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ABC: US is Supporting Pakistani Terrorist Group
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According to an April 3rd piece published by ABC News, the United States is backing a Pakistani tribal group called “Jundullah,� or, “the Army of God,� in what ABC calls a “secret war against Iran.� The group operates in a region called “Baluchistan,� a lawless area of Pakistan not controlled by the central government. They have claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks near the southeastern part of Iran that borders Pakistan, including a February bombing in the town of Zahedan that killed eleven people. Iran has accused the CIA of supporting the group, but the United States government has denied any involvement. But according to the ABC News report, the support is arranged in such a way “that the U.S. provides no funding to the group, which would require an official presidential order or ‘finding’ as well as congressional oversight.� Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), when asked about the report, said he believed the Bush administration “would go to any lengths� to conceal the activity from Congress. Pressed on what he could do as Intelligence Chairman to investigate the matter, he responded:
“Don’t you understand the way Intelligence works? Do you think that because I’m chairman of the Intelligence Committee that I just say ‘I want it, give it to me?’ They control all of it – all of it – all the time. I only get, and my committee only gets, what they want to give me.� (Listen to an MP3 of the exchange.)

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