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man who set self on fire outside White House is an FBI informant

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posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 06:13 AM
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An FBI informant who set himself on fire in a suicide attempt Monday has been upgraded to serious condition at Washington Hospital Center, a spokesman said. He tried to ignite himself in front of the White House.

Government sources confirmed Mohamed Alanssi has been an FBI informant for several years, as he claimed in a letter sent to The Washington Post.

The government sources said Alanssi was a key informant in the arrest of Mohammed Al Moayad, a fellow Yemeni who was taken into custody last year in a sting operation in Frankfurt, Germany.


Alanssi claims that the FBI wouldn't let him see his family in Yemen on his terms, so he sets himself on fire in protest?


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www.cnn.com...

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[edit on 11/17/2004 by sandge]




posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 06:45 AM
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What's sad is that there are people actually saying the guy should have been let to go to Yemen to see his wife. I have a problem with this for a couple of reasons, the first being that the guy had a history of being unstable and the FBI needed him for a trial. If they let him go to Yemen he might never come back.

2nd reason: We have troops on the front lines that we do not let go home when they have sick relatives why should this guy be any different?



posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by BlackJackal
What's sad is that there are people actually saying the guy should have been let to go to Yemen to see his wife. I have a problem with this for a couple of reasons, the first being that the guy had a history of being unstable and the FBI needed him for a trial. If they let him go to Yemen he might never come back.

2nd reason: We have troops on the front lines that we do not let go home when they have sick relatives why should this guy be any different?



Have to agree with you on both points, BlackJackal. The FBI had paid him in the neighborhood of $100K for his testimony; they deserve to get their money's worth, don'tcha think? My understanding is that they offered to set up a meeting with his family in a neutral country, but he wouldn't agree.



 
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