CIA Archive

Gauging the pulse of Erdogan’s Post-Coup Turkey – by Abe Reja:   In 1953, the United States along with its allies namely Great Britain decided to pull the plug on the ever popular and challenging democratically-elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammed Mosaddegh. They orchestrated a coup d’état replacing the newly
Dangerous Fiction of Saudi-CIA mouthpiece Dexter Filkins: In a panegyric account of Pakistani novelist Muhammad Hanif’s life and works, New Yorker journalist Dexter Filkins indulges in an astonishingly uninformed conversation with the former, and the end result is as dangerously fictitious as his usual write-ups on
Does USA have a role in the shooting down of Malaysian ariliner in Ukraine?: The pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine were always well armed and have popular support in the industrial towns of the Donbas, the Russian-speaking industrial and mining area. It has always been propagandistic and misleading for Western politicians and media to
SOS from Iraq: 15,000 residents of Amirli under siege of death by ISIS terrorists: A small town in Kirkuk Iraq with a population of 15000 residents, most of them are Shia Turkemen and Sufi Sunni, is surrounded by the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) Salafi Wahhabi militants vowing to kill  every man, woman and child.
NSA spying on PPP is violation of international law: FO:     KARACHI: The Foreign Office of Pakistan on Thursday raised the issue with the US authorities regarding their National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Express News reported. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that such spying is
Notorious co-founder of Taliban, Major Amir appointed by PM Nawaz Sharif to negotiate with Taliban – by Sabah Hasan: I am not an admirer of Generals Yahya or Musharraf. Yet I find it odd that while we find it appropriate to accuse one (sometimes along with a person who was then not yet in power) for surrender to
The Intelligence Community’s Revolt Against Obama on Syria: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity have issued a memorandum to President Obama directly challenging his administration’s claims on Syria’s use of chemical weapons: MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Is Syria a Trap? Precedence: IMMEDIATE We
ISI: Failing state within a state? – by Nadeem Saeed:   “The ISI, no wonder, has lost control over both violent jihadi militant extremists on the one hand and the CIA special operatives on the other”, this startling observation about Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency is made in a leaked
With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. Seeks Influence in Afghanistan – by Matthew Rosenberg: KABUL, Afghanistan — For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plastic shopping bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan’s president — courtesy of
NewYork Times: How a Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against the United States:  The burly American was escorted by Pakistani policemen into a crowded interrogation room. Amid a clatter of ringing mobile phones and cross talk among the cops speaking a mishmash of Urdu, Punjabi and English, the investigator tried to decipher
#ShiaGenocide in Pakistan: Why the Taliban are not destroying NATO trucks any more? – by Mahpara Qalandar: The hidden CIA-ISI agenda which you are made not to see In view of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, these days NATO is taking its latest technology and war machines back via Karachi, Pakistan. But how come
The U.S. never allowed its citizens to work for foreign spy agencies – by Shiraz Paracha: A heated debate over the sentence of Dr. Shakeel Afridi continues, to some he is a hero, others see him as a traitor. Dr. Afridi, in his mid forties, belongs to Malik-deen-Khail branch of Khyber Agency’s Afridi tribe. His second
Stratfor emails about Saleem Shahzad: Some lessons for Pakistani journalists: Here are some quick comments on the Stratfor emails (via WikiLeaks) that point towards late Saleem Shahzad’s possible affiliation with two intelligence agencies, ISI (previous affiliation) and CIA (affiliation at the time of his murder). Despite our unconditional and
Najam Sethi, CIA agents and professional journalists: There are some points of merit in Mr. Najam Sethi’s editorial for The Friday Times (TFT, 6-12 Jan 2012). While there are some crucial omissions, one must give Mr. Sethi credit for stating a few bold things. The problem
… Meanwhile in the Land of the Pure – by Nadeem F. Paracha: * Photo illustrations by Nadeem F. Paracha Source: Dawn
Pakistan spies on its diaspora, spreading fear: By MARK MAZZETTI, ERIC SCHMITT and CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON — F.B.I. agents hunting for Pakistani spies in the United States last year began tracking Mohammed Tasleem, an attaché in the Pakistani Consulate in New York and a clandestine operative
ISI chief had lips sealed when quizzed about Osama bin Laden -by Amir Mir: Almost three weeks before Osama bin Laden was killed by a US military raid in Abbottabad, the heads of Pakistan and American intelligence agencies spent most of their meetings talking about the whereabouts of the world’s most wanted man
On the USA-Pakistan army alliance: Sleeping with the enemy? – by Rashid Aurakzai: Like a rabbit popping out of a magician’s empty hat, Osama bin Laden (OBL) was not ‘smoked out’ of any cave in Afghanistan but right from under CIA’s 63 year old strategic partner’s Sandhurst, Abbottabad. Capitol hill and Pentagon
Osama Bin Laden and Pakistan in Perspective from the U.S. – by Rusty Walker: Related Articles: Why did ISI dispose of Osama Bin Laden? – by Mahvish Afridi Bin Laden Killed in a joint operation?? Take a Bow Mr President Bin Laden’s death, Pakistan’s counterpunch to the United States – by Shiraz Paracha
Bin Laden’s death, Pakistan’s counterpunch to the United States – by Shiraz Paracha: After losing the 2004 presidential elections, US Senator John Kerry said that one video message of Osama bin Laden cost him the presidency. Days before the 2004 elections, bin Laden in a video message urged the US public not
