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Peter Lemkin
02-12-2011, 11:19 AM
PressTV |February 9, 2011
VIDEO HERE (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/musharraf-accused-of-bhutto-assassination)
Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has accused former President Pervez Musharraf of assassinating the country’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

According to the FIA Tuesday report, Musharraf had appointed two senior policemen, who were suspected of not giving adequate protection to opposition leader Bhutto at the time of her murder.

Musharraf is accused of giving the pair their orders.

In December 2010, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court issued warrants for the arrest of the two officers for their failure to protect Bhutto, as they also, later, refused to conduct a post-mortem on her body.

The two were Rawalpindi’s police chief at the time, Saud Aziz, and another senior police officer, Khurram Shahzad.

Arrest warrants were issued and the two policemen were detained.

According to FIA, the officers had failed to provide adequate security to Bhutto, denied her a post-mortem and were also responsible for hosing down the scene of the killing immediately after the crime.

Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007 in a suicide attack as she was leaving an election rally in Rawalpindi. A gunman had reportedly shot her in the neck and set off a bomb. At least 20 other people died in the attack and several more were injured.

Bhutto’s widower, President Asif Ali Zardari, who won the presidency after Bhutto’s death, has pointed the finger of blame at the then government of Musharraf and threatened to take action against the former military ruler.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/164385.html

Peter Lemkin
05-03-2013, 09:30 AM
Prosecutor in Bhutto Killing and Mumbai Attacks Assassinated in Pakistan
Aamir Qureshi/Agence France-Presse


MULTAN, Pakistan — Gunmen fatally shot a Pakistani prosecutor who had been investigating the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and the 2008 Mumbai attacks, carrying out an assassination that threw into turmoil Pakistan’s most politically charged cases.

Assailants opened fire on Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali as he was leaving his home in a suburb of the capital, Islamabad, for a court hearing in which the former military leader, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges in relation to Ms. Bhutto’s death.

Initial reports said that gunmen traveling by motorbike and car sprayed Mr. Ali’s car with bullets, wounding his bodyguard and killing a woman passer-by when his car veered out of control. Television footage from the scene showed a bullet-riddled car crashed by the roadside.

Mr. Ali died before he reached a hospital in Islamabad, where a doctor said he had been shot 13 times. One reporter at the scene said that one of the assailants had been wounded by Mr. Ali’s bodyguard but managed to escape.

Mr. Ali represented the Federal Investigation Agency, which has implicated Mr. Musharraf in the case of Ms. Bhutto, who was assassinated in December 2007, just before the last election.

But he was also involved in another sensitive case: the trial of seven people from the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba who have been charged with orchestrating the Mumbai attacks of November 2008.

After a court hearing on April 30, Mr. Ali told reporters there was “solid evidence” that connected Mr. Musharraf with Ms. Bhutto’s death. Investigators had compiled evidence that “directly connect the accused” with the killing, he said.

Mr. Ali was also involved in other prominent cases including the militant assault on the military’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi in October 2009, and the trial of militants accused of orchestrating the Mumbai attacks.

The killing comes at a politically sensitive time, with Pakistanis due to go to the polls for a general election on May 11. Campaigning has been marred by widespread Taliban violence against candidates from secular parties.

Mr. Musharraf, who returned from exile in order to contest the election last month, faces charges in several cases related to his time in power, including the murder of Ms. Bhutto, the killing of a Baloch nationalist leader, and the firing of senior judges.

Mr. Musharraf has been disqualified from contesting the election and earlier this week a court banned him from politics for life. The retired general also faces possible treason charges, although no decision will be taken until a new government is formed after the May 11 election.

A lawyer for Mr. Musharraf condemned the killing shortly afterward and said that killers should be brought to justice.

In the court hearing in nearby Rawalpindi, lawyers for Mr. Musharraf argued that he should be exempted from appearing in person in the case, Pakistani television stations reported. The hearing was adjourned until May 14.

Peter Lemkin
05-03-2013, 10:33 AM
KARACHI: An candidate for the upcoming elections belonging to the Awami National Party (ANP) was killed on friday in Karachi’s Bilal colony area in Korangi, DawnNews reported.

