ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Pakistani Dilemma: Fighting the ISI

Updated on March 27, 2009

 Pakistan's own inter-services intelligence (the ISI) has been playing both sides of the terrorist war. Recent leaks and discoveries indicate that the ISI has been providing the Taliban groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan with pieces of into regarding American and Pakistani military plans or operations.

In January 1993, the United States placed Pakistan on the watch list of such countries which were suspected of sponsering terrorism mainly because the head of the ISI  Lt. Gen. Nasir, had become a stumbling block in American efforts to buy back hundreds of shoulder-fired SAM Stinger missiles in an effort to prevent the terrorists in acquiring them. In 1994, The Taliban regime that the ISI supported after 1994 to suppress warlord fighting and in hopes of bringing stability to Afghanistan. In 1996,  after the Taliban came in power, in cooperation with ISI the Taliban executed the democratic elected president of Afghanistan Dr.Najibullah. The British Government has stated there is a 'clear link' between Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and three major terrorist outfits, and ISI's paranoia of India continues as they provide aid to groups that continue to attack Indian border patrols etc.

The Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan has been linked to the ISI that provides military aid to them as Taliban commanders gear up to confront the international force in Afghanistan that will soon include some 17,000 American reinforcements. Inside the shadowy S Wing of Pakistan’s spy service, proof as provided that its members meet with Taliban officials to exchange info. American officials said proof of the ties between the Taliban and Pakistani spies came from electronic surveillance and trusted informants. Pakistan's president seems to have little ability to break ties or to "clean house" when it comes to the ISI. According to some Pakistani's, the ISI is working with the Taliban in Afghanistan to cultivate them for the day when all US forces are gone there and to prevent a power vacuum that India may exploit.

India? The ISI's paranoia seems to distort any reality. Before the US troops arrived there, India was not interested in that power struggle, only the Pakistani Taliban (they are responsible for them) were. The ISI created the Taliban laregly because of its theory that India was interested in surrounding Pakistan. How ludicrous! India is no threat to Pakistan, this is much more true today than in the 60s-70s.

Washington has threatened to put conditions on more than $1 billion in annual military aid to Pakistan, such as, reel in the S Wing that provides direct support to three major groups carrying out attacks in Afghanistan! Evidence showed that ISI operatives helped plan the bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, an attack that killed 54 people. American officials said that when fighters needed fuel or ammunition to sustain their attacks against American troops, they would often turn to the ISI for their supplies! The Pakistan-based militant terrorist group, Lashkar, is suspected for the deadly attacks in Mumbai, India, and the S-Wing  of the ISI provided protection for it.

This is totally crazy, yet American officials cannot do much about it.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)