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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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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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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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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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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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