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    04/24/2013 1:22:35 AM PDT · by Ken H · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2013 | n/a
    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said on Tuesday that law enforcement may have known in advance about the Boston Marathon suspects’ bombing plans. Speaking to local Atlanta Channel 2 Action News, Chambliss said, “There now appears that may have been some evidence that was obtained by one of the law enforcement agencies that did not get shared in a way that it could have been. If that turns out to be the case, then we have to determine whether or not that would have made a difference.”
  • Republican calls on Napolitano to resign (Rep. Dan Burton)

    12/29/2009 1:25:12 PM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies · 529+ views ^ | 12-29-09 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) on Tuesday became the first lawmaker to call on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to resign after the recent attempted airline bombing. The veteran member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee called for Napolitano's ouster in the wake of the attack on the Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day. Earlier this year, some Republicans called on Napolitano to step down after her agency issued a report warning of the dangers of right wing "extremists." Burton made his remarks on Twitter: Secretary Janet Napolitano should resign, saying ‘the system worked,’ undermines the confidence of Americans #redin #tcot
  • Obama administration blames Bush for airport security failures

    12/28/2009 12:19:11 PM PST · by bigred08 · 137 replies · 6,179+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/28/2009 | Kevin Hall
    First she said "the system worked". Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs made similar statements...
  • US investigates why jet bomb suspect still had visa ...(Hello Janet, what say you ?)

    12/28/2009 9:42:44 AM PST · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,142+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 28 December 2009
    The US homeland security secretary has demanded to know how the Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a jet had a visa despite being on a watch list. "We all want to know the answer to that question," Janet Napolitano said. She also appeared to backtrack on a widely criticised assertion that the aviation security system had worked. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was arrested after he allegedly tried to set off an explosive device on board a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit on Friday. A hearing before a federal judge in the city scheduled for Monday, at which prosecutors...
  • Clueless Napolitano Now Concedes System 'Failed Miserably'

    12/28/2009 5:21:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 104 replies · 3,664+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It took a tough question from Matt Lauer, but after having laughably claimed that "the system worked," Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano has now conceded the obvious: that the security system that permitted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board NWA 253 with explosives "failed miserably." On Today and in other interviews this morning, Napolitano attempted to use her own ignorance as a shield. Each time she was hit with a hard question, her response was to the effect "yeah, we're wondering about that ourselves." She also continued to point the finger back at the Bush administration, repeatedly mentioning that the security procedures...
  • 25 Brits in jet bomb plots (returning Yemen to UK early 2010-await instructions)

    12/27/2009 4:26:08 PM PST · by maggief · 72 replies · 2,884+ views
    The Sun ^ | December 27, 2009 | ANTHONY FRANCE Crime Reporter and ALEX WEST
    COPS fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners. The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen. It was there London-educated Umar Abdulmutallab, 23, prepared for his Christmas Day bid to blow up a US jet. The British extremists in Yemen are in their early 20s and from Bradford, Luton and Leytonstone, East London. They are due to return to the UK early in 2010 and will then await internet instructions from al-Qaeda on when to strike. A Scotland Yard source said: "The great fear is Abdulmutallab is the first of...
  • The Ball-Burning Bomb in Boxers and Stupid Homeland Security Tricks

    12/27/2009 2:01:16 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 1,446+ views
    Various/The Lid ^ | 12/27/09 | The Lid
    Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano either doesn't get it, or is dumber than toast. Today President Obama's choice to protect us from terrorism appeared on CNN and proved that she does not belong in her position. Napolitano, said it was too early to speculate on the claims of Al Qaeda connections made by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian held in connection with the incident. After his arrest in Detroit, Abdulmutallab said he had obtained a specialized explosive chemical compound and a syringe sewn into his underwear from a bomb expert in Yemen associated with the terror network, according...
  • Dateline 1871: Chicago Fire Chief Declares--'The System Worked!'

