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  • Krauthammer: Napolitano's Record 'Was the Underwear Didn't Explode'

    07/12/2013 5:48:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) - Political commentator Charles Krauthammer said the record of outgoing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was that "the underwear didn't explode." When discussing the announcement of Napolitano’s resignation on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News on Friday, political analyst for Fox News Juan Williams offered a defense for her tenure: “Can I just offer one contrary note, which is under her tenure we've had no attacks, we've been safe as Americans— "Fort Hood," Bret Baier interrupted. "We've had no attacks--I mean she has managed this, to me, very well,” Williams said. “They're now looking at...
  • Lying and Getting Away With It

    06/26/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    gatestone institute ^ | June 26, 2013 | Douglas Murray
    British universities are breeding-grounds of the most appalling hatred against America, the UK, Israel, free-thinkers, "apostates," and religious and sexual minorities What is worse, is that organizations who lie and lie and lie again can get away with it. Four years ago, on Christmas Day, a young Muslim who had recently finished his studies at a British university tried to blow up a plane over Detroit. Had Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab's plan succeeded, he would have killed all the people on the trans-continental plane he was on, and many more on the ground below. Fortunately Abdulmutallab's bomb failed to go off...
  • US Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Yemen (USS Cole, Christmas plane bomb attempt)

    05/06/2012 5:44:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies
    The Associate Press ^ | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Ahmed Al-Haj
    An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The drone attack was carried out by the CIA, U.S. officials said. Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile as he stepped out of his vehicle, along with another al-Qaida operative in the southern Shabwa province, Yemeni military officials said. They were speaking on condition of anonymity in accordance with military regulations. SNIP Al-Quso, 37, was on the FBI's most wanted list, with a $5 million reward for information leading to...
  • Underwear Bomber Abdulmutallab: "Proud to Kill in the Name of God"

    02/16/2012 5:43:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | JASON RYAN
    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to bring down Northwest flight 253 over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 with an underwear bomb, said he was was "proud to kill in the name of God" before he was sentenced to multiple life sentences today in a Detroit courtroom. "Today is a day of victory and God is great," said Abdulmutallab, 25. He also said that al Qaeda would one day be victorious, and that acts like his will continue until "the righteous servants of Allah inherit the world." "The defendant has never expressed doubt or remorse about his mission," said Judge Nancy...
  • Muslim Terror for Christmas

    12/26/2011 9:11:27 AM PST · by bayouranger · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 12-26-11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Two years ago as two-hundred eighty-nine people sat on a Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit studying their watches, flipping through their Kindles and hoping they would make it home in time, among them sat a devout Muslim with a packet of Pentaerythritol tetranitrate sewn into his underwear. At his trial Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab said, “In late 2009, in fulfillment of a religious obligation, I decided to participate in jihad against the United States. The Koran obliges every able Muslim to participate in jihad and fight in the way of Allah, those who fight you, and kill them wherever...
  • Underwear bomber seeks new US lawyer

    12/21/2011 1:10:49 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The young Nigerian man dubbed the "underwear bomber" after trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner wants a new lawyer to help him with an upcoming sentencing hearing. ... He asked Judge Nancy Edmunds to appoint a Muslim lawyer ... The reputation of the US intelligence services also took a hit because Abdulmutallab's father, a prominent Nigerian banker, had warned the CIA about his son's growing radicalization.
  • Islam Pleads Guilty

    10/22/2011 6:55:24 AM PDT · by TR Clancy · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/2011 | TR Clancy
    In late 2009, in fulfillment of a religious obligation, I decided to participate in jihad against the United States. The Koran obliges every able Muslim to participate in jihad and fight in the way of Allah, those who fight you, and kill them wherever you find them. - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, October 12, 2011 Think of this as Islam's guilty plea. Will we accept it? 1. Don't bet on it, because ten years after the worst sneak-attack on the U.S. so far in Islam's war on America, the nation's situational awareness is worse than ever. 2. Most of us still...
  • Two-Year Manhunt Led to Awlaki Death (Underwear/parcel bomb maker also killed in strike?)

