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Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal

Posted on 12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST by GOP_Lady

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1 posted on 12/26/2009 1:07:53 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/December/09-nsd-1383.html

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESaturday, December 26, 2009
Nigerian National Charged with Attempting to Destroy Northwest Airlines Aircraft

WASHINGTON - A 23-year-old Nigerian man was charged in a federal criminal complaint today with attempting to destroy a Northwest Airlines aircraft on its final approach to Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Christmas Day, and with placing a destructive device on the aircraft.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, a Nigerian national, boarded Northwest Flight 253 in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 24, 2009 and had a device attached to his body. As the flight was approaching Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Abdulmutallab set off the device, which resulted in a fire and what appears to have been an explosion. Abdulmutallab was then subdued and restrained by the passengers and flight crew. The airplane landed shortly thereafter, and he was taken into custody by Customs and Border Patrol officers.

A preliminary FBI analysis found that the device contained PETN, also known as pentaerythritol, a high explosive. Further analysis is ongoing. In addition, FBI agents recovered what appear to be the remnants of the syringe from the vicinity of Abdulmutallab’s seat, believed to have been part of the device.

“This alleged attack on a U.S. airplane on Christmas Day shows that we must remain vigilant in the fight against terrorism at all times,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “Had this alleged plot to destroy an airplane been successful, scores of innocent people would have been killed or injured. We will continue to investigate this matter vigorously, and we will use all measures available to our government to ensure that anyone responsible for this attempted attack is brought to justice.”

Abdulmutallab required medical treatment, and was transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center after the plane landed. He will make his initial court appearance later today.

Interviews of all of the passengers and crew of Flight 253 revealed that prior to the incident, Abdulmutallab went to the bathroom for approximately twenty minutes, according to the affidavit. Upon returning to his seat, Abdulmutallab stated that his stomach was upset, and he pulled a blanket over himself. Passengers then heard popping noises similar to firecrackers, smelled an odor, and some observed Abdulmutallab’s pants leg and the wall of the airplane on fire. Passengers and crew then subdued Abdulmutallab and used blankets and fire extinguishers to put out the flames. Passengers reported that Abdulmutallab was calm and lucid throughout. One flight attendant asked him what he had had in his pocket, and he replied “explosive device.”

These prosecutions are being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, with assistance from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Customs and Border Protection, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The public is reminded that criminal complaints contain mere allegations and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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2 posted on 12/26/2009 1:09:34 PM PST by Cindy
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To: GOP_Lady

Let the criminal proceedings begin!!


3 posted on 12/26/2009 1:10:46 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Where? In Detroit? Sorry — I couldn’t resist.


4 posted on 12/26/2009 1:11:47 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Cindy

Also...waiting for a statement from CAIR....


5 posted on 12/26/2009 1:11:49 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Squantos; Jet Jaguar; Oorang

syringe


6 posted on 12/26/2009 1:11:49 PM PST by Cindy
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To: GOP_Lady
I heard on the radio a few minutes ago, two 20 year max charges for trying to bring a plane down.

Ahh, what ever happened to attempted murder or terrorist acts?

7 posted on 12/26/2009 1:12:01 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cindy

Thank you, Cindy.

LOVE the last sentence. ;-)


8 posted on 12/26/2009 1:12:14 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
arrested?????...enemy combatants are not arrested....they are captured.....

but no, he is not an enemy combatant either...he is an enemy SPY

execute him...Do it NOW....it is WAR!

9 posted on 12/26/2009 1:12:54 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: GOP_Lady

I don’t understand. How could an airliner be endangered by an Overseas Contingency Operation?


10 posted on 12/26/2009 1:13:01 PM PST by pabianice
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To: GOP_Lady

If he fakes a disease like cancer, we can just hand him over to Nigeria on “compassionate grounds”.


11 posted on 12/26/2009 1:14:00 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Cindy
The public is reminded that criminal complaints contain mere allegations and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

We get it. It didn't happen until an O.J. jury says it happened!

12 posted on 12/26/2009 1:14:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Vaquero

I like the part where they keep saying on the tube the FBI is “talking to him”.

Sounds like tea and crackers are next...


13 posted on 12/26/2009 1:15:19 PM PST by djf (Invest now! Buy paper! Earn interest! That's more paper!! (A little soy sauce and you CAN eat it!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Seems like they are quickly releasing a lot of information on this incident. I wonder why the details are being released so quickly?


14 posted on 12/26/2009 1:17:57 PM PST by TBall
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To: Dallas59
Also...waiting for a statement from CAIR....

Apparently we won't be hearing what a good boy he is via his father considering his father brought up concerns earlier.

15 posted on 12/26/2009 1:18:06 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cindy

and we will use all measures available to our government to ensure that anyone responsible for this attempted attack is brought to justice.”

They will give him the finest ACLU lawyer in the land.


16 posted on 12/26/2009 1:19:03 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Vote Them Out))
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To: GOP_Lady

Richard Reid, aka The Shoebomber, failed also, but still got a life sentence.


