‘The Forgotten Enemy’
30 September 2014
30 September 2014
US President Barak Obama welcoming Indian PM Narendra Modi
at dinner hosted at White HousePhoto: MEA
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi and the US President Barak Obama released a joint vision statement titled “Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go” promising “strategic partnership” between the two nations. While the vision document promises to combat terrorist threat and to keep homelands and citizens safe from attack, it is likely to translate into some concrete agreement when Modi and Obama meets again on 30th September. In this backdrop, it is pertinent to look as how America forgotten its own enemy which has proliferated over the years and also attacked India multiple times given American apathy towards Indian strategic interest in combating terrorism.
Maulana Masood Azhar,Founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad
Mullah Omar, Chief of Afghan TalibanPhoto Curtsy: Internet
|al-Qaeda Founder Osama bin Laden|
Photo: TV grab / Internet
Lt. General (Retd) Mahmood Ahmed,
the then ISI ChiefPhoto Curtsy: Internet
|9/11 al-Qaeda Attack on WTC Towers|
Hijacker Pilot of American Flight 11,crashed flight into WTC tower
|Deceased Rupin Katyal|
|FBI: Representative Picture|
|Convicted Conspirator Abdul Latif|
India has provided all help and evidence along with Intelligence Inputs but FBI or USA failed to help India even when US Forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001 in the aftermath of 9/11 attack. The US Forces detained many Taliban leaders who were in the knowhow of IC 814 hijack plot and seized documents related to hijackers from a house in Kabul. India wanted access to these Taliban leaders for interrogation and access to records seized by US Forces after the fall of Taliban Government. American agencies had also seized the taped conversation between the control tower at Kandahar airport and the hijackers. However, only the content not the voice was shared with CBI.
Parliament Attack: Security PersonnelPhoto Curtsy: Internet
|Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar|
|Taliban Commandoes in action|
Strangely, Indian Government has not handed over IC 814 Hijack investigations to NIA, the agency mandated with all terror case. Due to non cooperation from USA, there is still a void in the investigation, which has helped terror network thrive in the subcontinent. There are many questions which need to be answered more so by America especially in the wake of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit. Why did the USA not cooperate with India in nipping terror in the bud? Why the hijackers are still at large despite huge presence of American forces in Afghanistan and even in Pakistan? Why Pakistan is still a hub of vicious terror cycle? Why America failed to take stock of the fact that IC 814 hijack was possibly a pre run for 9/11 attack by terrorists? Why is FBI shy of ISI when repeat requests were made from India?
|al-Qaeda Leader Al Jawahiri|
The Pakistani Hijackers Still At Large:
@ Ibrahim athar
Sunny Ahmed Qazi
Shahid Sayeed Akhtar
Doctor@ Shahid Sayeed Akhtar @ S. A. Sayeed @ Moti @ Khalid
R/o Gulshan Iqbal Area, Karachi, Pakistan.
Zahoor Ibrahim Mistri
Bhola@ Zahoor Ibrahim Mistri @ Z. I. Mistri,
S/o Ibrahim Yunus Mistri,
R/o Akhtar Colony, Near Defence Area,
S/o Abdul Aziz Siddiqui
R/o Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
Absconding Pakistani Conspirators:
Abdul Rauf, S/o Allah Baksh Sabir Alvi, R/o 6-B-1260/108, Kauser Colony, Model Towrn, Distt. Bhawalpur, Pakistan and House No. 241 Gulshan Iqbal, Plot No. 2, Karachi, Pakistan and Flat No. 4, Dady Mansion, Sadar, Regal Chowk, Karachi Pakistan.