Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.
Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to “connect the dots.” He said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”
Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material—the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.
More at The Hill
Obama thinks if he can destroy facts they never happened.
Reminds me of this old cartoon character from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.
All it causes is for one to get lost.
Obama oinks for more gun control i mean gun control to stop crime is like putting out a fire with gasoline
The more violence is committed, the more the government will step in to “help”. The more they help, the worse it gets and more attacks are committed. Then the government steps in to “help” some more until control is complete.
Making citizens safe is not their goal. Making us think we need them is.
the government has 1 million names on that watch list for HSD
@John: Ah. So, let’s disarm citizens and import more suspects, right? Since you ADMIT the government is overwhelmed with potential suspects (that list wouldn’t be intentionally bloated for gun control purposes, would it?), is it wise to bring in MORE suspicious characters from Terrorville when we can’t vet those that are here?
Or, is that just racist?
Doing this scrubbing is how a man who was on the No-Fly Watch list could still buy guns.
Obama made that possible.