A Holy Terror?!

As I was looking over the internet news I just so happen to come across this story that left me just amazed and yet proud of these passengers that are fighting for their and others rights to live.

A Nigerian man who said he was an agent for al-Qaida tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253,  on Friday 12-25-09,  as it was preparing to land in Detroit.

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The travelers on the flight heard what sounded like firecrackers, saw and smelled smoke attacked and subdued the man.  A passenger sitting opposite the man climbed over people, went across the aisle and tried to restrain the man.

This is something else isn’t it? In my mind I was just picturing all this commotion going on and some travelers being Johnny on the spot acting quickly to get this man apprehended.  Could you imagine the roars and cheers of excitement as they pinned him down. What a rush!

Talk about citizens arrest! I am glad to see no one was hurt in this yet another failed attempt to protect our airways. The mad bomber did have burns on his legs where the bomb was attached and didn’t denoate correctly.

Of course investigations are being performed and there is little that they are saying but I am sure as the days go on we will find out more.

Authorities in London and the United States are investigating  if this has any ties to the United Kingdom  incident.  Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab who has been identified in that incident  per one law enforcement official,  said Mutallab  claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil, but other law enforcement officials cautioned that such claims could not be verified immediately, and said the man may have been acting independently. Mutallab my have been inspired but not specifically trained or ordered by terror groups.

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Does this have anything to do with the similar bomb attack by Richard Reed, a British citizen, 8 years ago when he tried to bomb an airplane over US soil he had ties to al-Qaida.

I don’t know about that however here is my concern.

One…this Nigerian man had been on the terrorist watch list but there was not sufficient enough reason to place him on the no fly list.  OMG! This is ridiculous! When a person is a negative list of such don’t you think they should be revoked and stripped of all things! Maybe it’s just me but with the issues we have had repeately over the years with plane bombing why are we letting know al-Qaida or supposedly al-Qaida affilates fly on planes? This just infuriates me to no end and burns (excuse the pun) my butt to a crisp.

Hooray for the passenger that subdued the man who obviously has a decreased mental capacity for life even his own.