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    Pakistan suspects that the US forces on Pak-Afghan border share precious information with Mehsud network to target Pakistani troops in the region. US backing
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      Pakistan suspects that the US forces on Pak-Afghan border share
      precious information with Mehsud network to target Pakistani troops
      in the region.


      'US backing terror networks in Pakistan'
      2008/08/06
      http://www.mathaba.net/0_mail.shtml?x=600940


      (Press TV) Pakistan has accused the US of backing militancy within
      the country, saying this goes against the spirit of so-called war on
      terror. Pakistani the News quoted official sources as saying on
      Tuesday that strong evidence of American acquiescence to terrorism
      inside Pakistan was outlined by President Pervez Musharraf, Chief of
      Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Director General Inter-
      Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Nadeem Taj in their separate
      meetings with US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael
      Mullen and CIA Deputy Director Stephen R Kappes on July 12 in
      Rawalpindi.

      Pakistani officials with direct knowledge of the meetings said the
      Americans were not interested in disrupting the Kabul-based
      fountainhead of terrorism in Baluchistan nor do they want to
      allocate the marvelous predator resource to neutralize the kingpin
      of suicide bombings against the Pakistani military establishment now
      hiding near the Pak-Afghan border.

      The top US military commander were also asked why the CIA-run
      predator did not swing into action when they were provided the exact
      location of Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of militants and mastermind
      of almost every suicide operation against the Army and the ISI since
      June 2006. One such precise piece of information was made available
      to the CIA on May 24 when Mehsud drove to a remote South Waziristan
      mountain post to address the press and returned back to his safe
      abode.

      The United States military has the capacity to direct a missile to a
      precise location at very short notice as it has done close to 20
      times in the last few years to hit al-Qaeda targets inside Pakistan.

      "We wanted to know when our American friends would get interested in
      tracking down the terrorists responsible for hundreds of suicide
      bombings in Pakistan and those playing havoc with our natural
      resources in Baluchistan," an official described the Pakistani mood
      during the meetings.

      Pakistani official have long been intrigued by the presence of
      highly encrypted communications gear with Mehsud. This communication
      gear enables him to collect real-time information on Pakistani
      troops' movement from an unidentified foreign source without being
      intercepted by Pakistani intelligence, sources said.

      Admiral Mullen and the CIA official were in Pakistan on an
      unannounced visit to show what the US media claimed was evidence of
      the ISI's ties to the Taliban militants and the alleged involvement
      of Pakistani agents in the bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul.

      A former official with Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Khalid
      Khawaja accused the US in an exclusive interview with the Press TV
      that the Americans had planted the bomb in the Indian Embassy in
      Kabul to widen the rift between Indians and Pakistanis.

      The report comes a day after Musharraf's warning against the US
      conspiracies toward Pakistan. Pakistani political analysts say that
      the current "trust deficit" between the Pakistani and US security
      establishment is serious enough to lead to a collapse.

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      US told not to back terrorism against Pakistan
      By Kamran Khan
      Tuesday, August 05, 2008
      http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=16421


      KARACHI: Pakistan has complained to the United States military
      leadership and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that
      Washington's policy towards terrorism in Pakistan was inconsistent
      with America's declared commitment to the war against terror.

      Impeccable official sources have said that strong evidence and
      circumstantial evidence of American acquiescence to terrorism inside
      Pakistan was outlined by President Pervez Musharraf, Chief of Army
      Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Director General Inter
      Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Nadeem Taj in their separate
      meetings with US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael
      Mullen and CIA Deputy Director Stephen R Kappes on July 12 in
      Rawalpindi.

      The visit by the senior US military official along with the CIA
      deputy director — carrying what were seen as India-influenced
      intelligence inputs — hardened the resolve of Pakistanís security
      establishment to keep supreme Pakistan's national security interest
      even if it meant straining ties with the US and Nato.

      A senior official with direct knowledge of these meetings said that
      Pakistan's military leadership and the president asked the American
      visitors "not to distinguish between a terrorist for the United
      States and Afghanistan and a terrorist for Pakistan".

