Denied UK visa, no luggage, paid cash for a one-way international flight. How did this guy NOT get stopped?
I mean… COME ON! This is pathetic. I have a feeling that we are going to find out about a Obama administration secret directive to ignore Muslims soon. It seems so unlikely that someone like this could have gotten on a US bound plane without someone higher up ordering rules ignored.
The hapless Homeland Security head has a 679-word piece in today’s USA Today basically promising to do better. She begins with this line [emphasis added]:
Friday’s attempted terrorist attack against Northwest Flight 253 near Detroit is a powerful illustration that terrorists will go to great lengths to try to defeat the security measures that have been put in place since September 11, 2001.
"Great lengths?" Really? You buy a plane ticket for a kid, stick a few ounces of explosives in his nappies, then hope he’ll make it onboard and remember which end to light.
And far from choosing someone with a good chance of completing his murderous mission, the plotters picked a guy with enough red flags surrounding him to have stocked a May Day parade back in the old Soviet Union. Need we count some of the ways?
- Denied British visa.
- On some kind of US watch list.
- Father warned our embassy and various intel agencies.
- Paid cash.
- One-way ticket.
- No checked luggage.
The only thing Obama did quickly with the “Underwear Bomber” was charge him in civilian court. The first thing his lawyer said was “stop talking” and that’s it. No more intel. He was giving us information on additional bombers and ongoing plans, but now, we get nothing.
Because, as Cheney said:
As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.
He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency – social transformation—the restructuring of American society.
So, because Obama refuses to admit we are at war and refuses to see jihad as a threat, one of the biggest threats our country faces is… Obama.
Sadly, I am not sure if its stupidity or a hatred of the US that fuels him. To say that he is just making stupid decisions requires a level of ignorance that makes it unlikely he would know how to dress himself.
We’re Hoping he Changes his mind and tells about his training and any other plots he might know about.
Abdulmutallab remains in a Detroit area prison and, after initial debriefings by the FBI, has restricted his cooperation since securing a defense attorney, according to federal officials. Authorities are holding out hope that he will change his mind and cooperate with the probe, the officials said.
To our friends on the left who think this law enforcement model is the Awesome!…when the next hit comes, the blood is on your hands too.
A U.S. intelligence official defended the agency’s handling of the elliptical information, telling POLITICO: “Abdulmutallab’s father didn’t say his son was a terrorist, let alone planning an attack. Not at all. I’m not aware of some magic piece of intelligence that suddenly would have flagged this guy — whose name nobody even had until November — as a killer en route to America, let alone something that anybody withheld.”
“Magic piece of intelligence”? What the hell do they need? A signed confession from the guy 6-8 weeks prior to his attempt to kill almost 300 people?