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By Gordon Duff Senior Editor

Former Pakistani Spy Chief Joins Editorial Board of VeteransToday.com

Veterans Today (www.veteranstoday.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lt. General Hamid Gul, former head of Pakistan’s ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), to its Editorial Board of Directors, joining, among others, Jeff Gates, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, Col. Jim Hanke, Gordon Duff, Khalil Nouri and Col. Eugene Khrushchev. 

Gul began his military career in 1958 and helped lead forces allied to the United States during the effort to end the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

Hamid Gul Veterans Today Board

Gen. Hamid Gul Joins Veterans Today

Veterans Today believes that General Hamid Gul, one of the most controversial figures of our era, is the kind of person we need, a true friend to American veterans and our military, someone to consistently tells the truth.  With America  a nation threatened on all sides, led into disaster by liars, weaklings and those with questionable foreign allegiances,  Gul’s “straight talk” and “shooting from the hip” has been a breath of fresh air for those Americans lucky enough to hear his unedited and undistorted views.  Gul has stuck to the truth even when demonized for it.

Hamid Gul is one of the most respected authorities on the Middle East and South Asia, continually turned to by western military and intelligence leaders when the chips are down.  With lifelong personal friendships that stretch the great divide from the Pentagon to Langley and beyond and wide respect from elements critical of the United States, Gul has been an enigmatic figure, one often seen as a threat to the “party line” scripted by Washington’s powerful Israel lobby.

If anything, Gul faces criticism in Pakistan for having too many American friends and for his loyalty to the United States, a loyalty he fears some American leaders themselves no longer share.

Gul’s recent “interview” with the Washington Post was widely misquoted.  His challenges to them to compare their misrepresentations against their own audio tapes of his interview go unanswered.  Similarly, we found that a 2001 “interview” with UPI, one published around the world right after 9/11, never happened at all but was fabricated out of thin air.  This is typical.

General Gul became a controversial figure for being among the first to question the cover story for 9/11, that a few men with box cutters and no logistical support managed to pull off one of the largest military operations in history.  As former head of one of the world’s most effective intelligence agencies and a soldier of considerable operational experience, Gul immediately challenged 9/11 and the subsequent disastrous Bush era “War on Terror” warning the United States that it was being manipulated and victimized from within and without.

History has proven General Hamid Gul to have been absolutely correct.

General Gul’s assessments of geopolitics are always fact based, incisive and well considered.  When he challenged the rationale for the Bush era war on terror, pointing out broad inconsistencies in the 9/11 cover story, his response was measured, based on a lifetime of service as both a military officer and the former head of the top five intelligence agencies in the World.

His choices were dishonest silence or speaking up and risking the ire of the Cheney/Rumsfeld “Zionist” consensus, intent on unleashing a juggernaut that would drive America’s military into decades of unresolved conflict that would likely destabilize and collapse government after government.

America was building a factory for terrorism, fueled by debt and economic collapse, fueled by the lives of American soldiers, fueled by American hubris and producing only poverty, extremism and endless war.

Gul spoke out in 2001.  To silence him, he has been accused of sneaking into Afghanistan and training the Taliban or having continual meetings with long dead Osama bin laden.  Those of us who know Gul personally find this outlandish, even humorous.  Who needs to train or even fund the Taliban, soldiers from birth, awash in American cash, overflow from the tens of billions of dollars funneled to insurgents in Afghanistan by Kabul and Washington?

Every fuel truck that heads into Afghanistan, and hundreds do each week, the United States pays the Taliban $3000 to let it through unharmed.  Dozens of other American schemes not only arm the Taliban but American allies like Israel  see to it they have state of the art encrypted communications, keeping them one step ahead of Americas efforts to control Afghanistan.

There is business to be done in Afghanistan, drugs, weapons and billions in “development projects” that suck in money but never seem to materialize.

No one speaks of the $65 billion in heroin Afghanistan, formerly drug free under the Taliban, is now exporting to the world or the 10% of Afghanis now dying a slow death as addicts.

General Hamid Gul had it right all along.  With the vast majorityof Americans either openly opposed to the war in Afghanistan or utterly oblivious to it, a majority tired of paying for the war, tired of hearing war news, tired of hearing about wounded soldiers, homeless veterans, a vast majority more frightened of losing their homes, their jobs, Gul predicted it all years ago.

