Pakistan admits to Haqqani crime clan connection.


Jalaluddin Haqqani
Major General Athar Abbas, a spokesman for the Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence, acknowledged the service had contacts with the Haqqanis.

"Any intelligence agency would like to maintain contact with whatever opposition group, whatever terrorist organization ... for some positive outcome," he told CNN in a telephone interview.
However, those contacts do not mean that the ISI supports or endorses the organization, he added.
"If someone is blaming us [as] the only country maintaining contacts with the Haqqanis, there are others, too," Abbas said. There is a huge difference between maintaining contacts with such a group to facilitate peace and supporting it against an ally, he said.
Earlier Friday, Pakistani army chief General Ashfaq Kayani said that "Admiral Mullen knows full well which countries are in contact with the Haqqanis. Singling out Pakistan is neither fair nor productive."
My bolding. In related news, the Haqqani network is not yet on the State Department list of terror organizations. That's a few days after they sent guys from Pakistan, with Pakistani clothing and juice packets and supplies and cell phones with repeated phone calls to Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on them - to the middle of Kabul where they killed a lone security guard and holed up in the top of a high-rise under construction. From where they could launch RPGs and shoot up the place, killing a bunch of innocent Muslims.

More details see http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/world/asia/brutal-haqqani-clan-bedevils-united-states-in-afghanistan.html?_r=1


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