[Guest post by DRJ]
Northwest Flight #253 bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab visited Yemen at least twice, including from August to December 2009:
“In a statement, the Yemeni Foreign Ministry says Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was in Yemen from early August until early December after receiving a visa to study Arabic in a school in San’a.
Monday’s statement said Abdulmutallab had previously studied at the school, indicating it was not his first trip to Yemen.”
The article implies Abdulmutallab may have received a Yemeni visa because he had a valid visa to visit the United States and other Western countries.
UPDATE — Despite the fact that Abdulmatallub’s family tried to locate him for weeks, asked for help from Nigerian and American officials, promised to cooperate with an investigation, and warned that he “had developed radical views, had disappeared and might have traveled to Yemen,” Tom Maguire [sarcastically] says there just weren’t enough clues for the Obama Administration. Or maybe there wasn’t the right clue:
“Too bad the authorities weren’t handed enough clues. Now if only the Nutjob Bomber had posted something fishy about ObamaCare on Facebook …”
So I guess that explains why no one questioned Abdulmatallub when he bought an international ticket to Detroit using cash and then reportedly showed up at the airport with no passport and no checked bags.