By: Brandon T. Ward
I’m sure by now everyone has heard of the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines plane that was heading into Detroit from Amsterdam. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to set off a bomb just minutes before the plane landed. The bomb apparently burst into flames and the attempt obviously failed. An Al-Qaeda group in Yemen allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, Yemen’s Foreign Minister, has stated that hundreds of Al-Qaeda militants are planning attacks from his country.
So what’s new? This last statement isn’t news. We know there are those who want to strike this country. The only news is that Yemen is making it. You’ve got to be on your toes on things like this. Just like Iran, constantly in the news. There will be an attack on Iran either by the United States or Israel, possibly both. If we keep hearing Yemen in the news they just might be the next target on the US’s war list (Also see: U.S.-aided attack in Yemen thought to have killed Aulaqi, 2 al-Qaeda leaders). One needs to research to find the reasoning for such an attack…
Let’s analyze the information we have so far… The puke who decided to blow up a plane full of people was on a terrorist watch list, he purchased a one way ticket, he paid for his ticket with cash, brought no luggage aboard and his father wrote to his own country and the embassy of the United States to explain that his son has turned radical! Shouldn’t that raise some type of flag? So with all of this previously known, how did he get on board? Janet? “I’m asking the same questions”, she says. WOW! (I wish I were making this up, watch the video at the bottom of this article.)
According to Kurt Haskell, a fellow passenger aboard the flight, he saw Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (the attempted bomber aka “the puke”) who was poorly dressed trying to board the plane without a passport. The man with him, well dressed, made the case to the ticket agent that Abdulmutallab was from Sudan, a refugee. He obviously was allowed to board! After the attempted bombing, while the passengers were being detained, Haskell witnessed an Indian man being handcuffed and led away after a bomb sniffing dog discovered his luggage. It was only today that the FBI changed their story to reflect this incident…
Patricia Keepman claims that a man in front of her on the plane videotaped the entire flight, including the attempted detonation of the bomb. “He sat up and videotaped the entire thing, very calmly,” said Patricia. “We do know that the FBI is looking for him intensely. Since then, we’ve heard nothing about it.”
Doesn’t all of this seem a bit fishy to you? We have a well dressed man who helped the bomber gain access to the plane. The bomber, who is on the terrorist watch list, boarded the plane with no passport. He purchased a one way ticket with cash, brought no luggage onboard and his father even warned that his son is a potential terrorist threat. Someone videotaped the entire flight, including the attempted bombing. To top it off, the passengers were forced to stay on the plane for 20 minutes after it landed!
I’m no detective, but since it was known that there was a bomb on the plane why wouldn’t the passengers have been evacuated right away? There could have been another bomb. And when was the last time you saw someone film an entire flight? You would think the man would have dropped the camera to help stop the bomber… Where is this cameraman? If he was a passenger he should have been detained like the rest of the passengers and questioned… There is another story here folks that is not being told or investigated into, you can figure it out…
(I think we all need to be on our toes right now. This just doesn’t add up, and let’s not forget the Fort Hood shooting (shooter had contacts in Yemen) which had the same sort of warnings yet no action was taken to advert that attack. Now we have this attempted airline bombing and the thing in common is Yemen, all while our government is beating the war drum for an attack on that country. What’s really going on here?)
The United States spends $75 billion a year on intelligence gathering and something so obvious slipped by?! How could our “system” have failed so miserably? I personally don’t think that big of a screw up is possible. This man’s plans should have raised multiple red flags, yet none were raised. Why was someone recording the whole flight including the attempted bombing? We don’t know at this point, but I hope you stay awake as we may have more information on this soon… Maybe more “attacks” are on the way.
So what did our illustrious Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano have to say about this attempted attack? She stated, “once the incident occurred the system worked.” So what she is saying is that AFTER the attempt to blow up an airliner full of people, once that failed only because the person who made the bomb is a bumbling idiot, after that, then the system worked. Shouldn’t the “system” be to STOP pukes like this from ever getting on the plane? We have all of these rules and regulations yet they never work.
I’m not sure what system Janet Napolitano is referring to. Just months ago she seemed to be working on another system… A system to find or weed out “domestic terrorists.”
According to the recent document put out by the DHS, a domestic terrorist can be someone who is NOT for ILLEGAL immigration, someone who is for the 2nd Amendment (gun rights) and someone who believes the federal government is out of control (spending etc), among other things. Michelle Malkin has all of the details on her site including the DHS document. If you haven’t heard about this yet I encourage you to check it out.
So what measures are planned to stop these bombers from attempting to blow up another plane? Immediately, you will no longer be allowed to walk around or have a blanket on your lap one hour before the plane lands. Umm, don’t you think they will just try to blow up the plane say, 1 hour and a couple minutes before landing then? Who makes this stuff up!? The other thought is to install full body scanners.
You remember hearing about those a few years ago, right? The scanners that can see through your cloths exposing your “junk” on a TV screen. Now let’s stop and think for a second. Let’s use that brain God gave us! Why do we need these scanners? We already knew the man was on a terrorist list and the rest of the details already stated. It sounds to me that more time needs to be spent looking for the REAL bad guys and not people who are now being defined as “domestic terrorists.”
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