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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 08:40 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.

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http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/08/09/terror....

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:

http://www.juancole.com/2004_08_01_juancole_archive.htm...

Thread on CNN here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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