Sorcha Faal / What Does It Mean.com – 2008-09-23 08:40:40
US Hands Over Suitcase Nukes To Al Qaida In Pakistan *
[• EAW Note: Despite the headline and statements made in this story, there appears to be no evidence that “suitcase nukes” were involved nor is there any support for the suggestion any US weapons were “handed over” to Al Qaida. Nonetheless, other aspects of the story remain of interest and the question of what was in the “steel boxes” taken into the hotel before the blast remains unanswered.]
(September 22, 2008) — Russian Military Analysts are reporting in the Kremlin today that the massive blast that caused 53 deaths at the Islamabad Marriott hotel in Pakistan was an operation conducted by India’s foreign intelligence agency The Research and Analysis Wing [RAW] in an attempt to ‘decapitate’ Pakistan’s entire leadership, including their President, Prime Minister and Military Chiefs all of whom, at ‘the last minute,’ changed the location of their planned meeting with the United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who had arrived in their country unannounced.
These reports continue by stating that India had become ‘alarmed’ by the United States Defence Intelligence Organization [DIA] and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] plan to provide Al Qaida and Taliban terrorist forces with 37 suitcase nuclear weapons to be used against Western Nations in the coming month.
Not being understood by the American people is that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agents were the ‘creators and controllers’ (1) of these terrorist organizations and are still active in their operations and attacks, and as we can read:
“Pakistan’s intelligence agency is helping the Taliban to pursue an insurgency in Afghanistan that has seen a 50 percent hike in attacks in some areas this year, the NATO commander here told AFP.
The number of foreign fighters, including Europeans, is also increasing here while NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) still lacks the soldiers it needs, US General David D. McKiernan said in a weekend interview.
“There certainly is a level of ISI complicity in the militant areas in Pakistan and organisations such as the Taliban,” the four-star general said, echoing allegations by Afghan President Hamid Karzai and others.
“I can’t say to what level of leadership that goes to but there are indications of complicity on the part of ISI… to the extent that they are facilitating these militant groups that come out of the tribal areas in Pakistan.”
To the exact transferring to Al Qaida and Taliban of these suitcase nuclear weapons we can read as reported by Pakistan’s International News Service [http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=17401]:
“Witnessed by many, including a PPP MNA and his friends, a US embassy truckload of steel boxes was unloaded and shifted inside the Marriott Hotel on the same night when Admiral Mike Mullen met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and others in Islamabad.
Both the main gates (the entrance and the exit) of the hotel were closed while no one except the US Marines were either allowed to go near the truck or get the steel boxes unloaded or shift them inside the hotel. These steel boxes were not passed through the scanners installed at the entrance of the hotel lobby and were reportedly shifted to the fourth and fifth floors of the Marriott.
Besides several others, PPP MNA Mumtaz Alam Gilani and his two friends, Sajjad Chaudhry, a PPP leader, and one Bashir Nadeem, witnessed this mysterious activity to which no one other than the PPP MNA objected and protested.
A source present there told The News that after entertaining them with refreshments at the Nadia restaurant at midnight when Mumtaz Alam, along with his friends, was to leave the hotel, he found a white US embassy truck standing right in front of the hotel’s main entrance.
Both the In-gate and the Out-gate of the hotel were closed while almost a dozen well-built US Marines in their usual fatigues were unloading the steel boxes from the truck. No one, including the hotel security men, was either allowed to go near the truck or touch the steel boxes, which were being shifted inside the hotel but without passing through the scanners.
Upon inquiry, one of the three PPP friends who was waiting for the main gates of the hotel to open to get his car in, was informed that the suspicious boxes were shifted to the fourth and fifth floors of the hotel. Mumtaz Alam was furious both at the US Marines and the hotel security not only for the delay caused to them but also for the security lapse he was witnessing.”
The International News Service further reports that two of the US Marines involved in the transferring of these nuclear weapons were also killed:
“The US Department of Defence at Pentagon has confirmed the death of its two marines in Hotel Marriott blast in Islamabad. According to GEO News, the Pentagon said on Sunday its two marines succumbed to injuries in the blast. The soldiers were deployed in the US embassy in Islamabad, it said. Pentagon said the names of the US marines could not be revealed prior to informing families of the victims.”
India’s anger against both the United States and Pakistan was further raised by Pakistan’s deadly bombing of the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan, and as we can read:
“According to U.S. intelligence sources, Pakistan’s intelligence service provided support to pro-Taliban insurgents responsible for the July 7 bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, which killed more than 40 people.
Shocking though Pakistani involvement may seem to some, it is thoroughly predictable, given the worldview and interests of Pakistan’s Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Unless we address what’s angering the ISI, we won’t be able to stabilize Afghanistan or capture al-Qaeda leaders inside its borders.”
Most disturbing about these reports is their stating that ‘an unknown number’ of these suitcase nuclear weapons survived the explosion and are now to be ‘presumed to be in the hands of their intended recipients’.
These reports also state the nuclear materials contained in these suitcase bombs were obtained during what is termed in the United States as a ‘Bent Spear’ incident which occurred in 2007, and as we can read:
“The 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident occurred at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base on August 29–30, 2007. Six AGM-129 ACM cruise missiles, each loaded with a W80-1 variable yield nuclear warhead, were mistakenly loaded on a United States Air Force (USAF) B-52H heavy bomber at Minot and transported to Barksdale. (3)
The nuclear warheads in the missiles were supposed to have been removed before taking the missiles from their storage bunker. The missiles with the nuclear warheads were not reported missing and remained mounted to the aircraft at both Minot and Barksdale for a period of 36 hours. During this period, the warheads were not protected by the various mandatory security precautions required for nuclear weapons.”
Also, and as we had reported on in our September 16th report US To Declare October ‘Economic Emergency’, Suspend Elections, the use of these suitcase nuclear weapons do, indeed, appear to be designed to deal the final death of the Western Nations political and economic structures in their continued efforts to shock their citizens senseless and allow them to institute the final set of laws needed to totally enslave these peoples forever.
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(1) Pakistan: “The Taliban’s Godfather”?
Documents Detail Years of Pakistani Support for Taliban, Extremists. Covert Policy Linked Taliban, Kashmiri Militants, Pakistan’s Pashtun Troops. Aid Encouraged Pro-Taliban Sympathies in Troubled Border Region.
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 227_Edited by Barbara Elias. Posted – August 14, 2007
(2) Pakistan intelligence helping Taliban: NATO general
Agence France-Press. August 10, 2008
(3) 2007 United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Incident
(4) US To Declare October ‘Economic Emergency’, Suspend Elections