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    Friday, September 04, 2009

    Ops and Intel up date, 09.04.09

    Ops and Intel up date, 09.04.09

    Pakistan concerned over reports of India's new nuclear test: FO

    Well gee, India pissing on USA's prade again.

    Why would India test a nuke now?
    Its just going to stir up problems in Paki.


    Binny gets off death bed.

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A website often used by al Qaeda supporters said on Thursday it would soon carry a "present" to Muslims from Osama bin Laden on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

    The Islamist website gave no further details, but messages by the al Qaeda leader have usually appeared within about 48 hours of being announced on the Internet.



    Hizbollah CAUGHT IN PONZI SCAM $100,000,000's

    Hizbollah's opponents seize on claims of Lebanese fraud scheme

    By Ferry Biedermann in Beirut

    Published: September 3 2009 03:00 | Last updated: September 3 2009 03:00

    A prominent Lebanese businessman seen as close to Hizbollah, the Shia militant movement, has been taken into custody for allegedly losing hundreds of millions of dollars of investors' money.




    In Afghan:

    DEA intelligence experts and a growing network of informants -- something other U.S. agencies have been unable to duplicate -- are providing detailed "actionable" information -- "target sets" -- that can be exploited rapidly in "capture-kill" missions.



    Paki's Nuke expert still a risk.

    AQ Khan should beware of Taliban!

    A two-member panel of the Lahore High Court has issued an interim ruling following an appeal from the Pakistan government in favour of retaining the security protocol of Pakistan’s nuclear scientist, Dr AQ Khan. The court will now hear the government petition in detail on the 15th of September. Another Lahore High Court judge had issued another interim order lifting all restrictions on Khan’s movement.

    Clearly, the government is bothered about Dr Khan’s security and wants to be heard on the point. The case still had to be argued but it was the “interim” restoration of freedom of movement that could prove dangerous, given Pakistan’s general level of security. Thousands of road-barriers in the country clearly indicate that freedom of movement of the entire nation is somehow curtailed.

    The “security protocol” came with an Islamabad High Court decision in February declaring Dr Khan a “free citizen”. Dr Khan could not stand the restrictions contained in the “protocol” and now wants to be free of it. There was public sympathy with his petition because it implied defiance of the United States that wants to interrogate him and doesn’t want him in circulation. But Dr Khan’s security problems are in fact more complex.

    Dr Khan is a prime target for the Taliban who kidnap important people for ransom. If he gets “lifted”, his price will be very high, higher than any the Taliban have received for diplomats and film directors so far. And the ransom will be demanded not only from Pakistan but from the US as well! And he will go to the highest bidder. Even in normal circumstances, Dr Khan would be a very attractive victim, but given Islamabad’s security, he is under more threat than any other person living in the country. Both the media and Dr Khan should pause to consider this point dispassionately.




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