5 articles tagged "Umar Abdulmutallab"
Full body scanners for US airport security
The US begins "seen and unseen" profiling of air travelers
DEBKAfile Special Report April 2, 2010

While not admitting to "profiling," Washington has introduced new measures for screening US-bound air travelers based on how closely their personal characteristics match intelligence on potential terrorists, such as nationality, age, certain physical characteristics, recently visited countries and partial (Muslim-sounding) names - as revealed Friday, April 2, by the Homeland Security Secretary.

Najibullah Zazi, arrested last year
Two more arrested in ongoing NYC terror investigation
DEBKAfile Special Report January 9, 2010

Two men were arrested Friday, Jan. 8, suspected of being accomplices of Naijubullah Zazi, who was charged with a plot to bomb New York's transit system a year ago in Colorado. On Friday too, Friday too, the Nigerian, Umar Abdulmutallab, flanked by two American lawyers, told a federal court he was not guilty of trying to blow up the Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas Day.  He boasted that 20 young Muslims were training in Yemen to blow up airliners.

Suicide killer Khalil Balawi with Talban-Pakistan leader
Taliban-Pakistan claims Khost suicide bomber as its own
DEBKAfile Special Report January 9, 2010

Taliban-Pakistan released a video clip Saturday, Jan. 9, showing Hammam Khalil al Balawi, the suicide bomber who killed eight people at a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan on Dec. 30, with the Taliban-Pakistan leader before the attack. He is filmed in Pashtun dress vowing to avenge the late Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and referring to the Nigerian Umar Abdulmutalleb who subsequently failed to blow up a US airliner.

Obama has security chiefs on the carpet
Obama: We failed to connect the dots or act promptly
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010

 US president Barack Obama, in a speech after meeting top security chiefs, Tuesday, Jan. 5, said: We had enough information to foresee and prevent the attempted bombing [of the Northwest airliner] on Christmas day." But it was not fully analyzed or leveraged for putting the suspect on the no-fly list. "I will not accept this. We have to do better and must do it quickly."

Delta plane landed safely
The Rich Jihadi Proved Western Anti-Terror Measures Don't Work
DEBKAfile Special Report December 27, 2009

If Reid goes down in terror history as "the shoe bomber", Abdulmuttallab may be remembered as the Rich Jihadi, the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and ex-minister, the second millionaire-terrorist to follow in the footsteps of the first, Osama bin Laden.

Abdulmuttallab admitted to links with al Qaeda and receiving the explosives in Yemen.

This contradicts earlier US attempts to play down the incident by claiming he was a loner.
Al Qaeda's record since its first attempt to blow up New York's Twin Towers in 1993 is remarkably consistent; deviating very little from their methods of operation or their targets and remain fixated on their primary goal of smashing America as the Western world's superpower

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