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A Coincidence, O? (Obama, Al Qaeda, Christmas Day Attack)

January 5, 2010

A Coincidence, O?

By Michael S. Smith II

On October 29, 2009, al Qaida in Yemen issued a directive calling on Muslims to target airplanes and airports with “small explosives.”

On Christmas Day 2009 a young Nigerian-born terrorist who received jihadi training from al Qaida in Yemen attempted to blow up an airplane over Detroit. CIA and other organizations part of America’s Intelligence Community – a phrase which is increasingly the stuff of an oxymoron – were aware a Nigerian of interest to them had recently spent time in Yemen. Yet somehow America was “caught off guard” when a young Nigerian, whose father, a prominent banker, had told officials at a U.S. embassy in Nigeria that his son, who had recently traveled to Yemen, was affiliated with Islamic extremists, smuggled a small explosive onto a flight from The Netherlands to America after he traveled to Amsterdam from Nigeria.

Immediately following the attack, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proclaimed the attack was an isolated event. Days later, al Qaida in Yemen confirmed the failed attack on America on Christmas Day was hatched by its members.

On January 3, 2009, in interviews with Fox and CNN John Brennan, the president’s chief adviser for national security and counterterrorism matters, confirmed the U.S. Intelligence Community was aware of a plot to attack Americans involving a Nigerian affiliate with al Qaida. Still, according to Mr. Brennan, neither CIA nor any other intelligence agencies were in possession of what could be called “actionable intelligence.” More specifically, the agencies tasked with protecting America from terrorists like the Nigerian who attempted to blow up an airplane with a small explosive on Christmas Day, according to Mr. Brennan, did not know al Qaida’s plot involved another use of airplanes as instruments of terror. Mr. Brennan then advised al Qaida is today much weaker than it was prior to 9/11.

Immediately after Mr. Brennan issued those remarks, in an interview with CNN former CIA bin Laden Issue Station Chief Michael Scheuer, one of the world’s foremost experts on al Qaida, was asked if Osama bin Laden’s organization is stronger than it was before the September 11, 2001 attacks on America’s homeland. His reply: “I think it’s stronger than it was before 9/11.”

One question analysts should be asking: Is al Qaida trying to demonstrate to Americans just how precarious our safety is now that our president seems to believe the best way to fight Islamic terrorism is to refuse to acknowledge this issue for, well, what it is? Or is this also merely a coincidence?


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. jjoshuajj21 permalink
    January 6, 2010 3:02 AM

    Well, Ok, we’ve got another terrorist problem, but I have found that they are being assisted by traiters in high office, here, in the USA >>> <<<<

  2. gueswho permalink
    January 8, 2010 8:05 AM

    Mr. Smith,
    As usual you call into question many important points however, you missed one very glaring item. The undiewear bomber’s father is perhaps the most important BANKER in Nigeria.
    The bankers are perpetuating terror Sir. There’s little doubt about it to be honest. Many Americans are catching on now.
    The terrorists are the banks who have essentially couped our nation. They survive by creating fear for the masses. It’s just about plain as day.

    Think now, when building 7 fell at the World Trade Center, in the late afternoon, what were it’s contents? Who were the residents of that tower?

    Bankers. Gold.

    And you have read about the tungsten gold bars right?

    And the lien on the US Treasury?

    There is ample reasonable and sound evidence that no such organization as Al Queda even exists ( check the BBC) . Bhutto stated ( go google this up on you tube) that Osama Bin Laden was murdered years ago.

    I’m not saying there are no terrorists, far from it. I am saying we appear to be creating our enemies instead of making friends.

    Check the banks first. Terrorist attacks equal big insurance money changing hands too….

    and think hard about the word you hear so often…. infidels.

    There are connections Sir.

    You didn’t miss the point, but you didn’t continue with your critical thinking skills that I am certain you possess.



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