- Le patron de la CIA démissionné
pour corruption ou parce que la CIA est aveugle sur
in disarray as Rumsfeld starts turf war with rival
"...There was also speculation yesterday that he may have
gone partly as a result of a lobbying scandal involving some
of his senior staff. An FBI investigation is under way into
the activities of the agency's third ranking official, Kyle
"Dusty" Foggo. He is accused of fraternising with a
lobbyist who stands accused of hiring prostitutes for the
entertainment of politicians. Administration officials firmly
denied that Mr Goss's departure was in any way connected with
official says Goss resignation 'all about the Duke Cunningham
Raw Story 06/05/06
"According to a senior law enforcement official quoted in
an article in Saturday's NY Daily News, the resignation
of Porter Goss is tied to the scandal enveloping a Republican
congressman convicted for taking bribes in exchange for
government contract hand-outs..."
boss Goss is cooked
New York Daily News 06/05/06
"CIA Director Porter Goss abruptly resigned yesterday
amid allegations that he and a top aide may have attended
Watergate poker parties where bribes and prostitutes were
provided to a corrupt congressman.
Kyle (Dusty) Foggo, the No. 3 official at the CIA, could soon
be indicted in a widening FBI investigation of the parties
thrown by defense contractor Brent Wilkes, named as an
unindicted co-conspirator in the bribery conviction of former
Rep. Randall (Duke) Cunningham, law enforcement sources said.
A CIA spokeswoman said Foggo went to the lavish weekly
hospitality-suite parties at the Watergate and Westin Grand
hotels but "just for poker."
Intelligence and law enforcement sources said solid evidence
had yet to emerge that Goss also went to the parties, but Goss
and Foggo share a fondness for poker and expensive cigars, and
the FBI investigation was continuing..."
chief Goss quiet on abrupt departure
"Porter Goss said on Saturday the reason for his abrupt
resignation as CIA chief after less than two years on the job
would remain a mystery, while the White House denied that
President George W. Bush had lost confidence in him..."
Director Forced Out
"...CBS News has learned that, despite public posturing
by the White House, Goss was forced into resigning his
"...Agency officials dismissed suggestions that the
resignation was tied to controversy surrounding the CIA's
executive director, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo. The FBI is
investigating whether Foggo's longtime friend, defense
contractor Brent Wilkes, provided
prostitutes, limousines and hotel suites to former
California congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who
pleaded guilty to taking bribes from Wilkes and others in
exchange for government contracts..."
Lire également, Read also :
Chief Will Find C.I.A. Is Hobbled on Iran
"As the Central Intelligence Agency undergoes its latest
round of turmoil, legislators and former intelligence
officials say that serious gaps in the United States'
knowledge of Iran are among the most critical problems facing
a new director of the spy agency.
A year after a presidential commission gave a scathing
assessment of intelligence on Iran, they say, American spy
agencies remain severely handicapped in their efforts to
assess its weapons programs and its leaders' intentions.
Whoever takes the helm of the C.I.A. after the resignation on
Friday of Porter J. Goss will confront a critical target with
few, if any, American spies on the ground, sketchy
communications intercepts and ambiguous satellite images, the
When he took the job 19 months ago, part of Mr. Goss's mandate
was to make certain that the wildly mistaken prewar
assessments about Iraq's weapons would not repeated. But as
Mr. Goss leaves the agency, the intelligence watchers say that
huge uncertainty remains in estimates of Iran's weapons,
complicating the task of persuading the United Nations
Security Council to impose sanctions or take other measures.
"How many years are they away from having a nuclear
weapon?" asked Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas,
chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, in an interview
this week. "We don't know, and the people providing the
answers don't know.".."
departure raises questions about CIA health
"The abrupt resignation of CIA Director Porter Goss
raises disturbing questions about the U.S. flagship
intelligence agency's health, amid growing concerns about a
nuclear Iran, turmoil in Iraq and the al Qaeda threat..."
- IN-Q-TEL... La SEC enquêterait sur un scandale
qui pourrait éclabousser la CIA
WMR May 6, 2006 -- "General Hayden's nomination to
be the next CIA Director came as another scandal involving the
intelligence agency emerged in addition to the "Hookergate"
scandal centered on the Watergate and another Washington hotel.
