Was It Al Qaeda?

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Was It Al Qaeda?

Pakistan's government was quick to blame Al Qaeda and the Taliban for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, but U.S. officials caution that it's too early to pin the blame on any group in particular.

By Mark Hosenball
Newsweek Web Exclusive
Updated: 7:04 PM ET Dec 28, 2007

U.S. experts believe that Islamic jihadists with possible connections to Al Qaeda are the most likely perpetrators behind Thursday's assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. But counter-terrorism officials warn that U.S. agencies believe it is still to early to pin the blame for the attack on any particular extremist group or faction.

Pakistan's government, led by long-time Bhutto antagonist (and Pakistani President) Pervez Musharraf, has already begun to accuse one specific Islamic militant leader of complicity in the assassination. On Friday, Pakistan's Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz claimed that his government had acquired an ''intelligence intercept'' in which Baitullah Mehsud, an alleged Al Qaeda leader based inside Pakistan, ''congratulated his people for carrying out this cowardly act.''

According to a purported transcript of the intercept reported by the Associated Press, Mehsud was in contact with an associate who described how "our men" had been present at the assassination. Mehsud supposedly replied: "It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her."

Two U.S. counter-terrorism officials, who asked for anonymity when discussing the ongoing investigation, said that U.S. agencies so far had no hard evidence to confirm the authenticity of the purported Pakistani intercept. Likewise, the officials said, there is no hard evidence to confirm the role of Mehsud or any other particular Jihadist leader--or any particular Jihadist group or faction--in the Bhutto attack.

By the same token, the officials said, U.S. experts believe that the assassination bears the hallmarks of an attack by jihadists of some kind. The officials noted that both before and after Bhutto's recent return to Pakistan from years of exile, her life had been the object of public threats by assorted militant groups and leaders, not least among them Ayman al-Zawahiri, the principal deputy to the fugitive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Essentially, the officials said, Bhutto's life had been under constant threat since her return to Pakistan; every time she went out in public she faced possible attack, and jihadist militants were a source of the most virulent threats.

One of the U.S. officials said that while hard evidence was at this point lacking, it is "entirely plausible" that a jihadist leader like Mehsud could have been involved in instigating or organizing the attack. Mehsud is described by the officials as one of the Taliban's most senior leaders inside Pakistan. He supposedly operates from loosely governed tribal areas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and is believed to be in contact with elements of the Al Qaeda central command, whose leaders, including Zawahiri and bin Laden, are believed to be hiding out in the same rugged region.

But as of late Friday, U.S officials do not regard Mehsud's role in the attack to be confirmed. They say that a whole panoply of jihadist groups or factions could have had roles--major or minor--in the assassination plot, ranging from the top Al Qaeda leadership to groups or cells of internal Pakistani jihadist groups, such as Lashkar e Taiba and Lashkar e Jhangvi, whose contacts with Al Qaeda central command are either murky or tangential.

U.S. officials at the moment seem to be at least generally sympathetic towards the efforts of Musharraf's government to investigate the assassination and are playing down suggestions from Bhutto's followers, amongst others, that the government might have had some complicity in the attack. On the other hand, U.S. officials also acknowledge that there may be validity to complaints from Bhutto supporters about apparently inadequate security precautions which had been set up in connection with her final, fatal public appearance.

Rawalpindi, the city where the assassination occurred, is a military town close to the national capital, Islamabad, where there have been several recent attacks which local authorities have attributed to Islamic militants. Musharraf was in his office at Army Headquarters in Rawalpindi in late October when one of the most recent suicide bombings there occurred.

Their implied message is that al-Qaeda are everywhere, so

continue being very afraid & give up more of your rights to let us fight them.

(Watch the Power of Nightmares free on Google videos to see how they frighten us.)

Yes, it is Al-Qaeda

With the blessings of the ISI.

Also known as Al-Ciada.

Tim Osman's bosses in Langley, Washington, Islamabad, Riyadh,Tel-Aviv etc.

I am sure the investors in the Carlyle Group have a say in this also.

The international team that carried out and covered up 911 are at it again.

Let us not forget the Al-Ciada in the Main Stream Media.

In 36 hours, 3 different stories have emerged on how she died.


Al-Ciada is the greatest cover used for false flag in a long time and in the eyes of our beloved big brother leaders is still a viable story to lull us into submission.

Now the question, remains, how easily fooled is the Amercian population.

When can we see that the Emperor really has no clothes.

Also see :
Bhutto No Ghandi - Made For TV Martyrdom

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it


When it gets blamed on Al-CIA-duh, it quickly fills the void and avoids much room for alternative explainations/theories/ideas/thought. I believe I read the Madrid 3/11 bombings were the same way. This is worth another look for stats.

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Many hands make light work!
Every day, every 11th!


is one of the best cover stories the Military Industrial Complex has for their covert operations for global domination.

It is all about control and expansion of power - be it military, financial or governmental.
Pakistan is another step in the fulfilment in long standing plans outlined in the Grand Chessboard.

Control of Central Asia is vital for any global empire and making sure no independent governments arise in that region is important.

