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  • 600 ‘suicide bombers’ lurking in twin cities (Pakistan)

    07/28/2007 5:53:09 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 46 replies · 1,956+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Sharif Khan
    “Around 600 students of Jamia Hafsa and Jamia Fareedia have not returned to their homes after the Lal Masjid operation. These are the people called ‘missing students’ and they are hiding in madrassas and mosques in and around the two cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi. They are walking bombs and are determined to blow themselves up any time, anywhere,” said a source directly involved in the ongoing investigation of suicide blasts in the country.Lal Masjid prayer leader Maulana Abdul Aziz said that five to six hundred students of the two madrassas had been trained, equipped and brainwashed to carry out suicide...
  • Obama’s Enforcer In Egypt

    07/19/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 19, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Obama’s Enforcer In EgyptPosted By Matthew Vadum On July 19, 2013 @ 12:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments When Egyptians contemplate the abysmal failure of the Obama administration’s policies toward their country, they picture the face of the hapless American envoy to Egypt.U.S. Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, who has shamefully collaborated with the theocratic totalitarians of the Muslim Brotherhood, has continued to stand by Egypt’s Islamofascists even as they bring their nation ever closer to civil war. The Brotherhood refuses to accept the military-led ouster of its leader Mohammed Morsi as that...
  • Three al-Qaeda leaders killed in US attack (the Libi raid)

    02/05/2008 4:44:09 AM PST · by Dog · 50 replies · 133+ views ^ | 5 Feb. 2008
    Kuwait City, 5 Feb. (AKI) - The US air raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Abu Layth al-Libi in Pakistan is reported to have also killed three other leaders from the terrorist network. According to the Kuwaiti daily, al-Watan, two Kuwaitis and a Libyan also died in the missile attack conducted by a Predator aircraft on January 25 in Mir Ali, in North Waziristan on the border of Afghanistan. The daily said the attack was aimed at what was believed to have been an al-Qaeda summit meeting. Abu Obeida Tawari al-Obeidi and Abu Adel al-Kuwaiti were reportedly there with al-Libi.Abu Adel...
  • Osama bin Laden was US Operator Destabilising Benazir: Zardari

    05/11/2009 4:58:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,394+ views
    Sindh Today ^ | 5/11/09
    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has alleged that elusive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was a US operator who had tried to destabilise his late wife Benazir Bhutto’s government back in 1989. In fact, as premier Bhutto had “warned America about Osama bin Laden in 1989 with a call to then US president George H. Bush”, Zardari said on NBC’s Meet the Press programme Sunday. “She rang senior Bush and asked of him: ‘Are you destabilizing my government?’ because he (apparently referring to bin Laden) paid the then opposition $10 million to overthrow the first woman elected (prime minister)...
  • Pakistanis Reject U.S. Partnership ["Significant Rejection" In US As Partner Against War on Terror]

    09/30/2009 7:24:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 320+ views
    NYTimes ^ | September 30, 2009
    Pakistanis Reject U.S. Partnership By JANE PERLEZ Published: September 30, 2009 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Even with the arrival of the Obama administration and the prospect of substantially increased aid, more Pakistanis — an overwhelming majority — continued to reject the United States as a partner to fight militancy in their country, a new poll finds. The survey, conducted by the Washington-based International Republican Institute, underscored the difficulties the Obama administration faced in its efforts to tamp down Islamic militancy in this strategically vital nation. The I.R.I. is a nonprofit pro-democracy group affiliated with the Republican Party and financed by the...
  • Zardari took 'massive secret commissions' for securing French submarine deal: Report

    01/15/2011 7:47:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Zardari took 'massive secret commissions' for securing French submarine deal: Report 2011-01-15 16:00:00 Official Pakistani documents, detailing how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from massive, secret payments connected to the sale of French submarines to Pakistan, have been seized as evidence by a Paris magistrate investigating a suspected widespread scam surrounding the deal. The documents, published by Mediapart, show that the payments to Zardari and others took place on the fringes of the sale of three Agosta-class submarines by the French defence contractor, the DCN, to Pakistan in the 1990s. The French sale, which succeeded against rival offers by Swedish...
  • Benazir killing: Court orders Musharraf arrest

