Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab Reported to the CIA By His Father
Evidence has now surfaced that Flight 253 attempted bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was reported to the CIA by his father Alhaji Uma Abdulmutallab about a month before boarding the plane to Detroit.
His father told the CIA about his son due to his concerns about his son's increasing radicalisation, but the warning was not passed on in full. Alhaji Uma Abdulmutallab reportedly had one face to face meeting with a CIA official and several telephone calls about his fears.
A report was allegedly sent by to the headquarters in Langely but most of it appears to not have been passed on to other departments. The CIA would have had this report for five weeks before the attempted Christmas Day attack.
President Obama did say:
"Weeks ago, this information was passed to a component of our intelligence community but was not effectively distributed so as to get the suspect's name on a no-fly list."
It was known that Mutallab's father did speak to a few officials at the US embassy in Nigeria, but not that the CIA had prepared a report on him.
As the bureaucratic fingerpoining intensified, one source told CNN: "We ended up in a situation where a single point of failure in the system put our security at risk."
However, an intelligence source hit back, saying some details of the report had been passed on by the CIA, including the suspect's name and passport number.
"I am not aware of a magic piece of intelligence that would have put him on the no-fly list," the source told CNN.
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