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Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for U.S. Plane Attack Attempt

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Posted on Dec 28, 2009

In this still from the BBC’s video coverage of his speech on Monday, President Obama discusses the failed bombing attack on Christmas Day and how his administration is responding in its aftermath.

A branch of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has announced its affiliation with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian who allegedly tried to set off an explosive device aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama pledged Monday to hunt down everyone associated with the thwarted bombing.  —KA


The accused, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had co-ordinated the plot with members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said the statement, according to US monitor SITE Intelligence.

Officials said at the weekend that the 23-year-old had told US investigators al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen had supplied him with the bomb and trained him in how to detonate it.

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By thecrow, December 29, 2009 at 7:46 am Link to this comment

Cause every airport screener’s crazy ‘bout a sharp-dressed man.

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By Problem Is, December 29, 2009 at 2:25 am Link to this comment
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“Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for U.S. Plane Attack”

And the US security apparatchiks knew about the guy, monitored him and let him through. Staged terrorist BS to further convince the marginally literate Ameriakn public to get out their little flags and wave tor the war on Afghan-i-nam.

The Tenants of Fascism:

1. Corporate Owned Governance.
Wall Street, Health Insurance Corps., Defense Welfare contractors.

2. Rabid Nationalism.
Idiots with flags. Heightened xenophobia.

3. Ultra Militarism.
A bankrupt country spending $1 trillion a year on military imperialism for corporate profit. Still increasing under Mr. Change the Peace Candidate.

4. Rapid Destruction of Law and Civil Rights.
Detention camps and criminalization of dissent (see Pittsburgh). Lawlessness and fraud on Wall Street without consequence… unless you call Jamie Dimon heading Treasury consequences for a criminal…

I think we are there. Come on Mr. Sheer. Where is your voice on this latest media trumped government fraud a la London 7/7?

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By mel, December 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm Link to this comment
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Well I guess AL-CIA-DUH is really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one.  Wow, he was really packing something powerful in his condom.  Give us a break.

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By rollzone, December 28, 2009 at 5:44 pm Link to this comment

hello. oh yeah, al-qooka- well i’m the one whom snuck in and unplugged your refrigerator last night!

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