27 Dec

Attempted mass murderer lights balls on fire, thwarted by fellow passengers.

Seems fitting.  Hope someone got some good shots in.

As a side note, maybe people who are in arrive at first world hubs from third world shitholes need to go through security again before being permitted in the transit lounge. Just sayin’.

21 Responses to “Crotchbomb”

  1. mike hudson December 27, 2009 at 2:04 am #

    actually, alan, the kid lived in london.

    and the millionaire father of this dumbass — who is nigeria’s former finance minister — said he alerted american security agencies “months ago” of the terror threat his son posed. which brings us to the question of why the “uniball bomber” was let aboard and american flagged airline to begin with.

    at least our vacationing president won’t have to worry about where to put him! in a stealth announcement christmas day, the administration finally admitted it won’t be able to close the concentration camp at guantanamo by the (obama) promised date of january 20, 2010 after all. they now say 2011, at the earliest.

    just sayin’.

  2. Alan Bedenko December 27, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    Thanks, Mike.  Ignoring the off-topic Guantanamo issue (which, when closed, you will doubtless post a comment accusing Obama of going soft on terrorists for bringing them to the US), could you use your crack reporting skills to re-read my post and show me where I indicated where the kid lived, whether London or elsewhere?  Because you took the time to correct me with a passive-aggressive “actually”, when there was nothing to correct.  That’d be swell.  Because when I read, oh I dunno, pretty much every article in existence, it reveals that the kid left Lagos and connected to the affected Delta/NW flight in Amsterdam.  His residence in London didn’t enter into it.  

    I look forward to your future correction of non-errors. 

    • DougK December 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

      Smarmy Bedenko, very smarmy!

  3. Facts Plz December 27, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    Per Janet Napolitano: “The system worked”…. A blatantly insulting pronouncement from the Administration. The terrorist, who should have never been able to board an airplane bound for the US (identified by his father to US authorities as a radicalized threat; denied a visa from the UK; bought ticket with cash; travelled with no luggage, etc.) was only defeated in his suicide/murder scheme by fate, possible personal incompetence and acts of individual heroism. There is absolutely NO aspect of this “near miss” that is a success story for the SYSTEM.
    The fact that our Administration does not have the good sense to admit the facts and deal with reality is really bad sign for the state of our Nation’s Security. The inmates are running the asylum.

    • Jon Splett December 27, 2009 at 11:54 am #

      Correct me if I’m wrong here as I haven’t been on the plane in the last 10 months but if the system failed, isn’t it the system put in by the last guy that did? We’ve had our civil liberties raped in the name of ‘safety’ and the end result is that it didn’t even matter. You can still get a bomb on a plane with or without the bullshit Patriot Act.

      All this shows is that all taking our rights and dignity away did absolutely nothing. It was a ploy to keep us scared and compliant. A power grab by the previous administration that the current one is completely okay with.

      The sad part is, they’ll probably try and use this event to bring us even closer to a police state in the name of ‘safety’ when it’s abundantly clear that one can never be completely safe.

      Fear will keep us in line.

      • Ray December 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

        The government can’t even keep party crashers out of the White House, what make anybody think that they are any good at keeping an inept crotch burning terrorist out of an airplane.

        I agree with what you said there Jon, but all you have to do is recognize that everything the politicians have been eagerly concerning themselves with for decades whether it be foreign adventures and terrorism, heathcare or manipulating the economy have been to keep us scared and compliant to their power grabs and plunder.

    • Peter A Reese December 27, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

      Let’s be honest. The only thing that got us by this one was dumb luck. The crew and some passengers did a nice job, but if the crotch-hole had a three digit IQ, the plane and 300 people would be all over the landscape. The “system” doesn’t work and all the expensive and annoying pain in the ass crap at the airport is worthless. I think maybe a “fly” list would be better than “no-fly”, but any kind of free society is going to be exquisitely vulnerable to random terrorism.

    • Facts Plz December 28, 2009 at 9:44 am #

      My Point. Exactly. For Splett.

  4. Colin December 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    Racial profiling is awesome!

  5. Ward December 27, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    Janet Napolitano — the stupidest person in Government. In all her glory:

    • Ward December 28, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

      And–in the face of this video–she says her “words were taken out of context.”
      “Heckuva job, Janet.”

  6. STEEL December 28, 2009 at 12:54 am #

    The airport security system in this country is still a joke. When my ID is checked in Chicago they barely look at me, ask no questions, and spend more time chatting with the other TSA staff than studying passengers for problems.

  7. Mark December 28, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    Re-screening people who fly from “third world shitholes” is not going to make a difference. That’s just another arbitrary, easily manipulated criterion that will lead to the harassment of the vast majority of passengers from those places while actual terrorists easily adjust their plans.

  8. Ethan December 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    Glenn, as usual:

    For all the endless, exciting talk about the latest Terrorist attack, one issue is, as usual, conspicuously absent:  motive.  Why would a young Nigerian from a wealthy, well-connected family want to blow himself up on one of our airplanes along with 300 innocent people, and why would Saudi and Yemeni extremists want to enable him to do so?  When it comes to Terrorism, discussions of motive have been declared more or less taboo from the start because of the dishonest equation of motive discussions with justification — as though understanding the reasons why X happens is to posit that X is legitimate and justifiable.  Causation simply is; it has nothing to do with issues of morality, blame, or justification.  Yet all that is generally permitted to be said in such situations is that Terrorists try to harm us because they’re Evil, and we (of course) are not, and that’s generally the end of the discussion.

  9. Ward December 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Barry threatens to circle the opinion drain on this one. He’s even lost the formerly worshipful Maureen Dowd now.

    • Carl December 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

      Maureen hates everything.

      So what else is new?

      • Ward December 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

        Maureen hasn’t hated Obammy before. He used to give her a wet spot.
        Not today, though.

  10. mike hudson January 1, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    the shooting deaths of 13 soldiers and the wounding of 30 others by army maj. nidal malik hasan at ft. hood, texas on november 6, and the attempted bombing of an airliner over detroit by umar farouk abdulmatallab on christmas day marked the first jihadist terror attacks on america since september 11, 2001.

    • Alan Bedenko January 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

      Congratulations on so quickly and comprehensively entering the “dumbest fucking comment of 2010” contest.

      • Eric Saldanha January 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

        Hudson will lap the field this year

  11. mike hudson January 1, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    alan, you’re such a snide little asshole.

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