HSS Janet Napolitano on Attempted Terror Plane Bombing,“everything went according to clockwork” … Only a Failed Detonator Saved Passengers



Once again welcome to “Obama in Wonderland,” where everything is upside down. Only in “Obama in Wonderland” is the system considered working like clockwork when a terrorist is able to get a bomb on bard a plane, attempt to explode it but fail to only because of a faulty detonator. The spin out of this administration is frightening and dangerous.

This morning on ABC’s “This Week” with Jake Tapper, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano actually  said that “everything went according to clockwork” in how passengers, crew, air industry, state and local enforcement and the government reacted to the attempted terror bombing of Flight 253.

I guess we all would hate to see if the system actually failed according to Obama minions.

Once the incident occurred, every thing worked.”

Um, the fact of the matter is that only a failed detonator was the difference between allowing passenger Jasper Schuringa to subdue terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Northwest Airlines 253 or the senseless killing of passengers aboard the airplane.

Her exact comment was “… once this incident occurred, every thing went according to clockwork.” Are you insane Ms Napolitano? We are not interested that “once the incident occurred that everything went according to clockwork”, we are interested as to why BEFORE THE INCIDENT OCCURRED, why everything did not go according to clockwork!!! We could care less as to how officials reacted after the fact. Who in their right mind thinks the system worked? As stated at The Corner, “I would wager that not one percent of Americans think the system is “working” when terrorists successfully get bombs onto planes (and succeed in activating them).”

What the public is concerned about is how the incident occurred, not what the Obama administration did after it happened! How did this terrorist get explosives on the plane?

Try as you might, you can’t sweep this one under the carpet and blame it on George W. Bush.

UPDATE I: Michelle Malkin pegs Janet Napolitano perfectly.


Oh but wait, we have a near terrorist bombing aboard a plane bound for Detroit, MI and our concerned commander and chief is golfing. Could you just imagine what the MSM would be saying if it were GWB on the lynx.

UPDATE I: FIRE Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano!!!

We second and third the motion of Flopping Aces and Johah Goldberg at NRO. How inept could this administration really be? How could this be the message that they put forth to the American people that the system worked, when it obviously failed. Once again Obama has picked yet another winner to surround him self with.

For some one who is such a great communicator and provided such great speeches during the campaign, the message from Obama and this White House has been an unmitigated disaster since he took office. It is like the Gang that Could not Shoot Straight.

UPDATE II: Town Hall Provides some food for Thought … What Constitutes a Warning.

The LEFT railed on GWB for supposedly being warned of 9/11. Bush knew and did nothing. That was the cry from the LEFT. So what about Obama? Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, the father of Flight 253 Plane terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had warned the United States  U.S. authorities to his son’s “extreme religious views” months ago. Is this not a warning?

Remember when the left was up in arms about how President Bush was supposedly “warned” about 9/11?

It’s always struck me as silly — and more than a little unfair — to expect any administration to be “warned” about a potential attack if it’s just part of a list of thousands of potential problems.

That being said, given the 9/11 experience, wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect that, if a man’s own father warned the US about him and his intentions, that the potential troublemaker would at least make it onto a “no fly” list?

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  • Comments

    21 Responses to “HSS Janet Napolitano on Attempted Terror Plane Bombing,“everything went according to clockwork” … Only a Failed Detonator Saved Passengers”

    1. Scared Monkeys on December 27th, 2009 3:03 pm

      It’s Bush’s fault, it’s Bush’s fault.

      Once again a concerned President looks on and shows the United States his genuine care from the 18th green.

      Unbelievable. Sir, could you even pretend like you care?

    2. Brenda in Virginia on December 27th, 2009 6:02 pm

      SM…your comment made me remember an interview I saw with Bush #1 after Clinton was elected. At the time, the President was taking heat over something (not related to a sex scandal :>) and the reporter was asking Bush’s opinoin. His response was something like, “Since I’m no longer President, I’m just glad this time it cannot be my fault.”

      With Obama as Pres., I feel as if I don’t have a president over my country. Scary to see Pelosi, Reid, and such on the news as they rarely speak anything remotely close to my views and/or beliefs as an American…not to mention my private views of what God is and expects of us.

    3. Jeff Molloy on December 27th, 2009 6:23 pm

      # 1,

      How is this Bush’s fault?He has not even been in office for a year.Obama is clearly responsible, as he should be responsible for anything that goes wrong while he is in office.He should have been responsible for the airport security at the 2 foreign airports the whacko went through.It is obvious Obama does not know the real threat of terrorism.

    4. Buster on December 27th, 2009 7:37 pm

      Simply put Janet

      (edit) Red ;)

    5. Buster on December 27th, 2009 7:40 pm

      Actually the way obamanos is running the country it was like clockwork !!! It wont be to long before we are hit again !!!

    6. Scared Monkeys on December 27th, 2009 7:45 pm


      I was being sarcastic. ;) That is what Obama and his minions always say.

      What do you think they would say, it was Obama’s fault?


    7. Jeff Molloy on December 27th, 2009 7:57 pm


      I was too

    8. Scared Monkeys on December 27th, 2009 8:07 pm

      #7, oops :)

      Like clockwork. Yea, the party crashers got into the Obama dinner just like clock work too.


