WHY IS IT ALL THE “SUCCESSFUL” TERRORISTS ,HAVE STRONG LINKS WITH UK AND US “SECURITY” SERVICES?
What Did the US and Britain Know Prior to the July 7 London Bombings?
by Robert Stevens
The release of terrorist Mohammed Junaid Babar, due to “exceptional cooperation” beginning before his arrest, raises the question: How much prior knowledge did the US and British authorities have about the July 7, 2005, terror bombings in London?
IT ALSO MAKES ME ASK. “WHERE THEY ALSO INVOLVED?”
Babar was arrested in April 2004 by the FBI and confessed to US prosecutors that he had set up a training camp in northwest Pakistan in 2003. Among those he trained was Mohammad Sidique Khan, one of the four suicide bombers who participated in the London Tube and bus bombings that killed 52 people and injured more than 750. It now appears that Babar was a long-term informant, who is being described in the press as a “super-grass”.
Babar told the FBI that he had provided lodgings and transport for nearly a dozen Islamist radicals, training them in how to fire machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, and build homemade bombs. When arrested in 2004, he told US prosecutors that he knew Khan as “Ibrahim”.
The Guardian writes that at that time, “British terrorism investigators showed Babar an unclear surveillance photo of Khan in August 2004, but Babar failed to identify him.” However, Babar claims that, upon seeing images of Khan in newspapers after the July 2005 London bombings, he contacted US authorities straight away. He said, “I told them [the American authorities] that was the person that was Ibrahim. I had mentioned Ibrahim before July 2005” (emphasis added).
In 2004, Babar pleaded guilty in as part of a plea bargain at a New York court to five counts of terrorism and was jailed, with his final sentence being deferred. He admitted to knowing leading figures within the Al Qaeda network and said he had provided them with money and equipment. Babar said he had been involved in running weapons, and the planning of two attempts to assassinate General Pervez Musharraf, the former president of Pakistan.
Babar was also given immunity from prosecution in Britain after pleading guilty to the terrorism offences. In 2008, he was granted bail and told by a judge that the offences he admitted to carry a maximum 70-year term. In July 2010, probation services authored a report stating that he should remain in prison for another 30 years.
His release after serving just four-and-a-half years poses the question of whether he was an agent of the US government and a long-time informer, even before the London bombings.
In an exclusive published Monday, the Guardian reported that Babar was released on December 10 of last year by a New York court—six years after his initial arrest and subsequent guilty plea. The Guardian states, “He was released early in a deal with prosecutors for the US attorney’s office,” after he had “agreed to plead guilty and become a government supergrass in return for a drastically reduced sentence.”
The US court document obtained by the newspaper revealed that he was sentenced to “time served” and charged $500 (£310) by the court in a “special assessment” fee. In total, he spent just over four years in some form of prison and more than two years free on bail, the document stated.
The sentencing document that released him contains wording strongly suggesting that Babar was an agent of the US government prior to his April 2004 arrest. Judge Victor Marrero stated that Babar “began co-operating even before his arrest”.
The Guardian reports that the US attorney’s office compiled its own report, known as a 5K1, which was sent to the New York court. An extract of the document read out in court stated, “Over the last six and a half years the level of assistance provided by Babar to both the United States government and foreign governments has been more than substantial. It has been extraordinary.”
The court transcript reveals that the government’s letter stated that since his arrest “the defendant has testified previously at four different trials involving numerous terrorist defendants, three trials in the UK and one in Canada. Both governments and prosecutorial arms of those governments have made clear that they determined that Mr. Babar’s testimony in that case was not only credible, but critical in the ultimate convictions secured in those cases”.
It is now acknowledged by the US government that a man who admitted involvement in terrorist activities, including the UK’s worst mainland terrorist atrocity, and who personally knew one of the London suicide bombers, was providing a “substantial” and “extraordinary” level of assistance “to both the United States government and foreign governments” prior to his April 2004 arrest.
In the aftermath of the July 7 bombings, then-Home Secretary Charles Clarke said the attacks came “out of the blue” and the four bombers—Mohammad Siddique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Germaine Lindsay and Hasib Hussain—were “clean skins” with no known links to terrorism. Ministers and senior security officials insisted there was no warning of an imminent attack. Then-Prime Minister Tony Blair told Parliament on July 11, 2005, “I know of no intelligence specific enough” to have prevented the attacks.
These assertions are refuted by the Babar revelations.
