Hamid Mir raised the question that if this information is true then WikiLeaks has vindicated Pakistani media which was supporting the restoration of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry but pro-Musharraf elements were alleging that movement for the restoration of deposed judges was a conspiracy of CIA against Pakistan. Hamid Mir played an old statement of Ahmad Raza Kasuri given in Capital Talk in May 2007 that lawyers’ movement was getting money from foreign forces and asked him as to who was actually playing in the hands of US, the Pakistani media, you or your leader Musharraf?” Kasuri had no answer. He ignored the question by saying: “I was not part of Musharraf regime at that time, it was Wasim Sajjad who was with Musharraf so please ask this question to him”. Wasim Sajjad never answered this question. REFERENCE: Who is playing CIA game? News Desk Tuesday, December 07, 2010 http://beta.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=19208&Cat=2
HARSH REALITY BEHIND THE "ALLEGEDLY FREE MEDIA" AND 'NAIVE' PAKISTANI JOURNALISTS
Capital Talk - 6th Decembe 2010 - P2 - Who is real American agent?
The Lahore High Court recently acquitted 11 people accused of involvement in an attack on Gen Musharraf and ordered their release from Adiala Jail. Before they could even taste their freedom they were, according to jail authorities, whisked away by agents of the intelligence agencies. To give it all a bizarre twist, the advocate general, Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq, presented an affidavit from the intelligence agencies stating that these people were not in their custody. Then the bombshell came from the chief secretary of Punjab, who informed the Supreme Court that the men in question had indeed been taken away by ISI sleuths. This is a very disturbing matter, as it more or less confirms the universal belief that our intelligence agencies are rogue agencies, and are above the law and the Constitution. Equally disturbing is the impression created that the army and the ISI still have Musharraf stooges who are willing to do anything for him, even if that means breaking the law. Only these organisations can tell us what the advantages of their actions are. It is an undeniable fact that such actions give a very bad name to our most august institution, the army. Ever since Ayub Khan’s coup, our intelligence agencies have been used as servants for personal use and against political opponents. Their main task – gathering information for national security and safety – was superseded. It is said that our most expensive and extensive networks, like the ISI and the MI, are run by the army and take orders from the army chief, not from the civilian government. This has led to all the coups staged in this country. Unfortunately, in our country the performance of the intelligence agencies is anything but commendable and is not something to be proud of. They have been the extended arm of dictators and been widely branded as rogue organisations. They operate outside the law, are least bothered about the judiciary and totally ignore court orders. During Gen Musharraf’s time, a general, an ISI colonel and eight subordinates forcibly sent us to Bannigala and kept us there for 10 hours. During that time our house was totally ransacked, bedrooms, clothes, books, files, etc., searched and many things taken away – all this without any official warrant or court order to do so. To-date many of the things taken away have not been returned. During the process our house was also bugged with cameras and – how low can you get – listening devices placed behind our bed and in the bedroom of our granddaughter, as well as in the drawing room, dining room and other places. They totally ignored that fact that, with my background, I was not ignorant of such affairs. I immediately realised the mischief they had done, traced their devices but left them in place (until years later) to let them remain under the illusion that we were unaware. The courts did not take any action against this blatant violation of our fundamental rights and privacy. In any civilised society such despicable acts are totally unacceptable and are dealt with severely by the courts. REFERENCE: Intelligence agencies and law Dr A Q Khan Monday, December 06, 2010 http://beta.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=18997&Cat=9
Capital Talk - 6th Decembe 2010 - P3 - Who is real American agent?
