ISI considers US its worst enemy, says jailed doctor Shakil Afridi


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Apr 5, 2011
Washington: Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI considered the US its "worst enemy" and Islamabad's cooperation with Washington was just a sham to extract billions of dollars in aid, said the doctor who was jailed for helping the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Shakil Afridi who helped track down Osama's Abbottabad compound before the May 2 raid by US commandos, described torture at the hands of the ISI.

He said the agency was openly hostile to the US.

"They said 'The Americans are our worst enemies, worse than the Indians'," Shakil Afridi, who spoke from inside Peshawar Central Jail, was quoted as saying.

He added: "I tried to argue that America was Pakistan's biggest supporter ... but all they said was, 'These are our worst enemies. You helped our enemies'."

"I tried to argue that America was Pakistan's biggest supporter - billions and billions of dollars in aid, social and military assistance - but all they said was, 'These are our worst enemies. You helped our enemies'."

Shakil Afridi helped the CIA by running a fake vaccination programme that allowed him to collect the DNA of bin Laden's children from the family compound in Abbottabad.

Sample analysis confirmed the terror chief was probably there and triggered the deadly mission by US Navy SEALS in May last year.

Pakistani officials felt the operation was a violation of the country's sovereignty.

After the raid, Shakil Afridi was arrested for conspiring against Pakistan, and last month jailed for 33 years.

The doctor also pointed out that the ISI helps fund the Haqqani network and spy agency also works against the US by preventing the CIA from interrogating militants captured by Pakistan, who are routinely released to return to Afghanistan to continue attacks on NATO forces there.

"It is now indisputable that militancy in Pakistan is supported by the ISI... Pakistan's fight against militancy is bogus. It's just to extract money from America," the doctor said, referring to the $23 billion Pakistan has received, largely in military aid, since 9/11.

It's obvious that Shakil Afridi doesn't say what the Amreekans want to hear, after outlawing the supposed ISI's ally - the Haqqani network - the demonization of the ISI is just follow its natural path.

Actually, what would have been surprising from Afridi's mouth would be the opposite.
Seems to me he wants public pressure from US to get him out.

Perhaps Romney will make a campaign pledge to have him released?
Seems to me he wants public pressure from US to get him out.

Perhaps Romney will make a campaign pledge to have him released?

If US really wanted him released they have enough means to arm twist Pakistan.ISI has tough days ahead it seems USA is after them.
Oh and the doctor did not mention how much he pocketed by helping CIA. Greedy person imo.
keywords: ISI, worst, enemy -> US/western public brainwashed -> job well done by CIA.
Pakistan’s powerful spy agency as Fox News quoted

1. Allowing the CIA (an spy agency of US which according to him that ISI believe is their biggest enemy) agent despite of being blindfolded for eight months to know that he is held in basement in Apbara.

2. Allowing a CIA agent to mix with other prisoners so that they can tell him that ISI has told them that they are just captured to show it to America and later they will be released.

3. Allowing a CIA agent to meet Abdul Kayyum, the nephew of a chief of the Wazir tribe so that he can tell that his uncle was told by ISI to raise funds for Haqqani group.

4. Despite being handcuffed with his hands behind his back for 12 months and a debilitating effect on his eyesight and limbs. He was forced to work as a general practitioner, treating both staff and detainees in the detention center. ISI taking full use of an available Doctor in custody.
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Some truth in that.

ISI is like a small child scolded by her mother, CIA, to destroy Talibans. ISI is acting like a distraught child who is doing its work reluctantly and furious at his mother for not giving her any personal space

And I am not Shakil Afridi :)
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Dont care about Shakil Afridi being imprisoned by Pakistan or prized by USA, good deed was done when OBL was killed, thats what matter.
good to know the ISI are on the ball!!..yanks are worried because theyve been rumbled!!
he is in prison isnt he? how did he manage to give an interview to foxnews of all channels? and why would ISI allow this interview to take place? Lots of doubts as to the authenticity of the interview

and he deserves to be imprisoned. should have been executed IMHO. traitors do not deserve any sympathy especially those who run fake vaccination schemes endangering the lives of children all for $$
A very amusing story article to read. This is just more fabricated hype around 9/11 to gain maximum propaganda at this time. Afridi won't be allowed to meet his receptionist let alone Fox news journalists for a detailed interview against the ISI. His prison sentence was a bit too harsh, they should have sentenced him to death and ended his misery while at the same time removing opportunities for propaganda.
Forget about what Afridi did or did not say...ISI, Afwaj-e-Pakistan know what plans the likes of America and others have for Pakistan...its just some Pakistani's who love to bash the same people/organizations that defend Pakistan!
There are no permanent enemies or friends when it comes to a states interests.There are allies and Pakistan is the biggest most importan ally of the U.S in the WOT. The doc is just saying what will get him attention.
All the intel agencies of the world work with each other to scam the averages joes of the world. Thats how it works. They are all in league togther to kill human beings and exploit the planets of its natural resources and make money for their big bosses, the corporations of the world.
Dr Shakil Afridi - 'likely to be released next month'

Dr Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who had helped the American CIA hunt down former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad compound, is expected to be released next month, according to his lawyer.

Qamar Nadeem Advocate has confirmed to the BBC Urdu that his client, who has received several remissions in sentence, will complete his jail term next month.

He said that Afridi was awarded a total of 33 years jail term on four different charges in which he was awarded 30 years on three counts while three years on one. However, after an approval of his appeal, 10 years of imprisonment had been remitted.

According to Nadeem, if his client’s total jail term and remissions are taken into consideration, then he is likely to be freed next month.

Dr Shakeel Afridi was shifted to Adiala Jail of Rawalpindi from Peshawar central jail under strict security measures on Friday.

According to media reports, he was moved in a helicopter but no official statement was issued from the government this regard. However, it is still not clear as to whether he will be kept in Adiala jail or shifted to another location.

There is a chance that after his release, Dr Afridi might move to the United States to settle there permanently.

A team of expert doctors has reportedly examined Dr Afridi in Adiala jail and declared him completely fit. According to jail sources, he has been kept under strict security measures and additional guards have been posted at his barracks.

Dr Shakil Afridi relocated from Peshawar prison to ‘safe location’

Two days ago, Punjab’s prisons chief Shahid Saleem Baig had embarked upon a snap visit to Adiala jail and examined the security arrangements in detail.

Dr Afridi, the former surgeon of Khyber Agency, had run a phony vaccination campaign in Abbottabad to help the CIA track down the former al Qaeda chief in his compound and kill him in a controversial raid on May 2, 2011.

Dr Afridi was arrested from the Karkhano market area of Peshawar later that year.

In 2012, he was sentenced to 33 years in prison by the political administration of Khyber Agency under the Frontier Crimes Regulation, the colonial-era laws that govern the tribal regions, for having links with banned militant groups.

Two years ago, US President Donald Trump had said in an interview during his campaign for presidential elections that he could have Dr Afridi released in two minutes and he was certain that the Pakistani officials would not object.

However, Pakistan had later condemned his statement in strong words and said the fate of Dr Afridi would be decided by Islamabad and not Washington.

Looks like Trump is working on his poll agenda list, H1b, North Korea, Dr Shakil , what's next