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Iím the first of many, warns airline Ďbomberí Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
TimesOnline ^ | 12-28-09 | Giles Whittell in Washington and Adam Fresco

Posted on 12/28/2009 5:40:17 PM PST by GOP_Lady

A global search for accomplices in the Detroit airliner plot was under way yesterday after an al-Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the operation and the would-be bomber was reported to have said that more attacks were being planned.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a terrorist cell led by a former personal secretary to Osama bin Laden, issued a statement saying that the failed attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a response to American-backed airstrikes on the group in Yemen this month.

Yemeni government forces, acting on US intelligence and using what officials have admitted was American military hardware, launched air raids on suspected militants in the east of the country on December 17 and again on December 24. At least 60 people were understood to have been killed.

Mr Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian who set himself alight in a packed Airbus approaching Detroit on Christmas Day, bought his one-way ticket from a KLM office in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, on December 16, indicating that his attack was planned well before these latest air raids. A US military effort to deny al-Qaeda a stronghold in Yemen has been under way for at least a year.

The fresh-faced engineering graduate was transferred yesterday from hospital in Detroit to a federal prison in Milan, Michigan, where agents questioning him said he told them that he was one of many bombers being groomed by the Yemeni alQaeda affiliate to attack American-bound aircraft, according to ABC News.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; flight800; obamasfault; twaflight800; wot

1 posted on 12/28/2009 5:40:21 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Question is: Is the WH listening or just ignoring?


2 posted on 12/28/2009 5:42:19 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Not to mention....Those elite, (primarily Ivy-League) American asshats which claim to be "journalists". They have lost all professional credibility in my book.

This was a MAJOR national security breach and an attack (even if failed in part) upon the United States of America, on the day we celebrate Jesus' birth.

And they are asleep at the wheel, either through incompetence or political correct design.

Hey guys, SURPRISE! Wake up and smell the Nigerian coffee, you dingbats!


3 posted on 12/28/2009 5:42:38 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Each contemptuous Senate Democrat is thinking: "Oh, it will all blow over by spring--they'll forget")
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To: GOP_Lady

An African muslim like you know who.


4 posted on 12/28/2009 5:43:56 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards islamic serfdom - Cancel TV)
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To: rbosque
just ignoring?

They're mantra will continue to be "Bush's fault"......bet the big bucks on it.

5 posted on 12/28/2009 5:44:17 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: GOP_Lady

GOP you are the boss! hey that looks like obozo other half brother!


6 posted on 12/28/2009 5:45:53 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: ErnBatavia
They're

Great big grammatical faux pas....."Their". (Leftover spiked eggnog alert.....)

7 posted on 12/28/2009 5:45:54 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: GOP_Lady
"...he told them that he was one of many bombers being groomed by the Yemeni alQaeda affiliate..."

Oh, nonsense. What does he know? Didn't he hear Obama saying that he was an 'isolated extremist'???

8 posted on 12/28/2009 5:47:17 PM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: FreeperFlirt

I bet you say that to all the GOPs, you FreeperFlirt!


9 posted on 12/28/2009 5:47:39 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Unfortunately, people will pay attention when one slips through and a couple hundred people die.

And then people will be very angry and heads will roll.

Unfortunately, it takes the deaths of many Americans before people will take it seriously.

10 posted on 12/28/2009 5:48:35 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

I would not advise Muzzies to scratch themselves in carry states.


11 posted on 12/28/2009 5:50:25 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

whatever you say, aboo foolah moolah kalebaka-waka-kebab

Tell those that follow you to get a real name first.


12 posted on 12/28/2009 5:50:51 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Confucius: "Better to light candle than curse darkness")
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To: dhs12345

EXACTLY. No one will start profiling until then.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 5:51:07 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Mark 5:10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Mark 5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

That explains the media.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 5:51:07 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"journalists". They have lost all professional credibility in my book.

Journalists? Credibility? Give me a break. They lost that a LONG time ago when their goal became nothing more than to tear down those with whom they disagreed and elevate those they supported.

I tired of their thoroughly dishonest reporting a long, long, time ago.

Journalists: trash even lower than congressmen and definitely far lower than used-car salesmen (I've been treated equitably by some of the latter).

15 posted on 12/28/2009 5:52:01 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Probably not the 1st.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 5:52:27 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: AmericanInTokyo
And they are asleep at the wheel, either through incompetence or political correct design.
Hey guys, SURPRISE! Wake up and smell the Nigerian coffee, you dingbats!

Nah. Give them Nigerian Zyklon B instead. / sarcasm

Now ask me how I REALLY feel about jernalists! ;-)

But a bit more seriously, if some planes with a few "journalists" aboard are brought down, they might change their mind. (collective singular intended) But OTOH Daniel Pearl was only a Jew so maybe they won't.

