Bomber in Plot on U.S. Airliner Is Said to Be a Double Agent

This is much more strategically important than the OBL strike in my opinion.

From the New York Times:

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Published: May 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — 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.

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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.

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One Reply to “Bomber in Plot on U.S. Airliner Is Said to Be a Double Agent”

  1. I have heard the same thing from other sources, otherwise I would have a hard time believing the New York Times, if they tell me the sun raises in the east and sets in the west I have to check to be sure.

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