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Fox News: CIA Tracked Plane Bomber Since August
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/29/2009 3:51:39 PM PST by kristinn

Chris Wallace (filling in for Bret Baier)just reported that Fox News confirms that the CIA was tracking Northwest Airlines flight 253 bommber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab since August. He did not say more than that.

No wonder Obama spoke out again today about a systemic failure. He knew tis news was going to come out.

This terrorist getting through our defenses is going to be the responsibility of his administration, not President Bush's.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 200908; abdulmutallab; bombergate; cia; dennisblair; flight253; ghana; gorelick; gorelickswall; harounatoure; idrissabelrahman; insidejob; leonpanetta; mutallab; obama; oumarissa; underpantsbombergate
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1 posted on 12/29/2009 3:51:39 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

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2 posted on 12/29/2009 3:53:41 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Nobody move, Nobody get hurt)
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To: kristinn

Mr. Lieberman - please pick up the white courtesy phone.


3 posted on 12/29/2009 3:54:04 PM PST by nwrep
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To: kristinn

Obozo was busy blaming Bush for Gorelick’s wall. Idiot.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 3:54:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, I heard this. Obama doesn’t have Bush’s single minded focus on keeping us safe.


5 posted on 12/29/2009 3:54:26 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: kristinn

I want to know how he was allowed to get that particular seat. Next to the skin of the airplane and just in front of the engine. I always had to book very early to get my choice of seats.

When did he book the flight?


6 posted on 12/29/2009 3:54:30 PM PST by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: kristinn

Expect the Kenyan to throw Leon Panetta under the bus very soon.


7 posted on 12/29/2009 3:54:40 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

Impeach the boy marxist quisling!


8 posted on 12/29/2009 3:55:22 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Odumbo will STILL blame Bush, even if the terrorist was heading for an interview to be a TSA Czar.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 3:55:28 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: kristinn

Just saw it too...Chris was reading it off *the wire*...I still can’t find it online....


10 posted on 12/29/2009 3:55:38 PM PST by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: kristinn

Surely there will be a ‘special’ announcement of this on THE VIEW, or OPRAH, or 60 MINUTES, or one of the MSM Nightly newscasts.


11 posted on 12/29/2009 3:55:47 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: kristinn

Just as I said on the LIVE thread...Obummer knows something, and he was trying to get out in front of it.

I also believe we will see attacks on NYE, that is why he has placed the limp deadline of Thursday.


12 posted on 12/29/2009 3:56:13 PM PST by antivenom (If FOX "is not a news org," it's equally appropriate that the White House is "not real government")
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To: kristinn

12/25 was an INSIDE JOB.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 3:56:38 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: kristinn

Well, sooner or later he’s going to have to stop blaming Bush. How about accepting blame for hiring an ignorant, not qualified, libtard, lesbo bi1ch to protect us from terrorists????


14 posted on 12/29/2009 3:56:39 PM PST by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: umgud
Yeah, I heard this. Obama doesn’t have Bush’s single minded focus on keeping us safe.

Exactly so but IMHO worse than that. I believe Obama would sacrifice innocent American lives in pursuit of his talk loudly and carry a puny little stick vision of American diplomacy.

15 posted on 12/29/2009 3:57:28 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: nwrep

oooo CNN dissin’ the Pres and his weak language.


16 posted on 12/29/2009 3:57:46 PM PST by bonfire
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To: kristinn
What me Worry? I will just blame Bush.... Hang Loose Brah... Mahalo...
17 posted on 12/29/2009 3:58:21 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (Eric Holder and Obama are making a mockery of our justice system.)
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To: kristinn

Let me guess. Obama’s CIA tracked him, up to their Christmas break?


18 posted on 12/29/2009 3:58:25 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: kristinn

All that was missing for this guy was a sign around his neck in 6 languages saying “I am going to blow up this plane today”!


19 posted on 12/29/2009 3:58:37 PM PST by kcat
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To: jimbo123
Expect the Kenyan to throw Leon Panetta under the bus very soon.

...and it would be right & proper for the GOP to defend Leon Panetta in this instance. With the "Gorelick Wall" re-established, CIA's hands were effectively tied in what is now a law enforcement matter.

20 posted on 12/29/2009 3:58:47 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: umgud

“Us” ain’t obama’s friend, “us” is obama’s enemy. He does not want to keep us safe.


21 posted on 12/29/2009 3:58:53 PM PST by sport
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To: kristinn

Whew! That’s a relief!

sarc/


22 posted on 12/29/2009 3:58:56 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: kristinn

Since Dear Reader complains all the time about all he has inherited from Bush, I really think it would be wise for President Bush to write him out of his will.

Obama is so ungreatful.


23 posted on 12/29/2009 3:59:24 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: jimbo123
Lookey here..lol Obama Calms Intel Rift with Panetta
24 posted on 12/29/2009 3:59:30 PM PST by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: kristinn
So ? just like the Ft. Hood terrorist, so too, this administration knew about this underwear bomber and did nothing about it...
This is just to convenient for it to be a simple mistake or incompetence, it seems, they are deliberately letting this to happen.

