Friday, June 22, 2012
US wants greater role for India in Afghanistan
US wants greater role for India in Afghanistan: Panetta, in the first of two days of talks with Indian officials, "underscored the link India plays between East and West Asia and how the United States views India as a net provider of security from the Indian Ocean to Afghanistan and beyond," Pentagon spokesman George Little said.
India signed a security agreement with Afghanistan last year and has longstanding ties with Kabul, but the relationship is viewed with suspicion by Pakistan. The Afghan conflict is considered by some to be a proxy war between the two nuclear neighbors. Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency, for example, was suspected of being behind the 2008 suicide bombing that killed 41 people at the Indian Embassy in Kabul, a charge Islamabad denies. India has voiced concern about resurgent Islamic extremism in Afghanistan once international forces withdraw.
That will never happen other than very limited because ultimately Pakistan wants Afghanistan back as does India that is why Pakistan is arming and training the Taliban to defeat NATO and Afghanistan and angry we are killing them
Taliban commanders say Pakistan intelligence helps them:
According to a commander using the name Mullah Azizullah, the experts running the training are either members of the ISI or have close links to it."They are all the ISI's men. They are the ones who run the training. First they train us about bombs; then they give us practical guidance," he said.
AL QAEDA TALENT SPOTTING: Another Taliban fighter, known as Commander Najib, said al Qaeda trainers also operated in the camps, talent spotting possible suicide bombers. It gets much deeper!
NATO says an estimated 200 insurgents were killed or captured in two military operations that just ended in eastern Afghanistan. They were aimed at disrupting militant groups, including the al-Qaeda and Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network.The forces also seized more than 400 kilograms of explosives, weapons, munitions and computers.
NATO choppers violated air space: Pakistan officials: Pakistani officials accused NATO helicopters of violating Pakistan's air space over the Taliban and Haqqani stronghold of North Waziristan, along the Afghan border. If Pakistan wants the incursions to stop they know where the Haqqani's are either kill them or make them come to the bargaining table between the US, Pakistan, and the Haqqani's.
The United States now believes that for the last 10 years Pakistan has been playing a double game, publicly acting as America’s ally, while secretly training and arming the Taliban in its war against the US in Afghanistan.In a prison cell on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan Intelligence Service is holding a young man who alleges he was recruited earlier this year by Pakistan’s powerful military intelligence agency, the ISI.
He says the Pakistanis trained him to be a suicide bomber, to be used in the Taliban’s intensifying military campaign against the Western coalition forces. “For a fighter there are two important things – supplies and a place to hide,” According to one Taliban commander, who fights under the name Mullah Qaseem:. Pakistan plays a significant role. First they support us by providing a place to hide which is really important. Secondly, they provide us with weapons.”
Another commander, Najib, describes how, following the American troop surge introduced by President Obama in Afghanistan in 2009, the Pakistanis responded in kind. “Because Obama put more troops into Afghanistan and increased operations here, so Pakistan’s support for us increased as well. It increased a great deal.” The Taliban commander describes the remarkable contents of a single supply truck he claims the Pakistanis delivered to his group, “500 landmines with remote controls, 20 Rocket propelled grenade launchers with 2000 to 3000 grenades. They brought AK47s, machine guns and rockets.”
The Americans have responded by taking matters into their own hands. In President Obama’s first year in office, there were an estimated 53 drone strikes inside Pakistan on Taliban camps or key figures in the insurgency – more than the previous five years combined. Read the entire article it is very telling and short! Pakistani ISI is fuming because we took them out of the link and have been increasingly successful in killing the Haqqani's and the other Taliban and Al Qaeda militants the ISI has been giving intelligence and weapons to in order to create chaos in Afghanistan.
The ISI ultimately want to regain control of Afghanistan. Watch this video on historical Pakistan and Afghanistan's relationship