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Abdulmutallab

VIDEO: Underwear Bomber Doing Weapons Training In Yemen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(AP) WASHINGTON - A video has surfaced showing accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with al-Qaida in Yemen. The video, obt...

Senate Committee Hearing on Ethics Report Disappoints

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

For anyone hoping the Justice Department would commit to further investigations that the White House instructed its lawyers to find legal justifications for torture, today was a disappointment.

Abdulmutallab Intelligence Spurs Global Search For English-Speaking Terrorists

The Washington Times | Eli Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. and allied counterterrorism authorities have launched a global manhunt for English-speaking terrorists trained in Yemen who are planning attacks ...

Abdulmutallab Was Mirandized Nine Hours After Arrest

The Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 23-year-old Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day was read his Miranda rights nine hours af...

Newt Gingrich WRONG: Says British Shoe Bomber 'Richard Reid Was An American Citizen' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday, leveling harsh criticism against the Obama...

Pete Hoekstra Refutes John Brennan's Statements About Christmas Day Bomber Case

Talking Points Memo | Jillian Rayfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) fired back today at the assertion yesterday by John Brennan, President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, that four Repub...

Jason Linkins

Reality Lends Credit To Abdulmutallab Interrogation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thanks to an outbreak of reported-on reality, a beloved War On Terror talking point -- that the FBI's by-the-books interrogation of Umar Farouq Abdulm...

National Security Remains Hot Political Battleground For White House, GOP

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is aggressively pushing back against Republican criticism of its handling of terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, sha...

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns That Following The Rule Of Law Will Result In 'Dire Consequences'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you want just one taste of the essential stupidity of the politicization of the Abdulmutallab investigation, you need only look at today's Washingt...

Top Spies Terror Warning: Shades of Bush

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Stein

Which is it now -- imminent terrorist threat, or no threat? Certain or uncertain? Only last month U.S. intelligence officials were saying the Nigeria...

Facts Get in the Way of Conservatives' Abdulmuttalab Scare Story

Ken Gude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Gude

The path the Obama administration chose for the interrogation of Abdulmutallab is directly responsible for his cooperating with intelligence officials and giving up fresh and actionable intelligence.

Abdulmutallab Given Miranda Warning After He Stopped Talking

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The decision to advise the accused Christmas Day attacker of his right to remain silent was made after teleconferences involving at least four governm...

An Intelligent Way to Enhance National Security?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law and Security Ever since the failed attempt to blow up a Northwest airline carrier on Christmas Day, critics ...

Christmas Bomber Suspect Linked To Alleged U.K. Terrorists

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

British and U.S. intelligence authorities have linked the young Nigerian at the center of the alleged attack on Northwest Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdu...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: The United States Must Pre-Emptively Act In Yemen

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, (I-Conn) a renowned hawk and one of the foremost champions of the invasion of Iraq, warned on Sunday that the United States fac...

Underwear Bomber Got Through Because Of Software Flaws: Obama

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Crappy government software -- and failure to use that software right -- almost got 289 people killed in the botched Christmas day bombing....

What Do We Lose by Mirandizing Nigerian Who Sought to Blow Up Plane on Christmas Day?

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

U.S. interrogators have a wide array of "approaches" they can use to try to induce someone like Abdulmutallab to talk, whether he is being held at Guantanamo or in Miami.

Security Could Be Obama's Downfall

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anushay Hossain

In the past few days the message which has been repeatedly reinforced in the minds of people, both in America and abroad, is that this Administration is not capable of handling security.

Britain Rejected Visa Bid By Abdulmutallab

New York Times | John Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The British government said Monday that it had acted earlier this year to reject a bid for a renewed student visa from the Nigerian man accused in the...

The Decline Of Al Qaida

TIME | Peter Beinart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here's a fact about the underwear attack that you might have missed in the media shoutfest: it failed. It failed, first of all, because Umar Farouk Ab...

Umaru Yar'Adua Missing From Public: Nigeria's President Has Not Been Seen In Public Since November 2009

DailyFinance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Forget Austin Powers. The real "international man of mystery" is President Umaru Yar'Adua of Nigeria, who has not been seen in public since Nov. 23. Y...

Reading the Pictures: This Kid Abdulmutallab

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-12-31-headshot.jpgPictures circulating of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a school trip to London in '03 is making it near impossible for the right-wing to hype his danger.

Former Guantanamo Prisoners Apparently Behind Flight 253 Christmas Attack Over Detroit

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from t...

A Tale of Two Responses

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Let's compare the previous administration's response to a nearly identical terrorist plot -- Richard Reid's failed shoe-bomb attack -- with the recent attempt.

The Palin Facebook Doctrine

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

When Dick Cheney pops up like a whack-a-mole on Cialis, and you can bet Palin won't be far behind. The Underwear Bomber and President Obama's response needed a special Palin edition