View Full Version : ISI has released two Taliban commanders: report


khyaal
04-12-2010, 03:30 PM
for those who could not understand Urdu. A report which I've already posted in urdu.




Washington Post quotes US military and intelligence officials as saying release is ‘evidence’ parts of Pakistan’s security establishment still support Taliban

Daily Times Monitor

LAHORE: The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has set free at least two senior Afghan Taliban militants even as it helped the US detain the Taliban’s second-ranking commander in the area, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Citing unnamed US officials, the newspaper said the releases had occurred as the ISI worked with US intelligence operatives to capture Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and other insurgents.

The quiet actions by the ISI were detected by US intelligence agencies but not publicly disclosed, the report said.

According to the paper, US military and intelligence officials said the actions were evidence that parts of Pakistan’s security establishment continued to support the Taliban.

The US officials declined to identify the Taliban men who were released because of the secrecy surrounding US monitoring of the ISI, the paper noted.

But the freed captives were senior Taliban members the US wanted in its custody, the report said.

The capture of Baradar was “positive, any way you slice it”, the paper quoted one of the unnamed US counter-terrorism officials as saying. “But it doesn’t mean they’ve cut ties at every level to each and every group.”

Initial reports said the arrest was made in February, but US officials say that it occurred in late January.

US officials think that Pakistan continues to pursue a hedging strategy in seeking to maintain relationships with an array of entities – including the US and Afghan governments, as well as insurgent networks – struggling to shape the outcome in Afghanistan, even as it aggressively battles the Taliban on its own soil.

In interviews in Islamabad, Pakistani intelligence officials said the ISI is committed to dismantling insurgent groups and denied that any Taliban operatives had been released after being captured. “It is our policy that we will go against these people,” an intelligence official said. The CIA and the ISI are “working like this”, he said, clasping his hands together.

Pakistani officials acknowledge ISI contacts with the Taliban, but describe them as "benign".

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\12\story_12-4-2010_pg1_8

BLS_1919v2.0
04-12-2010, 03:41 PM
So they are playing this double game with our heads.

and then people get mad when Afghans choose to side with India as compared to Pakistan.

Loll samima they have been this double game in lar au bar Pakhtun/Afghan land for more than a decade. Pashtuns will have to see the damage in their own homes to finally realize unfortunately.

karachipashtun
04-13-2010, 10:22 AM
what are the name of these commanders.

Nadir Shah
04-13-2010, 01:18 PM
And let us not forget the sabotage by Pakistan in the Mullah Baradar case. The undermining of Milli Rogha Jorha in Afghanistan will have consequences for the whole region.

khyaal
04-13-2010, 04:29 PM
^wrora,
ISI is full of Pukhtuns that tells Punjabis how to mess with our heads. This is why many Afghan Pashtuns dislike Pakistan.

Who told you ISI is full of Pakhtuns? Go to Torkham check post, even there you will find on duty Punjabi personnel working as ISI agents who can't speak a single word of Pashto.

Even in Peshawar all the Army men on the numerous check posts are all Punjabis. Ask someone who frequently visits Peshawr.

BLS_1919v2.0
04-13-2010, 04:45 PM
If Pakhtuns dominated ISI, Pashtunkhwa and Afghanistan would not be a mess..rather the opposite. It is not a logical scenario.

Talal
04-13-2010, 05:14 PM
what are you guys talking about ? American intelligence also said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, you believe that too ?

secondly if ISI HAD released the talibs, there would be an official confirmation from the Pakistani side. This is a non-issue, just some propaganda thrown around to get people riled up.

khyaal
04-13-2010, 05:20 PM
what are you guys talking about ? American intelligence also said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, you believe that too ?

secondly if ISI HAD released the talibs, there would be an official confirmation from the Pakistani side. This is a non-issue, just some propaganda thrown around to get people riled up.


But if you recall when Pakistan was engaged in making nuclear bomb, they would very innocently say that the world is against their peaceful nuclear project but then the world witnessed that Pakistan made a bomb of it and did even test explosions. They are cunning people who can't be relied on.

Talal
04-13-2010, 05:32 PM
But if you recall when Pakistan was engaged in making nuclear bomb, they would very innocently say that the world is against their peaceful nuclear project but then the world witnessed that Pakistan made a bomb of it and did even test explosions. They are cunning people who can't be relied on.

They are cunning people who know that they must do whatever it takes to protect their country. Now back to the topic ?? If ISI had released taliban official there would be a huge uproar in the white house ? there would be official statements from both governments since these were major arrests.. do you see any such thing ?