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Old March 28th, 2002, 11:08 AM
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I'd rather hang myself than extradite Omar: Musharraf


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TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2002 9:44:59 PM ]

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf reportedly told the US ambassador in Islamabad that he would rather "hang himself" than extradite Sheikh Omar Sayeed, one of many instances of backsliding that has called into question Pakistan's credibility as a frontline state in the war against terrorism.

Pakistan's intelligence service has also resumed helping both the al-Qaeda and Taliban forces in the west and Kashmiri insurgents in the east, according to accounts from Afghan and US sources. It has also begun to release hundreds of militants arrested in the aftermath of 9/11 on the mere promise that they will "behave" in the future.

Although the Bush administration continues to certify that Islamabad is being cooperative, its actions – or lack of it – is beginning to raise serious questions in Washington about its intentions.

Musharraf's comment on the danger (to Pakistan) in extraditing Saeed was reportedly made to the US Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain, who conveyed it back to Washington, according to Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland. Behind the refusal to extradite Saeed lie fears that he may expose the deep ties between Pakistani intelligence services and terrorist organisations.

Despite such brazen statements, the Bush administration continues to coddle Pakistan, a policy that is coming in for blistering attack in the US media.


"Washington now allows Musharraf to make expediency the guiding principle of the relationship. The argument that Musharraf's survival, and Pakistan's interests, must take precedence for the time being over hunting down al-Qaeda and halting cross-border terrorism has strong support within Powell's State Department," Hoagland wrote on Thursday.

"But Musharraf is now managing Washington, which has turned its attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq and other matters. He has steadily backed away from his January boldness even as Pakistan rakes in hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in aid. Powell has said nothing as the backsliding has become more flagrant and more harmful to Bush's global cause," he said.


US officials continue to maintain that Pakistan is doing everything it is asked too, while avoiding throwing any light on the tussle between the two sides over Saeed's extradition.

The two sides have also differed sharply over the US decision to recall all American diplomatic personnel, except those dealing with emergency services, following the bomb attack on a church in Islamabad resulting in the death of a US diplomat and her daughter.

More than 200 US nationals have returned to Washington over the past week, leaving behind a skeletal staff to man basic operations. Dozens of diplomatic personnel are now having to be accommodated in newly created positions in the state department.

Pakistan itself has now become an avoidable posting for most state department mandarins. The latest recall is the fourth in the last decade and the second within six months. US personnel were first recalled from Pakistan in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, but were sent back in January when the situation appeared to improve.

The Pearl murder and the church bombing showed otherwise and they were pulled out again last week. The frequent movement has thrown the lives of many diplomats out of gear.

However, the US move has not been well received by Pakistan, which sees the exit as playing into the hands of terrorists. The pull-out is also certain to hurt Pakistan's economy since US investors and businesses will be reluctant to go where they lack diplomatic support.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/A...art_id=5190505

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how i wish this piece of news had come in some US newspaper...

in our newspapers,it really doesnt matter...
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By Jim Hoagland
Thursday, March 28, 2002; Page A29 ; Washington Post.


President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell have done everything possible to enlist Pakistan as a full ally in the war on al Qaeda and global terrorism. But Pakistan has not responded with the active support that Bush demands from every state that is "with" the United States in this conflict.

President Pervez Musharraf's failure to match promises with sustained action undermines Bush's campaign to make his war on terrorists a clear struggle of good vs. evil. Other nations will quickly notice the Pakistani shortfall and follow suit by mouthing deceptive words and taking evasive action.

Washington now allows Musharraf to make expediency the guiding principle of the relationship. The argument that Musharraf's survival, and Pakistan's interests, must take precedence for the time being over hunting down al Qaeda and halting cross-border terrorism has strong support within Powell's State Department.

Powell swiftly and aggressively moved to manage the relationship -- and Musharraf -- in December when a terrorist attack on India's Parliament pushed the Asian subcontinent's two nuclear powers to the brink of war.

In his first success as chief U.S. diplomat, Powell harried the Pakistani general into making a forceful speech on Jan. 12 condemning Islamic extremism. Musharraf also ordered the arrest of about 2,000 people he labeled as extremists, and trumpeted that step as proof of his intentions.

But Musharraf is now managing Washington, which has turned its attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq and other matters. He has steadily backed away from his January boldness even as Pakistan rakes in hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in aid. Powell has said nothing as the backsliding has become more flagrant and more harmful to Bush's global cause.

Pakistan has released at least 800 of those arrested in January, requiring only that they sign pledges to behave. A leader of one of the most extreme factions has been moved from prison to a comfortable government guest house.

When U.S. commanders in Afghanistan talked last week of going into Pakistan to find the al Qaeda and Taliban forces that escaped from American operations earlier this month, Pakistani spokesman Maj. Amir Uppal insisted there was no need: Pakistani forces had sealed the border so efficiently that there was "no possibility" of escapees being in Pakistan.

U.S. officials know that is a lie. They also know that Pakistan has resumed helping guerrilla groups to infiltrate into Kashmir and India in recent days, despite Musharraf's promises to Powell.

And they know that Pakistan's cooperation in the investigation of the brutal murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl has been far from complete. Pakistan's intelligence service had custody of Sheik Omar Saeed, the chief suspect in the case, for a week before disclosing that fact to U.S. authorities -- and probably to Musharraf.

Why the delay? One possible reason is that Saeed did not turn himself in but was contacting the intelligence service as part of a longstanding relationship similar to the one Pakistani intelligence had established with the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and the Kashmiri terror groups that Musharraf promises to shut down. Something triggered an arrest and a week-long pause in deciding what to do with Saeed.

The intelligence service is a house of horrors waiting to break open. Saeed has tales to tell. And that may explain a comment from Musharraf that U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin reported back to Washington: "I'd rather hang him myself" than extradite Saeed, the Pakistani president reportedly said in their conversation.

The clear instructions that Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage gave to a Pakistani intelligence commander soon after Sept. 11 -- halt all support for terrorism or else -- have, with time, faded and seemingly lost their impact. Washington is now negotiating with Musharraf, not forcing him to act.

When an American diplomat and her daughter were killed by a terrorist in a Protestant church in Islamabad on March 17, Powell did two things immediately: He ordered the departure of nonessential embassy personnel and families, and he had his spokesman say that "this decision doesn't reflect any lack of confidence in Pakistan's ability to protect Americans."

False allies are often more troublesome for America than declared enemies. The moral and diplomatic drift on Pakistan now strongly resembles the failure of the first Bush administration on Iraq in the late 1980s. Saddam Hussein's threats to incinerate Israel and invade Kuwait were explained away by State Department experts as rhetoric. Iraq was seen as too important to confront -- or even to describe its actions truthfully. The second Bush administration is on the road to making exactly the same mistake with Pakistan.

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Oh boy!

Musharraf was always a snake in disguise.

See immediately after helping USA he made the rounds of US begging for his fees (like immediate debt relief from World Bank, US monetary aid, etc.) Offcourse no whore should be unpaid.

Well, I think that USA is repeating the mistake of getting cosy with Pakistan again. USA should realise that Pakistan is the master mind behind many terrorist activities worldwide.

Anyway.. I hope USA will realise this and kick Pakistan's ass in time.
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