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Carney: Obama ‘Very Concerned About the Whereabouts of the Plane’

As evidence indicates MH370 wasn't a victim of mechanical failure, "terrorism" eschewed in favor of words like "piracy."

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Bridget Johnson

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March 14, 2014 - 6:50 pm
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The Wall Street Journal reported Friday night that the investigation, at least on the U.S. end, was quickly turning toward sabotage committed by one or more people aboard the plane.

Jeh Johnson, the new secretary of Homeland Security, faced questions at a Thursday budget hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the concern of stolen passports being used by two Iranians aboard the missing flight.

“Can you describe what gap in the system that represents, and can you tell us anything about that?” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asked the secretary.

Jeh Johnson said, “I asked the same question.”

“What I can tell you is that, at least with the United States government, we do a pretty good job of checking the Interpol database for stolen passports,” the DHS director replied. “…And other nations don’t quite have the same capability. And we need to focus on, you know, on this more globally.”

When the senator asked if the security was more stringent for flights from Malaysia to the U.S. than Malaysia to China, Johnson said he was “not sure of the answer to that.”

“But I’m told that flights from last-points-of-departure airports to the United States were pretty good at picking up stolen passports,” he added.

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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I can't believe that Obama is so pathetic ... he's sneaking around peddling a Socialist agenda, causing massive strife for our own people and somehow we're supposed to believe that he cares about ANYTHING other than his own ambitions. We are slowly awakening to the fact that we DO have a very real terrorist problem and Homeland Insecurity isn't making me feel any better about it.
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The key to starting to understand this 'mystery' is to repeat two words to yourself, and keep repeating them, if necessary - Ahmed and Abdul.
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Obama being a man with no empathy for 'the other' would only give a flying hoot if the plane crash landed in his regular golf course.
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Poor, poor Carney. Completely at an ill-at-ease loss on every subject, feeding us only what he's being fed, he's the very essence of Political Correctness. The supplier/provider of vagueness and evasiveness to this newer generation of media reporters pompously calling themselves "journalists".

Carney diminishes himself each day he continues standing there at that White House reading post.

Readers here wisely rely on commentary such as the writers at PJMedia.
We don't have to agree with all of what all of them write all of the time, but at least it's not palpable bull**it.

Choose and read regularly a few other conservative news websites to get a variety of viewpoints.

Forget the liberal bandstands who suffer such tunnel vision.... and their "rap" beat.
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I repeat my curse...A pox upon Obama voters
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Not true. He's more concerned for the whereabouts of his golf clubs.
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Carney: Obama ‘Very Concerned About the Whereabouts of the Plane’

Yep, the same way he's concerned about people who've lost their health insurance, seen their premiums increase & who were forced to buy plans they didn't like, all due to O'care.
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Certainly the president is concerned. That plane could fly over one of the golf courses he plays on while he is in the middle of a round and it could break his concentration.
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Watch out! He's going to give a speech!
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Jay, come into my office. What is today's update on that airplane that was missing -- you know, that one from the Muslim country of Malaysia. Tell them I's keeping my pen and phone ready, just in case they are needed. And make sure that those people in Malaysia get the latest good news about Obamacare.
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He may actually be concerned. But not for the same reasons the sane people are.
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I can't believe that Obama is so pathetic ... he's sneaking around peddling a Socialist agenda, causing massive strife for our own people and somehow we're supposed to believe that he cares about ANYTHING other than his own ambitions. We are slowly awakening to the fact that we DO have a very real terrorist problem and Homeland Insecurity isn't making me feel any better about it.
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He thought he could convince Terrorists (much like the IRS) to only go after people that he doesn't like.

He was wrong.
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