pledged Saturday that the United States will hold accountable all of the individuals involved in the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack aboard a U.S.-bound jetliner.
The group "al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula" apparently trained AbdulMutallab, "equipped him with ... explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America," Obama said.
"I've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the Yemeni government -- training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al Qaeda terrorists," he said.
Obama spoke with Homeland Security Assistant John Brennan on Thursday to review preliminary assessments of the federal government's inability to prevent the Christmas Day attack.”
So the Islamic loving President has finally spoken out (between his golf games in Hawaii) about the plot in the terms that it WAS a wider conspiracy and not the “lone wolf” terms that his Administration had tried to peddle to the American public.
What strikes me most about Obama’s statements yesterday is how readily the US Government is sharing intelligence with that radical Islamic nation (Yemen) but cannot share the same intelligence with our own intelligence agencies!
This is good news, right? John O. Brennan is on the job assessing the inability to prevent the attack. John O. Brennan was also put on finding out the same thing regarding the Ft. Hood terror attack. John O. Brennan is one busy dude so we must now bother him so he can get to work assessing.
John O. Brennan was also Director of the TTIF that testified before the 9/11 Commission that his agency now has the problem fixed (terrorism) and we are all much safer now because all intelligence departments across the nation all sit side by side, in one room just sharing all their information with each other to prevent any terrorist from boarding planes, with explosives to kill Americans. The problem that Brennan said was solved really helped with the Ft. Hood and Flight 253 incidents, whew he is good!
He is so good, that Obama has tasked him with getting to the bottom of the very thing he got to the bottom of with the 9/11 attacks.
There is a very good reason why Obama stopped Congress from investigating Ft. Hood and now Flight 253 from holding separate investigations while they are conducting their own internal White House ones, because Obama is connected to both those attacks personally.
I know, I know you think I am wearing a “tin foil” hat here in floating a “conspiracy theory” but, before you haul me off to the looney bin look at my dots and assess for yourself whether they are 1) credible and 2) sourced:
Flight 253 terror attack
We now have learned that the terrorist that boarded flight 253 did so in Lagos, Nigeria.
Note: It is important to remember Lagos, Nigeria while reading further. Keep this information in the back of your mind because it is one key “dot” in Obama’s relationship between the two (Ft. Hood & Flight 253).
2008 Obama Presidential campaign and Lagos:
The first thing to remember about the Christmas day bomber is that the terrorist’s father came forward to report his son’s increasing radical views to the US Embassy in Nigeria.
The father has been painted by the MSM as “credible” because he is a rich, retired Banker. Let us look at this rich and former Banker:
The father - "Alhaji Umar Mutallab"
"His financier father, Alhaji Umar Mutallab, founded the country's first Islamic bank and had also been in charge of the mainstream United Bank for Africa and First Bank of Nigeria.” – dailymail.co.uk
“Across the highway from the towering and luxurious Hilton Hotel is one of the smartest neighborhoods in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. There, on Asa Street, is the residence of Alhaji Umar Mutallab, a household name in Nigeria and the former chief of the United Bank for Africa and the First Bank of Nigeria, two of the country's largest financial institutions.” - Time
Note: It is quite probable that the bomber's father is not so credible because of his connection with the United Bank for Africa, here is why:
United Bank for Africa
Most people, including the Main Stream Media are not aware that the United Bank of Africa was co-founded by a man named “Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour”!
“Dr. Al-Mansour is an International Attorney and Businessman. His college education was obtained at Howard University, where he majored in Philosophy and Logic, and at the University of California School of Law at Berkeley where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa recipient and is listed in the World's Who's Who in Finance and Industry, International Who's Who in the Arab World, Who's Who in Public Affairs, Royal Blue Book of London, International Who's Who of Intellectuals, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in California, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Black America.
