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Father of Nigerian terror suspect sought government help to no avail before airline attack
AP ^ | December 28, 2009 | JON GAMBRELL

Posted on 12/28/2009 8:23:04 AM PST by maggief

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a U.S. airliner cut off all ties with his relatives until they awoke to news of the attempted Christmas Day attack, the family said Monday.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's father first reached out to Nigerian security agencies two months ago and a month later to foreign security agencies about his concerns that his son had disappeared and ceased contact with the family, the family said in a statement. U.S. authorities said that in November, Abdulmutallab's father visited the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss his concerns about his son's religious beliefs.

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A U.S. official in Washington said the father's concerns were shared among those in the embassy, including liaison personnel from other agencies based there, such as the FBI. The alert was then relayed to Washington and again shared among agencies such as the State, Justice and Homeland Security departments, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation.

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(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; abdulmutallab; flight253; flight800; islam; jihad; obama; obamasfault; obamateur; terrorism; twaflight800; waronterror

1 posted on 12/28/2009 8:23:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

***A U.S. official in Washington said the father’s concerns were shared among those in the embassy, including liaison personnel from other agencies based there, such as the FBI. The alert was then relayed to Washington and again shared among agencies such as the State, Justice and Homeland Security departments, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation.***

Ouch, this one will hurt someone.


2 posted on 12/28/2009 8:26:07 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: maggief

So the Obama administration was told about this threat and it did nothing about it. Listen to the excuses that they give.
Recall the same people blaming the World Trade Center attack on Bush, because it happened 8 months into his presidency.

Obama has been president 11 months.


3 posted on 12/28/2009 8:27:20 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: tobyhill; onyx

The AP reporting.

Double ouch.


4 posted on 12/28/2009 8:28:36 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Napolitano to be the fall “guy”


5 posted on 12/28/2009 8:31:50 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

“Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s father first reached out to Nigerian security agencies two months ago and a month later to foreign security agencies”

“U.S. authorities said that in November, Abdulmutallab’s father visited the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss his concerns about his son’s religious beliefs.”

Tough pinning this one on Bush.


6 posted on 12/28/2009 8:32:11 AM PST by maggief
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To: Dr. Ursus

I somehow doubt they will turn this into the same kind of disaster Katrina was for Bush. But Napolitano’s “system worked” comment seems to be going over about as well as Brownie’s “heckuva job.”


7 posted on 12/28/2009 8:33:31 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: maggief
Our best man is on the case. No worries.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 8:38:03 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: maggief

we need to get this man into a witness protection program in a safe third-country. Now that AQ knows he dropped a dime on his terrorist son his head won’t remain attached for long if he stays in Nigeria.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 8:39:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief; tobyhill; BP2; SE Mom; Ernest_at_the_Beach; penelopesire; seekthetruth; truthkeeper; ...

OMG!

Now we know why Obama has remained silent!

The buck stops where? Remind me please!


10 posted on 12/28/2009 8:40:31 AM PST by onyx
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To: Dr. Ursus

Looks like it. I don’t think she can survive this. It’s both a major homeland security disaster and PR blunder.


11 posted on 12/28/2009 8:40:39 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Poor dad. Worried for his son’s whereabouts and safety, worried what horror his son will do, talking to the bureaucratic hand and getting nowhere.


12 posted on 12/28/2009 8:44:01 AM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: onyx

What time do we expect the video of “the buck stops with me” 0bama’s statement?


13 posted on 12/28/2009 8:44:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Oh my...lol. That speech detailing the faults of the previous administration has just hit the shredder.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 8:48:33 AM PST by onyx
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To: maggief

I don’t think she can survive this. It’s both a major homeland security disaster and PR blunder.


Christians, veterans and constitutionalists present a serious potential terrorist threat . . . awww just kidding.

Swine flu, I mean, H1N1 will be the next bubonic plague and we must prepare for an emergency . . . uh, just kidding.

This system worked splendidly . . . errr . . just kidding.

C’mon guys, it is not like any of this is real! Just wait till we have a genuine disaster, one I can really work with, huh?


15 posted on 12/28/2009 8:49:13 AM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: tobyhill

November? Really? That’s the AP spin. Here’s the African and UK reports:

http://allafrica.com/stories/200912260001.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2415319/posts

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6968539.ece


16 posted on 12/28/2009 8:52:05 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: bgill
Either which way, they had plenty of time to at least get him on the No-Fly List.
17 posted on 12/28/2009 9:01:36 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: onyx

Ms. Homeland Security should have the guts to resign. Truly. Her public comments are laughable at first- until you realize they represent the mind-set of these people in charge. Lie, deflect, redirect and avoid ownership.

What are their first thoughts when being presented with a crisis? I’ll wager it’s NOT what do I/we do to ensure the safety of my fellow citizens. It’s more like- how do I cover for us? How do I put this in a good light for us and a bad light for anyone who calls us on it?


18 posted on 12/28/2009 9:04:31 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

You’re exactly right. They’re first reaction was political, NOT national security.

He’s about to issue a taped statement. A TAPED statement.

Kristinn has a LIVE thread.


19 posted on 12/28/2009 9:11:01 AM PST by onyx
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To: SE Mom

You’re exactly right. Their first reaction was political, NOT national security.

He’s about to issue a taped statement. A TAPED statement.

Kristinn has a LIVE thread.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 9:11:08 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx; SE Mom
A taped statement,....hmm...must have not brought his teleprompter...he has never missed a chance to put his mug on the TV before.

By the way ..from the UK:

FAILED plane bomber Umar Abdulmutallab has bragged to FBI agents that there are more young men plotting to launch attacks on the West.

21 posted on 12/28/2009 10:20:49 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There will soon be even more!

Obama plans to repatriate 90 Yemeni “detainees” from GITMO!


22 posted on 12/28/2009 10:25:39 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx; SE Mom; tobyhill; bgill; maggief
I just posted this:

Radical US cleric survived airstrike in Yemen: family

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Long War Journal ^ | December 25, 2009 8:05 PM | Bill Roggio

23 posted on 12/28/2009 10:43:07 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Travis McGee

“A bim? You say he has a bim?”


24 posted on 12/28/2009 7:18:36 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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