Janet Napolitano, System worked, Christmas day terrorist attack, Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Al-Qaida, Arabian Peninsula, PETN glycol based explosives, Face the Nation, Homeland Security Secretary

I heard Janet Napolitano say the following while I was recently on the road, in response to questions about security, in the wake of the terrorist attack on Christmas day. I just shook my head in disbelief then and now.

“One thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked.”

After much criticism, Napolitano has changed her story.

From Sphere, December 28, 2009.

“Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for Attempted US Attack”
“Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner on Christmas day, saying it was retaliation for a U.S. operation against the group in Yemen.

In a statement posted on the Internet, the group said 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab coordinated with members of the group.

Yemeni forces, helped by U.S. intelligence, carried out two airstrikes against al-Qaida operatives in the country this month. The second one was a day before the attempted bombing of the plane.

The group said the would-be bomber used explosives manufactured by al-Qaida members. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is an alliance of militants based in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Meanwhile, federal authorities met Monday to reassess the nation’s system of terror watchlists to determine how to avoid the type of lapse that allowed a man with explosives to board a flight to the U.S. even though he was flagged as a possible terrorist.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that the aviation security system failed when a young man on a watchlist with a U.S. visa in his pocket and a powerful explosive hidden on his body was allowed to board a fight from Amsterdam to Detroit.”
“A day after saying the system worked, Napolitano backtracked, saying her words had been taken out of context.

“Our system did not work in this instance,” she said on NBC’s “Today” show. “No one is happy or satisfied with that. An extensive review is under way.””
“On Sunday, Napolitano said, “One thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked.” On Monday, she said she was referring to the system of notifying other flights as well as law enforcement on the ground about the incident soon after it happened.

The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee took issue with Napolitano’s initial assessment.

Airport security “failed in every respect,” Rep. Peter King of New York said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “It’s not reassuring when the secretary of Homeland Security says the system worked.””

“Both lines of defense were breached in an improbable series of events Christmas Day that spanned three continents and culminated in a struggle and fire aboard a Northwest jet shortly before its safe landing in Detroit. Law enforcement officials believed the suspect tried to ignite a two-part concoction of the high explosive PETN and possibly a glycol-based liquid explosive, setting off popping, smoke and some fire but no deadly detonation.

An apparent malfunction in a device designed to detonate the PETN may have been all that saved the 278 passengers and the crew aboard Northwest Flight 253. No undercover air marshal was on board and passengers and crew subdued the suspect when he tried to set off the explosion. He succeeded only in starting a fire on himself.”
Read more:

http://www.sphere.com/nation/article/homeland-security-secretary-janet-napolitano-aviation-security-system-failed/19295454
Here is a Youtube video of Janet Napolitano making her irresponsible statement:

“A Montage of what our officials had to say about Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Terrorist Attack on NBC, Meet The Press, ABC George Stephanopoulos and Chris Wallace,Fox News Sunday and FaceThe Nation”

“What Our Government Officials Had To Say About The Attempted Terrorist Attack On Flight 253”

Thanks to commenter LM.

130 responses to “Janet Napolitano, System worked, Christmas day terrorist attack, Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Al-Qaida, Arabian Peninsula, PETN glycol based explosives, Face the Nation, Homeland Security Secretary

  1. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM A HORSE’S A$$. SHE CLEARLY CAN’T TELL RIGHT FROM LEFT,UP FROM DOWN, OR GOOD FROM BAD. IF NAPOLITANO IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE LEVEL OF PREVAILING INTELLIGENCE AT HOMELAND SECURITY THEN IT IS EASY TO SEE HOW THE BOMBER GOT ABOARD THE PLANE.

  2. The Telegraph (UK) reported yesterday that a second attack may have been curtailed, another Nigerian was behaving suspiciously, in the same manner as the Christmas Day terrorist, and was arrested. I have been away from the news for a few days, was this reported by U.S. news at all?

    link:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6896704/Detroit-terror-attack-second-Nigerian-arrested-on-Amsterdam-flight.html

  3. Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2009

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2009/dec/judicial-watch-announces-list-washington-s-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-2009

  4. Like I said, she is Janet Naidontknochit!

    ASK for her Resignation! Complete DA!!!!!!