Dr. Al-Mansour has spent most of his adult life as a businessman/lawyer, intellectual, religious activist, author and teacher. His business and professional interests include co-founding the International Law Firm of Al-Waleed, Al-Talal & Al-Mansour, representing the O.P.E.C. interest of the famous Los Angeles trial, I.M.A.W.C. vs. O.P.E.C.; and serving as a co-founder and director of the Saudi African Bank (SAB), the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and the World United Bank for Africa (WUBA).”
Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour is a Muslim lawyer and a black nationalist who made news in 2008 when it was revealed that he had been a patron of Barack Obama and had recommended the latter for admission to Harvard Law School in 1988.
Before becoming a Muslim, al-Mansour in the 1960s was named Don Warden. He was deeply involved in San Francisco Bay Area racial politics as founder of a group called the African American Association. A close personal adviser to Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, al-Mansour helped the pair establish the Black Panther Party but later broke with them when they entered coalitions with white radical groups.
Note: Obama & 60’s radical’s sound familiar (Bill Ayers & Bernadette Dohrn, weather underground were closely aligned with the Black Panther party during their domestic bombing spree against US Government targets)! Remember when Obama dropped the “already won” court case against the “New Black Panther” voter intimidation case in Philadelphia during the Presidential election day turnout.
"al-Mansour a man said by Percy Sutton to have helped Obama both pay for and get into Harvard a ranting anti-semite."
"Although many Americans have never heard of Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour (his full name), he is well known within the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel."
Khalid al-Mansour was an advisor Saudi Prince Alwaleed. Why did he reportedly help Obama get into Harvard?
Note: The You Tube video was pulled from the You Tube site after the article was published in September 2008. The video can be viewed on the following website (here). I implore the reader to view it now.
2008 Obama “massive foreign” Campaign contributions
And then there are the overseas donations — at least, the ones that we know about.
The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $3.38 million. More than 520 listed their “state” as “IR,” which the FEC often uses as an abbreviation for "information requested." Another 63 listed it as “UK,” the United Kingdom.
More than 1,400 of the overseas entries clearly were U.S. diplomats or military personnel, who gave an APO address overseas. Their total contributions came to just $201,680.
But others came from places as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Fallujah, Florence, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.
Until recently, the Obama Web site allowed a contributor to select the country where he resided from the entire membership of the United Nations, including such friendly places as North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Unlike McCain’s or Sen. Hillary Clinton’s online donation pages, the Obama site did not ask for proof of citizenship until just recently. Clinton’s presidential campaign required U.S. citizens living abroad to actually fax a copy of their passport before a donation would be accepted.
With such lax vetting of foreign contributions, the Obama campaign may have indirectly contributed to questionable fundraising by foreigners.
In July and August, the head of the Nigeria’s stock market held a series of pro-Obama fundraisers in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. The events attracted local Nigerian business owners. The fundraisers were held by “Africans for Obama” campaign.
Note: Guess what banks in Nigeria attended these fundraisers for Obama?
According to allafrica.com –
“Lagos — Recently, a full paged newspaper advertisement by an organisation, Africans for Obama '08, for a dinner/concert was published.”
“Foreign nationals are allowed to undertake some political actions in the U.S., as long as those actions are not "connected with any election to political office at the federal, state, or local levels." For example, an FEC advisory opinion (the FEC's interpretation of the Federal Election Campaign Act, which it is charged with administering), established that foreign nationals may underwrite issue-oriented ads as long as they do not mention "candidates, political offices, political parties, incumbent federal officeholders or any past or future election."
Dr. (Mrs.) Okereke-Onyuike's open and financial support for the Obama campaign qualifies as a foreign government or corporation's support for a political candidate. This is because she is the head of Nigeria's Stock Exchange, which is affiliated to the Nigerian Government. When the veil is lifted the American people and Government may see the hands of the Central Bank of Nigeria and even the legs of the Federal Government of Nigeria. But we know that there is no such official complicity in this matter. Even if Mrs. Okereke-Onyuike and her Africans for Obama intend to run pro-Obama adverts, they would still be running contrary to the American Laws because foreign nationals may underwrite issue-oriented advertisements as long as they do not mention "candidates, political offices, political parties, incumbent federal officeholders or any past or future election." Barack Obama is a candidate in respect of a future election and any advertisement in his support by non-Americans would be held against him and the campaign organisation.
