The Mumbai Attacks and the Militaries of the USA, India and Pak
Friday, Feb 27, 2009
Taj, Mumbai, 2008
The CIA, and its friends, may have used Pakistani military officers in the November 2008 attack on Mumbai?
India claims that Pakistani officers have links to the Mumbai shootings.
The Bombay attacks killed the police officers who had uncovered links between terrorists and elements of the Indian military!
“The Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the Anti Terrorism Squad have been killed.
“These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts – in which Praggya Singh, an (Indian) army officer and several other noted personalities of the (right-wing ‘fascist’) BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested.” - CIA ATTACKS BOMBAY? CIA WANTS INDIA TO HELP IN ATTACK ON PAKISTAN
On 8 November, 2008, the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad revealed that Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit of the Indian military was involved in a blast that killed people in Malegaon in September 2007.
The Anti Terror Squad has also found out that Purohit attended secret meetings of the ‘fascist’ Hindu group Abhinav Bharat.Now it is being reported that Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit, the Army officer arrested in the Malegaon case, was involved in other blasts as well. (More detained as Purohit probe spreads to blast in Nanded 2006 )
2. The CIA appears to have control over certain people within the Pakistan military?
According to the TIMES OF INDIA (9 10 01): In the summer of 2001, General Mahmoud Ahmad, chief of the US trained Pakistan intelligence service, arranged for $100,000 to be given to Mohammed Atta (alleged hijacker on 11 Sept).
General Mahmoud arrived in the USA on 4 September 2001 and, over the days that followed, had regular consultations with his counterparts at the CIA and Pentagon.
A CBS Report on US TV by Dan Rather and Barry Petersen, 28 Jan 2002, suggested that Osama bin Laden was in a Pakistani Military hospital in Rawalpindi on 10th September 2001, the day before the Attacks on America.The Pakistani military HQ in Rawalpindi is used by resident US military and intelligence advisers, who routinely report to Washington.Rawalpindi, Pakistan
3. In 2008, US national Ken Haywood, reportedly with the help of the US embassy, fled from India. (Cached)
He was being investigated for terrorism.
Ken Haywood’s computer was used to send a “terrorist” e-mail minutes before bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, in July 2008.
Reportedly, Haywood has links to Abdur Subhan Qureshi, alias Taufique Bilal and Tauqir, reportedly the top terrorist in India.
Haywood returned to India in September 2008. (Ahmedabad blasts: Ken Haywood arrives in India 11 Sep 2008, 0215 hrs IST, C Unnikrishnan,TNN)
Photo of Bombay by Wen-Yan King
In India, Haywood works for a firm called Campbell White, suspected of being a front for the CIA.
Haywood doesn’t feature on its list of employees. (Cached)
The Indian Express reported on 14 August 2008 that the company’s Mumbai office ‘is located in two small adjoining rented rooms on the ground floor of Sanpada railway station complex’, and that ‘the two rooms also serve as prayer rooms for Potter’s House… part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries based in Arizona.’
A Post at ‘Consortium of Indian Defence Websites’ (Cached), 20 Aug 2008:
“Haywood’s fleeing immediately after the cracking of the Gujarat blasts and capture of the perpetrators is most suspicious.
“His escape resembles that of our ex-R&AW traitor,who also escaped with alleged US help.
“It also indicates that we may have in our intelligence services moles/informants working for foreign agencies tipping off agents within the country.
“However,the fact the Haywood was working for a bogus ‘missionary’ outfit is doubly alarming.
“The role of US so-called missionaries/evangelical groups in India is very controversial,for they are playing a dual role in agressive conversions as well as being part of the CIA destabilisation plan for India.
“Tehelka a few years ago revealed the fact that over 100 US so-called “Christian” evangelical groups/organisations were in fact bogus and part of Bush’s CIA network.
“The question that now looms large in the mind is what connection exits between the CIA and the SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) sponsored terrorists?
“Is SIMI actually a CIA operation?
“Does the Islamist terrror in India have a CIA-ISI background.
“Given the cosy relationship that the ISI and the CIA have had for decades and the termemndous importance and preferential treatment that Pak receives in comparison with India,it stands to reason that a sinister destabilisation operation is on to weaken India, especially at a time when we have the weakest ever puppet PM and his govt. in power.”
4. Someone seems to be stirring up trouble in Pakistan.
5. Look at the map below:
The above map first appeared among American neoconservatives.
It was used in an article by Ralph Peters entitled “Blood Borders: How a Better Middle East Would Look,” published in Armed Forces Journal.
A senior Pakistani government official has said that “One of the biggest fears of the Pakistani military planners is the collaboration between India and Afghanistan to destroy Pakistan. Some people feel the United States is colluding in this.” (Redrawn map has Pakistan wary)
Some commentators suggest that the United States is financing militants in order to tie down the Pakistani army and leave the way open for an American advance into Pakistan.
On 3 December 2008, at Al Ahram Weekly, Abdus Sattar Ghazali wrote ‘Behind the scenes’ (Cached)
He tells us about the US-UK-Israel agenda for the Middle East and South Asia region.
Among the points made:
1. The Global Trends 2025 report by Thomas Fingar, US deputy director of national intelligence for analysis, suggests that Pakistan may become much smaller.
2. The New York Times reported on a “New Middle East” map published in 2006 by the US Air Force Journal along with an article by retired Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters, entitled, “How a better Middle East would look?” The map and Peters suggested that a ‘natural’ Pakistan would be much smaller than today.
3. It can be argued that redrawing the map, from the Lebanon and Syria to Anatolia, Arabia, the Persian Gulf, the Iranian Plateau and South Asia is part of a longstanding Anglo-American and Israeli agenda.
4. “Constructive chaos” (violence and war) is the means to gradually achieve this objective.
5. There is a rapidly deteriorating situation in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in the wake of frequent US missile attacks and Pakistan’s military operations.
The FATA region, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, was peaceful before the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
The commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, was asked by a group of parliamentarians meeting with him at the residency of the US ambassador in Islamabad: Why did you Americans come to Afghanistan when it was so peaceful before you got there?
6. Some commentators suggest that the US is financing the Taliban. The point is to bog down the Pakistani army, they say, leaving the way open for the Americans to grab Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.
Recently, in the officers’ mess in Bajaur, the northern tribal region where the Pakistani army is stuck fighting militants, one officer offered his own theory: Osama bin Laden did not exist, he told a visiting journalist. Rather, he was a creation of the Americans, who needed an excuse to invade Afghanistan and encroach upon Pakistan.
Abdus Sattar Ghazali is executive editor of the online magazine American Muslim Perspective (http://www.amperspective.com/).