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Obama Refuses to Talk to America About Terror Threat

President Obama continues to say nothing to a jittery nation about what some who have been briefed on the danger are describing as the worst terrorist threat since 9/11, declining to either offer reassurance or an explanation of the peril the nation faces.

Certainly, the president does not want to take questions about a threat he had minimized during the 2012 campaign. But what’s striking is that he has not addressed the nation in a formal manner on the potential for a major attack.

Incredibly, the first question Obama might take on the situation could come from a comedian. Obama is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening in California, and the topic is sure to come up. He has an event earlier in the day, but it’s a campaign-style appearance at a high school in Phoenix, also an odd venue to be discussing potential terrorist attacks.

Not everyone has been excluded from receiving a high-level briefing. Vice President Joe Biden has met with members of Congress to discuss the threat, and some of the most specific information about what the United States is faced with has come from lawmakers.

Briefing reporters Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did not minimize the problem. “This threat is significant and we are taking it seriously for that reason,” he said.

But Carney refused to specifically characterize the extent of the danger to the United States itself.

“I would say that the threat is emanating from and may be directed towards the Arabian Peninsula, but it is beyond that, potentially,” he said.

Avoiding sharing much useful information, Carney spoke generally of the administration’s stance on terror. “I think that the threat from al Qaeda and affiliated organizations to the United States and to the American people has been a reality that we’ve talked about for a long time now.”

Instead of a proper grilling on the issue, the best the press has been able to do is shout “happy birthday” to Obama as he returned from two-day celebration with friends at Camp David Sunday.

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435 Responses to Obama Refuses to Talk to America About Terror Threat

      • It’s ok. HE will just blame the GOP, and specifically George Bush.
        Personally though, I will hold JOHN BOEHNER to account for failing to RALLY the GOP to FIGHT this socialist/communist agitator and his crappy policies.

        • If the media won’t report it, Boehner can continue to fight and you would think that he is doing nothing.

          What could be done with a 98% liberal media? He is fighting, but has to have more evidence–that trey gowdy/etc. are acquiring

            • What if there is no real Al-Quaeda and since the old propaganda law was just let to elapse & you can’t believe it? You know they will say they saw it on the news and Liar Secretary Jay Carney will pound the sand up the presses butts who (being owned by NWO) will blab it all over main stream media on MTV, CBS, MSNBC, ABC & designer model stations. Then the uninformed will believe it all since they don’t know squat that politicians work for them and they don’t know who they are but had nice clothes & smile. VOTE PRETTY PUPPIES, DESIGNER CLOTHES, NICE SMILES & THEN FEEL GREAT CUZ YOU VOTED FOR SOME HOT PERSON. THEN BELIEVE ALL THEY SAY. IT’S ALL TRUE!

            • You people that keep calling him a Puppet don’t seem to comprehend your history.

              Dog’s have gotten off the chain twice in modern history. Napoleon and Hitler. Obama isn’t a Puppet. He’s a full blown socopathic. He would slaughter and kill every non-Muslim on the Planet if he could- Bilderdipsh|ts included.

              The Jews and Christians didn’t control Hitler. The Jews and Christians didn’t control Napoleon. Both Foreign Born Leaders of their Country that Burned their own People to ASHES. That’s reality. Money is not Power. Power is Power.

          • He doesn’t WANT to grow a set. This is by design. He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, like most other Republican politicians. They have abandoned conservatism and America. They are no longer loyal to Americans and our Constitution. They are WORSE than liberals in my opinion because they lied to us TRUE conservatives to get into office. We need a new conservative party so badly. I’ve gone Libertarian for now, as they are the only somewhat large party that represent fiscal conservatism and social liberty. They are the 3rd largest party in the U.S. and if the TRUE conservatives of this country joined, we could become a major party and hopefully rout out all the traitors in our government.

