Wednesday, May 18, 2005

ANALYSIS: Curious timing on the arrests by Pakistan

And now it's Abu Faraj Farj, also known as Abu Faraj Libbi, another high Al-Qaida commander. He was captured under mysterious circumstances, but at a time charged with meaning. It is the moment, according to the Pakistani media, when the Americans have decided to make delivery of the F-16s contingent on American agents getting the right to interrogate Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of the Islamist bomb and godfather of a whole network of nuclear weapons trafficking that involves Iran, North Korea and, perhaps, Al-Qaida's laboratories near Kandahar, Afghanistan. But Musharraf stubbornly continues to deny the United States the right to take over the investigation into what is becoming the most enormous nuclear terrorism affair of this era. Pakistan instead hands over another Al-Qaida operative

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