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ISI officer led US to bin Laden?


WASHINGTON/LONDON (Agencies): An expert in national security is challenging the details of the raid that took down the world’s top terror leader in an explosive report.

RJ Hillhouse, a former rum and jewel smuggler, cites sources that contend it was a Pakistani intelligence officer who came forward to US authorities. The officer said he had knowledge of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts, and was interested in cutting a deal.

This would dispute the widely published reports that a courier working for bin Laden was the catalyst for the famous Navy SEAL Team Six mission. “Forget the cover story of waterboarding-leads-to-courier-leads-to bin Laden, Hillhouse writes, referring to the New York Times analysis of the raid.

The agreement included the roughly $25million reward offered by the State Department for information leading to the al-Qaeda leader. The State Department said it would not comment on Ms Hillhouse’s blog. The unknown officer also wished to secure American citizenship for his family, Ms Hillhouse writes. The officer allegedly told US officials the Saudis were paying off Pakistan and their intelligence agency (ISI) to keep bin Laden hidden in the Abbottabad compound, The Daily Mail reported. His information, Ms Hillhouse claims, led to the intelligence gathering that brought the CIA to Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden had been living.

It has been reported that President Obama sought four helicopters to cover the SEALs as they headed out of Pakistan, but were not needed because Pakistani authorities were unaware that the Americans had even entered their airspace.

But Millhouse claims the Pakistani military, as well as the ISI, not only knew about the American raid, but also cooperated. Millhouse asserts that the ‘CIA and friends’ approached the chiefs of the Pakistani military and the ISI “with a deal they couldn’t refuse: they would double what the Saudis were paying them to keep bin Laden if they cooperated with the US. Or they could refuse the deal and live with the consequences: the Saudis would stop paying and there would be the international embarrassment”.

“The ISI and Pakistani military were cooperating with the US on the raid. The cooperation was why there were no troops in Abottabad. They were all pulled out. It had always seemed very far-fetched to me that a helicopter could crash and later destroyed in an area with such high military concentration without the Pakistanis noticing.

But then it seemed even wilder to believe that a US Navy SEAL (DEVGRU) actually shot a woman who rushed them in the leg. Yeah, right. I know these guys. The only way they’ll shoot a woman in the leg is if they are double tapping a head or chest and that leg got in the way. DEVGRU shoots to kill.”

She continues: “The cover story was going to be a drone strike in Pakistan. Things went south when the helicopter crashed. The White House freaked and the cooperating Pakistanis were thrown under the bus.

Although the White House really pissed off the intel and DEVGRU guys with their knee-jerk reaction that tossed the Pakistanis under the proverbial bus, ironically it did have the same outcome as the original CIA cover story: the way they were treated, no one believes Generals Kiyani and Pasha were cooperating with the US.”

According to the profile given at her blog, Dr Hillhouse is a former professor and Fulbright fellow, who earned her PhD in political science at the University of Michigan. Her latest novel, OUTSOURCED (Forge Books) is about the turf wars between the Pentagon and the CIA and the privatization of national security.

“She has run Cuban rum between East and West Berlin, smuggled jewels from the Soviet Union and slipped through some of the world’s tightest borders. From Uzbekistan to Romania, she’s been followed, held at gunpoint and interrogated. Foreign governments and others have pitched her for recruitment as a spy. (They failed.)” Source www.TheSpyWhoBilledMe.com

 The theory, if true, would explain how American black hawk helicopters were then able to fly deep into Pakistan territory in May without encountering resistance.
The plan only unravelled when one of the helicopters crash-landed, blowing the cover story.
“The co-operation was why there were no troops in Abottabad,” writes Dr Hillhouse. “It had always seemed very far-fetched to me that a helicopter could crash and later be destroyed in an area with such high military concentration without the Pakistanis noticing.” In the immediate aftermath of the raid, some residents of Abbottabad, where bin Laden had lived for five years, said they had received mysterious visits a night earlier warning them to stay inside with their lights off.
However, a senior Pakistani security official denied that the ISI had sheltered bin Laden.
“We don’t use toilet paper – we wash,” he said. “But toilet paper is all this theory is good for.”
A spokesman for the US department of defense said: “We have no additional operational details, or comments on operational details, to make at this time.” Source www.telegraph.co.uk

Comment: Rj Hillhouse wrote that ISI and Army knew about the American Raid while contradict her own statement that ISI officer leak information led US to bin Laden for money and Visa.Nothing but Attempt to malign ISI and Pak Army.

