Friday, January 8, 2010

State Department failed to confirm terror suspect?s visa

Washington DC - It is one of several unconnected dots ? the State Department failed to determine that Christmas bombing suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab had a U.S. visa until after he nearly set off explosives on a U.S.-bound airplane. State Department officials told CNN on Thursday that a series of errors caused AbdulMutallab to avoid classification as a terrorist, which would have have placed him on a no-fly list and caused his multiple entry visa to be revoked. One of those errors was the inability of the State Department ? which issues visas ? to initially determine whether AbdulMutallab had one.---...More