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Sources: Nigeria Failed To Use U.S. Body Scanners
wcbstv.com ^ | Dec.28, 2009 | Marcia Kramer

Posted on 12/28/2009 7:51:43 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Al Qaeda's admission Monday that it was behind a plot to bring down an American airliner is hardly a surprise. What is a surprise, in fact, is that the United States sent high-tech explosive-detecting equipment to Nigeria that was never used when the bomber boarded the plane, CBS 2 has learned.

The United States spent big bucks a year ago to send four full-body airport scanners to Nigeria to help detect explosives and drugs at the country's four international airports, but as amazing as it may seem, sources told CBS 2 the scanners weren't used when Christmas day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarded his plane with an explosive strapped to his leg.

"We have to find out why. If anyone should have gone through this type of body scanning, it was this terror suspect. He clearly, clearly fit the profile," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee," told CBS 2. "These cost good American tax dollars, and yet were not used by the Nigerian government at the airport."

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1 posted on 12/28/2009 7:51:46 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

if WE don’t profle why would Nigeria do it???


2 posted on 12/28/2009 7:53:47 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You have got to be kidding me.

Those things cost millions of dollars. If someone can come up with an (authentic) picture of just one, intact, in working order, installed at an airport in Nigeria, I'll be amazed.

3 posted on 12/28/2009 7:54:19 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Might be amazing to this reporter, but come on! It is a third-world country. Probably don’t even have electricity 24/7.

Hey, I’ve got an idea. How about profiling MUSLIMS?


4 posted on 12/28/2009 7:55:21 PM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

HEY WHAT A COINCIDENCE! I WON SOME VERY EXPENSIVE SECURITY BODY SCANNERS IN THE NIGERIAN LOTTERY. BARRISTER MICHAEL A. MUMABWI HAD THEM SHIPPED TO ME AS SOON AS I SENT HIM A WESTERN UNION PAYMENT TO A SECURE LOCATION IN BENIN


5 posted on 12/28/2009 7:58:20 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Get rid of the dirty moderates. Get rid of them,)
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To: Steely Tom; bboop

Those clowns in Nigeria are too stupid to operate and maintain them. All turd world countries are just that.
We must protect ourselves because no one else will do it.


6 posted on 12/28/2009 8:00:13 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: bboop

Not only third world countries — there are others who don’t take the threat of terrorism very seriously. They figure bombing and other acts won’t happen to them, and why should they care about the U.S. One of the many reasons why we should stop sending aid to ingrate countries.


7 posted on 12/28/2009 8:01:38 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Steely Tom

Exactly. Send someone to Lagos and find out where the heck these things are. I bet they are not even in the vicinity of the airport.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 8:04:19 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about Holland? Why did they fail in detecting the explosive materials carried by terrorist “Omar Al Farouq”?


9 posted on 12/28/2009 8:05:04 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Is Peter King serious?

"We have to find out why. If anyone should have gone through this type of body scanning, it was this terror suspect. He clearly, clearly fit the profile," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee," told CBS 2. "These cost good American tax dollars, and yet were not used by the Nigerian government at the airport."

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

10 posted on 12/28/2009 8:06:35 PM PST by onyx
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We are dealing with an Enemy who will always exploit the weakest link and this was it. BTW, Who are the "Sources"? Sounds like some DC style CYOA is happening.


11 posted on 12/28/2009 8:06:45 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: jveritas

how do we know he carried the stuff on board? couldn’t someone on the “inside” have planted the material in the bathroom, then he gets up from his seat towards the end of the flight and assembles the material himself?

He wouldn’t set off any alarms or anything because he was clean the whole way through


12 posted on 12/28/2009 8:15:40 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"These cost good American tax dollars, and yet were not used by the Nigerian government at the airport."

Then their flights don't land here. Everybody off the plane for screening at the last stop before the US...or your flight is denied clearance for landing.

13 posted on 12/28/2009 8:17:21 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: jveritas

Passengers in transit remain in a secure area. Not sure if they are scanned again. Seems to me DHS has got their work cut out for them, checking all these international airports for their internal security procedures.

I do know that the security contractor there is getting slammed on several of its policies and from what I gather it’s all justified.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 8:23:59 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: jveritas
pars pro toto?

I do wonder why this Nigerian was able to pass through Schiphol with the explosives.

15 posted on 12/28/2009 8:23:59 PM PST by Ready4Freddy (Everyone knows there's a difference between muslims & terrorists... no one knows what it is, though.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d bet there was a large cash bribe involved to step around the bomb detector machine. Bribe is called a “DASH” in Nigeria.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 8:25:11 PM PST by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: jeltz25

I’m interested in finding out why he waited until they were on short final into Detroit. Maximum impact over a congested area?


17 posted on 12/28/2009 8:26:54 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: jeltz25

I’m interested in finding out why he waited until they were on short final into Detroit. Maximum impact over a congested area?


18 posted on 12/28/2009 8:27:50 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: bergmeid
Passengers in transit remain in a secure area. Not sure if they are scanned again.

I am 100% certain that they get scanned not only once, not only twice, but trice at Amesterdam airport.

19 posted on 12/28/2009 8:29:58 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jeltz25

If what you are saying is a true scenario then it means that Al Qaeda terrorists have infiltrated the security apparatus working in Amsterdam and that would be a total disaster and absolute nightmare if true.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 8:33:04 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

OK. So I’m back to my passport-lavatory theory slash sob story again plus a local Al Qaeda helper.


21 posted on 12/28/2009 8:33:33 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: jveritas

In Elsevier, one of the major conservative weekly publications this theory is being explored. That security contractor is apparently infiltrated by all the wrong people.


22 posted on 12/28/2009 8:35:31 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: jveritas

does PETN even set off any alarms or would it be no di8fferent than walking through securoty with a bag of baking soda or salt in your jeans?


23 posted on 12/28/2009 9:44:40 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, of course, lets balme everyone else but the real culprits: this lame joke of a jack squat administration and his failed hirling, Janet Napolitano.


24 posted on 12/28/2009 9:45:48 PM PST by cranked
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