December 26, 2009

JUST WHAT VICTOR NAVASKY WAS WAITING FOR:

U.S. Charges Suspect, Eyeing Link to Qaeda in Yeman (SCOTT SHANE, ERIC SCHMITT and ERIC LIPTON, 12/27/09, NY Times)

Mr. Abdulmutallab came to the attention of American officials at least “several weeks ago,” but the initial information was not specific enough to raise alarms that he could potentially carry out a terrorist attack, a senior Obama administration official said on Saturday.

The investigative file was opened after the father of the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, warned officials at the United States Embassy in Nigeria of his son’s increasingly extremist religious views, the official said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 26, 2009 6:30 PM
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