But Kristinn at FreeRepublic.com reveals that the Obama Administration knew in advance that these type of attacks were coming.
Three months before the Times Square terror bombing by a Pakistani-American with ties to terrorists in Pakistan, the Obama administration knew the style of attack, the type of explosives to be used and when the attack would come, yet when the attack happened the administration played dumb with its initial reaction being to downplay the attack as an unsophisticated "one-off" that was a "potential" terror attack.And, the same day as Kristinn's article on Biden, we found out that Janet Incompatano had tracked and conducted threat assessments on pro-life groups in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, our attorney general cannot bring himself to say "radical Islam."
On February 10, I wrote an article at FR based on Vice President Joe Biden's comments about coming terror attacks on the U.S. that were broadcast later that day on CNN's Larry King Live (M.I.M. note, our report on the article here).
King mentioned to Biden that U.S. intelligence chiefs had recently told Sen. Diane Feinstein that terror attacks on the U.S. mainland in the next few months were "certain," prompting Biden to describe the coming attacks as being by lone attackers with "indigenous" explosives.
The very next morning after the Times Square attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano downplayed the terror attack as a "one-off" and not "very sophisticated" even though it was exactly the type of attack that President Obama was warned of by his intelligence chiefs.
TAPPER...this attempted attack resembles car bomb attempts in London and Scotland in 2007. How concerned are you that this is not an isolated incident?
NAPOLITANO: Well, right now, we have no evidence that it is anything other than a one-off, but we are alerting state, local officials around the country, letting them know what is going on...
Here's what was said on CNN three months before:
KING: Terror -- last week on terrorism, the heads of the major U.S. intelligence agencies told Dianne Feinstein that another attempted terrorist attack on the United States is coming certain in the next few months.
KING: What do you make of that?
BIDEN: Well, look, let me put it this way. The idea of there being a massive attack in the United States like 9/11 is unlikely, in my view.
But if you see what's happening, particularly with al Qaeda and the Arabian Peninsula, they have decided to move in the direction of much more small bore but devastatingly frightening attacks.
BIDEN: Detroit. But I think what you're seeing morphing here -- and it's a concern to us -- is you'll see the -- the concern relates to somebody like a shoe bomber or the underpants bomber, the Christmas attack or someone just strapping a backpack on them with weapons that are indigenous and blowing up, you know, walking into (INAUDIBLE)...
KING: So that's going to happen?
BIDEN: Well, I -- I think there are going to be an attempts. I hope we've been -- I've been really impressed. As I said, I've been here for eight presidents. I used to be in the Intelligence Committee. I was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. It's something I spent my professional life doing. I've been really impressed with the success we've had, building on the last administration, in dealing with these.
Well, Mr. Vice President, many Americans are not impressed since the Obama administration has allowed four terrorist attacks on American soil within the past year. It is especially unimpressive that the administration missed it when the Times Square bomber was on the terrorist radar and was getting training and funding in Pakistan.
The bottom line is President Obama knew this type of attack was coming and was too busy partying and golfing to stop it.