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Obama: US intel had info ahead of airliner attack!

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Pape, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Pape

    Pape JF-Expert Member

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    President Barack Obama said on tuesday that the intelligence community had bits of information that should have been pieced together that would have triggered "red flags" and possibly prevented the Christmas Day attempted terror attack on a Detroit-bound airliner. "There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security," Obama said. Senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press that intelligence authorities are now looking at conversations between the suspect in the failed attack and at least one al-Qaida member. They did not say how these communications with the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, took place - by Internet, cell phone or another method.

    Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091230/ap_on_re_us/us_airliner_attack_obama