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What is enough?

December 29, 2009

What would have been enough to stop Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab?

His father’s word of his radicalization was not enough to place him on the no-fly list nor was it enough to have his visa withdrawn.

If his visa had been withdrawn, would that had stopped him from getting on the flight on Christmas Day?  Some witnesses claim that he boarded the flight without a passport.  The cancelled visa might have stopped him from actually entering the US but he had no intention of getting off of the plane so the visa wouldn’t have affected him.

Did his ticket have his real name?  If he boarded without a passport, he could have been using a fake name which means that the no-fly list wouldn’t have worked either.

Is the only solution to bring the troops home and lock down the borders?

Related:  No easy answers. (via Small Dead Animals)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Fritz permalink
    December 30, 2009 6:50 am

    I thought the solution was to apologize? A determined enemy would not let a ticket or passport stop them. I’m waiting for the ACLU to file suit against the other passengers for violating his rights.

  2. crazybengal permalink*
    December 30, 2009 7:41 am

    Actually, that might happen – the terrorist is not being tried as an enemy combatant – he has lawyered up. I mean, didn’t Obama tell us tat the islamic terrorist “allegedly” tried to ignite explosives…

    See Debbie

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