So in this news report we are told two things:
1. That ISPR spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas confirmed on Saturday that Major Adnan was dismissed from the military because he had ties to banned organizations and 2
2. Major Adnan was released from detention on orders from “high up”
I have to say that I’m really grateful to the anonymous intelligence source who keeps leaking the stories about Major Adnan to the media. Ever since the LA Times first broke the story there’s been denial by the army at every stage. First that Major Adnan was actually dismissed (despite an earlier report in The Nation to the contrary – oops!) then that he was dismissed due to connections with banned organizations and finally that the connections with banned organizations were the same organizations that were involved with the Times Square plot. Call it a wild hunch but incidents like this and the Ramzi Yousuf extradition saga probably contribute to Rehman Malik’s unpopularity with the powers that be. I’m not saying he’s responsible for leaking the information, but clearly there are “law enforcement sources” who are leaking selectively to the press and preventing the army from brushing everything under the carpet.
Actually I have a feeling the US is just going to ignore this whole Major Adnan angle anyway. But somehow it makes me feel better that there is someone out there who the military is probably just waiting to wring the neck of if they can figure out who it is.