Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Intelligence Failures

Still working under much of the bush admin policies mainly because of the Obstruction in appointing the wanted, and needed, Heads of these agencies so as to not only change the failed but cleanse the agencies of the inept!!

14 intelligence failures found in Christmas Day bomb attempt

19 May 2010 Fourteen intelligence failures led to last year's Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Northwest Airlines jet bound for Detroit, according to a Senate report released Tuesday.

The unclassified report by the Senate Intelligence Committee revealed a series of errors — from problems with the terrorist watch list to multiple failures to connect crucial intelligence data on the alleged bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian.

"The Intelligence Community failed to connect and appropriately analyze the information in its possession prior to Dec. 25, 2009 that would have identified Abdulmutallab as a possible terrorist threat to the United States," the report summary said. Continued

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