The candidate, Sadiq Zaman Khattak, was contesting elections from Karachi’s NA-254 constituency and was shot to death by unknown gunmen near a mosque.

Moreover five more persons, including two children were also injured in the attack.

Fear and panic gripped the area and markets and businesses in the vicinity closed down after the incident.

In another incident a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was killed and two other persons were injured in a gunfiring incident in Paposh area of Karachi.

Magda Hassan
05-03-2013, 10:38 AM
It has always been a volatile area but it seems more so now than at any time. Bandit country.

Danny Jarman
05-03-2013, 01:57 PM
Investigators claim solid evidence against Musharraf in Bhutto's murder case

ISLAMABAD, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani investigators said Tuesday that they have "solid evidences" against former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the killing of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as a court ordered Musharraf to remain in judicial lock-up for two more weeks, local media reported.

Musharraf was not produced before the Anti-Terrorism Court on Tuesday over security concerns and the judge passed the order in his absence.

Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008 and returned from self-exile last month, has been accused of failing to provide adequate security to Benazir Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan from exile in 2007.

The former president has denied all charges and said that he was not directly responsible for Benazir's security and it was the responsibility of the local authorities.

The court on April 26 had remanded him for fours days to the Federal Investigation Agency, which is investigating the killing of Benazir Bhutto in a suicide bomb attack and firing in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Investigators told the court that they have completed questioning of the former president and do not seek more time. So the court sent him on judicial remand until May 14, a spokesman for Musharraf said. Musharraf will remain in prison on the day when Pakistanis will go to poll on May 11.

Chaudhry Zulfikar, a prosecutor, said that Musharraf has tried to shift his liability and responsibility on others in the case.

"There are solid evidences about Pervez Musharraf, which prove him guilty in the case," Zulfikar told reporters outside the court 's premises.

He said a joint investigation team has included all the evidence in the documents, "which directly connect the accused' with the incident.

He said that former Interior Minister Rehman Malik has also been asked to record his statement in the case as he had been in charge of Benazir Bhutto's security when she was attacked shortly after she spoke to her supporters.

The prosecutor also said that an American journalist Mark Siegel, who had claimed threats to Benazir Bhutto, will also record his statement during the proceedings.

Siegel, who has served as lobbyist for Bhutto in the United States had said earlier that he was with her in London when then President Pervez Musharraf called and threatened her. Musharraf had denied the allegations.

"Mark Siegel is a key witness in the case and he will be produced in the court during the proceedings to record his statement," Zulfikar said.

The then government of Musharraf had blamed Pakistani Taliban for the attack, but the charges were denied by the militants.

Five suspects are currently facing trial for Bhutto's assassination, who had denied any involvement.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-04/30/c_132350602.htm

It's in everyones interest to destabilise Pakistan and to stop it advancing as a country. As long as the foreign money keeps pouring in blood will continue to be spilled.

Magda Hassan
05-04-2013, 12:33 AM
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-04/30/c_132350602.htm

It's in everyones interest to destabilise Pakistan and to stop it advancing as a country. As long as the foreign money keeps pouring in blood will continue to be spilled.
For sure Danny. Many powers do benefit form a destabilised Pakistan, India, the UK and US just for starters. It is a pawn in the great game. Then are internal players who also benefit from retention of their feudal privileges. But most Pakistanis have a terrible time of all this. Do you see Musharaff as likely behind this or are there others too?

Peter Lemkin
05-06-2013, 03:13 PM
Another bomb just exploded to try to kill another candidate...fortunately, the assassination failed. There will be MORE!

Magda Hassan
05-06-2013, 09:52 PM
Some one doesn't have popular support but is desperate for power....

