Pakistan has become the world’s sixth country and the first Muslim state to map the genome of the first Pakistani individual. The complete genome mapping was done jointly by the Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine & Drug Research (PCMD) at Karachi University and Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) in China.The details were revealed to the Pakistani media by Prof. Dr. Read More…
|Bin laden Family|
CIA fake vaccination drive to acquire DNA of Laden’s family.The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) organised a fake vaccination programme in Pakistan’s Abbottabad town, where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding, in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al Qaida leader’s family, a British newspaper’s investigation has found. As
part of extensive preparations for the US
raid that killed bin Laden on May 2, CIA agents recruited a senior Pakistani doctor to organise the vaccine drive in Abbottabad, the Guardian reports.
They even started the “project” in a poorer part of Abbottabad to make the vaccine drive look more authentic, according to Pakistani and US officials and local residents.
The doctor, Shakil Afridi, has since been arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for co-operating with American intelligence agents, the report said.
The doctor”s arrest has exacerbated already strained relations between the United States and Pakistan. The US is understood to be concerned for the doctor”s safety, and is thought to have intervened on his behalf, the report added.
The vaccination plan was conceived after US intelligence officers tracked an al-Qaida courier, known as Abu Ahmad al-Kuwaiti, to what turned out to be bin Laden”s Abbottabad compound last summer, the report said.
The agency monitored the compound by satellite and surveillance from a local CIA safe house in Abbottabad, but wanted confirmation that bin Laden was there before mounting a risky operation inside another country, it added.
DNA from any of the Bin Laden children in the compound could be compared with a sample from his sister, who died in Boston in 2010, to provide evidence that the family was present, the report said.
So agents approached Afridi, the health official in charge of Khyber, part of the tribal area that runs along the Afghan border.
It is not known exactly how the doctor hoped to get DNA from the vaccinations, although nurses could have been trained to withdraw some blood in the needle after administrating the drug, it added.
A nurse known as Bakhto, whose full name is Mukhtar Bibi, managed to gain entry to the Bin Laden compound to administer the vaccines, the report said.
According to several sources, the doctor, who waited outside, told her to take in a handbag that was fitted with an electronic device. It is not clear what the device was, or whether she left it behind. It is also not known whether the CIA managed to obtain any Bin Laden DNA, although one source suggested the operation did not succeed, it added.
Mukhtar Bibi, who was unaware of the real purpose of the vaccination campaign, would not comment on the programme.
The United States believes the Pakistani government “sanctioned” the murder of a prominent Pakistani journalist who had been probing links between the country’s security services and its Islamic militants, said Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.“It was sanctioned by the government,” Mullen told journalists at the Pentagon on Thursday. “I have not seen anything to disabuse the report that the government
knew about this.”(nationaljournal)
Pakistan Government condemns baseless allegation. The Pakistani government called Mullen’s remarks “irresponsible,” warning that it may further strain the already frayed bilateral relations.(Tribune)
Propaganda to malign ISI. Its plainly stupid to accuse Pakistani govt or ISI of his death. but
if you are Pakistan Fobic and fobia is so over whelming that it can alter the concept of justice in ur mind then you can say and belive any theory you like on basis of ur fobia They dont shout or cry and Trial when Raymond Davis(CIA agent ) killed two of our innocent Pakistanis but shout when one of their paid CIA agent/journalist gets killed by somebody who is involved in activities against Pakistan and Muslim.
US desperation to pressure Pakistan. The recent statement of Mike Mullen on implicating ISI without Evidence for the death of Saleem Shehzad reflects US desperation to pressure Pakistan into bowing to its demand of an operation into North Waziristan and against the Haqqani Group.
U.S.-Pakistan relations sink to new low. Admiral Mike Mullen’s accusation was stunning – not for what he said, the brutal murder of the crusading Pakistani journalist was widely blamed on the nation’s notorious and bloodstained Inter-Service Intelligence agents – but because the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it so plainly and publicly.(theglobeandmail)
US Drone Rockets Contaminated With Deadly Chemical
– Contain Toxic Agents
US Drones Launch Chemical Attacks on Innocent Pakistani Civilians
US Drones Launch Chemical Attacks on Innocent Pakistani Civilians Pakistani physicians and experts reported that the US uses chemical munitions in its drone attacks on the country’s civilians. Given the fact that the Pakistani civilians who have come under the US drone attacks have been afflicted with different skin, optic and respiratory diseases, it can be concluded that Washington is using chemical weapons in its attacks in Pakistan, the physicians said.“Since the missiles launched by the US drones contain dangerous chemical substances, a large number of the injured people in these attacks cannot be declared as dead or alive since they have been afflicted with complicated diseases due to the deadly chemical materials used in the missiles,” a Pakistani physician, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told FNA.(pakistantime.net)
Should war crimes invariably committed by the state be in the same category as ‘terrorism’ invariably linked to insurgent groups or renegade states? And is it the case that the world’s sole superpower is the only one that has the political, legal and moral authority to define war crimes and terrorism, while exempting itself by silently invoking the doctrine of American Exceptionalism?
