Skip to comments.Napolitano: The “System Worked”..Even Though A Bomb Made It Through Security
Posted on 12/27/2009 9:34:04 AM PST by Starman417
Gotta agree with Jonah here....fire Napolitano.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that "the system worked."
Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been charged with trying to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the jet, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions."
Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the suspect] was improperly screened."
The system worked? You have to be joking. How can she claim it worked when a man was able to get a bomb on board a plane and almost set it off were it not for a bad detonator and some heroic passengers?
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I watched smarmy Gibbs on Fox this morning. He blamed Bush in all but name. He said that it this incident was possible because of “old policies” that were in place. Blaming others is the stock-and-trade of the Obummer administration.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that “the system worked.”
How stupid does this dolt think the American public is?
The system DID NOT WORK and luckily neither did the bomb.
Moron. Hire the mentally handicapped.
Just another insane, delusional Dim.
she was disgusting. Didn't answer a single question. Just beat around the bush with vague responses and "I won't speculate".
“the only thing that worked were some really pissed off passengers that stopped the dirt bag from succeeding.”
2 things..........the bomb failed!!!!
She really should have been removed from office months ago after sending out the bulletin to watch them white “TEA BAGGERS” as terror suspects, and then there was the bulletin after the Major Hassan thing to tell HSA to be on the look out for backlash against Muslims.
Now we have this fiasco.
She has to go.
Well, you have to view it from their point of view. The bomber made it onboard with the bomb and went through with the act. It was an engineering failure that did not allow the bomb to go off. Now new rules are being instituted so that passengers can’t leave their seats and interfere with terrorists plans to blow up infidels. The “system” will work even better for Napolitano and Obama now.
The "system" was basically just a bunch of ordinary people who tackled the guy and apprehended him.
So, yeah -- I guess "the system" really did work. But we don't need a Department of Homeland Security with a mediocre dyke running it if this is the kind of security we're going to rely upon.
Delusional, nothing worked because people we to PC to do what they were supposed to do. Only passengers prevented a disaster. PC will kill us and already has killed 14 soldiers and an unborn, I’m sure many more that FReepers are aware of too...
Not the American public, just their "base."
I watched smarmy Gibbs on Fox this morning. He blamed Bush in all but name. He said that it this incident was possible because of old policies that were in place. Blaming others is the stock-and-trade of the Obummer administration.
Unfortunatly, it resonates with the great unwashed.
Wow, I can’t understand what I wrote. Oh well, FReepers know what we all mean.
The system worked because a passenger jumps this guy??? You’ve got to be kidding me....
I work for TSA/DHS, and the airports overseas have their own screening. To my knowledge, TSA does not have oversight of the Amsterdam airport, and therefore couldn’t take blame or credit, either way.
That being said, Secretary Napliano’s comments are pretty silly, and the fact is that this guy was approved for flight here despite warnings and being on the terror watch list is disconcerting.
Good gawd....Is the big dyke serious????
At last report, those rules are airline-only, not government-instigated.
I think there is no end to how much this administration can lie and distort reality...
I caught that too. Doesn’t Gibbs remind you of the school twit everyone wanted to beat up?
“The system” that worked was the age-old one, that people do whatever it takes to protect themselves. The same one that this administration would probably like to outlaw. I just the brave Dutch man doesn’t find himself hauled into court for some real or imagined injury to the perp. With this administration, it’s possible.
Yep.. Let’s Roll!
Napolitano: The System Worked
This completely incompetent piece of feces only flies on luxury private jets, like the rest of the criminal Obama Regime.
On the no-fly list...check; has a liquid (how big was the container) and a powder substance...check; went thru security w/out incident...check; boarded plane with escort...check; assembled bomb and proceeded to light it...check.
Random passenger to apprehend alleged suspect...wing and a prayer.
What part of this is the ‘system’ that we depend on?
Absolutely stunning that a HSS would attempt such a bald face lie.
