Somebody ought to at least ask this Gul what he thinks of the fact that one of his predecessors, Mahmud Ahmed, was with Congressman and later CIA director Porter Goss and Senator and Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Bob Graham in Washington discussing Osama bin Laden when 9/11 occurred, and of the possibility that Ahmed was the one who ordered $100,000 to be sent to Mohammed Atta.
India's 9/11. Who was Behind the Mumbai Attacks?
Washington is Fostering Political Divisions between India and Pakistan
by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, November 30, 2008
The Mumbai terror attacks were part of a carefully planned and coordinated operation involving several teams of experienced and trained gunmen.
The operation has the fingerprints of a paramilitary-intelligence operation. According to a Russian counter terrorist expert, the Mumbai terrorists "used the same tactics that Chechen field militants employed in the Northern Caucasus attacks where entire towns were terrorized, with homes and hospitals seized". (Russia Today, November 27, 2008).
The Mumbai attacks are described as " India's 9/11".
The attacks were carried out simultaneously in several locations, within minutes of each other.
Not sure what this means... posting for posterity
Pakistan closes ISI political wing
Islamabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Pakistan has closed the political wing of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Online news agency reported Thursday.
“The political wing of ISI has been closed,” a statement issued by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s office said late Wednesday night.
The prime minister hoped the move “would further improve the effectiveness of ISI as one of the premier institutions of the national security apparatus of the country”, said the statement.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday confirmed media reports that the political wing of the ISI had been disbanded, describing it as a positive development.
A number of retired ISI officials have admitted in recent media interviews that the agency had a role in influencing several elections in recent years, Online said.
By Philip Sherwell in New York and Massoud Ansari in Islamabad
Last Updated: 12:20AM BST 28 Sep 2008
The Pentagon has ordered that raids on suspected terrorist targets within Pakistan be stepped up to pressurise al-Qaeda leaders and distract them from preparing attacks on American targets elsewhere.
"The aim is to disrupt their scope for planning and keep their leaders on the move so that it is more difficult for them to co-ordinate complicated plots," a senior US intelligence official told The Sunday Telegraph.
The operations launched from neighbouring Afghanistan have led to sharply increased tensions with Pakistan's armed forces since President George W.Bush recently authorised assaults involving "boots on the ground" without prior approval by Pakistan's government, a supposed US ally.
Pakistan Invades America --
By M. Junaid Levesque-Alam
17/09/08 "MRZine" -- -- The U.S. State Department lodged a sharp protest over ongoing Pakistani missile strikes and ground raids today, saying the Islamic Republic was violating American sovereignty.
"We will try to convince Pakistan . . . to respect [the] sovereignty of the United States -- and God willing, we will convince," State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters.1
The controversy stems from the Pakistan Army's recent decision, leaked in a prominent Pakistani newspaper, to mount intensifying air attacks and new ground assaults against extremists hiding in American safe havens across the ocean.
American papers reported that under the new policy, the Pakistani military will no longer seek America's permission in killing Americans, but will inform American diplomats about these killings as a friendly gesture between close allies.2
Hand-Off to Obama?
Crimes of the State
The Washington Post, today,1 has done a pretty good job of encapsulating the fraudulent "war on terrorism" without actually calling it a fraud. One would have to be in-the-know to understand the implications, but they are there if one is willing to study the article.
"There has been no confirmed trace of bin Laden since he narrowly escaped from the CIA and the U.S. military after the battle near Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in December 2001, according to U.S., Pakistani and European officials."
That's a pretty strong statement. No "trace?"
Analysis by Gareth Porter*
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (IPS) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation Monday brings to an end an extraordinarily close relationship between Musharraf and the George W. Bush administration, in which Musharraf was lavished with political and economic benefits from the United States despite policies that were in sharp conflict with U.S. security interests.
It is well known that Bush repeatedly praised Musharraf as the most loyal ally of the United States against terrorism, even though the Pakistani military was deeply compromised by its relationship with the Taliban and Pakistani Islamic militants.
What has not been reported is that the Bush administration covered up the Musharraf regime's involvement in the activities of the A. Q. Khan nuclear technology export programme and its deals with al Qaeda's Pakistani tribal allies.
[NOTE: In a criminal lapse of journalistic memory, these revelations are presented as something new. No history of Pakistani ISI sponsorship of terrorist attacks is given to the readers. No ties to 9/11, to Pakistani ISI chief Mahmoud Ahmad, or other relevant information is provided.
Need I remind readers (as NY Times does not) that we've been shovelling several BILLION dollars per year over to the Pakistan regime since 9/11/01, basically to maintain this status quo situation (protecting terrorists so as to provide an endless, open-ended "war on terror" myth).
Too many low level US operatives found out about this blatant Pakistani terror attack, and monumentally stupid act of war against India, in order to keep it quiet and under wraps.]
