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Some items on Pakistan/9/11 Connections

This from Paul Thompson at DemocraticUnderground.com;

Pakistan President Musharraf's new book is being serialized in the London Times. Here's a curious excerpt referring to Saeed Sheikh, one of the 9/11 paymasters, an ISI agent, and the killer of reporter Daniel Pearl:

"It is believed in some quarters that while Omar Sheikh was at the LSE he was recruited by the British intelligence agency MI6. It is said that MI6 persuaded him to take an active part in demonstrations against Serbian aggression in Bosnia and even sent him to Kosovo to join the jihad. At some point he probably became a rogue or double agent."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2374550,00.html

There have been other suggestions to this effect, that Saeed was a Western double agent. Note for instance this entry of mine:

1999: 9/11 Funder Offered Deal to Turn Informant
9/11 paymaster Saeed Sheikh, imprisoned in India from 1994 to December 1999 for kidnapping Britons and Americans, meets with a British official and a lawyer nine times while in prison. Supposedly, the visits are to check on his living conditions, since he is a British citizen. (Los Angeles Times, 2/8/2002) However, the London Times will later claim that British intelligence secretly offers amnesty and the ability to “live in London a free man” if he will reveal his links to al-Qaeda. The Times claims that he refuses the offer. (Daily Mail, 7/16/2002; London Times, 7/16/2002) Yet after he is rescued in a hostage swap deal in December, the press reports that he, in fact, is freely able to return to Britain. (Press Trust of India, 1/3/2000) He visits his parents there in 2000 and again in early 2001. (Vanity Fair, 8/2002; BBC, 7/16/2002; Daily Telegraph, 7/16/2002) He is not charged with kidnapping until well after 9/11. Saeed’s kidnap victims call the government’s decision not to try him a “disgrace” and “scandalous.” (Press Trust of India, 1/3/2000) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review later suggests that not only is Saeed closely tied to both the ISI and al-Qaeda, but may also have been working for the CIA: “There are many in (Pakistani President) Musharraf’s government who believe that Saeed Sheikh’s power comes not from the ISI, but from his connections with our own CIA. The theory is that ... Saeed Sheikh was bought and paid for.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/3/2002)

Coincidentally, today there's also a UPI article that supports connections between the ISI and the 9/11 plot, with this same Saeed Sheikh as a pivotal character. This is old news but there are some new details sprinkled in here and there:

Armitage's interlocutor Sept. 13, 2001, was Gen. Mahmoud Ahmad, the pro-Taliban chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. At the time of 9/11, ISI had 1,500 agents distributed throughout Afghanistan. The Taliban regime was entirely dependent on the Pakistani lifeline.

At all times, Ahmad knew exactly where Osama bin Laden was located. His agents tracked his every move. ISI was also aware of the planning for 9/11. Gen. Ahmad was even accused of authorizing British-born Pakistani terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh to make a $100,000 transfer to Mohammed Atta, the operational chief of the 9/11 conspiracy, a charge that met vehement denials.

"Sheikh Omar," as he became known, was tried and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in 2002. But his ISI links spared him the gallows. There was little doubt some elements of ISI knew the outlines of the aerial plot against the U.S. and the evidence was turned over to the 9/11 Commission three days after its report had gone to press. It was never made public.

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060925-074525-1833r

So, if Saeed Sheikh was a key figure in the plot and may have been a British or US double agent at the same time, what does that mean?

(Thompson's entry ends...)

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In regard to the notion that Sheikh was MI6, researcher John Newman has also speculated about that;

This 28 year-old British national of Pakistani extraction left the prestigious London School of Economics in 1993 to hook up with Pakistani terrorists in Bosnia. After that he took up Jihad and trained in the terror camps in Afghanistan. In 1994 he tried to spring a terrorist leader from a jail in India, by luring an American and 3 Britons to locations where they were kidnapped, but the plot failed, and he ended up in jail instead, the hostages were rescued.

Pakistan’s Intelligence Service, (the ISI), paid for his lawyer, but he was never tried during his 5 years of incarceration. In 1995, five hostages, including an American, were killed in an attempt to spring Omar Saeed Sheikh from jail. An Indian citizen was murdered in 1999 when Al Qaeda and the ISI succeeded in freeing Saeed Sheikh by hijacking Indian Airlines flight 814.

Bin Laden immediately appointed Saeed Sheikh as a member of the Majis Al-Shura, the elite political council of Al Qaeda, and referred to Sheikh as his special son. No attempt was made to arrest him when he returned to Pakistan; the ISI gave him a home, and protection from the police. He lived openly and frequented swanky parties attended by senior government officials. US government sources told Newsweek he was a ‘protected asset’ of the ISI.

During his imprisonment there was no indictment and no trial in India, there were no indictments in Britain or the United States either. Despite his kidnapping of British citizens he was allowed to immediately travel to London… go figure.