Once again, this is getting way to convenient to write this off as mistakes, or incompetence, more like, deliberate decisions....
25 posted on 12/29/2009 4:00:06 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Typical_Whitey

LOL! What a jacka$$!


26 posted on 12/29/2009 4:00:25 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: cripplecreek

We can count on Rove to come out swinging with this point on Greta or on Hannity today.


27 posted on 12/29/2009 4:00:56 PM PST by celtic gal (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: kristinn
Any link to this story that was dumped 4 hours ago? White House aims to calm intelligence agencies': report

A "can't we all just get along?" moment?


28 posted on 12/29/2009 4:01:09 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Mr. Jazzy

So true.


29 posted on 12/29/2009 4:03:52 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Nobody move, Nobody get hurt)
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To: kristinn

It’s so comforting to know this is just an isolated incident.


30 posted on 12/29/2009 4:04:54 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: kristinn
Psst...It's the State Dept's fault...


31 posted on 12/29/2009 4:05:00 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Tallguy
" And it would be right & proper for the GOP to defend Leon Panetta in this instance. With the "Gorelick Wall" re-established, CIA's hands were effectively tied in what is now a law enforcement matter. "

Then the blame should go directly to the DHS ....
32 posted on 12/29/2009 4:05:39 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: cripplecreek

while he’s busy blaming Bush then he might lie to explain why more attacks and more lives have been lost on our soil since he took over than all of the years after 9/11 under Bush

Also he might like to explain why we got future attacks of terrorists through water boarding but now these terrorists get lawyers and we’ll get nothing


33 posted on 12/29/2009 4:07:21 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Maybe it is Muzzie is as Muzzie does? I contend that 0bama is a Muzzie hiding behind of all people Rev Wright who claims to be..”Christian”..yayoubetcha..
0bama has other intentions of which maybe people in his own administration are ignorant.


34 posted on 12/29/2009 4:07:27 PM PST by celtic gal (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: kristinn; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Chris Wallace (filling in for Bret Baier)just reported that Fox News confirms that the CIA was tracking Northwest Airlines flight 253 bommber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab since August. He did not say more than that.

No wonder Obama spoke out again today about a systemic failure. He knew this news was going to come out.

This terrorist getting through our defenses is going to be the responsibility of his administration, not President Bush's.

Thanks, kristinn... I heard this on tonight's "Special Report" as well.

Bush's Obama's fault.

35 posted on 12/29/2009 4:08:29 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: mystery-ak

I think Chris was “hearing” it off his ear piece. Did you notice that gal on the panel roll her eyes? This is amazing stuff, maybe the whole worst part of the story.


36 posted on 12/29/2009 4:08:59 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Yaelle; kristinn

Let me guess. Obama’s CIA tracked him, up to their Christmas break?

##################

LOL but BO could just be throwing the CIA under the bus again. He’s that kinda guy.


37 posted on 12/29/2009 4:09:03 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: umgud
Yeah, I heard this. Obama doesn’t have Bush’s single minded focus on keeping us safe.

Yeah didn't Obummer brag he was a multi-tasker?

38 posted on 12/29/2009 4:09:21 PM PST by antivenom (If FOX "is not a news org," it's equally appropriate that the White House is "not real government")
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To: kristinn

August? Who will be first to blame those angry mobs at the Town Hall meetings?


39 posted on 12/29/2009 4:10:12 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn

And so in the death by a thousand cuts, the Obama administration sustains another cut, a big one.

Be patient. Americans are not dumb. We got eyeballs and lying ears. We heard that stupid, stupid woman supposed to keep up safe, Janet Napalitano, go on TV Sunday and tell us that the system worked. Heh. Like when the baby crawls out the balcony and falls nine stories to land on an awning and survives...husband tells wife...”See honey, OUR SYSTEM WORKED! The baby is safe!”

The next day this dim bulb, who seriously needs to be fired cause remember last year when she came out and said that golly gee the tea party attendees are all McVeigh wannabes all ready to join disenchanted militias to destroy our country yet she and her charges call this guy almost blowing up an airplane with liquids in his underwear a system that WORKS...tells us the system did not work.

But hey, I am quite sure OBamer told her and Family Guy Gibbs to go on TV and act all stupid and tell the very dumb American people who were all born at night, LAST NIGHT, as Obama sees it, that the system worked. I’d have to hold a gun to my head and shoot if I was asked to do such stupid stuff.

The poor fellow sure didn’t want to recognize such a thing as terrorism exists cause this messes up his plan to free up this Khalid guy for lots of money for ole Eric Holder, famed for his pardons, and Obamer’s got that SOTU speech coming up and sheesh the congress might not focus on health care, cap and crap and other stuff HE thinks is important.

Be patient, again. The American people, God love ‘em, have short attention spans, but not THAT short. We full well know about these nutty Muslims. We were busy carrying this country on our backs over the Christmas holiday but we heard the story, we paid attention.

