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  • (Video) Intended Victims of Northwest Flight 253 Apprehended Islamic Terrorist

    12/28/2009 9:18:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 1,283+ views
    YouTube/CNN ^ | 12-26-09
    Jasper Schuringa, a passenger on Northwest Flight 253, who helped apprehend Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, gives an eyewitness account. Video
  • Planners of Attempted Northwest Air Christmas Bombing Were RELEASED FROM GITMO

    12/28/2009 3:08:47 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 727+ views
    ABC News/60 Minutes/the Lid ^ | 12/28/09 | The Lid
    Finally something that Barak Obama can legitimately blame on George Bush. ABC is reporting that two of the four leaders who planned the attempted bombing of Northwest flight 253 over Detroit were former residents of the Guantanamo Bay prison. They were released in November of 2007, into the hands of Saudi Arabia who claimed the terrorists could be cured via art therapy (I swear I am not making this up). The Video at the end of this post is a 60 Minutes report on the Saudi rehabilitation program which includes "Art Therapy:"
  • Passenger Reportedly Taped Terror Attack

    12/28/2009 2:06:39 PM PST · by Frankusa · 11 replies · 1,217+ views
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 12/28/09
    A Newport Michigan couple, who were on board Northwest Airline flight 253, report that an Indian man tried to get Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on board the plane without a passport. The couple also allege that a different Indian man was arrested after the plane had landed when a bomb sniffing dog detected a bomb in his carry on bag. And, now this:A Wisconsin family aboard the plane that Nigerian man Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to bomb on Christmas Day said another passenger videotaped the entire flight including the attempted detonation of explosives, local media reports. Patricia and...
  • Unconnected dots, yet again, on a terror attempt

    12/27/2009 8:51:06 PM PST · by Saije · 21 replies · 864+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2009 | Editorial
    THE THWARTED Christmas Day airplane bombing raises three causes for alarm. First, it illustrates a screening system that remains porous enough to let a suspect board with the same explosive shoe-bomber Richard Reid attempted to use in 2001. Second, it exposes a terrorism bureaucracy too clumsy to catapult the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, at least to a higher level of preflight scrutiny after his father came forward with warnings that he might pose a danger. Third, if it is true that the suspect received explosives training from al-Qaeda in Yemen, the incident underscores the emergence of that troubled nation as...
  • Crisis on the media Treats Obama Vs Bush From Wash. Times

    12/27/2009 6:21:54 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 1,086+ views
    Wash Times Water Cooler ^ | 12/27/09 | Kerry Picket
    The current strategy from the White House is especially odd considering the issues the president did make an effort to address. Remember the Cambridge Cop Mr. Obama excoriated for "acting stupidly" on national TV this summer? The Chicago Sun Times columnist Lynn Sweet points out (H/T TWT's Amanda Carpenter) that the White House blog has made no mention of the terror attack. Apparently hanging out in Hawaii is more important to reporters who hated Crawford, Texas trips with former President Bush than reporting the importance of a presidential response on a terror matter, so Mr. Obama's avoiding them is not...
  • passenger: Sharp-dressed man aided terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab onto plane without pass

    12/26/2009 11:55:38 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 169 replies · 10,598+ views ^ | 12/26/09 | Sheena Harrison
    A Michigan man who was aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport, and believes at least one other person from the flight was arrested on Friday at Detroit Metro Airport. Kurt Haskell of Newport, Mich., who posted an earlier comment about his experience, talked exclusively with and confirmed he was on the flight by sending a picture of his boarding pass. He and his wife, Lori, were returning from a safari in Uganda when they boarded the NWA flight on Friday. Kurt HaskellLori and...
  • The Ball-Burning Bomb in Boxers and Stupid Homeland Security Tricks

    12/27/2009 2:01:16 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 1,446+ views
    Various/The Lid ^ | 12/27/09 | The Lid
    Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano either doesn't get it, or is dumber than toast. Today President Obama's choice to protect us from terrorism appeared on CNN and proved that she does not belong in her position. Napolitano, said it was too early to speculate on the claims of Al Qaeda connections made by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian held in connection with the incident. After his arrest in Detroit, Abdulmutallab said he had obtained a specialized explosive chemical compound and a syringe sewn into his underwear from a bomb expert in Yemen associated with the terror network, according...
  • MOMENT HE WAS CAPTURED: Cops Arrest Would-Be Suicide Bomber Rich Boy Bomber Based In Londonistan

    12/26/2009 5:43:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 3,239+ views
    NewsofTheWorld ^ | December 26th 2009
    MOMENT HE WAS CAPTURED: Cops Arrest Would-Be Suicide Bomber Rich Boy Bomber Based In Londonistan [Pic in URL] Mounting evidence links UK to plane attack in States By Dominic Herbert & Daniel Sanderson, 27/12/2009 THIS is the terrorist who tried to blow up a packed jumbo jet over America being seized by cops. The dramatic picture shows Umar Abdul Mutallab moments after Northwest Airlines flight 253 landed safely in Detroit on Christmas Day. As Scotland Yard yesterday swooped on a £4 million West End flat, US authorities named the 23-year-old as a rich Nigerian banker's son who studied at a...
  • Not enough data to put suspect on no-fly list: official

