Hot Ally-On-Ally Action!

Some democracies don’t coddleterror-supporting dictators.

President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan came to London today and found himself facing accusations that his country’s intelligence service had indirect ties to Al Qaeda.

[snip]

A report of a leaked document, saying that Pakistan’s intelligence service indirectly supported the Taliban, played into the argument over the growing insurgency in Afghanistan, where both Britain and the United States have sent forces. The BBC said the document originated in the Defense Academy, a British research agency sponsored by the Ministry of Defense.

[snip]

The document, details of which were broadcast on Wednesday night on BBC television, was quoted as saying that indirectly, Pakistan, through the security agency, “has been supporting terrorism and extremism, whether in London on 7/7 or in Afghanistan or Iraq.”

It said Pakistan’s security services played a “dual role,” combating terrorism while at the same time promoting an Islamic coalition called Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal “and so indirectly supporting the Taliban.”

“Pakistan is not currently stable but on the edge of chaos,” the document said, urging the dismantling of the security service. Echoing a recent American intelligence assessment, declassified this week, it also said the war in Iraq “has served to radicalize an already disillusioned youth, and Al Qaeda has given them the will, intent, purpose and ideology to act.”

One thought on “Hot Ally-On-Ally Action!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thats what I thought when I saw him on the Daily Show – Isn’t that a military dictator, I said to the hubby.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: