‘They’re coming’ and ‘another 9/11 is imminent’

posted at 8:01 pm on August 13, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Ali Khedery is the chairman and chief executive of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners. He negotiated Exxon Mobile’s entry into Kurdistan as an executive with that company. Before that, he worked with the U.S. State and Defense departments, and was the longest serving American official in Iraq from 2003 to 2009. Khedery served as the special assistant to five U.S. ambassadors and a senior advisor to three commanders of U.S. Central Command.

Ali Khedery knows the Middle East, and Iraq in particular.

It is important to know Khedery’s background because when he sounds the alarm, and he is sounding the alarm with all the fury of a man witnessing an irreversible tragedy unfolding, the world would be well-advised to listen to him.

In an open letter to President Barack Obama in Politico Magazine, Khedery chided the president for his commitment to a policy of “benign neglect” toward the Middle East. He advised the president to give up on his current team of advisors, who have not served him well leading up to and during this present region-wide crisis, and surround himself with new voices.

“One former aide from your White House team recently told me: It’s not just that they don’t understand. It’s that they don’t want to understand what’s happening in the Middle East. They just want it all to go away,” Khedery wrote. “But it’s only going to get worse.”

Khedery advocated for the establishment of a “Middle East Czar,” though in an age in which there is an executive branch czar for everything from cars to copyrights, the term seems a frivolous one. What Khedery is advocating is something quite distinct from the role Steve Rattner played during the automotive industry bailout.

“Just as Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) transformed our extraordinarily capable but diffuse covert elements by fusing military, intelligence, diplomatic and law enforcement resources under one roof, a Supreme Allied Command for the Middle East and North Africa would act as an all-of-government fusion cell,” he wrote.

In other words, you need a modern-day Gen. Dwight Eisenhower—circa 1938—to help contain and quell separate conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq before they merge into an all-out regional conflagration and before jihadis orchestrate a second 9/11.

Khedery a rather serious fellow. Which is why his warning to CNN host Jake Tapper should be that much more disturbing. Unless the United States gets its head around the fact that what is occurring in Iraq has the potential to become a full-fledged regional war (in many respects, it already is), America can expect that “another 9/11 is imminent.”

“I know they don’t take the threat of transnational jihad seriously enough,” Khedery said when asked for his assessment of how the Obama administration is handling the current crisis. “ISIS represents, in fact, the most virulent form of transnational jihad the planet has ever seen.”

“By referring to them as the jayvee team, by sitting back and watching them rise over the three years despite the genocide in Syria, by watching [former Iraqi PM Nouri] Maliki’s sectarian policies create an environment where ISIS could again come into Iraq, and then by doing nothing about it for months now, despite repeated warnings from the intelligence community, what’s happened now is the cancer has metastasized and we have a major problem on our hands,” he added.

“I consumed a lot of CIA and NSA products over the years,” Khedery warned. “But you don’t need access to CIA and NSA products to know that they are coming and that another 9/11 is imminent unless we act decisively, and quickly, and do it right now with our allies in the region and around the world.”

…Well. That’s heartening.

The problem for Obama is that to accept Khedery’s suggestion is to confess that his approach to Iraq over the last five years has been a failure. Obama cannot even bring himself to tell the country the truth about the nature of the American mission in Iraq (yes, Virginia, there are boots on the ground).

Obama is in the midst of a scramble to handle this grave military threat as he would a political crisis. That is a scarier prospect than anything Khedery warned of in this clip.


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Their just a jayvee team.

rob verdi on August 13, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Obl’s dead and GM’s alive.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Uhm … I’m pretty sure they’re already here.

ShainS on August 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

We are so f’d. Over/under on the number of thousands lost?

abobo on August 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

The cynic in me says Obama wants another 9/11 so he can have a “Bush standing in the rumble, arm around a firefighter” photo-op to rescue the dems in November.

I know. What am I thinking?

ThePrez on August 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Uhm … I’m pretty sure they’re already here.

ShainS on August 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I fear you are correct.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

We’re so screwed

gophergirl on August 13, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Obama’s goal is simply to make it to 1/20/17 without anything fouling up his golf schedule. Anything that happens one second after 12:01 p.m. EST that day he will have no concern about (and will feel no culpability if it happens), whether or not Hillary or some Republican wins the 2016 election.

