This is What Happens When an Act of War is Treated Like a Law Enforcement Problem

Hat Tip to NRO:

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the latest Islamic terrorist to be treated as a common criminal instead of an enemy combatant.
As a result, not only was the little fucker read Miranda Rights, he’s lawyered up.

Abdulmutallab remains in a Detroit area prison and, after initial debriefings by the FBI, has restricted his cooperation since securing a defense attorney, according to federal officials. Authorities are holding out hope that he will change his mind and cooperate with the probe, the officials said.

There are conflicting reports over what intelligence agencies knew and how the information was handled.

According to an unnamed source, the father wasn’t “specific” about his son’s intent:

“Abdulmutallab’s father didn’t say his son was a terrorist” when he visited the U.S. Embassy, “let alone [that he was] planning an attack. Not at all,” one U.S. intelligence official said. “I’m not aware of some magic piece of intelligence that suddenly would have flagged this guy — whose name nobody even had until November — as a killer en route to America, let alone something that anybody withheld.”

How much of a fucking “magic piece” of intel is required? The father notified authorities and gave them his son’s name. They knew he trained in Yemen with Al Qaeda and they also knew he was “a former president of the Islamic Society at University College London”. The Brits had him on a watch list, but never shared the information with the U.S.

Considering the “communication skills” between the intelligence agencies, herein lies the problem:

……Intelligence officials said there were references to a Nigerian in some National Security Agency intercepts of communications involving Aulaqi and others, but none mentioned Abdulmutallab by name.
……Elsewhere in the government, State Department and immigration databases had information about Abdulmutallab’s two previous visits to the United States — to the Washington area in the summer of 2004 and to Houston for what officials said was a “religious conference” in August 2008 — and the valid multiple-entry visa he still possessed.

Taken together, the father’s report, the visa and the intercepts might have been enough to flag Abdulmutallab for posting on a no-fly watch list or for further action. But within the existing terror database, under the current assessment guidelines, such correlations were not made; the father’s concerns were given a low priority and were not pursued.

Now this Nigerian terrorist piece of shit is exploiting the American judicial system, thanks to Obama’s idiotic policies.
Thanks, Obama. Ya stupid dickbag.

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