Friday, June 18, 2010


Abu Hamza and Haroon Aswat

According to The Sunday Herald, by 1999, Haroon Rashid Aswat was calling himself a "hit man" for bin Laden.

("Brains behind terror plot may be Brit the security services thought")

In the late 1990s, British Intelligence did not stop Aswat from recruiting for Al-Qaeda in London

Aswat's passport was found on a man killed in action in Afghanistan in early 2003. ("Suspect in London fatal blasts eluded arrest".)

In the weeks before the London bombings, the South African authorities informed the U.S. authorities in New York that Aswat was living in South Africa. ("Suspect in London fatal blasts eluded arrest".)

Aswat slipped back into Britain, through the channel port of Felixstowe, in late June 2005.

Aswat left Britain, through London's Heathrow airport on 7 July 2005, hours before the bombers struck on that day.

("7/7 'Mr Big' seized)

In the first two weeks after the 7 July 2005 London bombings, the UK Police told newspapers that Aswat made some 20 mobile phone calls to two of the suspected bombers, Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, one just hours before the blasts.

("Top al-Qaeda Briton called Tube bombers before attack".)

On 20 July 2005, Aswat was arrested in Zambia.

Aswat arrived in the UK but the UK police said they were not interested in interviewing Aswat in connection with the London Bombings.

Aswat was sent to the USA. ("UK terror suspects lose extradition battle".)

On July 29, 2005, during an interview on Fox News, a former US prosecutor named John Loftus, asserted that Aswat was a double agent, backed by Britain's MI6.

Loftus claimed that MI6 intervened to protect Aswat while he was trying to evade capture.

("Britain now faces its own blowback: Intelligence interests may thwart the July bombings investigation".)

Complete 911 Timeline: Haroon Rashid Aswat

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