    02/12/2011 2:13:13 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | Feb 13, 2011
    Benazir killing: Court orders Musharraf arrest Posted: Sun Feb 13 2011, 00:37 hrs Islamabad: Days after former president Pervez Musharraf was made an accused in the assassination of PPP leader Benazir Bhutto, a non-bailable arrest warrant was on Saturday issued against him to secure his presence in the court to stand trial. An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi conducting the trial of five suspects charged with involvement in the Bhutto assassination case issued the warrant against 67-year-old Musharraf, who lives in self exile in Britain, after hearing arguments of prosecution to secure his presence in the court. The Federal Investigation Agency...
  • State TV: Arrest warrant for Pakistan's Musharraf

    02/12/2011 3:55:33 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    ISLAMABAD – An anti-terrorism court judge issued an arrest warrant Saturday for former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, state-run television reported.
  • Arrest warrant issued for Musharraf

    02/12/2011 2:50:35 AM PST · by Cardhu · 28 replies
    AlJazeera ^ | February 12th 2011 | Agencies
    An anti-terrorism court judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, officials have said. "Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad has issued non-bailable warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf and directed him to appear before the court on February 19," Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, a public prosecutor, told AFP on Saturday. He said "a joint investigation team that had been formed to probe the assassination said in its report Musharraf had involvement in the case and was equally responsible." "The report said it was a broad...
  • Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief

    09/16/2009 4:23:06 AM PDT · by milestogo · 9 replies · 436+ views
    Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN - Pakistan’s former chief of army staff, General Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.), has said the U.S. private security company Blackwater was directly involved in the assassinations of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Blackwater later changed its name and is now known as Xe. General Beg recently told the Saudi Arabian daily Al Watan that former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green light to carry out terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi,...
  • [Seymour] Hersh denies saying [Vice President] Cheney killed Bhutto

    05/19/2009 7:55:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Gulf Times ^ | May 19, 2009
    US journalist Seymour Hersh yesterday contradicted news reports being published in South Asia that quote him as saying a “special death squad” made by former US vice-president Dick Cheney had killed Benazir Bhutto. The award-winning journalist described as “complete madness” the reports that the squad headed by General Stanley McChrystal the new commander of US Army in Afghanistan had also killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafique al-Hariri.
  • Missiles hit Pakistani Taliban stronghold, killing 12

    11/14/2008 1:23:02 AM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 792+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | 11-14-08 | Haji Mujtaba
    Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles into a Pakistani tribal region on Friday, killing 12 people, including five foreigners, in an area known as a stronghold of Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud. Pakistani officials said the attack targeted a house in a remote village on the border between North and South Waziristan, where Mehsud, an al Qaeda ally, has been bottled up by Pakistani forces since early this year. Frustrated by fighters from Pakistan fuelling the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan and fearful of al Qaeda regrouping, U.S. forces have intensified missile attacks by pilotless drones since early September, security sources say....
  • Sources: Man blamed for Bhutto killing is dead

    09/30/2008 5:39:41 PM PDT · by RDTF · 13 replies · 438+ views
    cnn ^ | Sept 30, 2008 | Zein Basravi
    (CNN) -- The leader of Pakistan's Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead from kidney failure, sources told CNN. Baitullah Mehsud speaks to reporters in the tribal district of South Waziristan near the Afghan border in May. The Pakistan government blamed Mehsud for the December 27, 2007, assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. An unnamed Islamabad-based source with connections within the Mehsud tribe in South Waziristan said Mehsud died about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Military officials in the field confirmed to CNN that Mehsud had died. -snip-
  • Bhutto clan divided by Asif Ali Zardari’s rise to power(fear of vengeful Zardari)

