July 26th, 2010
10:22 PM ET

Ex-Pakistan spy chief on WikiLeaks allegations

Gen. Hamid Gul, the former head of Pakistan's intelligence service who is mentioned numerous times in the WikiLeaks documents, called the accusations that Pakistan was secretly supporting al Qaeda lies. Once referred to as the "father of the Taliban," Gul worked with the CIA through the 1980s to fund and train the Afghan Jihad against the Soviets. Many of the Mujahedeen went on to govern Afghanistan as the Taliban. CNN's Reza Sayah sat down with Gul on Monday.

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  1. Hamza yusuf

    Who is Major Rais PATEL?

    July 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. USMC forever

    I find this General interesting. Known as "The father of the Taliban" he is now the highest ranking member in the Pakistani Intelligence Force. I wonder if this is how the Taliban is getting the information on U.S. Operations????? Is Pakistan really that STUPID, or are WE really that STUPID????? OBAMA,THIS IS YOUR CUE!!!!!!!

    July 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    A high ranking Pakistani ISI Lt. General is allegedly linked to a Saudi in Pakistan that wire transfered large sums of money to the 9/11 highjackers for their training and sundry needs. Some 8 months later, that same ISI Lt. General flew personally to Washington DC and met with the Bush Administration one week prior to 9/11. After meeting with Bush personally and each of his immediate administration, the ISI Lt. General left Washington DC the morning of 9/11.

    Ever since 1980 America's CIA and Pakistan's ISI built by the CIA as a clone of the CIA for Pakistan, has shared close relationships and intelligence sharing with one another. The ISI appear to have links to the Taliban killers that slaughtered some 100 Indian civilians in Mumbai, India. Why would the CIA turn their back on the American people and on America's strong ally India?

    July 27, 2010 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
    • The Dirty Paki

      The relations between Pakistan and the US haven't been great, but how is India "america's strong ally" when they supported the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, and just about every other anti-american leader in the world.

      July 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ashish

    Gen. Hamid Gul is a jihadi obama(us) supports them

    July 27, 2010 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |