Sunday, January 3, 2010

Obama Reluctantly Connects Al Qaeda To Terror Plot

In his weekly Internet and radio address, the president said Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula "trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America."

In his most direct public language to date, the president described the path through Yemen of 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to destroy Northwest Flight 253. The president also emphasized that the United States would continue its partnerships with friendly countries -- citing Yemen, in particular -- to fight terrorists and extremist groups around the globe.

After days of refusing to connect Umar with a larger terrorist network the president today announced that connection. This is no longer the isolated attack of just a few days ago. The information has been there all the time so why did Obama finally admit what we all knew long ago. The answer, as I see it is simple, he came to realize that the information was coming out no matter how determined he was to keep it from the American people. This secret could not be kept.

Obama's homeland security team has been piecing together just how Abdulmutallab was able to board the plane. Officials have described flaws in the system and by those executing the strategy and have delivered a preliminary assessment.

A senior administration official had said the United States was increasingly confident there was a link between Abdulmutallab and an Al Qaeda affiliate, but Obama's statement is the strongest connection between the two.

"We're learning more about the suspect," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address that the White House released on Saturday as the president vacationed in Hawaii.

"We know that he traveled to Yemen, a country grappling with crushing poverty and deadly insurgencies. It appears that he joined an affiliate of Al Qaeda, and that this group -- Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America," the president said.

Obama and those in the administration still continue to tie the terrorist to poverty and will not face the reality that's it Islam and not poverty that motivates these radicals. They will continue in this belief and nothing will move them from it. Their political correctness and multiculturalism will allow them to see no other cause.

There is little doubt that heads will roll and the blame put on this agency or that. But in the end the Obama administration will not point the finger at itself, at the one person where the buck stops. Obama will never admit that his political correctness stance has made many in the security agencies hesitant to step forward with vital information for fear they may lose their jobs and be label Islamic homophobes. This is the root of the problem and Barack and those close to him will never recognize this and will continue to place blame elsewhere.

Officials have said Abdulmutallab's father warned the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria that his son had drifted into extremism in the Al Qaeda hotbed of Yemen. Abdulmutallab's threat was only partially digested by the U.S. security apparatus and not linked with a visa history showing the young man could fly to the United States. read more from FOX News


Samuel Gonzalez said...

As usual our commuinity orginizer president is late to the party. Is it really much of a shock? Notice that he hasn't cut down on his Hawaii vacation though? He annouces that all these reviews are being conducted as if that is really accomplishing anything.

It's just show of "do sonething" to give the appearence that he's knows what he's doing. That may fool some people, but please give me a break!

For all this kiss the Mulim world ass, what has it gotten him?


They still want to kill us and they don't give a damn that our president used to be a Muslim himself. And for all of Obama's calling Islam a great religion, what has that gotten Obama?

An attempted attack on Chrisitmas. Nice.

(L) said...

Samuel G,

What's this use to be Muslim?

As long as the "Marxist in Chief" and his Socialist Party is in charge of this Great Nation expect much more of the same!

Ron Russell said...

I firmly believe something is coming soon and I have doubts it will be an attack on an airliner, but rather a sucide bomber type attack in a school or church---they have done the trains and shopping centers, they really want to make a statement and these would be very soft targets. These bastards will stop at nothing to score a news making event.

Debbie said...

I think Ron you are correct. Something big is coming. The Nigerian on Christmas day would have been huge. I'm still not convinced that he was alone. More reports of a second man, but not much reporting after that.

There have been several dry runs on school buses and attacking our children would be a huge feather in al-Qaeda's hat.

Right Truth

TexasFred said...

Ron, I would be surprised if there wasn't some type of very personal attack on the American homeland...

The Moron in Chief and his band of merry retards haven't got a clue, they don't prevent ANYTHING, they merely react to what has already happened...

And in Obama's case, the *flash to BANG* delay is close to a week!

Dumb bastard...

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I'm so tired of the PC brigade who've essentially determined that it's a freak coincidence that all of these terrorists are Muslim radicals. Their religion is irrelevant? Tell that to them.

Teresa said...

Obama is in slow motion once again. But, these Libs seem to blame everything and everyone else instead of taking responsibility for themselves and their wrongdoing, or inaction. They think that poverty is the problem, like being poor forces you to steal. That is the most retarded thinking. The main problem is that God and morality have been taken out of the equation and thus people don't have a sense of right and wrong. There are many people who have worked hard, gotten out of poverty and excelled in their lives. One I can think of is Dr. Ben Carson. He is an amazing neurologist.

Matt said...

It is understandable, but still astoundingly wrong, that the POTUS and his minions would look at this as a socio-economic problem, rather than a cultural/religious one. With the Marxist background, they automatically plug any phenomena into that model. They are incapable of seeing anything outside of that mindset. It defines how they think, and everything that they do.

Unfortunately, that is going to get a lot of good people killed one day, and I'm with Fred and Ron, it'll be sooner rather than later. Obama is an easy mark, and the islamists see that.

Barking Spider said...

Even our useless Labour shower in the UK made the connection public shortly after the incident and it was all over the media - so even dithering Brown didn't take as long as Obarmy on this.

Also, today in the Sunday Express, one of their reporters boarded a plane at Schipol Airport, the same airport as
Abdulmutallab boarded his flight to the US, and he was able to get a syringe through both airport security and KLM security and onto the plane without being stopped!

So much for all the extra knee-jerk security!

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Ron! Great post, except the pic, I would rather looked at naked squirrels that visited my birthday party...that comment was a hoot, You'll have to see how I replied, that guy gets around. Thanks for your well wishes.

Obama and his liars will continue to lie and spin until the day they die. I can't stand he tries to make these killers "poor" kind of like he tried to portray himself as just ordinary folks from the hood. Corporate lawyer with lots of money.....underpants bomber FILTHY rich. It never ends with these clowns.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

Obama finally backed off os his "isloated extremist" comment, but only because it was so laughably incorrect. And he knew it when he made the statement, he was just trying to cover up for the fact that Al Qaeda did not stop wanting to destroy America just because he was the president. He thought that we were stupid enough to believe it, but he sounded so stupid making that comment that he had to back away from it. If he had had his druthers he would never have even mentioned Al Qaeda.

Jill said...

I feel safer already (cough cough)


Islam is a religion of peace. lol

MK said...

So obama finally see it eh, well done president moron, you're only a few years later.

At this rate, only about 90% of America will have to be bombed and burned before the wretched lefties wake and call for someone else to do something to save them.