The Nigerian man who attempted to start a fire inside a Northwest Airlines (Delta) plane on Christmas day has been charged with multiple felonies. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab says he was affiliated with Al Qaeda in Yemen but investigation of those connections will have to be done by the FBI. Al Qaeda is active in Yemen and that is the homeland of many terrorist leaders and operatives.
This is the proper method for countering terrorism: investigate, arrest and prosecute. It appears we got lucky this time because he got through airport security in Amsterdam. Unfortunately we cannot control every aspect of security at every airport.
I wonder if this is revenge for all those of us who refused to suckered into the Nigerian bank scam. Maybe if a few of us actually had some money left in our bank accounts we could have appeased these bankers (the man’s father works for a Nigerian bank). Maybe we can use the Nigerian fraud letters as justification for nuking the country off the face of the earth. After all it doesn’t take much for the U.S. to justify any invasion. According to Cheney’s 1% doctrine this would be sufficient. OK< enough of the sarcasm. Prepare for even worse security nightmares after this debacle. Soon we’ll all be strip searched at the airport.