Friday, December 25, 2009

Midair "Mother of Satan Bomb" Attempt Fails, Muslim Terrorist Abdul Mudallad on Flight to Detroit from Yemen Claims Al Qaeda Ties.

Midair "Mother of Satan Bomb" Attempt Fails, Muslim Terrorist Abdul Mudallad aka Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab,  on Flight to Detroit from Yemen Claims Al Qaeda Ties.

A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried Friday to detonate an explosive device strapped to his leg and later told investigators he had affiliations with Al Qaeda and was trying to blow up the plane, according to a senior U.S. official.

"We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism," said a White House official.

The suspect told investigators he was given the device by al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, along with detonation instructions, the official said. "This guy claims he is tied to al Qaeda, specifically in Yemen," the official said. "He claims he was on orders from al Qaeda in Yemen.

 Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) identified the man as a 23-year-old Nigerian named Abdul Mudallad. Officials said they believed the man boarded a KLM flight in Lagos, Nigeria, and changed planes in Amsterdam, although that couldn't immediately be confirmed. The suspect's name didn't appear on any terrorist watch lists maintained by U.S. authorities, Mr. King said, but it turned up "hot" in other terrorism-related databases maintained by intelligence officials.
Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab photo

New information has emerged on Flight 253 terror suspect. The terror suspect has been identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, a Nigerian citizen who was born on December 22, 1986. Mutallab has been on the terror watch list but not on the no fly list, as mentioned by congressman Rep Peter King, (R) New York on CNN.

The Nigerian terror suspect was earlier named as Abdul Mudallad. Mudallad’s name popped up on Terror Watch List Database, said Congressman Peter King on CNN today.

TSA, SECONDARY SEARCH ALL MUSLIM MALES, it is called ”Aviation Direct Access Screening Program” (ADASP). This new secondary search is intended to include physical hand searches of carry on baggage; secondary search for explosive devises with a mobile detection device; double checking of identification and boarding passes.

One U.S. intelligence official said the alleged explosive was a mix of powder and liquid. Mr. King said the concoction was strapped to Mr. Mudallad's leg.

"Mother of Satan bomb", TATP is a fairly easy explosive to make, as far as explosives manufacturing goes. All it takes is acetone, hydrogen peroxide (3% medicinal peroxide is not concentrated enough), and a strong acid like hydrochloric or sulfuric acid and in its finished form it is almost undetectable by sniffer dogs or conventional bomb detection systems.

I don't recommended mixing up a batch because it's easy to blow yourself up when you make it. In July of 2005 ---TATP was used in the London subway bombings. In the occupied Palestinian territories, you can tell who the 'engineers' are: they are the ones covered in burn marks who might be missing fingers, or even a whole hand. But as the Palestinian bomb-makers will attest - 40 Palestinians are thought to have been killed making or handling the explosive - it is highly unstable and sensitive to heat and friction. Not for nothing is it known as "Mother of Satan".

Acetone peroxide (triacetone triperoxide, peroxyacetone, TATP, TCAP) is an organic peroxide and a primary high explosive. It takes the form of a white crystalline powder with a distinctive acrid odor. It is highly susceptible to heat, friction, and shock. However the instability is greatly altered by impurities. It is normally stable when pure, but it dissolves quickly. It is one of the few explosives which remain explosive when wet or kept underwater.

The incident aboard Northwest Flight 253, an Airbus 330-300 carrying about 278 passengers, came as the plane was approaching the airport just before noon. It landed safely after the pilots declared an emergency. Though a Northwest flight, the plane had Delta markings. After a merger, Delta Air Lines Inc. now owns Northwest.

Stephanie van Herk, a passenger from the Netherlands who was in seat 18B, said the plane had lowered its landing gear when she heard a loud bang. At first she thought the plane might have blown a tire, she said, but then she saw flame leap from the lap of a man in the row behind her in the window seat 19A. "It was higher than the seat," said Ms. van Herk, 22 years old.

"Then everyone started screaming," she said. "It was panic." Flight attendants shouted "What are you doing? What are you doing?" They called for water, and the man began pulling down his burning pants, said Ms. van Herk. She and other passengers got water from the galley and the man was doused. Then a Dutch man jumped him.

Flight passenger Syed Jafry, a U.S. citizen who had flown from the United Arab Emirates, said he was seated three rows behind when he saw a glow and smelled smoke. He said, "A young man behind me jumped on him."

A woman who was seated in row 32 said she heard someone shout, "What the hell are you trying to do, kill all of us?"

"It was scary," said the woman, a nurse named Michelle from Dayton, Ohio, who did not want her last name published. Her voice was still shaking hours after the incident. "I just can't believe it." A few passengers applauded the man who was identified as having helped subdue the alleged attacker, Michelle said, more from this source...................