Pakistan

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

OpEdNews

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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.

Victor Bout, Rich B, GWOT, Pakistan and Much More – Additions as of April 5, 2008

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.

BCCI and Terrorism Finance – Additions to 9/11 Timeline as of March 23, 2008

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.

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major political opponent of Musharraf assassinated

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".

article:
http://www.rawstory.com/news/mochila/Assassination_poses_dilemma_for_US_12272007.html

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

Think Progress
Tuesday November 6, 2007

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/11/05/musharraf-freedom/

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.

Watch it:

Updated: ISI and The Wire Transfers of 9/11

Crimes of the State Blog
http://crimesofthestate.blogspot.com/
(Revised 5/22/07)

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?" [1]

U.S. Looks At Plan To Oust Musharraf

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

Source: theaustralian.news.com

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.

Do you know David Frum?

DFrum@aei.org

http://www.davidfrum.com/

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...

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Dear David!

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...

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,461225,00.html

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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...
Eat this:

Operation 9/11 and General Musharraf's Half Truth

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.

9/11 'paymaster' back in court, may be cleared of Pearl's death

9/11 'paymaster' back in court, may be cleared of Pearl's death
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...

Pakistan, the CIA, and the 9/11 Paymaster

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. ..."