Abdulmutallab Stops Talking After Being Read Miranda Rights – WSJ.com

The attempted Christmas Day destruction over Detroit of Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is fading from public memory as a fortunate near-miss. This incident should not fade from view. As more information emerges, the picture it paints about the antiterror mindset of the current U.S. government is—there is no other word—scary. Last week […]

CAIR’s Fort Hood Idol

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Is al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki recruiting leaders of CAIR?

Why the Rich Muslim Boy Became a Terrorist – by Jamie Glazov

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And why liberals can’t acknowledge what drove Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

‘A Failure to Connect the Dots’ – WSJ.com

The antiterror education of President Obama continued yesterday, with his release of a White House report blaming the “counterterrorism community” as a whole for “a failure to connect the dots of intelligence” that would have prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day. Mr. Obama blamed no one in particular […]

“Shock” U.S. report due on attempted airline attack – AP

WASHINGTON Reuters – The White House was poised to release a report on Thursday that top aides said will shock Americans about security lapses that allowed a Nigerian man to come close to blowing up a Detroit-bound airliner on December 25.President Barack Obama, in remarks scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST 2130 GMT, was set to […]

The Obama administration has ways of making terrorists not talk. – WSJ.com

The failed terrorist attack aboard Northwest Flight 253 is proving to be highly educational, not least about the Obama Administration and its pre-September 11 antiterror worldview. Yesterday, the White House reversed itself on repatriating Guantanamo detainees to chaotic Yemen, a step in the right direction. Now if it would only revisit its Ramzi Yousef standard […]

Top 10 Disasters of Flight 253 – by Jamie Glazov

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The catastrophe of Abdulmutallab’s attempted Christmas present was only the beginning.

L. Gordon Crovitz: Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste – WSJ.com

ntelligence about terror threats rarely comes on such a silver platter: A Nigerian banker went to the U.S. Embassy in Lagos to warn that his son had fallen under “the influence of religious extremists based in Yemen” and was a security risk. This came after months of U.S. intelligence intercepts about al Qaeda plans for […]

The Terrorists’ Best Weapon: Intelligence Failures – by Ryan Mauro

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Almost a decade after 9/11, information to stop al-Qaeda is still stalled.

Gabriel Schoenfeld: How the Left politicized the terrorist watch list — latimes.com

The case of the alleged Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is being called a massive intelligence failure. And the evidence thus far does suggest a possible lapse in the government’s management of terrorist watch lists. But if so, the blame doesn’t lie wholly with government agencies charged with maintaining the lists. Some share of responsibility […]