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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 07:40 AM
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52. CNN Lead Story: U.S. leak 'harms al Qaeda sting'
U.S. leak 'harms al Qaeda sting'
Monday, August 9, 2004 Posted: 1024 GMT (1824 HKT)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- The effort by U.S. officials to justify raising the terror alert level last week may have shut down an important source of information that has already led to a series of al Qaeda arrests, Pakistani intelligence sources have said.

Until U.S. officials leaked the arrest of Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan to reporters, Pakistan had been using him in a sting operation to track down al Qaeda operatives around the world, the sources said.

In background briefings with journalists last week, unnamed U.S. government officials said it was the capture of Khan that provided the information that led Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to announce a higher terror alert level.

Khan is a computer expert who officials said helped Osama bin Laden communicate with his terror network.


I've heard little mentions here and there over the weekend. Need to watch their next broadcast and see if this gets air.

I'd expect some major new bs shortly if this is being broadcast. Already there is a report about terror helicopters....

New Juan Cole:

Thread on CNN here:

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  -Pakistani in terror sting named (blows UK sting) Snazzy  Aug-06-04 10:37 AM   #0 
  - more proof that bush is unfit for command  sniffa   Aug-06-04 11:06 AM   #1 
  - Not just Americans, also those in Great Britian and any other nation  merh   Aug-07-04 11:39 AM   #23 
     - Boy...that Bush sure knows how to make and keep friends...  Tight_rope   Aug-08-04 12:36 AM   #48 
  - Updated: U.S. "jeopardised" al Qaeda sting  Snazzy   Aug-06-04 04:53 PM   #2 
  - Updated: New head, Yahoo! Link  Snazzy   Aug-06-04 06:23 PM   #3 
  - So the Bushies can sabotage ongoing intelligence activities when  soulsick in jp   Aug-06-04 07:35 PM   #4 
     - Soulsick, you give them too much credit for actually understanding  amandabeech   Aug-06-04 08:08 PM   #5 
        - Amandabeech, I think you give Blair too much credit. But we liberals  soulsick in jp   Aug-06-04 10:29 PM   #6 
  - "Pakistan: U.S. blew undercover operation"  Longhorn   Aug-06-04 11:53 PM   #7 
  - Kick!  Karenina   Aug-07-04 06:07 AM   #8 
  - This should go on the Home page and the MSNBC title should be  k in IA   Aug-07-04 08:43 AM   #14 
  - From the above MSNBC story that shows how important this guy was:  k in IA   Aug-07-04 10:09 AM   #18 
  - Well it's finally getting media attention...Bush is such a fuck-up!  Tight_rope   Aug-08-04 12:38 AM   #49 
  - Juan Cole's all over it, as well...  alg0912   Aug-07-04 06:15 AM   #9 
  - it is political AND sheer stupidity!  leftchick   Aug-07-04 07:02 AM   #11 
  - Earlier reports said they'd cracked his encryption in two weeks  lockdown   Aug-07-04 06:57 AM   #10 
  - JK's Team NEEDS to use this information this weekend!!  leftchick   Aug-07-04 07:15 AM   #12 
  - Just an aside rant -  54anickel   Aug-07-04 07:32 AM   #13 
  - Patriot Act  seemslikeadream   Aug-07-04 08:53 AM   #15 
  - This is outrageous!  unfrigginreal   Aug-07-04 09:21 AM   #16 
  - So...  TheCentepedeShoes   Aug-07-04 09:38 AM   #17 
  - Political ploy, or something much more sinister? Who are these  54anickel   Aug-07-04 11:39 AM   #22 
     - Sibel Edmonds knew  sattahipdeep   Aug-07-04 12:19 PM   #27 
        - Thanks! Interesting read. I'll have to mark it and read it more  54anickel   Aug-07-04 12:32 PM   #32 
        - Yes...I read that earlier this week...We know we've been lied to.  Tight_rope   Aug-08-04 12:46 AM   #50 
  - Talk About "Blowing A Wad" Too Quickly, Eh?  arwalden   Aug-07-04 10:12 AM   #19 
  - kick...  leftchick   Aug-07-04 11:31 AM   #20 
     - I'd like to know who leaked the name and I guess it is more than one  k in IA   Aug-07-04 12:21 PM   #29 
        - Here's the NYT from Monday, still free  Snazzy   Aug-07-04 02:05 PM   #35 
           - One senior American intelligence official  sattahipdeep   Aug-07-04 02:16 PM   #36 
           - F$#kin Faux news just reported that he was a mole in AQ but the NYT  k in IA   Aug-07-04 04:17 PM   #39 
  - Why does Bush hate America?  Swede   Aug-07-04 11:33 AM   #21 
  - Reuters update - Unmasking of Qaeda mole a security blunder  unfrigginreal   Aug-07-04 12:15 PM   #24 
  - Links not working, this is an excellent article  54anickel   Aug-07-04 12:16 PM   #25 
  - Sorry about that, here it is  unfrigginreal   Aug-07-04 12:24 PM   #30 
  - Works now - nevermind  54anickel   Aug-07-04 12:25 PM   #31 
  - Reuters links a pain  Snazzy   Aug-07-04 12:33 PM   #33 
     - It was posted on MSNBC at 7:18 EST on Friday but they never mentioned  k in IA   Aug-07-04 12:44 PM   #34 
  - kick  realFedUp   Aug-07-04 12:18 PM   #26 
  - ditto,....more proof that bush is unfit for command  number6   Aug-07-04 12:19 PM   #28 
  - A Yahoo link to rate...  Kadie   Aug-07-04 02:29 PM   #37 
  - This explains a lot...  Lyagushka   Aug-07-04 03:02 PM   #38 
  - Kick  TorchesAndPitchforks   Aug-07-04 04:54 PM   #40 
  - Anyone seeing this in mainstream US newspapers?  realFedUp   Aug-07-04 05:41 PM   #41 
  - Just spin  Snazzy   Aug-07-04 10:08 PM   #42 
     - Briefly reported on ABC world news  realFedUp   Aug-07-04 11:07 PM   #43 
        - CNN Lead Story: U.S. leak 'harms al Qaeda sting'  Snazzy   Aug-09-04 07:40 AM   #52 
  - So let's sum up.  Career Prole   Aug-07-04 11:09 PM   #44 
  - Of course the NYT coverage is BS  realFedUp   Aug-07-04 11:15 PM   #45 
  - Wanted the guy out in the open for some reason  sattahipdeep   Aug-08-04 12:25 AM   #46 
  - Wild guess: Had to call off something at last minute?  ILeft   Aug-08-04 12:36 AM   #47 
  - No wonder Bush is pressing so hard to create a new Central Agency  Tellurian   Aug-08-04 05:30 PM   #51 

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