      For reasons best known to Langley, the CIA headquarters, as well as
      the Pentagon, Pakistani officials say the Americans were not
      interested in disrupting the Kabul-based fountainhead of terrorism
      in Balochistan nor do they want to allocate the marvellous predator
      resource to neutralise the kingpin of suicide bombings against the
      Pakistani military establishment now hiding near the Pak-Afghan
      border.

      In the strongest evidence-based confrontation with the American
      security establishment since the two countries established their
      post-9/11 strategic alliance, Pakistani officials proved Brahamdagh
      Bugti's presence in Afghan intelligence safe houses in Kabul, his
      photographed visits to New Delhi and his orders for terrorism in
      Balochistan.

      The top US military commander and the CIA official were also asked
      why the CIA-run predator and the US military did not swing into
      action when they were provided the exact location of Baitullah
      Mehsud, Pakistan's enemy number one and the mastermind of almost
      every suicide operation against the Pakistan Army and the ISI since
      June 2006.

      One such precise piece of information was made available to the CIA
      on May 24 when Baitullah Mehsud drove to a remote South Waziristan
      mountain post in his Toyota Land Cruiser to address the press and
      returned back to his safe abode. The United States military has the
      capacity to direct a missile to a precise location at very short
      notice as it has done close to 20 times in the last few years to hit
      al-Qaeda targets inside Pakistan.

      Pakistani official have long been intrigued by the presence of
      highly encrypted communications gear with Baitullah Mehsud. This
      communication gear enables him to collect real-time information on
      Pakistani troop movement from an unidentified foreign source without
      being intercepted by Pakistani intelligence.

      Admiral Mullen and the CIA official were in Pakistan on an
      unannounced visit on July 12 to show what the US media claimed was
      evidence of the ISI's ties to†Taliban commander Maulana Sirajuddin
      Haqqani and the alleged involvement of Pakistani agents in the
      bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul.

      Pakistani military leaders rubbished the American information and
      evidence on the Kabul bombing but provided some rationale for
      keeping a window open with Haqqani, just as the British government
      had decided to open talks with some Taliban leaders in southern
      Afghanistan last year.

      Before opening new channels of communication with the Taliban in
      Helmand province in March this year, the British and Nato forces
      were talking to leading Taliban leaders through†Michael Semple, the
      acting head of the European Union mission to Afghanistan, and Mervyn
      Patterson, a senior UN official, before their unprecedented
      expulsion from Afghanistan by the Karzai government†in January this
      year.

      The American visitors were also told that the government of Pakistan
      had to seek the help of Taliban commanders such as Sirajuddin
      Haqqani for the release of its kidnapped ambassador Tariquddin Aziz,
      after the US-backed Karzai administration failed to secure Aziz's
      release from his captors in Afghanistan.

      Admiral Mullen and Kappes were both provided information about the
      activities of the Indian consulates in Kandahar and Jalalabad and
      were asked how the CIA does not know that both Indian consulates are
      manned by Indian Intelligence who plot against Pakistan round the
      clock.

      " We wanted to know when our American friends would get interested
      in tracking down the terrorists responsible for hundreds of suicide
      bombings in Pakistan and those playing havoc with our natural
      resources in Balochistan while sitting in Kabul and Delhi,", an
      official described the Pakistani mood during the July 12 meetings.

      Throughout their meetings, the Americans were told that Pakistan
      would like to continue as an active partner in the war against
      terror and at no cost would it allow its land to be used by our
      people to plot terror against Afghanistan or India . However,
      Pakistan would naturally want the United States, India and
      Afghanistan to refrain from supporting Pakistani terrorists.

      Pakistani officials have said that the current "trust deficit"
      between the Pakistani and US security establishment is not serious
      enough to lead to a collapse , but the element of suspicion is very
      high, more so because of† the CIA's decision to publicise the
      confidential exchange of information with Pakistan and to use its
      leverage with the new government to try to arm-twist the Army and
      the ISI.

      The Pakistani security establishment, officials said, want a fresh
      round of strategic dialogue with their counterparts in the US,
      essentially to prioritise the objectives and terrorist targets in
      the war against terror, keeping in mind the serious national
      security interests of the allies.

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