January 8, 2010

Christmas Bomber Report: Shock!

According to the White House's National Security Advisor, the full report on the Christmas Day terrorist attempt is going to bring more than one shock to the public's system, when they read about the missed opportunities the system had to stop this young man from boarding the plane he later tried to bomb.

The in-depth report, specially commissioned by President Obama, is said to detail numerous was in which the system failed to see this threat coming, and prevent the young Nigerian mad from boarding the plane. One recent revelation was that authorities had flagged him while the flight was in the air, and were planning to question him when he got off the plane. This of course turned out to be too late, though, and lessons clearly must be learned from the numerous security lapses we saw here.

Christmas Bomber Report: Shock


White House national security adviser James Jones says Americans will feel "a certain shock" when they read an account being released Thursday of the missed clues that could have prevented the alleged Christmas Day bomber from ever boarding the plane. President Obama "is legitimately and correctly alarmed that things that were available, bits of information that were available, patterns of behavior that were available, were not acted on..."

Christmas Bomber Report: Shock

Posted at January 8, 2010 4:00 AM