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Terrorism / Plane Bomb Plot / Intelligence Failures / Umar Abdulmutallab / Yemen / A Discussion #955844

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009
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(Studio: Erica Hill) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The online posting from Umar Abdulmutallab††, the Christmas day bomber, reviewed; Internet excerpts from "Farouk1986" quoted. ["Mind of the Terrorist" author Dr. Jerrold POST†- characterize Abdulmutallab & the seductive path of jihad.] [Umar's friends Qasim RAFIQ†, Efemena MOKIDI†- comment on Umar.]

(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen & former USS Cole commander Kirk Lippold about Abdulmutallab. [BERGEN - talks about the background of terrorists recruited by Al Qaeda; comments on the government of Yemen & the recidivism rate of detainees.] [LIPPOLD†- opposes repatriating six detainees to Yemen at this time; states Yemen has not been a trustworthy partner to the US.] Other material: a letter from three senators about the transfer of detainees to Yemen quoted.

Hill, Erica;
Kaye, Randi

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