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Sorry all you neocons/neocon wannabes...

Official: Islamabad hotel blast targets political leadership

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik Monday said the suicide blast outside the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad was targeting political leadership.

"The suicide blast was aimed at targeting political leadership but the government foiled the malicious designs of the terrorists by changing the venue of "Iftar" dinner hosted by Speaker of the National Assembly from the Marriott Hotel to the Prime Minister House," Malik said while talking to media persons at the Chaklala Air Base near Islamabad.

Two suicide bombers rammed an explosive-laden dumper into the gate of the Marriott Hotel, killing 53 people and injuring 266 others on Saturday.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani earlier said the blast targeted the parliament House and Prime Minister House.

He said the incident could have been averted if there was an effective disaster management system and well-equipped fire brigade team.

"We have learnt a great lesson from this tragedy and the government would set up disaster management cells in the Federal Capital and in all the provinces," said Malik.

Malik said the attack would not deter the government's resolve to fight against terrorism and extremism, according to the News Network International news agency.

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Only you Vonny could come up with an article that listed 2 of the countries I have lived in as ten of the worst. You must be friends with the writer. I will consider the source and give it all the recognition it deserves............


Now Von, about you and Jay and the similarities you 2 share...........
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Official: Islamabad hotel blast targets political leadership

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik Monday said the suicide blast outside the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad was targeting political leadership.

"The suicide blast was aimed at targeting political leadership but the government foiled the malicious designs of the terrorists by changing the venue of "Iftar" dinner hosted by Speaker of the National Assembly from the Marriott Hotel to the Prime Minister House," Malik said while talking to media persons at the Chaklala Air Base near Islamabad.

Two suicide bombers rammed an explosive-laden dumper into the gate of the Marriott Hotel, killing 53 people and injuring 266 others on Saturday.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani earlier said the blast targeted the parliament House and Prime Minister House.

He said the incident could have been averted if there was an effective disaster management system and well-equipped fire brigade team.

"We have learnt a great lesson from this tragedy and the government would set up disaster management cells in the Federal Capital and in all the provinces," said Malik.

Malik said the attack would not deter the government's resolve to fight against terrorism and extremism, according to the News Network International news agency.
You are known around town as Dr. KillJoy I bet................
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Before drawing conclusions about the marriott incident read this:



DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Pakistani troops and tribesmen opened fire on two U.S. helicopters that crossed into the country from neighboring Afghanistan, intelligence officials said Monday.
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The helicopters did not return fire and re-entered Afghan airspace without landing, the officials said.

Pakistan's army and the U.S. military in Afghanistan said they had no information on the reported incursion late Sunday, which will likely add to tensions between Islamabad and Washington.

A spate of suspected U.S. missile strikes into Pakistan's border region and a raid by U.S. commandos said to have killed 15 people have angered and embarrassed Pakistani leaders while signaling Washington's impatience with Pakistani efforts to clear out militant havens.

During a recent speech to Parliament, newly elected President Asif Ali Zardari, who is considered U.S.-friendly, warned that no country would be allowed to violate Pakistan's sovereignty in the name of the war on terror.

Zardari is on his way to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly, and he is expected to meet President Bush.

The two intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

They said informants in the field told them of the incursion around one mile inside the disputed and poorly demarcated border in the Alwara Mandi area in North Waziristan, a tribal region the U.S. considers a sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida fighters.

A week ago, U.S. helicopters reportedly landed near Angoor Ada, a border village in nearby South Waziristan, but returned toward Afghanistan after troops fired warning shots.

A Pakistani military spokesman said last week that troops had orders to open fire in case of another cross-border raid by foreign troops.

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Pakistani troops and tribesmen opened fire on two U.S. helicopters that crossed into the country from neighboring Afghanistan, intelligence officials said Monday.
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The helicopters did not return fire and re-entered Afghan airspace without landing, the officials said.

Pakistan's army and the U.S. military in Afghanistan said they had no information on the reported incursion late Sunday, which will likely add to tensions between Islamabad and Washington.

A spate of suspected U.S. missile strikes into Pakistan's border region and a raid by U.S. commandos said to have killed 15 people have angered and embarrassed Pakistani leaders while signaling Washington's impatience with Pakistani efforts to clear out militant havens.

During a recent speech to Parliament, newly elected President Asif Ali Zardari, who is considered U.S.-friendly, warned that no country would be allowed to violate Pakistan's sovereignty in the name of the war on terror.

Zardari is on his way to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly, and he is expected to meet President Bush.

The two intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

They said informants in the field told them of the incursion around one mile inside the disputed and poorly demarcated border in the Alwara Mandi area in North Waziristan, a tribal region the U.S. considers a sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida fighters.

A week ago, U.S. helicopters reportedly landed near Angoor Ada, a border village in nearby South Waziristan, but returned toward Afghanistan after troops fired warning shots.

A Pakistani military spokesman said last week that troops had orders to open fire in case of another cross-border raid by foreign troops.


