Dec 26 2009

Obama Administration Ignored Warning From Terrorist’s Own Father!

Incredible. First the Obama administration prematurely and stupidly closed down a terrorism investigation into US Army Major Nidal Hasan, who then went on to massacre 13 people plus one unborn infant while injuring 31 more Americans.

Now we learn that the Obama administration was told about the terrorist threat of Abdul Mutallab from Nigeria by his own father – and yet failed to take action while almost losing a plane full of passengers on Christmas day:

The terror suspect who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound plane is the son of a Nigerian banker who alerted U.S. authorities to his “extreme religious views” months ago, it was reported Saturday.

The father, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a former minister and chairman of First Bank in Nigeria, is shocked that his son was even was allowed to fly to the U.S., family members told the Nigerian newspaper This Day.

The dad was meeting with security officials to discuss his son, identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23.

The younger Mutallab was not on any no-fly list when he flew from Nigeria to Detroit through Amsterdam, Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) told the Daily News.

When he tried to ignite powder strapped to his leg with a a chemical-filled syringe, he was tackled by a heroic passenger aboard Northwest Flight 253.

Thank the Lord for the hero on the flight, but what was the Obama administration doing while this threat was planning to kill hundreds of people? Apparently we now have the 2nd time in a year the Obama administration has failed to connect blaring, white hot dots which were pointed out to them with urgency.

We need congressional investigations immediately. We cannot continue to keep missing these obvious signals of pending carnage. H/T Jawa Report.

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Obama Administration Ignored Warning From Terrorist’s Own Father!”

  1. archtop says:

    AJ,

    Do you think the bumbling, inept response to terror threats by the the current administration could be linked to their war on the CIA? They seem to have no problem going after rank-and-file CIA officers, after the fact, for alleged torture, wire-tapping, and other “crimes”. It isn’t any surprise, then, that obvious terror warnings are going unheeded.

  2. kathie says:

    Didn’t Obama put the FBI in the drivers seat? So how does the
    FBI get international information to connect the dots if the CIA is marginalized?

  3. [...] United States officials six months ago and warned us about his son’s activities. AJ over at Strata-Sphere blog has more. Incredible. First the Obama administration prematurely and stupidly closed down a [...]

  4. dhunter says:

    Going nicely, according to plan.
    Weaken our defenses so a terror crisis can emerge allowing for institution of martial law!
    Take the cap off the funds available to bailout Fannie and Freddie thus freeing up funds to payoff the mortgages of those who should never had had one in the first place!
    Socialize and Unionize all of the medical and Insurance Industries!
    Redistribute the wealth,
    and see #1 so the people have no recourse either at the ballot box or in the streets!
    We are rapidly becoming Venezuela.
    Pinnochio is playin the tune and the sheeple are following along like good little subjects!
    I have never felt so ashamed of my country, We The People have been rendered irrelavant by a bunch of Fascists and their Presstitute Protectors!
    I weep for my kids and grandkids!

  5. archtop says:

    dhunter:

    “I have never felt so ashamed of my country, We The People have been rendered irrelavant by a bunch of Fascists and their Presstitute Protectors!

    I weep for my kids and grandkids!”

    I’ve been meaning to say something in response to similar sentiments on other blogs, and so perhaps this is an appropriate opportunity to do it.

    It’s easy to give up and say woe is me, but remember that we CAN make a change in 2010 – at the ballot box! When you are contemplating your New Year’s resolutions next week, resolve to GET INVOLVED in the political process and make a difference. We have already seen what can happen – with the big Republican wins in NJ and VA – and we can replicate this all over the country in November. But everyone has to get involved – including me. How can you help? – donate your time, money, efforts large and small. Talk about the issues with family, friends, colleagues – if they are willing, get them involved too.

    This coming year we, in NH, have an opportunity to significantly change our congressional representation (I believe we’ll see one or both of our two Dem house members flip, and we will retain Judd Gregg’s seat in the senate). I hope we can also see similar gains in our state representation (which, by the way, is just as important as the congressional representation). What I think will resonate with the voters is the staggering debt, the healthcare mess, cap and tax, and lingering unemployment. If (heaven forbid) a foreign policy crisis emerges (like Iran setting off a nuclear bomb), and it is bungled like this terror incident, then we may see a total wipeout of the Dems in November.

    So don’t just sit there at your keyboard – get involved!

