BC never said directly to me "I'm not a dealer but an intelligence officer", but I knew it then after all those months, and I think he wanted me to know. I decided to help him, to be in his party. I also hoped that later he could help me to get out of that hell. We had to trust each other. I told him about Taylor, Bah, a mysterious Pakistani girl that was taking lots of diamonds from the hideout in Monrovia, about Nassour - a new gun supplier that asked for doubling the size of diamonds mining. I described him a man I met that I thought was related to Hezbollah. The other day BC showed me a copy of Newsweek page and said it was Imad Fayez Mugniyah, a high-ranking member of Hezbollah, now he is in West Africa, but ,unfortunately, I couldn't recognize Fayez. However, I saw some familiar faces in the picture opposite, they were Ben Sali and Ali Ben, I took them few days before from the airport to the diamond field. Bah said that from then on all the diamonds will be sold to them. They left their phone numbers in Belgium and Pakistan, I noted them down personally in a notebook. BC linked up diamond trade with Al-Qaeda, then that was a great turning point, as nobody had ever suspected that. It was like doing jigsaw puzzles. No intelligence services around the world didn't know that Ben Sali and Ali Ben were only pseudonyms, said BC, in fact they were Ahmed Ghailani and Fazul Abdulah Mohammed, Al-Qaeda secret agents and leaders in Africa, who took part in terrorist attacks on US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998. Fazul was the brain of the Kenyan terrorist cell, he also bought the truck that crashed with the explosives at the embassy in Dar es Sallam.
BC wanted to confirm my information and decided to meet with RUF leaders who had contacts with Al-Qaeda agents, and simply ask if they knew those people. That was risky but I made him an appointment in Cape Sierra, a crumbling hotel in Freetown. Six RUF leaders were waiting for us in a small room and in the corridor outside a 10-year boy with Kalashnikov was keeping a lookout. The leaders were at our age, some even younger, and though it was midnight, they were wearing sunglasses. They were lying on the sofa and drinking beer, I think they were bit high, I think they wanted to impress BC they were important. They started to show off with their connections, two of them started talking about Ben Sali and Ali Ben; Then BC showed them the pictures, they didn't even ask why he was interested in that.