30.11.10

That is only but a small piece of a much bigger process

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Get involved if you want India rejuvenated

Rajesh Kalra of the Times of India

The manner in which most important appointments are made in the country, especially those that have a direct bearing on the public, often raises an eyebrow. It is commonly felt that quite a few, if not all, such appointments are made due to factors that have to do with a lot more than mere merit.

1)It could be the person's ability to work the system....and climb the greasy poles of power.

2) Proximity to the powers that be.....

3) His/her political affiliations...

4)Ability to buy his way through to the coveted post.

5) Nepotism/clanism

6) Regionalism

7) Sexism

8) Foreign power contacts

9) Connections to criminal mafia groups

10) Religious bigotry.

11) Club ability and attending the right schools/universities.

I am raising all this because the country, which is currently witnessing scams being unveiled at a never before pace, is also debating, pretty hotly, some very big and important appointments.

Just as the Supreme Court ticked off the government earlier this month over the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), which was met with a stunning response from the Attorney General that bordered on blackmail, the apex court itself is now battling whether the general public is entitled to know the criteria adopted for appointment and transfer of judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court. The apex court's predicament is in response to the various orders of the Central Information Commission that have held that the office of the Chief Justice of India comes within the purview of Right to Information (RTI) Act.

The two member bench of the apex court that was hearing this case has now referred the matter to its constitution bench.

In the last post, I had also mentioned about the 'India Rejuvenation Initiative' (IRI) and some interesting suggestions made by them on important appointments. I am quoting below from a letter written by IRI's founder member and former Chief Justice of India, R C Lahoti to Sonia Gandhi. Incidentally, IRI, that calls itself a 'forum for probity in public life', also has the former Chief Election Commissioner J M Lyngdoh and the former Comptroller & Auditor General and also the head of the high level committee investigating the Commonwealth games frauds, V K Shunglu, as its founder members among other well-known names.

The letter, interestingly, is on the vacancies in the Central Vigilance Commission, and was written on July 5, two months before the controversial appointment of PJ Thomas as the CVC was made.

"For the last seven months, two posts of Vigilance Commissioners in the CVC have been lying vacant and we understand that Shri Pratyush Sinha, CVC will also demit office in about two months time. While we have drawn attention of Government at the highest level to the unsatisfactory manner in which CVC has functioned during the last several years, this has produced no results", the letter begins.

It then gives the example of the murder of Satyendra Dubey and the consequent resolution issued by the CVC to protect whistleblowers, but "information available to us shows that after the issue of this resolution, every whistleblower who approached the CVC, came to grief while the culprits remain, by and large, unharmed to this day".

The letter says that this is "not a systemic failure rather it is the failure of those appointed to these high positions. In other words, the process of selection is wrong and so long as it continues, we will keep getting appointments which provide a perfect alibi for the government and nothing but frustration for us citizens. We suggest that the process of selection needs to be immediately amended with a view to secure the widest public participation."

Claiming that it was this public scrutiny that prevented Justice Dinakaran from being elevated to the Supreme Court, the letter urges Sonia Gandhi to have a process of public exposure by "competent authority of individuals who they wish to elevate to high office", adding that the "government is free to choose whom they like but before their appointment their names must be exposed to public scrutiny so that all information available in relation to these individuals is taken into account prior to appointment".

The letter then concludes that if we "continue to follow the present practice in case of CVC and other such vital positions", it will perpetuate the "present state of dysfunctional institutions. This kind of action requires political resolution rather than legal resolution and it can only be foisted from outside because any government of the day (whichever it may be) would always find it inconvenient to do so. We appeal to you in the interest of probity in governance to take this matter further".

I have a lot of faith in the gentlemen involved in IRI and also their intentions. I also think, as I said in my last post, those who know the system inside out are best equipped to plug the loopholes. However, I still think all these efforts would fail if people's participation remains low. After all we do get a chance to elect our political representatives every five years, and look at what we have been electing term after term. There cannot be a bigger public scrutiny than an election. If the result is still below expectation, it is because we ourselves do not exercise the power we have to scrutinise and reject incompetence.

One silver lining has been the recent Bihar elections result, where even though the voter percentage was only in the 50s, people still rewarded performance and rejected caste, religion and perhaps even platitudes.

Now imagine if more and more people took interest in their elected representatives, put them through a genuine process of public scrutiny and imagine this exercise then extended to big constitutional appointments as well. Wouldn't that be great?

