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Greg Miller at The Los Angeles Times reports the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) has “funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Pakistan’s intelligence service since the Sept. 11 attacks” to pay “for the capture or killing of wanted militants”, despite the known fact Inter-Services Intelligence (I.S.I.) “continues to help Taliban extremists who undermine U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and provide sanctuary to al-Qa’ida members in Pakistan”. The relationship which began with the C.I.A. using the I.S.I. to funnel money to the mujahideen against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan about 30 years ago that “created the Taliban”, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari conceded in May.

Gareth Porter reports the Obama Administration pushed the Congress to extend assistance to the Pakistan military without assurances its intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), will prevent smuggling aid to the ‘militant Taliban’ it’s being paid to combat. ISI is also connected to the suspected perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai Attacks.

A study confirms Pakistan intelligence is pulling the strings of the primary resistance networks in Afghanistan as an internal Pentagon document states it could be the “Saudi Arabia of lithium”, as a geological survey ‘conservatively’ estimates over $908bn in untapped resources.

In March, U.S. military intelligence was alerted that the alleged Taliban leader and bin Laden ally was in the captivity of the Pakistan government, Brad Thor reports. The truth probably depends on how you define the government of Pakistan.

Seymour Hersh’s most recent article features a sick peek into the mind of a relatively honest president and explores the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

Top ten list of Obama’s efforts to destroy civil liberties by Jonathon Turley; Clinton voices U.S. strategy of surrounding Iran with a “defense umbrella”; U.S. clients up the human rights abuses to “fight terror”; China cashing in on its foreign holdings; and more…

Acquitted detainees could fall under Obama’s ‘indefinite, prolonged detention’ executive order; U.K. outsourced torture to Pakistan; Report: Obama OK’s more Israel settlements; Obama Administration says Iran should be attacked and not attacked… at the same time; Uighurs could face death penalty for demonstrations in China; Cop tasers a epileptic girl 14-year-old girl, sending 50k volts to her head; Documents show Robert McNamara deceived LBJ on the Gulf of Tonkin attack; and more…

SUMMARY: India hands evidence over to Pak who emphasizes ‘credible evidence’ is necessary for extradition of 26/11 suspects.

SUMMARY: A potential Indo-Pak war, being unaffordable and unnecessary, is raising cause for concern in the international community as Iran, China, and the Sauds involve themselves in diplomatic efforts. Pak’s further pressured to extradite suspects to India following the confession of LeT chief’s involvement in 26/11.

SUMMARY: A day after New Kerala reports that Pakistan is refusing to hand over fugitives requested by India, the US wants four ex-ISI officials declared terrorists, and The Times of India reports that India (with the US) has proof of ISI involvement in last week’s Mumbai attacks, but does not condemn the Pakistani administration or civilian armed forces. ISI profiled.

SUMMARY: Reuters profile three of the twenty fugitives India requested from Pakistan: Dawood Ibrihim, Maulana Mazood Azhar, and Hafiz Saeed

While live blogging the Mumbai attacks on Campaign for Liberty, I cited Animesh Roul of Counterterrorism Blog (a global multi-expert blog dedicated to terrorism issues) as pointing the finger toward Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT):