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Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up plane

December 26th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up plane

DETROIT (AP) - A man who claimed to be an agent of al-Qaida was charged Saturday with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day as it was preparing to land in Detroit, officials said.

The Justice Department said 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had a device containing a high explosive attached to his body on Flight 253 from Amsterdam. As the flight neared Detroit’s airport on Friday, Abdulmutallab set it off - but it sparked a fire instead of an explosion, the government said.

A preliminary analysis of the device shows that it contained PETN, also known as pentaerythritol, according the affidavit filed in federal court in Detroit.

Abdulmutallab allegedly told passengers that his stomach was upset, then pulled a blanket over himself, the affidavit said. Passengers then heard popping noises that sounded like fireworks and smelled smoke before at least one passenger climbed over seats and tackled Abdulmutallab.

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Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up plane

I can’t say I am surprised. An Islamic terrorist tries to blow up a jet liner over U.S. soil, and does it on Christmas Day. Imagine that! And imagine the significance of that day had he been a bit more successful. Imagine what would have been the reaction in militant Islam had that event gone off as planned.

Abdulmutallab claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil, said a U.S. law enforcement official. But others cautioned that such claims could not be verified immediately. Another official said the U.S. had known for at least two years that that the Mutallab could have had terrorist ties and was on a list that includes people with known or suspected ties to a terrorist organization.

But… But… Wait… He was “instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil”? How can that be? I can’t believe this is the truth. I can’t believe al-Qaida would do such a thing, I seem to distinctly remember this being said: Obama declares US not at war with Islam.

Didn’t Barack Hussein Obama recently say: The U.S. should reach out to Taliban? It seems to me that was what he was saying. After all, aren’t al-Qaida and the Taliban nearly one in the same?

We’re not at war with Islam, and there’s no Global War on Terror.

The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase “global war on terror,” a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor.

In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department’s office of security review noted that “this administration prefers to avoid using the term ‘Long War’ or ‘Global War on Terror’ [GWOT.] Please use ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.’ “ SOURCE

I am not making hollow statements, I’m not trying to indict the President using false information and made up statistics, I am using his own words, and the statements of HIS White House, that is what drives the Libbers over the edge, when folks like me use Obama’s own actions, his words and his nefarious associations to point out what is rapidly becoming apparent to anyone this is willing to open their eyes and take a look.

Barack Hussein Obama is one of the enemy. He may not be the one giving the orders to al-Qaida but he is certainly not going out of his way to prosecute them either. And until that blessed event comes to fruition, incidents such as this attempt in Detroit will continue to happen.

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