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Obama Admin: 'The War on Terror is Over'

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Today, the National Journal reported that a senior State Department official has announced, “The war on terror is over.” “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida,” the source said, “now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”



nation.foxnews.com...

So this is going to make some happy campers the anti war crowd and Al queda quite the shame we never learn from history.

Al queda is sitting there claiming victory and they have it pretty easy to be the winner when your foe gives up.




Guess it's better to live on your knees.
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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by neo96


So this is going to make some happy campers the anti war crowd and Al queda quite the shame we never learn from history.

Al queda is sitting there claiming victory and they have it pretty easy to be the winner when your foe gives up.



Guess it's better to live on your knees.
edit on 25-4-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)


So, for sake of clarity, is your argument that the US military should stay in Afghanistan until "Alqueda' are 'defeated', whatever that means?



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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Did i say that?

quote it

why the hell do people do that crap hell make it it means whatever the hell you want it to.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by stanguilles7
 


Did i say that?

quote it

why the hell do people do that crap hell make it it means whatever the hell you want it to.



I did quote you. And I asked for clarity.

Can you elaborate on your specific complain here? You think Obama is basically surrendering to Al Quedia, right? That seems to be what you are implying.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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The War on Terror is Over

Really?

Is there going to be a party? Parade?

Is Obama closing Gitmo? Bring home all the troops?

TSA agents,going to have to find new Jobs ?





posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by stanguilles7
You think Obama is basically surrendering to Al Quedia, right? That seems to be what you are implying.


Obama is trying to score political points,for his reelection.

Come on,this is too easy.............



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by neo96


Al queda is sitting there claiming victory and they have it pretty easy to be the winner when your foe gives up.


So you think Obama has 'given up'.

So, the war should continue?



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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The 'war on terror' has been over, the only reason we stay in Afghanistan is to keep milking the 'war for profit' being run by the Military Industrial Complex. Or the 'war of conquest of Afghanistan's natural resources'. Al Qaeada? You mean that quasi-CIA "terror" organization formerly ran by OBL? Whether you believe he's been dead since 2002 or killed in the much-publicized raid in 2011, OBL and AQ are dead.

Time to end this farce of a war. Doesn't every student of history know that Afghanistan is where empires go to die?



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 08:32 AM
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Unfortunately, the real "War on Terror" has never really been fought.

That would mean putting all the waisted resources spent fighting "Al-Quaida" into capturing rapists, child abductors... etc., not to mention finding treatment for disease, funding education and ending poverty.

I'm very serious... ask anyone what they are "afraid" of, and believe me, a radical foreigner committing a violent act of political reprisal in your town, state (or province) or country is very far down the list!

Of course, as long as the mainstream news media tries to convince us that it was wise to invade Afghanistan and Iraq because a dozen people from Saudi Arabia committed the "crime of the century" some people will continue to believe that the billions (and billions!) of dollars spent in their name was justified.

the Billmeister



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 09:30 AM
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It's only over until the October Surprise or until the Nov. elections. Obama has been carefully putting items on his back burner until after his big day.

Just waiting for his next troop deployment somewhere within the Dark Continent. It's coming based on the speed at which Obama is moving to wipe his hands clean in the middle east.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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i agree with the above post by Billmeister...
but would add that the War On Terror (WOT) is being transformed as we speak...

the Drone Army (a la' SkyNet of Terminator fame) is replacing the boots-on-the-ground way of doing the WOT...also, the use of renegade insurgents from AQ and Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood are the new shock-&-Awe soldiers which are programed via the social media directed by the CIA or other Dark Ops 'facilators'


the geo-political landscape and the Rebellions/uprisings/Arab Springs/ Color Revolutions have changed the way 'wars' are waged.... terror cells are now an acceptable ally and are brought into the Pentagon-CIA-NATO fold via payolla or forced into action by 'false flag' incidents which make them the perps in the world's eyes anyhow.


intrigues wrapped in more intrigues is the modern tactic of 'Gitt'in it done'



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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So...Fox News reports that the National Journal reported that an unamed "source" in the State Department said the "War on Terror is Over"...and from that you get...Obama Admin: 'The War on Terror is Over'????

I tried to track down the actual source to no avail at the National Journal, but their "source" was never given a name. They did however feel obligated to amend the article, which Fox apparently forgot to do.



(In a Tuesday night update to this post, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor clarified that while the "war on terror" concept has been dropped, "we absolutely have never said our war against al Qaida is over. We are prosecuting that war at an unprecedented pace."

decoded.nationaljournal.com...

So they recognize that the "war on terror" is about as useful a non-specific, rhetorical, BS phrase as "the war on drugs". Good for them. They are still hunting down specific organizations and people engaged in terrorism with zeal.

Just ask Seal team 6. They took out Osama Bin Laden, not "terror".
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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
The 'war on terror' has been over, the only reason we stay in Afghanistan is to keep milking the 'war for profit' being run by the Military Industrial Complex. Or the 'war of conquest of Afghanistan's natural resources'. Al Qaeada? You mean that quasi-CIA "terror" organization formerly ran by OBL? Whether you believe he's been dead since 2002 or killed in the much-publicized raid in 2011, OBL and AQ are dead.

Time to end this farce of a war. Doesn't every student of history know that Afghanistan is where empires go to die?


Absolutely!

If my memory isn't failing...

It has been called "The Graveyard of Empires" for a very long time....



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Not so fast... Let's flashback to 2009 again...



It’s official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a “war on terrorism.” Neither is it fighting “jihadists” or in a “global war.”

President Obama’s top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

“The President does not describe this as a ‘war on terrorism,’” said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a “new way of seeing” the fight against terrorism.

The only terminology that Mr. Brennan said the administration is using is that the U.S. is “at war with al Qaeda.”

“We are at war with al Qaeda,” he said. “We are at war with its violent extremist allies who seek to carry on al Qaeda’s murderous agenda.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in March that the administration was not using the term “war on terror” but no specific directive had come from the White House itself. Mr. Obama himself used the term “war on terror” on Jan. 23, his fourth day as president, but has not used it since.


www.washingtontimes.com...




posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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Wait what?

What is DHS going to do with all those hollow point bullets?

They invested all kinds of money on the war of terror. Can't let all that spending go to waste.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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If this be the case then why do we, in the USA still have the TSA/ DHS, see/say something, not to mention the threat level? The war on them might be over, but the war on terror still goes on.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by Indigo5
 


Not so fast... Let's flashback to 2009 again...


What on earth are you gabbing about? Everything you posted is consistent with what I said.

Or do you not understand terminology or semantics?

A "war on drugs" is not the corpse of Pablo Escobar, like
A "war on terror" is not the corpse of Osama Bin Laden

"Terror" is not a legitimate military target, members of Al-Qaeda are.

I suspect you are just feigning ignorance? Bored?

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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Really who is "feigning ignorance" when Radical Islam has been a can of worms that has been opened for over 40 years.

Some people need to come back to reality instead of living in their delusions of grandeur.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Yeah! Mission accomplished.



At least now they can focus on winning the War on Drugs



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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So if the War On Terror is over, when can we bring our boys home and when will America stop it with Pakistan and Afghanistan?

I don't think our boys will be brought home, the Administration will just find another pointless war.

However, one could always hope for the best and hope that our boys come home soon.



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