Feb 03 2010

Just Connecting The Dots Here …

So what can we conclude from the following two articles?

First we have this belated news:

WASHINGTON — Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit on Dec. 25, started talking to investigators after two of his family members arrived in the United States and helped earn his cooperation, a senior administration official said Tuesday evening.

Mr. Abdulmutallab, 23, began speaking to F.B.I. agents last week in Detroit and has not stopped, two government officials said. The officials declined to disclose what information was obtained from him, but said it was aiding in the investigation of the attempted terrorist attack.

And now this disturbing news:

America’s top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday that Al Qaeda and its affiliates had made it a high priority to attempt a large-scale attack on American soil within the next six months.

What we can conclude from the news that the Christmas Day bomber is now talking, a month after his capture, and what he is saying is scaring the crap out of the national intelligence and security community is someone screwed up – again. What we can conclude is the two gentlemen pictured above (AG Holder and President Obama) have been taking unwarranted risks with American lives in their defense of their liberal ideology. What we can conclude is they forget that defending the Constitution does not mean they get to make up their own warped interpretation of it.

We can also conclude it is well past time to hold hearings as to why AG Holder has designated himself supreme law enforcement and national security czar, and why he failed to notify all branches of government to work out a strategy to deal with the Christmas Day bomber immediately. For some reason the Justice Department could not call the other government entities responsible for national security decisions, but did take the time (4 weeks) to fly some family members out to break down the Miranda Rights wall they themselves robotically put up!

If an attack gets through, we will have a real presidential impeachment.

Addendum: I meant to add one more important observation, and that is all the ‘actionable intelligence’ from Abdulmutallab now is worthless. Folks, just use some basic common sense (something in short supply in the news media puppets). al Qaeda knows this man was caught and is under scrutiny. We have had the Obama administration reeling out details of what they know to prove they did not screw up. We have dates and intercepts and kinds of intercepts.

It is unreal how much has been exposed by an administration caught flat footed and now back on its heels. al Qaeda has had a month to move people, change communications paths and code words, to divert operatives into back plans and paths. They have scattered. The only ones that will be caught now or the lazy or stupid ones.

That is a big factor into why we are at risk and the alarm bells went off.

Addendum II: And if anyone is naive enough to think al Qaeda gave this newbie recruit real names, real details and hard evidence he could spill in the event he was caught they should think again. al Qaeda is not just suicidal religious fanatics, they are scary smart as well.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Just Connecting The Dots Here …”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    Ya notice how Obama looks these days…frustration and anger…through his looks, speeches, and comments. That’s because the public no longer believe him and there is nothing that Obama can do to reverse it.

    Example: this new poll about Obamacare…will passing it help the Democrats in November? No. Will putting Obamacare on the backburner for good help the Democrats in November? No.

    They’ve done too much political damage to itself.

    Will Obama reverse his policy of soft diplomacy power back to the Bush “cowboy” policy? I doubt it. Will Obama go back to the term, “War on Terror”? No, I doubt it.

    Will Obama have learned exactly what the role of a US president is? I doubt it. He’s still barking at his Democrat minions that they MUST pass Obamacare.

    He should stop barking about Obamacare but as long as he continues with his bark and no bite, I’m for it. Why? Because it helps in November.

    The concern that I have with the Republicans taking back the majority is how they will then govern in light of their poor governance in their last majority.

  2. TomAnon says:

    Wonder what Abdulmutallab got for a plea bargain?

    or, are we to believe, his lawyer allowed his parents to convince him to talk.

    5 weeks later and we finally have a confession. The half life of the information gained has passed and halved again several times over.

  3. owl says:

    Thanks AJ for putting up both their pics and yep, I think they are scared crazy about now.

    lurker, wish I agreed that nothing they can do but I started noticing something different this last week. It had become so bad that I had to tune O out but………folks, he’s back. It’s a long time to Nov. Could someone please send a message to the Repubs in congress that everytime he LIES about what he inherited, they need about 10 in front of a camera pointing out the LIE. Why let it stand? Why not do the work of the MSM and point out that Repubs did not have the power during the last two years of Bush? I would hang about 90% of them for ever letting these lies stand in the first place.

  4. SallyVee says:

    Combine all of the incompetence, hijinx and dangerously juvenile worldview outlined herein, with the cascading financial horrors, and it adds up to America in grave peril.

    The monstrous POS-POTUS and his clown posse are going to get people killed.

    On the financial front, the quite moderately conservative Gerald Seib writes:

    [SNIP] The federal budget deficit has long since graduated from nuisance to headache to pressing national concern. Now, however, it has become so large and persistent that it is time to start thinking of it as something else entirely: a national-security threat.


  5. daniel ortega says:

    I’m guessing you don’t normally read lamecherry,

    You don’t want to miss his warning about this coming attack,

    here it is:


  6. Fai Mao says:

    Hong Kong has recently had an influx of Muslims, it started by hiring Indonesian maids and then the boyfriends and merchants arrived. Because it has been such a safe city historically the people here are completely unprepared for a terrorist attack. As AQ gets more upset at China I am afraid we will be hit as well.

  7. dbostan says:

    I am glad somebody else is reading LameCherry.
    Sometimes he is over the top, but in many cases his take is very good.

  8. […] As I noted yesterday, the fact we let weeks go by before flying to Africa to pick up some honorable family members of the bomber to convince him to start talking also gave al Qaeda weeks to go to their “Plan B”. They have all run to ground, changed code words, put their weapons onto new targets. The information now bubbling from Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab is now of little use, as Stephen Hayes noted yesterday: One of the greatest concerns about the handling of Abdulmutallab is that FBI interrogators — in their initial 50 minute interview —  questioned him without the benefit of the information the U.S. intelligence community had collected on him in the six months prior to his attack. Mueller confirmed this, saying, “we did not have much information at 3:30,” when Abdulmutallab was initially questioned. Mueller testified that they had gathered more information on Abdulmutallab to use in his second interrogation. But when the “clean team” met with Abdulmutallab some five hours later to read him his rights, he stopped talking. So despite the fact that the intelligence community had compiled a dossier on Abdulmutallab — which included information from his father and from intercepts — none of that information was used to question him for five weeks after he was detained. […]