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Bomber in Plot on U.S. Airliner Is Said to Be a Double Agent
New York Times ^ | May 8 , 2012 | SCOTT SHANE and ERIC SCHMITT

Posted on 05/08/2012 4:04:43 PM PDT by lbryce

The would-be suicide bomber dispatched by the Yemen branch of Al Qaeda last month to blow up a United States-bound airliner was actually a double agent who infiltrated the terrorist group and volunteered for the suicide mission, American and foreign officials said Tuesday.

In an extraordinary intelligence coup, the agent left Yemen, traveling by way of the United Arab Emirates, and delivered both the innovative bomb designed for his air attack and critical information on the group’s leaders to the C.I.A., Saudi and other foreign intelligence agencies.

After spending weeks at the center of the terrorist network’s most dangerous affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the agent provided critical information that permitted the C.I.A. to direct the drone strike on Sunday that killed Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, the group’s external operations director and a suspect in the bombing of the American destroyer Cole in Yemen in 2000.

He also handed over the bomb, designed by the group’s top explosives expert to be invisible to airport security, to the F.B.I., which is analyzing its properties.

Officials would not disclose the agent’s identity, nationality, or the intelligence service that recruited him, though they said it was not the C.I.A. The agent is now safe in Saudi Arabia, officials said. The bombing plot was kept secret for weeks by the C.I.A. and other agencies because they feared retaliation against the agent and his family.

Officials said Tuesday night that risk has now been “mitigated,” evidently by moving both the agent and his relatives to safe locations.

A senior American official said the device was sewn into “custom fit” underwear that would have been very difficult to detect even in a careful pat-down.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iskamofascists
It might be just as plausible that he's working for the president and wants to see this country go FORWARD!
1 posted on 05/08/2012 4:04:50 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Isn’t this the kind of intel that secret agents used to keep, you know, SECRET?


2 posted on 05/08/2012 4:07:49 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Things that make you go, “Hmmm...”


3 posted on 05/08/2012 4:11:57 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: RightOnTheBorder

However, could also be a pseudo-op or false flag type of thing!


4 posted on 05/08/2012 4:15:01 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: RightOnTheBorder

“Isn’t this the kind of intel that secret agents used to keep, you know, SECRET?”

Well,,,,, yes. But there may be some value in sowing distrust amongst these a-holes. I don’t know,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


5 posted on 05/08/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: lbryce

He me nothing more than an agent of the Obama-Soros-Clinton-Secular-socialist-Islamist machine intended to draw attention away from Obama failures in time for the election.


6 posted on 05/08/2012 4:21:18 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

There’s that...also it’s election season.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: lbryce

WHO IN THE HELL GAVE THIS INFORMATION TO THE NYT?
THAT SHOULD BE TREASON!

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WIPE OUT THIS ENEMY IF WE BLABBER ALL OUR TACTICS TO THE COCKROACHES?

THEY ALL NOW KNOW THAT THEY WERE INFILTRATED, BUT NO LONGER AS THE PERP IS NOW IN OUR HANDS.

IS ZER0 SO DISPARATE FOR RE-ELECTION THAT HE SPIKES EVERY FOOTBALL???

WHAT AN A-HOLE!


8 posted on 05/08/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Something does’nt seem right about this story. It seem’s to manufactured.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT by Edyie
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To: lbryce
B, b, but, I was (as I'm sure the rest of America) laboring under the misconception that al Qaeda had been "decimated" (World Wide) and moreover the "War on Terror" (or as otherwise known and declared by the RETARDED, CLUELESS, Fat Beatch, Janet [IN]Competano) the "Overseas Contingency Operations") whatever, that Orwellian misnomer is supposed to mean.

Anyone else want to wager that our Dear Fascist Leader was not aware of this latest threat and CIA Intelligence coup when he made his announcement in AfGan last week while taking another victory lap?