A wealth of evidence has come to light, proving that the security services were tracking the movements of the would-be bombers and must have been well aware of the threat they posed. Many of these facts were documented in an Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) investigation into the London bombings, released in May 2009—despite its efforts to a whitewash the failure of MI5 to stop the four suicide-bombers.
It stated that in late March 2003, MI5 received intelligence that Mohammed Quayam Khan, from Luton, was the leader of an “Al-Qaida facilitation network” that provided financial and logistical support to the organisation. MI5 launched an investigation called Operation Crevice, about which it informed the ISC.
In May 2004, a detainee revealed that a man named “Ibrahim” had travelled to Pakistan in 2003 and met the future Crevice group members there. After what has emerged about the role of Babar, the question posed was whether he was the “detainee” named in the ISC report.
On April 12, 2005, following confirmation from another source that “Ibrahim” had been in Pakistan, MI5 launched Operation DO*** (the full name was redacted in the ISC report) to identify him.
The fact that Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer had been known to the intelligence services at least five months before they made their attack was also revealed in the trial of seven men in the “fertiliser bomb plot” trial in London in May 2007. The London court heard that Omar Khyam, described as the “ringleader” of the fertiliser plot, held meetings with Khan and Tanweer on four occasions in 2004. These were recorded by Britain’s MI5 intelligence service.
BUT THIS “EXTRAORDINARY” ASSISTANCE HAS NOT LED TO ANY CONVICTIONS!!!!!!
No one has ever been held responsible for the atrocities that took place. A 2009 trial found three men not guilty of helping to plan the July 7 bombings. Despite a massive police investigation costing some £100 million, they remain the only people to have faced any charges in relation to the London bombings.
A World Socialist Web Site article, dated July 11, 2005, drew attention to an Associated Press report published at 12:16 p.m. on July 7, authored by Amy Teibel in Jerusalem. It stated, “British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday’s explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said.”
This report was taken down within hours, following denials by Israeli officials.Stratfor, which has links to US intelligence and military authorities, also alleged that Israel had given the UK prior warning of an attack on London.
The WSWS also noted “the extraordinary decision by the British authorities to downgrade the official threat level for the country, at a time when it was hosting the G8 summit of major industrial nations.”
In June 2005, MI5’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) downgraded the threat level because it deemed that the risk of an attack was at its lowest point since 9/11. There are seven threat levels, and on July 7, Britain was on “substantial,” which is the fourth level behind “severe general,” “severe specific,” and “imminent.” It had been at the higher level during campaigning in May for the British general election. The article stated, “With up to 4,000 police on duty at any one time in the environs of the summit, held outside Edinburgh, Scotland, the event was at the centre of the biggest security operation in UK history.”
A coroner’s inquiry into the bombings in 2005 is being held in London. Barrister on behalf of the bereaved families, Caoilfhionn Gallagher, told the coroner her clients wanted to know that that UK security services “were not aware of any basis for the suggestion that Babar had been an informant for the authorities for any country prior to his detention” in 2004.
Robert Stevens is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Robert Stevens
SO THE “INNOCENT” LOCKERBIE BOMBER GETS RELEASED ON “MEDICAL GROUNDS”(3 MONTHS TO LIVE EH?) AN OBVIOUS LIE!! HE WAS RELEASED TO AVOID A REVIEW OF HIS CONVICTION, WHICH WOULD OF SHOWN THE CIA PLANTED THE EVIDENCE AND THE SCOTTISH POLICE GAVE FALSE TESTAMONIES!! CASE DISMISSED IN BLAZE OF PUBLICITY, CIA AND POLICE BLAMED, QUESTIONS RIASED ABOUT ,”WHO DID BOMB THE PAN AM FLIGHT?” IMHO ITS WAS CIA DRUG RUNNERS………..BUT IF HE’S RELEASED EARLY , WE CAN KEEP THE ANTI-MUSLIM MUPPET SHOW ROLLING AND STILL BLAME ARABS!
London 7/7 Bombing: Islamist Who Trained Was US Informant
by Shiv Malik
An American jihadist who set up the terrorist training camp where the leader of the 2005 London suicide bombers learned how to manufacture explosives, has been quietly released after serving only four and a half years of a possible 70-year sentence, a Guardian investigation has learned.
The unreported sentencing of Mohammed Junaid Babar to “time served” because of what a New York judge described as “exceptional co-operation” that began even before his arrest has raised questions over whether Babar was a US informer at the time he was helping to train the ringleader of the 7 July tube and bus bombings.
