The BBC seems to be spinning some tales on behalf of the security services?http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4375598.stm
According to the BBC, 7 July London bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan featured in a surveillance operation by intelligence services last year.
'Khan was secretly filmed and recorded speaking to a UK-based terror suspect, according to a well-placed source.'The well placed source may be in the UK security services and may be trying to mislead us?
'A Radio 4 File on 4 and BBC Two Newsnight investigation also suggests he was in contact with al-Qaeda activists for the last five years.'Al Qaeda is also known as al CIAda.
'The programme makers ... say that, if correct, it would amount to "a serious failure of intelligence" in the run up to the 7 July bombings.
'If true, the new information "would show the intelligence services had him well in their sights but allowed him to slip away", BBC correspondent Richard Watson said.
'Until now it had been thought that the plans of Khan, 30, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, had remained secret because he and the other bombers had no track record in terrorism and no traces by the intelligence services.'Translation: too many people know that the security services knew about Khan long before 7 July 2005. Khan may have been working for the security services. So, now the excuse is that the security services were incompetent.
'A terror suspect held in connection with the 2002 Bali bombings has alleged that Khan travelled to Malaysia and the Philippines in 2001 to meet leaders of extremist Islamic group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), which is closely linked with al-Qaeda.'This 'terror suspect' may be 'the CIA agent who was linked to the first Bali bomb attack'.Allegedly, Kuwaiti citizen Omar Al-Faruq played a part in the Bali bomb plot. Al-Faruq was arrested in Bogor on June 5, 2002 and handed over to US authorities. Former Indonesian State Intelligence Coordinating Board (BAKIN) chief A.C. Manulang was quoted by Tempo as saying that Al-Faruq is a CIA-recruited agent.
'The BBC has interviewed academic researcher Dr Rohan Gunaratna who spoke to the Bali suspect after the London bombing.'Gunaratna should not be taken seriously. He spouts the propaganda of the CIA. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/aug2003/guna-a08_prn.shtml
'The suspect said that, after Khan was hosted by notorious JI leader Hambali in Malaysia, he was taken to the Philippines to meet and train with other leaders of the group, suspected of carrying out a number of terror attacks including the Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005.
'And in 2003, Khan met with an Islamic extremist in Pakistan who has since confessed to supplying military equipment to al-Qaeda, the BBC has learned.'Al Qaeda or al CIAda?
'The extremist, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is a US citizen from a Pakistani family from New York who travelled to Pakistan a week after the 11 September attacks.
'Khan and the man also saw each other together in Leeds in 2003, the BBC understands.
'"Mohammed Sidique Khan was running a strong cover with his work as a caring teaching assistant in Leeds," BBC correspondent Richard Watson said.
'"But a careful study of his background and contacts reveal a number of clues to his extremism which the British intelligence apparently missed."
File on 4, first broadcast on Radio 4 at 2000 BST on Tuesday 25 October. Repeated on Sunday 30 October at 1700 GMT.
Newsnight broadcast on BBC Two on Tuesday 25 October.
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Published: 2005/10/25 17:43:42 GMT
Khan is working for the security services?
Mohammed Sidique Khan is alleged to be one of the July 7 London bombers.According to newspaper reports, Khan may have been 'arrested' in 2004 and then released.
Now al Jazeera has broadcast a video which claims to show Khan.
There were reports of a bomb plot in Britain in 2004. Names linked to the plot have included Mohammed SidiqueKhan and Haroon Aswat.
Newsweek said Aswat was linked to the seizure of 590kg of ammonium nitrate fertiliser in Britain, which authorities believed was to be used to make bombs.
The French daily Libération reported that Khan had been one of the targets of a police operation in 2004.
Nicholas Sarkozy, the French interior minister, claimed that "a part of the team" behind the London blasts had been the subject of a counter-terrorism operation in 2004.
That remark appears to refer to Operation Crevice, a string of raids in 31 March 2004 that led to several men being arrested and charged under the Terrorism Act 2000.http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=45537&version=1&template_id=43&parent_id=19http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1398042005
From the Daily Mail:
Some of the suspected suicide bombers who attacked London on 7 July had been arrested in 2004 but freed in a bid to catch a wider network, French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has claimed.
"It seems that part of this team had been subject to partial arrest... in Spring 2004," Sarkozy told a news conference, reportedly quoting what British Home Secretary Charles Clarke had told an emergency meeting of EU justice and home affairs
The Sunday Times reported that Mohammed Sidique Khan, a 30-year-old teaching assistant, came under scrutiny in 2004 but was judged not to be a threat by MI5.
Reuters and two Israeli papers have reported that Khan visited Israel.“Khan arrive on February 19th, 2003 and stayed in the country for just one day"
Khan is reported to have frequented the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London.
The imam of the Finsbury Park Mosque, Abu Hamza, is suspected by some of being linked to the British security services. Hamza's assistant was Haroon Aswat.
Haroon Rashid Aswat is reported to have made phonecalls to Khan.The investigation into the London bombings allegedly turned up Aswat's phone number during examination of the mobile telephone records of the four alleged bombers of July 7.
Sources said that days after the first explosions, around 20 phone calls were found to have been made from his mobile to some of the men who caused carnage on the London Underground and a bus in the capital.
Mr. Aswat was raised in Dewsbury, the same area where Mohammad Sidique Khan lived.The police have recently declared that they are NOT investigating Aswat in connection with the London bombings.
Al-Jazeera, 1 September 2005, has broadcast a tape showing a young bearded man whom it is claimed is Mohammed Sidique Khan. The tape looks heavily edited.In the tape , the bearded man says he will take part in attacks.The bearded man appears with a scarf around his head. He looks 'similar to images' of Khan that were published after the London attacks.
The tape is said to come from al-Qaida and al Qaida is said to claim responsibility for the London attacks.
In a second video, 'al-Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri' reportedly claims responsibility for the blasts and threatens new attacks.
Osama bin Laden's most senior lieutenant, the Egyptian militant Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been captured and jailed in Tehran, a leading Iranian newspaper reported in 2002
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