"Attempted Act Of Terrorism" On Board Flight To Detroit
At first the official story about a Delta flight into Detroit was that a passenger intended to light up fireworks close to landing.
However, it's now being reported that the passenger -- a Nigerian citizen who claims to be an Al Qaeda member -- was actually attempting to blow up the plane.
If true, the attempt was a pathetic flop, and whatever explosive it was apparently so insignificant and weak that everyone thought it was a firecracker.
Update: According to Marc Ambinder, the White House is now calling the incident an "attempted act of terrorism."
The perpetrator is Nigerian. Why Detroit? Could have been any other US city on Delta's routes. Poor Detroit. Detroit has enough economic hardship without adding terrorism to the mix. What does the White House know that we don't about this man.