The purpose behind this conference was highlighted in the Khabor discussion group that needs to be checked out:
As you know that "Anti-Terrorism" is a hot item to sell to the US Law makers and administration. Bangladesh officials are also linning up with the same slogan to please US and European governments.We're waiting to see from the political observers and journalists about what surprises unfold in this upcoming conference!!!
Two current and one former Congressmen invited Gen Masud Uddin Chowdhury in writing. These Congressmen were made understood that Gen. Masud was and is the power behind this government.
As news spreaded that more than hundred thousands US dollars are bieng raised for this seminar. DO YOU KNOW WHO ARE THE CONTRIBUTORS?
There are rumors that Salah Uddin Quader Chowdhury's close relative Mr. Mannan and Bashundhara' s Chairman Shah Alam are already in Washington, DC. They might be on the stage along with the dozens of Congressmen, US officials of Homeland Security and State Department and Gen. Masud. Congressmen might request Gen. Masud to release Salah Uddin Quader Chowdhury and withdraw cases against Bashundhara Chairman Shah Alam.
As you know that Congressman Joseph Crowley wrote a letter to the Lt. Gen (Rtd) Hasan Masud Chowdhury, Chairman of ACC for being considerate to the Bashundhara Chairman Shah Alam back in May or June, 2007. Congressman Joseph Crowley told us when we went to see him along with Shahriar Kabir last August. He expressed his anger that ACC chairman blasted him back for his letter written for Shah Alam. I doubt Gen. Masud will be that much open to public.