America isn’t going down by itself.  Paksitan is circling the drain with it.  Only profiteers, politicians and certain powerful members of the “established” press seem tireless in their prosecution of policies of entropy and destruction.


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  1. Ammad  September 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Just for the record, my dad Lt. Rasheed Ahmed served under your command at ISI field detatchment Khi and the Directorate at Islamabad. He served primarily under General Akhtar though.

    Respect General….. 🙂

  2. David  September 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    He is a brave man, an honest person and highly professional. The military’s of the world can only benefit from his advise and he can play a key role in bringing the world closer, rather than the distances and wars that the few in control have created!!!

  3. Ammad  September 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Welcome aboard General. Congratulations to Gordon Duff over General’s appointment as a member of the board.

    US economy (15 trillion USD) has been and still is an attractive destination for individuals, families, business conglomerates, investors etc. We need to understand the sequence of events in the political history of US since WW1.

    Who are few families that built empires while giving ordinary American a life full of slavery, in the name of freedom (BROADER NATIONAL INTERST). Who are these people Ted Turner, David Rockefeller, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush to decide the fate of a nation that was formed on the basis of justice and equality?

    And finally Murali, let me save you some breath. General hasn’t said anything and you have started accusing him out of your intelligent google search? Take it easy GOOGLER. Media is one of the key elements of present propaganda machine under question here at this forum. So relax!!!

  4. Amad  September 8, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Welcome aboard General. Congratulations to Gordon Duff over General’s appointment as a member of the board.

    US economy ( 15 trillion USD ) has been and still is an attractive destination for individuals, families, business conglomerates, investors etc. We need to understand the sequence of events in the political history of US since WW1.

    Who are few families that built empires while giving ordinary american a life full of slavery, in the name of freedom ( BROADER NATIONAL INTERST ). Who are these people Tedd Turner, David rockerfeller, Rumsfield, Cheney, Bush to decide the fate of a nation that was formed on the basis of justice and equality.

    And finally Murali, let me save you some breath. General hasn’t said anything and you have started accusing him out of your intelligent google search? take it easy GOOGLER. Media is one of the key elements of present propaganda machine under question here on this forum. So relax!!!

  5. Junaid Khan Ahmadzai  August 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    This gay general Hamid Gul is the biggest terrorrist and killer of millions of Afghans. He has destroyed Afghanistan. He has only thought of Pakistan’s progress at the price of devastating Afghanistan. Allah will ruin him very soon. Inshallah, he will be punished for killing so many muslims in Afghanistan.

    • Junaid Khan Ahmadzai  August 31, 2010 at 11:44 pm

      All Afghans hate General Hamid Gul and his allies like Col. Imam etc. Col. Imam saw his fate, now is Gul’s turn. General Hamid Gul thinks Afghans are fools but we know everything he did to devastate Afghanistan, demilitarize it and ruin it.
      If a so-called muslim General does not think of his mulim brothers and sisters how can he be honest to the rest of the world? Hamid Gul is the biggest country seller of the world. May Allah Almighty destroy him soon.

  6. Rehmat  August 12, 2010 at 5:37 am

    In 2008, the US targeted Hamid Gul as a terrorist, claiming that he has ties with Al-Qaeda and Taliban. I remember his response to a frustrated western reporter who asked him everytime some Afghan pinpoints Osama Bin Laden’s whereabout – American forces fail to find him there. “In Pakhtun villages we even recognize the dogs from the neighboring villages. Then how come no one knows the whereabout of Osama Bin Laden – unless they’re making fool of Americans for money!”


    • Sajid Ansari  August 14, 2010 at 2:37 am

      November 27, 2008
      Email from Amaresh Misra
      Mumbai Terror Attacks: The Mossad Angle
      They killed Hemant Karkare, chief of the police anti-terrorist squad in Mumbai, to send a message that you cannot investigate the Mossad-RSS angle

      by Amaresh Misra

      MUMBAI, INDIA 4:00AM — Mumbai is under attack. People and forces who killed Mahatama Gandhi, who demolished the Babari Mosque have triumphed. More than 16 groups of terrorists have taken over Taj, Oberai and several hotels. Hundreds of people are dead. For the first time no one is blaming Muslim organizations. The Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the ATS have been killed. These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts – in which Praggya Singh, an army officer and several other noted personalities of the BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested. Karkare was the man to arrest them. Karkare was receiving threats from several quarters. LK Advani, the BJP chief and several other prominent leaders of the so-called Hindu terrorism squad were gunning for his head. And the first casualty in the terrorist attack was Karkare! He is dead – gone – the firing by terrorists began from Nariman House – which is the only building in Mumbai inhabited by Jews. Some Hindu Gujaratis of the Nariman area spoke live on several TV channels – they openly said that the firing by terrorists began from Nariman house. And that for two years suspicious activities were going on in this house. But no one took notice.