            • Agreed. I have been a registered Republican for all of my adult life and I’m changing to a Libertiarian or TEA PARTY voter. Consertatives should never have left this Marxist in office unchallanged for this long!! John Boehner is a cry baby and a joke as is John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

              • The only problem with going to either the Tea Party or Libertarian Party is that you will be splintering the Republican Party. This is absolutely playing into the Democrats hands. It is what they have been after all along. You do not see any options to the Democrat Party now do you?

                • the GOP has destroyed itself already. and once this immigration bill rewards the millions of illegals, they will never figure in another national election. As disgusting as it sounds, Hillary Clinton will more than not be our next president. Who’s going to stop her? No, seriously – what has happened to America that it would reelect the miserable failure that is Barack Obama? America is a country in decline, and the next obvious step is one-party rule in a desperate attempt to avert the collapse. So depressing…

              • Excuse me? Conservatives set out the last election. Maybe Romney was not their first choice, but by not showing up they gave us Obama. At least Romney had some business sense and knew how to create jobs, real jobs, not part time.

                • John Boehner is a Kiss Ass who plays golf with Numb Nuts on the weekends. My problem is with Mitt Romney, he had the money to contest the voter outcome and prove Obama had rigged the voting machines, bussed in Somalis to Atlanta, Georgia that were not legal to vote to the point that in some precincts they had a 150% of registered voters vote.

          • Testicles are small and extremely sensitive. If he’s going to be tough, he needs to grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.

        • James, the “Blame Bush Button” broke a long time ago. There comes a time when everyone has to take ownership of what they’ve done in life yet obummer has yet to do that!

        • I agree John. Mr Boehner comes on with a 10 second sound bite of ” Mr. President, where are the jobs?” and then walks off….how about some backbone and push back Mr. Speaker!

        • The GOP is just slightly less horrible, we cannot look to them for positive, rational, change. They have been corrupted by the military industrial complex even longer than the Dems. Obama = Bush, If you have power now… you are most likely totally evil.

        • I know I just won an argument as soon as someone diverts the conversation to Bush. Happens more often than when they used to do it with Reagan.

          As for Bohener, I totally agree. How often do you get to hold poor approval ratings and even poorer policy ratings over someone’s head and do nothing about it?

      • Agreed! While Obama “jokes” with Jay – 8 families morn their loss from the Army helicopter shot down today in Yemen. Obama sends these brave people out into hell – and then he vacations in Martha’s Vineyard, taking time off to visit the media and smudge. What a life, the “Godfather” Al Pacino did the same thing in the movie – remember the “baptism scene” where all the carnage took place. All hell is breaking loose in the U.S. AND the world – and “Nero (Obama) fiddles while Rome burns”.

    • Sadly, the ‘Joke’ is on us.
      More than 2 years after the ILLEGAL Kenyan Occupier of 1600 showed his badly FORGED Birth Certificate, he’s still there.
      “10 Times Worse Than Watergate; Biggest Media Blackout In History.” – Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 3/7/12.

      • And Congress is defending and even bragging on it, now that it’s out that the Feds and the Pentagon have been spying on EVERYONE, including Congress all along…something apparently Congress knew about…say, maybe back under Clintong when the FBI files disappeared?

      • Did you say the President is an illegal Kenyan Occupier? This is the scoop of the century Mr. Yes We Con. You’re going to win a Pulitizer Prize and be the toast of the town. Oh, wait a minute, did you come over here from Drudge? Nevermind.

        • You government posters have done enough to discredit the entire media which is now controlled by the State department and you’re trampling free speech by out posting the public, no need to discredit the Drudge Report too.

          There’s an illegal war taking place. Alphabet soup agencies staged a Coup and have taken control of the media. Do you believe that this is merely a coincidence;

          ObamaOsama
          Biden (Bi)n La(den)

          About as coincidental as Obama catching Osama 3 days after releasing his birth certificate. Did you know Obama shares a birthday and a Nobel Peace Prize with Yasser Arafat the founder of modern day terrorism? No one is exactly sure where Yasser was born either. Must be another coincidence…

          Everything we’ve been told about Obama, Osama, and 9/11 is a manufactured lie. Osama Bin Laden isn’t so much a person as it is an organization of corrupt politicians and wealthy elitists, a shadow government. This shadow government wants to create a socialist system where they hold all the cards. To complete their objective they first need to destroy capitalism (something the trade towers symbolized) by bankrupting the nation.

