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Gulf Times: President dubs alleged Pearl killer MI6 spy

LONDON: Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has disclosed that Omar Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered American journalist Daniel Pearl and is now facing death penalty, was actually the British secret Agency MI6's agent and had executed certain missions on their behest before coming to Pakistan and visiting Afghanistan to meet Osama and Mullah Omar.

General Musharraf's book has also given a new twist to the whole drama of kidnapping and murder of American journalist as many believe here British national Omar Sheikh might use Musharraf's memoir to plea his innocence after, quite surprisingly, Musharraf tried to give a clean chit to Omar despite his role in kidnapping which is punishable with death in Pakistan.

It has been reported that General Musharraf has written in his book that while Omar Sheikh was at the London School of Economics (LSE), he was recruited by the British intelligence agency MI6, which persuaded him to take an active part in demonstrations against Serbian aggression in Bosnia and even sent him to Kosovo to join the jihad.

At some point, he probably became a rogue or double agent.

The local media is discussing the possibility that Omar would use evidence from President Musharraf's memoirs to save himself from the hangman.

General Musharraf appeared to exonerate Omar Sheikh in his book In the Line of Fire.


by Fran on Sun Oct 1st, 2006 at 02:05:32 AM EST
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was actually the British secret Agency MI6's agent

Does anyone remember the claims that UK Intelligence agents were dressing up like locals and pretending to be insurgents in Iraq?

Just what is going on here?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Oct 1st, 2006 at 06:51:50 AM EST
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Paging LondonYank...

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Oct 1st, 2006 at 07:14:09 AM EST
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by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Oct 1st, 2006 at 08:29:44 AM EST
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WTF?

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Oct 1st, 2006 at 08:44:30 AM EST
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