Lawyers representing the families of victims and survivors of the attacks have compared the lenient treatment of Babar to the controversial release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
Babar was imprisoned in 2004 – although final sentencing was deferred – after pleading guilty in a New York court to five counts of terrorism. He set up the training camp in Pakistan where Mohammad Sidique Khan and several other British terrorists learned about bomb-making and how to use combat weapons.
Babar admitted to being a dangerous terrorist who consorted with some of the highest-ranking members of al-Qaida, providing senior members with money and equipment, running weapons, and planning two attempts to assassinate the former president of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf.
SO HE IS A BIT MORE INVOLVED THAN THE “PIZZA DELIVERY GUY”…..HE’S DOING SERIOUS TIME IN GUANTANAMO RIGHT NOW!
But in a deal with prosecutors for the US attorney’s office, Babar agreed to plead guilty and become a government supergrass in return for a drastically reduced sentence.
SO IS HE JUST SAYING WHATEVER THE CIA WANT HIM TOO?
The Guardian has obtained a court document which shows that on 10 December last year – six years after his initial arrest and subsequent guilty plea – he was sentenced to “time served” and charged $500 (£310) by the court in a “special assessment” fee. The document also reveals that Babar had by then spent just over four years in some form of prison and more than two years free on bail.
Graham Foulkes, a magistrate whose 22-year-old son David was killed by Khan at Edgware Road underground station in 2005, said: “People get four and a half years for burglary. They can get more for some road traffic offences. So for an international terrorist who’s directly linked to the death of my son and dozens and dozens of people to get that sentence is just outrageous.”
Fifty-two people were killed and 784 injured on 7 July 2005 when four suicide bombers detonated rucksacks filled with explosives and nails on London’s transport system in the morning rush hour.
The lawyer representing the families of the dead and survivors, Clifford Tibber of the law firm Anthony Gold, said they would be devastated to learn that Babar had served only a small proportion of his possible sentence.
“Babar admitted setting up and funding training camps attended by the 7/7 bombers,” Tibber said. “When the British government released Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber who received a life sentence, on compassionate grounds after eight years the Americans were furious. Imagine how the bereaved and the survivors will feel about [Babar’s] paltry sentence.”
A remark from the sentencing judge that Babar “began co-operating even before his arrest”, has raised the possibility, supported by other circumstantial evidence obtained by the Guardian, that he may have been an informant for the US government before his detention by the FBI in April 2004.
Babar facilitated the London bombers’ knowledge of bomb-making when he invited around a dozen British jihadists to attend a camp that he had helped set up in north-west Pakistan in the summer of 2003.
In a debriefing with US law enforcement agents in 2004, Babar told US prosecutors about Khan, whom he knew as “Ibrahim”. British terrorism investigators showed Babar an unclear surveillance photo of Khan in August 2004, but Babar failed to identify him.
He has said that when he saw pictures of Khan in newspapers after the bombings he alerted the US authorities straight away: “I told them [the American authorities] that was the person that was Ibrahim. I had mentioned Ibrahim before July 2005.”
After his guilty plea in 2004, Babar spent a good proportion of his four and a half years outside the regular prison system. He flew to testify in trials in the UK and in Canada and met law enforcement officers from around the world.
In 2008 he was granted bail awaiting final sentencing, after being warned by a judge that his conviction on five terrorism offences carried a maximum 70-year term.
Although a probation report dated 9 July 2010 recommended that Babar remain in jail for another 30 years, the US attorney’s office submitted their own report to the New York court, known as a 5K1, which praised Babar’s work.
One extract read out in court stated: “Over the last six and a half years the level of assistance provided by Babar to both the United States government and foreign governments has been more than substantial. It has been extraordinary.”
Speaking in court about Babar’s role in helping to jail British, Canadian and American terrorists, the assistant US attorney Brendan McGuire described Babar’s co-operation as exceptional, and he recommended that he be given a significantly reduced sentence.
Babar’s defence lawyer, Daniel Ollen, told the court that during the two years his client had been out on bail, he had “paid his debt to society” and had settled into a new life with his wife and daughter.
Ollen said the government’s positive statements on behalf of Babar in court spoke volumes about his “hugely successful” actions, and that in 30 years he had never seen a more positive 5K1 report from the government.
