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Sunday, April 11, 2010


"Pakistan’s intelligence agency released two Taliban leaders it had captured, even as it was working more closely with Americans to crack down on the insurgent group in recent months. The detention of Mullah Ghani Baradar was seen as a turning point in the cooperation of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency with the CIA, but now it seems any celebration of a new partnership may have come too soon. The releases were noticed by U.S. intelligence but not made public, and they indicate the ISI is working with the Afghan Taliban, The Washington Post reports." (Daily Beast)

Well, can we be surprised, really? Iraqis go to Teheran after election, to discuss coalition, Karzai going to go Taliban?  Maybe "we" don't quite understand South Asia as well as we think??? Power and money only go so far.
The trauma to Poland - I can't describe it or assess it. The horrible irony that the Polish leaders were going to Russia to commemorate the Katyn massacre - I can conceive of no American analogue with which to compare this.


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