WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria said he was acting on behalf of al-Qaida when he tried to blow up a flight Friday as it landed in Detroit.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad, a Nigerian. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit.
One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it.
The motive of the Christmas Day attack was not immediately clear.
Uh, evidently the writer is unwilling to believe the terrorist, has never heard of al-Qaida and has been out of the universe for the past 8 years and 105 days.
And some people wonder why I call them the Lame Stream Media.
(Some reports say Northwest, others say Delta. Remember Delta and Northwest are merging into one airline.)
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