Was Bin Laden ever formally charged?


An America judge has dismissed all charges filed against bin Laden. The US prosecutors in New York had began prosecuting Bin Laden in June 1998.
This closes a 13-year court case against the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. US District Court judge Lewis Kaplan, presiding over the bin Laden case in Manhattan federal court, issued an order called “nolle prosequi,” (“do not prosecute”) a typical legal move on deceased subjects. The timing of the case could not have been better. The New York court order came a month and a half after US Seals killed bin Laden at his hideout in a compound in the Abbottabad, Pakistan.
In about 12 indictments, the prosecutors accused bin Laden of several actions against the
US. That included prompting Somali tribesmen to attack US military personnel in Mogadishu in 1993 and the 1998 car bomb attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
Bin Laden was never formally charged with the Sept 11, 2001 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people and
put the US on a decade-long war footing with militants. http://khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/June/international_June694.xml&section=international
Judge Lewis Kaplan order was issued following a formal request by the US Justice Department to dismiss charges against bin Laden. The affidavit submitted was dated June 16. It said that bin Laden’s death was confirmed by DNA testing. According to the affidavit, one of bin Laden’s wives identified the corpse as her husband’s. The Justice Department’s request included an affidavit by a senior justice department official describing the May 1 military raid on bin Laden’s hideout.
It is an enigma that Bin Laden was never formally charged with the crime for which he was killed by the US Seals. He was not tried in absentia and convicted. There was never any court case against him for the attack in New York. He was not indicted, nor was he ever convicted of any crime. Strange but true!(Rupee News)

“Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent


Osama Bin Laden cheated the gallows and died five years before US security forces officially announced he was killed, says a former CIA agent, currently living in Turkey.
“I knew Bin Laden’s Chechen guards very well,” Berkan Yashar,
himself an ethnic Chechen, told the Russian TV station, Channel One. “Samy, Ayub and Mahmud were with him right to the end. I remember well this date as there were three sixes in it – June 26, 2006. Those three men, as well as two Muslims from London and two from the US saw Bin Laden dead.He was seriously ill before his death. He faded away to skin and bone. The three Chechens washed his body before burying it.”

Yashar also said that on the eve of May 2, when President Obama announced that Bin Laden had been killed, the Americans found only Bin Laden’s grave near the Afghan-Pakistani border and staged an operation.
According to Yashar, US special forces started hunting Bin Laden’s Chechen guards after Bin Laden’s death was first announced at a conference in Washington in November 2008. The last of them, Samy, was taken by the American special forces a few days before Bin Laden was officially pronounced dead. Berkan Yashar believes Samy could have told them the exact place of burial.
Answering why he had decided to speak to the Russian channel, Berkan Yashar said that after all the recent developments he feared for his life. “My thoughts went out that it is dangerous to befriend America. It is better to be neutral and even safer to be enemy of America than a friend.” (Richard Nixon’s memoirs)

“Truth is one of the rarest commodities in the times we are living through, to expose it to the masses is  tantamount to slapping the entrenched power structure of the United States in their very face, but which, at times, someone needs to take the risk and do, otherwise, and what we are seeing in America now, lies become the truth because they are more comfortable for people to believe.”(David Booth)

American have perfected the art of telling lies and making the world believe them out of fear and allurement. There was no inquiry after 9/11. Nations joined the “War on Terror” out of fear. Osama was a fading phenomenon.(Hamid gul)

    Slowly Fitting the Puzzle, Operation in Abbottabad(indian view)


    Saudi card in Osama kill ‘Advice’ turns Pakistan around

    Saudi Arabia and Turkey separately played significant roles in persuading Pakistan to give up Osama bin Laden and facilitate his elimination by the US, according to pieces that are slowly fitting the puzzle of Sunday’s anti-terror operation in Abbottabad.

    In limited, highly classified briefings for key Congressional leaders, the
    Obama administration has shared some of its assessments that the Saudis advised Pakistan that it was necessary to take the al Qaida bull by its horns as part of a bigger strategy to manage “the Arab Spring” which is threatening established governments from Oman to Morocco.

