Pilot Doug Hughes Explains His Mission to Draw Attention to Campaign Finance Reform Before Landing at the Capitol with his Gyropcopter … Did He Just Provide a Blueprint for Terrorists?
THANKS DOUG, TERRORISTS NOW HAVE A NEW METHOD TO ATTACK WASHINGTON, DC …
Watch the VIDEO below of 61 year old Doug Hughes, a mail man, from Florida explains what his planned mission was and that he had planned it well in advance. Doug says that no sane man would do what he was going to do, ya think? He stated he carefully planned this stunt, and did not want to get hurt. Doug Hughes states that “terrorists don’t announce their fights before they take off. Terrorists don’t broadcast their flight path. Terrorists don’t invite an escort to go along with them.” Hmm, thanks to Dough Hughes and the idiotic reaction of the Capital police and Secret Service, I bet they do now.
Dough Hughes did this stunt in order to draw attention to campaign finance reform and most likely probably brought more attention to would-be terrorists and lone-wolfs in how to fly in a no-fly zone without getting blown out of the sky. Hughes says his intent was to deliver 535 letters strapped to the landing gear to give to members of Congress.
Doug Hughes’ close friend and co-worker, Mike Shanahan, said today that the Ruskin mailman is not a terrorist and did not mean any harm with his protest.
And just hours before Hughes landed in Washington, Hughes’ friend said he called a Secret Service agent to notify him of the possibility of the gyrocopter flight.
“He’s not a suicide bomber, he’s a patriot,” said Shanahan, 65, of Apollo Beach. The whole stunt centers around Hughes’ effort to change campaign finance laws, “or the lack thereof,” according to Shanahan.
About a year ago, Shanahan said, Hughes told him of the idea to deliver letters to legislators by gyrocopter. Not long after, they were both questioned by a Secret Service official in Florida, he said. Wednesday morning, Shanahan said, Hughes called his friend and said he was in Washington, ready to take off.
Just curious, didn’t I see this same flying contraption in the 1986 movie, Howard the Duck?
UPDATE I: AP Captures VIDEO of Doug Hughes buzzing the Capital area.
How in the hell was this allowed to happen and according to reports, authorities were warned in advance that this would happen and still allowed it to occur. HUH? So it was okay, because Hughes was a LEFT-WING nut-job? ABC7 reports that the small single-man gyrocopter that flew through restricted airspace around the National Mall was undetected by NORAD.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi, the top minority member on the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN he had “deep concern” about Wednesday’s incident and the fact that the Secret Service knew about the pilot.
“Obviously we should have kept a little closer tabs on him, especially within the prohibited airspace,” Thompson said.
“It shows that we still have some areas that are vulnerable and while we can have prohibited airspace it shows that certain kinds of flight patterns are still problematic, and a really bad guy could have caused significant harm if had been armed with explosives or things like that,” he said.
UPDATE II: Doug Hughes wrote on his website, The Democracy Club, As I have informed the authorities, I have no violent inclinations or intent.”
Who thinks that terrorists hell-bent on attacking the United States would say the same thing.
Radical Islamist Group Al Shabaab Calls for Terror Attack at Mall in the United States, Naming the Mall of America in MN (Also Malls in Canada & UK) in New Video
Radical Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Al Shabaab video also called for terror attacks at shopping malls in Canada, and the UK, specifically naming the West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area in London. Al Shabaab is a Somali terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda. These are the same Islamo-Nazis that were responsible for the 2013 Westgate Mall terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed more than 60 people.
Imagine that, the radical Islamists want to attack malls … maybe Barack Obama and State Dept. spokesperson Marie Harf can get the jihadists jobs at the Mall of the Americas so that they will turn away from radical Islam. [Sarcasm intended].
A new video from Al Shabaab purportedly shows the terror group calling for an attack on Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn.
According to Fox 9, the mall is one of three similar targets the terror group specifically names, including West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area in London.
The video purportedly shows 6 minutes of graphic images and the terrorists celebrating the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed more than 60 people.
“We will continue to monitor events with the help of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies,” Mall of America said in a statement. “As always, we take any potential threat seriously and respond appropriately. Mall of America has implemented extra security precautions, some may be noticeable to guests, and others won’t be. We will continue to follow the situation, along with law enforcement, and will remain vigilant as we always do in similar situations.”
