Using the various Youtube links provided by VH in his earlier report about Flight 253, Vlad Tepes has made a composite video about the Lap Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. He includes visual evidence of the effects of PETN, the explosive that the Mr. Mutallab attempted to detonate on the plane:
Perhaps the efforts of Christmas Bomber will revive an old joke in a new form: “Is that semtex in your pocket, or are you glad to see me?”
To cap off your evening — and prove that our national security really is in the hands of kindergarteners — here’s a report that two of the plotters behind the Flight 253 operation were released from Gitmo two years ago and sent to Saudi Arabia to undergo “art therapy”:
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Men Believed Behind Airplane Plot Were Freed From Gitmo
Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, ABC News is reporting, quoting American officials and citing Department of Defense documents.
American officials agreed to send the two terrorists to Saudi Arabia where they entered into an “art therapy rehabilitation program” and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials, ABC News reported.
Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody. Al-Harbi has since changed his name to Muhamad al-Awfi.
If things were that bad under Bush, what must they be like under the Apostle of Light?
There. Don’t you feel safer now?