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January 13th, 2010
01:18 PM ET

Nigeria Watch List

A Nigerian man's attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas day landed Nigeria on a US watch list. Official in the west African nation are reacting strongly to being included among so-called "countries of interest."

A Nigerian prince joined CNN's Tony Harris with his perspective on Nigeria being on a US security watch list.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    The Nigerian Prince makes a point we cant hold all of Africa for the blame as with Richard Reid the Christmas day bomber was a radical Muslim as I have said before Islam is the ones we need to be watching this is an unfair thing to the good Muslims but all attack's on our homeland have been from radical Muslim's except for Oklahoma .

    January 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  2. scott

    Well, if we scan every passenger going on planes that would be fair for everyone. That way everyone is treated the same.

    January 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  3. Dan Suizzo

    Nigeria has verified AL Qaeda training camps, activity and terrorist incidents inside their country. Also its known as a corrupt oligarchy anyhow whischis known to be teetering on the edge of being a failed state. Who are we kidding pretending that Nigeria doesn't belong on the watch list. Had that plane been taken down on Christmas day we wouldn't be having this coversation and the "so called" Nigerian prince knows it! He'd be lucky if he wouldn't be staring up at circling B-52's and predator drones about now so he and the rest of the Nigerian "Royal family" needs to cut the crap! Things are the way they are because they allowed Nigeria to deteriorate into the lawless state that it is!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  4. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Treating every one the same thats the proublem here every one is not the same we have one enemy trying to off us which is radical Muslims we need to quit wasting time with fairness and pull the scarfs off some faces and some turbins off some heads and go strait to the proublem fairness is foolishness .

    January 14, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  5. Peggie

    Tony you missed the opportunity to follow-up with General Honore regarding his statement that the US should have been in Haiti 24 hours ago!

    You could have asked how would that have been accomplished. If this man had a plan, I did not hear it-did you?

    January 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  6. Jackie Evanshen

    Congratulations again CNN on your great coverage of the tragedy in Haiti, it is such a sad situation. People of the United States and Canada don't know how lucky they are to be living in these two countries, I count my blessings every day. I am upset over the fact that as many times as the help from other countries is mentioned for supplying aid, Canada is not. Canada has sent two battleships, aircraft, troops, supplies and equipment as well as $50,000,000. We have opened up our hearts and wallets. I feel much better now. Thank you.

    January 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  7. Ike Ezeudu

    In response to the article written by one Dan Suizzo and posted on Jan 14th 2010, I am simply baffled at the ignorance of many. If corruption is the fundamental basis of identifying deviant radicals, then a lot of people in the world including the good U.S. of A will be ideally christened with the term "TERRORIST". Nigeria is not a terrorist country simple and will never become one. Nigeria should be thanked and held as a model to the rest of the world on how to act when one discovers an impending terrorist activity in their backyard. By working together, we can identify these Nincompoops and hold them accountable for their lack of regards to God's creatures. United we stand and divided we fall. You can't achieve peace by segregation and name calling. God bless Nigeria and God bless U.S.A.

    January 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  8. L cooper

    Tony, people on your show keep saying the airpot in hati can't handle the traffic. Duh, has anyone thought of flying out of Miami in cargo planes and air droping supplies by parachute. Don't need to land for that.

    January 18, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  9. eric ramsay

    Tony, why does it seem that the us military is taking so long to set up high level functional field hospitals? This is critical, people are needlessly dying. Many US doctors have so stated in various interviews. The Israelis have already done so!!! Can we hear from Lt. Gen. Keen?

    January 18, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  10. Carol

    Tony: On the plaza, behind the CNN location where your reporters broadcast (Jason Caroll most recently) from the hotel near a plaza; the same woman has been out there for days, sweeping and cleaning the plaza relentlessly, doing her part, trying to keep some order, when she could be wringing her hands. I want her to have some face time, some thanks for her showing the world that amidst the chaos, Haitians are hanging on to their dignity for themselves and their nation. There is a story is BEHIND your reporters. TURN around journalists. Thanks.

    January 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  11. debbie pomeranc

    can somebody please explain why the { as usual] TERRIFIC AND EFFECTIVE ISRAELI RESPONSE to the haiti catastrophe is overlooked when they seem to be the ONLY ONES WHO HAVE SET up a completely equipped exemplary field hospital having sent no less than FORTY doctors and thirty nurses a complete search and rescue team equipped with search dogs . They pulled out a man trapped for five days and continue to effectively treat the wounded in a field hospital that your correspondent ELIZABETH COHEN was floored by in comparison to the americans lack of ability to keep their own attempts at a hospital even open. i dont think CNN is fairly capturing what is really going on on the ground in haiti if they did cover the israeli response maybe more haitians would get help from those who KNOW HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE

    January 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  12. Daniel ............ Toronto

    Nigeria should have been on the "watch list" when people from Nigeria started ripping off people from around the world with their internet scams. Once your on the list forget it.

    Daniel .............. Toronto, Canada

    January 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  13. mimi

    Really so Nigerian's are the only scammers in the world right? Not to mention that you are talking about a country of 120 million. Oh and by that standard we should call every country dumping chemical waste in Somalia's waters a terrorist country. After all they are actually killing people or is it only when a western country is attacked that it's called terrorism. Oh and let's not forget the American oil companies in cahoot's with the corrupt Nigerian government that make it possible for them to be such a desperately poor country right? No let's forget all that en us and just blame the scapegoat cause that has gotten us where ?

    January 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm |