Skip to comments.We canít guarantee there wonít be another successful terrorist attack,Ē Napolitano
Posted on 09/11/2010 12:12:33 AM PDT by Stayfrosty
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11 with a speech Friday in New York vowing to keep up the fight against terrorists and to to enlist the nation in its own collective security.
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Yeah, there will be another attack and yeah, it will probably succeed.
We’re a pretty incompetent bunch. Thanks for electing us America. :)
We can't guarantee there won't be an un-successful impeachment of Napolitano and Zer0!
Keep the fight over there.
I wonder if they, the terrorists, have the balls to attack on Sept 11?? If they do, the American people’s eyes will open again and close the chances the Democrats will NOT get into office.
Those damned Tea Party people....
I didn’t think there were any terrorists anymore...
Aren’t they “man caused disasters” or something like that now?
Does Butch have any female DNA?
As for the post - vigilance is necessary, because the foes of freedom neither rest nor get weary. For some it is purely ideological, for others they believe an edict from their god. They will never stop nor cease. Thus, those on freedom's side should also never stop nor cease, because we have to stop EVERY one of their attacks while they only need to succeed once! A warped game if any ever existed. A scary game where one side has to block each and every goal attempt, while the other side only needs to score 'one good goal.' Their timing is also quite protracted - very patient. Obama may be fortunate nothing occurs on his watch, or it could occur tomorrow. If Palin became president, her hard work on security may prevent half a dozen 9/11 style attacks, but by sheer dumb luck miss out on a WMD attack in Dallas! This is why security is an area that both Dems and Reps need to work together on ....it is an ares where 'the other party being wrong hahaha' can mean the loss of a city. Anyways ...I hope more people awake to the fact that the enemy is real, cannot be bargained with, isn't doing it because of Koran burning or panties on heads or 'our freedoms' and the other reasons those on the Left AND Right claim (the real reason is they believe their god has asked it of them ...imagine if you thought God expected something of you ...really really believed it ...no amount of discomfort or loss would dissuade you). The enemy is real. He needs to be stopped. The enemy doesn't rest. We cannot either. The enemy is focused, relentless and very patient. We cannot afford to be any less.
Let's hope that America, the New Rome, doesn't go the way of the Old Rome which laughed at the silly barbarians and their uncouth uncultured ways, while the barbarians watched from the shadows 'and their faces had no smiles.' My home country, Kenya, was attacked over 10 years ago. They killed a couple hundred of my people, and injured over a thousand, to kill less than a dozen Americans. Imagine what they would do if they could get a proper weapon to New York! That's the enemy we face, and while he may be uncultured and unkempt and almost hilarious in his quest to bring down a Superpower, he believes his god is behind him.
We need to treat our enemy the way he would treat us if he had our advantages. Weak livers get exposed to the sun.
They are recreating ‘The Path to 911’ through their politically correct policies and their underlying contempt for America.
Looks like 3 weapons to me, probably high-yield atomic or smallish hydrogen devices.
A 7-yr old cannot renounce his US citizenship. Nor can his parent renounce it for him.
This document perhaps satisfied the Indonesian authorities and law. But it would have no standing in the USA.
Anyone can renounce their US citizenship, even Soebarkah.
Sorry. Not at 7-yrs old.
A 7-yr old can't legally sign a contract or otherwise act as an adult.
You need to reach your majority -- which was 21(?) at the time -- to sign a contract. Or renounce your citizenship.
“I wonder if any FReepers can estimate what yield would cause the effects in that picture.”
Take a look at this:
Nuclear weapons effect simulator
It’s a simulation using Google Maps. Type the city in the “Address Lookup” box, center the map wherever you want, type in the strength and it will estimate the size.
Between the wanna-be marxists and the moslums, and the wacked out leftists this fine nation of ours has been brought to it's knees.
We all need to remember, we are not alone, grow your faith, put up some canned goods and bottled water and we will get through any attack the moslums throw at us.
That’s a false narrative to protect a usurper. A minor can sign a contract, but it is unenforceable by the the contractor (i.e. the contractor cannot repossess property or sue to enforce rights against the minor).
So, many people believe minor’s cannot enter into a contract. They can and they do. But the contractor is exposed to loss if the minor does not choose to honor the contract.
In the case of a US citizenship renouncement, a minor must appear before US official and formally revoke their renouncement and swear an oath of allegiance to the US. Once this is done, the minor recovers their US citizenship as a naturalized citizen and not a Natural born citizen. Natural born citizens do not have to swear an oath of allegiance their country because the allegiance is considered to be naturally occurring.
A person cannot renounce a citizenship that does not exist. Barry is not now, nor has he ever been an American citizen.
Wise words and true. Thank you sir.
Could you please help me understand what the term "false flag" means in this context?
An attack that's made to look like it comes from Obama's enemies when it really comes from the islam axis?
Actually, not that high yield, judging by the simulator Pastor Brooks linked.
Looks like about a 50-60 KT warhead going off in Chinatown, and another of similar size going off on about the border between Brooklyn and Queens. Really, not all that high yield... by the B61 standard of dial-up yields, these would only be considered moderately-large Tactical warheads, not even Strategic warheads at all.
