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Jordanian suicide bomber who killed CIA agents 'was triple agent'

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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Jordanian suicide bomber who killed CIA agents 'was triple agent'


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The Jordanian suicide bomber who killed several CIA agents in Afghanistan last week fooled Amman’s intelligence agency into believing that he was a reliable informant spying on the al-Qaeda leadership.

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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"But Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi was a triple-agent leading an extraordinary life on the front line of America’s war against militant Islam. An investigation by The Times has revealed that the trainee doctor became an open and public supporter of al-Qaeda, secretly pretended to work for Jordanian intelligence but ultimately sacrificed his life for the cause of jihad.

On December 30 al-Balawi infiltra-ted Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the Pakistan border. He detonated explosives strapped to his body and killed seven CIA agents and his Jordanian handler, Ali bin Zaid, an army captain and distant cousin of King Abdullah II. The Hashemite monarch, his wife, and other Royal Family members attended bin Zaid’s funeral on Friday.

A Jordanian official admitted yesterday that al-Balawi had provided the country’s General Intelligence Department (GID) with valuable “tips” a few months ago “that allowed us to abort a terrorist operation that would have threatened the security and stability of our country”.
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The official said that al-Balawi had been interrogated by officers from the GID in March 2009 because of suspicions about his activities. He had been released because the inquiry found “nothing relevant”.

“Months later he contacted us via e-mail and provided information about ill intentions against Jordan, and allowed us to foil terrorist operations targeting the Kingdom. So we decided to pursue our contacts with him on a friendly basis to safeguard our country,” the official told The Times.

Jihadist websites, however, revealed that al-Balawi was working for his handlers’ enemies. They said that the GID, believing the bomber to be its double agent, took him to eastern Afghanistan, to help to track Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian physician and said to be second-in-command of al-Qaeda, who US intelligence officials believe is hiding in the lawless border region. Jordan has had strong intelligence co-operation with the CIA since 9/11. Its counter-terror teams operating inside the Iraqi border helped US forces in 2006 to track and kill Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq. It was with the same aim in mind that Jordan is thought to have monitored al-Balawi, who was an aspiring doctor."


We really need more room than 500 characters.

Anyway... interpret this anyway you want, because I am at a loss for words.

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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If alqaeda is wiling to give the Jordanian government information regarding terrorism in their own country, it says a lot.
This is more proof that not all Islamic terrorists are members of Alqaeda. Defeating them involves addressing every issue uniquely based on each group's demands.
Essentially this war is about squashing dissent from around the world. You never know what group is going to start/stop working with another group. It's unwinnable, and rightly so.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 05:18 PM
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If Panetta and Obama knew this report two weeks ago, they had a duty to share it with the American public. We were promised transparency before the election.
They will lose more public support instead of gaining it. I'm sure their watching approval ratings. How low will they go next poll? 40?



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:33 AM
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From NY newspapers on line:




They didn't get to triple yet.



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