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US had evidence of airline attack before Christmas?!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/29/obama-systemic-failure-allowed-terror-suspect-board-flight/

According to the article there was clear warning that was not shared among agencies.

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yourspecialkid

Asked by yourspecialkid at 12:46 AM on Dec. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:47 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Nothing has changed since 9/11. It was the same situation then...there were clear indications that the terrorists were taking very odd flying lessons. Nobody put things together.

    NOTHING has changed.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:47 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • gdiamante, I agree! NOTHING has changed. The US has spent billions and billions of dollars on national security and nothing has changed! The agencies are still trying to play "top dog."
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:50 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • All I know is that, when Bush was president, after 9/11, we were not attacked. Now that the Obamination is president, we are. The only reason this attack is not BIG is because the attackers screwed up and the bomb didn't work. Say what you want about Bush, but the US was not attacked then. Now they all know that BO is a joke who will do nothing.

    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 1:31 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • AngelDawn many have tried to attack us since 9/11 some have came close. Reid tried to blow up a plane with a shoe bomb while Bush was President it is going to happen no way to make us perfectly safe and I am not willing to give up anymore freedoms or privacy in the name of "safety".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Angel. not precisely true. The shoe bomber was AFTER 9/11 and during the Bush presidency. It can also be argued that 9/11 happened BECAUSE there was a new president in the White House.

    What is true is that there were no SUCCESSFUL attempts during the Bush presidency. Of course, the terrorists had little reason to come after us here...we were so kindly supplying them with targets in the form of US troops.

    The terrorists would have done the same to John McCain this year. Doesn't matter WHO the president is. A new one WILL be tested. Just like little kids test the new adult in the house.

    Doesn't matter WHO the president is...you are no safer EITHER way.

    I
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:46 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Agreed nothing has changed, and its still the same blame game going on. Where did all those billions of dollars go to improve security within the agencies?

    Angel I agree and just watch, there will be more attacks this yr than any other since 9/11. Must be all that Hope and change going on. *sigh*
    wewerepunked

    Answer by wewerepunked at 1:47 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • That isnt entirely true Angel. However according to the reports Domestic terror acctacks have been higher since Obama came in office.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20091223/us_time/08599194932900


     


    "There appears to be an increase in [terrorist] activity in the U.S.," warns Jenkins, who calculates that there have been 32 terror-related "events" on these shores since 9/11, and that 12 of those occurred in 2009

    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 6:00 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • While it's true there were plenty of terrorist attempts during the Bush administration after 9/11, what I find "interesting" is that to this day, libs CONTINUE to blame Bush for somehow KNOWING about 9/11 BEFORE it happened.

    OP, if Obama ALSO knew about the Christmas Day attempt, why isn't he being lambasted by the same people who continue to rake Bush over the coals?! Oh, I know, it's because Bush is a conservative Republican, and Obama is "one of them!" So let's just chalk this up to being yet ANOTHER "teachable moment" for Barry! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:57 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • The shoe bomber was AFTER 9/11 and during the Bush presidency. It can also be argued that 9/11 happened BECAUSE there was a new president in the White House.

    9-11 because it was in the works for years. They couldn't give a hoot who our president is. Obama made people believe part of his hope and change was going to be a dialog with the terrorists. Guess that was another promise that fell thru the cracks. And to sit and say they knew it was going to happen? well its easy to be a monday morning quarterback.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:29 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

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