     The briefings for key men on Capitol Hill dealing with intelligence, defence, foreign affairs and homeland security, which have begun in Washington, are not entirely designed to share highly sensitive information with those who are outside the operational perimeters of the successful plan to eliminate Osama.

    They are aimed at building a case for continued American support for Islamabad in the US Congress, including military and financial assistance, on two grounds. One, that Pakistan has unhesitatingly co-operated in the operation to kill Osama. Two, Pakistan has a critical proxy role in managing problems in the strategically crucial Arab world.

    It has become necessary to build such a case since clamour is growing in the US among the ill-informed and rabble-rousers that Pakistan must be held accountable for having enabled Osama to live in a “safe house” close to Abbottabad’s military facilities, according to aides of Senators and members of the House of Representatives who have attended some classified briefings.
    The Saudis, the Turks and the Pakistanis have all concluded that President Barack Obama is most likely to be re-elected next year. That conclusion implies that a big investment in Obama is worth the effort.
    Indeed, it would be even better if they can help him win re-election. The end of a decade-long hunt for Osama — in fact, a 15-year hunt, if Bill Clinton’s failed attempt to kill the Saudi terrorist is counted — with an order under Obama’s hand will be a highly favourable factor for the President in the re-election campaign which is getting well under way.

    Obama will be beholden to the Saudis and the Pakistanis, and to a lesser extent to the Turks, for this huge political capital that they have enabled him to amass.

    What the Saudis are seeking is to translate a broad convergence of their own survival instincts with US interests in an Arab world which is in ferment. That convergence cannot be achieved without a greater role for Pakistan in putting down the uprisings in countries like Bahrain and helping preserve the status quo in the Arab world, making way, perhaps, for nothing more than cosmetic changes.

    It is well known that Pakistanis serving in Bahrain’s police brutally put down the recent Egypt-style Shia protests in the island kingdom. The forces sent in by Saudi Arabia to reinforce Bahrain’s security forces were also reportedly made up of significant numbers of Pakistanis. 

    As the Arab world gets into deeper ferment, Riyadh is counting on Pakistan — both Islamabad’s regular forces and Pakistanis already employed by security forces in every Gulf country — to provide the last stand for Arab rulers in case the democracy movement in West Asia gets “out of hand” as the Saudis see it.
    It is a role that Pakistan has historically engaged in. During “Black September” in 1970, when Palestinians nearly brought down King Hussein’s monarchy in Jordan, it was a unit of the Pakistani army led by none other than the late Gen. Zia-ul Haq that brutally put down the revolt and preserved Hashemite rule.
    Similarly, elite units of Pakistan’s army protected the Saudi royal family for decades because the Saudi rulers did not fully trust their own citizens or even those from other Arab countries. 

    N.Time article support the indian view

    By all accounts, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan’s chief of army staff, would not be averse to reinventing Pakistan’s role in global security affairs on these lines.

    After all, that is how Pakistan has all along remained relevant to the world: in July 1971, Islamabad was the secret gateway for the then US national security adviser Henry Kissinger’s visit to China to open Sino-American relations. Pakistan’s involvement in Cento and Seato, the US-sponsored defence arrangements, predates such efforts to remain relevant.

     But such a restructuring of the existing order in West and South Asia would not be possible without the acquiescence of Washington. Which was why the Saudis decided to lean on Pakistan to give up Osama.
    Saudi Arabia has always been a factor in Pakistan’s domestic politics. No Pakistani leader, either from the military or from among civilians, can ignore Saudi “advice”, although Riyadh’s plea to spare Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s life was a rare instance when such advice was rejected by Gen. Zia.
    In an understandable effort to publicly distance himself from the US operation to kill Osama, Kayani warned today that any repetition of such action, violating Pakistan’s sovereignty, would call for a review of military and intelligence co-operation with the US.
    What is more interesting than Kayani’s bravado in issuing such a warning is the instant response to it from Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a statement issued on behalf of Mullen, his spokesman said: “The small number of US military trainers in Pakistan are there at the invitation of the Pakistani government, and therefore, subject to that government’s prerogatives.”
    More of such symphony in the US-Pakistan orchestra is to be expected in the coming days with the two sides disagreeing in public, even to the point of behaving like adversaries, for popular consumption but working together behind the scenes to advance their common interests in South and Central Asia and the Arab world.

