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Headley confirms ISI supported Mumbai attacks

November 3, 2010

Jugged jihadist David Headley is sticking to his story that the ISI provided administrative and financial backing of the 26/11 terrorist attacks against Mumbai.  Headley, who worked out a plea deal with federal prosecutors in March, is singing like a canary for investigators India visiting his jail cell.  The Indians have documents to back up the charge.  From the Guardian on Oct. 18:

Pakistan intelligence services ‘aided Mumbai terror attacks’

Militant arrested last year described dozens of meetings between ISI officers and senior Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives

Jason Burke

Pakistan’s powerful intelligence services were heavily involved in preparations for the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 2008, according to classified Indian government documents obtained by the Guardian.

A 109-page report into the interrogation of key suspect David Headley, a Pakistani-American militant arrested last year and detained in the US, makes detailed claims of ISI support for the bombings.

Under questioning, Headley described dozens of meetings between officers of the main Pakistani military intelligence service, the ISI, and senior militants from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group responsible for the Mumbai attacks.

He claims a key motivation for the ISI in aiding the attacks was to bolster militant organisations with strong links to the Pakistani state and security establishment who were being marginalised by more extreme radical groups.

Headley, who undertook surveillance of the targets in Mumbai for the operation, claims that at least two of his missions were partly paid for by the ISI and that he regularly reported to the spy agency. However, the documents suggest that supervision of the militants by the ISI was often chaotic and that the most senior officers of the agency may have been unaware at least of the scale and ambition of the operation before it was launched.

More than 160 people were killed by militants from LeT who arrived by sea to attack luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a café, a hospital and the main railway station in Mumbai, the Indian commercial capital. Casualties included citizens from 25 countries, including four Americans killed and seven Britons injured…

If you were a literate Iranian businessman reading the newspapers, you might be wondering why Iran’s Revolutionary Guard constitutes a terrorist entity whose assets are frozen by the Americans whenever possible, yet the ISI manages to avoid U.S. sanctions.

4 comments

  1. u are a poor moroon, no, dont drink more and dont smoke grass, idiot


  2. You have gone crazy,rather half-mad.Don’t you read newspapers?Why Indian investigation team was denied access to Headley despite repeated pleas by indian authorities?When Headley,a double agent,learnt by rote what he was taught,the investigators from India were allowed to question him?


    • you & pongo seem to really enjoy personally attacking anybody you disagree with. yup, i’m just a half-mad pot smoking moron. so why are you reading my blog?



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