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Homeland Security chief: No sign airplane attack part of larger plot
CNN ^

Posted on 12/27/2009 1:37:15 PM PST by traumer

(CNN) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that an alleged 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 is accused of trying 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.

Despite a possible tragedy, Napolitano said the response system worked as passengers and crew avoided panic and subdued the suspect while authorities notified other flights in the air and kept the air transport system operating.

"The whole process of making sure that we respond properly, correctly and effectively went very smoothly," Napolitano said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firenapolitano; janetnapolitano; napoleonitano; napolitano; resignwitchresign; thesystemworked

1 posted on 12/27/2009 1:37:15 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Good - so everything is all right.... and we can sleep soundly


2 posted on 12/27/2009 1:38:02 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

How did this idiot ever rise above the office of dog-catcher?


3 posted on 12/27/2009 1:38:57 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: traumer

I’m guessing that Janet Napolitano couldn’t tell which of the two was her elbow without an illustrated manual.


4 posted on 12/27/2009 1:39:47 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: traumer

JaNUT Whats-her-face needs to start getting a clue. In Amsterdam there is a facility at the airport where mules are forced to go to the bathroom when they come from Curacao carrying cocaine in their bodies. The Dutch have a pretty good idea of someone being a mule when he or she has not eaten or ingested anything during the long flight from Curacao to Amsterdam.

I would not put it past Al Qaeda to make people swallow little containers with explosives to carry in their bodies.

Hey JaNUT!!! Wake up!!!! Start asking the flight attendants whether this supposedly sick guy has eaten anything during the flight!


5 posted on 12/27/2009 1:41:45 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: traumer

The second attack was apparently caused by the stupid one-hour rule made the day before. Many more passengers are going to become disruptive.

Oh, the irony!!


6 posted on 12/27/2009 1:42:02 PM PST by acoulterfan
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To: Rummyfan; traumer
"I SAID we were on the case!

"You have absolutely no reason to doubt me."


7 posted on 12/27/2009 1:42:06 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: traumer

Looks really stupid now there is another incident reported on same flight number.


8 posted on 12/27/2009 1:42:24 PM PST by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: traumer

I guess we’ll find out, won’t we.


9 posted on 12/27/2009 1:42:55 PM PST by jersey117
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To: traumer


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 12/27/2009 1:44:08 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: traumer
Even if there was a Wall Street sized neon bill board that said it was part of a bigger attack, Nappy still would not admit it.
11 posted on 12/27/2009 1:46:29 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: traumer

Well, unless one counts the ‘larger plot’ that began almost 1500 years ago.


12 posted on 12/27/2009 1:46:38 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: traumer; 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

13 posted on 12/27/2009 1:49:47 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: traumer
Enemies of the Republic collector's card #7:
 The Mannish
14 posted on 12/27/2009 1:52:18 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: traumer

Napolitano is too ^$%#*^& stupid to draw breath on her own.


15 posted on 12/27/2009 1:53:49 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: traumer

Since wasn’t member of NRA could not be terrorist...


16 posted on 12/27/2009 1:55:57 PM PST by njslim
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To: traumer

“Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger,” Napolitano said while hundreds of seething fanatic muslims whose faces were claimed by the mustache empire screamed “Allah Ackbar!” behind her.


17 posted on 12/27/2009 1:56:04 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: SandRat

She may not admit to it ... BUT...the government is really responding to the Christmas incident.

We’ve had attacks before and they’ve practically ignored them. Their reaction this time is different.

Why? What do they know that we don’t know?


18 posted on 12/27/2009 1:56:47 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: traumer
"Right now, we have no indication that it is part of anything larger."


19 posted on 12/27/2009 1:59:48 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ladyjane

For one, they know that to them we[Conservatives]are their enemy.

We [Conservatives] have not realized this yet. To wit: Conservaties , not terrorists, are DHS’s enemy.


