Janet Napolitano – Another Obama Administration Failure

Hot Air: Janet Napolitano: “The System Worked”

I suppose one can make that argument — if one assumes that the system includes allowing a man included on a watch list onto an airplane, allowing his visa to remain in force even after his own father informs the US that he’s become a radical jihadi, assuming that any explosive said terrorist will smuggle onto the plane will fizzle out, and that only quick thinking by the other passengers on the plane kept the jihadi from trying it again while he barbecued his crotch. more…..

It is important to remember that the bomb WAS detonated. The only thing that prevented that plane from being blown to bits was the incompetence of either the bomb maker or the bomber himself.

It continues to be Conservative Nation’s position that Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano is not only actively working against the best interests of our once great nation in terms of border security and illegal immigration, but is dangerously incompetent as further evidenced by this situation,  and needs to be removed from her position as head of Homeland Security immediately.

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“Non-believers should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats”

-Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan

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Did Political Correctness Kill 14 in Fort Hood?

From the New Hampshire Union Leader:

PC’d to death: The Army must give answers

Did 13 American soldiers die at Fort Hood because officers were afraid of appearing insensitive to Muslims?

In 2001, the alleged shooter, Nidal Hasan, apparently attended a Virginia mosque led by a radical cleric — the same mosque attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers. He openly opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because the United States was fighting Muslims. A doctor who studied with Hasan recalled him justifying suicide bombings and accusing the United States of waging war against Islam.
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“His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan’s ‘anti-American propaganda,’ but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal written complaint,” The Associated Press reported over the weekend.

U.S. intelligence officials knew that Hasan had tried to contact al-Qaida, ABC News reported on Monday.

Patriotic Muslims have given and continue to give valuable service to this country. That is not the question the Fort Hood shooting raises. The question is whether kowtowing to political correctness prevented the Army from expelling a known enemy within its ranks. At the moment, that appears to be the case.

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WSJ: Dr. Phil and the Fort Hood Killer

To those not terrorized by fear of offending Muslim sensitivities, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s motive was instantly clear: It was an act of terrorism by a man with a record of expressing virulent, anti-American, pro-jihadist sentiments. All were conspicuous signs of danger his Army superiors chose to ignore.

What is hard to ignore, now, is the growing derangement on all matters involving terrorism and Muslim sensitivities. Its chief symptoms: a palpitating fear of discomfiting facts and a willingness to discard those facts and embrace the richest possible variety of ludicrous theories as to the motives behind an act of Islamic terrorism. All this we have seen before but never in such naked form. The days following the Fort Hood rampage have told us more than we want to know, perhaps, about the depth and reach of this epidemic. more…..

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American Thinker: Ignoring Infiltration

…why confuse ourselves with facts? The narrative has been set: the problem involves not killers shooting innocents for pathological reasons, but nonexistent mobs running the streets of America, waving ropes and looking for anyone wearing a dishdash. It’s not Islamists who are responsible, but us: America and the people who inhabit it. The great thing about multiculturalism is that it can be cut down, trimmed, reshaped, and refurbished to fit anything. Here, it has been reworked to serve as the cover for the murder of thirteen servicemen and the maiming of thirty-odd others. And we’re supposed to sit back and nod and say, “Obama knows best. If anything’s wrong, Obama will tell us.”

It will turn out to be the army’s fault. They simply didn’t “adapt” themselves to Hasan’s needs. more…..

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Ralph Peters: Deadly Denial

We’ve already learned that Islamist terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attended the Northern Virginia mosque of Imam Anwar al-Aulaqi, a fiery al Qaeda supporter who later fled the United States. We know that Hasan’s peers, subordinates and patients repeatedly raised red flags that his superiors suppressed. We know he was a player on Islamist-extremist Web sites. The FBI’s uncovering one extremist link after another.But to call this an act of terrorism, the White House would need an autographed photo of Osama bin Laden helping Hasan buy weapons in downtown Killeen, Texas. Even that might not suffice. more…..

