Naeem Noor Khan's Laptop, Again

Naeem Noor Khan's laptop has cropped up again, this time in relation to the London subway/bus bombings.

The laptop computer of Naeem Noor Khan, a captured al Qaeda leader, contained plans for a coordinated series of attacks on the London subway system, as well as on financial buildings in both New York and Washington.

So, based on those plans, the British arrested a bunch of troublemakers in Luton, but apparently missed the new growing cell of the four men involved in the bombings, as well as their supplier. Naeem Noor Khan was the original mastermind.

“There's absolutely no doubt he was part of an al Qaeda operation aimed at not only the United States but Great Britain,” explained Alexis Debat, a former official in the French Defense Ministry who is now a senior terrorism consultant for ABC News.

But chasing down the lead only cut off the head of the hydra.

“It is very likely this group was activated last year after the other group was arrested,” Debat said.

Khan was our double agent inside Al Qaeda that was outed to the New York Times by Pakistani intelligence. Last August I wondered if the New York Times would realize its error in burning such a source. After all, that was a billion times worse than revealing the identity of a CIA desk jockey that sends her husband on politically-motivated trips to subvert the restabilization of the middle east…

Brings a new definition to the term “Roving Reporter.”

Update: I'm adding this to the Beltway Traffic Jam.

Josh Poulson

Posted Thursday, Jul 14 2005 07:41 PM

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