Investigators believe Abdulmutallab was connected to al Qaeda by the same radical imam, American-born Anwar Awlaki, who is linked to the American Army major accused of opening fire at Fort Hood in November.As in the case of Major Dr. Hasan, there were all sorts of warning signs prior to the incident:
Abdulmutallab was on a terrorism watch list, but not on a no-fly list. Said [former anti-terrorism Czar and ABC News consultant Richard] Clarke, "So once again, we have the U.S. government, as in the case of the Fort Hood attacks, knowing about someone, knowing that they were suspicious, but that information didn't get to the right people in time."And who, exactly, were "the right people"? Janet Napolitano? Barack Obama? The idea that the info didn't get to "the right people" in time is utter bollocks. The info was there plain as day, but for some reason--political correctness, concerns about "racial profiling," stupidity, cowardice, all of the above--authorities chose to ignore it.
What do you suggest we do about that, Dick?