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Yemen: US never warned us about airline bomber

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.

 
Mrs.Owen86

Asked by Mrs.Owen86 at 9:51 AM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Auto, the guy TRAINED with Al Queda in YEMEN. He was there for two extended stays. That is why Yemen is involved.

    I'm assuming you are joking about not knowing where Yemen is.
    mancosmomma

    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?


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091229/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_yemen_us_airliner_attack

    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 9:51 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Well when you take a look at the incompetance of the woman heading Homeland Security, Janet Napalitano, who made the most stupid statement in history, "The system worked" it gives you reason for concern in all areas of security. But hey, WE HAVE DIVERSITY.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:58 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • LOL, Carpy! The system failed, the civilian passengers were the most effective deterrent. Armed with only their bare hands, they did a better job than our entire over-bloated government.
    MunchMunch

    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.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:12 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • The current administration----FUBAR.

    The system failed and it should not have. It doesn't surprise me that Yemen wasn't notified. Our administration is all about RELEASING terrorists not WATCHING them.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:23 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Exactly Carpy
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:24 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Who is the idiot that said that quinn?
    Carpy

    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

    SRiveroC

    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?

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 10:43 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

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