  5. From previous post:

    “Third-grade photo capture’s Obama’s grin
    By Pat Gee”

    http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=citizenwells.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.starbulletin.com2Fnews%2F20091228_third_grade_photo_captures_obamas_grin.html

    Don in California // December 28, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Nancy Peacock // December 28, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Third-grade photo capture’s Obama’s grin

    Not only is the pic a bad photoshop, the newspaper, itself, can’t get their headline right. Should be no apostrophe in captures. Not very professional, at all
    ————————–

    Look between the thumb and first finger. The web of the hand was not cut properly when pasted. The web has a white background different from the shirt.
    ________________________________

    New observation:

    If you analyze the area of the photo where the drawing with the Christmas tree intersects Obama’s head, at magnification of 600% or greater in Photoshop you will begin to distinguish a linear demarcation of the pixels at the exact same height as the bottom edge of the picture. Likewise, a vertical edge can be seen toward the top of the head at the same area of the picture corresponding to the right edge of the drawing.
    Not sure if it is coincidentally a result of compression artifacts alone or derived from the process of removing a part of the foreground to insert a drawing with a Christian symbol at (Christmas time) and then overlay the removed area back on top. Also, the feathering of the pixels is not uniform along the entire bottom edge of the drawing.

  6. Don in California

    I would hazard a guess that the photo is a phony!

  7. Sorry if I am repeating, but just saw this video of a very drunk Sen. Baucus.

  8. @ Kidmon:

    WHAT THE ****!?

    It has infuriated me as well!

    ARRRRRRRGGG!

    I hate this gotdamned administration!

  9. bringing over from other thread…

    Hi OldSalt—
    Anyone dumb enough to do what the Nigerian
    did needs what he got and MORE–You are right LIFE IN PRISON—and continue to pick his
    brain 24/7 for intel. Course, you’re never sure
    whether he’s feeding us out right bull crap or
    some info that will help put the puzzle together.
    From what is coming out on this, I’m buying
    that the Yemeni Arabian Penisula location is prime for a lot of Al Quaida operations and believe our own General Petraeus told the “administration” this already (course Barry wasn’t listening to the generals who have more
    brains in their little toes that BO is his whole skinny little body!)
    Yemen is strategically located to be able to access Saudi oil fields PLUS ships coming
    through the Suez Canal so the Muslim terrorists
    have got to be stopped–I can see the bombs
    now.
    If we had the “right” POTUS we could be working on kicking their Muslim cell butts
    out of this country, shutting down their training camps and indoctrination schools, and deporting them. But, that would take a
    LEGAL POTUS with a backbone of STEEL

  10. Ladyhawke,
    Yes, it was “briefly” commented on TV, think
    it was CNN. I heard that the guy claimed to have had “food poisoning.”
    Also, there was another flight, too,
    with 2 disruptive Middle Eastern men on board who were acting strangely—have we heard how
    that ended??

  11. OldSalt–

    I heard the Nigerian claim he couldn’t pay for a
    defender/lawyer. Then, I heard that his father was some filthy rich banker. Are American taxpayers now supposed to pick up the tab to pay for this idiot’s defense?

  12. Read somewhere that Napolitano could not come to an arrangement with the authorities in Amsterdam to allow armed U.S. Marshall’s on board planes. If there are no arrangement for security then no flying to the U.S. should be the policy for all countries. Not that this would have stopped this idiot, but perhaps it wouldn’t have taken a private citizen to thwart the attempt.

  13. Nigerian bomber wanted to board plane without passport, says passenger – Britain hunts for bomber’s accomplices and links in London
    29.12.2009

    A passenger on the plane targeted by a terrorist on Christmas Day, on Monday, claimed the would-be bomber tried to board the aircraft without a passport. Kurt Haskell, an American lawyer who was on the flight with his wife, said he spotted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the check-in queue at Amsterdam.

    Mr Haskell claimed the 23-year-old was with a smartly dressed man in his 50s who did most of the talking and asked if Abdulmutallab could board without a passport.

    The pair were told to speak to a manager in a separate part of the airport and the lawyer did not see the suspect again until he tried to denonate his bomb, he said.

    If Abdulmutallab was allowed to board without a passport, this would represent a huge lapse in security far outweighing concerns that he was able to board the plane despite being on terrorist watch lists both in the United Kingdom and the United States.

    The description of his “accomplice” would also fuel the belief that the suspect was not acting alone when he tried to blow up the Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit.

    British Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, said on Monday, that he believed Adbulmutallab was part of a wider terrorist cell. Mr Johnson said: “We don’t know yet whether it was a single-handed plot or (there were) other people behind it – I suspect it’s the latter rather than the former.”

    If you go to the N.T. site you will find that
    the American traveler on this flight heard
    the man with the terrorist tell the British
    airport officials that the “terrorist” was
    from the Sudan and that the Sudanese traveled
    without a passport all the time.

    Nigerian Tribune Newspaper

    +++++++++
    If this newspaper is an accurate source,
    this is more info (passport & Sudanese
    comments) than I have heard being released
    here. What do you guys say?

