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  • Lockerbie bomber could live another 5-10 years (Released from Scotland living as hero in Libya)

    07/05/2010 7:20:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2010 | Phil Boehmke
    On August 20, 2009 Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was released from prison in Scotland and allowed to return to Libya where he was expected to die within three months. According to the UK Telegraph, one of the physicians who examined Megrahi last summer has recently said that the infamous Lockerbie Bomber could live for another 10 or even 20 years. Professor Karol Sikora who serves as the dean of medicine at Buckingham University may have had a much larger role in Megrahi's release than was previously thought. The Scottish government insists Kenny MacAskill, the justice minister who took the final...
  • Dying Lockerbie bomber 'could survive for 10 years or more'

    07/04/2010 10:46:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 7/4/10 | Alastair Jamieson
    The Lockerbie bomber could survive for 10 years or longer, according to a cancer specialist who last year said he would be dead within three months of his release. Professor Karol Sikora, who assessed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi for the Libyan authorities almost a year ago, told The Sunday Times it was "embarrassing" the bomber had outlived his three-month prognosis. Megrahi, 58, is the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of a US Pan Am jumbo jet over Lockerbie, which left 270 dead. The Scottish government provoked outrage from the United States when it released him from prison in...
  • Raw Video Captures a Homicide Bomber in Pakistan that Killed at Least 50 People

    07/02/2010 5:28:35 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is raw video that catches a homicide bomber who took part in an attack on a Pakistani that killed at least 50 people, and wounded hundreds of others.......
  • USAF Photo of the Day: Awesome BONEs!

    06/29/2010 11:59:45 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 29 replies · 1+ views
    United States Department of Defense ^ | February 24, 2010 | USAF MSgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
    U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer heavy bombers (assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron in Dyess Air Force Base, Texas) on a training mission in New Mexico, USA1600 x 942 pixels + 2208 x 1300 pixels + 3200 x 1884 pixels + via The Photographer Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, United States Air Force  
  • World War II bomber 'Swamp Ghost' returns to US

    06/12/2010 8:19:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 843+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 11 | JOHN ANTCZAK
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A B-17 bomber that lay in a New Guinea swamp for decades after being forced down during a World War II combat mission has been returned to the United States after years of salvage efforts. The forward fuselage of the so-called "Swamp Ghost" was displayed Friday at the Port of Long Beach in an emotional, patriotic ceremony attended by kin of some of the now-deceased aircrew.
  • Senators: Obama admin keeps Congress in dark on intelligence

    05/22/2010 10:35:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies · 1,400+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    The Obama administration has failed to keep congressional intelligence officials in the loop on the investigation into the botched Times Square bombing, as required by the law, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate intelligence committee charged in a letter this week. "Having to fight over access to counterterrorism information is not productive and ultimately makes us less secure," wrote Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and Vice Chairman Christopher S. "Kit" Bond in a letter to President Obama on Thursday. The senators said the lack of information has "caused serious friction in the relationship of the committee, on...
  • Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets, official says (appears in court - SHHHHHH!)

    05/20/2010 10:25:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 261+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/18/10
    Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets, official saysBy the CNN Wire Staff May 18, 2010 8:33 p.m. EDT New York (CNN) -- The man accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square considered other targets in and around New York before the failed attack, an investigator said. Faisal Shahzad, 30, pondered attacks on Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, the World Financial Center and Connecticut helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, going so far as to case some of the targets, a senior counterterrorism official with oversight of the investigation said Tuesday. Dressed in a gray sweatsuit, free of...
  • Iraqis Arrest Suspected Vehicle Bomber, Extortionists

    05/10/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 – Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected vehicle bomber and four accused extortionists in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported. Iraqi forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member during a combined May 7 operation about 70 miles northeast of Baghdad. The suspect is believed to have ties to vehicle-bomb attacks and high-level al-Qaida in Iraq leaders in Diyala province. On May 6, Iraqi forces in search of a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq extortion leader arrested four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq members during a combined operation in eastern Mosul. Information and evidence...
  • Taleban disown Times Square ‘Idiot Bomber’

