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

By Debbie Schlussel

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

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 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 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

In his Saturday interview with, 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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19 Responses

What can you expect? An agency charged with the investigation of terrorism and terrorists (99.99% of them ALIENS; And wtf do they know about investigating ALIENS?) and they have to cover their 6 o’clock with BS and smokescreen because they shit in their messkits once again.

Debbie, I’m sure the suspect was held in CBP (Customs and Border Protection) custody because it occured at the airport. Wouldn’t be ICE…they don’t deal with aliens anymore.

icenomore on December 30, 2009 at 9:13 am

Thanks for the updated post, Debbie. This is all really interesting to read as it happens…..

Lori on December 30, 2009 at 9:17 am

Debbie, you were right, kudos. I doubted the story about the first dry run. No longer. One has to wonder now whether these episodes might be linked. The underwear bomber’s trip to Houston; Airtran 297 terminating in Houston. That’s alot of coincidences.

adam on December 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

I think my question here is: was the Airtran dry run designed to provide information for Abdulmuttalab plot?

adam on December 30, 2009 at 9:28 am

I bet Bill Ayres and his ugly wife are proud of the terrorists when they bomb. They seem to be getting their way of life now with this defunct nonqualified president they helped Soros put in office. Dead Americans means more illegal ignorants and Islam to conquer USA. Let’s just close Gitmo right you stupid administration. Why can’t we be friends is their motto. They send men to Afghan to fight for a country they do not believe in. Our men have to ask may I shoot you while they just shoot.

nancy on December 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

I posted similarily, but WARNING UP FRONT: If you are a Liberal, you will not find my posting that pleasant.

Regardless of how much we decry this case, it’s the second terrorist attack on US soil and we’re only into the first year of this dolt’s presidency.

Due to him and his incompetent staff (and yeah, they KNEW this one was coming before Christmas) I can confidently predict that there will be three more terrorist attacks before monkeyboy’s presidency is up.

Steve Harkonnen on December 30, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Steve – I think you are being way too conservative in your estimate of only 3 additional terrorist attacks on U.S. soil before Odopey’s administration is up. The terrorists are watching what is happening by the inaction of our Pres. and are going to take advantage of Omoron’s cowardice. It may take another 9/11 to open up the eyes and minds of our current Pres. And even then, the libs will blame the attacks on us.

    Jarhead on December 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

I have to take a flight on Sunday & I’m pretty apprehensive. The fact that myself, respectable grannies, innocent kids and other assorted white/atheist/christian/jewish etc etc people will get de-booted, de-belted, patted-down & have all our water/cosmetics confiscated doesn’t make me any more confident. I want ethnic/religious passenger profiling and no-fly lists that work. Authorities need to stop discriminating against everybody and start disrupting the travel plans of you-know-who and focus the resources on proper screening and searching of these people, not pointless-yet-showy cursory pat-downs of everybody & anybody which simply don’t work. If ‘they’ feel discriminated against, tough sh!t. It’s a disgrace as it stands.

As for accusing passengers of lying and hushing everything up – WTF! Who/what are they trying to protect apart from their own sorry asses?

Chris on December 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

Did the FBI actually LIE? Did it “actually” call the Haskells liars or “essentially” call them that?

My point is this: isn’t there a specific, technical, and legal difference between the terms “detaining” and “arresting”? Between “taking into custody” and “charging”?

The report above doesn’t say the second man was arrested. In fact, it says “it is unknown … whether the person will face any charges.”

So, if the Haskells said the man was arrested, were they accurate? If the FBI said the Haskells were inaccurate about a man being arrested was it actually LYING to Americans?

Not defending either side here. Just identifying the potential source of the disparate accounts.

Tom on December 30, 2009 at 11:16 am

    [Tom – Did the FBI actually LIE? Did it “actually” call the Haskells liars or “essentially” call them that?]

    Except from some VERY technical/legal point of view your point is essentially a distinction without a difference.