      Our worst fears have come true. It is clear that Mossad is involved in the whole affair. An entire city has been attacked by Mossad and probably units of mercenaries. It is not possible for one single organization to plan and execute such a sophisticated operation. It is clear that this operation was backed by communal forces from within the Indian State. The Home Minister Shivraj Patil should resign. The RSS-BJP-VHP-Bajrang Dal should be banned. Advani and others ought to be arrested. Today is a day of shame for all Indians and all Hindus. Muslims and secular Hindus have been proven right. RSS type forces and Israel are all involved in not only destabilizing but finishing India. India should immediately snap all relations with Israel. We owe this much to Karkare and the brave ATS men who had shown the courage to arrest Praggya Singh, Raj Kumar Purohit, the army officer and several others.

      A photograph published in Urdu Times, Mumbai, clearly shows that Mossad and ex-Mossad men came to India and met Sadhus and other pro-Hindutva elements recently. A conspiracy was clearly hatched.

      This is a moment of reckoning especially for Hindus of India. The killers of Gandhi have struck again. If we are true Sanatanis and true Hindus and true nationalists and true patriots we have to see this act as a clear attack by anti-national deshdrohi forces. Praggya Singh, Advani and the entire brand is anti-national. They ought to be shot. Any Hindu siding with them is hereafter warned of serious consequences.

      This is a question of nationalism. If no one else, the Indian army will not take this lying down. Communal, anti-national forces have attacked the very foundation of the Indian constitution and the nation. We will fight a civil war if need be against the pro-Hindutva, communal forces and their Israeli backers.

  7. Charlie  August 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    If the General has all the stuff that is indicated, and knows all that you claim
    he knows, someone had better furnish him bodyguards and more than one.

  8. Lem G.  August 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm


    Belated congratulations on obtaining Pakistani General Gull as a staff member of Veterans Today. Your visit to AfPak has borne even more benefit to all of us involved in trying to separate propaganda from fact regarding the AfPak AO with this latest contributor.
    Regardless of what side of the various “Conspiracy Theory” fence people use for their comfort zones, this man can only aide in the pursuit of accuracy which is sorely lacking these days in the Mid East.
    As long as General Gull is clear about his agenda, everyone will benefit from his contributions.

  9. Murali  August 9, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Also check these out – Links to some of the weirdest Pakistani conspiracy theories!

    Gen. Gul is in the thick of many of these!


    Flooding in Pak due to conspiracy by India on water release



    Pakistanis call Mumbai attacks as an Israeli & Indian conspiracy

    NY-Times Square attack-US & Indian Conspiracy against Pak

    Mumbai attacks India-US-Israeli conspiracy to malign Pak

    US’ Free Mason’s conspiracy against the world- as revealed by Angels & Demons

    Ahmedi attacks-Pak calls it a conspiracy by Ahmedis

  10. Syed Zaidi  August 7, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Open letter to Gordon Duff:

    Dear Gordon,

    I am puzzled.

    On this webpage:
    in introducing Hamid Gul to your readers as a new member of your editorial board you say:

    “Gul’s recent “interview” with the Washington Post was widely misquoted. His challenges to them to compare their misrepresentations against their own audio tapes of his interview go unanswered. Similarly, we found that a 2001 “interview” with UPI, one published around the world right after 9/11, never happened at all but was fabricated out of thin air. This is typical.”

    But then you go ahead and reproduce the interview, on this webpage:
    professedly in consultation with Hamid Gul and Borchgrave. It is given at face value. There is but the slightest hint of this being a fabrication — and that is the use of the word “incredible” in the sub-headline. But as you know, that word has two senses, one “unworthy of belief” and secondly, “astonishing”. So, in effect, there is nothing to indicate that the interview should not be taken at face value. There is no challenge by your new member to the various statements there. If this was fabricated out of thin air, then the least you could do for your readers is tell us where it departs from the professed views of General Gul.

