Al Qaeda Aviation Network

January 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Its kinda like how that administrtion ignored the threat reports regarding Bin Laden that it received in early 2001. 

updated 11:54 a.m. CT, Wed., Jan. 13, 2010
By Tim Gaynor and Tiemoko Diallo
In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.” The document warned that a growing fleet of rogue jet aircraft was regularly crisscrossing the Atlantic Ocean. On one end of the air route, it said, are cocaine-producing areas in the Andes controlled by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. On the other are some of West Africa’s most unstable countries.

The report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, was ignored, and the problem has since escalated into what security officials in several countries describe as a global security threat.

No one can ignore threats like Republicans (while crowing about how they are better at security, of course).  While Clinton was attacking Bin Laden’s training camps, Republicans ridiculed the attacks against Al-Qaeda as a waste of tax dollars.  Later they charged that Clinton was only going after Al-Qaeda to divert attention from Monica.  If a Democrat had kept pressure on Al-Qaeda instead of ignoring warnings, things would be different. 

The first Al-Qaeda attack on US soil, that could be understood, many Republicans say – because it was a surprise.  But a 2nd successful attack – that would be on the President.  As another shining example of Republicans ignoring history, the 1st attack on US soil by middle-eastern terrorists was not on 9/11.  The first attack was in 1993.  Not only did Bush oversee the 2nd attack, but the attack was in the exact same location.  Not just the same city – the same building.  So don’t crow about how “there hasn’t been a 2nd successful attack”. 

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