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Israeli firm blasted for letting would-be plane bomber slip through

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posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 06:15 AM

Israeli firm blasted for letting would-be plane bomber slip through

The Israeli firm, ICTS, and two of its subsidiaries are at the crux of an international investigation in recent days, as experts try to pinpoint the reasons for the security failure that enabled Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board Northwest flight 253 and attempt to set alight explosives hidden in his underwear.

A Haaretz investigation has learned that the security officers and their supervisor should have suspected the passenger, even without having early intelligence available to them.
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posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 06:15 AM
This was not yet on ATS so I thought I would post it here.

It seems that the Israeli firm ICTS was in some way involved with the failed bomb attack. As far as I can tell it is not yet clear if the security firm just screwed up by not spotting the man. Or if their involvment was bigger by letting the would be bomber board on purpose. Knowing that something would happen.

What do you guys make out of all of this ?
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 06:22 AM
Seems there were hints that Mossad knew and perhaps was involved in the original 911 attacks. If true then it wouldn't be surprising at all that they were involved with this attempted bombing. Still have not read who the sharp dressed man was at the Airport who helped the bomber get through the gate.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 07:45 AM
Were ICTS not in charge of security cameras etc in the london underground aswell? And we all know we never got to see any of the footage of the bombers except for a few frames.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:04 AM
Israel is pisssed that the US isn't backing their go at Iran. This is a turf war... be prepared.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by JJay55

This is not turf war
This is a false flag attempt to set a foundation for more invasions and of course... money!

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:45 AM
Coincidentally, the same firm or its subsidiaries were responsible for airport surveillance on 9/11 and at the London underground during the 2005 bombings.

Israeli Firm Responsible for Amsterdam Airport Security Where Terrorist Boarded Aircraft

Israeli Security Firm Fails To Stop Passenger From Carrying Explosives On Detroit Flight
Philadelphia Bulletin

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:48 AM
I was going to make a seperate thread on the below but let's just merge it here.

Northwest Flight 253: Mounting Evidence of U.S. Complicity in Terrorism

When nothing adds up, its time we start looking at what we know. Our recent terrorist, now dubbed "the crotch bomber" is another dupe.


It is claimed by groups claiming to be Al Qaeda in Yemen that the Detroit attack was in retaliation to US attacks on bases in Yemen run by Al Qaeda leaders released by Bush.

The government of Yemen, as reported in the BBC , says that the Al Qaeda terrorists, led by those released by Bush, are really Israeli agents though they have organized attacks against US targets:

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said the security forces have arrested a group of alleged Islamist militants linked to Israeli intelligence. Mr Saleh did not say what evidence had been found to show the group's links with Israel, a regional enemy of Yemen. The arrests were connected with an attack on the US embassy in Sanaa last month which killed at least 18 people, official sources were quoted saying.

"A terrorist cell was arrested and will be referred to the judicial authorities for its links with the Israeli intelligence services," Mr Saleh told a gathering at al-Mukalla University in Hadramawt province. "Details of the trial will be announced later. You will hear about what goes on in the proceedings," he added.

ALOT of interesting findings and spotlights on inconsistencies in the above article.

Please read it in it's entirety!

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 08:56 AM

Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by JJay55

This is not turf war
This is a false flag attempt to set a foundation for more invasions and of course... money!

Not that simple. Who made the term "false flag"? Sounds like a FOX Limbaugh, fatassss Carl Rove ploy, and yes, they will make more money... but not from me.
Meanwhile, according to interdepartmental communication, there is indeed a turf war but not like you are interpreting. Instead a good indication is that DHS is looking for screening methods and contracts that are innovative. This means we are making progress instead of staying in the position that people (Haliburton) are making big money.
While democratic leadership means spreading the wealth equally it doesn't always refer to welfare.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 10:51 AM
OK... this is what I don't get

On the ICTS Europe website they have on their 'About Us' page this announcement

Important Notice, 28 December 2009

Following the terrorist attack on DL/NW Flight 253 on 25 December 2009 , there have been incorrect reports linking ICTS Europe to the event.

We would like to make it clear that ICTS Europe Holdings B.V. is not connected in any way to the mentioned events. ICTS Europe does not provide any security services, nor any other services, whether directly or indirectly, at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and is not connected in any way to any of the companies that provide security services at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Operating in many other airports across Europe and worldwide, ICTS Europe Holding B.V. continues to work tirelessly with our clients and the authorities to ensure that the new, enhanced security measures are implemented efficiently and with the utmost regard to customer service.

Then on their 'Network' page they have this for the Netherlands



Folkstoneweg 42, Columbus Building
1118 LM Schiphol Airport
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 20 65 650
Fax: +31 20 20 65 659

Location: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

So which is it? ... Do they provide security at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or not?

And how can they be 'not connected in any way to any of the companies that provide security services at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.' ... when the airport is part of their network?

Am I missing something?

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 10:56 AM
reply to post by Dagar

Your answer is here I believe

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 12:02 PM

Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by Dagar

Your answer is here I believe

According to that site:

The security company that allowed Reid to board American Airlines 63
at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was ICTS (International
Consultants on Targeted Security) International. ICTS's senior
management are all ex-Israeli security officials, many of whom worked
for El Al security.

It was ICTS that largely developed the passenger "profiling"
procedures used at Schiphol and other airports around the world
through its subsidiary, ICTS Holland Products BV.

