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Friday, November 18, 2011

Pakistan: Recall of U.S. envoy linked to possible plot against military

 The Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani has been recalled to Pakistan for questioning. Pakistan President Asif Zardari is alleged to have asked for U.S. help in controlling the Pakistan military in a memo allegedly sent to Admiral Mike Mullen. At the time, Mullen was U.S. top military officer. The Pakistani military had just been humiliated by the U.S. attack that killed Bin Laden.
   A U.S. Pakistan business man who claims to have been involved in the affair reported the plot. According to the plan Zardari would have dramatically weakened Pakistan military intelligence in return for U.S. support in moving against the  armed forces. Zardari has denied any involvement in any plot.
  At first the Pentagon also denied there was any letter but later admitted that there was indeed and the business man was correct about that.The revelation is liable to weaken the Zardari government even further. Haqqani has offered to resign. For more see this article.

 

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