Speaking for the first time about the case, Ollen told the Guardian that in court “the government went to bat for him. They used words like ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unprecedented’. Babar’s co-operation really was spectacular when you get down to it.”
When sentencing Babar, the judge, Victor Marrero, praised his work, describing the sentence of four years and eight months as “reasonable and appropriate”.
“The court takes note that the government has evaluated Mr Babar’s cooperation to be significant, truthful, complete, and liable.,” Marrero said.
“[He] worked with the FBI and foreign governments to assist in investigations of terrorism organisations, including al-Qaida, and of terrorist activities such as the London bomb plot.”
“Taking into account the nature and circumstances of the offence and the history and characteristics of the defendant … the court finds that a sentence of time served is reasonable and appropriate and that such a term is sufficient but not greater than necessary to promote the proper objectives of sentencing,” Marrero said.
A law enforcement agent who arrested Babar and spent more than 500 hours debriefing him said he believed Babar was selfish.
The officer, who wished to be known as agent A, said: “Babar wasn’t a hero. He didn’t look at the American flag and suddenly become all patriotic. When his back was against the wall he did what was right for him … he was selfish.”
Further inquiries uncovered allegations from a top US terrorism lawyer who has reviewed sealed evidence in the case which suggests Babar could have been working for the US authorities before his arrest in April 2004.
Having reviewed the court transcript himself, bereaved father Graham Foulkes said: “There’s a hint from one or two of the sentences [in the transcript] that do strongly suggest [Babar’s] co-operation was going well beyond his official arrest. And it looks as if the Americans may well have known in detail what Babar was up to in Pakistan [at the time] and that is a very, very serious matter.”
When judge Marrero’s office was asked to clarify the remarks, his office declined to comment. The US attorney’s office declined to comment on whether Babar had been working with US agencies before his arrest.
The law enforcement officer involved in Babar’s arrest and debriefing also refused to discuss the allegations.
Freed from prison and no longer in the witness protection scheme, it is not known where Babar is currently living. Visiting Babar’s childhood home in the Jamaica area of Queens, New York, the Guardian was told that Babar’s mother was on holiday in Pakistan. The woman who answered the door and identified herself as Babar’s cousin did not know where Babar was living and refused to comment further.
Global Research Articles by Shiv Malik
SO WAS HE A US ASSET ALL ALONG? JUST ANOTHER TERRORIST PATSY WITH A “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” CARD!
7/7 THE UK 911 AND ALL THE SAME COINCIDENCES
The Shadow Home Secretary, David Davis said “It is becoming more and more clear that the story presented to the public and Parliament is at odds with the facts.”
Despite the unease with the official version of events, the government has refused to hold a public inquiry, stating that “it would be a drain on resources and tie up key officials and police officers”. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said an independent inquiry would undermine support for the security service There have been various alternative explanations or conspiracy theories proposed about the bombings, including the suggestion that the bombers were’patsies’,based on claims about timings of the underground trains and the train from Luton, supposed explosions under the carriages, and allegations of the faking of a photograph of the bombers
Seeing isn’t believing
7/7 BOMBERS LINKED WITH SECURITY SERVICES..AGAIN
Bombing Mastermind Aswat Works for MI-6
Global Research | August 3, 2005
by Kurt Nimmo
As Fox News tells it, at the very moment the British police were supposedly looking high and low for Dewsbury resident Haroon Rashid Aswat, pegged as the London bombing “mastermind,” MI-6 was quietly stowing him away for safe keeping.
Video: Bombing Mastermind is an MI-6 Asset
Terror Expert: London Bombings Mastermind is MI6 Asset
Group was used by Brits in Kosovo in the late 90s
“The Times said Aswat was believed to have had a ten-year association with militant groups, and met Osama bin Laden at [a CIA-ISI built] al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan,” Breaking News reported almost two weeks ago. “The newspaper said it had obtained FBI documents indicating he was sent to America in 1999 where he had firearms and poison training.”
BOMBERS PROTECTED BY THE “SECURITY” SEVICES….AGAIN
According to MI-5 counter-intelligence whistleblower David Shayler, “MI-6 is in bed with al Qaeda,” which of course makes perfect sense since al-Qaeda is a masterfully engineered intelligence contrivance (a fake terrorist front organization created through a collaboration between the CIA, ISI, and MI-6)
In 2002, “Tony Blair … ordered a D-Notice [an institutionalized method of censorship, short for short for Defense Notices] on British media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to prove MI6 gave £100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda,” Paul Joseph Watson noted, citing an article published in the Guardian. Another famous Londonistan radical, Abu Qatada (accused of being a key al-Qaeda member) was sheltered in a safe house in northern England by MI-6, the BBC reported in 2002. And then there is the story of British intelligence forking out large sums of money to “an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice,” the London Observer reported in November, 2002.
