Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 10:56:35 AM EST
From Magnifico´s news report, I was really intrigued by the revelations in this NYT article: CIA sees Quaeda Link in Death of Bhutto
The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that the assassins of Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani prime minister, were directed by Baitullah Mehsud, a Pakistani militant leader in hiding, and that some of them had ties to Al Qaeda.
The C.I.A.'s judgment is the first formal assessment by the American government
Some friends and supporters of Ms. Bhutto questioned the C.I.A. conclusions, especially since the former leader was buried before a full forensic investigation had been conducted. The British government has since sent a team from Scotland Yard to participate in the investigation into the assassination.
"The C.I.A. appears too eager to bail out its liaison services in Pakistan, who are being blamed by most Pakistanis," said Husain Haqqani, a former adviser to Ms. Bhutto and a professor at Boston University.
"Given the division inside Pakistan on this issue, it might be better to have an international investigation under the aegis of the U.N.," Mr. Haqqani said.
Mr. Mehsud, through a spokesman, has denied responsibility for the killing and suggested that the assassins were directed by Pervez Musharraf,
American and Pakistani officials have blamed Mr. Mehsud's followers for many recent suicide attacks against government, military and intelligence targets in Pakistan. Based in the South Waziristan tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Mr. Mehsud runs training camps and dispatches suicide bombers beyond the border areas in both
The Bush administration is currently considering proposals to step up covert actions in Pakistan against the Qaeda network.
They are so all-knowing, all-seeing, they cannot charge or release everyone in Guantanamo++ since 2001. Butt..., with their psychic powers, sitting in DC, the cia is the first to conclude who is guilty in Pakistan.... in less than a month, on a case for which they are not directly responsible! Or are they? How many ops/boots does the USG have in Pakistan now, trying to hold together the shards they propped up? Exactly what national security secret are they carrying out? An Afghanistan replay of unrest, division, war?
So what´s that (fast-response) team from Scotland Yard doing in Pakistan?
Will they reach a different conclusion than the cia, or is this another pre-agreed farce between the UK and US?
People in the know, seem to doubt the cia´s conclusion.
The accused, claims innocence.
Is the cia giving the PG and USG another convenient scapegoat for negligence?
in the form of a common political and military enemy to focus on?
Can they distract the populaces with a new, improved chapter of the war soap?
It certainly buys time, msm time. Victims and damages do not have to be spelled out, named, or described, just cited in short, numerical digits and overanalyzed ad nauseam.
So we have a new character added to the plot: Mehsud appears on the stage as revealed to the cia by ...... their own coverts in Pakistan. Did the coverts just ´intercept messages´ there, or were they ´more involved´? To what degree were they involved and why did they not report before the massacre?
The most real part though is the last phrase: The nyt is not covering up and tells us straight out that the USG is running covert operations in Pakistan and they will be stepped up! Private sector jobs, I´d bet...
Destroy, surge, proliferate, escalate and lie to cya is all these monsters know.