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Napolitano: No indication of wider plot in botched airline attack (Al Qaeda no longer exists alert)
CNN (Chicken Noodle News) ^ | December 27,2009

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; bhodhs; firenapolitano; flight253; miserablefailure; napoleonitano; napolitano; resignwitchresign; terrorism; waronterror
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Brains and common sense run deep throughout the Big Wee Wee's cabinet

1 posted on 12/27/2009 7:49:26 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: 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

Except for the suspect's own statements, of course.

2 posted on 12/27/2009 7:51:38 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Zakeet

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!


3 posted on 12/27/2009 7:51:39 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Zakeet

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’.


4 posted on 12/27/2009 7:51:52 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Zakeet
If David Koresh was still with us - and it was Branch Dividians doing this - I wonder if she would feel the same?

Would Janet's highest concern be that leftwingers not gin up prejudice against Dividians?

5 posted on 12/27/2009 7:52:07 AM PST by GOPJ (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year! - Freeper mewzilla)
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, but I bet Napolitano has the gaydar out for every carpet muncher in Washington DC.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 7:52:20 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zakeet

CNN — ‘Chicken Noddle News’ that’s a keeper.


7 posted on 12/27/2009 7:53:09 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Zakeet

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.


8 posted on 12/27/2009 7:53:18 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


9 posted on 12/27/2009 7:53:40 AM PST by sharkhawk (Always love your country¬óbut never trust your government--Robert Novak)
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To: Zakeet

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.

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/week-transcript-napolitano-gibbs-mcconnell/story?id=9428037


10 posted on 12/27/2009 7:54:54 AM PST by maggief
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To: Zakeet

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.


11 posted on 12/27/2009 7:55:03 AM PST by Rapscallion (Is the Republic lost? Depends on Nov 2010. Vote out the evil.)
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To: Zakeet

The bull cannot find real terrorists because she’s still searching our retired military for them.


12 posted on 12/27/2009 7:55:47 AM PST by boycott
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To: My Favorite Headache

We’ll soon be hearing about how this distrubed individual harbored deep emotional frustrations.


13 posted on 12/27/2009 7:55:52 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Zakeet
This pose seems to be a favorite of folks in this Administration.

  http://www.americanthinker.com/Obama%20reuters%20halo.jpg

14 posted on 12/27/2009 7:56:03 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Zakeet
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.

Effing eedjit! The way things are, you practically need to wear a hat with I AM A TERRORIST emblazoned on the front.

15 posted on 12/27/2009 7:56:25 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rapscallion

“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.


16 posted on 12/27/2009 7:58:43 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Zakeet

If the plane had exploded, it would have been blamed on Bush policies.....


17 posted on 12/27/2009 7:59:29 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Zakeet; All
Don't get around much, do she?

NW Bomb Planned by al-Qaeda in Yemen

Pete Hoekstra:Detroit terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab may be connected to Ft Hood shooter

18 posted on 12/27/2009 8:00:34 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Zakeet

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.”


19 posted on 12/27/2009 8:01:31 AM PST by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: Zakeet

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”


20 posted on 12/27/2009 8:02:47 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

how true


21 posted on 12/27/2009 8:02:52 AM PST by ronniesgal
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To: Zakeet

I think she is lying. I think there is a wider plot and they know it!

Otherwise they would treat this act the way they have treated all other terrorist attacks (except 9/11) and sweep it under the rug.


22 posted on 12/27/2009 8:03:42 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Zakeet
"You need information that is specific and credible if you're going to bar people from air travel," Napolitano said.

You mean other than the man's own father telling us that he held extremist Muslim views?

23 posted on 12/27/2009 8:05:00 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Zakeet
The common, Homolesbianus, lacks the intelligence and tools to exist in today's hostile environment. Best left in her cage without contact from others of her kind.
24 posted on 12/27/2009 8:05:48 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Zakeet

Napilitano could not competently manage a 7-11 store for two hours.

She is the usual third rate democrat party hack in the nightmare Obama Regime.


25 posted on 12/27/2009 8:06:42 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Zakeet
"You need information that is specific and credible if you're going to bar people from air travel," Napolitano said.

LOL!! Sorry but when a person's father tells you he's a terrorist that's all the specific information you need to bar him from traveling. Parents don't go around telling government agencies their children are terrorists.

It's like these people are trying to get people killed.

26 posted on 12/27/2009 8:06:50 AM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: Zakeet

Clue-less in Washington....we can go about our business now, nothing to be concerned about,everythng is fine.(sarcasm)


27 posted on 12/27/2009 8:07:10 AM PST by gitmogrunt (Islam.... creators of the First Holocaust of the 20th Century.)
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To: Zakeet

Janet Napolitano Bonaparte

28 posted on 12/27/2009 8:08:08 AM PST by mikrofon (Elle Douche)
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To: maggief
I think the important thing to recognize here is that once this incident occurred, everything happened that should have

Of course, if the detonater had functioned properly, the only thing happening would have been the rapid descent of pieces of airplane and people. Lots of people are going to die thanks to morons like Janet Napalitano.

29 posted on 12/27/2009 8:08:28 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Rapscallion

Recently, on the Laura Ingraham show she had a guest who was convinced that if a Supreme Court vacancy should come up that Napolitano would be O’s first choice. I guess he’s crazy about her. I want to say it was Byron York who told Laura. She nearly went nuts.


31 posted on 12/27/2009 8:09:36 AM PST by surrey
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To: Zakeet
"The whole process of making sure that we respond properly, correctly and effectively went very smoothly," Napolitano said.