10 posted on 05/08/2012 4:54:05 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: lbryce

IOW, it was nothing but headlines for Hussein’s campaign on our tax dollar.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:45 PM PDT by bgill
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To: lbryce

This thing is total BS ... one of many “fake” things that are going to come out of this white house ... it started with the birth certificate ... and they’ll keep pulling this stuff as long as people believe it is real. Light off the underwear, I want to see it explode! The CIA gives a guy a bomb then “catches” him ... this is ludicrous. (Yes, I said the CIA gave it to him .. prove me wrong!).


12 posted on 05/08/2012 5:16:31 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: lbryce

thanks to the Slimes, he is a dead man now


13 posted on 05/08/2012 5:31:50 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Edyie; bgill; ThePatriotsFlag
Something along these lines?

The trumpet-call had let loose an enormous volume of noise. Already an excited voice was gabbling from the telescreen, but even as it started it was almost drowned by a roar of cheering from outside. The news had run round the streets like magic. He could hear just enough of what was issuing from the telescreen to realize that it had all happened, as he had foreseen; a vast seaborne armada had secretly assembled a sudden blow in the enemy's rear, the white arrow tearing across the tail of the black. Fragments of triumphant phrases pushed themselves through the din : " Vast strategic manoeuvre - perfect co-ordination - utter rout - half a million prisoners - complete demoralization - control of the whole of Africa - bring the war within measurable distance of its end victory - greatest victory in human history - victory, victory, victory ! "

14 posted on 05/08/2012 5:37:45 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: lbryce
Bomber in Plot on U.S. Airliner Is Said to Be a Double Agent

And we disclose this information why? I mean, other than stupidity

15 posted on 05/08/2012 5:55:52 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: lbryce
The agent is now safe in Saudi Arabia, officials said

In other words: Not an American.

16 posted on 05/08/2012 6:00:57 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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17 posted on 05/08/2012 6:13:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: lbryce

This seems dumb to me. I mean hell, anybody can build an underwear bomb.

UB2.0 is supposed to be so much of a leap forward?

F that, run everybody coming in from the ME or looks like an IslamoNazi through some kind of radio cavity scan that assplodes assplosives before they get anywhere near North America.

I mean, what’s the downside?


18 posted on 05/08/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: lbryce

Another CIA false flag. It never ends.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lbryce

Tokyo Rose alive and well at the New York Times.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 10:56:08 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Noob1999

There is WAY too much information in that article. It seems like the government and the New York Times are competing to see who has the biggest mouth and who can endanger the greatest number of Americans.


21 posted on 05/08/2012 11:19:44 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: lbryce

So... are we then to assume that the New York Times has once again blown the cover of a CIA asset, potentially putting the lives of our intelligence operatives at risk?


22 posted on 05/09/2012 3:51:17 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: lbryce
A senior American official said the device was sewn into “custom fit” underwear that would have been very difficult to detect even in a careful pat-down.

That's OK, the TSA will be glad to do careful strip searches of every man, woman, and child. But they need to have their budget increased so they can hire another million employees, easing the unemployment situation. The economy will benefit and travelers will be even safer. Thank you, Barack Obama!

23 posted on 05/09/2012 4:15:49 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: lbryce

I still don’t believe this story. So made up; just another story to get another vote. Truth has nothing to do with this administration.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 5:10:25 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: lbryce
So many phony stories.

Yesterday the gun 'hidden' in stuffed animals, today the custom-fitted underwear bombs.

TSA justification for existence tales, meant to convince the weak-minded that surrendering rights for 'safety' is a good idea.

25 posted on 05/09/2012 10:25:13 AM PDT by JOAT
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To: lbryce
The agent is now safe in Saudi Arabia, officials said.

Oh...you mean the same country that 15 of the 19 terrorist involved in 9/11 were from?

He's a double agent, all right. The question is for WHO?

26 posted on 05/09/2012 10:37:04 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

1984 = 2012


27 posted on 05/09/2012 3:28:00 PM PDT by bgill
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