U.K. shared intel on airliner suspect
LONDON – British intelligence passed on to U.S. authorities information about a Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner but he was not singled out as a particular risk, Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s office said Monday.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s name was included in a dossier of people who made contact with known extremists in the United Kingdom but officials believe he was radicalized after he left the country in 2008, according to Brown’s spokesman, Simon Lewis.
The disclosure came a day after British security officials said they were aware that Abdulmutallab was in contact with known radicals shortly after he came to the U.K. in 2005 but did not consider him a sufficient threat to single him out and alert U.S. authorities.
Investigators say Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian who studied in engineering in London and later went to Yemen, sneaked an explosive device aboard his Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day but was not able to ignite it as planned.
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U.K. shared intel on airliner suspect
I know that the system failed. YOU know that the system failed. Anyone with half a brain knows the system failed. I guess that explains WHY it took Obama several days to make any comment and why DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano believed the system worked, before she admitted it didn’t.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government has added dozens of people to the ominous lists of suspected terrorists and those barred from U.S.-bound flights, a crackdown that comes as President Barack Obama prepares to personally question and challenge his team about the state of national security.
At the White House on Tuesday, Obama planned to meet with the high-ranking officials charged with the two reviews he ordered after the botched Christmas airliner attack over Detroit – one on air-travel screening procedures and another on the nation’s terror watchlist system. SOURCE
Let me take a guess here, just a shot in the dark. This meeting will be all about how to pass the blame, hide any links to failure and see if it’s at all possible to blame this on George W. Bush.
EPIC FAIL Mr. Obama, that’s what you have here, and it’s quite likely just the tip of the iceberg. And it’s going to be a HUGE iceberg. One that can GUT American security if we don’t get a grip on it right now.
Here’s a suggestion for Barack Hussein Obama and his band of moonbat minions, if you want to get a grip on this situation you’re going to have to do something that Bush didn’t do.
SHOCK and AWE needs to be more than just a slogan. Decimate ANY nation, any group of people that try to hurt the USA. Decimate them, wipe them and their seed from the face of this earth.
Forget political correctness, forget offending the enemy, fight like Americans can, and are more than willing to do. I spoke these words many times during the Bush administration and they fell on deaf ears. You can’t fight a war and not hurt some feelings.
And a personal bit of advice to Barack Hussein Obama, you’ve got to forget that you’re a Muslim, you’ve got to be an American and you’ve got to make war most heinous on the Islamic hordes.
There are only a few things that Islamic warriors respect and understand. Great, powerful and totally overwhelming war is one of the things they understand! You make war on them in a fashion that is designed to bring about as many casualties as possible. You hit them hard, you hit them with everything you have. And when you’re done, hit them one more time just for good measure.
That is how you WIN a war. That is how you save the American people. You have to get DOWN and DIRTY. You have to get your hands bloody. You have to take out everything and everyone that threatens the USA and our way of life.
If Barack Hussein Obama was any kind of a warrior, or for that matter, even a historian, he would know, Islam will not stop hitting us until they have nothing left to hit with! That’s not just the way Islam looks at it either. That is a fact of life and war!
We have been messing around in Afghanistan and Iraq for a longer period of time than any war we’ve fought since Vietnam! Both of those nations are each about the size of the great state of Texas. So far, we have NO definitive victory in either place.
George W. Bush wanted to fight a PC war, he didn’t want to offend our enemies. Obama is only continuing with more of the same. Until such time as this nation places a true WARRIOR at the helm, we will never be done with the terrorists, the jihadists and radical Islam!