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December 29, 2009

Breaking: Fox Reporting That CIA Was Tracking The Underwear Bomber Since August

Just on Special Report. No link yet.

Here's the CBS story*.

CBS News has learned that as early as August of 2009 the Central Intelligence Agency was picking up information on a person of interest dubbed "The Nigerian," suspected of meeting with "terrorist elements" in Yemen.

Sources tell CBS News "The Nigerian" has now turned out to be Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. But that connection was not made when Abudulmutallab's father went to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria three months later, on November 19, 2009. It was then he expressed deep concerns to a CIA officer about his son's ties to extremists in Yemen, a hotbed of al Qaeda activity.

In fact, CBS News has learned this information was not connected until after the attempted Christmas Day bombing.

via Keep America Safe

Awesome job guys, awesome job.

I give The System a B+.

By the way, we're talking about August of '09, so obviously this is Bush's fault.

*I changed the link from CNN to CBS because the latter had a more complete story.

Related: This "lone extremist" was recruited and groomed in London.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, a former president of the Islamic Society at University College London, advertised speakers including political figures, human rights lawyers and former Guantánamo detainees.

One lecture, Jihad v Terrorism, was billed as “a lecture on the Islamic position with respect to jihad”.

Security sources are concerned that the picture emerging of Mr Abdulmutallab’s undergraduate years suggests that he was recruited by al-Qaeda in London. Security sources said that Islamist radicalisation was rife on university campuses, especially in London, and that college authorities had “a patchy record in facing up to the problem”.

How's this pretending that terrorism and Islam have nothing to do with each other working out for us?


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