To use a cockney expression ... someone is telling porky pies (lies) ... Question is, who?

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by Dagar

Yes it is them that but they operate through branches, subsidiaries or local companies they subcontract. ICTS is a huge player in the field of surveillance
and security, its present in the EU, in the US and Canada.

As pointed out above it was involved in providing security for airports on 9/11 and for the London metro.

They take pride in leading in their field but they failed on many occasions - and never seem to be able to provide the public with clear and compelling footage of acts of terrorism occurring on their watch.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 12:19 PM
The Israeli firm failed because they could not use Israeli-style security tactics. If this guy tried to get near the Tel Aviv Airport , Israeli security would have tickled the back of his teeth the hard way.

There is considerable debate as to what security methods are effective. Few people are saying, do what the Israelis do. Nobody can question the efficacy of Israeli's security.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 12:22 PM
The of course rarely mentioned and meticulously hidden truth is that Zionist Israel is the base root cause of Islamic Extremism and Chauvinism.

These extreme elements in the Arab and Muslim world are often able to gain popularity and acceptance because more reasoned Arab statesmen can not effect any change in the Middle East Status Quo of slow genocide against the Palestinians and the thefts of their lands.

Reasoned Arab Statesmen can not do this for two reasons. The first is Zionist manipulation and extortions within Western Governments through their skilled use of the mainstream media, lobbying groups and other forms of blackmail and extortion to thwart any form of diplomatic sanctions or efforts aimed at curbing and curtailing Israel’s violent and illegal excesses towards the Palestinians. The second reason is of course is that American and British Diplomacy like all successful Diplomacy is gunboat diplomacy. The nations that can effectively project the most military force against or into the nations they are diplomatically negotiating with have the upper hand. Since it is the Western Nations that produce most of the worlds most sophisticated armaments and decide who they are sold to and when and for what purpose, the Arab and Muslim nations have almost no chance to effect change through diplomatic negotiation based on the long used system of gunboat diplomacy that rules the world.

This leaves only political acts of defiance i.e. terrorism for those frustrated and disaffected people who often are persecuted by that system of Zionist hegemony and gun boat diplomacy aimed at silencing their voices and resisting any change to the status quo.

The Zionist Israeli nation is capable of something called math. The math of 3-4 million Jews and Zionists who have inserted themselves onto stolen land in the Middle East and taken it over to create an island of such people who are surrounded by 1 billion Arabs and Muslims who are opposed to their methodology and ultimate agenda. That agenda of course is dominating the Middle East through the force of arms to act as a force multiplier to effectively even the lopsided numbers against them.

The Zionists entire strategy of maintaining that status quo is through Muslim Attrition not just against the Palestinians but other large population nations like Iraq who if independent and prosperous could in time given the right situation effect the Status Quo and end the Zionist hegemony through a combined force of arms.

The Zionist strategy largely also relies on other nations like America carrying out most of the fight to effect that Muslim attrition so that they can keep their own military in a constant pristine state of reserve and preserve its numbers and fighting effectiveness of the equipment and infrastructure.

Manipulating the events of terrorism is what allows the Zionists to provide the pretext to Western Governments to supply money, weapons, and troops of their own to bolster the Zionist’s efforts of Muslim Attrition.
That is why many Israeli firms most of whom are fronts for the MOSSAD have inserted themselves into the worldwide security apparatus that has sprung up to deal with isolated acts of militant Islamic elements looking to use terrorism to keep the political spotlight on the injustices in the Middle East.

El Al airlines an early target of terrorist reprisals pioneered and developed many of the techniques to keep air travel relatively safe from incursions against it. The conventional wisdom was no one knows more or better on how to counter Islamic militants than Zionist Israel because of their long experience at it born of the necessity of their policy of genocide against the Palestinians and Apartheid.

So it was an easy sell to the Western Governments to let the Zionist firms handle these critical security functions.

They of course can then manipulate that security to keep the War on Terror alive which is a war of Muslim Attrition by making sure by hook or by crook the occasional act of political terrorism succeeds or nearly succeeds to keep public sentiment throughout the West firmly committed to the policy of Islamic Attrition.

The Western Governments themselves are all happy for these things because the reality is that Zionist Israel’s self inflicted woes through their policies of Genocide, Theft and Apartheid provide the sympathetic pretext for Israel through the skillful use of propaganda and emotional exploitation to wage wars of aggression most especially towards Arab and Muslim nations that have strategic and sizeable oil reserves, or narcotic reserves and strategic cross roads that allow for Western Governments and their Corporations to secure and exploit and control these resources by overthrowing, supplanting or intimidation by force of arms of these nations existing governments.

Zionist Israel in fact was created for that specific corporate purpose and agenda, which is in large part why nations like America and the U.K. are forced to fund it, and forced to fight for it, with our tax dollars and lives.

It’s all being manipulated and in fact the so called good guys are the bad guys.

Welcome to life, where nothing is as it appears to be on the surface!

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 12:31 PM
Bottom line is that no matter what security place there will be muslims who will get past and commit acts of terrorism. Who is to blame? The terrorists.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 05:42 PM
reply to post by JJay55

Not necessarily so. The terrorist become terrorist because they are brainwashed and indoctrinated by those who control the media/schools/religious institutions in the areas they grow up. They don't decide on their own to do these things they are pushed in that direction. I don't hate them, nor do I blame them.

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