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Abdulmutallab's bomb plans began with classroom defence of 9/11 (Hey Obama, get a clue!)
Times Online ^ | 12/27/2009 | Dominic Kennedy

Posted on 12/27/2009 3:41:47 PM PST by tobyhill

The rich kid with a brilliant school record was a ticking time bomb even before he turned up as an international student living in his father’s mansion block apartment in Britain.

Classmates remember Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as such a pious youth that he was nicknamed “Imam” and “the Pope” after rebuking them for failing to live up to religious principles.

Suicide bombers typically take half a dozen years to descend from religious fanaticism to “martyrdom”, which appears to be the case for this young Nigerian, a security expert said.

Acting alone as a “clean skin” rather than by mingling with any gang of British plotters, he evaded the kind of close scrutiny that known radical suspects now endure. If, as suggested, he made contact with the Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an idol for the mass murderer at the US military base Fort Hood, he could have done that via his computer screen.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 12/27/2009 3:41:48 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Its amazing that this turd was linked to the same cleric Nidal Hassan was linked to.

Hey HSA. I sense a thread.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 3:45:32 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: mylife

There are only 5000 or so people on the no-fly list? Those half million names need to be added today. Let them appeal, but why should we watch them take down a plane?


3 posted on 12/27/2009 3:56:07 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: tobyhill

The fact that national security is puzzled how this religious Arab could have done this with his sedate background proves they still don’t understand the nature of the War on Terrorism.


4 posted on 12/27/2009 4:05:59 PM PST by conservativeimage.com (The BAILOUTS have done far more damage to civil rights than the PATRIOT ACT was cliamed to.)
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To: Oldexpat

Just like Ft. Hood, it all comes back to political correctness. When it comes to granting visas to suspicious, young, third worlders, liberal government security officials, steeped in political correctness, feel more virtuous when they maintain an open mind and resist the sin of racial profiling.


5 posted on 12/27/2009 6:19:23 PM PST by Entropic
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To: Cindy
AUGUST 2008 : (ABDULMUTALLAB VISITS HOUSTON FOR 11 DAYS--- see 20091225 FOILED NWAIRLINES BOMBING) In June 2008 he [Mutallab] was given a four-year multiple-entry visa for the United States by the American Consulate in London. He visited Houston for 11 days that August. ------ "bomb plans began with classroom defence of 9/11," Times Online ^ | 12/27/2009 | Dominic Kennedy

Wasn't this during the HLF terror charity trial in Houston?I can't recall offhand.

I do know Bush was in Crawford on Aug 16th making a speech on the Georgia conflict with Russia.

This was also the month of the Democrat convention in Denver where the guy was found in his hotel room with the sodium cyanide, IIRC...

And back in Texas, albeit in San Antonio that month:

AUGUST 26, 2008 TUE 11:15 AM : (SAN ANTONIO, TX : -- AIRLINE SECURITY INCIDENT).... “TSA officials became suspicious of a device with wires during a check about 11:15 a.m., airport spokesman David Hebert said. The device turned out to be a re-assembled MP3 player, Hebert said. A further check of the passenger brought up information TSA officials wanted to look into further, which delayed the flight, he said.”...----------“Suspicious Device Delays Plane At SA Airport” POSTED: 4:51 pm CDT August 26, 2008http://www.ksat.com/news/17304068/detail.html ******** ... “A plane was detained at the San Antonio International Airport Tuesday because of what airport officials called a suspicious passenger. The plane was heading for Washington, D.C. and set to depart at noon. According to an airport spokesperson, a man set to board the plane was stopped at a security checkpoint Tuesday morning because he was carrying an MP3 player that was wrapped in tape and batteries and connected with wires to another electronic device.” Although the MP3 player was cleared, United Airlines requested the plane be swept by security workers and search dogs. .... “Airport officials said the MP3 player was not the only warning signal for the passenger. There were also other suspicious devices in the man’s luggage, and he had booked 3 one-way tickets from Dallas to San Antonio and then to Washington, D.C.” -------------“S.A. Airport Officials Delay Plane Because of Suspicious Passenger”, (News 4)Last Update: 8/26 5:16 pm http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=bf0e72d1-a0f4-4030-b3da-b5aaf7cba0ae 866 posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 3:29:25 AM by Cindy

6 posted on 12/27/2009 9:26:55 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cindy
Sorry, that was hard to read so I'll try again:

