Skip to comments.Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
I shouldn’t be reading this. This should be considered a serious leak. Our enemies appreciate all leaked info, I’m sure.
We need to start executing spies again.
ABC NEWS.go.com - Blotter: "OFFICIALS: MORE AL QAEDA BOMBS UNACCOUNTED FOR" by Brian Ross, Richard Esposito and Rhonda Schwartz (SNIPPET: "U.S. and European officials say that even though an al Qaeda bomber was stopped before he could board a plane for the U.S., the threat is far from over -- there are believed to be several other would-be bombers with similar non-metallic devices that could get through most airport security screening.") (May 7, 2012) (Read More...)
FOX NEWS.com: "CIA THWARTS AL QAEDA UNDERWEAR BOMB PLOT NEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BIN LADEN'S DEATH" (SNIPPET: "The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen, had not yet picked a target or bought his plane tickets when the CIA stepped in and seized the bomb, officials said. It's not immediately clear what happened to the alleged bomber. A U.S. official told Fox News that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, remains "committed to striking targets in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the Homeland, and Europe.") (May 7, 2012) (Read More...)
The only way to regard anything that issues from the Criminal Media Syndicate, aka the Mainstream Media, is to assume everything is a lie. No need to waste time reading it or trying to make sense of it. Disregard and move on.
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It bears repeating: Next time there are complaints about the lack of sharing between allied intel services, remember the leak of May ‘12.
1:24 PM - 9 May 12 via web
“U.S. launches airstrike in Yemen as new details surface about bomb plot”
By Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung, Thursday, May 10, 5:06 PM
“In foiled bomb plot, AQAP took bait dangled by Saudi informant”
By Sudarsan Raghavan, Peter Finn and Greg Miller, Published: May 9
“British agent in underpants bomb plot had been working undercover ‘for up to a year’
Future operations and Intellience sharing between Britain and the US may have been endangered by the leaking of sensitive details about the agent who infiltrated an al-Qaeda cell plotting an underpants bomb attack.”
By Duncan Gardham, Tom Whitehead
8:30PM BST 11 May 2012
SNIPPET: “Both MI6 and the CIA are thought to be extremely unhappy that details of British undercover agent became public.
President Obamas Administration was criticised yesterday and a top-level investigation opened in Washington after accusations that the information, released initially by unnamed US sources to an American news agency, had been used for political pointscoring.”
SNIPPET: “Downing Street declined to comment on the case.
David Cameron’s official spokesman told reporters at a regular daily briefing: “I understand there is an investigation under way, being led by the Americans. It is clearly a matter for the US authorities. Clearly, we think that sensitive information should be protected.””
SNIPPET: “Nigel Inkster, a former assistant chief of MI6, said in a Twitter message: “The revelations about the British agent in AQ [al Qaeda] remind us that Beltway leaking is a major security threat,” referring to the area of Washington DC.”
“British double agent in underwear plot ‘to get millions of dollars’ reward for daring mission”
SNIPPET: “British intelligence services played a crucial role in recruiting the spy
He is believed to be of Middle Eastern origin
Family will be relocated by American security services because of risk to their safety”
By Stephen Wright and Daniel Bates
PUBLISHED: 14:32 EST, 10 May 2012 | UPDATED: 18:44 EST, 11 May 2012
SNIPPET: “The British double agent who foiled the underwear bomb plot could receive millions of dollars for carrying out his daring mission, a former top CIA official said last night.”
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How can we convince agents to act as double spies when they end up spread over the front pages of the American press? British official.
9:23 AM - 12 May 12 via web
“Spying on al Qaeda”
By Thomas Joscelyn
May 10, 2012 5:11 PM
SNIPPET: “Double agents go both ways in the fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates. This latest round goes to the white hats — except for the part about blowing the double agent’s cover.”
“Chairman King on CBS “This Morning” Discussing Leaked News of al-Qaeda Bomb Plot”
Published on May 12, 2012 by HouseHomeland
Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, on CBS’s “This Morning” discussing the leaked news of the foiled al-Qaeda bomb plot.
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Rep. Peter T. King
bomb plot leak
“Obama ‘chest-thumping’ blamed for bomb intel leak”
by: Meghashyam Mali
Sunday, May 13, 2012
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