Anyone who has gone to the movies lately knows
Following the "similar but different" Hollywood studio formula, the 12-25 storyline is similar to 9-11's:
valiant government agents’ efforts to protect the country from
terrorists are thwarted by nameless “
Failure to communicate: Instead of reviewing D.B. Pooper's active non-immigrant
visa, scouring intelligence databases or checking to see
if he bought any plane tickets to
Suspension of Disbelief: "Intelligence officials" insist analysts in
"Though the Nigerian was linked to extremists
If Obama is serious about fixing the screw-ups involved in the 12-25 caper, this U.S. "intelligence" official should be the first to be sent back to the mail-room.
But let US not put all the blame on the "intel" folks.
Why wasn't "DB Pooper" searched by Dutch drug officials? A NIGERIAN travels to Ghana where the KLM Accra office sold him a
ticket for $2,831 in cash. He not
only paid for his ticket in cash but also refused to provide a
contact address. You don't have to be LOST to know Nigerians are big heroin smugglers. "D.B. Pooper" should have been searched by the Dutch from head to toe.
"Had the terror center
obtained the report, they might have forced a review of Abdulmutallab's visa or
put him on the no-fly list," said an intelligence official, fuming at the
PLOT TWIST: According to the ex-US Ambassador to Morocco, Vice President Dick Cheney personally authorized the release of 11 Saudis from Guantanamo Bay, who then passed through a leaky Saudi halfway house terrorist rehabilitation program to rejoin Al Qaeda. Two of the 11 former detainees took the express jihadi underground railroad to rejoin Al Qaeda in Yemen. In February, 2009, the New York Times reported that U.S. counter-terrorism officials confirmed that one of the Cheney repats was Said Al-Shihri, who became the deputy leader of the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda, and that he was suspected of being involved in a deadly attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen in 2007. Shortly after the attack, Shihri appeared in an Al Sahab Al Qaeda video production along with another Cheney repat identified as Abu Hareth Muhammad al-Awfi, who also rejoined Al Qaeda in Yemen.) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amb-marc-ginsberg/dick-ch...
What's Barack Obama to do? Firing incompetents in the government isn''t easy but it is a start. Yes you can.