Category Archives: Pakistan

The truth about Pakistan begins to emerge


I found this report in the British press, and it is enough to make the hackles rise, especially when Pakistan is supposed to be fighting against the jihadis (which is of course one big fat lie).

This is the truth about an incident that happened in 2007 which led to the death of an American soldier. The incident happened on the Pakistan side of the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. It appears that the Pakistanis lured the Americans and the Afghans who were with them to the village, but rather than resolve a dispute over land, the intention was to kidnap the officials.

Major Bauguess was shot and killed as soon as he stepped outside of the schoolhouse where the meeting took place. The driver of the vehicle with the ranking officials drove past the waiting helicopter,and only stopped when one of the commanders put a gun to his head. From this you can deduce that the driver was charged with the role of driving off with the officials with the intent of taking them into captivity.

The story itself is further proof that the ISI in Pakistan have been out of control for a very long time, and that Pakistan has been playing a double game for several years. It shows that Pakistan is not to be trusted, and quite frankly Pakistan should not be getting any military aid, neither should Pakistanis be allowed to freely migrate.

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Corrupt Pakistan ISI arrests CIA informants!!


Just saw this report at MyPetJawa:

 

NYTimes

WASHINGTON — Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials.

 

Pakistan’s detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army major who officials said copied the license plates of cars visiting Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in the weeks before the raid, is the latest evidence of the fractured relationship between the United States and Pakistan. It comes at a time when the Obama administration is seeking Pakistan’s support in brokering an endgame in the war in neighboring Afghanistan.

The arrest of these informants is a major concern because it is a direct indication that the ISI knew that OBL was in Abbottabad, and that the ISI was hiding OBL for those 5 years.

Pakistan continues to be corrupt, especially when it takes these kind of measures. The informants were clearly the good guys, and the ISI are simply corrupt up to their eyeballs.

 

Time for a little bit of Queen


Big news from the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan, where one of the most vicious militants in Pakistan has been killed in a joint raid by Pakistan and the USA. His name is Ilyas Kashmiri (means he comes from the Kashmir region). He was on the USA’s most wanted list of Al Qaeda terrorists. Even better news is that this strike was a two for the price of one effort. Another top Al Qaeda operative Faruq was killed in the same hit.

The Mail Online has a rundown on the infamous career of Kashmiri, who is blamed for the attack on the naval base in Karachi, as well as being involved in the attack in Mumbai. With the death of Kashmiri, the Al Qaeda leadership has been further weakened.

Let’s just hope that MI6 have another successful attempt at using cupcake recipes to scramble the Inspire online magazine. Besides, I think a lot of people might be interested in a mojita cupcake 🙂 and yes the mojita cocktail is great, especially helpful when one is suffering a little bit of sea sickness so imagine what the cupcake could achieve 🙂

Pakistan gets serious – arrests a former naval commando and his brother


Reuters is reporting that the Pakistani security officials have arrested two brothers – Kamran Ahmed and Zaman Ahmed – in relation to the attack on the naval base last week. The report has some interesting detail about the brothers and the ex-navy commando, including the fact that he was bounced from the navy because he attacked a senior officer and was declared mentally unfit for duty. Perhaps what they really meant was that Ahmed was showing signs of being an Islamist which is incompatible with being in the armed forces.

As usual, one has to read the details to find the extra little nuggets of information. In this case, the report indicates that Ahmed had supplied information about the naval base to a militant network. Also, Ahmed was suspected of involvement with an earlier attack upon an army base but was never arrested over that particular crime:

The Pakistani Taliban, which is allied to al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Mehran base, but many analysts believe they had inside help.

A group of between four and six militants besieged the base for 16 hours and destroyed two P-3C Orion aircraft from the Unites States, crucial for Pakistan’s maritime surveillance capabilities.

Pakistan has faced a wave of assaults over the last few years, many of them claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and other al Qaeda-linked militant groups.

In October 2009, a small group of militants attacked the Army’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, taking 42 people hostage, including several officers. By the end of the day-long siege, nine gunmen, 11 soldiers and three hostages were dead.

The case of the vanishing Mullah Omar – where is he?


The Afghanistan Taliban denies that their leader has been killed. The Afghan government claims that he is in Quetta Province in Pakistan, and the Pakistanis are doing their best Sgt Schultz impersonation: “I know nothing”!!  It looks like Mullah Omar has done an OBL (prior to finding him in Abbottabad) and has vanished.

The Melbourne Age reports on what is becoming an all-consuming mystery, and yet another finger-pointing exercise for the Pakistanis:

The Afghan intelligence agency says the reclusive leader of the Taliban has disappeared from a suspected hideout in Pakistan and has been out of contact with his commanders for days – adding further questions about Mullah Mohammad Omar after a media report said he was killed.

The Taliban denied the claim on the Afghan news channel Tolo that Omar was shot dead while being moved inside Pakistan with the help of a former Pakistani intelligence official. The Taliban spokesman countered that Omar was alive and was somewhere inside Afghanistan.

