Sunday, December 27, 2009

28 Terror Plots Foiled Since 9/11

Not bad.

On December 25, 2009, a Nigerian student attempted to ignite a mixture of powder and liquid on a Northwest Airlines flight landing in Detroit, Michigan. Passengers helped to stop the suspect from carrying out his mission after the device failed to fully detonate, marking the 28th foiled terror plot against the United States since 9/11.

This attempted plot is an example of how terrorists continue in their attempts to harm Americans. But it also illustrates the need to work with international partners on countering terrorism, while defending the intelligence and law enforcement tools that work inside the U.S. to disrupt plots, as well as the importance of going after overseas terrorist sanctuaries to stop terrorists from using these locations as a staging ground for operations.

The individual involved in the plot, believed by media accounts to be Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was a 23 year old engineering student living in London. He had boarded a plane from Nigeria to Amsterdam, and was flying from Amsterdam to the United States when he attempted to detonate a device as the plane began to land. The device failed to detonate, and passengers move quickly to stop the passenger from trying again, leading to his arrest by U.S. authorities.

I've often said that passengers will never again go peacefully to their doom after 4 Muslim extremists flew jets into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. This passenger's behavior when, yet again, faced with a Muslim extremist, proves my point.

How many of the 28 plots were hatched by Muslim extremists and/or Al Qaeda associates? And how many were hatched by Christian extremists, the ones liberals are always telling us are as dangerous and deadly to Americans as the Muslim variety?

Apparently, liberals think terrorist attempts to kill Americans isn't so scary anymore. I guess they've just been too safe under GWB to realize these guys mean business.

This does give support to the nutters out there (like me) who think closing Gitmo is a bad idea. Anyone have info on what the Pandagonistas are saying?

Another question, is this President Obama's worse than My Pet Goat moment and will the Left savage him for it? The worst that could be said about GWB was that he continued reading a children's book for a nine minutes while he tried to figure out what 9/11 meant. Obama played golf and had a grand time for the entire day at Christmas.