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Federal Air Marshals Rush To Stop Dozens Of Alleged Suicide Attacks

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Alex Spillius / The Telegraph – January 7, 2010

Barack Obama said both human and systematic failures allowed the foiled Christmas Day attack on Northwest Flight 253 to take place. Photo: GETTY

Officials said intelligence reports and interviews with the Nigerian accused of trying to detonate explosives on a flight to Detroit, suggested other young men had been trained by al-Qaeda-linked groups.

President Barack Obama has reportedly ordered almost all the 3,200 existing air marshals, who are armed and work undercover, to be deployed to incoming flights by US airlines by Feb 1. Agents from other law enforcement agencies would be called up to fill the gaps left on domestic flights that are deemed high risk. “The rush is to get our people in place before they get theirs launched,” a senior law enforcement official told ABC News. US government sources however said that no specific imminent threat had been detected.

The president was last night due to detail further security measures and provide more information on mistakes by US security agencies that allowed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day with explosives sewn into his underwear.

Gen James Jones, the national security adviser, told USA Today that Americans would feel a “certain shock” when they read the preliminary investigation into missed clues that could have prevented the botched attack.

Noting the bid to destroy the airliner carrying 289 people, and the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas in November by a Muslim army psychiatrist, Gen Jones said: “That’s two strikes.” He added that the president “certainly doesn’t want that third strike, and neither does anybody else”.

Homeland Security officials said they had flagged Abdulmutallab as someone who should go through additional security screening upon landing. In a statement, the department said the alleged bomber’s potential ties to extremists came up in a routine check of passengers en route to the US from overseas.

The Los Angeles Times reported that border agents were even ready to question Abdulmutallab upon his arrival after discovering his name on a database.

Border officials routinely screen passengers against terrorist watch lists before international flights leave for the US, then check names against a different database while the flight is in the air. It was during this second check that officials caught information that Abdulmutallab’s father had provided to the US embassy in Nigeria a month earlier, warning that his son had drifted into extremism in the al-Qaeda hotbed of Yemen.

Mr Obama instantly ordered government reviews into the attack on a Northwest flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, on the existing terrorist watch list system and on airline security and screening.

Earlier this week, in a highly unusual public rebuke of the US spy community, Mr Obama said errors by intelligence agencies before the attack were “not acceptable”.

Speculation has risen that Michael Leiter, director of the National Counter Terrorism Centre, would be forced out after it emerged that he stayed on a skiing holiday for several days after the attack.

Though Mr Obama has not singled out any part of the bureaucracy in public, it is understood that most of his frustration was directed at the NCTC. It was created after the September 11 attacks specifically to “join the dots” provided by different intelligence agencies.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Obama didn’t “instantly” do a damn thing until after his vacation in Hawaii on the taxpayer’s dime! Furthermore, “US government sources however said that no specific imminent threat had been detected.” This is a false flag to stoke fear in order to fully implement a police state here in America!- SJH

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/6947753/Air-marshals-rush-to-stop-dozens-of-suicide-attacks.html

The Flight 253 Airplane “Bomb Plot”: Obama Continues The Cover-Up

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Patrick Martin / World Socialist Web Site – January 8, 2010

The statement made by President Barack Obama Thursday about the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight over Detroit is a continuation of a government-wide cover-up, aided and abetted by the media, of the actions of US intelligence and security agencies in the period leading up to the failed terrorist attack.

Obama repeated the meaningless phrase that has become the mantra of such cover-ups since the attacks of September 11, 2001 – “failure to connect the dots” – and gave explicit assurances that no officer of any intelligence agency will suffer any consequences for what is arguably the greatest security failure since 9/11.

The president’s remarks continue the pattern established since the young Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tried and failed to ignite a plastic explosive sown into his underwear as Northwest Flight 253 was in its final descent towards Detroit.

In the two weeks since the incident, there has been no coherent or credible explanation of how it was possible for Abdulmutallab to board the US-bound plane despite the mass of information available to US security agencies, including the visit by his father to the US embassy in Nigeria more than a month before the flight.

