Why Wasn't Christmas Bomber on No-Fly List?

Monday, December 28, 2009

The man who attempted to detonate explosives aboard Northwest Flight 253 had been reported to the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, by his father, a prominent Nigerian banker who expressed concerns that his son was becoming radicalized. Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert and professor of security studies at Georgetown University, says U.S. security still needs improvement.

Guests:

Bruce Hoffman

Contributors:

Noel King

Comments [1]

Richard Johnston

This guy almost certainly got his stuff through security checkpoints at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The last couple of times I went through there I was annoyed at what seemed like endless security gates between terminals where I got stopped multiple times. Now I find out it doesn't prevent some nut from taking bomb ingredients on board an airplane. The Dutch authorities have a lot of explaining to do.

Dec. 28 2009 08:10 AM

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