Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Mumbai's Taj Hotel by Langes W

David Headley, an American, is a suspect in the Mumbai hotel bombings of 2008.

Reportedly he is in the custody of the FBI.

According to the New York Times, Headley went to Pakistan to conduct undercover surveillance operations for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). (An Accused Plotter With Feet in East and West / Is Headley an American agent ? )

David Coleman Headley 'was probably used by US intelligence to infiltrate Lashar-E-Toiba'. (Headley: Undercover agent?)

"The tantalising possibility that David Coleman Headley may have been a US undercover agent ... is vexing many here as American authorities keep the US-based Lashkar jihadi out of the reach of Indian investigators." (Is Headley an American agent? )

According to The Times of India, Headley, while in India, 'frequently introduced himself as a CIA agent'. (Is Headley an American agent? )

Headley used to visit a Mumbai golf course where he spent hours chatting to western diplomats. (Headley struck rapport with diplomats over golf )

Headley's father, Sayed Salim Gilani, a Pakistani diplomat and former Director General of Radio Pakistan, traced his ancestry to the same Gilani family to which the Pakistan prime minister belongs.

Headley's step brother Danyal Gilani was working in the office of Pakistan Prime Minister as his Public Relations Officer, sources have said. (Is Headley distantly related to Pak PM?)

FBI officials have alleged that David Coleman Headley was involved in the 26/11 hotel attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

David headley's mother is an American called Serril Headley. (David Coleman Headley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Serril was a well known night spot owner in Philadelphia.

Serril got custody of David in 1977.

In 1997 David headley was jailed for 15 months for heroin smuggling. (David Coleman Headley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Around this time he may have been taken over by the CIA?

David Headley is suspected of traveling to India to scout locations for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

He reportedly posed as a Jew to scout the Nariman House synagogue.

He made multiple visits to India before and after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

David Headley was born Daood Gilani.

His father was a prominent Pakistani diplomat.

David Headley is accused of reporting to Ilyas Kashmiri, a former Pakistani military officer associated with Al Qaeda (the CIA) (David Coleman Headley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

David Headley is described by the New York Times as An Accused Plotter With Feet in East and West

According to the New York Times:

David Headley was born in Washington.

David Headley, at the age of 17, went to live with his American mother, a former socialite who ran a bar.

Today, David Headley's wife and children live in Chicago.

According to a relative, and friends, David Headley has an American girlfriend, a makeup artist in New York.

The FBI report that Headley has had contacts with Al Qaeda and with officials in the Pakistani government and military.

David Headley's father was a diplomat at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington.

When David Headley's parents moved to Pakistan, David attended a military school in Pakistan.

David Headley's parents divorced some years after the move to Pakistan.

According to family friends, David Headley's mother was involved in heavy drinking and multiple sexual relationships, and David Headley engaging in the same behavior.

According to Jay Wilson, "Those were the days when girls, weed and whatever were readily available. Daood was not immune to the pleasures of American adolescence."

In 1998, David Headley, then 38, was convicted of conspiring to smuggle heroin into the USA from Pakistan.

He was sentenced to less than two years in jail.

Later he went to Pakistan to conduct undercover surveillance operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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