Skip to comments.US Anti-Terror Authorities Missed Writing on the Wall - in Jeddah
Posted on 01/02/2010 4:39:31 PM PST by SmartInsight
Like the Nigerian bomber Umar Abdulmutallab, the Saudi minister's would-be assassin, Abdullah Hassan Tali' al-Asiri (al Qaeda-styled Abu Khair), who did not survive the attack, used explosives hidden in his underwear to fool the prince's bodyguards. He won an audience with the prince by posing as an informant, the same trick used by the Taliban suicide bomber to penetrate a US base and kill 7 CIA agents and a US soldier last month.
This emerging prototype was missed by US intelligence experts.
Obama, who has called a meeting of US security agency chiefs for Tuesday, Jan. 5, cannot expect serious brainstorming because it would be inhibited by a mindset that refuses to refer to the failed mass-murderer as an illegal or enemy combatant or terrorist but only as a "suspect." Treated like a common or garden criminal, the Nigerian has been committed to an ordinary lock-up. This has given him the opportunity to hire American lawyers, who right away shut his mouth and advised him not to cooperate in answering questions about his accessories and masters.
With this invaluable intelligence door closed, the US president has turned to measures for enhancing the security of US air travelers and air traffic bound for US ports and demanded the matching-up of the counter-terror watch and no-fly lists.
Furthermore, should Obama and his advisers decide on retaliation, DEBKAfile's counter-terror sources are assured by reports from Yemen that al Qaeda's operatives were no longer hanging around their bases twelve days after the airliner episode; they had packed up and made tracks for fresh hideouts in the northern mountains and Hadhramaut.
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And make no mistake, Obama won't change a thing, will be relocating terroist immigrants to small town fly over country, like Lewiston, Maine.
I can see Obama's pattern and intention.And so can millions of other Americans.
Did anyone besides me watch Obama's first little speech on the terrorist attack? He referred to the no-fly list as the SO-CALLED no-fly list. If GWB had said this, it would have been repeated every half-hour on radio news for three days until most Americans had heard it. Since it was a Dem, it's down the memory hole.