Them's The Guys
Benazir Bhutto named the men she feared would take her life in a letter to Musharraf. The Times of India reports:
Former Pakistan Premier Benazir Bhutto has named four well-known persons, including Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and former ISI chief Hamid Gul, as those who pose a threat to her life in a letter to President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan media reported on Wednesday.
In the letter written on October 16, two days before she returned to Pakistan from eight years in self-exile, Bhutto said she feared there was a threat to her life from Elahi, Gul, Hassan Waseem Afzal, the former Deputy Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), and Intelligence Bureau chief Brig (Retd) Ijaz Shah, Geo TV reported.
Hamid Gul is an interesting sort of gent. Here's his thumbnail profile in Wikipedia. He was Bhutto's head of intelligence and reputedly had close ties to the CIA. He was part of the solution before he became part of the problem. Or do I have it the other way around?
General Hamid Gul was director general of Pakistan's ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) from 1987-89, mainly in the time when Benazir Bhutto was Prime Minister of Pakistan. A practising Muslim, he was instrumental in the anti-Soviet support of the mujahideen in the Afghanistan war of 1979–89 , a pivotal time during the cold war, and in establishing the Taliban. He also was a vehement supporter of the Kashmir insurgency against India.
Gul worked hand in glove with the American CIA during the Soviet Occupation and considered them to be close allies following the tradition of other ISI directors, when Pakistan first allied with the United States. He has since moderated his views on the United States, declaring in 2003, "God will destroy America," for their unjust policies.