Peter Lemkin
05-09-2013, 06:16 PM
CIA and ISI Set to Work in Pakistan – When the Economic Hit-men Fail, Terrorism (http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/cia-and-isi-set-to-work-in-pakistan-terrorism/)Posted on May 9, 2013 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
What we see happening in Pakistan is a “preemptive regime change” using the EXACT same tactics we used in Nicaragua, Yugoslavia and Libya and the EXACT same tactics we are currently using in Syria. The only difference is it is happening before an administration can be elected into office. An administration that we know will not be favorable to U.S. interests.It’s a preemptive regime change where the leaders of our nation view real democracy as the greatest threat to their “national interests”.How to work “democracy” in the modern day world.
If you can’t hijack the election, rig the votes with e-voting machines or buy the leading candidate in a country where our “national interests” have an interest, what you do is bring in the CIA and their terrorists to kill and maim enough innocent men, women and children to stop the real election and impose a military dictatorship led by a former dictator like Pervez Musharraf for example.
That is exactly what is happening in Pakistan right now. It’s unfolding right before our eyes while most alternative news sites are bantering back and forth on how much the Obama administration is guilty of in the Benghazi Psyop. (I won’t touch those “new developments” because first of all, they aren’t “new” and second, I told you all a long time ago while it was happening that it was all about justifying stepping up our presence in Libya and the rest of Africa. I told you it was all staged then and now our “truth telling” alternative sites are saying… it was all staged. been there, done that)
People are dying in a country that we call friends simply because they are going to vote for a man who is sick and tired of the U.S. bombing his country with drones and trying to force everyone to work for pennies a day. We brought Musharraf back but he is hated by the people and being prosecuted by the courts (http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/05/06/what_was_pervez_musharraf_thinking_0), so of course, we killed the lead prosecutor to fix that problem, but he’ll never be elected president and our latest actions have driven the population right into the waiting arms of the candidate we cannot stand (and by “we” I mean Goldman Sachs, Jp Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Exxon, WalMart, Humana, Blue Cross, GE, Wall Street… you know… the only “we” that matters in Washington).
So, what does “the land of the free and the home of the brave” do? Same thing we always do. We kill civilians in order to kill democracy. That’s what our “heroes” in the CIA do. Personally I can’t wait for the CIA to write another Zero Dark Thirty or ARGO to spin this story. What’s Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie doing for the next couple of years?

On May 7, separate bomb attacks in northwestern Pakistan targeted three candidates from different parties participating in the elections. Nearly 20 people died in the bombings.
Another bomb blast during the early hours of Thursday in the southern port city of Karachi left 18 people, including women and children, wounded. The blast hit an area near a political campaign office in Karachi’s Mehmudabad neighborhood.
The death toll from attacks ahead of Pakistan’s elections has surpassed 100.” Press TV (http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/09/302598/militants-threaten-pakistan-elections/)
It is no shock to anyone reading this that I am going to say that the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world is the Central Intelligence Agency. They have been the bloody hand of American savage capitalism since their inception and that tradition continues today in an unprecedented and completely unrestrained fashion.
U.S. interests have been at odds with the Pakistani government since we lost our puppet dictator, Pervez Musharraf. Musharraf went into exile in London of course after he was forced from his seat of power by the will of the people who had put up with all they could. A real election took place and as usual, the U.S. backed neoliberal business-first candidate failed to win, so little things have been happening in Pakistan that make our “national interests” a little nervous.
One of those little things is the Iran-Pakistan Peace Pipeline. Well, that’s kinda a big one since we staged 9/11 and then blamed al Qaeda in Afghanistan for the purpose of getting the Trans Afghan Pipeline on-line with enough U.S. soldiers guarding it as it takes to prove to our “national interests” that their investment will be safe. As a side note, the Afghan president has now agreed to 9 permanent U.S. bases in his country after our “withdrawal” from his country. That, my friends, is the point I am making.
There are other “little things” like the British plan to impose for-profit education systems all across the country. Education systems where they will teach young Pakistani kids that it is quite normal to be in service to London or Wall Street for their entire lives. We can thank the Malala psyop for that one.
In short, Pakistan is of vital importance to the ongoing Great Game of the Silk Road project. They couldn’t buy Pakistan, they couldn’t influence the people of the country that British neoliberalism is the best future for their children, so now in desperation, they are killing civilians in order to stop democracy and the will of the people dead in it’s tracks.
And there is literally nothing being said about it all in our so-called “alternative” press.