17 posted on 12/26/2009 1:23:13 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Has Adbulababa filed a lawsuit against Northwest Airlines yet for the injuries he suffered?


18 posted on 12/26/2009 1:24:30 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: GOP_Lady

Thanks for posting!


19 posted on 12/26/2009 1:27:36 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Vaquero

It was a sucessful attack in regards to the fact that now Americans have to go thru the same stupid checks like the Shoebomber made happen. It was also sucessful because it did go off, but not all the way. If it werent for the Brave people who put it out, we would have been witnessing another Islamic Terror attack.
We shouldnt let these people anywhere near the inside of a airplane.


20 posted on 12/26/2009 1:29:33 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Cindy

I’ve seen what Detroit has become over these past 40 years or so. I’m still trying to figure out what any kind of bomb there could do that Democrats haven’t already done - and much more effectively. I keep thinking the Mayor of Detroit or the governor of Michigan might have hired the guy to do this.


21 posted on 12/26/2009 1:30:58 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Las Vegas Dave
You're welcome, Las Vegas Dave.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and the Mrs.

22 posted on 12/26/2009 1:31:50 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Yorlik803
If it werent for the Brave people who put it out, we would have been witnessing another Islamic Terror attack.

Yup...and bammie would still be yucking it up on his vacation.

23 posted on 12/26/2009 1:33:04 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Harry Reid - Pimp of the US Senate)
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To: Yorlik803
If it werent for the Brave people who put it out, we would have been witnessing another Islamic Terror attack. center fuel tank explosion

there, fixed it

24 posted on 12/26/2009 1:33:29 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A moderate muslim is one who is simply buying time to reload..)
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To: GOP_Lady; Cindy
>>>The public is reminded that criminal complaints contain mere allegations and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.<<<

And of course they forgot to add, but it is implied in Sec'ty Holder's press realease by his failure to utter the word ...muslim:

"although the man is from a Muslim country and has a typical Muslim name no possibilities that he is a Muslim Jihadi bent on killing infidels should be entertained by the public."

25 posted on 12/26/2009 1:35:50 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: GOP_Lady
A 23-year-old Nigerian man was charged in a federal criminal complaint today with attempting to destroy a Northwest Airlines aircraft on its final approach to Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Christmas Day, and with placing a destructive device on the aircraft

The United States Department of Justice will prosecute the accused to the fullest extent of the law, as the aircraft was NOT destroyed and the explosive device failed to detonate properly, if convicted the defendant will be sentenced to a remedial course in bomb making as it is clear that his mission failed.

In other news, the passengers responsible for assaulting the accused will be charged with attempted manslaughter and will be prosecuted for their denial of the victim's civil rights under United States law.

Don't laugh folks, we're not far from such a bizarro world interpretation of the law by the 0bamunist thugs and fools who have seized our government.
26 posted on 12/26/2009 1:36:28 PM PST by mkjessup (The only GOOD RINO is .... wait a minute, there IS no such damn thing as a "good RINO" !!!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Thanks...
Was it TWA 800 that was blown out of the sky because of that? I seem to recall a man who was a military pilot said he saw a rocket come up to it. But that was all covered up{ Clinton Admin rules}
27 posted on 12/26/2009 1:38:47 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Cindy

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab? Prince Umar? That SOB owes me 20 million dollars!


28 posted on 12/26/2009 1:40:19 PM PST by Nachoman (Think of life as an adventure you don't survive.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Where? In Detroit? Sorry — I couldn’t resist.

Or Dearborn maybe...and under Sharia Law.

29 posted on 12/26/2009 1:41:47 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: Zack Attack

:-)


30 posted on 12/26/2009 1:45:22 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Here is the article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126184081273605825.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories


31 posted on 12/26/2009 1:48:56 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Yorlik803
It was a sucessful attack in regards to the fact that now Americans have to go thru the same stupid checks like the Shoebomber made happen.

It didn't take long for new rules to be issued. Fox reporting that all passengers are now required to remain seated beginning one hour before landing with nothing on their laps and no access to overhead compartments. Of course, if your flight is only 1 to 1.5 hours long as many are, you essentially are a prisoner. Wonder if they will issue depends to passengers who have too many cups of coffee while waiting to go through security.

32 posted on 12/26/2009 1:50:26 PM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: GOP_Lady

Article posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2415472/posts


33 posted on 12/26/2009 1:54:33 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: CedarDave

Flights between NYC & DC have been subject to the “no getting up” rule for a long time already.


34 posted on 12/26/2009 1:56:11 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: GOP_Lady

Ooooooooooooooooooooooh. Eric Holder is sooooooooo tough.


35 posted on 12/26/2009 2:09:46 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: umgud

Different AG. Different world as well apparently.


36 posted on 12/26/2009 2:11:25 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: piasa; Squantos; All

Thanks to piasa for the ping to this post - quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2404273/posts?page=6#6

To: Cindy; Grampa Dave

Re-ping to the threat about the five DC area American terrorists caught in Pakistan. Two of them as I recall had Yemeni roots.