(Also Noah — Exxon Mobil is the world’s largest oil company — Exxon Mobile I assume is their cell phone subsidiary that Khedery was working for…)

jon1979 on August 13, 2014 at 8:13 PM

He advised the president to give up on his current team of advisors, who have not served him well leading up to and during this present region-wide crisis, and surround himself with new voices

Khedery must not understand WHY Dog Eater has those people around him, it’s not for their expertise, it’s because they’re so lead-dense that they make his limited intellect seem Einsteinian in comparison. Dog Eater doesn’t want advisers, he wants people who fawn over his every word.

Bishop on August 13, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Obama is in the midst of a scramble to handle this grave military threat as he would a political crisis.

He handles everything as political because that is all he knows how to do. Community organizer demonstrating the Peter Principle.

IrishEyes on August 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

OT but related.

The New York Times ✔ @nytimes

The U.S. said it broke the siege on Mount Sinjar in Iraq, allowing thousands of Yazidis to escape http://nyti.ms/1uPIjBr

Are they really going to try and make us believe O saved the day??? OMG, I am so disgusted.

CoffeeLover on August 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

another 9/11 is imminent

9/11 will look like a picnic in the park compared to what’s coming.

AZCoyote on August 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

“I consumed a lot of CIA and NSA products over the years,” Khedery warned. “But you don’t need access to CIA and NSA products to know that they are coming and that another 9/11 is imminent unless we act decisively, and quickly, and do it right now with our allies in the region and around the world.

What a freaking joke.

Our allies in the region? Let’s see who those “allies” are shall we.

Saudi Arabia the father of Wahhabi islam and the country that brought us psycopath islam on a mass scale by building mosque through the world where they teach such things as: Shias are evil and must be killed. Women are inferior then us. anyone who is not sunni is an infidel and must be exterminated. And funded them with oil money. Why are most of the Alqaeda and Isis guys from Saudi Arabia. Well if American presidents would ask the King instead of kissing his hand, he would tell you.

Qatar- ATM of the rebels in Syria who migrated to Iraq

Jordan- Sunnis in Iraq who are helping IS cause mayhem met in Jordan Last month and had a meeting to strategize. No freaking shi!t. Iraq called them on it they of course they couldn’t do anything to stop them.

Turkey- Not in ME but close enough to create a sh!t storm. They let their border open long enough for every psychopath and jobless moron in Europe and other parts of the world looking for a cause to fly Turkish air and get to Syria to eat some hearts and cut heads.

So if stopping another 9/11 depends on our allies in the region, then we are F@$@ked. I mean doubly F@$ked. Di I mention we are f@$ked.

coolrepublica on August 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

I mean John effin Kerry? Samantha Power? Jumpin’ Joe Biden? Not exactly who Jefferson had in mind way back in the day.

Bishop on August 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Mr, Khedery a practicing Muslim is he? A known apostate? He has been helping America succeed with Islam for a long time now has he? Some onr to trust and listen to? A supreme moderate? A devout Muslim willing to work against those promoting Islam as the koran dictates? Why isn’t he president?

BL@KBIRD on August 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM

He’s banking on it happening on the next guy’s watch, and he doesn’t care how many Americans die as a result. Sad, ugly truth.

Rational Thought on August 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Obama will go down in history as our first JV (Just Vacationing) President …

ShainS on August 13, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I almost forgot Kuwait.

See Qatar. Same sh!t as Qatar different name.

But it’s all cool. They are friends with Israel now so who cares if the stuff they do will be the doom of us all here in America. As long as Israel is safe all is good with the world.

coolrepublica on August 13, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Yep that’s what they are doing…..

Marie Harf ✔ @marieharf

.@brett_mcgurk: President said we’re going to break the siege of this mountain, and we broke that siege. #MtSinjar

Retweeted by Department of State

CoffeeLover on August 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

So if stopping another 9/11 depends on our allies in the region, then we are F@$@ked. I mean doubly F@$ked. Di I mention we are f@$ked.

coolrepublica on August 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Yeah but…but…your boy gave that incredible speech in Cairo which was supposed to heal the divisions in the mideast.

Wa hoppen?