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Forbes: Going Muslim

America differentiates itself on integration from Western European countries, which are far more cringing and guilt-driven in their approach. But can the American swagger persist if many Americans come genuinely to view Muslims as Fifth Columnists? The integration compact depends on a broad trust that the immigrant’s desire to be American can happily co-exist with his other forms of racial/cultural/religious identity. Once that trust doesn’t exist, America faces a problem in need of urgent resolution.

Have we reached that point of breakdown in trust? Not yet, I think, and not by some distance; but a few more murderous incidents of the Maj. Hasan variety–a few more shouts of “Allahu Akbar” as Americans are shot dead–will push many Americans on to a dangerous cusp. more…..

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Verum Serum: Connecting the Dots on Hasan’s Imam: Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki is the imam who, as we reported here first on Sunday, praised Nidal Hasan as a hero for killing 13 unarmed people at Fort Hood. Believed to be residing in Yemen possibly working as a recruiter for al qaeda, al-Awlaki is also known as the imam from the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, VA. The mosque is best known as the place where two of the 9-11 hijackers attended prior to carrying out the worst terror attack in American history. Authorities are now looking into the likelihood that Nidal Hasan also attended the mosque around this time. It’s known for certain that his mother’s funeral was held there.

There is more to the story of al-Awlaki and his connection to 9-11. It begins here in Southern California. more…..

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J.R. Salzman: PTSD

I’m more than a little angry right now.  Yes, I’m irate that some sh-tbag Major (“sh-tbag” is often used as a technical term in the Army) opened fire on a group of his fellow Soldiers killing 12 and wounding 30. But that’s not even what is under my skin right now. What is bothering me is the general reaction of our media and those stupid enough to think this was not an act of terrorism, but was caused by supposed PTSD caused at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

You want to know what PTSD is like? I’ll tell you. more…..

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Judicial Watch: Homeland Sec. Chief Fears Muslim Backlash

Days after an al Qaeda wannabe Army major went on a murderous rampage at the nation’s largest military base, the Secretary of Homeland Security’s biggest concern appears to be preventing a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.

Janet Napolitano, the Obama official in charge of protecting the country’s safety, is most worried about a politically incorrect backlash against Muslims after the Ft. Hood massacre and says her agency is working hard with groups across the U.S. to deflect any retaliation against Muslims for one man’s fury. more…..

Here’s a thought – perhaps if Janet Napolitano was, you know, doing her damn job, which incidentally includes things like protecting Americans from filthy Jihadist animals like Hasan – and not the other way around – maybe we wouldn’t be mourning the loss of these 13 soldiers and one unborn child today.

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-Cnation

An abortion doctor is killed, Obama is ‘outraged’ and AG Eric Holder dispatches the US Marshals to protect abortion providers.

A United States soldier is killed and another wounded by a homegrown terrorist Muslim convert, and the only sound coming from Washington so far is silence.

From the New York Times:

A 23-year-old man upset about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan opened fire from his truck at two soldiers standing outside a military recruiting station here on Monday morning, killing one private and wounding another, the police said.

The gunman, identified by the police as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad of Little Rock, fled the scene and was arrested minutes later a short distance from the recruiting station, in a bustling suburban shopping center. The police confiscated a Russian-made SKS semiautomatic rifle, a .22-caliber rifle and a handgun from his black pickup truck.

The two privates, who were both from Arkansas, were in Little Rock as part of a recruiting program that typically uses soldiers recently out of basic training to promote the Army in their home regions, Army officials said.

“They were serving their country,” said Lt. Col. Thomas F. Artis, commander of the Oklahoma City recruiting battalion, which includes Arkansas. “They were just standing outside, just taking a five-minute break, just minding their own business — and this happens.”

The dead soldier was identified as Pvt. William A. Long, 23, of Conway, about 30 miles north of Little Rock. The other victim, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, was in stable condition at Baptist Medical Center, Chief Stuart Thomas of the Little Rock Police Department said.

