Why he needed the $100K is a good question. It's food for investigative thought. It would be interesting to know how the money was spent, on whom
it was spent.
What interests me even more is why General Ahmad chose to direct Saeed Sheik (al Quaida affiliate) to wire the money instead of arranging the payment
in a more subtle way, or why General Ahmad was using a cell phone to communicate a sensitive directive like that. Wouldn't a public service
announcement be just as effective?
Quoting the Asian Times (www.atimes.com):
Mahmoud's (My own note: Mahmoud is General Ahmad) involvement in September 11 might be dismissed as only Indian propaganda. But Indian
intelligence swears by it, and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed the whole story: Indian intelligence even supplied Saeed's
cellular-phone numbers. Nobody has bothered to check what really happened. The 9-11 Commission should pose very specific questions about it to FBI
director Robert Mueller when he testifies this month.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This is the kind of thing the Indian secret service would jump on with glee. (Long time US ally and pain in India's ass, Pakistan, uses some of that
generous American military aid money to assist in savaging New Yorkers.)
Is General Ahmad that stupid? It might be well here to remember that Pakistani politics is a full contact sport. It's not like running for office
in my home town or likely yours. I doubt that Ahmad is anything but razor sharp, which is not saying that he is a renaissance man or anything but
rather, a top dog hooligan. So what's going on?
One possibility is that for some operational reason, things happened just as the Indian security services said and Ahmad was caught out because he
didn't know that the Indian secret service had Saeed Sheik's cell number.
Another possibility is that as a favor to or perhaps at the specific request of, let's say, and I know that it's an obviously preposterous notion,
the Vice President of the United States, Pakistan's ISI decided to make it clear to anyone investigating 9/11 that Mohammed Atta was in the employ
of al Quaida.
Now this is where the ISI's own interests come into play. ISI thinking would go something like this:
Yes, yes, yes, of course we will be pleased to assist Mr. Cheney, but let's be just a little clumsy about it so that we will be discovered to have
played a part, a very ambiguous part, yes, but a part nonetheless in the savaging of New Yorkers. Our own crazy Islamic fundamentalists will think
that we are good fellows and will go back to their prayer rugs.
ISI thinking would continue: The wonderful thing about this is that we will have assisted our powerful and dangerous ally, the US, in their crazy
machinations and we will have soothed and pacified the lunatics yapping at our heels at home, in one stroke.
Continuing: The beauty and humor of it is that we will have done it by being clumsy foreigners. What is that one word that illiterate American
scientists use for everything? Yes, elegant. It is elegant. And what is more, these stupid oafs will have to shield us from their own justice
system, because if they allow us to be indicted, we will just tell the truth, that the money was sent at the request of . . . ah, elegant.
I think the American people would want to talk to General Ahmad. I think they would have some serious questions for him.
[edit on 24-7-2007 by ipsedixit]
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