Bishop on August 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Uhm … I’m pretty sure they’re already here.

ShainS on August 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I fear you are correct.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Of course they are. They are here, planning, training, waiting. They will hit with no warning and in a new way. And Politicians will wring there hands and the public will cry about cover-ups and gov’t conspiracies.

And nothing will happen. We have no leadership. The countries of Europe and others will talk of freedom and ‘democracy’…but they will not act. They are feckless…and so are we.

BierManVA on August 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

It’s not just that they don’t understand. It’s that they don’t want to understand what’s happening in the Middle East. They just want it all to go away,”

The Chosen One admits to no error.

Obama Foreign Policy 101: When faced with a difficult problem. Ignore it! It’s only a “problem” if you acknowledge it.

1. Hope the problem will resolve itself. Claim credit.
2. If the problem worsens, hope the MSM doesn’t report it.
3. If the MSM does report it, blame Bush.

GarandFan on August 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Obl’s dead and GM’s alive.
CW on August 13, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Al Queda is alive and GM is killing Americans. Heck of a job Barry!

Bill-Republic of Texas on August 13, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Yep that’s what they are doing…..

Marie Harf ✔ @marieharf

.@brett_mcgurk: President said we’re going to break the siege of this mountain, and we broke that siege. #MtSinjar

Retweeted by Department of State

CoffeeLover on August 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Dog Eater used the same knife that he had to kill Bin Laden on those ISIS jackwads; snuck on them during the night, bare pecs glistening, red white and blue headband around his skull, and slit their throats, the final words the ISIS thugs heard hissed in their ears was “This is for the Yazidi, mothaflucka!”

Bishop on August 13, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Here is RECON done cheap.

The location of Obama at all times will be the place most unlikely to be the target info our intel guys have.

He will not be anywere near ground zero.

If he gets on TV and says he has stoped it all, get in a hole

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM

‘They’re coming’ and ‘another 9/11 is imminent’

(This ad paid for by the DHS, TSA and NSA, with a generious contribution from Mr. and Mrs. Chicken Little)

VorDaj on August 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM

eeeee YO, haji … feel completely free to jam a small, but very uncomfortable, nuclear device up Samantha Powers’ brown betty and touch it off at a UN session there in NYC.

M240H on August 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I keed, I keed …

M240H on August 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM

“Yo Boehner ? You didn’t see that ball go into the water?

Great. Now I’m only 20 over par for this hole…

What were you saying ’bout a repeat of 9/11 ?”

viking01 on August 13, 2014 at 8:29 PM

In 1938 The Poles, Czechs, Belgians and British could have clobbered Germany if they had the will and we’re able to coordinate at all.

ISIS is an existential threat to every neighboring society, but will they get it together and wipe them out?

Nah.

forest on August 13, 2014 at 8:31 PM

“Never mind this ISIS nonsense—what do the CNN polls say about my approval ratings?”

–Dear Leader

orangemtl on August 13, 2014 at 8:32 PM

The problem for Obama is that to accept Khedery’s suggestion is to confess that his approach to Iraq over the last five years has been a failure.

If Obama actually came out and said something to that effect, I wouldn’t be one of those that would be rubbing it in. I would actually respect Obama a lot for that, for coming clean about the failure of the (his) Iraq policy.

anotherJoe on August 13, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Anybody that’s been paying attention the last 5 years knew this, but, yeah, it’s nice to see somebody in a position to know is trying to get through to the Choom Gang.

Won’t do any good, but…

Khedery must not understand WHY Dog Eater has those people around him, it’s not for their expertise, it’s because they’re so lead-dense that they make his limited intellect seem Einsteinian in comparison. Dog Eater doesn’t want advisers, he wants people who fawn over his every word.

Bishop on August 13, 2014 at 8:13 PM

You got it.

formwiz on August 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM

‘They’re coming’ and ‘another 9/11 is imminent’

(This ad paid for by the DHS, TSA and NSA, with a generious contribution from Mr. and Mrs. Chicken Little)

VorDaj on August 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM

They’re already here. DHS invited them in and held the door open, TSA waved them through (while busily frisking incontinent wheelchair-bound grannies and tow-headed toddlers), and the NSA was too busy spying on Tea Partiers to notice anything.