Under Goss, the CIA's venture capital arm, IN-Q-TEL, which
provides CIA money to promising high-tech start-up firms,
became the subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC) investigation for possible massive misappropriation of
taxpayer money and private money involving IN-Q-TEL, NASA's
venture capital branch -- Red Planet Capital -- The US Special
Operations Command's venture capital firm On Point, and the
infamous Carlyle Group -- the war profiteering company in
which George H. W. Bush, the Bin Laden family, and former
Secretary of State James Baker have held major financial
Suspicions about IN-Q-TEL were raised in late April when its
35-year-old CEO, Amit Yoran, abruptly resigned to "spend
more time with his family." Yoran, an Israeli-American,
had been on the job for just four months after he succeeded
IN-Q-TEL's first CEO, Gilman Louie, a well-known Silicon
Valley investor and technical guru. Before taking over
IN-Q-TEL, Yoran was the director of the National Cyber
Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security.
Under Yoran, IN-Q-TEL's operating budget increased
exponentially and the firm began negotiating with various
high-tech firms to develop deep data mining programs and spy
technology. Yoran's rumored successor was said to be Mark
Frantz, who Yoran brought from The Carlyle Group to be
IN-Q-TEL's managing general partner and board of trustees
member. Frantz worked for George H. W. Bush and held a senior
position with Alex Brown, later merged with Deutsche Bank, the
firm where the CIA's former Executive Director, A. B. "Buzzy"
Krongard served as Chairman. IN-Q-TEL's board of trustees
chairman is Lee A. Ault III of Delray Beach, Florida, who also
serves on the board of Office Depot.
Individuals familiar with IN-Q-TEL report that the company is
suspected of steering CIA funds to start-up firms with close
ties to the GOP as well as "pump and dump" penny
stock firms tied to three foreign nations -- Israel, Dubai,
and Malaysia. The emerging IN-Q-TEL scandal is mirrored by the
financial scandal involving favoritism in CIA contracts to
Brent Wilkes' ADCS and its subsidiaries.
Deputy DNI Gen. Michael Hayden, who presided over dubious
multi-billion dollar contracts -- including Groundbreaker and
Trailblazer -- as NSA director, has a great deal of experience
in covering up cost overruns, contractor fraud, and contract
favoritism. Beyond the need to have a good foot soldier at the
helm of the CIA, the Bush administration is clearly hoping
that Hayden, using his special form of intimidation through
the use of psychiatric and security personnel to threaten
whistleblowers, can tamp down the emerging financial
"Watergate" emerging at the CIA."
Voir, See :
Months Later, In-Q-Tel Again Needs New CEO
- Tony Blair règle
ses comptes avec Jack Straw
two crucial mistakes that cost Straw his job
"Jack Straw made two crucial mistakes in his dealings
with Tony Blair: one involved the prime minister's
relationship with Gordon Brown and the other Iran. Mr Straw
has said repeatedly that it is "inconceivable" that
there will be a military strike on Iran and last month
dismissed as "nuts" a report that George Bush was
keeping on the table the option of using tactical nuclear
weapons against Tehran's nuclear plants.
But Mr Blair, who sees Iran as the world's biggest threat,
does not agree with his former foreign secretary. The prime
minister argues that, at the very least, nothing should be
ruled out in order to keep Iran guessing. Downing Street
phoned the Foreign Office several times to suggest Mr Straw
stop going on the BBC Today programme and ruling it out so
- Nucléaire iranien : Russie
et Chine bloquent le projet de résolution proposée au
Conseil de Sécurité
opposes Chapter 7 on Iran
"Russia and China on Friday opposed key provisions in a
U.N. draft resolution that orders Iran to curb its nuclear
ambitions, making an agreement unlikely before ministers come
to New York next week.
Both nations object to the use of Chapter 7 of the U.N.
Charter, used in dozens of Security Council resolutions for
peacekeeping missions and other legally-binding actions.
Although Chapter 7 allows for sanctions and even war, a
separate resolution is required to specify either step.