Keith Millea
05-09-2013, 07:05 PM
There are other “little things” like the British plan to impose for-profit education systems all across the country. Education systems where they will teach young Pakistani kids that it is quite normal to be in service to London or Wall Street for their entire lives. We can thank the Malala psyop for that one.
:shrug:

Malala Yousafzai foundation makes first grant

Funding given to Pakistan group for putting 40 girls through school, while actor Angelina Jolie pledges $200,000


guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/), Friday 5 April 2013 02.33 EDT
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/4/5/1365143554271/Malala-Yousafzais-foundat-010.jpg Malala Yousafzai's foundation has made its first grant to a girls' education organisation in the Swat valley of Pakistan. Photograph: AP

Malala Yousafzai (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/malala-yousafzai), the Pakistani schoolgirl brought to England after being shot in the head by the Taliban, has announced the first donation from her new education charity with the support of Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/angelinajolie).

Malala, who now attends Edgbaston high school for girls in Birmingham, said it was the happiest moment of her life in a video played at the Women in the World summit in New York.

The 15-year-old set up the Malala Fund after the Taliban tried to assassinate her in October 2012 for asserting her right to go to school in her home country.

She spent hours undergoing major surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where surgeons tried to repair the damage caused by a bullet that grazed her brain.

The grant of US$45,000 (£29,500) will be given to an unnamed organisation in the Swat Valley in Pakistan (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/pakistan) to support the education of 40 girls aged five to 12 who would otherwise be forced into domestic labour.

The organisation, which was not named for security reasons, will offer a safe place for the girls to study as well as financial support for their families.

In a video played to an audience of thousands Malala said: "Announcing the first grant of the Malala Fund is the happiest moment in my life.

"I invite all of you to support the Malala Fund and let us turn the education of 40 girls into 40 million girls."

Jolie, a UN special envoy, introduced the video and pledged to give $200,000 to the fund. She praised the girl's courage.

"Here's what they accomplished," Jolie said of Malala's attackers. "They shot her point-blank range in the head – and made her stronger. The brutal attempt to silence her voice made it stronger."

The Malala Fund supports the education and empowerment of girls in Pakistan and around the world and provides grants to civil society organisations and individuals focused on education.

The fund is run by a board of trustees, including Malala and her family, with the support of the Vital Voices Global Partnership, founded by Hilary Clinton.

Danny Jarman
05-10-2013, 11:23 PM
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-04/30/c_132350602.htm

It's in everyones interest to destabilise Pakistan and to stop it advancing as a country. As long as the foreign money keeps pouring in blood will continue to be spilled.
For sure Danny. Many powers do benefit form a destabilised Pakistan, India, the UK and US just for starters. It is a pawn in the great game. Then are internal players who also benefit from retention of their feudal privileges. But most Pakistanis have a terrible time of all this. Do you see Musharaff as likely behind this or are there others too?

Aren't Musharaff, the ISI and the US all in cohorts? I see them as one and the same

I fear a similar fate for Imran Khan who is gaining more political ground and popularity by the day.

Magda Hassan
05-10-2013, 11:29 PM
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-04/30/c_132350602.htm

It's in everyones interest to destabilise Pakistan and to stop it advancing as a country. As long as the foreign money keeps pouring in blood will continue to be spilled.
For sure Danny. Many powers do benefit form a destabilised Pakistan, India, the UK and US just for starters. It is a pawn in the great game. Then are internal players who also benefit from retention of their feudal privileges. But most Pakistanis have a terrible time of all this. Do you see Musharaff as likely behind this or are there others too?

Aren't Musharaff, the ISI and the US all in cohorts? I see them as one and the same

I fear a similar fate for Imran Khan who is gaining more political ground and popularity by the day.

Yes, to a large extent that is the case. And Imran Khan is the biggest threat to that racket.

Jan Klimkowski
05-19-2013, 11:58 AM
Imran Khan is the biggest threat to that racket.

It seems some of the players agree with you, as one of Imran's Khan's deputies has just been murdered.

Imran Khan blamed the city's dominant MQM party, a claim the party has denied, and the British government, for Hussain's murder in a series of tweets. "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the brutal killing of Zara Shahid Hussain, Zara apa to us, in Karachi tonite. A targeted act of terror!