But that's sorta bad news, as the devastation even two of these "little nukes" would wreak on the city is obvious from the depiction; and such smaller, battlefield-class warheads (of which the Soviets had tens of thousands in the 1970s-80s -- though many may have since substantially decayed in yield, or even become inert) would probably be the ones more likely to fall into the hands of Islamist terror groups (though still very unlikely at this time, I hope).
Sorry, “Books” not “Brooks”. Mea Culpa.
“We cant guarantee there wont be another successful terrorist attack, Napolitano”
What she meant was “We can guarantee we’ll be ignorant and tone deaf on anything to do with national security while we concentrate solely and exclusively on domestic political partisanship, because we view Republicans, Christians and conservatives as our real enemies.”
What a hypocrite. One could almost wonder if they want a 911 type crisis to prove whatever.
Here is an excerpt from Courting Disaster by Marc Thiessen:
Just before dawn on March 1, 2003, two dozen heavily armed Pakistani tactical assault forces move in and surround a safe house in Rawalpindi. A few hours earlier they had received a text message from an informant inside the house. It read: “I am with KSM.”
Bursting in, they find the disheveled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in his bedroom. He is taken into custody. In the safe house, they find a treasure trove of computers, documents, cell phones and other valuable “pocket litter.”
Once in custody, KSM is defiant. He refuses to answer questions, informing his captors that he will tell them everything when he gets to America and sees his lawyer. But KSM is not taken to America to see a lawyer. Instead he is taken to a secret CIA “black site” in an undisclosed location.
Upon arrival, KSM finds himself in the complete control of Americans. He does not know where he is, how long he will be there, or what his fate will be.
Despite his circumstances, KSM still refuses to talk. He spews contempt at his interrogators, telling them that Americans are weak, lack resilience, and are unable to do what is necessary to prevent the terrorists from succeeding in their goals. He has trained to resist interrogation. When he is asked for information about future attacks, he tells his questioners scornfully: “Soon, you will know.”
It becomes clear he will not reveal the information using traditional interrogation techniques. So he undergoes a series of “enhanced interrogation techniques” approved for use only on the most high-value detainees. The techniques include waterboarding.
His resistance is described by one senior American official as “superhuman.” Eventually, however, the techniques work, and KSM becomes cooperative-for reasons that will be described later in this book.
He begins telling his CIA de-briefers about active al Qaeda plots to launch attacks against the United States and other Western targets. He holds classes for CIA officials, using a chalkboard to draw a picture of al Qaeda’s operating structure, financing, communications, and logistics. He identifies al Qaeda travel routes and safe havens, and helps intelligence officers make sense of documents and computer records seized in terrorist raids. He identifies voices in intercepted telephone calls, and helps officials understand the meaning of coded terrorist communications. He provides information that helps our intelligence community capture other high-ranking terrorists,
KSM’s questioning, and that of other captured terrorists, produces more than 6,000 intelligence reports, which are shared across the intelligence community, as well as with our allies across the world.
In one of these reports, KSM describes in detail the revisions he made to his failed 1994-1995 plan known as the “Bojinka plot” to blow up a dozen airplanes carrying some 4,000 passengers over the Pacific Ocean.
Years later, an observant CIA officer notices that the activities of a cell being followed by British authorities appear to match KSM’s description of his plans for a Bojinka-style attack.
In an operation that involves unprecedented intelligence cooperation between our countries, British officials proceed to unravel the plot. On the night of Aug.9, 2006 they launch a series of raids in a northeast London suburb that lead to the arrest of two dozen al Qaeda terrorist suspects. They find a USB thumb-drive in the pocket of one of the men with security details for Heathrow airport, and information on seven trans-Atlantic flights that were scheduled to take off within hours of each other:
* United Airlines Flight 931 to San Francisco departing at 2:15 p.m.;
* Air Canada Flight 849 to Toronto departing at 3:00 p.m.;
* Air Canada Flight 865 to Montreal departing at 3:15 p.m.;
* United Airlines Flight 959 to Chicago departing at 3:40 p.m.;
* United Airlines Flight 925 to Washington departing at 4:20 p.m.;
* American Airlines Flight 131 to New York departing at 4:35 p.m;
* American Airlines Flight 91 to Chicago departing at 4:50 p.m.
They seize bomb-making equipment and hydrogen peroxide to make liquid explosives. And they find the chilling martyrdom videos the suicide bombers had prepared.
Today, if you asked an average person on the street what they know about the 2006 airlines plot, most would not be able to tell you much. Few Americans are aware of the fact that al Qaeda had planned to mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11 with an attack of similar scope and magnitude.
And still fewer realize that the terrorists’ true intentions in this plot were uncovered thanks to critical information obtained through the interrogation of the man who conceived it: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
This is only one of the many attacks stopped with the help of the CIA interrogation program established by the Bush Administration in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Editor’s Note: For other foiled terrorist plots, see page 9 of Courting Disaster.
