CIA Links To 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Attacks?

The Mumbai attack 2008 is being linked to  Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed.

Mumbai Terrorist attack 2008
Mumbai Attack 2008

But documents unearthed in Abbotabad when Osama Bin Laden was killed indicated Bin Laden having played a key role in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008, in spite of having been dead since around 2001.(?)

The evidence points to Bin Laden having played a key role in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008, in spite of having been dead since around 2001.

All this was unearthed by US Special Forces in May 2011 when they were involved in an incident at a CIA safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and took back bagfuls of documents and computer equipment.

According to Bruce Riedel, Pakistan terrorism expert and former advisor to Barack Obama, “The documents and files found in Abbottabad showed a close connection between Bin Laden and Saeed, right up to May 2011.

ndian home minister P Chidambaram has welcomed the news.

He did not mention the planner of the Mumbai attacks, David Headley, who worked for the US Drugs Enforcement Administration, which works closely with the CIA.

Slamming the US, Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed told Mossad’s Al-Jazeera: “I think the US is frustrated because we are carrying out countrywide protests against the resumption of Nato supplies and drone strikes.”

Riedel said the Abbottabad information also “suggested a much larger role by (the CIA’s) al Qaeda in the planning of the Mumbai attacks than many assumed.”

He said the US now has evidence that Bin Laden may have seen the reconnaissance reports of David Headley, allegedly the CIA’s scout for the 26/11 attacks.

Indian experts on Lashkar have pointed out the relationship between the outfit and the CIA, and ISI, has been known for years.


A double agent masterminded the Islamist terrorist attack on Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008 while he was being used by the CIA to hunt Osama bin Laden.

When India discovered his role, it accused Washington of having sacrificed Mumbai for the prime target of the al-Qaeda leader.

David Headley, a former drug smuggler, was acting as a “highly prized counterterrorism asset” for America, according to former officers in the Joint Terrorism Task Force, who said his covert career had run for 11 years.

Headley had proposed the Mumbai attack in an effort to win the confidence of the leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a banned Pakistani Islamist organisation with connections to al-Qaeda.

He conceived the operation, visited Mumbai seven times to reconnoitre the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and other targets, and provided supplies and GPS co-ordinates for the 10 Pakistani gunmen who took part.

India was traumatised by the three-day attack on its commercial capital in November 2008 when the gunmen rampaged through Mumbai’s streets and hotels, killing and wounding more than 300 people.

US-Indian relations fell to an all-time low after Indian intelligence uncovered Headley’s activities. Irate officials claimed that Headley’s American controllers had allowed the plot to go ahead in order to safeguard his key role in the hunt for the al-Qaeda leader.

The CIA responded that it had repeatedly warned India of the impending assault. In a furious exchange it accused its counterparts in Delhi of “incompetence”.

At Headley’s trial in Washington this year the judge considered the death penalty but the prosecution opposed it on the grounds that he had provided “unusual co-operation”. He was sentenced to 35 years.

The true extent of Headley’s co-operation has never been revealed. During the trial the impression was given that he had begun to reveal secrets about his jihadist life after his arrest in Chicago in 2009.


What my sources tell me is that he was an agent of the CIA who turned rogue. He got associated with the drug mafia in Afghanistan which is directly connected to the terror networks which are controlled by the ISI. The Indian Intelligence officials say that despite Headley turning rogue, the CIA did nothing to stop him despite having every possible information on him. They let him get away with what he was doing in Af-Pak. In fact the CIA even knew when he began cozying up to the ISI and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and did nothing really to stop him. Over the years, he became a Lashkar operative which in turn would mean that he had the blessings of the ISI. Being an American national did help him a lot since even the ISI was aware that his entry and exit into India would be easier taking into account his nationality. India, until 26/11 did have an America fixation and never really did check on the antecedents of a person holding an American passport.

Do you feel that at some level, Indian intelligence was involved in the facilitation and or cover up of the Mumbai attacks?

I would not agree with this entirely. Although I do believe that they could have issued the alerts to the Bombay police with more seriousness. There was a specific alert that was given to the police in the month of September two months prior to the attack. The alert clearly stated that Bombay would be attacked from the seas. They had even gathered intelligence based on the statements of an operative known as Sabahuddin Ahmed. However the Bombay police chose to ignore the alert. What the Intelligence Bureau could have done is convince the Bombay police about the seriousness of this alert.



