Yesterday I told you we wanted to put together a critical, bottom-line run-down of just what was and wasn’t know in advance about Xmas Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. In other words, just what did the various arms of the US Intelligence Community know in advance. Because there’s a lot of contradictory and ambiguous information out and stories that were published and then retracted but are still circulating through the news- and chat-osphere. We asked for your help. And here’s what we’ve come up with. Point by point, what are the specific things credible news organizations have reported were known. How are they sourced and what are they still standing by.
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