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April 27th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

New tape connects accused underwear bomber to al Qaeda

(CNN) – There's a new videotape today of suspected Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab training in Yemen with al Qaeda.

The tape, obtained and broadcast by ABC News, shows the 23-year-old Nigerian speaking in Arabic about his impending attack and firing at targets that include a star of David.

AbdulMutallab is accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane last December with a bomb hidden in his underwear. Our Paula Newton has the report.


Filed under: Terrorism • World
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  1. Howard

    Duh!! of course he is Al Qaeda who else would do this. The real issue is are they the biggest danger we face or are they now at a more minor level attacking single targets. Since 9/11 when a successful attack was conducted against us we have increased our intelligence,and our capability to interdict an attack, and none were successful. Let's put it in perspective. What is our biggest threat to the security of all of us?

    The biggest threat to our security today is a home grown terrorism that isn't some right wing milita,' but has it's headquarters on Wall st. The largest banks in a conspiracy of greed brought down our economy in a way that would make Ben laden smile and was beyond his wildest dreams. Millions where thrown out of work, homes foreclosed, and states reeling with sagging revenues that are now cutting services to the most vulnerable, but they didn't stop there. Wait there is more!
    They have been the driving force in extracting money form our health care system and were the impetus for insurance companies to deny or with hold care to keep the 20% profit margin that Wall street demanded. Last yr Atena threw 8 million off the roles to keep up to what demanded from the "Street."
    So when we think about our own personal security we don't have to look to the mid east for the threat. We need to look not further than where we live and our values that place higher premium on profit than the security of the average American

    April 28, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    And where is the Video taken thru-out Amsterdam's Airport of the well dressed Arabic person that accompanied the Muslim Nigerian underwear bomber, talked for him at each of the security check points and was seen by two creditable witness's to have vouched for that man and convinced security guards to allow him on the flight to America even thou that well dressed man was overhead telling the security guards his friend (the Muslim Nigerian bomber) HAD NO PASSPORT!!!

    Those video tapes certainly exist showing that man's face and how he helped the Muslim bomber board his plane, without his aid there is no way in hell that Nigerian bomber would have been allowed to board his flight without a passport.

    Show us that Video, tell Amsterdam's Airport CNN wants that Video to show its viewers WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!!!

    April 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm |