Skip to comments.Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley
Posted on 06/11/2010 3:35:06 AM PDT by Cindy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 10, 2010
Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley
As part of the cooperation and partnership between the United States and India in the fight against international terrorism, Indian law enforcement officials were provided direct access to interview David Coleman Headley, the Justice Department announced today.
Mr. Headley and his counsel agreed to the meetings and Headley answered the Indian investigators questions over the course of seven days of interviews. There were no restrictions on the questions posed by Indian investigators. To protect the confidentiality of the investigations being conducted by both India and the United States, both countries have agreed not to disclose the contents of the interviews.
Headley pleaded guilty on March 18, 2010 in the Northern District of Illinois to 12 federal terrorism charges, admitting that he participated in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as well as later planning to attack a Danish newspaper.
ISI involved in 2008 Mumbai attack
By BILL ROGGIO
June 10, 2010 10:15 PM
SNIPPET: Todays report on the involvement of Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence directorate in the 2008 terror assault on Mumbai wins this months coveted Captain Louis Renault Award. Once the Indians got hold of David Headley for interrogation, it was only a matter of time before that story was printed. Oh, and Lashkar-e-Taiba/Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed was also involved in the planning and execution of the Mumbai attack.
ISI guided LeT at every step for 26/11
Diwakar & Vishwa Mohan, TNN, Jun 10, 2010, 02.40am IST
Headley spills beans on Indian contacts
SNIPPET: NEW DELHI: Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley has confirmed that Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists carried out the Mumbai attack under the guidance of Pakistans ISI.
Headley, who is being interrogated in the US by a team of NIA officials, has said that the notorious ISI was engaged with the Lashkar commanders responsible for the 26/11 carnage at each and every stage of the plot.
The account of the terrorist, who receed targets for Lashkar terrorists across the country, corroborates Indias stand about the involvement of Pakistani state actors in terrorism, trains the spotlight on LeT-ISI tandem, and explains Pakistans unwillingness to clamp down on the Lashkar leadership.
Headley has mentioned serving officers of Pakistan army Major Sameer Ali, Major Iqbal and Major Haroon as those who collaborated with the Lashkar terrorists. Major Sameer and Major Iqbal figured in the dossier India gave to Pakistani foreign secretary Salman Bashir.
NIAs sessions with Headley tally with what he is learnt to have told the FBI, including the crucial bit about Hafiz Saeed being in the loop through the plot.
A very thorough updated thread on the Mumbai Massacre:
stepping back in time...
Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]
CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
Posted on November 26, 2008 9:39:53 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite
A thread with updates on Headley and Rana:
stepping back in time...
FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]
CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
Posted on October 21, 2009 12:39:00 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: “Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe”
SNIPPET: “But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago.
Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said.”
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
A Look at More Than Cartoons
SP=post no. 5: Quote
>>serving officers of Pakistan army Major Sameer Ali, Major Iqbal and Major Haroon as those who collaborated with the Lashkar terrorists.
Pretty much a cassus belli for war if India had wanted one.
Anyway, the PakArmy also killed Americans, Israelis, not to mention a couple of hundred Injuns.
Let’s send them more money and arms.
Thanks for these updates.
It’s really very heartbreaking and my words don’t cover it.
You’re welcome Swarthy Guy.
Re money for Pakistan and Afghanistan
Home Briefing Room Statements & Releases
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 27, 2010
“Advancing Our Interests: Actions in Support of the President’s National Security Strategy”
“Read the National Security Strategy on WhiteHouse.gov.”
Disrupt, Dismantle, and Defeat Al-Qaida and its Violent Extremist Affiliates in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Around the World: Since this Administration took office, it has been working with key partners around the world including in the Gulf, Africa, Asia, and Europe against al-Qaida and its extremist affiliates who remain intent on conducting further attacks against the Homeland and against U.S. interests around the globe. In part as a result of this global effort, al-Qaida and its affiliates have sustained a dozen leadership losses. In addition, cooperation between our intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement professionals continued to be strengthened, allowing us to identify and disrupt plots here at home; as a result, in 2009, more defendants were charged with terrorism violations in federal court than in any year since 9/11.
Afghanistan: The President and the international community are providing the resources necessary to implement our strategy. In Afghanistan, close to half of the 50,000 U.S. troops pledged for 2010 are now on the ground. Increasingly, our collective efforts have focused intensely on providing trainers and funding for Afghan National Security Forces to support their assuming lead security responsibility. On the civilian front, assistance has increased from $2.2 to $2.8 billion, and those funds have been reallocated to priority regions in the South and the East. We have more than tripled the overall number of U.S. Direct Hire civilians in Afghanistan from 320 in January 2009 to more than 1,000 today and have roughly quadrupled our field presence through the staffing of 26 PRTs, and more than 30 District Support Teams (DST) located in key districts. More than a dozen additional DSTs will come online in 2010, focused on districts where ISAF is working to reverse Taliban momentum and improve security.
Pakistan: In Pakistan, the Pakistani government has undertaken its biggest offensive against the violent extremists within its borders in years. The President signed the bipartisan Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill that authorizes $1.5 billion in non-military assistance to the Pakistani people every year over the next five years . FY 2010 and FY 2011 funds will continue the effort we started with the FY 2009 Supplemental to focus on high impact, high visibility projects that meet the urgent demands of the Pakistani people, with an initial focus on energy and water. The U.S. Mission in Pakistan now has 584 Americans a seventy percent increase since 2008. We expect to grow by another 120 Americans in the next two years. On the military side, we have fully resourced our security assistance to Pakistan including the provision of $238M in Foreign Military Financing for FY 2010 and last year we initiated a special counterinsurgency assistance fund for $1.1 billion. We have also reimbursed Pakistan $1.3B in 2010 for military expenses they incurred in 2008 and 2009 under our Coalition Support Funds program.
International Support in Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Administrations strategy views the Afghan conflict in a regional context. Since January 2009, we have engaged Afghanistan, Pakistan, their neighbors, and key international partners to coordinate assistance and encourage additional political and economic support for Afghanistan and Pakistan. These partners including several Muslim countries are offering crucial military, economic, humanitarian, and technical assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Also, over half of the 7,000 Allied troops promised in support of the Presidents new strategy have arrived in Afghanistan.”
Rajesh Ahuja, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 18, 2010
First Published: 21:33 IST(18/12/2010)
Last Updated: 02:01 IST(19/12/2010)
US memo, jailed IM man reveal Al Qaedas India links
SNIPPET: After the blast, Shahzad was interrogated for more information, which is when he shed light on the Al Qaedas influence on the IM.
SNIPPET: Furthermore, former Pakistani army major Abdul Rehman alias Pasha, who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba after leaving the army, was in regular touch with Amir Raza Khan, Karachi-based top IM operative and Atifs handler.
Pasha was also in touch with David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American who helped the lashkar select targets for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Headley has told Indian investigators he formed a great bond with Pasha and that it was Pasha who took him to meet Kashmiri in Waziristan.