President Obama dismisses Al Qaeda as a ‘JV Team’

In a comprehensive profile in the New Yorker, President Obama dismisses the resurgence of Al Qaeda across the Middle East – downplaying its threat and comparing the group to a “JV team.” During the ramp up to the 2012 elections, President Obama declared Al Qaeda was “decimated.” When you consider the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja, Iraq and in various locations around Syria, however, it’s fairly obvious the terror group is anything but “on the run.”

In the article, David Remnick writes:

At the core of Obama’s thinking is that American military involvement cannot be the primary instrument to achieve the new equilibrium that the region so desperately needs. And yet thoughts of a pacific equilibrium are far from anyone’s mind in the real, existing Middle East. In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been “decimated.” I pointed out that the flag of Al Qaeda is now flying in Falluja, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too.

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.

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  • ken.

    it’s obama’s team the muslim brotherhood that is top dog in his world.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Lucky for us that Obama eats dog he might actually go after them if we keep calling them dogs.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Obama and liberals I hate to be that guy but a JV team is not going to cut your head off for not being on their team. You see by doing this you are just confirming to them that our country is run by a bunch of morons that have no clue what they are doing. We just handed them Iraq on a sliver platter Obama wanted to help them take over Sriya and I bet before Obama leaves office he is going to hand Afghanistan back to them as well. Which means liberals left the world worse off than Bush but that is ok Obama keep thinking it is your race that makes you unpopular and not your B.S. lies.

  • landofaahs

    I assume JV team means Junior Varsity Team. If that is so the Team Obama is strictly “Bush League”.

  • Fat Lip

    J V well he would know about J V wouldn’t he Take Cheat Take Cheat and on to the next Take Cheat problem here is he is Varsity when it comes to his GAME

  • Anonymous

    Now playing…Harlem Globetrotters…vrs…Al Qaeda Lobotomizers – Get your tickets while YOU still last

  • Anonymous

    The JV is Obama!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think he’s provoking an attack by AQ so he can once again side track us from his poor job as Commander in Chief. He’s hoping we will all rally around him and forget just how badly he has screwed up our world.

  • jdgalt

    I’ll agree that the threat to anyone in the United States from AQ is comparable to the danger of being killed by a falling coconut (though good luck getting a volunteer to be the next ambassador in Benghazi).

    So when are you going to be closing Gitmo like you promised, Mr. President? And shutting down the TSA, which never needed to be created? The emergency (if there ever was any) is over, and we want our constitutional rights back.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Obama never made his JV in college, he was too damn lazy to try out and conform to the coaches rules, on top of having no athletic talent, you can’t get by with a con in competitive sports but it works in politics

  • Truth goes 100 MPH

    Just one more phrase uttered by a stupid politician that will come back and bite him BIG time.

  • Anonymous

    good one…. I can see obama on the lobotomizers.. for sure. Sure not American.

  • Anonymous

    You know white men can’t jump, but obama can sure sing in his own mind.

  • SM ISAC

    Palestinian terrorists murdered, not kidnapped, 11 Israeli Athletes in Munich 72.

  • Rex Stevenson

    Obama likes to brag on himself, and he often embeds a grain of truth in such a statement just to have a good laugh. Remember when everyone thought he was joking about the rumors about his Islamic faith when he said: “I’m no longer the strapping young Muslim I used to be?” Well, he wasn’t joking, and now he’s right when he said that al-Qaeda is the JV team, because Obama and his treasonous acolytes are the Varsity squad …. and he’s flaunting it our face that we are powerless to stop him in his quest to restore the Caliphate in the Middle East and North Africa, destroy Israel, and so weaken America that we will be vulnerable to attack by our enemies.

  • Rex Stevenson

    Democrats Attempt to Rewrite Benghazi History

    Here we go again! The lying, leftist, liberal Democrats are at it again, this time attempting to “fabricate” yet another excuse intended to “shift the blame” and “absolve” Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton of any negligence, culpability, and/or responsibility for the September 11, 2012 assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And in this, the lying mainstream media, including in particular, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC, are fully complicit in what can only be described as a blatant attempt to distort the facts and mislead the American people.