On January 2nd, 2000 the British Foreign Office spokesman would only say that this was so because he was a British Citizen and had not been convicted of any offenses overseas. There was no conviction because there had been no trial, and Britain could have indicted and tried Said Sheikh if they’d wanted to, the fact is, they didn’t want to.

They waited until after a September 2002 conviction for the murder of Daniel Pearl, (most Americans know about this man), to ask questions of the Indian government about his connections with the first kidnapping.

The British press called this long delay a mystery, but the outraged families of Sheikh’s victims condemned it, and called their government’s decision a disgrace, and a signal to others to do the same.

The Americans did not act either. Even though he had kidnapped an American citizen in 1994, and another American had died in an attempt to break him out in ’95. These events led to no indictment in 1994, no indictment in ’95, and there was no indictment after the hijacking of flight 814 in 1999. The United States would wait until after the 9/11 attacks to take action, sealing an indictment of Saeed Sheikh for the 1994 kidnapping in November 2001.

The question is, why? Did the United States not indict Saeed Sheikh because he was a British informant?

Transcript in PDF form here;
http://www.house.gov/mckinney/20050722transcript.pdf

The thing is, Musharaff knows exactly who Sheikh is. A controlled asset of ISI, MI6 and "Al-Qaeda".

Re: 9/11 Press for Truth from OpEd News.com;

THE GREAT 9/11 COVERUP AND PAKISTAN CONNECTION

"We took an oath not to talk about it during the campaign, I think correctly so, to increase the capacity of that commission's report to be heard by the people's Congress. Now it's beyond the campaign, so the promise I had to keep this out of the campaign is over. Mr. President, you knew they were in the United States. You were warned by the CIA. You knew in July they were inside the United States. You were told again by briefing officers in August that it was a dire threat. Didn't do anything to harden our border security. Didn't do anything to harden airport security. Didn't do anything to engage local law enforcement. Didn't do anything to round up INS and the consular office, and say we have to shut this down, and didn't warn the American people. What did you do? Nothing so far as we can see ": Bob Kerrey - 9/11 Commissioner

So there it is ~ Bob Kerrey ,9/11 Commissioner, blows the lid off of the thoroughness of the Commission's report ~ confirming what many of us have suspected for some time ~ that the Cheney/Bush administration knowingly allowed the trade Center attack with the hope that they could use it as an excuse to implement their resulting Middle East neocon madness.

That would explain everything including George W Bush's famous seven minutes of inaction after learning of the attacks ~ he was not surprised and was waiting for instructions from his master ~ Darth Vader himself ~ Dick Cheney.

This whole setup and coverup has Dick Cheneys fingerprints all over it and who has been the most vociferous purveyor of 9/11 and Iraq war falsehoods and innuendos ~ Dick Cheney.

Watch this extremely well researched and riveting One Hour and Twenty minute film and you will realize that the real heros, who would not give up until they uncovered the Truth, were Mindy Kleinberg, Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza and Lori Van Auken ~ all were widowed by the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Continued...

This lends much more steam

This lends much more steam to the argument made in 911 press for truth. The victims families have the real in getting a new investigation.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1016720641536424083&q=911+press...

Debunkers?

Where are the debunkers...
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"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Where are the debunkers?

Good question.

Awaiting instructions about the current talking points from their masterminds?

Debunker reporting for duty!

First off-why would we trust anything Musharaf says or does? He has clearly been in the loop of the 9/11 conspirators. Anything he claims now can be seen as conspirator inspired damage control.

To wit: the idea that indeed there were these hijackers. that indeed they hijacked aircraft. that Bush knew about this plot and allowed it to go forward.

Yeah right.

What does Musharaff know about the explosives set in the twin towers? What does he know about the obvious demolition of building 7? What does he know about what actually hit the Pentagon?

Attempting to keep alive the idea of 19 Muslim hijackers and a grand Muslim conspiracy is key to the conspirators' damage control. People who want to know the whole truth about 9/11 should recognize the "Pakistan connection" distraction for what it is. The real perpetrators and masterminds did not have to rely on anyone "allowing it to happen". They MADE it happen. "They" include American neocons and their foreign allies. "They" includes Larry Silverstein, the most obvious profiteer from the criminal destruction of the WTC complex.

It's funny how some people continue to push LIHOP by any other name (i.e. Pakistani connection) I have been observing shills for quite some time, both online and in real life. They have both long been preparing the ground for some limited revelations involving a "let it happen" scenario. In real life, this meant countering arguments of direct complicity with the conciliatory "maybe they LET it happen, but I don't think they would be capable bla bla bla" as the fake middle ground between their associates who would argue against controlled demolition.

In other words, this bird has been a while in hatching, and now is no time to entertain silly notions of there actually having been hijackings that caused the destruction and death on 9/11. This gives a pass to all the real conspirators and also to those who faked their deaths by being listed on non-existent flights.

