Did ISI Chief ‘Confess’ To CIA?

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Did ISI Chief ‘Confess’ To CIA?

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  • Bob Woodward’s book ‘Obama’s war’ part of smear campaign  
  •  Author concocted ISI chief’s confession on Mumbai attacks
  • CIA-RAW Nexus Out To Malign ISI


Wednesday, 29 September 2010.
The Daily Mail of Pakistan


LAHORE, Pakistan—This is now common knowledge that the infamous American spy outfit Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) carries out overt and covert operations across the world. Its latest target has been Pakistan’s national intelligence agency, the ISI.

CIA has launched a smear campaign to malign Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency by suggesting an ISI role in the Mumbai attacks. This time, the CIA has used the services of Mr. Bob Woodward who has authored and published a book titled ‘Obama’s war’. The book, page after page, alleges that the Mumbai attacks were the doing of an ISI-sponsored squad.

Not only this, the author has also created a so-called confession of ISI chief: “Less than a month after the Mumbai attacks, Pakistan’s spy agency ISI chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha had admitted before the CIA that the terror strikes had ISI links but claimed it was not an “authorized” operation, but was carried out by “rogue” elements. Then he claims that the CIA later received reliable intelligence that the ISI was directly involved in the training of those who carried out the Mumbai attack. But what has surprised independent observers the most is the fact that whatever he has written in the book remained an exclusive possession of the author and no one ever, at any level, mentioned a word about this ‘confession’ of the ISI chief.

Nor did the US government ever question the Pakistan government regarding its intelligence agency’s involvement in the tragic Mumbai attacks. These observers are of the candid view that some of the material in the book is the outcome of the CIA-RAW nexus because the two have a common cause of undermining the Pakistani spy agency. It is with this background that both of them do not spare any opportunity to target the ISI.

The Americans are bitter against the ISI because their military commanders believe that the tough resistance being faced by their forces, including NATO and ISAF forces, in Afghanistan is due to the ISI influence over Taliban and the Mujahedeen groups that continue to control large parts of Afghanistan. Similarly, the Indian leadership and its spy masters have shifted the entire blame for the liberation struggle in Indian-occupied Kashmir to Pakistan and ISI. To cover up their day to day embarrassments, the Indian commanders accuse the ISI of everything happening in the Valley.

When The Daily Mail contacted a former chief of the ISI for his comment on Bob Woodward’s book, he said on condition of anonymity:

“This is not the first attempt on part of the CIA. In 1989, a conference of the American and European intelligence chiefs hosted by Pentagon and sponsored by the CIA had a single-item agenda, i.e. clip the wings of the ISI before it assumes the characteristics of German Gestapo.”

He said that the Pakistan government should initiate legal proceedings against the author of the book who is guilty of parading lies as facts in a bid to serve the interests of the CIA and the RAW. “Inaction or indifference on the part of Islamabad would lead people to start believing in what has been written in the book,” he warned.


This report was originally published by The Daily Mail of Pakistan under the title, CIA-RAW Nexus To Malign ISI. Reproduced here under special arrangement.


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6 Responses for “Did ISI Chief ‘Confess’ To CIA?”

  1. Tariq says:

    the wests’ war-on-Islam hides behind designed and manufactured in the west, war-of-terror, its CIA/ RAW /MOSSAD operations inside Pakistan. Its nothing less than undeclared war on pakistan assisted by insiders like musharraf/ zardari and his traitors.

    We in pakistan are the laughing stock, even the mushrik idolator rat worshippers next door can protect their women and children, and are running their own affairs.
    The bottom line is the west is on a mission to destroy Islam, and any muslim progress unless it is made to submit and be subservient to them. Iraq is proof of that.

    All this analysis and reports mean nothing. Its just hot air if you dont do nothing.
    We are at a crossroads, some of us have been led up the wrong path, we need to take the correct directions from Quran & Sunnah and establish the sincere Islamic Systems

    Are our military leaders women ? ( no offence to our much respected sisters, who should see their men as submitting to the kafir ) either that, or they are actually working with the enemies of the country to destroy it, Islam, and the nukes.

    If not, then why dont they stand up to the white-man ?
    Why dont they flex that alleged masculine muscle ?
    There must be a few real muslim men in that lot surely ?
    Let them at least act and submit to Allah instead of the kafir west, we need to establish Islamic systems, and eject all things western and kufr.

  2. Fayyaz Shah says:

    I have overheard it several times from friends mainly US and British military staff in Parties that the Pakistan military including ISI is one of the most professionals and efficient institutions in Pakistan, that should be reason enough for the hidden Axis of evil to want to bring it down forever?. Like in any other institution, there could be some people who have messed up things in the past but one ex senior staff has already been sent behind bars.