    I_AM_ME on December 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm

And here’s a report of a Somali arrested last month at the Mogadishu airport with chemicals, syringe – a bomb similar to that of the Christmas Day bomber. Coincidence? Not likely

Raymond in DC on December 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Will the FBI actually do anything to really investigate it? So far the US government hasn’t actually admitted this is an Islamic jihad attack on US soil. Nothing to see here, time to move along now…

NormanF on December 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

[I AM ME-Except from some VERY technical/legal point of view your point is essentially a distinction without a difference.]

Tell us about such a distinction without a difference next time the two of us get hauled in and I am just questioned but you are arrested.

Technical/legal distinction? You bet. Just as I said it was. The entire legal system is built on such distinctions. And that makes all the difference.

Tom on December 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Just more proof that if G-d weren’t looking after us, we would have been long gone by now.

yonason on December 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm

This entire incident is a false flag terrorist attack proctored by the CIA. The lack of passport, the man filming and the third handler who mysteriously was led away.

You all better wise up to false flag events and how governments use them to justify stomping on rights. This whole event is laid out best here:

General Gadsden on December 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Uh, Yeah. How was your last alien abduction?

    Worry01 on December 30, 2009 at 8:24 pm

If Homeland Security had any brains they would just read Debbie’s blog everyday.

I think there will be a time in this country when we will be attacked by these Muslim scumbag terrorists and the people will revolt and not take anymore. The armed revolution will happen for our own survival and the liberals will just be collateral damage.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

At this point I have to go with Haskell’s account. He has no agenda and being a witness (in stead of dead) was not anything he planned.

The Keystone Cops (pick an agency, there are 17 of them) meanwhile are in ‘a f@#k mode’ and the media in the stepped up don’t say “Muslim Terrorists” mode.

This part of Haskell’s commentary should be the focus of journalist, government, media investigation:

“I ask, isn’t this the more plausible story:

1. Customs/FBI realized that they screwed up and don’t want to admit that they left flight 253 passengers on a flight with a live bomb on the runway for 20 minutes.
2. Customs/FBI realized that they screwed up and don’t want to admit that they left flight 253 passengers in customs for 1 hour with a live bomb in a carry on bag.
3. Customs/FBI realize that the man in orange points to a greater involvement then the lone wolf theory that they have been promoting.”

I suggest the ‘sharp dressed man’ has been identified and is a diplomat or high official of an African or Middle East country.

I further suggest why would the jihadists send 1 bomber when they can send 2 “The man in orange” with no additional hassle.

Finally, the mentality of the responding agency(s) is more likely to be in ‘butt covering disaster averted mode’ than in ‘holy s#$t this plane could explode anytime mode’ hence the series of events described by the witness Haskell.

skyhook8 at dailyrasp on December 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Kurt Haskell, a passenger in the flight, has said that there may have been up to 3 involved on the flight.He has been blogging over at

Here is his latest:
Posted by pug (Kurt Haskell)
December 31, 2009, 12:13PM

Let me clarify. I posted these as two separate articles that Mlive has now combined. These are the different people involved:
1. sharp dressed man
2. man in orange
3. terrorist (black man)
4. camera man ? (I have no first hand knowledge of him. I only know what has been reported by other passengers)

I urge all of you to go to this link to read what he and another passenger,Daniel Huisinga saw on flight 253 and what the FBI has been trying to cover up. Specifically a passenger carry on bag was hit on by FBI explosive dogs and was arrested right after the flight which Ron Smith has repeatedly denied.

As Debbie Reported, the FBI finally went to the Haskell’s home and interviewed them showing them photos of the additional terrorists on the flight.

Thank God the Haskells have the guts to refute Homeland Security and the lying FBI. I am so sick of them always down playing these muslim terrorist actions against my country.

Just wait for the Obama administration to pull a Joe Plumber on this family.

ScottyDog on December 31, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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