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Feds assess terror watchlists after airline attack

December 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Feds assess terror watchlists after airline attack

WASHINGTON (AP) – 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.

A senior U.S. intelligence official said authorities were reviewing the procedures that govern the lists, which could include how someone is placed on or moved between the various databases.

The Obama administration has ordered investigations into how travelers are placed on watch lists and how passengers are screened, as critics and administration officials questioned how the 23-year-old man charged in the Christmas Day airliner attack was allowed to board the flight.

“Why wasn’t he flagged at a higher screening level?” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”"How did he get an explosive substance on to the plane? All of those are serious questions that we are now looking at.”

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Feds assess terror watchlists after airline attack

I am going to say this in the most plain language I can possibly use. I don’t want anyone, even the most dim of the Dems to misunderstand my meaning. The administration of Barack Hussein Obama is an utter failure, on EVERY level.

“Why wasn’t he flagged at a higher screening level?” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”"How did he get an explosive substance on to the plane? All of those are serious questions that we are now looking at.”

These are Napolitano’s questions? She is asking these questions and saying that they are being ‘looked at’? Aren’t those the questions that WE should be asking of HER? Isn’t she supposed to have those answers now? Isn’t that the job she’s supposed to be doing? Isn’t she supposed to be looking at each and every threat to American security?

Homeland security? Hello??

The intelligence official said the review will look at what adjustments could be made to avoid the type of gap that allowed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to fly into Detroit even though Britain had refused to grant him a student visa in May. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the internal review.

The system has failed. Miserably. We were warned about this person becoming a radical Islamic terrorist, warned by his father of all people. So, what happens next? He has his name placed on a list, and that’s pretty much the end of it until he tries to commit an act of terror over American soil!

WASHINGTON: As FBI agents charged Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, from Nigeria, with attempting to destroy Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam, authorities were confronting an uncomfortable reality – their suspect had boarded an aircraft despite warnings from his father, a former Nigerian economics minister, that his son had adopted extremist views. SOURCE

When your own family sounds the warning, when they try to alert others to your potential to do violence and commit acts of terror, and those warnings are pretty much ignored, and swept under the rug, that is sorely indicative of systemic failure.

His name was one of about 550,000 in the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment database, known as TIDE, which is maintained by the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center. Inclusion in that database does not trigger mandatory additional airport screening.

My question is WHY doesn’t that inclusion trigger mandatory additional airport screening? Just what, exactly, does it take to get these people on a viable *NO FLY* list? What does it take to get them on the radar screen and take them OUT of the terrorist equation?

I realize that there will always be terrorists that are unknown to us, that is the nature of the beast. When we have one that IS known to us, one that is on the terror watch list, and he’s allowed to board a flight to the USA, the system has FAILED!

Napolitano conceded Monday that the aviation security system failed, backtracking from a statement Sunday in which she said the airline security system worked. She said her words had been taken out of context.

“Our system did not work in this instance,” she said Monday on NBC’s “Today” show. “No one is happy or satisfied with that. An extensive review is under way.”

Epic Fail! I believe that would be the most appropriate description of what has happened within the Obama administration, and particularly within the Department of Homeland Security. That would point the finger squarely at Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Other than being a Democratic party *camp follower*, exactly what qualifications does Janet Napolitano possess?

Prior to becoming Secretary, Napolitano was in her second term as Governor of Arizona and was recognized as a national leader on homeland security, border security and immigration. She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association and was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time Magazine. Napolitano was also the first female Attorney General of Arizona and served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. SOURCE

The above paragraph is from the DHS website itself, and basically, it translates into, ‘I’m a loyal follower of Barack Obama and will do whatever I am told to do’.

She may have been ‘recognized as a national leader on homeland security, border security and immigration’, but that recognition was from someone that had no experience other than being a ‘community organizer’, loose translation, a Chicago hood rat.

This can’t be said too often, the Obama administration IS a failure. They have failed to keep this nation safe. They have failed to live up to any promise made during Obama’s campaign, they are not doing anything other than make excuses and and to blame the Bush administration for everything that has happened so far.

This incident happened on Dec. 25, today is Dec. 8 and Barack Hussein Obama is speaking of it today, 3 days after it happened. Was he too busy playing golf in Hawaii?

Did any of you hear Obama refer to Islam, the Taliban and al-Qaida as our enemies? And of course we ALL know, this wasn’t an act of war,

There’s no such thing as a Global War on Terror is there Mr. President…

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17 Responses to “Feds assess terror watchlists after airline attack”

  1. comment number 1 by: MadIrishMan

    It is quite simple. People have yet to accept that Islam wants us dead. Let me repeat that….ISLAM wants you dead. Period.

    Islam is NOT a religion. It is an ancient control device put into place by a manipulative ideology. They want us dead end of story.

    When perhaps we begin to ‘fight’ wars again, and realize the above maybe some of this other shit will change.

