Saturday, December 26, 2009

But Was He Read His Miranda Rights?

Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. He detonated a device as the airplane was preparing to land in Detroit. Muttalab claimed he was acting on behalf of al-Qaida and was told to "detonate the plane over U.S. soil" . [emphasis added]

The Lockerbie bombing was to be done over international waters to make it almost impossible to solve the crime. But, this time the detonation was to be over U.S. soil. Maybe because of Miranda rights?
"The man was being questioned Friday evening. An intelligence official said he was being held and treated in an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital."
[emphasis added]
Under Obama administration rules one can bet any "questioning" will be mild and not lead too far. Or heads will roll as the questioning perpetrators are brought to justice for overstepping the civil rights of Nigerian terrorists.

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