Conflict, Security and Peace

ISI and CIA together created Taliban

Posted in 1 by BLOGGER X on May 12, 2009


CIA, ISI together created Taliban: Zardari

Press Trust of India . Washington

In a new revelation, the Pakistan president, Asif Ali Zardari, has said that the CIA of the United States and his country’s ISI together created the Taliban.
   ‘I think it was part of your past and our past, and the ISI and CIA created them together,’ Zardari told the NBC news channel in an interview.
   In the interview, which was given to the NBC on May 7, Zardari also accused the US of supporting the military rule of Pervez Musharraf who was alleged to be taking sides of the Taliban.

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A covert history

1948: Pakistan establishes Inter-services intelligence, or ISI, to protect country against foreign and domestic security threats


1975: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Prime minister of Pakistan, creates a political cells within the ISI through an executive order. The cell monitors Pakistani politics and Politicians


1981- 88: ISI and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency carry out a massive covert operations against soviet Forces in Afganistan


1989: Several ISi officials are dismissed for plotting against the democratically elected government of Benazir Bhutto.


1993 US threatens to declare Pakistan a terrorists state for ISI’s alleged support for cross border- terrorist activities hundreds of ISI personnel sacked in a purged


2001 Pakistan becomes an ally in the U.S. war on terror


2002: Several officers with suspected links to Islamic militants removed from ISI


2007: General Ashfaq  Kayani becomes first ISI head to be appointed chief of Army staff


2008:The civilian Government closes down ISI’s political cell as part of revamp. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha is appointed  new ISI chief.


We still have the suspicion that Pakistan is run by ISI and its political cell not by the civilian Government. We have enough reason to believe this.