Well, now it definitely seems that the criminals behind this latest "terrorist" fraud have been caught red handed. According to this new article from the website: "Breitbart" at www.breitbart.com, these fraudsters have been forced to admit that this latest "underwear bomber" was a CIA informant! First, here is that important article for everyone to read for themselves, and I do have my additional comments to follow:
Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant
By EILEEN SULLIVAN, MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
The revelation, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, shows how the CIA was able to get its hands on a sophisticated underwear bomb well before an attack was set in motion.
Officials say the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. Officials say the informant is safely out of Yemen.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive intelligence matter.
Associated Press writer Ahmed Al-Haj contributed to this report from Sanaa, Yemen.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
In the wake of a failed al-Qaida plot to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner, the Obama administration on Tuesday sought to reassure travelers that security at American airports is as good as it has ever been.
Overseas, where such plots originate, security is a different story.
While airline checks in the United States mean passing through an onerous, sometimes embarrassing series of pat-downs and body scans, procedures overseas can be a mixed bag. The U.S. cannot force other countries to permanently adopt the expensive and intrusive measures that have become common in American airports over the past decade.
The latest al-Qaida plot originated in Yemen and used an upgrade over the bomb that failed to detonate on board an airplane over Detroit on Christmas 2009. Officials said this new bomb was meant to be concealed in a passenger's underwear, contained no metal and used a chemical _ lead azide _ that was to be a detonator in a nearly successful 2010 plot to attack cargo planes.
Working with an al-Qaida informant and foreign intelligence services, the CIA disrupted the latest plot before the would-be bomber even picked a target or bought his tickets, officials say.
The FBI is still analyzing the sophisticated explosive. But, based on preliminary findings, security procedures at U.S. airports remained unchanged a day after the plot became public.
That was a reflection of both the U.S. confidence in its security systems and a recognition that the government can't realistically expect travelers to endure much more. Increased costs and delays to airlines and shipping companies could have a global economic impact, too.
"I would not expect any real changes for the traveling public," said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich. "There is a concern that overseas security doesn't match ours. That's an ongoing challenge."
The Transportation Security Administration sent advice to some international air carriers and airports about security measures that might stave off an attack from a hidden explosive. It's the same advice the U.S. has issued before, but there was a thought that it might get new attention in light of the foiled plot.
The U.S. has worked for years to try to improve security for U.S.-bound flights originating at international airports. And many countries agree that security needs to be better. But while plots such as the Christmas attack have spurred changes, some security gaps that have been closed in the U.S. remain open overseas.
Officials believe that body scanners, for instance, probably would have detected this latest attempt by al-Qaida to bring down a jetliner. Such scanners allow screeners to see objects hidden beneath a passenger's clothes.
But while scanners are in place in airports nationwide, their use is scattershot overseas. Even in security-conscious Europe, the European Union has not required full-body imaging machines for all airports, though a number of major airports in Paris, London, Frankfurt and elsewhere use them.
All passengers on U.S.-bound flights are checked against terrorist watch lists and law enforcement databases.
In some countries, U.S. officials are stationed in airports to offer advice on security matters. In some cases, though, the U.S. is limited to hoping that other countries follow the security advice from the Transportation Security Administration.
"Even if our technology is good enough to spot it, the technology is still in human hands and we are inherently fallible," said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee. "And overseas, we have varying degrees of security depending on where the flight originates."
Al-Qaida has repeatedly tried to take advantage of those overseas gaps. The Christmas 2009 bombing originated in Amsterdam, where the bomber did not receive a full-body scan. And in 2010, terrorists smuggled bombs onto cargo jets, which receive less scrutiny than passenger planes.
In both those instances, the bombs were made by al-Qaida's master bomb maker in Yemen, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. Officials believe this latest bomb was the handiwork of al-Asiri or one of his students.
The CIA was tipped off to the plot last month by an informant close to al-Qaida, officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case. The agency recovered the bomb in recent weeks, but it's not clear what happened to the would-be suicide bomber.
The bomber "is in no position to harm us," Rogers said.
"Neither the bomb nor any other part of the plot represents an ongoing threat to the U.S.," Schiff said.
In the meantime, Americans traveled Tuesday with little apparent concern.
"We were nervous _ for a minute," said Nan Gartner, a retiree on her way to Italy from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. "But then we thought, we aren't going anywhere near Yemen, so we're OK."
Associated Press writers Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Ted Bridis, Bob Burns, Bradley Klapper and Alan Fram in Washington, Verena Dobnik in New York, Paisley Dodds in London, Matthew Lee in New Delhi and Slobodan Lekic in Brussels contributed to this report.
NTS Notes: I am disgusted at these Associated Press reporters for trying to cover up for the criminality of the CIA in trying to fool the public with this latest fraud of a terrorist attack. The fact is that these criminals in the CIA and the US Government themselves have been caught in a massive lie,and they should be brought up on criminal charges for such a horrendous act of deception against the American public immediately.
This exposure should also finally call into question the entire "War On Terror" itself and expose it also for the fraud it truly is. The fact is readers that there are NO real Terrorists at all.. In almost every act of terrorism in the world for the last 1/2 century at least, when the facts come out and expose who really committed the so called terrorist act, we find either the Mossad or the CIA behind them. The entire war on terror has been nothing more than a lie to strike fear into the general public to support more wars of conquest. And we can see that the results have been beyond these criminals' wildest expectations!
People need to wake up and quick.. For right now the criminal state of Israel, and their obedient slaves in the United States, are definitely about to commit a new terrorist act against their own people that could make 9-11 look like a picnic...People must be forewarned, so that if these criminals attempt any such horrendous act of barbarism against the American public,the public will know immediately who the real culprits are and have swift justice meted out against them!
More to come