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Trial of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Linked to Mehsud and Faisal Shahzad

by Oui Wed May 5th, 2010 at 02:15:35 AM EST


Govt formally declares teenage girl as Aafia's daughter

(Nation.pk) - Dr Aafia Siddiqui's 12-year old daughter Maryam mysteriously shows up at her grandmother's home after being missing for seven years.

The Government has formally declared 12 years old Maryam as daughter of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui after proved by DNA Test and the girl handed over to the family of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

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Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui, sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui visited the Interior Ministry with 12 years old Maryam on Saturday and held a meeting with Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Talking to media after holding the meeting, the Interior Minister said that Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani wanted to make the announcement himself but he asked him to announce this.

Rehman Malik said that the DNA Report has proved that 12 years old Maryam is daughter of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, adding the girl only speak English.

Related: Who Authorized Maryam Siddiqui’s Release?

Hakimullah behind New York bomb plot: Reports

ISLAMABAD (DawnNews.pk) - Reports suggest that the leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud has a hand behind the failed Times Square bomb plot in New York of arrested Faisal Shehzad.

This has been revealed by a letter which Hakimullah wrote to the sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Dr. Fouzia nearly two months back.

According to a copy of the letter received exclusively by DawnNews, Hakimullah Mehsud threatened a memorable response against the United States.

The summary of the letter states that Hakimullah Mehsud declared the sister of incarcerated Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Dr Fouzia as her own sister and assured her of every cooperation.

Threatening the US, he announced his intention to teach the United States a lesson.

Aafia Siddiqui will be sentenced on May 10, 2010

Aafia Siddiqui (born March 2, 1972, in Karachi, Pakistan) is a Pakistani Muslim neuroscientist, accused of being an al-Qaeda member. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumna and Brandeis University Ph.D., and mother of three, she had disappeared in March 2003. Her disappearance followed the arrest of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, alleged chief planner of the September 11 attacks and the uncle of her second husband. In 2004, witnesses in a UN war-crimes-tribunal meeting held in Serria Leone identified her as an al-Qaeda member. The charges against her stem solely from the shooting incident itself, not from any alleged act of terrorism, nor from conspiring with or giving comfort to terrorists.

According to the FBI, she resurfaced when she was arrested July 17, 2008, by the Afghan National Police. They report that a police search of her handbag after the arrest produced a number of documents written in Urdu and English describing the creation of explosives, chemical weapons, Ebola, dirty bombs, and radiological agents (which discussed mortality rates of certain of the weapons), and handwritten notes referring to a "mass casualty attack".

Divorce, remarriage, and al-Qaeda allegations

Shahzad's village in KPkhwa shocked

HAYATABAD, Pakistan (DawnNews.pk) - Kifyatullah Khan, a relative of New York's Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, talks to local media in front of the house owned by Shahzad's family in Peshawar's locality of Hayatabad in Pakistan. Authorities say a suspect detained in the US in the failed bombing, Faisal Shahzad, came from a wealthy family in northwest Pakistan.

Villagers of Mohib Banda in Pabbi, Nowshera, said that members of Shahzad's family believed he had been implicated in a false case. "They are a well-respected family. They are apolitical," a family friend said.

"I know Shahzad's family very well. They are highly respected in the entire village and adjoining areas," said Advocate Kifayatullah Khan, a former member of the provincial bar council.

He said the family believed that Shahzad had been framed. "The entire family is highly educated and enlightened. The villagers don't believe that Shahzad could act in such a manner," he said.

Advocate Kifayatullah said that although the family had agricultural land and property in the village, they did not live there. He said that Mr Bahr-ul-Haq had been looking after the land since his retirement.

Shahzad married a woman from Mardan. His mother is from Charsadda and elder brother is an engineer currently living in Canada.

Officials said that Shahzad had been using three passports -- two of them Pakistani -- since 2003. He left for the US via Dubai by an Emirate Airlines flight from Benazir International Airport in Islamabad in the first week of February.

Who is Faisal Shahzad?
Faisal Shahzad Kept Low Profile in U.S.
Pakistan Intelligence Cooperate on Drone Attacks
Pakistan arrests relatives of NY bomb suspect

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

CBS News: Read Court document criminal complaint against Faisal Shahzad.

● accomplice present when he bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder on April 24, 2010
● used pre-paid mobile between April 16-28 to buy car and was contacted 4 times from Pakistan
● left ring with keys in the ignition of Nissan SUV: his Stanton CT house key and car key for black 1998 Isuzu Rodeo
● bought Nissan with clear glass windows
● claims to be a Kashmiri
● gave false information when interrogated at JFK after long stay in Pakistan, no red flag raised
● received bomb-making training in NWF Waziristan, Pakistan

In Pakistan:

● a friend was arrested in mosque near Shahzad's home in North Nazimabad, a suburb of Karachi
● mosque [Masjid-e-Batah] is known for its links with the militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad (Kashmir)
● birthplace and family home in Hayatabad near Peshawar, NWF and Taliban stronghold
● his picture was on a website related to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) with claim of bomb attack in Times Square
● US has been successful in drone assassination program of Taliban militants and leadership
Hakimullah Mehsud (TTP) presumed dead, resurfaced to make claim of imminent attacks on the US

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 5th, 2010 at 03:46:00 AM EST
A story that has vanished from the WCBS site ... h/t FDL

US Army Intelligence Planes Led To Suspect's Arrest

(Yeshiva World) - In the end, it was secret Army intelligence planes that did Times Square terror suspect Faisal Shahzad in. Armed with his cell phone number, they circled the skies over the New York area, intercepting a call to Emirates Airlines reservations, before scrambling to catch him at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

There were many developments in the fast-paced investigation, but sources told CBS 2 how the operation went down. Spooked by reports that authorities were looking for a Pakistani-American, Shahzad rushed out of his Bridgeport, Conn. Home and headed for the airport. He made the reservations on the way, paying cash for his ticket.

