Monday, December 29, 2014

Haven for Islamic terrorists is angry that they are described  as a haven for Islamic terrorists

The Pakistani government has hit out at U.S. television series Homeland over its portrayal of the country as a safe haven for Islamic terrorists.

Diplomats condemned producers for depicting Islamabad, the setting of the show's fourth series, as a 'hellhole' refuge for the Taliban.

Complaining to Showtime which airs the Emmy-winning show, one official described it as a 'disservice to the people of the US'.

The fourth series of the popular show sees star Claire Danes acting as a member of the Central Intelligence Agency in Islamabad.

'Maligning a country that has been a close partner and ally of the US... is a disservice not only to the security interests of the US but also to the people of the US,' Pakistan Embassy spokesman Nadeem Hotiana told the New York Post.

The Pakistani directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence has been widely accused of hosting and assisting terrorist activity in the past.

Based in Islamabad, doubt was cast over the ISI in 2011 upon the news of Osama Bin Laden's execution by U.S. forces.  How, it was asked, could the government not have known the world's most wanted terrorist was taking refuge in a rural compound some 30 miles from its headquarters?

Following his assassination, Adm Mike Mullen, then the most senior U.S. military officer, said Pakistan had a 'long-standing relationship' with Afghan insurgents.



D said...

Gee, when Bin Laden hid a stone's throw from Pakistan's intelligence headquarters... they have no room to bitch.

Bird of Paradise said...

Blow it out your ears Pakistan

Anonymous said...

Riiiight, our "close partner". The ones who arrested the physician who helped us find UBL. As my buddies in the Army used to say,"Nuke em till they glow, then shoot em in the dark!"