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Unconnected dots

...illustrates a screening system that remains porous enough to let a suspect board with the same explosive shoe-bomber Richard Reid attempted to use in 2001. Second, it exposes a terrorism bureaucracy too clumsy to catapult the suspect, Umar Farouk...
The kidnapping of Daniel Pearl the leader of a fundamentalist organization as part of his reporting on ties between Pakistani Islamic groups and Richard Reid, the man charged with trying to blow up an American Airlines plane en route to Miami from Paris. As with hundreds...
This Day in History

...million New Yorkers turned out for a ticker-tape parade honoring the freed American hostages from Iran. In 2003, Richard Reid, the British citizen and al-Qaida follower who'd tried to blow up a trans-Atlantic jetliner with explosives hidden...
New travel directive is a step in wrong direction

...our nation's ideals. And the list of 14 countries would have been no help in catching two al-Qaeda terrorists: Richard Reid, the shoe-bomber, was a British citizen of Jamaican descent; and the so-called 20th 9-11 hijacker, Zacarias...
This Day in History

...a sobbing, halting plea for forgiveness before a federal judge in Alexandria, Va. In a federal court in Boston, Richard Reid pleaded guilty with a laugh to trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes as he...
A better path to justice

...S. courtrooms are "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman, the "20th Hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui and "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid, and they are serving long sentences in maximum security federal prisons.One compelling reason to try Abu Ghaith...
We can't always be lucky

...defenses, rather than trying to find ways to go through them they find ways around them. The failed shoe bomber, Richard Reid, shows how the terrorists adapted to the increased security measures intended to thwart hijackings. The Christmas...
How not to catch a terrorist

...enforcement but the perpetrators' incompetence and, sometimes, the efforts of regular citizens. The 2002 shoe bomber, Richard Reid; the 2009 underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab; and the 2010 Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, were thwarted...
We must ask questions, but not these blow up a jetliner on President Obama's watch proves Democrats are soft on terrorism, it stands to reason that Richard Reid's bungled attempt to blow up a jetliner on President Bush's watch proves the same about Republicans. I'm just...
Should terror suspects face tribunals or civilian courts?

...for. But that is not what we face with an airplane bomber. We have courts that can deal with this kind of crime. Richard Reid, a previous airplane bomber, was tried in a regular court of law, with no one clamoring for any other mode of trial...


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