Taliban Bomb ISI HQ in Peshawar

AfPak continued to generate headlines and concerns on Friday morning.

In Peshawar, insurgents set off a huge bomb near the regional HQ of Inter-Services Intelligence. Early reports say that the death toll was above 15, and that dozens were wounded.

In Afghanistan itself, Aljazeera English reports on corruption in that country:

Retired four-star general and former army chief of staff Jack Keane frankly calls the brother of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Ahmad Wali, a “thug” and says that the US is “on to him.”

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  1. Dr. Cole, I am confused. How does news like the ISI bombing square with oft-repeated claims that ISI, or elements within it, covertly supports the Taliban?

  2. "The U.S. government is funding the very forces its troops are fighting — funds that add up to a huge amount of money for the Taliban."

    How the U.S. Funds the Taliban

    By Aram Roston, The Nation.

    link to alternet.org

    A giant web of corruption, that is afghanistan…


  3. The ISI created this Frankenstein monster which is now turning on them. They are paying the price for their own immorality and stupidity.

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