Northwest Airlines Christmas Day Flight: “Al Qaeda Made Me Do It!”

The rise of patsies and heroes

The Associated Press reported on December 26, 2009 that an attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke sending passengers scrambling to subdue a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up the airliner, officials and travelers said. [1].

According to the report, the commotion began as Northwest Airlines Flight 253, carrying 278 passengers and 11 crew members from Amsterdam, prepared to land in Detroit just before noon Friday. Travelers said they smelled smoke, saw a glow, and heard what sounded like firecrackers. At least one person climbed over others and jumped on the man, who officials say was trying to ignite an explosive device.

“It sounded like a firecracker in a pillowcase,” said Peter Smith, a passenger from the Netherlands . “First there was a pop, and then (there) was smoke.” [1]. Smith also added that one passenger, sitting opposite the man, climbed over passengers, went across the aisle and tried to restrain the man. The heroic passenger appeared to have been burned.

The White House said it believed it was an attempted act of terrorism and stricter security measures were quickly imposed on airline travel. The incident was reminiscent of Richard Reid, who tried to destroy a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 with explosives hidden in his shoes, but failed to light it up and was subdued by other passengers.

The AP report also quoted one law enforcement official who said that the Nigerian man claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil. While another law enforcement official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said Mutallab’s name had surfaced earlier on at least one U.S. intelligence database, but he was not on a watch list or a no-fly list. [1].



There is no better story to confirm the existence of Al Qaida than having an alleged Muslim fundamentalist fumble his attempt to blow up a plane over US soil, then declare to the authorities that Al Qaida instructed him to do it. The story was immediately disseminated into the pipelines of the disinformation media networks that have been hungry and desperate for a sensational story that could get them ratings. The corporate/government media capitalized and magnified the situation and provided 24 hour coverage to ensure that the public is terrified.


Sure enough, the media glorified the citizen hero who attacked the terrorist and subdued him and had burns as a result of his heroism. Promoting heroism in the media is conducive to additional acts of heroism, which could be a distracting factor from the actual facts of a story, because people become emotionally engulfed in the heroic act and will accept any truth that is fed to them.                                     


Ironically Nigeria is a large oil producing country, and holds the largest natural gas reserves in Africa but has limited infrastructure in place to develop the sector.  No coincidence that the Christmas 2009 terrorist was a Nigerian. Therefore, Nigeria must be added to the Obama Administration hit list. Apparently, the mystical and mythical Al Qaida has built an empire of networks connecting and reaching every corner of the globe.


Mr. Obama has quickly learned as his predecessor did that the terror card and the low intensity conflict are a necessary evil to hold a weak or unpopular presidency together, as well as to distract the populace from the real issues, rally the public behind their lying politicians, and create defense and security jobs for the military and the Terrorism Industrial Complex (TIC). Let’s not forget that a war based economy thrives on military conflicts.        


The alleged Christmas terrorist incident was timely, because it helped revive the myth of Al Qaida and reaffirmed its existence. As a result, an unreliable patsy with alleged powdered explosives and firecrackers would corroborate the existence of a myth that once was and maybe still is a mercenary division of the Western intelligence community.                           


Consequently, a multibillion dollar industry of security body scans will unravel, and every flying citizen of the world will be exposed to a low level X-rays at the airport to ensure that his or her naked body is bomb free; meanwhile the American embassies will continue to issue visas to known terrorists/patsies listed in their data base (as in the case of the Christmas terrorist Mr. Abdulmutallab), who will attempt and botch up terrorists attacks on the homeland, in order to escalate the war on terror and to establish at home a military state instead of our beloved republic. Meanwhile over one million innocent American citizens remain on the Bush-Obama watch/no fly list.                                                                                


It would be more efficient and cheaper for the airlines and TSA to deter terror attempts IF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSIES ABROAD WOULD STOP ISSUING VISAS TO SUSPECTED TERRORISTS, rather than purchasing these multimillion dollar invasive machines that will strip us all of every inch of human dignity under the guise of safety.

Ironically, the masses will always relinquish their liberty and personal rights for their safety. It is a primal state of mind and every government knows it.


As a result of this last Christmas terror incident our Nobel Prize president will continue to expand his low intensity wars in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, maybe Nigeria and for certain Iran to make us safer and to defeat the mythical Al Qaida. Let’s remember that war is peace, and the price for this proclamation is a Nobel Prize.


Surely, Iran will eventually be the biggest trophy that the Anglo-American-Israeli Axis will achieve, once the ongoing destabilizing process succeeds. However, Iran ’s religious homogeneity might become an obstacle for the prospective balkanization process that has been conducted in that country by the Western intelligence agencies. However, the option of a low intensity war that will destroy the alleged Iranian nuclear facilities remains on the table, and can be implemented at any time by the Anglo-American-Israeli Axis as a result of a contrived incident that will point the finger to Iran as the culprit.                                     


Iranians unlike their Israeli foes are not the Anglo-American establishment’s chosen people; therefore, they are evil and must be destroyed. Meanwhile, Israel will continue to have their 200 strategic nuclear warheads pointed at every city in the Middle East and Europe . It is the covenant of power, money, and greed that binds the Anglo-American-Israeli Axis.




As predicted in my previous articles, Mr. Obama will continue his predecessor’s (George W. Bush) holy work of cleansing the world from Islamo-fascists by waging preemptive wars, reducing population, hoarding oil wells all over the globe, castrating Russia, and containing China while bankrupting America .



1. Associated Press (December 26, 2009). Writers Lara Jakes in Baghdad, Iraq, Jon  Gambrell in Lagos, Nigeria, Arthur Max in Amsterdam, and Larry Margasak and Devlin Barrett.

Richard Skaff is the author of the Human manifesto.

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