When OBL was alive, One thing that blew my mind was the amount of cash the bounty offered. Despite a Grand Rapids man claiming the huge pile of cash,
it went unpaid. Is the CIA at it again? Being a capitalist, I thought the cash for sure was what would bring Bin Laden to his 72 virgins. When I
learned of how American citizen and Islamic xtremist Anwar al-Awlaki was taken down in a drone strike in 2011, the details were quite hazy and I
wondered if someone had struck it rich or if the fact this was an American citizen would an even more intense debate ensue.
I just saw a CNN special report with Danish "007" double agent Norman Storm where Storm claims his intelligence was what led to the drone strike
that killed al-Awlaki. There is no doubt this man is legit, and it would seem he had access to Al Qaeda in Yemen that every spymaster would dream of.
It his Storm's claim that the CIA observed a meeting he set up with a low level courier that was then arrested and interrogated into giving up
the location of the Al Qaeda recruiter. Very shortly thereafter al-Awlaki met his demise and a Hellfire missile.
According to Storm, he was offered $5 million to locate the suspect.
He gets the call, and it is his Danish handler with some bad news. "It wasn't us Norman, sorry" was all that the Danish agent supposedly told him.
Storm went as far as to tape his meeting with his CIA handler when they met to express his anger. The way the handler keeps trying to turn things
around on him is textbook CI.
My question is this: Is this detrimental to future terrorist hunts? Will it give the CIA an even worse reputation? I realize no spy agency is known
for being trustworthy but to be labeled as one that doesn't pay its bills is much worse imo.
This is my first thread and am not certain if it belongs here or in breaking news since my source is 6 months old. I could find nothing on this
through the ATS search function.
I will update when some more recent articles are written.
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