Did Jordanians Torture CIA Double Agent Khost Killer?
After his arrest and interrogation last January, family members said, Balawi appeared sullen and preoccupied. He stopped using the computer — to which he had seemed so tied.
“He came out a changed person,” his father said in an interview. “They should have left him alone. They should not have played with his mind.” He said his son would never have moved beyond rhetoric had he not been forced to leave Jordan.
This story just didn't feel right from the outset. The double agent was attending a meeting with CIA and Xe, (previously known as Blackwater), called by al Balawi. Further revelations indicated that the informant was not searched prior to entering the secure facility at Khost, and that the "agent" was making provocative anti-American jihadist type statements on his internet web site.
Allegations have been made that Jordanian agents threatened to end al Balawi's medical career, and could make matters difficult for his family, if he didn't go to Pakistan and gather intelligence for the American and Jordanian authorities.