SAN'A, Yemen – Yemen's government said Tuesday the U.S. should have shared its warnings about the Nigerian suspect in the botched Christmas Day airline attack, and said it was tightening restrictions on student visas like the one that allowed the young man to enter the country.
Information Minister Hassan al-Lozy confirmed that Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab spent two extended periods in Yemen, as recently as this month, and that authorities were trying to determine what he did during that time. Investigators said he spent at least part of the time studying Arabic at a school in the capital of San'a, where students and administrators described him as friendly and outgoing with no overtly extremist views. As part of the investigation, the principal of a school where he studied was being questioned Tuesday.
Answer by mancosmomma at 4:11 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
"We didn't get any notice from the Americans to put this man on a list," al-Lozy said. "America should have told Yemen about this man, as they have of others."
Hmm so are we keeping secrets again?
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 9:51 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 9:58 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by MunchMunch at 10:06 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Oh Carpy, didn't you hear? We took her comment 'out of context'. I am sure that gives confidence to the passengers that almost died due to this epic failure.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:12 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:23 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:24 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 10:35 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
The current administration----FUBAR
Like the last one that let Reid on a plane? Hmm
Answer by SRiveroC at 10:40 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Oh Carpy, didn't you hear? We took her comment 'out of context'.
Really? Who said that? Napolitano did say the system worked the way it was supposed to AFTER they were alerted of the incident. Do you need a link?
Answer by SRiveroC at 10:43 AM on Dec. 29, 2009