  6. dhunter says:

    Thanks Archtop for the encouragement!
    I am very involved and didn’t mean to sound so pessimistic its’ just that the press is pushing the adgenda big time. I have to argue with step kids over global warming, but encouragingly their eyes are somewhat opened to the false hope and changey corruption.

    I fear that a great many of our citizens are like my stepkids who get their news from the ABC’s and are brainwashed by them and the teachers unions.

    I have resolved to speak the truth whenever and wherever to whomever. To not take it sittin down to resist at every opportunity! To write editorials, blog and attend Tea Parties. We must wreste control of our country away from the 60′s hippies!

  7. kathie says:

    So the press is saying that the Father didn’t give any specific details about his son except that he feared he was being radicalized. But, the Democrats blamed Bush for not disrupting the 911 plotters even though he had no specific details. We have come a long way since then and should have been more astute I’m thinking. Or maybe the Obama administration is prepared to loose American lives to placate the Muslim world. It kinda looks that way.

  8. [...] The United States had been warned about this terrorist as well … but much like the Ft. Hood terrorist Major Nidal Malik Hasan the warnings went unnoticed.  I guess this Administration thought that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was not considered dangerous either. [...]

  9. Dc says:

    Get M Moore to show Obama in Hawaii eating food and playing golf…while the terrorist burned on the plane trying to blow it up. I guess Al Queda didn’t get the “O” message last election. They aren’t supposed to have a reason to do this anymore. Beyond that….it’s not well educated muslims from wealthy families …it’s disenfranchised young, poor, exploited muslims. (ie., only a few of them wearing pajamas training in the desert).

    This is the “2nd” terror attack in the year Obama has been president. Did it happen on “his” watch yet???

  10. Dc says:

    Oh, by the way….the 9/11 report that went on for months …determined one of the larger failures was NOT that there were not signs..but that they were ignored by FBI…CIA and others who did not communicate with each other.

    DOIH!!!!

  11. Dc says:

    Oh…My God…. Does this mean that Obama has “created terroists”? on his watch??

  12. joe six-pack says:

    I have to admit: I did not think the Democrats would get this far with the health care bill. The new political deadline is the state of the union speech. Can a deal be worked out to enable President Obama to announce even greater success in the health care bill?

    I am certain that President Obama will have the U.S. withdrawn from Afghanistan and Iraq before the election cycle deadline in 2012.

  13. Dc says:

    Janet Nap. was on saying “the system worked” because the passengers and crew heroically tackled the guy while he was doing his best to blow the plane up. AFTER that, stricter security measures went into effect. She says this is how it’s supposed to work??? What happened was the system FAILED, which is exactly why the guy ended up on the plane to start with!!

    Janet said …they had no reason to elevate his status to no-fly, etc. That there had to be some concrete direct statements in order to do that. She never mentioned his Dad giving this information that he was a threat. Either she didn’t know (bad), or knew and doesn’t consider direct statements that there is danger compelling enough to raise the threat level BEFORE someone gets on a plane (worse).

    STUPID. And they are just asking/begging for more of this. Somebody needs to let them know…that the idea is to stop the attacks BEFORE they happen. Not turn the other way and ignore evidence (Ft. Hood, etc) until after it happens.

  14. [...] missing or ignoring a warning by the terrorist’s own father that his son was in the throws of Islamo Fascist jihad, and after barely adverting the massacre of [...]

  15. AJStrata says:

    DC, thanks for the heads up. I saw CPs first. Napolitano is a flaming idiot – I posted a demand she be fired by tomorrow.

  16. [...] carry the water and the pompoms.  We are talking about a government, and a security system, that ignored a warning by the terrorists father that his son was going to perpetrate such an attack, or at least that he was a serious danger to [...]

  17. [...] What kind of an idiot ignores a warning that someone is going to do something really bad?  Sure, FDR appears to have ignored warnings that the Japs were going to attack Pearl Harbor, but he was a really good Dem, an icon.   Sure it gave birth to an incredible scene for Jim Belushi.  Somehow it just reminds me of the world today – and the current leadership in Washington – a “stupid and futile gesture“. [...]

  18. [...] somehow all this new activity with Yemen missed the fact a known terrorist sympathizer, who was identified by his own father as a threat, was able to obtain a sophisticated and powerful binary bomb from Yemen, which he then tried to [...]