AZCoyote on August 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

In other words, you need a modern-day Gen. Dwight Eisenhower—circa 1938—to help contain and quell separate conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq before they merge into an all-out regional conflagration and before jihadis orchestrate a second 9/11.

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. War does not always give over democratic communities to military government, but it must invariably and immeasurably increase the powers of civil government [NSA, DHS, TSA, etc., etc., etc.]; it must almost compulsorily concentrate the direction of all men and the management of all things in the hands of the administration. If it does not lead to despotism by sudden violence, it prepares men for it more gently by their habits. All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and the shortest means to accomplish it. This is the first axiom of the science. – Alexis de Tocqueville

VorDaj on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 PM

It was a powerful letter, but Khedery doesn’t seem to understand that America’s foe are not Obama’s. Obama wants what is happening over there, but just as he hid who he was to get elected attempts to feign concern here because it might impact his legacy. Although not sure how he could show more indifference than his 4 min speech did.

smitty41 on August 13, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Obama has never been held responsible for any of his sins/failures/mistakes and he will never admit his crimes.

He does on the other hand love his hate and holds it close to himself for his own use.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 13, 2014 at 8:39 PM

cowardly, fear mongering conservatives.

never change.

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I’m sure muslim groups are planning a hit as we speak. And they are already here. All they have to do is walk across our southern border. The White House gang doesn’t know anyone capable of managing the ME mess.There are any number of ways they can do damage to us. All I can say is I’m glad I don’t live in a city.

crankyoldlady on August 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Debate about worst Prez evah, is ovah.

I tend to believe the theory he was hoping to stall to the mid-terms, let the GOP win Congress, then blame them for forcing his hand to go back into Iraq. I think that was Hillary’s game plan, also.

Reality does have a way of mugging the ignorant.

budfox on August 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

What do you mean “they’re coming”? There’s 1 who is the freakin’ president!

SouthernGent on August 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

It is important to know Khedery’s background because when he sounds the alarm, and he is sounding the alarm with all the fury of a man witnessing an irreversible tragedy unfolding, the world would be well-advised to listen to him.

BS!

All he is doing is screaming a 21st century version of “Better Red than Dead”. He sounds as bad as his chicken little profiteer bro Al Gore.

VorDaj on August 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM

All opposition to open carry is about to disappear either legally or by overwhelming contempt for the law and the inability and unwillingness of this administration to act responsibly to protect the nation. Americans will never allow anything like this jihadist crap to take hold here. We’ll see a country truly up in arms for good and for ill.

Mason on August 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM

#chickenhawklittles

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Well, we know everdisco’s freaking out about it. Liberals always tell you.

CurtZHP on August 13, 2014 at 8:48 PM

cowardly, fear mongering conservatives.

never change.

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Obama and his supporters fear monger even more, it’s just that they have a different set of devils and hate liberty, and love power, even more.

VorDaj on August 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM

….and if another 9/11 happens, Obama owns it lock, stock, and barrel.

I expect he’ll turn himself in for the treason hearing, right? No? But isn’t that what the leftist fascist nazis wanted from Bush?

Me, I’m ready to spin some turbins as they come down my driveway to offer me their ultimatum. Not a one will survive.

Diluculo on August 13, 2014 at 8:56 PM

From the EMP thread

cowardly, fear mongering conservatives.

never change.

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

From this thread (note the time-stamps)

cowardly, fear mongering conservatives.

never change.

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Poor pajama-boy everydisco, been relying on the blankie pulled up over your head? Kinda skeered, are you? Don’t worry, Mom will take care of everything. Go back to sleep.

Dolce Far Niente on August 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I saw this over at Ace’s. Brutal analysis of the Left…think barry and his ‘advisers’

What happens is, they are indoctrinated into what I call a “cult of indiscriminateness.” The way the elite does this is by teaching our children, starting with the very young, that rational and moral thought is an act of bigotry; that no matter how sincerely you may seek to gather the facts, no matter how earnestly you may look at the evidence, no matter how disciplined you may try to be in your reasoning, your conclusion is going to be so tainted by your personal bigotries, by your upbringing, by your religion, by the color of your skin, by the nation of your great-great-great-great-great grandfather’s birth; that no matter what your conclusion, it is useless. It is nothing other than the reflection of your bigotries, and the only way to eliminate bigotry is to eliminate rational thought.

way more here

http://minx.cc:1080/?post=351056

can barry ‘grow in office’?????? Tic Toc barry.

r keller on August 13, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Dolce Far Niente on August 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

cowardly, fear mongering conservatives.

never change.

