Tag Archive 'Somalia'

Apr 13 2010

Obama’s Hit & Miss National Defense

As I have noted many times, the successful terrorist attack at Ft Hood and the nearly successful underwear bomber on Flight 253 over the skies of Detroit are evidence that team Obama lowered our national security detection thresholds. This altering of how we respond to suspicious communications or contacts with known or suspected terrorism supporters […]

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Jan 02 2010

White House Briefed On Flight 253 Bomb Technology Two Months Prior

Drip, Drip, Drip. As more information is known, the depth of the Obama Administration’s failures continue to deepen and shock. Not only did: the NSA pick up chatter in August about al Qaeda planning attacks on the US with a “Nigerian”  – possibly going by the name Umar Farouk, the NSA pick up Nigerian Umar […]

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Dec 30 2009

Great – Somalia Was Able To Stop Similar Airline Bomber Just Last Month

Well, now we know how bad our defenses have atrophied since just after 9-11, and probably since President Bush left office. It seems the Somalis were able to detect and stop a similar airline bomb plot just last month: MOGADISHU, Somalia – Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu […]

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Apr 12 2009

American Hostage Freed From Pirates!

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It was only yesterday that I made two statements about the pirate-hostage stand off near Somalia. First I lambasted others for jumping to conclusions and rushing to make judgements when it was prudent to let our forces determine the best way to free the hostage without killing him. I felt the calls of failure and […]

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Apr 11 2009

Team Obama Is Experiencing DC’s Paralysis of Analysis Over Pirates

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Update: Finally, some small steps in the right direction: U.S. warships are trying to stop Somali pirates from sending reinforcements to a lifeboat where an American captain is being held hostage as the high-seas standoff off Africa’s eastern coast entered a fourth day Saturday. But sadly another step backwards: Pirates seized a U.S.-owned and Italian-flagged […]

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