    12/26/2009 4:48:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies · 1,923+ views
    Not enough data to put suspect on no-fly list: official Photo 7:33pm EST KAILUA, Hawaii (Reuters) - The government created a record on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in November 2009 in the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, the intelligence community's central repository of information on known and suspected international terrorists, but there was not enough negative information to put him on a no-fly list, a U.S. administration official said on Saturday. "There was insufficient derogatory information available on the subject

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • (Vanity) Comment on Northwest Airlines 253 self-igniter (father tried to warn the U.S. about him)

    12/26/2009 9:50:36 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 656+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-26-2009 | grey_whiskers
    sarc/ Imagine being at DHS or the US State Department and receiving a letter like this: ATTENTION: Dear Sir/Madam in United States Department of Homeland Security, Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab. I am the retired chairman of the First Bank of Nigeria. I have the courage to Crave indulgence for this important warning believing that you will never let me down or those travelers in your great country, especially to the City of Detroit, either now or in the future. I am concerned very much over the welfare of my beloved son Mr.Abdul Farouk...
  • Game Changer: Alleged Northwest Airline Leg-Bomber Doesn't Fit the Profile

    12/26/2009 4:01:42 PM PST · by Patrick Madrid · 55 replies · 2,290+ views
    Patrick Madrid ^ | 12-26-09 | Patrick Madrid
    This unfolding story of the man who attempted (nearly successfully) yesterday to blow up Northwest Airlines 253 in mid-air is nerve wracking on several levels. First, the fact that the leg-bomber and/or his accomplic(es) managed to smuggle liquid and powder bomb components onto this trans-Atlantic flight, assemble them in flight, and ignite the mixture is cause for grave consternation for every law enforcement agency with any role to play in preventing this kind of thing. If this jihad-addled yahoo got this close to killing 289 innocent people, my hunch is that there are other such yahoos out there all ginned...
  • Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight

    12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 54 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    HEADLINE ONLY. Article will be posted when available.
  • President monitors failed terror attempt from Hawaii

    12/26/2009 9:12:34 AM PST · by VaRepublican · 50 replies · 1,499+ views
    Foxnews .com ^ | 12-25-09 | Mike Levine and AP
    As President Barack Obama vacations in Hawaii, officials say he's keeping up to date on what's described as a terror attempt on board a Northwest Airlines plane that was about to land in Detroit.
  • Passengers Help Foil Attempted Terror Plot (Muslim terrorist lived in Houston on visa in 2008)

    12/26/2009 5:34:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies · 3,145+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/26/09 | CBS News
    An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke - sending passengers scrambling to subdue a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al Qaeda to blow up the airliner, officials and travelers said. -snip- Mutallab has been in the U.S. before, having received a visa in June 2008. His listed residence was in Houston, Texas. Authorities had placed him on a preliminary watch list, meaning they wanted to gather more information about him, but law enforcement subsequently lost track of him.
  • Official: Explosive PETN Used in Attack (Carried in Condom by Suspect?)

    12/26/2009 10:20:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 158 replies · 10,552+ views
    CBS News/AP ^ | Saturday, December 26, 2009
    The suspect in the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 used a highly explosive substance called PETN, a law enforcement official told CBS News Saturday. The explosives were carried in a soft plastic container - possibly a condom - though much of the packaging was destroyed in the fire, the official said. The FBI is questioning the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who claimed to be acting on orders from al Qaeda to blow up the airliner, officials said. A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a...
  • Rep. Hoekstra: Attempted airline bombing should 'connect the dots' for Obama

    12/26/2009 10:30:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,358+ views
    Rep. Hoekstra: Attempted airline bombing should 'connect the dots' for Obama By Jordan Fabian - 12/26/09 12:46 PM ET Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) Friday said that the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit should "connect the dots" for the Obama administration. Hoekstra, who is the top Republican on the House Select Intelligence Committee, told the Detroit Free Press that the attacks are an indication that al Qaeda is beginning to plan more widespread attacks on the United States. “It’s not surprising,” Hoekstra said of the attempt to blow up a Northwest airliner. “People have got to...
  • No Holidays For Heroes

    12/25/2009 9:10:49 PM PST · by CaroleL · 14 replies · 719+ views ^ | 12/26/09 | CaroleL
    Abdul Mutallab, a 23 year old Nigerian claiming he was acting on al Qaida's instructions set off an explosive device on Christmas day on a plane traveling between Nigeria and Detroit. That attempt to murder over 270 people on Delta's Flight 253 was thwarted when one passenger jumped over others to subdue the man. Shortly afterward, the suspect was taken to a front row seat with his pants cut off and his legs burned. continued
  • Explosive device set off aboard airliner(by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab )

