Tuesday, October 17, 2006

US hand in Pakistan '99 coup: Ex-ISI chief

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The former head of Pakistani intelligence alleges the United States was involved in the coup that brought President Pervez Musharraf to power seven years ago.

Former Inter-Services Intelligence agency boss Hamid Gul made the allegations about the United States' hand in Musharraf's coup while commenting on his recently published autobiography, "In the Line of Fire," according to the Deccan Herald newspaper.

Gul asserted that in the book Musharraf remained silent about Washington's role in supporting his Oct. 12, 1999, ouster of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"It is absolutely true that America played a role in Gen. Musharraf's take over of 1999," Gul said.

Gul further commented that the Pakistani government should stop using the ISI for political purposes, adding that he had once asked former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to eliminate its political role when she formed a commission for intelligence reforms, but she rejected his proposal.

In comments certain to be followed closely both in Islamabad and Washington, Gul also said that Pakistan could defend itself with its nuclear weapons, the "spirit of jihad" and democracy.

Source: UPI

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Assalaam alaikum,

Hindsight is 20/20.

It is blatantly obvious the US is the master puppeteer with Musharraf, he has constantly been dancing to the US tune.

It is a shame he has not learnt the lessons of those he came to replace...the US will no doubt spit him out once they have achieved their aims / or he goes a little "mad" and deciedes he can dance no longer.

It's a true shame that we have lived thru another Ramadhan yet these uniformed sorts have not thought thought to resuce the dignity and honour of the Ummah from the hands of the colonialists and thier agents.

wasalaam alaikum