The War: Bigger Picture
Posted on May 20, 2009 | 1 comment
By: Peter Chamberlin
We are fighting a war that is like no other. The illusion is made as real; the real is made as dust. Nothing is as it seems in this war, even though this is the era of instant news. This alteration of our very understanding of reality has been necessary for us to pursue a war policy of pure evil, even though we have paraded ourselves before the world as warriors in defense of truth and light. The human race is begging for an end to the path of destruction that trusted American leaders have steered the world onto., longing to turn onto a permanent path of Light. It is high time the United States either showed the world the way into the Light, or got out of the way of those who can.
Our new president has made a great show of being the man with the hope of “change” in his hand, but in the cold light of day he is readying massive doses of change for the worse. The world was begging for American leadership to undo what the last “mis-leader” has done, but the economic powers that rule America have produced another charlatan bearing nothing more than a nice smile, to bind us to the path of escalation that leads to the Empire’s goal of permanent war.
A great sickness of mind has inflicted the people of this Nation, filling our thoughts with bloodlust and heroic visions of victory over savage hordes who are bent on our destruction. The “al Qaida” and Taliban who have been cast as classic movie villains who prefer a world ruled by death and despair, answer to strange gods and display bizarre customs. American soldiers were cast in the hero’s role, standing tall in their glorious image of the lone eagle warriors holding-back the swelling tides of Asia and Africa, defending our lovingly constructed towers of glory that surely elevate us that much closer to our Creator even as they set us above our fellow man. This is the Hollywood image of America that has been carefully constructed by our leaders and powerhouses of influence, the “Zion” of Matrix fame. “Zion” America, the hero nation of warriors, defending precious civilization, under siege by armies of darkness and inhumanity.
The “war on terror” is much like a movie, in that it was definitely developed according to some sort of script, enormous investments were made in its production, while it waited many years in development. The first step in understanding is realizing that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were not the opening act, neither was the first Trade Center bombing in 1993.
The second step in understanding the “war on terror” is accepting the fact that nothing is as it seems; there are no “good guys,” but there are plenty of bad guys, and an unlimited supply of innocents. The United States and its allies cannot wear the white hats in this bad “spaghetti western,” the second act of which is being stage-managed now in Western Pakistan, that is, unless there is no morality. Unless the foundation of the entire American legal system is suddenly without merit, the United States also be seen as some of the worst bad guys in this violent international travesty of justice.
We have forced our war that we wage in the name of vengeance, out of our sense of righteous indignation, for an attack that killed thousands of innocent civilians, blamed on an ill-defined enemy, offering no evidence of their guilt, killing over one million innocent civilians and turning five times that amount into refugees in the process.
Now, our new president, the one elected on a promise to “change” (one of those changes being the salvation of the first war in Afghanistan, by winding-down the second war in Iraq), is the latest facilitator of the Empire’s plans, a marionette, dancing to the “New World Order blues,” as he “song and dances” us around these first two wars and into a third unwinnable war in Pakistan. The third step in understanding the truth about the terror war is to realize that the American government has not been trying to end these two wars, it has been using every means at its disposal to prolong the first two wars while it frantically sought a way to start a third. America is not really losing either war, but it has never had any intentions of winning them either.
Obama continues the presidential tradition of deceiving the world about American intentions, present facts backwards—preserving capitalism will not salvage the war effort, but military action is planned, to acquire the means to avert any economic emergency, the resources of the underdeveloped region . Pakistan is the keystone in an American strategic move that stretches in an arc across the entire Middle East and southern central Asia. If Pakistan is not totally under American control then the plan cannot work. The existence of this plan accounts for the brazenness shown in American actions taken in Pakistan that are in direct contravention of the expressed will of the Pakistani people and their leaders, actions clearly intended to undermine Army and governmental authority.
