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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pakistan's Main Spy Agency Still Supports Taliban

Forgive the rapid fire Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan blogs but things happen so fast in our world it is hard to keep up. My article on Karzai and this one on the ISI should help you to see that it is naive to think we can make any real difference in these countries. If the Pakistanis are training the Taliban and we are sending billions to Pakistan, aren’t we in fact paying people to strengthen our enemies? Read this excerpt from the London School of economics:

But the report issued Sunday by the London School of Economics offered one of the strongest cases that assistance to the group is official ISI policy, and even extends to the highest levels of the Pakistani government.

“Pakistan’s apparent involvement in a double-game of this scale could have major geopolitical implications and could even provoke U.S. countermeasures,” said the report, which was based on interviews with Taliban commanders, former Taliban officials, Western diplomats and many others.

“Without a change in Pakistani behavior it will be difficult, if not impossible, for international forces and the Afghan government to make progress against the insurgency,” said the report, written by Matt Waldman, a fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

If this doesn’t give you pause once again, then what will? As trusting as American’s are we have allowed ourselves to elect the most radical president in history. We have allowed him to destroy the very foundation of our Nation and we deny his loyalties to everything but the America we know and love.

There is no doubt but what the American Military can accomplish anything they are truly commissioned to do. Given the time, the tools and the commitment they will bring about the results desired. Hamstrung and hindered by political maneuvers will result in their death and defeat. Just this past Friday this statement threw our entire military under the bus.

“A panel commissioned by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is recommending nearly $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon’s budget during the next 10 years

Thank God for our troops abroad but how can they succeed with the Rules they have been given and the support that is being withheld. If that is not disturbing enough, how is it that these things go on without mention? It is like a huge puddle of oil in the gulf that no one sees for weeks. You have to wonder how this plays into these Leftist’s plans.

1 comment:

  1. The Taliban were created by ISI in the first place. The goal was to move the six million or so Afghans who had been displaced by the war into Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province back into Afghanistan. All the Afghans did was cause trouble, traffic in Soviet Era weapons and narcotics.

    There has been a dream of a Pushtun homeland for a long time. With the Tajiks in power in Kabul the numerically larger Pushtun didn't have much say (President Rabbani and his son-in-law Defense Minister Masoud were ethnic Tajik). The Tajiks were talking with India and making territorial concessions over natural gas lines that would cross Afghanistan and end up in India.

    ISI received a green light to create the "Islamic Student's Movement" (Talib=student) and actually led the Taliban - and provided helicopter and jet fighter support in their war with the Tajik Afghans.

    As a result, EVERYTHING Taliban is linked at the hip with ISI because they are ISI's creatures. Always have been, always will be.

    I honestly have NO IDEA what we use as a "legitimate reason" to keep troops in Afghanistan. I am not anti-war, not anti-Afghan. The moment we depart, they'll revert to their tribal state as they were before we arrived. There is a vast misunderstanding of the nature of the Taliban and the Afghans that is clarified if you're there and if you interact with them. There is a clash between Islam and the West that is going to continue whether or not we have troops on the ground in Afghanistan. But I don't think the troops do much to change anything. We simply spill American blood for shits and giggles- and that's wrong.


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