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US intelligence agencies deliberately allowed Christmas underwear bomber to board flight to the States

In his prepared statement to the House Committee on Homeland Security on January 27, State Department Under-Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy [testified] … that US intelligence agencies made a deliberate decision to allow Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board the commercial flight [Flight 253] without any special airport screening.

[Furthermore, this revelation] has been buried in the media. As of this writing, nearly a week after a hearing, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have published no articles on the subject. Nor have the broadcast or cable media reported on it.

Kennedy confirmed that all US intelligence agencies received warnings that Abdulmutallab was training with terrorists in Yemen. … Under questioning by Rep. Dan Lungren, Kennedy confirmed that Abdulmutallab’s case was one in which US intelligence officials had interceded to block a visa revocation.

At the January 27 hearing, National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter said that there had been “multiple” points of failure in the US government’s response to warnings of the impending attack. However, all three government officials testifying—Kennedy, Leiter and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Jane Lute—said no disciplinary action would be taken.

Whether US agencies were unaware of Abdulmutallab’s plans, or consciously decided to allow an attack to proceed, remains unclear.

The question must be asked: What would have been the consequences of a successful attack? Hysterical media coverage would have provided fodder for the most right-wing factions to demand war against Yemen or other Muslim countries. At home, there would have been calls for a mass dragnet like that after the September 11 attacks, and immense political pressure for a new battery of police-state laws.

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6 Responses to “US intelligence agencies deliberately allowed Christmas underwear bomber to board flight to the States”

  1. Hah. Yet they blocked Yusuf Islam A.K.A. Cat Stevens from entering the USA, via airlines in the past 18 months. Maybe they thought he would drop a bomb by singing out of key on a few oldie goldies??

  2. That is amazing. Why has it been overlooked by media?

  3. Yeah, that would have to be the question of the day.

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  5. […] month before he won his petition, President Obama bowed to hysteria following the announcement that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the failed Christmas Day plane bomber, had been recruited in Yemen by announcing an immediate, open-ended moratorium on releasing any […]

  6. Another revelation: During hearings before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Michael E. Leiter, made a startling admission.

    CongressDaily reported on January 22 that intelligence officials “have acknowledged the government knowingly allows foreigners whose names are on terrorist watch lists to enter the country in order to track their movement and activities.”

    Well, Leiter told the Committee: “I will tell you, that when people come to the country and they are on the watch list, it is because we have generally made the choice that we want them here in the country for some reason or another.”

    Christmas Day’s aborted airline bombing offer clear evidence that a ruthless “choice” which facilitates the murder of American citizens are cynical pretexts in a wider game: advancing imperialism’s geostrategic goals abroad and attacks on democratic rights at home.

    Meanwhile, no other media outlet has either reported or followed-up CongressDaily’s disclosure; a clear sign that its explosive nature, and where a further investigation might lead, are strictly off-limits.


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