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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Alleged terrorst known but not considered a threat - Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 | 12:56 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun

Read Here: Alleged terrorst known but not considered a threat - Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 12:56 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun:

"The alleged Christmas Day terrorist had been in one of the U.S. government's
many terror databases since November, which is when his father brought him to
the attention of embassy officials in Nigeria. ..However, Umar Farouk
Abdulmutallab came to the attention of intelligence officials months before
that, according to a U.S. government official involved in the investigation. The
official spoke on condition of anonymity because it is ongoing....Still, none of
the information the government had on Abdulmutallab rose to the level of putting
him on the official terror watch list or no-fly list. On Christmas Eve, the
23-year-old Nigerian _ who later claimed to law enforcement that he was
operating on orders from al-Qaida _ was able to carry a concealed explosive
device onto a U.S.-bound airplane...Officials warn it is still early in the
investigation. But lawmakers are already calling for hearings, and the
government may order a review. As President Barack Obama received regular
updates on the investigation from his staff, his national security and policy
aides have been asking whether the policies the U.S. has in place are working.
These internal discussions marked the informal start to what will likely become
a formal executive branch inquiry into an attack that failed because the bomb
did not go off as planned and not because the intelligence community stopped
it."

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