Saturday, December 18, 2010

CIA Pakistan Station Chief Removed

The CIA has pulled its top spy out of Pakistan after terrorists threatened to kill him, current and former U.S. officials said, an unusual move for the U.S. and a complication on the front lines of the fight against al-Qaida.

1 comment:

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall said...

My understanding is that Pakistanis are mainly upset about the CIA training Baloch separatists in bomb making and other terrorist activities. More and more Pakistani commentators see Pakistan - rather than Afghanistan - as the real target. Because of its strategic importance as a transit route for Iranian oil and natural gas destined for America's chief economic rival(China). They point to the Chinese-built Gwadar Port in the tribal areas and all the super highways and other infrastructure China built to support port operations. They also point to declassified Pentagon documents regarding the US desire to see energy and mineral rich Balochistan secede from Pakistan and become a US client state. Just as energy and oil rich Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and other former Soviet republics became US client states. I blog about this at