Friday, December 25, 2009

AP sources: Al-Qaida link in failed plane attack. UPDATE- Homeland Security beast Napolitano: "The system worked- Umm, no it failed miserably" - VIDEO

Maybe Obama will have a beer summit with the suspect or just give him a nice civilian trial in Manhattan to hash things out. Or how about that terrorist rehab class?

A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida's instructions, tried to blow up the plane Friday as it was landing in Detroit, law enforcement and national security officials said.

Passengers subdued the man and may have prevented him from detonating the explosives, the officials said.

"We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism," a White House official said.

Federal officials imposed stricter screening measures after the incident.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., ranking GOP member of the House Homeland Security Committee, identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad, a Nigerian. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit. There were 278 passengers aboard the Airbus 330.

There was nothing out of the ordinary until the flight was on final approach to Detroit, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory. That is when the pilot declared an emergency and landed without incident shortly thereafter, Cory said in an e-mail message. The plane landed at 11:51 a.m. EST.

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. READ MORE...

UPDATE- The Homeland Security Beast Janet Napolitano said the System Worked!

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that "the system worked."

Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been charged with trying to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the jet, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions."

Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the suspect] was improperly screened."

Listen to the 'beast' explain in the video below how the system worked 'after the incident.' She had to throw that in there. This woman is a total idiot and another terrible liberal anti-American Obama appointee..

From HotAir- Napolitano insisted that the failure of the bomb to explode showed that “the system worked.” I suppose one can make that argument — if one assumes that the system includes allowing a man included on a watch list onto an airplane, allowing his visa to remain in force even after his own father informs the US that he’s become a radical jihadi, assuming that any explosive said terrorist will smuggle onto the plane will fizzle out, and that only quick thinking by the other passengers on the plane kept the jihadi from trying it again while he barbecued his crotch.

Is that the actual system we put in place after 9/11? Because if it is, a lot of heads need to roll, starting with the woman who believes that this near-miss represents a validation of the system. Most of us would prefer to keep the known radical Islamist terrorists off the plane in the first place.

Napolitano’s Chip Diller moment: Video Below

Heckuva job, Jannie!

Update: The terrorist was on a watch list, not a no-fly list — which prompts a question of why DHS and State didn’t have the terrorist on a no-fly list in the first place.

Update II: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) blasts Napolitano’s statement:

NOW Janet Napolitano agrees that the system failed miserably! Video Below..

Just blame Bush. Democrat voters ARE that stupid enough to also believe that it's all Bush's fault. Just like the housing collapse, right? = idiots..


  1. As long as Muslims roam the earth we will have these types of problems. Psychotic fanatics living in the dark ages but playing with modern toys of destruction. An individual Muslim might be educated into realizing that blowing people up ain't cool. Unfortunately the psychotic Muslims breed faster than they can be educated.

    So, as long as we play political games with our soldier's lives instead of leveling Muslim cities we will have airplanes and buildings being bombed, "youths" burning cars, and decapitations for your prime-time viewing pleasure.

    Just wait until Iran has nukes. We will have whole cities destroyed and the communists in D.C. will be worried about whether or not we should shoot at terrorists hiding in a mosque.

  2. Good for you Ano---flexing your common-sense muscles---and damn the political correctness police----here's hoping that your comments are the beginning of straight talk as opposed to the fear of saying what you believe because you will be denounced a racist or a homophobe by the truely sickest group of people amongst us---the liberal degenerates.