A year on from 7/7, wild rumours are circulating about who planted the bombs and why. Some people even claim this picture of the four bombers was faked. Mark Honigsbaum, who accidentally triggered at least one of the conspiracy theories, investigates
YET AGAIN ISRAELLI FOREKNOWLEDGE OF 7/7
Britain failed to protect London even after Israel warned Britain of coming Al-Queda terror – inefficiency or conspiracy?
India Daily News Bureau
Jul. 7, 2005
Israel knew and warned United Kingdom of possible terror plots to disrupt life in London. But British authorities failed to respond accordingly to deter the attacks
ISRAEL CLAIMS THAT THE BRITISH POLICE WARNED THEM
Mossad Chief Confirms Netanyahu’s Warning of London Bombing
Justin Raimondo, July 18, 2005
The controversy continues over an Associated Press story detailing the remarks of a senior Israeli official who claimed that Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in London for an economic conference, was warned by Scotland Yard minutes in advance of the terrorist bombings.
BUT THIS IS A LIE AS THE POLICE THOUGHT 7/7 WAS JUST A POWER FAILURE FOR THE FIRST 45 MINS!!
Initial reports suggested that a power surge in the Underground power grid had caused explosions in power circuits. The explanation had arisen because of bomb damage to power lines along the tracks; the rapid series of power failures caused by the explosions (or power being cut off by means of switches at the locations to permit evacuation) looked similar, from the point of view of a control room operator, to a cascading series of circuit breaker operations that would result from a major power surge. A couple of hours after the bombings, the Home Secretary Charles Clarke confirmed the incidents were terrorist attacks
COINCIDENCE AFTER COINCIDENCE AFTER COINCEDENCE
Something a lot of mainstream media outlets has yet to pick up on (or refuse to mention) is that there was a bombing drill going on at the exact same time,in the exact same location, as the real bombs that went off. Not only that, but the drill was to be focused on simultaneous explosions, which is exactly what happened according to the BBC.
What are the chances of that happening? Not very likely, but when you compound that information with the fact that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) was also in New York City the day before 9/11 and was preparing for a bioterror drill, we start to see a pattern here that the odds are against. Expecially when you realize that NORAD was simulating 20 hijacked planes on 9/11, providing cover for the real 4 to do what they did and cause mass confusion.
According to Reuters, the bombs appear to be of military origin. The British government (and other various officials) continue to say this all bears the hallmark of al-Qaida, but al-Qaida has used homemade bombs, not military grade stuff (mentioned in the article as well). Not to mention al-Qaida is alledgedly more of a “suicide” type attack while these bombings were thought to be done with timers.
Visor Consultancy was conducting a terrorist training exorcise at exactly the same time as the 7/7 terrorist bombing in London!
A fictional “scenario” of multiple bomb attacks on London’s underground took place at exactly the same time as the bomb attack on July 7, 2005.
Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, a private firm on contract to the London Metropolitan Police, described in a BBC interview how he had organized and conducted the anti-terror drill, on behalf of an unnamed business client.
Peter Power’s false (very suspect at the least) testimony was enough for me to be convinced that Police, Government and media were all lying, which means the ones accused were not the guilty parties!
What I understood Peter Power to have meant was that HE WENT OPERATIONAL ON THE EXACT LOCATIONS AND AT THE SAME TIME OF THE EXPLOSIONS
MADRID BOMBING 3/11?
The Spanish investigation has revealed that two individuals involved in allegedly supplying explosives to the alleged 3/11 Madrid terrorists were police informers. More specifically Rafa Zouhier, was a police informer to an elite unit of the Guardia Civil known as Unidad Central de Operaciones, UCO). The second individual, Jose Emilio Suarez Trashorras, was an inforrmer to the National Police Corps, more specifically the narcotics brigade of Aviles (Cuerpo Nacional de Policia del jefe de la Brigada de Estupefacientes de Aviles).
The wife of Trashorras had in his possession the telephone number of the Head of Tedax, Juan Jesus Sanchez Manzano. Tedax is Spain’s Civil Guard bomb squad , a very specialized division of the the Spanish police.
