It is beginning to look as if Pakistan isn’t playing a double game at all, but is wholly on the side of the jihad, while the American money continues to pour in. “Pakistan and Iran ‘backing Afghan attacks on British troops,'” by James Kirkup in the Telegraph, July 1 (thanks to Block Ness):
Bomb attacks that are killing British troops in Afghanistan are being funded and supplied from Iran and Pakistan, a senior officer has said.
Major General Gordon Messenger also revealed that Taliban insurgents are altering their tactics to launch more long-range sniper attacks on Nato forces.
A total of 309 British personnel have died in Afghanistan sine [sic] 2001. Many have been killed by improvised explosive devices, bombs planted along roads and pathways[.]
The general, the spokesman for Britain’s mission in Afghanistan, said that UK forces and Afghan civilians now face an “unprecedented threat” from such devices.
Maj Gen Messenger told reporters in London that British military intelligence has found “evidence” that some of the IED attacks are being supported from outside Afghanistan.
“We are looking beyond Afghanistan in terms of the provision of some of the more sophisticated components and the provision of finance,” he said. “There is evidence that something is coming in from Iran, something is coming in from Pakistan.”
Some reports have suggested that military chiefs and intelligence agencies in both Pakistan and Iran are supporting the Taliban….