Monday, December 28, 2009

The Airline Security System Worked In The Near Tragedy Over Detroit?

So Goes The Thinking Of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

(AP) — WASHINGTON - "Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says investigators did not have enough information to keep a terror suspect from boarding a flight bound for Detroit and that the system worked as it should have..."

Only if by the system working she means that we were lucky that the trigger to the bomb malfunctioned. Beyond that not much had worked. Let's take a look at some of the red flags you might assume would have kept this man not only off of a flight bound for the United States, but any flights period. 

The suicide bomber was on the terror watch list but not on the no-fly list
His father had warned the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria of the potential danger of his radicalized son
Intelligence determined the would be bomber had ties to al-Qaeda
The U.K. allegedly turned him down for a visa and the U.S. granted him one
He had no reservation
Paid cash for the ticket
He purchased a one-way ticket
He had no luggage

If this was a test of the system by the bad guys to see how inept and porous the system is, the world failed with flying colors!

You make the call.

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