According to a top Russian counter-terrorism expert, the recent terror attacks that took place in Mumbai and claimed over 130 human victims, has an indirect past American contribution to it. In the words of the former “Vympel” Afghan War veteran, Vladimir Klyukin: "The handwriting and character of the Mumbai events demonstrates that they were not ordinary terrorists. Behind this terrorist attack there are ‘Green Flag’ special operations forces, which were created by the Americans in Pakistan, just an year before the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, and in the initial period were under full US control. For such guerilla operations, at least two-three years of preparatory work with the involvement of experienced instructors is required. People from the streets, without any planning and training are simply not able to hold four big complexes in a city so long…" The report was made in the Indian newspaper, The Times of India via an Interfax release from Moscow on 30th November, 2008. Delving into this statement, it becomes clear why the United States and Pakistan are so eager to help Indian authorities in investigating this attack. The Cold War allies have a good reason not to want any third party close scrutiny of these terror attacks, in case something unsavoury comes up. While the American association with radical Islamists during Cold War era is widely known and well documented, both the US government and intelligence agencies repeatedly deny their involvement with the Islamic mujahiden. Unfortunately for the CIA, the “plausible deniability” doesn’t sell well among a lot of internationalist Americans, as is evident by their criticism of the 9/11 commission report. The rest of the general American populace is either disinterested or unable to believe that their own governments helped radicalize, motivate, arm, and deploy the various groups of ‘Mujahedin’ that now plague South Asia. Perhaps they have more faith in the claims of “intelligence failure” by the their government, which is more of an insult to the intelligence of the American people. http://www.abytheliberal.com/category/military This is how America operates isn't it?? It goes to a region....helps anyone who is willing to ally with it regardless of what they have done in the past and then quietly wash their hands off the menace they have created and then America proceeds to retreat across the ocean back to its continent.