Friday, October 15, 2010

No surprise

It's no surprise that convicted (after a guilty plea) terrorist David Headley was outed by his wife and others as a potential terrorist as early as 2005. We've looked at his case before. It's no surprise that US officials took no action after their allegations, either.

In three interviews with federal agents, Headley’s wife said that he was an active militant in the terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba, had trained extensively in its Pakistani camps, and had shopped for night vision goggles and other equipment, according to officials and sources close to the case. The wife, whom ProPublica is not identifying to protect her safety, also told agents that Headley had bragged of working as a paid U.S. informant while he trained with the terrorists in Pakistan, according to a person close to the case.
He says he was paid as an informant as he trained, but the DEA denies this:
“Headley was closed as an informant because he wasn’t producing anything,” the former senior official said. He said he believed Headley’s relationship with the DEA ended “years” before Mumbai, but did not have more precise information. 
 If he wasn't an informant for the DEA, who was he an informant for? Did the CIA knowingly sit on the information about the attack? I'll bet the Indians have their suspicions, and I don't blame them, I have my suspicions, too.


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