Monday, December 21, 2009

Reports on Mumbai attacks being linked to CIA assets confirmed

Reports on Mumbai attacks being linked to CIA assets confirmed...

The Hindustan Times is reporting what WMR exposed last year: that the CIA's fingerprints, not those of "Al Qaeda," were on the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The Indian paper reported the following on December 20: "Did the Americans have detailed advance information about the 26/11 plot which they did not share with India, only passing on a watered-down warning? And was there an American spy within the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba [LeT] who kept Washington (or Langley) informed of terror acts planned against India — even if this information was never handed over to us?"

WMR provided a "yes" response to the Hindustan Times's question on December 4, 2008: "WMR has learned from Asian intelligence sources that one of the accused masterminds of the gangland assault on Mumbai, the soft-spoken but extremely dangerous exiled Indian mobster and one-time Bombay local street tough, or 'dada,' Ibrahim, was a key 'unsavory' ally of the CIA and Cheney in the war against 'Al Qaeda.' In fact, Ibrahim's dalliances with the CIA go back to the Afghan mujaheddin war against the Soviets and coincide with the CIA's alliance, at the time, with Osama Bin Laden . . . Ibrahim, according to our sources, played an important part in Cheney's and Rumsfeld's 'shadow war' after 9/11. It was Ibrahim, for example, who used his criminal network to track down the killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan. Ibrahim's men were also used to provide protection for Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai in Pakistan and Afghanistan, especially when the Afghan frequented gay brothels in Pakistan. Ibrahim's enterprises, called 'D-Company,' ensured that U.S. supply ships in the Arabian Sea were protected from attack, that the U.S. embassy in Islamabad was not targeted for terrorist attack, arranged for reasonable port fees to be assessed for U.S. ships in Dubai in support of the Iraq war, that U.S. sailors and contractors in Dubai were protected, and that all the kickbacks for Cheney's Halliburton and other U.S. contractors were properly laundered through Dubai banks. Ibrahim's network also ensured that the land route from Karachi to Afghanistan allowed U.S., Indian, and other nations' goods to move into the landlocked country unimpeded."

On December 1, 2008, WMR reported: "As first reported by WMR while the corporate press was uttering the 'Al Qaeda' bogeyman as likely behind the terror attacks on Mumbai, the Press Trust of India (PTI) is now confirming WMR's initial report that Pakistan- and Dubai-based criminal syndicate boss Dawood Ibrahim's gangsters handed over the weapons and explosive material to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) terrorists to carry out the assault on targets in Mumbai."

Pakistani-American David Headley, aka Daood Gilani, who was an agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and, reportedly, the CIA, was arrested in Chicago and charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks and the planning of others in India and Denmark. U.S. authorities are denying Indian law enforcement authorities access to Headley. Headley, according to The Times of London, tried to pass himself off as Jewish in India. Many investigators now believe that the DEA affiliation was merely a CIA "official cover" for Headley.

The Hindustan Times has provided more details of Headley's relationship with the CIA: "When Headley was first arrested, the Americans declared that they had foiled a
plot to kill a Danish cartoonist. Then, more details began to trickle out. The
terror suspect, we were told, was a US citizen of Pakistani origin. He had some
links with the LeT. He had visited India. He may have been part of an advance
team for 26/11. Indian investigators, intrigued by these reports, flew to Washington to meet Headley. They were denied any access to him. They tried to work out if Headley
was in fact somebody they themselves had been looking for. They had asked the
CIA if it had any information about an American who, their sources had told
them, was part of the LeT. They received no real cooperation."

The Hindustan Times also presented a likely scenario for Headley: "In the aftermath of 9/11, the US was desperate for spies it could sent into Pakistan. Headley was sprung from jail and asked to infiltrate terror groups. Assisted by the US government (new passport etc.), he worked for the LeT using his American passport to gain access to places where he would normally have been treated with suspicion if he had revealed his Pakistan roots.
He came to Bombay not just to check out the Taj but do a recon of Nariman House.
He posed as an American Jew and sent back detailed reports. Along the way, he
revealed details of the 26/11 plot to his American handlers. The US was caught
in a bind. If it told us everything, the LeT would know that Headley was the
source and his cover would be blown. Yet, it could not sit by. So, it
compromised by giving us some intel about the attack that could not be traced
back to Headley. And Headley continued to operate as a US asset inside LeT."

The U.S. arrest of Headley was championed by the Obama administration as a "success" in the war against terror. In reality, President Obama, who has his own ties to CIA activities in Pakistan in the early 1980s, is merely trying to cover up yet another CIA link to terrorist attacks. Mr. Obama could easily wear a "false flag," instead of a U.S. flag, on his lapel.