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OK Neocons, Which Is It?

Have you seen the new video of Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula marching around and chanting, “Death to America?”

Finally, frigging CNN is talking about something other than the goddamned missing plane:

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn’t know about it or couldn’t get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won’t comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda’s crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.

No denying. This is major egg on the face of Barack “Al Qaeda is On the Run” Obama. And it didn’t take the neocon crowd long to get on the tube and bitch about Obama’s weakness in fighting the war on terrorism. Only one little problem–Obama has authorized more drone strikes and killings than did George W. Bush.

Understand me–I’m not giving Obama a pass for over playing and exaggerating the decline of Al Qaeda. But, what no one is pointing out, to my knowledge, is the fact that the strategy of “war on terrorism” is not a “strategy” and what we are doing is not working effectively to quell the potential for future threats. Both Bush and Obama share blame on this.

Wall Street Journal suggests that the problem is Obama putting handcuffs on the CIA:

Last year, President Barack Obama announced tighter standards on U.S. drone programs and directed the CIA to transfer its drone strike program into military hands, though the pace of that transition has been slow. The military’s drone program in Yemen has been on hold since the wedding convoy strike.

No. In fact, the problem is one of no coordination. There is no effective coordination, guided by a strategic vision, for using the full array of US power to find and neutralize those Islamic zealots eager to get their jihad on. An old friend, a grizzled CIA vet who has spent a lot of time in both Iraq and Afghanistan, remarked that in Afghanistan that not even the CIA was coordinating with itself in country. Activities in Kandahar were being carried out without regard to activities in other parts of Afghanistan.

Here is where Obama is at fault. A smart President would put someone in charge–a George Marshall for the War on Terror–to craft and enforce a strategy. Doesn’t exist. That’s why we have this parade of assholes in Yemen.

  • Deapster

    Top 10 countries the US owes money to – Russia is one of them:

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/5-united-states-debt-holders.htm

    Good playing field, Obambi. Stick to golf where you play alone.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    OMG. I can’t watch CNN even for a second. First the nonstop coverage on the plane… now every hour… chelsea clinton pregnant… OMG… stop all the presses! right on schedule for the 2016 elections!

    I’m sticking to real news thru sites like this.. no more TV.. all crap.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Well my oh my….Bill gets to smoke a cigar….

      • KenoshaMarge

        Not there’s an optic Hillary won’t like.

    • binky354

      I thought Chelsea and her husband divorced.. Was I wrong? Or did she remarry?

      • S7teen70six

        I think she had a sex change and screwed herself then switched back to have the baby. Kept it all in the family, Arkansas style.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Bob Beckel said yesterday, on The Five, that this was something that the Dems would “ride” right through 2016. Suddenly becoming a grandparent is a magnificent accomplishment? Wow. Then there are a whole lot of people in this country just as qualified to be president as Hillary. Well actually, there are a whole lot of people far more qualified to be president and we wouldn’t have to watch Bill passing out cigars.

      • S7teen70six

        And what grandparent wouldn’t want to be completely preoccupied running a country during the child’s most formative years? But that’s what you do when you’re a Clinton. Why pretend to be a human being when your massive ego political party needs you. After all, isn’t this why you took it up the ass smiling in 2008?

    • Justine00

      Interesting how thrilled pro-abortionists get with a pregnancy.
      .

    • TeakWoodKite

      just goes to show you can still make money being absolutely boring…..mean while….

      The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently reported that more black women in that city aborted their pregnancies (31,328) than gave birth (24,758) in 2012. There were 22,917 abortions among Hispanic New Yorkers in t…he same time frame. In all, CNS News notes, black and Hispanic abortions accounted for 73 percent of the city’s total abortions that year.”

      You think they will inform the viewer about this?
      What a sad number to think that life is optional….

  • HELENK2

    http://prepperchimp.com/2014/04/17/why-is-obama-pulling-tanks-out-of-germany-to-place-on-u-s-soil/

    why is backtrack pulling tanks out of Germany and sending them back to the US?

