May 9th, 2012
02:47 AM ET

U.S. official upset over leak about double agent in bomb plot

By the CNN Wire Staff

The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee expressed dismay that someone leaked information about a double agent who infiltrated al Qaeda and helped foil a plot to blow up a U.S.-bound plane.

"It's really, to me, unfortunate that this has gotten out, because this could really interfere with operations overseas," Rep. Peter King of New York told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. "My understanding is a major investigation is going to be launched because of this."

The double agent, who volunteered as a suicide bomber for the terrorist group, was actually working as an intelligence agent for Saudi Arabia, a source in the region familiar with the operation told CNN.

Read the full CNN.com story here.

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  1. Thor

    THIS IS A BLATANT FALSE FLAG ATTACK, THAT HAS BEEN FUMBLED.

    How fucking long will you all play this game??

    Wake the fuck up.

    If you need courage, I can spare some.

    May 10, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
    • HEY TOUGH GUY "THORY"

      Since you declare that YOU have courage to spare , you should send some obama's way has he has to stand behind his daughter and say she the reason for the change for the same sex marriage thing .

      HOW SHAMEFUL FOR A DAD TO BRING HIS DAUGHTER INTO POLITICS FOR THE SAKE OF AN ELECTION !

      May 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
      • Fuck yes im tough bitch

        It's not our president who needs courage, its people like you.

        Shame indeed..

        May 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  2. James

    Goes along with the present administration's "Transparency"–Tell the whole world who our agents in the field are. That way they can be more easily caught and executed by Al Qaeda–

    May 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  3. Sodomite

    I thought John Gotti was dead.

    May 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  4. ddpp

    U.S. official upset over leak about double agent in bomb plot??????

    I don't think so; it was a deliberate attempt to shore up President public support; it's an election year, damn it.

    May 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  5. Who is "someone"

    The mysterious "someone." Sort of like "someone" revealed details of the SEAL mission in Abbatobad, or "someone" told the Iranians the Israelis had an air base arrangement with Azerbaijan.

    "I'll unilaterally disarm the missile defense shield as soon as I'm re-elected, "someone" unaware their microphone was on told Russian president Medvedev.

    Obama wouldn't leak vital national security information for political gain, would he?

    May 9, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
    • Rick from LA

      when did the president say he would disarm it? I heard him say he woudl have more flexibility. That could mean giving russia over more control over key aspects of the euro missile defense net?

      May 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  6. michaelfury

    "'custom fit' underwear" – what the "well-dressed man" is wearing.

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/points-of-failure/

    May 9, 2012 at 7:33 am | Reply
  7. zip The Lips

    Ya , I was wondering what was going on when the news had given up such vital info of an op that had been resulting in good success with drones and intel of such attacks as the like of this one that was stopped .
    Is the obama camp leaking protected info to score points at the polls ? well if they are its back firing in a huge way.

    May 9, 2012 at 6:26 am | Reply
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    their ugly plan wnt work

    May 9, 2012 at 5:11 am | Reply
  9. Jannai

    The man hired by al-Qaeda to bomb a US airliner was a CIA informant, who provided the organization with the explosive device himself. The man worked for the US and Saudi intelligence services

    So this is a false news.

    May 9, 2012 at 3:41 am | Reply
    • rick

      sounds like you think your buddies couldnt do it on their own. like the muslim bomber in india that blew off his own legs, the underwear bomber in detroit that burned his genitals, the bomb maker's brother that blew off his own rectum and the shoe bomber who couldnt tie his own shoes. maybe you are right but the rest of us arent taking any chances by depending only on your own stupidity for "even a blind squirrel finds an acorn on occasion".

      May 9, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
      • Cooze

        Pass me the hookah, brother.

        May 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm |

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