Thursday, December 31, 2009
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab; the Nigerian Connection
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "Nigerian Al-Qaeda Bomber,” set off enough alarms to wake up the international security structure around the world, but they all waved him through to Detroit, a new Saharareporters investigation has revealed. The first flag should have gone off when Umar bought his ticket in Accra, Ghana, on 16 September. Stepping off the street into the KLM offices, he offered no address and no telephone number. In effect, he was a ghost breezing in to buy a ticket to be routed Lagos-Amsterdam-Detroit-Accra. And no, not with a credit or debit card either, and certainly not by a cheque: the foreign national was paying the full price of the ticket—all $2,831 (USD)—in cold, hard, non-ghostly cash.
Sure, why not, said KLM: window or aisle?
The airline then did something even more curious: It did not inform the US authorities despite a standing regulation that all such cash transactions for flights into the country since 911 should be transmitted 30 days before departure. No KLM official reported seeing or doing business with a ghost.
The Lagos KLM office confirmed to us that Abdulmutallab did cancel the ticket he had bought in Ghana on the 16th, rerouting it to Lagos-Amsterdam-Detroit-Lagos. This debunks the initial report that Farouk had bought a one-way ticket to Detroit.
CCTV footage obtained from MMA (Murtala Mohammed International Airport) by government investigators indicates Abdulmutallab personally checked in at 2035 hours (GMT) on Christmas eve, December 24th at the 2nd floor KLM check-in counter. He had no luggage, bearing only a shoulder bag.
Such travelers are not necessarily unusual, but Abdulmutallab was a cash-paying ghost whose own father had earlier confessed his fright and worry to the United States. Traveling with just the smallest of personal cabin bags should have pushed another alarm.
But KLM officials simply scanned Abdulmutalab’s passport and United States of America tourist visa, which was issued in the United Kingdom. They ran him through the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) and the United States certified he was clean to travel to the country. KLM checked the ghost—who would turn out to have hidden thunder and brimstone in his loins—through to Detroit. For the Amsterdam-Detroit stretch, martyr-to-be Abdulmutallab chose seat 19A, ominously next to the wing and above the aircraft’s fuel tank.
Aviation security sources at the first screening area recall Abdulmutallab as being somewhat nervous and sweaty while he was there; he had joined a VIP lane--perhaps instinctively because that is probably how he had traveled all his life--and had to be told to join the regular line. At this point, said one source, “he left the long queue leading to the immigration/SSS point and visited the former Virgin Atlantic office, returning with a newspaper before presenting himself for screening."
In the departure area, Abdulmutallab’s passport was scanned first by the State Security Service (SSS), which also processed him through the SSS datalist, a document often used by the Nigerian government to stop members of the opposition or people with views contrary to that of the government from entry or exit from Nigeria.
Passing that “test,” Abdulmutallab was then passed on to Nigerian Immigration authorities, which scanned his Nigerian Machine Readable Passport number A3921640. They processed him through the Passenger Registration System, which indicated he posed no security threat and was not listed on any “bar” list.
At the Aviation Security desk, sources and CCTV images indicate that after dropping his shoulder bag on the X-ray screening machine, Abdulmutallab set off the walk-through machine alarm. He was then sent back to remove his sneakers, following which he walked through successfully the second time. Then, in line with standard procedure, he was given a pat down and let go. Curiously, however, the Nigerian aviation officials did not include the setting-off of the alarm in the initial official report.
Also of interest is that sources indicate that an officer of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) briefly spoke to Abdulmutallab in a local language after he left the security screening post. This is common in Nigerian airports, arising from primordial sentiments, class status and in many cases, fragrant violation of security procedures as officials attempt to extort money from air travellers.
At the boarding gate, Abdulumutallab went through a secondary screening, conducted by KLM security, before being allowed into the aircraft en route Amsterdam. His name was included in the post departure manifest under serial number 2 and a secondary detail sent to Amsterdam and the American leg of what would become a historic terror trip.
This level of incompetence is unprecedented in the history of aviation security. It is not incompetence but conspiracy, treasonous conspiracy. For a guy bearing a Nigerian passport to breeze, or should I say float, through all the checks put in place for exactly this kind of event is impossible without help. And the only help that could have made it possible, on through to Detriot, must have come from some U.S Embassy or Consulate official. The trend fuels my belief that this was a false flag operation beyond doubt~Egoigwe
Posted by Unknown at Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tiger and Elin: It's Over
Tiger Woods' wife is to end their marriage and return to Sweden, it was reported today. Elin Nordegren is said to be in talks with divorce lawyers, but will only launch legal proceedings after Christmas for the sake of their two children. The latest blow to the scandal-hit golfer emerged as one of his alleged mistresses claimed they had sex on the night his beloved father died.
Elin Nordgren has reportedly spoken to lawyers about divorcing Woods and yesterday Woods’ main sponsor Gillette said it would be ‘limiting’ the role of the world’s richest sportsman.
The No.1 golfer, who on Friday finally admitted he had been unfaithful to his wife, faces claims he has slept with at least 11 other women during their five-year marriage. In the statement on Friday night he said he was taking an indefinite break from golf to focus on his marriage. But his sacrifice may be too little, too late.
Elin, 29, is said is said to be furious about the revelations and reportedly told him: ‘Don't talk to me, speak to your therapist! I don't want to see you!’ She now wants to spend Christmas in Sweden with Woods, 33, their two-year-old daughter Sam and ten-month-old son Charlie, it is claimed.
They will undergo a trial separation in the New Year, the News of the World reported. ‘Elin will pretend it's the usual family celebration for the children and then ditch the man,’ a source told the Sunday newspaper. ‘In the short-term they'll act like any other loving couple. Elin won't break it all up right away. ‘But she does need some time alone to herself and a legal separation will happen very quickly.’ Although, the couple plan to spend Christmas together, Elin is said to have moved herself and the children out of the marital home to a separate house 200 yards down the road in Windermere, Florida.
Kultida Woods, Tiger's Thai-born mother, was seen earlier this week preparing to leave Los Angeles airport. She is believed to have been on her way to see her son.
On Friday, photographs emerged showing a removal truck leaving the marital home packed with five or six large boxes. The big move across the world - to the new Faglaro mansion she's bought on an island near Stockholm will apparently come later.
Elin's reported plans emerged while the News of the World also claimed that Woods argued with his Swedish mother-in-law just minutes before she collapsed and was dramatically rushed into hospital last week. It has also been reported by the same paper that Woods is still in touch with his most recent mistress Rachel Uchitel. She is the VIP party hostess who allegedly sparked the domestic row two weeks ago that led to Woods crashing his car - flushing the whole scandal out into the open.
Another alleged mistress, Jamie Jungers, told the News of the World that they had sex hours before he learned his father had died of cancer. She claimed they were still in bed when Woods received the phone call telling him his father had passed away at the age of 74 in May, 2006. Deceased Earl had been described by Woods as ‘my best friend’.
On Friday night Woods admitted he was a love cheat as he announced he was taking an 'indefinite break' from golf. Speculation over Tiger's private life began after the bizarre car crash outside his house. The golfer was left unconscious and bleeding following the crash in which he hit a fire hydrant and a neighbour's tree following a reported 2am argument with Elin, a former Swedish model. Tiger and Elin, who were introduced by Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik at the Open Championship in 2001, married in Barbados in October 2004.
Posted by Unknown at Sunday, December 13, 2009