Manageable Terrorism

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Tevya is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, September 8, 2014. Our feisty and wise friend, Wasp Tevya, is at the breakfast table. He is shaking his head in disbelief at the tepid response President Obama has had to the terror crisis at our doorstep. Tevya has asked that you join him for breakfast this morning. He has prepared 800 potato latkes for breakfast. I will match each serving with a delicious Bloody Mary. We hope to see you soon for a meal and a chat.

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What is it Going to Be?

Thank you all for coming to the table this morning. I should have prepared waffles for breakfast to emphasize your president's reaction to this growing terror threat from ISIS. Initially, President Obama characterized ISIS as a junior varsity team. Then he changed their name to ISIL and admitted that his strategy for dealing with them was not to have a strategy at all. He came under fire from most normal people for being so unprepared so he tried to toughen up a bit. He sought a coalition from other countries, which was a good move, but he didn't commit the United States to taking a leadership role. That's just not his style, his attitude or his resolve. Supposedly, President Obama is scheduled to address the nation this week and go into further detail about his plan. We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, all we have is a bunch of disjointed and wishy-washy, flip-flop words. ISIS waits for no one. President Obama is too slow, too indecisive and unwilling to take advice from experts who know far more than he does or ever will. That puts all of you in grave danger. Sitting down and discussing your fate with Joe Biden and John Kerry is akin to sitting down with the Magilla Gorilla and Mighty Joe Young. It just doesn't bring results.

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Justice Will be Served

President Obama has said that justice will be served. He was referring to the savage beheading of yet another American journalist, Steven Sotloff. He spoke of building a better, new and inclusive government in Baghdad. Perhaps he should have thought of that before he announced an American victory and pulled out of Iraq. Thus far he has not addressed expanding air strikes into Syria. He cautioned that it would take time to roll terrorist operations back. So, my friends, here is the point. Phrases like, "rolling back", and "weighing options" just don't cut it. ISIS is lopping off the heads of American citizens and the president is proceeding with caution and rhetoric. The worst choice of language is President Obama's stated goal of making the problem "manageable,". Can terrorism be managed? Should terrorism be seen as an ongoing problem that must be managed? Shouldn't the goal of any civilized nation be to destroy these animals once and for all? Frankly, your president should be thinking in terms of ridding the planet of ISIS and all other groups like them forever. It is now or never and it has to be now!

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No More Rhetoric!

Let me respectfully suggest that the time for rhetoric is over. What needs to be done has to involve every capability the United States possesses. Surely, America has the resources to locate the ISIS training camps in Syria. Surely, the United States can destroy these camps. If America can't figure out how to do it, they should ask the Israelis. This shouldn't be a long and protracted affair. It should be swift, thorough and ruthless. The goal is the complete destruction of ISIS, al Qaeda and every other despicable group like them. It is time to get serious. America must be made safe. Right now, American citizens are in danger. The borders are open, unattended and a tasty invitation for all manner of scum to enter freely. It is now known that American citizens have joined ISIS. It has been repeated over and over again that they have valid passports and can return to America whenever they want. This is impossible, in my view. Every one of these people must be detained and imprisioned. Surely, this great country that can spot a pea on the ground from a satellite can find these people.

Time is running out.....


Tevya's Song

Dear God, you made so many terrorists

It's a great shame to be a terrorist

But it's worse to let them live to kill again....

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I do agree that Americans are in danger, and I mean in this country. Why anyone would travel to an Arab nation is beyond me, but safety is iffy at best even in this country...it's time to send a very clear message to terrorists around the world...screw with us and the stakes become very high.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning billy,

I went to the U.S. Open yesterday. There were snipers on the roof and I felt better, but it still was a scary experience. The match, of course, was unbelievable. Obama has to get tough and mean it. I don't think he can, but we'll see. See you at the Inn.