"I think we have serious difficulty with Chapter 7 and
the threat to international peace and security. These are the
basic ones," China's U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya, told
and China press for changes to Iran draft
"Russia and China stuck to their demands for major
changes to a draft resolution that would legally oblige Iran
to halt uranium enrichment, as the UN Security Council held
inconclusive consultations on the text..."
of UN Iran draft mounts
"Russia says the draft needs rewriting with stronger
emphasis put on building confidence between Iran and the UN.
China says it is worried that the draft's Western sponsors
have based it on UN rules that could open the way for the use
of military force against Iran..."
France circulate Iran resolution
"Britain and France have circulated a draft resolution in
the UN Security Council which, if passed, would put Iran in
breach of international law if it continues uranium enrichment
The document was written in close consultation with Germany
and the US.
The text stops short of threatening sanctions but does invoke
Chapter 7 of the UN Charter which is used to authorize
economic sanctions and military action against states
threatening international security, according to agency
The draft resolution reads: "Iran shall suspend all
enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including
research and development, to be verified by the IAEA, and
suspend the construction of a reactor moderated by heavy water."
No time period for compliance is mentioned in the draft text,
though the French Ambassador to the UN, Jean-Marc de La
Sabliere, told reporters that Iran was to be given until
"no later than early June"..."
and France Press U.N. to Oppose Iran Nuclear Efforts
"...The measure was drafted under Chapter VII of the
United Nations Charter, which makes resolutions mandatory and
opens the way to penalties or military action.
The draft does not mention sanctions, which would take a new
resolution, but states the Council's "intention to
consider such further measures as may be necessary to ensure
compliance with this resolution."..."
Council Is Given Iran Resolution
"Britain, France and Germany presented the U.N. Security
Council on Wednesday with a draft resolution that urges states
to restrict nuclear trade with Iran and requires Tehran to
halt enriching uranium or face "further measures," a
veiled reference to possible sanctions..."
- Nucléaire iranien : L'inquiétude
des pays du Golfe
Gulf Arabs want Iran guarantees over nuclear fears
"RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders called
on Iran on Saturday to do more to show it was not trying to
obtain an atom bomb, thereby saving the region from another
Gulf Arab countries, wary of Iranian power since the 1979
Islamic Revolution, share U.S. concern at the prospect of Iran
having a nuclear bomb but fear another military conflict in
the region after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Gulf Arabs are also worried about the possible environmental
effects of a U.S. attack on Iran's nuclear plant at Bushehr on
the opposite side of the Gulf, or of leakage from unmonitored
minister declined to say whether the political and economic
alliance, comprising Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman,
Qatar and the UAE, might try to use its close links to
Washington to mediate in the dispute.
He said Iran had "commitments" to its Gulf Arab
neighbors as well as the international community to ease
concern over its nuclear plans.
Iran says its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes and
has vowed revenge if attacked by the United States or U.S.
concern over a nuclear Iran in the Arab world is mainly
limited to the Gulf region. Iran's pro-Palestinian rhetoric
plays well to Arab publics who view their governments as doing
little to stand up to U.S. backing for Israel.
Arab countries bordering Israel are at least as concerned
about the Jewish state's suspected nuclear arsenal.
"These (Gulf Arab) countries do not want Iran to have a
nuclear weapon but they also do not want it taken by
force," said Saudi political analyst Dawoud al-Shiryan.
Gulf countries, particularly heavyweight Saudi Arabia, fear
pressure on them to follow in Iran's footsteps if obtains the
bomb -- challenging the quietist ethos of Gulf states and
their alliance with Washington."
- Montée des tensions
intérieures en Iran ?
Security situation in Khuzestan under control: Iranian
"TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) -- Intelligence Minister
Qolam-Hossein Mohseni Ejeii said here on Saturday that the
security situation in Iran is very good.
The Intelligence Ministry is in complete control of the
security situation in Khuzestan Province and has reined in
insecurity there, he told reporters.
Mohseni Ejeii went on to say that enemies based outside the
country are trying to create insecurity in Iran with the help
of elements inside the country.
He also stated that judicial officials have arrested a man
named Ramin Jahanbegloo on charges of “ties with foreigners”.
“Jahanbegloo is being held by the Intelligence Ministry
while the charges are being examined. More information will be
released to the public after the case is studied further,”
The intelligence minister said that the enemies are trying to
foment discord between the people and officials by causing
insecurity in Iran, but the people should remain vigilant in
order to foil their plots.
