Saturday, November 29, 2008


THE Pakistan is on many peoples' minds this weekend in the wake of the horror unleashed in Mumbai. At least a few of the barbarians who brought death and destruction to India's financial capitol are Pakistani. Publicly, Pakistan's leaders condemned the carnage, but Pakistan has a history of supporting such barbarism. Their secret intelligence service, ISI, is known to have backed terrorist attacks inside of India a number of times previously. The average Indian citizen - indeed, the world - cannot help but suspect Pakistani involvement once again. So, when Pakistan offered up its top intelligence chief to "help" investigate the Mumbai chaos, skepticism abounded. Instead of their top man, a subordinate will be sent. Perhaps the Pakistanis have no sense of the urgency of this situation, or perhaps they just have bad diplomatic manners. In either case, they are making an already bad situation worse by adding insult to suspected injury. Two reports explain: Pakistan U-turns on sending spy chief to India ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday withdrew a pledge to send its spy chief to India to help probe the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, denting efforts to prevent a crisis between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Indian officials have linked the attacks to "elements" in Pakistan, raising the prospect of a breakdown in a tentative peace process between the South Asia rivals. Full Report at AP... Pakistan to send agent to India, not spy chief Pakistan has condemned the Mumbai attacks and denied any involvement, but the office of the Pakistani prime minister said in a statement that an ISI representative would go to India instead of the director general. Full Report at France 24...