Choking off Pakistan-U.S. relations? – By Arif Jamal: As U.S.-Pakistan relations continue to deteriorate, Pakistan is in the process of redefining its relationship with the United States. The official statement from Pakistan’s foreign ministry on Wednesday in response to a drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal areas, just
Shah Mahmood Qureshi Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider – by Hakim Hazik: Source: Justice Denied Note: This post was written in February long before Raymond Davis’ release after a settlement between CIA and ISI facilitated through Saudi Arabia and PML-N. Our history if full of martyrs who have made the ultimate
ISI and PML-N’s role in Raymond Davis’ release – by Javed Chaudhry and Ahmad Noorani: Related article: Aapas Ki Baat: ISI plays a major role in the Raymond Davis release Army, ISI, Punjab CM played the main role – by Ahmad Noorani Source: The News The Chief of the Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez
Aapas Ki Baat: ISI plays a major role in the Raymond Davis release: It’s not a secret anymore that the Pakistani security and intelligence establishment facilitated Raymond Davis release after the spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) succeeded in working out new terms of engagement with the CIA for operating in
Raymond Davis Affair: A Sorry Saga: By now we all know where this would led to, Davis is somewhere in US, enjoying his new found freedom. Cue the Ghairat brigade to make some more noises, hyperboles and such. Eventually because it was all done by
Raymond-Diyat: Raymond Davis, Blood Money and ISI’s Shariat – by Ali Sher Mussali: Related articles: Dare you not oppose the sharia law in Raymond Davis case – by Fawad Manzoor LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis Now it is very obvious for all people of Pakistan that Raymond Davis’s case was actually a
ISI leaks to their media team: “Running short of Patsies; need more Raymond Davises” – by Azaad Mir: Related article: On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue It seems that Aabpara and its media division (Geo, ARY, AAj etc) have realized that breaking the news of Raymond Davis being a CIA operative can
On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue: Related articles: General Kayani allowed US special forces to secretly operate in Pakistan WikiLeaks unmasks who are our real puppet-masters? On Declan Walsh’s latest scoop: ‘Raymond Davis is a CIA spy’ LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis The Raymond Davis
Diplomatic duplicity on the Raymond Davis saga – by C. Christine Fair: Related articles: LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis The following article by C. Christine Fair differs from the typical, one-sided,”ghairat-obsessed” analysis that have appeared in the local press and seeks to go beyond the conspiracy-theory laden clichés that are so generously provided
On Declan Walsh’s latest scoop: ‘Raymond Davis is a CIA spy’: Related articles: LUBP archive on Declan Walsh On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue Foreign journalists in Pakistan: Embedded in the narratives of military establishment Yesterday, Declan Walsh published two stories in the Guardian (20
Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer, explores future scenarios for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Source: Majallah Interview conducted by Constantino Xavier First publication date: 22 December 2010 A former CIA officer, Bruce Riedel has been a close observer of the radical developments that South Asia has witnessed since 2001. In this interview with
On Sadruddin Hashwani: Dr Shahid Masood’s new financier: Related article: Disgracefully dismissed: Dr Shahid Masood fired from ARY TV ……. Dr Shahid Masood flattering Hashwani I am pleased to announce that I will be a colleague and a co-worker with some of you very soon in my
An (unofficial) ISI spokesperson writes on former CIA head in Islamabad: مفرور سی آئی اے چیف احمد قریشی پاکستان کو سی آئی اے کے ایجنٹوں سے پاک صاف کرنے کا عمل شروع ہوچکا ہے اور ان کے ساتھ ساتھ ہی حکومت میں موجود ایسے عناصر کی بھی چھانٹی کی جارہی
General Pasha hazir ho: ISI chief summoned by a US court for complicity in the Mumbai terror attacks: Related article: Why did the CIA recall its station chief in Pakistan? ISI on the run, refuses to explain its role in drone attacks! The Mumbai lawsuit in Brooklyn Last month, a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn, which was brought
Why did the CIA recall its station chief in Pakistan?: Background: CIA recalls its station chief in Pakistan The CIA has pulled its station chief from Islamabad, one of America’s most important spy posts, after his cover was blown in a legal action brought by victims of US drone
Fake Mullah Mansour and the double-game of the ISI: Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor By DEXTER FILKINS and CARLOTTA GALL Source: NYT KABUL, Afghanistan — For months, the secret talks unfolding between Taliban and Afghan leaders to end the war appeared to be showing promise, if
Media-military-militant Alliance – by Shiraz Paracha: On the eve of NATO summit in Lisbon, the state-funded BBC World Service and the Pakistan military, apparently, provided a PR opportunity for the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, where he claimed in an interview with the BBC
Who is behind attacks on NATO supply trucks in Pakistan: There is now irrefutable evidence which suggests the following: 1. The ISI-Taliban Alliance (i.e., the Taliban in uniform and the Taliban in civil clothes) are behind recent attacks on NATO supply trucks in Pakistan 2. Pakistan’s foreign office is
The BBC World Service: A mouthpiece of the British establishment – By Shiraz Paracha: On 24 September 2010, the BBC World Service television broadcast an interview with the US President Barack Hussein Obama in which the U.S. leader trashed the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his comments at the UN General Assembly the
‘We need to make clear . . . the cancer is in Pakistan’ -By Bob Woodward: President Obama dispatched his national security adviser, retired Marine Gen. James L. Jones, and CIA Director Leon Panetta to Pakistan for a series of urgent, secret meetings on May 19, 2010. Less than three weeks earlier, a 30-year-old U.S.