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Real Wealth #227  04/01/2009



Danger Growing in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan

 

Dear Subscribers,

I’ve warned repeatedly that the dangers in Pakistan should not be ignored. This is the boiling pot of Radical Islamic and its terrorists.   

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban threatened Tuesday to carry out a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., and claimed responsibility for the assault on a police academy in eastern Pakistan.

“Baitullah Mehsud said fighters loyal to him raided the police academy on the outskirts of Lahore on Monday to avenge continuing U.S. missile strikes against Islamic militants based along the border with Afghanistan, a region largely controlled by the Taliban and al Qaeda.

“Mr. Mehsud, the 35-year-old supreme commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban, known as the Pakistan Taliban, also threatened to expand his targets beyond Pakistan.

"Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world," he said in separate remarks to the Associated Press.

“Pakistani and Western intelligence officials say it is unlikely that Mr. Mehsud, whose forces are concentrated largely on fighting Pakistan's government, has the reach and resources to attack the U.S. However, those officials note, Mr. Mehsud has close ties to al Qaeda, and coordination with the group could increase his sweep considerably.

U.S. officials have repeatedly said al Qaeda could be planning its next major terror strike from the same tribal regions where Mr. Mehsud is based.”

Meanwhile, the New York Times is reporting Iraqi and American soldiers have completely disarmed a rebellious Sunni power group called the Awakening Council (which is essentially a radical militia) that had staged a brief uprising after its leader was arrested in a Baghdad neighborhood. Both United States and Iraqi officials insist the group will not be allowed to reform.

“Gen. Ray Odierno, the commanding United States general in Iraq, said the Awakening fighters in the Fadhil section of the capital would be offered an opportunity to join the Iraqi security forces instead.

“The Sunni neighborhood, a hotbed of insurgent activity before the Awakening movement started, remained under a total curfew and military blockade on Monday, three days after American and Iraqi forces arrested Adil al-Mashhadani, the neighborhood’s powerful Awakening leader, on criminal and terrorism charges.

“It is the first time an Awakening Council — many made up of former Sunni insurgents who switched sides for pay — has been forcibly disbanded in the capital.”

As we draw down our forces we’re going to see increasing trouble in Iraq; and not only there, but in Afghanistan and Pakistan also.

 

It’s easy to lose track of the rapidly changing events and the growing danger in the Middle East with the world economic crisis still unfolding. Unfortunately, the dangers, September 11, 2001 are fading from the American conscious as time passes and the world economy declines. It’s vitally important that you don’t forget.

 

A terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. that would “amaze everyone in the world” is something we don’t need, but may be impossible to stop. It’s these growing dangers that should prompt your investing and hoarding of gold.  

 

Sincerely,

 

James DiGeorgia

Editor

 

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I firmly believe including physical gold in retirement portfolios is the most prudent decision an investor today given the chaos in the world’s financial markets and the continuing danger of Islamic terrorism.

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