30 October 2010

Obama Jabs Republicans in Appeal for Bi-Partisanship Plus Terrorist News

President B. Hussein Obama looks at a rifle in satirical photo.
Me wonders if his teleprompter was working.
Obama appeals for postelection common ground:
"'The Republican leader of the House actually said that 'this is not the time for compromise,'' Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. 'And the Republican leader of the Senate said his main goal after this election is simply to win the next one.'"

This morning's Wall Street Journal article on yesterday's attempted terror attacks is very informative.

Authorities intercepted two U.S.-bound packages laden with what appeared to be explosives in cargo shipments from Yemen, raising alarms in the U.S. and Europe and prompting the military to escort one passenger plane landing in New York.

Dubai police said Saturday that one explosive device, found on a FedEx Corp. cargo plane, bore the hallmarks of a global terrorist group like al Qaeda.

"The plot style carries features similar to previous attacks carried out by terrorist organizations like al Qaeda," the Dubai Police said in a statement, adding that they had disposed of the explosive device.
Mr. Obama said the two packages intercepted overnight were addressed to two synagogues in Chicago. He didn't name the synagogues.

Rabbi Michael Zedek of Emanuel Congregation in Chicago was notified of the threat by the synagogue's security person, an off-duty police officer. He said he wasn't surprised. "It was, 'Oh, OK. Thank you for the warning,' " Rabbi Zedek recalled thinking.
One of the devices, disguised as a toner cartridge and discovered in England, was first reported as free of explosive material.  That was changed to a device that contained all the parts for a bomb and non-operational.
Courtesy WSJ

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