Taxlarry 2 years ago

Fearless leader's flip flopping is due to the fact that he has never led anything. The guy is useless. Simple.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

I believe you are correct. What exactly did he ever do? See you at the Inn and we'll ponder the question.


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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Tevya,

I believe Obama has a real opportunity to build and cement a great legacy as an American leader....... and martyr. He believes in his personal charm and ability to "win friends and influence people" so he should proceed directly to the camp of the "head choppers' Of Isis to win their friendship. His decapitation can be the seeds of our battle cry.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Tom,

You are, indeed, a true genius. That would be a tremendous opportunity to show the world just how horrible these animals are. Short of that, staying off the golf course and acting like a leader would be a nice "change." I'll be waiting for you at the Inn.


Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: Obama is a wimp; he is also a muslim-lover and cannot attack them, even the extremists. He needs to bomb them and stop them in their tracks and NOW! There is no president of any country that would allow the beheading of two of their citizens and do nothing about it!

Obama allowed ISIS to grow and become powerful. He is sickening....

I am off to the bar....


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

Manageable? My idea is to bomb them right past the gates of hell and for them to take a few of the Mussie lovers here with them. I'm fed up with the Muslim-In-Chief.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Pop - I can assure you that in the upcoming address to the peasants by Obama there will be nothing solid that is stated. As usual he will circle the subject but never say what is going to happen.

He has now been caught in so many outright lies that everything he says can be taken in multiple ways.


bradmaster 2 years ago

The question unasked is where was the US intel while ISIS was building up, and why is the US government not proactive?


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear Pinoo,

Obama is a Muslim, just imagine his angst. It is time to get real and smell the roses, by the way, it is permitted to lie if it served the cause, that explains everything!


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear Frog a Prince,

Obama is in abundance he hasto pretend to care about America and appease the Muslims at the same time. I am already at the Inn.


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear Frog Prince,

Let me apologize for my weird response. I am using my new iPhone and I am already at the Inn!!


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear Mike,

Muslims are permitted and even encouraged to lie if it furthers their cause. That explains alot. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

I guess that is better than being a liar without a cause.


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

You think?


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I can't believe people are still traveling to these parts of the world! Anyways, our dear president is making choices to cover our problems with a band-aid. We need to eradicate the evil from the earth!


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maxoxam41 2 years ago from USA

I think that you are probably better cooking than assessing today's worldwide predicament. Why is it that every country that we illegally invaded had CONVENIENTLY radical muslim factions? Could they be patsies for us to access the countries' wealth or strategic positioning? To your contrary, experts assert that all those factions are made in USA... but I guess it's hard for the mass thinking to swallow it... then why don't you give them a good donut recipe??????


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savvydating 2 years ago

An apropo food choice, Tevya. Of course, the "commander" will continue to waffle, but he'll do his best to sound eloquent and politically correct as he weaves and dodges. I'm so tired of it. Can we please get a real commander-in-chief in the white house, PLEASE people? Is it 2016 yet? Will a real man please stand up to the plate before we all get beheaded? For crying out loud, those ISIS murders will stop at nothing. What is the president waiting for? The whole thing is incomphrehensible.


Jimmy 2 years ago

As a long time ninja, I have to disagree with maxoxam. As Edmund Burke said:

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

I am tired of all the talk about the US stealing wealth and oil in the Middle East. The US didn't gain sh!t in Iraq except for debt and an ungrateful population unwilling to fight for their own freedom. The biggest mistake the US made in the invasion of Iraq was thinking those people might want some of the freedoms that those in civilized society want. The Iraqis are truly a disappointment.


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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Greetings breakfastpop and Wasp Tevya, Obama's greatest gift to America is Rhetoric. My eyes set to rolling every time I hear assurances such as "Thus and so will not be tolerated," "justice will be served," or "we will fight for (fill in the blank). Apparently all he is really doing is sitting in his golf cart singing "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

I love the image and reference to the waffle. Notice as he waffles he tries to hold us at bay with meaningless syrup.


