28 December 2009

Flight 253

the "lone nut" explanation's pants just caught on fire.....

so anyway, via The Other McCain, I saw that the Administration's official position on the attempted act of terrorism on Flight 253 was that is was "just a lone nut with explosive underpants". R.S.McCain quotes The Wall Street Journal:

The U.S. has "no indication" that an attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight was part of a larger plot by a terrorist group, a top Obama administration official said.
"Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger, but obviously the investigation continues," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on CNN's "State of the Union" program on Sunday.

Apparently, Al-Qaida didn't get the memo, as their branch office in Yemen had an announcement of their own:

CAIRO – Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner on Christmas day, saying it was retaliation for a U.S. operation against the group in Yemen.

In a statement posted on the Internet, the group said 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab coordinated with members of the group.....

....The group said the would-be bomber used explosives manufactured by al-Qaida members.

Although the exact translation of their announcement is still in process, the post script of Al-Qaida's announcement is thought to read: "Yo! Napolitano? Enjoying very much are you the taste of our ass?" I'll update once the translation is complete.

Kudos to the translators, your first draft is solid "B+" material.

more soon


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