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Musharraf: Al-Qaeda Does Not Exist In Pakistan Anymore

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posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 05:12 PM
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Yesterday the Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf told journalists that Al Qaeda does not exist in Pakistan anymore. He admitted that some Al-Qaeda operatives were still hiding in Pakistan. But they could allegedly only communicate through human couriers and were not able to run operations like the attacks in London and Egypt.


Pervez Musharraf


Pakistan Doubts Its Nationals Behind Blasts

26 July 2005


Yesterday, Musharraf said that the outside world was under a misconception that Al-Qaeda still operates from Pakistan, whereas security forces had destroyed its capability to communicate quickly and run operations from his country.

I am saying very clearly that Al-Qaeda does not exist in Pakistan anymore,” Musharraf told journalists in the eastern city of Lahore.

Pakistan has arrested more than 700 Al-Qaeda suspects since joining a global war on terrorism following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Musharraf said last week he suspected Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was hiding somewhere on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Musharraf said in Lahore that while some Al-Qaeda operatives were still hiding in Pakistan’s rugged mountains, they had been reduced to communicating through human couriers.

“Is it possible for Al-Qaeda to carry out terrorism in London and other far-flung places of the world like Egypt with such a poor communication system?” Musharraf said.

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This is not true. I believe Al Qaeda is strong in Pakistan and that the claim they are only able to communicate through human couriers is nonsense.

So these unidentified assailants (article below) were not Al Qaeda sympathizers? Okeeeey...

Explosions rock N. Waziristan: Security forces arrest three suspects

July 26, 2005


Missile and rocket explosions rocked parts of the restive North Waziristan Agency on Sunday night while an army officer suffered injuries in remote- controlled bomb blasts, sources said. Official sources said that 40 missiles and rockets were simultaneously fired from different directions, which landed in the surroundings of the army installations and government offices but did not cause any casualty.

The security forces retaliated with heavy aerial firing and arrested three suspects in Razmak tehsil, they added.

About 80,000 army and paramilitary troops have currently been deployed in the tribal area. Reports gathered from different parts of the agency suggested that unidentified assailants fired about 40 free flight missiles and rockets, targeting the installations of the army and paramilitary forces in the area along the Afghan border.

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"Al-Qaeda does not exist in Pakistan anymore"...


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posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 05:40 PM
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Can you tell us some of these ways that they are communicating
with other than human couriers? Enquiring minds want to know.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by MajorCee
Can you tell us some of these ways that they are communicating
with other than human couriers? Enquiring minds want to know.


many ways, expendable call cards and mobile phones, emails, telegrams, etc. there are many ways, couriers are slow but secure, other communications is faster if the terrorists believe they need to contact immediately to execute the operation or to warn others that they been compromised. thats only if its secure in a way, or they need to risk it.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 05:47 PM
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I think this is an example of wishful thinking in action.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 05:47 PM
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Please watch these BBC documentaries if you think al-Qaeda isn't a myth.


www.propagandamatrix.com...

[edit on 26-7-2005 by thepresidentsbrain]



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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Expendable call cards are hard to buy in the mountains of Afghanistan
andy you still have to use a phone to utilize it. Cell phones have
been pretty well eliminated from Al Qaeda, when they discovered that
the US monitors that:

www.strategypage.com...
Al Qaeda is Not Well

emails require land lines or cell phone communications also. I think
you will be hard pressed to find those land lines in the mountains
of the Afghanistan/Pakistan area. Granted they are in the major
cities of Pakistan, but you still have to do the courier bit to get
from the outback border areas to the cities. Even this small distance
of a few hundred miles has to have the human couriers.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 06:14 PM
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Please watch these BBC documentaries if you think al-Qaeda isn't a myth.


I've seen them, and I am not at all convinced.

They're very cagey about how they present it too, all they really say is that Al Quaeda isn't so much a coherent organization as it is an ideology and methodology for Islamist terrorists, which is probably true to some extent.

But it's quite clear that OBL has and is been the center of a (increasingly) loose confederation of fanatical Sunni terrorist groups.

That the Bush administration has presented Al Quaeda as a more coherent "organization" than it actually is is also pretty clear.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by MajorCee
Expendable call cards are hard to buy in the mountains of Afghanistan
andy you still have to use a phone to utilize it. Cell phones have
been pretty well eliminated from Al Qaeda, when they discovered that
the US monitors that:

www.strategypage.com...
Al Qaeda is Not Well

emails require land lines or cell phone communications also. I think
you will be hard pressed to find those land lines in the mountains
of the Afghanistan/Pakistan area. Granted they are in the major
cities of Pakistan, but you still have to do the courier bit to get
from the outback border areas to the cities. Even this small distance
of a few hundred miles has to have the human couriers.


if u havent notice in the past where major Al Qaeda members arrested were in Pakistan cities. human couriers from the border between Afghanitan and Pakistan to the Pakistani cities, thats wat i meant with the use of all those communications methods.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 07:26 PM
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Pssht what a load of BS.

He's soo crooked i can literally see the 100$ bills falling out of his backpocket.

Of course alqaeda has been eliminated in pakistan..
hell for the right amount of money.. im sure they could say he's definatley in Afghanistan on the OTHER side!

HE might not be in pakistan, he MIGHT no be on the border.
But I betya this guy hasnt a clue.
and he was simlpy told what to say and given the money!







 
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