CNN, ‘State of the Union’ - Homeland Security Sec. Johnson discusses Al Shabab terror threats
In its new video, it calls for similar attacks on malls in the three Western countries. Al-Shabaab identified specific malls, but CNN will not list them unless they respond publicly.
Mall of America said it’s aware of the video listing it as a potential target.
“We take any potential threat seriously and respond appropriately,” the Minnesota mall said in a statement. “We have implemented extra security precautions, some may be noticeable to guests and others won’t be.”
The West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, which was also listed, said it has implemented extra security and is working with federal and local law enforcement agencies.
U.S. officials said they’re aware of the threats and urged mall shoppers to be vigilant.
Alberta RCMP Staff Sgt. Brent Meyer said the force is aware of the report of a possible threat and is investigating. According to a statement from the mall, the “West Edmonton Mall has implemented extra security precautions; some may be noticeable to guests, and others won’t be.
The al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab appears to call on followers to attack shopping malls in the United States, U.K., France, and Canada and has released a video naming West Edmonton Mall as a possible target.
Close to the end of the nearly 77-minute video, a masked man with an English accent calls on “Muslim brothers to target the disbelievers wherever they are” and lists a number of shopping centres that could be attacked in the West.
“If just a handful of mujahedeen fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week, then imagine what a dedicated mujahedeen in the West could do to the American or Jewish-owned shopping centres across the world,” the man says.
“What if such an attack was to occur in the Mall of America in Minnesota, or the West Edmonton Mall in Canada, or in London’s Oxford Street, or any of the hundred or so Jewish-owned Westfield shopping centres dotted right across the western world?” he continues.
Other malls listed in the video include two in Paris, Les Quatre Temps and Forum des Halles.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Department of Homeland Security in Need of Underwear, Lot’s of It!
- They are soliciting/requisitioning thousands of “White 100% Cotton Men’s Briefs” ranging from mediums to hundreds of 6X-large pairs of the underwear
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US Homeland Security is warning airlines to beware of possible terror shoe bombs. Hmm, haven’t the Islamists already tried this?
According to accounts, there is no specific threat or known plot, but obviously the NSA must have overheard someones cell phone conversation or read their emails. As reported at NBC News, several officials familiar with the advisory that “very recent intelligence” considered credible warns of possible attempts to attack passenger jets using explosives concealed in shoes. One would have thought after the failed attempt by Richard Reid, that the cat would have been out of the bag as to this method of delivering a bomb. Sadly, these terrorists are persistent on killing innocent people in the name of Allah.
Hmm, I guess Al-Qaeda is not on the run, they might even be in the friendly skies.
The U.S. government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people familiar with the situation.
The officials stressed there is no specific threat or known plot.
Intelligence collected by the United States and other countries has indicated terror groups have been working on new shoe-bomb designs, the sources said Wednesday.
That knowledge prompted the Department of Homeland Security to warn airlines to be on the lookout for explosives hidden in shoes on flights from overseas to the United States, they said.
A separate intelligence official underscored the warning was issued out of a sense of heightened caution.
“This threat is not specific or credible enough to require a specific response. DHS often issues these alerts out of an abundance of caution, but this does not necessarily rise to the level of facilitating a response,” the intelligence official said.
Napolitano tells family of critical and grieving fallen border agent that Obama’s done more in two years than any president.
Home Land Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was not a happy camper when she and President Obama were criticized by the Terry Family who lost their son during a shootout near the Arizona border this week. The arrogance of the Obama administration is sickening. They actually believe that they do not have to answer to the families of fallen heroes.
Yet another cluless, over their head Obama Admin
The must see VIDEO of the grieving Terry Family giving the Obama Administration an earful.
Janet Napolitano thought she was going to just walk into a funeral for a fallen hero and not have to take flack for the lack of any border security policy on the Mexican border. The grieving family said that Napolitano’s words were empty. The Terry family told Napolitano to, “wake your man up in the White House”, to which she responded back to the family of a fallen border security hero, that Obama’s done more in two years than any president. What class.
How arrogant are these folks, Napolitano chided reporters for reporting the news.