Pakistan Funds Terrorist Outfit Openly

The Punjab Government of Pakistan has funded the LeT front,Jamaat-ud-Dawah, considered a front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba.Earlier I have posted the list of Journalists who were  paid by The Government.

Pak’s Punjab govt allocates millions to JuD
Pak’s Punjab govt allocates millions to JuD

It is open secret that the ISI and The Government of Pakistan has been funding terrorist Organisations.

Now this has become official.

It is also known that the Mumbai Terror attack was conceived,directed and controlled by the ISI.

Couple this with Headley confessions to the US

The picture is complete.

Noe Nawaz Sharief is freezing these funds for the future.

The result could be the hiding of the allocation by the Government departments and the ISI.

And Sharief will be sailing in uncharted waters.


Besides a grant-in-aid of over Rs 61 million for the JuD centre known as ‘Markaz-e-Taiba’, the provincial government has allocated Rs 350 million for setting up a “Knowledge Park” at the centre and other development initiatives.

Details of the allocations were presented in budget documents tabled in the Punjab Assembly yesterday by the PML-N government led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

One document stated: “Grant-in-aid to chief administrator Muridkey Markaz (is) Rs 61.35 million.” The JuD’s centre is located at Muridkay on the outskirts of Lahore.

In his budget speech in the assembly, Finance Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman announced that the provincial government “intends to establish a Knowledge Park in Muridkey”.

He said the government had allocated Rs 350 million for the park and several other initiatives in Punjab.

Shortly after the UN Security Council designated the JuD, a front for the LeT in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Punjab government took over the centre in Muridkey.

At that time too, Punjab was ruled by the PML-N. Since then, the government has allocated money in its annual budget for the administration of the centre in Muridkey.

In 2009-10, the government provided more than Rs 82 million for the administration of JuD facilities.

In fiscal 2010-11, Chief Minister Sharif, using his discretionary powers, allocated two separate grants for JuD facilities. The government granted Rs 79.77 million for six organisations at Markaz-e-Taiba and a special grant-in-aid of Rs 3 million for the JuD’s Al-Dawa School System in several districts of Punjab.

Officials have said in the past that the allocations were needed to continue “welfare services” provided by the JuD’s schools, dispensaries and hospitals across the province of 90 million.


Indian Intel Agency Reveal Data to ISI On Phone

Intelligence Agencies capacity to maintain secrecy stands exposed as report cam in disclosing that an NSG Officer disclosed the security details to some one on Telephone on the asking of the SOC (scene of crime ) of Hyderabad  terrorist blast details.

Hyderabad , India Bomb blast
Hyderabad , India Bomb blast

The man who asked for this is an ISI Agent of Pakistan!

There was another report that the Collector also disclosed details on about the scene of crime on the telephone to another Telephone call.

It is a waste of money to invest in Technology on Intelligence gathering if the people who man it remain stupid or traitors or both.

Many may not believe it that the issue of security in sensitive deference and research establishments in India is a myth.

I had been working on Projects and had to meet with the top officials of the Defense and Airport Security establishments on various occasions.

Once I had been toLRDE and ADE(Electronics and Radar Development Establishment;Aeronautical Developement Establishment,  Bangalore).

The security in these establishments are very strict, on paper.

You were supposed to identify yourself at the Security at the gate,, then they check with the person whom you are supposed to meet up with and they issue a with a pass, which is be signed by the person whom you want to see.

This has to be surrendered at the security while on your return.

I had visited both these establishments many a times without any thing and walked away scot-free.

The curious fact is that I knew of none in the organisations!

The same thing happened in IAAI , Chennai Airport and at Naval Air Force Station near Mandapam, Tamil Nadu, th last one being classified as a very sensitive installation dedicated to monitoring of the Coastal areas in the South and a listening post of Intentional Communications!

In the present case  a mere telephone call had done the trick!

As a test case you try calling any of these sensitive departments, give yourself a fancy Military  Title and you get the information.

An incident was narrated by an ex defence officer in TimesNow channel while breaking the story as mentioned below.

When Lal Bahadur Shastri died in Tashkent, Kumaramangalam , the then Chief of Staff of the Indian Army called indian Army headquarters on an open line and said

‘I am Kumaramangalam’

The Duty officer replied’

‘If you are Kumaramangalam , then I am The Queen of England’ and cut the Phone!

That was security with out sophisticated devices.