    05/08/2010 11:09:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 635+ views
    times online ^ | 5/8/10 | Giles Whittell, Washington
    The alleged would-be Times Square terrorist was disowned by the Pakistani Taleban yesterday as American politicians called for him to be stripped of his US citizenship so he can be tried by a military tribunal. Faisal Shahzad — nicknamed the “Idiot Bomber” for a series of blunders leading to his arrest — was praised by a spokesman for the Pakistani Taleban but disowned in the same breath. “We don’t even know him,” a spokesman said. In New York, an Emirates jet was held on the runway at Kennedy airport for the second time in four days yesterday, amid reports that...
  • NYC Bomber May Have Learned How To Bypass Detection From Leaks To The MSM

    05/07/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-10 | Curt
    Are the NYT's and James Risen at fault here? Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Investigators have the name of the courier they believe helped Faisal Shahzad pay for the used SUV and other materials to rig up a car bomb that would have caused a huge fireball in Times Square if it had gone off, the official...
  • Clerk: Shahzad Seemed a Typical "American Guy" (Turn bomber into a domestic terrorist alert)

    05/07/2010 6:42:40 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 13 replies · 320+ views
    A man who sold accused Time Square bomber Faisal Shahzad fireworks said the alleged terrorist seemed like a "typical, average American guy."
  • Miranda and Public Safety

    05/07/2010 12:40:25 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 18 replies · 443+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 7, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    "(Law enforcement) interviewed Mr. Shahzad ... under the public safety exception to the Miranda rule. ... He was eventually ... Mirandized and continued talking." -- John Pistole, FBI deputy director, May 4 All well and good. But what if Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, had stopped talking? When you tell someone he has the right to remain silent, there is a distinct possibility that he will remain silent, is there not? And then what? But let's assume you're wedded to the civilian law-enforcement model, as is the Obama administration. At least make an attempt to expand the public...
  • The 'Unremarkable' Life Of Faisal Shahzad (We now know more about him than we do Hussein)

    05/06/2010 5:17:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 440+ views
    WCBS TV ^ | 5/06/10
    The 'Unremarkable' Life Of Faisal ShahzadNothing About Times Square Bombing Suspect Ever Seemed To Make Him Stand Out At Home, Or In Pakistan Reporting Tony Aiello May 6, 2010 6:11 am US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - Faisal Shahzad lived much of the last 12 years in and around Bridgeport, Conn. He finished college, got married, started a family, and held down a job. It was a seemingly normal life, until it suddenly wasn't. At the University of Bridgeport, he was an unremarkable student. At his former job in Norwalk, he was an unremarkable employee. And at his one time home...
  • Liberalism: The Nation's Brain On Drugs

    05/05/2010 4:56:44 AM PDT · by foutsc · 5 replies · 277+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 5 May 2010 | Silverfiddle
    MSNBC, and most of the liberal press is the equivalent of a drug-addled crack head.  They are so disappointed the Times Square bomber wasn't an angry, white, rightwing teabagger: "There was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country..." (BreitbartTV)Try reporting from Saudi Arabia dressed like that, cupcake. This woman is stupid. Or she's on drugs. I can find no other plausible solution for such idiotic statements.  And yes, I called her a cupcake.  She's a twinkie; sickly sweet cream filling on the inside and a brain...
  • Video: MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Is Sorry Times Square Suspect Has Islamic Ties

    05/04/2010 6:15:05 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 28 replies · 969+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 4, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Apparently, from the audio/video, she would have much preferred it was a right-wing militia group. The video is here.
  • Faisal Shahzad Gave Appearances of Family Man (Apologies For Story Being From cBS News)

