Some ally. Some terror opponent. From AP, with thanks to Teri:
ALBANY, N.Y. – An FBI sting operation that used a purported assassination plot against a Pakistani diplomat to snare two leaders of an Albany mosque has drawn complaints from Pakistan, which issued a protest Tuesday.
An FBI informant who said he was an arms dealer asked the two suspects to launder money from the sale of a shoulder-fired missile that would be used to kill Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations, according to the federal complaint.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Masood Khan on Tuesday condemned the FBI sting operation, saying it was bizarre and dangerous.
“This has increased our ambassador’s and our mission’s vulnerability … and could have endangered the life of our ambassador,” Khan said in a statement. He said Pakistan had filed a protest with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.