In a related development, the three Moroccans accused of the 3/11 attacks were released. The latter had been arrested following the death of seven prime suspects, who allegedly “blew themselves up in a suburban flat rather than surrender.”
COULD HE BE A PASTY OR A FAKE LIKE ADAM PEARLMAN
Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist
The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.
But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.
THERE IS A LOT OF EVIDENCE POINTING TO WESTERN SECURITY FORCES BEING INVOLVED IN TERRORISM! ..AND NOT JUST 7/7 AND 911 AND 3/11!!
IN PAKISTAN ,PREDATOR DRONE ATTACKS HAVE MYSTERIOUSLY STOPPED AFTER THE ARREST OF US OPERATIVE!!
Was Davis Running Drone Programme in Pakistan?
By Chidanand Rajghatta
February 18, 2011 “Times Of India” — WASHINGTON: A mysterious halt to U.S Predator strikes on Pakistan after the Raymond Davis incident in Lahore has led to intense speculation the American “diplomat” was connected to the Drone program even as Washington and Islamabad are going eyeball-to-eyeball over his status.
Davis, 36, was apprehended by Pakistani police after he shot dead two Pakistanis on a busy Lahore thoroughfare on January 27, four days after the last U.S Drone strike in Pakistan. There has not been a single strike in the 25 days since then, making it the third-longest period of inactivity since the U.S ramped up the Predator program to take out terrorists infesting Pakistan’s frontier regions, according to Long War Journal (LWJ), a blog that tracks U.S Predator attacks.
Speculation is now rife that Davis was somehow connected to the Predator program since he was reportedly carrying a GPS, telescope, camera and assorted equipment not usually associated with thoroughbred diplomats. Pakistani authorities have also accused him of unauthorized travels to the Frontier region and being in touch with extremist elements in Waziristan, which suggests he might have been coordinating the attacks with U.S moles in the region.
While Davis claimed that he shot the two Pakistanis in self-defense when they were trying to rob him, some reports have said they were ISI tails assigned to follow him because the Pakistani intelligence felt he had crossed certain unspecified “red lines.” Those red lines may have involved discovering the Pakistani establishment’s links with terrorists group, a pursuit which led to the death of Wall Street Journalist Danny Pearl.
According to the LWJ, it is also possible the Obama administration has halted the Drone strikes for political reasons, as Washington negotiates Davis’ release.
A Lahore court on Thursday gave the Pakistani government three weeks to determine whether Davis had diplomatic immunity while extending his custody, even as Washington demanded that Islamabad (and not the court) make the call immediately and release him.
But a bitter wrangle has erupted in Islamabad between ultra-nationalist/pro-Jihadi elements in the government determined to stand up to Washington and deny Davis diplomatic immunity and those in favor of immunity because of Pakistan’s parlous financial situation and its need to remain in Washington’s good books.
Pakistan’s ousted foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who signed up with the former group, lost his job earlier this week for his stand, and on Wednesday, foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit was replaced overnight after he too toed an anti-American line. On Thursday, Pakistan’s prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani warned his new cabinet not to speak out of turn on the Davis issue.
Amid all this political and diplomatic brouhaha though, there has been a reprieve on the ground in the Frontier regions from incessant Drone attacks that sometimes numbered two to three a week. According to LWJ, the two most extended periods of operational inactivity so far have occurred in 2009. The longest recorded pause was 33 days, from Nov. 4 to Dec. 8, 2009. The second-longest pause was 28 days, from May 16 to June 14, 2009.
PREDATOR DRONE STRIKES CAN BE BLAMED ON “TERRORISTS” ,IF THEY GO WRONG!!
WikiLeaks: Yemen covered up US drone strikes
The Yemeni government covered up US drone strikes against al-Qaeda there and claimed the bombs were its own, according to the WikiLeaks documents.
Captured CIA Agent Connected To False Flags Within Pakistan? Press TV Report
This is not only being reported by Press TV, it is being reported by multiple other news outlets that are not connected to the Iranian government. Was Raymond David a false flag operative?
‘CIA agent Davis linked to Taliban’
U.S. official: Accused American in Pakistan a CIA contractor
Inside Story-CIA Agent Raymond A. Davis
Davis is a CIA agent, no doubt: Pak intel official
Davis mapped Pak targets, court told
Raymond Davis incident: What sort of diplomat carries a loaded gun?
