Why did the government ask–and the newspapers accede–to keeping …. is operating due to a wild hair in some presididntial-level administator’s ass, ….. The former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had cut a secret deal with the US … for his green beret, who volunteered for duty with CIA/Blackwater/Xe/State, US-Pakistani relations really didn’t need this right now. Pakistan arrested–and then released, apparently because the person’s claim to have diplomatic status checked out–an American with high tech gear allegedly snooping around a nuke lab.Thought: They could also de-nuke India’s nukes and blame it on Pakistan and then de-nuke Pakistan…can’t do one without the other…I just think that is the current “goal” and why all of this is happening by way of psyops, etc., it is much bigger than AQ Borat brigade riding around on mopeds in the desert as shown on the teevee documentary on PBS. All by design. Another version of eleventy seventy dimensional chess.
It seems we have our answer (sort of) to the Q I had posed: would we get to see AQ Khan (as well as OBL’s wives) and fully debrief them? It’s NO. That’s very dangerous for everyone, since we don’t know how far AQ Khan has spread the knowledge.
There is at least a faction in Pakistan that remains sympathetic to the Taliban / Al Qaeda. That means we will not be able to use US assets to poke around for some time. Extra toys aren’t good either, if for no other reason than that the Chinese will get access to the toys to reverse engineer them and develop countermeasures.
The government will have a hard time reining these guys in without getting the “poodle” treatment.
As far as the fundies go, Rapture is Saturday, and they’re trying to hurry Armageddon along in the fallacious belief they are the ones going to be saved.
Incidentally the CAII’s (CIA/Blackwater) Craig Davis who was deported has now … For the last few weeks, a number of suspected CIA and Xe …. if every thing is dealt with in first attempt then how will our leaders get opportunities to beg for aid. ….. his masters. biggest sellout ever. pervez musharraf zindabad!
I was watching a special last night on Bhutto. Wondering more about why she was assasinated and “who” assasinated her. (I remember your diaries on her assasination). Wonder if finding Bin Laden lounging near a large military compound, the nuclear program, and Bhutto’s assasination are related this morning as I read this article.
Kerry said that during a visit to Khost province, located on the eastern border with Pakistan, he was briefed on Taliban safe havens just across the frontier. The safe havens, mostly in the province of North Waziristan, are used to launch attacks against American, coalition and Afghan troops. The Pakistani military has so far not gone after the safe havens.
“Yes there are Taliban coming across the border,” Kerry said. “Yes, they are operating out of North Waziristan and other areas of the sanctuaries. And yes, there is some evidence of Pakistan government knowledge of some of these activities in ways that is very disturbing.”
Don’t be surprised if their nukes are taken out…maybe by computer, maybe by other means. Pakistan has always been in BO’s crosshairs. If it were to happen now, it would be more than obvious, and the troops in Afghanistan would not get supplies. They would have to concoct a patsy story, something like…”Syria did it”, but I doubt that dog would hunt. I’m sure the pressure from India is pretty deafening, but they’ve got nukes too. (personally, I wish someone would take out the nukes in both of those countries..I’m much less worried about Iran). JMHO
Let’s see. We had the first outed CIA station chief last year. Followed by the six week confrontation over Raymond Davis, which may have resulted in the exposure of hundreds more spooky contractors. Followed by a raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound that–the Pakistanis claim, at least, took them by complete surprise. In apparent response, a second CIA station chief was outed. And now someone apparently working under diplomatic cover gets caught taking tourist photos of an passage to Pakistan’s nuclear lab? Is someone keeping count?
So we got Osama bin Laden. And in exchange, Pakistan’s nuclear program will go completely dark?
Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged sustained cross-border fire on Sunday, security officials said, a day after an Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani troops while patrolling one of the world’s most heavily guarded borders.
The two sides exchanged small arms fire for 30 minutes early on Sunday at a border post 30 km (18 miles) from Jammu, the winter capital of the disputed Kashmir region in north India.
ational sovereignty is more important than aid for us, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to US senator John Kerry here in Islamabad on Monday.
According to a private television channel, PM Gilani said during meeting with Senator Kerry “we will not compromise on national sovereignty at any cost and American unilateral secret operation in Abbotabad for killing Osama bin Laden has undermined our national dominion.”