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Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:10 pm Post subject:
Bushes are stooges ... .... power broker for the west.
If the stooges are this powerful - image the real bosses, with that much power they would be impossible to beat.
got his ticket with the JFK assassination
I used to entertain that notion a bit. But now I don't believe that in '63 Poppy Bush even had his foot in the door of "ops" of any kind. The old codger had to ride into the WH on the coattails of a 3rd rate actor and the worst they could come up with was arms for hostages, scaring the shit out the Sandinistas, and playing rock music to capture Noriega and make Panama banks safe again for drug money.
Sr was able to "ride" his way into the WH because Nixon brought his ass in there with Hunt and because Sr. proved himself worthy obviously with his involvement in Kennedy's murder. I suppose you have a counter argument to the evidence Hankey has presented in Dark Legacy? There is no way in hell you're going to convince me Sr. was NOT in CIA operations at that time lol. The evidence is too damned overwhelming and please don't tell me you think the Hoover memo is not important lol. One of Sr's. sons is named after the old head or hiring for the CIA, what a close connection....... We can both conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that Bush was in the CIA in 63, I might also add that it was also Bush (among other elites) who effectively and immediately stopped the HSCA Hearings as well...now why the hell would he care? Because it would've meant jail time lol.
"worst they could come up with was arms for hostages"
Bush did not lose from that incident lol. Hell you do remember he tried whacking Reagan near the beginning of his 1st term right lol? That ploy, just like Watergate, was meant to make Reagan look an idiot and cost him his seat, eventually if not immediately. The same with Nixon, Carter and Reagan. Apparently it was during this period (according to Chip Tatum, who I would still like to research further...) that Bush began building his/the black ops empire he and others would employ for future tasks.
.... and the Asia Times is up to it's neck
in this new article and in the original
alleged Al Qaeda connection:
(A few juicy bits let into the UN report to give it
even a shred of credibility are highlighted in red )
More than enough blame
By Syed Saleem Shahzad, Asia Times - 21 April, 2010
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has suspended eight police officials following the release of a United Nations report into the assassination of former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, but no action has been taken against any members of the military or intelligence agencies, even though the report implicates the military in the events surrounding Bhutto's death on December 27, 2007.
"The failure of the police to investigate effectively Ms Bhutto's assassination was deliberate," the report found.
There has also been no official response to the report's suggestion that the Pakistan authorities should investigate the al-Qaeda connection in the assassination plot. The 70-page report, made public by an inquiry commission established by the UN last July, specifically mentions an article by Asia Times Online in making this suggestion. (See Al-Qaeda claims Bhutto killing December 29, 2007.)
Bhutto's assassination after leaving a campaign rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi two weeks before general elections has been the subject of intense controversy, and while the report does not give any definitive answers it is most likely to intensify divisions between the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the military establishment, both of which are tainted by the report.
Current officials, the report says, were less than helpful. "The investigation was severely hampered by intelligence agencies and other government officials, which impeded the search for the truth," Heraldo Munoz, chair of the Bhutto Commission of Inquiry and permanent representative of Chile to the UN, said. "These officials, in part fearing intelligence agencies' involvement, were unsure of how vigorously they ought to pursue actions which they knew, as professionals, they should have taken," he said.
The commission's report, based on interviews with 250 people in and outside Pakistan as well as other evidence, says the official investigation focused on "low-level operatives and placed little or no focus on investigating those further up the hierarchy in the planning, financing and execution of the assassination".
The report says the killing was carried out by one teenage suicide bomber who also fired shots. However, Pakistani investigators have always insisted that at least two people were involved - the bomber and the person who fired.
Bhutto - who had twice been premier (1988-1990 and 1993-1996) - had recently returned to Pakistan after living in exile for about eight years. The three-member commission's report notes that Bhutto faced threats from a number of sources, including al-Qaeda, the Taliban, local jihadi groups and "potentially from elements in the Pakistani establishment".
The PPP, which Bhutto led and which is now co-chaired by her widower, President Asif Ali Zardari, has threatened to take action against former military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, who was president when Bhutto was killed. PPP leaders resolved in a statement to expose and bring to justice all those, including Musharraf, "who planned, abetted and indulged in the criminal act, screened off the offenders and destroyed the evidence".
One of the officials removed includes a senior police officer, Saud Aziz, who ordered the scene of the murder to be hosed down and who the report says destroyed invaluable evidence. The report suggests Aziz was acting under the direction of the then head of the military intelligence agency, Major General Nadeem Ijaz Ahmad, who still has a senior job in the Pakistani army and who was known to be very close to Musharraf.
One of the PPP's leaders, Senator Rahman Malik, who is Interior minister, comes under fire in the report. Malik has always claimed that at the time he was Bhutto's national security advisor, not in charge of her physical safety, but the report found evidence that Malik did in fact oversee Bhutto's entire security arrangements.