In addition to the legal issues is the morality of the whole exercise. Is it morally defensible for Dr. (Mrs.) Ndi Okereke-Onyuike, Director-General of the Nigeria Stock Exchange to openly support and canvass for financial support for a politician running for public office? Is it right and proper for the head of the Stock Exchange to support one presidential candidate against another in the United States Presidential elections? The answer to each question is of course NO.”
Ft. Hood, Flight 253 & 9/11 terror attack connection
The White House is keeping the Ft. Hood & Flight 253 investigations “in house” by giving the responsibility to John O. Brennan to minimize (contain the damage that will occur to Obama) the connection that exists between all three plots.
If you recall from the opening of this article, Obama broke his silence to admit that –
“The group "al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula" apparently trained AbdulMutallab, "equipped him with ... explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America," Obama said.
According to the dailymail.co.uk -
“It has been suggested that Abdulmutallab was further radicalised while in London and that here he might well have been identified and groomed by Al Qaeda as a potential foot soldier.
Certainly, he was moving in extremist circles. Among the preachers he is thought to have met here is Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni cleric who inspired some of the 9/11 hijackers.
Al-Awlaki was subsequently banned from the UK and is now said to be a commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”
That one person that connects all three plots is the radical Imam Anwar al-Awlaki. We see above that the Imam (according to Obama & the London press) was responsible for the inspiration of three of the 9/11 hijackers as well as the Christmas Day bomber.
According to wikipedia – “Al-Awlaki's sermons were attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers, as well as by accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. In addition, US intelligence intercepted at least 18 emails between Hasan and al-Awlaki from December 2008 to June 2009, including one in which Hasan wrote "I can't wait to join you [in the afterlife]." Directly after the Fort Hood shooting, al-Awlaki praised Hasan's actions on his website, and then again a few days later in an interview. The following month, a number of sources reported ties between al-Awlaki and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the suspect in the Northwest Airlines Flight 253 terrorist attack of December 25, 2009.
Al-Awlaki served as an Imam in Fort Collins, Colorado, and then of the Masjid Ar-Ribat al-Islami mosque in San Diego, California, from 1996-2000. Al-Awlaki was arrested in San Diego in 1996 and 1997 for soliciting prostitutes. In 1998 and 1999 in San Diego, he served as Vice President for the Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW), founded by Abdul Majeed al-Zindani. During a terrorism trial, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Brian Murphy testified that CSSW was a “front organization to funnel money to terrorists,” and US federal prosecutors have described it as being used to support Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. The FBI investigated al-Awlaki beginning in June 1999 through March 2000 for possible fundraising for Hamas, links to al-Qaeda, and a visit in early 2000 by a close associate of "the blind sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman (now in prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center attack), but was unable to unearth sufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution.
While he was in San Diego, witnesses told the FBI he had a close relationship with two of the 9/11 hijackers (Nawaf Al-Hazmi and Khalid Almihdhar) in 2000, and served as their spiritual advisor. Authorities say the two hijackers regularly attended the mosque Al-Awlaki led in San Diego, and Al-Awlaki had many closed-door meetings with them, which led investigators to believe Al-Awlaki knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance.
In his last positions in the US, he headed east and served as Imam at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area beginning in January 2001, and was also the Muslim Chaplain at George Washington University. Fluent in English, known for giving eloquent talks on Islam, and with a mandate to attract young non-Arabic speakers, "he was the magic bullet," according to mosque spokesman Johari Abdul-Malik; "he had everything all in a box." Shortly after this his sermons were attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers (Al-Hazmi again and Hani Hanjour), and by Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. The September 11 Commission concluded that two of the hijackers "reportedly respected al-Awlaki as a religious figure". The FBI also learned he may have been contacted by a possible "procurement agent" for Osama bin Laden, Ziyad Khaleel.
