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Interesting take on last week’s assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani in Afghanistan, relayed by someone calling himself KabulHipster, via U.S. Army Capt. Crispin Burke:

After Rabbani’s assassination, CJCS Mike Mullen testified before the Senate for the last time, and pretty much threw the ISI and their Haqqani connections under the bus. Naming three different events (bombing at an ISAF facility, the “Siege of Kabul,” and the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel), ADM Mullen went further than any other public official on the involvement of both ISI and their proxy, the Haqqani Network, in the current conflict in Afghanistan. The ISI connection, for those of you playing along at home, is the worst kept secret in Afghanistan. While at times the ISI is a convenient bogeyman, a way for Afghans to blame their woes on other foreigners, there is a pretty clear understanding that the ISI is the hand that works the Haqqani puppet, and pretty effectively at that.