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Yes, Be Afraid Be Very Afraid
Investors.com ^ | January 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff

Posted on 01/08/2010 6:21:24 PM PST by Kaslin

War On Terror: Our top counterterrorism officials were "shocked" that an "individual" conducted an al-Qaida plot. They must have been asleep when the shoe bomber struck eight years ago. Are they still asleep?

White House counterterrorism czar John O. Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the two highest-ranking officials charged with protecting America from terrorist attacks, say they failed to see the tree because they were busy looking at the forest.

The two held a joint White House briefing after the president's statement last Thursday. They were asked, "What was the most shocking, stunning thing that you believe came out of the reviews?"

Their answer is what was stunning.

Brennan said that "we had a strategic sense of sort of where they were going, but we didn't know they had progressed to the point of actually launching individuals here. And we have taken that lesson, and so now we're all on top of it."

According to Secretary Napolitano, "the tactic of using an individual to foment an attack, as opposed to a large conspiracy or a multiperson conspiracy such as we saw in 9/11 ... really emphasizes now the renewed importance on how different intelligence is integrated and analyzed, and threat streams are followed through."

Why is it so hard to envision a young, radicalized African Muslim like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab being willing and able to act alone? Shoe bomber Richard Reid did the same thing in December 2001 on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami, failing to detonate explosive footwear in his case rather than underwear.

Reid's admitted accomplice, British-born Saajid Badat, at the time had even planned his own suicide bombing of a flight from Amsterdam to the U.S. — just like Abdulmutallab.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brennan; flight253; homelandsecurity; ibd; muslim; napolitano; nationalsecurityfail; pantybomber; secretary
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1 posted on 01/08/2010 6:21:24 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Someone needs to confront these lying morons with a few observations...virtually all of these terror attacks are individuals. Sometimes alone, sometimes in pairs, one time a larger group (9-11) but even then on individual missions with only a few people on each.

These people truly have no interest in defending our nation. Unfortunately, nobody in the media that is allowed to question them will do exactly that.

2 posted on 01/08/2010 6:29:56 PM PST by NewLand (We shall all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately)
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To: Kaslin

3 posted on 01/08/2010 6:31:28 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

The Lone Wolf terrorist is nothing new. In fact, I am certain that all our intelligence and law enforcement agencies are very much aware about the extreme dangers of the Lone Wolf terrorists.


4 posted on 01/08/2010 6:36:50 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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In fact, I am certain that all our intelligence and law enforcement agencies are very much aware about the extreme dangers of the Lone Wolf terrorists.

Yeah, like those Tea Partiers and other Right Wingers with anti-Obama bumper stickers...

5 posted on 01/08/2010 6:41:04 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

The islamic Lone Wolf terrorist.


6 posted on 01/08/2010 6:42:29 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Kaslin

These obozos are living proof that you need not be competent to be a “senior official” in a dhimmiecrat administration.

Remember when George Bush was President and there were competent adults in charge?


7 posted on 01/08/2010 6:42:43 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: NewLand
I think that they are absolutely crazier than a shithouse rat and are trying to exist in a make-believe reality. Recall that the Left in the US never could accept the harsh reality of the Soviet empire. Some amazingly didn't even acknowledge the reality of Stalin's monstrous crimes until the 1990s. The Left still accepts Mao despite his horrors and crimes against culture. The Left never came to grips with the collapse of the USSR and the (sadly not fatal) blow to global socialism. They never accepted the threat of the Islamists. Here was the physical realization of the Left's strawman: crazy, women-hating, culture-destroying, gay-killing, fascist religious radicals imposing religious laws and putting government under the hand of clerics. And the Islamists have been explicit about their goals, but the Left refused to accept reality.

They still have not come to grips with the successes in Iraq. The Left, as a whole, is a bunch insane bedwetters in a bizarre and self-constructed reality.

8 posted on 01/08/2010 6:44:06 PM PST by upstanding
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To: 43north

I sure do remember. Now there are nothing but incompetent idiots from the president on down


9 posted on 01/08/2010 6:52:50 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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The fed/guv is AOK with some of these attempts to succeed, I think.


10 posted on 01/08/2010 6:53:37 PM PST by Waco (Never have so many strove so hard to commit treason.)
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To: upstanding

+1

Excellent. Every word is true.


11 posted on 01/08/2010 6:56:21 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: DTogo
Yeah, like those Tea Partiers and other Right Wingers with anti-Obama bumper stickers..

How does Hoax and Chains work out for you?

12 posted on 01/08/2010 6:56:39 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: jveritas
The islamic Lone Wolf terrorist.

Those are isolated incidents, haven't you heard? Likely caused by poverty, lack of a job, and inability to catch up to the West.

13 posted on 01/08/2010 7:00:05 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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How does Hoax and Chains work out for you?

I prefer Sturm and Ruger.

14 posted on 01/08/2010 7:02:33 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Kaslin

God they’re stupid.


15 posted on 01/08/2010 7:06:57 PM PST by visualops (Pray for the USA)
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To: DTogo
Caused by our unwillingness to turn a few thousand square miles in strategic locations into glass topped parking lots.

When sinkEmperor fired cruise missles into what he knew were already abandoned training camps, the feckless response from the West was sealed in al qaeda minds.

Bush was merely a pause in the surrender the democrats are orchestrating while telling you they are getting tough on terror.

Our satellites have imagery of thousands in terrorists camps in Yemen, etc. and they are sitting ducks we will not annihilate, so they will annihilate U.S. from super power status, slaughtering tens of thousands of expendables in democrats' minds.

Twinkletoe Emanuel has already told US the crisis will not be wasted.

I just hope he and his affirmative action bastard don't live through it to see the fruit of their 'progressive's' treachery towards America. But then, al qaeda would be foolish to even accidentally slaughter their feckless democrat party allies in Washington.

16 posted on 01/08/2010 7:08:39 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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Yeah, if only Osama bin Laden hadn’t been poor.


17 posted on 01/08/2010 7:08:39 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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In Saudi terms, his 100 million plus from the family probably is ‘poor’.


18 posted on 01/08/2010 7:09:31 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: DTogo
Then why your post about tea partiers and right wingers with anti 0bama stickers?

And btw I received a thumbs up the other day from a soldier at Ft Campbell, Ky for my One Big Ass Mistake America bumper sticker on my car.

19 posted on 01/08/2010 7:11:30 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It is indeed


20 posted on 01/08/2010 7:12:06 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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