Unanswered Questions About
Would-Be Suicide Bomber Reid
The Observer - London

As details emerge about the suicide bomber Richard Reid, some key questions remain unanswered:
* How did French airport officials miss the bombs in his shoes despite lengthy questioning that forced him to miss his first flight?
* Why did European intelligence agencies not trace his movements this year despite proven links with known Islamic extremists?
* Why did British officials in Brussels issue a new passport without question despite pages being torn from Reid's old document?
* Was there an unknown accomplice travelling with Reid on Flight 63 who has so far escaped detection?
* Who was providing the large sums of ready cash that Reid used to buy air tickets and pay hotel bills despite having no discernible income?
* Did he stay in an as yet unknown safe house in Paris in the days before taking the flight?
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