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Britain Warned U.S. Gov About Detroit Bomber In 2008

January 5. 2009  


U.S. President Barack Obama

A new report has surfaced revealing, in 2008 the British government did indeed warn its U.S. counterparts, about radicalized terrorist, Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who attempted to blow up a NWA-Delta airlines flight on Christmas Day. 

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Once again, the federal government’s problem the Judiciary Report wrote about months before the bombing attempt, regarding their failure to cross reference information within U.S. law enforcement, meant vital information fell between the cracks and signs of potential trouble were missed.  

U.S. President Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

They government needs to rectify this on a national level, with the FBI, CIA, ATF and their fellow federal agencies, working as a cohesive unit, rather than a fragmented team, engaging in turf wars. Clearly, everyone is not on the same page.  

There should be at least a minimal level of information shared between all national agencies, while assigning more sensitive information to higher tiers, only accessible by certain officials. Local and state police should be piped into the same system as well.

MI5 warned U.S. about Detroit airline bomber in 2008

Last updated at 8:25 AM on 05th January 2010 - Claims: Information on alleged bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was passed to UK spy agencies, Downing Street has said.

British intelligence agencies had given the United States information about the Detroit plane bomber long before his attempted attack, Downing Street claimed yesterday.

The name of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was included in a dossier of people believed to have made attempts to deal with known extremists that was shared with American intelligence in 2008, a spokesman for the Prime Minister said.

Abdulmultallab was listed as having tried to contact radical Islamists while studying in London but was not singled out as a particular risk because he was 'not radicalised until he left the UK in October 2008', the spokesman added... 





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