Upsetter wrote:Napolitano's stupid remarks aside, this wasnt our fault, it was primarily nigeria's fault. The father notified nigerian authorities about his son, not the US,"We learned of Abdulmutallab in November, when his father came to the U.S. embassy in Nigeria and sought help in finding him," Paul Gimigliano, a CIA spokesman said Tuesday. but the father was connected and the son used those connections to get out of the country shortly after. Sounds like a shit or get of the pot situation for the kid, the heat was on and he had to actually do something or he would have wound up in a nigerian prison. From what I heard he got a well heeled escort thru the nigerian airport from someone pretty connected.[Fixed]
Beyond that, this was a failure of security in Amsterdam, not the US. President Obama said Tuesday that a "systemic failure" on multiple levels allowed a passenger armed with explosives to board a Detroit-bound flight last week, as evidence mounts that there were warning signs and the government missed them. If he had made it past US Customs and blew up the airport, then it would be a TSA failure.
Unfortunately for all of us Upsetter, terrorism is reality regardless of who the potus is. The idea of kissing and bowing and making apologies for any previous administration obviously isn't working either. Is it just me, or has there been more reports or actual events of failed terrorist attempts since the President has taken office.
Just a thought, I know there is some awesome bone fishing to be done in Cuba. How about if we divert flights to Cuba from countries that pose a high terrorist threat. Govco could set up a TSA check station and those in violation could get comfortable with the current detainees. Just fuck'n withca