    09/30/2011 7:15:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/30/11 | Mark Mazzetti, Eric Schmitt and Robert F. Worth.
    Anwar al-Awlaki did not leave much of a trail, frustrating the American and Yemeni intelligence officials pursuing him over the last two years. -snip- United States officials said that Friday’s strike may also have killed Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a Saudi bomb maker responsible for the weapon carried by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called underwear bomber in the jetliner plot. He is also thought to have built the printer-cartridge bombs that, 10 months later, were intended to be put on cargo planes headed to the United States. Neither of those plots were successful.
  • Shocking Video Reveals Details On Safety Procedure Regarding Underwear Bomber

    If only we had adopted the safety procedure outlined in this shocking video, this whole Umar fiasco would have been nipped in the butt! (So to speak... you'll see what I mean, and it's not what you're thinking!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlh_cwZV6XI
  • New Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns, Start Shooting People

    06/05/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 77 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | June 3, 2011 | MATTHEW COLE
    In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures. "What are you waiting for?" asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn't worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. "Over these past few years, I've seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom." The two-part, two hour video appeared on...
  • Underwear bomber picked Detroit because it was cheapest flight

    03/24/2011 12:29:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | 3/24/2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON — When an admitted al Qaeda operative planned his itinerary for a Christmas 2009 airline bombing, he considered launching the strike in the skies above Houston or Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. But tickets were too expensive, so he refocused the mission on a cheaper destination: Detroit. The decision is among new details emerging about one of the most sensational terrorism plots to unfold since President Obama took office. It shows that al Qaeda's Yemen branch does not share Osama bin Laden's desire to attack symbolic targets, preferring instead to strike at targets of opportunity. Like the plot...
  • Grand Jury: Underwear Bomber Had Co-Conspirators

    12/15/2010 12:25:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    MyFoxDetroit.com ^ | 12/15/10 | myFOXdetroit.com Staff
    According to a Federal Grand Jury, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called Christmas Day Underwear Bomber, was not alone in his attempt to blow up commercial Northwest Airline Flight 253 headed for Detroit. A new charge of Conspiracy to Commit an Act of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries, for which the maximum sentence is life imprisonment. The new charge is spelled out in Count One of the court document released today by the United States District Court of Michigan Southern Division. It says "From in or about the year 2009, continuing up to and including December 25,2009, defendant Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and...
  • Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

    07/16/2010 4:09:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: July 16, 2010 TG-779 Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula Treasury Targets al-Qa'ida Leader with Ties to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Anwar al-Aulaqi, a key leader for al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a Yemen-based terrorist group. Aulaqi was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of AQAP. Since its inception in January 2009, AQAP has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks against Saudi, Korean, Yemeni and...
  • "Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values" [ John Brennan]

    05/26/2010 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 510+ views
    Whitehouse.gov - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a
    www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counterterrorism-john-brennan-csi # Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 Remarks by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan at CSIS “Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values” Thank you very much John, and I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to CSIS for inviting me back. You invited me here a little after six months after I came into this administration and I greatly appreciate the invitation...
  • GOVERNMENT PAYS MOSQUE IT CONSIDERS RADICAL [CENSUS/GSA lease]

    05/10/2010 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 443+ views
    SNIPPET: "Federal law enforcement officials call it a front for Hamas terrorists which "has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members." SNIPPET: "In gearing up for the 2010 Census, the General Services Administration (GSA) leased office space throughout the country. One location is a 6,654 square foot section of a two-story building on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va. owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. The United States government is spending $582,000, or about $23,000 per month, to lease the space from November 2008 through the end of this year. SNIPPET: "The...
  • Obama Resorts To The Last Refuge Of Scoundrels

    05/09/2010 8:10:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 829+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Faced with his administration’s failure to head off the Christmas Day and Times Square bombers, or to stop the Fort Hood shooter before his murderous rampage, Pres. Obama sent his chief counter-terrorism adviser out this morning with apparent instructions to resort to that last refuge of scoundrels: patriotism. When on today’s Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace confronted John Brennan, PBO’s top terrorism advisor, with this record of failure, Brennan sought to twist the question into an attack on our nation’s troops, invoking their patriotism. View video here.
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Administration continues to defy Senate subpoena for Fort Hood documents

    04/27/2010 7:44:51 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 27 replies · 922+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 28, 2010 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Defense and Justice departments informed a Senate committee that they will not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records related to the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people. The agencies said divulging the material could jeopardize their prosecution of Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the alleged gunman. Leslie Phillips, a spokeswoman for the Senate committee, said the refusal...
  • FDR and Terrorists and Spies, oh my…

