Federal officials and police are interviewing a Nigerian man, who allegedly tried to "explode" a powdery substance aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.If this person was on the "no-fly" list, then why was he flying?
More PhotosThe man said he was directed by al Qaeda to explode a small device in flight, over U.S. soil, ABC News has learned. Authorities have no corroboration of that information, and the credibility of the suspect's statements are being questioned, officials said.
The man was apparently already on the government's no-fly list of suspected terrorists, according to a senior intelligence official.
"The subject is claiming to have extremist affiliation and that the device was acquired in Yemen along with instructions as to when it should be used," a federal situational awareness bulletin stated.
Gateway Pundit noted the other day that the number of terrorist threats on US soil peaked in 2009...while Obama and the Party of Treason (Democrats) did their best to lull America back to sleep in regards to the threat of jihadists.
More about this story as it becomes available.
The Washington ComPost reported earlier, via FreeRepublic:
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.THREE HOURS? Why does it take three hours to inform the President that there was an attempted terrorist attack.
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.
And all you liberals went crazy over the "My Pet Goat" moment with George W. Bush?
Look below also at how the ComPost has taken out the "three hours" reference to cover for Obama.
Fox News via Polijam Blog, noted that the suspect, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, a student at a UK university, had apparently been on a watch list of "suspected" al-Queda for the last month, according to counterterrorism expert Steve Emerson (video below).
Yet this guy was allowed to board a plane?
Does all that "HopeyChange" make you feel secure yet?