Skip to comments.Napolitano: No indication of wider plot in botched airline attack (Al Qaeda no longer exists alert)
Posted on 12/27/2009 7:49:25 AM PST by Zakeet
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that a botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner was part of a broad international effort.
"Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger," Napolitano told CNN's "State of the Union" program.
A lone suspect allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan on Christmas Day.
The device apparently failed to detonate and the suspect was subdued.
Napolitano said the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was on a broad security watch list that contains "half a million" names and is shared with airlines and foreign security agencies. However, a lack of specific evidence prevented him from being classified as a greater security risk that would bar him from travel to the United States, she said.
"You need information that is specific and credible if you're going to bar people from air travel," Napolitano said.
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Brains and common sense run deep throughout the Big Wee Wee's cabinet
Except for the suspect's own statements, of course.
A lone suspect allegedly...
Enough with the allegedly crap. I keep hearing that word with regards to the Fort Hood shooter as well. THEY DID IT!
Another better title for the ‘man caused disasters’ Administration, no one has anything but ideology here.
The response was clearly one of BamBam’s ‘having respect for Islam’.
Would Janet's highest concern be that leftwingers not gin up prejudice against Dividians?
Yeah, but I bet Napolitano has the gaydar out for every carpet muncher in Washington DC.
CNN — ‘Chicken Noddle News’ that’s a keeper.
Ok,,,ill take her at her word. So what’s her plan for dealing with all these lethal isolated incidents, that are not related in any way to Al Queda? Stupid former governor of Arizona. Out of her league.
Yes, because we all know that Yemen is well known as a tourist trap for millionaires and has nothing to do with terrorism. My god, this woman is more retarded that Janet Reno.
NAPOLITANO: Well, I think, first of all, we are investigating, as always, going backwards to see what happened and when, who knew what and when. But here — I think it’s important for the public to know, there are different types of databases.
And there were simply, throughout the law enforcement community, never information that would put this individual on a no-fly list or a selectee list. So that’s number one.
Number two, I think the important thing to recognize here is that once this incident occurred, everything happened that should have. The passengers reacted correctly, the crew reacted correctly, within an hour to 90 minutes, all 128 flights in the air had been notified. And those flights already had taken mitigation measures on the off-chance that there was somebody else also flying with some sort of destructive intent.
So the system has worked really very, very smoothly over the course of the past several days.
She is a total loser. A suck-up to higher authority. Never an original thought....and she runs Homeland Security. I am surprised she does not have her department selling mandatory terrorism insurance to all US citizens.
The bull cannot find real terrorists because she’s still searching our retired military for them.
We’ll soon be hearing about how this distrubed individual harbored deep emotional frustrations.
Effing eedjit! The way things are, you practically need to wear a hat with I AM A TERRORIST emblazoned on the front.
“I am surprised she does not have her department selling mandatory terrorism insurance to all US citizens.”
Don’t give them any ideas about insurance for man caused disasters.
If the plane had exploded, it would have been blamed on Bush policies.....
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that “the system worked.”
Janet “from another planet” is my main source for real information!!!
“And that guy who helped him get one the plane, and the people who sewed it into his underwear and the people who manufactured and obtained the materials... they didn’t exist”