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Do you thnk homeland security did everything they could?

I don't think they did. They received a phone call from the damn father for fk's sake saying he was planning to bomb an air plane and they still let him on the plane. And now they're taking credit for stopping even though it was a passenger that stopped him NOT THEM. So FK THEM!

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Imogine

Asked by Imogine at 1:41 PM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Did Nigeria or Amsterdam do all that they could ? no

    Dept. of Homeland security? IDK
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • IMO, none of the security measures worked, whether machine, or personnel. The guy should not have had a visa, should not have been allowed to board an airplane bound for the US. He sent up more than one red flag, and then our illustrious Sec of Homeland Security had the nerve to state that the system worked, and has now stated that it was an epic fail. If the top man (or woman) on the totem pole doesn't even know what is going on, how can we expect the ones underneath to do better?
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 2:02 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • The American government could have yanked his visa before he left Nigeria. They didn't. They failed to act.

    We are lucky we don't have hundreds dead.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:18 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Sorry if civilians and flight attendants are stopping the terrorist, then no Homeland security is not working, that's pretty obvious.

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 2:26 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I think they need to take a long hard look at the way the process potential threats and complaints that are reported. Obviously they underestimated the threat that young man posed to U.S Security, but given the vagueness of the threat reported its possible they didn't know what more to do.


    Everyone needs to remember that there are many layers of bureaucracy in the federal government, and it takes steps to revoke a visa or place an individual on the no-fly list.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 2:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • He may have had help.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2009/12/flight_253_passenger_says_at_l.html
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:53 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • but given the vagueness of the threat reported its possible they didn't know what more to do.


    ***


    What is so "vague" about the guy's FATHER reporting him?!


    "A prominent Nigerian banker warned authorities about his son's extremist religious views six months before he allegedly attempted to blow up a U.S.-bound passenger jet Christmas day, according to a local newspaper. Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, the former chairman of the First Bank of Nigeria, said Saturday he is meeting with security officials in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, because he fears his son may have been the man taken into custody after the failed terrorist attack."


    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/26/world/main6024210.shtml

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:37 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • OMG Lori! I love your avatar. LOL!
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:43 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • LOL! Quinn....it's definitely one of my favorites! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:06 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • What is so "vague" about the guy's FATHER reporting him?!


    Where is the direct threat on the US? THAT is the vagueness.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 4:44 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

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