Obama admitted that US intelligence agencies had sufficient information to identify Abdulmutallab as a likely threat and place him on the no-fly list. He reiterated that there was not a failure to collect information, but rather a failure to connect disparate pieces, with the result that “a known terrorist” was allowed to board the plane in Amsterdam.

This was followed by the declaration that “no one individual and no single agency was at fault,” a claim that amounts to a blanket assertion of immunity for all those involved. It is also deliberately deceptive, since it suggests that inter-agency coordination was the problem in preventing action from being taken.

The executive summary of the administration review of the incident, released in a declassified form at the time of Obama’s statement, contradicts this implication, however. The summary reveals that both the CIA and the National Counter-Terrorism Center, separately and independently of each other, had all the information necessary to identify Abdulmutallab.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: A very comprehensive article concerning the false flag event on Flt. 253 Christmas Day in order to implement the body scanners and the growing police state… – SJH

Link to entire article below…

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/jan2010/terr-j08.shtml

Now Mobile Devices Will Be ‘Scanning’ Your Naked Body On Streets?!

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Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet – January 8, 2010

Naked body scanners are being readied to go mobile and scan you on the street, at football games and any other event where masses of people are congregated, according to a leaked paper written by Dutch authorities.

As we have been warning all along, the tyranny now being metered out at airports was always intended to be rolled out onto the streets, with mobile metal detectors already being stationed at various transport hubs in the UK in the name of stopping knife crime.

Now Dutch police have announced that they are developing a mobile scanner that will “see through people’s clothing and look for concealed weapons”.

According to a confidential document, “The scanner could first be used as an alternative to random body searches in high risk areas. The mobile detector would enable the search to be carried out more quickly and would only be used on people suspected of carrying concealed weapons,” reports Dutch News.nl.

The device would also be used from a distance on groups of people “and mass scans on crowds at events such as football matches.”

“The biggest challenge is making it portable and ensuring it can carry out a scan in seconds,” Giampiero Gerini, a professor at Eindhoven University, told the paper.

The aim is to develop and deploy the device within three years. With police in major American and British cities already carrying out random searches of innocent people under routinely abused terrorism laws, mobile scanners are likely to be added to their arsenal, especially if people have been trained to accept their use as routine in airports.

Three years ago, leaked documents out of the Home Office revealed that authorities in the UK were working on proposals to fit lamp posts with CCTV cameras that would X-ray scan passers-by and “undress them” in order to “trap terror suspects”.

“The questions are when is this a useful addition to security and when does it become unduly intrusive and worrying to the public?” said Professor Paul Wilkinson, a terrorism expert.

Since everything that we see being installed at the airports is now gradually being introduced on the streets, how long will it be before mind-reading devices that scan individuals for behavioral psychology, now being discussed for use in airports, are stationed on every major street corner?

The technologies now being prepared not just for the airport, but for our everyday lives, are far more frightening and technologically advanced than anything George Orwell wrote about in 1984. Unless we stand up in unison and say enough is enough, our world will become a literal hi-tech prison grid characterized by a caste system of slaves and controllers.

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/now-mobile-devices-will-scan-your-naked-body-on-the-streets.html

The Drudge Report: “Big Sis(ter) Wants To See Under Your Clothes!”

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Kurt Nimmo / Infowars – January 8, 2010

Drudge hit the nail right on the head. It headlined a Reuters story as follows: “Big Sis Wants to See Under Your Clothes.” The website put up a montage of Janet Napolitano, boss of the Department of Homeland Security, staring at the now infamous Bild photographic recreation of a young woman rendered naked by a full body scanner.

Obama and crew are determined to install these expensive and dangerous machines in airports across the nation. Napolitano said “she will travel to Spain this month to meet with her international counterparts to seek tougher international aviation security measures,” i.e., she will peddle full naked scanners to “international counterparts.”

Obama’s “two-pronged approach Obama outlined Thursday will have little effect on domestic airline passengers and will involve many behind-the-scenes changes aimed at keeping suspected terrorists off U.S.-bound international flights,” including naked body scanning machines, according to USA Today.

