Oman Secret meeting on ‘Davis’: Mullen woos Kayani to bridge ISI CIA rift

The American military publication “Stars and Stripes” revealed the story that “Several of the most senior leaders of the U.S. military, the Afghanistan War, and the Pakistani armed forces held a daylong secret meeting Wednesday at a secluded luxury resort along the Omani shores of the Persian Gulf.

The high level meeting confirmed that the US Military still needs Pakistan and is not willing to give up the relationship. While the State Department is going about canceling meetings with Pakistan, at the very time that the meetings would be fruitful in resolving the issues– the US military is doing the right thing and keeping the Pakistanis engaged. The three ring circle being run by Ms. Clinton and Mr. Munter have all but destroyed the US relationship. Things got so bad, that President Obama had to send Senator Kerry to try to mend relations.

Stars and Stripes reports that that the meeting as “very candid and cordial, and very productive discussions.””–euphemism for tough and business-like atmosphere. Those who attended, was a virtual “Who’s Who” of the US and Pakistani Military leadership.

It is amazing the that Big Elephant was absent from the conference room. General Shuja Pasha the head of the Pakistani ISI was not present in the meeting. The CIA was also absent from this high powered meeting. The news reports about a rift between the CIA and the ISI seem to be real. The relations between the two spy agencies have deteriorated dramatically since November, when Wikileaks confirmed that large numbers of U.S. special operations forces had been operating on the ground inside Pakistan’s borders. There are news reports that the Pakistan Embassy has issued more than 10,000 visas to Americans. The News, one of Pakistan’s largest newspapers is reporting that the Pakistan Embassy is under scrutiny for issuing more than 400 visas in a single day. The Washington Post says “The ISI is now scouring thousands of visas issued to U.S. employees in Pakistan. The ISI official said Davis’ visa application contains bogus references and phone numbers. He said thousands of visas were issued to U.S. Embassy employees over the past five months following a government directive to the Pakistan Embassy in Washington to issue visas without the usual vetting by the interior ministry and the ISI. The same directive was issued to the Pakistan embassies in Britain and the United Arab Emirates, he said.”

In bombshell revelations, the WP story confirms what the Pakistani press has been reporting “Within two days of receiving that directive, the Pakistani Embassy issued 400 visas and since then thousands more have been issued, said the ISI official. A Western diplomat in Pakistan agreed that a “floodgate” opened for U.S. Embassy employees requesting Pakistani visas.  The ISI official said his agency knows and works with “the bona fide CIA people in Pakistan” but is upset that the CIA would send others over behind its back. For now, he said, his agency is not talking with the CIA at any level, including the most senior.”

  • “Post-incident conduct of the CIA has virtually put the partnership into question”…
  • “It is hard to predict if the relationship will ever reach the level at which it was prior to the Davis episode,”
  • “The onus of not stalling this relationship between the two agencies now squarely lies on the CIA.”
  • they have to start showing respect, not belittling us, not being belligerent to us, not treating us like we are their lackeys.” ISI

The Washington Post is reporting the ISI is ready to split with the CIA. One of the world’s most powerful spy agencies has now stopped all cooperation with the CIA. “Such a move could seriously damage the U.S war effort in Afghanistan, limit a program targeting al-Qaida insurgents along the Pakistan frontier, and restrict Washington’s access to information in the nuclear-armed country.”

The Washington Post reveals that “The CIA repeatedly has tried to penetrate the ISI and learn more about Pakistan’s nuclear program. The ISI has mounted its own operations to gather intelligence on the CIA’s counterterrorism activities”.

To make matters worse, two CIA contractors who were involved in the vehicular homicide of  a Pakistani civilian have been spirited out of Pakistan by the US Embassy. The contractors can still be sued in a Civilian Court. Pakistani Courts have demanded that the US spies be returned and tried for murder.

source: rupeenews.com

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  • Archie Haase  On February 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Simply put the US State Department as usual with it’s Rock Star media hungry leaders screw it up. Who pays the price young American soldiers and local civilians caught in the crossfire. This happened before.

    While Henry Kissinger was dining out in five Star Paris restaurants hanging with the paparazzi dating beautiful women the innocence of Vietnam was dieing, along with innocent young naive American soldiers.

    40 years later because of failed US foreign policy the US Department of Veteran Affairs has to pay benefits to those who were pawns in failed Rock Star persona American foreign policy.

    Let us not make the same mistake here!!!

  • Ali  On February 27, 2011 at 1:56 am

    He will,beacuse both Israeli/Arab military bosses serve American startegic interests and same is being done by ourmilitary,so dont worry Kiyani will do it.

  • ID  On February 27, 2011 at 1:58 am

    It does appear that the CIA may be using people like Davis to penetrate those organizations, Taliban and Al-qaida included, who may be preparing to purchase or acquire nuclear or bio material, and therefore, the connection.
    Anyway, the simple fact of the matter is that no operatives must operate without the knowledge of the host nation. That in itself is a serious matter and a crime.
    id

  • Majyd  On February 27, 2011 at 1:59 am

    What about the Pakistanis who are working for CIA?

  • Shahid  On February 27, 2011 at 2:06 am

    INDEED A VERY SERIOUS MATTER.NOBODY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO FOOL AROUND ON OUR TERRITORY AND GET AWAY WITH IT.THE PUBLIC RESPONSE HAS BEEN VERY NATIONALISTIC AND PATRIOTIC,AND ONLY THIS REACTION SURPRISES MANY AROUND THE REGION.
    ALL WHO ARE NEGATIVE ABOUT PAKISTAN AND KEEP PEDALING TO THOSE WHO LIKE TO HEAR THAT “PAKISTAN IS A FAILED STATE”,SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE A FEW DOLLARS,FROM THEIR MASTERS,SHOULD “EAT OLD HAT”,AS THEY SAY.
    WITH PASSIONS RUNNING HIGH,EVEN AT THE STREET LEVEL,IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO TAKE A “PUNGAA”

  • Javaid  On February 27, 2011 at 2:07 am

    yasmeen,

    the ISI has been behaving quite correctly. the question is why was a situation created that such an incidence should have ever occurred? why did the Pak Embassy in washington be so liberal in issuing so many visas without gettting full information of the applicants. somebody has slipped, and badly, and this conduct be investigated and heads should roll.

  • BS Detecter  On February 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    One problem the US (Haase is partly correct) has in following through with a coordinated war policy is the passive aggressive turf warfare between the US military and the US State Department. The US military feel they always have to clean up messes created by the US State Department. Now that the US State Department has their own para military they can operate their war on their own; at least they think they can. However as the world is seeing they created a sticky wicket in the person of Ray Davis. Now the observing world is waiting to see how they are going to detach themselves from this problem.

  • Saeed  On February 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Dear Yasmeen,
    More than CIA, the problem is home grown. Till such time we have a mentally subservient and compliant people at the helm of affairs in Pakistan, it is point less to blame others. After all, all nations are supposed to act in their own national interest . As a first step we should identify and purge lackeys of US from amongst us and establish balanced relationship with all countries of the world.If a tiny nation such as Cuba can exercise national independence in the face of its big neighbor, why cannot we? Take care
    Saeed

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