September 7, 2011
A deadly bomb blast in New Delhi is being attributed to the usual suspect – al-Qaeda. “Authorities said they are investigating a claim of responsibility allegedly made by the Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami (HUJI) militant group — an al Qaeda affiliate with bases in Pakistan and Bangladesh,” reports Reuters.
The attack’s MO outside the High Court in the Indian city also raises suspicion: “An attack in broad daylight at such a high-profile location, which lacked CCTV cameras and had faulty security scanners, quickly led critics to question the authorities readiness especially as it came ahead of the September 11, 2001 anniversary of attacks in the United States.”
The remainder of the article emphasizes lack of security preparedness by government and repeatedly underscores the tenth anniversary of September 11.
Not mentioned are Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami’s links to intelligence agencies. Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami (HUJI) is a creature of the CIA’s war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
“Indoctrinated in the mould of the radical Islam of Bin Laden and Talibanised militia of HuJI Pakistan, Afghan War-returned Mujahideens set up a subsidiary unit of HuJI Pakistan in Bangladesh,” writes R. Upadhyay for the South Asian Analysis Group. HUJI was formed with “the help of ISI and the patronage of radical Islamists,” including the government of Saudi Arabia.
HUJI is linked to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) in Pakistan and al-Qaeda – all created by intelligence agencies. It calls itself the “Bangladeshi Taliban.” The original Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan was also created by the ISI and the CIA with patronage from Saudi Arabia.
The attack in India occurs as September 11 approaches and the FBI and Homeland Security have released an amorphous “advisory” about an al-Qaeda threat to aviation.