Skip to comments.Pakistan urges Taliban to step up attacks on Afghans, NATO
Posted on 10/06/2010 9:57:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
For the second night in a row, The Wall Street Journal has the story on US officials' mounting frustration with Pakistan. According to the WSJ, US defense and intelligence officials and even Taliban commanders are now saying that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate is urging the Taliban to step up the violence in Afghanistan:
Members of Pakistan's spy agency are pressing Taliban field commanders to fight the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan, some U.S. officials and Afghan militants say, a development that undercuts a key element of the Pentagon's strategy for ending the war.
The explosive accusation is the strongest yet in a series of U.S. criticisms of Pakistan, and shows a deteriorating relationship with an essential ally in the Afghan campaign. The U.S. has provided billions of dollars in military and development aid to Pakistan for its support.
The U.S. and Afghanistan have sought to persuade midlevel Taliban commanders to lay down their weapons in exchange for jobs or cash. The most recent Afghan effort at starting a peace process took place this week in Kabul.
But few Taliban have given up the fight, officials say. Some Taliban commanders and U.S. officials say militant leaders are being pressured by officers from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency not to surrender.
"The ISI wants to arrest commanders who are not obeying [ISI] orders," said a Taliban commander in Kunar province.
U.S. officials say they have heard similar reports from captured militants and those negotiating to lay down their arms.
Read the whole thing. Then read Pakistan's Jihad, written by Thomas Joscelyn and me, back in December 2008. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
A fence should be put up around Pakistan. No Pakistanis should be allowed to enter the USA from this point forward - would be the most effective Homeland Security measure that we can take.
Pakistan knew it would lose a direct conflict with the U.S., which is the only reason it feigns cooperation.
The ISI needs to be liquidated, one way or another. Eventually the ISI will arrange to have a nuke detonated against our troops in Afghanistan, IMO. I hope I'm wrong, but if it happens while Obama the Coward is in office, we will not retaliate in kind.
Hitlery Clinton is a failure...needless to say.
So glad the idiots in DC have been shovelling billions in military aid down that rat hole...
that Pakistan was behind all the trouble in Afghanistan.
But Pock-ee-stahn is our ally. I guess in the same way Stalin was our ally.
You can only liquidate the ISI by taking out the Pakistani army.
And we’re sending them how much in foreign aid every year???
Remember most of our politicians are a reflection of the public as a whole, so what would you expect. Besides some of them are the dumbest money could buy.
Obambi is the Taliban’s goatBitch.
Larry Sinclair was right.
A smoking hole where Karachi stands today, that might be a prudent event.
And so what if Pakistan has nukes too? Theirs are aimed at India. And they know we could turn their nation into glass with a first strike anyway.
Maybe we should send Pakistan another $7 billion. Then they’ll be nice to us. I feel sure of it. /s
John Semmens would be proud of that headline
Plus we should bringing them over here as immigrants.