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With $10 mln bounty on his head, Saeed taunts US

April 6 2012 at 7:00 PM
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Prado  (Login PradoTLC)
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With $10 mln bounty on his head, Saeed taunts US

Reuters | 2 days ago





The United States has offered a $10 million bounty for the founder of the Pakistani group allegedly blamed for the 2008 attacks. Reuters Photo

Who wants to be a millionaire?

In Pakistan, all you have to do is give the United States information leading to the arrest or conviction of Hafiz Saeed a leader whose whereabouts are usually not a mystery.

Saeed is suspected of masterminding the attack on Indias financial capital Mumbai in 2008 that killed 166 people, including six Americans.

US authorities placed a bounty on Monday of up to $10 million on Saeed, but on Wednesday he was openly wandering across Pakistans military garrison town of Rawalpindi, hanging out with some of the most anti-American characters in the country.

This is a laughable, absurd announcement. Here I am in front of everyone, not hiding in a cave, Saeed told a news conference at a hotel a mere 40-minute drive from the US Embassy in Islamabad and just across from the headquarters of Pakistans army, recipient of billions of dollars in US aid.

Now that he has a price on his head, for this money anyone is willing to do anything, said Javed, a 55-year-old government employee who declined to give his full name.

Once people see the money there is no saving him, only God can save him.

In Washington, US officials said the decision to offer the $10 million reward under the State Departments longstanding Rewards for Justice program came after months of discussions amongst US agencies involved in counter-terrorism.

The $10 million figure signifies major US interest in Saeed. Only three other militants, including Taliban leader Mullah Omar, fetch that high a bounty. There is a $25 million bounty on the head of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

At the same time it targeted Saeed, the US government also offered a smaller reward $2 million for Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, whom it said was the second in command of the militant group founded by Saeed, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

As with many alleged militants sought by the United States and unlike Saeed Makkis whereabouts are unknown to US authorities. The bounty would be paid for information leading to his location.

The announcement of a reward for Saeed comes at a time of heightened tension between the United States and Pakistan and is likely to increase pressure on Pakistan to take action against Saeed.

It is also likely to please India, the target of numerous LeT attacks.

Released from house arrest in 2009, Saeed is a free man in Pakistan, a strategic US ally.

The United States, which sees Saeed as a major security threat with links to al-Qaeda, is hoping the bounty will trigger a stampede of Pakistanis who come forward with information that could lead to his arrest and conviction.

Pakistani officials say Saeed and his organisation, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, have been cleared by Pakistani courts.

They say they dont understand what all the fuss is about and complain the Americans are acting like cowboys.

The United States is acting like its Clint Eastwood, said a senior security official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Its as if they just want to ride a horse into Pakistan and just drag people like him away.

Another security official nodded in agreement while a television repeatedly showed footage of Saeed.

What would happen if we put a bounty on President Obamas head because American drone strikes sometimes kill Pakistani civilians?

The drone strikes, which the United States regards as a highly effective and accurate weapon against militants, are deeply unpopular in Pakistan.

Street support
Saeed, a short, bearded man with a quiet but intense demeanour and henna-dyed hair, has turned the drone strikes and other explosive issues like the presence of Western troops in Afghanistan into a rallying cry against the United States.

That has won him support on Pakistans streets.

He wants the drone strikes to stop. He wants the bloodshed in Afghanistan to end, said a senior police official in Pakistans commercial capital Karachi.

Hafiz Saeed isnt saying anything wrong. In fact, hes a patriot.

Some Pakistanis could not understand why the bounty was issued while Saeed is in plain view.

His capture may ultimately depend on cooperation from Pakistan, often accused by the West of supporting militant groups. Pakistan denies the charges.

It is unlikely that anything will come out of this. You put bounties on people who are hiding, not those walking around free, said businessman Haris Chaudhry. Its ridiculous.

He abandoned its leadership of LeT after India accused it of being behind an attack on the Indian parliament in December 2001.

India has long called for Saeeds capture, blaming the LeT for the Mumbai carnage. He denies any wrongdoing and links to militants.

The former professor of Islamic studies seemed unfazed by the bounty.

As stern-faced bodyguards with AK-47 assault rifles kept a close watch, he ridiculed the Americans during his press conference at The Flashmans Hotel.

He was flanked by some of Pakistans most hard liners who all belong to an alliance of groups campaigning for a break in ties with the United States and India.

They included Sami-ul-Haq, a cleric best known as the father of the Taliban for his historical ties to the Afghan militant movement. Another member, Hamid Gul, a former head of Pakistans intelligence service, was also present.

On the edge of Islamabad, a Pakistani intelligence officer who has handled militant groups for decades, shook his head as he pondered the US reward.

If the guy who decided to do this could get a job in the State Department, then I could be the president of the United States, the chuckling operative, wearing a suit and puffing on a cigarette, said.

God bless America.
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April 7 2012, 11:05 AM 

He was flanked by some of Pakistans most hard liners who all belong to an alliance of groups campaigning for a break in ties with the United States and India.
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This pig is not gonna live long. When he dies the world will once again be shown how the "Pakistani government" helped in harboring a terrorist.

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April 7 2012, 6:10 PM 

@eric

you are five year old with no brain. The only reason why india wants him is bcos of his armed support to kashmir rebels in kashmir, which fights the indian army. He make no apology for that however denies any role in Mumbai attacks.

the thing is india fail to provide any solid evidence and are afraid to take up the case with ICC. The same thing with americans they accuse ISI of terrorism but did Pak ISI chief visited CIA HQ in Langy twice in 2011!!....lol

it seems infidel love to make false alegation but cant really back up any thing. except for boob tubes like eric who believes every thing from the americans as bible.



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April 9 2012, 1:18 AM 

US goes into Pakistan whenever it feels like and kills people like Hafiz Saeed whenever it wants to.

Only reason he isn't dead already must be because US doesn't want him to be dead at this time.


    
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April 9 2012, 2:15 AM 

Think he's at the military academy or the presidential palace?


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April 9 2012, 12:58 PM 

"Think he's at the military academy or the presidential palace?"

I know there is a really nice compound near the military academy that recently became available. wink.gif


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April 9 2012, 1:39 PM 

Well, we know wherever he is our diligent allies in the Pakistani Army and the ISI will find him. If I were them I'd look in the presidential palace first and work my way from there.


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Taxation can justly be levied for no purpose other than to provide revenue for the support of the government. To tax one person, class or section to provide revenue for the benefit of another is none the less robbery because done under the form of law and called taxation."

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