There are numerous new entries about the 9/11 hijackers this week, in particular about their US visas, eleven of which were issued by the same+consular+official in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Alghamdi was issued a visa in Jeddah, but not interviewed, despite general+terrorism+concerns+at+the+consulate. Wail and Waleed Alshehri got new passports from a family+member in the Saudi passport office in October 2000 and used them to get US visas despite errors+on+their+applications.
“We have to examine the 9/11 incident and a judiciary inquiry should be conducted as America is responsible for it,”
"“We have to examine the 9/11 incident and a judiciary inquiry should be conducted as America is responsible for it,” Senator Professor Khurshid Ahmed said. He said that America, Great Britain and Nato countries started the war against terrorism and engulfed the whole world. He said America should change its foreign policy regarding terrorism, adding war strategy of America, Britain and Nato countries had badly failed in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Afghan poppy income funding terrorists
By NAVEED BUTT submitted 1 day 10 hours ago
ISLAMABAD - Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production Nisar Memon has said that poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has increased during the last few years and its income is being utilized by terrorists to purchase modern and sophisticated weapons.
He expressed these views in a meeting with an 8-member delegation of British House of Commons Defence Select Committee at the Parliament House here on Monday.
The majority of new entries this week deal with Pakistan and its relations with al-Qaeda after 9/11. The Pakistani government allowed+al-Qaeda+and+the+Taliban+to+regroup in its tribal region, which was assisted by the US's failure to fund reform+of+Islamist+education in Pakistan and to monitor+Taliban+strongholds. Suicide bombings dramatically+increased+in+Afghanistan starting in 2004, partly because one top militant leader was allowed to operate+openly+in+Pakistan, and a detainee released form Guantanamo became an important+Taliban+leader.
“We Can’t Afford to Let Them Spill the Beans”
Sibel Edmonds on Marc Grossman
by Gary Leupp / January 28th, 2008
I am not one to easily embrace conspiracy theories, and in particular have found the idea that 9-11 was somehow an inside job too incredible for serious consideration. On the other hand, there are some very fishy aspects to some officials’ behavior pertaining to the attacks. Justin Raimondo has made a very good case for the fact that Mossad agents posing as “Israeli art students” were tracking al-Qaeda operatives in the U.S. before 9/11.
Many of the new entries this week deal with Pakistan. President Pervez Musharraf expressed his public+support+for+the+Taliban in May 2000, and the ISI then assisted an autumn+offensive by the Taliban. After taking office, the Bush administration was slow+to+develop a new policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, and only gave Pakistan vague+warnings about its links with Osama bin Laden three months before 9/11. After the attacks, Richard Armitage made his disputed+"stone+age"+comment, but the ISI secretly+advised+the+Taliban to resist the US-led invasion.
US Planes and Choppers Cross Pak Border, Violating Air Space Aiding In Battle Against Rebel Forces By Muhammad Khurshid
Between this story and the one I saw on MSNBC news this morning tying together N. Korea with an aerial photo of a supposed nuclear facility of some sort in Syria, well . . . seems like something's up to further along the neocons' pre-planned agenda to get into Iran & Syria by way of Iraq . . . and create all-hell in the Middle East. But maybe just another coincidence. Betsy
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_muhammad_080424_is_this_the_begi...
April 24, 2008
US Planes and Choppers Cross Pak Border, Violating Air Space Aiding In Battle Against Rebel Forces:
By Muhammad Khurshid
US-led NATO forces, Pakistani troops and militants have started exchanging fire in Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border. The clashes, which claimed the live of dozens of people, have created great terror and fear in the areas. This time the coalition against terrorism is in disarray as NATO forces and Pakistani troops also exchanged firing.
This week was a very busy week for the 9/11 Timeline, and dozens of new entries were published. New material, and a new chapter, has been added to cover superstar arms dealer Victor Bout, who was assisted by a former+US+intelligence+officer, was known to the CIA as supplier to the Taliban+and+al-Qaeda+before+9/11, and is said to have transported heroin out of Afghanistan. He sold+aircraft to the Taliban and the US created+a+team+of+catch+him+in+1999, but the Bush administration lost+interest+in+apprehending+him. Instead, he was hired to help US in Iraq, not once, but repeatedly. Whilst supporting the US in Iraq, he also supported Islamic+militants+in+Somalia and Hezbollah, but was finally arrested last month.