    03/03/2010 4:56:16 AM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 2 replies · 263+ views
    On December 25th, 2009 a 23 year old Nigerian Muslim boarded Northwest Airlines flight number 253 with explosives hidden in his underwear. His name: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. His mission: to kill as many Americans as possible. His training came from Al Qaeda after he was recruited by Anwar al-Awlaki. The same Anwar al-Awlaki who had ties to the shooter in the Ft. Hood massacre, Major Nadal Malik Hassan. Abdulmutallab (ab-dool-moo-tal-ab) is an enemy combatant. He donned no uniform, and carried no insignia of any standing army. He wore civilian clothes and attempted to perform a terrorist act upon the citizens...
  • DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • Al Qaeda's New Strategy, You Are Bombing America---SPEAK ENGLISH!

    02/14/2010 10:46:38 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 385+ views
    The Lid/Washington Times ^ | 2/15/2010 | The Lid
    Like it or not, one of the advantages that al Qaeda does have is an ability to change strategy without their leaders mulling it over for four months, the way President Obama did when he was trying to figure out Afghanistan. The Washington Times is reporting that during the underwear bombers second wave of talking he admitted meeting some other English Speakers at terrorism school in Yemen. Thank goodness his parents talking him into speaking, because this was all well after he shut up upon being read his Miranda rights.
  • Newsweek Gives Heads Up To Terrorist Networks

    02/15/2010 10:41:28 AM PST · by paustin110 · 7 replies · 355+ views
    And So it Goes in Shreveport ^ | 02/15/2010 | Pat Austin
    Once again, the liberal, clueless media goes where they shouldn't. Via Newsweek's aptly named blog, Declassified, we learn for the first time that: "U.S. intelligence officials appear to have obtained access to what could turn out to be a significant trove of phone numbers, photographs and documents detailing the links between Al Qaeda's leaders in northwest Pakistan and the terror group's increasingly menacing affiliate in Yemen, two counter-terrorism sources tell Declassified." The arrest, made in late January, had not been made public until now...until Newsweek spills it:...
  • Martial arts-trained flight attendants can disable Christmas Day type bomber attackers

    02/13/2010 1:54:20 PM PST · by Kfobbs · 34 replies · 724+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | February 12, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    While not every airplane flight can have a federal air marshal on it, it may be possible that every flight could come equipped to disable potential air bombers like 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Detroit-bound Christmas Day bomber who has been indicted on six criminal counts including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder of 289 people. According to the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA(AFA-CWA), alert flight attendants were able to thwart Abdulmutallab’s terrorist intentions. This week another flight attendant was able to use her highly trained skills and alertness to disable a possible mid-air threat from...
  • Taking National Security Advice from Terror Supporters ... Yes, It's a Bad Idea

    02/12/2010 10:16:46 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 6 replies · 210+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 2-12-10 | Ben Shapiro
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America are up in arms over the new body scanners at airports: “The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) emphasizes that a general and public use of such scanners is against the teachings of Islam, natural law and all religions and cultures that stand for decency and modesty,” the group said in a Feb. 10 statement posted at Islam Online. "It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," FCNA explained. The group noted that Islam emphasizes modesty,...
  • Truth and Terror (Oliver North)

    02/11/2010 7:41:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 468+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 12, 2010 | Oliver North
    The Obama administration has a nearly flawless record on the economy. When President Barack Obama or one of his senior minions, such as Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, launches a rhetorical offensive on protecting us from the perils of capitalism, we have learned to expect an instant stock market nose dive followed by higher unemployment rates and talk of greater government spending and debt and higher taxes. That's bad enough, but now the O-Team is talking about protecting us from terrorism. Last Sunday, in a surreal "warm-up" for the Super Bowl, Mr. Obama told CBS News' Katie Couric that putting 9/11...
  • Padilla Proves the WEAKNESSES of the Civilian Justice System

    02/11/2010 4:26:11 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 5 replies · 375+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | February 11, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Padilla is actually the case that best shows the limitations and inadequacies of the civilian justice system as applied to enemy combatants. This fact is obscured because, as the Left keeps repeating, he was eventually transferred from military custody to the civilian justice system, where he was convicted. Here's what they never tell you: He was not convicted of the most important plot we had against him — the conspiracy with KSM, Binyam Mohammed, and others to carry out a second wave of post-9/11 attacks inside the United States. He was never indicted on that plot because he could not...
  • Gibbs keeps his job, attacks Congress