  14. A six grader could handle Homeland Security better than Napolitano. Now consider that Obama has gutted the CIA and our Military is spread so thin around the world, we actually have no safe guards in place even to handle a major attack. Since being elected, he has watered down Security Policies put in place by George Bush, until they are no longer effective and now with this attempted bombing, he also will be given our court system to use and abuse. I am not a hysterical person but with this idiot Administration kissing As_ with every Muslim that tries to commit Jihad on America and for them to allow Jihadist Camps to set up and train on American Soil, I have to believe this Administration is a willing partner in this. How someone can be President of the USA and deliberately treat the Massacre at Ft. Hood like something that will be forgotten , if it is not investigated to the fullest and reported on and then have this happen on an American Airliner that is preparing to land in Detroit and continue on vacation as if it were a mere hiccup, and leave everything in the hands of Homeland Security,who cannot secure a play ground for a two yr old is beyond belief.

  15. The Hypocrisy of the Left

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/12/the_hypocrisy_of_the_left.html

    How sad we have come to this because of the Leftist Liebrals!

  16. ahrcanum—
    This is what I heard also in regards to an
    Air Marshall. I also heard that KLM does
    not permit US Air Marshalls on their flights.
    I’d like to know for sure if we can verify that
    I heard it on our local radio station.
    I’ll never fly KLM again if that’s true.
    And, I agree with you, no Air Marshall, no
    entrance into US airspace!

  17. Joy,

    . I am not a hysterical person but with this idiot Administration kissing As_ with every Muslim that tries to commit Jihad on America and for them to allow Jihadist Camps to set up and train on American Soil, I have to believe this Administration is a willing partner in this.

    ++++++++
    Dual Alliances

    In ONE word——TREASON!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Don in California

    ahrcanum // December 28, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Read somewhere that Napolitano could not come to an arrangement with the authorities in Amsterdam to allow armed U.S. Marshall’s on board planes. If there are no arrangement for security then no flying to the U.S. should be the policy for all countries. Not that this would have stopped this idiot, but perhaps it wouldn’t have taken a private citizen to thwart the attempt
    ——————————–
    The plane on 12/25/09 was a Delta Airlines. Isn’t that an American airlines? Foreign governments can’t keep air marshals off of American airlines. Can they??

  19. Obama’s Image: What a Difference a Year Makes

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/12/obamas_image_what_a_difference.html

    “A cynic wrapped in a hypocrite inside a bully.”

  20. Mr. Terrorist

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/12/mr_terrorist.html

    “It is highly inappropriate. As terrorists, they are not worthy of being accorded this level of respect. Their last names would suffice. If the NYT feels compelled to use a title, perhaps Terrorist would be most apropos.

    I wonder if the history books will soon be referring to Mr. Hitler?”

  21. TO:
    LDacar // December 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry if I am repeating, but just saw this video of a very drunk Sen. Baucus.

    ==================

    WOW the GHOST of Teddy “Care” Kennedy is taken over Bacus’ Body

  22. ahrcanum // December 28, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Hi, ahrcanum,

    Yup, I commented on that last night.

    If any country’s flag carrier refuses Air Marshalls on board en route to any U.S. destination, that carrier should be denied landing rights on American soil.

    It’s as simple as that.

    Since the airlines are facing decreasing revenues and escalating costs, just watch ’em all give the OK to Air Marshalls when given that ultimatum! They can ill afford to lose U.S. routes at this point.

    I also say that cameras in the cabin ain’t a bad idea, either.

  23. Maddie // December 28, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Oops, Maddie…didn’t read your post before I shot my mouth (or keyboard fingers) off.

    Great minds think alike :).

  24. Don in California // December 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Hey Don,

    Delta and Northwest Airlines merged in 2008; they’ve kept the Delta name (I used to work for Delta back in the Stone Age). The Northwest name will be phased out in 2010.

    Both are American flag carriers, even though they fly international routes; they are based in Atlanta. KLM has nothing to do with this, and I don’t think it’s any of the Netherlands’ business if a U.S. carrier wants to put Air Marshalls on their own aircraft.

    Is Sis Napolitano taking a cue from her boss, Barky, and lying through her teeth? That skunk stripe must really be weighing her brain down.

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  26. Man Removed From Same Flight as Christmas Attack

    http://www.repubx.com/

  27. Hi SueK—
    The Napolitano idiocy just doesn’t stop.
    Oh, everything happened as planned –yeh, got to have at least one young, able-bodied man to
    jump across a couple of rows of airline seats and
    fling himself on an open flame bomb while at the
    same time, patting down a terrorist while everyone around him is screaming—yeh,
    my idea of perfection, too!
    WTH?