In response to a question about the recent insecurity in
Iran’s eastern border regions and Sistan-Baluchestan
Province, Mohseni Ejeii expressed hope that the Intelligence
Ministry would soon arrest the perpetrators of the vicious
attacks, with the help of the police, and would hand them over
to judicial bodies for punishment in order to prevent similar
attacks in the future.
Asked about the claim by an Israeli daily about a plot by the
Mossad to assassinate President Ahmadinejad, he said that, if
necessary, the Intelligence Ministry would step up security
measures to protect the president, but added that he believes
the threats were only psychological warfare and were not
Group claims has killed Iran Revolutionary Guards commander
Iran Focus 06/05/06
"Iran Focus London, May 06 – A group opposed to the
government of Iran announced on Saturday that its members had
executed a local commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary
Guards Corps (IRGC) in the south-eastern province of
The Baluchi group calling itself Jondollah said in a statement
that its members had killed IRGC Colonel Hamid-Reza Kaveh.
The statement also denied that some of Jondollah’s members
had been arrested by authorities.
In March, the group claimed responsibility for an armed attack
on a convoy of government officials in the province, which
left twenty-two government and provincial officials dead and
at least seven, including the governor of the city of Zahedan,
In April, Iran’s state-run media reported that security
forces had killed the group’s leader Abdolmalek Reigi along
with 11 of its members on the border with Afghanistan.
The claim proved to be false after Reigi subsequently appeared
on an Arabic-language satellite channel denying such rumours.
Iran has not confirmed the group’s latest announcement."
RENEWED BALUCHI THREATS IN SOUTHEAST
RFE/RL Iran Report
"The ethnic Baluchi group
known as Jundullah has announced that "it will smash the
mouths of those Sunni religious scholars who say anything
against them," the official "Iran" newspaper
reported on April 25. Jundullah claimed responsibility for a
March 16 attack on a motorcade traveling between the cities of
Zahedan and Zabol in which more than 20 people were killed and
another seven were injured, and in early April it released a
videotape in which it claimed to have killed an officer in the
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (see "RFE/RL Iran
Report," March 29 and April 18, 2006). Baqer Kurd, who
represented Zahedan in the sixth parliament (2000-04),
discussed continuing insecurity in the province in an
interview that appeared in "Etemad-i Melli" daily on
April 18. "The government must pay greater attention to
creating employment in the province, and allow native forces
to have greater involvement in the border control provided by
the police and security forces," he said. Kurd called on
the government to allow greater involvement of "local
elders" and "greater participation by the region's
elites and clerics in public, security and social
BALUCHI GROUP CLAIMS TO KILL HOSTAGE
RFE/RL Iran Report
"Al-Arabiyah television broadcast on April 12 a
videotape in which the ethnic Baluchi group known as Jundullah
claimed to have killed Ahmad Zahed Sheikhi, an officer in the
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. Sheikhi's identity card was
shown, and Jundullah leader Abdulmalik Rigi spoke on the tape.
Jundullah has claimed responsibility for the March 16 attack
on a motorcade traveling between the cities of Zahedan and
Zabol in which more than 20 people were killed and another
seven were injured (see "RFE/RL Iran Report," 29
March 2006). The group released a videotape in which it said
it is holding several hostages.
In a 13 April press conference in Mashhad, Interior Minister
Hojatoleslam Mustafa Purmohammadi refused to confirm the
alleged death of the military officer, IRNA reported. He said
operations against insurgents in Sistan va Baluchistan, as
well as efforts to free the hostages, are continuing.
In an April 14 speech to Shiite and Sunnite clerics in the
southeastern city of Zahedan, Pur-Mohammadi said the
government would deal with efforts to cause insecurity in
Iran, IRNA reported."
SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN IRANIAN
RFE/RL Iran Report
"Iran's Arabic-language Al-Alam satellite
television reported on March 20 that Iranian security
personnel have arrested an unspecified number of people
suspected of planning assassinations in the southwestern city
of Ahvaz. The suspects reportedly were carrying "advanced
weapons equipped with silencers and laser equipment normally
used in assassinations, some of which are made in Britain."
