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Could Baitullah Mehsud be CIA’s intelligence asset?

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

Nicholas Schmidle, who was recently expelled from Pakistan for writing a detailed report in the NY Times on the tribal areas and the NWFP, has today written in the Washington Post: “Foreign journalists are barred from almost half the country; in most cases, their visas are restricted to three cities — Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. In Baluchistan province, which covers 44 percent of Pakistan and where ethnic nationalists...

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The ‘war on terror’ licenses a new stupidity in geopolitics
Jan31

The ‘war on terror’ licenses a new stupidity in geopolitics

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

The language loved by Bush and Musharraf has translated into a global disaster bringing death and misery to millions Simon Jenkins The Guardian, Wednesday January 30, 2008 Nothing and nobody can stop bombs going off. No citizen, no police force, no army, no government and no global military alliance can prevent a determined suicide bomber from blowing himself up. It will happen and innocent people will die as a result, horribly, as...

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White House, London, NY my targets: Baitullah Mehsud

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

From the Daily Times: [Note: The Daily Times has the unique (or conspicuous) distinction of publishing stories that (i) Baitullah Mesud had threatened Benazir Bhutto before she arrived in Karachi on Oct. 18, 2007 (strongly denied by Mehsud) and (ii) he was behind her assassination. Now it scores another first by reporting this 'alleged' interview in which he by threatening to attack the White House, provides yet another excuse to Bush...

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Retired Pakistani General Chisti levels grave allegation

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

  RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AFP) — A retired Pakistani General who opposes President Pervez Musharraf said he would “not be surprised” if Musharraf had engineered terror attacks to manipulate his image in the West. Former Lieutenant General Faiz Ali Chishti heads the influential Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society, which last week issued a blunt open letter signed by more than 100 senior officers calling on Musharraf to quit.The...

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Al Qaeda and the “War on Terrorism”
Jan26

Al Qaeda and the “War on Terrorism”

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

By Professor Michel Chossudovsky The following text was first published in Italian in: Giuletto Chiesa (Editor), Zero, Perché la versione ufficiale sull’ 11/9 è un Falso  [Zero: Why the Official Version on 9/11 is a Falsehood], Piemme, Casale Monferrato, 2007.   Introduction   One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. The “outside enemy” personified by Osama bin Laden is...

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Between the ‘Militants’ and the “Military”
Jan23

Between the ‘Militants’ and the “Military”

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

President Pervez Musharraf, left, with Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who succeeded Mr. Musharraf as chief of the army last year. General Kayani previously led the ISI, Pakistan’s premier military intelligence agency.   By Carlotta Gall and David Rohde  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s premier military intelligence agency has lost control of some of the networks of Pakistani militants it has nurtured since the 1980s, and is now suffering...

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The farce of arrest of key suspect in Bhutto’s murder plot

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

This is completely a banana republic. The state agencies engineer, manufacture, and release stories. The clueless, helpless, incompetent or simply timid media persons mostly report without questioning, probing and investigating. Now we are being fed this lie about a 15-year old boy as a ‘key suspect.’ Why announce an arrest if there is any serious intent to arrest members of a ‘cell’? Why alert other members of...

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Intelligence officials on both sides of the Atlantic question al Qaeda role in Bhutto killing
Jan18

Intelligence officials on both sides of the Atlantic question al Qaeda role in Bhutto killing

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

By Larisa Alexandrovna   Scotland Yard says they’re not investigating assassin The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto last December may never be solved, because Pakistani officials refused to demand an autopsy and hosed away evidence at the scene of her killing. Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, President Bush, CIA Director Michael Hayden, and news reports have all claimed that al Qaeda was...

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Arab News Editorial: Everything he (Bush) touches turns to dust and ashes

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

The following is a must read for Musharraf and all political leaders!  Arab News Editorial:  Cynicism With Reason  January 12, 2008 We ought to be celebrating President George Bush’s declaration that a Palestinian state is “long overdue”. We ought to be positively over the moon about his newly discovered belief that the Palestinian people “deserve it”. We should be excited by his call for an end to the Israeli occupation, all the more...

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Al Qaeda killed Benazir? Sunday Times story is a MI6 plant, dutifully carried by irresponsible elements in Pakistani media

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

Today, some Pakistani papers have carried the Sunday Times story by Christina Lamb. The story acknowledges that the Brtish police team’s manadate is not to investigate who killed Benazir but how she was murdered. However, it goes on to state that the ‘evidence amassed by Scotland Yard detectives points towards Al Qaeda militants being responsible for the assasination.” What a piece of nonsense is this? What evidence?...

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911 was a CIA job, Former Italian President Cossiga: The farce of the War on Terror

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

By Wayne Masden (www.opednews.com) In November 2007, Cossiga said that 9/11 was an “inside job” carried out by elements of the CIA and Mossad (http://www.nowpublic.com/crime/ex-italian-president-9-11-inside-job). Furthermore, Cossiga (Italy’s president 1985-1992) said that one of the more recent Bin Laden videotapes, which threatened former right-wing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was a fake produced at...

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Wheat crisis becoming an election issue as rangers take control of flour mills

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

ISLAMABAD – AFP Queuing for hours to buy bread for his family, Liaqat Ali dismisses the US-led “war on terror” as an election issue come crucial February 18 polls-for him it’s all about flour.                                  On top of suicide bombings and Islamic militancy culminating in the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto last month, Pakistan is in the grip of a wheat shortage.  In a country...

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There was a cover up of 911 investigation, Commission members concede
Jan13

There was a cover up of 911 investigation, Commission members concede

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

  January 2, 2008 Op-Ed Contributors By THOMAS H. KEAN and LEE H. HAMILTON   Washington MORE than five years ago, Congress and President Bush created the 9/11 commission. The goal was to provide the American people with the fullest possible account of the “facts and circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001” — and to offer recommendations to prevent future attacks. Soon after its creation, the...

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Security analysts who talked (around early December 2007) of US ‘chatter’ about getting Benazir Bhutto killed

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

Ahmed Quraishi who is a presenter for the government TV channel, is  believed by some to be a mouth piece of the secret forces within the establishment.  The following sentences from an article he published on December 12, 2007 need to be investigated by international agencies for his “sources”, specifically those Pakistani security analysts who told him about the “chatter” of getting Benazir Bhutto killed....

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