Sunday, April 5, 2015

Of Cold War, Domestic Espionage, & Wiretapping

Civil society, politicians often raise hue and cry over the political work and operation by Intelligence agencies and to some extent their apprehensions are right on the mark but saying this that in “Civilized World” there are some Laws and Regulations for these operations particularly in connection with Telephone Tapping and Bugging, is far from reality . I wouldn't condone or support any political duties or charter for Intelligence Agencies unless Human Life is in danger, Threat to the Integrity of the Country or  to Sensitive Installations, such political duties must totally be the charter of Provincial Special Branches of Police. Political Duties or Operation affect the morals of Intelligence operatives and affect their operational capabilities in their genuine area of operation and i.e. Counter Intelligence or Operations within their country to counter the operations launched by hostile forces , what is being done in Pakistan that almost every Intelligence Agency and Police too are detailed on Political Duties thereby causing huge financial losses to national exchequer and criminal neglect to their actual duties which is ultimately to restore Order in the state.

Telephone Tapping and Bugging - 1 (Apna Apna Gareban 30/3/15)

Telephone Tapping and Bugging - 1 (Apna Apna... by SalimJanMazari

 Telephone Tapping and Bugging - 2 (Apna Apna Gareban 31/3/15)


Telephone Tapping and Bugging - 2 (Apna Apna... by SalimJanMazari

Since the days of General Ziaul Haq the use of Spy Agencies in Political Duties to make or break political parties and manipulate politics of the country has only harmed the country in a worse possible way and I will hold General (R) Mirza Aslam Beg, General ® Hamid Gul, General ® Asad Durrani, General ® Mahmud, Major ® Aamir , Brigadier ® Imtiaz , General ® Javed Nasir etc responsible for playing with the fate and destiny of this country and bringing country to the threshold of dismemberment . These Numskulls I mentioned earlier have no shame to admit on record that they have been in connection with US Central Intelligence in one way or another and in some cases with Mossad as well and then these very gentleman brag that they actually countered the Western Spy apparatus from harming Pakistan as if we are all some fools and cannot read what harm these gentleman have done to the federation by manipulating Pakistani politics via creating Ethnic and Sectarian goons in every province to counter those political parties who represent Federation, does Mehran Bank Scandal ring any bell?

To keep the record straight, the Civil Society, Journalists & Politicians need lots of reading about domestic espionage in the alleged Civilized World e.g read Patriot Act, Church Committee Report, Cointel Pro of FBI and particularly after Wikileaks and latest Edward Snowden leaks and list goes on and on. Why these politicians conveniently forget what they do with their political rivals in Pakistan via these Intelligence Agencies which they later condemn. Journalists should also accept the blame that these very journalists who complain about Intelligence agencies are often found promoting some of the very unsavory characters the names I mentioned above as “Guarding Angel or Knight in shining armour” .


1 - Hamid Gul accepts responsibility for creating IJI OCT 30, 2012

2 - MQM was established to counter Sindhi nationalists: Beg 05 September 2009

3 - Only bean-spilling spooks can tell why SEP 01, 2009 by Zaffar Abbas

4 - 13 spymasters gather to stare at each other OCT 09, 2009 by Azaz Syed

5 -  "Intelligence agencies are well-equipped to tackle subversive politics" By Aoun Sahi

6 -  Victimized for loyalty By Hafizur Rahman DAWN - Opinion; April 10, 2002

7 -  Reforming the Intelligence Agencies in Pakistan’s Transitional Democracy Frédéric Grare

9 -  Asghar Khan case verdict: An interesting peek into minds of then military bosses NOV 09, 2012

10 - Brig Imtiaz's arrest demanded for communist leader's murder by Amar Guriro - 31 August 2009

12 - Amnesty International Report on Shia Genocide in Pakistan 2002

13 - Asghar Khan Case Detailed Judgement (Mehran Bank Scandal) 

14 - Human Rights Crisis in Karachi (1996 Amnesty International)

20 - Afaq says he, Altaf got money from Younus MAR 19, 2012

21 - Aslam Beg likes to remind visitors that he was one of a group of army officers trained by the C.I.A. in the 1950’s as a “stay-behind organization” that would melt into the population if ever the Soviet Union overran Pakistan. Those brigadiers and lieutenant colonels then trained and directed the Afghan jihadis. In the Land of the Taliban By ELIZABETH RUBIN Published: October 22, 2006

22 - CIA trained Pak army officers for Soviet invasion: Gen Beg October 23, 2006 by Khalid Hasan

23 - Pakistan got Israeli weapons during Afghan war July 20, 2003

24 - Charlie Wilson’s war by Masood Haider DAWN - Features; July 23, 2003

26 - US agency spied on Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King SEP 28, 2013 ED PILKINGTON

27 - COINTELPRO is an acronym for the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, which was used in the 1960s to monitor, manipulate and disrupt social and political movements in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Panthers, anti-Vietnam War activists, and the American Indian Movement were among the program’s targets. Democracy Now! has extensively covered COINTELPRO and its aftermath, as well as similar tactics still used against today’s generation of political activists. COINTELPRO

29 - Ex-CIA chiefconfirms Pakistan was bullied ANWAR IQBAL MAY 01, 2007

30 - Zulfikar commission suggested law to legalise IB working MAR 31, 2012

31 - It`s never a quick fix at the CIA SEP 02, 2009

32 - How a jilted Karachi woman saved Pak N-programme by Rauf Klasra Thursday, May 28, 2009

33 - Brig Imtiaz reveals CIA plots by Ansar Abbasi Tuesday, September 01, 2009 

34 - Demand to reopen Abbasi murder case AUG 10, 2009 

35 - The politics of Brigadier ‘Billa’ BY Tahir Hasan Khan Monday, August 31, 2009

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