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    'Musharraf doesn't think Osama behind WTC bombing'

    NEW YORK: President Pervez Musharraf, a key ally in the US fight against terrorism, is not convinced that Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, according to a report published in a local magazine here on Sunday.

    "I didn't think it possible that Osama sitting up there in the mountains (of Afghanistan) could do it," Musharraf said in an interview in the August 12 edition of the New Yorker magazine. The interview comes nearly a year after hijacked planes killed more than 3,000 people in New York, Washington and in Pennsylvania.

    "He was perhaps the sponsor, the financier, the motivating force. But those who executed it were much more modern. They knew the US, they knew aviation. I don't think he has the intelligence or the minute planning. The planner was someone else," Musharraf said about the Saudi-born militant believed to be hiding in Afghanistan at that time.

    The United States blames bin Laden and his al-Qaeda movement for the September 11 airplane attacks that destroyed New York's World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon in Washington.

    After the attacks, Washington turned to Pakistan for help in its bid to crush the al-Qaeda network and sees Musharraf as a key ally in its war on terrorism. General Musharraf came to power in a bloodless coup in 1999, removing the government of the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

    Musharraf, who extended his tenure for five years in an April this year through a referendum boycotted by most of the mainstream parties, also told the New Yorker that the controversial constitutional amendments he has proposed would make sure Pakistan is well governed.

    "In our political set-up, if you give a free ticket to the prime minister and the government and the cabinet are looting and plundering. So you have to contain it. Elected governments played merry hell here," Musharraf said.

    The amendments, which would allow President General Pervez Musharraf to sack the prime minister, dismiss the cabinet and dissolve an elected parliament, have been widely criticised by the political parties within Pakistan, where they are seen running counter to Musharraf's promise to hand over power to a civilian government.

    But the United States has refrained from criticising Musharraf over the latest developments on the political scene of Pakistan. Last week, US Secretary of State Colin Powell, visiting South Asia to defuse tensions over Kashmir dispute between nuclear-capable Pakistan and its nuclear-ready neighbour India, said merely he had discussed the amendments with Musharraf.

    Powell also refused to answer questions about whether former prime minister Benazir Bhutto should be allowed to take part in the October's parliamentary elections which President Musharraf says to be held on schedule.

    Musharraf, who has barred Bhutto from the country and accused her of looting the country when she was in power, said he would have Bhutto jailed if she were to return.

    Bhutto has promised to return to Pakistan from self-imposed exile in Britain to contest the poll. But if Bhutto's party, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) wins, Musharraf said he will not stop them from governing Pakistan. "If they win the elections, they govern...And I will insure they govern honestly," he said.
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    You all believe what mushy says dont you? Well believe this too!

    [This message has been edited by usman_khalil (edited August 04, 2002).]

    [This message has been edited by usman_khalil (edited August 05, 2002).]

    #2
    This shows how stupid he is get fooled by US.

    Pakistan accepts US evidence
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterro...563774,00.html

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      #3
      Don't twist this to suit your needs!

      All he said was Osama was behind it, but sitting in a cave, not leading them minute to minute.

      "He was perhaps the sponsor, the financier, the motivating force. But those who executed it were much more modern. They knew the US, they knew aviation. I don't think he has the intelligence or the minute planning. The planner was someone else," Musharraf said about the Saudi-born militant believed to be hiding in Afghanistan at that time.

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        #4
        Originally posted by RealDeal:
        Don't twist this to suit your needs!

        All he said was Osama was behind it, but sitting in a cave, not leading them minute to minute.

        "He was perhaps the sponsor, the financier, the motivating force. But those who executed it were much more modern. They knew the US, they knew aviation. I don't think he has the intelligence or the minute planning. The planner was someone else," Musharraf said about the Saudi-born militant believed to be hiding in Afghanistan at that time.

        Realdeal bhai, it clearly says:
        'Musharraf doesn't think Osama behind WTC bombing'

        He said he didn't plan this min-by-min and also be sure to read that he couldn't have had the intelligence to do such an attack.

        He clearly says the planner was someone else, what more do you want? Do you have want him to make a whole movie about this to convince you?

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          #5
          4000 jews were on vacation I suppose

          He was perhaps the sponsor, the financier, the motivating force. But those who executed it were much more modern. They knew the US, they knew aviation. I don't think he has the intelligence or the minute planning. The planner was someone else,"

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            #6
            Originally posted by usman_khalil:
            Realdeal bhai, it clearly says:
            'Musharraf doesn't think Osama behind WTC bombing'

            He said he didn't plan this min-by-min and also be sure to read that he couldn't have had the intelligence to do such an attack.

            He clearly says the planner was someone else, what more do you want? Do you have want him to make a whole movie about this to convince you?
            No, that is the sensationalist title that the reporter made up. Nweher does Mush say that.

            Read the report agian, all it says is Mush doesn't believe Osama was behind the minute to minute planning, thats it.

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              #7
              Does Musharraf have access to reliable intelligence of global purportions?

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                #8
                Originally posted by TOMASSO:
                Does Musharraf have access to reliable INTELLIGENCE?


                [This message has been edited by Chaltahai (edited August 05, 2002).]

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                  #9
                  I think the interesting thing is why do people want to think he wasnt behind it ?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by TOMASSO:
                    Does Musharraf have access to reliable intelligence of global purportions?
                    Yes, ISI, the main sponser of global terror is sitting on his head.

                    A better question is, does Bush have any intelligence?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jonny2mad:
                      I think the interesting thing is why do people want to think he wasnt behind it ?
                      Because King Bush called him an evildoer.

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                        #12
                        On one of the Al-Qu'eda videos, Osama is supposed to have said that he only learned of the plan for the attacks on the preceding Thursday. The four aircraft kamikazi mission occured the following Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. He also stated that he did not expect the damage to be as great as took place.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by TOMASSO:
                          On one of the Al-Qu'eda videos, Osama is supposed to have said that he only learned of the plan for the attacks on the preceding Thursday. The four aircraft kamikazi mission occured the following Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. He also stated that he did not expect the damage to be as great as took place.
                          Tomasso, I hope you're not talking about the bin laden tape released by the pentagon, cause if you are:

                          NO COMMENTSlol

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                            #14
                            None of the arguments seen by me are credible to explain the manufacture of these films by other than those from Osama's side. It reinforces Musharraf's latest press report completely.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by TOMASSO:
                              Does Musharraf have access to reliable intelligence of global purportions?
                              No, ofcourse not.Only almighty U.S have those capabilities but they failed so badly on Sept.11.Forget about Musharraf, go find out what Bush & his cabinet knew before sept. 11 and why they didn't act accordingly.Now what his and papa Bush business associates are making out of Sept.? 11

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