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Undies bomber not an intel failure

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Last Edited: February 4, 2010, 1:28 am

http://detnews.com/article/20100127/NATION/1270405/Terror-suspect-kept-visa-to-avoid-tipping-off-larger-investigation

Terror suspect kept visa to avoid tipping off larger investigation
Nathan Hurst / Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington --The State Department didn't revoke the visa of foiled terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab because federal counterterrorism officials had begged off revocation, a top State Department official revealed Wednesday.

Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab's visa wasn't taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would've foiled a larger investigation into al-Qaida threats against the United States.

"Revocation action would've disclosed what they were doing," Kennedy said in testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Allowing Adbulmutallab to keep the visa increased chances federal investigators would be able to get closer to apprehending the terror network he is accused of working with, "rather than simply knocking out one solider in that effort."

The committee's hearing continues a series across Capitol Hill that started last week, all looking into the events leading up to and after the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over Detroit. Law enforcement officials say Abdulmutallab tried to detonate an explosive hidden in his underwear on board the flight from Amsterdam shortly before its landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus on Christmas Day.

Since the failed attack, criticism has swirled around leaders of the U.S. intelligence community who have indicated they were warned by the suspect's father about a month before the flight of a potential terror threat, but failed to stop Abdmutallab, despite other warning signs like the fact that he purchased a one-way ticket to Detroit with cash.

Politicians have also criticized the decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a civilian after the arrest in Michigan, with Miranda rights being read to him after less than an hour of interrogation and without input from the intelligence community.

Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, the only Michigan House member on the Homeland Security Committee, said in a Tuesday statement that she planned to question officials on that matter at today's hearing.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20100127/NATION/1270405/Terror-suspect-kept-visa-to-avoid-tipping-off-larger-investigation#ixzz0eXs2tpsv

Feel expendable yet, or still falling for the "if this is what it takes to be safe"? Cui bono.

(Plus, now strangers can oogle your entire family in real-time or delayed gratification)

Entry #364

Comments

1.
Rick GComment by Rick G - February 4, 2010, 7:07 am
What a load of crap. They were caught red-handed staging a failed terrorist attack with the intention of selling Chertoff's/Israel's body scammers [sic] to every airport in the world. Busted.

Next up is the Olympics. Based on govt. "chatter", we can expect another false flag attack soon. Internet sleuths are already compiling evidence of oddities surrounding the Olympics "security" apparatus that have the same earmarks of 9/11 and 7/7. Attendees should be very vigilant and have their cameras on at all times. (Turn the tables on the surveillance state who won't be able to produce the relevant surveillance camera tapes of their crimes in progress.) If they are successful, it will be a major step in their plans for a North American Union, as the US military has been given full policing powers in Vancouver/Canada in the event of "terrorist" attack.

As these false flags are exposed, we take that tactic out of their arsenal and open the eyes of the slumbering masses to what gummint is actually doing to them with their tax money.
2.
Rick GComment by Rick G - February 4, 2010, 7:12 am
PS...That video is hysterical!
3.
TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - February 5, 2010, 12:12 am
"What a load of crap", I agree.

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