Scott Horton Interviews Syed Saleem Shahzad
Syed Saleem Shahzad, Pakistan Bureau Chief for Asia Times Online, discusses the incorrect report of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed’s death in a 2002 shootout in Pakistan, the two very different Jundullah organizations, how the neo-Taliban has closer links to al-Qaeda than the previous generation, al-Qaeda’s attempt to instigate conflict between India and Pakistan to damage the US war effort in Afghanistan and why the Taliban will never be willing to turn over al-Qaeda members to the US.
MP3 here. (23:51)
Syed Saleem Shahzad is Asia Times Online’s Pakistan Bureau Chief. He is writing an exclusive account of al-Qaeda’s strategy and ideology in an upcoming book 9/11 and beyond: The One Thousand and One Night Tales of Al-Qaeda.