          The illegal war began with the introduction of Sarah Palin in the 2008 election. Sarah was planted as McCain’s running mate with no intention of winning. They THREW the election. She was used to make Obama’s people think that she was secretly working with them. Don’t take my word for it. See the proof and decide for yourself. Search Sarah Palin’s dirty little secret and learn what our government is desperately trying to keep a lid on.

        • Drudge doesn’t have REPORTERS. Drudge LINKS to other news sites.
          OTHER people that have said the BIRTH CERTIFICATE is false?
          1. JOE ARPAIO
          2. Donald Trump
          3. Many members of CONGRESS.
          HELL,the US MILITARY would NOT accept the reproduction of a Birth Certificate as presented by Obama. PDF is not even a LEGAL form. ALTERATIONS have been shown to have happened.
          WHAT is your problem if you accept it as fact that it is forged? NONE. WHAT is your problem if you accept the B/C as real? A willingness to support the destruction of America cause it meets your political bend?

          • Here’s a little chuckle: the most recent version of Obama’s BC, the one that’s really, really, really the real one? They got the name of the hospital wrong. True.

        • Have some more Kool-Aid and let someone else do your thinking for you. Oh, wait a minute, you already do that. Liberals are the scourge of society, thank you very much.

      • Thank you birthers for handing Obama the 2012 election on a platter. We would have beaten him on policy and ideology, but your racist birther crap sent the centrist and middle of the roaders straight to Obama for the sympathy vote because of the birther nonsense. so congratulations?

        Either that or you work for Organizing for America and were paid to go to all these boards and MOBY it up with your racist birther crap.

  1. Non-essential personnel in Saana have been evacuated by the military, and citizens have been told to leave the country. Two drones have struck a vehicle and a hideout, killing four.

  2. Bengahzi Barry is more of a threat to this failing nation than any al quiada operative alive. But who is more dangerous than that is the voters that elected him twice. What shallwe do with them?

  3. Smile and wave boys, smile and wave. nothing to see here. See our surveillance system works we have proof we are about to be attacked, take my word for it. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

    • Are we missing another unprecedented first for Obama? What other President has had twenty embassies shuttered to commemorate his birthday? Since Obama’s had Al Qaeda “on the run” for a year, the history books will likely show that this was in honor of Barack’s Big Day. It’s just a shame he couldn’t manage to close 52, rather than 20.

      BTW: Can we finally dump the term “campaign style event”? Just tell the truth. These ARE campaign events. The Obamas never stop campaigning — O.F.A. is living (and taxpayer supported) proof, if anyone needs it.

  4. Obama has made his Presidency one of exclusion from what is happening around the World and the Country,and of course the MSM always on his side looks the other way also.

  5. Well Done Mr. President your goal of FUNDAMENTALLY changing our GREAT COUNTRY appears to be well on the way to completion. History will judge you accordingly.

  6. Is it just me? Here the admin get their Ts in a ringer over all their snoopping is uncovered and just now their is this great secret threat. Greater than anything we have seen since 9/11. But not to worry. All our surviellance is going to keep you safe. See?? Didn’t we tell you we need to snoop all we want to keep you safe? Seriously? Now I pray we never see anything vaguely similiar to 9/11. But for all their spying what happened with the Boston attack? They could stop a couple of “amatuers” but they will stop these great secret threats?

  7. I thought our Boy President was going to charm them with recollections of his muslim youth — I wonder if he regrets going ass in the air for the Saudi King. I always have suspected that the muslims own Obama in some way, maybe it’s just his egotisical need to think that he can straighten out the world with his smile.

