Baby Steps

By: Friday March 5, 2010 4:09 pm

Mark Hosenball reports an official CIA investigation acknowledges that FOB Chapman bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, a/k/a Abu Dujaanah al-Khorasani, was an al-Qaeda double agent from the start. Um. Yes. Because he made a fucking video bragging about it and al-Qaeda released that video over the weekend. Imagine if they contested his doubleagent-ness…

Apparently There’s Nothing Jordanian Intelligence Can’t Do

By: Monday March 1, 2010 9:21 am

More from Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi/Abu Dujaanah al-Khorasani’s “martyrdom” interview. Thomas Hegghammer — the terrorism analyst with the most metal of names — notes a kind of crazy claim Balawi makes that I just skipped over as crazy: in this guy’s telling, the Jordanian intelligence service actually killed Abdullah Azzam, the legendary Palestinian organizer of [...]

Balawi’s Exit Interview

By: Sunday February 28, 2010 8:41 am

I wondered in January if Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, a/k/a Abu Dujaanah al-Khorasani, the al-Qaeda double agent who killed seven CIA & Blackwater operatives at FOB Chapman in Khost Province, was tortured by the Jordanians during his crucial moment in their custody in early 2009. According to a new as-Sahab “martyrdom” video of Khorasani — [...]