  28. Mike Gallagher – Time to start profiling all Muslims at the airports

  29. Don in California

    Maddie // December 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hi SueK—
    The Napolitano idiocy just doesn’t stop.
    Oh, everything happened as planned –yeh, got to have at least one young, able-bodied man to
    jump across a couple of rows of airline seats and
    fling himself on an open flame bomb while at the
    same time, patting down a terrorist while everyone around him is screaming—
    ——————————-

    Don’t forget to read him his rights as you subdue him. He might be let go if his rights are not read to him.

  30. Don in California

    I keep seeing more and more reasons for American citizens to be able to carry weapons on airplanes.

  31. I like Gallager’s idea. Make life uncomfortable for them here and force them to leave. This is the only way I see it!

  32. Maddie-I think to be a member in good standing in the Obama Administration you have to have lobotomy performed, so that you can say the same Obama company line over and over again. Is there no one in that group that can think independently? Administration to passengers on aircraft, guess what you are now responsible for catching would be terrorists, because we don’t know how, and if we did we wouldn’t do anything about it anyway. Our administration is the greatest collection of incompetent, corrupt idiots that we were able to assemble in order by comparison to make our glorious leader -Obama-look smart. Oh no we failed at that too, he looks like an incompetent corrupt idiot also.

  33. Maddie // December 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Maddie,

    Here’s the thing: Every damned terrorist attack from the U.S.S. Cole, to the 1993 WTC attack, to 9/11, to the 2005 London subway bombings, to multiple bombings in various parts of the world all have one think in common: Middle Eastern Muslim men.

    They like explosives, and they like airplanes and other forms of transport. Remember that an attack on the NYC subway system was thwarted just last year.

    I say profile the hell out of them, get Air Marshalls on ALL the planes, and any suspicious behavior (like the Flying Imams) will cause you to get your arse arrested as a potential terrorist.

    We’re bloody sick of being held hostage by these Muslim savages whose goal is to kill the infidels (us) so it’s time to drop the bastids where they stand. No courts, no trials, no lawyers, no ACLU, no Obama making excuses. Lock and load.

    Period.

  34. SueK
    Couldn’t have said it any better! Lock and Load and Fire.
    Yes We Can
    Yes We Will

  35. Kidmon // December 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Kidmon,

    To borrow another popular phrase: ‘Together we can’ (blow them all the way to Allah and the 72 virgins).

  36. SueK:

    Hey, girl! Them’s fightin’ words!

    This PC nonsense makes me cranky! I am tolerant to a point, but I am not foolish enough to believe this “junk” they are pedaling is any kind of religion…it is a cult, pure and simple.

    Happy Night…Linda

  37. I’m just getting so sick of it all!

    Everyday there’s something happening that noone thought possible in this Great County!

    I’m really close to blowing! volcano kidmon

    If little ole me from the South feels this way, I’m sure there are ALOT in this country ready to blow!

    If it weren’t so dang serious, this adminstration could have their own sitcom – kinda like the show EARL….. a bunch of DA’s

  38. Don in California

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/12/27/christian-whiton-northwest-flight-terror-homeland-security/

    Homeland Security Must Grant Visas — Not the State Department
    ———————-
    Is this more of a power grab for DHS??

  39. Linda from NY // December 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Linda,

    Ya, maybe it’s because of my former job that I feel this way. Do all the right things, put all the plans in place, set traps for the bastids. Then, someone like Barky comes along and says terrorism isn’t what it is. After, all, this is the ‘religion of peace.’

    I know exactly how law enforcement feels when they arrest the skank red-handed, and some moonbat judge slaps them on the wrist and turns them back out to the streets.

    And you’re right-it’s not a religion; it’s a violent cult who should systematically be wiped off the face of the Earth. We could learn a lot from Israel, but we’re too bloody PC and we don’t have the stones to implement the methods they’ve learned to deal with this threat.

    Terror sees weakness, and Barky sure projects that, doesn’t he? When in battle, you always aim for the weak spot, and our weak spot is this usurper and his gang of thieves. Don’t for a minute think his wimpy, patronizing behavior goes unnoticed in the Al Qaeda and Hamas circles. This is why attacks like this are happening and I’m afraid, will continue to happen.

    Gotta go to eBay for a bit and calm down.

  40. SueK @ 9:41
    “held hostage by these Muslim” so true, and freedom isn’t free. All their insanity is costing a fortune.

  41. twe-Wait til she sees Janet-Mall Cop things are going to get messy real fast.

  42. Michelle–I aim to make sure the little creatures are well fed!

  43. Obama and minions flunk the Preamble to the Constitution.
    “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”

  44. What is the difference between Branch Davidian of Waco Texas and Muslims, especially those in terrorist training compounds in USA?