At the end of the day, all roads to D.C. and her corporate sponsors / controllers.

We can be sure the open and secret investors in the Carlyle Group, the Saudi Royal Family, The Bin Ladin Group, Israelite intelligence and corporate assets have a say in Pakistan's destiny.

This is not over by any longshot and 911 is just one of the 1st shots fired for a global domination.

Its time for the sheep to get a reality check and wake up.

Their saviours are actually the real culprits.

Fox guarding the hen house.

Fox spinning 911 and the 911 Wars.

Al-Cia indeed is true.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

More Propoganda Bhutto Murder Closes Anti-Terror War Cycle

This is from Israelite intelligence website: http://debka.com/article.php?aid=1325
Careful reading will expose the agenda here with regards to 911 and the expansion on the war on terror.


Bhutto Murder Closes Anti-Terror War Cycle Bush Launched after 9/11

DEBKAfile Analysis: Bush presidency started with 9/11, winds down with al Qaeda’s most disastrous assault on the Western war on terror – the 27/12 murder of Benazir Bhutto

December 29, 2007, 10:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis

Pakistan soldiers in burning streets

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Washington’s chosen linchpin-to-be in Islamabad, was an unmitigated disaster for America’s war on al Qaeda and its jihadist allies in the key Pakistan-Afghan arena. The 27/12 murder closed a cycle sent spinning by al Qaeda’s 9/11 assault on America in the early days of President George W. Bush’s first term. It has left him clutching at thin air.

This single act of violence hit the West as US-led NATO forces suffer one setback after another in Afghanistan and Taliban and a Qaeda are in control of more than 75 percent of the country. It has done more harm than all the evil wrought against US forces by al Qaeda’s ace commander in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the two years before he was slain.

Al Qaeda left its fingerprints – but typically no trace of the perpetrators. To this day, the master plotters who launched 19 suicide killers against America on Sept. 19, have not been caught, any more than those who engineered the 2004 Madrid rail bombers or the 2005 London transport attacks. The string-pullers of the Bhutto assassination may never come to light.

For now, Western counter-terror agencies are on tenterhooks for a Osama bin Laden message promised in the next 24-48 hours, in which al Qaeda promises he will divulge its steps for salvaging “Iraq’s Muslim Caliphate,” an oblique reference to US military gains.

Bin Laden is expected to make some reference to Pakistan as well, since al Qaeda’s strategists do not see their jihad in terms of separate fronts, but as a single interlinked arena stretching across several regions.

Furthermore, they try never to gamble on a chancy target. Their spadework is lengthy and thorough, consisting of long surveillance to seek out chinks in Western armor, the exploitation of its blunders, advance intelligence-gathering and a strike that leaves no tracks.

Benazir Bhutto was easy prey. Pakistan’s army and Inter-Service Intelligence are rife with Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers. For more than a year, US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice bargained with President Pervez Musharraf on terms for a power-sharing deal that would bring the opposition leader back from her eight-year exile into heart of Islamabad politics.

No great strategic brain was needed to spot the glaring weakness in putting all of America’s eggs for reforming Pakistan’s political and military shortcomings into one basket. The same fallacy mars Rice’s Palestinian strategy: if Mahmoud Abbas is disposed of like Bhutto, US plans for the Eastern Mediterranean go up in smoke like its Asian arena.

Ahead of the Bhutto assassination, al Qaeda prepared follow-up actions in Iraq and Gaza.

Two major steps are revealed here by DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources:

1. The Fatah al-Islam commander Shaker al-Abessi was transferred to Iraq to spearhead a new offensive. Al Abessi commanded the four-month Fatah al-Islam confrontation with the Lebanese army from the Badr al-Nahr camp near Tripoli in the summer of 2007. The Lebanese army saved the day and the northern provinces from falling into the hands of this al Qaeda offshoot, only after the US stepped in with assistance and an infusion of weapons. Even then, it took a battle of wits between Adm. William Fallon, chief of US Central Command, and al-Abessi to beat him.

Even then, al Qaeda had the last word: On Dec. 12, Brig. Gen. Francois el-Hajj, the Lebanese officer who worked with Adm. Fallon, was assassinated.

Meanwhile, al Qaeda, hoping to build al-Abessi into a second al-Zarqawi, has sent him to establish the “Iraq Front,” a new body for recouping the organization’s trounced forces and turning the tables on the US army. His plan to transit the Syrian-Iraqi border with his top men shows how fragile and uncertain are Washington’s gains in securing joint Syrian-US control of the border.

2. A large body of the Fatah al-Islam rank and file was transferred from Lebanon to the Gaza Strip, apparently by sea. This week, they were in the thick of the Hamas-Jihad Islami missile and mortar offensive against Israel.

By these two steps, al Qaeda established support structures for its next two offensives in a region ranging from Afghanistan in the east to the Mediterranean in the west.

Osama bin Laden’s momentum after Benazir Bhutto was murdered might have been slowed had the Americans reacted rapidly with a combined US-Pakistan military assault on al Qaeda and Taliban strongholds in Pakistan and Afghanistan, on a scale comparable to the post-9/11 campaign. But neither army was ready. The day before the murder, Washington laid plans to boost its special forces presence in Pakistan in the course of 2008.