The Obama Administration is expanding the war on the strength of this statement:
Every action that our government takes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, under the pretense of eliminating “al Qaida” is a fraud. Whatever is left of bin Laden’s organization (he never called it “al Qaida,” it was the “World Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders”), most of the terrorist acts that have been blamed on the legendary group were either the work of other terrorists [like Khalid Sheikh Mohamed and Ramsey Yousef], CIA/Special Forces operations or attacks by mercenary proxies hired by the CIA network). The Arabic expression,‘Q eidat ilmu’ti’aat’, meaning “the database,” is the source of the term ascribed to the legendary terrorist outfit.
The term “al Qaida” was never used before the “war of terror” was dreamed-up in the sick minds of the neocon spooks who ran the Bush/Cheney political team in the 2000 campaign. The only proof given to the contrary came from an Israeli source, claiming to be copied text from an American embassy press release. World renowned expert on bin Laden , Yossef Bodansky never used the term “al Qaida” even once in his opus volume of research entitled, “Bin Laden: the Man Who Declared War on America,” published in 1999. Bodansky was Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the US House of Representatives from 1988 to 2004, so if there was an “al Qaida” terrorist organization before 1999 he would have known about it.
The concept of the “global war on terror” has served as an excuse for turning reality on its head and the implementation of the full war agenda of the radical American right wing. Bin Laden’s organization, “World Islamic Front for Jihad” is a spent force. The promise to chase a generic tag that is made to fit any enemy is a ruse intended to gain the consent of the American people for creating a state of permanent war.
In a war based entirely on manufactured delusions, the allied nations took a small expeditionary force of mercenaries and the amplifying device of the corporate media and created the illusion of “al Qaida.” The Muslim and Arab militants used in the attacks blamed on them throughout the world were military/intelligence agency assets, “patsies” to take the fall for a series of attacks upon American interests. The corporate masters of America ordered their secret “al Qaida” army, compromised mostly of retired military and intelligence officers, to initiate a series of well-timed and expertly advertised attacks. This successful application of the “strategy of tension” had the desired effect of deceiving the democratic masses into giving the government permission to start world war III.
This secret network of rogue “retired” intelligence agents and military officers has been a key element of American covert policies since Vietnam and has become an active tool of every American president since it was organized into a private secret army under Ronald Reagan. They probably killed Kennedy and numerous other key American and allied world leaders. Their secret machinations were brought to light by the missteps of rogue official Oliver North, revealing for the first time the depths of their plans in the “Rex 84” program of civilian internment camps, intended to accommodate the human bi-products of future plans for martial law.
In their most blatant attack upon Americans on September 11, they (“al Qaida”) used their Saudi patsies to launch the biggest psychological warfare operation of all time, which was ultimately intended to bring-about an American dictatorship that would extend all the way to Central and Southern Asia. They needed the help of their Saudi collaborators, as well as that of the Pakistanis, to create the illusion of a terrorist menace growing out of the Middle East that would open the door for unbridled American aggression and the plans for permanent limited world war.
The Saudis offered-up their limitless supply of Wahabbi jihadis to serve as cannon-fodder in America’s terror war, Pakistan had the network of jihadi training camps built for them by the Americans, using mostly Saudi money, and the thousands of veteran militants trained in those camps, represented by the Taliban and the Kashmiri groups. Wherever the Saudi militants were used in the Middle East to create the impression of “al Qaida,” their actions were usually traced back to the Taliban and their friends usually with information supplied by CIA or Mossad, in order to legitimize the sweep of American/NATO troops out of Afghanistan, through Pakistan, into Central Asia.
The great production, a.k.a. “the war on terror,” is the largest, most ambitious construction project in history, the construction of the world’s biggest inter-continental oil and gas pipeline system, with the lion’s share of it working its way towards the ports of Israel. Israel has a huge stake in seeing this project succeed, that’s why they are in charge of overseeing so much of the preliminary demolition of the houses and towns occupied by the current “useless eaters,” who stand in the way of the latest scheme for certain individuals to reap ultimate profits. Another player who has a major stake in seeing the project succeed is Iran. They are planned to be a major provider and transit route. Between Israel and Iran, they carry-out the majority of the ongoing demolition projects in the Middle East, from Lebanon to Gaza, from Gaza to Egypt, from Egypt to Somalia, from everywhere to Iraq, from Iraq to Pakistan, from Pakistan to Uzbekistan and Western China. For Western powers the Iran/Israeli conflict is stage-managed to magnify popular tension, even though most Zionist leaders are dead serious about eliminating Iran.
