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Taliban split over war with Pakistan

Taliban split over war with Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept. 7 (UPI) --Following months of disagreement, several Taliban commanders have split away and formed their own group in the wake of a Pakistani Army offensive.
Fred Lambert

Pakistan's former ISI chief Hamid Gul accused of terrorist links

CHENNAI, India, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Charges that former Pakistani ISI chief Hamid Gul had terrorist links have appeared in the Indian press.

Commentary: Road to nowhere

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. has lost the media war in Pakistan. Popular talk show hosts have already made up their minds that America is preparing a war against their country.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Pakistan inferno

Commentary: Pakistan inferno

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Karzai reached a rough understanding on how to wind down the longest war in U.S. history, the agreement didn't include the key ingredient -- Pakistan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Pakistan's heavyweights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A.Q. Khan, Pakistan's hero who sold nuclear weapons secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya, has his own political party to promote his presidential ambitions.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Pakistani nuclear hero villain

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan’s nuclear black marketer Abdul Qadeer Khan, a self-declared enemy of the U.S., is back in business – or at least center stage basking in the limelight.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Afghanistan as an ally

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- Afghanistan, listed among the five most corrupt countries in the world, has been determined to be a “major non-NATO ally” of the United States. Go figure.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Topsy-turvy alliance

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- The mojo at either end of the U.S.-Pakistan strategic relationship is hard to decipher but it holds the key to ending the 10-year war in Afghanistan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

UPI interview with Hamid Gul

After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, UPI's Arnaud de Borchgrave had an exclusive interview with former Pakistani Gen. Hamid Gul. In light of the role Gul is given in the recently released secret U.S. military documents, UPI republishes de Borchgrave's interview with Gul. The item was originally published Sept. 26, 2001.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

U.S. urged to talk to Taliban leader

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 12 (UPI) -- The United States should talk face to face with the leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan if it wants to bring about peace, a former Pakistani general says.

Commentary: Gulled by Gul

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The infamous retired Pakistani spy chief general Hamid Gul is back on the air and in the headlines as propaganda chief for the Taliban insurgents. He now claims the Taliban is 88,000-strong and ready to take over when U.S. and NATO forces leave Afghanistan. With fewer than 100 al-Qaida terrorists still in Afghanistan, according to U.S. intelligence estimates, U.S. emissaries with bundles of serious cash, making hard-to-refuse deals with warlords, would be more bang for the buck than 30,000 more U.S. soldiers -- at $1 million per soldier per year.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Former ISI official linked to al-Qaida

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A former member of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence served as a weapons consultant for al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, a secret report reveals.

Commentary: Demonocracy, not democracy

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Washington's Pakistan kibitzers will soon rue the day they squeezed President Pervez Musharraf to restore democracy. "Demonocracy" is what has now emerged, or an unholy alliance of longtime America-haters, including the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal coalition of six politico-religious extremist parties that lost the Feb. 18 elections, plus a gaggle of former generals and admirals against Musharraf, and friends and admirers of A.Q. Khan, the man who ran a nuclear Wal-Mart for the benefit of America's enemies (North Korea and Iran).
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Pakistani suspects galore

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Suspects in the assassination of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto number in the tens of thousands.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Murder Inc.

No sooner did Benazir Bhutto narrowly escape a two-man suicide bombing attack than she faced the next death threat of many more to come. Like paparazzi chasing down a celebrity, would-be assassins will be dogging her every step as she leads her Pakistan People’s Party in the coming election campaign to reclaim Pakistan’s prime ministership, from which she was deposed in 1990 and again in 1996.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, HI(M), SBt, (Urdū:حمید گل) (born 20 November 1936) is a retired Pakistani Army three star general known for heading the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the premier Pakistani intelligence agency, after the Soviet-Afghan War, and for supporting the insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir against India in 1989 with the support of the militants, who fought in the Soviet-Afghan war.

Hamid Gul served as the director general of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence during 1987-89, mainly in the time when Benazir Bhutto was Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was instrumental in the anti-Soviet support of the mujahideen in the Afghanistan War of 1979–89, a pivotal time during the Cold War, and in establishing the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad, a right-wing political party against the Pakistan Peoples Party. He also was a vehement supporter of the Kashmiri insurgency against India, and is accused by the United States of having ties to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Hamid Gul was born on 20 November 1936 to Muhammad Khan, an ethnic Bhati Rajput, in the Sargodha District of Punjab in what was then British India but now Pakistan. He got his early education from a school in his village. He briefly got admission in Government College Lahore, before reporting to Pakistan Military Academy Kakul.

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