Skip to comments.OBAMA KNEW! Terror Attack Foretold Three Months Before Times Square Bombing
Posted on 05/13/2010 8:03:57 PM PDT by kristinn
Three months before the Times Square terror bombing by a Pakistani-American with ties to terrorists in Pakistan, the Obama administration knew the style of attack, the type of explosives to be used and when the attack would come, yet when the attack happened the administration played dumb with its initial reaction being to downplay the attack as an unsophisticated "one-off" that was a "potential" terror attack.
On February 10, I wrote an article at FR based on Vice President Joe Biden's comments about coming terror attacks on the U.S. that were broadcast later that day on CNN's Larry King Live.
King mentioned to Biden that U.S. intelligence chiefs had recently told Sen. Diane Feinstein that terror attacks on the U.S. mainland in the next few months were "certain," prompting Biden to describe the coming attacks as being by lone attackers with "indigenous" explosives.
The very next morning after the Times Square attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano downplayed the terror attack as a "one-off" and not "very sophisticated" even though it was exactly the type of attack that President Obama was warned of by his intelligence chiefs.
TAPPER...this attempted attack resembles car bomb attempts in London and Scotland in 2007. How concerned are you that this is not an isolated incident?
NAPOLITANO: Well, right now, we have no evidence that it is anything other than a one-off, but we are alerting state, local officials around the country, letting them know what is going on...
Here's what was said on CNN three months before:
KING: Terror -- last week on terrorism, the heads of the major U.S. intelligence agencies told Dianne Feinstein that another attempted terrorist attack on the United States is coming certain in the next few months.
KING: What do you make of that?
BIDEN: Well, look, let me put it this way. The idea of there being a massive attack in the United States like 9/11 is unlikely, in my view.
But if you see what's happening, particularly with al Qaeda and the Arabian Peninsula, they have decided to move in the direction of much more small bore but devastatingly frightening attacks.
BIDEN: Detroit. But I think what you're seeing morphing here -- and it's a concern to us -- is you'll see the -- the concern relates to somebody like a shoe bomber or the underpants bomber, the Christmas attack or someone just strapping a backpack on them with weapons that are indigenous and blowing up, you know, walking into (INAUDIBLE)...
KING: So that's going to happen?
BIDEN: Well, I -- I think there are going to be an attempts. I hope we've been -- I've been really impressed. As I said, I've been here for eight presidents. I used to be in the Intelligence Committee. I was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. It's something I spent my professional life doing. I've been really impressed with the success we've had, building on the last administration, in dealing with these.
Well, Mr. Vice President, many Americans are not impressed since the Obama administration has allowed four terrorist attacks on American soil within the past year. It is especially unimpressive that the administration missed it when the Times Square bomber was on the terrorist radar and was getting training and funding in Pakistan.
The bottom line is President Obama knew this type of attack was coming and was too busy partying and golfing to stop it.
I remember this thread too
National Security fail.
The Christmas bomber.
The Arkansas MEPs shootings.
The Fort Hood Massacre.
“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”
~~~ Cheif Staff Rahm Emanuel
I wouldn’t be surprized if Obama staged this himself.
They want one to happen. They’re practically describing the best way to attack us to our enemies. And, they’re guaranteeing that the true culprits will be blameless -focusing on insinuations against the teapartier, bitter clingers.
THERE IS A BOMB SCARE IN FRONT OF CON ED IN NYC ON 15TH ST.
GAS CANISTERS IN BACK OF CAR PER CBS NEWS @ 11PM
Why was the Times Square bomber taken off the watch list?
A crisis is the playground of a tyrant.
Where are the NYTimes headlines??
(Rhetorical........no need to answer).
None of the cable stations have anything yet. They are evacuating area. Union Square area 15th St & University pl.
He never was put on the watch list.
Back in a minute with the link...
Oh come on!!!! He wanted us to be attacked....I am sure when he heard of it...he said damn...I was sure this one would go off....and kill lots of Americans....he hates us and this country...
This is in breaking news,your rant.?
The Unipants bomber. The shoe bomber. Now we’ll have islamic exploding boobs or stomachs bombers.
Channel 7 has it in breaking on tv just updated. 2 cannisters in abandoned car. Call came in at 10.17.
I don’t know how to post this to a thread.
And my rant as well.
Here. The government MAY put the Pakistani Taliban on a terror watch list.
Thats right. The group responsible for the attempted Times Square bombing MIGHT go on a terror watch list.
Just keep us informed.
If kristinn puts in in breaking news...
Then wake up and pay attention.
And read up on what he posts. This guy knows what’s what.
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