    On the face of it, yours is a refreshing voice in the war against the Zionist global empire. Best for you to clear up some unsettling anomalies. This way I just cannot tell whether you are coming or going.


    Syed Zaidi (retired professor of philosophy, University of Delhi, India)

  11. Dr.A.K.Tewari  August 7, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Gen .gul is now with the herd what he deserves becouse bird of same feather fly togather .But a flight without a predetermined base is likely to terminate in a crash .

  12. Sajid Ansari  August 6, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Welcome aboard, Gen.Hamid Gul. You have joined the right forum to say the truth.

    We wish to know the truth about the (controversial) acceptance of involvement of ‘non-state Pakistani actors’ in Mumbai mayhem. Whereas Rajesh Misra, an Indian journalist, proved that it was RAW + Mossad staged drama, in order to kill Hemant Karkare who had proved involvement of Lt. Col Promit, of Indian Military Intelligence, in bombing Malegaon and burning of Samjhota Express wherein 68 Pakistanis were burned alive. Why and how Rehman Malik, the Pakistani Interior minister, accepted it, despite having NO Proofs at all of involvement of Pakistani welfare organizations.

    Gordon..!! Pakistanis are proud to give Gen. Gul Hamid as a GIFT to VT, the prodigy son of Pakistan.

  13. Murali  August 5, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    It’s ABSOLUTELY THE HEIGHTS OF DECIET to see Gen. Hamid Gul one of the greatest America haters of all time (not to leave out A Q Khan), presented as someone who loves America!

    Truly, this has knocked the bottom of the barrel of DECIET (Hypocricy is too mild a word!!!).

    Gen. Gul is the guy who gave $100,000 to Khalid Sheik Mohammed who wired it to 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta, which for inexplicable reasons the 9/11 commission removed from the final report!

    He’s one of the guys who is in bed with Al-Qaeda on a daily basis.

    A google search on his name will unearth enough stuff to keep us busy for weeks and months!!

    There’s some nice discussions going on here (another Pakistani site teeming with ex-Pakistani generals with all kinds of weirdest, outlandish conspiracy theories).

    If that’s what educated Pakistanis subscribe to, one can totally understand the mentality of the foot soldiers in the ravines of Af-Pak who are only fed on a rich diet of Jihad!!!

    Hopefully Veterans Today will review Gen.Gul’s membership carefully, if they intend to avoid being discarded by the American public as a free-for-all group.

    Check these out:




  14. AS  August 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Hamid Gul, israeli is now saying that you were the man behind the pakistani doctrine ‘if pakistan is to be sacrified, nuke israel !’ they are now blaming you for being behind secret deal to provide any muslim country nuke heads to counter strike israel in armagedon scenario… if it is true, I am proud of you brother !

  15. Ronald Douglas kennedy  August 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Welcome aboard General: “WHY” are “THEY” hiding in the unmarked Middle East puzzle?

    a Poem,

    By Ronald Douglas Kennedy

    Al-Jazeerah, June 9, 2006

    Who are “They” Kidding by the Pillaring of our Finest.

    They willingly Killed Thousands of Adults and Children’

    Putting Sanctions in place denying shipments of Medical and Food supplies.

    Saying you have “Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    Launching there Air War of Shock and Awe.

    On one of our Oldest City Civilization Ares in the World.

    Yes they used Smart Bombs in their Knowingly Dumb War Of Deliberate Lies.

    And the world is still asking Oh WHY

    Where Oh Where do those “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Lie?

    And now our Finest and yours in City and Village are in harms way.

    Religious and Ethnic Feuds only complicating there day.

    Our Finest Red White & Blue going to there Nations Cry on 911 day.

    As Sworn Our Military Finest “Do not ask the question Why but do and die”.

    Its up to you and I to know the “THEY”

    And the Political Questions of Oh Why?

    There is no Ethical Legal Religious Morality in starting Wars ours or yours.

    It’s not a sport with Olympic Rules of Survival in the daily games of life and play.

    It’s one of daily fear survival kill or be killed.

    And win the reasoning mind goes blank with rage to Kill & Kills.

    It’s time for ALL to say a Prayer and ask the Question again of Oh WHY?

    Ronald Douglas Kennedy

    Fallbrook CA U.S.A.

