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Christmas Day Bomber to FBI: More Bombers Will Take My Place

About Janet Napolitano's statement that the Christmas Day terrorist attack does not appear to be part of a larger plot: the bomber tells us otherwise:

American officials have cause to worry there may be more al Qaeda-trained young men in Yemen planning to bring down American jets.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253, told FBI agents there were more just like him in Yemen who would strike soon.

And in a tape released four days before the attempted destruction of the Detroit-bound Northwest plane, the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen boasted of what was planned for Americans, saying, "We are carrying a bomb to hit the enemies of God."

I've seen a number of people call for Janet Napolitano to resign, but her resignation would not make us any safer. The person who is wholly responsible for our safety and security is currently relaxing in Hawaii. He is the one who sets the goals for Homeland Security. Napolitano's claims that the system worked even though Abdulmutallab managed to get on the plane with an explosive is not just a reflection of Napolitano herself; it's a reflection of how the Obama administration views national security. If she leaves, Obama will fill her position with someone just like her. The bench of pansy-assed Homeland Security Secretaries is a deep one. We won't be any safer until we have a president who takes national security and the war on terror seriously.

If you're waiting with bated breath for the president to say something about the attempted bombing, he will "likely" address it in the next few days.


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Comments (23)

I look for some knee jerk r... (Below threshold)

I look for some knee jerk reaction to this in the coming days. The current administration has a track record of sitting on the sidelines and agonizing over what to do on issues which require decisiveness and quick action, while screaming for action on issues where a delay makes little difference.

Unfortunately we are saddles with a REACTIVE president who will look at how to make sure this exact scenario never hapens again.

Look for lines forcing us to show our underwear at airports across the country.

This crisis came at the wro... (Below threshold)
epador:

This crisis came at the wrong time, when the One and Rahm TEAM AMERIKKKA were on vacation. It will be delayed and remanufactured for general consumption "in a few days." THAT's what I call transparency!

One of the most obvious pro... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

One of the most obvious problems with staffing cabinet positions in the Obama White House is that they are treated as plums to reward loyalists instead of serious jobs to be filled with the most competent people.

Homeland Security is just one of them. Napolitano's chief contribution so far has been to wussify our terrorism lexicon and issue press releases.

A solid B+. Give her another $100 billion.

Will Seizer have to show Hi... (Below threshold)
914:

Will Seizer have to show His drawer's everytime He boards a plane? No... Everytime He makes's a policy decision it is wrong and damage's this country financially, socially and just about every other way.

He should just stay in Hawaii indefinetly as a beach bum.

I would check out the people on a given flight very carefully People especially if You are flying to or out of the middle east or Europe.

So some idiot (an idiot ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

So some idiot (an idiot who is already on a terror list mind you) gets on a plane and tries to light his crotch and somewhere a mother is forced to drink her own breast milk in a baby bottle.

We're in the very best of hands.

Please do not encourage Nap... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Please do not encourage Napolitano to resign. If she did, she might come back to AZ. Our security levels are finally back to about normal since she left...

Since he was sworn in Obama... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Since he was sworn in Obama has NEVER gone 72 hours without making a personal public statement about something on tv, print or radio. Even on his past vacations he has managed to fit in a presser or a statement.

He has now gone over 72 hours of silence ...

He must be so thoughtful ...

12/25 Truthers unite!!!... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

12/25 Truthers unite!!!

The best way to deter these... (Below threshold)

The best way to deter these terrorists is to impose a heavy tax on them. That will keep us safe & help balance the budget.

Not to worry Barry.. Janet ... (Below threshold)
914:

Not to worry Barry.. Janet is handling everything just fine. You continue sipping marguarita's and floating in the pool this is'nt important enough We know, for You to make even a 5 minute prompter appearance..

It so reassuring to see how much You care O Great One!

America needs someone of th... (Below threshold)
ratskeller:

America needs someone of the ilk of Rudy Giuliani or Gen. Petreaus to head Homeland Security. But when Janet "resigns" we'll probably get Paul Krugman.

Barry's got other prioritie... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Barry's got other priorities right now. He's working real hard to correct a bad slice. One thing at a time for our man 'with vast executive experience'.

And here I thought that "Cairo Speech" was supposed to cure all the problems with the Muslim world.

Here's a thought for Janet. START PROFILING! Act like you mean it when it comes to security. If people are offended, give 'em the same option El Al does........WALK!

Since Napolitano can't even... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Since Napolitano can't even decide if the system worked or failed during this incident, it's no wonder that she can't figure out whether or not this is part of a larger plot. This is the sort of thing that happens when dolts are in charge.

Actually, the system did wo... (Below threshold)

Actually, the system did work. The pat down, no-fly lists, carry on luggage restrictions, and air marshals are actually diversions from the real security process. The TSA has magicians manning checkpoints at various airports who cast spells to disable the detonators. That way, they can arrest the terrorists for actually trying to carry out a terrorist act without falling afoul of the politically correct crowd who will whine that there would have been no terrorist acts anyway. THe fact that the detonator fizzled meant that the spell was successfully cast and the terrorist was not aware of it and did not have countermeasures in place.

We also see that the TSA counterspells are working as no airplane has exploding upon being hit by an enemy spell.

8. Posted by Adrian Browne ... (Below threshold)
justingpassingthrough:

8. Posted by Adrian Browne | December 28, 2009 10:21 AM |

I hope your wearing a clown suit when you post.

Time to dispatch with Napol... (Below threshold)
914:

Time to dispatch with Napolianny under the bus!

#15, Brownie is always in a... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

#15, Brownie is always in a clown suit. He'sa blithering idiot devoted to mindlessly worshipping anything of the Democrat Party and leftward.

The person who is ... (Below threshold)
jp2:
The person who is wholly responsible for our safety and security is currently relaxing in Hawaii.

Really? Presidents are now wholly responsible for terrorist attacks? Not sure if you really want to go down that route...

jp2-The person ... (Below threshold)
914:

jp2-

The person who is wholly responsible for our safety and security is currently relaxing in Hawaii.


"Really? Presidents are now wholly responsible for terrorist attacks? Not sure if you really want to go down that route..."

Let Me amend it a little..

The person who is wholly responsible for our safety and security is currently relaxing in Hawaii reading " My pet Goat."


Really? Presidents... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:
Really? Presidents are now wholly responsible for terrorist attacks? Not sure if you really want to go down that route...

After September 11, absofuckingluty. FDR was completely responsible for war after December 7. But not necessarily before. You are an idiot.

"Christmas Day Bomber to... (Below threshold)
914:

"Christmas Day Bomber to FBI: More Bombers Will Take My Place"

Make that.. Will join You in Hell! Shit for brains!

jp2 "Really? Presiden... (Below threshold)
Marc:

jp2 "Really? Presidents are now wholly responsible for terrorist attacks? Not sure if you really want to go down that route..."

That row has been hoed, that road has been traversed, that river has been forded during all eight years of the Bush admin you little titmouse.

Where you been?

Judging by the comments no ... (Below threshold)
Mike:

Judging by the comments no one has actually bothered to read anything about the attempted bombing. Our TSA is supposed to screen people on the plane before they even land in America? Cause he wasn't flying out of the US, he was flying out of Nigeria. Our customs had nothing to do with this. Our security had nothing to do with this. Learn to read before you post your political views without facts to back them up.




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