Malfunctioning anti-terror mechanism update: Denny’s manager in Denver calls FBI to report the presence of two of the Seven Wanted in his restaurant last Wednesday. Agent is bored, indifferent, bureaucratic.
The Al-Qaeda types, meanwhile, were, “demanding, rude, and obnoxious.” Hey — don’t they know it’s a religion of peace?
Anyway, I don’t know if these guys were really in Denny’s. I don’t see any a priori reason why not, and why a follow-up effort couldn’t be made. From the Denver Post:
Samuel Mac, manager of the Denny’s in Avon, isn’t happy with the response he got from the FBI when he reported that two of them ate at his restaurant Wednesday.
When he called the FBI in Washington, D.C., Mac said the man who answered the telephone said he had to call the Denver office and declined to take down any of the information.
When he called the Denver office, he was shuttled to voice mail because the agents were busy, Mac said. It was five hours before a seemingly uninterested agent called back.
Mac said two men – he subsequently identified them from their photographs as Adnan G. El Shukrijumah and Abderraouf Jdey – came into Denny’s, which is just off Interstate 70, about 8 p.m.
One ordered a chicken sandwich and a salad, the other just a salad, Mac said. They were demanding, rude and obnoxious, he said.