Amsterdam-Detroit flight security sucks?

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian nutjob prevented from blowing up an airliner has, apparently, been a known risk for two years, and is on a “terrorist identities” list of 550,000 names maintained by US authorities. He’s also believed to have links with Al Qaida groups in Yemen (which the guy subsequently confirmed). In May, he was refused entry to Britain on the grounds that the college at which he claimed he would studying was bogus.

Not exactly Mr Clean then…

Despite that, he was not on a “no-flight” list. So I have a question for the US authorities – why the fuck not?

Just a thought…

And oh, look, same flight number, 24 hours later http://www.nytimes.com?emc=na