The western media is reporting the 7 men as militants, "linked to Taliban/ Al quaeda"
Pick your boogey man, your bad guy, your label....
There is more to these 7 men then meets the blinded western eye.
The suspects were planning to use a car bomb for the attack, and that they had acquired large amounts of fertilizer to manufacture an improvised explosive device.
Digressing, but I wonder if they exported that methodology from the west?
Because I am most interested in this report
7 TTP men arrested over plot to kill Gilani, Qureshi
M Zulqernain Lahore, Oct 14 (PTI) Pakistani police today claimed to have arrested seven members of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan who had plans to attack Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and senior security officials.
The arrested men were involved in an attack on the Inter-Services Intelligence agency's office in Multan and the murder of members of the minority Shia sect, police officials said.Regional police chief Abid Qadri of Bahawalpur district in Punjab province told reporters that a police team had arrested Mufti Munawar Hussain, Abdur Rahim alias Talha, Muhammad Afzal, Hafiz Suleman, Muhammad Bilal, Sajjad Ahmed and Muhammad Salim from a village in Ahmadpur Sharikia for their links with the Taliban.
"The accused had plans to target Prime Minister Gilani at his camp office in Multan. They were also planning to destroy the Taunsa Barrage," he said. Multan is the hometown of Gilani and Foreign Minister Qureshi.Qadri said the terror suspects were active members of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and had subsequently joined hands with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. He said they were behind an attack on the ISI office in Multan last year that killed 12 people and the recent murder of five Shias. Officials said the accused were being interrogated by security agencies at an undisclosed location.
Would killing the Prime Minister kick start a sectarian war? Further destabilizing Pakistan? Exactly who would be interested in seeing that outcome? The TTP- Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan? Who are these fellas? Who may they be connected to? From where did they originate?
Some articles that may shed a light on those questions
Worst of all, CIA and FBI actively collaborated with RAW to cultivate Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan (TTP) in FATA, Tehrik-e-Nifaz-Shariat-Muhammadi (TNSM) in Swat and dissident elements within Bugti, Marri and Mengal tribes in Balochistan to create lawlessness. Activities of rebellious forces were supplemented by foreign agents infiltrated from Afghanistan.
India is aiding TTP in FATA and BLA-BRA-BLUF in Balochistan. These outfits are being used for multiple purposes. Apart from the main objective of destabilizing Pakistan, these outfits are used for spoiling Pakistan’s relations with its neighbors.. Kidnapping and killing of several Chinese officials working on development projects in Balochistan and in FATA were undertaken at the behest of India
Besides the US and India, who else may be involved in backing the TTP?
Why of course, Israel.
Finding that the US in connivance with India and Israel was playing dirty by indulging in covert operations in FATA, Swat and Balochistan.
It was in this time frame that Pakistani Taliban (PT) mysteriously surfaced in NW in late 2006 where Mir Ali and Miran Shah (I highlighted this name as it appears in the CNN story, verifying the connection between the assassins today and the covert terrorist group) became their strong points. PT were later on duly trained, equipped, funded and protected by CIA, FBI, RAW, RAAM and Mossad foreign agencies based in Afghanistan and pitched against Pak Army to lock the two in deadly combat for a prolonged period. To prevent the Army from defeating militants, the army units operating in FATA were kept dependent upon doctored intelligence provided by CIA, FBI and satellite communication till as late as 2007. Bleeding and weakening of Army was considered essential for the success of the gory plan since without its destruction none of the envisaged objectives could be achieved. PT also helped USA in defaming Islam and Afghan Taliban.
So now we have the TTP connected to all sorts of Western and Indian intelligence plotting to kill the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In an obvious effort to further destabilize Pakistan, to possibly cause sectarian fighting. It sure does look that way. Hold on I have one more piece to add.
This piece came out around the time of the Times Square "bomber"
As Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, revealed in a recent interview: “We have very little doubt that the Indians and the Israelis, that are all over Afghanistan with German passports pretending to be military contractors, are operating 17 camps along the Taliban regions training and arming terrorists.”
According to Duff, “The Pakistani Taliban is in close cooperation with, supplied, financed, armed and trained by Israel and India to attack Pakistan.”
Duff’s claims are based on a February 2010 fact-finding tour of Pakistan, where he was briefed by the highest levels of the country’s military and intelligence establishment, including Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, former director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Mirza Aslam Beg, former Chief of Army Staff.
Fearful of offending their Israel-conscious paymasters in Washington, the Pakistani military and intelligence services have been forced into the humiliating position of leaking their side of the story through the Veterans Today website.
So, who was plotting to kill the Pakistani Prime Minister??
According to the ISI leak, the Times Square terror plot was a “false flag operation to implicate the Pakistani Taliban and then threaten and force Pakistan to ‘do more’ in North Waziristan.” This was followed by “a massive media disinformation war” to induce the belief that “all global terrorism is emerging from the Pakistani tribal pocket of North Waziristan, and that the ISI/army is either hands and gloves with the Taliban or not willing to do more.”
Clearly, Israel and India share a common geostrategic interest in the destabilization of the nuclear-armed Muslim nation. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated, “Our ties with India don’t have any limitation….”
Israel, however, has proven itself a rather dubious ally—as a growing number of Americans are beginning to realize. Perhaps one day policymakers in New Delhi will have a similar awakening. But for the time being, the media component of its alliance with Tel Aviv affords India a powerful weapon to wage surrogate warfare against Pakistan.