Daily Archives: December 28, 2007

Did Pakistan’s ISI Kill Benazir Bhutto?

Times Online | Dec 27, 2007

by Jeremy Page

The main suspects in Benazir Bhutto’s assassination are the Pakistani and foreign Islamist militants who regarded her as a heretic and an American stooge and had repeatedly threatened to kill her.

But fingers will also be pointed at Inter-Services Intelligence, the agency that has had close ties to the Islamists since the 1970s and has been used by successive Pakistani leaders to suppress political opposition.

Ms Bhutto narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in October, when a suicide bomber killed about 140 people at a rally in the port city of Karachi to welcome her back from eight years in exile.

That month, two militant warlords based in the lawless northwestern areas of Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan, had threatened to kill her on her return.

One was Baitullah Mehsud, a top militant commander fighting the Pakistani Army in South Waziristan, who has ties to al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taleban. The other was Haji Omar, the leader of the Pakistani Taleban, who is also from South Waziristan and fought with the Afghan Mujahidin against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

Ms Bhutto said after the attack that she had received a letter, signed by someone claiming to be a friend of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, threatening to slaughter her like a goat. But she also accused Pakistani authorities of not providing her with sufficient security, and hinted that they may have been complicit in the Karachi attack.

She indicated that she had more to fear from unidentified members of a power structure that she described as allies of the “forces of militancy”.

Analysts say that President Musharraf is unlikely to have ordered her assassination, but that elements of the Army and intelligence service stood to lose money and power if she became prime minister. The ISI includes some Islamists who became radicalised while running the American-funded campaign against the Soviets in Afghanistan and were opposed to her on principle. Saudi Arabia is also thought to have frowned on Ms Bhutto as being too secular and Westernised and to have favoured Nawaz Sharif, another former Prime Minister.

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Fulcrum of Evil : ISI-CIA-Al Qaeda nexus is another magnum opus from Maloy Krishna Dhar, author of best selling book Open Secrets : India’s Intelligence Unveiled. A real life intelligence operator, the author has unfolded hitherto unknown secrets, birth, growth, operations, network and tangential evolution of the International Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan from an intelligence agency to a terror-breeding tool and a fulcrum of evil. In wider global context, the author has traced the intricate connectivity between the ISI, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Royal Saudi Intelligence and Al Qaeda al Sulbah; International services Intelligence’s collaboration with Pakistan’s Islamist organizations and Al Qarda in promoting terrorism in the name of jihad in India, Afghanistan, USA, UK, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Uzebekistan, Xinxiang Uyghur Autonomous region, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Southern Thailand have been succinctly portrayed.

Pakistan’s troops ordered to ‘shoot protesters on sight’ as Bhutto lies buried next to her father

 
Pakistani soldiers patrol a street in Karachi. Pakistan pointed a finger at Al-Qaeda for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, as her body was taken to her ancestral home for burial and anger at her death erupted into deadly unrest.

Daily Mail | Dec 28, 2007

As Pakistan’s troops were told to “shoot protesters on sight” after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, her body was buried next to her father in her family village.

A procession of thousands of her supporters in Nau Dero signified the beginning of her funeral as she was laid to rest in the village of Garhi Khuda Baksh.

It is the same spot where her father, the former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was buried after he was hanged in a military coup.

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World media says Pakistan now in ‘nightmare scenario’

 

Supporters of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto protest against her assassination after setting a bank on fire in her home town of Larkana, December 27, 2007.
AFP | Dec 27, 2007

Fears of major unrest and civil war in nuclear-armed Pakistan were widely expressed by international media Friday after the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

“Bhutto’s killing threatens Pakistan with political chaos,” said the front-page headline in the International Herald Tribune.

The killing of the former premier, who had staged a political comeback after returning from exile to fight in elections next month “is a disaster for a country that is already flirting with state failure,” said the Financial Times, the British business daily.

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Ron Paul blasted by Bill Kristol on Fox News

“Maybe we should have Supreme Leader Bush. I kind of like the sound of that.”

