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A senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan is blaming the Xe security company, formerly known as Blackwater, for being behind a string of deadly attacks in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. In an audio message from Mustafa Abu Yazid said Muslims could not have been behind the attacks, because they are fighting to protect the honor and lives of other Muslims. Peshawar has been under heavy attack in recent weeks. Pakistani and U.S. intelligence officials says the Taliban are behind the attacks.
The Pentagon has been seeking with little success permission from Congress to transfer used military hardware from Iraq to the Pakistani army but American lawmakers have so far balked at the request, citing concerns that Islamabad could use the equipment against India. Pakistan is mobilizing forces now for a long awaited ground offensive against Taliban militants in their South Waziristan stronghold near the Afghan border.
Najibullah Zazi's pleaded not guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on New York City using common everyday chemicals. His lawyer entered the pleas in a Brooklyn Court room. He was held without bond. Officials say Zazi and his co-conspirators bought beauty products in Colorado containing hydrogen peroxide and acetone. They are key ingredients for homemade bombs. Prosecutors say he was trained in Pakistan and was planning to attack New York Mass Transit
National Security Correspondent JJ Green speaks with Army Reserve Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who explains the strategy the US has been using against Taliban.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may escape prosecution. Some political organizations in that country wanted to send him to prison for indiscretions during his reign. Musharraf took over the country in a coup in 1999 and remained in power until August of last year. The intriguing part of this is that Saudi King Abdullah has come to Musharraf's aid asking both of the main political parties to vacate calls to prosecute Musharraf. The question that looms now is why the Saudi's have intervened and why the Pakistani powers that be are capitulating.
Agence France Press is reporting that Pakistan's military has arrested the top Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar in the lawless tribal region bordering Afghanistan, security and government officials said Tuesday. "A very, very important militant has been arrested," said Major Fazal Ur Rehman, head of the military's media cell. Government and military officials said the detainee was Maulvi Omar, the spokesman for Pakistan's feared Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) organisation, led by Baitullah Mehsud, who was this month reported dead.
AQ Khan. Will the Pakistani scientist blamed for proliferating nuclear technology to Noth Korea, Iran and Libya be released from house arrest and what will that mean for the rest of the world? On Friday, the Pakistani court that called for his release will reconvene and the police and government will asked to explain why he should not be completely free. But regardless of whether is freed or not, a Pakistani official with knowledge of the situation says Khan will never be truly free, and his network has been destroyed. US officials say however the horse is already out of the barn.
CNN's Brian Todd brings us the latest.