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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:16 AM
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'Mumbai mastermind' arrested in Pakistan
Source: Times Online

Zahid Hussain in Islamabad

Pakistani security forces have raided a suspected training camp used by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for last month's attack on Mumbai, and arrested several of the group's activists, government officials said today.

One official told The Times that among those arrested was Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an LeT activist whom Indian officials have accused of masterminding the Mumbai attack.

The raid last night near Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, was Pakistan's first attempt to respond to mounting pressure from India and the United States to take quick and decisive action against LeT and its affiliates.

Security officials refused to publicly confirm or deny the raid or the arrests. But government officials, speaking off the record, said that Pakistani troops raided a large compound belonging to Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the parent organization of LeT, about three miles outside Muzaffarabad. Local residents said army helicopters were also involved in the raid.

Read more: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/articl...



Pakistan arrests 15 over Mumbai attacks in raid: officials
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j_hL...

Pakistan Raids Camp Linked to Group Accused of Mumbai Attack
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aZM...
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jbane Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:32 AM
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1. Get the waterboard ready.....
It's gonna suck to be him real soon.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:31 AM
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2. How interesting that the mastermind of 'India's 9/11" is found weeks later by Pakistan
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:32 AM by npincus
but Bin Ladin is alive and well 7 1/2 years later, ensconced somewhere on Pakistani soil or thereabouts.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:47 AM
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3. Kick
this is quite significant...
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freedomnorth Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:44 PM
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4.  I hope this doesnt mean US can continue bombing Pakistan.
Finding Terraists there and all...
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:14 PM
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5. it means the US is going to need a new supply pipeline route
even the "security" being paid to guard the convoys have gone taliban by force or choice.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan...
Going to have to take a pass on the Khyber route soon

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan...


maybe Iran is willing to talk to #44...

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSDAH7531632...


maybe not, but you never know
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:40 PM
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7. That is an impressive quantity of destruction.
Sort of a "Highway of Death" with fewer dead people. Can't say much for the dedication of the "security" for all that stuff though.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:02 PM
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8. That might have been planned pre positioned equipment for next months surge in an in increase of
marines in Afghanistan

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2008/12/ap_taliban... /

The war is just getting started in Afghanistan and I hope the day when mullah omar is boxed in and is finally ready to 'negotiate'. ;)
I do hope it's a preditor that gives him his final answer.

But thats just me



and who ever else thinks its a bad idea for them to return to repress the non taliban tribes in that flintstone country

http://archive.salon.com/mwt/feature/2001/10/02/fatima/
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:20 PM
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9. I don't know.
It's takes a hell of a lot of stuff to support combat troops, and the troops that support combat troops, and so on. I don't have any idea whether that is really "a lot". I do know that the logistics situation in Afghanistan sucks, and that that fact has been pointed out over and over, and that being the good guys doesn't buy you much when your logistics suck.

But you are right, that might have been part of some buildup, and now it's gone.

I could easily do with a world without Islamic fundies, or any sort of fundies, but I am smart enough to know that that is not up to me.
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:35 PM
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6. Is this the alqaeda #2 in Pakistan? I had to ask nt
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:54 AM
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10. AFP: Pakistan won't hand suspects to India
Source: Agence France-Presse

Pakistan won't hand suspects to India

by Claire Cozens Claire Cozens 1 hr 8 mins ago

ISLAMABAD (AFP) Pakistan said Tuesday it would
not hand over any suspects in the Mumbai bombings to
India, after authorities arrested 15 people in a raid
on an Islamic charity linked to a banned militant group.

India has repeatedly said that the hardline Lashkar-e-
Taiba organisation was behind last month's carnage in
Mumbai, which saw attackers go on a grenade and gun
spree in the city that left 172 people dead and more
than 300 wounded.

With tensions rising between the nuclear-armed
neighbours over the bloodshed, India had demanded that
Pakistan hand over militant suspects -- but Foreign
Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that was out of the
question.

"The arrests are being made for our own investigations.
Even if allegations are proved against any suspect, he
will not be handed over to India," the minister said. "We
will proceed against those arrested under Pakistani laws."

-snip-

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081209/ts_afp/indiaattack...
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