Obama’s Idea of Taking on the Issue of Illegal Immigration & Mexican Drug Trafficking … Warning Signs
Obama’s tough stance on border security, more Barack Obama ”Hope & Change” …
Checkout President Barack Hussein Obama’s get tough strategy on illegal immigration in Arizona … Warning signs. That is correct, this is Obama’s answer to illegals, drug and human trafficking into the United States of America. Instead of securing the border and arresting illegals, Obama is providing signs with the following on them, “Travel Caution: Smuggling and Illegal Immigration May Be Encountered In This Area.” Are you serious?
It has been claimed from Washington, DC that Arizona is as safe as it has ever been. Does this look safe to you America, Mexican drug cartels are threatening police officers in border towns that they will kill them if they do not look the other way and allow drug smuggling to occur.
“The word was that these particular officers would be targeted if they were ever in that area again and were not on duty and intercepted any drug trafficking,” Kirkham said. “It said they should look the other way.”
According to King5 news, JOSE LOPES MADRIGAL has been deported 9 TIMES and has now raped a woman in Edmonds Washington.
This is a perfect example of HOW BROKEN our borders and system are for keeping violent illegal aliens out of our country.
Per the article at Kings5:
“I could see the back of his head. I could see his pants were down. I could see her lying on the ground. I could hear her crying, but I couldn’t really see her face,” said Klein.
Klein called police, who quickly arrested the suspect. But learning his identity took much longer because of some 30 aliases. It was only through fingerprints that they identified him as Madrigal, a Mexican citizen.”
Our borders are broken and IT’S ABOUT TIME they get fixed!
Breaking News, or is it …
Win one for the good guys. Missing Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientists, disappeared last June in Saudi Arabia has been found to know by the CIA’s new best friend. According to an ABC Exclusive, has Shahram Amiri defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States.
An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials.
The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, “an intelligence coup” in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran’s nuclear program.
A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment. In its declassified annual report to Congress, the CIA said, “Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons though we do not know whether Tehran eventually will decide to produce nuclear weapons.”
Although the news is great that we have a defector and the CIA should be congratulated for their fine work, is this news really an Exclusive, and is it really news? Hot Air seems to think the timing is rather coincidental.Why is ABC News doing Nancy Grace-like bombshell reporting of news when the UK Daily Telegraph reported the news four months ago?
Now Obama and his Socialists (Sen. Jay Rockefeller) Look to Control the Internet … What Happened to the First Amendment … Freedom of Speech?
GOVERNMENT CONTROL YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!!!
America, wake up and take a good look at what Obama is doing. Do you care about your civil liberties and Constitutional Rights?
This is not CHANGE … it’s a government takeover. CONTROL … IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL!!!
Now Obama and his minions are coming after the control of the Internet. So much for free speech. This bill would allow a President who has already shown a propensity to use the Internet to have Americans nark on fellow Americans with the email@example.com snitch site. And who will say that there is a “so-called” cyber emergency, Barack Obama? How convenient. Just what we need, more federal bureaucracies in charge of the Internet.
Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Thursday, April 23, 2009 – Janet Napolitano’s Canadian Blame Is Misplaced
- Dana gives the real reasons for the 9/11 attacks.
CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN … The Obama Administration has made a change to the way we used to do things, they alienate our allies and cozy up to our enemies.
Who needs VP Joe Biden for gaffes when the Obama Administration has a DHS Secretary like Janet Napolitano who first insults our brave returning military veterans and refers to them of potential terrorists, then is unaware of immigration law and now says that 9–11 occurred because of a our borders with Canada. A former governor of a state that dealt with Mexican illegals crossing on a daily basis calls out Canada after suggesting that 9/11 terrorists entered the U.S. through the northern border.
Janet Napolitano … 9–11 terrorists came through the Canadian border, oops you mean they didn’t … never mind.
There comes a point where these are no longer gaffes, but the actual policy of a not ready for prime time White House … it’s armature hour. Maybe Janet Napolitano needs a teleprompter too.
The furor began when Napolitano was asked to clarify statements she had made about equal treatment for the Mexican and Canadian borders, despite the fact that a flood of illegal immigrants and a massive drug war are two serious issues on the southern border.
“Yes, Canada is not Mexico, it doesn’t have a drug war going on, it didn’t have 6,000 homicides that were drug-related last year,” she said.
“Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it’s been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there.”
When asked if she was referring to the 9-11 terrorists, Napolitano added: “Not just those but others as well.”