The joke is the Government is ordering an enquiry.

What is there to inquire into?

Just get the chaps and place them in the slammer.

Worse is that the memo containing this lapse is in the possession of TimesNow News Channel!

A telephone call originating from Pakistan to an officer of the elite National Security Guards (NSG) seeking information about Hyderabad blasts has led security agencies to make a fresh push for blocking of Internet telephony.

The call to the Major-rank NSG officer, who is on deputation from Army, was termed as “not alarming” but the incident has raised questions about adherence of ‘Do’s and Dont’s’ being issued from time to time by central security agencies.

The NSG has instituted an inquiry to ascertain the cause of lapse in the incident wherein a suspected ISI agent called the EPBX of the NSG office here and asked for the Major, who reportedly talked about the movement of the ‘Black Cats’ to the site of the twin blasts thinking it was a senior officer at the other end as conveyed to him.

Pakistan Knew where Osama was, Confirms Wikileaks Stratfor.

Pervez Musharaff knew where Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan sp also a host of others in the Military establishment and the ISI.

Wiki Leaks had confirmed this earlier( read my earlier Blogs)

Now this information is authenticated by Stratfor as well.

Well, all of know what Pakistan is.

We can do nothing but to grin and bear it.

Emails from the security think tank Stratfor, released by WikiLeaks on Monday, suggest that up to 12 Pakistani intelligence and army officials were aware of Bin Laden’s presence in the Pakistani city.

The emails released do not identify the agents, but show that were mid- to senior level officials in the Pakistani military and intelligence service ISI.

From the Stratfor emails:

On 5/13/2011 2:27 PM, wrote:

Same response as before:
Mid to senior level ISI and Pak Mil with one retired Pak Mil
General that had knowledge of the OBL arrangements and safe

Names unk to me and not provided.

Specific ranks unk to me and not provided.

But, I get a very clear sense we (US intel) know names and

Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, in a compound in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad. Pakistan denies that the country’s officials and military were aware of the Al Qaeda leader’s whereabouts, according to the BBC.

“There has been intense suspicion over how much Pakistani authorities knew of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts but never any definitive proof – or at least none that has been made public,” Gordon Corera, security correspondent for BBC, explains. “There’s no smoking gun, as one Western intelligence official told me.”

Commenting on the WikiLeaks release, spokesman for the Pakistan army Athar Abbas told news channel Al-Arabiya that the allegations were untrue. “They are nonsense and not credible,” he reportedly said.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, it is difficult to determine the trustworthiness of the information in the email. “With some observers speculating that, because Stratfor itself did not publish the data, they may have not deemed the intelligence report authentic,” the Monitor writes.

Pakistan Admits Haqqani Links,refuses US Advice.

The Pakistani Establishment, through , Major General Athar Abbas, a spokesman for the Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence, acknowledged the service had contacts with the Haqqanis.

In the same breath he had stated that the Government has to maintain Links with Terrorist Groups ‘for some positive out come’!


By the same logic does will Pakistan admit that it had links with Osama,Taliban?

Will it go the extra mile to state that to contain Terrorism, the Government has o help the Terrorists occasionally?

AdmiraMike Mullen,Joint Chief Of Staff, has castigated Pakistan  thus.

Admiral Mullen accused Pakistan of “exporting” violent extremism to Afghanistan by allowing militants to act as an “arm” of the intelligence service.

“In choosing to use violent extremism as an instrument of policy, the government of Pakistan – and most especially the Pakistani Army and ISI – jeopardises not only the prospect of our strategic partnership, but also Pakistan’s opportunity to be a respected nation with legitimate regional influence,” he told US senators. “By exporting violence, they have eroded their internal security and their position in the region.”.

In reply Pakistan threatened US that 

“You will lose an ally,” Khar told Geo TV.

“You cannot afford to alienate Pakistan, you cannot afford to alienate the Pakistani people. If you are choosing to do so and if they are choosing to do so it will be at their own cost,” Khar added, according to Reuters. “Anything which is said about an ally, about a partner publicly to recriminate it, to humiliate it is not acceptable.”

In this tit for tat, Pakistan has failed to address the Real problem of Pakistan,

That this Policy is hurting Pakistan in that it faces Terrorist Attacksin Pakistan.

Economic survival of Pakistan depends on External Assistance.

Pakistan, Pause ,before shooting off.

Better to be Wise than foolhardy.