    12/27/2009 2:13:21 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 1,097+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Interview with Chicago Fire Chief Alden Brown two days after the Great Chicago Fire: ALDEN BROWN: One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here: the local citizens took appropriate action. Within literally an hour to 90 minutes of the incident occurring, all 128 towns and villages in the Chicago area had been notified to take some special measures in light of what had occurred in Chicago. We instituted new measures on the ground, both in central Chicago and at Mrs. O'Leary's barn, where the fire originated. So the whole process...
  • Janet Napolitano Should Resign Now: “The security system worked”

    12/27/2009 1:47:12 PM PST · by LSUfan · 36 replies · 1,663+ views
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 27 Dec 09 | Terrortrends
    By now everyone knows about the attempt by a Jihadist from Nigeria to set off a bomb in an airliner above Detroit. But what many of us may not have been aware of is the fact that our nation’s transportation security systems worked just fine to prevent the terrorist from completing his Islamikaze mission. Or so says already-disgraced Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano This is just the latest in a series of incredibly stupid policies and mistakes made by this woman since she took office.
  • CAIR Seeks 'Swift Justice' In Attempted Bombing Of NWA Flight

    12/27/2009 1:31:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies · 1,664+ views
    OfficialWire ^ | 12/27/09 | CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called for “swift justice” in the attempted bombing Friday of a Northwest Airlines flight arriving in Detroit. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) told the Detroit Free Press that he was grateful the alleged bomber did not succeed in his attack. A Nigerian man has been charged with attempting to destroy the plane after he allegedly tried to detonate a bomb as it was arriving in Detroit from Amsterdam. SEE: Local Nigerian Muslims Condemn Attack (Detroit Free Press)...
  • Homeland Security chief: No sign airplane attack part of larger plot

    12/27/2009 1:37:15 PM PST · by traumer · 41 replies · 1,066+ views
    (CNN) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that an alleged botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner was part of a broad international effort. "Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger," Napolitano told CNN's "State of the Union" program. A lone suspect is accused of trying to ignite an explosive device on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day. The device apparently failed to detonate and the suspect was subdued. Napolitano said the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was on...
  • Fire Napolitano

    12/27/2009 12:44:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,584+ views
    Fire Napolitano [Jonah Goldberg] Understandbly, the White House is trying very hard to get out in front of the would-be Christmas bomber story. The head of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helping. I watched her on three shows and each time she was more annoying, maddening and absurd than the pevious appearance. It is her basic position that the "system worked" because the bureaucrats responded properly after the attack. That the attack was "foiled" by a bad detonator and some civilian passengers is proof, she claims, that her agency is doing everything right. That is just about the dumbest...
  • U.S. Investigates Attacker's Ties (VIDEO)

    12/27/2009 12:16:34 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 10 replies · 526+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-27-09 | U.S. Investigates Attacker's Ties
    Man on Flight to Detroit Claims al Qaeda Ties; Father Warned U.S. Officials WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has "no indication" that an attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight was part of a larger plot by a terrorist group, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. "Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger, but obviously the investigation continues," she said on CNN's "State of the Union" program on Sunday. A 23-year-old Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was charged on Saturday with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest airliner on Christmas Day. Passengers said the...
  • Security reviews under way after airliner attack

    12/27/2009 11:30:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 499+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 27, 2009 | Pamela Hess and Calvin Woodward
    The Obama administration promised Sunday to review security procedures at airports and the government's system for checking suspicious travelers after an alleged terrorist bent on destroying a jetliner came close to succeeding. An apparent malfunction in a device designed to detonate the high explosive PETN may have been all that saved the 278 passengers and the crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day. No undercover air marshal was on board and passengers subdued the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, of Nigeria.Abdulmutallab was hospitalized with burns from the attack and was read an indictment filed Saturday in federal court in...
  • Napolitano: No indication of wider plot in botched airline attack (Al Qaeda no longer exists alert)

    12/27/2009 7:49:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 84 replies · 2,407+ views
    CNN (Chicken Noodle News) ^ | December 27,2009
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that a botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner was part of a broad international effort. "Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger," Napolitano told CNN's "State of the Union" program. A lone suspect allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan on Christmas Day. The device apparently failed to detonate and the suspect was subdued. Napolitano said the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was on a broad security watch...