  8. If this is such a major threat, why, on Saturday when “plans” were being made, did Obama go play golf? Evidently our President isn’t worried enough to postpone a golf game or long weekend to celebrate a birthday. This “threat” has taken all the other scandals out of the headlines. I think this “threat” is serving it’s purpose very well and a comedian is totally appropriate to be getting us the details. Ever seen Wag The Dog?

    • Even though they say they never checked Am phone transactions–which they could have–but didn’t, supposedly. Just “bad guys” chatting within Yemen. “How’re the wives?” You know, same old, anything out your way?

  9. Well, maybe Obama hasn’t read the newspapers in the past few days. We can’t expect him to know everything. He’s been celebrating his birthday, after all. ;+}

  10. There’s a Heisman QB winner @ A&M getting 24/7 media coverage and intensive questioning about signing autographs for money, yet the POTUS gets no tough questions and is not held accountable for his actions?

  11. Obama has never been a leader of the American people he’s only been the leader of his Democrat party and, without something for him to campaign about there’s absolutely no reason for him to speak on the issue.

    He’s tried to hide from the war on terror from day one yet he’s killed more Muslims than George Bush has ever been accused of. Still, Obama wants the public to be ignorant and only hear what he wants them to think and not what’s actually going on in his Administration.

    So, this explains why he’ll go on a comedian’s talk show and why he won’t have any serious talk with America as the President.

    When was it that Obama last addressed the nation? When was the last time he had a prime-time press conference? He’s hiding and cowering in retreat while his bombs rain down on other countries.

    He wants us to believe it’s not happening.

  12. Obama is the most inept leader our country has ever had. He’s even worse than that actually. He is just so far over his head with ANY serious issue we face as a country that he really should be the White House Butler. He has definitely risen to his level of incompetency.

  13. Firstly the terror threat never went away. Obama did his “I killed Osama” victory dance a little too enthusiatically. But arrogance makes people stupid. A Benghazi on 9/11 was a given. Anyone with any sense would’ve beefed up security around our embassies on 9/11 of all dates. Hello!

  14. We should be terrified of another 9/11 on American soil. Obama will have no clue what to do and I guarentee whatever he does will defy common sense. It’ll be the opposite of what most intelligent people would do and every decision or move will be the wrong one.

    But to be honest I’m more scared of my government than I am of Al Qaeda

  15. Obama appears on Jay leno tonight. Wonder how many prepared questions the Oval Office gave Leno and on what subjects. Bet Benghazi, NSA sharing data with the rest of government, where the orders for the IRS intimidation originated and the rising cost of health insurance are not some of the topics for questions.

    • His Leno appearance will be taped and edited before air-time so, once Obama leaves the set, his team will be there to approve what is and what isn’t allowed to be shown to any viewers.

  16. I think the Obama-in-DC Terrorist organization has done more damage to the US than Al-Qaeda could ever do! That’s the terrorist group we need to shut down!

  17. The US just took out operatives in Yemen with drone attacks. Maybe the US drummed up a fake “terrorist threat” so they could bomb Yemen and make it look like a defensive response instead of an offensive attack?

  18. Thank you Keith. Keep up the good work, even though it is all for naught. The poltroons are firmly entrenched, but I applaud your noble effort to at least be defiant in the face of our defeat and ultimate demise.

  19. Barry’s keeping his Benghazi, Yemen, Egypt, and Syria files in the safe with his college transcripts and Fast & Furious files, we’ll never see them.

  20. Well imagine that. Maybe it’s because he’s using it to cover up the new information about Benghazi. He doesn’t want to be impeached. It would ruin his rein as King and his plans to implode America.

  21. An interview with a comedian is appropriate for Obama as all of this is cover your tail. These intercepts are months old and from Benghazi. So now we have Benghazi warnings issued for Yemen. Since the news got out that the CIA was gun running in Benghazi he is terrified of being impeached and Hillary is worried she will not get elected to continue the farce.

  22. This is such an important threat to Americans that Obama cannot be bothered to explain anything. Implicit in this is, “Trust me, I’ll protect you.”. In other words, just let the federal government take care of you. I think Yemen is spelled B-e-n-g-h-a-z-i.