    • Deapster

      Gee, I wonder if the route back to the US goes via the Black Sea.

      Strait shot across Poland, 835 miles between Berlin and Kiev. 27 hours driving time for a tank.

  • Deapster
    • KenoshaMarge

      stole it

  • HELENK2
  • Theymustbemorons

    Maybe the strategy is “no coordination.” Maybe the WH made a deal with Al Qaeda that if they (Al Quaeda) kept a lower profile until 18 months after the 2012 election, the WH would look the other way and instead say AQ is on the run. “After my election, you’ll have more flexibility? … to kill a US Ambassador? … to hold parades and escape being hit by drones? … ” Or something like that.

  • HELENK2

    OT

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/footage-bundy-massacre/

    a must see. this came close to being a bloodbath

    • binky354

      The nazi’s started confiscating cell phones and giving the cell phone owners a $30 receipt to replace the phone. I’ve also read that in a raid on a brass recycling plant, employees’ cell phones were confiscated. How is that anywhere close to legal?

      “Critics of the way federal agencies in Montana handled a recent raid on a company that recycles brass for ammunition are calling for an investigation.
      Government officials have declined to respond to allegations that armed officers with weapons drawn locked up USA Brass employees, confiscated their cell phones and otherwise violated their rights.
      The incident in Bozeman, Mont., drew little attention from media

      Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/armed-fed-raid-prompted-by-safety-rules/#IMVwp2IxZw9Gy8Eu.99

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Larry, I thought that Susan Rice was in charge of the War on Terror. Isn’t she busily “taking out” anti-Muslim videos?
    The world is becoming more and more aware that Obama not only isn’t a statesman of stature and substance, he really isn’t a statesman at all.
    I think that the description of Obama playing chess that has been credited to Putin describes Obama best: He kicks over all of the pieces, shits on the board, and then struts around like he’s won the game. Whoever said it, that may me come the definitive description of Obama’s legacy as president.

    • KlugerRD

      Putin is playing chess like a grand master while Obama is playing CandyLand.

      • Deapster

        Okay, I’ll be racist.

        Went on a Christmas cruise last year so the ship was full of multi-generational families – the Asian and Indian ethnicity families were playing chess together. The Anglo kids were playing video games on their own.

        Which group do you think will be tomorrows leaders?

        • TeakWoodKite

          I’ll bite…lol… the gamers?

          • Deapster

            Yeah, they actually were trading shares of Facebook on their iPads.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I had the image – just don’t know who said it.

      For some reason the image won’t load so here’s the link

      http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BV3HI1FCEAEPgNi.png:large

  • HELENK2
    • Deapster

      Hoax?

      • HELENK2

        it just sounds so far fetched,but it did happen before.

        • Deapster

          Jamais plus.

      • binky354

        I’m more inclined to believe that it was a “false flag” incident. Why else would those handing out the leaflets mask up? Although less lethal, it could be the same kind of incident as the “sarin” incident to put the blame on the side that the US is not supporting. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was scripted by Nuland or her staff. Isn’t that sad? After a lifetime of trusting my government, I’m now willing to believe the worst of them.

  • TeakWoodKite

    a Parade Larry? your killing me. ROLF!!
    Obama is more concerned with the parade of Americans gathering at the Bundy ranch than the assholes in Yemen.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Thank you for the perfect leadin to a great image…

      • binky354

        Stole it!

        • KenoshaMarge

          That’s okay – I stole it from someone else.

          • HELENK2

            and i restole it

      • Deapster

        Obama = All hat and no cattle
        Putin = All horse, no bull and bare chest

        • KenoshaMarge

          Both = all lies and no truth

  • Deapster

    The video only shows the daily quat delivery had not yet arrived. By late afternoon all these idiots will be nodding off. Yemen is a dirt bag country and if our borders patrols can’t keep these people out of our country to do us harm, we have a bigger problem than them.

    For further insights into Yemen, I can recommend reading “Motoring With Mohammed” and let you conclude if these people are ready to take over Western Civilization, let alone the full force of ASEAN and friends.