In addition to helping break up these specific terrorist cells and plots, CIA questioning provided our intelligence community with an unparalleled body of information about al Qaeda
Until the program was temporarily suspended in 2006, intelligence officials say, well over half of the information our government had about al Qaeda-how it operates, how it moves money, how it communicates, how it recruits operatives, how it picks targets, how it plans and carries out
attacks-came from the interrogation of terrorists in CIA custody.
Former CIA Director George Tenet has declared: “I know that this program has saved lives. I know we’ve disrupted plots. I know this program alone is worth more than what the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency put together have been able to tell us.”
Former CIA Director Mike Hayden has said: “The facts of the case are that the use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work.”
Even Barack Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, has acknowledged: “High-value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country.”
Leon Panetta, Obama’s CIA Director, has said: “Important information was gathered from these detainees. It provided information that was acted upon.”
And John Brennan, Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor, when asked in an interview if enhanced-interrogation techniques were necessary to keep America safe, replied :”Would the U.S. be handicapped if the CIA was not, in fact, able to carry out these types of detention and debriefing activities? I would say yes.”
On Jan. 22, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13491, closing the CIA program and directing that, henceforth, all interrogations by U.S personnel must follow the techniques contained in the Army Field Manual.
The morning of the announcement, Mike Hayden was still in his post as CIA Director, He called White House Counsel Greg Craig and told him bluntly: “You didn’t ask, but this is the CIA officially nonconcurring.” The president went ahead anyway, overruling the objections of the agency.
A few months later, on April 16, 2009, President Obama ordered the release of four Justice Department memos that described in detail the techniques used to interrogate KSM and other high-value terrorists. This time, not just Hayden (who was now retired) but five CIA directors — including Obama’s own director, Leon Panetta — objected. George Tenet called to urge against the memos’ release. So did Porter Goss. So did John Deutch. Hayden says: “You had CIA directors in a continuous unbroken stream to 1995 calling saying, ‘Don’t do this.’”
In addition to objections from the men who led the agency for a collective 14 years, the President also heard objections from the agency’s covert field operatives. A few weeks earlier, Panetta had arranged for the eight top officials of the Clandestine Service to meet with the President. It was highly unusual for these clandestine officers to visit the Oval Office, and they used the opportunity to warn the President that releasing the memos would put agency operatives at risk. The President reportedly listened respectfully-and then ignored their advice.
With these actions, Barack Obama arguably did more damage to America’s national security in his first 100 days of office than any President in American history.
But they can guarantee Obama will be retained as terrorists lawyer.
They can guarantee Obama will sue the state of Az. with all the power as President.
Simply because I am having an honest disagreement on a lesser point with you, you are presuming that I am "protecting" Obama.
That's downright insulting. Or did you mean it that way?
That may be true.
But it's never been established.
“Does Butch have any female DNA?”
Yes, but her DNA is called “Dyke Napolitano Acid” whose molecular structure is the standard double-helix configuration. However, instead of the standard four bases of adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine, her’s is composed of abortine, clintonsine, gaynine and terrormine (of the domestic variety).
...hope that helps clear up the genetic construct of our DHS Secretary.
It’s disingenuous to repeat a false statement because it protects Obama from the truth, i.e. he renounced his US citizenship to become an Indonesian National.
Anyone, even a minor, who moves out of the US can renounce their US citizenship. There is one stipulation with a minor. A Certificate of Loss of Nationality will be issued to a minor who renounces, but it is revocable until 6 months after the minor’s 18th birthday.
We know Obama didn’t revoke his renouncement of US citizenship because his SSN card was mailed to his Connecticut refugee sponsor.
Of course you can’t, incompetano, especially with obungler doing all he can to embolden islam.
We know Obama didnt revoke his renouncement of US citizenship because his SSN card was mailed to his Connecticut refugee sponsor.
"...his SSN card was mailed to his sponsor."
You know all these things. You have incontrovertible proof.
Or are you asserting these things? Even guessing...?
Its disingenuous to repeat a false statement because it protects Obama from the truth...
I'll due without the presumptions of intent and the insults, thank you.
Just how much freakin’ money does the taxpayer pay for all this “homeland security” crap throughout all aspects of our saociety? An, then, they can’t “guarantee” my safety? I want a FREAKIN’ refund!
Wife was in the mall today. She reported that she saw four separate units of LEOs, four men to each, two with dogs, patrolling the mall. Three were city police, the fourth was state troopers.
Giving this degree of attention to a mall on 9/11 suggests just how safe the authorities think we are: Not much.
We've been at this War on Terror thing for nine years now. Yet a mall in Fort Worth, Texas is judged vulnerable to a terrorist attack.
This circumstance suggests to me that we ain't winning...
I thought that there was a distant chance of her being Jimmy Hoffa in drag..
She is an absolute idiot for making a statement like this, but then again why would anyone be surprised...
If the burning of Quran’s or the “rumors” of burning Qurans’s was enough to get some of the muslims panties in a wad...
Then making an idiotic statement like this is like ringing the dinner bell...
She could be Butch Rhino’s “Mini Me”..
She could be Butch Rhino’s “Mini Me”..