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Underwear Bomber Was Working For The CIA

Paul Harris and Ed Pilkington in New York for The Guardian

A would-be "underwear bomber" involved in a plot to attack a US-based jet was in fact working as an undercover informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged.

The revelation is the latest twist in an increasingly bizarre story about the disruption of an apparent attempt by al-Qaida to strike at a high-profile American target using a sophisticated device hidden in the clothing of an attacker.

The plot, which the White House said on Monday had involved the seizing of an underwear bomb by authorities in the Middle East sometime in the last 10 days, had caused alarm throughout the US.

It has also been linked to a suspected US drone strike in Yemen where two Yemeni members of al-Qaida were killed by a missile attack on their car on Sunday, one of them a senior militant, Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso.

But the news that the individual at the heart of the bomb plot was in fact an informer for US intelligence is likely to raise just as many questions as it answers.

Citing US and Yemeni officials, Associated Press reported that the unnamed informant was working under cover for the Saudis and the CIA when he was given the bomb, which was of a new non-metallic type aimed at getting past airport security.

The informant then turned the device over to his handlers and has left Yemen, the officials told the news agency. The LA Times, which first broke the news that the plot had been a "sting operation", said that the bomb plan had also provided the intelligence leads that allowed the strike on Quso.

Earlier John Brennan, Barack Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser and a former CIA official, told ABC's Good Morning America that authorities are "confident that neither the device nor the intended user of this device pose a threat to us".


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This article is from May, 2012

It's not clear why you are pointing it out at this time. Also, the title implies that the news being reported is that "the" underwear bomber, from 2009, was found to be working for the CIA, which is not the case.

From comments here, it's clear that some going by the title alone have been left with an erroneous impression. What was reported was that a CIA informant supposedly got hold of a newer, non-metallic and therefore less-detectable type of bomb - not that there was yet any known plot to use it.

In any event, here is the Los Angeles article referred to.

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The BACK-STORY on the underwear bomber "incident"

Thanks for sharing this story. Here is what I sent to my group:

Read the Guardian article here. And if it comes to free press, it seems that the Guardian and the LA Times (mentioned therein) seem to be less beholden to the state-run media monopoly that controls most of the rest.

A story like this bubbling up from the underworld FORCES the Associated Press (the worst ever) to have to report on it.

While it is an interesting read to learn that the CIA and Saudi Intelligence officials actually may have provided the bomb for this would-be "terrorist"...that is almost old news because that happens all the time....the more interesting thing about this report is how details are jumbled (a brainwashing technique).

You can see it in action. This is what the MSM does....ALL THE TIME.

Once you learn to recognize it, you can guard against it, and dig for the truth, yourself.

Remember, whatever story of a controversial nature like this, you have to search for the back-story, or even the back-story of the back-story, as the case may be.

You still have free will, and the ability to think and decide, for yourself. Get on it! And don't accept what you are fed through the media as the truth. Investigate it yourself.

There will be plenty more back-story posts coming up. Syria and Benghazi and now this "underwear bomb" incident, are just the first.

Here is the article from The Guardian. They are trying, I will give them that. But they need to knock off the brainwashing/scattering get my full attention. Otherwise, I just laugh.

Read here and see for yourself:

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Terrorists and killers usually do work for the CIA.


What would the Founders do?

I at what point do these leaks turn into a flood?

im tired of obvious evidence leading to nothing... are there no attorneys or police in govt capable of enforcing the truth

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

So is N. Korea!

It's called the dialectic!

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The Hegelian Dialectic.

Divide and conquer.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

so what.,,,

O. bin Laden was working for CIA, but only few (those who connected the dots) are making a big deal out of this discovery...

Engage in Secure Exchange

After enough times of hearing that so many of these terrorists..

...are discovered to be working with agencies like the CIA, maybe a lightbulb will go off with people. ;)

So what. It made the mainstream news

Remember the guy who went on Alex Jones and told about what he saw when the bomber guy was boarding the plane? He was made to look like he was crazy. Now at least this will vindicate him.

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That guy is Kurt Haskell, and

That guy is Kurt Haskell, and he's a member here at DP..

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one must expect the diseases it spreads."
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Bump for liberty. Thanks for your input here. And I really like your quotes.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

That is interesting!

Thank you!

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