– William Kristol

Ron Paul blasted by Bill Kristol on Fox News

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NBC4 investigates chemtrails over the San Bernardino mountains of California

If you don’t believe that weather modification is going on via chemtrails, look here:

H.R. 2995 [109th]: Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005


Chemtrail Weather Control – NBC4

Even though this bill (H.R. 2995) did not pass…, someone is still spraying Barium & Aluminum in our skies!

Rep. Mark Udall could not interest Congress with Bill H.R.2995, so he is trying again with Bill H.R.3445. Congressman Mark Udall just tweaked the wording a little on his latest attempt to modify our climate and health:

H.R. 3445: Weather Mitigation Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2007

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Angry Populace Burning British Surveillance Cameras

A sport with a bright future?

Wired | Dec 22, 2007

By Bruce Sterling

“Motorists Against Detection, the vigilante anti-speed camera group have announced a summer of MADness which will see them target for destruction all speed cameras in the UK. It’s now going to be a period of zero tolerance against all speed cameras, said their campaigns director Capt Gatso.”

“Capt Gatso, the group’s campaigns director, said: “We have completely pulled it out of the ground, it is now lying flat. You can see some of our handiwork posted on http://www.speedcam.co.uk.

“He added: In many areas the cameras have not saved one life – the statistics for road deaths haven’t gone down. In some areas they have actually gone up – in Essex, for instance, which has a high density of cameras there are more people being killed. We are now planning to target any and all cameras until the Government sees sense and rethinks its road safety policy. Before we had speed cameras we had the safest roads in Europe – since their introduction this is no longer true.”

The announcement will surprise many in road safety circles since the group has publicly declared it would not attack cameras outside schools or on high streets. But Capt Gatso said: We need to focus attention on what the cameras are about. We’ve said we wouldn’t attack the ones in built up and urban areas but that’s not where most of the cameras are. There are a lot of frustrated people among our members who have seen the number of cameras increase while road safety levels have fallen. Indeed, the only thing the cameras have done successfully is to reduce the number of traffic officers patrolling our roads and lose a lot of decent people their driving licences and their livelihoods.

“MAD is the UK’s only direct action anti-speed camera group and it’s been going since summer 2000. In that time they have taken out just over 1,000 cameras. Their membership who are normally law-abiding people – vary in numbers but there is a hard core of around 200 people throughout the UK who use Internet chat forums, encrypted email and pay as you go phones to keep in touch and plan campaigns.

“The group says it has perfected a new and quick way of destroying speed cameras which will enable them to destroy a roadside camera in just a few seconds…”.

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US war spending skyrocketing

Press TV | Dec 27, 2007

A US senator has estimated the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the so-called war on Terror at nearly $15 billion a month.

Sen. Ted Stevens said the growing cost of the war is approaching $ 15 billion a month with the Army spending $4.2 billion of that every month, The Washington Post reported.

Stevens, the high-ranking Republican in the Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, made the remarks in support of adding $70 billion to the omnibus fiscal 2008 spending legislation to pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, as well as counterterrorism activities.

Stevens made it clear that the $70 billion in the omnibus bill for the wars will cover only costs for the six months ending March 31, when Congress will again have to wrestle with a supplemental spending bill to pay for the wars.

By then, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, and Ryan C. Crocker, the US ambassador, will have presented Congress with their update on the situation in Iraq.

The Pentagon has not commented on Stevens’s figure but said their latest estimate for monthly spending for Iraq, Afghanistan and ‘the war on terrorism’ was $11.7 billion as of Sept. 30, the end of fiscal 2007.

“Iraq, Afghanistan, and the war on terror are not getting cheaper. . . . This will go down some, as the surge comes home, but not as much as people think,” said Gordon Adams who served as the senior national security official at the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1997, in the Clinton administration.

“More and more of these so-called emergency funds are being used to repair and buy new military hardware,” because “the Pentagon is worried that defense budgets will start to go down next year,” he added.