In an interview to the Voice of America, Adm. Fallon said: “What we’ve seen in the last several months is more of a willingness to use their regular army units along the Afghan border.” He added: …”and this is where I think we can help a lot in providing the kind of training and assistance and mentoring based on our experience with insurgencies recently and with the terrorist problem in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

This belated plan will have to be re-examined in the anti-Musharraf, anti-US climate prevailing in Pakistan after the Benazir Bhutto tragedy.

By pushing for elections to be held on Jan. 8 as scheduled, Secretary Rice is making the same mistake as before, when her democratic urge raised up the terrorist Hamas in a Palestinian election two years ago. Musharraf his holding his horses, waiting for Bhutto’s party to meet Sunday, Dec. 30, and decide whether to run or join the boycott declared by the rival Nawaf Sharif. Monday, the election commission convenes for its decision. This process cannot be foisted on Islamabad without risking increased violence directed against the president as an “American puppet.”

Musharraf was already on a downward slope before Bhutto’s death and his army was falling back in the war on Islamist extremists. DEBKAfile’s sources foresee this process accelerating and opening the way to the takeover by Taleban and al Qaeda of more parts of Pakistan.

Given this prospect, anxiety over the fate of Pakistan’s estimated 50-60 nuclear warheads is more acute. The Pentagon’s assurance Friday that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is secure under the control of the military would become meaningless if that military turns against the United States. An American operation to pluck that arsenal from terrorist clutches might be fought off by that same military.

In these circumstances, however badly they are needed for the war against al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq, US special forces will need to be permanently deployed within speedy reach of Pakistan’s nuclear stocks. A single bullet (or blast) has switched the spotlight on the world’s most dangerous nuclear threat from Iran to Pakistan.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

It would be a good trick if it was al Qaeda

Since there is no such thing as "al Qaeda".

That has already been well-proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

The person who sees absolutes and exhibits certitude, where a thoughtful person sees nuanced shades of meaning
and exhibits open-minded objectivity, should be questioned as to agenda and state of mind.


Only problem is that the folks in Congress, the Complicit MSM, the Executive, the Pentagon and just about every Bush-Clinton etc supporter out there still believe in the Al-Qaeda myth.

That numbers in the millions unfortunately especially if you include the large populations of Britaiin, Canada, France, Germany, Australia etc etc whose MSM propogates the Al-Qaeda myth.

Also much of the Arab world with Saudi Arabia spearheading it, also propogate the Al-Qaeda myth.

Al-Ciada has done a good job on a hegelian dialectic fooling the sheep worldwide.

As long the likes of FOX are guarding the hen house, Al-Qaeda exists.

For those who understand these words: By Way of Deception, thou shalt do War

Its a trick. A deception alright. We have not heard the last of it and they will strike again and again.

911 was not the last. London 7/7, Madrid 2004 were not the last. Neither is this.

For a myth, a trick, the terror and war is real.

It is up to us to enlighten the masses. Hopefully enough wake up to effect proper change.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Bhutto blames Musharraf

Bhutto blames Musharraf in pre-death email

Updated Fri. Dec. 28 2007 5:49 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Benazir Bhutto said in an email that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf should be held responsible for her death, a close friend said Friday.

Mark Siegel, a Washington lobbyist, said he received the email from Bhutto in October, a week after she survived an assassination attempt upon her return to Pakistan.

In the email, Bhutto said Musharraf should be held complicit in her death due to his refusal to meet safety requests she had made.

"Nothing will, god willing, happen," began the email sent to Siegel. "Just wanted you to know that, if it does ... I would hold Musharraf responsible."

Siegel, who co-wrote Bhutto's newest book "Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West," read the email to CTV Newsnet on Friday. He said he had promised to keep the message private until after her death.

On Thursday, a man charged her vehicle as it made its way through a crowd of supporters, shooting at her several times before detonating an explosive device he was wearing.

Siegel said Bhutto sent the email one week after returning to Pakistan on Oct. 18 to run in an election. Her Pakistan Peoples Party was expected to win the majority of Parliamentary seats.

A failed assassination attempt that killed 179 supporters during a celebration to mark her return prompted Bhutto to send him the message, he said.

Bhutto wrote that she had been made to feel insecure by Musharraf's "minions" and had not received the requested improvements to her security.

Siegel said she had been stopped from taking private cars with tinted windows and had not received radio jammers or four police escorts -- as she had requested.

On Newsnet, Siegel read the email, saying, "There is no way what is happening -- in terms of stopping me from taking private cars or using tinted window, or giving jammers or four police mobiles to cover all sides -- could happen without (Musharraf)."

Siegel said her request for four police escorts -- one on each side of her vehicle -- could have saved her life.

"If you saw the pictures from the assassination site yesterday, you would see if she did have those four vehicles on all sides, she would be alive today," he said.

The email was first revealed Thursday by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Siegel had sent Blitzer the email on Oct. 26, with the condition that he not report on it until after Bhutto's death. No other journalists were sent the email, Siegel said.