Jang Group is obsessed with WikiLeaks particularly when it is related with Elected Pakistani Politicians and Jang Group particularly the Group Editor Mr. Shaheen Sehbai, and Senior Correspondent Mr. Kamran Khan are very fond of quoting Bob Woodward and US Sources
WASHINGTON: The latest book by journalist Bob Woodward remarkably paints Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and President Asif Ali Zardari as two divergent personalities, one a brave and strong nerved soldier who was standing up against every key US demand and the other a spoilt politician who knows nothing about governance. The book is credible because it quotes top US officials and what they think about these two important personalities of Pakistan and repeatedly recalls and emphasizes on the political weakness of President Zardari. On Page 137 he writes: “Afterward, Jones and his staff debated whether they should worry more about Pakistan or Afghanistan. Several members of his staff said the chief problem was Pakistan — Zardari’s political vulnerability, the continuing dominance of the country’s military-intelligence complex, its nuclear weapons, the persistent presence of al-Qaeda training camps in the ungoverned regions, and the possibility of a misstep with the CIA drone attacks that could dramatically shift the political calculus.” REFERENCE: General Kayani blocking every key US move By Shaheen Sehbai Monday, October 11, 2010 Zi Qad 02, 1431 A.H http://www.thenews.com.pk/11-10-2010/Top-Story/1234.htm Monday, October 11, 2010, Zi Qad 02, 1431 A.H http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/oct2010-daily/11-10-2010/main2.htm
Shaheen Sehbai [Jang/GEO]'s Credibility & Bob Woodward's Books. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/10/shaheen-sehbai-janggeos-credibility-bob.html What Saheen Sehbai didn’t mention about the same Bob Woodward AND ABOUT HIS STORY ON COVERT WAR, BLACK OPS AND BAG OF DIRTY TRICKS OF US CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, Here is a glimpse:
Carl Bernstein, who had worked with Bob Woodward in the investigation of Watergate, provided further information about Operation Mockingbird in an article in The Rolling Stone in October, 1977. Bernstein claimed that over a 25 year period over 400 American journalists secretly carried out assignments for the CIA: "Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors-without-portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted: foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested it the derring-do of the spy business as in filing articles, and, the smallest category, full-time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad." REFERENCE: Operation Mockingbird http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmockingbird.htm
In an article published by the media watchdog group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), Henwood traced the Washington Post's Establishment connections to Eugene Meyer, who took control of the Post in 1933. Meyer transferred ownership to his daughter Katherine and her husband, Philip Graham, after World War II, when he was appointed by Harry S. Truman to serve as the first president of the World Bank. Meyer had been "a Wall Street banker, director of President Wilson's War Finance Corporation, a governor of the Federal Reserve System, and director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation," Henwood wrote. REFERENCE: Operation Mockingbird http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmockingbird.htm
Philip Graham, Meyer's successor, had been in military intelligence during the war. When he became the Post's publisher, he continued to have close contact with his fellow upper-class intelligence veterans - now making policy at the newly formed CIA - and actively promoted the CIA's goals in his newspaper. The incestuous relationship between the Post and the intelligence community even extended to its hiring practices. Watergate-era editor Ben Bradlee also had an intelligence background; and before he became a journalist, reporter Bob Woodward was an officer in Naval Intelligence. In a 1977 article in Rolling Stone magazine about CIA influence in American media, Woodward's partner, Carl Bernstein, quoted this from a CIA official: "It was widely known that Phil Graham was somebody you could get help from." Graham has been identified by some investigators as the main contact in Project Mockingbird, the CIA program to infiltrate domestic American media. In her autobiography, Katherine Graham described how her husband worked overtime at the Post during the Bay of Pigs operation to protect the reputations of his friends from Yale who had organized the ill-fated venture. REFERENCE: Operation Mockingbird http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmockingbird.htm
Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the stories on Watergate (late 70's) in the Washington Post, having gained access to what the CIA was trying to keep from congress about its program of using journalists at home and abroad, in deliberate propaganda campaigns. It was later revealed that Woodward was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House and knew many insiders including General Alexander Haig. A highlevel source told Bernstein, "One journalist is worth twenty agents." CFR/Trilateralist Katharine Graham, in a 1988 speech given to senior CIA employees at Agency headquarters said, "We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows." Maybe that's another reason why folks get the impression that a suspicious agenda lurks behind the headlines. "25 Ways to Suppress Truth: Rules of Disinformation" and "8 Traits of the Disinformationalist" sums it up very well. Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation By Mary Louise http://www.lust-for-life.org/Lust-For-Life/OperationMockingbirdCIAMediaManipulation/OperationMockingbirdCIAMediaManipulation.pdf