  • HELENK2
    • Deapster

      Love it. Great laughs.

  • KlugerRD

    What their growth proves is that Al Qaeda or radical Islam is not about one man o group of men. Taking out Bin Laden did nothing. And these drone strikes have no long term effects other than give Obama the appearance that he is accomplishing something.

    I never liked the term “war on terror” from the start. It dumbed down what this is. This is a “clash of cultures” and Islam is winning. This is not just about terrorist attacks or even military confrontations.

    Islam has a long term strategy to conquer the Middle East and other regions and even the West. And they are succeeding. Based solely on population growth, they have become a major segment in British and French society. In this country, they have forced their way into our accepting their radical views by co-opting the left.

    By Obama backing the Muslim Brotherhood and backing radical rebel groups in Syria we are also fostering their growth and legitimacy.

    You are right on point. There does need to be a much more comprehensive and long term strategy to combat radical Islam here and abroad or we will lose.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Yeah the whole “war on whatever” meme never resonated with me. Surely all the brilliant people who make up these phrases can do better than that. Then again – maybe they can’t.

    • DianaLC

      I am going to disagree with you about one thing. I do not think they are winning. To think that would be like thinking that the Bubonic Plague is winning. These people are like viruses and germs.
      We will find the “vaccine” to kill them off. I am encouraged by the resurgence in the media of Christianity, the reaffirmation that God is alive and has our backs, so to speak. These evil men cannot match the power of God. Their “message” is not so appealing as the message of Christianity.
      I know I am sounding very much as if I am a fundamentalist preacher. But that is the lesson of faith and belief. The more people praying the “Thy will be done on earth,” the better.
      I keep looking to the “hills” so to peak. There is a growing number of young people who do not like the “God is dead” message of the socialistic progressive dems.

      • KlugerRD

        If you view it as a war or clash of civilizations, Islam vs the West then , yes, they are winning one small battle after another.

        In this country CAIR is their foothold into eradicating all resistance to their influence and their way of life.

        Look at CAIR influencing Brandeis decision to cancel giving an honorary degree to the woman who was opposed radical Islam and not letting her speak.

        Look at New York City Police eliminating their Muslim undercover unit after pressure from CAIR (and electing a commie mayor).

        The term Islamophobe has become common in the media to paint anyone who does not give these people a pass.

        The are winning because we are conceding more and more to them.

        As Larry said, we have no strategy and are back almost in a pre-9/11 mode of complacency. The radical Muslims are never complacent, are very patient, and are focused on their long term goals.

        • DianaLC

          I guess living in the West, I feel different attitudes. I know the stuff about CAIR in the news seems to make it appear they are winning. But, here’s what I feel from people around me. There are more and more people homeschooling and refusing to give in to the politically correct and socialistic “name” universities. Their children choose other ways to “get ahead” rather than become indoctrinated.I talk to more and more people who refuse to see politically correct movies or read anything that is “with it” in regard to modern novels. When we had the newspaper wars, and the very liberal Denver Post won out, it soon found that it couldn’t count on automatically gaining the old readers of the Rocky Mountain News. They ended up having to change their editorial board to a moderate one.
          Bloomberg’s millions were wasted on the attempted Amendment 66 boondoggle for public schools, and in turn conservative school boards were put into place in three of the largest school districts. Two state senators were recalled and one was forced to resign early or be recalled because of their gun control votes.
          If there is currently a class of cultures in the US, it’s the West and the Midwest and South against the coasts. If we can win the war to become more energy independent–which does depend to a great extent on the West, you may slowly see a shift in power away from NY and from California.
          I was heartened by the reaction to the way the BLM bullied the rancher.
          We will have to find a way to live with Muslims, but I believe it will be on our terms, not theirs. I believe the younger generation of them will do what younger generations always do and change to become more “Americanized.”
          No matter what CAIR does, they receive push back, just as the push back about the Muslim center at ground zero occurred.
          They insist over and over that they do not approve of the things we do not approve of in the way women are treated by these fundamentalist fanatics.
          I can think back over my lifetime and can see that even in Christianity, the number of fundamentalist nuts in Christianity has decreased dramatically.
          The countries that have to deal with Al Qaeda type elements will slowly grow tired of them to the point that those groups will die out of old age.

