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Obama administration says Emirates Airlines Dropped the Ball
Drudge Report / ABC News ^ | May 5, 2010 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 05/05/2010 4:08:49 AM PDT by mreerm

Senior administration officials say that Faisal Shahzad was put on the no fly list on Monday at 12:30 pm ET.

So how was he able to board the Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai?

“It takes a few hours for the airlines system to catch up,” a senior administration official tells ABC news.

Another senior administration official adds that Emirates refreshes their system to update with US intelligence information periodically – but not frequently.

In any case, the first official says that airlines were “within minutes” of Shahzad being put on the no-fly list told to “look at a web-board” and manually check its passenger manifest against the news on the web board.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: blamegame; munchhausenbyproxy; narcissism; noaccountability; nobc; nohonesty; notransparency; notruth; sociopathinchief; treason
"Obama administration says Emirates Airlines Dropped the Ball"

doesn't this mean that the 0bama administration considers Emirates Airlines to be responsible for our safety...not US Government/workers?

what are those TSA people who stop you before you get to the x-ray machines doing when you hand them your boarding pass and ID...checking the quality of the paper?

if the TSA isn't working to keep you safe...if Emerites Airlines who is responsible for your safety, then what good is TSA?...what are they, under the 0bama administration, being paid for?

1 posted on 05/05/2010 4:08:49 AM PDT by mreerm
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To: mreerm

Hopefully Obama bowed to the east before he said that. Wouldn’t want to cause embarrassment to the King of Arabia.


2 posted on 05/05/2010 4:10:37 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: mreerm
America has "dropped the ball". Where is Obama's BC?


3 posted on 05/05/2010 4:10:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: mreerm

Has this guy ever took the blame for any of his failings?


4 posted on 05/05/2010 4:11:21 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Cindy

Another version:

http://us.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=23848&external=276852.proteus.fma


5 posted on 05/05/2010 4:11:26 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: mreerm
And there's some dude saying the system worked. Holder said they never lost the bomber.

The truth is....the guy should have never gotten to Times Square....someone wasn't connecting the dots and we were again lucky.

6 posted on 05/05/2010 4:11:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: AliVeritas

Thanks for the link.


7 posted on 05/05/2010 4:12:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: mreerm

Emirates dropped a tennis ball - - it would not have had any lasting result.

Now, the Jupiter-sized economic ball that Obama has foisted over all our heads is going to fall with terrible results.

Sad thing is that the Democrats either do not understand that reality, or, worse, they don’t care.


8 posted on 05/05/2010 4:13:05 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Ignore the orders and kiss up to the boss - - the essence of most so-called Christians)
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To: mreerm
Team Obama is trying to cast blame anywhere but where it belongs -- with HSD, and Secretary of HSD, and TSA.

They blew it. This was another time that the system did not work, that the attack was NOT thwarted.

The only face-saving for Team Obama was that the bomber was incompetent enough to either set the timer wrong or buy the wrong kind [non-explosive] of fertilizer.
9 posted on 05/05/2010 4:13:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mreerm

Typical Obama. Blame someone else.

While its true that the system was in place (Bush’s fault) someone should have recognized the dire urgency of the situation and overridden the system and had people in the airports actively seeking him.


10 posted on 05/05/2010 4:13:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mreerm

Napolitano should have been bounced after the underwear bombing attempt. It is ridiculous she is still in that position.


11 posted on 05/05/2010 4:23:54 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Sacajaweau

If the guy had a lick of sense, there’d be a big crater in Times Square and he’d be long gone...the admin sure had no chance of stopping him if he had an ounce of brains...


12 posted on 05/05/2010 4:26:27 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: mreerm

My gawd...When the top Home Lesbian Security chief doesn’t know what’s going on...Our Islamic president doesn’t know what’s going on...the mayor of NYC and the Muse media can’t figure out why anyone would want to bomb NYC.....except “white” people....This is a circus.


13 posted on 05/05/2010 4:26:32 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: TomGuy

This has got to give confidence to those plotting attacks...


14 posted on 05/05/2010 4:27:27 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: mreerm

“This attack brought to you by the Obama Administration. Where the buck never stops!”


15 posted on 05/05/2010 4:31:32 AM PDT by motor_racer (That which you manifest is before you.)
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To: mreerm

with Moogly and the “girls” it’s always someone elses fault, don’tch know


16 posted on 05/05/2010 4:39:12 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: mreerm
“It takes a few hours for the airlines system to catch up,”

But I'm sure Obama could get an up to the minute report of his electrical usage.
17 posted on 05/05/2010 4:42:12 AM PDT by Master of Orion
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To: mreerm

How long will scum Obama get away with saying its someone else’s fault? Its getting sooooo old!


18 posted on 05/05/2010 4:53:29 AM PDT by XHogPilot (A thief might rob you, but politicians can rob your family for countless generations.)
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To: mreerm

Is this guy EVER going to be a leader and take some responsibility?


19 posted on 05/05/2010 4:55:24 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: mreerm
Obama, the child victim who will never be responsible.
20 posted on 05/05/2010 5:03:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the last Navy Seal)
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To: mreerm

How embarrassing.

So Emirates made the feds lose track of the bomber on the way to the airport?


21 posted on 05/05/2010 5:04:28 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Dallas59

We were there from day one! What’s that? Nevermind!


22 posted on 05/05/2010 5:05:41 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Sacajaweau

Holder also said they “thwarted” the attack...even the local liberal TV station was laughing at him here in NYC saying they thwarted nothing, it was botched...


23 posted on 05/05/2010 5:09:25 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: mreerm
doesn't this mean that the 0bama administration considers Emirates Airlines to be responsible for our safety...not US Government/workers?

That's precisely the point.

Obama's cowardly need to run from any responsibility knows no bounds!

If he has to, he'll blame his own children (if they indeed are his own) rather than let the blame fall on him.

24 posted on 05/05/2010 5:14:21 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Vera Baker rumors--The Obama White House solution to imminent 'himbo' eruptions!)
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To: Carley

Fellow travelers! We were on 45th st in Manhattan last nite.


25 posted on 05/05/2010 5:20:25 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: mreerm

26 posted on 05/05/2010 5:23:11 AM PDT by Bean Counter (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office -- Aesop)
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To: rod1
Were Napolitano replaced, then there’d be a chance of getting someone in that position who had a clue. I fear that's the last thing Obama wants.
27 posted on 05/05/2010 5:23:25 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: mreerm

Emirates Airlines alerted the administration that this terrorist was on the passenger manifest. Zero, you and your administration are IDIOTS and @$$holes.


28 posted on 05/05/2010 5:44:05 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: mreerm
“It takes a few hours for the airlines system to catch up,” a senior administration official tells ABC news.

They never heard of real time processing in IT?
29 posted on 05/05/2010 6:06:54 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: mreerm
Yeah, ol' Barry The-Man-Child President sure is our CIC...

Commander of Incompetence and Corruption.

30 posted on 05/05/2010 6:09:21 AM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: DocH
Yeah, ol' Barry The-Man-Child President sure is our CIC...

Commander of Incompetence and Corruption.


Love it!
31 posted on 05/05/2010 6:16:16 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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