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”
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.
You mean other than the man's own father telling us that he held extremist Muslim views?
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.
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.
Clue-less in Washington....we can go about our business now, nothing to be concerned about,everythng is fine.(sarcasm)
Janet Napolitano Bonaparte
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.
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.
"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.
Who woke her up?
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!
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.
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.
In essence, they are trying to figure a way to tie this to global warming ;-)
Wolf Creek,....you da man!
There is no rumor to the fact that the Obama administration was complicit with this plot.
Al-Qaida member in Yemen issued bomb threat ahead of botched Christmas operation
Star Tribune (AP) ^ | December 27, 2009 | JOSEF FEDERMAN
Well, at least they didn’t write, “alleged attempted attack”.../s
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.
..you practically need to wear a hat with I AM A TERRORIST..etc...
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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????????
Can’t you just see her on the SCOTUS? (she’s a favorite ya know?)
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.
Gee, I guess we averted another Man-Made Disaster, eh Janet?
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.
Dumb, ugly and liberal is a deadly combination.
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