That’s The Rumor In D.C.
Sporting the same smarmy “I know better than you do, you ignorant peasants!” look as das Fuhrer Barack Hussein Obama (pictured here from yesterday) Janet Napolitano is expected to resign today as the Department of Homeland Security ‘Czar’ in the wake of the near tragic Christmas Day terrorist attack.
Clearly this Administration had enough intelligence before the attempted attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to prevent him from getting on Northwest Airlines flight 253 bound for Detroit from Schipol, Netherlands in the first place but failed to move him from the “watch” to the “no board” list.
TSA officials, which come under the Department of Homeland Security planned on asking Abdulmutallab “a few questions” upon landing in Detroit instead.
Mr. Abdulmutallab’s father met with US embassy officials in Abuja, Nigeria, on Nov. 18 to discuss his concern that his son had come under the influence of dangerous extremists, and had planned to travel to Yemen.
At the same time, US intelligence was focused on the possibility of imminent attacks on Americans or American interests in Yemen by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Yet the intelligence community did not connect these dots.
“The [counterterrorism] community failed to follow-up further on this ‘strategic warning,’ ” concludes the report summary.
Abdulmutallab’s name was included in the longest list of possible terrorist names maintained by the US, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) database, maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center.
But he was not added to the shorter lists of possibly more dangerous suspects, such as the no-fly list maintained by the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center. That list includes about 3,400 names.
Good riddance to Janet Incompetano. As this was the third terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Obama seized power in the White House, it’s only a matter of time until his impeachment for being the most neglectful President on U.S. Security in the history of the country.
We expect those impeachment calls to become much louder after the November 2nd mid-term elections.