The Underwear bomber - MI5, CIA, Mossad and RAW?

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Published to State Sponsored Terrorism on Sep 30, 2010

In response, on both sides of the Atlantic, political representatives and lobbyists, such as Michael Chertoff, are very vocal about the need for full body scanning equipment to be rolled out at airports to help prevent another underwear bomber from striking again. The media devotes a lot of air time to demonstrating the benefits offered by such security measures while downplaying any concerns that may exist. The then prime minister Gordon Brown announces that full body scanning equipment will be rolled out across UK airports and Lord Adonis discusses the code of conduct for airport staff involved in operating the machines.

There’s only one problem with all of the above. The entire event was just a little bit too convenient.

The underwear bomber and the CIA

Abdulmutallab was known to the CIA as "The Nigerian", a person of interest to the agency as early as August 2009, who was suspected of meeting with terrorist elements in Yemen. This connection was not made when his father expressed concerns about his son’s association with Yemen extremists to a CIA officer at the US Embassy in Nigeria on November 19, 2009. This inability to make connections becomes even more incredible with reports that British Intelligence MI5 had also warned the CIA about Abdulmutallab, back in 2008.

Amazingly, despite being known to American authorities as a potential terrorist Abdulmutallab’s US visa was not revoked nor was his name placed on a no-fly list. Why didn’t these happen given the current climate of paranoia surrounding terrorism and national security? Why when Abdulmutallab’s name was entered into the Government’s terrorist database and key biographical information about him was forward to the National Counterterrorism Center was he allowed to fly to the US? In and of itself this is highly suspicious, even more so with the following series of events. Abdulmutallab, a suspected terrorist, boarded the plane in Amsterdam heading for the US after buying his one way ticket with cash. He was carrying no luggage, had been denied a visa to travel to the United Kingdom, had no passport (and did not go through passport control at Schiphol airport) and had been accompanied onto the flight by an unnamed Indian man who claimed that Mutallab was a Sudanese refugee. Nothing suspicious there right?

The Israeli connection

The security company that cleared Abdulmutallab to board the flight in Schiphol airport is ICTS, an Israeli firm that was responsible for the following:

  • Clearing attempted shoe-bomber Richard Reid to board an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami in December 2001
  • Providing security to Boston Logan airport where two airliners were hijacked on September 11th, 2001 and piloted into the twin towers in New York city
  • Providing security for the London Underground system on July 7th 2005 bombings

If we dig deeper though we also find that Abdulmutallab’s father, Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab described by the Times newspaper as one of the richest men in Africa, is reported to have connections with Israeli intelligence. The former chairman of Nigeria’s First Bank he also runs the nation’s arms industry, Defense Industries Corporation (DICON) allegedly in close cooperation with Isreali intelligence – Mossad.

According to an article in Nigeria’s Daily Trust newspaper Nigerian security forces have, for some time, been trained by Israeli intelligence officers. Mossad is also reported to run the nation’s airports, sell weapons and train the military.


Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen has reported that Asian Intelligence believes the Indian man responsible for escorting Mutallab through Dutch passport control is an agent for RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), an Indian intelligence agency who some commentators believe work hand-in-hand with Israel. If this is true then it would help explain why an Israeli security firm would allow a suspected terrorist, with a questionable recent history, to bypass customs without a passport (an impossibility without assistance from an intelligence agency) under very dubious circumstances.

Putting it together

  • Abdulmutallab was known to both the CIA and MI5 prior to the attempted terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009
  • Abdulmutallab’s father reported his son as having ties to Yemen extremists to the CIA officer at the US embassy in Nigeria in November 2009
  • Despite being entered onto a Government terrorist database Abdulmutallab is NOT denied a US visa and is NOT placed on a no-fly list
  • Abdulmutallab is able to board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 at Schiphol airport despite not having a passport
  • The security company that cleared Abdulmutallab to board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 has a history of providing security in locations involved in terrorist attacks
  • Abdulmutallab was accompanied by an unnamed Indian man through passport control

With all of this evidence which of the following hypotheses seems more likely; that this was a failed terrorist attack or an intelligence operation? There are so many inconsistencies within the entire event that do not make sense and cannot be explained as simply incompetence on the part of airport and intelligence officials involved. Put together they appear to indicate a false flag terror attack with the proposed solution just magically waiting, ready in the wings to defend against such an occurrence happening again.


Tags: Abdulmutallab, airportsecurity, Amsterdam, bomb, Mossad, Nigeria, RAW, Schiphol, terrorism

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