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obama interrupts regularly scheduled programming...

  1. blue dog profile image79
    blue dogposted 7 years ago

    while insisting on accountability at every level, obama appears to be in early stages of escalating the christmas day bomber incident.  is yemen the next target?  should saudi arabia be concerned?

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      DHS is the next target. Here is a quote from the President:

      "It's becoming clear that the system that's been in place for years now is not sufficiently up to date to take full advantage of the information we collect and the knowledge we have,"

      "We need to learn from this episode and act quickly to fix the flaws in our system because our security is at stake and lives are at stake,"

      1. Lily Rose profile image83
        Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The problem with DHS is that it was created because the INS was defunked (Sp?) and needed to be disbanned, yet the powers that be took all the idiot INS managers/supervisors and actually put them in charge of DHS - HELLO?!

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          C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          DHS will be a target of convience. Read those quotes carefully. Look closely at what he said. 

          "It's becoming clear that the system that's been in place for years now is not sufficiently up to date to take full advantage of the information we collect and the knowledge we have,"

          pay special attention to "the system that's been in place for years now" part. He's creating separation....in other words he's saying "Hey, the system failed, but its not my system". Next he will say "I'm going to fix the system". Anytime a politician says that, "I'm going to fix "XXXX"" I shudder!LOL

          1. livewithrichard profile image84
            livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think the keywords are "to take full advantage of" it sets up his intent to expand DHS, possibly with his 1 million strong Civilian National Security Force.

    2. sooner than later profile image61
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What would Bush do? thats what he is asking himself right now.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe, but choking on pretzels and saying "nucular" won't help in this situation.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    And then he will do the right thing smile

  3. MikeNV profile image71
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    Huh, I thought all the "Terrorists" were eating crickets in some cave in Afghanistan.

    If "we" learn anything from this it's that trying to cram your own belief system down the throats of others just makes them Angry and no matter how much money you spend you will NEVER prevent acts of cowardice in the name of God.

    So who are we really fighting?  And the better question is what is the real alternative to fighting?

    1. blue dog profile image79
      blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      with the largest share of known easily accessible oil reserves located in saudi arabia, it stands to reason that the world's largest consumer of oil has it's eye on the prize.  the real question being what incident will spark the need to justify acquisition of the prize.

      the christmas day bomber incident seems to be morphing into so much more than what was originally reported.  tonite's news coverage over obama's speech today should be titillating.

    2. rhamson profile image78
      rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What belief system are the Americans trying to cram down anybodies throat?  The whole thing is about oil.  It always has been and always will be.  If Iraq and Afghanistan and whoever convert to democracy, who is that serving?  America wants puppet democracies that they place leaders in charge of.  That way the power is identified and the oil flows.

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        C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think Mike was just stating the idea that Western governments have tried to set up puppet governments, non theocracies through out the middle east to give them easier access to oil. I think you two were kinda saying the same thing. I agree with you both.

  4. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Blue, I haven't been keeping up with it. Are saying that the POTUS is overreacting?

    1. blue dog profile image79
      blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i don't know anything about it, other than what's reported.

      we (u.s.) are increasing our presence in yemen with special ops forces and cia field ops.  additionally, yemen will receive at least $70 million in u.s. aid during the next 18 months.  to train yemeni security in the art of counterterrorism. 

      based on the map, and saudi oil reserves, something's brewing.  enjoy 2.50/gallon gas while we can.

  5. sooner than later profile image61
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    I think our president will admit to being a terrorist 1 day b4 his terms end.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      brilliant

  6. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, blue.

  7. salt profile image65
    saltposted 7 years ago

    A conversation is when people disagree, but still talk.

    Alot of it is about conversation. To communicate, accept differences and live and let live.

    I dont know much about yemen, or the xmas day bombing, but I wish all parties well in resolving the conflict. The more conflict, the greater the emotional wounds to heal between countries and beliefs ((()))

    1. blue dog profile image79
      blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      unfortunately, the american gov't no longer seems to be in the business of resolving conflict.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The American Government has never been in the business of resolving conflict. It's in the business of pursuing American interests.

        Listen to what politicians actually say. Most of them don't lie too much. 'American interests' is a phrase you will hear a lot.

        If you lived in the UK you would hear UK interests, in France, French interests etc, etc.

  8. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    The bomber went to my old college in London. Well, I studied a few courses there. They have the preserved body of Jeremy Bentham, stuffed with straw in the main building.

    Jeremy Bentham more than any other person is responsible for the whole business of globalization. And globalization is the reason, more than any other, that we have Al Quaada.

    Strange, he didn't blow up Jeremy Bentham.

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image72
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wasn't utilitarian enough

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You're right, Bentham's desiccated  body spattered around Senate House would not make prime time in the US.

  9. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    Maybe just maybe if Janet Napolitano had her priorities straight this incident could have been avoided.  Why would she have DHS watching for disgruntled veterans returning from war, Ron Paul supporters and those that dare to mention the constitution in forums such as these as potential domestic terrorists. Instead of those that are known to have hatred for the country and a wish to destroy it. This Christmas bomber was known as "The Nigerian" by the CIA.  He paid cash for a one way ticket to the US.  His own father informed authorities on him.  He was on the watch list  500,000 others are also on this list but how many of these people fly  in a day?  American Express monitors 60 million credit card accounts and locates fraud within seconds.  Give me a break.  Ms Napolitano we are awaiting your resignation!!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    Screw the oil! We want more goat and camel fajitas!

 
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