    Source:   The Telegraph

    If something doesn’t make sense,then usually it isn’t true.


    What Are The Odds?
     
    “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself…and you are the easiest person to fool.”
    Just when one thinks that American peoples capacity for self delusion has reached its lowest point and couldn’t possible get any worse, along comes the world’s most famous terrorist caricature to prove us all wrong….again.

    During the past fortnight these people have been on what can only be described as a sort of ‘death ecstasy’ over the purported killing of the alleged 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, the Saudi Arabian born and raised fighter of Soviet forces in Afghanistan funded by the CIA who was put on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for his role in various terror attacks, but never charged with anything having to do with the 9/11 attacks on America.

    Since Osama bin Laden was assassinated under orders from President Obama (Or was it his ‘purported to be dead brother’ Salem bin Laden?) the White House has been unable to give a straight narrative on the US military operation that killed him giving out at least 10 different versions, all of them contradicted by the members of his family who witnessed it and, surprisingly, all agree that this alleged terrorist ‘mastermind’ was captured unarmed and then promptly executed.

    As to offering proof of their claim to have killed bin Laden/Tim Osman (his CIA code name) the Obama administration refused to release any photos opting instead to release what they say were video tapes they confiscated from his Pakistan compound, and which, as always, left more questions than answers.

    Now the questions, and as you can see by viewing the photo, arising from these video tapes are:
    1.) Why is a left-handed bin Laden using his right hand to operate a remote control device? 
    2.) Why is the TV/Satellite configuration plugged into a 110 volt outlet that doesn’t exist in Pakistan which operates on 220-240 volts? 
    3.) Why is bin Laden’s television plugged into a Hughes HX Satellite Broadband Internet device available only to US military and contract personnel stationed in Afghanistan?

    The answers to these questions are, of course, unknowable, but without their being answered has left nearly
    20% of the American people believing that bin Laden isn’t dead, according to the Zogby polling organization.

    These 20% of Americans not believing their governments bin Laden “death story” join the 27% who don’t believe Obama was born in the US, the 84% who believe 9/11 was an ‘inside job’, the 57% who don’t believe President Kennedy was killed by a lone assassin, and the 34% who believe in UFO’s.

    For the United States purporting itself to be the most free country in the world, these numbers are beyond astounding and point to what can only be described as a fundamental breakdown in the level of trust between the American people, their government, and their press establishment. Why this is so is always blamed by US government spokesman, and their mainstream press lapdogs, as the American people being “conspiracy nuts”, “birthers” (those not believing Obama is a US citizen), “truthers” (those not believing in the 9/11 fairytale), “crackpots”, you name it.

    But the real truth behind the breakdown of faith between the American people, their government, and their mainstream press lapdogs, is more complicated and strikes at the very core being of whom these people really are….the world’s most addicted gamblers. Out of our planet’s entire nearly 7 billion population, the United States, with its population of nearly 300 million that’s just 4.5% of the world’s total, account for fully 36% of all the gambling taking place EVERYWHERE!

    And in being the gamblers that they are, the American people, more than any people in history, take risks beyond those of any society of human beings in the world opting to depend on themselves more than anything else. Unlike the Europeans who eschew risk opting instead to be taken care of by their governments from ‘cradle to grave’, these Americans, when given the chance, choose to live life on their terms, and no one else’s.

    Like the gamblers that they are these Americans, likewise, do what all good gamblers do when assessing their risks…the ask the simple question: “What Are The Odds?”

    The definition of the word “odds” basically means the probability that something is so, will occur, or is more likely to occur than something else, and when it comes to these Americans being told something by their government or lapdog mainstream press they always ask themselves that question “What are the odds?” If the “odds” don’t match up with what they are being told these Americans simple discount it and then look for other explanations that make more sense. After all, if something doesn’t make sense, these Americans argue to themselves, then usually it isn’t true.

    For example:

    In 1963 the American people were told to believe that a man named Lee Harvey Oswald left the US Marines with a “Top Secret” security clearance, immigrated to the Soviet Union, was allowed back into the United States and then singlehandedly became the world’s best marksman in all of history and assassinated President John F. Kennedy with 3, 4 or 5 bullets fired by an antiquated bolt-action rifle from a distance of over 100 meters in a mere 2.5 seconds scoring ‘direct hits’ with all his shots.

