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    Kevin Fenton Guest

    CIA Station Chief Confirms Saeed Sheikh's ISI Connection

    From the New York Times:

    In 2000, Mr. Azhar received support from the ISI when he founded Jaish-e-Muhammad, or Army of Muhammad, a Pakistani militant group fighting Indian forces in Kashmir, according to Robert Grenier, who served as the Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Islamabad from 1999 to 2002. The ISI intermittently provided training and operational coordination to such groups, he said, but struggled to fully control them.

    Mr. Musharraf banned Jaish-e-Muhammad and detained Mr. Azhar after militants carried out an attack on the Indian Parliament building in December 2001. Indian officials accused Jaish-e-Muhammad and another Pakistani militant group of masterminding the attack. After India massed hundreds of thousands of troops on Pakistan’s border, Mr. Musharraf vowed in a nationally televised speech that January to crack down on all militants in Pakistan.

    “We will take strict action against any Pakistani who is involved in terrorism inside the country or abroad,” he said. Two weeks later, a British-born member of Mr. Azhar’s group, Ahmed Omar Sheikh, kidnapped Daniel Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was beheaded by his captors. Mr. Sheikh surrendered to the ISI, the agency that had supported Jaish-e-Muhammad, and was sentenced to death for the kidnapping.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/wo...agewanted=3&hp

    There are obviously more aspects of the Saeed Sheikh story, but AFAIK Robert Grenier is the most senior US official to say that the group Saeed Sheikh worked for was supported by the ISI. And as CIA station chief in Islamabad he was in a pretty good position to know.

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    AuGmENTor Guest
    Good post. Welcome to the board.

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    Oh shit, I guess I welcomed you already. So you should feel DOUBLE welcome.

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    simuvac Guest
    Good find, Kevin.

    Welcome.

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