ISI scripted 26/11, says dead Pak Journalist's Book!

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    New Delhi: According to murdered Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad's book, Al Qaeda linked Illyas Kashmiri used an old ISI plan to script the devastating Mumbai terror attacks.

    In his book, 'Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban - beyond bin Laden and 9/11, the 41-year-old reporter has written that Pakistan's intelligence agency - the ISI - scripted the original 26/11 plan and was pushed through by key al Qaeda ally Illyas Kashmiri - the leader of the 313 brigade.

    Shahzad in his book writes, that Illyas Kashmiri, who had expertise on Indian operations was adamant on his suggestion that expanding the war theatre was the only way to overcome the Indo-Pak impasse.
    Shahzad further writes that Kashmiri handed over the plan to former army major and LeT commander Haroon Ashik. Incidentally Ashik had close ties with LeT chiefs Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi and Abu Hamza.

    The book was released on May 20. Shahzad, who was abducted and killed ten days after the book was released, has written in his book that Al Qaeda had excitedly lapped up Kashmiri's proposal of an attack on India- as a way to expand the war theatre.

    Shahzad has also said that it was former army major Haroon Ashik, who took the help of Kashmiri's men in India - to hijack the ISI plan and execute the 26/11 attacks.

    ISI scripted 26/11: Shahzad's book tells all - India News - IBNLive
     
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    ISI scripted Mumbai attack, Qaida cleared it: Shahzad book

    NEW DELHI: The 26/11 terror attacks that killed 166 people and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war was scripted by ISI officers and approved before its execution by al-Qaida commanders, according to a book just written by slain Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad.

    The 40-year-old reporter in his book titled `Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taleban -- beyond bin Laden and 9/11' describes the Mumbai plan as one pushed through by Ilyas Kashmiri, a key al-Qaida ally with wide links with the Pakistan defence establishment. Shahzad, who was an authority on terrorism in Afghanistan and the neighbourhood, says in the book that the plan was authored by the Inter-Services Intelligence officers and embraced and executed by Lashkar-e-Taiba.

    "With Ilyas Kashmiri's immense expertise on Indian operations, he stunned the al-Qaeda leaders with the suggestion that expanding the war theatre was the only way to overcome the present impasse. He presented the suggestion of conducting such a massive operation in India as would bring India and Pakistan to war and with that all proposed operations against Al-Qaeda would be brought to a grinding halt. Al-Qaeda excitedly approved the attack-India proposal," Shahzad wrote in the book, excerpts of which were published in Karachi's The Dawn newspaper on Wednesday.

    Shahzad's friends and family believe the ISI may have had something to do with his kidnapping on Sunday and his death by torture and Shahzad himself had spoken of threats from the ISI. The bureau chief of Asia Times Online was killed days after he had exposed links between Pak navy personnel and al-Qaida, explaining how the devastating attack on the Mehran naval base in Karachi was engineered. He is believed to have been killed for "knowing too much" about how al-Qaida has infiltrated the Pakistani defence forces, sources said. The book, yet unavailable in India, is further proof of the close ties between Pakistani officers and al-Qaida.

    "Ilyas Kashmiri then handed over the plan to a very able former army major Haroon Ashik, who was also a former LeT commander who was still very close with the LeT chiefs Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi and Abu Hamza," the book says.

    "Haroon knew about a plan by Pakistan`s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) that had been in the pipelines for several months with the official policy to drop it as it was to have been a low-profile routine proxy operation in India through LeT.

    "The former army major, with the help of Ilyas Kashmiri`s men in India, hijacked the ISI plan and turned it into the devastating attacks that shook Mumbai on November 26, 2008 and brought Pakistan and India to the brink of a war."

    According to a friend of Shahzad, the slain writer and he discussed the militant infiltration in the lower ranks of the defence forces. "He also expressed a fear that there would be a rise in violence as the security establishment is really shaky," the friend was quoted as saying in the Dawn newspaper

    ISI scripted Mumbai attack, Qaida cleared it: Shahzad book - The Times of India
     
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    I'm bored of these news report ISI this or that we all know they want to fvck India but what actions have our political masters and armed forces,intelligence top brass did to counter?that's the real question
     

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