Some new information have emerged from reports about Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the suspect of the attempted bombing of flight 253 on Christmas day. The new information includes:
Some new information have emerged from reports about Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the suspect of the attempted Christmas day bombing of flight 253. The new information includes:
-Al-Queda have claimed that the attempted attack was a retaliation for the attacks on Al-Queda hideouts in Yemen on December 17th and 24th. However a report from The Seminal has said that the ticket bought for Mutallab on 16th December.
-The report from The Seminal has also pointed out that Mutallab held strong beliefs and sympathies for Palestinians and the real reason behind the attempted attacks were in retaliation to Israel.
-Mutallab was nicknamed “The Pope” because of his attitude at school The Daily Telegraph reported from his classmates at his boarding school. A class mate from Mutallab’s college also described a discussion of Mutallab where he described the Taliban as reasonable where his classmates had called the terrorist group crazy. Eventually Mutallab became estranged from his family when his religous views became too radical for them. It was then that he started being trained and indoctrinated by al-Queda.
-According to Fox News there were security failures within U.S. Intelligence that led to the eventual attempted bombing. In August one intelligence agency knew about someone called “The Nigerian” who was involved in a planned attack on the U.S. However the agency did not know “The Nigerian” was Mutallab until after he attempted to blow up flight 253. The CIA also had a report on Mutallab before the attempted bombing. In the end the the picture that emerges is multiple intelligence agencies having multiple pieces of information which, if put together, would have kept Mutallab from getting on a plane to the United States.