Monday, December 28, 2009

This Is The "System" Working?

You have got to be kidding me that Janet Napolitano thinks the system WORKED after the failed terrorist attempt! I couldn't believe it when I saw she said this. She really must put down the "Hopium" pipe:



I just can't get away from this - just what worked, exactly? That someone who was exposed as a potential terrorist - by his FATHER* - was allowed to fly into the United States, and only failed in blowing up the damn plane because he mishandled the trigger, and that is the system WORKING?? Everything that worked was AFTER the fact. Thank heavens for some of the brave passengers and flight attendants on that flight who thwarted this terrorist attempt, especially Jasper Schuringa, who literally took matters into his own hands to put out the explosive materials.

I can't believe I am saying this, but Senator Lieberman is Spot On. If it wasn't for quick action on the part of a few on the plane, especially Schuringa, there is no telling what could have happened in Detroit.

*And yes, the father went to the US Embassy to inform the US of his concerns about his son, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab:



And YET, Napolitano claims the system worked. Right. Clearly, we have different definitions of what "work" is. Here's a hint, Napolitano - when someone's FATHER, a widely respected, high level man in his country, goes to the US Embassy and claims his son is a DANGER to the United States, how about the son doesn't get anywhere NEAR the country?? By any means, be it plane, boat, hot air balloon, or whatever it is. Seems to me, that would have placed him way up at the top of the "Do Not Fly" list, but that's just me.

Oh no wait, there are a half a million people on the "persons of interest" list, and we couldn't POSSIBLY take the time or make the effort to subject those people to a little extra scrutiny before they board a metal tube with hundreds of other people to go fly 30,000 feet above our country. We have no experience whatsoever with how well THAT can turn out ...

"The system worked." Wow, if this is the system WORKING, I'd sure hate to see what happened if it FAILED...

10 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Wait...there was an attempted terrorist attack? You'd never know by the Chicago Tribune this morning, which had nothing in the headlines about it. Although there was a very little blurb on the bottom right of the front page which said, "US: Travel is safer now."

Phew! Good to know. That Obama...always keeping us safe. Whadda guy.

nazareth priest said...

Ugh!...give me some of that "Hopium" pipe:<)!
When something looks like a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like duck...well, you know where I'm going with this...
Insanitiy. Pure insanity.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Mary Ellen, you have got to be kidding me abt the Chicago Tribune!! For REAL?? It is all OVER the, um, real news!! Sheesh!

LOL, oh, yeah - Obama has made the whole world smile with his Hopa, hasn't he?

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Nazareth Priest, this morning I saw an interview with Napolitano saying she had been "taken out of context." Oh, really?? After she went on ALL of the morning shows saying EXACTLY the same thing?? What is WRONG with these people?? We have VIDEO TAPE!!

Sheesh. You hit the nail on the head - pure insanity indeed!

SFIndie said...

Well, thank heavens it's safe to travel now. I mean, c'mon, there was "no evidence of improper screening" and it was only "one individual" on "one flight" (as that idiot Napolitano said). So what if only one flight might have been blown up? Look at all the flights that WEREN'T blown up!

And the $50 billion security system worked, right? As long as paying passengers and flight crew are on the job, we're okay, right? I LOVE that the newscaster questioned the correspondent about that!

Poor Obama, having his vacation interrupted twice in three whole days. Oh, it's so hard to be Prez. I'd be outraged, too, at all the questions being asked. Forget outrage that this guy got on the plane, just PLEASE stop asking so many questions! It's VACATION time, people!

Yeah, we can put folks like Senator Ted Kennedy on the no-fly list (how long did it take him to get his name removed???) but there was simply NOT enough credible information on this guy to keep him off the plane. Oh, so what that his OWN FATHER warned the embassy. There are just too too many people on the general data base list. I wonder what has to happen to get ON the no-fly list or the increased security list. I guess being a suspected terrorist isn't enough.

I'm no fan of Joe Lieberman, but he DID call it - it could have been a tragedy but for the quick action of passengers and crew. I tell you, those passengers who jumped in at their own peril deserve free flights for life on Northwest!

Unfuckingbelievable.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Ain't it, SF? Just unfuckingbelievable, especially since, as I mentioned, Napolitano claimed she had been taken out of context? Oh, please.

Get this - the young man who tried to blow up the plane gopt a TWO YEAR student visa to come to the US. He paid CASH to get on the plane - that doesn't raise any questions? A 21 yr old paying CASH? Really?

Still - the most damning information is his own father warning the US. I know there are all these people on the "Watch Out" list, but honestly - what does it TAKE to get on the No Fly list?? Sheesh!

If this man had gotten his detonator to work, there is no telling how many people would hve been killed. As I said, if that is the system WORKING, I don't want to ever see it FAIL!!!

And yes, poor Obama - having his 13day vacation interrupted. How many days is that now in the first year? And we compained abt Bush...

SFIndie said...

Now I know there must be pigs flying somewhere, or hell HAS frozen over...I just watched a video of Karl Rove over at RBO and he made great sense about The Pretender's response to this terrorist attack.

I. Agree. With. Karl. Rove.

Look what this administration has done to me.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SFIndie, don't I know it! WTH has happened to us?? I can see now why Bush relied on him so much. He is wicked smart, and knows abt what he is talking (even if I don't always agree with his conclusions).

ARGH - I just admitted Rove was smart!

Never, NEVER did I think I would even deign to listen to this man, so yeah - I can't believe what the Obama Admin. has done to me, either.

Damn - is THAT the change he meant?!?!

nazareth priest said...

Well, it just get "better" and "better"...
getting on an airplane to the USA with no passport, being on a "suspected terrorist" list AND lighting a flippin' bomb in your underpants...all it gets is "we'll have to investigate"...from the Great One.
Oy!
Gimme a double of whatever you're havn'!!:<(!!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Nazareth Priest, you said it. And now Obama is acting all mad abt this incident, like how could it POSSIBLY have happened? He's angry abt it, the reports claim. But he has not made it a priority to get the new head of the TSA through, either, and that seems to be a fairly important role...

Typical Obama...