Iran runs the public terror operations (in a covert manner), while Mossad has the franchise for the covert ops that are coordinated with other intelligence agencies. Wherever you find an active “al Qaida” cell you are witnessing the handiwork of Israel’s finest dirty fighters. All known “al Qaida” or “al Q linked” networks uncovered invariably lead back to Mossad, or the Saudis, Brits, or Americans. In Pakistan, Mossad’s influence is manifested through shared missions with India’s RAW spy agency, mostly in the form of terror attacks blamed on the Pakistani Taliban. Israeli arms sales throughout this troubled region add fuel to the fire and ensure that Iran’s arms sales are matched, in order to produce long bloody stalemates between targeted groups. While Iran’s sales and training programs have created Hezbollah’s formidable force and empowered Hamas, Israel’s arms sales have gone to clients who were either schooled to serve as an imaginary enemy, or to those seeking to defend themselves from the cardboard armies.
The war in AfPak is based on multiple deceptions by numerous interested parties. The US brashly demands that Pakistan give-up its deceptions concerning the Taliban, in order to defend the central US deception, that “al Qaida” is a potent international organization of terrorists, that is locked in a war to the death with the US military.
CIA forces are pounding Pakistani targets almost on a daily basis, saying that it is time to come clean about ISI support for Taliban militants, trying by every available means to persuade the government to come around to our point of view. Our point of view is a fairy tale, concocted for maximum propaganda effect—Pakistan is a “state sponsor of terrorism,” while the United States is coming-off practically blameless for having had thousands of “Islamic” militants trained in radical Saudi-supplied madrassas and CIA-supplied paramilitary camps. So far, the CIA has managed to pull-off a world-class propaganda coup by making Pakistan the scapegoat for problems it has created.
The CIA has controlled the direction of this covert operation from the beginning, just as it has been in command of the successful intelligence operation that created the greater war and the events of 911. The CIA, on orders from Bush Sr., did not abandon Afghanistan., to the sole discretion of the Pakistanis, as contended by many researchers. The proof of this is found in the revelations made by several notable researchers (here, here, and here), that the Taliban won the Afghan civil war because of the sudden serendipitous “discovery” of “800 truckloads worth of arms and ammunition in a cave near Spinbaldak, information that could only have been obtained with the use of powerful spy satellites.
In “Operation Enduring Turmoil,” CIA planners were limited at first to leading a mercenary army in Afghanistan of Northern Alliance proxy forces. Since then, besides administering the massive “cluster-f**k” known as the Afghan war, it has been busy using some of the Northern Alliance’s most ruthless men, along with a sizeable force of Uzbeks to destabilize Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal Areas and North West Frontier Provinces.
Confusion in the war zone and the lid that has been clamped on news coming-out of the area has made it possible to introduce all sorts of sundry militant outfits into the area under the one all-inclusive rubric of “Taliban,” just as conditions have allowed for the branding of multiple unaffiliated groups under the chosen talisman of evil, “al Qaida.”
At the end of the Afghan invasion, after the bulk of the Taliban and bin Laden’s forces were reduced and contained to Eastern Afghanistan, the CIA took steps to prevent the elimination of entire group, specifically holding-back Northern Alliance forces and American bombers until the trapped fighters could escape to Pakistan, by both land and air (the “Kunduz airlift” involved CIA intervention on behalf of ISI, to relocate Taliban and Army advisors who were under heavy seige). They relocated to the area around Chitral in the north of Pakistan and returned to Wana in droves. These were the radicals and foreign “al Qaida” that have since then proceeded to create a reign of terror in Pakistan, as they began to force their radical Wahabbi “jihadi” religious practices on the locals, many of whom are illiterate, with no base of formal knowledge with which to combat their poisonous interpretations of Islam.
