The AfPak Reader

September 17, 2009

The Imm Report – AfPak Summer 2009 – Week 10

The Imm Report – AfPak Summer 2009 – Week 10

***Compiler’s Note – Links courtesy of Jeffrey Imm***

United States Action Links – Week of August 23 through August 29

August 23 & 24
Pakistan Court Seeks Payment for Lawyers Defending Al-Qaeda Suspect Aafia Siddiqui in United States
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\25\story_25-8-2009_pg13_7

 

(Pakistan) Attacks in Pakistan will continue: Taliban’s Waliur Rehman
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\25\story_25-8-2009_pg1_5

 

(Pakistan) Taliban Shura Appoints Hakimullah Mehsud as New Emir; In Editorial, Pakistani Daily Calls Him ‘A Rash Swashbuckling Fighter Who Would Rather Kill than Sit Down and Talk’
http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD250309
— ‘Hakimullah dead, it’s his lookalike brother’
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/pakistan/Hakimullah-dead-its-his-lookalike-brother/articleshow/4925978.cms

 

Pakistan: Journalist killed in ambush in northwest
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3689537547

 

(Pakistan) Guardian: “Intolerance is sweeping across Pakistan”
— claims Sherry Rehman believes Pakistanis must “confront this political Islamist lobby”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/24/islamisation-intolerance-pakistan-christians

 

(Pakistan) Militants kill Baitullah kin for spying
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/pakistan/Militants-kill-Baitullah-kin-for-spying/articleshow/4925984.cms

 

Pak raids unravel Taliban-drugs link
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/pakistan/Pak-raids-unravel-Taliban-drugs-link/articleshow/4930590.cms

 

(Pakistan) Twin explosions hit Pakistani city; no casualties – Baluchistan’s Quetta
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2021523&Language=en

 

(Afghanistan/Pakistan) Karzai seeks talks with Pakistan on Taliban
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\25\story_25-8-2009_pg1_7

 

(Afghanistan) Mullen: Afghanistan ‘vulnerable’ to Taliban
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/24/mullen-afghanistan-vulnerable-to-taliban/?feat=home_headlines

 

(Afghanistan) Hamid Karzai ‘re-elected’ by landslide, poll data shows
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/6077203/Hamid-Karzai-re-elected-by-landslide-poll-data-shows.html
— Karzai rival claims widespread fraud in Afghan vote
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/24/afghanistan.election/index.html

 

(Afghanistan) Obama facing hard choices on Afghanistan war plans
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090823/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_us_afghanistan
(U.S.) Al Qaeda Still ‘Very Capable’ Of US Strike
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Chair-Of-Joint-Chiefs-Of-Staff-Says-Al-Qaeda-Very-Capable-Of-Terror-Attack-On-US/Article/200908415367702

 

(U.S.) Guantanamo Detainee Released to Afghanistan
— “The administration reportedly has released Mohammed Jawad to his home in Afghanistan”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/24/guantanamo-detainee-released-afghanistan/?test=latestnews

 

(U.S.) New Unit to Interrogate Key Terrorism Suspects
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/24/AR2009082401133.html?hpid=topnews

 

US names secret terror suspects
— “being held at secret camps in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports say”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8216576.stmAugust 25 & 26
Pakistan and Burning Alive of Christians: By Lee Jay Walker, Tokyo
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=1313

 

Pakistan: In Pakistan, Another Christian Accused of Blasphemy
http://www.persecution.org/suffering/newssummpopup.php?newscode=10734&PHPSESSID=5d390943fa42a6801d350cb6bf71f2a3

 

(Pakistan) Grenade attack in Pakistani city kills 2, wounds 3
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2021975&Language=en

 

(Afghanistan) Two Americans among 3 ISAF soldiers killed in Afghanistan
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2021980&Language=en

 

(Afghanistan) Karzai, Abdullah at 40 percent in partial returns
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090825/ap_on_re_as/as_afghanistan
— Abdullah Abdullah under pressure to concede to Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/6081952/Abdullah-Abdullah-under-pressure-to-concede-to-Hamid-Karzai-in-Afghanistan.html

 

August 27
(U.S.) 9/11 plotters still alive and planning more attacks: Mullen
— “‘They live and plan and train in safe havens along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border,’ Navy admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said.”
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/us/9/11-plotters-still-alive-and-planning-more-attacks-Mullen/articleshow/4939272.cms

 

