Sunday, June 3, 2007

JFK Plot, an informant, what could go wrong?

Get a clue.

Are we going to find out that this was truly our law enforcement at work doing AMAZING things to protect us....or, some dopey informant, read Chalabi, who saved his own skin. Jeez. It sure sounds like this was spy work extrodinaire, but, we're going to hold our judgement until it's over.

A convicted drug dealer who agreed to pose as a wannabe terrorist among a shadowy group now accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport secretly fed information to federal investigators in exchange for a lighter sentence....

His surveillance trips to the airport with the suspects, travels abroad to meet with supporters and assurances he wanted to die as a martyr in an attack on an underground jet fuel pipeline gave counterterrorism agents insight and evidence that experts say was otherwise unattainable.

And his help once again demonstrated the growing importance of informants in the war on terrorism, particularly as smaller radical groups become more aggressive.