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38 posted on 11/09/2009 8:38:44 PM PST by Cindy
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“Right now I am having kittens”
By Leah Farrall, Australia

SNIPPET: “Okay this article is about David Headley’s possible involvement with the Mumbai attacks, which is fascinating enough in itself. However, I am having kittens for another reason. When I saw his charge sheet and the mentions of senior LeT operatives known to the US, I straight away had a very good idea about who they were talking about because I lived and breathed LeT in my former work. The Willy Brigitte/ Faheem Lodhi case we had here blew open the doors on the LeT’s international network. Then there was the Virginia paintball crew and several jobs in the UK, all of which (including the Brigitte job) tied into each other via the same few LeT quartermasters and their controller, Sajid Mir and his superiors who head the LeT’s external/international wing.”

SNIPPET: “Oh two things. For those who go searching there are two Sajid Mir’s who show up, one is Professor Sajid Mir the Amir of Markaz Jamiat Ahlehadith in Pakistan, this is *not* LeT Sajid Mir.

Second, LeT recycles aliases too, so if you are searching and come across the name Muzamil Bhat for example, that gets recycled. And then, to add to the fun, it also gets confused in some reporting with Muzamil Bhai, which means Brother Muzamil.”

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November 9, 2009

“U.S. jihadists’ stretches through Mumbai to Lahore”
Praveen Swami

“Men could be linked to covert transcontinental network led by Lashkar commander
Headley, police investigators say, visited Mumbai at least five times”

“Headley succeeded in obtaining a long-term business visa”

SNIPPET: “NEW DELHI: Less than a week before 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives executed at least 173 people in Mumbai last November, David Coleman Headley checked out of a nondescript guest house near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and caught a flight home.

His friends in the U.S., more likely than not, would have complimented him on his fortunate escape.

Now, there is mounting suspicion among the Mumbai Police investigators that Headley may have helped facilitate the Mumbai massacre by carrying out pre-attack reconnaissance in the city.

Last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigations charged Headley — born Dawood Gilani in Pakistan — and his associate Tahawwur Husain Rana, with plotting terrorist attacks in Denmark and India. Headley, Mumbai Police investigators say, visited Mumbai at least five times between 2006 and 2009, claiming to work for the Immigration Law Centre — a concern run from Mumbai’s Tardeo area.

Mumbai Police investigators suspect the concern may have been used to secure passports and visas for Lashkar recruits to travel to Pakistan through west Asia. Because of his apparently western name, Headley had succeeded in obtaining a long-term business visa and faced no scrutiny from authorities.

Rana, a Pakistan-born Canadian national, also visited New Delhi and Mumbai in April, 2009 — possibly, investigators suspect, to liaise with operatives of a still-active Lashkar cell.

Transcontinental Network prosecutors in the U. S. have so far refused to publicly identify the Lashkar commanders who handled Headley and Rana.

But a credible Washington, D.C., based source familiar with the LeT has told The Hindu that one of two men held by authorities in Pakistan in connection with the arrests, at the FBI’s request, is Sajid Mir — a Lahore-based commander responsible for handling the jihadist organisation’s networks in Europe and the U.S.”

SNIPPET: “Fidayeen assault-squad

India’s intelligence services have long suspected Mir put together key elements of the Mumbai attack plan, like making payments for the voice-over-internet accounts used to communicate with the fidayeen assault-squad through Barcelona-based Lashkar covert operative Javed Iqbal.

Pakistani authorities have charged Sheikhupura resident Abdul Wajid with organising these transactions for the Lashkar under the code-name ‘Zarar Shah.’ However, Pakistan has refused to allow the FBI access to Wajid, raising suspicions that he may in fact be a relatively low-level operative.”

SNIPPET: “Other key Pakistan-based participants in the Mumbai attacks, like military commander Muzammil Bhat and the still-unidentified Abu al-Qama, are yet to be held.

It seems probable Mir’s U.S.-Europe networks had at least something to do with funding Headley’s operations. Documents filed by the FBI in a Chicago court show that although Headley claimed to represent an immigration firm, he had no ostensible source of income. None the less, he travelled abroad extensively.”

39 posted on 11/09/2009 8:51:50 PM PST by Cindy
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