Not surprising, really. Good thing we’re giving Pakistan two billion dollars more, eh? “Indian report: Pakistan spies tied to Mumbai siege,” by Ashok Sharma and Ravi Nessman for Associated Press, October 19:
NEW DELHI (AP) — Pakistan’s intelligence agency was deeply involved in planning the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai, going so far as to fund reconnaissance missions to the Indian city, according to a report on the interrogation of a U.S. citizen convicted in the attack.
The attack, blamed on the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group, killed 166 people, paralyzed India’s business capital and froze peace efforts between Pakistan and India.
David Headley, who pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to laying the groundwork for the attack, told Indian interrogators in June that officers from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency were deeply intertwined with Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The spy agency provided handlers for all the top members of the group, gave them direction and provided their funding, Headley said, according to the government report on his June interrogation. The report, marked secret, was obtained by The Associated Press late Monday.
“According to Headley, every big action of LeT is done in close coordination with ISI,” the report said, using a common abbreviation for Lashkar-e-Taiba….