In 2007, unambigous evidence of collusion was established between Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto and the military-led government of Gen Pervez Musharraf. A conspiratorial arrangement presupposes Gen Musharraf's early retirement from the army and a lifting of the emergency ahead of elections, which he says will be held before 9 January. It also presupposes a quick trial of Gen Musharraf's eligibility as president by the new Supreme Court, without which he is not ready to quit the army. Previously, there had been no way of knowing whether such an arrangement has been choreographed, with both Ms Bhutto and Gen Musharraf only playing to the galleries to earn credibility before they do what has been agreed. However copies of emails between Bhutto and Musharraf had been intercepted by al-Qaeda and the Taleban, who emerged as the unlikely defendants of liberty in the 'Fort of Islam'.