    Branch Davidian’s never committed a terrorist act BUT yet got taken out and burned out including women and children……Jihadist Muslims committ terrorist attacks BUT never get taken down or burned out.

    WHY ????

    Maybe christians need to start violent protesting, burning cars to get some RESPECT like terrorists do

  45. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and why not go with the best. The Israeli’s have a proven system that works. This article is from 06 and the United States has had how many problems since.
    http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/08/23/what_israeli_security_could_teach_us/
    What Israeli security could teach us
    By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist | August 23, 2006
    THE SAFEST airline in the world, it is widely agreed, is El Al, Israel’s national carrier. The safest airport is Ben Gurion International, in Tel Aviv. No El Al plane has been attacked by terrorists in more than three decades, and no flight leaving Ben Gurion has ever been hijacked. So when US aviation intensified its focus on security after 9/11, it seemed a good bet that the experience of travelers in American airports would increasingly come to resemble that of travelers flying out of Tel Aviv.
    Nearly five years after Sept. 11, 2001, US airport security remains obstinately focused on intercepting bad things — guns, knives, explosives. It is a reactive policy, aimed at preventing the last terrorist plot from being repeated. The 9/11 hijackers used box cutters as weapons, so sharp metal objects were barred from carry-on luggage. Would-be suicide terrorist Richard Reid tried to ignite a bomb in his shoe, so now everyone’s footwear is screened for tampering. Earlier this month British authorities foiled a plan to blow up airliners with liquid explosives; as a result, toothpaste and cologne have become air-travel contraband.
    Of course the Israelis check for bombs and weapons too, but always with the understanding that things don’t hijack planes, terrorists do — and that the best way to detect terrorists is to focus on intercepting not bad things, but bad people. To a much greater degree than in the United States, security at El Al and Ben Gurion depends on intelligence and intuition — what Rafi Ron, the former director of security at Ben Gurion, calls the human factor.
    But because federal policy still bans ethnic or religious profiling, US passengers continue to be singled out for special scrutiny mostly on a random basis. Countless hours have been spent patting down elderly women in wheelchairs, toddlers with pacifiers, even former US vice presidents — time that could have been used instead to concentrate on passengers with a greater likelihood of being terrorists.
    No sensible person imagines that ethnic or religious profiling alone can stop every terrorist plot. But it is illogical and potentially suicidal not to take account of the fact that so far every suicide-terrorist plotting to take down an American plane has been a radical Muslim man. It is not racism or bigotry to argue that the prevention of Islamist terrorism necessitates a special focus on Muslim travelers, just as it is not racism or bigotry when police trying to prevent a Mafia killing pay closer attention to Italians.
    Of course most Muslims are not violent jihadis, but all violent jihadis are Muslim. “This nation,” President Bush has said, “is at war with Islamic fascists.” How much longer will we tolerate an aviation security system that pretends, for reasons of political correctness, not to know that?

  46. twe-you are a good person to critters, they are going to be well fed tonight. I think she will like Janet-Mall Cop best. This is not to insult Mall Cops who do a very good job.

  47. OT–but, if you got an HP computer for Christmas, it is racist (seriously)! Got to see it (go here for vid):

    http://snarkandboobs.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/hp-computers-are-racist-for-reals/

  48. twe-if we didn’t live in such dangerous times this admin Bagdad Gibbs would be a comedy.

  49. Sure thing Michelle…but that vid you posted, it’s before my time!!! Just sayin’!!!!!!!!

  50. twe-that was before everybody’s time. Look at how far we have come.

  51. twe // December 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Hi twe, and thanks!

    My critters are small, and would have no problem upsetting that masheen she’s on; the garbage would certainly hit the pavement. Hard. 🙂

  52. Michelle,
    You have it pegged—no one in this Administration can think independently, or, one
    step lower, no one in this A. can THINK period!
    Barry gets upset if people don’t agree with him.
    Then, of course, they go on is “hate list.”
    I hope 2010 is the year he is removed soon.

  53. SueK—
    Loved your posting above. Yes, PROFILE–
    all of them. Let’s make “PROFILE” our
    favorite word and throw out the PC crap–it no
    longer is applicable in the world we live in.
    Since the Muslims aren’t doing much of a job at
    policing their “own,” then they should have no
    say when we police them in OUR best interests.
    I agree with all the methods you proposed and
    would like them to start immediately.
    Thanks, Sue.

  54. twe & SueK—
    Is it time to send in the Pigsters to the
    airports (not yours, Sue, don’t worry!)?

    How about those French pigs you guys were
    talking about a few threads ago–the ones that have a keen sense of smell?
    Should we send that suggestion to Napolitano?
    She needs some ideas.