    02/11/2010 3:17:43 PM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 9 replies · 337+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | February 11th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is still on the job spilling wisdom during the daily briefings. Today he attacked those in Congress who demanded the President’s counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan to be fired........ First, Mr. Gibbs, the Obama administration doesn’t even have an established High Value Interrogation Unit. The HIG was not operational when Abdulmutallab exploded his butt. I agree that the American people would feel safer if the Obama administration have those trained interrogators in place, but since they didn’t on Christmas (as evident in the testimony of the National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair) the Congress is...
  • Cheney's Revenge

    02/08/2010 5:37:05 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 22 replies · 1,200+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-09-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The Obama Administration is vindicating Bush antiterror policy. Dick Cheney is not the most popular of politicians, but when he offered a harsh assessment of the Obama Administration's approach to terrorism last May, his criticism stung—so much that the President gave a speech the same day that was widely seen as a direct response. Though neither man would admit it, eight months later political and security realities are forcing Mr. Obama's antiterror policies ever-closer to the former Vice President's. In fact, the President's changes in antiterror policy have never been as dramatic as he or his critics have advertised. His...
  • Obama's Doubletalk on Abdulmuttallab

    02/09/2010 6:48:47 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 1 replies · 162+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 9, 2010 | Neoavatara
    This past week gave us an interesting insight in how the Obama Administration is politicizing terror; ironically, something they accused the Bush Administration of regularly during the campaign. This week, the intelligence services told the White House and Congress that Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmuttallab is now speaking to interrogators...a full 5 weeks after his initial arrest. The information was given to Congress in closed door meetings. However, the White House, primarily their political and communication wings (led by Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod), immediately went on the attack in public forums, exclaiming how well their strategy worked in obtaining...
  • Miranda wrongs: White House playing politics with terror

    02/09/2010 3:12:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 415+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 9, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    In a breathtakingly cynical example of playing politics, the White House just accused Republicans of playing politics over its Miranda-rights Christmas gift to the crotch bomber. With fumbling terrorism czar John Brennan walking point, administration spokesmen attacked those who believe that treating would-be suicide-bomber Umar Abdulmutallab the way we handle shoplifters harms our national security. The White House position is a PR blend of lies, half-truths and ignorance. Let's strip out the politics and lay out the facts from an intelligence professional's perspective:
  • Prosecutor explains why Richard Reid was tried in a civilian court

    02/08/2010 2:30:12 AM PST · by Frankusa · 4 replies · 460+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/10
    The Obama administration has found a new angle to justify its decision to treat Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab like a civilian criminal: Richard Reid, the Shoe Bomber was tried in a civilian court during George W. Bush's presidency. However, as Mike Sullivan - who prosecuted Richard Reid in federal court - noted in a recent interview with Fox News: Military tribunals had only been established a few weeks prior to the attempted shoe bombing incident. Sullivan expressed confidence that "had Mr. Reid's plane landed at Logan Airport in Dec. 2003, versus Dec. 2001, we would have had the discussion and made...
  • GOP leaders rebut Brennan's claims about Christmas bomber

    02/07/2010 12:46:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,584+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/10 | Silla Brush
    Congressional Republicans lashed out at White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan, who said Sunday that the lawmakers were told the Christmas Day terrorist attacker was taken into FBI custody. Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) were all briefed on Christmas Day and that they raised no objections.
  • White House: Top GOP leaders didn't object to reading Abdulmutallab his rights

    02/07/2010 12:15:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,087+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/7/10 | Byron York
    Top Obama counterterrorism official John Brennan is blasting Republican lawmakers, accusing them of hypocrisy and of making a "political football" of the administration's decision to grant full American constitutional rights to accused Detroit bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Appearing on "Meet the Press," Brennan said that on Christmas night, just hours after Abdulmutallab tried to blow up Northwest Airlines flight 253, Brennan called top Republican lawmakers, telling them that Abdulmutallab was in FBI custody. "None of those individuals raised any concerns with me at that point," Brennan said. "They didn't say, Is he going into military custody? Is he going to...
  • Fox News 'Hats Off' To FReeper Governsleast On Obama Admin Leak On Mutallab Talking

