Jan 09 2010
This is the reason why so many people cannot understand why Obama allowed leftist ideologue Eric Holder to mirandize the Christmas Day Bomber and allow him to lawyer up:
British Intelligence has confirmed perhaps the most chilling boast that accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Abdulmutallab made to investigators after his arrest: that close to 20 other young Muslim men were being prepared in Yemen to use the same technique to blow up airliners, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports exclusively.
“I think the fact we know that there are other operatives being trained by al Qaeda in Yemen is extremely troubling, and is the most dangerous dimension to come out of the December 25th event,” said CBS News national security analyst Juan Zarate.
I can pretty much guarantee these threats won’t be coming directly out of Yemen, anymore than Abdulmutallab did. I also doubt they are where they were when we first nabbed the nigerian jihadist. I understand even President Obama was questioning Holder’s judgement – at least according to Karl Rove on O’Reilly last night:
If one of these nutjobs gets through I think impeachment would be called for.
Addendum: This is why Holder put us at risk. Look at this other paragraph from the above article:
In addition, a team ofÂ FBI agents is now on the ground in the West African nation of Ghana, having arrived last Saturday, attempting to piece together Abdulmutallab’s whereabouts and activities in the two weeks prior to the attempted attack on Flight 253.
They would not be trying to piece anything together if Holder had not stopped the flow of information with his left wing ideology.
Update: Powerline has a critical letter from GOP Senators which also highlight disturbing missteps:
After Abdulmutallab failed to detonate an explosive device on Northwest Flight 253, he was taken into custody by law enforcement. Other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), no member of the Intelligence Community–in particular the Central Intelligence Agency–had the opportunity to question Abdulmutallab and gather intelligence.
As usual, it is not evil intentions but gross incompetence which brings down most administrations.