    Next they were told to believe that a former mobster linked to Al Capone named Jack Leon Rubenstein (aka Jack Ruby) who in 1947 worked for then Congressman Richard Nixon, who later became President, as a “confidential informant” killed Oswald before he could be tried. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

    In 1981 they were told to believe that the mentally ill son of Texas oil billionaire John Hinckley Sr., the power behind former CIA Director George Bush’s quest to become President, was a ‘lone gunman’ when he attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

    In 2001 they were told to believe that a Boeing 757 aircraft flew into the Pentagon leaving only a 12.25 ft hole (before the wall collapsed) that just happened to target the US Navy’s intelligence computers controlling the air defenses over the United States after which the 9/11 attacks ended. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

    Also in 2001 they were told to believe that the 9/11 attacks were ‘masterminded’ by Saudi national Osama bin Laden whose brother Salem bin Laden founded in 1978 a Texas based oil company named Arbusto Energy with his ‘best friend’ and partner, and future US President, George W. Bush. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

    Now these are just four examples out of hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘stories’ the American people have been told to believe by their government and mainstream media lapdogs that “just didn’t add up” and begged further investigation, if not outright criminal trials. But with no other explanations or examinations being made (other than those maintaining the cover-ups) the American people did what they’ve always done, tried to figure it out for themselves.

    And the track record of ordinary Americans figuring things out for themselves is nothing short of astounding, especially when viewed in the light of the odds they’ve had to go against to discover what the real truth is.

    For example:
    For decades many Americans have asserted that their government was working on devices that could “transmit thoughts” into human brains. In 2006 a Freedom of Information Act petition filed by an ‘ordinary’ American requesting all declassified government documents pertaining to covert attempts at microwave auditory effect, telepathy and hypnosis revealed that this was true. The ‘mainstream’ press failed to report it.

    For decades many Americans have asserted that the Census is tool for government oppression. Recently released US government documents revealed this was true and that the Census has been used to round up American-Japanese and American-German citizens during World War II and to round up American-Arabs after 9/11. The ‘mainstream’ press failed to report it.

    For decades many Americans have asserted that their government controls the media. Recently released US government documents revealed this was true and was part of a CIA programme “Operation Mockingbird” that by the mid-1950’s had over 400 ‘government controlled’ journalists working in the ‘mainstream’ US media. No one knows how many there are today. The ‘mainstream’ press failed to report it.

    For decades many Americans have asserted that government spies are just about ‘everywhere’ in their country. Recently released government documents revealed this was true and detailed how US government agents infiltrated with the intent to destroy too many anti-war and civil rights organizations to mention. One Obama adviser even suggested infiltrating conspiracy theory message boards with secret agents who would discredit “false conspiracy theories about the government.” Because apparently, people on conspiracy theory message boards would never appreciate the irony. The ‘mainstream’ press failed to report it.

    For decades many Americans have asserted that their government had poisoned them in the past and could do so again. Recently released documents revealed this was true and detailed how during prohibition US government agents put poison in alcohol sold to bootleggers and killed an estimated 10,000 Americans. The ‘mainstream’ press failed to report it.

    For decades many Americans have asserted that their government has sprayed them with biological agents. Recently released documents revealed this was true and included the spraying of a the San Francisco subway system in the 1950’s with a ‘biological agent’, the spraying of the New York City subway system in 1966 with a biological agent called a ‘cousin to anthrax’ in 1966, and an “entomological warfare” where they dumped over 300,00 ‘biologically infected’ mosquitoes over the State of Georgia to, and there words not ours, “to see what would happen.” The ‘mainstream’ press failed to report it.

    The ability of the American people to “gamble” on the truth and find things out for themselves has never been easy, just ask Daniel Ellsberg who in the late 1960’s risked his life and future when he released what are known as the Pentagon Papers that according to the New York Times showed “the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance” regarding the Vietnam War. The release of the Pentagon Papers proved the ‘beginning of the end’ to what was then the longest war fought by the United States.

    To see who much worse it has gotten for those Americans seeking the truth one can juxtapose the release of the Pentagon Papers with this past years release of the WikiLeaks Files containing tens of thousands of once secret US documents that nary one single American ‘mainstream’ news lapdog will report on and the courageous US Soldier, Bradley Manning, who is alleged to have released them, is still being held without trial and tortured under the orders of his top commander, President Obama. [Note: Since the release of the WikiLeaks Files the Arab world has united in revolution to overturn those regimes supported by US duplicity and coercion.]

