America’s weaknesses will do US in because our Constitution is a suicide pact

By Noble Johns

Washington (BNW) —
With the systemic incompetence in the US government, the misuse of the Constitution by our enemies, and the openness to anybody who want to come here to do US harm, it will be very soon when our weaknesses will do US in.

The systemic incompetence is a problem with how our government works. They hire their family and friends when they get in power, and it will take an act of Congress to solve that problem, pun intended!.

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said it had revoked the visa it had given a Nigerian man after his alleged attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day with explosives hidden in his underwear. Now that’s the systemic incompetence I’m talking about. …What good is it to revoke the visa now?

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said U.S. intelligence agencies had enough information about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to have discovered and possibly disrupted the plan to destroy the Detroit-bound airline but "failed to connect those dots."

Obama said the intelligence community knew Abdulmutallab had traveled to Yemen and established contact with extremists. The CIA has said it first learned of Abdulmutallab on November 19, when his father visited the U.S. embassy in Abuja and sought help finding him.

Critics have questioned why the U.S. government did not put the pieces together and revoke his visa before Christmas.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Abdulmutallab was stripped of his visa after the attempted attack, as were an unspecified number of others suspected of links to terrorism.

"It's more than one," Crowley told reporters at his daily briefing. "I don't think it's fruitful to get into a scoreboard about ... how many people have we found today that we think have links to terrorism."

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to act with "utmost urgency" to tighten air security in the aftermath of an attempted Christmas Day plane bombing, as he sought to limit political fallout from the incident.

Emerging from a meeting with his national security team, Obama singled out the intelligence community for criticism, saying they had information that could have averted the December 25 bomb attempt but failed to connect the dots.

He promised changes in particular in the government's terrorist "watchlist" system, which came under fire for failing to identify the threat of the Christmas Day attack.

"I want our additional reviews completed this week," Obama said at the White House. "I want specific recommendations for corrective actions to fix what went wrong. I want those reforms implemented immediately so that this doesn't happen again and so that we can prevent future attacks."

On Obama's first full day back from his Hawaii vacation, he faced the challenge of spotlighting national security — suddenly pushed to the top of his agenda — while not looking distracted from other pressing public concerns like reducing double-digit unemployment.

The administration was on the defensive after intelligence failures allowed a Nigerian with alleged links to Yemen-based al Qaeda operatives to board a transatlantic flight from Amsterdam. The man is accused of trying to blow up the Detroit-bound plane with explosives hidden in his underwear.

U.S. spy agencies and the State Department had information about the suspect, 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, but never collated the information to put him on a no-fly list.

The enemy will always be ahead of US because our Constitution gives protection to our enemies. … The US Constitution is not a suicide pact, but if we give rights in the Constitution to our enemies we are committing suicide.

Republicans who accuse his Democratic administration of being weak on terrorism and unable to fix intelligence gaps that have lingered since the September 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks have lambasted Obama, who returned on Monday from 11 days in his home state.

"We have to do better and we will do better," Obama said as he sought to counter critics of his counterterrorism policy and grab control of the debate
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Republicans hope to score points for November elections to help challenge the Democrats' control of Congress.

This is good advise I'm giving to the stupid people in Washington, but will they take it, NO! And as a result, we're doomed to our failures in imagination and even God won't save a fool if he don't want to be saved. America is stuck on stupid!

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