Several questions immediately arise:
1. Even if "it could take months ... to appear on the list" why would it take decades?
2. From Q1, then why did the name appear now on FBI list? Is "The Wall" back or being restored? Was not DHS created specifically for sharing of information between agencies, to facilitate the flow of information and reduce inter-agency friction so that agencies did not need to feel like having to invade each other's "turf"? Why should a longtime foreign terrorist be on the list of FBI, should not DHS or any other, more appropriate agency have the "honor" even if it's not made public and official, with all the pomp and circumstance? Or pomp and circumstance of "fighting terrorism" is what this is really all about?
3. Is this a part of "Obama doctrine" where he wants to run everything, including any foreign / military policy decisions through legal procedures / Justice Department, to which FBI is closest from any other agencies of DHS?
4. Or is it supposed to be more like a check mark in the "To Be Done" category, to claim jurisdiction if the man is found and/or caught somewhere, without any other action associated with it?
I know that FBI has jurisdiction on certain investigations overseas, but this one seems way out of normal circumstances where FBI would be involved, and Ibrahim had already been indicted for terrorism, decades before making it into the list.
Just seems a little weird.
I also think that the chosen one has named this guy so he can say that his way of pursuing terrorists is better than Bush's.