The radicals who were bombing, kidnapping and be-heading local tribal leaders by the hundreds were mostly Uzbeks from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) who had come from Afghanistan. They were the “al Qaida” killers who were being reported on the American “nightly news.” Sightings of “al Qaida” in FATA or Swat invariably refer to this group, or other Uzbeks who came in a second wave, with Northern Alliance Afghans, as they accompanied Guantanamo alumnus Abdullah Mehsud.
The Uzbeks and Afghans who accompanied Abdullah Mehsud into Pakistan began a series of terror attacks against Pakistanis, claiming to be fighting for Mullah Omar. Mehsud’s fighters brought heat from the Army down upon the region, ignited intra-tribal warfare with forces led by Maulvi Nazir, and eventually aligned themselves with Baitullah Mehsud and Maulana Fazlullah, providing a base in the north for Shariah-enforcing attacks. These are the “Taliban” forces who wage war on local Shiites and government forces, blowing-up girls schools, CD shops, etc.
The Mehsud/Uzbek operation was a CIA operation that was kept completely separate and secret from Pakistan’s ISI, since the Army was the intended target of the group. The joint American/Afghan/Indian operation, to create chaos in Pakistan’s tribal region by the infusion of “fake Taliban” into Pakistan, has been made possible because of Karzai’s spy agency (NDS) director, thirty-six-year-old Amrullah Saleh, who once boasted:
“Insurgency is like grass. Two ways to destroy it: You cut the upper part, and after four months, you have it back. You poison the soil where that grass is, then you eliminate it forever.”
The fake “Taliban” has very effectively poisoned the soil of northern and western Pakistan. The war that Pakistan has been forced to fight against them is a “detoxification” operation, to destroy the noxious weeds that have been transplanted into the fertile soil of the Frontier Region.
Their attacks, coupled with the constant haranguing and threats coming from Bush and Cheney, have compelled the Army to fight a series of mini-wars against the fake Taliban, or “al Qaida,” who had taken advantage of Muslim customs to gain shelter among the local Pashtun population from the storm blowing-away across the Durand Line. Each time the Army ended the mini-war by signing treaties with militant leaders like Mullah Dadullah or Baitullah Mehsud, a new series of attacks would erupt elsewhere. The collateral damage inflicted upon the local tribes in these attacks and the Army’s counter-attacks then, as now, was massive. This suffering and violence breathed new life into the local Taliban movement, motivating thousands to take-up arms against the Americans and the Pakistani government.
Into this confusing, boiling cauldron of inter-tribal and inter-agency warfare the British and American forces introduced another wild card, the “Taliban split,” orchestrated around the killing on May 13 of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah. British and Afghan agencies used his brother Mansoor to introduce the idea of “reconciliation” and double-cross into the minds of both the Afghan and the Pakistani Taliban. British assets associated with Mansoor began to perpetuate mistrust and suspicion of Afghan double-agents, especially those who had been associated with Abdullah Mehsud and his Uzbeks.
Out of this British/American operation emerged an organization that was called “Taliban,” but what came forth was not Taliban, but “anti-Taliban,” the “Tehreek e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).”
December 14, 2007, the formation of the Taliban Movement of Pakistan (TTP).
On December 27 Benazir Bhutto was killed.
Dec. 29, 2007, Taleban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed read to AFP over the telephone a statement issued by Omar that said Mullah Mansoor Dadullah was sacked
The Sararogha Fort raid occurred on 15-16 January 2008.
The commander of the Pakistani Special Forces (SSG) who led the operation which retook the fortress from the militants led by Baitullah Mehdud, Gen. Alavi, was brutally gunned-down after approaching a British reporter with a story about other Pakistani generals who were dealing with local militants, instead of seriously eliminating them, as claimed. Two lower-ranking officers, turned “Islamists” have since been charged in his killing, which produced other news reports linking the two with a Taliban assassination ring based in Waziristan and having had contacts with local foe of Baitullah Mehsud, Maulvi Nazir. The two officers were believed to be associated with Sheikh Omar, the killer of Daniel Pearl, whose phone records show that he had placed calls to Gen. Alavi’s phone from his jail cell.