  55. Michelle,
    One question: How did J. Napolitano get her
    job? seriously?

  56. Maddie-SueK or if USA can’t handle it all Muslims have to go through Israel in order to enter the United States. That ought to slow them down. All the people on that plane could have been killed, if not for some very aware and agile passengers. Another thing-if possible-if passengers are worried-the entire plane says no we are not going, we will wait for the next plane. If that happened more than three times you would see some action.

  57. Maddie-good question. My guess-absolutely no experience and ability to spout Obama-speak.

  58. The pigs especially trained to hone in on that explosive and components that he had hidden on him. Not only for safety, but for the comedy.

  59. Don in California

    Maddie // December 28, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Michelle,
    One question: How did J. Napolitano get her
    job? seriously?
    ———————
    obama wanted someone more stupid than he is.

  60. Don in California @ 12:01 am
    Good answer. Maybe the whole administration has a stupid contest going, it is so hard to pick who might be the actual winner.

  61. This is pathetic. His priorities are amazing.
    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20091228/BREAKING01/91228024/Obama+interrupts+golf+outing+after+child+of+family+friend+is+injured
    President Obama interrupted his O’ahu vacation today to make his first statement about the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest Airline flight and to rush off the golf course when the son of one of his friends suffered a slight injury on the beach in Kailua.

  62. http://www.talkingsides.com/
    President Obama finally made a public statement about the terrorist attack on Flight 253 that occurred on Christmas Day. It was not remarkable in its content including statements such as “This was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland” and “We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable”. (See video of the president’s statement here.) What was interesting was the timing of the statement coming three days after the actual event and only after much criticism of the president’s silence on the matter. Perhaps most interesting of all was the way some in the liberal media combined objective news reporting with custom made excuses for Mr. Obama’s latest misstep.
    As President Obama proves time and again that he and his cronies are not up to the challenges they face, the media outlets that worked so hard to help get him elected are twisting their professional ethics beyond recognition in a desperate attempt to defend his missteps, mistakes and miscalculations. They are delivering not just the news but built-in excuses for those who are making that news.

  63. This may start some screaming to have the government get with the program.
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-airline-stocks29-2009dec29,0,5423505.story
    By Martin Zimmerman
    December 29, 2009
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    Just as U.S. airlines were showing signs of recovering from the deepest recession in decades, the industry is facing the prospect of painful financial fallout from the thwarted Christmas Day attack on a Northwest Airlines jet.
    News that the government had mandated tighter security procedures in the wake of the attempt — apparently including an edict that passengers remain in their seats during the final hour of a flight — raised concerns that many travelers might opt not to fly just to avoid the hassles.

  64. twe:

    Thanks for the comic relief…we have been in dire need of your services of late…glad you peeked in!

    Hope all is well with you and your mom; know how tough it is to care for an ailing loved one. How are you doing?

    God bless you for blessing us…we missed you!

    Happy Night…Linda

  65. Michelle:

    Love the Israeli system…we need to change our M.O. in addition to our fraudulent government.

    Nappy needs to find a new job; she doesn’t have a clue about national security…after all, she thinks conservatives are terrorists!

    Have to agree with Don; pp needed someone dumber than he is but, of course, he could care less if we are secure…or economically sound…or “employed”…or constitutionally lawful.

    And…he could care less if we are attacked. I think he wants someone to be successful so he can declare Martial Law and be “Dictator in Charge.” Look at the people he admires, those who surround him, and those to whom he bows!

    The winds of change must be blowing because he is already siding with his Muslim friends.

    Happy Night…Linda

  66. Obama gives foreign cops new police powers in U.S.

    Sovereignty apparently set aside as agency exempted from law

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=120363

  67. Don in California // December 29, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Maddie // December 28, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Michelle,
    One question: How did J. Napolitano get her
    job? seriously?
    ———————
    obama wanted someone more stupid than he is.
    ——————-

    Still searching, are they???

  68. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that airline security failed in allowing a Nigerian on a terror watch list and allegedly armed with explosives onto a Detroit-bound flight, a turnaround from her declaration a day day earlier that “the system worked.”

    The secretary’s comment Sunday was widely criticized, given that suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was foiled because his explosive mixture did not properly detonate and he was stopped in his tracks by vigilant passengers.

    The suspect, who carried the explosive in his underwear, passed through security at two airports — in Nigeria and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Plus he was not on any “no-fly” list, even though he was on a massive federal database of people with suspected ties to terrorists and his father apparently had warned U.S. embassy officials in Nigeria about his son.

    “Here, clearly, something went awry. We want to fix that problem,” Napolitano told Fox News on Monday.