When police raided the Hamburg, Germany, apartment of Ramzi Binalshibh (the "20th hijacker") while investigating the 9/11 attacks, his telephone number was found among Binalshibh's personal contact information.
Writing on the IslamOnline.net website six days after the 9/11 attacks, he suggested that Israeli intelligence agents might have been responsible for the attacks, and that the FBI "went into the roster of the airplanes and whoever has a Muslim or Arab name became the hijacker by default." He left the US for Yemen in March 2002, following extensive FBI investigations. Weeks later he posted an essay in Arabic titled "Why Muslims Love Death" on the Islam Today website, praising the Palestinian suicide bombers' fervor, and months later at a lecture in a London mosque that was recorded on videotape he lauded them in English. By July 2002 he was under investigation because a subject of a US Joint Terrorism Task Force (Joint Terrorism Task Forces are FBI-led, multi-agency teams made up of FBI agents, other federal investigators—including those from the Department of Defense, and state and local law enforcement officers) investigation was discovered to have sent money to al-Awlaki, and his name was placed on an early version of what is now the federal terror watch list.”
DHS breach of “TSA Manual” onto internet (twice)
According to sfgate.com, on December 8, 2009 "the Transportation Security Administration inadvertently posted “TSA Screeners Manual” on-line this past spring.
“The 93-page TSA operating manual details procedures for screening passengers and checked baggage, and it reveals technical settings used by X-ray machines and explosives detectors.”
“Current and former U.S. security officials called the breach troubling, saying that it exposed TSA practices that were implemented after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and expanded after the August 2006 disruption of a plot to down transatlantic airliners using liquid explosives.
Stewart Baker, a former assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, said the manual will become a textbook for those seeking to penetrate aviation security and that its loss was serious.”
Then, 8 months later the TSA procedures that were put in place as a result of the first breach were again put onto the internet on the same day as the Christmas bomber.
According to yahoo.com news – “WASHINGTON – As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.
TSA special agents served subpoenas to travel bloggers Steve Frischling and Chris Elliott, demanding that they reveal who leaked the security directive to them. The government says the directive was not supposed to be disclosed to the public.
Frischling said he met with two TSA special agents Tuesday night at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again on Wednesday morning when he was forced to hand over his lap top computer. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn't cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.
Note: KLM is the airline the Christmas day bomber purchased his “one-way” ticket in cash from.
TSA is trying to find out who gave these two KLM bloggers the memo on enhanced/changed security measure resulting from the first TSA breach and from within their own ranks.
Note: Review of the “dots”:
1) Flight 253 bomber’s father was the “former Chief of The United Bank of Africa” (Headquartered in Lagos) that was founded by the man (Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour) that was directly responsible for Obama’s admission in Harvard law and Columbia University.
2) Illegal Obama President Campaign fundraisers were held in Lagos.
3) Flight 253 bomber boarded his flight on Christmas Day in Lagos.
4) One way ticket of flight 253 was purchased “in cash” through KLM Airlines.
5) Two KLM airline employees breached TSA security for second time within a one month period by placing the “revised procedure memo” resulting from the first DHS online posting of the entire 93 page procedure manual designed to thwart terrorists from getting onto planes with liquid explosives.
6) Radical Imam was connected to three 9/11 hijackers, Ft. Hood Shooter &Flight 253 bomber.
It will be interesting to see if the FBI will question or investigate the foreign campaign contributions, Obama's relationship with the founder of Bank of Africa and the obvious hiring of people who have zero experience to head the CIA and the Department of Homeland Security. The attempt to coverup these connection are obvious enough that I can connect the dots when it is our Government's job to do so and has so far failed (since at least 9/11).