The Af-Pak War has finally found a dubious notoriety, in the same manner as the Vietnam War found its in New York Times publication of the Pentagon Papers. The founder of WikiLeaks Jackie Assange, the Australian founder of this web site, has declared that the documents revealed on his site make a strong case for war crimes. This statement is sheer hype and the real story lies in the sordid nexus between the Government of Pakistan and its Army under Genaral Kayani and the Taliban. During the recent Donor's Conference in Kabul the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton made a pointed reference to the involvement of the Pakistan establishment in fomenting taliban insurgency in the Pashtun areas of Afghanistan. In fact one senior US official has even state that the Pakistanis are aware of the hideout of Osama bin Laden. The documents expose the fact that the official denials not withstanding, the civilian and military establishment of Pakistan is running circles round USA by publically endorsing US positions and coverly supporting the insurgency.
WikiLeaks has exposed literally thousands of documents that very clearly establish the enduring links between the Taliban insurgents and the Pakistani Military establishment. A retired general named Hamid Gul seems to have set up the interface between the Taliban and the Pakistani Army. The US has confronted the pakistani officials over the involvement of the Army Intelligence in planning and attacking the Indian Embassy in Kabul in 2008. In fact the treasure trove published in WikiLeaks reveals that the NATO forces had advance information of the attack on the Indian Embassy. General Gul needs to be treated as a terrorist and thr Pakistani Government must hand him over to the US for trial.
WikiLeaks has also published material regarding the training and recruitment of suicide bombers. The documents show without a shadow of doubt that the US has built a very good human intelligence network in the region. This may be now compromised due to the publication of reports. In fact the interrogation of the US terorist David Headley has shown that the Pakistani Army was involved in training the attackers who carried out the strikes in Mumbai, India, on 26th November 2008.
The US administration is incensed at the expose. However, I must add that there is hardly anything in the 92,000 pages that was not known earlier. Except for minor details much of the happening in Afghanistan is known to the rest of the world.