"The system worked."
So said of one of Obama's best and brightest smooth-brains --
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano --
following the narrowly averted Christmas Day disaster that was Northwest Flight 253.
Napolitano's subsequent attempts to remove both feet from her mouth only left her deeper in the hole, as evidenced by the Chosen One's acknowledgment of "systemic failures" that led to the incident. No word yet on whether Napolitano, who heads the organization charged with protecting the nation from such an attack, will soon bear the hypovehicular tread marks from being thrown under the Hope 'n' Change Express.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "undi-bomber," attempted to ignite PETN, a highly explosive compound used in plastic explosives, during the flight with 288 people on board. The PETN lined Abdulmutallab's underwear, and the terrorist used an acid-filled syringe as the catalyst-detonator.
Fortunately, the reaction was incomplete, resulting in an incendiary, rather than explosive, effect, and Abdulmutallab was severely burned while the plane remained intact. (Considering his injuries, perhaps "eunuch bomber" is a more apt moniker.) Flight attendants quickly put out the fire, and passengers and crew worked together to subdue the terrorist and keep the aircraft safe and secure until landing.
The system worked? Okay, let's recap, adding a few relevant details: A terrorist from Nigeria, trained in Yemen, pays cash for a ticket and boards a flight in Amsterdam for Detroit. He has neither a passport nor any checked bags and was escorted by a man who did not board the plane. His own father visited the U.S. embassy as early as four weeks before the incident, specifically to warn officials that his son had become involved with jihadis, and the U.S. intelligence community knew all of this before the terrorist boarded the flight. If only they had tried profiling...
Here are some other facts regarding the "system" Napolitano thinks worked so well: Like all other terrorists who are lucky enough to touch U.S. soil, Abdulmutallab immediately lawyered up after being taken into custody. No "unlawful enemy combatant" status for him; he'll be treated like any other constitutionally protected domestic criminal. Of course, he could have been even luckier -- some of those held at Guantanamo actually have been released to terrorist-hosting countries, only to return to the front lines of the war on terror, but we digress.
Meanwhile, we're reminded that we can't even use the term "war on terror" -- it's now "overseas contingency operations." Even the term "terrorism" has fallen out of favor, having been replaced by "man-caused disasters." In fact, the seven-page indictment doesn't use the word "terrorism." But at least Abdulmutallab's visa was revoked -- 11 days after the attempted bombing.
No, this "system" -- the "man-caused disaster" that masquerades as Obama's homeland security and counterterrorism policy -- most emphatically did not work. It brought America to within one failed detonator of losing nearly 300 lives; it allowed an individual with red flags hanging all over him to board a flight bound for our shores; and it once again forced flight crew and passengers into roles as ill-equipped counterterrorism and law enforcement surrogates.
Meanwhile, Democrats have mobilized their "truthspeak" (a.k.a. lie-making) apparatus to shift blame away from its true source, The Chosen One, citing holdup by the GOP of Erroll Southers' nomination as Transportation Security Administration Chief -- as if that somehow would have saved the day in this case. Moreover, the "holdup" dodge is an interesting tactic to say the least, considering that the Democrat-controlled Senate finally got around to bringing the nomination up for a vote only on Nov. 19 -- more than 300 days after Obama assumed office. On top of that, there is the small matter of Southers' misuse of confidential records to spy on his estranged wife's boyfriend and then lying about it to Congress. That may have had something to do with any delay that occurred. But then, at least, so far as we know, he isn't a tax cheat.
The truth is that the current system relies on serendipity, divine intervention and a proactive civilian populace to prevent loss of innocent lives. This, in and of itself but especially after the billions of dollars given to TSA over the years, is wholly unacceptable. To be sure, the fault does not lie primarily with intelligence; if anything, that community has succumbed to paralysis as a direct result of policy infected by political correctness. The real failure stems from this administration's denial (in spite of contrived statements to the contrary) that we remain at war against Muslim extremists. As Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer summed it up, "Obama may have declared the war over. Unfortunately al-Qa'ida has not. Which gives new meaning to the term 'asymmetric warfare.'"
THE PATRIOT POST
FRIDAY, 08 JANUARY 10
BARRY SOETORO aka BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
He is not eligible to be
President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact REGARDLESS of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not eligible
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
AT THE TIME OF HIS BIRTH
as required by the Constitution.
Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is not eligible to be President of the United States because – according to public admissions made by him – his “birth status was governed” by the United Kingdom. Obama further admits he was a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at birth.
Since Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was, if born in the state of Hawaii, a dual citizen, who – according to his own State Department – owed allegiance to the Queen of England and United Kingdom at the time of his birth – he cannot therefore be a “natural born” citizen of the US according to Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.
His father, who did not live in the United States for more than a couple of years, was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of Barack’s birth and afterwards, AND further, as Barack himself admitted on his website during the 2008 campaign, Barack was therefore born SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNANCE OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Here is a direct quote from Obama's "Fight the Smears/Fact Check" 2008 website:
‘When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…’ “
The FACT that he was not born of TWO US CITIZEN PARENTS is all that matters. The question of his birth certificate is a distraction (a distraction fostered by Obama’s supporters?) that ought not to occupy our time and resources. BUT if you are really convinced of the value of the COLB (certificate of live birth) that Obama posted on his website, see this:
Also, it is possible that he is not a United States
citizen at all through his mother if he was born in Kenya, as three witnesses have testified. The reason is because his mother could not pass her US citizenship on to her son because she did not live continuously in the United States for five full years after her fourteenth birthday as required by the US immigration law in effect during that period of time.
Check it out:
Also, an excellent introductory primer on Obama Presiidential Eligibility is to be found at:
His usurpation can only be corrected (1) by Congress through his Impeachment and Removal [something which will never happen in a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid], or (2) it can be
corrected by his resignation, which could happen if the public presssure on him to resign becomes great enough, or (3) by his removal by the United States Supreme Court affirming a Quo Warranto decision of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Columbia [which process Attorney General Eric Holder would never allow to even begin] or (4) by an amendment to the Constitution,
which will never happen because that again would require the agreement of a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid.
HERE IS THE QUESTION WHICH EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN SHOULD BE ASKING HIS OR HER CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS
“During the 2008 election, then Senator Obama published a statement at his website which said that his birth status was ‘governed’ by the British Nationality Act of 1948. Can you please tell me, and the American people, how a person governed - at birth - by British law, can be a natural born citizen of the United States and thus constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States?”
- Leo Rugiens