Posts Tagged ‘Suicide Bomb

26
Sep
08

Solving 9-20: Questions still unanswered!

The suicide blast that left scores of people dead and hundreds injured raises some very important questions and speculations that need to be answered. There are far too many ambiguities in the chain of events before, during, and even after the attack that raises eyebrows. Here are some of the those questions:

1- The Mysterious US Embassy Truck

2- The Blue-Flamed Fire on 4th and 5th Floor

3- The CCTV Footage That Ends Abruptly

4- The Gas Pipeline Claim

5- The CDA’s Uncharged Batteries

6- Intelligence Reports – Neglected or Planted?

7- Building the case for devaluing Pakistan

1- The Mysterious US Embassy Truck

Why was a US embassy truckload of steel boxes 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? This was two nights before the Marriott attack. It is questionable as to why 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. None of the hotel staff or security were authorized to be any where near the truck. Who gave this authorization? Was it the owner Hashwani?

Furthermore, these steel boxes were transported by hand to the 4th and 5th floors of the hotel WITHOUT going through the scanners installed at the hotel’s lobby entrance. Why was this allowed in the first place?

Washington has tried to clear the air by saying that the steel boxes in question were in fact part of the equipment that moves along with any high ranking official’s visit (Admiral Mullen in this case). If this is so then how come no explanation was given at the time these boxes were being transported. Why now?

Read the rest after the jump.

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21
Sep
08

9-20: Al-Qaeda tape called for Pakistan attacks

UPI has reported that the deadly bombing of a Pakistan hotel came after Al-Qaida released a tape exhorting followers to step up attacks in the country.In a 90-minute tape produced by Al-Qaida to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a group leader calls for Pakistani targets to be hit. Although no one has officially claimed responsibility for the attack on Marriott but the tape is being considered as a strong link.

The senior Al-Qaida leader Mustafa Abu Yazzid says on the tape:

And we tell the jealous people of mujaheddin of Pakistan that in order for the jihad in Afghanistan to continue and be victorious, you must stand with your brothers the mujaheddin in Afghanistan to fight the puppet regime of Pakistan and its aggressive and tyrannical army and strike the interest of the crusader allies in Pakistan.

Yazzid also claimed responsibility for an attack earlier this year on the Danish embassy in Islamabad, which was said to be retaliation for the publication of cartoons in Denmark that Yazzid said mocked the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

21
Sep
08

9-20: CCTV Footage of Attack Released

The CCTV footage of the attack on the Marriott was shown during Rehman Malik’s press conference. The camera focusing on the entry gates shows a car arriving at the barriers, which is searched and allowed to enter. Then a truck comes in from the right and rams the closed barrier but fails to break through, also suffers a tire-burst, security guards initially run out of the way, but then approach the truck at which point there is an explosion in the driving cabin and the front screen blows out, as the fire rapidly takes hold of the truck, the security guards show tremendous courage and sense of responsibility by trying every means to extinguish the fire but it’s beyond their control.

The truck was full of tnt, plastic explosives and aluminum, which was first time used in this attack and hence became the cause of raging fires that engulfed the entire hotel.

Watch the video acquired via The Pakistani Politics on YouTube below

21
Sep
08

9-20: US Marines shifted mysterious steel boxes in to Marriott

Was there a top secret and mysterious operation of the US Marines going on inside the Marriott when it was attacked on Saturday evening? No one will confirm it but circumstantial evidence is in abundance.

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.

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21
Sep
08

9/20: Pakistan Under Attack

Hotel Marriott in Islamabad burns

UPDATE: Sept 22 / 10:07 AM

Second American dead in blast

UPDATE: Sept 22 / 6:05 AM

Czech ambassador to Pakistan confirmed dead in Marriott suicide blast

Danish Intelligence agent missing after Marriott blast

UPDATE: Sept 21 / 2:45 AM

Initial reports claim lone suicide bomber carried out blast

UPDATE: Sept 21 / 10:53 PM

Al-Qaeda tape called for Pakistan attacks

UPDATE: Sept 21 / 8:32 PM

CCTV Footage of Attack Released

UPDATE: Sept 21 / 12:07 PM

US Marines shifted mysterious steel boxes in to Marriott

UPDATE: Sept 21 / 06:40 AM

Statement on the Explosion at the Islamabad Marriott Hotel by Bill Marriott

At approximately 7:00 p.m. local time, an apparent car bomb exploded outside of the Islamabad Marriott in Pakistan. The bomb caused extensive damage to the front of the hotel and started a fire. Marriott International and the hotel are working with local authorities and rescue personnel to assist victims. News reports indicate numerous people were killed and injured in the blast. “We live in a dangerous world and this is a terrible tragedy. We grieve for those people who died, or were injured, and their families,” said Bill Marriott.

