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Pakistan Parliament Gets Truth About Military Situation

In a secret session, the Parliament of Pakistan was given a briefing by General Pasha, the new head of the ISI, who discussed in detail problems created by the presence of al-Qaeda and the Taliban in northwest regions of the country. He informed Parliament the Taliban had gained complete control of certain districts and the Pakistan army was trying to respond to this threat. Pasha told the MPs that Taliban terrorists brain wash young people in order to create a mind-set that is against the government and ready to die in the service of terrorism. A major problem continues to be created by influx of terrorist groups from Afghanistan. In contradiction to many American claims he said the rules of engagement clearly state only Pakistan forces can take action against targets in their nation. No permission has been given to American forces to strike into Pakistan.

General Pasha described a Taliban program of creating chaos by destroying gas and power installations. He also claimed some western groups were aiding the Taliban but did not specifically mention names to support his contention.

Pakistan Changes ISI Leadership

The chief of the Pakistan armed forces,General Kayani, took a step which is designed to get American and other foreign leaders off his back. He appointed General Ahmed Shuja Pasha to head the Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) which most resembles the American CIA in its secretiveness. The ISI was the organization which initially created the Taliban and has supplied it for years, even after it was driven from Afghanistan by US and coalition forces. The move is designed to show the United States that Pakistan is prepared to take on all terrorists, even those of its own making. The appointment of Shuja is most probably aimed at the Pakistan army since it lets everyone know top leadership is prepared to take action against anyone who aids the enemy.

The United States undoubtedly has become tired and irked by continued Pakistan aid to the Taliban who are killing American soldiers. Eventually, the move hopes to create a new coalition of tribal groups in northwest regions which would be capable of driving the Taliban and al-Qaeda from the scene.

Afghanistan Charges Pakistan Intelligence Aids Taliban

About twenty years ago, Pakistan’s notorious Inter-Services Intelligence agency(ISI) created what later became known as the Taliban. It has long been suspected there still remain close ties between the ISI and Taliban leaders. Sayed Ansari, a spokesperson for Afghan’s Intelligence service, charged ISI played a role in the recent kidnapping and killing of a Japanese Aid worker. “Such groups are organized by ISI, funded by IS< and sent by IDI to Afghanistan.. They(ISI) don’t want the rehabilitation projects in Afghanistan, that’s why they want to stop them.”There have been numerous reports that ISI agents work with the Taliban to sidelines projects aimed at restoring economic health to Afghanistan that are being headed by foreign nations. In particular, the ISI doesn’t want Indian road and factory development projects to succeed because Pakistan fears an Indian influence in the nation.

Kazuya Ito was sent to Afghanistan to assist in construction projects and his death undoubtedly is not the most significant in the war. But, if he was killed by orders issued from the ISI, it becomes an important concern. Pakistan supposedly is an ally of Afghanistan in the fight to deal with the Taliban, but if the ISI allows its national concerns about preventing foreign influence in a country it regards as being in the Pakistan sphere of influence, then the entire world must be concerned. It raises the question as to who is fighting who in Afghanistan?

US Supports Terrorism Claims Pakistan

The Pakistan Inter Services Intelligence(ISI) has been charged with aiding Taliban forces in Afghanistan and playing a role in the bombing of the Indian consulate in Kabul. Never one to take responsibility for its actions, the ISI struck back by charging they had “strong evidence and circumstantial evidence of American acquiescence to terrorism inside Pakistan.” The government of President Musharraf told Admiral Michael Mullen and CIA Deputy Director Sephen Kappes, they had been unduly influenced by false information supplied by Indian sources. The Pakistan charge the United States has refused to allocate Predator missiles to destroy terrorist bases in tribal areas of the northwest. The ISI claims the US knew where terrorist tribal leader Baitullah Mehsud was traveling but refused to order his death.

At the heart of this apparent fairy story of Americans being on the side of terrorists and supporting India’s campaign to overthrow the Musharraf government is an inability on the part of the Pakistan government to assume responsibility for its actions in aiding the growth of the Taliban and working with Islamic terrorists to create tension inside India.