Tuesday, 31 January 2012
BBC: Secret report reveals Pakistan-Taliban ties
Pakistan’s security services are directly assisting the Taliban in Afghanistan and know where senior militant leaders are hiding, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
The British news service cited a leaked secret NATO report compiled from thousands of interrogations.
According to the report, the Taliban remain defiant in the midst of allied bombardment and also still maintain wide support among Afghans.
Defense Secretary Panetta told CBS’ "60 Minutes" on Sunday that he remains convinced that someone in the Pakistani government must have had an idea that a person of interest was in the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed. In the interview, Panetta acknowledged a Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, provided information to the United States that helped identify the al-Qaida leader. After the raid, Pakistan arrested Afridi and has accused him of treason.
And last November, Pakistan shut down NATO supply routes into Afghanistan after a NATO raid killed 28 Pakistani troops at a remote outpost. The Pakistani government also ordered a U.S. drone base closed.
According to the BBC's correspondent in Kabul, Quentin Sommerville, the leaked report for the first time exposes ties between the Pakistani intelligence service, known as ISI, and the Taliban.
Though alleged in the past, Pakistan has denied any direct links with the Taliban.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen alluded to ISI ties to militants fighting in Afghanistan during testimony in September 2011, according to NBC.
Pakistan has closed crucial roads used to ferry supplies to U.S and NATO troops in Afghanistan-- leaving Pakistani drivers stranded and driving up the U.S. price tag for the war. NBC's Amna Nawaz reports from Peshawar.
He called the Haqqani Network, a close ally of the Taliban, the "veritable arm” of the ISI, and said that the ISI is using other “proxies” to attack in Afghanistan.
NATO spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings told the BBC that the report was a “classified internal document not meant to be released to the public.”
According to the BBC, the report, based on 27,000 interrogations with captured Taliban, al-Qaida and other fighters, states: "As this document is derived directly from insurgents it should be considered informational and not necessarily analytical."
Posted on 01/31/2012 8:27 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
31 Jan 2012
The West pretends they just do not get it. Islam is Islam. Never will Islam mature beyond their inferiority complex and its naturally arising emotion of hate, they instill it in their young, they wallow in it, it is the only ingrediant of their culture.
The consolidation and containment of Islam seems the most viable solution at this time. To begin this process the West must begin outlawing Islam. Simple steps can be taken at first. Ban sharia law, then the call to prayer, the burqa, then the hajib, then ban the Koran as a hate book. Finally ban Islam itself.
This is not much different from the way Islam is conquering the West, at this time, before our eyes, a little bit at a time.
Toleration is good, but toleration fails when toleration tolerates the intolerant. Islam is intolerant.
It is high time our culture of liberty and toleration wake to Islams culture of tyranny and intoleration. The two just don`t mix. As an old saying goes, "this town ain`t big enough for both", one has to go.
For the cowardly liberals they should re-evaluate their position, do they really wish to ultimately submit to Islamic insanity tomorrow, to save face for their immature cowardice today?
It is as simple as fight to keep your happiness or surrender and accept their misery. It is up to we of the West.
Woe will be humanity, when all are enslaved to Islamic insanity. Thank you.