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The Ball-Burning Bomb in Boxers and Stupid Homeland Security Tricks
Various/The Lid ^ | 12/27/09 | The Lid

Posted on 12/27/2009 2:01:16 PM PST by Shellybenoit

Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano either doesn't get it, or is dumber than toast. Today President Obama's choice to protect us from terrorism appeared on CNN and proved that she does not belong in her position.

Napolitano, said it was too early to speculate on the claims of Al Qaeda connections made by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian held in connection with the incident. After his arrest in Detroit, Abdulmutallab said he had obtained a specialized explosive chemical compound and a syringe sewn into his underwear from a bomb expert in Yemen associated with the terror network, according to authorities. Napolitano said that "right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger." All this seems pretty reasonable, but then she started going off the deep end.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: collosalfailure; dhs; epicfailure; firenapolitano; flight253; helluvajobbrownie; janetnapolitano; napoleonitano; napolitano; northwestflight253; resignwitchresign; thesystemworked; underwearbomber

1 posted on 12/27/2009 2:01:16 PM PST by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

Got to watch those US veterans tho.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 2:06:19 PM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: Shellybenoit

Catchy headline.


3 posted on 12/27/2009 2:06:33 PM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Shellybenoit
But as for the "System"? The guy remained on the watch list but wasn't put on the no fly list even though the guy's father tried to turn him in. Even though he was on a watch list he was given a visa to come into the country.

Well, Napolitano has more important priorities, like ensuring there is no anti-Muslim backlash.

4 posted on 12/27/2009 2:10:15 PM PST by Hugin (Sarah Palin: accept no substitutes!)
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To: Shellybenoit

These guys could surgically implant explosives, we don’t xray people.

Ultimately, the only solution is to keep these people off planes, PC Technology isn’t ever going to work.


5 posted on 12/27/2009 2:10:32 PM PST by dila813
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To: Shellybenoit

It’s pretty clear that Napolitano is trying to cover up for someone.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 2:10:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Shellybenoit
Human X-rays will be the next screening process to be used on all passengers world wide:


7 posted on 12/27/2009 2:25:48 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Marxism.)
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To: Shellybenoit

Dumb as toast? You give toast a bad rap here...


8 posted on 12/27/2009 2:34:16 PM PST by toomuchcoffee
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To: Shellybenoit

9 posted on 12/27/2009 2:38:26 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: jonrick46

Good grief! Is that person being
x-ray’d urinating?


10 posted on 12/27/2009 2:43:46 PM PST by toomuchcoffee
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To: jonrick46

Your picture is not of an X-ray. Its a millimeter wave radar. It can penetrate clothing, but not the skin. The TSA has these systems and has approved them for use, but they has been installed in only a few airports. Had this system been in use in Amsterdam, the bomb would have almost certainly been discovered.


11 posted on 12/27/2009 2:44:26 PM PST by centurion316
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To: Hugin
Well, Napolitano has more important priorities, like ensuring there is no anti-Muslim backlash.

You know, I think you're absolutely right. With no satire.

12 posted on 12/27/2009 2:45:37 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Shellybenoit

Dumb as toast... or smart as Janet Reno?

You decide.


13 posted on 12/27/2009 2:48:40 PM PST by samtheman
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To: toomuchcoffee

It looks like to me that she has a rather unusual ponytail.


14 posted on 12/27/2009 3:00:27 PM PST by sportutegrl (I was for Sarah Palin before being for Sarah was cool.)
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To: Shellybenoit

Maybe it’s way past time for Napolitano to be fired. She is as incompetent as can be.


15 posted on 12/27/2009 3:13:34 PM PST by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: toomuchcoffee

you are right-I apologize to toast


16 posted on 12/27/2009 6:39:26 PM PST by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

Yes Hubby and I decided today that he probably burnt them really really well and we were hoping that whoever cleaned them at the hospital were none too gentle. You really have to scub out burns to make sure they are clean you know!


17 posted on 12/27/2009 7:43:11 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: centurion316
Would these millimeter wave radars detect body cavity explosive devices?
18 posted on 12/27/2009 10:56:08 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Marxism.)
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To: jonrick46

Millimeter wave radar will not detect explosives hidden in body cavities. There are machines to check for nitrate residues, including sprays that can be sprayed on hands to detect residue.


19 posted on 12/28/2009 5:48:25 AM PST by centurion316
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To: centurion316
"sprays that can be sprayed on hands to detect residue>"

We should make sure that the sprays have a slight residue of pig fat to let them know they have brought on themselves a bad result.

20 posted on 12/28/2009 9:40:58 AM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Marxism.)
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To: Shellybenoit

"Do I have to sing it?"

21 posted on 12/28/2009 9:53:28 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Bitter FReeping, gun toting, Bible clinging, family loving, Obama despising, Right Wing Extremist.)
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