In an exclusive interview with Foreign Policy Journal, retired Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul responds to charges that he supports terrorism, discusses 9/11 and ulterior motives for the war on Afghanistan, claims that the U.S., Israel, and India are behind efforts to destabilize Pakistan, and charges the U.S. and its allies with responsibility for the lucrative Afghan drug trade.
Ex-ISI Chief Says Purpose of New Afghan Intelligence Agency RAMA Is ‘to destabilize Pakistan’
August 12, 2009 by Jeremy R. Hammond
Phi Beta Iota: The entire interview is well worth anyone’s time. In the public interest, the most easily verifiable and most easily stoppable outrage related therein is the use of military aircraft as a major means of shipping drugs from Afghanistan to Europe and elsewhere. At a strategic level, the general’s allegations about India’s major investment in the destabilization of Pakistan, include details that can and should be verified by all sources available to the US Government. The general’s views on the Shi’ite threat to Pakistan were evidently not raised.