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I’ve been known to paste one of my comments from one thread to another (mainly to avoid having to type it out twice). But I generally try to have something more interesting to say when I do.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 13, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I had Evan Sayet’s name in their for attribution…but it fell out somewhere, some errant keystroke

r keller on August 13, 2014 at 9:06 PM

… they are coming and that another 9/11 is imminent unless we act decisively, and quickly, and do it right now …

.
So, Ali (Baba),give us a hint as to what’s in the pipeline… you must know, bud! And hey, sorry about the Baba, I just couldn’t resist.

ExpressoBold on August 13, 2014 at 9:12 PM

“One former aide from your White House team recently told me: It’s not just that they don’t understand. It’s that they don’t want to understand what’s happening in the Middle East. They just want it all to go away,” Khedery wrote. “But it’s only going to get worse.”

‘O’s foreign policy and its resultant expectations nutshelled. After all, he needn’t do anything for the Nobel.

socalcon on August 13, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Let us hope that Khedery is not the next John O’Neill.

J.B. Say on August 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

ISIS is busy enough at present with executions, crucifixions, beheadings – you know, just following the 7th century example of their “prophet” Muhammad and Koranic authority.

Sooner I think might be trouble resulting from Obama’s lifting of the flight training ban here for trusty Libyan nationals – you remember how trustworthy Libyan Muslims were.
Does Obama even like this country?

Chessplayer on August 13, 2014 at 9:27 PM

way more here

http://minx.cc:1080/?post=351056

r keller on August 13, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Excellent link.

“In order to eliminate discrimination, the Modern Liberal has opted to become utterly indiscriminate.”

YES. And maybe that’s what’s at heart with much of this politically correct garbage. And take what happens at an airport, where cane toting grandmas are treated the same as others that are clearly a greater potential threat.

I’m afraid you need to discriminate between different characteristics of people. Cops on the beat do it all the time.

anotherJoe on August 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM

‘They’re coming’ and ‘another 9/11 is imminent’

Oh goodie. So we’ll have to be punished, monitored and lose more of our rights.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 9:32 PM

It IS imminent if we continue listening to and electing open borders, progressive DimocRats and establishment Republicans.

The only things we need to do to PREVENT it, is militarize and SEAL the damn border, and start profiling EVERY middle eastern man or woman coming into the country.

Because not all cultist Muslims are terrorists, but ALL terrorists ARE cultist Muslims.

Meople on August 13, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Abandon your posts! Flee! Flee for your lives!

BDavis on August 13, 2014 at 9:38 PM

*ahem*

ISIS jihadist recruitment tool features Chicago skyline

Fallon on August 13, 2014 at 9:41 PM

If another 9/11 comes… they will think our 2001 guys were JV.

faraway on August 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

French Foreign Minister: Maybe we should all come back from vacation, non?

When a Frenchman suggests coming back from vacation – in August then something serious is on the horizon.

Willys on August 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM

The cynic in me says Obama wants another 9/11 so he can have a “Bush standing in the rumble, arm around a firefighter” photo-op to rescue the dems in November.

I know. What am I thinking?

ThePrez on August 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I think it’s a longing for a “aw, look – time to suspend elections and impose martial law” moment, actually.

Midas on August 13, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Everditso you can be more creative than that. Snore.

CW on August 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM

“Exxon Mobile”? What is that, auto spell check?

Ward Cleaver on August 13, 2014 at 10:45 PM

#chickenhawklittles

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM

#YOUREAFLUKINGIDIOT

Ward Cleaver on August 13, 2014 at 10:46 PM

A terrorist storm is heading for the West, and the brutal ISIS is behind it

The US assessment chimes with the belief of EU intelligence services that hundreds of Europeans are also in Syria. Indeed, “terrorist-tourism” is an increasingly acute concern of British Intelligence.
The growing fear? That these “tourists” will soon return home with the means and intention to conduct atrocities.