Sararogha-video of Sara Rogha Fort
Waziri tribal leader Mullah Nazir is the most dangerous man in all of Pakistan, threatening to blow the lid off America’s secret plans for Pakistan. He alone holds the keys to war and peace in S. Waziristan. Nazir represents America’s ultimate failure in Pakistan so far, even though he had formerly been a shining example of “reconciliation” and cooperation with Pakistan Army initiatives. Thanks to the campaign of repeated assassination attempts by terminator drones which have stalked him over the past year, he has moved himself firmly into the camp of Baitullah Mehsud, even though they have been bitter rivals until now.
Maulvi Nazir had led his Waziri tribe to form a Lashkar (militia) group which expelled the trouble-making Uzbeks and all foreign “al Qaida” from around the town of Wana, after they had killed over three hundred tribal elders (maliks). The campaign of tribal defense which he initiated has worked wherever it has been applied, perhaps explaining why he has been the constant target of both “al Qaida” and US guns since then. His reward for having championed the cause of self-defense against American plans for domination has been given in the form of Hellfire missiles delivered by Predator drones over the past year.
After a full year of this, on February 14, 2009 Obama attacked Baitullah Mehsud’s forces in the village of Shrawangai Nazarkhel. This change in strategy came just two days after the targeting situation in Pakistan was openly discussed on an Internet podcast. This particular airstrike caused the reunification of the two marked leaders and the splitting-off of another fairly powerful ally of Maulvi Nazir in his struggle against Mehsud and the violent Uzbeks, the inheritor of Abdullah Mehsud’s Pakistani soldiers, Zainuddin Shimankhel. Since February, Shimankhel and tribal leader Turkistan Bittani have openly waged war against Mehsud, in S. Waziristan.
Thus the latest deception campaign of the new American administration, focused on driving the two feuding militants back together to create a common enemy instead of taking advantage of the natural split that was there, made possible by one Predator attack.
A recent series of news reports and interviews with militant leaders in early April confirmed Pakistani/American collaboration in these targeted killings of Taliban leaders.
“In mid-March, the American military in Afghanistan flew a demonstration mission of a Predator drone along a stretch of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to show the kind of imagery and communications information the Predator could provide. The Americans transmitted the information to a border coordination center near the Khyber Pass operated by American, Pakistani and Afghan personnel, and the information was sent through Pakistani security databases.
The test run went well enough that Pakistan subsequently requested a small number of additional Predator reconnaissance flights to support their operations in the border tribal areas.
But American officials said the requests for additional surveillance missions ended suddenly in early April.”
On one of those flights took place on Mar.13, when an unmanned US drone killed at least 12 people in Kurram district, associates of Mehsud’s brother. On 25 March 2009 seven were killed in the Makin area, Mehsud’s home town.
After these attacks, the collaboration suddenly ended in early April, after Taliban leader Maulvi Nazir gave an interview with As-Sahab on April 7, and the appearance of this article on April 10, which highlighted Nazeer’s charges that Pakistani Army sources had planted the homing devices on local militant leaders, which the Predator flights zeroed in on. On April 14, this article in the Lebanese Daily Star revealed that Amb. Holbrooke and Adm. Mullen had secretly met with Taliban leaders, one of them probably infamous Afghan leader and former sweetheart of the CIA, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
Today, the CIA is continuing to push the Pakistani government to the wall today with its provocative Predator and counter-insurgency attacks that drive the tribal militants to wage war in the Frontier Region, in order to force the ISI to change its ways. The ploy, that the US is waging war to eradicate its successful CIA operation to create a phantom militant army, a.k.a. “al Qaida” (which is allegedly giving orders to the Pakistani Taliban), is being used as a cover to force the ISI to reveal its own successful militant project, the “Taliban.” Regardless of American wishes to the contrary, Pakistan still has the option of negotiations with its own Taliban in Waziristan, even though has to wage war to eliminate the American “Taliban” from NWFP.