    • binky354

      From what I read this week (don’t remember where), the Muslim Brotherhood is planning to run their candidates in political races here in the US. How long will it be until they’re governing us by using our own processes and freedoms? Barry has placed them in high places through appointment, even in “Homeland Security.”

      • KenoshaMarge

        I don’t know how long but one thing I would bet on – the liberals will be helping them every step of the way!

      • KlugerRD

        They are taking their time and doing here what they have done in the UK and France for instance.

  • BannedAgain18

    “parade of assholes in Yemen”

    That is right and most of them will eventually end up dead and taken out by the U.S. During Obama’s time they have been unable to do much against the U.S. They are stuck on the run in countries like Yemen making YouTube videos.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Say the phrase, “PARADE OF ASSHOLES” and look, the Chief Sphincter magically appears. And what is the role of the Royal Red Sphincter? A gateway for fecal matter and fetid, stinking flatulence.

      • KenoshaMarge

        I don’t know LJ – a sphincter is at least useful – a troll? Not so much.

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          Excellent point dear. Insightful as always.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Larry you give a new meaning to having a colonoscopy ..mmm

      • BannedAgain18

        you keep deleting my comments… completely lame.

        I would expect no less from a guy who the best he can do is come up with very juvenile replies…

        and you expect to be taken seriously..!?

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          Well, if you were deleted, then how in the hell are you commenting. You are a colostomy bag–totally full of shit.

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      Good talking point, continue to use. I expect to hear it this coming Sunday.

  • S7teen70six

    Why Al Qaeda is able to run free. Idiots like this are interested in creating threats.

    The U.S. is the richest country in the world. Thanks to the fracking revolution, it has the means to meet the energy needs of all the former Soviet states. Its fleets and armies make Russia’s much reduced military power seem puny. It could move troops and aircraft into Ukraine within 24 hours, and its fleets could ensure protection to the Baltic states in a way that Putin would find unanswerable. Yet Obama makes no decisive moves. What ails the man? Is it cowardice? Indecision? A kind of executive paralysis he tends to display when firmness is called for? Clearly there’s something fundamentally wrong with the U.S. President. Meanwhile, Putin, who runs what is, in essence, a second-rate nation with a weak and declining demographic structure, behaves as if he rules the Earth.

    For the record…. It would take a number of years before the US could meet the energy needs of all the former Soviet States. And besides, are we suddenly developing Alzheimers about energy independence?

    • Deapster

      The link invokes Godwin’s Law. Delete.

  • elizabethrc

    Notice how often Obama puts ineffectual people into positions such as the one you suggest? I think this is where his narcissistic needs take precedence over sound planning, especially if that person were competent. He would show Obama up and that’s unimaginable to him.
    No, better to continue to slather butter on our enemies. Yep, that’ll sure make ‘em come around.
    Obama’s whole tenure in office has been one of startling immaturity (yeah, there’s lots of malice toward the people in there, too), something the rest of the world clearly sees and is taking advantage of until a mature adult takes over (I sure hope there is one left in government).

  • S7teen70six

    The ease and grace with which Al Qaeda manages to hug each other as it simultaneously is on the run from Barry astounds me. That they all manage to keep smiles on the whole time they are scared to death demonstrates incredible discipline. I’m thinkin that Yemen should lobby the Summer Olympics for a new competition: Synchronized Running.

  • HELENK2

    too many little fiefdoms with people more interested in protecting their fiefdom than protecting the country. Forget their paychecks all read US Government, not CIA, State Dept, and they are all paid by the US taxpayer

    • KenoshaMarge

      I feel as you do about anyone Obama would appoint. He seems to only want people who care about his best political interests and to hell with the best interests of the country.
      From my little corner of the country, and granted I have neither the knowledge or the expertise that many do, it looks as if EVERYTHING in this country is now tied to politics. And that is not a good thing. No matter who’s politics that is.