Wikileaks has now uncovered documents from 2002 to 2008, revealing that the Bush
administration’s ‘War on Terror'” was itself a terrorist campaign at several levels. In addition to human rights violations of foreign nationals, the civil liberties of US citizens suffered in the process because government operated as a police state.
Documented cases of allegations against US for war crimes (state-sponsored terrorism):
1. 1902: Lodge Senate Investigating Committee of US war crimes in the war against Philippines
2. 1943: Canicatti and Biscari massacres – US troops massacred Italian civilians in Biscari, Italy and German and Italian war prisoners in Biscari, but no one was ever charged. General George Patton dismissed the massacres of dozens of people as exaggerations.
3. 1945: Dachau massacre – US troops killed German prisoners of war. General Patton dismissed the charges.
4. The Pentagon’s Vietnam War Crimes Working Group Files confirm US war 320 separate cases of war crimes, excluding My Lai Massacre of 350 unarmed men, children and women, that US Army documented.A single conviction came out of that era.
5. Agent Orange – French-based International Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange violated the Hague Convention of 1907, Geneva Conventions of 1927 and 1949.
No one was ever held accountable. The US District Court of Brooklyn dismissed a law suit in the case in 2005 on the basis that: “No treaty or agreement, express or implied, of the United States, operated to make use of herbicides in Vietnam a violation of the laws of war or any other form of international law until at the earliest April of 1975.” The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals later ruled that “Agent Orange and similar U.S. herbicides cannot be considered poisons banned under international rules of war.”
6. NATO bombing of Yugoslavia: 1999 – 400-1000 civilians killed in deliberate targeting of civilians and infrastructure. No one prosecuted.
7. 2002: War on Terror – A presidential memorandum gave the right to interrogators to deny prisoners basic protections as stipulated by the Geneva Convention, thereby permitting violations resulting in war crimes. On that basis, US personnel carried out torture of prisoners that the US classified as ‘unlawful combatants’, thus circumventing Geneva Convention rules. US Justice Department redefined the law to allow for war crimes to be committed and at the same time not be held accountable.
8. 2006: Human Rights Watch charged that Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld was criminally liable for his involvement in the abuse of a Guantanamo detainee. In November 2006, legal proceedings went ahead in Germany against Rumsfeld, CIA Director George Tenet, and a number of other Bush administration officials. The Military Commissions Act of 2006, however, provided amnesty for war crimes for they were carried out against the War on Terror. Both Tony Blair and George Bush were accused before the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Iraq, but the US has not signed the treaty that would have given jurisdiction to ICC. The UN Security Council could have charged Bush and Blair for well known crimes in Iraq, but US has veto power.
Retired General Mirza Aslam Baig, a former Pakistani military commander revealed that a large CIA network exists in Pakistan and Dr.Abdul Qadir Khan, the famous nuclear scientist faces death threats by American agents based in the country and threatening the country’s self-rule and independence.Foreign powers want division of Pakistan into four parts.Pakistani media recently reported that more than 3,000 CIA agents are actively working in Pakistan and that Raymond Davis the US citizen accused of killing two Pakistanis is one of the important figures of the American intelligence network in Pakistan.Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor served as a director of operations for the CIA.The former Pakistani commander said the accused has a number of secrets and the U.S. wants his early release due the highly classified information he possesses.
There were reports that more than three thousands CIA operators are actively working in different areas of Pakistan.
The scrutiny started after Raymond Davis, a CIA contactor was captured.
Raymond Davis is a former Special Forces soldier and current private security contractor who shot two Pakistani citizens in broad daylight in Lahore on January 27th. The Obama administration has been pressuring Pakistan to release Davis on the pretext that he is a “diplomat.” This bald faced lie has been refuted by both the American and Pakistani media as well as anonymous sources within the Obama administration.
Pakistani missions abroad had issued a large number of visas to the American citizens in the recent months, according to Pakistani sources.
As a sign of a possible fall out, a planned trilateral meeting between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the U.S. was put on hold as the Afghanis and Americans met in Washington without Pakistan.
According to some reliable sources in Islamabad, these were supposed to be very important talks between US, Pakistan and Afghanistan on the region but Pakistan was excluded due to the Raymond Davis affair.
The latest developments could further deepen the already strained US-Pakistan relations, sources said.