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Christmas Bomber Family Is Cooperating

From CNN:

White House reveals secret cooperation with AbdulMutallab family

By Ed Henry, CNN
February 3, 2010

Washington (CNN) — Senior Obama administration officials revealed late Tuesday they’ve secretly gained the cooperation of family members of Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab to help get the Christmas Day airline bomb suspect talking.

The cooperation effort has led to actionable intelligence that could help prevent terror attempts on U.S. soil, the senior officials said.

The revelation is part of an aggressive attempt by the White House to push back on Republican claims the Obama administration mishandled the terror investigation, with AbdulMutallab being read his Miranda rights shortly after he began cooperating with investigators

On January 17, the FBI agents secretly flew back to the U.S. with the two relatives in order to work with the suspect.

One senior Obama administration official said the family members privately conveyed to the suspect they "had complete trust in the U.S. system" and they believed he "would be treated fairly" by the Obama administration.

The senior administration officials said that since AbdulMutallab began talking to investigation again last week, he has been cooperating on a daily basis. The officials added the information gained from the interrogations has been disseminated throughout the intelligence community.

One of the senior Obama officials, who bluntly said the Republican attacks have "frustrated the hell out of me," asserted that gaining the trust of the family was the best way to handle the case and helped the administration gain valuable intelligence from the suspect, who is believed to have ties to an al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen…

What an accomplishment.

We already knew that the young Abdulmutallab’s father was trying to help the authorities months before the incident.

How does this prove that the Obama administration is competent?

It does however put a nice big red bull’s-eye on the back of the family.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Christmas Bomber Family Is Cooperating”

  1. jobeth says:

    ” One of the senior Obama officials, who bluntly said the Republican attacks have “frustrated the hell out of me,” asserted that gaining the trust of the family was the best way to handle the case and helped the administration gain valuable intelligence from the suspect, who is believed to have ties to an al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen”

    Man! It’s a good thing all future terrorist wanna be’s will come with families who want to help!

    Yep, that’s the best plan. All that nonsense about trying to get intelligence out of them by questioning them…forcefully…is soooo yesterday. This Obalmy administration is sure on top of things. I feel so safe now.

  2. Rip Cord says:

    Please co-operate with the Obama Justice department now that all of your knowledge is now useless since Al Qada now knows you are in enemy hands. The information would have been useful immediately after his CAPTURE since he WASN’T supposed to SURVIVE the attack. But now all the tracks have been covered and accounts numbers changed. BRILLIANT detective work Sherlock Holder.


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