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December 31st, 2009
11:00 AM ET

Inside look at America's security

President Obama is demanding answers after an alleged trail of missed signals in the Christmas Day bomb plot. So how did this happen and what can be done to make sure it doesn't happen again?

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discussed the matter with us on Thursday's American Morning.

Related: Missed signals cleared way for suspect


Filed under: Airline safety • Terrorism
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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    It appears that an accomplice helped the Nigerian Muslim bomber past the Amsterdam security checkpoints and onto his International Flight bound for Detroit, USA.

    The accomplice was noticed as speaking for the Nigerian Muslim bomber by two creditable eyewitness's. Where are the photos of that accomplice taken by the security cameras in the Amsterdam airport?

    Why isn't there a FBI MOST WANTED POSTER on that accomplice?

    If Muslim MD's begin surgically implanting Petn into the stomachs or kidney cavity's sheathed in a plastic container inside their faithful Muslim bombers, no bomb sniffing dogs, bomb swabbing machines nor 3D body scanning machines are going to detect them.

    Only a Xray, Fluoroscope or Ultrasound machine can penetrate the skin and outline the organs where such a bomb would be found. Running passengers thru Xray or Fluoroscope machines like cattle is medically unethical and for frequent fliers certainly result in mutagen caused diseases from the repeated doses of ionizing radiation. Ultrasound machines are simply to slow for herding thousands of passengers thru each day.

    The Muslim bombers certainly know these facts, its a matter of time before their surgeons begin doing this, America should figure out how to meet this future challenge.

    January 2, 2010 at 3:02 am |
  2. aaron armsworthy

    And how come our leaders are not held up to these scruntinies,Rumor has it Hillary Clinton,Sarah Palin,Barbara Bush,And dont forget Dick Cheney all wear penis prosethtics yet they are allowed to fly worldwide unscrutinized,seems like a double standard.And what about silicon hooters will they set the detectors off?

    January 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  3. aaron armsworthy

    Be prepared for more delays at the airports.Men embarrassed about inferior penis size are going to be settin these cameras off constantly with fake penis prosethtics and stuffin socks in their pants.You think the lines and delays were long before just wait til they set them cameras up.

    January 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  4. ronvan

    First of all I hope President Obama kicks some peoples butts over this!
    Then I would make it a federal crime, with prison time, minimum of 5yrs.,
    for anyone not passing information back and forth! Next we all need to understand that "secrets" are just that, and if leaked the person/s responsible also face prison time. Secrets in this country have become a joke! Then I would "take of the gloves" in fighting these animals. Fight fire with fire! We don't need to go "nilly willy" puting troops all over the place. Our "friends" don't, so why put our military in Harms Way? Let everyone know that if terrorist animals set up shop in your country that bombs will be falling unless you can show "positive" and immediate action!

    January 1, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  5. A. Smith, Oregon

    No amount of extra draconian measures heaped on American citizens under the guise of safety and eliminating terror would have prevented what appears to be a US Diplomat from escorting the Nigerian Muslim butt-bomber without a passport past all of Amsterdam's security checkpoints and onto his International Flight.

    Amsterdam's security police have publicly stated the Nigerian Muslim butt-bomber produced no passport, showed no passport nor registered any passport at any of their security checkpoints.

    Two creditable eyewitness's plus Amsterdam's closed circuit security cameras indicate a US Official, Diplomat or CIA Agent spoke for the Nigerian Muslim butt-bomber at Amsterdam's security check points and successfully got that man on the International flight bound for America despite not having any passport!

    The fact the man that spoke for and helped the Nigerian Muslim butt-bomber sneak past Amsterdam's security checks didn't get on that flight himself, seriously suggests that man knew the Nigerian Muslim butt-bomber had a bomb on him and planned on bombing that jetliner.

    Why isn't the man that sneaked the Nigerian Muslim butt-bomber past Amsterdam's security checkpoints NOT on the FBI MOST WANTED FUGITIVE LIST?

    News Media and the American Public should be screaming for the FBI Director to explain to the American people why the FBI has not captured nor do they appear to even be searching for that man.

    December 31, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  6. A. Smith, Oregon

    Dept. of Homeland Security published the Dutch man's full name and home address, now violent Muslims in that region could easily look him up in the years to come and personally thank him for his intervention.

    Muslim organizations fat with not paying any Federal nor State Taxes in America are threatening to sue anyone that reports Muslims engaged in suspicious activity's in America's airports.

    If you assaulted a Muslim potential bomber you stand to be charged under the new Federal Hate Crime bill, meaning you are risking Federal Prison.

    Governmental agency's publicly posting your full name and home address places You, your neighbors and your community at risk in a future attack by Muslims that might target you 2 or 5 years later. That is completely unacceptable to knowingly place anyone that is trying to stop a horrific act into a position of danger for the rest of their life.

    Would I intervene anyway, certainly but then I hope a jury of American citizens found in my favor.

    December 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm |