Lashkar-e-Taiba gave David Headley $28,000

January 16, 2010

The Pakistani jihadist (or “separatist” according to the mainstream media) group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), gave $28,000 to David Headley, according to a Chicago indictment unsealed this week.

Headley plotted against the Danish newspaper that ran the Muhammad cartoons.  But even worse, (as I’ve blogged about here and here) he assisted with preparations for the 26/11 terrorist attacks against Mumbai.  Headley used the $28K during his trip to India to scope out targets for the Mumbai attacks.  This news report comes from today’s Economic Times of India:

NEW DELHI: A federal grand jury indictment unsealed in Chicago on Thursday has revealed that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) bankrolled David Coleman Headley’s recce [sic] trips to Mumbai. According to the investigators, Headley was paid $28,000 for his repeated trips to India for surveillance of the terror targets.

In an indictment filed before the Chicago court, federal prosecutors said that the Lashkar operative, on the direction of his LeT handlers, changed his name from Daood Gilani to David Coleman Headley, on February 15, 2006, in Philadelphia, enabling him to present himself in India as an American who was neither Muslim nor Pakistani.

Headley’s LeT handlers had showed him a Styrofoam mock-up of the Taj Mahal hotel and provided him with a global positioning system device and taught him how to use it to record the locations of possible landing sites and potential targets in Mumbai, which Headley then used during his surveillance trips in April and July 2008, the chargesheet has stated.

Meanwhile, Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan has incongruously been using Headley as an example of how “successful” the U.S. has been in thwarting terrorism! Brennan made a series of flabbergasting statements during interviews on the Sunday talk shows earlier this month:

  • “You know, every other day the system has worked so far this year. We’ve been able to thwart attempts by Mr. Najibullah Zazi, David Headley, and others” (“Meet the Press“).
  • “[W] were able to stop Mr. Najibullah Zazi, David Headley, other individuals from carrying out attacks” (“This Week“).
  • “I can point to many different examples this year that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and intelligence community combined to stop attacks. Najibullah Zazi… David Headley, other individuals that were captured” (“State of the Union“).

If Brennan thinks that prosecuting Headley helped “stop” the carrying out of an attack, tell it to the 160 innocent people Headley helped to kill in Mumbai.  Either Brennan is a dunce or he thinks we are all dunces.

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