Pakistan has to choose to accept America’s point of view, that all Taliban are and were a project of the ISI, if it wants to obtain the windfall represented by the PEACE treaty. Pakistan has to agree to seriously fight total civil war against the Taliban, from Kashmir to Balochistan, if it is to receive the funds that the American warlords are dangling before them. Pakistan’s problems with militancy now all arose because of past mini-wars launched against their own people at Bush’s insistence. Obama is intent on taking it a step further than even Bush and Cheney dared to dream.
Pakistan has to seriously fight a war against the Taliban, pretending that they are fighting an imaginary “al Qaida” hierarchy which survived the Afghan war by fleeing to FATA and NWFP. Pakistan has to decimate its population with war and refugee problems, under American direction, in the pretense of fighting a military “force” that consists of no more than a token remnant; it is not any kind of “force” at all.
If the news leaking out is true, that the Pakistani Army is planning an offensive against Baitullah Mehsud in S. Waziristan next month, and it is not just more American propaganda, like the “failed state” “Taliban takeover” hysteria, then we will be witnessing a remarkable event in the history of dumb mistakes. If the Army folds under the pressure and opens a real civil war throughout the entire Frontier Region, then it will be sealing Pakistan’s fate to be dismembered and dominated. This is insane.
It has become apparent that regardless of what the Pakistani Army does, a major war escalation has been scheduled by the American military, beginning in June. The planned “surge” of possibly 24,000 troops, is just the start. The present commander of US forces in Afghanistan is being replaced with a specialist in counter-insurgency strategy, Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Reports on the Pentagon website InsideDefense.com,, reveal that a major “irregular warfare” air capability will be called on in June:
“AIR FORCE PREPPING FOR MAJOR IRREGULAR WARFARE DECISIONS IN JUNE.”
The new “Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund” has been created, with $400 million for Pakistan’s counter-insurgency needs for their escalation.
Pakistan’s leaders continue to go through this painfully slow dance to the death with their American employers, disrupting life in the tribal regions, pretending to be locked in to a battle to the death with a few thousand militants, while they prepare an all too real escalation of Obama/Bush’s war, all for the sake of maintaining the greater illusion of fighting “al Qaida.” Pakistan’s leaders are playing a very deadly game here with Obama, betting the survival of their precious nation that the United States warlords will blink first.
In order to gain access to the promised PEACE funds, Pakistan is ready to jump through any hoop. “PEACE” is a restraining pay-off, designed by full-time “friend of Israel” US Congressman, Howard Berman. His bill binds Pakistan to cut its own throat, by opening a full-scale civil war in its western regions, while simultaneously surrendering to India’s good intentions in the east, in exchange for billions. Israeli watchdog Berman is once again carrying water for the Zionist state, by enforcing the nuts and bolts of the public relations “course change” spelled-out recently by radical new spokesman Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman’s opinion, that “Pakistan is the greatest threat to the world,” is way out of character for Israel. Israel’s American allies in Congress are effectively taking the focused public eye away from Israel’s war crimes in Gaza, while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the next anti-Islamic invasion of Iran. Berman’s PEACE bill is just like the “Iran war resolution” he co-authorized with fellow-traveller Rep. Ackermen. Like that bill which was nearly rammed through the last congress, it seeks to create a set of conditions in the Middle East region that will facilitate the commitment of US forces to new military actions against a major military power. Israel is desperately trying to rehabilitate its public image, which lay in ruins after attempting to exterminate a sizeable portion of the Palestinian population of Gaza.
Intensive US actions will begin in Pakistan next month, one way or another. Even if, by some miracle, Pakistan stood-up for its citizens and refused the PEACE pay-off, American military actions will be triggered when the Pakistani Army either fails to ignite civil war in S. Waziristan or fails to convince US leaders that they are sincerely locked in a land struggle to eliminate the Pakistani Taliban. The generals will not be able to fool American satellites without totally destroying the area under surveillance. Is this the process that is underway now in Buner and Swat, the leveling of the communities for the sake of the show?