One of the most controversial characters to emerge from the report is the former military intelligence chief, Ijaz, who is now Log Area Commander Gujranwala. While the report refers to his close ties to Musharraf, it does not mention that at the time of the assassination Ijaz, by virtue of his designation and the hierarchy of the army, would have had lines of communication that went directly to the chief of army staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kiani, who still holds the post.
Lieutenant General Nadeem Taj was at the time of Bhutto's death the director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence, which also came out badly in the report. Taj is now Corps Commander Gujranwala.
The accusations against the military and the intelligence services, that they facilitated security loopholes or that they covered up evidence, reflect badly on these institutions as a whole and can be expected to cause fresh civil-military polarization in Pakistan.
An assassination unfolds
At the time of her death, Bhutto was vigorously campaigning around the country, following the November 20 announcement of general elections to be held on January 8. She had returned to Pakistan from exile in October, after a US-brokered deal with Musharraf gave her immunity from charges of corruption during her previous terms as prime minister. In return, her PPP supported Musharraf's bid to be re-elected as president.
In election speeches Bhutto lambasted Islamic extremism and asked the people to stand against it. She also regularly spoke against al-Qaeda and had supported Musharraf's bloody crackdown in July 2007 on the radical Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad that had become a focal point for militants
After the Lal Masjid incident, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden assigned Abu Obaida al-Misiri as Amir-e-Khuruj (commander for revolt) and, when Bhutto started to hit the headlines, Misiri was assigned to take her out.
Among others, he set up a cell in Rawalpindi specifically tasked with killing Bhutto. Among its members were Aitzaz Shah, Hasnain Gul, Rifaqat, Sher Zaman and Abdul Rasheed, all of whom were subsequently arrested.
A senior Pakistani security official who interrogated all five, at least three times, told Asia Times Online that this cell was active in Rawalpindi for several months before Bhutto's assassination, including an attack on a police check post in Golf Road that leads to military headquarters (GHQ Rawalpindi).
"These young men were a by-product of a time when the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan [TTP - Pakistani Taliban, formed in late 2007 and early 2008] was not around. They were zealous for jihad and they joined the [Jalaluddin and Sirajuddin] Haqqani network in North Waziristan [tribal area]," the security official said.
"While there, they interacted with different militant organizations and they finally landed in a group that was a nexus between Pakistani militant organizations [known as Punjabi fighters], al-Qaeda and Baitullah Mehsud [who was to become head of the TTP. They were assigned to go to Rawalpindi to support the cause of al-Qaeda.
"When the two suicide bombers, Ikramullah and Bilal, were sent from South Waziristan [to kill Bhutto], the cell facilitated them. They arranged their residence and helped them in the preparation of the attack. They [the cell members] were the backup of the attackers and if the attackers failed, they would have done so," the official said.
Although in the narrow sense Baitullah Mehsud supplied the attackers, at the broader level it was an al-Qaeda plan that had been discussed at length by the al-Qaeda shura (council), which decided that there was a religious justification for killing Bhutto and that her death could deal a setback for the interests of the United States in the region.
The National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), which came into effect in October 2007, was a deal brokered by London and Washington as a part of a broader plan to introduce a liberal, secular and democratic government in Pakistan that would faithfully support the "war on terror".
The NRO, which was overturned this year, granted amnesty to politicians, political workers and bureaucrats who were accused of corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, murder and terrorism. Two of the main beneficiaries were Bhutto and her husband Zardari, who were cleared to return to Pakistan, with Bhutto earmarked to lead the new government.
Bhutto's killing put an end to that plan, while Musharraf was also a loser as he lost control of the helm and eventually resigned in August 2008, paving the way for Zardari to take over a month later.
While al-Qaeda clearly orchestrated the killing of Bhutto, the UN's report implies that the security forces did not prevent the attack (the report uses the term malafide) and that after the murder, the report implied, in order to cover this up, the security forces washed away all the evidence from the murder site.
Immediately after Bhutto's assassination, a Musharraf government spokesperson came out with an intercept of a tape between Baitullah Mehsud and militants that inferred that the attack was carried out on the instructions or with the coordination of Baitullah Mehsud, and therefore everybody pointed a finger at him. The UN report also documents that the Pakistan Military Operations had given an advance warning on December 21 that bin Laden had given an order for Bhutto's killing.
Syed Saleem Shahzad is Asia Times Online's Pakistan Bureau Chief. He is writing an exclusive account of al-Qaeda's strategy and ideology in an upcoming book 9/11 and beyond: The One Thousand and One Night Tales of Al-Qaeda.
I suppose you could call it a vindication of some sorts
for our exclusive analysis of the Bhutto assassination
just coming up on 10 years ago today.
