Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Flight 253 Bomber Indicted

The new US District Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan wasted no time in indicting Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab with
attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder and other charges. No terrorism charge has been filed to date.

Can't have terrorism charges of course in these days of "man caused disasters" As an aside, and interestingly enough, on March 16, 2009 Napolitano in her repeat of the "man caused disasters" quote stated to Der Spiegel the following -
"Napolitano: Our policies will be guided by authoritative information. We also have assets at our disposal now that we did not have prior to 9/11. For example, we are much better able to keep track of travellers coming into the US than we were before. The third thing is to work with our international partners and allies to make sure that we are getting information and sharing information in an appropriate and real-time fashion.
Apparently that didn't work too well in this case now did it? Heckuva a job there Napolitano!

In addition the State Department revoked his visa, so he's now a sad little jihadi who blew his one shot at the America dream.

(at least they didn't issue him one post attack as the INS did for Mohammed Atta).

Of course it looks like he'll be a guest at one of our finer federal institutions for awhile:
"The charges ... could imprison him for life," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. "This investigation is fast-paced, global, and ongoing, and it has already yielded valuable intelligence that we will follow wherever it leads.

"Anyone we find responsible for this alleged attack will be brought to justice using every tool -- military or judicial -- available to our government."

In Detroit, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said: "The attempted murder of 289 innocent people merits the most serious charges available, and that's what we have charged in this indictment."

The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds.

Abdulmutallab, 23, is being held at Milan federal prison.

The most serious charge brought against Abdulmutallab -- attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction -- carries a penalty of up to life in prison.

That charge and the attempted murder count mirror the charges brought against shoe bomber Richard Reid, who attempted to use chemical explosives hidden in his shoes to blow up an American Airlines flight in 2001. He is now serving a life sentence.
- Too bad we don't try him and then execute him as happened to saboteurs in prior wars instead of wasting good prison space with his useless scumbag self.

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