"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Great Game is afoot .... murky goings on in Musa Qala

The Department of Defense, in coordination with other government agencies, has developed some very curious Terrorist Recognition Cards in order to increase awareness and recognition among U.S. Forces of high-threat terrorists at large. The cards have images of terrorists and related biographic information. Included are terrorists from five different geographic regions: Afghanistan / Pakistan Iraq The Horn of Africa Arabian Peninsula SE Asia

This is one of them for Afghanistan / Pakistan ....

Which is odd because the BBC report that ..."the Daily Telegraph, (Britain in secret talks with Taliban) reports that members of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, held meetings during the summer with senior Ta(i)leban members in Afghanistan." ...one of which was Gulbuddin Hekmatyr...and 2 people one British, one Irish,One man is a political adviser to the European Union the other is employed as a political adviser to the UN mission in Kabul have been kicked out of Afghanistan and both are MI6 employees with a great deal of experience in Afghanistan. Meetings are said to have been in houses on the outskirts of Lashkah Gah and in villages in the Upper Gereshk valley, to the north-east of Helmand's main town up to 6 times this late summer.

See Postman Patel Thursday, August 23, 2007 Gulbuddin Hekmatyar - Where are They Now ? Part 375 Saturday, April 22, 2006 What is Hekmatyar up to? Sunday, May 22, 2005 "Official" Terrorist lights fires of resistance in Afghanistan
also I'n'I 22/12/04

Shirley as Aleem Siddique, of the UN in Afghanistan, the BBC reports saying the affair was all a dreadful misunderstanding, which he hoped would be resolved. Mr Siddique denied that the diplomats had been talking to Taleban militants and that they had been, " discussing the Afghan situation on the ground to help the country's stability."

Nor will this bear any relation to the Prime Minister telling the House of Commons: "We will not enter into any negotiations with these people." just over 2 weeks ago.

Britain and Gordon wouldn't undermine the US backed Karzai Gybment would they ? ...???

This has nothing to do of course with Postman Patel Thursday, December 21, 2006 The Great Game - Colonel Mustard in the woodshed with the cipher clerk

Corporal Daniel James, 44, a military intelligence officer has been charged under section one (1) (C), of the Official Secrets Act 1911 - that on 2 November this year, for a purpose prejudicial to the safety of the state, he “communicated to another person information calculated to be directly or indirectly useful to the enemy”.........

This resulted in allied squabbling (Update - relying on tribal elders to control the Taliban,) and the sacking of Mohammed Daud as governor of Helmand by President Karzai on 7th December, which was engineered by US forces - some claim the foul hand of the CIA was involved. Daud was instrumental in UK inspired surrender of Musa Qala to the Taliban which Lieutenant General David Richards, (pic)(then ) the commander of the British contingent of Nato forces in Afghanistan. Richards was involved in - and some say Welsh Rentagob Howell was anxious to pursue, whilst newly installed GMILF Margaret Beckett (Described variously as Foreign Secretary) looked the other way... did her knitting, planned her next trip to Albi ....

This unseemly row amongst the allies led to the American supreme commander of Nato, General Jim Jones, letting it be known, that Lieutenant-General David Richards "would have been sacked if he had been an American officer". and that he was "too political".

The two MI6 (?) guys have been named as Mervyn Patterson, a British political adviser to the United Nations mission in Kabul, and Michael Semple, the Irish-born acting head of the European Union mission. a 9th string Taliban commander, named Mullah Abdul Salaam, os also claimed to have defected.

Multinational Forces Iraq have just confirmed it killed a senior al Qaeda in Iraq commander during a raid near Samarra on November 8th 2007 . The remains of Abu Abdullah, also known as Muhammad Sulayman Shunaythir al Zuba’i, have been positively identified. Abu Abdullah was said to be a close associate of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the deceased (and mysterious one legged (or maybe 2 legged) leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.Intelligence points to Abdullah also having historical ties to the Battle of Fallujah in 2004 ?

The following charts have been released of activity in Iraq. Iraq Significant Activities (SIGACTS)

It's kinda useful to compare this with the bombing raids see post Saturday, December 22, 2007 Massive escalation in aerial bombing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Massive increase in bombing and killing less people ????????????


paul said...

Sterling stuff, how do you manage it and deliver all those presents at this time of year?
A belated merry xmas and a happy new year. Many more to you.

George Dutton said...

Wed, 26 Dec 2007

"Pakistan gambit, new US strategy"

"US will expand its military presence in Pakistan in the New Year, under a new agreement negotiated last month, Pentagon sources say"...


Wed, 26 Dec 2007

"Russia to equip Iran with S-300"

"A senior Iranian official says Russia will deliver the sophisticated S-300 air missile defense system to Iran, despite US opposition"...


Wed, 26 Dec 2007

"Iran's tactical vehicle in mass production"

"The Iranian Defense Ministry has begun the mass production of the Safir tactical vehicle which can carry various missile launchers"...


sam_m said...

@ George Dutton: "Russia denies talks with Iran on S-300 deliveries."
What a difference two days make.

Anonymous said...

You've probably seen these OIF graphs. They are an intro to the problem the Pentagon is going to have with its post-Surge PR campaign. Too much information, which can be cross checked internally and with apparently unrelated statements from outside the military. It must be great fun writing reports in which the half that isn't blatant lies is ridiculous lies.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish