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Obama: U.S. will never bow to ‘siege mentality’

January 7th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama: U.S. will never bow to ‘siege mentality’

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama suggested Thursday he would not fire anyone for the attempted Christmas airline attack, saying it appears the security lapses that led to the near-disaster were not the fault of a single individual or institution. “Ultimately the buck stops with me,” said the commander in chief.

He declared anew that the government had the information to prevent the botched attack but failed to piece it together. He announced a range of changes designed to fix that, including wider and quicker distribution of intelligence reports, stronger analysis of them and new terror watch list rules.

But, added Obama, “When the system fails, it is my responsibility.”

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Obama: U.S. will never bow to ‘siege mentality’

So, no firings huh? Everyone stays in place and systemic failure is Obama’s fault? I guess that means there’s not a chance that he’s going to fire himself then? No? I didn’t think so.

He spoke from the State Dining Room, his remarks delayed twice as officials scrambled to declassify a report on the failures. That report was released immediately after he spoke.

Let me take a stab at clarifying this last paragraph a bit. I am guessing it went something like this:

Speech writer 1, “OK, here’s the final story, the POTUS can sell this.”

Speech writer 2, “Man, are you out of your mind? There’s WAY too much truth, we can’t have Obama standing up there telling it like it REALLY is…”

Speech writer 1, “You’re right, what the hell was I thinking? Let’s see if we can make Barack look like the *good guy* here, you know, all responsible and junk!”

Speech writer 3, “You guys are rank amateurs, just put some words on the prompter, let him read it and blow it off man. Nobody believes what he says anyway, just do what we’ve been doing since the campaign, LIE damn it, LIE!”

And so it came to pass, the great ‘I am Barack, hear me roar, see me accept blame, watch as I say things like human errors, shortcomings, responsibility, siege mentality and all the things that fooled the weak-minded Dems and got me elected” speech…

In an interview published Thursday by USA Today, national security adviser Gen. James Jones said people who read the report will feel “a certain shock.”

Elaborating, Jones said, “The man on the street … will be surprised that these correlations weren’t made” between clues pointing toward a threat from Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Even though the 23-year-old Nigerian man was in a database of possible terrorists, he managed to fly from Nigeria through Amsterdam to Detroit with an explosive concealed on his body.

I’m surprised, and I am NOT the man on the street. I have a little bit of knowledge and insight where this Intel stuff is concerned. I did, after all, stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

I am pretty sure what Gen. Jones was trying to say was this, ‘Obama is going to feed America a line of crap and they’re going to take it, hook, line and sinker.’

Probably so, at least the 50% of America that is still intoxicated from the Obama Party Punch.

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Obama adviser: No smoking gun in airline bomb plot

January 3rd, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama adviser: No smoking gun in airline bomb plot

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. intelligence agencies did not miss a “smoking gun” that could have prevented an alleged attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser said Sunday.

White House aide John Brennan cited “lapses” and errors in the sharing of intelligence and clues about the Nigerian man accused in the foiled attempt.

“There is no smoking gun,” Brennan said. “There was no single piece of intelligence that said, ‘this guy is going to get on a plane.’”

Brennan is leading a White House review of the incident. Obama has said there was a systemic failure to prevent the attack, which he said was instigated by an affiliate in Yemen of the al-Qaida terrorist network.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with the new and improved Executive Limousine, and the exclusive transportation source, for the Obama administration!

With prior apologies to all retards and morons, I see NO insult in placing the Obama crew on *The Short Bus*. They are, after all, the biggest bunch of retards and morons to EVER infest Washington.D.C.

DHS Secretary Napolitano thought everything was awesome, until it’s not, SOURCE, Obama can’t understand the whys and wherefores of his Muslim brothers and their desire to kill Americans, and now this ding-a-ling aide, John Brennan, says there is “no smoking gun’.

Maybe there wasn’t a “smoking gun” for Obama’s DHS geniuses. Maybe the guy that had the *smoking crotch* was the wake-up call. I don’t know what, if anything, these loons in D.C. are thinking. Personally, I would have taken the words of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s father for what it was. I understand he is supposed to be a very credible person in the opinion of many in power.

Brennan cited “a number of streams of information” – the 23-year-old suspect’s name was known to intelligence officials, his father had passed along his concern about the son’s increasing radicalization – and “little snippets” from intelligence channels. “But there was nothing that brought it all together.”

“In this one instance, the system didn’t work. There were some human errors. There were some lapses. We need to strengthen it. But day in and day out, the successes are there.”

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Obama: US intel had info ahead of airliner attack

December 30th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Obama: US intel had info ahead of airliner attack
HONOLULU (AP) – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the intelligence community had bits of information that should have been pieced together that would have triggered “red flags” and possibly prevented the Christmas Day attempted terror attack on a Detroit-bound airliner.

“There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security,” Obama said.

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“There was a mix of human and systemic failures” you say?

You know, sometimes I scare myself with the analysis I offer and the words I use in doing so.

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.

Those are the words I used to describe what we are seeing from the Obama administration a day or so ago, in this post; Feds assess terror watchlists after airline attack. Systemic failure.

It’s not easy making all of these astute observations you know! Trying to 2nd guess and predict the words and deeds of the most evil administration in American history is a lot of work!

Now I have to wonder, does Obama and Company read my blog? :P

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said the conversations were vague or coded, but the intelligence community believes that, in hindsight, the communications may have been referring to the Detroit attack. One official said a link between the suspect’s planning and al-Qaida’s goals was becoming more clear.

Intelligence officials would not confirm whether those conversations involved Yemen-based radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but other U.S. government officials said there were initial indications that he was involved. Al-Awlaki reportedly corresponded by e-mail with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5.

Have you noticed? Information about the attack at Ft. Hood has been less than flowing. Again we are going to see a less than transparent response from the Obama administration. Shuck and jive! The political spin of a Chicago community organizer.

They are looking for a way to spin this closing, or attempted closing, of the barn door after the horse has left the building.

Officials said Obama chose to make a second statement in as many days because a morning briefing offered him new information in the government’s possession about the suspect’s activities and thinking, along with al-Qaida’s plans.

I beg your pardon? He made a 2nd statement because he has minions that are watching for any sign of serious dissent against The Obamessiah!

Dissent is running rampant, and Obama is going about the business of CYA, Cover Your Ass for those not familiar with the acronym. He is not about to get caught with his hand in the cookie jar. There are people that can be thrown under the bus. There are those that will fall on their sword to protect and defend the reputation and integrity of The Obamessiah!

Obama’s statement showed more fire than he had shown previously about the lapses that allowed the bombing attack to take place and came after his homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, had to backtrack on an assertion that “the system worked” in the Detroit airliner scare. Some have criticized Obama for not addressing the issue publicly sooner.

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