    05/04/2010 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies · 495+ views
    CBS News ^ | 5/4/2010 | CBS News
    Faisal Shahzad gave the impression of a quiet family man, raising two small children with his wife in Shelton, Conn. and telling neighbors he worked on Wall Street. Now the Pakistani-American is accused of trying to detonate a homemade car bomb in New York City's bustling Times Square. Authorities have brought terrorism and mass destruction charges against him, saying he has confessed to receiving explosives training in Pakistan. Shahzad was expected to appear in court Tuesday. CBS News reports that officials intend to arraign Shahzad Wednesday morning in Manhattan Federal Court before a U.S. magistrate. Shahzad has been talking to...
  • Confirmed: NYC Bomber Not Linked to Tea Party

    05/04/2010 3:30:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 15 replies · 512+ views ^ | 5-4-10 | Joy Tiz
    The mainstream media was dealt a devastating blow yesterday with the news that Times Square car bomber, Faisal Shahzad was not, as most of the fossilizing media had feverishly hoped, linked to the Tea Party movement. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg hypothesized the bomber was expressing opposition to ObamaCare. Had he been right, capturing the terrorist would have been a daunting task indeed as two thirds of population hates ObamaCare
  • Shahzad Complaint Unsealed (Pakistani Bomber)

    05/04/2010 2:06:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 37 replies · 1,105+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/04/10 | Daniel Foster
    Some highlights and questions from the complaint, in order: —Shahzad left the keys to his personal car and his Connecticut home inside the Pathfinder used in the bombing. Presumably because he thought they'd be destroyed. —Shahzad used a prepaid cell phone to call a fireworks store and numbers in Pakistan in the days after purchasing the Pathfinder. —Shahzad's wife and parents both live in Pakistan, so these calls could be to them, of course. But considering he claims to having trained in bomb-making in Waziristan. . . —About that bomb-training. The fertilizer used in the bomb was non-explosive. The crude...
  • Bloomberg – Hey, Maybe That Times Square Bomber Didn’t Like Healthcare Or Something

    05/04/2010 1:31:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies · 482+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    First we were told they were looking for a white guy in his forties. Get it? Looking for another angry white guy. Then it was an angry white guy who acted alone … who was deranged, like maybe a tea party guy who didn’t like health care. Bloomberg looks like an idiot. From last night’s CBS Evening News.
  • Documents found near bomb suspect's former Shelton home (by CT Post reporter)

    05/04/2010 11:58:27 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 32 replies · 1,266+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | May 4, 2010 | Kate Ramuni
    Faisal Shahzad's Pakistani passport, tax documents, greeting cards, academic records and immigration documents were found abandoned outside a Shelton home once owned by the man charged in the attemped Times Square car bombing. The documents, mainly from 2000 and 2001, were found Tuesday by a Connecticut Post reporter outside the house at 119 Long Hill Ave. where the 30-year-old Shahzad lived until about a year ago. The house is vacant and up for sale. Police earlier had searched the property, according to neighbors.
  • Time Square Bomber a Democrat and Obama Donor?

    05/04/2010 10:17:41 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 63 replies · 2,120+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-10 | Mike's America
    Still tracking down that news but one thing is clear: he wasn't a Tea Partier!There are reports that Faisal Shahzad, the failed Time Square bomber was a registered Democrat in Connecticut and may be a donor to Obama's campaign. This comes after the Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg openly speculated that the bomber might be “somebody with a political agenda who doesn't like the health care bill or something." Coming on the heels of repeated warnings from Obama, Bill Clinton and others that Tea Parties might lead to violence it was only natural for libs to assume this attack...
  • Times Square Bomber Unhappy with Obammy's Healthcare Reform

    05/04/2010 9:41:54 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 3 replies · 527+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 4, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Gleaned from Glenn...ARREST MADE IN TIMES SQUARE BOMBING CASE: “The man, Faisal Shahzad, 30, was taken into custody at Kennedy Airport on board an Emirates flight to Dubai, according to the airline and an early-morning statement Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. delivered at the Justice Department in Washington.” Reader Chris O’Brien emails: “As per Mayor Bloomberg’s prediction, I am just glad they caught Mr. Shazad before he flew back to Pakistan, so we can all learn about the specifics of his policy differences on the healthcare bill. In fact, as we have been giving unsucessful terrorist names (like the...
  • The Freep Folks - At it again

