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Suicide Attack Kills at Least 20 in Karachi

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Posted on Dec 28, 2009
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A suicide bomber struck a procession of Shiite Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday as they commemorated the day of Ashura, a traditional day of mourning and remembrance of the Prophet Muhammad’s martyred grandson. According to the Los Angeles Times, 20 people were killed and dozens wounded in the blast—the third attack in three days in Pakistan.  —KA

Los Angeles Times:

The blast hit as the government finds itself under pressure on multiple fronts. The United States is pushing Islamabad to do more to root out Islamic extremism along the nation’s mountainous border with Afghanistan and beyond.

The unpopular administration of President Asif Ali Zardari is also under growing political pressure from rivals who accuse it of corruption. As well, the public is increasingly weary after several months of bombings by Taliban militants in retaliation for a government offensive against their strongholds.

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The Associated Press posted this raw video footage of the attack on Monday:

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By DieDaily, December 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm Link to this comment

Hey Spooky, is this the kind of home-grown Sunni terror you’re talking about?

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2009/1216/India-Was-Mumbai-suspect-a-double-agent-for-US (India doesn’t think so, and they HATE Pakistan!)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article430323.ece (“The CIA’s insistence that al-Zarqawi was responsible appears based on the scantiest of evidence. Al-Zarqawi is known to have lost one leg, yet there is no sign on the video of either a prosthesis or any awkward movement. Sound experts have speculated that the voice might have been dubbed on.”) Doctors don’t think so either, so also see: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FE22Ak03.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-royal-guards-aided-alqaida-in-riyadh-bombings-that-left-35-dead-563561.html (oops, US proxy state caught being…err, aiding…Alciada. [yet again]!)

http://mediafilter.org/CAQ/caq61/CAQ61turkey.html (“graphic evidence of collusion between the security
forces and semi-criminal assassins”...Agar was forced to resign his post. But in the course of his defense, he admitted that as security chief and interior minister, he had overseen “at least 1,000 secret operations.”)

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080204/porter (oops, Bush caught trying to frame Iran for embassy bombing Argentina)

http://www.williambowles.info/syria_lebanon/mehlis_berlin_disco.html (“German TV exposes CIA, Mossad links to 1986 Berlin disco bombing By a German correspondent”...but then what do the German’s know, right Spooky?)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=703367 (Even Haaretz admits Israel has been doing tons of false flag since at least 1951) relates to:
- March 2005: Israel Honors People Involved in Lavon Affair (http://www.hsje.org/israel_honors_9_egyptian_spies.htm)
- November 9, 2005: Three Simultaneous Suicide Bombings in Jordan; Israeli Tourists Evacuated in Advance (http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/643639.html Haaretz later retracted…then unretracted!! 2Funny)

Boston Globe, Feb 3, 1995 (“after Mohamed’s name publicly surfaces at the trial of Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman, the Boston Globe will report that Mohamed had been admitted to the US under a special visa program controlled by the CIA’s clandestine service. This will contradict the CIA’s later claims of disassociating themselves from Mohamed and attempting to stop him from entering the US.”, later the San Fransisco Chronical 11/4/2001 reports he has trained at Fort Bragg and is a special forces instructor now! Then get this: “1987-1989: Ali Mohamed Meets with Islamic Militants Regularly While Instructor at US Base”, NYTimes 21/1/1998)

Boston Globe, Feb 3, 1995 (Radical Muslim leader Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman obtains his first US visa via the CIA. A State Department official will later discover this was the first of six US visas given to him between 1986 and 1990. All are approved by CIA agents acting as consular officers at US embassies in Sudan and Egypt. “The CIA officers claimed they didn’t know the sheikh was one of the most notorious political figures in the Middle East and a militant on the State Department’s list of undesirables.” But one top New York investigator will later say, “Left with the choice between pleading stupidity or else admitting deceit, the CIA went with stupidity.”)

http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a80sciablock#a80sciablock (“Late 1980s and After: CIA Blocks Investigations into Al-Qaeda’s ‘Operational Headquarters’ in US”)

1973-1978: With Israel’s support, Ahmed Yassin Forms Islamist Organizations in the West Bank and Gaza (United Press International, 2/24/2001; CounterPunch, 1/18/2003; Dreyfuss, 2005, pp.195-197)

Would you like 50 more Spooky, or you feeling stupid enough already?

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By Spooky-43, December 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm Link to this comment

DieDaily, December 28 at 11:01 pm

“western agents who care nothing for Muslims (or anyone else) fomenting civil war”? That’s good! Say it loud! Say it often!

What do you know about Pakistan?  Western agents have no need to blow up the minority Shiites, as majority Sunnis have been doing a pretty good job it without any western help. 

Sectarian violence in Pakistan between Shiites and the country’s majority Sunnis is very common.

Pakistan’s most violent Islamist networks, Tehreek-e-Taliban and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi are responsible for most of this activity.  This is well known. 

Why don’t you try knowing something real for a change instead of constantly blowing your anti-American rhetoric.

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By DieDaily, December 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm Link to this comment

Once again we are supposed to believe that some very devout, very conservative Muslim fundamentalists would blow up a bunch of fellow Muslim devotees on one of their holiest of days of devotion to their departed prophet (“peace be upon him”)? Hrrrright. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. That sure would help their recruiting drives. That’s sure consistent with the Koran and the rules of Jihad. Oh wait, the rules of Jihad forbid anything even remotely akin to killing fellow devotees on holy days. C’mon kids, can you say “western agents who care nothing for Muslims (or anyone else) fomenting civil war”? That’s good! Say it loud! Say it often!

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