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Christmas Day underwear bomber as it turned out he wasn't very effective terrorists but tonight he's hoping he'll make a better lawyer.
The man investigators say tried to blow up a plane that day has just fired his attorneys.
Omar Farouk Farouk Bob -- -- column appeared in court today and told the judge he wants to represent himself.
Of course it may not be too much work because he also implied he might be ready to plead guilty.
At least on some counts the fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt with -- -- what exactly did he said.
Well he said chip but he basically does not trust any public defender to represent him he says there would be in his woods.
A conflict of interest that so he told the judge.
He wants to represent himself judge Nancy Edmunds said she did not believe that is a good idea but -- a -- reluctantly agreed to his request then he also.
Some -- curiously said to judge Edmunds and and a quote here.
If I want to plead guilty to some patents basically.
How would that go judge Edmunds told him that she could not offer him advice but it's times like Chad.
He is perhaps leading towards what -- previous public defender was doing which was seeking a deal.
With the prosecution well.
If you get a deal with the prosecution that means they get something in return what might he offer well we already know for -- stuff from the feds that he how.
Has given them information about his previous contacts without a -- -- all Lackey remember.
He is the Yemeni based radical cleric who has been linked to several of the recent attacks and attempted attacks in the United States so basically -- this man would all but is information that the feds want about how these kind of attacks being planned trip and the president well.
The administration is calling this thing is the -- really.
An example of this new kind of terrorists then that the kind of person for whom there watching.
Yeah essentially what they're saying right now is that al-Qaeda has not exactly given -- but -- Has failed.
To carry out the spectacular attacks such as the 9/11 attacks so what they're doing now is reaching out to individuals was so cold lone wolves.
We sort -- this Christmas Day bombing we sort with the Fort Hood massacre we -- with the attempted bombing in Times Square.
The feds say that these are a new -- of a new strategy by al-Qaeda to use these individuals to try to carry out a string of attacks in the United States so fox -- basically we've been lucky that they haven't succeeded.
Jonathan Hunt to -- thank you.
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