    Now the “common thread”, so to speak, between those Americans seeking the truth, and then their being able finding it, lies with organizations such as ours who for decades have assisted, and provided valuable information to those asking the question, “What are the odds?”

    And never before in history has this effort to find the truth been more critical as our world plunges ever closer to the abyss. From unprecedented natural disasters, to global economic collapse, to violent revolutions spreading around the world, to the mass extinction of the most important species needed for our survival, to all of these and more, the truth (at least for those looking for it) is more important that ever!

    But at the exact same time that truth is being sought, those seeking to prevent you from knowing it are working harder than you can imagine to keep you from it. And their main weapon in this war against those like us is constant and consistent attacks on every front you can imagine, with none being more devastating than the cyberattacks launched on an almost hourly basis against the servers of those websites considered “enemies of the state.”

    Source:  by Sister Ciara

    Showing theTruth & Exposing the Lie.Osama,obama,Drama?


    The president who found and killed Osama bin Laden will be very hard not to re-elect. Now the association between his name and his enemy’s will be an asset: Obama killed Osama.
    All of the evidence, ignored by the mainstream media, strongly suggests that the “terror mastermind” died many years ago. The US and world public are being deceived on an almost unimaginable scale.

    The real endgame in Afghanistan post Bin Laden’s death


    Bin Laden’s death will change nothing for the US until the White House engages India and Pakistan in a regional solution.

    The news of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US special forces has been greeted in Washington with the hope that the president can accelerate the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan. The
    administration expects that it will be easier to split the Taliban away from al-Qaida now that Bin Laden is dead. As one unnamed American official, who was recently quoted in the Washington Post, put it: “Bin Laden’s death is the beginning of the endgame in Afghanistan, it changes everything.” Nothing could be farther from the truth.
    For nearly a decade, the United States has pursued an unfocused war in Afghanistan based on tactics with seemingly no thought about the wider strategy. The Bush administration wandered into South Asia ill-informed and unwilling to think about the big picture; the Obama White House has sadly failed to provide a comprehensive rethink of the problem, disappointing many diehard Obama supporters.
    The talk from the military and administration officials has been about “winning hearts and minds” and “talking to the Taliban” and “reducing kinetic operations”. All of this is well and good, but these taglines and the tactics they refer to are about managing symptoms not fixing the problem. Bin Laden’s death does not rectify the strategic problem.
    The decapitation of the al-Qaida leadership may result in the collapse of the organisation – I hope that is the case. But terrorist organisations do not always collapse following such incidents. In this case, the death of Bin Laden should be a step in the right direction, given that the real hammer blows to al-Qaida’s ideology have been dealt by the nascent democracy movements across the Middle East. While much uncertainty remains, most experts see these movements in Egypt, Syria and beyond as a rejection of al-Qaida’s call to violence and extreme interpretations of Islam. Again, I hope they are right.
    More importantly, however, the problem of a weak Afghanistan is not caused by Bin Laden, al-Qaida or the Taliban. The Taliban provided order to an Afghanistan plagued by internecine violence following the withdrawal of the Soviet Union and American involvement in 1992. Al-Qaida took advantage of the Taliban rule to use Afghanistan as a base for their global operations.
    Afghanistan has always been a highly decentralised state, not easily governed by a central authority. This has not changed. This weakness has led other states to take advantage of Afghanistan. During the cold war, the country became the backdrop for a proxy war between the US and the Soviet Union. But a third player was always in the mix: Pakistan. The US thought that it was using Pakistan to advance the US national interest against the USSR, but Pakistan was working for Islamabad’s interests, not American ones.
    Pakistan wanted to settle their border dispute with Afghanistan to Pakistan’s advantage. Furthermore, Pakistan has always viewed Afghanistan as “strategic depth” to be used by the military in a conflict with India. In fact, the Pakistani military and intelligence services actively fomented radical Islamist groups in the last quarter of the 20th century to create a cadre of irregular fighters that could be used in an irregular war against India in Kashmir. Pakistan also backed the rise of the Taliban in the mid 1990s, since they viewed them as a friendly ally. Since the partition of British India in 1947, India and Pakistan have been at odds, and Pakistan still greatly fears India. Whether or not this is a rational view through western eyes is irrelevant. This is the root of the problem – and Bin Laden’s death changes none of it.
    In the 2008 US election campaign, Barack Obama spoke about the need for a regional solution to the problem. In office, his administration has failed to pressure India and Pakistan to find common solutions to common problems. Right now, US goals for the region are directly opposed to Islamabad’s goals. The US wants a stable Afghanistan, free of radical Islam. This means India should be involved in Afghanistan. Indian involvement in Afghanistan, however, means that Pakistan would be “surrounded” by “hostile” governments. Elements of the Pakistan military and intelligence will never allow this.
    Unless President Obama can work to increase trust, no amount of military tactics or civilian development can change the strategic reality. India does not want to be forced to deal with Islamabad, especially following the Mumbai attacks, but the status quo is simply not tenable. It is not tenable for the US, it is not tenable for India and it is not tenable for Pakistan. The Pakistani polity is imploding: the gap between the Pakistani public and their leaders is wide and deep, not to mention the divisions among the leadership in Islamabad.
    It does not matter if the US remains committed to Afghanistan with 100,000 troops or if we withdraw tomorrow; the result – the eventual implosion of Pakistan and chaos across South Asia – will be the same, unless President Obama addresses the imbalance of power and the perception of fear and threat between India and Pakistan.

