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    Monday, February 25, 2008

    North Waziristan: Reports

    Security agencies arrest Mullah Obaidullah again
    Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
    By Shahnawaz Khan LAHORE: Intelligence agencies have
    once again arrested the Taliban Majlis-e-Shura’s former
    Defence minister Mullah Obaidullah Akhund along ...

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    Tribe given 48 hours to recover missing envoy
    Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
    Local Taliban had earlier claimed responsibility for
    Azizuddin’s abduction saying, they would release him
    in return for Taliban commander Mullah Mansoor ...

    Pakistan after Bhutto - UK
    CIA intelligence reported that the Taliban and Al Qaeda
    had regrouped in North Waziristan, a remote tribal area on
    the Afghan border. ...

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    A list of Post-911 failed assasination attempts by the US military

    South Waziristan, Pakistan. Predator, according to local
    witnesses. Nek Muhammad, former Taliban commander.
    Killed Muhammad and 4 other men eating dinner together.
    April 2003. Basra, Iraq. Predator. Ali Hassan al-Majid, aka
    Chemical Ali ...
    CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THE... - http://mparent

    Taliban To New Pakistan Govt:
    Let’s Be BFF’s And Dump Musharraf

    By Pat Dollard
    American officials say a 10-month cease-fire in North
    Waziristan that collapsed last year enabled al-Qaida and
    Afghan Taliban fighters to regroup in the rugged mountain
    area after US-led forces had driven them from Afghanistan. ...
    Pat Dollard | Young Americans -

    Taliban Facilitated Elections in Waziristan!
    By Umer Gilani(The Neem Revolution)
    Almost a day earlier, in the militants-dominated North
    Waziristan Agency, the government had struck another
    peace deal with militants with the hope of restoring peace
    to the militancy-stricken tribal region. ...

    Pukhtunkhwa Rises
    By Hassan Abbas(Hassan Abbas)
    Bushra Gohar, ANP’s CEC member and the firebrand NA
    candidate from Swabi claimed, “The peaceful elections in

    Swat and the overwhelming verdict against extremist
    forces all over – including Waziristan – sends a
    resounding message to all ...
    WATANDOST: Inside News About... - http://watandost.

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    WASHINGTON - US officials are quietly planning to expand their presence in and around the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan by creating special coordination centers on the Afghan side of the border where US, Afghan, and Pakistani officials can share intelligence about Al Qaeda and Taliban militants, according to State Department and Pentagon officials.

    The Bush administration is also seeking to expand its influence in the tribal areas through a new economic support initiative that would initially focus on school and road construction projects. Officials recently asked Congress for $453 million to launch the effort - a higher request for economic support funds than for any country except Afghanistan.

    The expansion of US efforts in the tribal areas - made possible, in part, by rising Pakistani anger at a string of suicide attacks by militants from the region - also includes the deployment of about 30 US counterinsurgency trainers to teach an elite Pakistani force to fight Al Qaeda and indigenous extremists.

    President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan has long refused to allow US soldiers to operate openly in the semiautonomous tribal areas where Osama bin Laden is believed to be hiding. But in recent months, as unrest in Pakistan grew and he became increasingly unpopular, Musharraf began quietly allowing more American "eyes and ears" into the region, Pakistani officials said in interviews.

    US officials say they hope Musharraf's concessions will evolve into a greater role for US forces in the region over time.

    "In order to get a window on what's happening on the ground, US forces need to be more present, whether they are physically there, or virtually there, monitoring," said Daniel Markey, a Pakistan specialist on the State Department's policy planning staff from 2003 until his retirement last year.

    To get a better picture of the complex insurgency that has grown in the tribal areas over the past five years, US officials are constructing two new coordination centers on the Afghan side of a border at Torkham, near the Khyber Pass, and at a second position north of Torkham. Four more posts are under consideration, according to a senior Defense Department official who is not authorized to be quoted in the press.

    According to the plans, the official said, about 15 Afghan, Pakistani, and American officials will meet daily at each center to share intelligence about militant activities on both sides of the porous, mountainous border, which extends about 1,560 miles between Afghanistan and Pakistan's tribal areas.

    "The purpose of the centers is to share intelligence, ensure that all [parties] have a common operational picture of the area, coordinate operations that might be occurring on both sides of the border at the same time, and [settle conflicts] when necessary," said the Defense Department official.

    He said there is no intention at this time to use the centers to conduct joint operations in the tribal areas.

    But a State Department official who has been briefed on the plans said the United States hopes the initiatives will spread to dozens of border posts and eventually evolve into a form of military cooperation.

    "We'll start with intelligence sharing," said the State Department official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to discuss the matter with the press. "If we could turn that into joint operations, all the better, but we have to walk before we can fly."

    The idea for the centers grew out of a commission made up of intelligence and military officers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States who have held periodic meetings since 2003 in various locations in the three countries to discuss security and terrorism



    ( Googles formating in Blogger is having problems, sorry G )
    Paradigm Intel:
    The New government will want to negotiate with the Taliban, and develop new treatys
    including payments. The Taliban will break the treatys, after they have built up their strength,
    and make excuses, and negotiate some more buying time.

    The new Governemnt will finally get tired of the broken treatys and go to war with the Taliban.
    Wasted time 4 months to a year. And they will hold USA at bay till they try it their way.
    Anything USA can do to speed the discovery process for the Paki gov. about Talibans real intentions/motives will hasen the War.



    GOOGLE !



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