The Pakistani Army leaders refuse to take the proper stand that would instantly correct the international opinion of the people and its leaders—tell the truth about the Taliban and “al Qaida.” Anything less than openly, in the press, revealing the complete dirty truth about the “epicenter of terror” created in your Frontier Region will NOT stay the executioner’s hand. Tell the world that “al Qaida” is an intelligence operation of the US government, which Pakistan’s secret service participated in. The Taliban is the product of a successful intelligence operation, while “al Q” is the operation. The CIA’s “mujahedeen” program created a lot of militant jihadis, among them, the Taliban, at least some of them. The camps and the radical madrassas were the mujahedeen program, the Taliban were some of the militants who graduated from that program in the late eighties and early nineties.
American military and civilian leaders should know the facts about “al Qaida” and the Taliban better than anyone else, but Gen. Petraeus, the highest military officer in the Nation, seems to be the head disinformer of the American and Pakistani people. Calling Pakistan the “nerve center” of al Qaeda’s global operations and “the headquarters of the al Qaeda senior leadership,” Petraeus built the case to the American people and their Congress for decimating the Pakistani population with war and refugeeism, using maximum possible force (overkill), for the sake of pursuing no more than a handful of foreign terrorists who could otherwise be captured by less destructive means. Petraeus couldn’t have risen to his high rank without knowing the truth about this vaporous enemy that Washington has chosen to stand-up for the sake of an arranged “fight.” He knows that there has never been an “al Qaida,” and that Osama bin Laden is long since dead.
In the following quote from the general, if you substituted the word CIA or agency for al Qaida, you would have an accurate statement on Pakistan’s terrorist problem:
‘There’s no question that Al Qaeda’s senior leadership has been there and has been in operation for years,’ said the general when asked if he knew where they were hiding. ‘We had to contend with its reach as it sought to facilitate the flow of foreign fighters, resources, explosives, leaders and expertise into Iraq, as you’ll recall, through Syria.
‘We see tentacles of Al Qaeda that connect to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, the elements Al-Shabab in Somalia, elements in north central Africa, and that strive to reach all the way, of course, into Europe and into the United States.”
The “Islamist” jihadis who are spread throughout the named countries all have one thing in common, they are all driving their particular conflict country in America’s direction. They are steering their country’s fate on a course intended to provoke and justify American intervention and validate the concept that “Islamists” are murderous, radical cut-throats.
They are all in energy producing states, or key countries on pipeline pathways.
In order for the great fiction known as the “war on terror” to continue, everyone has to agree to pretend that people like Gen. Petraeus and Barack Obama are telling the truth when they talk about the “great global threat,” that we like to call “al Qaida.” All of America’s leaders, just like all of Pakistan’s leaders know that there is no “al Qaida,” except in the minds of the great war planners and psy-operators.
There is an international network of spies and mercenary agents, but it is an arm of the CIA and Western intelligence agencies. This nameless network, dubbed “al Qaida” by Cheney and Bush, has operated out of western Pakistan for thirty years, where the CIA planted it. Created by Reagan and Bush’s father, the militant network is 100% “made in America.” Clinton used it as his secret army. Bush pretended that it was an Islamic organization, headed by a radical Saudi militant, Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden headed a second rate Arab terrorist outfit that was primarily concerned with removing the Americans from Islamic “holy lands” and freeing Palestine. The commander of one of the assassination units, Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has been nominated to be the new commanding general in Afghanistan.
The official history of “al Qaida” is told in the stories of one or two actual terrorists, Ramsey Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, whose terror attacks are attributed to “al Qaida,” even though, they were not members of “al Qaida” at the time of their attacks (and there was no organization by that name in existence until 1999-2000). Since their capture and the elimination of bin Laden’s actual outfit (Islamic Front for Jihad Against Crusaders and Jews”) in the mountains of Tora Bora, other shadowy groups, such as Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
Obama and Petraeus, like the unfortunate Zardari and Kayani, are fully prepared to take military actions which will bring an end to both nations, as the New World Order of permanent limited war they help to usher in erases both nations. Perhaps there will be some homogenized version of Pakistan or America left after the conflagration lit by the suicidal nations subsides.