Our well-researched analysis of the killing has stood the test of time and
we've just had a token conviction of police officers which now underpins
our identification of the true perpetrators: Bhutto's local political enemies
and their still unchallenged backers in the NWO power elite.
We're still a long way from justice.
Token convictions will have to do for now:
Benazir Bhutto greets supporters in November 2007, a month
before she was assassinated. Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA
Pakistan: two jailed for failing to protect Benazir Bhutto
Anti-terror court acquits five others of aiding attacker
in 2007 assassination, but declares Pervez Musharraf an absconder
Sune Engel Rasmussen in Islamabad
Thursday 31 August 2017 14.49 BST
One of the most controversial trials in Pakistani history has ended, with former military dictator Pervez Musharraf declared a fugitive and his property ordered confiscated after he failed to show in court over the assassination 10 years ago of Benazir Bhutto.
Two high-ranking police officials were sentenced on Thursday to 17 years in prison but the verdict, while bringing some closure to a process many had thought would never conclude, stops short of sentencing anyone for the murder. The police officials were found guilty only of negligence and mistreatment of evidence.
By failing to bring its most prominent suspect, ex-president Musharraf, to justice, the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi set “a dangerous precedent,” said Saroop Ijaz, a lawyer and researcher with Human Rights Watch in Pakistan. “This is a farce. Musharraf is in plain sight. And he regularly appears on television.”
Musharraf, who is accused of conspiring to murder the former prime minister, has been in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016, when he left the country after a period in house arrest, after the ministry of interior lifted his travel ban.
“10 years later and we still await justice. Abettors punished but those truly guilty of my mothers murder roam free,” one of Bhutto’s daughters, Aseefa, said on Twitter.
Bhutto’s son, Bilawal, called the result “disappointing and unacceptable”.
In a move that surprised some observers, the court also acquitted five suspects linked to the Pakistani Taliban (TTP), who had been accused of being involved in the conspiracy to kill Bhutto.
Bhutto’s party’s claims that Musharraf himself was behind her murder and part of a broad conspiracy to have his political rival killed before elections. He has denied the allegations.
During her career, Bhutto, a two-term prime minister, was celebrated in the west as a beacon of democracy, and much feted for her glamorous reputation. People Magazine named her one of the world’s 50 most beautiful people.
In the region, she was equally idolised by supporters as a champion for women’s rights, and attacked by opponents for corruption, incompetence and nepotism.
Born into an aristocratic Karachi family, Bhutto studied at both Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford. She took over the reigns of the Pakistan People’s party (PPP) in 1987, years after its founder, her father, was executed by the military dictator, Zia ul-Haq. In 1988, she became the first woman democratically elected to lead a Muslim-majority nation.
After her last term, besieged by corruption allegations, she fled the country, only to return eight years later to public celebrations.
It was during one of her public rallies, leading up to the 2008 elections, that Bhutto was first attacked by terrorists who had planted two bombs in the crowd. Bhutto survived that attack, which killed 149 people, but in another rally two months later, on 27 December in Rawalpindi, her car came under fire, before a suicide bomber detonated nearby.
Bhutto died in her car under circumstances that were later disputed. An initial investigation claimed she died from fracturing her skull on the sunroof latch in the blast. However, her party denied those claims, insisting that she died from gunshot wounds.
Prior to her death, Bhutto said a sinister cabal of intelligence officers and presidential aides were plotting to kill her, and that Musharraf should be blamed if anything were to happen to her. PPP has always maintained that line.
The police officers are the only two people to have been convicted over Bhutto’s murder. Saud Aziz, then police chief of Rawalpindi, was found guilty of security negligence, and for damaging evidence by having the attack site hosed down soon after the attack. Khurram Shehzad, a former police superintendent, was also sentenced for mishandling the crime scene.
By failing to take adequate security measures, Aziz abetted the crime, public prosecutor Azhar Chaudhry told the Guardian. Chaudhry also said there was “more than sufficient evidence” against two of the accused TTP-suspects – Rafaqat Hussain and Husnain Gul – and that he would appeal their acquittal.
The decade-long legal process, spanning more than 300 hearings from 121 witnesses, was marred by irregularities and delay. In 2013, the chief prosecutor investigating Musharraf in the Bhutto murder case was shot dead in his car in Islamabad.
Seven TTP militants who were under accusation in the case were killed in military operations since 2007, including its leader, Baitullah Mehsud, who was killed in a drone attack in 2009. Many thought his death was the end of the process.
“That was in my view the Pakistani state washing its hands of this case,” said Ijaz.
By blaming security forces for Bhutto’s murder, Thursday’s verdict gives some credence to Bhutto’s supporters, though to many of them, justice cannot be served until Musharraf is brought home to stand trial.
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