Revealed: Pakistan hosed away scene after Bhutto attack
The Raw Story
December 29, 2007
May have violated law by skipping autopsy
Despite official reports by Pakistan's interior ministry claiming that the government had intercepted congratulatory messages sent by al Qaeda surrounding the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a motley of strange occurrences has sparked new suspicion of the government's official story.....
Here is a recent interview Bhutto did with David Frost on November 2nd. By the way, she claimed that Bin Laden has been dead for quite a while. Interesting. Maybe she posed a threat to elites in more ways than the obvious ones.
AlJazeeraEnglish wrote:Sir David speaks to former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto about her controversial return to Pakistan, who she thinks is behind the deadly bombing of her convoy in Karachi last month, and whether she and Musharraf can forge a powersharing agreement.
She mentioned the murder of Bin Laden when answering whom she felt was behind the previous attempt on her life. Perhaps she was killed for advocating for the investigation of money trails. The following article is very disturbing. It looks into possible connections between the man she said killed Bin Laden, 9/11, the CIA, the ISI, and al-Qaeda.
Sept. 11's Smoking Gun: The Many Faces of Saeed Sheikh
By Paul Thompson
A young Saeed Sheikh.
The ISI: “The Invisible Government”
As the London Times has put it, Saeed Sheikh “is no ordinary terrorist but a man who has connections that reach high into Pakistan’s military and intelligence elite and into the innermost circles of Osama Bin Laden and the al-Qaeda organization.” [London Times, 4/21/02] To understand why Saeed is so important in understanding 9/11, it is necessary to first understand the Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The ISI plays a much more significant role in the Pakistani government than do its counterparts in other countries. Time Magazine has noted, “Even by the shadowy standards of spy agencies, the ISI is notorious. It is commonly branded ‘a state within the state,’ or Pakistan’s ‘invisible government.’” [Time, 5/6/02] The ISI grew into its present form during the war between the Soviet Union and mujaheddin guerrillas in Afghanistan in the 1980s. The CIA thought the Afghan war could be Russia’s own costly Vietnam War, and they funneled billions to the mujaheddin resistance to keep them a thorn in Russia’s side. The strategy worked: Soviet soldiers withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989, and the Soviet Union collapsed two years later, partly due to the costs of the war. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/23/01]
But the costs to keep the mujaheddin fighting were staggering, with estimates ranging between $6 billion and $40 billion. [New York Times, 8/24/98, Nation, 2/15/99] While a substantial portion of this amount came from the CIA and the Saudi Arabian government, who were both funneling the money through the ISI, much of the cost was deferred by Afghanistan’s opium trade. The Sydney Morning Herald notes, “Opium cultivation and heroin production in Pakistan’s northern tribal belt and adjoining Afghanistan were a vital offshoot of the ISI-CIA cooperation. It succeeded in turning some of the Soviet troops into addicts. Heroin sales in Europe and the US, carried out through an elaborate web of deception, transport networks, couriers and payoffs, offset the cost of the decade-long war in Afghanistan.” [Sydney Morning Herald, 9/27/01] Afghan opium production ballooned from 250 tons in 1982 at the start of the war to 2,000 tons in 1991 just after its end. The Minneapolis Star Tribune observed, “If their local allies were involved in narcotics trafficking”—the ISI and their allies in Afghanistan—“it didn’t trouble CIA.” [Star Tribune, 9/30/01]
Interestingly enough, a new "Bin Laden" warning has arrived.
Bin Laden issues warning on Iraq, Israel
Osama Bin Laden Issues Warning on Iraq, Israel in New Audiotape to Unify al-Qaida
Dec 29, 2007
Osama bin Laden warned Iraq's Sunni Arabs against fighting al-Qaida and vowed to expand the terror group's holy war to Israel in a new audiotape Saturday, threatening "blood for blood, destruction for destruction."
Most of the 56-minute tape dealt with Iraq, apparently al-Qaida's latest attempt to keep supporters in Iraq unified at a time when the U.S. military claims to have al-Qaida's Iraq branch on the run.
The tape did not mention Pakistan or the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, though Pakistan's government has blamed al-Qaida and the Taliban for her death on Thursday. That suggested the tape was made before the assassination.
Bin Laden's comments offered an unusually direct attack on Israel, stepping up al-Qaida's attempts to use the Israeli-Arab conflict to rally supporters. Israel has warned of growing al-Qaida activity in Palestinian territory, though terror network is not believed to have taken a strong role there so far.
"We intend to liberate Palestine, the whole of Palestine from the (Jordan) river to the sea," he said, threatening "blood for blood, destruction for destruction."
"We will not recognize even one inch for Jews in the land of Palestine as other Muslim leaders have," bin Laden said....
Bush and Cheney better stay out of Vermont. Although I've been telling MightyMike for years that those two were gonna get impeached. He said no way. I will never forgive Nancy Pelosi for taking impeachment off the table.
Vermont town seeks Bush, Cheney arrests
Town in Liberal Vermont Considers Measure to Have Bush, Cheney Arrested for War Crimes
Dec 28, 2007
President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.
A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put an item on a town meeting agenda in March that would make Bush and Vice President Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they visit the southeastern Vermont community.
"This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they're supposed to do," said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive.
As president, Bush has visited every state except Vermont.
The town meeting, an annual exercise in which residents gather to vote on everything from fire department budgets to municipal policy, requires about 1,000 signatures to place a binding item on the agenda.....
Tens of millions of birds disappearing across North America
CBC’s The National reports that tens of millions of birds are disappearing across North America.
The following video is from CBC’s The National, broadcast on December 28, 2007
In sports, the New England Patriots lead the New York Giants 38-28 with just over four minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Patriots are trying to become the first team in history to finish a regular season 16-0. Even if they hold on, the pressure will certainly keep building. To have a successful season, the Patriots need to win the Super Bowl. If they lose this season, it has to be tonight. Otherwise, even with all their new records and a 16-0 season, it won't mean a thing.
It was good to see the New York Giants give it their all. They could have easily rested their starters for most of the game and take the loss. The Giants are closing in for a score. These guys do get paid too much. Sports is kind of a joke compared to what really matters. But once in a while, it's nice to see these rich fockers looking like they have the spirit of kids playing in the backyard for free.