The CIA paid an al Qaeda spy $250,000 to help find a bride for American-born terrorist Anwar al Awlaki in a plot to locate and kill him, according to a report in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. The CIA declined to comment when asked about the published account. But if true, it provides a revealing look at the lengths to which the CIA went to find and eliminate al Awlaki, who was among the most wanted terrorists in the world after the death of Osama bin Laden. Al Awlaki was linked by US authorities to a number of terror plots. In the case of the terrorist bride, the purported CIA double agent, Morten Storm, a Danish convert to Islam, provided the newspaper with “proposal” videos and e-mail texts he says al Awlaki exchanged with the woman, a 32-year old Croatian named Aminah who said she was an admirer of al Awlaki. The report says the plot failed when the woman reached Yemen but was told by al Awlaki’s aides to abandon her suitcase which had been bugged with tracking devices by the CIA without her knowledge.
Mr Mary Weighs In
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
-Michel de Montaigne
I always compare marriage to communism. They’re both institutions that don’t conform to human nature, so you’re going to end up with lying and hypocrisy.
It clear, marriage has been killing and torturing men for centuries and now the government is going to use it to kill terrorists. Yeah we have drones and al- Awlaki was killed by a drones but that was a safer and easier death. He didn’t see it coming unlike marriage which we would have been anticipating death being ground down day after down with the nagging and complaining.
Thats tough. I wish I could be there in that planning room. They were like hmm :
- He prolly has a boner from thinking up dumb plans like the underwear bomber, so an extra wife would be quite attractive right now
- She can be close to him and get information we could use,
- After she takes it deep a couple of time he will susceptible to mental warfare and psychological mind games
I dunno what’s scarier drones taking people out of the game or government using women spies posing at wives.
Silver lining to the Story
al Awlaki wrote to his prospective Facebook bride to accept her proposal for marriage, “If you can live in difficult conditions, don’t mind loneliness, and can live with restrictions on your communications with others, that is great.”
Storm says even though the CIA plot failed, the marriage was a success. Following al Awlaki’s killing last year, Storm says the young woman wrote him to say she wanted to go on a suicide mission to avenge her husband’s death but that al Qaeda leaders had decided against it. The report says she now works with the al Qaeda on-line magazine “Inspire,” which frequently featured the musings of her late husband, al Awlaki.
Its amazing how facebook is bringing people together score one for social media