Sunday, December 27, 2009

Why Wasn't Airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on "No Fly list"

Senator Ted Kennedy is the most famous false positive on the "No Fly List." It took Kennedy three weeks to get his name removed. Americans have to wonder why Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wasn't on the list. He was on a US watch list for people with extremist links and had been barred from entering Great Britain for a year.

The Times reported:
THE son of a prominent Nigerian banker, who allegedly attempted to blow up a transatlantic flight over America, was barred from returning to Britain earlier this year.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, graduated from a university in London last year but his visa request was refused in May when he attempted to apply for a new course at a bogus college.

Has the Obama Administration changed the rules for putting people on the "No Fly List?" Americans deserve an answer to this question.

1 comment:

Victor said...

I'm sure I don't know as much as I need to, but I am thinking we are not in control of who is allowed to board inbound international flights. Unfortunately, we seem to be in the position of depending on screening in the foreign country.

Unless we want to commit TSA resources to airports in countries that originate flights to the States, all we could do is refuse a flight permission to land... IF we knew an extremist was on board.