    Keep in mind that Hillary Clinton, in an effort to cover for Obama during the last phase of the 2012 election cycle, stated that she accepted full responsibility for what happened, actually admitting under oath in her Congressional testimony that consulate security was not only lax but virtually non-existent. Of course in March 2013, she clarified her earlier statements by including her now infamous caveat “What difference does it make now?”

    Everyone now knows that mistakes were made and that four Americans were killed as a direct result, including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, whose sodomized naked and mutilated body was dragged through the streets of Benghazi by the al-Qaeda linked terrorists who murdered him.

    We have also heard the sworn testimony of the Americans who were there on the ground as it happened – honorable, patriotic Americans who testified under oath that (a) consulate security was inadequate, (b) the Libyan guards hired to protect the mission actually joined the attacking terrorists, and (c) someone issued a “stand down” order to American forces not to respond and intervene.

    We were also told that Ambassador Stevens, the Regional Security Officer (RSO), and other members of the American mission repeatedly requested additional security personnel and protective measures – that they were in actuality in fear for their lives – but said requests were deliberately ignored for political reasons.

    Further, the ambassador himself reported directly to the State Department that al-Qaeda forces were becoming more numerous in the area and that an assassination attempt had been made on the British ambassador. Then in June, just three months before the 9/11 assault, a group of about 50 terrorists attacked the consulate and actually blew a 40-foot wide hole in the wall. But Hillary Clinton continued to deliberately ignore all such reports and instead instructed Ambassador Stevens to “present the appearance of normalcy” so as not to offend our Muslim friends.

    At this point it’s important for us to remember that (a) Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State, (b) she was in charge of the U.S. State Department and as such directly responsible for embassy security and all DOS American personnel throughout the world, and (c) American ambassadors appointed by Obama reported directly to Clinton. She was, in effect, the daily decision-maker, although foreign policy itself was/is dictated by Obama.

    It’s also important to realize that as of this date, nearly 18 months after the attack and the death of our compatriots, Eric Holder’s FBI investigation is still on-going and that despite Obama’s personal promise that “those responsible would be held accountable,” not one of the more than 250 Islamic terrorists who participated in the assault has been arrested and brought to justice – this despite the fact that several of the “known” terrorists have been interviewed by the Associated Press and New York Times.

    Since the September 11, 2012 assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration, aided and abetted by a complicit mainstream media, has been engaged in one of the biggest cover-ups in history. On one side we have a Republican Congress that demands answers, the American people who demand justice for our slain friends, and the families of those murdered Americans want closure. On the other side, we have a complicit Democrat Party whose only interest is one of self-preservation, protecting Obama’s presidency, and soon-to-be 70-year-old Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential aspirations. And until yesterday, the Democrats main thrust of attack and counterattack has been to label the Benghazi Congressional Investigation as a “racially-motivated witch hunt.”

    Make no mistake about it, folks, the Democrat Party is in deep trouble. The lying Muslim racist in our White House has been directly involved in or directly linked to seven (7) different scandals, any one of which is sufficient grounds for impeachment, and the myriad of lies surrounding the failed roll-out of Obamacare is threatening their majority in the U.S. Senate. The Democrats are desperate to hold onto the Senate and hopefully regain control of the Congress in the 2014 mid-term elections, and then get Hillary Clinton elected in 2016.

    But despite their best efforts to brainwash the gullible American public and sweep everything under the carpet, the AP, NSA, DOE, and IRS scandals won’t go away. Even more importantly, the “Fast & Furious” and “Benghazi” Congressional investigations are now regaining lost momentum and threatening to blow Obama’s corrupt administration, as well as the complicit Democrat Party, clear out of the water.

    Like I said, the Democrats are distressed, desperate, and despondent. They can no longer blame Bush, the Japanese tsunami, Greek banks, lazy Americans, the Arab Spring uprisings, a supposedly racially biased Congress, or strong headwinds from Europe for their obvious negligence and culpability. And while Obama has silenced the military by personally firing more than a dozen flag officers, all attempts to threaten, intimidate, and/or discredit Congressional witnesses have failed.

