My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, January 02, 2010

MI5 did not pass on information to the US about terrorist....

Another intelligence failure....
The security services knew three years ago that the Detroit bomber had “multiple communications” with Islamic extremists in Britain, it emerged this weekend.

Counterterrorism officials said Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was “reaching out” to extremists whom MI5 had under surveillance while he was studying at University College London.

Officials said the 23-year-old Nigerian was “starting out on a journey” in Britain that culminated in his attempt to bring down flight 253 as it prepared to land in Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day.

None of the information was passed to American officials, which will prompt questions about intelligence failures prior to the attack.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These ridiculous bureaucratic turf wars are the bane of all civilizations.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Philanthropist said...

The bomber should have been killed years ago, not put on a 'Watch List' until he feels like bombing us. Kill the enemy, it's the only way.

7:48 PM  
Blogger dmorris said...

I question the use of the words,"intelligence" and "security" in regard to this case. It seems neither was involved.

If Mr.Bomber didn't fit the profile of a person who should be looked at more closely, who the hell does?

9:17 PM  

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