During the previous assassination attempt
writer is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of
India, New Delhi, and, presently, Director, Institute For Topical
The inner cordon consisted of security guards engaged by her
Pakistan People's Party parliamentarians to protect her. Many of them
were former policemen and ex-servicemen enjoying her and her party's
confidence. The outer cordon consisted of officers of the Sindh police
and plainclothes security officers of Pakistan's
Intelligence Bureau, which is now headed by Brig Ejaz Shah, a former officer of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, who is a close personal friend of Gen Pervez Musharraf
and Gen (retd) Mohammad Aziz, a Kashmiri officer belonging to the Sudan
tribe who orchestrated the overthrow of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister
in October 1999.
the suicide bomber or bombers managed
to penetrate the security cordon of the police and IB officers without
being frisked, but could not penetrate the inner cordon of
security guards of the PPP. When stopped, they blew themselves up at a
distance from her vehicle.
Brig Ejaz Shah has been
strongly criticised by Benazir and her supporters for the security failure and they have
demanded his removal and arrest. When he was in the ISI, he used to be the handling officer of Osama bin
Laden and Mulla
Omar, the amir of the Taliban. After Musharraf seized
power in October 1999, he had Shah posted as the home secretary of
Punjab. It was to him that Omar Sheikh, who orchestrated the
kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl,
surrendered because Omar Sheikh knew him before and was
confident that Ejaz Shah would see that he was not tortured.
After Pearl's murder, there were many allegations regarding Shah's
role. Musharraf tried to protect him by
sending him as the ambassador to Australia or Indonesia. Both the
countries reportedly refused to accept him. Musharraf then made him the
DG of IB and he saw to it that the death sentence against Omar Sheikh
for his role in the Pearl case was not executed. The courts have been
repeatedly postponing hearings on the appeal filed by Omar Sheikh
against the death sentence.
(Probably meant Daniel
Ex-PM Bhutto under house arrest
Bhutto house arrest order lifted
Bhutto was kind of a neo-liberal Liberal, like Bill Clinton.
Conservatives say that Liberals should be exiled, locked up, or
Bhutto was exiled, then locked up by Musharraf, then shot. So
in my opinion, the killer was a Lone Gunman, much like Lee Harvey
that Gen. Mahmoud Ahmad of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was caught
by Indian Intell after he wired over $100k from Pakistan to
the Sept.11 hijackers in Florida, through some
intermediary. This was just after George Tenet, Porter Goss (R),
and Bob Graham (D) had flown to India and Pakistan on a secret mission
that was not publicized through normal media channels. They met
with Intelligence counterparts in India, and presumably met
with Intell counterparts (ISI) when they flew to Pakistan.
All three are Intelligence professionals and two on Intell Committees
in House and Senate. Porter Goss served CIA in the early
anti-Cuba operations like Operation 40, Mongoose, and the Bay of Pigs,
and in other Caribbean covert ops, before he fell ill and almost died,
some say from mishandling some Biowarfare cocktail. Bob Graham
has longstanding links to CIA extending to childhood, having gone to
school with some of them.
Graham's brother Phillip Graham was formerly aide to CIA founder,
Wild Bill Donovan, before he bought the Washington Post. Upon
Graham's death by suicide, his wife Katherine took over the Washington
Post. It has long served as a CIA conduit for Cold War propaganda
for Frank Wisner's (another
childhood friend) Operation Mockingbird, and
subsequent use, like falsely "debunking" Gary Webb on CIA drug
trafficking, later confirmed with excuses by CIA's IG.
According to Alex Constantine (Mockingbird:
The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA), in the 1950s, "some 3,000 salaried and
contract CIA employees were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts.
of the Post, also a childhood friend of top CIA members, married
the sister (Toni) of JFK's lover Mary Pinchot, who
was divorced from "liberal" CIA Cold Warrior Cord Meyer. Mary
Pinchot was shot and killed by a mysterious mugger, but not robbed
or raped, while jogging, shortly after JFK's death. Case
unsolved, a black man who was tried was acquitted. Cord Meyer, on
his deathbed, stated that he knew who killed his wife, but
did not speak their names (too obvious). Upon Mary's death, Toni
called infamous CIA agent James Jesus Angleton (nicknamed "mother" for his role in CIA's
clandestine ops), and told him of Mary's diary. Angleton
went to Mary's house, found the diary, and burned it.
also allegedly in close contact with Timothy Leary, who wrote that he
supplied her with LSD to turn on JFK and others, although it was
alleged he was also part of CIA's admitted MKULTRA program,
which dosed both witting and unwitting citizens with
LSD to see how it could be used as a mind control weapon or
incapacitant. CIA rented safe houses (whore houses) in San Fran
and NY to lure in citizens for these experiments, as well as using
universities, hospitals, and prisons, according to fmr CIA Director
Another project started by Wisner was called Operation
Bloodstone. This secret operation involved recruiting former German
officers and diplomats who could be used in the covert war against the
Soviet Union. This included former members of the Nazi Party
such as Gustav Hilger and Hans von Bittenfield. Later, John
Loftus, a prosecutor with the Office of Special Investigations
at the U.S. Justice Department, accused Wisner of methodically
recruiting Nazi war criminals. As one of the agents involved in
Operation Bloodstone, Harry Rositzke, pointed out, Wisner was willing
to use anyone "as long as he was anti-communist".
Although it does not say
so here, Allen Dulles co-founder of the CIA was a close associate of
Prescott Bush, and involved in covert financing of the Third Reich,
while he and his brother served as corporate lawyers for Nazi and Wall
Street business concerns.
Ahmad got on a plane after Intell left Pakistan, or flew with them, and landed in
Washington DC, to spend 8 days with the Intelligence community, to
"talk about terrorism". Cong. Porter Goss, later made CIA
Director by Bush, suggested that there be no finger-pointing on
the Sept 11 failures, despite the fact of him having breakfast
with Ahmad while everyone watched the Twin Towers go up in flames on TV.
this news of financing the alleged hijackers erupted a few weeks later
from India Intell tracing of cell calls, and after FBI
confirmed the story, Condoleeza Rice brushed aside the lone
question from an Indian reporter, saying she had not heard anything at
all. There was no followup in the US media or Intelligence on
Pakistan. Ahmad was demoted, or dismissed, and placed in some
safe house under supervision, but never tried nor imprisoned, to the
best of my knowledge.
then, Bush has awarded the Musharraf govt greatly, with
nuclear weapons technology and free money, in a manner
reminiscent of the FBI Anti-Terrorism director who got promoted after
Sept 11, after he ordered that no agent follow up on terrorist dealings
in Chicago and other cities prior to Sept 11, as reported by Robert
Wright, Colleen Wiley on the cover of Time, and a dozen
other FBI and other military officers like Anthony Schaffer of Able
Danger. - GG
on Felix Rodriguez, Bush, and JFK
alternate view by some observer:
This is some sort of soap-opera.
She returns with no reason to Pakistan and survives a terr'ist attack.
She complains that she doesn't have enough police protection. She
requests the sun-roof to be opened and stands up. The manchurian
candidate shoots her, then detonates a suicide bomb.
Maybe the real Benazir is having a pedicure in the Grand Caymans while
watching this unfold on T.V.