    Source: Michael Williams 

    Ahmadinejad Osama bin Laden as a plot by superpowers


    Ahmadinejad: World seeks new culture
    Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the world seeks a new culture and system that would guarantee mankind’s true happiness, noting that systems such as Marxism and Capitalism have failed.

    “The self-proclaimed supporters of capitalism and democracy … have reached the end of the road and the world is looking forward to a new way, culture and system — a thought that can literally guarantee social and individual happiness of mankind,” Ahmadinejad stated in a ceremony marking Teacher’s Day in Tehran on Wednesday.

    Iran’s president highlighted the Islamic Republic’s aptitude to guide the world in its pursuit of perfection. He noted that the enemy’s concerns do not arise from the country’s economic or defense capabilities.

    “The only point that concerns them is that the Iranian nation has the capacity and capability to become a role model and a pioneer,” he added.

    He recalled how Marxism, despite all the attention it received and promises it made, led to greater oppression than at the time of earlier tyrants.

    “Then capitalism took momentum which resulted in poverty, discrimination in more than half of the world, war, massacre and occupation,” he pointed out.

    Ahmadinejad did not single out the United States but denounced the September 11 and the events around militant al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a plot by superpowers to save themselves.

    “They used it as a pretext; they invaded and occupied and told lies before the eyes seven billion people and killed more than a million,” he regretted.

    Ahmadinejad said the West has failed to meet its pledge of a utopia replete with freedom, comfort and human values and that poverty and discrimination plagues people even in the so-called bastions of democracy and capitalism. 


    Source:  press tv

    Inside Sources: Bin Laden’s Corpse Has Been On Ice For Nearly a Decade


    Ex-ISI Chief Hamid Gul: CIA “Choreographing” Osama Assassination Hoax

    Gul is a retired Pakistani Army three star general known for heading the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the premier Pakistani intelligence agency, after the Soviet-Afghan War.

    The timing was incredible! By mid May 2011, the US Army was set to be thrown out of Pakistan by the Pakistani government and just weeks before that, bang! They’ve found and killed Osama Bin Laden which was able to hide since 2001.
    A multitude of different inside sources both publicly and privately, including one individual who personally worked with Bin Laden at one time, told us directly that Osama’s dead corpse has been on ice for nearly a decade and that his “death” would only be announced at the most politically expedient time.
    That time has now come with a years-old fake picture being presented as the only evidence of his alleged
    killing yesterday, while Bin Laden’s body has been hastily dumped into the sea to prevent anyone from finding out when he actually died.
    In April 2002, over nine years ago, Council on Foreign Relations member Steve R. Pieczenik, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, and James Baker, told the Alex Jones Show that Bin Laden had already been “dead for months”.
    Pieczenik would be in a position to know such information, having worked directly with Bin Laden when the US was funding and arming the terror leader in an attempt to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the late 70′s and early 80′s (a documented historical fact that talking heads in the corporate media are actually denying today in light of developments).
    “I found out through my sources that he had had kidney disease. And as a physician, I knew that he had to have two dialysis machines and he was dying,” Pieczenik told Jones during the April 24, 2002 interview.
    “And you could see those in those films, those made-up photos that they were sending us out of nowhere. I mean, suddenly, we would see a video of bin Laden today and then out of nowhere, they said oh it was sent to us anonymously, meaning that someone in the government, our government, was trying to keep up the morale on our side and say oh we still have to chase this guy when, in fact, he’s been dead for months,” added Pieczenik.