  69. There is a letter for people to sign on american grand jury web site. This should go viral. The more signatures on this letter, the better.

    http://serveajudge.org/letter.php?sid=030bc

  70. Bo is such an arrogant jerk. He is the total blame for the lack of security and the terrorist attack. There was plenty of security when Bush was president. Bo doesn’t want to take responsibility, so he blames Bush. That is so lame. Usurper Bo is 1000 times worse than any president we have had in history.

  71. If this newspaper is an accurate source,
    this is more info (passport & Sudanese
    comments) than I have heard being released
    here. What do you guys say?
    *************
    The description of his “accomplice” would also fuel the belief that the suspect was not acting alone………..
    WHERE ARE THE CAMERAS……THE RECORDING OF ALL DESKS IN AIRPORTS???

    THE ACTIONS FROM THE TIME THIS TERRORIST AND HIS ACCOMPLICE ENTERED THE AIRPORT AREN’T RECORDED FOR NATIONAL SECURITY BUT WE HAVE CAMERAS AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO TICKET SPEEDERS??

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE??

  72. Muslim spokesman: “Muslims won’t stand for airport body scanners”

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416883/posts

    Then, Muslims won’t fly on our airliners!

  73. Al-Qaeda practises beating body scanners (doing test runs at European airports)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416882/posts

    Just great!

  74. Abdulmutallab and the Obama Mindset (no profiling of Muslims)

    American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2009 | The Prowler

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416868/posts

  75. Homeland Security Touts 2009 Accomplishments, Including ‘Secure Flight’ Program

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416850/posts

  76. Linda from NY // December 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Mike Gallagher – Time to start profiling all Muslims at the airports
    ***************
    Of course most Muslims are not violent jihadis, but all violent jihadis are Muslim.

  77. OT…but important…

    Letter of “Grievance” to Judge Royce C. Lamberth

    American Grand Jury ^ | December 29, 2009

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416845/posts

  78. U.S. Authorities Missed Terror-Threat Signs (State Department drops ball)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416840/posts

  79. SueK: What’s going on?

    (National) GOP lets Scott Brown fend for himself

    Boston Herald ^ | December 29, 2009 | Hillary Chabot

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416839/posts

  80. SueK: Another one for you!

    LETTER: The Second Amendment and Martha Coakley

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416835/posts

  81. Lying to ourselves: Blindness to Islam ties helps terrorists

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416832/posts

    This goes for pp, too, Congrasses!

  82. What is the difference between Branch Davidian of Waco Texas and Muslims, especially those in terrorist training compounds in USA?

    ***********
    The Davidians had acquired sensitive info on the Clintons???

    Just saying…..

  83. Don in California // December 28, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    I would hazard a guess that the photo is a phony!

    Pixel Patriot // December 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    ==============================
    Help me to understand why a newspaper would print a photo that is so obviously fake? Surely they are aware that we are not ALL sheeple.

    What is their intention, to prove that BO went to school in Hawaii. Why not just use their press credentials and acquire a court order to reveal his school records. Now THAT would be legitimate news coverage.

    Our American press is either shamelessly inept or being coerced, or maybe both.

  84. Air bomber’s shorts fuse

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416821/posts

    “Call them Jihad Jockeys.”

  85. Ann Coulter and Matthew Littman Debate Political Correctness and the Use of “Profiling” – Video

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2416813/posts

  86. Welcome To Obamaworld: No Passport? No Problem!

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416807/posts

    “That Janet Napolitano is Secretary of Homeland Security is a joke.

    That Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States is a clear and present danger.”

  87. Something really stinks about that guy getting on the plane without a passport:

    http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/28/exclusive-audio-was-bomber-ushered-on-to-flight-253-without-papers/

  88. Sue: Yes, poor guy is losing sleep worrying about us. If he’s SO tired, an early retirement can be arranged, I am sure.

  89. Michelle, How about the Guard at Wally World? John Candy did a good job of portraying a bungling guard in Vacation.

  90. Patriot Dreamer

    New Video Shows Obama Now Doing what he Accused McCain of Planning to Do on Health Care – Video

    Here is a new Naked Emperor News video that shows an attack Barack Obama made on Sen. John McCain during the 2008 Campaign for supposedly planning to cut Medicare and tax health benefits in order to pay for his Health Care Reform plan. In fact, the ad says, “Taxing Healthcare and Cutting Medicare Is Worst Way to Reform System.”

    Of course, that is precisely what Obama and the Democrats are now planning to do to pay for their Health Care Plan. The video has liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders admitting that taxing Health Care Benefits is in their plan.

    http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/12/new-video-shows-obama-now-doing-what-he.html

  91. This sounds VERY BAD. I’ve not heard any mention of this on the news:

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/obama-surrenders-u-s-sovereignty-his-interpol-executive-order/

  92. Patriot Dreamer

    Jonah // December 29, 2009 at 9:12 am

    To borrow the phrase from Bernard Goldberg’s book, most of the media is still in a “slobbering love affair” with BO.

