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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Obama and the Blame Game- Accuses CIA of Withholding Intelligence

The CIA on Wednesday rejected accusations that it failed to share vital information with other US intelligence agencies that might have helped prevent last week's attempted plane bomb attack.

The intelligence agency rejected charges that it possessed, but failed to disseminate, information about Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab that might have led to his being placed on a no-fly list.

"We learned of Abdulmutallab in November, when his father came to the US embassy in Nigeria and sought help in finding him. We did not have his name before then," said CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano.

"Also in November, we worked with the embassy to ensure he was in the government's terrorist database -- including mention of his possible extremist connections in Yemen," the CIA spokesman said.

"We also forwarded key biographical information about him to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)" Gimigliano said, referring to the government office tasked with compiling and integrating intelligence from various US agencies.

The CIA didn't have enough information or evidence in advance of any alleged threat to act.

President, Barack Obama railed Tuesday against the intelligence breakdown and demanded an accounting this week of how the US system failed.

Clearly, Obama was passing the buck by trying to lay blame at the feet of government entities which he is tasked with controlling.

The CIA is a professional organization which is tasked with protecting American interest, beyond America's borders. The CIA would never knowingly withhold intelligence which could save American lives.

Contributor, Ray Akins


Anonymous said...

Obama is a lite weight!

He has to put rocks in his pocket to keep from floating off into never-land!

Anonymous said...

Everyone already knows how truthful Obama is. He is going to bring the troops home in 2009, well he has about 18 hours left to go or he is a lier. I alredy know he will have a good lie made up, for why he did not follow through on his campaign promise. More lies,finger pointing and corruption from our governments.

Anonymous said...

Well, Obama lied again, troops did not come home in 2009. As a matter of fact, Obama sent more troops overseas to fight.