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What if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Had Succeeded?
Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 28 Dec 09 | Terrortrends

Posted on 12/28/2009 8:16:40 AM PST by LSUfan

What if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had succeeded in detonating his bomb and had brought down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas day?

There are a few things we know:

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; airlinesecurity; alqaeda; bhodhs; bhogwot; flight253; islam; jihad; napoleonitano; napolitano; terrorism; thesystemworked

1 posted on 12/28/2009 8:16:42 AM PST by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan
Isolated incident. No terrorism involved. Probably a wire in the fuel tank.

Hey, did you here about the airliner that disintegrated off the coast of Brazil? Weirdest dang thing. Say, what's on TV tonight?

2 posted on 12/28/2009 8:19:58 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: LSUfan

If he had succeeded we would be talking about the faulty wiring that caused this horrible crash that killed so many. Others would claim it was an act of terrorism and then would be ridiculed, even here at FR, for thinking such a thing.


3 posted on 12/28/2009 8:20:21 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: LSUfan

Napolitano:

“The system worked”...”conservatives are racists”

It works with the MSM every time.


4 posted on 12/28/2009 8:21:05 AM PST by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: LSUfan

The author nails it, and this isn’t just a Bamster thing. The US government will deny any terrorist involvement in anything unless there’s no possible way to explain it away. They’ve done it for years.


5 posted on 12/28/2009 8:21:34 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: LSUfan
REMAIN CALM, ALL IS WELL!!!!


6 posted on 12/28/2009 8:27:59 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: LSUfan
The accusations of our responding with accuracy being nothing but ‘conspiracy theorists’, would blur and create doubt; and once again proof is hidden and people basically want to deny truth.

Scary really. If no crime occurred then there is no reason to take precautions, or to assume the existing system is faulty or inadequate.

God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.

7 posted on 12/28/2009 8:31:26 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: LSUfan

How many “unexplained” airline crashes actually were sucessful terrorist attacks? We may never know.

If this country wants to protect itself, it must immediately block entry from all countries that are infested with jihadis/al quaeda/ extremists/ or whatever they are called. At once. And send all “students” from those countries home.

It’s about survival. I want this country to survive, but it looks like the liberals don’t.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 8:31:57 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: LSUfan

The very first, immediate result, had whatsisname succeeded, is that Whatmeworry Napolitano would have declared that the system worked even better that if he’d not succeeded.

If we just assume that the system she speaks of is the Obama-inspired system of reaching out to, and bringing on board of muslim terrorists to his administration, then her statements make sense. And it makes sense to assume this, given the response to Ft. Hood, the consultations with CAIR, the appointments of muslim radicals to the Homeland Security upper management staff, and so on.

TSA, it seems, now means Terrorists Smuggled Aboard.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 8:33:06 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: LSUfan
If only the Bush administration had fixed that center fuel tank explosion problem
10 posted on 12/28/2009 8:33:21 AM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: LSUfan
What if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had succeeded?

The more I read about this the more I think Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab succeeded.

His ability to get on a plane bound for the US without a passport seems incomprehensible. He then supposedly tries to explode a bomb but the detonator fails? I am not buying any of this.

11 posted on 12/28/2009 8:34:26 AM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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Is our government getting the hint or does it prefer to let innocent Americans get killed for the sake of political correctness?
The answer is obvious. They didn’t get the hint after the Fort Hood incident. They didn’t want to get the hint. They still don’t care even now after the Nigerian-pants-on-fire incident.
Our government would rather have us killed than annoy the cult of death cleverly disguised as a religion.


12 posted on 12/28/2009 8:36:41 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: LSUfan

Faulty aircraft. Bad engineering. Many pages would be cited from the Book of Plausible Excuses for the useful idiots.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 8:37:01 AM PST by PGalt
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To: LSUfan

It’s simple really.
If security worked, it’s to the dem’s credit.
If the bomber suceeded, it was Bush’s fault.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 8:38:16 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: LSUfan

He was just part of the R&D department.

They’ll get it right soon.


15 posted on 12/28/2009 8:38:53 AM PST by tsomer
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To: LSUfan

I thank God he was stopped,....but if he had succeeded, I’d have hoped for the plane to take out Dearborn!


16 posted on 12/28/2009 8:40:50 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: LSUfan

...or...poor Farouk is being scapegoated for faulty aircraft...bad engineering.


17 posted on 12/28/2009 8:42:08 AM PST by PGalt
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To: LSUfan
If it had succeeded we would have been told that it was an electrical problem of some sort. NEVER would we have known that this was a terrorist act.
18 posted on 12/28/2009 8:48:24 AM PST by mickie
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To: LSUfan

If he had succeeded, it would have been a nefarious plot of George Bush to take out a large Obama voting block, Detroit!


19 posted on 12/28/2009 9:00:11 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: LSUfan
"What if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Had Succeeded?"

It would have been Bush's fault

20 posted on 12/28/2009 9:05:37 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama: The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: geologist
If no crime occurred then there is no reason to take precautions, or to assume the existing system is faulty or inadequate.

The need to "Do Something" is so powerful that it sometimes doesn't matter if the "Something" is ineffective or even counterproductive.

But someone has to do something!

21 posted on 12/28/2009 11:18:00 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: Eagle Eye
Will there ever be another free election?

I agree we must do something ...
we must stop spending, no new spending for any new programs, etc.

Look at the extreme damage already accomplished since Obama took office. There is no way to pay off these trillions that are continuing to add up. We have been led to the slaughter and we walked along like lambs. MO

God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.

22 posted on 12/30/2009 9:30:48 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: jdfromny
MSM is them. they agree with Obama in every respect because they to are radicalized. Lies is what they tell us. Lies about every aspect of Obama’s adminstration and any ideas he has.

Once you know that there is no deception. It does demand one do their own investigation as to the truth of things.

Once we knew the Russian news sources were only speaking the government view and desires. Just know that the same thing is occurring here. Enough said.

Father, help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.

23 posted on 12/30/2009 9:58:04 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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