How Obama and India Raw worked against Pakistani ISI. Wikileaks hacked email tells the story.

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    On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor.

    Currently, Pakistan's premier intelligence agency Directorate for
    Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI as well as Pakistan Army are being
    targeted incessantly by the international media and perhaps unwittingly,
    by a section of the national media too. The rationale behind the ire of
    the international media is understandable as the international forces
    are facing certain defeat in Afghanistan but for face saving they want
    to blame the ISI and Pakistan Army for their woes in the war ravaged
    country. ISI, which was established in 1948, has been through trials and
    tribulations before but has never faced the kind of open international
    hostility it now encounters. It has seen a sixty three years' rise in
    glory and achievements. Its crowning moment came in the Soviet invasion
    of Afghanistan, when with the technical and financial assistance of CIA,
    it managed to launch the Afghan mujahedeen to force the Soviets to
    retreat from Afghanistan and ultimately result in the bre! ak-up of the
    erstwhile superpower.

    ISI has been the envy of other intelligence agencies in the region
    especially RAW. India has been wary of ISI and has left no stone
    unturned in besmirching its good name and blaming it for all its woes.
    The indigenous freedom movement in Held Kashmir to various insurgencies
    in Assam, Bodoland, Gorkhaland, Mizoland, Nagaland, Punjab, and Tamil
    Nado, have all been blamed upon ISI. It has also been engaged in a long
    drawn campaign to ruin ISI's reputation in the eyes of the west, more
    explicitly Britain and USA. Each time a dignitary from either western
    power has visited India during the last decade and a half, there have
    been "coincidental" terrorist attacks and the blame laid squarely on

    In October 2006, a British Ministry of Defence research paper that
    accused ISI of indirectly helping Al-Qa'idah and the Taleban, being
    responsible for the 7/7 London bombings and recommending that ISI should
    be dismantled was leaked on the eve of then Pakistan's President
    Musharraf's arrival in London. Hardly had President Musharraf landed in
    Pakistan after his marathon trip to Belgium, Cuba, USA and UK that he
    was greeted with yet another allegation on ISI. To rub salt in the
    wound, Mumbai's police chief, A N Roy came out with his own conclusion
    of the investigations into July 11 bomb attacks in Mumbai, alleging that
    the attacks were planned by the ISI and carried out by the Islamist
    militant group Lashkar-i-Toiba, based in Pakistan.

    9/11 changed India's fortunes. It found a great opportunity to surround
    and destabilize Pakistan through RAW operatives in its numerous
    consulates and trade missions in Afghanistan with the help of its Afghan
    surrogates. There has been ample evidence that RAW has been fomenting
    trouble in Balochistan as well fanning mischief in FATA and the tribal
    belt but blaming ISI for the predicament. 26/11 or the 2008 Mumbai
    attacks provided more material for India to blackball ISI. Evidence now
    available indicates an international conspiracy with the compliance of
    RAW to kill numerous birds with one stone. Firstly, Haimant Karkare, the
    Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad chief, who had arrested a number of
    Indian serving and retired military personnel for the crime of abetting
    and aiding terror attacks on Muslims, was eliminated on 26/11, secondly
    ISI was blamed for the attack and international pressure was brought
    upon it so that it could be castigated and downsized, and t! hirdly,
    India used the attack as a plea for cancelling the ongoing Composite
    Dialogue process to bear even more pressure on Pakistan.

    Meanwhile, Indian spy agency RAW made inroads in Afghanistan and has
    been using its fourteen Consulates and Trade Missions all along the
    Pak-Afghan border, teeming with RAW operatives, to recruit, train equip
    and launch insurgents to destabilize Pakistan. Meanwhile, for the
    international troops in Afghanistan, who have learnt no lessons from
    Afghan history, from the British and Russian experience and the recent
    Soviet debacle on the same territory, continued to persist with their
    agenda thinking they had vanquished the Afghans and broken the back of
    the so called Al-Qa'idah and Taleban. However, as the going in
    Afghanistan got tougher, the whispering started becoming louder, with
    newspaper reports, Op-Eds suggesting the same becoming more frequent.
    Complications in operations, rising war casualties and frayed nerves
    gave rise to RAND Corporation reports and Pentagon analyses that "rogue
    elements" in ISI were leaking information of impending attacks to the
    Tale! ban, allowing them to take evasive action. Thus the whispering
    campaign, which when found inadequate, led to the extreme measure of the
    attack on the Indian Chancery in Kabul and pinning the blame on ISI.
    Pakistan's rejection of the accusation led to similar attacks in Indian
    cities of Ahmadabad and Bangalore followed by an attack on Pakistan's
    mission in Herat with ISI being named as the culprit in each. To add
    insult to injury, damning evidence was produced in the shape of
    "intercepted telecommunication messages" between ISI and the miscreants
    "responsible" for the attack.

    The whispering became louder and reached a crescendo when Raymond Davis,
    a CIA contractor was arrested red handed acting against the state of
    Pakistan. To make matters worse, the so called arrest and execution of
    Osama drama was staged in Pakistani garrison town of Abbotabad to
    further humiliate ISI and Pakistan Army. This brought the relationship
    between the US and Pakistan to its lowest ebb, with US state officials
    like its CIA Director and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
    blaming Pakistan squarely for imaginary crimes.

    It has become imperative for the government of Pakistan, its
    intelligentsia, the people and the media to join forces to neutralize
    the adverse effects of the psychological warfare being staged to
    demonize and target the ISI and Pakistan Army. Those who perceive the
    ISI or Pakistan Army as the enemy are perhaps mistaken. They may have
    had grouse with certain individuals in these august institutions but to
    target the organizations themselves is like cutting the branch on which
    your own nest rests. ISI is not RAW and need not be targeted and needs
    national support.
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