Now there are some rumblings about the airliner “crotch terrorist” having connections to an imam in Yemen- perhaps this imam is Major Hasan’s Dar al Hijrah imam al Aulaqi/al Awlaki :

NW Bomb Planned by al-Qaeda in Yemen,”
The Blotter from Brian Ross News ABC ^ | Dec. 26, 2009
RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 3:01:37 PM by gandalftb

The plot to blow up a passenger jet was launched by al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen who apparently sewed bomb materials into the suspect’s underwear.

The suspect had more than 80 grams of PETN, a compound related to nitro-glycerin. Yesterday’s bomb failed because the detonator may have been too small or was not in “proper contact” with the explosive material.

Abdulmutallab made contact via the internet with a radical imam in Yemen who then connected him with al-Qaeda leaders. The suspect lived with the al-Qaeda leader in Yemen for about a month and was not allowed to leave as he was trained in what to do and how to do it. ....

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6 posted on December 26, 2009 1:36:30 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)


37 posted on 12/26/2009 2:14:33 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/petn/index

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2415386/posts?page=87#87

Quote:

To: Lurker; Cindy

Same stuff the shoe bomber used or tried.....semtex, dupont, ensign bickford, royal ordnance, etc all use it as a primary. ANFO is a .60, Military Dynamite is .80, TNT is 1.0 and C-4 is 1.34 on the relative equivalency scale and PETN is 1.66 on same scale before you get into insensitive / sensitive exotics used in nukes etc ....

You can get this in a medical form, from cannibalizing uxo on a battle field or by stripping det cord.

Last but not least you can buy it, say you blew up 30 pounds of it , keep 10 pounds for yer buddies......common in military and construction to keep a little around for “emergencies”........

I read that somewhere........;o)

87 posted on December 26, 2009 11:33:02 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)


38 posted on 12/26/2009 2:17:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Thanks Cindy. Got home just a bit ago and trying to catch up on the events.
PETN...why am I not surprised.
39 posted on 12/26/2009 2:22:28 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Oorang

“PETN...why am I not surprised.”

You’re not surprised because jihadis keep doing things over and over until they get as many people killed as possible.


40 posted on 12/26/2009 2:26:37 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Yorlik803

Correct. Fred Meyer was an Air National Guard pilot, in the air when the “Accident” happened - he saw the missile and the plane blow up.


41 posted on 12/26/2009 2:41:10 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Where? In Detroit? Sorry — I couldn’t resist.
_____________________________________________________

Maybe he was just tryin’ to get some of that “Obama money”. /s


42 posted on 12/26/2009 2:49:18 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: GOP_Lady

The f***in’ Kenyan poser is PLAYING GOLF right now.


43 posted on 12/26/2009 2:59:30 PM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Attorney General Holder: "Mr. President, do you wish me to take legal action on the latest alleged muslim airline terrorist incident?"

Barack Obama: "Yes!! Immediate and decisive action is called for! We cannot permit this kind of lawless and potentially disasterous behavior!"

Attorney General Holder: Right, chief! I will issue felony arrest warrants for all the passengers and airline employees who carried out their brutal, racially motivated attacks on this lone, defenseless, peace loving, muslim passenger."

Barack Obama: Fist Bumps! Fist Bumps!
.

44 posted on 12/26/2009 3:17:31 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Seriously.....I wonder if Mutallab is retarded. He may not be competent to stand trial. Maybe we’ll end up just spending a couple hundred grand nursing him back to health under heavy security, then do something really radical like deport him.

BTW, what would we call a retarded Muslim? A mustard?


45 posted on 12/26/2009 3:41:20 PM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: djf
I like the part where they keep saying on the tube the FBI is “talking to him”.

In the UK, the news reports always say "the accused is assisting the Detective Constables with their enquiries."

Translation: They are beating the krep, and the truth, out of him in the basement of the main New Scotland Yard building.

46 posted on 12/26/2009 3:41:25 PM PST by MindBender26 (Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury selects a president !)
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To: Dallas59

Yeah, we can’t be sure he’s guilty until CAIR condemns his action.


47 posted on 12/26/2009 3:43:23 PM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I had a similar thought. Detroit could use a really good purge. Really good. Had the plane exploded, I may have found myself disagreeing with the media whores and the race whores gnashing their teeth and wringing their hands over the tragedy of losing so many fine, upstanding members of the “African-American community”. But since the plane started in Amsterdam, my guess is that most of the passengers are not from Detroit and had connecting flights to other parts of the country, I would have felt very conflicted. But I have to admit that some Katrina-like footage of Detroit would have been fun.


48 posted on 12/26/2009 3:53:28 PM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: GOP_Lady

Our muslim communist leader will want a change of venue to Nigeria and have him charged with failing to accomplish his mission.


49 posted on 12/26/2009 5:10:42 PM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
If it werent for the Brave people who put it out, we would have been witnessing another Islamic Terror attack. center fuel tank explosion there, fixed it

Sad but true. We would be told not to rush to judgment and that it was very likely a mechanical malfunction and anybody who says otherwise is a tinfoiler. The crash in the Atlantic last summer is an example.

50 posted on 12/26/2009 6:14:58 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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