- Oct 10, 2009
"The most important partner in the fight against terror indeed"Willie Brigitte was trained by Pakistan military
From: The Daily Telegraph December 02, 2009 12:00AM
WHEN Willie Brigitte was sent to Pakistan for terrorist training, he thought his identity would be safe.
A fair assumption, since it has just been revealed it was rogue elements in Pakistan's own army that trained, armed and deployed him to Australia to carry out a terrorist attack.
British and US intelligence agencies are understood to be taking a belated interest in the Brigitte case, with revelations by now retired French investigative judge Jean-Louis Brugiere that secret evidence not revealed in open court during Brigitte's trial showed complicity in terror plots by a significant number within Pakistan's military.
It also showed the extraordinary lengths they went to conceal to Western allies their identities as double agents.
Brigitte was sent to Pakistan for military training in 2001 and spent four months with the al-Qaeda-backed Lashkar-e-Toiba group in the Punjab mountains learning to handle explosives.
He was also given counter-terrorist training and learnt how to keep a low profile as a sleeper agent, before he was given his first mission to run false passports for deployed terrorist assassins in Afghanistan. In 2003 he was deployed to Sydney and linked up with members of an already established terror cell.
Transcripts from in-camera evidence in his 2007 trial reveal Pakistan security forces supplied trainers and arms to Lashkar-e-Toiba extremists as they trained hundreds of foreign operatives in a complex in the mountains.
When CIA officers came to inspect the complex, believing it to be a Pakistan military outpost, troops on the ground were given 24 hours notice to move Brigitte and dozens of other foreign terrorists-in-the-making 4500m up the mountains. Their presence at the camps was concealed.
One army/LET officer Brigitte met was called Sajid and it is he who sent the French national to Sydney to link up with an already established terror cell. It is Sajid who British M15 now suspect has plotted - and is still plotting - a terror attack in Britain.
There is an Interpol warrant for his arrest as well as a number of Pakistan military and intelligence officers identified as terrorists.
Willie Brigitte was trained by Pakistan military | The Daily Telegraph