Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King: "The System Did Not Work"
Posted on 12/27/2009 10:07:21 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Rep. Peter King: "The System Did Not Work" Republican Congressman Says Administration Should Be Doing More to Remind People "How Deadly This Enemy Is"
By Kevin Hechtkopf
(CBS) Republican Rep. Peter King said Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the attempted terrorist attack aboard a Delta/Northwest flight on Christmas Day shows "the system did not work," despite comments made by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
"Earlier today, Secretary Napolitano said the system worked. The fact is the system did not work," the New York congressman told host John Dickerson. "We have to find a bipartisan way to fix it. He made it on the plane with explosives and he detonated the explosives."
Watch the Interview Here
In the interview, King also called for President Obama or members of his administration to use the failed attack as a "teaching moment" to remind Americans "how deadly this enemy is."
"I think it's important for the president or the secretary to be more out there and reminding the people just how real this threat was and how deadly it is," King said. "This is a teaching moment, to use the president's term. And I believe that he or the secretary or the vice president or the attorney general should be out there reminding the American people, saying this shows how deadly this enemy is. This shows how real this threat is and why we have to do whatever we possibly can to protect the American people."
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“Earlier today, Secretary Napolitano said the system worked.’
She really did...it was like a Baghdad Bob interview...
We have enemies within our government trying to destroy our country via their DeathCare and the destruction to our Constitution!
Behold an example of what resides in the US Congress; an Elitist drunkard that disgraces his country and the state he represents. Clean the RAT sewer in 2010 and 2012
Another Elitist disgrace:
—fortunately, the most important failure was in the so-called bomb—
Instead he will use it to take away even more of our freedoms as soon and as much as he can as to not to waste a good crisis.
I don't know why but every time I read about this story I miss summer and golf sessions.....strange
For this alone, Napolitano should resign.
I’d reverse what King said and state “Someone needs to remind the Admistration how deadly this enemy is..”.
The People know.
This Administration won’t even say “terrorist”.
Obama, being the muslim usurper he is, will “phone in” his fake concern over the safety of America for the entire sad lenght of his term.
We will not be protected fully until he is out of office.
Thank God for Congressman Peter King (NY)!!! He knows the ticket!!! Sadly, the Homeland Security Secretary is a total buffoon and the POTUS Obama is playing in his empty suit and adoration for those who seek to destroy the USA!!! Can you imagine, not one word from the mouth of Barack “Hussein” Obama about this terrorist attack, just the White House says......!!! Obama is too busy playing golf and walking the beach in Hawaii!!! America, you better wake up quickly and address this weak sister POTUS with a giant ego, because he will not save you or your children or grandchildren. He and his Democrat Party are too busy bankrupting the country!!!
Napolitano with her deer in the headlights look, babbling her incoherent and insulting gobbedlygook about how the system worked
is the embodiment of the Joker Administration.
Passengers should be terrified instead of reassured.
It’s not just this system that’s not working. The crooks and bullies are in charge of the entire thing from top to bottom. The sharks have broken through our checks and balances and have floated to the top, looking to go global. The entire system is broken and they are posed to devour, circling for the kill.
Obama now has his chance to literally shoot an imbecilic, incompetent cabinet level officer WITHOUT Criticism from anyone.
I saw that interview with Napolitano. I couldn’t believe my ears. She said the system worked, in that, passengers and crew stopped the guy from blowing up the plane. And, she said the system worked in that, we have now responded with some additional security measures, in response to the new type of threat which has been revealed.
And after Obama has been making nice with the Muslim world, we’re still terrorist targets???????
The Fort Hood shootings would never have happened if Obama and his flunkies had done their job.
And this near loss of a plane full of passengers on Christmas Day never would have happened if Obama and his flunkies had done their job.
There were clear warning about both terrorists. And they were simply ignored. And then they ignore the fact that they ignored the terrorists, and try to cover it up.
And the media helps. I could almost wish that some Muslim terrorist would blow up the NT Times building. But even if they did, I don’t suppose the surviving media would change their ways. Bill clinton ordered the bombing of Belgrade TV and the deaths of the civilian technicians who were working there, people who had extended generous hospitality to our reporters there. Our media never even blinked.
—since in the course of my professional life I supervised or took part in the detonation of over twenty million pounds of explosives, which would have included tens of thousands of pounds of PETN (as a detonator and detonating cord component), I eagerly await a better explanation of this “bombing” attempt than has appeared so far—
“She said the system worked, in that, passengers and crew stopped the guy from blowing up the plane.”
Not what you want to hear from the head of an organization that has spent a trillion dollars, created an entirely new liberty thieving organization and failed...
How many people will PC kill? The only reason that the plane did not crash and burn is the detonator failed. PC will get us all killed. How easy is it to figure out we need to PROFILE all Muslims? Duhhh.
—was exposed to the ABC version of Janet—it even left my sister-in-law and wife shaking their heads in disbelief-—
“We have to find a bipartisan way to fix it.”
The reason the GOP can’t fix anything is that they insist on acting in a bipartisan way. The Democrats don’t want to fix things. They just want power. Get that thru your head, King.
Because the bomb failed to go off?
I wouldn't be surprised if that is what she was thinking...
I’m wondering what her perspective really is if she believes “the system worked”. Was it the system working that allowed him to elude scrutiny after his own father alerted the authorities to his unbalanced mental state? Was it the system working that gave him a pass at the ticket counter and access to a passenger airliner? Or perhaps the system working that let him bring explosive materials onboard?
The only thing that I understand working was the fast thinking and courageous response of a private citizen who risked his own safety to quench the fire and subdue the terrorist.
NOTHING in all of the rules and restrictions imposed onto the airline industry worked.
Nappy is a tool and we are all fools to allow her any say in our lives or our safety...
I wonder if you saw this yesterday?
I was pretty amazed by it but lack any expertise in this field and would love to here what you would have to say about it.
Here = hear
—I’m calling that one a fake—can’t say that I am up to speed on latest in military stuff , but PETN isn’t a “binary” explosive.
That clip should be played over and over by rush, Sean, et al. Over and over.
In the video, it remarked that this stuff was available on the black market which would lead me to believe this would have been used by now, more than likely successfully so I had some doubts.
Knew a couple of guys forty some years ago who both were holding on to 50 grain Primacord-(major ingredient PETN)--when it detonated with no damage to their fingers--both had on leather gloves.
Damage done or rock broke or steel cut, etc., with explosives is highly dependent on contact between the explosive and the target.
While I don't claim to be an expert on aircraft destruction, my experience tells me that 3 ounces of PETN going off in a passenger's lap probably wouldn't bring down a plane any more than a single handgun round exiting the fuselage would---
Adults wetting their pants will be furious to investigate and should quickly learn the Change is worthless, yet the System, if operated as designed (the "Bush" system), could and Should have worked. They are going to be out for blood, pride and dry cleaning bills! They might start wearing catheters or even Depends to avoid accidents, but methinks that having everyone flying with lumpier crotches might make under-ware bombing more successful.
The part of the System that Napolitano seems to think work was the Dutch hero throwing himself upon bomb and bomber. Do that in the military and you generally receive a Medal of Honor... posthumously. Is such behavior now mandatory for civilians along with not reading, not using computers, blankets, pillows and basic hygiene? If so this former civilian needs to talk to the VA about my benefits. And I'd really like a good seat to watch when they inform the Nutroots they've all been drafted.
Her system to inflict as much damage as possible unto America did work.
No passport, one-way ticket, no baggage. Quite a system.
Stop being PC Idiots and profile!
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