Monday, December 28, 2009

Obama's Law Enforcement Response to Christmas Day Jihadi Attack: 'We Will Not Rest' Until Plotters Captured and Tried (VIDEO)

The video is here, and check Freedom Eden for the transcript, "Obama: Terror Statement (Transcript)":

Also, at The Hill, "Obama Pledges 'Thorough Review' in Wake of Attempted Airline Bombing." (Via Memeorandum.) But from AFP, the administration will take a law enforcement approach:
US President Barack Obama on Monday vowed an all-out pursuit of plotters of a failed Christmas Day bombing of a US-bound airliner, vowing "we will not rest" until they are captured and tried.

"A full investigation has been launched into this attempted act of terrorism and we will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable," Obama said in his first direct public comment since a 23-year-old Nigerian allegedly tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 as it approached Detroit.
The Wall Street Journal responds, "The Terror This Time: Janet Napolitano Says the System Worked. No, We Were Brave and Lucky" (via):
A U.S. government that has barred the phrase "war on terror" has nonetheless acknowledged that a failed Christmas day bomb attack on an airliner was a terrorist attempt. Can we all now drop the pretense that we stopped fighting a war once Dick Cheney and George W. Bush left the White House?

The attempt by 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab follows the alleged murders in Ft. Hood, Texas by Islamist-inspired Major Nidal Hasan in November. Brian Jenkins, who studies terrorism for the Rand Corporation, says there were more terror incidents (12), including thwarted plots, on U.S. soil in 2009 than in any year since 2001. The jihadists don't seem to like Americans any better because we're closing down Guantanamo.

This increasing terror tempo makes the Obama Administration's reflexive impulse to treat terrorists like routine criminal suspects all the more worrisome. It immediately indicted Mr. Abdulmutallab on criminal charges of trying to destroy an aircraft, despite reports that he told officials he had ties to al Qaeda and had picked up his PETN explosive in Yemen. The charges mean the Nigerian can only be interrogated like any other defendant in a criminal case, subject to having a lawyer present and his Miranda rights read.
See also, Michelle Malkin, "Obama's Statement on the Christmas Day Jihadi Attack; Perfunctory, Hasty, and Bloodless." Added: Gateway Pundit, "3 Days Later… Obama Finally Comments on Attempted Detroit Terrorist Bombing."

RELATED: From ABC News, "
Abdulmutallab: More Like Me In Yemen: Accused Northwest Bomber Says More Bombers On the Way; Al Qaeda Promises to Hit Americans."

4 comments:

Philippe Öhlund said...

Excellent post, Donald! :-)

I'm happy this terrorist attack effectively was déjoué.

My daughter safely went back home to France today, after having spent a week with me for Christmas.

She traveled with Lufthansa and changed plane in Frankfurt.

Since she is 8-years-old, she is used to travel and also by herself.

I guess she was happy to see "Jerry", her Guinea pig again, and of course "Jack", her dog (Jack Russell).

On Christmas day we visited the Cathedral in Åbo, Finland.

It was quite stormy, with big waves and heavy snowfall, when we returned with a Ferry boat to Stockholm.

Luckily, they had a nice dance floor on the boat, and brilliant artists.

I think the favorites of my daughter was a group - Trip Collective - with a beautiful Brazilian singer.

She invited my daughter up on stage to play instruments and sing with the group, while passengers were dancing to Samba and Lambada.

It was actually very funny, and I was a proud father of such a talented daughter.

It has been a wonderful Christmas break.

Blessings and greetings to you and your family, Donald!

Tomorrow I will work as usual.

Keep up the good work! :-)

The Griper said...

"A full investigation has been launched into this attempted act of terrorism and we will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable"

huh!!!!!!!!!! i thought GW Bush was out of office. when did Obama step down and hand the reins of government back to Bush? lol

Quite Rightly said...

"captured and tried"

Guess they forgot the part that goes:

"and then released."

Cargosquid said...

"captured and tried"?

I thought there was a WAR going on. This wasn't a crime. It was just another war act. Put the man in GTMO and ....never mind. I forgot who was President.......

Send him back to Nigeria. Obviously we have the wrong man. There's no one trying to attack the US.