Pakistan Taliban Commander: We Have ‘Thousands of Suicide Bombers’ Who Can ‘Target Washington, Paris, London, and Kabul’
http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD250509
http://www.memrijttm.org/content/en/report.htm?report=3553&param=UPP

 

Pakistan violence kills 50, suicide attack at checkpost
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Pak-violence-kills-50-suicide-attack-at-checkpost/articleshow/4943072.cms
— At least 15 killed in suicide attack in NW Pakistan: Officials
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/At-least-15-killed-in-suicide-attack-in-NW-Pakistan-Officials-/articleshow/4941775.cms
— Pakistan: Suicide attack kills police in near Afghan border
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3703894355

 

Pakistani Christian shall launch movement if Blasphemy Law not repealed. Nazir Bhatti
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=1372

 

Pakistan: Police issue warrant for Bishop of Faisalabad and 128 other Christians of Gojra
— “The First Information Reports or FIRs were filed this week by the Punjab police against the Rt. Rev. John Samuel, the Church of Pakistan’s Bishop of Faisalabad and 28 other Christians, in retaliation for complaints of police incompetence in the wake of the attacks on Christians in the town of Gojra that left ten dead and destroyed three Churches and over 100 homes.”
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/viewnews.php?newsid=1480

 

(Pakistan) To save Islamic militants in Punjab: Police registers cases against Gojra Christians
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/viewnews.php?newsid=1478

 

(Pakistan) Petition to U.N. on Violence Against Christians
— “The European Center for Law and Justice has filed a petition with the U.N.’s Special Rapporteurs seeking prosecutions in Pakistan for those responsible for the attacks and killings of Christians”
http://www.persecution.org/suffering/newssummpopup.php?newscode=10745

 

(Pakistan) Explosion, firing incidents in Quetta kill five, wound four
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2022024&Language=en

 

Pakistan: Taliban commander ‘target’ of drone attack — in South Waziristan – Waliur Rehman
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3703201126

 

Pakistani Taliban say chief Baitullah Mehsud dead
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/170692/pakistani-taliban-say-chief-baitullah-mehsud-dead

 

(Pakistan) Senior Pakistani Journalist on Baluchistan Problem: ‘Pakistan has Pitted Radical Taliban Against Secular and Democratic Baluchi Forces… Promot[ing] Religious Radicalization’
http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD250609

 

(Pakistan) Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad’s sons re-arrested after release
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\28\story_28-8-2009_pg7_2

 

Pakistan will resist linkage of U.S. funds to nuclear programm
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\28\story_28-8-2009_pg1_1
— Dr AQ Khan moves LHC against official protocol
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\28\story_28-8-2009_pg7_28

 

(Pakistan) Girls victimized by Taliban find safe haven to learn
— “girls hide textbooks in their shawls to escape harassment”
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/27/pakistan.swat.girls/index.html

 

(Pakistan) ISI says it distributed millions among Pak politicians
— “to convince political leaders to join the then Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI)”
— including “Pakistan Muslim League, Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam”
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/ISI-says-it-distributed-millions-among-Pak-politicians/articleshow/4940562.cms

 

— Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) division leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman well-known as “a defender of the interests of the Taliban in the grand Deobandi alliance mostly spearheaded by the jehadi militias”
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/mma.htm

 

(Pakistan) Al Qaeda funded ISI to destabilize Benazir’s govt: former FIA official
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\28\story_28-8-2009_pg7_18

 

(Afghanistan) 36 killed in Afghan blast caused by 5 car bombs
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/170696/36-killed-in-afghan-blast-caused-by-5-car-bombs

 

(Afghanistan) Red Cross worker among Afghan bomb victims
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/26/afghanistan.bombing/

 

(Afghanistan) Militant leader arrested in Afghanistan
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2022021&Language=en

 

(Afghanistan) In southern Afghan city, fears of Taliban takeover
http://www.magicvalley.com/articles/2009/08/27/ap/international/as_afghan_fearful_city.txt
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090827/ap_on_re_as/as_afghan_fearful_city

 

(Afghanistan) How the Taliban Thrives
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1919154,00.html

 

(Afghanistan) US soldier dies as ISAF gets new guidelines in Afghanistan
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2022115&Language=en

 

(Afghanistan) Mullen says US starting over in Afghanistan
http://paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=218579

 

(U.S.) Young Afghan freed from Guantanamo to sue US gov’t — Mohammed Jawad
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090827/ap_on_re_as/as_afghan_guantanamo_prisoner

