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Posted by: librarian Oct 18 2006, 03:28 PM

Posted by: librarian Oct 20 2006, 03:05 PM

Topic Introduction

Pakistan, specifically the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, was the conduit between the U.S. and the Mujahedeen "freedom fighters" they and Saudi Arabia supported during the Soviet-Afghan war. Led mostly by Islamic fundamentalists themselves, Pakistan has continued to play middle-man between the CIA and Islamic fundamentalist groups like the Taliban, in fact the CIA and ISI played a major role in bringing the Taliban to power in 1996.

The India Times published an article in October of 2001 detailing how Omar Saeed Sheikh, at the direction of then ISI head General Mahmud Ahmed, wired $100,000 to the Florida bank account of Mohammed Atta, the alleged lead hijacker, during the summer leading up to 9/11. The FBI confirmed the accusation, however the story was never picked up in the US media.

Pakistan is a leading ally in the US war on terror.

Posted by: librarian Oct 20 2006, 03:06 PM


CNN: 'The price for backing dictators' may be to box America in
by David Edwards and Muriel Kane
RAW STORY, November 7 2007

Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation told CNN, "It's terribly hypocritical to go into this world and talk democracy as boldly and robustly as this administration did and then cozy up to a dictator now like Musharraf...

The Pakistan connection
There is evidence of foreign intelligence backing for the 9/11 hijackers. Why is the US government so keen to cover it up?
by Michael Meacher
The Guardian, July 22 2004
Omar Sheikh, a British-born Islamist militant, is waiting to be hanged in Pakistan for a murder he almost certainly didn't commit - of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. Both the US government and Pearl's wife have since acknowledged that Sheikh was not responsible. Yet the Pakistani government is refusing to try other suspects newly implicated in Pearl's kidnap and murder for fear the evidence they produce in court might acquit Sheikh and reveal too much.,,1266317,00.html

Sept. 11's Smoking Gun: The Many Faces of Saeed Sheikh
by Paul Thompson
Saeed Sheikh, currently awaiting hanging in Pakistan for the death of Daniel Pearl, is at the center of Pakistan's involvement in 9/11. This Cooperative Research article is a "must read".

Daniel Pearl and the Paymaster of 9/11:
9/11 and The Smoking Gun that Turned On its Tracker
by Chaim Kupferberg
Centre for Reseach on Globalization, 4 September 2002 (revised 21 September 2002)
Another must read article. This centers on Omar Saeed Sheikh, his framing in the Daniel Pearl murder, and how this incredible story was side-stepped in the US media.

Return of the Taliban
Interview with Barnett Rubin

Director of Studies and senior fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation and former adviser to Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.'s special representative for Afghanistan talks about Pakistan and the Taliban
@ PBS Frontline

Cover-up or Complicity of the Bush Administration?
The Role of Pakistan's Military Intelligence (ISI) in the September 11 Attacks
by Michel Chossudovsky
Centre for Research on Globalisation, 2 November 2001

How Pakistan Became an Ally
by Eric Margolis
@ The Smirking Chimp, Oct 1 2006
Article about the Armitage phone call, Pakistan's choice to support the US's war on terror, and the "Kahn" affair by a Totonto Sun columnist who has interviewed both President Musharraf and former ISI head General Mahmud Ahmed. (Dr. Abdul Kadeer Khan, Pakistan’s top nuclear scientist, was caught red-handed selling centrifuges and other nuclear technology to North Korea, Iran, and Libya.) Margolis manages to cover a lot of ground quickly and clearly.

Overt assistance from Pakistan may bring dire consequences
Jane's Intelligence, 20 September 2001
According to local intelligence sources, the Pakistani authorities have provided medical facilities for the ailing Bin Laden, including renal dialysis, at a military hospital in Peshawar. None of this will be unfamiliar to US intelligence operatives who have been compiling extensive reports on these alleged activities. However, it is becoming clear that both the Taliban and Al-Qa’eda would have found it difficult to have continued functioning — including the latter group’s terrorist activities — without substantial aid and support from Islamabad. This would, logically, place Pakistan in the category of “states which support terrorism”, according to the US government’s definition.

Pakistan's Foreign Policy in a Changing World
News Central Asia, 2005
Pakistan's geopolitical and security environment is in a flux. Lately, Pakistan's Balochistan province has assumed tremendous importance due to its potential to become an international energy corridor and transit route, and to serve as a site for military bases to monitor and, if required, intervene in the Gulf region, the Central Asia and Afghanistan. For a variety of reasons, the principal actors in this 'great game' are the United States, China and India

India wants terror spotlight on Kashmir
CNN, October 8, 2001.
India has thrown its weight behind the US-led strikes against Afghanistan, authorities accuse Pakstan of involvement in terrorist attacks in Kashmir and say the war against terrorism must extend beyond Afghan borders.
Ahmed Umar Syed Sheikh's name (I don't think I've ever seen it spelled the same twice!) shows up in this article as well ohmy.gif

Kandahar hijacking, 9/11 ‘linked’
The India Tribune, March 27, 2006.
Fresh evidence has surfaced connecting the 1999, hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 to the 9/11 attacks. Let's see, is Saeed Sheikh involved in this as well?
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, one of the three terrorists who were taken to Kandahar for release by the then External Affairs Minister...
Ahhh, there he is !

U.S. Pays Pakistan to Fight Terror, but Patrols Ebb
By David E. Sanger and David Rohde
New York Times, May 20 2007
The United States is continuing to make large payments of roughly $1 billion a year to Pakistan for what it calls reimbursements to the country’s military for conducting counterterrorism efforts along the border with Afghanistan, even though Pakistan’s president decided eight months ago to slash patrols through the area where Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters are most active...

...There is also at least one American report that Pakistani security forces have fired in support of Taliban fighters attacking Afghan posts.

The administration, according to some current and former officials, is fearful of cutting off the cash or linking it to performance for fear of further destabilizing Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who is facing the biggest challenges to his rule since he took power in 1999.

Posted by: librarian Oct 20 2006, 03:06 PM

Posts and Threads

"Money, What Money?"
Post by Sanders

9/11: The Case Isn't Closed
By Sander Hicks, AlterNet
Including an excellent article by Sander Hicks (no relation to Sanders btw)
Thread started by barney rebel

Posted by: librarian Oct 20 2006, 03:06 PM

Other Resources


Pervez Musharraf

@ Cooperative Reseach
Some info about Musharraf & Pakistan and a short timeline of events between 1998 and 2003


Timeline Entries About ISI DIrector Lt. Gen. Mahmood Ahmed
By Paul Thomson
Covers period between 1999 and 2003

Email Exchange

Lorie Van Auken Explains About The Importance Of The (JICI)
In Regards To Possible Foreign Involvement In The 9/11 Attacks

Discusses the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry and Pakistani involvement in the attacks

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