In the 1990s, the ISI supported the militants as a proxy force to contest Indian-controlled Kashmir, the border territory that India and Pakistan both claim, and to gain a controlling influence in neighboring Afghanistan. In the 1980s, the United States supported militants, too, funneling billions of dollars to Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan through the ISI, vastly increasing the agency’s size and power.
The consequences of this funneling of billions of dollars through the ISI?
the ISI could not rein in the militants it had nurtured for decades as a proxy force to exert pressure on India and Afghanistan. After the agency unleashed hard-line Islamist beliefs, the officials said, it struggled to stop the ideology from spreading.
And these militants are doing what?
the militants have turned on their former handlers, the officials said. Joining with other extremist groups, they have battled Pakistani security forces and helped militants carry out a record number of suicide attacks last year, including some aimed directly at army and intelligence units as well as prominent political figures, possibly even Benazir Bhutto.
I believe a few Republican candidates owe a certain Ron Paul an apology. Since he was the only Republican candidate to bring up US foreign Policy. And I believe it was Giuliani who ran his mouth about how it wasn't US policy, a fact contradicted above (though the informed among us already knew this).
SO in essence the US paid billions of dollars to create a new enemy. Thanks Reagan!