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The ISI was the brainchild of Australian-born British Army officer, Major General R. Cawthome, then Deputy Chief of Staff in the Pakistan Army.
The United States has released $288 million to Pakistan for some of the costs incurred last year in military operations against Taliban militants, a US embassy statement said.
“This is in addition to the more than $1.2 billion in reimbursements already transferred to Pakistan this year by the US government under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF),” the statement, released late on Wednesday, said.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
USA Funds Israel
Israel funds Mossad
Mossad funds terrorism
Israel and Hamas may currently be locked in deadly combat, but, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials, beginning in the late 1970s, Tel Aviv gave direct and indirect financial aid to Hamas over a period of years.
Israel "aided Hamas directly -- the Israelis wanted to use it as a counterbalance to the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization)," said Tony Cordesman, Middle East analyst for the Center for Strategic Studies. Israel's support for Hamas "was a direct attempt to divide and dilute support for a strong, secular PLO by using a competing religious alternative," said a former senior CIA official.
Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)".