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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


In the wake of the attacks of 9-11 came the recognition that states that sheltered and sustained numerous groups that utilized terror were themselves terrorist states. This is what led to the attacks on Afghanistan. However, geopolitics has led to the media overlooking another terrorist state.  One of the states that are apparently a 'frontline ally' in this war against terrorism is Pakistan. 

The mastermind of the first attack on the WTC was Ramzi Yousef, a Pakistani national with links to the Pakistani government.  The attacks on the US embassies in Africa were masterminded by terrorists based from Pakistan.  

The finances used by Mohammad Atta (the ring-leader of the hijackers that attacked the WTC-Pentagon) were wired by terrorists with links to Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence - an agency with deep links to the Taliban and al Qaeda. All the 19 terrorists, as well as Zacarias Moussaoui Moussaoui (the suspected 20th hijacker) and Richard Reid (the shoe-bomber) are known to have spent time training in Pakistan in institutions funded by the Pakistani intelligence.

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In addition to this are the extensive links between the Al Qaeda/Taliban and Pakistan. The Taliban forces that occupied and controlled Afghanistan were supported militarily, politically and logistically by Pakistan. The links between the Taliban and the Pakistani government were so extensive that all Taliban Ministries could only be reached through Pakistani area codes.

Al Qaeda is but one of 12 groups that make up the Islamic Front that has issued a jihad on the United States. In addition to Al Qaeda are Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. These three groups are classified as Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the US State Department.  All four, including Al Qaeda are known to raise funds openly, train openly and receive military and logistic support from the Pakistani government agencies.

Pakistan has used terrorism as an instrument of state policy through the tenure of General Zia ul-Haq, Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and now General Musharraf . What this means is that state sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan is institutional in nature rather than embodied in the leadership.


The Bush administration is reviewing the sale of F-16 fighter jets and P-3 aircraft to Pakistan in the wake of President Pervez Musharraf's decision to impose emergency rule. (Us Moves, To Review Sale Of F-16 Jets To Pakistan, Tribune, Ashish Kumar Sen, Nov 07, 2007)

President-General Pervez Musharraf’s “second coup” amounted to a serious personal blow for Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. Secretary of State, and American counterterrorism and nation-building policies in the Pakistan-Afghanistan badlands. (Gloomy Days For American Influence, Hindu, Simon Tisdall, Nov 07, 2007)

Pervez Musharraf's decision to impose Emergency in Pakistan looks like his last desperate effort to restore a semblance of order in a nuclear-armed, jihad-supporting nation propped up by an imagined identity and foreign aid (General's Last Gambit, Pioneer, Wilson John, Nov 07, 2007)

The Indian government, relieved that for the first time it is not being perceived or blamed as a part of the problem during an internal crisis in Pakistan, is hoping for the process of ‘democratisation’ to begin as it closely monitors the evolving . . . . (India Seeks Peace, Stability In Pakistan, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The unanimous view is that Gen Musharraf took the drastic step of imposing Emergency in Pakistan because he was sure that the Supreme Court would give an adverse judgment on his election as President. (Musharraf’S Second Coup, Business Line, Rasheeda Bhagat , Nov 07, 2007)

Is Pakistan’s sickness terminal? To determine this one needs to diagnose. And what does a diagnosis reveal? Consider, first, the Pakistan army. (Special Article, Statesman, Rajinder Puri, Nov 07, 2007)

Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday gave a go-ahead for a massive military action in the restive tribal areas to crush pro-Taliban and Al Qaeda militants once for all. (Big Crackdown In Tribal Border Belt, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Teleph-one lines and cellphones went dead in Islamabad on Tuesday within minutes of sacked Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry telling a meeting of lawyers over the telephone that Gen. Pervez Musharraf had declared . . . . . . (Sacked Pak Cj: Rise Up Against Musharraf , Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Nov 07, 2007)

There are as yet no signs of General Pervez Musharraf preparing to return to civilian rule. Actually, there is considerable confusion about the future scenario. (Secure That Button And Fast!, Business Line, B. S. Raghavan , Nov 07, 2007)

SUPPORT for Gen Musharraf in western capitals, especially Washington, and which many Pakistanis begrudged him, is fast withering. (Friendly Advice, Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 07, 2007)

Whatever the provocations that led to this state of affairs, we categorically reject General Pervez Musharraf’s November 3 decision to impose a Provisional Constitutional Order and Proclamation of Emergency in the country. . . . . . (Only One Way Out For General Musharraf, Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

India, for long a victim of American arming of Pakistan with lethal weapons, may finally find some relief if Washington is serious about its decision to review its aid to Islamabad and does a fair job of it. (Us Aid Review To Pak Relief For India , Times of India, Chidanand Rajghatta, Nov 07, 2007)

Even as the mighty Soviets of the 80’s were withdrawing from Afghanistan following their resistance from an army of disparate guerrillas who had humbled them by their sheer resilience (and definitely not without statistical help from their . . . (A War Against 'Terror' , Deccan Herald, Deepali Gaur Singh, Nov 07, 2007)

The main national security threat that Britain faces today is from Al Qaeda and its associated groups. But before we look at the violent manifestation of that threat in the UK, we need to remember where this comes from. (Terror Flows From Pakistan, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

BY imposing martial law, Gen Pervez Musharraf has pushed nuclear-armed Pakistan further along a perilous course and underscored the failure of President Bush’s policy towards a key ally in the war on terrorism. (Other Voices - American Press, Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

THE conventional wisdom on development is premised on growth theories. According to traditional dogmas, the basic function of economic theory is to create such conditions that help the business elite to accumulate profits at the highest possible rates. (Development: Expansion Of Freedoms, Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 07, 2007)

The situation in Pakistan is ominous, and reads much like a chapter from the pages of the last century. (Spinning Out Of Control , Telegraph, Malvika Singh, Nov 06, 2007)

US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice today said Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf should “take off his uniform”, as Washington suspended annual defence talks with Islamabad because of the political situation there after the imposition . . . . (Freeze On Defence Talks With Us , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

Over the last five years, much of the command, control and inspiration for attack planning in the UK has derived from al-Qaeda's remaining core leadership in the tribal areas of Pakistan, according to the head of Britains intelligence service MI5. (Terror In Uk Sourced In Pak: Mi5 Chief , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

US President George W Bush says he gains influence with world leaders by building personal relations with them. Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf got a dose of that diplomacy at the White House last fall, when Mr Bush hailed him as a friend . . . . (Bush's Mush Policy, Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Nov 06, 2007)


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