20 posted on 12/27/2009 2:01:52 PM PST by sport
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To: Darksheare

Janet Napolitano - Proof that being bone-crushing stupid is not a barrier to employment.


21 posted on 12/27/2009 2:04:09 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: traumer

Glad that Janet, Barry, and Hillary are protecting America. Not
Rummy, George, and Dick. /s


22 posted on 12/27/2009 2:05:57 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: traumer

Abdulmutallab didn’t just saunter on down to the corner Ace Hardware and buy the PETN he was using.


23 posted on 12/27/2009 2:07:54 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: devolve; All; traumer
She's just taking care of 'business' while O'bummer golfs...

 


24 posted on 12/27/2009 2:08:49 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: traumer

That’s right.

And 911 was simply the result of unfortunate navigation errors.


25 posted on 12/27/2009 2:11:19 PM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: traumer

26 posted on 12/27/2009 2:14:17 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: traumer

It is only happening every month or so, the dots don’t connect with these morons.


27 posted on 12/27/2009 2:46:58 PM PST by boomop1
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To: traumer
Hey, Barack... A better candidate will be available soon. Admiral Thad Allen for Sec DHS!
28 posted on 12/27/2009 2:50:39 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Tawiskaro

An insult to men everywhere.


29 posted on 12/27/2009 2:51:07 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Army Air Corps

The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal has nothing on stupid that pervasive.
The woman exudes stupid from her very core in a choking cloud that hovers over everything she touches.


30 posted on 12/27/2009 2:56:17 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: traumer
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that an alleged botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner was part of a broad international effort.

Here's her picture:

31 posted on 12/27/2009 2:57:58 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: ladyjane

“Why? What do they know that we don’t know?”

It’s probably in plain sight:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2415883/posts


32 posted on 12/27/2009 2:59:05 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Darksheare

The guy is a Muslim, Muslims hate Americans and have attacked Americans on American soil. It is darn clear there is a larger plot — Worldwide Islamic Jihad.


33 posted on 12/27/2009 3:08:26 PM PST by Aroostook25
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To: Aroostook25

Clear to everyone BUT the DHS and Present Radar Ears.


34 posted on 12/27/2009 3:10:30 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: traumer

They feel secure with their strip searching of old men and women confined to wheelchairs.


35 posted on 12/27/2009 3:13:05 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

Since you had intelligence on this guy before the flight and didn’t even take him aside for a special search, why do you think we should believe you when you say this plot has not sequel?


36 posted on 12/27/2009 3:17:49 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: traumer

I wonder how these numbskulls live. Larger Plot?? Everyone of these attacks are all part of a larger plot!!! What difference does it make if it is small plots everywhere or one big bomb in one place!!! These people are clueless!!!!!!!


37 posted on 12/27/2009 3:22:51 PM PST by panthermom
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To: traumer

“”Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger,” Napolitano told CNN’s “State of the Union” program.”

Go back to baking cookies Janet, you are a failure in government just like the FBI.


38 posted on 12/27/2009 3:53:37 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: bergmeid

There was already one suicide bomber that had the explosive in a (how to say it?)... suppository - in Saudi Arabia I believe


39 posted on 12/27/2009 4:59:07 PM PST by traumer
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To: SandRat

I was actually surprised they admitted it was a TERRORIST act.


40 posted on 12/27/2009 5:01:13 PM PST by traumer
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To: potlatch

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The Royal Flush?

Fore!


41 posted on 12/27/2009 5:28:36 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - "Kobe" Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

The royal flusher rejects her!

Just reading on Drudge Report and it says “25 Brits in jet bomb plots”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2785733.ece

Something interesting that I forgot to ever post; On Christmas Day I went to Google with the name of the Nigerian failed bomber and saw his name for Facebook. I clicked on it and it brought up a page with a picture of a black man and his ‘friends’.

It disappeared the next day, at least I didn’t find it like I easily did the day before!


42 posted on 12/27/2009 5:36:50 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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