So the Marriott could have been a retaliation strike by the CIA for rebuffing our boys coming across the border? Could be, but I would be surprised, I don't think the CIA is that organized............
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's top leaders were to dine at the Marriott hotel that was devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior government official said Monday.
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The blast in the capital Islamabad killed at least 53 people and underscored the extremist challenge facing nuclear-armed Pakistan. Two intelligence officials said Pakistani troops and tribesmen opened fire on two U.S. helicopters after they crossed from Afghanistan into the northwest tribal region, where Taliban and al-Qaida militants are operating.

In a further sign of the country's deteriorating security situation Monday, gunmen kidnapped Afghanistan's ambassador-designate and killed his driver in the main northwestern city of Peshawar, said a spokesman for the mission in the city.

Abdul Khaliq Farahi was abducted as he traveled toward his home in the city, said the spokesman, Mohammed Zahir Babri. He gave no more details, but the kidnapping and killing was also confirmed by the Afghan charge d'affairs in Islamabad, Majnoon Gulab.

Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik did not specify why the prime minister and president decided to move the dinner from the Marriott to the premier's house but said the decision was kept secret.

"Perhaps the terrorists knew that the Marriott was the venue of the dinner for all the leadership where the president, prime minister, speaker and all entire leadership would be present," he told reporters. "At the eleventh hour, the president and prime minister decided that the venue would be the prime minister's house. It saved the entire leadership."

Some 270 people were wounded in the attack, while the dead included the Czech ambassador and two U.S. Department of Defense employees.

Most of the victims were Pakistanis, a fact likely to increase pressure on the government to stem the rising violence in the Muslim nation that many blame on the country's partnership with the U.S. in the war on terror.

Suspicion has fallen on al-Qaida or the Pakistani Taliban in the blast.

But Amir Mohammad, an aide to one prominent Pakistani Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, said the militant group was not involved and shared the nation's grief. Mehshud was blamed by the last government for a suicide attack that killed Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's wife, the pro-U.S. politician Benazir Bhutto. He denies that charge too.

"We have our own targets and we execute our plans precisely with minimal loss of irrelevant or innocent people," Mehsud was quoted as saying by his spokesman. "We have nothing to do with the Marriott hotel attack."

The government is under U.S. pressure to crack down on the militants, who are also blamed for staging rising attacks on coalition forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

The officials who described Monday's helicopter incursion into the border region spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. They said informants in the field told them it took place about one mile inside the disputed and poorly demarcated border in the Alwara Mandi area in North Waziristan.

The helicopters did not return fire and re-entered Afghan airspace without landing, the officials said.

Pakistan's army and the U.S. military in Afghanistan said they had no information on the reported incursion.

A week ago, U.S. helicopters reportedly landed near Angoor Ada, a border village in South Waziristan, but returned toward Afghanistan after troops fired warning shots.

The alleged incident will likely add to tensions between Islamabad and Washington and comes as Zardari heads to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for Saturday's hotel bombing, officials and experts said the scale of the blast and its high-profile target were hallmarks of Al-Qaida and its Taliban allies.

Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik Sunday said "all roads lead to FATA" in major Pakistani suicide attacks — referring to Federally Administered Tribal Areas close to Afghanistan, where U.S. officials worry that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri are hiding.

Senior al-Qaida leader Mustafa Abu al-Yazid threatened attacks against Western interests in Pakistan in a video timed with the recent anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

Mahmood Shah, a former government security chief for Pakistan's tribal areas, said while the attack had "all the signatures" of an al-Qaida strike, homegrown Taliban militants probably had learned how to carry out an attack of this magnitude.

Al-Qaida was providing "money, motivation, direction and all sort of leadership and using the Taliban as gun fodder," he suggested.

The blast prompted foreign diplomatic missions and aid groups in Pakistan to review their security status. British Airways said Monday it was temporarily suspending its flights to the country as a precautionary measure.

The airline, which offered six flights to Pakistan each week, did not face a direct security threat, company spokesman Suhail Rehman said.

Dramatic surveillance footage released Sunday showed how the explosive-laden truck sat burning and disabled at the hotel gate for at least 3 1/2 minutes as nervous guards tried to douse the flames before they, the truck and much of the hotel forecourt vanished in a fearsome fireball.

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Awful lot of overreaction going around. The neocons want to rush in and get the guys who attacked "us" (???), the anti-neocons are just as quick to assume we must have provoked it.

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So do I take it Gregs 210 was more upset about the loss of the Hotel and the size of the crater? , than by the signifent loss of life.
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Awful lot of overreaction going around. The neocons want to rush in and get the guys who attacked "us" (???), the anti-neocons are just as quick to assume we must have provoked it.

You mean Overreaction is not what the "O" stands for in OT?
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Awful lot of overreaction going around. The neocons want to rush in and get the guys who attacked "us" (???), the anti-neocons are just as quick to assume we must have provoked it.
Correct, the real question is who is attacking who?

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