CIA POINTS A FINGER ON BAITULLAH MEHSUD
CIA Director Michael Hayden said, on 01/18/2008, in an interview to Washington Post, that according to USA intelligence sources it was indeed Baitullah Mehsud network and allies that committed, on 12/27/2007 at about 18:00 local time, Benazir Bhutto assassination in Rawalpindi.
CIA Director backed in his interview fully the claim of the Pakistani regime that mentioned, already on 12/29/2007, two days after Bhutto assassination, Baitullah Mehsud as the prime suspect.
Still the Pakistani regime, led by President Pervez Musharraf, has to explain the lack of basic security measures to protect Benazir Bhutto’s life knowing that she is under constant life threat.
In the last days Baitullah Mehsud supporters launched a campaign in South Waziristan against the Pakistani Army causing the army humiliating defeats. (See - Sararogha Attack )
Indeed, on 01/19/2008, Pakistani Security officials, backed by Scotland Yard investigators, announced the arrest of 15 years old Aitezaz Shah
in the lawless North West Frontier Province
. Aitezaz Shah is alleged to be part of a five-man squad dispatched by Baitullah Mehsud to Rawalpindi
, where Benazir Bhutto was murdered.
On 02/07/2008, Pakistani Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier Javed Cheema
announced the arrest of two suspects in Rawalpindi
, identified only as Hasnain
in connection with the probe into Bhutto's murder. According to Brigadier Javed Cheema both men had "tentacles from the tribal region and Baitullah Mehsud".
According to Deputy Inspector General Abdul Majid, in a press conference, on 02/15/2008, Hasnan Gul and Rufuqat confessed, on 02/13/2008, of giving a bomb vest and a pistol to the suicide bomber identified as Bilal. to helping Bhutto's attacker, the head of the investigation said on 02/15/2008.
General Abdul Majid also revealed the arrest of a certain Abdul Rasheed, described as a key member in the gang that assassinated Benazir Bhutto.
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