POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 26, 2011 AT 01:33 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 26, 2011 01:33 IST

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Program: FRONTLINE
Episode: A Perfect Terrorist

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the mysterious circumstances behind American David Coleman Headley's rise from heroin dealer and government informant to plotting the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Despite repeated warnings, how did Headley slip into India to scout targets? And how much did U.S. officials know about his relationship with terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba?

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 26, 2011 AT 01:33 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 26, 2011 01:33 IST
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7/D-135
Nov 29, 2011
05:39 PM

 You might want to check the BBC documentary as well : Secret Pakistan:  "DOUBLE CROSS"

I am not sure if there is a link which will work outside UK.

Our own DD and the private channels are incompetent / or politically compromised proably both.

ANBanerjee
Newcastle, United Kingdom
6/D-57
Nov 29, 2011
09:07 AM

“The DEA did not send David Coleman Headley to Pakistan for the purpose of collecting post-9/11 information on terrorism or drugs,” the senior DEA official said. That is certainly a clear and truthful assertion by this “senior DEA official. What they sent him to do, no doubt, was to recruit collaborators in the terrorist attack on Mumbai AT THE BEHEST OF THE DEA/CIA/NSC. And, no doubt, there were elements within the Indian government who were in the loop the entire time.Years of trips to South Asia, Pakistan for militant training, recon trips to Mumbai, and multiple tips from people who knew him, and nothing is followed up on. The moment he becomes active in Europe, law enforcement goes ballistic.
Lives all over the world are threatened by terrorists, not just in the West. I wish that American law enforcement could value all human life equally. After all, six American lives were snuffed out in India due to prioritizing “intelligence gathering”. I agree that Pro Publica has brought some very interesting facts to light with the series of reports they have published on this matter. However, since they lack the courage to draw the obvious inferences that these disturbing facts point to, and by making repeated references to the far less plausible explanation that Headley went “rogue” on his handlers - in the end Pro Publica becomes the unwitting conduit for media misdirection by the very elements who engineered the attacks in the first place.

Shyamal Barua
Kolkata, India
5/D-120
Nov 28, 2011
09:58 PM

Headly was adouble agent . USA Agency knew but were as usual casual to Indian Terror problems.

a k ghai
mumbai, India
4/D-28
Nov 28, 2011
06:25 AM

 Our media can't make documentary like this because most of them are commercial

and Doordarshan is unimaginative. PBS is supported by public contribution and funded

by charity foundations. They don't feel obliged to attract large audiance and stoop to 

the lowest common denominator as commerical ones do.

David Coleman Headley is definitely a sociopath. He should spend rest of his life

in prison and mercifully he won't do any more damage.

sajid khan
Providence, United States
3/D-11
Nov 27, 2011
02:16 AM

Good documentary. How a patent liar and opportunist such as David headley could be trusted by so many American agencies is a mystery.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
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