CIA (Panetta?) knew and a terrorist flew…

Update: Larry Johnson provides his view on why this was NOT a CIA failure here

State did exactly what they were supposed to, they called in the CIA. It would appear that the constant investigations of our intelligence officers, the second guessing of the interrogation techniques they used etc etc, and the insistence of Team Obama that there is no war on terror, and no uniting characteristic among these terrorists that should lead to ‘profiling’ has led to a collapse of security that allowed the terrorist to board a plane bound for America.

CIA did not notify State or TSA that this guy should be on a no fly list or a no visa list. State had a CIA person talk to the father directly and that is the end of State’s role AFAIK. State is not an intelligence agency. We need to let the CIA do it’s job and do it WELL. I suggest we stop investigating our own guys for doing their jobs in the past, and focus on the terrorists who are trying to kill us.

Michelle has it:

In the latest Undy-Bomber-related news, we now learn that the CIA knew of “The Nigerian” in August and had the name of a Nigerian Muslim fanatic meeting with terrorists in Yemen in November, but somehow Abdulmutallab was allowed to fly and retain his active, U.S.-issued visa because the CIA didn’t share its vital file on Abdulmutallab outside its agency..

In other scary news, we learn from Drew at AceHQ that the ‘defendant’ has of course stopped talking and lawyered up. We cannot get any more info from him and he claimed to know about 25 other jiahdis plotting. God bless us.

*Eddie Floyd courtesy of edelweissstudio

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December 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

Jamie Dimon fights back against UK Banker Bonus Tax

Jamie was one of our picks for Treasury Secretary to replace the tax challenged Timmeh (see our March post). Plus since we are shoveling money into,  and making all our policy based on,  protecting the banks, why not have someone with actual private sector banking experience?! Plus Jamie is actually, you know, SUCCESSFUL!

Jamie talks reality to Alistair Darling. JPMChase is about to enter a ginormous HQ on Canary Wharf in London. Maybe the ingenius Banker Bonus Tax that Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling have floated is NOT the best way to keep London as the European center of trading….

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December 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Finance, Politics, Wall St. Comments off.

Teh Funny! ‘Avatar: The Making of the Bootleg’

h/t SciFiWire

“This is the movie that I’ve been dreaming about pirating since I was 14 years old,” says director Tim Carson.

By freeloveforum:

Free Love Forum takes you behind the scenes of the revolutionary new bootleg of the revolutionary new movie.

Starring Jeremy Beiler, Paul Dorfman and Anne Johnson
Written & Directed by Gabe Gronli
Special Thanks to Aaron Cohen and Nick Vasile

December 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. Comments off.

Gallup: Hillary ‘most admired woman’ in America

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands among Navy personnel at the start of the commissioning ceremony for the USS New York which takes place on the Intrepid Museum on November 7, 2009 in New York City. The amphibious transport dock ship is made in part of 7.5 tons of reforged steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. UPI Photo/Monika Graff

Yay Hill. PS CIA was called in by State (who does NOT do intelligence BTW) and personally interviewed the terrorists father. Any failure is not State’s ‘fault’. It is an intelligence failure.

Sarah came in as Most Admired Woman too (second)!! two of my fave ladies 🙂 Back to the good news for HRC:

Politico has it, this is the fourth poll in two months that consistently shows Hill’s approval high and rising, she has shed the ‘polarizing’ label Team Obama and the lamestream media attached to her in 07-08. She has done this by working working working. Like she did in the Senate, she is doing it as SoS. I wish to Gawd she were POTUS.

Politico:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America, barely edging out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, according to a Gallup poll out Wednesday.

When Gallup asked 1,025 adults nationwide to name the woman they admire most, 16 percent picked Clinton.

…Clinton has been named most admired woman 14 times by the poll, going back to her time as first lady. Only former First Lady Laura Bush in 2001 and Mother Teresa in 1995 and 1996 have been able to knock Clinton from her perch, though Palin came close….

December 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

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