17 posted on 12/28/2009 5:57:22 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Yeah, but according to the Obammy administration, there is no larger design here. Everything’s cool. Except all white passengers are going to have wear locked handcuffs anytime they’re on board a passenger airliner.


18 posted on 12/28/2009 5:59:21 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: GOP_Lady

Dont flatter yourself Mutallab, you are one peon in 2000 years of jerks.

BTW hows the nutsack?


19 posted on 12/28/2009 6:00:04 PM PST by mylife (Obama is a fine orator, and Janet Napalitano is cunning linguist)
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To: Frantzie
Now correct me if I'm wrong but all through the last presidential campaign it was strongly implied that if we elected a certain Kenyan asshat, we'd no longer be a target because it would show the world we were giving up our cowboy warmongering attitude towards the rest of the world.

Now as I see it we no longer have a cowboy in the White House, he may be just a sock puppet but he's no cowboy. He's also a world citizen since no body knows for sure where he was born. Lo and behold.... We STILL have a problem with terrorists!!!!! I guess we need to be even nicer to them ... yeah double down , that's the ticket.

20 posted on 12/28/2009 6:02:22 PM PST by YankeeReb (Pray for 0bama Psalm 109:8 ; May his days be short. May another take his office.)
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To: dhs12345
Unfortunately, it takes the deaths of many Americans before people will take it seriously.

I don't know, 3000 dead on 9/11 and we still don't take the threat seriously.

islam is a death cult and should be treated as such.

21 posted on 12/28/2009 6:04:23 PM PST by YankeeReb (Pray for 0bama Psalm 109:8 ; May his days be short. May another take his office.)
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To: GOP_Lady

“blushes”~~~~


22 posted on 12/28/2009 6:06:12 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: GOP_Lady

For Immediate Release
December 28, 2009 FBI Salt Lake City
Contact: Debbie Dujanovic Bertram
(801) 579-4735
Statement Regarding Disturbance on Aircraft Bound for Salt Lake City

On Sunday, December 27, 2009, a special agent with the Salt Lake City FBI Field Office responded to the Salt Lake International Airport. There was a report of a disturbance on board a flight from Seattle to Salt Lake City. After the flight landed, the special agent interviewed the passenger who was accused of the disruption. Due to media inquires about this incident, the FBI wants the public to know there does not appear to be any connection to terrorism. There were no reports of any injuries to passengers or crew members. The individual is not in federal custody. The case will be reviewed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah to determine if any charges will be filed. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and therefore the FBI can not make any further comment.


23 posted on 12/28/2009 6:06:17 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: GOP_Lady

I will tell you this. We planned to fly to Orlando the first week of December 2010 to go to the new Harry Potter World at Islands of Adventure.

There is no freakin’ way I’m putting my kids on a plane.

We will pull the camper and do a longer trip. I’ll be damned if I trust this administration to keep my girls from being blown up.


24 posted on 12/28/2009 6:09:45 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: GOP_Lady
TELEGRAPH:  Detroit terror attack:  'There are many more like me,' bomber warns
Abdulmutallab has given a defiant warning to US investigators, telling them:
"There are more just like me who will strike soon."
26 posted on 12/28/2009 6:12:27 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Well, that’s it, then. No more Muslims on planes.


27 posted on 12/28/2009 6:14:04 PM PST by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: netmilsmom

Enjoy your trip with your girls, netmilsmom.

Do what you think best.


28 posted on 12/28/2009 6:14:36 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Thanks!
Flying is really quicker, but this just scared me.


29 posted on 12/28/2009 6:16:24 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: GOP_Lady

Well, in the famous words...bring it on. If the Air Marshalls don’t get them, we will start hearing of public mid-air lynchings soon.


30 posted on 12/28/2009 6:44:54 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: BenLurkin

This really scares me as I live directly under the approach to Laguardia. Sometimes they fly so low my mother used to say they wanted to come in for coffee. One idiot like this and they can wipe out thousands in the immediate area, not to mention the people on the plane.

It’s finally coming to pass. We are being attacked in our homeland and our fearless leader is playing golf.
I miss GWB.


31 posted on 12/28/2009 6:57:25 PM PST by MarineMom613 (Merry Christmas Freepers, One and All)
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To: Ironfocus

But Napo assured us this attempt was NOT part of any organized terrorist activity.


32 posted on 12/28/2009 7:02:17 PM PST by txhurl
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To: netmilsmom

Good decision. Flying is and has been risky for some time, not to mention having to put all the TSA junk. Who needs it?


33 posted on 12/28/2009 7:07:21 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum
The TSA is a politcally correct dog and pony show, and the terrorists know it.

This is why I refuse to get onto an airplane anymore.

The TSA would sooner target white Christians for extra searches before they screen black muslims.

34 posted on 12/29/2009 1:27:23 AM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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