For a year and a half, the U.S. government has been asking for the public’s help in finding Midhat Mursi al-Sayid ‘Umar, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri, a dangerous al-Qaida operative. But now intelligence officials admit to NBC News they were using a photo of a different man.
Abu Khabab is allegedly bin Laden’s expert on poisons. He was shown on a State Deparment “Rewards for Justice” Web site, with a $5 million bounty on his head.
But the photograph was of radical London imam, Abu Hamza Al-Masri.
But don’t worry if you’ve been on the lookout for the wrong man, because the CIA is pretty sure they blew him up in Pakistan.
These are the people we trust our safety to.