    9. St Stephen on December 27th, 2009 8:09 pm

      Will the President refer to this as terrorism this time at least, or will he once again shy away from the “T” word, as he has instructed others?

    10. katablog.com on December 27th, 2009 8:24 pm

      What you all don’t understand is what the Homeland Security’s plan was for terrorists Overseas Contingency Operation: Passengers tackle bomber while flight crew runs for water. And as Napolitano tells us, it all worked just like clockwork.

      And of course “we” will all have learned from this. There will be no more bathroom breaks on aircraft and along with no pillows or blankets, and taking off you shoes at airports, you will need to roll up your pant legs.

    11. NewGirlBoston on December 27th, 2009 8:27 pm

      The US is very VULNERABLE as long as our IDIOT IN CHIEF is at the helm!

      This is what happens when a man with relatively no experience is voted into office. But, Hell—Golfing and Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii must be more importance than the safety and well being of Americans~! Barry worked so hard screwing everything up in his less than 365 days in office that he needed another VACATION!!???!!!!!???? What…..A week in Wood’s Hole this Summer wasn’t enough, right Barry!!!!!!!!!???

      God help us make it through another 3 years with this Administration! Please!

      WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12. Carpe on December 28th, 2009 3:43 am


      …she means

      The brave Dutch guy jumped up and put the terrorist’s lap out.

      This administration is full of a lot of holes.

      You cannot fix it with just one finger in the dike.

      This is definitely a multi-finger job!

      and always remember…
      You can’t fix STUPID.

    13. Rusty Bridges on December 28th, 2009 9:03 am

      OMG, they ARE blaming Bush!

      “White House officials struggled to explain the complicated system of centralized terrorist data and watch lists, stressing that they were put in place years ago by the Bush administration. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said”

      Washington Post 12/28

      It never gets old I tell ‘ya!

      What happened to the change we could beleive in? I thought Obama was better than the other guy.

    14. mike191 on December 28th, 2009 9:08 am

      The terrorist boarded the plane without a passport.The terrorist smuggled implosion devices on the plane. A combination of passenger courage to subdue the terrorist conjoined with luck prevented mass murder.What system is in place , Janet N. that prevented this?

      Carpe is correct-you cannot fix stupid.

    15. katablog.com on December 28th, 2009 10:44 am

      wonder if anyone polled the people on the plane as to their political affiliations and ages. This might be part of the new obamacare system.

    16. Michelle Smith on December 28th, 2009 10:48 am

      How dare anyone interrupt Obama while on vacation with his family. He does not have time to be worried about silly little things like terrorists attacks.

      It all worked out fine in the end right?

      Sarcasm aside now…..

      This administration is a joke. Only we aren’t laughing. I’ve never seen a more inept bunch in my life. I thought Jimmy Carter was an idiot but he looks like a genius compared to this crew.

      How’s the hope & change working out for you morons who put this man in office?

    17. Rusty Bridges on December 28th, 2009 1:17 pm

      Now, now everybody calm down. The MSM has declared this a “scare” so its not like it was a real attack or anything.

      Lets wait until an airliner is actually brought down before we start criticizing anybody.

    18. Brenda in Virginia on December 28th, 2009 1:42 pm

      Hey newgirl in Boston. I want you to know that since there is at least ONE person in Boston who is obviously conservative..not all is lost for the New England area :>) There is a glimmer of hope!

    19. Michelle Smith on December 28th, 2009 2:14 pm

      #13 Rusty

      So in other words: They are too stupid to understand how it works….That’s what it boils down to. So let’s blame Bush. It’s all on Obama now. Isn’t that what we heard from the moonbats when Bush took office. It happened on his watch so it’s his fault. Well, it happened on Obama’s watch so it’s his fault.

      Stupid liberals….don’t have a clue….

    20. NewGirlBoston on December 28th, 2009 3:37 pm

      #18—Hey, Brenda in VA! The more and more we look around in Mass—the more and more many are suffering from a severe case of BUYERS REMORSE!

      How’s the HOPE AND CHANGE working for us about now?

      Answer—it’s NOT ! While I find myself still surrounded by a bunch of bleeding heart liberals in this State—conservatives are alive and well. Hell—we were crushed when Mitt Romney lost! We love Sarah Palin and we do not suffer fools lightly. Also remember that in Boston—we LOVE Tea Parties!

      Congress deserves a HUGE PINK SLIP! They are ALL FIRED! As for the resident JOKE that is currently our President–we shall awaken from this Nightmare in 2012 and elect a REP. As the Editor has stated—THE ONE….IS DONE !


    21. Carpe on December 28th, 2009 7:33 pm

      I just saw a picture of the terrorist’s granny panties on the ABC site. LOLLLLLLLLL

      They were kind enough to include a ruler.

      >small ordinance


      “Tragedy was averted only because the detonator, acid in a syringe, did not work.

      “It’s very clear it came very, very close,” said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R.-Mich., ranking minority member of the House Intelligence Committee. “The explosive device went off, but it became an incendiary device instead of an explosive device, which is probably what saved that airplane.”

      The acid in the melted plastic syringe, caused a fire but did not make proper contact with the PETN.”

      Doctor: Does it burn when you urinate, Abdulmutallab?

      Abdulmutallab: Yeahhhhhhhhhhh-HOOOOO!!!! You ain’t kiddin’, BOY.

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