  2. comment number 2 by: extex_cop

    It seems like every one of Obama’s team has failed in so many ways I can’t count them all. Of course, they are still blaming Bush…since this guy got a Visa during the Bush Administration. The only problem is he wasn’t a threat back then…he became one…which should have revoked the Visa..and put him on the No Fly list.

    Janet N. should be fired…not next week or tomorrow…but TODAY !! She has her wires crossed…she sees more of us Conservatives as a terrorist than she does the real threats to the USA. You know…if things keep getting run like they are right now….she may just be right….because I’m getting pretty upset. Almost to the point of going Postal on a bunch of libbers in DC

  3. comment number 3 by: JDS

    Our hero: Janet Napolitano official portrait

    Nice going Janet!

    Swallow your pride and give the previous administration a call… they’ll know what to do.

    ~ jds

  4. comment number 4 by: Silver Fox

    I understand the list he was put on contained about 500,000 names of suspicious persons. Why are any of these able to fly–put them all on the no fly list. This is beyond dumb, beyond stupid and quite frankly beyond me. Janet N. had the gaul to say yesterday that the “system worked”, if that’s the case thank God his bomb didn’t! All of the leadership at Homeland Security and at the White House have their heads up their asses and see no evil. They are all living in that multicuturalial world of no borders.

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    From the blog of Yaakov Kirschen, The Dry Bones Blog

  6. comment number 6 by: Vigilante

    extex cop

    Ya need company??

    Janet is a stoooopid ass ignoramus that wouldn’t know terrorism if it jumped up and bit her between the legs.
    The only reason she was appointed to that job by this halfbreed camel bangin asshole in the whitehouse is because he wasn’t about to appoint “NO F’in WHITEY”.

  7. comment number 7 by: BobF

    We’ve had measures in place for 7 years and they seemed to work. Interesting how they’re not working now.

    There have been 32 terror-related incidents on US shores since 9/11, and 12 of those occurred in 2009.

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    Bob, exactly correct, EPIC FAIL! Obama’s legacy…

    Vigilante, Nappy isn’t WHITE? :?

    Admittedly, she looks like a lowlands gorilla, but I seriously thought she was Caucasian…

  9. comment number 9 by: dan65

    We’re a little far past the reassessment stage. Time for the government to pull its head out of its worthless a** and start protecting women and children here at home.

  10. comment number 10 by: mrchuck

    Here is another problem. The two muslims in Yemen that say they are in charge of this aborted bombing were RELEASED from GITMO in 2007. Now they are back running the operation!
    So, what do we do with the other 99 arab yeminis that are presently in Gitmo?? Release them also???

    And Barry Soetoro changed his name to Barak Hussein Obama so he would be more arab muslim sounding. fucker.

  11. comment number 11 by: extex_cop

    This just off the press….

    Obama wasn’t notified until 2 hrs after the plane was on the ground. They said they needed to gather all the info they could before contacting him…then the call lasted 15 minutes…WTF ???…. is that all the info they had.
    The news also stated he went to the gym right after the call. Also the report stated that Obama didn’t speak of the incident until Monday….after his workout and tennis game with his wife…then went to play golf after his speech.
    Now this is a President that really cares about the safety of his fellow Americans……NOT ! ! !
    It’s time to get the asshole out of there and put in someone who will protect the USA….or at least acts like they want to do the job.

  12. comment number 12 by: minuteman26

    You folks want protection? Buy guns and a lot of ammo. The US Govt under the Obama administration has no desire to protect it citizens and even if it did would be incapable of doing so. IMHO the raghead in the White House is part of the problem and most likely one of our country’s enemies.

  13. comment number 13 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Vigilante, Nappy isn’t WHITE? :?

    Admittedly, she looks like a lowlands gorilla, but I seriously thought she was Caucasian…

    It’s my opinion that she is a carpet munching Caucasian… and I do think if terrorism jumped up her legs she wouldn’t get too excited!

    I think John Skerry has been coaching Jackass Napalitano… she said “the security system was working before it was epically failing”! Makes sense to me when you consider the source!!!!

  14. comment number 14 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    This was a failure of epic proportions, only a faulty fuse stopped this attack from happening. This man should never have been allowed on a plane bound for the United States but we have an administration that does not take this issue seriously.
    Homelady Security no longer uses the terms “terrorism” or “war on terror” in an attempt to seem like a knder, gentler nation, but all that does is make us look weak and it is obvious that the terrorist are not afraid to try to attack us any more.

  15. comment number 15 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Gen. Peters who comments on Fox was talking about it this evening and his parting warning was “watch out during Easter”. These muzzie scumbags had to audacity to try an attack at Christmas… considered a “high holy day” by Christians, which seems to be their MO when attacking Sunnis and other sects they disagree with.

    This Muzzie administration doesn’t care about body counts unless they occur among our enemies.

  16. comment number 16 by: Vigilante

    Fred,
    yeah I figured nappy was NOT white, but was hispanic. Is my figuring correct? She LOOKS white but I heard she was a hispanic, that’s why I said ,
    ” he ain’t about to appoint no F’in whitey.”


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