  16. bilal  August 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

    welcome General finally i can see some one who can stand against the media war.
    good luck sir

  17. Gordon Duff  August 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

    We are still trying to figure out exactly what Osama bin laden had done..when alive. We have established he had nothing to do with the Kenya/Tanzania bombings, the only thing he was charged with. We have established that the CIA and Mossad founded Al Qaeda and that it has never existed as any unified terrorist organization, much less one run by bin Laden. Lots of good information in your post.

  18. Kanwal  August 5, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Welcome Sir…We will give you warm reception

  19. Erica Stuart  August 5, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Welcome General, I am looking forward to some of your articles if you can spare the time. You are quite ware of what has happened to this country with our key and most crucial decision making posts infiltrated by people of questionable loyalty serving foreign interests and a population brainwashed by emotional and terrorizing propaganda under cover of religious myths. Therefore you know how difficult is the job ahead of us who try to keep facts and reason from being crushed. And surely you know that given the present situation we must expose and eradicate the cancerous growth and disinfect the areas before we can stop this slide into the kingdom of Satan we are helping build. We can use all the help you can give us.

  20. Ayesha Villalobos  August 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Welcome Sir ,Congratulations!

  21. Aurang Zaib  August 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Dearest Gen. Saab Congratulations!! I must say the right person in the right time.

    Karachi, Pakistan.

  22. Kamran  August 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm


    Very well said by Allama Iqbal.. Hamid Gull would be a good change in their Media which was completely controlled by Zionists.. m also smelling a massive change in the Pakistani Media as well.. Islam and Truth will Prevail. InshAllah Soon.

  23. Bahram Durrani  August 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Congratulations Gen. saab 🙂
    its about time the American ppl got to hear out true voice heard 🙂

  24. Kanwal  August 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm


    I am proud of you because in this world still some person are alive who comments on truth…..We are only waiting Peace …After 9/11 whole world is at Risk …Now Iraq condition, Afghan condition, Iran, north Korea, Pak, All facing Peace problem…Did these country really participate in 9/11….?Why they are alone now.?

  25. moiz qureshi  August 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    congrats gen gul for join da team….god bless u

  26. rickdimbath  August 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Hey America ,


    is your new & infinitely better Main Stream News !! 🙂

    Main Stream News For A Better 21st. Century !! 🙂

    Lt. General Hamid Gul ,There are plenty of Americans
    who will be interested.

    We are so done with the Washington Post and
    all the other garbage media.

  27. Zuhayer  August 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Nice to see General Sahabs Name in the editorial Board.

    It is a very intelligent decision to get him on board. Hopefully a vast portion of the US will be able to get to see the ‘other’ side of the picture they dont have much access of.

    Stay safe.

  28. Chaplain Mary Murphy  August 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    could you share if he identifies our Soldiers becoming addicts while on duty?
    The War Widows

  29. musafir  August 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh! Heartiest congratulations to Gen. Hamid Gul for his engaging in the editorial panel of VT. The blessed son of truth- former ISI chief and one of the masterminds who ousted the Godless Soviet White Bear – are now expected to reveal the facts behind the curtain with his ingenious rhetoric and military ken.We welcome the editorial board of VT for their discreet choice and uncompromising commitment towards the real essence of journalism amid in the vast arena of Goebbelsian mainstream Ameriacan media.

    With the best complements-
    Abdullah Al Musafir

  30. Edward Rynearson  August 4, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Welcome aboard sir!

  31. Dan  August 4, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I’ll second the welcome above, and look forward to a closer analysis of the “leaks” excoriating the ISI, possibly the opening shot in a propaganda campaign for war with Pakistan. With all due respect to the General, it’s a sad day when Americans can no longer trust their own government and must seek out foreign sources for the truth.

    For all I know, our government may tell the truth from time to time. Yet, its ongoing lies on military and economic matters; its Orwellian plans for surveillance, control, and internment of fellow citizens; and, the genocide being committed in our name cast doubt on every utterance that comes from Washington. The government of the United States, administration and Congress alike, are viewed by more and more Americans every day as a satrapy of a foreign nation. Only its minions are permitted to run for national office by the complicit media.

    If I remember correctly, it was some political hack in the Bush administration who said it was their goal to create a virtual reality in the mind the average citizen. This is not just lying, but lying for the State, which nullifies every principle on which our great nation was founded.

  32. Tom Dillman  August 4, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Welcome aboard General. It shall be fun to hear your take on the world.

    Tom Dillman, Houston, Tx

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