When attacks come – which they surely will – they may be by British, French or other European “citizens”.

lynncgb on August 13, 2014 at 10:49 PM

‘They’re coming’ and ‘another 9/11 is imminent’

Oh goodie. So we’ll have to be punished, monitored and lose more of our rights.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 13, 2014 at 9:32 PM

The beatings will continue until there are no more threats.

VorDaj on August 13, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Exxon Mobile’s
–Noah Rothman

Uum, it’s ExxonMobil, not Exxon Mobile. Because it’s an oil and gas company, not a telecom company. And it’s Fortune 2 on the Fortune 500. And if you did any research, you would have found that out.

jim56 on August 13, 2014 at 11:18 PM

the honorable gentleman criticizing Obamas advisors as not serving the president well has got it backwards. It’s not that they are giving him poor consul. They were picked because they were there to reaffirm what the president already thinks. they were not picked because they would present items outside of obamas box because he does not want to know anything outside the box. He has his view and if the world will not conform to – it’s their loss. Changing advisors won’t help. It’s the head that is rotten.

warmairfan on August 13, 2014 at 11:27 PM

In this case, I suspect incompetence rather than malice on the part of the administration. IMHO, they are simply trying to kick the can down the road for the next two years to let the next administration deal with it. They simply don’t care about consequences if they can avoid facing them themselves.

DaveK on August 13, 2014 at 11:29 PM

French Foreign Minister: Maybe we should all come back from vacation, non?

When a Frenchman suggests coming back from vacation – in August then something serious is on the horizon.

Willys on August 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM

You cldn’t be more right :) Paris is a ghost town in Aug :)… But even that abysmall idiot Hollande and mcmuffin Cameron returned from their vacays to deal with this crisis, while that joke in the WH can’t let go of Marta V…nuf said…

jimver on August 13, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Right now Obama’s main concern is to figure out some way of blaming any new attack on George Bush. Once’s that problem is solved, he can rest easy.

Fred 2 on August 14, 2014 at 2:36 AM

“One former aide from your White House team recently told me: It’s not just that they don’t understand. It’s that they don’t want to understand what’s happening in the Middle East. They just want it all to go away,” Khedery wrote. “But it’s only going to get worse.”

This is EXACTLY what I said yesterday. They won’t listen and it’s probably down to Valerie Jarrett. She runs the WH.

ISIS and AQ are already here boys and girls.

Gird your loins.

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Khedery is misusing the word “imminent.” He means another 9/11 attack is “inevitable,” giving our neglect of the Middle East.

Maybe. On the other hand, could be that business is bad for ol’ Khedery and he’s calling in the Marines.

Nomennovum on August 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Obama’s one achievement — outgolfing Tiger Woods
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/13/curl-obamas-one-achievement-outgolfing-tiger-woods/

albill on August 14, 2014 at 6:35 AM

cowardly, fear mongering conservatives.

never change.

everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Chew on this. They kill the weak ones first. Liberal America can keep playing politics with the world issues that could mean certain destruction to our democracy. I prefer a sober realization to the potential of the threat. I’ll also not shed a single tear for the quivering lipped fools in the grainy videos they’ll be posting on line of those unwilling to defend themselves.

hawkdriver on August 14, 2014 at 6:46 AM

So if stopping another 9/11 depends on our allies in the region, then we are F@$@ked. I mean doubly F@$ked. Di I mention we are f@$ked.

coolrepublica on August 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Better chance of allies helping us avoid another 9-11 than liberal Americans.

Y’all seem ready to bend over for them.

hawkdriver on August 14, 2014 at 7:02 AM

cowardly, fear mongering conservatives. never change. everdiso on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Neither do morons.

I’ve never lost a debate here. everdiso on June 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM.

Akzed on August 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Any guesses on how many ISIS affiliated individuals have walked across our non-existent southern border since our golfer in chief decided against protecting it? You can’t tell me that they don’t see our lack of border enforcement as a prime opportunity to get jihadis into our country. There will be another 9-11, the election of Obama to two terms in office all but guarantees it.

billboy89 on August 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM

If Iraq wants Obama’s attention, they should start building golf courses over there.

NoPain on August 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM