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This U.S. Intelligence Information Report concludes that the ISI is much more involved with the Taliban than Pakistani officials have been telling U.S. diplomats. U.S. intelligence indicates that the ISI "is supplying the Taliban forces with munitions, fuel, and food."
"The intelligence director told me that Mr Armitage said, 'Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age'," he said. The US envoy also insisted that Pakistan suppress domestic expression of support for attacks on the United States, he said. "If somebody's expressing views, we cannot curb the expression of views," Gen Musharraf said..
Claiming that Pakistan was being run to the ground, former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf did not rule out a fresh military takeover in the country.“The state is being run to the ground at the moment, and people are again running to the military to save the country,” Musharraf told a gathering in Aspen, Colorado.
While agreeing to the fact that the country’s constitution was sacrosanct, the former dictator questioned, “Should we save the country and do something unconstitutional or uphold the constitution but let the state go down?” Vowing to return home on his “own accord”.
ok melissa, iam going to..er....pete williams, our department of justice correspondent, has informed us of the following....i'm going to go with this, i see no indication that i should not. pete williams reports an administration official...i'm going to read directly from the note that pete has written for the network...an administration official says he's been told that president obama will anounce tonight that...i'm sorry, i'm being told now not to...i'm being
told to hold it. there's no indication from this note that i should, but i'm being told to hold it. i'm sorry about that.
i have no doubt that petes reporting, which we'll probably get to very shortly...not...not for reporting i'm being told. at this point. not for reporting, petes note..er..we'll find out soon enough...er...er...that the president is going to be making a very major anouncement..er..and we expect it to have something to do with events that have occured overseas...over the course of the last couple of hours.melissa, i'm told that what we can say is that the president will speak..will be speaking about a very grave and serious operation, a CIA operation...can i say overseas?...can i say it has something to do with something overseas?...yes. a grave, serious CIA operation overseas will be the subject of the
presidents statement...when he does come out within the next...well, we expected him seven minutes ago.
well, lets talk about that. we're told that we can mention that it is a CIA operation overseas...lets talk about, you know, the CIA and the activities that they've been involved in."
There are efforts to scare me, but these people don't know that I'm not among the afraid," Musharraf told a rally of about 8,000 supporters in the commercial centre Karachi via video link from Dubai.The former general said he would return between January 27 and 30 and dismissed concern about his security. "I have fought wars. I am not scared of danger.
According to the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Major General Ashfaq Nadeem, the attack was a coordinated NATO strike and used two AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters, an AC-130H Spectre gunship and two F-15E Eagle fighter jets.
Did the armed services committees of the House and Senate calculate the risk of destabilizing nuclear-armed Pakistan when they acquiesced to Obama's new war there, a war that has already displaced 2 million Pakistanis?
What have I done? If this is a victory, what's a defeat then? Is this a victory or a defeat? Is this justice or injustice? Is it gallantry or a rout? Is it valor to kill innocent children and women? Do I do it to widen the empire and for prosperity or to destroy the other's kingdom and splendor? One has lost her husband, someone else a father, someone a child, someone an unborn infant.... What's this debris of the corpses? Are these marks of victory or defeat? Are these vultures, crows, eagles the messengers of death or evil?
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a 40-minute telephone conversation with the Pakistani foreign affairs minister and released a statement afterwards in which it expressed China had "strong concerns" and was "deeply shocked" over the attack and maintained that "Pakistan’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected." During the first week of January 2012, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani left for an official five-day visit to China, a close ally of Pakistan, at the invitation of the Chinese leadership. According to military sources, the army chief was expected to meet the Chinese president and prime minister alongside top security officials, and a focal agenda of the meeting included discussions on the NATO incident, a briefing by Kayani on rewriting terms of engagement with the US, as well as security cooperation between China and Pakistan. Commenting on the occasion, a security official said: "We want to take our relationship with China to the next level".
So you think that Musharraf was present inside Pakistan during the supposedly counter coup attempt by US? Was the helicopter carrying the seals that were killed in abbotabad? I'm a bit confused.
Biggest problem I have with your thread is that you seem to have this belief that the SEAL’s killed on the helicopter were from SEAL Team Six. There were not, what you call SEAL Team Six is actually more accurately called....
Go read William Blums “Rouge State” and it will become evident that America does not need to go to such lengths to influence the government of another state.
if as you claim this was some kind of counter coup then Pakistani ISI would be all of this, they would know about it and be telling the world about the attempted CIA Coup of Pakistan
and Al-Qa’ida would never have officially announced the death of Bin Laden.
Also the reason it took “so long” for the news to break is not part of some cover up. There was much debate about telling the public about the operation as it rendered much of the intelligence captured during the raid compromised.They also had to take time to ensure the SEAL’s were out of the theatre of operations and confirm that they had indeed killed Bin Laden.