Now they say ISI supports Taliban? Ridiculous, isnt it? The Afghan Taliban spokesman Mullah Abdus Salam Zaeef has called the London School of Economics (LSE) report ridiculous and absurd. He has categorically denied that Pakistans intelligence agency ISI continues to arm and train the Taliban and is even represented on the groups leadership council despite US pressure to sever ties. Pakistan Armys spokesman has also called it 'rubbish. But with out needing Mullah Zaeefs denial, the report itself seems a table story concocted without providing enough information on how the Pakistan military is engaged in quelling terrorists activities in FATA and Pukhtunkhwah province that coincides with the recently launched American Kandahar offensive. Those who prepared the report do not seem to have sufficient knowledge of even who is heading the ISI. The blame game against the ISI must also be seen in the light of recent developments in Kabul where Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sacked the chief of Afghan intelligence RAAM, Amrullah Saleh, who had accused Mr Karzai of leaning towards Pakistan. For Americans, the Kandahar offensive is crucial and its success is thought to be directly linked to Pakistan Armys likely operation in North Waziristan. It is ridiculous to say that Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader, is residing in Quetta along with other Quetta Shura members. Nobody, not even the LSE asks Washington why, despite Americas sophisticated satellite technology that maps every micro-inch of the globe through its surveillance cameras, they have completely missed spotting Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Omar and Aiman al-Zawahiri? After all, Pakistan is suffering the most in facing and fighting these terrorists. There is a veritable 9/11 every other day in Pakistan. More than 3,000 of our soldiers and over 10,000 ordinary citizens have given their lives in this war on terror. How can Pakistan and its intelligence agencies make the blunder of supporting the very terrorists who are playing havoc with the lives of Pakistanis? Pakistan needs to watch out for what is cooking in Washington. The government in Islamabad must take notice of Robert Blakes recent statement in this context in which he has accused Pakistan of cross-border infiltration into India. That means India has also been taken on board to build up pressure on Pakistan for launching an operation in North Waziristan as early as possible. One hopes the countrys premier intelligence agency would not be coerced into following the American diktats but act in accordance with the realities on ground. -ESCHMALL SARDAR, Peshawar, June 14.