  93. speedy // December 29, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Morning, speedy,

    I have signed the letter-thanks for posting.

    I’m sorry, but one year into this ‘presidency,’ I’m afraid Barky now owns it! No more blaming Bush; no more blaming any predecessor or previous administration for his problems.

    HE OWNS IT!

  94. Every citizen should read this and focus on the unconstitutionality of these statutes……(.and close your bank accounts) ….multiply the problems CitiMortgage is having with their customers by 1000!!!!………

    # Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have DIRECT ACCESS to your bank accounts for ELECTIVE funds transfer.

    http://www.oilforimmigration.org/facts/?p=4999

    INDIANAPOLIS DOCTOR’S OBAMACARE LETTER TO SENATOR EVAN BAYH

  95. A caller to Beck’s radio program just asked about the U.S. sovereignty issue (my comment above). The host didn’t know anything about it. It’s on Fox Nation’s site, too.

  96. Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.
    Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.
    Respectfully,

    Stephen E. Fraser, MD

  97. NancyDrew:

    PP is an illegal alien and usurper! Nothing he signs is of any consequence…when we remove him, all of this nonsense will be null and void!

    Happy Day…Linda

  98. Linda from NY // December 29, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Morning, Linda,

    Fine, then. Let them start their own airline and call it JihadAir. No one but Muslims allowed on it, along with various weapons, bombs, etc.

    Let ’em all sort it out at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic.

    I still like the pig idea… 🙂

  99. Linda: Good morning! That’s true, but I’m still waiting to see how he’s going to be removed.

  100. NancyDrew // December 29, 2009 at 9:47 am

    This sounds VERY BAD. I’ve not heard any mention of this on the news:

    ***********

    Reread your statement!!!

  101. “We the People” – Ray Stevens:

  102. JJ: I meant that I hadn’t heard it on TV. Beck’s radio show is talking it about it right now.

  103. Nancy Drew, I suppose, if Interpol has any records on Obama, we are now prevented from obtaining them. Obama’s covering his fraudulent usurping of the Presidency of the US.

  104. Bob: That’s how I see it.

  105. Linda from NY // December 29, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Linda,

    The RNC is useless! While they ‘endorsed’ Scott Brown, they haven’t shown him the money.

    Do they want to fail? This is a great opportunity for them to get a (R) candidate into a seat that has been Democrat-controlled for nearly 50 years.

    If you ask me, the entire RNC needs a top to bottom reorganization; the sooner, the better.

  106. Linda fm NY: Thanks for your kind words last night. We do need to keep a sense of humor.

    All: My mother ate and ate last night. They were all small bites but it started at 6 pm and didn’t end until 9 pm. I finally had to stop her because I was concerned that her body might not know remember to stop before it was too late. Thanks for all your prayers. This eating spree should give her a good boost.

  107. E mail Sean Hannity about the Senate race in Ma. Sean will jump on the band wagon if Brown is a conservative. I am going to email him right now, I’ll be back.

  108. Fired of an email to Hannity, we’ll see what happens when he returns from vacation.

  109. **** New Post ****

  110. Congressman Ron Paul fears that the agenda behind the Flight 253 bombing incident is to expand the war on terror into Yemen while stripping Americans of more liberties, warning that it’s time people woke up and realized that the government cannot guarantee their safety.

    Paul raised the question of how a $75 billion dollar a year intelligence gathering structure failed to stop a dangerous man who had no passport and was on a terror watch list from boarding a plane.
    (no sh**!!)

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-says-agenda-behind-bombing-incident-is-more-war-more-attacks-on-liberty.html

  111. NancyDrew // December 29, 2009 at 10:09 am

    JJ: I meant that I hadn’t heard it on TV. Beck’s radio show is talking it about it right now.

    The statement of ‘not on the news’ was really funny!!
    Sorry, not laughing at you, with you!!!

  112. What type of underwear was the Jihadi Muslim Terrorist wearing?

    Fruit of the Boom
    Fruit of the Kaboom
    or How about
    Fruit of the Failed Boom.

  113. TO:
    Linda from NY // December 29, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Muslim spokesman: “Muslims won’t stand for airport body scanners”

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416883/posts

    Then, Muslims won’t fly on our airliners!
    ====================

    Well that solve sthe Problem put the scaneers in every airport and other transportation terminals for added emphasis have picture of pig bowels all over it.

    Also if they won’t “stand” for it give them a chair, tell them to sit and shut up or walk. We own the airlines, we own our country (for now) we make the rules. Or like Obutt likes to say “We won, sit down and SHUT UP!!”

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