This man is Hamid Gul or rather Lieutenant General Hamid Gul,Sitara-e-Jurat is a retired Pakistani general famous for heading the Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistani intelligence agency, after the Soviet-Afghan War, and for instigating the Kashmir insurgency in 1989 with the support of mujahideen that fought in the Soviet-Afghan war.
He has been in news for all the wrong reasons – tipping off Osama Bin Laden on US strikes, Assassination of Benazir Bhutto (twice attempted – first time she escaped, but the second time he got her); and now he is said to be the mastermind of 26/11 against India.
US is moving ahead in United Nations sessions to brand him a global terrorist and thus make him a person to be extradicted. But he is no easy catch as his mentor – Zia ul Haq; his PM – Benazir; his protege – Musharraf.. have all fallen off the wayside.. but he still thrives! He knows things that are too deep in national secret codes.
Gul has been a thorn in the Indian backside for long. He is credited to have started and helped the Khalistani terrorism in the 1980s. When Benazir confronted him about the Khalistani terrorism, he is said to have infamously remarked:
Madam, keeping Punjab destabilized is equivalent to the Pakistan army having an extra division at no cost to the taxpayers.
He is also the god father of Taliban and has helped them become a stronger force along with Al Qaeda. And despite the fact that he is supposed to have been strengthened and trained by CIA during the Afghan War, he is not soft on them either accusing US of having orchestrated the 9-11 attacks.
This time may be different.
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