    05/04/2010 9:39:00 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 3 replies · 418+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 4, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    <------ C'mon, Give it up for the chick... Whenever I want to know what's happening right now, I head to Twitter for snap news. Then I click over to Free Republic where some "freeper" is sure to have posted about it, with links to the sourced article. Today I was there when Kristinn Taylor posted a one liner noting that FOX was running a banner announcing that up to eight others in Pakistan have been taken into custody in the Times Square bombing attempt. It didn't take long for readers to post their comments. They were choice. (Or as Spencer...
  • “Amateurish” Bomber Now Considered Act Of Terror … UPDATE

    05/03/2010 5:20:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies · 718+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    With possible foreign links. That’s what Fox news is reporting tonight. Plus there are two Connecticut connections. The car was traced to a car dealer in Bridgeport by the FBI and that it was first sold there for cash. Just more evidence that everyone, even in sleepy Connecticut, needs to to be aware and alert.
  • Beautiful USAF Photo of the Day: B-2 Spirit and F-15E Strike Eagles Together Over the Pacific Ocean

    04/19/2010 4:37:54 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 13 replies · 2,319+ views ^ | July 6, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo, United States Air Force
    Off the coast of Guam "Tip of the Spear" USA . . .1542 x 1024 pixels . . . 2262 x 1502 pixels . . . 3200 x 2125 pixels . . . 4288 x 2848 pixels . . . via   The Photographer TSgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo, United States Air Force  
  • USAF Photo of the Weekend: B-2 Spirit and F-15E Strike Eagles over the Pacific Ocean--near Guam, USA

    03/05/2010 5:19:15 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 9 replies · 1,452+ views
    United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense ^ | July 5, 2005 | USAF TSgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo
    2260 x 1501 pixels . . . 3200 x 2125 pixels . . . 4288 x 2848 pixels . . . via The Photographer TSgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo, United States Air Force  
  • Did Obama Know in Advance That Underwear Bomber Would Be Mirandized?

    02/04/2010 7:13:47 PM PST · by truthandlife · 7 replies · 672+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-4-10 | Fred Lucas
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he did not “have the timeline” and therefore did not know at Thurday's press briefing whether President Barack Obama knew in advance on Christmas Day that Miranda rights were going to be read that day to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the terrorist who tried to detonate a bomb on Northwest Flight 253. Gibbs, however, said he would check to find out. "I'll go back and look at the timeline," he said. FBI agents told Abdulmutallab he had the right to remain silent and consult a lawyer only about ten hours after he was arrested....
  • 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...
  • Court: Sentence for millennium plotter too lenient

    02/02/2010 6:43:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies · 280+ views ^ | 2/2/10 | AP
    A federal appeals court said Tuesday a 22-year prison sentence was too lenient for an al-Qaida-trained terrorist convicted of plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on New Year's Day 2000. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Ahmed Ressam deserved a much longer prison term because he had reneged on a deal to cooperate with terrorism investigators around the world. U.S. prosecutors said Ressam's change-of-heart after two years of cooperation compromised at least two terrorist cases in the U.S., resulting in charges being dropped. The appeals court also took the rare step of...
  • BREAKING: Accused Bomber Cooperating

    02/02/2010 2:31:14 PM PST · by Kieri · 98 replies · 3,800+ views
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 02/02/10 | Various
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - ABC News has learned that the man known as the Christmas Day underwear bomber is cooperating with authorities in what may be the first steps towards reaching a plea deal. Sources tell ABC that officials are now checking out the information provided by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Stay with Action News and for the latest on this breaking news.
  • Sen. Collins (R-ME) Slams Obama Admin. for Handling of Christmas Bomber

