Skip to comments.WH claims to use family to crack EunuchBomber ( Christmas Day Bomber )
Posted on 02/03/2010 10:16:00 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
After being embarrassed by a report on the breakdown of counterterrorism efforts before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarded a Northwest flight in Amsterdam for Detroit and a series of Congressional appearances that demonstrated a lack of communication in the decision to treat the terrorist as a criminal rather than an enemy at war, the White House has begun to push back. Citing unnamed officials, the AP reports that the FBI and the CIA have begun to get information from Abdulmutallab despite having clammed up after getting Mirandized. The key, they claim, was to get his family involved in breaking his resistance:
The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day has been cooperating with investigators since last week, discussing his contacts in Yemen and providing intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, officials said Tuesday.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallabs cooperation could prove to be a national security victory and a political vindication for President Barack Obama, who has been under fire from lawmakers who contend the administration botched the case by giving Abdulmutallab the right to remain silent, rather than interrogating him as a military prisoner.
In the days following the failed bombing, a pair of FBI agents flew to Nigeria and persuaded Abdulmutallabs family to help them. When the agents returned to the U.S., Abdulmutallabs family came, too, according to a senior administration official briefed on the case. The family persuaded Abdulmutallab to work with the FBI, believing he would be treated fairly in U.S. courts, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
The AP provides the motive for the leak later in its own reporting:
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Dictators do have a tendency to go after the families of people who embarrass them.
So what’s the official word in his medical ‘condition’
Did he succeed in removing himself from the gene pool?
I prefer KnickerBomber.
A political correct form of torture...bring the family in....
I had to look at the title a couple of times. Considering who is in the White House, I thought maybe Obamao was giving the Christmas bomber crack.
I think he is still ....breathing...
Obama is playing games with our National Security!
Barry is playing games with the lives of EVERY citizen of the United States. This Progressive MUST GO!
Was anything ever reported just how badly this nutjobs genepool was actually damaged?
The crotch bomber’s lawyer is just fine with him spouting off about all his terror connections?
Something doesn’t smell right.
Honest to GOD this president is just mindboggling...not a DAY passes that he doesn’t pop up with some new outrage.
I think the title says something...but I haven’t seen a report ...
Gee, that must have been hard work "persuading" them. The guy's father had practically been banging the door down at the US Embassy in Nigeria, trying to get the dimwits inside to listen to his warning, *before* his son boarded a commercial airliner with a bomb strapped to his crotch.
What a total waste of taxpayer money for those agents to fly over there. At most, all that was needed was to send them plane tickets, visas, and a written promise of a comfortable hotel room or apartment for their stay in the US. And given that the father is a well-off retired banker, and was very eager to help intercept his son's terrorist activities before they "got off the ground", it's quite likely that he'd have been happy to come over on his own dime.
What ‘Family’? The Sopranos? Would that were true.
I dunno. Being tied up to a chair and forced to listen to my ex-mother in law harangue me for hours on end is a torture I would not wish on anyone.
yes but he may still be unable to reproduce- so no full darwin award yet
or does eunich status qualify?
Ernest: "0bama is playing games with our National Security!"
Null and void: ""MARK MY WORDS:
"Before this is over 0bama will attempt to release the names, addresses and phone numbers of everyone who has ever given any information to any CIA agent anywhere."
"43 posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 8:27:56 AM by null and void "