"I hold Altaf Hussain directly responsible for the murder as he had openly threatened PTI workers and leaders through public broadcasts.

"I also hold the British Govt responsible as I had warned them abt Br citizen Altaf Hussain after his open threats to kill PTI workers."




Leading Pakistan politician Zahra Shahid Hussain killed outside home

Police say member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party ambushed by two bikers

Paul Gallagher
The Observer (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/18/pakistan-zahra-hussain-shot), Saturday 18 May 2013 22.09 BST

Imran Khan's supporters
Supporters of the Movement for Justice party protest in Karachi on 12 May. Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior party member, has been killed. Photograph: Rehan Khan/EPA

A senior female member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party (PTI) was shot dead outside her home in Karachi on Saturday.

Reports suggested that Zahra Shahid Hussain, who was senior vice-president of the PTI, was killed while resisting an attempted robbery in the upmarket Defence neighbourhood of the city. Police said that she was ambushed by two people on a motorcycle. "The assailants opened fire on Zahra, 60, as soon as she reached the gate of her residence. Apparently they were there to target her only," an official said.

An eyewitness said that she handed the attackers her belongings, but was then shot, according to reports. Police superintendent Nasir Aftab said that initial findings suggested the killing was a purse snatching that went wrong. He said that, according to Hussain's daughter, her mother got into their car to leave. The driver drove the car out and was locking up the gate when two men on a motorcycle pulled up and tried to snatch her purse. "When she resisted, they shot her."

Hussain died on her way to hospital, it was reported.

Imran Khan blamed the city's dominant MQM party, a claim the party has denied, and the British government, for Hussain's murder in a series of tweets. "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the brutal killing of Zara Shahid Hussain, Zara apa to us, in Karachi tonite. A targeted act of terror!

"I hold Altaf Hussain directly responsible for the murder as he had openly threatened PTI workers and leaders through public broadcasts.

"I also hold the British Govt responsible as I had warned them abt Br citizen Altaf Hussain after his open threats to kill PTI workers."

MQM television said on its facebook page: "As per Zahra Shahid Hussain's daughter and driver, the eyewitnesses, it was a street crime related murder. She got killed resisting a robbery." MQM leader Altaf Hussain has also condemned the killing.

Dr Arif Alvi, the former secretary-general of PTI, tweeted: "I condemn the murder of Zahra Shahid Hussein my dear colleague & demand the arrest of the killers immediately. May her soul rest in peace."

Hussain's murder comes on the eve of a highly contested partial rerun of the vote in the area following last Saturday's general election.

Jan Klimkowski
08-20-2013, 05:36 PM
This is less about truth, and more about timing.

Who can read the runes of the deep political timing of these, ahem, revelations?.....



Pervez Musharraf indicted over Benazir Bhutto murder

Pakistan's former military ruler makes brief court appearance and denies involvement in assassination of ex-PM

Reuters in Rawalpindi
theguardian.com (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/pervez-musharraf-indicted-bhutto-murder), Tuesday 20 August 2013 05.58 BST

Pervez Musharraf at his Rawalpindi home in April: he is being charged over the murder of Benazir Bhutto. Photograph: T Mughal/EPA

Pakistan's former military leader Pervez Musharraf was formally charged by a court on Tuesday with murdering Benazir Bhutto, the ex-prime minister who was assassinated at a political campaign rally in 2007.

Musharraf was indicted during a short hearing at a court in the city of Rawalpindi, a move that adds to the problems facing the former president who returned from self-exile in March only to be entangled in three legal cases, barred from contesting elections and put under house arrest.

Public prosecutor Mohammad Azhar told reporters that the 70-year-old retired general was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and facilitation of murder during a short hearing.

Musharraf's lawyer said he denied all the all the charges and the cases against him were fabricated.

Militant groups have vowed to kill the former army chief, who was whisked to court under heavy security, with hundreds of police positioned along the road to the court.

Bhutto warned before her death that Musharraf should be held responsible if she was assassinated. His government was widely criticised for not doing enough to protect Bhutto when she returned to the country in 2007.

