October 18, 2020
Last week U.S. officialdom declared there was still a threat from unsubstantiated terrorists in Europe while New York City police conducted a drill simulating a Mumbai-style attack on civilians in Manhattan’s financial district. The State Department’s counterterror chief told reporters in London that a travel alert issued on October 3 that advised travelers in Europe that a “Mumbai-style assault” on civilian targets might be imminent, or maybe not.
On Saturday, federal officials acknowledged that U.S. businessman David Coleman Headley, who supposedly confessed to being a terrorist scout in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was working as a DEA informant while training with terrorists in Pakistan. “Federal officials, who spoke only only on background because of the sensitivity of the Headley case, also said they suspect a link between Headley and the al Qaeda figures whose activities have sparked recent terror threats against Europe,” reports Pro Publica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism.
On Friday, Pro Publica reported that the FBI had been warned about Headley’s terrorist ties three years before the Mumbai attacks. Headley, however, wasn’t arrested until 11 months after the attack. “After Headley was arrested in a 2005 domestic dispute in New York City, his wife told federal investigators about his long involvement with the terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba and his extensive training in its Pakistani camps,” writes Sebastian Rotella . “She also told them he had bragged about being a paid U.S. informant while undergoing terrorist training.”
Lashkar-i-Taiba was designed for black ops. It is a creation of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, and “receives considerable financial, material and other forms of assistance from the Pakistan government, routed primarily through the ISI. The ISI is the main source of LeT’s funding. Saudi Arabia also provides funds,” according to the South Asia Terrorism Portal. Lashkar-e-Taiba also played a part in the ISI organized Bosnian campaign against the Serbs, which was directed by the CIA and British intelligence.
Lashkar is the military wing of the Markaz Dawat wal Irshad, connected to the Pakistani Ahl-e Hadith, a group with close affiliations to the Saudi Wahhabis. Markaz was established in 1986 by two Pakistani university professors assisted by Abdullah Azzam, a close aide of Osama bin Laden. Azzam was “enlisted” by the CIA to run Islamic groups in Peshawar and later as a go-between for the Afghan Mujahideen.
News of Headley’s connection to intelligence is nothing new. In 2009, it was reported that he may “have been a US undercover agent who turned rogue,” according to the Times of India.
During his interactions in India, Headley frequently introduced himself as a CIA agent.
David Headley was mentioned in a report on domestic terrorism issued by Tom Kean, Lee Hamilton, and the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group. Kean and Hamilton led the effort to blame cave-dwelling Muslims for the attacks of September 11, 2001. “The leadership of radical Islamist groups, including al Qaeda, have become Americanized through such figures as the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who grew up in New Mexico, and Chicagoan David Headley, who helped plan the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai,” the New York Post reported on the ninth anniversary of September 11.
Indeed, terrorism has become “Americanized,” in fact most Islamic terrorism is a creation of U.S., British and Israeli intelligence with the help of junior partners such as Germany.
In 1997, Headley, aka Daood Sayed Gilani, a convicted drug dealer, was plucked out of prison by the DEA and sent to Pakistan to conduct undercover surveillance operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration. In 2002 and three times in 2003, he attended ISI created and Saudi funded Lashkar-e-Taiba training camps in Pakistan.
The FBI was well aware of this. According to the Pro Publica report, Headley’s wife not only told the FBI that her husband was an active Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, but also that had trained extensively in their Pakistani camps and had also shopped for night vision goggles and other equipment.
Once again, we will be told all of this was an “intelligence failure” and Headley wandered off the reservation to become radicalized by Pakistani terrorists.
At this point, however, we are not being told much of anything. The corporate media, with the notable exception of the New York Times and the Associated Press, is not reporting this story. It is a blip on the corporate media radar screen. The obviously contrived European terror threat has received far more coverage, even though there is absolutely no evidence terrorists plan to do anything in Europe or anywhere else, least of all in the United States.
How much more evidence do we need? David Headley was obviously working for the U.S. government and was “radicalized” and trained by a documented CIA-ISI group with connections to the Saudis and Wahhabism.
The CIA no longer even attempts to cover its tracks as it manufactures fake terror and terrorist groups. Five minutes with an internet search engine will produce enough information to demonstrate the fact governments engineer terror and terrorists.
Governments routinely use manufactured terror to push their agendas. It is out in the open and in our faces. But don’t expect the New York Times or CNN to connect the dots. Pointing out the obvious is the job for conspiracy theorists.
This article was posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:20 am