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

Allowing such atrocities against our citizens in foreign countries is unforgivable. No amount of Obama saying "We are not going to stand for this" is very convincing. Lying to the public has become normal. Open government be damned, there's nothing open about it. It is only open for what they want you to know, nothing more.

The US is repeating their mistakes of old. They have not said we are at war with Iraq yet. But we are and it is just another example of shading the truth, keeping knowledge from the public and out and out lying.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning bradmaster,

That indeed is the question of the decade. If we had been proactive we would not be experiencing this nightmare now. The same applies to the growing presence of so-called moderate Muslims in our country. I am not sure that moderates exist. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning teaches,

The two journalists who were murdered were there to cover an important story. This administration has more interest in releasing terrorists in exchange for one soldier who walked willingly into the hands of the enemy. Obama has not expressed any interest at all in the soldier imprisoned in Mexico, either. Whose side is he on? See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Max,

I would gladly direct my response to your comments, but I don't understand one word of what you wrote! If you don't like my cooking or my politics stay out of the breakfast room.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning savvydating,

My thoughts exactly, because watchful waiting is a death sentence for America. Obama has a great reluctance to act against terrorists. To him they are Muslims first and bad guys maybe second. I no longer wonder why that is. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Jimmy,

Ah, I love a man with common sense and the willingness to tell it like it is. We should have gone after the oil in Iraq, in retrospect. As for the situation now, we did nothing to prevent the formation of ISIS. George Bush predicted its rise and he was right. Where was our intelligence while this "junior varsity" team were becoming a trained army? See you at the Inn. It exists only in our minds but we are a community of people who still believe in common sense.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, lambservant,

Obama won the presidency because he made one speech. I would have run if I knew that a speech would lock me in as a viable candidate. I don't expect anything from this administration. They are always late for breakfast and the results are awful. Actually, they have succeeded in ruining our nation, the rule of law and our standing in the world. Perhaps that is what they were striving for all along. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Rachael,

You're right. This administration has brought the art of lying to new heights. Every fool who speaks for this administration is prepared to lie. I find it absolutely appalling that so many people have no problem whatsoever lying to a public that knows they are being lied to. It is more appalling that voters put the liar in chief back in office. These are dangerous times and we have a president who has no idea how to lead. Things couldn't be worse. See you at the Inn.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Manageable? So how many American citizen beheadings would be acceptable under 'managed' terrorism?

Colonel Ralph Peters said and I paraphrase, 'We have to kill them down to the last man and then kill him too. Then we kill his pet goat. That's the way to deal with ISIS'.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Will,

If this administration doesn't subscribe to Col. Peters strategy we will be caught with our pants down and the price we will pay will be devastating. This country has to get real and face the fact that ISIS and the rest of these lunatic groups must be destroyed. The time for political correctness is over. We can't afford the naive philosophy that Obama and his friends enjoy. Making nice to evil doesn't do a thing but invite horror. What I just can't accept is the fact that ISIS is probably already here and our borders are still porous. How can the once greatest nation in the world be so stupid? See you at the Inn.


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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Congrats on your hubbie award. You rock!


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Yes, Pop! Congratulations!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear lambservant and WillStarr,

Thanks so much. I think both of you rock as well!


Jimmy 2 years ago

Thank you for the kind words, Pop. I was in the military when we went into Afghanistan and Iraq in 2003. I get a little tired of the conspiracy nuts talking about our looting. I'll be checking out your articles in the future.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Jimmy,

There really aren't enough kind words to thank you for your service. I look forward to seeing you at the breakfast table.


bradmaster 2 years ago

Pop

It will be interesting to see if ISIS or any terrorists do anything tomorrow. Remember. the attack in Benghazi was on 911.

This will tell us how serious the ISIS threat is here at home.

bradmaster


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

Of course, I hope and pray nothing happens tomorrow, but the threat is real. See you at the Inn.

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