    Pieczenik then stated that the video tape of a fat Bin Laden look alike “taking responsibility” for 9/11 that was released in December 2001 was “such a hoax” designed to “manipulate” people in the emotional aftermath of 9/11.
    The subsequent war in Afghanistan that followed 9/11 was orchestrated “With the agreement of the bin Laden family, knowing fully well that he would die,” said Pieczenik. “And I think that Musharraf, the President of Pakistan, spilled the beans by accident three months ago when he said that bin Laden was dead because his kidney dialysis machines were destroyed in East Afghanistan.”
    In addition to Pieczenik, as we reported in August 2002, Alex Jones was separately told by a high level Republican source that Bin Laden was dead and that his body was being kept “on ice” until Osama’s death could be announced at the most “politically expedient” time.
    When Jones asked the source if his claim was mere speculation or whether it was actually true, the source re-iterated the fact that he was being deadly serious and that Bin Laden’s corpse was “physically on ice” waiting to be rolled out for public consumption at the most opportune moment.
    Many expected that moment to be right before the 2004 election, but after Democrats began speculating about the possibility, Republicans settled instead for a fake Osama video tape that was released on the eve of the election and, according to both George W. Bush and John Kerry, was the deciding factor in a closely-fought contest. Veteran news reader Walter Cronkite labeled the entire farce a Karl Rove-orchestrated “set-up”.
    In addition to these sources, a deluge of other heads of state as well as intelligence agency professionals have gone on record over the past nine years to state their belief that Bin Laden was likely dead, after it became clear that the Al-Qaeda leader’s health was in severe decline as a result of kidney disease at the end of 2001. These include;
    – Former CIA officer and hugely respected intelligence & foreign policy expert Robert Baer, who in 2008 when asked about Bin Laden by a radio host responded, “Of course he is dead.”
    On December 26, 2001, Fox News, citing a Pakistan Observer story, reported that the Afghan Taliban had pronounced Bin Laden dead and buried him in an unmarked grave.
    On January 18, 2002, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced: “I think now, frankly, he is dead.”
    On July 17, 2002, the then-head of counterterrorism at the FBI, Dale Watson, told a conference of law enforcement officials that “I personally think he [Bin Laden] is probably not with us anymore.”
    In October 2002, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CNN that “I would come to believe that [Bin Laden] probably is dead.
    In 2003, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told Fox News Channel analyst Morton Kondracke she suspected Bush knew the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and was waiting for the most politically expedient moment to announce his capture.
    In November 2005, Senator Harry Reid revealed that he was told Osama may have died in the Pakistani earthquake of October that year.
    In February 2007, Professor Bruce Lawrence, head of Duke University’s Religious Studies program, stated that the purported video and audio tapes that were being released of Bin Laden were fake and that he was probably dead.
    On November 2, 2007, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto told Al-Jazeera’s David Frost that Omar Sheikh had killed Osama Bin Laden. Shortly after she exposed Bin Laden’s 2001 death, she was assassinated.
    In March 2009, former US foreign intelligence officer and professor of international relations at Boston University Angelo Codevilla stated: “All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama Bin Laden.”
    In May 2009, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari confirmed that his “counterparts in the American intelligence agencies” hadn’t heard anything from Bin Laden in seven years and confirmed “I don’t think he’s alive.”
    In a way, the establishment had their hand forced in having to announce the death of someone whose shadowy existence had proven very useful to them in maintaining fear and uncertainty amongst the population of America and the world.

    The fact that the myth behind Al-Qaeda has been completely demolished and that the group, through a myriad of revelations, including Anwar Al-Alawki’s post-9/11 visit to the Pentagon, is now widely known to be a US intelligence front, perhaps now means that Al-Qaeda will be swept under the rug and a new enemy will be invented in order to legitimize the continued US military-complex domination of the globe.

    Source:    infowars.com

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