      • elizabethrc

        Oh Marge, I think you’ve got the best kind of knowledge. It’s based in common sense, decency, respect and the ability to see when something is out of kilter. Sounds simple, does it?
        Wish we had more of that in government.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Thank you elizabethrc I really appreciate that. Especially since I think you have the kind of intelliect I wish I had.

          One thing, I think, that shows that you are a “smart” person is that you know what you don’t know. In my case – too much to count. The difference can be how willing you are to keep learning as long as you keep living. I like learning, always have, always will.

          That still doesn’t make me a great intellect but it does make me smarter than the talking point people.

          • elizabethrc

            There were two things I learned from my ex during our marriage: don’t spend it if you don’t have it and always operate from strength. If you don’t know, say it!
            One tends to blather on, filling the space with vacuous words when ill equipped to answer a question. Remind us of someone?

            • KenoshaMarge

              Remind us? Hmm, let me think…

    • S7teen70six

      The question being: Who could be trusted to be objective? And off the top of my head there are maybe a handful of folks from either party that I would consider honest enough to put the interests of the people first.

    • Deapster
      • KenoshaMarge

        You can’t fix stupid. And when you combine it with greed…

        Let me say, once again, that I have no problem with helping people who, through no fault of their own, need help.

        However I resent the hell out of being expected to support every female who considers being a single mom as an occupation for which she should be reimbursed by the rest of us who had nothing to do with it.

        • HELENK2

          you and I think alike. worked with a girl that would always come in late and used the excuse she was a single mom. I had 4 kids and was working and knew I had to be on time and most of the time 15 minutes early to take a turnover from the person that I relieved. Well one night she did just once too often. I explained to her that I did not screw her, I did not get her pregnant and neither did anyone else on the job. and her time management was no one else’s problem but hers. After a shocked look, she finally understood and did get her act together

      • Retired_from_SPOnaj

        And Peggy, the day that you so joyfully anticipated in 2008 still hasn’t happened.

  • HARP2

    Hell Larry. President Jarret can’t be everywhere ( although she thinks she can )

  • Deapster

    George Soros wants Putin as a partner; not an adversary. But he also wants to bring Ukraine into the EU sphere. Is this what the Soros Sisters are telling Obama?

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-26/george-soros-sustaining-ukraines-breakthrough

  • Deapster

    If one were a fly was on the wall in Obama’s estrogen-charged WH war room, can anyone describe how events like this would be discussed?

    Who are the key people he consults with and what would be the nature of their advice?

    Jarrett
    Powers
    Rice

    • KenoshaMarge

      The problem with advisors Jarrett, Powers and Rice is that while they are very smart women they are not nearly as smart as they, and he, thinks they are and they don’t have the “smart” in the right area.
      Undoubtedly they are smart politicians. That is works well for them in getting the political things done. They mistake their ideology for expertise and for them the enemy is the GOP not al Qaeda.

      • S7teen70six

        Smart and intelligent are two different things too. And this trio seem to be desperately lacking in the latter.

        • elizabethrc

          Those three women seem to have pidgeon-holed intelligence, very narrow, very focused and mostly, very wrong.

          • KenoshaMarge

            You said what I meant far better than I did. Thank you.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Precisely! I am a relatively “smart” woman. But I do not have a great intellect and I am smart enough to know that. Maybe the years have beaten the arrogance out of me.

          • S7teen70six

            I’d take your smart over their intellect any day of the week.

          • KenoshaMarge

            Thank you – I wasn’t fishing for compliments I just happen to have reached a time in my life where I am comfortable with who and what I am. Smart is good enough for me. Giant intellects, at least in their own estimation, seem to come with a giant ego and a heapin-helpin of arrogance.

      • HELENK2

        the epitome of the Peter Principle promoted above their capabilities

    • S7teen70six

      The 3 Stooges provide much better advice.