Skip to comments.Obama: US intel had info ahead of airliner attack ("red flags" and opportunities missed)
Posted on 12/29/2009 5:54:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge
HONOLULU President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the intelligence community had bits of information that should have been pieced together that would have triggered "red flags" and possibly prevented the Christmas Day attempted terror attack on a Detroit-bound airliner.
"There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security," Obama said.
Senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press that intelligence authorities are now looking at conversations between the suspect in the failed attack and at least one al-Qaida member. They did not say how these communications with the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, took place by Internet, cell phone or another method.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said the conversations were vague or coded, but the intelligence community believes that, in hindsight, the communications may have been referring to the Detroit attack. One official said a link between the suspect's planning and al-Qaida's goals was becoming more clear.
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The Era of FDR,
No, of Carter..
No, of Clinton..
No, the Era of Obama is upon us.
No.. make that, the latest rage in DemocRats.
Notice a pattern?
Graphic on the foiled Christmas Day terror attack on the Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Air travellers faced stringent new security restrictions following an attempt to blow up a US airliner, including a ban on going to the toilet during the final hour of some flights. (AFP/Graphic)
Once AlQaida finds out what he's telling them in the federal lock up IN DETROIT CITY he's toast!
I think we've got something like the Bourne Identity going on here ~ just give me that script ~ we got names to change and a whole new Black Exploitation (Blakploitation) film to peddle to the Third World. A hero they can communicate with. The ruins of Detroit as a backdrop. Giant planes, Tiny redhaired spitfire lawyers. Old Chevys.
Oh, my word ~
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is seen in this undated handout, distributed by IntelCenter on December 28, 2009, and accredited to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Abdulmutallab, who was traveling with a valid U.S. visa although he was on a broad U.S. list of possible security threats, was overpowered by passengers and crew on the Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on December 25 after setting alight an explosive device attached to his body. REUTERS/IntelCenter/Handout
Remember when the Democrats charged that Bush didn’t connect the dots to predict 9/11?
Are any of those Demos. going to have a meltdown about Obama and his team not connecting dots??????
And it takes a particular kind of person, a unique persona to recognize and then to deal with that evil. Obama doesn't have it, George Bush almost did. Reagan had it and was not afraid to use it.
File photo of US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stepped in Sunday to say there was "no indication" yet Abdulmutallab had taken his orders from Al-Qaeda or that the attack was part of a broader terror plot. (AFP/File/Nicholas Kamm)
US President Barack Obama, seen here during his Christmas break in Hawaii, is expected to break his public silence on the thwarted attempt to down a US airliner, as a political storm brewed over the attack. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
Why is Hillary getting a Pass?
Blame Bush for this stupid CIA
Well,...It’s good that Obama says it is unacceptable...maybe some heads will roll somewhere.
Well there was the Shoe bomber Reed (I think)...don’t remember the details.
” Remember when the Democrats charged that Bush didnt connect the dots to predict 9/11?”
On May , 16, 2002 Senator Hillary Clinton had a near meltdown on the floor of the US Senate waving a copy of that day’s New York Post,
with it’s erroneous headline “ Bush Knew.”
“I am simply here today on the floor of this hallowed chamber to seek answers to the questions being asked by my constituents,” Hillary shouted .
“Questions raised by one of our newspapers in New York with the headline ‘Bush Knew.’
“The president knew what?
My constituents would like to know the answer to that and many other questions. ... As for the president, he may not be in a position at this time to respond to all of those concerns,
but he is in a position to answer some of them,
including the question of why we know today, May 16, about the warning he received.
Why did we not know this on April 16 or March 16 or February or January 16 or August 16 of last year?”
The tables are now turned on Barry and Hillary.
What did they know and when did they know it ?
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