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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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Obama adviser: No smoking gun in airline bomb plot

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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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