It might be time for another “tough love” phone call from Richard Armitage.

In an interview with BBC radio, Musharraf was asked for his response to the view that Pakistan was not a good ally in the fight against global extremism because of the links between terrorism and his country.

“You will be brought down to your knees if Pakistan doesn’t co-operate with you. That is all that I would like to say. Pakistan is the main ally. If we were not with you, you would not manage anything. Let that be clear,” he said.

“And if the ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) is not with you, you will fail. Let that be very clear also. Remember my words: if the ISI is not with you and Pakistan is not with you will lose in Afghanistan.”

He also told the Times of London he knows Osama’s in the Kunar province of Afghanistan. “It’s not a hunch,” he insists. ISI told him.

The same ISI that was accused yesterday by India of having masterminded the Mumbai train bombings.

In other news, looks like it’ll be my turn soon to be profiled at the airport. I guess they don’t make degenerate mafia parasites like they used to.