Most entries added to the 9/11 Timeline this week deal with terrorism finance in general and the criminal Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in particular. Between 1979 and 1991, the US government received over+700+tips about criminal activities by BCCI, which repeatedly+saved+Pakistan+from+financial+ruin and funneled money to A.+Q.+Khan's+nuclear+program, but essentially ignored all 700 of them. BCCI dominated the supply chain of CIA+supplies+and+weapons+for+the+Afghan+mujaheddin and was also used by the CIA to pay 500+British+informants and for another slush+fund, of which the CIA failed to notify US customs. The NSC gained a clear+picture of BCCI's criminal activities from CIA reports, but a US+senator+was+kept+in+the+dark+about+them. The Pakistani government allowed drug+traffickers to use BCCI, which was linked to Osama+bin+Laden, and a huge+munitions+explosion towards the end of the Soviet-Afghan war hid the fact that that money for the mujaheddin was being diverted to A. Q. Khan.
Elsewhere in terrorism finance, an address book recovered in a raid linked an al-Qaeda operative to a Saudi+billionaire, the IIRO and the Muslim World League are part of the Saudi+government according to testimony, and Persian+Gulf+sheikhs+ allegedly gave bin Laden US$ 50 million in a handy single transfer in 1999. The government of Saudi Arabia refused to help capture a key Hezboallah figure in 1996, made little+effort to fight terrorism financing before 2002, and was still not properly overseeing+charities in 2007. In addition, militant operatives were told to use a prominent+Saudi+bank and a known terrorism financier was removed from UN and US blacklists when he+promised+not+to+do+it+anymore.
Imam Anwar Al Aulaqi, an associate of Khalid+Almihdhar+and+Nawaf+Alhazmi, was inexplicably+allowed+to+leave+the+US in 2002, and arrested and let+go in Yemen in 2007. The US finally determined he was linked to al-Qaeda in 2008.
Miscellaneous new entries include the US monitoring a "very+important+source" in Sudan around the time of the 1998 embassy bombings, but letting two+of+the+apparent+bombers+escape. A 1994 US intelligence report concluded Islamic+militants+would+take+power+in+Egypt, fighters were not ready to launch on 9/11 from Syracuse+air+base even after 10:00 a.m., the CIA tested an al-Qaeda training camp for chemical+weapons in 2001, and an attack on oil+facilities+in+Yemen was foiled in 2006. Finally, Presidents Reagan and Bush facilitated the Islamic bomb by repeatedly+and+falsely+certifying Pakistan did not have a nuclear weapons program, despite knowing that it did.
A major figure in the party opposing Pakistani President and likely 9/11 insider Musharraf was killed today by a lone gunman wearing an explosive vest. Some 15-20 others were killed and many more wounded. Some sources are reporting that Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility, which might actually make sense since Musharraf (along with Donald Rumsfeld) helped thousands of Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters escape Afghanistan in November of 2001 in what Sy Hersh dubbed "the airlift of evil". We should keep a close eye on this and see who turns out to have aided this "lone gunman".
From Good Morning America
What about the 911 P.A.T.R.I.O.T. ACT?!!! White House Tells Musharraf: Never ‘Restrict Constitutional Freedoms’ To Fight Terror
White House Tells Musharraf: Never ‘Restrict Constitutional Freedoms’ To Fight Terrorism
Tuesday November 6, 2007
During today’s White House press briefing, spokeswoman Dana Perino condemned Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of “emergency rule” in Pakistan. She said that the administration is “deeply disappointed” by the measure, which suspends the country’s constitution, and believes it is never “reasonable” to “restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism”:
Q: Is it ever reasonable to restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism?
MS. PERINO: In our opinion, no.
Someone posted this on 911Blogger.com recently:
"who benefitted from 9/11? al-queada? al- who? no, i don't think so. patsystan, umm i mean, pakistan? you've got to be kidding."
U.S. - Pakistan Military Relationship Is "Robust" - Study
Billions In Aid, With No Accountability
Pakistan Largest Recipient Of U.S. Anti-Terror Funds: Report
U.S. Pays Pakistan $1B A Year To Fight Terrorism, Whether They Do Or Not
Fmr. Pakistani Prime Minister Asks Govt To Account For $5B In Aid Received After 9/11
PM: Pakistan To Get $5B Foreign Investment This Year
U.S. Has Given Pakistan $10B In Aid Since 9/11
Crimes of the State Blog
Many people don't understand or choose not to believe that evidence exists of multiple wire transfers in excess of $100,000 to alleged "lead hijacker" Mohammed Atta prior to 9/11, and that these wire transfers are linked to the then head of Pakistani intelligence (ISI). This has blatantly been covered up by the Bush regime, by the Congressrional Joint Inquiry, and by the 9/11 Commission, which this article will clearly show.
This is a complex area, and is clearly the subject of a vigorous disinformation campaign. Many aliases have appeared in US newspapers which don't correlate to the names given in previous reports regarding: just who IS this "Al Qaeda paymaster?" 
