Admin Bungles Christmas Bomber Case

February 4, 2010 at 11:07 (General Stupidity, Media, News, Society, Terrorism)

Firstly, after a couple of months of news stories blaring that we had this loser, anything and everything that he had access to or touched has been sanitized. Professional spies or terrorists immediately toast everything related to a captured operative and move or reshuffle operations and personnel. I mean seriously, has nobody in DC ever read Tom Clancy??

Secondly, if we can’t say Christmas anymore as a greeting of the season, then why is it ok to use it in the context of destruction and terrorism? Ummmm, Freudian slip there, MSM?

WASHINGTON – 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.


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