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    Did the system work?

    Janet Napolitano is quoted as saying the recent incident where the Nigerian attempted to blow up a plane, proof that they system works as it should. To me this is an ultimate example of spin, and insults my intelligence.

    I mean even though the man was warned about, and refused a student visa in the U.K., he was issued a visa for the U.S., got bomb material past security, and if not for a civilian may have succeed in downing a plane. If this proves the system works I've got some ocean front property to sell you in my home state of Indiana.

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    Re: Did the system work?

    I know somebody will get miffed and ping me for this, but Napolitano probably didn't want to profile a black man since our President is black. Instead, she spent time profiling white conservative, anti-abortion, Christian gun owners as potential terrorists. I wonder how many resources were spent trying to discover why we white conservatives owned guns and were buying ammo and for what nefarious purposes?

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    Re: Did the system work?

    I find her backpedaling, claiming that what she really meant to say was that the response to the attack was executed perfectly, to be beyond laughable. The system obviously does not work and the war in Afghanistan is now a total waste of time as it seems that the threat has moved to Yemen.

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    Re: Did the system work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I find her backpedaling, claiming that what she really meant to say was that the response to the attack was executed perfectly, to be beyond laughable. The system obviously does not work and the war in Afghanistan is now a total waste of time as it seems that the threat has moved to Yemen.

    The terrorists have no safe haven in those countries.

    Yemen 22 were arrested recently.

    Pakistan is pushing them hard killing scores.

    They have no safe haven from the US and its allies.


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    Re: Did the system work?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    The terrorists have no safe haven in those countries.

    Yemen 22 were arrested recently.

    Pakistan is pushing them hard killing scores.

    They have no safe haven from the US and its allies.
    I hope you're right.

    Attempted bombing spotlights al Qaeda growth in Yemen | Reuters

    Civil war and lawlessness have turned the Arab world's poorest state into an attractive alternative base for al Qaeda, which U.S. officials say has been largely pushed out of Afghanistan and is under growing military pressure from the Pakistani army in bordering tribal areas.

    Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, is charged with attempting to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane as it approached Detroit on a flight from Amsterdam with almost 300 people on board.

    In U.S. questioning, Abdulmutallab claimed that al Qaeda operatives in Yemen supplied him with an explosive device and trained him on how to detonate it, an official said.

    Al Qaeda's presence in Yemen has grown over the last year and Washington fears it could become a central base of operations outside Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials and experts.
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    Re: Did the system work?

    Only if one defines the system working as inversely proportional to whether or not the mechanism, itself, worked, could one possibly claim the system works.
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    Re: Did the system work?

    When I went to the airport to pick my Son up for the Holidays, I witnessed airport security doing it's thing. The took a small child, maybe 3 or 4 in her stroller away from her Mother, and gave the stroller a thorough going over. the poor child was crying loudly for her Mother,who had to remain about 5 yards away. People just stood and watched as they put this Family through this.---so I will say this, "If we have become so sheepish, and so fearful of the sky fallin that we will put our children through this, all in the name of saftey, we have truly lost the American spirit of fearlessness". No wonder the World has lost respect for us. we act like sissys, for all the world to see. butch up America, and face the future boldly like you have a pair.
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    Re: Did the system work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    When I went to the airport to pick my Son up for the Holidays, I witnessed airport security doing it's thing. The took a small child, maybe 3 or 4 in her stroller away from her Mother, and gave the stroller a thorough going over. the poor child was crying loudly for her Mother,who had to remain about 5 yards away. People just stood and watched as they put this Family through this.---so I will say this, "If we have become so sheepish, and so fearful of the sky fallin that we will put our children through this, all in the name of saftey, we have truly lost the American spirit of fearlessness". No wonder the World has lost respect for us. we act like sissys, for all the world to see. butch up America, and face the future boldly like you have a pair.
    Well they can start by paying the security people a decent wage.


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    Re: Did the system work?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Well they can start by paying the security people a decent wage.
    What they may not pay them per person, they sure make up for with volume. there more security guards, then passengers, or regular airport personal. All just having their way with people. take off your hat, your belt, your sweater, your shoes. I say screw that. Grow a set. ----I would ride, "Freedom Airlines", where anybody boarding, that didn't have a gun, would be issued one.---Let a terrorist try that flight. Buncha blanket clinchers
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    Re: Did the system work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    What they may not pay them per person, they sure make up for with volume. there more security guards, then passengers, or regular airport personal. All just having their way with people. take off your hat, your belt, your sweater, your shoes. I say screw that. Grow a set. ----I would ride, "Freedom Airlines", where anybody boarding, that didn't have a gun, would be issued one.---Let a terrorist try that flight. Buncha blanket clinchers
    Exactly right, quality over quantity. If the Airports were run by Casino owners it would be a whole different ballgame.


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