AUGUST 26, 2008 TUE 11:15 AM : (SAN ANTONIO, TX : -- AIRLINE SECURITY INCIDENT).... “TSA officials became suspicious of a device with wires during a check about 11:15 a.m., airport spokesman David Hebert said. The device turned out to be a re-assembled MP3 player, Hebert said. A further check of the passenger brought up information TSA officials wanted to look into further, which delayed the flight, he said.”...
----------“Suspicious Device Delays Plane At SA Airport” POSTED: 4:51 pm CDT August 26, 2008http://www.ksat.com/news/17304068/detail.html
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... “A plane was detained at the San Antonio International Airport Tuesday because of what airport officials called a suspicious passenger. The plane was heading for Washington, D.C. and set to depart at noon. According to an airport spokesperson, a man set to board the plane was stopped at a security checkpoint Tuesday morning because he was carrying an MP3 player that was wrapped in tape and batteries and connected with wires to another electronic device.”
Although the MP3 player was cleared, United Airlines requested the plane be swept by security workers and search dogs. .... “Airport officials said the MP3 player was not the only warning signal for the passenger. There were also other suspicious devices in the man’s luggage, and he had booked 3 one-way tickets from Dallas to San Antonio and then to Washington, D.C.”
-------------“S.A. Airport Officials Delay Plane Because of Suspicious Passenger”, (News 4)Last Update: 8/26 5:16 pm http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=bf0e72d1-a0f4-4030-b3da-b5aaf7cba0ae 866 posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 3:29:25 AM by Cindy

7 posted on 12/27/2009 9:29:22 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cindy
Wasn't Obama visiting Ghana around this time? And then Congressman Wexler supposedly was blackmailed by someone in Ghana this year during Obama's visit? :

OCTOBER 2009 : (YEMEN : MUTALLAB IS IN YEMEN; THIS IS THE LAST TIME HIS FAMILY HEARS FROM HIM) The family last had contact with Mr Abdulmutallab in October when he was in Yemen. He travelled to Ethiopia and then Ghana.------------ "bomb plans began with classroom defence of 9/11," Times Online ^ | 12/27/2009 | Dominic Kennedy

DECEMBER 16, 2009 : (MUTALLAB TRAVELS TO ETHIOPIA AND THEN GHANA WHERE THE RETURN TICKET FOR HIS TRIP TO DETROIT IS PURCHASED- BUT THE RETURN DESTINATION IS CHANGED FROM ACCRA IN GHANA TO LAGOS IN NIGERIA) The return ticket for his trip to Detroit, via Amsterdam, was bought at KLM’s office in Accra on December 16 for $2,831 (£1,770). Unusually for a potential suicide bomber, he took the trouble to change his return destination, replacing Ghana with Lagos. He arrived in Nigeria on Christmas Eve. ------------ "bomb plans began with classroom defence of 9/11," Times Online ^ | 12/27/2009 | Dominic Kennedy

More trivia: one of congressman Conyer's aides was arrested in Ghana in 2006 a few years prior to this stuff. Before that, in July 2005, Congressman "Cold Cash" Jefferson was in Ghana with an aide , Bret Pfeffer...

And before that in 2003 Macon Georgia Mayor Jack Ellis was diddling around Ghana trying to land a deal to have Ghanians process US traffic tickets & have access to US citizens' private info.

8 posted on 12/27/2009 9:53:39 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Re Ghana:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/ghana/index?tab=articles

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-to-the-Ghanaian-Parliament/
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Previewing-Ghana
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/18/us/politics/18prexy.html


9 posted on 12/27/2009 10:10:28 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa

Re Jefferson:

http://washingtondc.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/wfo111309b.htm


10 posted on 12/27/2009 10:12:29 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa

re Wexler:

http://www.postonpolitics.com/2009/07/man-held-in-ghana-for-attempted-extortion-identity-theft-against-us-rep-wexler/


11 posted on 12/27/2009 10:16:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa
The return ticket for his trip to Detroit, via Amsterdam, was bought at KLM’s office in Accra on December 16 for $2,831 (£1,770). Unusually for a potential suicide bomber, he took the trouble to change his return destination, replacing Ghana with Lagos.

Thanks for posting. One of the earlier reports -- possibly MSNBC, which has since deleted it -- said he had a one-way ticket, and that's been repeated on many websites without attribution. What the British press refers to as a "return ticket" is what we would normally call a "round-trip ticket."

Jihadists aren't the brightest bulbs, but even he and his handlers had to know that a one-way ticket is an invitation for the loving attention of airport security, as inept as it may be.

12 posted on 12/28/2009 2:24:32 AM PST by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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