  3. Hashim Khan says:

    Neither I am a Politician Nor member Generalist or any party but sure being a Pakistan I keep eyes open just to observe the situation around our beloved Country Pakistan, In this regard simply I would like to say that to the following:

    1- Pakistan Great Armed forces are to keep eyes open every Pulse or second and to follow every second the situation around our beloved Country PAKISTAN BORDER .WITH out ANY EXECUSE.
    2- So far NATO sitting in AFGHANISHTAN , beware they didn’t come to help Afghanistan but to keep control Pakistan Nuclear power.,
    3- One thing it’s very clear that (NATO) they are enternally our enemies any time they can HARM PAKISTAN BEYOUND OUR EXPECTATION. AND SURPRISE, SO OUR ARMED FORCES ARE TO READY TO FACE EVERY SECOND .
    3. Now neverever Pakistan armed forces are to come to control Govenment of Pakistan other wise enemies of Pakistan destroy our beloved country Pakistan., let our Polician to control Govenment of Pakistan sure this is job for them
    4. Our great armed forces are to ready every second to defend their beloved country TO PAKISTAN.
    5. NATO AND USA come to kill Muslims , Million and million Muslim killed in Iraq, Afghanistan Europe , KASHMIR, PALESTINE and continue killing MUSLIM EVERY WHERE.
    6. At last for GOD sake never ever and never TRUST THEM, OTHERWISE THEY WILL DESTROY OUR COUNTRY ..

  4. Shemrez says:

    Gordon Duff also had a “meeting” with Gen Pasha in which some information regarding OBL and his purported death was shared, but on the strictest protocols of security and secrecy. Gordon Duff wrote that he will keep his word and not divulge what Gen Pasha has told him. So the DG ISI does not “confess” anything. In his capacity as chief of the clandestine service, he offers information, updates and advice. To confess is to admit that one is hiding something. Gen Pasha is not hiding anything from Pakistan, but it is his (and his organization’s) duty and solemn obligation to hide everything from everyone else – US, Iran, India, China, Saudi Arabia, friends and foes, you name it.

    So while one can put a lot of judgment behind one book that wants to try and bring down America’s first black President by calling Afghanistan “Obama’s War” or “Obama’s Vietnam” or quagmire or whatever, one must remember who Bob Woodward is – one of the guys responsible for Watergate, and essentially an investigative reporter who validates conspiracy theories, or gathers evidences to see what is true and what is hearsay. Being a professional journalist, he is just a collector and presenter of information, not an analyzer.

    Hence, I have more reason to believe what Gen Pasha says, than what Bob Woodward says (or even what Bob Woodward says about what Gen Pasha has said).

    And I still fail to understand how India (and its online media machine) can justify its hullabaloo over “ISI links” to the Mumbai attackers based on people who are retired and not on payroll. Did they forget that Col. Shrikant Purohit was still in service when he bombed the Samjhauta Express?

    India must remember that any strike against alleged “terrorist training camps” in Pakistan will be responded to, in kind and proportionately, by a strategic strike on, say, the Bhonsala Military Academy in Nagpur, which is a not a military facility but a hotbed of extremism, racism, Hindutva indoctrination and the premier training point for VHP and Bajrang Dal terrorists. Or should I list more terror camps/strike targets in India…?

  5. ABBASI says:

    “Tell a lie and repeat it so many times that you get convinced it is the truth” This is the saying of our ‘American friends’. I am lost for words to express my feelings about Pakistani ‘Political’ leaders. Seemingly this type of leaders are the product of public negligence and care no less attitude. Therefore, in the company of any foreign visitors, these self-assumed politicans are meek and timid.
    That is exactly what the white-blooded delegates relish. Simply because, more often than most, they have ulterior motive to deliver maximum possible damages to Islam or anything that represents Islam in any sense. In this instance the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
    Instead of worrying about their ’stupid Blame Game’, we should deal with them exactly in the same currency. Since the very proclamation of Islam, the ‘Crusade ‘ is continously on, overtly before and covertly now. We only have to put our house in ORDER.

  6. a m malik says:

    The Bombay operation was one of the most unprofessional ones. In a commando action we ensure that there is not a single item that may reflect the place of origin. Even the thread of any woven item is from the target country, the socks, underpants etc.

    But in here only the passports were left out but every thing else boldly displayed “made in Pakistan”. Only a stupid or one trying to pin a blame on some one would do this. Much the same way as would a criminal do to put and item or so in the crime scene of the one he/she wants to incriminate.

    Next, even after 40 years of service we are not aware of the families – barring a few isolated instances- nor the details of our collegues. But here is one person who had the complete addresses and details of the people who travelled with him- as alleged- in the trawlers for seven days only!

    Coincidently, the one who was arrested is the one who had complete knowledge of all.

    First the Indians said that the terrorists came in rubber boats which were shown on TV screens later. Then boats were upgraded to trawlers which the terrorists hijacked in the open seas. Though the question would be -how did they reach the open seas?

    Again the name of the sole survivor is Ajmal “Kasab”. As an alias in Punjab, an individual will be reffered to as ‘Kasai’ and not ‘Kasab’- a terminology used by Muslims from Luckhnow or old Dehli only. A small slip, but says a lot.



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