December 30, 2009, - 8:55 am
CONFIRMED: 2nd Man Detained in Flt 253 Attack; Yup, the FBI Lied; Now Looking Into “Sharp-Dressed Man”/ No Passport Claims
On Sunday, I told you about Kurt and Lori Haskell, a couple of married Detroit-area lawyers who were on Flight 253 on Christmas, when it was attacked by Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. They told a local Michigan news source that they saw a “sharp-dressed man” (who appeared to be from India) help get Abdulmutallab on the flight without a passport. They also said a second man was arrested by federal agents, in addition to Abdulmutallab, once the flight landed in Detroit. The FBI essentially called the Haskells liars, saying there was no second person. I said I believe the Haskells and that the FBI was lying, and for that, I was ridiculed by several liberal know-it-alls.
Well, now, it’s official. The FBI did lie, and there was a second man “detained” and, as reported last night on Local 4/WDIV–Detroit’s NBC affiliate–currently in “U.S. Customs detention” (which I assume means ICE detention) after a dog sniffed something in his luggage and it was determined to be something verboten. Yes, the Haskells were right, and it’s also been confirmed by MLive:
A person was detained by customs at Detroit Metro Airport on Friday following Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s alleged attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
It is unknown why the person was detained or whether the person will face any charges, spokesman Ron Smith told MLive.com.
Bill Carter, a spokesman with the FBI in Washington, D.C., said in an interview Tuesday that Abdulmutallab was the only person arrested or charged in relation to Friday’s foiled attack. . . .
Kurt Haskell, a Taylor, Mich., attorney who says he was seated a few rows behind suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, told MLive.com on Saturday that he saw a second man taken into custody after search dogs appeared to find something in his carry-on bag.
Daniel Huisinga of Fairview, Tenn., who was returning from an internship in Kenya for the holidays, says he also saw a man being taken away in handcuffs at the airport after a dog search. A third person, Roey Rosenblith, told The Huffington Post on Sunday that he saw a man in a suit being placed into handcuffs and escorted out, as well. . . .
In a phone interview Tuesday morning, Huisinga told MLive.com that search dogs were brought into Detroit Metro about an hour after the Flight 253 passengers entered the airport. While the dogs sniffed multiple bags, Huisinga said one dog sat down in front of a bag carried by a middle-aged man who was wearing a nice suit.
Haskell said he also saw a man being escorted out of the airport by agents after dogs searched the area where passengers were waiting to be questioned. . . .
Huisinga said the man with the suspicious bag was questioned by agents, who looked through his luggage. The agents left, then approached the man a second time before placing him in handcuffs and leading him away, said Huisinga, who estimates he was about 20 feet away from the scene. . . .
No matter what was supposedly found in the unknown man’s bag, both Huisinga and Haskell said passengers were moved to another area of the airport just after he was detained.
“An FBI agent said to us, ‘You are being moved to another area because this area is not safe. Read between the lines. Some of you saw what just happened,'” Haskell said in a comment that appeared in a story on MLive.com.
In his Saturday interview with MLive.com, Haskell said that the agent’s comments made him and other passengers suspect that some sort of explosive may have been detected in the man’s luggage.
And, of course, the shameless, useless FBI (the chief agency charged in investigating and routing out terrorism, but an agency far too busy in falafel-and-shawarmeh plated Muslim “outreach” to do it) continues to call these people liars, even after U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a second man was arrested and remains in their custody.
“There’s a lot of stories out there, whether any of them are accurate or not, or they’re a little bit accurate and blown out of proportion,” Carter said. “But I’m not aware of anyone charged or arrested other than Abdulmutallab.”
Sure, he’s not “aware.” Uh-huh.
So, who is this second man? What was in his luggage? And why was he detained? Clearly, they didn’t arrest him for bringing in forbidden plants and food.
And, as for the Haskells’ claim that they saw the “sharp-dressed Indian man” helping Abdulmutallab get on the flight without a passport, the FBI AND Dutch authorities are now, finally, taking the Haskells seriously and investigating it.
Better late than never?
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