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Originally posted by boondock-saint
Originally posted by thoughtsfull
I'm on the fence to motive.. could be to prevent the Orion tech from falling into other hands..
and I am trying to work out why the Taliban would want to put a really obvious hole in Pakistans Southern defences...
But at this point I am also reminded of operation Mincemeat(or the man who never was)
I'm thinking it time to step back and have a real good look to see what other hands might be doing....
remember the Chinese national that is a hostage ??
He's not working or researching US Gov Property
while in custody is he ???
Now why would the Paks invite China to Karachi
where 3 P3C's and the tail rotor section of a US Stealth
helo were ???
Covert military espionage
the CIA, errr I mean the Taliban found the
Chinese working on US Aircraft.
And quite possibly sending that data
back to Beijing.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
Originally posted by bsbray11
The US probably are the terrorists.
We fund extremist Muslims too. We even fund Pakistan's ISI.
Have since the 1970s at least...
and they are funding Hamas and Hezbollah also
since the 60's and 70's when Obama's
Grandaddy Stanley Armour Dunham
worked with the CIA in Lebanon.
And his grandmother Madelyn worked
for the Bank of Hawaii who was the CIA front
pushing the funds to those networks.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
I find it STAGGERING that the lack of MSM this is getting.
This is a full on attack on the main part of both the Naval and Air Force of a Nuclear armed country.
This is not just another Suicide bomber but the hints of a start of a Coup or a revolution in one of the most dangerous parts of the world.
This is not like the libyan conflict etc, pakistan is major world power in all aspects and its very military is under attack.
Are there Nuclear weapons at this Base?
This is the most important attack by "islamic extremists" since the embassy bombings in Africa years ago.
MSM bada badda badda Obama is a descendant of a Irish man?
Pakistan’s Chinese Gambit
Posted on 05/23/2011 by Juan Cole
Pakistan’s relations with the United States are troubled, and Islamabad may be turning to China as a result. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani just ended a 4-day visit to Beijing, which turned into a love fest. The visit commemorated 60 years of Sino-Pakistan relations. (China has been a key Pakistan ally in the latter’s struggle with India over issues such as Kashmir).
The US incursion against Pakistani sovereignty in the Abbotabad raid on Usama Bin Laden’s compound set off a round of condemnations on both sides. The US charges that Pakistan backs some factions of “Taliban” such as the Haqqani Network based in North Waziristan, which strikes at the Karzai government and US & NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan. There is popular pushback against US drone strikes on Pakistani soil. The relationship was further soured by the Raymond Davis case, in which a CIA operative shot two Pakistanis dead in broad daylight in Lahore and then a US extraction team from the consulate ran over another Pakistani and killed him trying frantically to save Davis from arrest (in which they failed).
Pakistan wants China to build for it a naval base at Gwadar, a deep water port now managed by Singapore, but to which Chinese engineers and Chinese capital made key contributions. (There are 10,000 Chinese working in Pakistan nowadays.) The port was 75% financed by China.
When the lease on the port ends, China is being asked to step in to manage it. Pakistan is offering itself to China, in other words, as Hong Kong West. If China has standing access to the new naval base for its own growing fleet of military vessels, that opening would give it a new position in the Arabian Sea near the strategic Persian Gulf, which has nearly two-thirds of the world’s proven petroleum reserves and a significant amount of natural gas, as well.
Originally posted by bg_socalif
Via Reuters, looks like it's over. Saying there were SIX attackers, four killed, two probably escaped "conveniently".
The Pakistani Taliban has said it was behind an attack on a Karachi military base that has claimed at least 12 lives and destroyed aircraft. Up to 20 militants stormed the Mehran naval air base in the southern city, starting fires and setting off explosions. It triggered gun battles with more than 100 commandos inside one of the country's most heavily guarded military installations. After 16 hours of fierce fighting Pakistani forces regained control of the base killing all the attackers, a security official said.
"C'est pour venger la mort du martyr Oussama ben Laden. C'est la preuve que nous sommes toujours unis et puissants", a dit à Reuters Ehsanullah Ehsan, un porte-parole des taliban, joint par téléphone.
Pakistani troops drive past a wreckage of a gutted aircraft at Pakistan Navy base in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday, May 23, 2011. Pakistani commandos regained control of a naval base Monday from a team of Taliban militants who had attacked then occupied the high-security facility for 18 hours, dealing a bloody and humiliating blow to the military.
Originally posted by ipsedixit
According to a report on France24, (with film),
the attack was at a military base a dozen miles outside of Islamabad in the north of the country. Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by a recognized spokesperson for the Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan. The attack was carried out in revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden and to show that the Taliban are still strong and united.
Omar, the one-eyed, reclusive leader of militant Islamists with a $10 million bounty on his head is known for his strict adherence to Sharia law and hard line on women's rights. He is said to have vanished up to five days ago.
"We can confirm that he has been disappeared from his hideout in Quetta, (the capital of the southwestern Pakistani province) Baluchistan," said Lutfullah Mashal, spokesman for the National Directorate of Security (NDS).
"He has been disappeared from his location during the last four to five days," he added, speaking in English. "So far we cannot confirm the killing of Mullah Omar officially."
"Based on ISI instruction" through former ISI chief Hamid Gul, Mullah Mohammad Omar was told to move from Quetta to the tribal district of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan, the source said.
"As Mullah Omar was being transported from Quetta to North Waziristan by the ISI, he was secretly killed by the ISI."
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Curiouser and curiouser.edit on 23-5-2011 by Fractured.Facade because: (no reason given)