  23. The tail is wagging the dog.

    Threat? the threat is to the NSA. Lets distract the Press and the populace with a “Threat” so they forget we’re spying on them. We’ll even bomb some them terrorists to make it look good.

    I used to trust this admin, but it’s just as power hungry as GWB. Different sides of the same coin.

  24. How he can’t address the nation or discuss such a serious situation is unbelievable. But one has to wonder how serious he takes the threat when he spent 7 hrs playing golf while the “crisis” is unfolding and leaves the country in the hands of the flunkies.

  25. All this hype about an attack is just more government lies to use as an excuse to impose their Leftist tyranny. That affirmative-action parasite currently defiling the White House is a liar, cheat, thief, traitor and is more of an enemy to this country than any terrorist you can imagine. Obama and his criminal henchmen are literally ripping the U.S. apart at the seams and lying every time they open their stinking mouths.

    This panicky talk about terrorism is to divert our attention from the horrific legislation before the Congress and about to take effect. Congress and Obama are itching to surrender to the hostile, third-world savages they are importing who are tearing the U.S. to pieces and displacing the native-born citizens. All of this with government sanction under the bland lie of “Immigration Reform.”

    That cynical power and money grab known as ObamaCare is also about to kick in. This insane legislation will utterly destroy the health care system and achieve the government’s goal of forcing all of us into the lowest common denominator of a government-run system. This system will be an affirmative-action boondoggle run with all the brisk efficiency and malevolent arrogance of a typical government bureau staffed with affirmative-action parasites. Say hello to your new doctor: Dr. DeShawn Lexus.

  26. If your an a American in a known terrorist country…then you are an idiot..maybe you can hold hands with them before they cut your head off

  27. He can’t talk to America about terrorism because to do so his GIANT F’ing ego would have to get out of his way and that’s impossible. He’d have to admit he’s WRONG and a failure…..a bucket mouth….won’t happen with this d o u c h e

  28. Gee whiz Mr. President;

    Perhaps if our military weren’t in 150 countries with 1000 military bases in the world’s face telling them, …”do as we say, not as we do, or else”…
    there might be fewer threats, wouldn’t you agree, Mr. President?

  29. Just when there was a story about dozens of CIA operatives in Benghazi last year, probably to run a gun-smuggling operation, globalist Obama’s handlers roll out a new “threat”.

    This is similar to globalist Bush, who upped the color-coded threat signal when there was a critical vote on the “war on terror” in the UN or in Congress. (Research shows that the threat signal, color-coded for a dumbed-down audience, really did go up before important votes more often than otherwise.)

    Eventually we will learn the details about how trumped-up this latest “threat” is. Maybe that the intelligence was two months old, or that it was exaggerated, or didn’t really exist. But people have a memory like a goldfish. This is how you handle the rubes in a democracy. Scaring them ALWAYS works. They won’t be interested in a follow-up, that takes too much thinking. Always give them some new drama to react to. Like gush over the murderous criminal Black “gangsta” Martin, to sidetrack from the NSA’s illegal, unconstitutional spying on Americans and the rest of the world, which rightly should have people start an armed rebellion against the globalist tyranny.

  30. Terrorism? Not on Obama’s Top 10 list, as the war on terror is winding down.

    Focusing on the important stuff:
    – immigration
    – the environment
    – gun control
    – same sex marriage
    – Trayvon Martin
    – fundraising
    – golf

    Did I leave anything out?

  31. Wait a minute! Just hold on!
    How could there be a potential terrorist attack anywhere from Al Qaida!
    Their done, gone, kaput since OBL was killed.As I recall, both BO and Joe “Bite-me” confirmed Osama was dead and the War on Terror was over.
    Another thing – this whole Detroit bankruptcy. Its not real. Its a made-up story. GM & Chrysler were saved and “alive and well!”. (Again, BO and Joe “Bite-me” told us time and again during the last campaign.)

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