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30th December, 2009
Obama & America on the Nigerian Detroit plane bomber (trained here in Britain?)
President Obama says that “a mix of human and systemic failures” enabled a would-be suicide bomber to board a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, where passengers foiled an effort to blow up the plane in midair. Obama called the breakdown “totally unacceptable.”
In a brief statement to reporters in Hawaii, where he’s vacationing with his family, the president outlined his “serious concerns” about the failure of the U.S. security apparatus to keep Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab off a Northwest flight despite a warning to U.S. Embassy officials several week’s earlier by the 23-year-old’s father. Highlights of the president’s brief statement: Obama said reviews that he ordered of the nation’s air security system began Sunday and that he has requested preliminary reports to be delivered to him by Thursday.
In their self-flagellation over their own “systemic failures” it might be instructive for our American friends to understand this:
WE BRITS DID THE RIGHT THING, BUT FOR THE WRONG REASONS
Americans seem to think that WE in Britain did the right thing in keeping out this Nigerian when he applied for a visa earlier this year despite having put him through a British university, 2005 – 2008.
Well, I have news for our American friends. We MAY have done the right thing, but it was for the wrong reasons.
We refused his visa ONLY because the British authorities have just recently begun to act on the thousands of bogus colleges in London, fronts for training jihadists. They have been warned about this for months, perhaps years. He was stopped because the university he had applied to attend did not exist.
This begs the question: why then was he not investigated further? It is clear as day that anyone applying to such a university KNOWS that it does not exist. THAT is why they apply to join it! They are all trainee terrorists.
The British government failed the international community.
Its policy should NOT be to try hide the fact that we have had fake (trainee Jihad) degrees in Britain for some time. Its policy should have been to follow up these university applicants AND to inform the rest of our allies of any names which had applied.
AND WHY DIDN’T BROWN’S GOVERNMENT SHARE THIS INFORMATION…
With the Americans AND our EU allies?…
Well, partly because since Tony Blair left office this government has tried to distance itself from terror/terrorism/terrorists/Islamists – ANYthing uncomfortably reminiscent of the rope still dangling above the heads of Blair and Bush.
Both Brown and Obama have said little about terrorism in both our lands. They have tried to pretend that the threat went with Mr Blair and then Mr Bush. Until now that suited the American administration admirably in its ‘reaching out’ mode. You see, it was all THEIR doing – the two “formers”.
Except it wasn’t.
Now Mr Obama is starting to notice this, and starting to understand why Guantanamo was, as referred to by Blair “an anomaly”. He is now trying to work out what exactly to do with the Yemenis there awaiting return to the Yemen. Well? Send ’em back, Big O. That’s what you SAID you’d do, wasn’t it? Well, didn’t you? That’s why all the liberals voted for you, wasn’t it? Well, wasn’t it?
Six were returned to the Yemen just one week ago. And six others to Afghanistan and Somalia. The rest of the Guantanamo Bay detainees, half of which are from the Yemen, might not meet this radical imam and go operational anyway. And at least the poor souls can’t be waterboarded any more.
Tough this running the free world business isn’t it?
Abdulmutallab’s al Qaeda Ties
Since the moment Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was taken into custody he has claimed a tie to al Qaeda. As Jim Axelrod reports, al Qaeda has taken responsibility for the Christmas day terror attack attempt.
So, Is This Terrorism? From Yemen to Detroit to Iran
The Underwear Bomber,’ or What Happened on Christmas Over Detroit.
Larry Kudlow on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report is joined by an A-Team of terrorism analysis. Joining Kudlow is Frank Gaffney, Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and The Heritage Foundation’s Homeland Security expert Jena Baker McNeil.
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- Context of December 13, 2006: Terror Charges Dropped against Liquid Bomb Suspect in Pakistan’
- Briton executed in China – first execution for half a century
- Warning to Britain from Iran – we’ll get “a slap in the mouth”. Is that all? We do that to ourselves every day in the Guardian…
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