    02/06/2010 12:58:28 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 1,870+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On February 2nd, NBC correspondent Pete Williams announced Breaking News during the 5 PM ET edition of Hardball: the Christmas Day Bomber, Umar Abdul Mutallab, was giving fresh, actionable information to the FBI which the United States is in turn "aggressively chasing down." Less than an hour later, this NewsBuster [AKA FReeper governsleast] blogged on the matter, wondering whether by leaking the news, "the Obama administration compromised national security," in an attempt to deflect the criticism it had been receiving for mirandizing Mutallab rather than treating him like the enemy combatant he is. On today's Fox News Watch, panelist Jim...
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • Holder's ignorance of terrorism: The attorney general is mistaking terrorists for common criminals

    02/04/2010 7:26:06 PM PST · by Abakumov · 10 replies · 346+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2010 | Editorial
    Mr. Holder cited Zacarias Moussaoui as an example of a successful terrorism prosecution, ironically choosing the worst possible example to make his case. Moussaoui could be the poster child for the perils of Mr. Holder's preferred policies. In 2001, FBI agents suspected that Moussaoui was involved in a terrorist plot but could not arrest him because they could not prove he had done anything illegal. He finally was detained in August 2001 on immigration charges. Over the next few weeks, FBI agent Harry Samit sent 70 messages to superiors warning that Moussaoui was a dangerous terrorist who probably was involved...
  • When It Comes To Mirandizing The Christmas Day Bomber, Someone Is Lying

    02/04/2010 5:29:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 560+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-04-10 | Curt
    So who's lying? On Tuesday: (h/t Doug Ross) [FBI Director] Mueller said none of the intelligence chiefs at Tuesday's hearing (including Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair and CIA Director Leon Panetta) were consulted about the decision to read AbdulMutallab his Miranda rights. That decision was made by the chief security interrogator at the scene in consultation with the Department of Justice, Mueller said. Same day report from CNN: At congressional hearings last month, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted they had not been consulted about the decision to Mirandize Abdulmutallab. Today: Ten...
  • Eric Holder is a dangerous prevaricator, he should be fired!

    02/03/2010 12:57:34 PM PST · by Frankusa · 6 replies · 408+ views
    From the AP: Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the civilian system with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its partners in the intelligence community on Christmas Day and again the next day that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be charged criminally... "No agency supported the use of law of war detention for Abdulmutallab, and no agency has since advised the Department of Justice that an alternative...
  • NIGERIAN FAMILY NOW TERRORIST TARGET!

    02/03/2010 12:40:51 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 14 replies · 654+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 02/03/2010 | EJO
    Is it truth, fiction or plain stupidity that the White House is employing to defend and combat criticism of Obama's plan to Mirandize captured terrorists? We are now publicly being given information on what intelligence officials are learning from the Christmas Day Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. After taking withering fire from both political parties on their "50 minutes of interrogation" before reading the suspect his Miranda rights, the Administration is now trying to justify and give credibility to their position. They are basically fighting back the criticism looking for some sort of vindication. Suddenly we are finding out that a...
  • Holder: It was my decision to charge crotch bomber as civilian

    02/03/2010 12:09:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 992+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2010
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the civilian system with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its partners in the intelligence community on Christmas Day and again the next day that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be charged criminally.
  • Official Says Terrorism Suspect Is Cooperating (See? Mirandizing him worked!)

    02/03/2010 11:30:06 AM PST · by pabianice · 16 replies · 380+ views
    New York Times Fishwrap ^ | 2/3/10 | Zeleny et al
    WASHINGTON — Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit on Dec. 25, started talking to investigators after two of his family members arrived in the United States and helped earn his cooperation, a senior administration official said Tuesday evening. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Mr. Abdulmutallab, 23, began speaking to F.B.I. agents last week in Detroit and has not stopped, two government officials said. The officials declined to disclose what information was obtained from him, but said it was aiding in the investigation of the attempted terrorist attack. “With the family, the...
  • Terror suspected in plot to blow up Northwest jet

    12/25/2009 3:53:18 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 72 replies · 2,678+ views
    Houston Chronicle via AP ^ | 12/25/09 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria said he was acting on behalf of al-Qaida when he tried to blow up a flight Friday as it landed in Detroit. And a White House official called the Christmas incident an attempted act of terrorism. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit. One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it. The passenger...
  • White House Confirms Attempted Terrorist Attack on Northwest Airlines Flight - Video 12/25/09