The conflicting reports, however, underscore the complicated disputes and suspicions between Afghanistan and Pakistan as the US intensifies pressure on both sides: urging Afghan forces to step up efforts against militants and pushing Pakistani authorities to help unravel the networks that aided Osama bin Laden.

However, it is not just these conflicting reports that is of concern here.  What is of concern and interest is the following part of this report:

There also has been much speculation that the US might ramp up efforts to kill or capture the Taliban leader after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2.

US President Barack Obama has said he would order another covert military raid if it was necessary to stop terrorist attacks.

Afghan officials claim Omar has been sheltered in Quetta or Karachi, major cities in southeast and southern Pakistan. Pakistan says it has no credible evidence Omar is in the country.

The spokesman for the Afghan National Directorate for Security, or NDS, said Omar and some Taliban commanders had not been spotted since late last week while moving from Quetta to North Waziristan – a tribal area in Pakistan that is used as a staging ground for attacks on US and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

The spokesman, Latifullah Mashal, suggested that “maybe an incident has happened along the way,” but emphasised that officials had no further information about the fate of the Taliban leader.

There are a couple of things going on here:

1. there is mention of someone who is a former ISI official giving material aid to Mullah Omar. That sounds like this is a man who should be on a most wanted list.

2. the Taliban is being coy about the whereabouts of Mullah Omar. It is possible that he was killed in an incident.

3. the Pakistanis are playing another doble game. We already know that the Afghan Taliban have been hiding out in Waziristan. This is the region where OBL was hiding prior to him making his way to Abbottabad. We also know that Quetta is a hot bed of militancy for the Taliban. So why are the Pakistani officials lying?

A Pakistani joke regarding OBL – worth telling


The Mail Online has a story that starts off with a joke that is doing the rounds in Pakistan. It actually reminds me of another joke concerning Solomon with his 700 hundred wives and 300 concubines (but that is another story). Anyway here is the latest word from Pakistan:

The joke doing the rounds in Pakistan at the moment is that Osama bin Laden was so stir crazy in his Abbottabad compound that he actually called in the SEAL team raid himself.

As Pakistani officials find out more about day-to-day life inside the compound, they are beginning to paint a picture that looks more like a bad American sit-com than the life of a terror mastermind.

Bin Laden’s final five years on Earth appear to be a dreary Groundhog Day of three bickering wives, a brood of children – including infant twins – 18ft claustrophobic walls and a life of such austerity that there was hardly enough power to run lighting.

The three wives with the Al Qaeda leader at the time of the raid are now turning on each other in custody, with the two older wives viciously accusing the youngest of betraying their husband.

And they say reports of the younger wife valiantly trying to protect Bin Laden, earning a bullet in the leg for her trouble, are lies.

Despite the relatively large compound, the adults and children were cooped up on top of each other – and there was little hope of the situation changing.

Rehman Malik, Pakinstan’s interior minister, said: ‘The joke in Pakistan is that Bin Laden called in his location to the CIA because he was being driven mad cooped up for five years with so many wives and children.’

And Glenn Carle, a former CIA official, added: ‘Not using cell phone or internet, that’s all sound professional strategy. But living behind 18ft walls with large numbers of women and kids is not.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1389822/Bin-Laden-called-location-CIA-driven-mad–wives-children.html#ixzz1NFUqE8an

Pakistan Taliban hotting up the action – naval base attacked – US aircraft destroyed


Pakistan Taliban have continued their retribution for the death of OBL. I am concluding that this is evidence that they were well aware that OBL was in Abbottabad, and that they probably had plans for retaliation if anything happened to OBL. I am also going to surmise that Hamza Bin Ladden managed to escape and that he has been involved with the planning of these attacks. Let’s just say that I am using a hunch on the subject.

There are several news reports on the attack, but I am going to use the report from the UK Guardian on the subject:

Pakistani commandos continued to battle with heavily armed militants at a naval airbase in Karachi on Monday after 10 hours of fighting triggered by a Taliban assault to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.

Blasts rang out after dawn local time as the military stepped up its counterattack on insurgents inside the PNS Mehran base, just off one of the city’s busiest roads.

Up to 20 insurgents assaulted the base from several sides late on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and blowing up aircraft including a US-manufactured surveillance plane.

Television images showed flames and a plume of thick smoke billowing from the base as aircraft took fire, while bursts of gunfire and explosions rang out across the city.

A Pakistani Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility. “It was the revenge of martyrdom of Osama bin Laden. It was the proof that we are still united and powerful,” Ehsanullah Ehsan told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

The daring assault was a fresh embarrassment for the Pakistani military, three weeks after US Navy Seals travelling on five helicopters breached the country’s air defences to carry out the raid that killed Bin Laden.

The reason for making this post on this blog rather than on the alternative blog, is that I want to highlight the fact that the Pakistani Taliban militant activity is on the rise. This is not good news. The Pakistani Government does not seem to have the willpower to do anything about this militancy. If anything they seem to be encouraging this form of militancy.

Another reason to highlight this action is that it once again shines a light on the dismal leadership of Østupid. The Pakistan Taliban are not afraid of Østupid, and it is highly likely that they will attempt again to find the means to attack inside the USA.