Domiphen Bromide | 02.07.2007 17:18 | Terror War
If a Jordanian al Qaeda link is established/fabricated (and given the sloppiness of the attacks the involvement of real al Qaeda commander would be difficult to believe), it will likely point to this guy:
He was closely tied to the Al-Muhajiroun and the so-called Finsbury Park al Qaeda cell and is believed by some journalists to have been brought to the UK by Hm Gvt. with the explicit task of recruiting mujahadin for the Balkans. He was a cohort of Abu Hamzu and Aswat- all three are believed to be the real brains/fixers behind 7/7. There is indecision whether or not, as with his close colleagues, his role was double agent or flat out MI5/6/CIA asset.
After 7/7 there seems to have been a bit of a fall out of sorts, but the backlash was rather half-hearted if not downright suspicious.
In the course of Operation Crevice he was allowed to skip the country and his re-entry from Jordan was blocked. Aswat was also conveniently unobtainable and Blair seemingly blanked an offer of extradition when the US picked him up. Abu Hamza was prosecuted under newly cooked up "religious hatred", the theory being, so as to avoid terrorism charges that could have brought to light his relationship with the intelligence community.
Make of it what you will, but a Jordanian angle to this will be controversial.