Unrest in southwestern Iran has been continuing for about a
year, and Iranian officials have repeatedly claimed that Great
Britain is involved with such incidents.
Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Musavi-Jazayeri, the Friday-prayer
leader in Ahvaz, said in his March 17 sermon that the United
States is behind efforts to cause ethnic unrest and political
divisions in Iran, Khuzestan Province television reported on
March 18. "Admitting that it has failed in confronting
the Islamic system, the arrogance, including America, has
begun a policy of creating division among the political elite
and inciting ethnic groups." These U.S. efforts, he
continued, will fail because "all ethnic groups in Iran
enjoy equality and fraternity and there is no division among
them." Referring to the U.S. allocation of funding for
democracy promotion in Iran, he said, "The policies of
America, which are designed by the Zionists, have always
failed, because of our nation's iron will." ".
- Le Vice-Président US, Dick Cheney, lance
une guerre froide d'inspiration pétrolière
Rebuke for the Kremlin From Cheney
"Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday delivered the
Bush administration's strongest rebuke of Russia to date. He
said the Russian government "unfairly and improperly
restricted" people's rights and suggested that it sought
to undermine its neighbors and to use the country's vast
resources of oil and gas as "tools of intimidation or
"In many areas of civil society - from religion and the
news media, to advocacy groups and political parties - the
government has unfairly and improperly restricted the rights
of her people," Mr. Cheney said in a speech to European
leaders in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. "Other actions
by the Russian government have been counterproductive, and
could begin to affect relations with other countries."
Mr. Cheney's remarks, which officials in Washington said had
been heavily vetted and therefore reflected the
administration's current thinking on Russia, appeared to lay
down new markers for a relationship that has become strained
and could become significantly more so in the months ahead.
The remarks, in a transcript released by the White House, came
in the midst of an international confrontation over Iran's
nuclear programs, where the United States has tried to enlist
Russia's help in putting pressure on or punishing Tehran. Mr.
Cheney's criticisms would seem to complicate those efforts,
but they could also reflect a growing impatience with Russia's
unwillingness to back stronger measures, including sanctions,
against the Iranians..."
refuses to be drawn on paper's Cheney-Churchill parallels
RIA Novosti 05/05/06
"Russia's foreign minister Friday played down media
speculation that a speech by the American vice president was a
modern-day version of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron
An article in leading business daily Kommersant said Dick
Cheney's speech Thursday at a regional summit in Lithuania, in
which he voiced harsh criticism of Russia, was similar to
Churchill's speech in Fulton, Missouri, which many in Russia
see as heralding the start of the Cold War.
"I would rather not compare these politicians or give
this sort of ratings," Sergei Lavrov said..."
House backs Cheney on Russia
"The White House on Friday backed Vice President Dick
Cheney's tough speech on Russia and said Russian President
Vladimir Putin should move on democratic reforms before
hosting a major international summit in July..."
Urges Energy Export Routes That Bypass Russia
"A day after chastising Moscow for its use of oil and
natural gas as "tools for intimidation and blackmail,"
Vice President Dick Cheney visited Kazakhstan today to promote
export routes that bypass Russia and directly supply the
sharp criticism miffs Russia
"Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday accused Russia of
cracking down on religious and political rights and using its
energy reserves as "tools of intimidation or blackmail."
It was a hard slap at Vladimir Putin as the United States
seeks Russia's cooperation in punishing Iran.
Cheney's criticism - some of the administration's toughest
language about Russia - came just two months before President
Bush joins Putin in St. Petersburg for a summit of major
industrial powers. Cheney warned that Russia's backsliding
could harm Moscow's relations with the United States and
"Russia has a choice to make. And there is no question
that a return to democratic reform in Russia will generate
future success for its people and greater respect among fellow
nations," the vice president said in remarks to Eastern
European leaders who govern in Moscow's enormous shadow.
Russian officials reacted angrily..."
denounces Belarus president
"U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney issued a stinging
denunciation of the president of Belarus on Thursday, saying
there was no place in Europe for what he and others in
Washington describe as "Europe's last dictatorship.".."
psychologique et voix d'Al Qaeda
QAEDA'S PSYWAR: MANY VOICES
by B. Raman, SAAG 01/05/06
- Le Pentagone
surveille plus de 5.000 sites internets du Jihad
Surfing Thousands of Jihad Sites
"A Pentagon research team monitors more than 5,000
jihadist Web sites, focusing daily on the 25 to 100 most
hostile and active, defense officials say.