UPDATE: Sept 21 / 06:30 AM

Pakistan government was aware of a possible attack by terrorists in the capital

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Suicide bomber rammed a 1000 KG explosives-laden truck into the main gate of Marriott Hotel around 8pm
– Explosion left a 25-foot deep and 30-foot wide crater
– Entire area turned to rubble
– Gas pipeline burst keeping the hotel building ablaze for hours

– Fears of Marriott building collapsing after the blast
– Buildings within a 3-km radius were damaged, including Frontier House and PTV building
– Powerful explosion heard as far as 30 kilometers away

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07
Jul
08

Leaving A Bad Taste In The Mouth!

CORRECTION: There were TWO suicide bomb blasts in Islamabad recently… not ONE!

Firstly, at Melody Chowk that resulted in 15 dead and over 50 injured. On the eve of the Red Mosque Operation’s first Anniversary, a suicide bomber decided to unleash yet another wave of terror that Islamabad in particular has suffered from countless times now.

Was this a vengeful ploy by the mullahs/suporters of the Red Mosque for what they believe was a illegal and wrongful act against presumably innocent clerics and students?

Was this a back lash by the Taliban over the recent Operation Sirat-e-Mustaqaeem in Khyber Agency? Surely it is not uncommon for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)  to respond in such manner when their backs are against the wall.

Or perhaps there were foreign hands involved, bent upon destabilizing Pakistan and pitting the nation against each other by means of the ‘divide and conquer’ rule?

We might never know for sure. Some secrets, unfortunately, shall always remain so.

The second suicide bomb was triggered by the man we have all come to know as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear power: Dr. A Q Khan. Although he has already set off the bomb with his recent ‘spilling the beans’ interview to media (local/international). the echo and impact of this blast will be heard in due time. We all know you and Musharraf don’t see eye to eye. You have your versions and he has his. That is fine. But at the very sensitive moment in time when our so called friends and enemies alike are looking for every excuse they could find to build a case against Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, you decided to further humiliate us. I’m sorry Dr. Khan but as much as we adore you, your actions have made us see you in a different light. You were once a man of vision and wisdom. Now, as age has taken its course on you, your vision has impaired and your wisdom has deteriorated. You are merely an angry old man who has vowed to go at any lengths possible to take back the eight or so years you spent in confinement. That is all that matters to you know. Not the future of Pakistan or its nuclear assets. Your disposition and your comments indicate that beyond any thing else.

Granted that ‘In The Line of Fire‘ raised quite a few eyebrows. There is also no denying the fact that the President made certain wild accusations and speculations in his book that amount to national secrets and should have remained secrets. Agreed. But was it really necessary to stoop down to the same level and put the nation at risk? The very nation that adored you is now at the mercy of those who will mould and bend your statements (or even you in days to come) to give an ugly shape to our nuclear program. Thanks to you, we’ll once again see our politicians being invited to Washington, pressurized and eventually sell out more of Pakistan. Bravo Dr. Khan!

The suicide bomber at Melody Chowk might have killed more than a dozen policemen. But yours has the potential to obliterate a nation.

I wonder, how do you sleep at night after knowing what you have set off Dr. A Q Khan?

20
May
08

For Taliban The Show Must Go On

The so called ‘peace talks‘ and ‘prisoner exchange‘ settlements going on by the current government to handle the crude Taliban invasion in to Pakistan softly is coming around and slapping our dear negotiators square on the face.

And rightly deserved slap it is!

The sole purpose of these religious fanatics is to spread their version of Islam and use ANY means necessary to accomplish that… including suicidal bombings. Despite the so much talked about ‘fruitful’ talks by the government, there was yet another suicide blast on Sunday ( May 18 ) that accounted for 11 dead and 22 wounded at a market in Mardan quite close to the Army base. And today, another suicide bomber got the best of us and resulted in 5 troops severely wounded in Peshawar.

Here’s your wakeup call my dear government:

The two bombings happened in less than 3 days of you idiots not only setting free 55 captured Taliban militants but also paying a sum of 20 million Pakistani rupees (US$287,000) to these terrorists. So not only are the Taliban reaping huge ‘rewards’ for their ‘services’ to Pakistan by our government, but the openly claim responsibility for carrying these attacks out. 

The only thing left for you guys in the government to do now is simply bend over to them!

What will it take to get it through to our ‘democratic nincompoops’ that these people don’t give a damn about ‘talks’ and ‘containment’. They crawled out of the mountains, the terrorist training camps and the blasphemous mosques with a very clear motive: over power the country and run their laws in the shameless cover of religion and use any means necessary to achieve this milestone! Period!

For once, I’m glad the United States bombs a few of them S.O.Bs to oblivion every now and then WITHOUT taking permission from our wet-pants political leaders.

Islamabad might as well holler over to Washington: “bring in more missle strikes please! We here in Pakistan are too busy burning people, protesting for a bunch of corrupt judges, getting charges against us dropped, having our court cases cleared, spreading sensational and false news, and indulging in ‘politics of revenge’! We don’t really have the intellect or the mental capacity to effectively handle the T-Boys!”    

Related Link:

GPS Used By Suicide Bomber In Pakistan

Pakistan Militants Savor A Sweet Deal




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