by Pete Johnson
As we all know, on Christmas Day Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Mutallab) boarded a plane in Denmark with a makeshift bomb hidden in his underwear. Thanks to an alert passenger and the technical difficulty involved, the bomb did not detonate, the bomber caught himself on fire, the plane landed safely and the young man, Mutallab, is in custody.
The performance of the corporately controlled Orwellian media is again abysmal to the point of being a joke. We must ask ourselves, “why?”
Enter Kurt Haskell.
Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell witnessed two important events, neither of which has been widely reported although his testimony and collaborating testimony is available via You Tube videos of local news coverage including Mlive (Michigan live), NPR, Fox News, Antiwar radio, and Alex Jones’ Prison Planet.
Mr. Haskell reports that he and his wife were sitting on the floor in a crowed room playing cards when he witnessed the so-called “Sharp Dressed Man.” Haskell, who speaks carefully as an attorney, states that while Mutallab was poorly dressed, his friend was dressed in an expensive suit. He says the suited ‘Indian’ man asked ticket agents whether a supposed ‘Sudanese refugee’ (the terrorist, Mutallab) could board without a passport. The sharp-dressed man said, ‘He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time.’ Mr. Haskell makes clear that this does not mean that Mutallab did not have a passport, only that the well-dressed man attempted and evidently succeeded in getting him on a plane with-out displaying a passport. Haskell has clarified that the Indian-looking man could have been Pakistani or other, that he would not have been able to discern nationality. Mr. Haskell has confirmed that surveillance video would have been taken in this crowed departure area (in Amsterdam), but complains that they have not been released.
According to Haskell, upon landing in Detroit, the FBI prevented passengers from leaving the plane for 2 to 3 hours, and then they were moved to a crowded customs room. Haskell states:
“During this time period, all of the passengers had their carry-on bags with them. When the bomb sniffing dogs arrived, one dog found something in a carry on bag of a 30ish Indian man. This is not the so-called ‘Sharp- Dressed’ man. I will refer to this man as ‘The man in orange’. The man in orange, who stood some 20 feet away from me the entire time until he was taken away, was immediately taken away to be searched and interrogated in a nearby room. At this time he was not handcuffed. When he emerged from the room, he was then handcuffed and taken away. At this time an FBI agent came up to the rest of the passengers and said the following (approximate quote): ‘You all are being moved to another area because this area is not safe. I am sure many of you saw what just happened (referring to the man in orange) and are smart enough to read between the lines and figure it out.’”
The story takes on importance when Haskell notes that “The FBI has, since we landed, insisted that only one man was arrested for the airliner attack (contradicting my account). However, several of my fellow passengers have come over the past few days, backed up my claim, and put pressure on FBI/Customs to tell the truth. Early today, I heard from two different reporters that a federal agency (FBI or Customs) was now admitting that another man has been held (and will be held indefinitely) since our flight landed for ‘immigration reasons’. Notice that this man was ‘being held’ and not ‘arrested’, which was a cute semantic ploy by the FBI to stretch the truth and not lie.
“Then, Customs agent Ron Smith went further, denying that the man arrested was on flight 253 at all.
“However, a few hours later, customs changed its story again. This time, Mr. Ron Smith of Customs, says the man that was detained ‘had been taken into custody, but today tells the news the person was a passenger on a different flight.’ Mr. Ron Smith, you are playing the American public for a fool. Lets take a look at how plausible this story is (After you’ve already changed it twice). For the story to be true, you have to believe, that:
“1. FBI/Customs let passengers from another flight co-mingle with the passengers of flight 253 while the most important investigation in 8 years was pending. I have already stated that not one person who wasn’t a passenger or law enforcement personnel was in our area the entire time we were detained by Customs.
“2. FBI/Customs while detaining the flight 253 passengers in perhaps the most important investigation since the last terrorist attack, and despite not letting any flight 253 passenger drink, eat, make a call, or use the bathroom, let those of other flights trample through the area and possibly contaminate evidence.
“3. You have to believe the above (1 and 2) despite the fact that no flights during this time allowed passengers to exit off of the planes at all and were detained on the runway during at least the first hour of our detention period.
“4. You have to believe that the man that stood 20 feet from me since we entered customs came from a mysterious plane that never landed, let its passengers off the plane and let this man sneak into our passenger group despite having extremely tight security at this time (i.e. no drinking even).
“5. FBI/Customs was hauling mysterious passengers from other flights through the area we were being held to possibly contaminate evidence and allow discussions with suspects on Flight 253 or to possibly allow the exchange of bombs, weapons or other devices between the mysterious passengers from other flights and those on flight 253.”
Passenger Daniel Huisinga has verified much of Haskel’s account, here in an interview with Fox ‘News’. Mr. Huisinga went further describing the bomber’s behavior as, “the scariest part of the whole experience was looking into the eyes….seeing no emotion, no anger, no fear, just a blank stare, blank expression.” These are similar terms that Robert Kennedy’s alleged assassin Sirhan Sirhan was described, and many researchers have concluded that Sirhan was a hypnotized, programmed assassin.
Wolf Blitzer and the corporately controlled media connect Mutallab to an al Qaeda franchise in Yemen, including speculation as to the need for another military intervention. But they ignore the “Sharp Dressed Indian”-looking man who evidently intervened with authorities in order to get Mutallab onto the flight, and they have both ignored and denied the “man in orange” who was taken away in handcuffs in Detroit. Further, the media fail to note that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack in response to a U.S. funded Yemeni campaign against an al Qaeda group in Yemen which killed 30 members along with unknown civilian casualties.
The New York Times said Washington gave hardware, intelligence and other support to Yemeni forces for the December 17 and 24 raids.
Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs based in Washington as quoted by Al Jazeera said, The [al Qaeda group] in Yemen now is really the most comfortable … its probably the best funded. Its not the best trained [and] it doesn’t have the best talent – that’s why it hasn’t been able to mount successful attacks. But it will come around in the coming years, and it will become a major threat.”
Less than 48 hours following the attack, Joe Lieberman, chairman of the US senate homeland security committee, on “Fox News Sunday” said the US has a “growing presence” in Yemen and that, “Iraq was yesterday’s war, Afghanistan is today’s war. If we don’t act preemptively, Yemen will be tomorrow’s war. . . . We have to be able to, in our age, put 500,000 names on a computer and have everyone that’s trying to come to the U.S. go through that list…it would be basis enough to take this guy out of the line in Amsterdam and do a full body check” the Senator said.
One can only speculate about why the Well-Dressed Man and the Man in Orange have not been identified. Is it because they are connected with an intelligence agency? Perhaps it’s simply that our government and their media mouthpiece would like to host another buffet for the military industrial complex…today’s special, roasted Yemen.
Or, maybe it’s just one more attempt to frighten Americans into giving up more of their dwindling liberty. Whatever the case, you can be certain that the truth won’t be fully presented and we the people will be made to suffer for it.