 

August 28

(Pakistan) Al-Qaeda leader urges jihad in Pakistan — Ayman al-Zawahiri
— “In the 22-minute video address entitled “Path of Doom” he reiterates comments made in July calling for Pakistanis to wage war against the American “crusaders” and the Pakistani army.”
— “He warns that anyone helping the military is against Islam and urges Pakistanis to “back the jihad (holy war) and mujahideen” with fighters, money and support.”
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3707789842

— Al Qaeda number 2 urges support for Pakistan jihad
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090828/wl_asia_afp/pakistanafghanistanunrestusqaedazawahiri

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg7_4

 

Pakistan: Eight Christians kidnapped in Pakistan
— PTI News reports: “Eight members of the minority Christian community have been kidnapped in Pakistan’s troubled Waziristan tribal region, reports said today.”
http://www.ptinews.com/news/251505_Eight-Christians-kidnapped-in-Pakistan

 

Pakistan: Taliban claim suicide attack in northwest
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3708178772

 

(Pakistan) Five beheaded bodies found in Bara
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg7_29

 

Pakistani forces arrest 12 foreign Qaeda suspects, Taliban commander
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2022266&Language=en

 

Pakistan court lifts restrictions on nuclear proliferation ‘godfather’ A.Q. Khan
— “A.Q. Khan, the ‘godfather’ of Pakistan’s nuclear programme accused of sharing technology with rogue states, has been granted full freedom from the terms of his house arrest by a court.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/6104152/Pakistan-court-lifts-restrictions-on-nuclear-proliferation-godfather-A.Q.-Khan.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Pak-court-orders-officials-not-to-restrict-A-Q-Khans-movement/articleshow/4944693.cms

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg1_1

— “a man former CIA director George Tenet has described as being at least as dangerous as Osama Bin Laden”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4118939.stm

 

(Pakistan) “India could have averted 26/11 by sharing info”
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/India-could-have-averted-26/11-by-sharing-info-Pak/articleshow/4946935.cms

 

(Pakistan) ‘Fake rape’: Pak woman gets 40 lashes
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Fake-rape-Pak-woman-gets-40-lashes/articleshow/4946911.cms

 

(Pakistan) Christian nurse ‘sister of mercy’ for Muslims
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg7_50

 

(Afghanistan) US soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2022311&Language=en

 

(Afghanistan) U.S. toll hits monthly high in Afghanistan
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32595039/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

 

(Afghanistan) US wants 20,000 more troops to fight Taliban
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/us-wants-20000-more-troops-to-fight-taliban-1778947.html

 

(Afghanistan) Fears rising over Kandahar falling back to Taliban
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg7_57

 

(Afghanistan) Holbrooke in ‘explosive’ poll meeting with Karzai
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg7_6

 

(Afghanistan) Western ‘AfPak’ envoys to meet in Paris
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg7_9

 

August 29
(Pakistan) Additional report on kidnapping of Pakistan Christians:
— Taliban kidnap Christians in Waziristan
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/viewnews.php?newsid=1481

 

(Pakistan) Advocate of blasphemy victim survives gunshot attack by Islamic extremists
— regarding the “high profiled blasphemy case of young Christian shopkeeper Imran Masih S/O Ghafoor Masih resident of Hajweri Town Faisalabad”
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=1386

 

(Pakistan) Al-Qaeda leader: Pakistan is the main battleground
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/6106380/Al-Qaeda-leader-Pakistan-is-the-main-battleground.html

 

Pakistan suicide bomber training camp destroyed
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hkiMxbHNH0BqgpWA2ZG6VD6wVTmAD9ACD6V00

 

(Pakistan) Karachi: Taliban deputy commander held
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20098\29\story_29-8-2009_pg12_1

 

Pakistan President Zardari sees popularity sink
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pakistan-zardari29-2009aug29,0,1162500.story

 

Pak court adjourns 26/11 trial till Sep 1, bars media coverage
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Pak-court-adjourns-26/11-trial-till-Sep-1-bars-media-coverage/articleshow/4948149.cms
‘Taliban, al-Qaeda trying to put pressure on int’l coalition’
http://www.ptinews.com/news/252388_-Taliban–al-Qaeda-trying-to-put-pressure-on-int-l-collation

 

Afghan bomb kills US soldier
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25997602-23109,00.html

 

(Afghanistan) Blast kills two Afghan civilians
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2022376&Language=en

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