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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Pakistan denies coup rumours while Musharraf away

Islambad--- Pakistan on Sunday denied rumours of a coup attempt against President Pervez Musharraf while he is visting the U.S.

Newspaper office and journalist were inundated with telephone calls and text messages inquiring about the rumours, which coincided with a widespread power cut.

But television programmes did not allude to them until Geo Television ran a ticker headline saying Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani had accused " rumor mongers " of exploiting the power cut.

Reuters made checks with senior government as well as military officials, and jounalist saw nothing unusual in the capital or the neighboring city of Rawalpindi.

Durrani , who is traveling with Musharraf ,told Reuters from New York: "These rumours were sparked by the power breakdown. These are baseless. These rumours spread because televisions were off and telephones were on."

A military officail who declined to be named added : "It's totally rubbish."

hmmmmmmmm you got to wonder

Bush trying to connect Iraq to the War on Terror

Then

Collaborative operational links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda; 0

Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq in 2003: 5,000

Bush Administration estimates of Saddam Hussein's WMD arsenal: 18

Mobile biological weapons labs, 25,000 liters of anthrax, 550 artillery shells with mustard, 30,000 empty munitions and enough precursors to increase the stockpile to as much as 500 tons of chemical agents, 1,000 tons of chemical agent from 6,500 bombs left from the Iran-Iraq war,100-500 tons of chemical agent, high specification alumunum tubes, 36 Scud missiles (600-900 km range), R&D for a 1,200 km missile

Estimated number of al-Qaeda members worldwide in 2001: 20,000

Number of al-Qaeda terrorist attacks in five years before 9-11: 3

Now

Estimated number of foreign fighters operating in Iraq in July 2006: Between 800 and 2000

Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq in July 2006: more than 20,000

NUMBERS OF WMD's Found in Iraq: 0

Estimated numbers of al-Qaeda members worldwide in 2006: 50,000

Number of al-Qaeda attacks in the five years since 9-11 : 30

Number of days Osama bin-Laden has been at large since U.S. military operations commenced in Afghistan: 1,984

Number of audio or video tapes bin-Laden has released to global circulation since 9-11: 24


The Cost of the War in Iraq

$8.4 Billion per Month

$1.9 Billion per Week

$ 275 Million per Day

$11.5 Million per Hour

2,700 U.S. military killed in Iraq

20,000 Wounded in Iraq

Afghanistan:Rhetoric vs. Reality

Then

Number of Taiban attacks from 2001-2003: 22

Number of Suicide attacks from 2001-2004: 9

Goal for number of NATO & U.S. trained soldiers in Afghan army: 70,000

Hectares in Afghanistan devoted to poppy cultivstion in 1999: 51,500


Now

Number of Taliban attacks from 2004- 2006: 284

Number of suicide attacks from 2005-2006: 64

Number of trained soldiers in the Afghan Army: About 26,900

Hectares in Afghanistan devoted to poppy cultvation in 2005: 107,000

Estimated opium produced from Afghistan's crops: 4,475 metric tons

Percent of global opiate supply originating in Afghistan : 90 %