Ok, explain this one to me because I'm lost. We have had a couple of recent incidents where terrorist attempts were made on U.S. airliners and were unsuccessful. Now today they news agencies are reporting that there was another incident on Nov 13, 2009 and the report is hitting the wires as of today! WTH is that all about??? Tell us what we need to know and when we need to know it??? The incident in Detroit we were made aware of it within hours of it happening. So why are the international news agencies from other countries just now releasing this information.
Are the incidents tied together some how? Are these just test runs to see how the U.S. reacts and what happens and then the suspect is eventually released so that they may report back to the original organizers what they went through???
We need to be more proactive and not so reactive when it comes to national security!!!
Read the story below as reported.
As always, Have a great holiday travel season, be prepared and always remember to be ahead of the game and the other players.
By Associated Press
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner.
Police spokesman Abdulahi Hassan Barise says the suspect was arrested before the Nov. 13 Daallo Airlines flight departed. The Somali man -- whose name has not yet been released -- was arrested by African Union peacekeeping troops.
It was scheduled to travel from Mogadishu to the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then to Djibouti and Dubai.
Two international officials in Nairobi said Wednesday the incident is similar to the Detroit attack in that the Somali man had a syringe, a bag of powdered chemicals and liquid. U.S. officials are aware of the incident and hastening to investigate any possible links with the Detroit attack.