Experts man their stations at the Threat Operations Center inside the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2006 in suburban Fort Mead, Maryland. US spy agencies in recent months picked up clues pointing to an Al-Qaeda attack out of Yemen and were moving to disrupt it, but a crucial piece of information fell through the cracks. (AFP/File/Paul J.Richards)
Yemen's government says the capture of key Al-Qaeda militants on Wednesday shows its can police its own territory. But many in the West fear that chronic instability and weak government have made the country an ideal haven for Al-Qaeda. Duration: 01: 57(AFPTV)
So when Hussein was flat out lying when he claimed that the undie-bomber was an “isolaed extremist”?
I noticed they say they had a vast data base of 1/2 million people.....this is the same government that wants to handle 300million health info.
Agence France Presse is a leftist, French outfit with a long record of sympathy for Muslims. So it’s pretty pathetic that they are doing better reporting on this intelligence failure than any of our own media, outside of Fox and the internet.
According to AFP, “There are conflicting reports if his ticket was one-way or round-trip.”
Well, if that’s so, then I’m inclined to believe the often repeated story that it was a one-way ticket. Because if it was round trip, it’s pretty certain that embarrassed U.S. authorities would have released that evidence to counter those stories.
Sounds like the National Counterterrorism Center, CIA, FBI, and State require written notice of a terrorist attack, preferably from a family member of the terrorist, before any action will be taken.
We are in big, big trouble!
"Daddy, I tried to get my room cleaned up by 8:00 but I fell asleep and then I ran out of time." "Honest, I was going to do it, but it's not my fault."
Fire them, hold them criminally accountable, void their fatass pensions, and de-fund their agencies of the billions they waste every year. Lather, rinse, repeat as necessary.