The Fire Department came after the fire was out. Thanks a lump.
I can see it now...terrorist starts doing his evil, but passengers are scolded for getting out of their seats to stop him.
(sorry for the shouting but I'm PISSED).
We are a nation run by incompetent nincompoops.
I have no doubt in my mind that had the plane exploded, this administration would have denied the terrorist attack, pulled a Clinton....and called it a faulty center fuel tank.
(not that there's anything wrong with that.....)
Now I don't know how this will help security since in the subject incident, the bomb was allegedly fastened to the terrorist's person, not carried in a bag.
Most of these so-called security procedures do absolutely nothing for security. They are designed just to be feel good measures to make us think the government is going to prevent terrorism. Let's face it. Government can't guarantee our safety no matter what stupid rules it comes up with.
The terrorist remained seated — the heroes who thwarted the evil scheme had to leave their seats to tackle the martyr wannabe. Solution: keep people from leaving their seats.
The only way to understand this logic is to consider that it comes from the same people, who think that gun control laws prevent criminals from using guns.
What I want to know is why they’ve instituted this stupid “you can’t leave your seat an hour from landing”.
What the hello? So the terrorist just get’s started sooner. Timing wasn’t the problem here. The problem is a guy on a watch list was able to smuggle an explosive on board.
If it weren’t so serious it would be laughable.
Napolitano is an idiot.
. . . Napolitano is in her position because she begged to be freed from the state of Arizona where, as Governor, she led measures to soften the porous borders and to run up a sickening deficit by her All U Can Eat Democrat spending. She left the state broke and infested with illegals. So they gave her that position as a kind of escape route from her own karma. But she will not escape.
The fact that a PASSENGER had to subdue & disarm this terrorist means that the system failed completely.
Fire the moron, now!
Oh so the “system” is to have some Dutch guy on hand to (at the last second) dive over a fire bomb and hope it doesn’t ignite enough to kill him and few hundred more people.
Is that what she is saying?
At the very least...
Under this individual, DHS has become a Napolitano-headed “ho” of the Left...
It only works on me. I got busted for a bottle of water.
“Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that “the system worked.”
Hope and change. We hope that they won’t be successful in their evil endeavors. We have changed from actively seeking them out. Now we just hope for the best.
If the Republicans hope to take advantage of the huge opportunity to wrest control of Congress from the leftists in 2010, they need to hire a strong PR/marketing consultant and begin mouthing talking points. When Obama and the Dems blame “old policies”, Bush, or the Republicans every Republican should ask — “When can the American people expect the President to assume responsibility for the office to which he was elected?”
Keep hammering away on every talk show and interview this message. The American people expect the President to be accountable. Hold him to it. James Carville successfully kept everyone in the 1992 Clinton campaign on the message of the economy — “It’s the economy stupid”. It is a losing game to attack Obama on policy or personality as the retort will always be a charge of racism. However, asking him to be accountable is not unreasonable. If the opposition hammers away on this issue he can run from it but the voters will hold him to it.
The guy who stopped the “TERRORIST” was part of the system? ROFLOL Okie Dokie
Well then the system sucks.
Napolitano: The System Worked
Sure, The CHICAGO SYSTEM worked for Napolitano.
She still has her job.
And will as long as the Federal Chicago Machine lives.
“Most of these so-called security procedures do absolutely nothing for security. They are designed just to be feel good measures to make us think the government is going to prevent terrorism.”
The way to avoid an incident is to prevent a terrorist from boarding, not to restrict the freedom of the people on the plane. This terrorist was given a multi-year, multi entry visa when he should have been denied entry in the first place. What is the government doing to place restrictions on entry into the country? NOTHING!
Its time we all demand her to resign
I’ve been disgusted by the word “thwarted” used all over the MSM.
NOTHING was “thwarted”.
The bomb failed to detonate as intended, but that’s because of incompetence on the part of the terrorist.