First and foremost I’d like to thank Dee for a dynamite, insightful article. Judging by your responses I’m not the only one who thinks so. Dee will return from time to time with more perspective from across the pond. We have pointed out the horrors associated with the NHS (National Health Service) and the hopelessness of the people trapped in socialism over in Britain, which was once one of the proudest nations in the world on several occasions. It takes the perspective of one who has had to LIVE under such a regime to truly bring it home. Thanks again Dee.
President Barack HUSSEIN Obama was in absentia at any Christmas Eve services in Hawaii, not that I give a rip whether he attends services or not, but he IS the President of this JUDEO/CHRISTIAN nation and should at least make an effort to show leadership in this area and set an example for people of faith during these troubled times for our nation. Or should it have been a mosque…. just wondering. Even Billy Jeff did that much.
A pampered son of a wealthy Nigerian banker tried to murder 278 passengers aboard Delta flight 253 from Amsterdam.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab reportedly used a binary explosive device which failed to detonate and only started a fire which was quickly controlled. Fast thinking and reaction of passengers and crew in taking down the would be bomber and putting out the fire were credited with saving the aircraft. According to some reports the suspect had eighty grams of explosive sewn into his underwear and the detonating device taped to his leg, which was to have been set off by one of the binary compounds housed in a syringe. The passengers and crew can thank poor chemistry for their lives, as eighty grams of high explosive could easily have breached the hull of the aircraft. Had the detonator gone off instead of flaming out, chances are it would have brought the aircraft down over US airspace as intended.
Umar’s father, Umaru, reportedly contacted US authorities warning them of his son’s radical views six months ago. One cannot help but wonder why this man was not on a no-fly and terrorist watch list. He had previously been turned down for a visa extension to return to college in Britain, where he had attended school and was reported as an indifferent student.
So by the grace of God and the sloppiness or ineptitude of the bomber, another in-flight catastrophe was averted.
With an Obama administration more interested in appeasement and dealing with these international terrorist networks as some sort of annoying legal problem, instead of the world wide war against the west and Israel by militant Islam, we can expect much, much more of this type of terrorist attempt. As lame appearing as it was it may only be a diversion. From what, you say? No one knows, but one thing is for sure, things are never as they appear with these people.
Obama’s approach is Carter and Clintonesque at best… and we SAW what that got us. With his observed affinity for all things Muslim I just don’t trust this President to do the right thing to combat the threat. His pacification and appeasement can only lead to disastrous results for us and possibly the entire world.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2009