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Some Thoughts on the Latest Man-Caused Disaster Attempt
Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 27 | Rand Simberg

Posted on 12/27/2009 11:31:56 AM PST by AJKauf

A few reflections on the terrorist attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253:

1. What happened to “man-caused disasters”? I thought that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told us that we weren’t going to call it terrorism anymore? Or is the response to the Christmas Day terror attempt a sign (just like the Nobel acceptance speech) that the administration is finally embracing reality after the hopey-changey first few months? In fact, unlike in the case of the Fort Hood attack, there also has been no hesitancy from the press to call this latest incident terror. Why the difference?

I’m guessing that, as ridiculous as it looked for them to deny jihadism in the case of the murderous major, it would have been completely untenable in this case. Major Nidal Malik Hasan was an American after all, albeit a treasonous one, and they had the pre-post-traumatic-stress straw to grasp, at least until they finally got laughed off the stage. But when someone from Nigeria named Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab is lighting his pants in the window seat, it’s pretty hard to kick the litter over the turd, no matter how desperately the urge to be politically correct and avoid reality.

2. Once again, airline passengers 1, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 0....

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; flight253; janetnapolitano; napoleonitano; napolitano; resignwitchresign

1 posted on 12/27/2009 11:31:57 AM PST by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

One-way ticket purchased in cash, NO checked baggage, NO passport but still boarded, SECOND passenger was arrested, sniff dog did alert on *other* carry-on bag..!


2 posted on 12/27/2009 11:39:35 AM PST by gaijin
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To: AJKauf

It’s occurring again right now in detroit, same airline, passenger from Nigeria with no luggage behaved suspiciously and then barricaded himself in the rest room.

Tired of this crap.

There is no system, Mr. Janet Napolitano. You guys are flying blind, and it is just a matter of time.

People should stop flying altogether until people such as these are banned from all flights all the time.


3 posted on 12/27/2009 11:42:07 AM PST by chris37
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To: AJKauf

I think it’s time for a serious lockdown. Maybe not grounding all flights, but I think it’s time to call out the national guard to all airports and to start ejecting and arresting suspicious people regardless of proof or probably cause...martial law at airports in other words.


4 posted on 12/27/2009 11:58:38 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: AJKauf

The blogger stole my thunder a bit but my new tagline is ‘profiling luggage instead of people is futile.’


5 posted on 12/27/2009 12:02:27 PM PST by relictele (Profiling luggage instead of people is futile)
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To: AJKauf

Shows you how two face obozo is! will he ever learn? I doubt it~~~~


6 posted on 12/27/2009 12:06:22 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: FreeperFlirt

Will he learn? He already knows. These terrorists are his fellow-believers. BarakO and the terrorists serve the same Satanic cult.


7 posted on 12/27/2009 12:09:39 PM PST by abclily
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To: abclily
ditto ...I was hoping in my wild dreams obozo might give a dam about US and not himself~~
8 posted on 12/27/2009 12:18:45 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: chris37
"There is no system, Mr. Janet Napolitano. You guys are flying blind, and it is just a matter of time.

People should stop flying altogether until people such as these are banned from all flights all the time."

I for that! In additon I'd like to see all Arab/Muslim, African, Latin American so called immigration permanently stopped and the ones here deported! Lets go back to the system America had in effect before 1965 --- before that traitor Ted Kennedy got the Congress to change it.

9 posted on 12/27/2009 12:33:04 PM PST by StormEye
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I am for that. It is high time to expunge the filth out of this country. I am also for ejecting the ACLU, the democrat party, california, oregon, washington, washington dc, maryland, and michigan while we are at it.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 12:43:12 PM PST by chris37
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To: AJKauf

There have been ELEVEN terror attempts since Obama took office !!!


11 posted on 12/27/2009 12:55:21 PM PST by bt579 (Clean the House in 2010, Right the Wrong in 2012.)
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“NO passport but still boarded”

I find that impossible to believe even with these idiots in charge. Is there something official that admits it ?


12 posted on 12/27/2009 1:02:24 PM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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Relatives of my husband were on that flight. They were interviewed and saw first-hand that the man had no passport.
http://tinyurl.com/y8l2w46


13 posted on 12/27/2009 2:01:10 PM PST by indubitably
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I checked the requirements for borading an aircraft at Schiphol Airport. There are alternatives to passports if you’re from a Schengen country, which is most of mainland Europe. The UK is not one of them and Nigeria and Sudan certainly aren’t. Otherwise one has to have a valid passport at check-in.

I don’t doubt your relatives saw what they saw but from what I’ve read the guy must have had to produce a passport at some point. If not, a bunch of people need to go to jail.


14 posted on 12/27/2009 5:51:59 PM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: AJKauf
Some interesting paragraphs from the article:
We are not at war with bombs of any particular design, or guns, or rusty knives for the hacking off of heads, or even “terror” itself. We are at war with a totalitarian political ideology masquerading as a religion. Its adherents want to subjugate all who are not of them to their will, or kill them. That is, us. And as long as that belief system has many millions of adherents (and it does), even if only a small percentage of them have sufficient competence to kill the millions that they hope to in order to achieve their goals, they will, as technology continues to advance, succeed.

The world does not fear Nazis today, not because we destroyed their weapons, but because we broke the back of their belief system. And this new totalitarian enemy is much more dangerous, because it doesn’t just worship power. It revels in death and destruction, even its own. We are at war with jihad, and that war will not end until radical Islam has no more adherents. How to achieve that end is unknown, but few of the possibilities seem very palatable.

5. This all has a feeling of deja vu to it. We are going to spend the next days and weeks discussing all the things that we discussed eight years ago. The same stupid arguments will be made that are refuted by politically incorrect reality, but at the end, airline travel will be even more onerous, fewer will choose to fly for short trips, the airlines will take it in the shorts again (and probably need another bailout), and the incompetents at the TSA will be rewarded. We will be less free and, in that hoary old phrase, the terrorists will have won, without blowing up a single plane.


15 posted on 12/27/2009 7:02:19 PM PST by upchuck (The plan for 2010: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pray; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; VOTE!)
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