    01/30/2010 10:12:52 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 510+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-30-10 | Mike's America
    In the Republicans weekly address.Conservatives often give Sen. Susan Collins grief for her willingness to compromise with Democrats (but note that she joined all 39 other GOP Senators and voted AGAINST the Dem health bill and the increase in debt). Here, she comes out swinging hard on the sheer idiocy of the Obama Administration's handling of the Christmas Bomber. Let's give her a vote of thanks for getting this issue right! [VIDEO AT SITE] Valuable intelligence which might prevent the next attack has been lost. The next attack may be a direct result of the Obama Administration's decision to treat...
  • Obama’s Inept Handling Of The Christmas Day Bomber

    01/25/2010 5:08:58 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 315+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-25-10 | Curt
    Even the Washington Post has come out in opposition to the Obama administration’s decision to treat the crotch-bomber (Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab) as nothing more than a common street criminal: Whether to charge terrorism suspects or hold and interrogate them is a judgment call. We originally supported the administration's decision in the Abdulmutallab case, assuming that it had been made after due consideration. But the decision to try Mr. Abdulmutallab turns out to have resulted not from a deliberative process but as a knee-jerk default to a crime-and-punishment model. ~~~ ...Some intelligence officials, including personnel from the Office of the Director...
  • Christmas Day Bomber Only Talked to FBI for 50 Minutes!

    01/24/2010 10:03:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 631+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-10 | Mike's America
    Don't tell me we learned all he knew about the plotters in Yemen in one sitting!In August of last year, the Washington Post ran a fascinating article titled "How a Detainee Became An Asset: Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding." The article describes the lengthy process that CIA agents went through to extract the intelligence from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that was vital to stopping future plots and rounding up Al Queda terrorists. Former CIA Director George Tenet declared that this program saved countless lives and was "worth more than the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency...
  • Obama Admin Did Not Interrogate Christmas Bomber for Intelligence to Stop Future Attacks

    01/21/2010 8:31:43 PM PST · by Starman417 · 25 replies · 884+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-21-10 | Mike's America
    The attack was treated nearly entirely as a criminal matter!Shocking information came from Wednesday's Senate hearings with the Administration's top intelligence and homeland security officials. At the top of that list was the admission that Nigerian would be bomber Abdulmutallab had been interrogated with an eye towards criminal prosecution by local FBI officials. He was not interrogated by intelligence specialists with an eye towards collecting key information that could prevent future attacks. And after Abdulmutallab was given his Miranda rights, he stopped talking altogether. Just who it was at the Dept. of Justice who made these decisions is not clear....
  • Obama Admin Missed More Signs Of An Impending Terror Attack Then Acknowledged By Crotch-Bomber Rpt

    01/18/2010 11:57:10 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 372+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-18-10 | Curt
    Here is Obama's remarks after the Christmas Day Bomber: [VIDEO AT SITE] "The buck stops with me." "I am less interested in placing blame." Nice words. But when it comes down to it, the Administration hid much of the ineptness inside that administration and how they are fighting this war. The New York Times explains the nuts and bolts, but we know what it all comes down to. They just don't believe we are at war. I mean come on, it's just some folks who don't like us, so we need to find a way to get them to like...
  • USAF to Receive Funding to Develop Long-Range Bomber

    01/16/2010 1:18:29 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 31 replies · 800+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 12/14/2009 | Daily Tech
    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently indicated the U.S. Air Force is likely going to receive funding set aside for a new long-range bomber, according to media reports. In April, Gates cut several high-profile projects, which led to Air Force officials being disappointed that funding for the bomber could have vanished. However, the bomber program is expected to receive at least $1 billion, with the number expected to significantly increase in the years to come. "We are probably going to proceed with a long-range strike initiative coming out of the Quadrennial Defense Review and various other reviews going on," Gates...
  • Yemen's Deputy PM Points Finger At The UK For Underwear Bomber