Nonetheless, many respected lawyers say the case against him is flimsy.
They believe the prosecution will struggle to prove a link between Musharraf and the assassination of Bhutto, who died after a gun and bomb attack on her car as she left a campaign rally in Rawalpindi.

At the time, Musharraf's government blamed the assassination on Baitullah Mehsued, the Pakistani Taliban chief who was killed by a US drone strike in 2009.

Heraldo Muñoz, an assistant secretary general of the UN and chairman of a panel that investigated the death of Bhutto, has said there is no "proof of culpability" against Musharraf.

But Musharraf does bear "political and moral responsibility for the assassination", Muñoz wrote in an extract of soon-to-be published book into the affair. He said Musharraf did not provide adequate security for the former prime minister.

He quotes a former Pakistani diplomat who said Musharraf taunted Bhutto, allegedly telling her: "I'll only protect you if you are nice to me."

Musharraf is a hate figure within the judiciary and may struggle to receive a fair trial. The enmity dates from 2007 when top judges were put under house arrest after he declared emergency rule – the subject of another of the three cases against him, for which he was formally indicted in June.

The third case relates to the killing during a military operation of a tribal leader in the insurgency wracked province of Baluchistan called Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006.

Potentially far more troubling for Musharraf was the government announcement in June that the former president should be tried for treason, a capital offence.

Only the government can pursue a treason trial and many analysts had assumed newly elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif would avoid picking a fight with the powerful army that does not want to see one of its former leaders imprisoned or executed.

Peter Lemkin
01-04-2014, 06:21 AM
NukeGate: Richard Armitage’s Secret Deal with Musharraf & the Murder of Benazir Bhutto By Alex Constantine (http://www.constantinereport.com/author/alex-constantine/) / December 21st, 2012








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NukeGate archive (http://www.constantinereport.com/topic/nukegate/)(From “Terror on the Right,” coming in the Fall, 2013)Before returning to power in Pakistan, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto offered to allow investigations of the A.Q. Khan nuclear trafficking network in the West. She speculated that an inquiry “might produce terrible results” for several ex-generals of the Pakistan Army who were part of it, but “were conveniently let off the hook as part of a secret deal between General Pervez Musharraf and Richard Armitage in 2004.”“Dr AQ Khan,” Pakistan’s International News reports, “is on record having said that all the top army generals since 1985 knew about the proliferation activities of his network.”
Musharraf agreed to jail Dr. A.Q. Khan

“only after striking a secret deal with US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage in 2004 that his own army generals involved in the illegal nuclear trade would not be touched and most importantly, that he himself would be accepted by the Americans to rule Pakistan in his military uniform.”
Benazir Bhutto herself stood in the way of Musharraf’s ambitions when she returned in 2007, but it is not known if assassination – a foreign policy function that Armitage had some experience in – was a term of the “secret deal,” but it was a necessary one if Pakistan was to continue to be ruled by a four-star general in military plumage.
Benazir Bhutto was murdered on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi. Mark Siegel, an American lobbyist, former director of the Democratic National Committee and a Bhutto confidante, has testified, in a statement recorded by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, that Pervez Musharraf threatened Benazir Bhutto with “dire consequences” if she returned before the 2008 elections. Bhutto was with Siegel when she received the call from Musharraf. In that conversation, Musharraf informed Ms Bhutto that “he would not be responsible for her security if she returned before the elections.”[1] (http://www.constantinereport.com/nukegate-richard-armitages-secret-deal-with-musharraf-the-murder-of-benazir-bhutto/#_ftn1)
Shortly after Benazir Bhutto was murdered, Musharraf issued a statement calling on the citizens of Pakistan to remain calm so the “nefarious designs of terrorists can be defeated.”
After the deal was struck by Armitage and Musharraf, “the role of Pakistani generals in nuclear proliferation was ignored by the Americans and they focused on AQ Khan alone.” Khan was “made a scapegoatin the name of ‘national security interests.’”
A dossier on the Khan network released in England states that A,Q. Scapegoat was “put under detention after he threatened the former ISI chief General Ehasanul Haq that he would tell the names of all the military generals who were part of this network if he was touched by the Musharraf government.” Before he could make good on his threat, however, “he was arrested and put under house arrest without any access to the media and the courts. The same dossier had revealed that Dr A.Q. Khan had told his investigators that all the chiefs of Pakistan Army since 1985 knew about the activities of his illegal network.”[2] (http://www.constantinereport.com/nukegate-richard-armitages-secret-deal-with-musharraf-the-murder-of-benazir-bhutto/#_ftn2)
A recent postscript:

