December 30, 2009, - 1:26 pm

HUH?!: Why Is Hillary Clinton Escaping Flight 253 Blame?

By Debbie Schlussel

While Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is coming under fire (and deservedly so because she claimed “the system worked” and later backtracked), she really doesn’t deserve as much blame here as the FBI–the lead agency for investigating terrorism (DHS has no authority to investigate terrorism)–and another person who has largely escaped notice and scrutiny:

Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Yup, Mrs. Clinton, as the Secretary of State, bears a huge amount of responsibility and is extremely culpable in the Northwest Airlines Flight 253 terrorist attack. Why?

Well, Flight 253 Islamic terrorist Alhaji Farouk Abdulmutallab’s father, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, complained to officials at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, that he felt his son was a threat, an extremist, and might be involved in some terrorist attack. That embassy, as with all U.S. Embassies, is under the control of the Secretary of State. Ditto for visitor and travel visas, which the agency issues. The day they heard this information, Hillary Clinton’s State Department employees should have revoked Abdulmutallab’s two-year visa to the U.S.

But she didn’t. She may not have known about it, but it doesn’t matter. It’s her State Department and, thus, her responsibility. Clearly, she didn’t make it a priority in her embassies to report possible terrorists to the visa issuers to cancel visas.

As reader “Gunga-Din,” apparently an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agent notes:

Why is Napolitano being questioned? How ’bout grilling Hillary as to why the Lagos Embassy (political) didn’t move on this info?

Last I heard, we’re not an intell gathering agency so get off DHS’ back and go after the responsible agency(s)that were supposed to corroborate and disseminate.

And most of the rest of it is the CIA’s and FBI’s fault.

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20 Responses

Nice picture of Hillary. And you are right yet again.

zippy on December 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    zippy – you beat me to it. I didn’t know whether to laugh my ass off or puke my guts out after seeing that face. We should use that picture of Hillary to torture all of our detained enemies.

    Jarhead on December 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Debbie, you’re right. Why is Hillary getting a pass when the UK did the right thing with this info and our State Department apparently did squat?

Al in St. Lou on December 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Debbie… your Nigerian geography is incorrect. Abudmuttalab’s father complained to the US Embassy in Abuja. The US consulate is in Lagos. Lagos used to be Nigeria’s federal capital but hasn’t been for a long time. The State Department had information about the visa, they were warned about what might happen and it sat on its hand and did nothing. So Hillary Clinton deserves a major share of the blame for the fact NWA Flt 253 almost came close to disaster.

NF: You are correct. Fixed. DS

NormanF on December 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

The big picture is one of systemic failure among all the agencies involved. The State Department should not be in the business of issuing passports and visas. That job should be given to ICE, which would be a logical extension of its existing immigration-security responsibilities. And more needs to be done to ensure federal agencies cooperate on intelligence-sharing and to make sure people who are a threat to this country are kept out. The UK seemed to have no problem barring Abdulmuttalab’s entry – the question is why couldn’t we? If we had, he would never have been able to get on the plane and America would not have suffered another jihad attack at the end of the year.

NormanF on December 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Our Gal Hil is still a Dem/Lib/Prog insider.

IMO: She’s being held in reserve to help the Dems weather the storm.

My money says her aganda didn’t gel with whomever is Obama’s Puppeteer so she got placed on the back burner.

Sam Adams on December 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    [Sam Adams – Our Gal Hil is still a Dem/Lib/Prog insider. IMO: She’s being held in reserve to help the Dems weather the storm. My money says her aganda didn’t gel with whomever is Obama’s Puppeteer so she got placed on the back burner.]

    A couple of weeks ago I started to think that Hillary was made Secretary of State to keep her out of the health care debate. Obama could only convince her to leave the Senate if he offered her a high profile position, and Obama has taken aways some of the power previous Secretary of States have had and given it to others.

    She was no qualified for this position (this is based on competence, not that she is a leftist).

    I look for her to be forced out (I don’t think it will look like that) sometime after the health care issue is decided one way or the other.

    I_AM_ME on December 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Hillary should explain why this information was not dealt with in the appropriate way, but was simply ignored. There should be some terminations at the State Department.

sorrow01 on December 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

we can stop 24 out of 25 attacks big deal, its like a guy hitting on every girl he sees…….if he gets lucky one time -its a huge victory !!!/// even if it fails it causes major problems

its much easier to do a ft. hood, i am sure they will adjhust and continue shooting up soft targets malls, city centers, jews……..

how will obama react, he ran on being the anti bush, meeting with islamic leaders,
it seems even if he wants to respond , his hands are tied…..

if his response to iran’s slice and dice of its own people is any indication,
we will have the usual “its not all muslims”, and ……………reminds me of animal house when the band leader is saying “all is well “…………

drew299 on December 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

maybe if the jews stopped building condos the muslims would be much nicer ????

drew299 on December 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Great picture of Hillary. I’m sure that Hill and Bill are not going to do anything to jeopardize the Arab/Muslim money express that they’re on.

Little Al on December 30, 2009 at 5:38 pm

This picture has been cropped, in the wider shot you can see an ambassador trying to take the witch’s broom out of her claws.

Farouk You Hillary on December 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm

One of the primary executives of an education is to ensure that his *subordinate* executives/organizations are working together effectively, and that the normal human characteristics of ambition & territorialism are directed in a way which contributes to rather than detracts from the common good. It’s hard work, and you can’t learn (much of) it in school.

When you elect a President with no executive experience, there’s no reason to think that he’ll be able to effectively perform this function.

david foster on December 30, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Oh, good grief…my comment was supposed to begin “One of the primary executives of an EXECUTIVE”

Clearly not enough wine before commenting.

david foster on December 30, 2009 at 8:30 pm

..let’s be’s obama’s amerika..better that 300 citizens be killed than one muslim p.o.s. be offended

Catfur on December 30, 2009 at 9:13 pm

First of all KING HUSSEIN OBAMA should have seen this coming since the last time we increased troop levels the terrorist incidents increased. Also along with the UK. So HUSSEIN OBAMA goes halfway on his troop increase in Afghanistan and he should have known that the retaliation was coming. He is so delusional that he thinks everyone around the world is following this pied piper. As for Hillary she probably has no idea visas are under her department. Having said that no one had a fire under their ass to make sure things were run properly.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Another “shining” example of how wee are no better off today than we were pre-9/11. Typical inbreeding in the Beltway…give jobs to cronies and political allies who have no experience or brains to undertake the responsibilities they are entrusted with.

NormanF: Don’t bother turning over visa duties to ICE; they no more care about aliens, terrorists, and visas than a homeless drunk. They’re too involved in legacy customs crap that has no bearing on the immediate security of this nation. Another reason why I got the hell out of that dysfunctional disgrace.

icenomore on December 31, 2009 at 4:46 am

In Hilliary whatta we got…an aging “bimbo”. Other than that, she doesn’t know squat. Over at DHS we got Napolitano an aging “dike”. And over at the whitehouse we got an islamo-marxist illegal alien swubversive. What we don’t got is any national security.

joesixpack31 on January 1, 2010 at 1:42 am

Is it true the witch swings both ways on her broom?

Homoland "Security" on January 9, 2010 at 8:42 am

Was this picture of Hillary with bulged out eyes posted on purpose to make it look uglier? it worked,she is one ugly mother…..

Juan on March 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

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