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Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant
Breitbart ^ | MAY 7, 2012 | EILEEN SULLIVAN, MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN

Posted on 05/08/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT by RobinMasters

U.S. and Yemeni officials say the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida airliner plot was actually an informant working for the CIA.

The revelation, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, shows how the CIA was able to get its hands on a sophisticated underwear bomb well before an attack was set in motion.

Officials say the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. Officials say the informant is safely out of Yemen.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive intelligence matter.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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He won’t be for long.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 3:30:15 PM PDT by boomop1
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The source and intent are suspect then.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 3:32:00 PM PDT by allmost
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To: boomop1

Obama will take credit for it in his next speech!!


4 posted on 05/08/2012 3:32:51 PM PDT by Claytonbridge
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To: RobinMasters

By the time October rolls around, the MSM won’t know what to report on next... the 0.01% unemployment, the 99% reduction in government spending or the dozens of daily terror busts personally conducted by Colonel Obama.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 3:36:51 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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If the CIA is smart, then they released this even though they found the bomb through other means thus making Al Qaida suspicious of all of their suicide bombers. And if unicorns crapped skittles we would not have to grow any other food.
6 posted on 05/08/2012 3:37:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: RobinMasters

Al-Qaeda was created by the CIA. How ironic!


7 posted on 05/08/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: RobinMasters

As sheriff Pepper would have said, “A secret agent, on whose side!”


8 posted on 05/08/2012 4:00:35 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: KarlInOhio

There is other food besides Skittles tm.?


9 posted on 05/08/2012 4:03:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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The agency recovered the bomb in recent weeks, but it's not clear what happened to the would-be suicide bomber. The bomber "is in no position to harm us," Rogers said.

I guess this update explains that. /s

10 posted on 05/08/2012 4:06:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DownInFlames

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jiptwztGAdQ#t=23s


11 posted on 05/08/2012 4:06:17 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Claytonbridge
Agent In Chief, 0bama is on it!


12 posted on 05/08/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Cementjungle

Now that Khadafi is room temperature and Hugo is being zapped who is buying all of the fancy uniforms?


13 posted on 05/08/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Claytonbridge

This guy will be dead soon.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 4:24:57 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: RobinMasters

Now we’re supposed to believe he had anything at all to do with AQ.

The ever-changing stories change as needed to make Fraud Hussein look better.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 4:30:15 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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so they busted somebody who worked for the CIA is the way I see it. this whole story is suspect. I believe none of it.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 4:30:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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Now that Khadafi is room temperature and Hugo is being zapped who is buying all of the fancy uniforms?

Perhaps the army of poll-watchers (NBP) that we'll see everywhere on election day.

17 posted on 05/08/2012 5:16:53 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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18 posted on 05/08/2012 5:54:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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It does seem that way too much about this story leaked way too early. AP apparently had the story Friday and held it. If any of this had gotten out, that double agent would be dead, and the asset, the “underwear bomb” would still be in Yemen.

Washington is far too leaky to do serious espionage. Heads need to roll over this.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 4:12:28 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Rush: If Ward Churchill had a daughter, she’d look like Elizabeth Warren.)
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