We heard that nonsense about the system working and now Obamer’s out there all worried but again, many of us were born at night, but not LAST NIGHT.

One year...in one year Obamer and his gang that can’t shoot straight have showed their stripes. Another cut and more cuts and we are patient in America, fair to a fault. But we know stupidity when we see it. Obamer had his chance but we must smirk and go on.

Bombs in the underwear. Heh.

And I don’t think we’re going to take kindly to having our underwear checked. I think Americans are going to demand that all passengers named Mohammed get a good look over.

Just a hunch.

Let these holidays be over; let that awful congress come back. Things are going to change.

It’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


40 posted on 12/29/2009 4:11:16 PM PST by Fishtalk
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To: Tallguy

I would not defend the CIA to teach them a lesson. When Rumsfeld planned to consolidate intel gathering function to DIA in lieu of CIA, the CIA did not hesitate to leak DoD mistakes and op failures to the press to undermind Rumsfeld and military to defend their turf while our forces were in Iraq. The Dems and MSM savaged GWB with the leaks. Remember Valerie Flame and her husband who acted on behalf of the CIA by verbally reporting one thing to the CIA after his trip to Chad and writing an oped for the NY Times reporting total opposite. That oped did damage to the US credibility internationally and hurt GWB domesticly and gave ammo for the anti war left.
The CIA leaked this info to get back at Obama who planned to review CIA participation in torture and if necessary prosecute the agents for doing it. Let the CIA and Obama savage each other. If the GOP is wise, sit out of this fight and let both kill each other. They both (CIA and Obama) deserve each other.


41 posted on 12/29/2009 4:13:37 PM PST by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: kristinn

I see indications that even Zero’s staunchest media enablers are about to collectively throw *him* under the bus. Then what?

When the rats who willingly projected a false image chew him out of his Hawaiian hammock and leave him writhing naked on the shadeless sand...

...Zero will simply keep them busy scattering to cover multiple terror attacks. ~SHUDDER~


42 posted on 12/29/2009 4:14:04 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: kristinn

The wall has been resurrected.


43 posted on 12/29/2009 4:15:30 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: kristinn

44 posted on 12/29/2009 4:16:40 PM PST by cranked
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To: nutmeg

The terrorist said more attacks are coming and these clowns have no clue how to keep us safe.


45 posted on 12/29/2009 4:16:40 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: kristinn

Did they find out who represented the two Yemenis that set this up?

Did they catch the Arab interviewee (on local news) two rows back to give him a talking to?

Did they catch the calm videographer from fifteen rows back that the family behind him reported on? (That somehow got to Al Jazeera/was it livestreamed as well)

IMO... This was a serious reaction run... it wasn’t meant to go off.

Look for something bigger.


46 posted on 12/29/2009 4:16:48 PM PST by AliVeritas (Is it nothing to you all ye who pass by? Our brothers blood screams from the ground.)
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To: rdl6989

Absolutely no clue at all.


47 posted on 12/29/2009 4:18:01 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: kristinn

I haven’t been able to get this out of my mind all day:

http://spectator.org/archives/2009/12/29/abdulmutallab-and-the-obama-mi

“I’m not saying that this kind of screw up might not have happened in the Bush Administration,” the State source says, referring to the Christmas Day snafu. “I’m just saying that a number of us were encouraged to have a different mindset about such intel and such individuals, and today, we are encouraged not to have that same mindset.”


48 posted on 12/29/2009 4:19:13 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kristinn

Remember.......ALL INTEL is controlled by the White House, now. Remember that?


49 posted on 12/29/2009 4:19:37 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Battle Axe
“I want to know how he was allowed to get that particular seat. Next to the skin of the airplane and just in front of the engine. I always had to book very early to get my choice of seats.

When did he book the flight?”

The terrorist could have asked for that particular seat at the point of departure in Lagos, Nigeria, assuming he obtained a ticket at the counter, which I believe he did as a report was generated that the terrorist used cash. If he used a credit card or debit card, he could have ordered the ticket on-line, any number of days prior to departure, in an effort to better ensure that he got the seat of his choice. Or, he could have asked for the seat of choice, once he landed in Amsterdam. The aisle seats, bulkhead seats and seats near restrooms or the galleys tend to go first, due to the proximity to basic human needs, or for factors of comfort. A last minute cancellation may have provided a window of opportunity (no pun intended) for the seat that he eventually occupied. There is also the possibility that once the doors were closed, passengers were permitted to move to seats that appealed more to the individuals, often due to reasons of comfort or due to the desire to sit next to someone of interest, such as a family member or coworker.

Sometimes passengers reach a mutual decision to relocate their seats by switching with one another, once the seat belt sign is turned off, for various beneficial reasons, known only to the passengers, and often sanctioned by the flight attendants.

It would be interesting to know, as you posited in your post, when the seat was first obtained.

50 posted on 12/29/2009 4:21:21 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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