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What’s next in Gaza? Pakistan

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Reading between the lines:

PressTV reports Pakistan’s LET commander was involved in the Mumbai assaults.

‘LeT chief admits Mumbai involvement’

Zarar Shah, a top LeT commander, captured in a raid early this month in Pakistani-administrated Kashmir, has confessed to the group’s involvement in November 26 Mumbai terror attacks, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The Americans are believed to have given Pakistan a taped conversation Lakhvi allegedly had with the gunmen involved in the attacks, the Dawn newspaper said, quoting diplomatic sources.
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However, tension between the two neighboring states was resolved to some extent after Indian and Pakistani leaders held dialogue via telephone, following regional initiatives by countries such as China and Iran.
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It all reads very convincingly, but when reread with the Dawn article, and taking into account the Games intelligence agencies play, it is far from certain, and it is all more likely tied to the price of oil or an IMF loan. In fact there are more doubts than certainties regarding the Libyan so called hijackers of the Pan Am flight, the point being countries can be asked to do the humiliating.
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See the end of this post for the excerpt of the original Dawn report.
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And the Dawn article concludes that Islamamad does not think the tape is authentic, and the Pakistani Embassy in Wash. DC does. All smells a bit fishy doesn’t it?

Why would Iran quote the WSJ (Wall Street Journal)? What impression does it give? It sends a signal that the WSJ can be trusted, most unlikely for Iran. And it sends a signal that Pakistan cannot be trusted.
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Time will tell what the truth is. But my thesis is Iran, Pakistan, China and Russia are teaming up. If the WSJ wants to dumb down its readers with disinfo, then the Iranians can play dumb and repeat it, and the more that steer away from Pakistan the better. Pakistan must be on its knees to its neighbours (China and Iran). The article states that the confession happened through tapping phone calls from Mumbai. It is well known all the Taliban in the Pakistani administered territories have abandoned cell phones for security reasons, presumably the LET is the same.

Giving access to Irans oil, Cina is a major customer of Iran

Giving China access to Iran's oil, China is a major customer of Iran

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In the last few days there have been continuing calls from China, Russia and Iran to cool down tensions between India and Pakistan.

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Pakistan has stopped all NATO supplies to Afghanistan through the Khyber pass. On the pretext of military assaults on the Taliban. It is a convincing pretext, often embellished with reports of Pakistani attacks. I don’t really buy it. The Taliban have offered to Join Pakistani forces in fighting India.
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Our western leaders would like India to make surgical strikes on Pakistan right now. Take the heat off of Gaza.

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The Mumbai attacks happened as negotiations were going on for the IPI (India Pakistan Iran) Peace pipeline, and they did disrupt the talks.

Iran, Pakistan closer to sealing IPI deal
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 15:29:49 GMT

Iran and Pakistan have agreed on a revised price formula for Iranian gas exports to Pakistan via a multi-billion-dollar pipeline project.

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Iran on full alert in wake of Israeli raids
Iran’s Air Force is on alert after the country’s president envisaged major regional developments in the wake of the Israeli raids on Gaza.

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Have we the makings of a world war?

Just a false flag from India to Pakistan could start it.

‘Turkey no longer mediating for Israel’

Turkey says it will no longer mediate between Tel Aviv and Damascus, stating that the Israeli attacks on Gaza has made peace ‘impossible’.

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China is also reported to be making peaceful talks with taiwan:

America’s Response to ChinaTaiwan Talks: Encourage But Don’t

Additional and similar remarks from other Chinese officials reported by the Associated Press in “China Makes Overture to Taiwan for Talks on Ties,” The
http://www.heritage.org/research/asiaandthepacific/bg1230.cfm – 51k

When there are so many flashpoints, who knows which one can be  trigger?

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‘Hezbollah may respond to Gaza incursion’

Turkey and Egypt are reportedly planning to warn Israel that any ground offensive in the Gaza Strip would trigger a response by Hezbollah.

