Skip to comments.Homeland Security chief: No sign airplane attack part of larger plot
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.
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Good - so everything is all right.... and we can sleep soundly
How did this idiot ever rise above the office of dog-catcher?
I’m guessing that Janet Napolitano couldn’t tell which of the two was her elbow without an illustrated manual.
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!
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!!
"You have absolutely no reason to doubt me."
Looks really stupid now there is another incident reported on same flight number.
I guess we’ll find out, won’t we.
Well, unless one counts the ‘larger plot’ that began almost 1500 years ago.
Napolitano is too ^$%#*^& stupid to draw breath on her own.
Since wasn’t member of NRA could not be terrorist...
“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.
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?
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.