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A Pakistani Connection To 9/11

by @ 3:44 pm on October 30, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, September 11th, War On Terror

Some interesting information was found recently in connection with a raid on a Pakistani terror cell:

SHERWANGAI, Pakistan — Pakistani forces pushing toward a lair of hard-core Taliban fighters found documents this week linked to a member of the Hamburg cell of Al Qaeda that is believed to have planned the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

In a small village in the dun-colored hills of South Waziristan, soldiers found a German passport belonging to Said Bahaji, a German citizen and associate of Mohammed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 hijackers.

The passport was issued in Hamburg in August 2, 2001 and was accompanied by a Pakistani visa dated August 3, 2001. The documents indicated that Mr. Bahaji landed in Karachi from Istanbul on Sept. 4, 2001.

The apparent presence of Mr. Bahaji in the tribal areas of Pakistan is a clear indication that members of the Qaeda network — including participants in the 9/11 plot — have taken refuge here, as American officials, like Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, have charged

Not only that, but that they were apparently taking refuge there even before the September 11th attacks, and the subsequent War in Afghanistan, occurred. This seems to be further confirmation that concentrating our efforts in the fight against al Qaeda in Afghanistan doesn’t make sense at all.

One Response to “A Pakistani Connection To 9/11”

  1. M. Simon says:

    Don’t the Taliban cross back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan? I believe they do. Of course we could go to war against Pakistan. That might work out.

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