Sunday, December 27, 2009

Do I hear a Yemen?

If, like me, you are a little frustrated with the dribs and drabs of information about the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines plane, Politico has a pretty good story. They have also posted a copy of the criminal complaint against Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

Oh, yeah. Politico linked to an ABC News report that the bomber came by way of Yemen.

Here we go again; yet another failing state with Al Qaeda moving in. I was going to make the inevitable reference to Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo, but Politico posted this while I was thinking about it.


bigsoxfan said...

Profiling is sounding a bit more attractive. Especially, on a full bladder, forty five minutes from the airport, and faced with god knows how long a wait until a gate becomes available, as the airlines are a bit hesitant to move from the gate when faced with a hefty five for long runway delays. What a mess. Train is looking more and more attractive. Great tag line for AMTRAK; give your airline seat to the woman wearing the headscarve and relax on our train.

Saipan Writer said...

I'm wondering, as others are, how these explosives did not get caught in the security check.

Ideas? Explanations?

KAP said...

Taped in his shorts, according to ABC. Hard to catch.