Agents raiding his Bridgeport home found components for the bomb device, including firecrackers and the boxes for the alarm clocks. They also reportedly found a hand-drawn map of potential targets, including the 4, 5, and 6 trains and the Staten Island ferry. There was also evidence of his ties to Pakistan, including a Karachi ID and residency papers.

Pakistan officials have reportedly made arrests in connection with the case. One of the suspects, Tausif Ahmed, is believed to have traveled to American two months ago to meet with Shahzad.

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 5th, 2010 at 05:02:29 AM EST
Confirmation of my own analysis ...

Precision airstrikes take toll on terror chiefs

(NY Post) - US drone attacks have been incredibly successful in the war on terrorists in Pakistan, killing more than 300 people, including several high-ranking Taliban leaders.

The unmanned weapons, launched from secret bases and guided by remote control, strike at their targets with GPS and laser-guided bombs from as high as 2,000 feet.

The killing that most infuriated Faisal Shahzad, who was arrested for attempting to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, was that of Pakistan's Taliban chief, Baitullah Mehsud. He was killed in August.

Mehsud, his wife and his wife's parents were among 12 people blown up by a missile fired by a drone in the lawless South Waziristan region. It took weeks before Mehsud's body could be recovered and his death confirmed.


The Connecticut man charged yesterday with the botched Times Square car bombing confessed to trying to slaughter innocent people in retaliation for US drone attacks that wiped out the leadership of his beloved Taliban.

Admitted terrorist Faisal Shahzad -- who copped to training in explosives in the past year with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, the leading extremist Islamic group in his native Pakistan -- said he was driven to evil by the slew of deaths among leaders of the terror group, law-enforcement sources revealed yesterday.

His training came in a tribal area where American drone aircraft have pummeled members of the Pakistan Taliban and al Qaeda in the past year. Shahzad's village in KPkhwa shocked.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Qureshi said, "This is a blowback. This is a reaction. This is retaliation. And you could expect that," according to CBS News.

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 5th, 2010 at 07:19:48 PM EST
"Using a product made to celebrate America's birthday"

(Philly.com) - After a two-day search of surveillance footage - video of alleged terror suspect Faisal Shahzad's March 8 visit to a northeast Pennsylvania Phantom fireworks store in Matamoras (along the upper Delaware River town where Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York converge), was turned over to federal authorities.

The video reportedly shows Shahzad purchasing at least some of the 152 M-88 firecrackers recovered from his explosives-rigged SUV last weekend in New York's Times Square.

The M-88s, being consumer-grade fireworks the size of a thumb, pack only a fraction of the explosive power of the similar sized M-80s, which cannot be purchased legally by the public, he said. M-88s, he added, must be lit individually or they will not explode; lighting one will not make a string of others go off - as Shahzad presumably had intended in order to detonate containers of gasoline in the vehicle.

What might have been

"Had he been able to purchase M-80s illegally, the outcome in Times Square would have been catastrophic," Bruce J. Zoldan, owner of Ohio-based Phantom Fireworks said. "Those are 1,000 times more powerful than what he bought in our store, and a bag of M-80s would mass-explode."

Shahzad bought incorrect type fertilizer

"Ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers, including calcium ammonium nitrate, produce effects similar to dynamite, and the mixture of urea and nitric acid produces explosives similar to nitroglycerine."

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 6th, 2010 at 05:36:03 AM EST
"... some idiot gets depressed about his mortgage and career and decides to kill somebody."

Of course the Weekly Standard is just a political organ supportive of the party of NO, what do they expect, Homeland Security publishing all evidence, domestic and foreign contacts in the media? The dots in this article were already connected days ago, see one of my diaries with updates - Trial of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Linked to Mehsud and Faisal Shahzad. No, Shaszad was not depressed about money. He declared himself to be Kashmiri and is connected to the JEM and TTP terror groups. Pakistan has quite some terror groups, when they are under siege they seek to pull their assets together and join forces.

Faisal Shahzad's anti-Americanism


It was quite extraordinary to lock-in on the cell phone of Shaszad at the moment he nearly got away via JFK.

Army Spy Plane May Have Snooped on Bomber: Report

Investigators were able to track wannabe terrorist Faisal Shahzad through his anonymous, pre-paid cell phone -- exactly how, they won't say. But there was a tantalizing explanation posted -- and then quickly yanked -- from the website of WCBS TV. "In the end, it was secret Army intelligence planes that did him in. Armed with his cell phone number, they circled the skies over the New York area, intercepting a call to Emirates Airlines reservations, before scrambling to catch him at John F. Kennedy International Airport."

Jeremy Scahill, relying on a source in U.S. Special Operations, says those planes were likely RC-12s, equipped with a Guardrail Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) system.

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 8th, 2010 at 02:07:05 PM EST

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