Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is "surrpised" by the "determination of Al Qaeda".
Report "What was the most shocking, stunning thing that you found out of the review? And, Secretary, to you, as well"?
Janet Napolitano " I think, following up on that, not just the determination of al Qaeda and al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula, but the tactic of using an individual to foment an attack, as opposed to a large conspiracy or a multi-person conspiracy such as we saw in 9/11, that is something that affects intelligence. It really emphasizes now the renewed importance on how different intelligence is integrated and analyzed, and threat streams are followed through. And, again, it will impact how we continue to review the need to improve airport security around the world.
This was the answer of a person who hasn't done her homework on the threat she is suppose to try and prevent from becoming a reality. If Janet had a clear understanding of Al Qaeda and other extremist groups, she would have realized that these groups are fueled by extremism. They blow themselves up for their cause. If that doesn't spell determination what does? Does Janet think that Al Qaeda is made up of sensible moderate Muslims that are merely misunderstood? Radical Islam is the core foundation of Al Qaeda. Radical Islam has been at war with "the infidels" for hundreds of years. This isn't some overnight thing. Obama has had no problem throwing people who have become liabilities under the bus, so why should Janet Napolitano be an exception to the rule? She is out of her league for the position that she holds. God forbid an Islamic nutcase is successful in carrying out another attack on the mainland, but I have no doubt Janet Napolitano will just come out and say "I was shocked by their determination and that a terrorist attack happened".