I think it's interesting that Musharraf is no longer the ally in the "War On Terror" that he used to be. I also think it's interesting how the United States can arbitrarily decide to do what it wants with Pakistan's leadership. I also think it's interesting that Musharraf came out with this interesting tidbit just 6 months ago:
"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." - Jon
Bruce Loudon, South Asia correspondent
March 14, 2007
THE US has indicated for the first time that it might be willing to back plans by elite echelons of the military in Islamabad to oust Pervez Musharraf from power, as the Pakistani President was beset by major new difficulties over his attempts to sack the country's chief justice.
This guy was responsible for the term "axis of evil", an evil genius, isn't he?
Yesterday he gave an interview with German newsmagazine Spiegel Online.
(german: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,461225,00.html )
(english: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,461225,00.html )
He admits the biggest mistake back in 2001 was to left Pakistan and Saudi Arabia off the hook for their terror-involvement.
But then he goes on with only bla bla bla about the reason why.
So I decided to sent him an encouraging e-mail to help him onto his feet...
I have read your interview in the german news magazine Spiegel Online with reporter Georg Mascolo.
You ask, why Saudi-Arabia and Pakistan were not on the table back in 2001.
What utter nonsense to pretend you do not know the truth.
But we do...and we'll hold you accountable...
The US commited an inside job with 911, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia both played roles in setting up the patsies. Under the control of western intelligence...
Operation 9/11 and General Musharraf's Half Truth
By Abid Ullah Jan
Al-Jazeerah, January 22, 2007
General Pervez Musharraf has partially admitted to some facts in his book. For example he admitted that Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was trapped in the case of kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, was actually the British secret Agency MI6’s agent and had executed certain missions on their behest before coming to Pakistan and visiting Afghanistan to meet Osama and Mullah Omar.
What General Musharraf tries to evade here is the role Omar Saeed Sheikh has played for the ISI, and more importantly the role he knowingly or unknowingly played in part of the complex operation 9/11. Omar Saeed Sheikh was used to frame the Taliban and particularly Arabs in Afghanistan or the impending 9/11 tragedy.
The American Monitor
Devlin Buckley, 12/14/06
After four and a half years of delays, a Pakistani court has once again resumed hearing the appeals of four men convicted for the kidnap and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
In 2002, the 9/11 ‘paymaster,’ Omar Sheikh, was sentenced to death for Pearl’s execution, while three others were sentenced to life in prison.
Omar, a suspected CIA asset who reportedly wired at least $100,000 to Mohammed Atta prior to 9/11, has never been charged for his alleged role in the terrorist attacks but has become infamous for his role in the Pearl case...
New article available at From The Wilderness regarding the alleged 9/11 'paymaster', Omar Sheikh, and his affiliations to Pakistani and Western intelligence agencies. FTW has made this article available to all nonsubscribers at my request. Short excerpt:
"...This suggests Pakistan is not only guilty of complicity in the 9/11 attacks, but is directly responsible for financing and coordinating the operation, which may explain why Musharraf chose to omit such pertinent information from his new book.
Moreover, there are several members of Musharraf’s own government, according to The Pittsburgh Tribune, who believe Omar Sheikh’s true power “comes not from the ISI, but from his connections with our own CIA.”21
Given Omar’s reported history, this certainly seems like a plausible explanation; and if true, it would establish a significant degree of U.S. government culpability for the 9/11 attacks. ..."
By Carol Rosenberg
U.S. military officials intend to charge Guantanamo Bay captive Khalid Sheikh Mohammed with the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, according to a Time magazine report.
U.S. officials have identified Mohammed as the al Qaida mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and President Bush has said he's a likely candidate for a war-crimes trial.
But the Pentagon's chief war-crimes prosecutor told The Miami Herald on Friday that the Time report may be premature; prosecutors are still studying the case files of Mohammed and 13 other so-called high-value detainees who were turned over to the military by the CIA.
Captured in Pakistan in March 2003, Mohammed had been held in secret CIA detention until his Labor Day transfer to the Guantanamo detention center at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.
[ 29 Sep, 2006 0251hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
WASHINGTON: A British analyst has stirred a hornet's nest by revealing that the United States is bankrolling Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf to the extent of $70-80 million a month, adding fuel to the dictator's incendiary visit to the West this month.
The unnamed analyst has made the disclosure in a British ministry of defence think-tank paper that has subsequently been disowned by London as "not representing the views of the MoD or the government."
While much attention has been drawn to the analyst's contention that Pakistan's spy agency ISI is supporting terrorism, the portion about the payola for Musharraf, as reported by BBC, has embarrassed Washington, which is already chafing from Musharraf's own disclosure that the US paid bounty money to the Pakistan government for handing over wanted Al Qaida terrorists.
"Musharraf knows that time is running out for him...at some point the US is likely to withdraw funding (and possibly even protection) of him estimated at $70-80 million a month," the analyst wrote, adding, "Without US funding his position will become increasingly tenuous."