Skip to comments.Cargo plane bomb plot: David Cameron not informed of terror threat for 16 hours
Posted on 10/30/2010 5:44:03 AM PDT by MaestroLC
[Camron] was not briefed until shortly after 2pm, 10 hours after the package was found and 16 hours after Barack Obama, the US President, was informed of the threat.
Only at 7:45pm was a statement released by Theresa May, the Home Secretary.
There were also questions last night about the confused response from British police, who were only prompted to admit the package had been found after reports emerged in the US - 13 hours after the event.
It was Mr Obama who broke the news that explosives had been discovered in the packages, a suggestion police sources in Britain had earlier dismissed.
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16 hours later? Why didn't Barack Obama inform the Brits of the terror plot immediately? They appear to have found out after he gave a televised speech on the incident?
Did Mr. Obama delay informing the Brits of a terror plot - where people could have been killed - just so he could get some face-time on TV before a important election to make himself look more presidential? Or was it simply his animosity towards the Brits? Did he inform the Brits immediately and they dropped the ball?
Something does not pass the smell test.
I’m sure Obama feels that if we can take it...the Brits can take it.
Nothing passes the smell test in this administration.
Maybe someone in Britain with a little maturity and wisdom was trying to keep things quiet until there was time to locate, close with, capture & interrogate the senders of the bombs.
Naturally, with the election only days away, Zero HAD to get some facetime as the Defender of the Country!
Does politics now trump everything?
The system worked!
Judge all their actions by the way they reacted to that specific disaster.
“Naturally, with the election only days away, Zero HAD to get some facetime as the Defender of the Country!”
DING, DING, DING..... WE HAVE A WINNER!
Good point. The proved in WW11 that they could “absorb another terrorist attack”.
Obama was trying not to insult them.
It took Obama a number of days to address the nation after the underwear bomber was subdued on the plane or BP explosion occurred in this country. Only took him an hour after the defective toner cartridges were carried off the cargo plane in England to address the nation.The difference? An election 5 days away.
You are right about not passing the smell test.
Obama claims explosives were found in a package, but as yet no one has actually claimed this was a bomb that could explode.
News reports say a toner cartridge with explosives in it and wires hanging from it, but no one has said the thing was wired with a timer or wired to explode when it was used or given any hint that the thing might go off.
They say this thing came out of Yemen strange when Obama just gave Yemen a waiver to allow children to fight in their wars.
Yeah I know, not much in the Major media about that.
Napolitano admitted that they we only informed due to the saudis.
Who did the Saudi informant or Intelligence call?
I read it was linked to a mobile sims card.
What are we to believe?
It was on cnn and the younmg reporter actually grilled her on it. My dad called me and asked if I heard it. This is going to blow up in obamas face again.
It’s certainly not beyond the Saudi intelligence capability to plant the fake bombs and then assure that they get discovered, though I’m not saying that’s what happened.
I think in 0000bbbbmmmmaaaa mind, the US is the Great Hated, and England is the Next Most Hated.
I thought 0bama said that we could “absorb” another terrorist attack.