People seriously after 9/11 Truth know that this is a last ditch effort at damage control. No way, Jose. Not gonna happen. We know what you did that summer, and none of this crap is going to fly any farther than any other manufactured BS you've shoveled out since this went down. YOU are going down, not Pakistan.

The endgame has begun, don't fall for this desperate gambit when checkmate is at hand!

Nico?

Is that you?
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"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

actually not a no-planer thank you. but please feel free to

rebut! I certainly don't think Pakistan is the key to anything 9/11 related. involved, yes... key no!

Pakistani ISI is the key

I don't care how many people get sick of hearing it, ISI is the missing link, and the key that connects it all.

How does Ailverstein connect with Pakistan?

No, I think Silverstein being good friends with Netanyahu, the neocons dual loyalties, the Israeli spy ring pre-911, and the Mossad agents "documenting"the burning towers and celebrating do in fact point to a country other then Pakistan as the key to it all. Come one, folks, this ain't too hard to figure out. Was Pakistan and ISI involved? To some extent, in that they wired 100,000 to Mohammed Atta, and were meeting with Porter Goss and Bob Graham on 9/11. But cui bono? I believe India and Israel are working closely on this and having Pakistan take the heat for 9/11 sevres both their interests. It was indeed an Indian paper that broke the Atta transfer story. Plus, my local shills who have run the antiwar show and studiously discouraged any student interest into 9/11 are from guess where? India. VERY interesting stuff that's been going on in my parts.
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"Among the 'spider-man' skeptics are those who claim that no human can shoot web and stick to walls... They conveniently ignore the fact that he was bitten by a radioactive spider."

Daily Bugle editorial debunking the claims of spider-man deniers

We're All Wearing a Blue Dress Now

There are reports of ISI money helped the bad guys. It should be looked into. Though it does seem to be a bit convenient.

I wonder of some prosecutor somewhere could find some kind of criminal charge to go after the alleged ISI bag man in Pakistan.

Maybe some sort of civil suit by a victim.

I wonder if you could bring a class action suit, representing people killed on 911?

It looks like a planted lead, but remember the planted lead and any kind of cover up is traceable and prosecutable as well.

Hey jon davies and pomeroo, maybe we can agree on this issue, That would be awesome.

Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. ~ Jon Lithgow

LSE is in easy walking

LSE is in easy walking distance from m16 headquarters.

Saeed Sheikh recruited by CIA/MI6 during early 90s

It would appear that Saeed Sheikh was indeed an asset of Western intelligence.

The following except is from "How London brought terror on itself," written by Bahukutumbi Raman, a former high-level counterterrorism official in India, and published by the Asia Times Online on July 16, 2005:

"In the mid-1990s, the Pakistan-based jihadi group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HUM - previously known as the Harkat-ul-Ansar, HUA ) sent a contingent to help Bosnian Muslims in their fight against the Serbs. They were sent by the government of Benazir Bhutto at the request of the Bill Clinton administration. The contingent, which was raised and trained by Lieutenant General (retired) Hamid Gul, former director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), who himself used to visit Bosnia, included a large number of British Muslims of Pakistani origin.

According to estimates, about 200 Muslims of Pakistani origin living in the United Kingdom went to Pakistan, received training in the camps of the HUA, and joined the HUA in Bosnia with the blessings of London and Washington. Among them was Omar Sheikh, who went on to mastermind the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002."

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Note the HUM/HUA (mentioned above) was, according to a 2002 report by Raman, one of the groups given the "leadership role" by the CIA during the Afghan jihad of the 1980s.

The next excerpt is from "Britain now faces its own blowback," by former UK official Michael Meacher:

"During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, the US funded large numbers of jihadists through Pakistan's secret intelligence service, the ISI. Later the US wanted to raise another jihadi corps, again using proxies, to help Bosnian Muslims fight to weaken the Serb government's hold on Yugoslavia. Those they turned to included Pakistanis in Britain.

...One British Muslim of Pakistani origin radicalised by the civil war in Yugoslavia was LSE-educated Omar Saeed Sheikh. He is now in jail in Pakistan under sentence of death for the killing of the US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 - although many (including Pearl's widow and the US authorities) doubt that he committed the murder. However, reports from Pakistan suggest that Sheikh continues to be active from jail, keeping in touch with friends and followers in Britain.

...this is the same Omar Sheikh who, at the behest of General Mahmood Ahmed, head of the ISI, wired $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, the leading 9/11 hijacker, before the New York attacks, as confirmed by Dennis Lormel, director of FBI's financial crimes unit."

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As I am sure many herhere are already aware, Gen. Mahmood was in Washington DC the week of 9/11 for "mysterious meetings" at the Pentagon and National Security Council.

He also has reported connections to the 7/7 bombings and the trans-Atlantic 'liquid explosive' plot.