    12/25/2009 9:47:21 PM PST · by cold start · 48 replies · 2,342+ views
    Romulus, Michigan (CNN) -- A passenger on an international flight bound for the United States Friday ignited a small explosive device shortly before landing in a move the White House called an attempted terrorist attack, a senior administration official said. Another passenger on the Northwest flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, quickly helped subdue and isolate the young male suspect with the aid of the cabin crew, passenger Syed Jafry said. The suspect, identified by a U.S. government official as 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was placed in custody and is being treated for second- and third-degree burns on his...
  • Nigeria orders probe into failed US plane bombing

    12/26/2009 7:39:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 811+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/26/2009 | AFP
    Nigeria on Saturday ordered a top-level probe after a botched attempt by a young Nigerian to blow up a US plane as it was preparing to land in Detroit, a government statement said. "The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has directed Nigerian security agencies to commence full investigation of the incident," the statement said. Information Minister Dora Akunyili said Abuja had learnt with "dismay the news of an attempted terrorist attack on a US airline. "We state very clearly that as a nation, we abhor all forms of terrorism," she said in the statement....
  • Passenger Describes Heroic Effort to Stop Terrorist Attack on Northwest Flight 253 - Video 12/25/09

    12/26/2009 7:37:45 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 41 replies · 1,920+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 26, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 telling about the heroic effort of another passenger to stop a terrorist on board to keep him from completing his attempt to blow up the airplane. A young man climbed over passengers to get to the Nigerian terrorist to stop him. Reports indicate the terrorist was burned badly on his legs, where he had strapped the explosive device. The heroic passenger was also burned in subduing the attacker: An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke - sending passengers...
  • Umaru Mutallab's Son Identified As Delta Airline Attempted Bomber

    12/26/2009 7:34:53 AM PST · by harwood · 20 replies · 1,076+ views
    .."According to the family members, Mutallab has been uncomfortable with the boy's extreme religious views and had six months ago reported his activities to United States' Embassy, Abuja and Nigerian security agencies. The older Mutallab was said to be devastated on hearing the news of Abdul Farouk's attempted bombing arrest. A source close to him said he was surprised that after his reports to the US authorities, the young man was allowed to travel to the United States."
  • Terror hero: I didn't hesitate (passenger who tackled ROPer talks)

    12/26/2009 6:55:19 AM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 85 replies · 4,829+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/2009 | TOM LIDDY
    A Dutch airline passenger told The Post how he leapt into action when an alleged Muslim terrorist tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner packed with 300 people just moments before landing. Chaos erupted as alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, tried to set off a sophisticated explosive device strapped to his body. "Suddenly, we hear a bang. It sounded like a firecracker went off," said Jasper Schuringa, a film director who was traveling to the US to visit friends. "When [it] went off, everybody panicked ... Then someone screamed, ‘Fire! Fire!’"
  • Nigerian held in act of terror on airliner

    12/26/2009 2:50:35 AM PST · by myknowledge · 26 replies · 1,127+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Sebastien Rotella
    WASHINGTON — - In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger attempted to ignite an incendiary device Friday aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit as the plane began its approach for landing, federal officials said. The plane landed safely shortly before noon. The suspected would-be bomber suffered burns as the result of his attempt, and two of the other 277 passengers reported minor injuries, authorities said. FBI agents were investigating the incident, which a White House official said was thought to be an attempted act of terrorism. "He was trying to ignite some...
  • White House: Failed plane attack an attempted act of terrorism(Obama told 3 HOURS AFTER PLANE LANDS)

    12/25/2009 6:01:47 PM PST · by Brytani · 640 replies · 18,876+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2009 | Scott Butterworth and Spencer S. Hsu
    A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism. The FBI is investigating and President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was told of the incident about three hours after the plane landed, officials said. Obama has told White House officials that all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel, a spokesman said. Nevertheless, officials said, they are not prepared to raise the terrorism alert level, currently at orange -- or the second-highest of five levels -- for domestic and international air travel.
  • Officials: Possible terror attack on Northwest jet (Subdued by flight crew and passengers)

    12/25/2009 2:06:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 104 replies · 3,992+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/25/09 | NBC, and news services
    A 23-year-old Nigerian man tried to light a powdery substance aboard a Northwest Airlines flight before landing in Detroit on Friday, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NBC News. Two people noticed the attempt and a third person jumped on the man and subdued him, an airline official told NBC News. The man is being treated at the burn unit of the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, officials said. The man told investigators that he wanted to set off a bomb over the United States, and the incident is being handled as a possibile terrorism attack by...
  • Man Attempts to Set Off Explosives on Detroit-Bound Airplane ("directed by Al Qaeda")

    12/25/2009 1:14:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies · 5,125+ views
    Federal officials and police are interviewing a man, believed to be Nigerian, who allegedly was trying to "explode" a powdery substance aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.
  • Fireworks set off aboard airliner (ABC News: Not fireworks - "powdery substance")

    12/25/2009 11:59:19 AM PST · by Cyberrat · 156 replies · 8,673+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/25/09 | CNN
    A passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, caused a brief disturbance Friday at the end of the trip by igniting firecrackers, a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman said...