Skip to comments.Yes, Be Afraid — Be Very Afraid
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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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.
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.
Yeah, like those Tea Partiers and other Right Wingers with anti-Obama bumper stickers...
The islamic Lone Wolf terrorist.
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?
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.
I sure do remember. Now there are nothing but incompetent idiots from the president on down
The fed/guv is AOK with some of these attempts to succeed, I think.
Excellent. Every word is true.
How does Hoax and Chains work out for you?
Those are isolated incidents, haven't you heard? Likely caused by poverty, lack of a job, and inability to catch up to the West.
I prefer Sturm and Ruger.
God they’re stupid.
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.
Yeah, if only Osama bin Laden hadn’t been poor.
In Saudi terms, his 100 million plus from the family probably is ‘poor’.
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.
It is indeed
You can say that again
We should also be afraid of the DemocRATS for other reasons, like their disregard for the Constitution.
I’m shocked that they’re shocked.
I thought the invisible "/s" was obvious.
It was very invisible, and I don’t miss many
Why does this not surprise me? They are evil
It would be great if Investors Business Daily were to post an article about this.
My prediction is that a few years from now, a lot of people will say “We should have just bit the bullet and banned all muslims from America!”
And it WON’T just be “extremists” saying it!
“Those are isolated incidents, haven’t you heard? Likely caused by poverty, lack of a job, and inability to catch up to the West.”
Also by America’s refusal to ratify the Kyoto accords.
We are in very, very deep do-do, and if you believe that these clowns are "all on top of it", you need to rethink this. Actually, I have been at this decision point for a while, but it seems as if the news media is just now coming around to realizing the depth of the do-do that we're in.
“How does Hoax and Chains work out for you?”
BUMPER STICKER !
I heard the “whooshing” sound as it flew right over, too LOL...
Maybe on some level you're right, but do not attribute stupidity to Hussein Obama. Things are happening according to his plan, i.e., the total destruction of the culture, economy, and infrastructure of the United States of America. None of this is by accident or error. It is 100% by design.
I am afraid,very afraid. But more than that I am ANGRY - VERY ANGRY at this bastard and his acolytes in Congress who are destroying America. But I am confident that the American People are beginning to realize the extant of the incompetence and monstrous perfidy of these frauds and they will soon be rejected at the polls and ejected from office.
We must do everything possible to effectuate this.
Well, that's ducky.
Hopefully, they have wrapped their heads around the idea that the Iranian nuclear program isn't there to put the bomb on an Iranian missile, necessarily, but possibly to sneak enough fissionable material for physics packages into areas where the packages can be assembled.
Why make yourself a multi-nation retaliatory strike target when you can let the jihadis do it on 'foot' and you can retain deniability even as the balloon goes up?
Maybe they were in on the plan to play 'possum. Nothing more effectively removes one from being suspected than being thought 'dead'.
Nope, they aren't on top of anything, except the 'useful idiot' list.
Well I wasn’t talking about him, although I think he’s stupid too, I was talking about the clowns at the press conference. The sniveling “I told the President today I let him down. I am the President’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism. And I told him that I will do better and we will do better as a team.” Obama and the leftists do want to turn this country into their marxist slave-state, but they don’t want an attack on their hands. The fact that they don’t really believe islam is threat it is, is not incongruous with that.