    09/07/2008 5:54:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 120+ views
    Times of London ^ | 09/07/08 | Christina Lamb
    Bhutto clan divided by Asif Ali Zardari’s rise to power Asif Ali Zardari’s ruthless ascent to the presidency of Pakistan has spread fear among relatives and rivals Christina Lamb in Islamabad In its short history of coups, wars and heads of state being toppled by everything from execution to a mysterious air-crash, Pakistan has learnt to expect the unexpected. But among all the myriad scenarios discussed when Benazir Bhutto flew home last year after eight years in exile, nobody predicted the one where the inconvenient husband ends up running the country. Under a deal hatched in Washington and Whitehall, Bhutto...
  • Bhutto's widower elected in Pakistan

    09/06/2008 4:49:43 PM PDT · by skully · 11 replies · 204+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Published: September 7, 2008 | Jane Perlez and Salman Masood
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of the assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who has little experience in governing, was elected president of Pakistan on Saturday by a wide margin. Zardari, 53, who spent 11 years in jail on corruption charges that remain unproved, succeeds Pervez Musharraf, who resigned last month under the threat of impeachment. He is expected to be sworn in on Monday or Tuesday, Pakistani officials said. Zardari has the tacit approval of the United States, which views him as an ally in the campaign against terrorism. He has promised a tougher fight against members...
  • Zardari wins Pakistan presidential election: officials (Bhutto's widower and former Mr 10%)

    09/06/2008 4:01:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 223+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/06/08
    Zardari wins Pakistan presidential election: officials 46 minutes ago ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, was elected president of Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.
  • Taleban winning war, says Zardari (Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari, to replace Musharraf)

    08/24/2008 1:31:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 284+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 18 August 2008 10:26 UK 09:26 GMT, | Chris Morris BBC News, Islamabad
    The Pakistani Taleban have "the upper hand" and should be put on the list of banned organisations in Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari, has said.He says the world and Pakistan are losing the war on terror. "It is an insurgency", he said, "and an ideological war. It is our country and we will defend it. "The world is losing the war. I think at the moment they (the Taleban) definitely have the upper hand. "The issue, which is not just a bad case scenario as far as Pakistan is concerned or as Afghanistan is concerned but it is...
  • Benazir Bhutto widower Asif Ali Zardari set to replace Pervez Musharraf (Mr. 10% on the rise)

    08/22/2008 9:27:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 162+ views
    Times of London ^ | 08/23/08 | Zahid Hussain
    Benazir Bhutto widower Asif Ali Zardari set to replace Pervez Musharraf Zahid Hussain in Islamabad Asif Ali Zardari, the controversial widower of Benazir Bhutto, became the front-runner to replace Pervez Musharraf as Pakistan’s President yesterday when he was nominated to run in an election scheduled for next month. Ms Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) nominated Mr Zardari unanimously four days after Mr Musharraf resigned. Mr Musharraf’s departure deprived the West of its key Muslim ally in the War on Terror. “Zardari thanked Pakistan People’s Party of which he is the co-chairman and said he will announce his decision within the...
  • Pakistan- Musharraf to address nation on Monday (Resignation expected - 4 AM ET)

    08/17/2008 10:52:14 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 161+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 18, 2008 | Kamran Haider
    Excerpt - ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to step down before he is impeached, will address the nation at 1 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Monday, an official in the president's office told Reuters. Speculation the former army chief and firm U.S. ally will resign has been mounting since the coalition government, led by the party of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, said this month it planned to impeach him. ~ snip ~
  • Key Benazir Bhutto assassination witness shot dead

    07/24/2008 3:07:23 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 157+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 23 July 2008 | Telegraph
    The bodyguard of Benazir Bhutto, who was to be a key witness in an investigation into her assassination, has been shot dead. Khalid Shahenshah, who was the former Pakistan prime minister's security chief at the time of her assassination, was killed in a drive-by shooting as he left his house in the southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, police said. Mr Shahenshah, 45, was riding in Mrs Bhutto's bullet-proof car when she was killed in a suicide attack in the northern city of Rawalpindi on December 27. He was expected to be called to give evidence at a United...