Posts Tagged ‘Jalaluddin Haqqani’

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, the husband-wife couple behind Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story (2009) and Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire (2010), recently discussed the C.I.A connections with Afghan militant networks through Pakistani intelligence agencies with Paul Jay at The Real News Network.

Part One – WikiLeaks—The Pakistan Connection (13:15):

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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.

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