The team includes 25 linguists, who cover multiple dialects of
the Arabic language and provide reports on events sparking
anger on extremist Web sites, Dan Devlin, a Pentagon public
diplomacy specialist, said Thursday. The researchers, for
instance, focused in November on the backlash caused by the
Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Devlin testified to Congress as part of a briefing on how
terrorists use the Internet.
Extremist propaganda is most often used to recruit jihadist
fighters and supporters between the ages of 7 and 25, the
officials said. But "we've seen products that are aimed
at ages even lower than 7," testified Pentagon contractor
Ron Roughhead. His company wasn't identified, for security
According to the briefing, al-Qaida has advertised online to
fill jobs for Internet specialists, and its media group has
distributed computer games and recruitment videos that use
everything from poetry to humor to false information to gather
support. The media group has assembled montages of American
politicians taking aim at the Arab world.
"This crusade - crusade - crusade - is going to take
awhile," President Bush says in one video, edited to make
him repeat the word "crusade" six other times.
The officials said they are hoping to give a version of the
briefing eventually to all U.S. soldiers in Iraq and the
The goal is "to help train U.S. forces deploying to Iraq
on radical Islam and the need to respect Arabic and Muslim
culture," said House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra,
- Intox ! Quand on reparle de la bombe
de Ben Laden
PAKISTAN: AL-QAEDA HAS DIRTY BOMB, REPORT SAYS
"Islamabad, 2 May (AKI) - Osama bin Laden possesses a
"dirty bomb" and nuclear devices bought on the
Russian black market prior to 2001, according to Hamid Mir,
the journalist who interviewed bin Laden shortly after the 11
September attacks. "Material useful for building a dirty
bomb was smuggled from Russia to Georgia and then on to
Afghanistan," Mir said in an interview with the website
of satellite network al-Arabiya. He added that the device was
built with various materials, including uranium, by an
Egyptian engineer known as Saad. "I met this engineer
only once, in 2000, when the Taliban controlled Kabul" he
In the interview, Mir also said the Saudi terror leader had
changed his mind at the last minute on the idea of making one
of the hijacked 11 September planes crash into a US nuclear
The Pakistani journalist, also said he has precise and
up-to-date information on how the Saudi terror leader lives.
"Last September I met the bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden,
Abu Hamza, who told me that he had married an Afghan woman
with whom he had three children. On the same day he told me of
the death of one of Bin Laden's wives during childbirth in a
mountainous zone where there were no doctors. It seemed that
her death was not a major problem for bin Laden as death in
childbirth is quite frequent among Afghan women," Mir
It is unclear to which of bin Laden's wives his bodyguard was
referring, even if it seems probably it was the daughter of
Abu Hafs al-Masri.
Abu Hamza al-Jazeeri - an Algerian who in 2003 was in Iraq but
later returned to Afghanistan - also indicated that combatants
go from Afghanistan to Iraq and back through Iran.
Regarding the life of bin Laden and his followers in Pakistan,
bin Laden's body guard recounted that the Arab fighters bought
food from the local Pashtun tribes who sell them bread, milk
"Abu Hamza told me that Osama bin Laden keeps in touch
with his fighters and follows news via satellite television
and the statements which appear on the Internet.
He is well and spends his days praying and reading the Coran
inside a cave," he continued, adding that he had left the
Afghan mountain stronghold of Tora Bora at the end of December
Asked how he could be informed about what is going on in the
world from inside a cave, the journalist replied: "Where
he is located, he can listen to the radio, and al-Qaeda has
four bases in the main cities of Pakistan form where he can
see the satellite channels and he can use Internet."
"Bin Laden's envoys regularly prepare reports with the
main news developments and send them to his hideout," he
"After leaving Tora Bora he spent much time in the
mountainous region dividing Pakistan and Afghanistan, then he
was in Khost, Konar, Baktia, Baktika and in Waziristan. That
border area is safe, while that with Iran is not," he
said, noting that one of bin Laden's sons, Saad, lives in
Regarding bin Laden's relationship with Jordanian militant and
leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Hamid Mir
said the two men are in regular contact.