    01/14/2010 8:46:53 PM PST · by JLWORK · 171+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | January 10, 2010 | John L. Work
    As a cop I was always fascinated, and sometimes cynically amused, when members of a criminal conspiracy began to point their fingers at each other in order to get off the hook in an investigation or a prosecution. Anyone who follows Court cases on TV knows that quite often members of the conspiring group end up testifying against their friends at trial in exchange for big “breaks” in their charges or sentencing. So, it was with similar amusement that I read a report this morning by Special Correspondent Haley Sweetland Edwards of the Los Angeles Times in which Yemeni Deputy...
  • National Security Adviser Says Airline Bomber Report Will 'Shock' Americans

    01/07/2010 2:50:14 AM PST · by Son House · 53 replies · 2,031+ views ^ | January 07, 2010 |
    Americans will feel "a certain shock" when a report is released today detailing the intelligence failures that could have prevented the alleged Christmas Day airline bomber from ever boarding the plane. In an interview Wednesday with USA Today, White House national security adviser James Jones said President Obama "is legitimately and correctly alarmed that things that were available, bits of information that were available, patterns of behavior that were available, were not acted on." Still, even with whatever details and improvements are revealed Thursday, questions will remain. Senate committees plan hearings later this month. And it remains unclear whether any...
  • "Screw Ups" or On Purpose? (Does the rookie Hussein know what he's doing?)

    01/06/2010 3:28:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 751+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 1/06/10 | The Maha
    "Screw Ups" or On Purpose?January 6, 2010 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Maybe what we ought to do folks is start working on our national security system. Maybe we ought to work at making sure that Fruit of Kaboom Bombers don't get on airplanes with bombs in their underwear. Obama running around talking about it was a screw up. A screw up? A screw up that could have been a disaster. A screw up is something that could happen to anybody. After a screw up you say I'm sorry, you move on. You don't fire somebody for a screw up. Letting the...
  • Pressure On Barack Obama To Reveal What Britain Said About Detroit Bomber

    01/05/2010 5:10:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 807+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 05th 2010 | Robert Winnett, Toby Harnden, Duncan Gardham
    Pressure On Barack Obama To Reveal What Britain Said About Detroit Bomber Barack Obama is under pressure to disclose what information MI5 passed to the American authorities about the Detroit bomber after Downing Street disclosed that a file had been "shared" with the CIA in 2008. Robert Winnett, Toby Harnden and Duncan Gardham 05 Jan 2010 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Photo: EPA After initially denying that they had received British intelligence, senior American sources confirmed last night that they were "reviewing" what British information had been received on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The admission is embarrassing for the White House and threatens...
  • Bomber who hit CIA base was triple agent: militants

    01/05/2010 10:41:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 704+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/10 | Randa Habib
    AMMAN (AFP) – A suicide bomber who killed eight people at a CIA base in Afghanistan was an Al-Qaeda triple agent who duped Western intelligence services for months before turning on his handlers, jihadist websites boasted on Tuesday. The Jordanian intelligence services, believing the bomber to be their double agent, brought him to eastern Afghanistan with the mission of finding Al-Qaeda number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the websites and Western intelligence agents cited by US media said. But instead he blew himself up at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the Pakistani border, killing seven CIA agents and his...
  • Dutch say failed plane bomber acted alone

    01/05/2010 10:16:19 AM PST · by Harley · 6 replies · 308+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2009 | Ben Berkowitz
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas acted alone and probably smuggled the explosives from Nigeria, the Dutch public prosecutor said on Tuesday.
  • The Partisan U.S. President

    01/05/2010 8:43:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 417+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-10 | Wordsmith
    Brushing aside legitimate criticism, concerns, and harsh questioning of the Obama Administration in wake of the Christmas "dingaling" bomber (as talk radio host Michael Medved refers to Umar Farouk Abdulmullatab), President Obama concluded his weekly radio address (January 2, 2010) with the following call for national unity: But as we go forward, let us remember this-our adversaries are those who would attack our country, not our fellow Americans, not each other. Let's never forget what has always carried us through times of trial, including those attacks eight Septembers ago. [Did he just invoke 9/11 (not the first time, actually)? Something...
  • Modern Binary Explosives (Visual demonstration of what we're up against)

    01/04/2010 12:59:37 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 7 replies · 1,132+ views
    YouTube ^ | Jan 2010 | knockoutnews/YouTube
    I have no reason to doubt this is authentic. And frightening as can be.

