More confirmation of what everyone should know by now about the duplicity of our Friend and Ally Pakistan comes today from Spain: “Spanish intelligence document says Pakistan ‘helped arm Taliban,'” by Fiona Govan in the Telegraph, October 1 :
A leaked Spanish intelligence document alleges that Pakistan’s spy agency was helping arm Taliban insurgents against the Afghan government in 2005.
It also claims that the Pakistan secret services may have provided training and intelligence to the Taliban in specialist camps in Pakistan.…
“The plan is that the TBs (Taliban) use these RCIEDs (remote control IEDs) to assassinate high-ranking officials,” the August 2005 report warns.
The report noted the “possible existence of advanced training camps used by Taliban in Pakistan where they receive training, support and intelligence from the Pakistani secret services and where they are developing new explosives”.
Spanish authorities would not comment on the leaked document but Pakistani army spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas dismissed the Spanish report as propaganda.
“It is baseless, unfounded and part of a malicious, well-orchestrated propaganda campaign to malign the ISI,” he said.
Of course, Abbas! It’s all just “Islamophobia”!