Musharraf wanted to ‘eliminate’ Bhutto considering her ‘threat’: Pak authorities
ANI, December 15, 2012, 13:51Islamabad: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has told Interpol that of former President Pervez Musharraf wanted to eliminate Benazir Bhutto considering her a threat to his rule, it has emerged.
The statement was apparently made after the world police rejected Pakistan authorities’ request to arrest Musharraf, who is currently in exile in London.
According to the Dawn, in September this year, the FIA sent the request to Interpol for the arrest of Musharraf, but the latter rejected it, stating it was moved under political pressure.
The FIA recently dispatched another letter to Interpol, requesting them to arrest Musharraf, a prime accused in the Bhutto murder case.
FIA attached arrest warrants for Musharraf as well as some pieces of evidence, with the letter.
The evidence dispatched with the letter on Thursday included a statement by US Journalist Mark Siegel and records of emails sent by Musharraf to former premier Benazir Bhutto.
http://zeenews.india.com/news/south-asia/musharraf-wanted-to-eliminate-bhutto-considering-her-threat-pak-authorities_816858.html
[1] (http://www.constantinereport.com/nukegate-richard-armitages-secret-deal-with-musharraf-the-murder-of-benazir-bhutto/#_ftnref1) Khalid Iqbal (http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintWriterName.aspx?ID=13&URL=Khalid%20Iqbal), “Mark Siegel Among Six Summoned by ATC,” The International News, December, 16, 2012.

[2] (http://www.constantinereport.com/nukegate-richard-armitages-secret-deal-with-musharraf-the-murder-of-benazir-bhutto/#_ftnref2) “Access to AQ Khan to Expose Many Sacred Cows,” The International News, (available at the “Back Issues” section of the IN site, not in the archives, but it was reposted on October 10, 2007):http://www.constantinereport.com/allposts/access-to-aq-khan-to-expose-many-sacred-cowsrichard-armitages-secret-deal/

Marlene Zenker
01-07-2014, 01:58 AM
It has always been a volatile area but it seems more so now than at any time. Bandit country.

Gee, I'm sure glad that an unstable crazy place like Pakistan doesn't have nuclear weapons - oh wait - they do!::titanic::::titanic::::titanic::::titanic::

Magda Hassan
01-08-2014, 01:30 AM
Yeah, makes me sleep well at night too. ::willynilly::

Peter Lemkin
01-08-2014, 07:38 AM
According to the Federation of American Scientists http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/nukes/nuclearweapons/nukestatus.html Pakistan is estimated to have about 100 +/-10 nuclear weapons. They have already been known to have given the technology [if not actual weapons or parts] to other states - and have been suspect of even possibly giving them to non-state groups! The government and military/intelligence apparatus of Pakistan plays both a 'friendly' and 'hostile' stance toward the 'War on Terror' run primarily by the USA. They fight against and host persons listed as terrorists by other nations. Whatever they are, they are unstable, and a war with India is always another possibility [several terrorist actions in India came from groups in Pakistan with the seeming wink and nod of the Pakistani government]. No one has yet figured out the complexities of the bin Laden 'story'. Was he really there? And if he was, he was in the very city that hosts the HQ of the military, and must have been under the protection of the military and/or ISI [intelligence]. A very troubling country to have nukes. [Although I trust NO nation to have any!] The Bhutto murder has never been solved to anyone's satisfaction [as is usually the case in the assassination of candidates of heads of state everywhere]. ISI is known to have given money to Atta and his group of patsies for 9-11. Rogue nation at best - and with 100+ nuclear weapons of unknown strength and security. Fractured internal political/military/intelligence structures too.....no problem!:)