[snip]

"While we continue to investigate the source of this incident, the traveling public should be very confident of what we're doing now," she said.

Yes, by all means, ignore the flames on the aircraft. The system worked perfectly. Have faith, the same system that protected the passengers on the Detroit NorthWest flight, will continue to be followed because it worked so well. Have some kool-aide and you'll feel all better.

32 posted on 12/27/2009 8:10:05 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Zakeet

Who woke her up?


33 posted on 12/27/2009 8:11:27 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: Zakeet

Thank God Almighty that we have this arrogant stupid bitch running American security! Why it makes me sleep like a baby at night knowing that there is no longer a terrorist threat to me and my family because of great patriots like Nappy and Ojitsu!


34 posted on 12/27/2009 8:12:35 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: FourPeas
"You need information that is specific and credible if you're going to bar people from air travel," Napolitano said.

If the state asserts a citizen may not legally operate a motorized vehicle without the State's permission and formal Permit issued, why would a foreign person who has been reported as a likely terrorist have the benefit if the doubt regarding his travel by aircraft?

Maybe some of those at the airline gates confiscating finger nail clippers and strip searching granny, could investigate the thousands of reported terrorists awaiting our attention.

35 posted on 12/27/2009 8:12:53 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Zakeet

The press was referring to this as an attempted attack. My a$$ attempted, it was carried out but the mixture was wrong. The terrorist attack accomplished the idiots banning blankets and pillows and no standing for an hour before landing. They have again screwed up the system in an effort to make the population think they were doing something. Just like HCR, they felt the need to just pass something just to give “impressions” they were doing something important.

A simple coat worn onto the plane nullifies the blanket and pillow stupidity and the perp was seated when he initiated the mixture and none of his stuff came from the carry on luggage because he had none. Thank God cursory chemistry is only taught to mechanical engineers in England.


36 posted on 12/27/2009 8:13:12 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: maggief
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.

In essence, they are trying to figure a way to tie this to global warming ;-)

37 posted on 12/27/2009 8:13:52 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: wolfcreek

Wolf Creek,....you da man!


38 posted on 12/27/2009 8:14:15 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Zakeet

There is no rumor to the fact that the Obama administration was complicit with this plot.


39 posted on 12/27/2009 8:14:24 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: mazda77
I said last year at this time that the new administration didn't have the experience or knowhow to run a Dairy Cream store. I may have given them too much credit.
40 posted on 12/27/2009 8:15:01 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: All

Cross link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2415757/posts

Al-Qaida member in Yemen issued bomb threat ahead of botched Christmas operation
Star Tribune (AP) ^ | December 27, 2009 | JOSEF FEDERMAN


41 posted on 12/27/2009 8:15:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: mazda77

Well, at least they didn’t write, “alleged attempted attack”.../s


42 posted on 12/27/2009 8:15:45 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: NotSoModerate
It's like these people are trying to get people killed.

You just now figuring that out? These people ARE trying to get us killed. Bozo needs a major crisis to gain back people's support. He somehow thinks if he neglects security and allows a few hundred(maybe a few thousand)people to die he can become the big hero saving the country.

He hasn't a clue that his attitude after the fact on these attacks(Ft. Hood etc.)are making people see him as the cause of these attacks. If a big one actually occurs, his ratings will really fall through the floor.

43 posted on 12/27/2009 8:16:28 AM PST by calex59
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To: Rummyfan

..you practically need to wear a hat with I AM A TERRORIST..etc...
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
No, they would smile at his cleverness and concentrate on someone such as myself with a VIETNAM VET hat on that was carrying his medals and grandchild in diapers...or some other such terrorist act....

WE ARE IN DEEP DEEP KIMCHI

When you are up to your neck in $h-t and someone throws a bucket of snot at you, do you duck????????


44 posted on 12/27/2009 8:20:44 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98 )VOTE THE INCUMBENTS OUT)
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To: Doc Savage

Can’t you just see her on the SCOTUS? (she’s a favorite ya know?)


45 posted on 12/27/2009 8:23:07 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: xrmusn

The simple law of physics will soon be applied to all liberals and progressives. The funniest thing to see is when it dawns upon them this is one law they cannot repeal.


46 posted on 12/27/2009 8:23:59 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: Zakeet

Gee, I guess we averted another Man-Made Disaster, eh Janet?


47 posted on 12/27/2009 8:25:37 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Zakeet
Napolitano: No indication of wider plot in botched airline attack (Al Qaeda no longer exists alert)

These Obama people could be world class comedians if their idiocy and dishonesty didn't endanger large numbers of people. They change the parameters for what is and isn't a terrorist attack with each terrorist attack. Very recently, it was "no ties to terrorist organizations", but that one doesn't work this time.

But using this new, greatly expanded criteria - no indication of a wider plot - the same can be said about 9/11. There was no indication on 9/11/2009 that those terrorists intended to do any more than take down the WTC towers, the Pentagon and some other major Washington buildings. Beyond that, there was no evidence of a wider plot that day. Nothing to worry about.

48 posted on 12/27/2009 8:26:33 AM PST by Will88
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To: Zakeet

Dumb, ugly and liberal is a deadly combination.


49 posted on 12/27/2009 8:26:43 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: Zakeet

Napolitano: No indication of wider plot in botched airline attack - but just to be safe, Napolitano ordered increased scrutiny of WWII Medal of Honor veterans.


50 posted on 12/27/2009 8:29:18 AM PST by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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