American Raymond Davis’ police interview after shooting two Pakistanis dead
A CIA spy, a hail of bullets, three killed and a US-Pakistan diplomatic row
Was Raymond Davis Spying on Pakistan’s Babur Missile?
CIA’s Davis Caught Delivering Nuke and Biological Weapons to CIA Manufactured Boogeyman al CIAda
While the US government continues to maintain he’s a ‘diplomat’, it’s now emerged Davis is in fact a member of the feared TF373 ‘black ops’ unit that operates invisibly in the Af-Pak TOA. The two men Davis is accused of killing were not “robbers”, but in fact two ISI agents who were tailing him. Worse — much worse — documents found on Davis’ person prove he was working on supplying a dirty bomb to the Taliban.
Lest we forget the British false flag op in Iraq back in ‘05 that turned sour (when two SAS commandos, dressed as Arabs and driving a vehicle loaded with explosives and automatic weapons, were actually apprehended by Iraqi police),
IN INDIA TERRORSITS ARE TRACED TO US SECURITY FORCES
New Delhi, Dec 27 (PTI) The FBI has politely turned down India’s request for extradition of terror suspect David Headley . The US stand was conveyed to the Indian investigators by the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) officials during their regular interaction to discuss the case related to Headley, whose links with the banned Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) were being probed by the two countries, official sources said here today.
Indian officials are furious that their American counterparts did not share details of that visit at the time. The Indian media has raised the possibility that Mr Headley was being protected by his American handlers — a theory that experts say is credible.
Indian investigators, who have been denied access to Mr Headley, suspect that he remained on the payroll of the US security services — possibly working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
SAME IN THE PHILIPINES…ITS US TERRORISTS THEY WANT!!!
The US are doing exactly the same to the Phillipines with the known terrorist bomber Micheal Meiring.
Michael Meiring, said to be in his mid-60s, was believed to have lost both legs and was rushed to hospital after the blast in his room at the Evergreen Hotel in Davao City, city police chief Samuel Yordan said.
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Among the most startling developments in the Meiring case was Immigration Deputy Commissioner Daniel Queto’s admission last week, that no less than agents of the US National Security Council had brought Meiring from Davao to Manila.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents from the US Embassy in Manila reportedly sneaked him out of a Davao City hospital four days after the explosion
Almost immediately after the blast, security tightened around Meiring.Hawthorn told The Times: “I was told by a Filipino in Davao, carrying a message from the US Embassy that Michael would never be charged with a crime in connection with the explosion. The investigation will end up at a stone wall. Michael will be protected and eventually taken back to the safety of the United States. The incident will be shortly forgotten, if you’re willing to forget it.”
Officials in Davao City will not forget. The suspicious blast took place during a wave of terror bombings across Mindanao as US and Philippine troops conducted anti-terror exercises. President Arroyo threatened to declare a state of emergency and demanded that lawmakers rush through her tough new anti-terror bill. Rush it through they did.
Now Prosecutor Bendico says the US-shielded `terrorist’ was trying to blow the hotel up.
MORE “US EARLY RELEASE TERRORISTS” ARE FOUND IN YEMEN
According to ABC news, the Al Qaeda leaders running the insurgency in Yemen were released from Guantanamo, although two of the highest ranking known terrorists there, without trial.
Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody. Both of the former Guantanamo detainees are described as military commanders and appear on a January, 2009 video along with the man described as the top leader of al Qaeda in Yemen, Abu Basir Naser al-Wahishi, formerly Osama bin Laden’s personal secretary.
Al Qaeda in Yemen is “Western-made”
Declaration of Yemeni Prime Minister
Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Muhammed al-Mujawar said Saturday that al-Qaida was originally a Western-made group and was never created by his country, Xinhua reported according to the state-run Saba news agency.
WHERE ARE THE 2 “TERRORISTS” THE SECURITY FORCES ARE ALL AFTER, OSAMA BIN LADEN (“EX”-US ASSET) AND MULLAH OMAR?
Report: Mullah Omar Spent Last Week in Karachi Hospital
Taliban Leader Said to Have Heart Attack on January 7
by Jason Ditz, January 18, 201
Reports coming out of Pakistan claim that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar had a heart attack on January 7 and spent much of last week in a hospital in Karachi. He has reportedly since been released.
Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘has had a heart attack’
Mullah Omar, the one-eyed leader of the Taliban has been operated on in Pakistan in order to save his life after a heart attack, according to reports.
