that.

    I say again Jack, WE invaded Vietnam, not the other way around.

    There are certainly exceptions, but for the most part, your friends and mine both were the modern day equivalent of cannon fodder, advancing nefarious goals having nothing to do with national security.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    A bit too tin foil hat for me.
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