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Something is cooking, wars are started by surprise, but the west is continually caught left footed, that is, the enemies seem prepared.
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From whatreallyhappened:

Bolton: Gaza Conflict Could Lead To U.S. Attack On Iran

Top Neo-Con John Bolton told Fox News yesterday that the conflict in Gaza could lead to a U.S. attack on Iran as the former U.S. ambassador to the UN exploited the crisis to propagandize for a new war.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hI7x-bpyN4wqfAneMcCnl-LVx-pg

ISRAEL TRYING TO SPREAD THE WAR INTO IRAN.

Israel’s envoy to the U.S., Sallay Meridor, on Tuesday blamed Iran for the situation in Gaza.

“What you see in Gaza is made by Iran – it’s funded by Iran, the terrorists are trained by Iran, it’s supplied by Iran, the know-how to create short range rockets is Iranian, he said. “As an octopus, Iran has proxies in region and beyond the region, and at the same time they?re moving towards nuclear weapons.”

“This is not a separate Israeli problem or a threat to Israel, this is very well-connected to the threat in Mumbai, Be’er Sheva, or God forbid, NYC, and we can defeat it only if we stand together determined not to let those terrorists to kill citizens and destroy our way of life. You must act against a terror if you want to give peace a chance,” he said, adding: “We are making efforts to make sure that whatever humanitarian aid wants to get to Gaza will get into Gaza.”

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1051301.html

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This is the excerpt from Dawn, it reads more like a tug of war:

Until this week, US officials had not taken a clear stand on this issue but Lakhvi’s reported conversation with the gunmen appeared to have changed their minds. Diplomatic sources in Washington said that now the Americans were also urging Pakistan to hand over Lakhvi to New Delhi.

Reports in the US media noted that Lakhvi came from the same area as Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the gunman arrested in Mumbai and identified by Indian authorities as one of the 10 terrorists who killed more than 170 people in Mumbai last month.

Officials in Islamabad, however, appeared reluctant to accept the intercepts of Lakhvi’s alleged confession provided to them by American and British intelligence agencies as authentic.

The intercepts allegedly showed Lakhvi having cellphone conversations with the gunmen holed up inside Mumbai’s Taj hotel during the 60-hour siege.

But officials in Pakistan said that Kasab’s confession and other evidences were inadmissible in court. They said that since the confessions had been obtained under severe pressure by the Indians, this could not be admissible in judicial process. They have insisted that the information provided would not stand scrutiny in any court.

There, however, appears to be a serious difference of opinion between Islamabad and the Pakistan Embassy in Washington over the issue.   More

Written by morris

December 31, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Posted in China, Gaza, iran, Middle East, Pakistan

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  1. FBI: Mumbai’s culprit has no Pak links
    Thu, 01 Jan 2009 00:20:26 GMT

    Ajmal Kasab is the only living suspect in the Mumbai attacks.
    An FBI team investigating the Mumbai attacks’ case has said that the alleged main culprit, Ajmal Kasab, has no links with Pakistan.

    The five-member team headed by the agency’s South Asian Department Director, William Robert, visited the remote town of Faridkot, the place India claims Kasab is a resident of.

    However, the team members said that there was no connection between Kasab and the town, a Press TV correspondent reported.

    “No evidence could be collected from the area which could confirm the claim of Ajmal Kasab’s being Pakistani”, the FBI investigators said on Wednesday.

    Indian authorities had earlier alleged that Kasab was from Faridkot, in Pakistan’s Multan.

    Earlier, Islamabad had announced that it had found links between the gunmen who carried out the Mumbai attacks and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), an outlawed militant group.

    Based on the report, Zarar Shah, a top LeT commander, who was captured in a raid this month in Pakistani-administrated Kashmir, confessed that the group had been involved in the November 26 attacks.

    The Mumbai carnage left hundreds of people killed or injured and raised tension between the two nuclear armed neighbors.

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=80081&sectionid=351020401

    morris

    January 1, 2009 at 8:58 am

  2. Libyan Convicted in Lockerbie Trial May Be Innocent – Newsquake
    Libyan Convicted in Lockerbie Trial May Be Innocent Jun 28th 2007. By Dakota Smith … Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. …
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    Is Dying Libyan Innocent of Lockerbie Bombing?
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    morris

    December 31, 2008 at 9:39 pm


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