Remember 9/11/2001? George Bush could have got lucky in all sorts of ways. The FBI could have apprehended the Saudi Arabian flight school students who showed absolutely no interest in learning how to land, for instance. A security screener could have caught the terrorists before they boarded the planes. Passengers could have refused to allow terrorists armed with box cutters to take the plane. A whole bunch of things could have happened – and 9/11 would have been a fairly minor story about a bunch of terrorists who had a grandiose plan that failed to work.
But that wasn’t happen. Bush didn’t get lucky. And the country got hit hard as a result.
Well, Barry Hussein has gotten lucky quite a bit.
Ultimately Obama’s luck is going to run out, and we’re going to get hit harder than ever.
Obama Admin Blows It Again? Person of Interest in Times Square Bombing “Familiar” to Investigators
Monday, May, 3, 2010 | KristinnCBS News is reporting the Pakistani-American allegedly tied by forensic evidence to the Times Square bombing attempt last Saturday is “familiar” to the Obama administration:
A source told CBS News that investigators are looking at a possible suspect, a Pakistani American, in the botched car bombing incident near Times Square. The source said forensic evidence uncovered in the vehicle led them to a Middle Eastern man’s name that was familiar to counter terrorism investigators.
Fox News reported the Obama administration knows the person of interest recently returned from Pakistan:
Federal authorities have identified a person of interest in Saturday night’s Times Square bomb attempt — a naturalized American citizen who was in Pakistan for several months and returned to the United States recently, investigative sources told Fox News.
…Sources say that evidence includes international phone calls made by the person of interest, who has not been identified publicly.
The Obama administration’s familiarity with the person of interest is in keeping with recent failures by the Obama administration to stop terror attacks on American soil by those known to the administration to have suspected ties to overseas Muslim terrorist elements:
A 23-year-old convert to Islam with “political and religious motives” killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center in Arkansas, police said.
The suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, reportedly had been under investigation by an FBI joint terrorism task force after he traveled to Yemen and was arrested there for using a Somali passport. The probe was in its early stages and based on Muhammad’s trip to Yemen, according to ABC News.
While there, Muhammad — a U.S. citizen from Memphis who is a convert to Islam and was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe — studied jihad with an Islamic scholar, Jihadwatch.org reported.
Muhammad told authorities that he approached the recruiting center in Little Rock by car on Monday and started shooting at two soldiers in uniform, according to a police report.
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that (Fort Hood massacre terrorist) Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with an individual associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.
A Nigerian man charged Saturday with attempting to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day was listed in a U.S. terrorism database last month after his father told State Department officials that he was worried about his son’s radical beliefs and extremist connections, officials said.
The suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was added to a catch-all terrorism-related database when his father, a Nigerian banker, reported concerns about his son’s “radicalization and associations” to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a senior administration official said. Abdulmutallab was not placed on any watch list for flights into the United States, however, because there was “insufficient derogatory information available” to include him, another administration official said.
Is the Times Square bombing attempt another example of the Obama administration’s failure to connect the dots and stop yet another terrorist attack on American soil on their watch? So far, the evidence does not look good for Obama and his administration.
What is amazing is that the Obama administration is endlessly surprised that terrorists actually carried out all the terrorist attacks. Nidal Hassan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he mowed down soldiers. But that was just too sophisticated of a detail for Obama and his crack team of Inspector Clouseaus.
It is too early to tell whether the incident in New York’s Times Square was a terror incident involving al Qaeda or another terror network, a federal official briefed on the situation told CNN early Sunday.
The investigation by the New York police “just started,” the official said.
The official cautioned that connecting any dots this soon will get “way ahead” of the investigation.
But based on the preliminary investigation, the official downplayed the impact of the car bomb, saying, “if it was real, it didn’t work.”
A second federal official also said there are no clear indicators that this is international terrorism.
Which is still better than where they started, when they dismissed the terrorist link altogether:
Officials said it was not considered to be a terrorist threat, and New York City police reportedly asked federal authorities to stand down.
We’re being “protected” by fools and incompetents. And it’s only a matter of time before we massively pay for it.