"Al-Qaeda is a 'Western-made' group". So says the Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Mujawar.
"Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians." So said the late Robin Cook, former UK Foreign Minister.
"Yemen orders US-born cleric found 'dead or alive'". So says the Associated Press.
Now we find out that there were "at least five cases in which US agencies were warned that David Coleman Headley, who became a central figure in the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, was training or working with Pakistani militants." We also read in the same story that "(i)n the seven years in which leads accumulated, Headley was not questioned or placed on a terror watch list, officials say." So, it turns out this guy was reported by his own wife to US authorities who did nothing. Not surprising considering he was a DEA agent at the time, and who knows what more.
What's the betting, that by using the CIA's own 'advanced interrogation techniques', I could make the radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and David Coleman Headley confess to being double agents for the US government?