In a lengthy interview with the police, Mr. Muhammad said he was angry about the killing of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chief Thomas said. Previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, Mr. Muhammad told investigators that he had converted to Islam as a teenager, Chief Thomas said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of  Pvt. Long and Pvt. Ezeagwula, and we wish Pvt. Ezeagwula a quick and full recovery.

More from:

CNN: Suspect arrested in Arkansas recruiting center shooting

Michelle Malkin: And now this: Shooting at military recruiting center; 1 dead, 1 wounded; suspect is anti-military Muslim convert

Atlas Shrugs: Muslim kills soldier, wounds another at Arkansas military recruiting center UPDATE: JIHAD MURDERER STUDIED WITH ISLAMIC SCHOLAR IN YEMEN

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-Cnation

Air Force One does lower Manhattan fly-by, sparks panic

Team Obama scores another hit and provides yet another example of why they are not fit to lead this country.

Displaying an almost unbelievable lack of awareness, sensitivity, and total lack of respect for the people of New York, the White House yesterday dispatched Air Force One, along with a fighter jet escort, to the skies over Manhattan for – are you ready for this – a photo op.

Yes, you read that right. A photo op.

I mean, how stupid can they be?

Some idiots in the white house actually thought it would be a good idea to send a low-flying jumbo jet to the scene of the worst attack ever on American soil in order to take some pictures. It gets better though – they did so without notifying either the Mayor or the people of New York City.

As you can well imagine, panic ensued.

New York Times reports:

Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said Monday afternoon that he was unaware of the flyover. At his daily press briefing, Mr. Gibbs initially referred questions to the F.A.A. and the Air Force. When told that those government offices were referring questions to the White House, Mr. Gibbs said: “I have no information on this other than what I saw.”

Mr. Gibbs, pressed by reporters, said he had seen news reports of the flyover, but declared: “I was working on other things. You might be surprised to know that I don’t know every movement of Air Force One.” Later, he added that he would look into the matter.

Here’s a video of the planes, with people running for their lives in the foreground.

While it is unclear as of this writing who, specifically, authorized the flight, the White House has accepted responsibility for the incident.

More from Fox News and the Wall Street Journal.

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-Cnation

Update on the Pam Richardson / Illegal Alien Voting Rights Post

Back on the 8th I wrote about Massachusetts Rep Pam Richardson, who wants to give illegal aliens the right to vote in local elections to “give them a voice” in government. The post was accompanied by a video, linked from Youtube, of Rep Richardson addressing a group in Framingham to whom she elaborates on her desire to further undermine the rule of law by bestowing rights unto those who don’t belong here in the first place.

Sometime over the past few days though, the video got scrubbed not only from Youtube, but from everywhere. Not to worry though, Conservative Nation’s vast sooper-secret network of right-wing extremists was called into action and was able to secure another copy of the video with minimal bloodshed.

In all seriousness though, what does it say about Rep. Richardson that she doesn’t have the courage to stand behind her convictions, that she – or someone on her behalf – tried to bury this video?

Heck, I won’t even make you dig down to the original post, here is the video again:

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Janet Napolitano = Politically Correct Coward

Is there nothing this administration won’t do to embolden our enemies?

From Fox News:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has an explanation about why she never mentioned the word “terrorism” during her first testimony on Capitol Hill.

Napolitano tells the German news site Spiegel Online that while she presumes there is always a threat from terrorism: “I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

James Carafano, senior research fellow at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation says: “By deliberately trying not to use the T word they run a serious political risk. If something does happen, they’ll be accused of taking their eye off the ball and no amount of explanation after the fact will suffice.”

Here’s a clue, bubblehead – it wasn’t a ‘man-caused disaster’ that took down the twin towers. It was a pair of commercial aircraft piloted by Saudi terrorists. You know, terrorism.

Hat tip to Sean Hannity, who said of this (I’ll paraphrase) “If you can’t even call it what it is, how can you expect to fight it?”

-Cnation