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Friday, December 25, 2009

They're Still Trying

Islamist radicals are still out there trying to kill Americans. Obama hasn't made a bit of difference in that respect. Today a man claiming to be an Al Qaeda operative tried to set off a small explosion on board a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Federal officials and police are interviewing a Nigerian man, who allegedly tried to "explode" a powdery substance aboard a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.

The man said he was directed by al Qaeda to explode a small device in flight, over U.S. soil, ABC News has learned.
And of course the coverup is already in motion...
Authorities have no corroboration of that information, and the credibility of the suspect's statements are being questioned, officials said.
Read it here.

Pay no attention to this. It's just another crazy man like that guy down at Ft. Hood. Nothing to see. Keep moving..., keep moving. Don't worry, the Global War on Terrorism ended when Bush [cursed be his name] left office. Obama is in charge now and all that terrorism stuff is just a bad dream. Move along..., move along.

How bout that Tiger Woods? Huh?


The White House has now admitted that it was indeed a "possible terrorist attack" but continues to refer to it as the "Christmas Day incident" Dan Riehl is following the official releases [here]. In their effort to downplay the "incident" early MSM reports suggested it was merely someone setting off "firecrackers".

No comment from Obie, though. Bush was slammed for a seven-minute delay in responding to the news of the World Trade Center attacks. Getting a statement from Obie might take seven days.


The WaPo reports that the "alleged" terrorist is from Nigeria and is an engineering student at University College London. So much for terrorism being a result of ignorance and deprivation. Still no statement from Obie. He's on vacation in Hawaii. One interesting detail -- at least one passenger on board the flight took immediate action to subdue the bomber. The spirit of Flight 93 lives on.

Meanwhile official sources tell us that Obie is "monitoring" the situation from his vacation retreat in Hawaii. No statement from him yet, though.


This is no disadvantaged kid. His father is a Bank CEO and former government minister in Nigeria. What is more, the father six months ago warned the U.S. government that his son was a threat.

According to AllAfrica:

The young man, who yesterday night attempted to ignite an explosive device aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan in the United States has been identified as Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old son of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, former First Bank chairman. Mutallab, a former minister and prominent banker recently retired from the bank's board.


According to the family members, Mutallab has been uncomfortable with the boy's extreme religious views and had six months ago reported his activities to United States' Embassy, Abuja and Nigerian security agencies.
Read it here.

Tell me again about how poverty breeds radicalism.