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December 29, 2009

Obama: ‘Systemic Failure’ Allowed Terror Suspect to Board Flight

Filed under: Uncategorized — jewishupdates @ 10:25 pm

Obama: ‘Systemic Failure’ Allowed Terror Suspect to Board Flight

President Obama on Tuesday cited a “mix of human and systemic failures” in allowing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to fly into the United States, where he allegedly attempted to detonate an explosive device aboard an airliner above Detroit.

“Bits of information available within the intelligence community … could have and should have been pieced together” about Abdulmutallab, Obama said. “Had this critical information been shared … the suspect would never have been allowed to board that plane for America.”

“It’s becoming clear that the system that’s been in place for years now is not sufficiently up to date to take full advantage of the information we collect and the knowledge we have,” Obama said.

“We need to learn from this episode and act quickly to fix the flaws in our system because our security is at stake and lives are at stake,” he said.

The president also ordered a preliminary review of airline security measures to be delivered to him by Thursday.

(Source: Washington Post/ Fox News)


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