    12/25/2009 9:46:35 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 912+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 25, 2009 | Brian
    Here is a video report on what the White House has confirmed as an attempted "terrorist attack" aboard a Northwest Airlines flight that was about to land in Detroit. A Nigerian national sought to ignite an explosive device aboard the plane, and was burned in the attempt: A male passenger on an international flight bound for Detroit Friday tried to blow up the plane with an explosive device in an incident that the White House is labeling an attempted act of terrorism. Several people were hurt on the plane, which had Delta markings, but was listed as Northwest Flight 253....
  • Holder: I Made Decision To Charge Botched Bomber

    02/03/2010 10:29:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 2,432+ views
    Holder: I Made Decision To Charge Botched Bomber WASHINGTON (CBS) ― Attorney General Eric Holder said that he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the U.S. civilian system. The Obama administration has come under recent attack by Republicans that the Nigerian man who attempted to blow up a Northwest airliner on U.S. soil on Christmas Day should have been tried as a terrorist instead of having the same rights as a U.S. citizen in court. Republicans have said the move to try Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in civilian court gives him the right to withhold information,...
  • WH claims to use family to crack EunuchBomber ( Christmas Day Bomber )

    02/03/2010 10:16:00 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 418+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10:55 am on February 3, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    After being embarrassed by a report on the breakdown of counterterrorism efforts before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarded a Northwest flight in Amsterdam for Detroit and a series of Congressional appearances that demonstrated a lack of communication in the decision to treat the terrorist as a criminal rather than an enemy at war, the White House has begun to push back.  Citing unnamed “officials,” the AP reports that the FBI and the CIA have begun to get information from Abdulmutallab despite having clammed up after getting Mirandized.  The key, they claim, was to get his family involved in breaking his resistance:...
  • More CYA From The Obama White House…Christmas Day Bomber Now Talking Because Of Family

    02/03/2010 9:07:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies · 479+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-03-10 | Curt
    It only took a public thrashing to get Obama and pals to figure out that hey, maybe we want to get this Christmas Day Bomber to cooperate after all: The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day has been cooperating with investigators since last week, discussing his contacts in Yemen and providing intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, officials said Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s cooperation could prove to be a national security victory and a political vindication for President Barack Obama, who has been under fire...
  • Abdulmutallab Resumes Talking to Federal Agents (A Month Later And After A Plea Deal)

    02/03/2010 5:11:00 AM PST · by tobyhill · 14 replies · 440+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/2/2010 | EVAN PEREZ
    Family members of Christmas Day airline bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab traveled to the U.S. in recent weeks and persuaded him to start talking again to federal agents, Obama administration officials said Tuesday. The officials provided some of the first behind-the-scenes details of how they handled Mr. Abdulmutallab's case, following criticism from Republicans and others that the government should have done more to extract intelligence from him. The Nigerian man was charged in December with attempting to detonate a bomb aboard a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit from Amsterdam. Federal law-enforcement officials said Mr. Abdulmutallab has provided "valuable intelligence" in...
  • Christmas Day bomb suspect Abdulmutallab providing intelligence, sources say

    02/02/2010 7:09:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 482+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | Carrie Johnson
    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man accused of trying to blow up a jet airplane on Christmas Day, has been providing FBI interrogators with useful intelligence about his training and contacts since last week, Obama administration sources said Tuesday. Separately, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told senators at an intelligence committee hearing that Abdulmutallab was giving information to investigators. Mueller did not elaborate. The disclosures that the Nigerian student is cooperating with criminal investigators come amid a fierce debate in Congress over the Obama administration's handling of the case and, more broadly, its approach to national security. Dennis C. Blair,...
  • Officials: FBI Cracked Bomb Suspect Through Family (Obama Betrays Abdulmutallabs With Leaks)

    02/02/2010 5:47:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies · 1,719+ views
    AP via The Houston Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | Matt Apuzzo and Pete Yost
    The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day has been cooperating with investigators since last week and has provided fresh intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, officials said Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's cooperation could prove to be a national security victory and a political vindication for President Barack Obama, who has been under fire from lawmakers who contend the administration botched the case by giving Abdulmutallab the right to remain silent, rather than interrogating him as a military prisoner. In the days following the failed bombing,...