The US government has charged the first …
The US government has charged the first US citizen in the Mumbai terror attacks. He is Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley, formerly Daood Gilani.
Headley reportedly provided surveillance before the attack, and also took boat trips in Mumbai harbor, from where the attacks were launched.
The foreign media, especially Indian, has it all over the US press with reportage on this story. Here’s a few video pieces from a Delhi news service. Pardon the circus-like sensationalism, but these reports have the most information I’ve seen yet about Headley’s background (this video), and his ties to extremists including Ilyas Kashmiri (this video). The second video also reports the names of the operatives as-yet-unnamed-by-the-FBI-or-the-US-press that were also involved with Headley.
One person, identified by the FBI as Lashkar-e-Taiba’s director of transnational operations is Sajid Mir, a former Pakistani army officer and ISI agent. Mir is reported to have recruited French white convert Willy Brigitte to carry out a terror attack in Australia.
The second person named is Lashakr-e-Taiba’s ‘section head’ for Bangladesh, Sheikh Saeed.
U.S. prosecutors also unsealed charges against a retired major in the Pakistani military, Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed, for participating in the conspiracy to attack the Danish newspaper and its employees.