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WH claims to use family to crack EunuchBomber ( Christmas Day Bomber )
Hot Air ^ | 10:55 am on February 3, 2010 | Ed Morrissey

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 Abdulmutallab’s 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 Abdulmutallab’s family to help them. When the agents returned to the U.S., Abdulmutallab’s 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:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; americainperil; bhodoj; bhogwot; christmasplot; deltaairlines; dianefeinstein; eunuchbomber; flight253; globaljihad; kenyanusurper; looselips; looselipskenyan; northwestairlines; obama; terrorattack; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 02/03/2010 10:16:00 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dictators do have a tendency to go after the families of people who embarrass them.


2 posted on 02/03/2010 10:17:36 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So what’s the official word in his medical ‘condition’

Did he succeed in removing himself from the gene pool?


3 posted on 02/03/2010 10:19:08 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I prefer KnickerBomber.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 10:19:10 AM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A political correct form of torture...bring the family in....


5 posted on 02/03/2010 10:22:22 AM PST by cranked
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 10:22:41 AM PST by pallis
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To: Mr. K; G8 Diplomat; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; blam; ...

I think he is still ....breathing...


7 posted on 02/03/2010 10:26:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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8 posted on 02/03/2010 10:27:20 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: Cindy; LucyT; BOBTHENAILER; BIGLOOK; SandRat

Obama is playing games with our National Security!


9 posted on 02/03/2010 10:32:27 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Barry is playing games with the lives of EVERY citizen of the United States. This Progressive MUST GO!


10 posted on 02/03/2010 10:34:08 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Was anything ever reported just how badly this nutjobs genepool was actually damaged?


11 posted on 02/03/2010 10:44:51 AM PST by GraceG
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To: gathersnomoss

The crotch bomber’s lawyer is just fine with him spouting off about all his terror connections?

Something doesn’t smell right.


12 posted on 02/03/2010 10:46:56 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Honest to GOD this president is just mindboggling...not a DAY passes that he doesn’t pop up with some new outrage.


13 posted on 02/03/2010 10:48:31 AM PST by SE Mom
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To: GraceG

I think the title says something...but I haven’t seen a report ...


14 posted on 02/03/2010 10:51:33 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
In the days following the failed bombing, a pair of FBI agents flew to Nigeria and persuaded Abdulmutallab’s family to help them.

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.

15 posted on 02/03/2010 11:08:05 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What ‘Family’? The Sopranos? Would that were true.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 11:09:25 AM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY)
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To: Patriotic1
What about “Winter Solstice Bomber”?
17 posted on 02/03/2010 11:09:54 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: cranked

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.


18 posted on 02/03/2010 11:58:32 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

yes but he may still be unable to reproduce- so no full darwin award yet

or does eunich status qualify?


19 posted on 02/03/2010 12:28:59 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; null and void; Fred Nerks; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; ...
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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 "

20 posted on 02/03/2010 12:34:59 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why should we believe this is really the case. The WH is trying to squiggle out of this one. Obi and his gaggle have screwed the pouch on everything they have touched thus far.


21 posted on 02/03/2010 12:38:21 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

http://www.saharareporters.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4660:this-decay-can-inflict-poetic-justice-alhaji-dr-mutallab&catid=81:external-contrib&Itemid=300

EXCERPT:

...Since Christmas Day when fate foiled 23-year old Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab’s attempt to bring down a jetliner over Detroit one has watched in dismay as his father, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru AbdulMutallab and the rest of his family embarked on a subtle PR ploy to cast themselves as unfortunate victims of their son’s indiscretion. Some, particularly in the popular press seem to have bought into their ploy: In a side bar, The New York Times proclaimed: “Parents of Suspect Offer Help”. From his London base, one Eddie Iroh in comments made in Nigeria’s Next newspaper was quick to praise Mutallab, the father for alerting Nigerian authorities and the US Embassy in Nigeria that his son had gone AWOL.

My reading and assessment of Alhaji (Dr.) Mutallab’s alert is that he simply dialed 911 to for help that could bring his son back to him. The family statement confirmed as much: “We were hopeful that they would find and return him home”, it reads in part. The US Embassy cared less and rightly so, to use their system to help a man who pays neither tax nor tight to sustain it to look for his son and bring him home. That US authorities simply inserted the lad’s name into the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or TIDE, the extensive collection of data on more than 500,000 people, instead of the “far smaller no-fly list, which has only 4,000 names, or the so-called selectee list of 14,000 names of people who are subjected to more thorough searches at checkpoints” underscores the validity of my assessment even further. As for the Nigerian authorities, it’s premature at this point to even bother to infer why they wouldn’t bate an eyelid in response to Mutallab’s distress call. That fact will unfold clearly a little later in this piece....

COMMENTS ARE INTERESTING:

Thank you for this article. The father himself is a an Islamic fundamentalist but of different persuasions, the type you find in the northern Nigeria - the Feudo-Caliphal establishment in northern Nigeria whose only investment in the Nigerian project is a lazy and parasitic dependency on other people’s oil in the Niger Delta’. Of course he was conscious of implication of his estranged terrorist son to his shady business interests and romance with the global terrorists, funding his numerous business empire - the Islamic bank which he has been trying to float for a while now and his ownership of First Bank, among others. So the only option he had was to self report the lost son (talk of sacrificial lamb!) so as to shift attention from his own crime in case the boy got caught. I hope the CIA will beyond this ‘acting’ and unravel the father’s link with the world terrorist groups.


22 posted on 02/03/2010 12:57:37 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: LucyT
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."

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23 posted on 02/03/2010 1:20:52 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Something's up, Ernest, Justice is cutting a deal that no one is going to like.

Bad faith deal.
24 posted on 02/03/2010 6:28:28 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; dalereed; NormsRevenge; editor-surveyor; BOBTHENAILER
Did you hear Rush complaining today that they're insisting on calling this guy "the Christmas bomber," rather than the "holiday bomber" or any other secular descriptor???

Why do you suppose the Obama administration and their MSM toadies do that? Huh? WHY???

Oh, by the way, Rush was speculating why Obama keeps raggin on Las Vegas and says stuff like don't spend your "college loan money" down there. He wondered if it was because the Koran speaks against gambling... he kept sayin... "I'm just sayin..."

25 posted on 02/03/2010 6:56:08 PM PST by SierraWasp (NO MORE BOLSHEVIK PLOTTERS IN THE WHITEHOUSE!!! NO MORE IN OUR GOVERNMENT!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Well,....the Vegas Mayor is not happy with him.


26 posted on 02/03/2010 7:09:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yep! Says he’s a real slow learner!!!


27 posted on 02/03/2010 8:24:27 PM PST by SierraWasp (NO MORE BOLSHEVIK PLOTTERS IN THE WHITEHOUSE!!! NO MORE IN OUR GOVERNMENT!!!)
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