“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) bought 150 scanners in September for $25 million, but none has been installed. The machines create vivid images of passengers underneath their clothing. They would improve the detection of weapons such as the explosive powder a Nigerian passenger got through a metal detector in Amsterdam and allegedly tried to use to detonate on Dec. 25 in an airliner over Detroit, Napolitano said at a briefing after Obama addressed the nation.”

In fact, according to scientists, full naked body scanners will not detect chemicals and liquids of the sort supposedly used by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

Last week it was reported that these intrusive machines are being promoted by former DHS boss Michael Chertoff.

“Mr. Chertoff should not be allowed to abuse the trust the public has placed in him as a former public servant to privately gain from the sale of full-body scanners under the pretense that the scanners would have detected this particular type of explosive,’’ said Kate Hanni, founder of FlyersRights.org, which opposes the use of the scanners.

Talk about a communication breakdown. It should be obvious by now that the federal government is a revolving door of corruption where former officials “retire” to work for defense contractors and other corporations that do business at taxpayer expense. Mr. Chertoff is merely doing what is expected of him.

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http://www.infowars.com/drudge-big-sis-wants-to-see-under-your-clothes/

Children Are At Most Risk From Pedophiles In Government Capacities

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Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet – January 8, 2010

With the Bureau of Justice Statistics now reporting that children are at most risk from pedophiles when in government custody, it’s no surprise that TSA “Gods” are licking their lips at the prospect of ogling your naked daughter’s body at airport screening checkpoints.

“Some 12 percent of minors held in government custody are sexually abused, and in some facilities the rate reaches a stunning one in three children, says a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics,” reports Raw Story.

“The first-ever National Survey of Youth in Custody found that no less than 10 percent of the 26,550 juveniles being held in detention facilities in the US are abused by staff at the facility, while another 2.6 percent report abuse at the hands of other inmates.”

Of course, the fact that pedophiles seek out government jobs as an avenue of imposing their perversion on others makes perfect sense. Government jobs allow such monsters to express their control freak tendencies and abuse the innocent with virtual impunity.

All the more alarmed we should be therefore that TSA thugs will be given carte blanche to enjoy naked images of our sons and daughters following the installation of virtual strip-search body scanners that Obama promised would be rolled out at all major U.S. airports last night.

As we have highlighted, claims that the body scanners did not provide details of genitalia were disproven after a London Guardian journalist who was present at a trial for the machines earlier this week reported that the devices produce an image which make “genitals eerily visible.”

German Security advisor Hans-Detlef Dau, a representative for a company that sells the scanners, admits that the machines, “show intimate piercings, catheters and the form of breasts and penises”.

Indeed, as was admitted when the scanners were first being rolled out over a year ago, they don’t function properly if areas of the body are blurred out.

A report from October 2008, when the naked body scanners were first being introduced at Melbourne Airport in Australia, detailed how the X-ray backscatter devices don’t work properly unless the genitals of people going through them are visible.

“It will show the private parts of people, but what we’ve decided is that we’re not going to blur those out, because it severely limits the detection capabilities,” said Office of Transport Security manager Cheryl Johnson.

“It is possible to see genitals and breasts while they’re going through the machine,” she admitted.

We were also given an insight into how the TSA agents responsible for bossing these systems will act after an incident at LAX which was reported on by NBC Chicago yesterday.

“A TSA agent was arrested on January 3rd in Terminal One at LAX, a source told NBCLA. He had just gotten off duty and was behaving erratically, saying, “I am god, I’m in charge,” states the article.

Another TSA agent at LAX was fired after a videotape emerged of an after-hours party during which the agent had taken drugs.

With innumerable reports over the past ten years of TSA agents completely abusing their authority and going on petty power trips with little other motivation than to humiliate and degrade old people, pregnant women, and even prominent war correspondents, while proclaiming themselves to be “Gods,” government reassurances that TSA thugs will treat pictures of our naked bodies with the utmost professionalism are somewhat difficult to believe.

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/children-at-most-risk-from-pedophiles-in-government.html