Where was Osama bin Laden on 9/11?
Bush Administration knew the Whereabouts of Osama
by Michel Chossudovsky
www.globalresearch.ca 16 November 2003 (revised 17 November 2003)
If the CBS report by Dan Rather is accurate and Osama had indeed been admitted to the Pakistani military hospital on September 10, 2001, courtesy of America’s ally, he was in all likelihood still in hospital in Rawalpindi on the 11th of September, when the attacks occurred. In all probability, his whereabouts were known to US officials on the morning of September 12, when Secretary of State Colin Powell initiated negotiations with Pakistan, with a view to arresting and extraditing bin Laden.
A recent Reuters report (11/13/03) quoting Labeviere’s book “Corridors of Terror” points to alleged “negotiations” between Osama bin Laden and the CIA, which took place two months prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks at the American Hospital in Dubai, UAE, while bin Laden was recovering from a kidney dialysis treatment
Enemy Number One in hospital recovering from dialysis treatment “negotiating with CIA”?
The meeting with the CIA head of station at the American Hospital in Dubai, UAE was confirmed by a report in the French daily newspaper Le Figaro, published in October 2001. (See Alexandra Richard, at http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/RIC111B.html
The Dossier – Shadow Secrets (2008)
Compiled, edited and produced by TheDossier, this new film looks at the origins and history of the Afghan Mujahedin & al-Qaeda and their associations with various intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, MI6 and those of Saudi Arabia & Pakistan
Osama Bin Laden worked for the CIA for over 8 years , as Tim Osman
Tim Osman (Ossman) has recently become better known as Osama Bin Ladin. “Tim Osman” was the name assigned to him by the CIA for his tour of the U.S. and U.S. military bases, in search of political support and armaments. […] There is some evidence that Tim Osman … visited the White House. There is certainty that Tim Osman toured some U.S. military bases, even receiving special demonstrations of the latest equipment. Why hasn’t this been reported in the major media?
Is Osama Bin Laden A CIA Asset named Tim Osman ?
Osama Bin Laden Al Kaida Tim Osman CIA Agent
Pakistan Zadari – Osama was an Operator for the United States
Remember Osama Bin Laden brother was George W. Bush’s business partner in Arbusto Oil.
Osama Bin Laden’s father is George H.W. Bush’s business partner in the Carlyle Group.
REMEMBER THOSE NASTY IRISH BOMBERS? THOSE “NO SURRENDER” TERRORISTS THAT SUDDENLY SURRENDERED WHEN TERRORISM BECAME AN ARAB THING ,NOT AN IRISH THING……..WELL IT WAS ACTUALLY THE BRITISH ARMY AND SECURITY FORCES PLANTING THE BOMBS!!!
“Given the background of The Maguire Seven, the Birmingham Six, the Guildford Four and Judith Ward, the UK does have a very poor record with regard to imprisoning innocent people for terrorist offences related to bombing.”
WE JUST ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT CAPTURING TERRORIST BOMBERS , EVEN WHEN WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE!!
Kevin Fulton, the pseudonymous agent(British Army man working as an IRA terrorist,providing and building the bombs and remote detonators) has published a great deal about his experience working with MI5, how they helped obtain arms and bombing devices from the US(used in the IRA terrorist bombing campaign ) – also his contacs with Jonathan Evans (now Head of MI5 and was IRA terror co-ordinator) or “Bob” and the Force Research Unit (FRU) – which may yet be revealed in court as he sues for a promised pension and new identity from MI5.
He also mentions in a “BBC Hardtalk” interview that the bombs in Iraq are the same that MI5 was providing to the IRA
THE US “INTELIGENCE COMMUNITY” SHOULD BE FORCED TO RENAME ITS SELF. ITS GIVING “INTELIGENCE” A BAD NAME! JUST TO CHEER YOU ALL UP ,HERE IS GEORGE GALLOWAY EXPLAINING TO THE SENATE COMMITEE JUST HOW CLUELESS THEY REALLY ARE!!!!
British MP Galloway, falsely accused of taking bribes from Saddam Hussein, tears the US Senate a new one in this exhilarating MSNBC clip that grows more apropos every day.
“Bring it on ,USA” you think you have any US polition that could face off to a Scottish parliment like this? Give us answers about the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing you coniving congress critters and senile subservient senators !
As we say in Scotland “Com’ on ,if ye think yer hard enough!!”