    01/03/2010 2:32:37 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 42 replies · 1,501+ views
    MODERN GHANA COM ^ | Nigeria News | Mon, 28 Dec 2009 | By -
    PASSPORT NUMBER ALSO REVEALED, ZUMUNTA ASSOCIATION USA CONDEMNS ACT Lagos (THEWILL)- THEWILL has continued to investigate the attempted terrorist attack in the United States by a Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. The Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr Harold Demuren told journalists on Boxing Day that Umar bought his ticket at the airport office of KLM Airlines in Accra, Ghana without leaving any contact details then returned to Nigeria. "The ticket information revealed that the ticket was purchased in Accra, for $2, 831, with original routing for Lagos - Amsterdam- Detroit- Amsterdam- Accra, but was later re-issued...
  • White House: Justice Dept. made decision to hold Detroit bomber in civilian justice system

    01/03/2010 9:46:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,041+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/3/09 | Byron York
    Top Obama counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says the Justice Department made the decision to handle the case of Detroit terror bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the criminal justice system. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Brennan was asked why the Obama administration did not choose to treat Abdulmutallab as an enemy combatant. "He was arrested on U.S. soil," Brennan answered. "The Department of Justice makes that determination about what is the best tool to use."
  • New Hi-Tech Scanners Would Not Have Detected the Underpants Bomber

    01/02/2010 5:42:22 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 36 replies · 1,420+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, January 2, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Many are advocating the new "millimetre-wave" body scanners as the ultimate preventive measure to stop attacks such as the one attempted by the underpants bomber. These scanners use waves to create a three-dimensional virtual naked image of passengers. They have been opposed by some due to privacy concerns. A British expert who helped develop the scanners for airport use claims they wouldn't have detected this type of device anyway. Think about it for a minute. If the devices don't see clothing, they don't see low density objects such as powders and chemicals. They are designed for higher density objects such...
  • Another Obama-CIA rift as POTUS deflects blame from self, DNI and appointees

    01/02/2010 2:07:26 PM PST · by Starman417 · 62 replies · 2,775+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-10 | Mataharley
    While the painstaking process of unearthing the "systematic failures" of intelligence on the "underwear bomber" continues, Obama again performs on script. Just as he's done with virtually every past crises - and always while armed with only the bare essentials of information - the now infamous POTUS finger of blame moves away from anyone remotely connected with Obama, his decisions or performance of his appointees, and falls once again on his favorite scapegoat, the CIA. And the CIA spy chiefs are none to happy about the accusations. It seemed especially harsh when, in an apparent moment of political expedience, Obama...
  • Questions for Abdulmutallab

    12/31/2009 11:00:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies · 301+ views
    WallStreet Journal ^ | Dec 31, 2009 | VICTORIA TOENSING
    Questions for Abdulmutallab The would-be airplane bomber needs to be interrogated. By VICTORIA TOENSING On the third day after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner, President Barack Obama finally interrupted his Hawaiian vacation to announce that our government "will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable." But how are we going to do that now that the terrorist is lawyered up and is even challenging what should be a legal gimme: giving the government a DNA sample? It was not wise to try enemy combatants such as Zacarias Moussaoui, the...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint Screening the Baggage of the Obama Administration

    12/30/2009 9:46:09 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 639+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-30-09 | Mike's America
    So naturally, Dems try and blame him for Obama's failure to connect the dots in the Detroit underwear attack!Speaking of the failed underwear bomber Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) focused his criticism on the heart of the matter: "Soft talk about engagement, closing Gitmo, these things are not going to appease the terrorists,” said Jim DeMint, a Republican senator from South Carolina.“They’re going to keep coming after us, and we can’t have politics as usual in Washington, and I’m afraid that’s what we’ve got right now with airport security,”So naturally, Sen. DeMint becomes a target of the Chicago attack machine which...