"They communicate through CDs - inside which are
compressed files in which there are the plans of operations to
be carried out. They are carried to and fro by couriers
passing rough Iran," he concluded."
evidence of al-Qaida nukes
G2 Bulletin 27/04/06
"Hamid Mir, the only journalist to interview Osama bin
Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri in the wake of 9/11, has confirmed
that al-Qaida has obtained nuclear suitcase weapons from the
Russian black market, that the weapons were tested in Kabul in
2000 and that may have already been forward deployed to the
"If you think that my information and analysis about bin
Laden's location is correct," Mir said, "then please
don't underestimate my analysis about his nuclear threat also."
Mir said that he met with an Egyptian engineer last week who
had lost an eye after one of bin Laden's nuclear tests in
Kunar. The Pakistani journalist said that the encounter with
the engineer greatly disturbed and depressed him since it
provided further assurance that a nuclear nightmare for
America is about to dawn.
Mir believes that an "American Hiroshima" will occur
as soon as the U.S. launches an attack on Iran's nuclear
facilities. "Al-Qaida and Iran," he says, "have
a long, secret relationship."
That relationship dates back to June 21, 1996, when bin Laden
attended a terror summit in Tehran. The gathering attracted
terror leaders from various places throughout the world,
including Ramadan Shallah (the Palestinian Islamic Jihad),
Ahmad Salah (Egyptian Islamic Jihad), Imad al-Alami and
Mustafa al-Liddawi (HAMAS), Ahmad Jibril (Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine), Abdallah Ocalan (the Kurdish
People Party), Muhammad Ali Ahmad (al Qaeda), and Imad
Mugniyah (Hezbollah). The summit resulted in the creation of
the "Committee of Three" that would meet on a
regular basis for the "coordination, planning, and
execution of attacks" against the United States and
Israel. The committee members were Ahmad Salah, Imad Mugniyah
and bin Laden.
Mir's position that al-Qaida's nuclear weapons may have
already been forward deployed to the United States confirms
the report of Sharif al-Masri, a key al-Qaida operative who
was arrested in Pakistan in November 2000.
Al Masri, an Egyptian national with ties to al-Zawahiri, said
that al-Qaida had made arrangements to smuggle nuclear weapons
and supplies to Mexico, From Mexico, he said, the weapons were
to be transported across the border and into the United States
with the help of a Latino street gang.
Mir also maintains that numerous sleeper agents are in place
in major cities throughout the United States to prepare for
the nuclear holocaust. Many of these agents, he says, are
Algerians and Chechens who obtained European passports and are
posing as Christian and Jews..."
Lire également, Read also :
'disrupted' al Qaeda WMD efforts
Bill Gertz, WashTimes 03/05/06
"U.S. and international programs to defeat al Qaeda have
limited the terrorist group's ability to acquire weapons of
mass destruction, the No. 2 U.S. intelligence official said..."
- Dangereuses incursions
turques et iraniennes au Kurdistan irakien (suite)
denies its troops entered Iraq to attack Kurds
"Iran on Monday denied Baghdad's accusation that Iranian
soldiers had shelled Kurdish positions on the Iraqi border and
ventured five kilometers (three miles) into Iraq to attack
shells rebel border area in Iraq
"Iranian forces again shelled a border area used by
Iranian Kurdish rebels, forcing some families to flee their
homes Monday but causing no casualties, a Kurdish official
special forces go 8 km inside Northern Iraqi territory
Turkish Weekly 30/04/06
"Reports have been confirmed that it was actions taken by
Turkish troops this past Saturday which were the spark for
specific complaints from Baghdad about increased Turkish
military presence and action along the Northern Iraqi border.
According to these reports, Turkish armed forces, using
infra-red cameras, spotted PKK terrorists crossing the border
near Cukurca town, after which a special force team of around
100 soldiers proceeded to cross the border into Iraqi
territory. The go-ahead to send in the special forces team was
reportedly given from Ankara over the weekend. Recent meetings
between Turkish and US officials have indicated that the US
has given the nod to Turkish action on this front..."