    So, how can the Democrats hope to pull their bacon from the frying pan and salvage the upcoming elections? Who would make an acceptable scapegoat? How do they shift the blame and make Benghazi go away?

    Actually, the answer is deceptively simple. Further, and in my opinion, this new strategy was developed by and is the brainchild of Obama’s long-time mentor and close personal confidant, Valerie Jarrett. After all, who else other than a ruthless, cold-blooded, Iranian-born bitch from Chicago would attempt to place the blame for the Benghazi massacre on a dead man – Ambassador Christopher Stevens – who was killed by Muslim fanatics and cannot defend himself against the false accusations of incompetence now coming from the White House and mainstream media?

    That’s right. You heard me correctly. The same man who Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Jay Carney and others proclaimed to be a hero is now being branded as an incompetent administrator whose failure to fully grasp the obviously dangerous situation in Benghazi and request additional security ultimately led to the death of four Americans, including himself, as well as the destruction of the consulate.

    This is outrageous! These people are attacking the good name and professional reputation of a man who gave his life for his country – a man who died because his life was dependent upon the inept decisions they made.

    This, then, is the new storyline emanating from Obama’s White House – that the destruction of our consulate and resulting loss of life was the fault of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and that the White House and State Department made the decision to cover up his negligence to protect his reputation. Bull-feathers! They’ve had 18 months to collaborate and fabricate a story, and this is the best they can do – this despite the fact that indisputable evidence exists in the form of eyewitness testimony and more than forty (40) emails, faxes, and phone logs verifying the fact that Stevens repeatedly requested additional security personnel and protective measures. And let’s not forget that Hillary Clinton and her DOS Embassy Security Chief Charlene Wood, later admitted under oath that said requests had been made and either intentionally ignored or mistakenly overlooked.

    Instead, these people want us to believe that any cover up was done to protect the memory of Ambassador Stevens because it was the honorable thing to do. What rubbish! These people don’t know the meaning of the words honor and integrity and could not be trusted to tell the truth if their lives depended upon doing so.

    This is just the latest in a series of lies that has permeated Obama’s presidency, but this time he and his acolytes have gone too far by attempting to defame and thus tarnish the good name and professional reputation of a man who died in service to his country. And in my opinion, there is nothing more repulsive, unethical, or more morally dishonest and revolting than to deliberately attack the memory of a dead man in order to cover up their own incompetence, culpability, and criminal negligence in a covert attempt to save Obama’s failing presidency and position Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential election.

  • John Murnahan

    Sometimes, it is like a chess game. Who shall we make the ponds in this game. But in reality, with such power comes great responsibility. You must have an open mind and knowledge of how to play the world game of chess. Some in power just make moves without reading the book of how to play the game. Like for example the senators no nothing about a heath bill or one in Cal. who knows nothing about the gun laws and how his decision of making a move like in chess will affect the game. Or he might briefly read about the law not knowing the importance of reading it. Then there is the ego of not listening to those who know a lot of the world chess game. They have too much pride in listening to advice of the small person. Who are you, you know nothing about this game. Those in government are playing a dangerous game, by not reading the book, being the bill or consulting help in being humble. Before making a move to taking action of any type from military to bills of any kind, look at every aspect of the causes and effect with an open mind. The problem today is the fact that the leaders of our nation have been clouded with judgments of bad elements from money to power inputs of every kind. Not blocking them out. As a result they seem to be affecting the game of life, being like a chess game. This is only a tip of what is going on behind the seen. What’s next, well only the actions can tell.

  • Anonymous

    Team barry is more like pee-wee football.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect that he is dying from a thousand plus cuts and they are all self-inflicted. Hopefully he does not take us with him.

  • Anonymous

    If Barry’s Al Qaida cousins are Junior Varsity, Team Obama is Senior Sparsity!

  • Three Friends

    Most collectivist attacks attempt to exploit the common misconception that the term “individualist” refers only to isolated individuals.

  • Anonymous

    so pres. obumer likes terrorist. he is so unpatriotic. sorry i’m for our military not
    for foreign terrorist.

  • James Walker

    “Mission Accomplished”, Part II