I would urge you to respond to this post. I intend to take your responses and suggestions to IRI and seek their views on what the common man thinks about how it should be done. I am sure they wouldn't mind the common man involved in an initiative that seeks to rejuvenate India.

29.11.10

The end of the shameful mullah rule soon.

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Defecting Diplomats and Detained Lawyers

By azarmehr.blogspot.com

What are the signs of a regime crumbling and falling apart? Antony Thomas who fought against apartheid in South Africa most of his life, says 'It is unreasonable to expect unarmed people to win over the armed security apparatus of a repressive system, what happens at the end is that the very people in the ruling establishment reach a conclusion that it is impossible to continue with the status quo'.

Over the last fifteen months we have seen the circle of those still loyal to the establishment getting smaller and smaller. Karroubi described the Islamic Republic ship to have been reduced to that of a dingy boat. Significantly this week, we have seen two major defections within the Iranian Foreign Ministry's diplomatic service. The number two Iranian diplomat in Finland and the Press Attache in Belgium defected this week and openly affiliated themselves with the Green Movement. No one should underestimate these defections. These were both senior diplomats with more than 20 years service in the Iranian FMA. It must have been exceptionally hard for them to leave their positions, their careers and their privileges and risk the consequences of their decisions which includes the safety of themselves and their families. The Green Movement has embraced these courageous men with open arms and must value their sacrifices.

These defections started with the Iranian consul in Norway, Mohamad Reza Heydari. Unfortunately the media is always limited by air time and by the number of words to disseminate all the information. For example I doubt any Western media or Persian media for that matter, have reported Heydari's services during the war against Saddam Hussein. Heydari is registered with the Martyr Foundation and is classified as having received 40% injuries during the war. "The 1979 revolution has deviated from its path and from its original goals. When we fought and defended the country against Saddam, we did not envisage the country to deteriorate into the situation it is in now. What we want is for our people to gain their own destiny again and be free".

When the system starts to crumble, even the law of the land itself goes out of the window. This is what we are seeing within the Iranian judiciary. The establishment has become so desperate in preserving itself that the judiciary itself has become the biggest law breaker in the country. Prominent Human Rights lawyers like Mohamad Olyaifard and Nassrin Sotoodeh are detained for daring to defend their clients and even their lawyers and their families are threatened for publicizing their plight.

The dinghy boat now seems to be full of holes, with the remaining elite forcefully and hurriedly trying to patch the holes or throwing off more passengers to continue their miserable survival.

28.11.10

More Wikileaks docu dumps.

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By Gordon Duff at Veterans Today.

“recent admissions that the Israeli lobby, AIPAC, routinely receives masses of classified information makes them suspect #1 for being the source of Wikileaks”

Wikileaks is like a TV show that never gets off the ground. We started with a “shoot ‘em up” in Iraq, the helicopter slaughter soon forgotten and move on to, well, what? We got a deluge of material from Afghanistan, carefully gleaned to point fingers at Pakistan. When it came down to backing any of it up, it went nowhere.

(So when all is said and done, Wikileaks amounts to very little...save for the anticipation of some startling new revelations, which turn out to be half truths or JUST PLAIN MUNDANE SHREDDABLE GIBBERISH, but in a sly devious manner manages to taint Israel's targets for America to go after.....Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, "al-Qaeda" exists in Pakistan etc

Gordon does that mean that those State Department officials and others in the American administration who are telling the world to be careful, and to hold their breaths about the latest "revelations" are also either willingly and unwillingly participants in this elaborate Israeli psy-ops/propaganda/promotion piece?)

Considering the massive corruption and drug scandals (in Afghanistan), even the revelations that President Karzai has been in negotiations with pranksters pretending to be the Talbian, all the really juicy stuff from Afghanistan must have been in another drawer. Then we got Iraq. Ah, Iraq. There, we could check. We know the people who wrote the leaked material. They told us Wikileaks edited it, altered it, redacted it more than the Pentagon. (????)

The “Iraq War Log” was, well…phony. There is one thing that has been consistent about Wikileaks and our prediction is that this next batch, reputed to be millions of highly sensitive documents, will prove our point. Wikileaks is Israel.

Wikileaks is an intelligence operation to weaken and undermine the American government, orchestrated from Tel Aviv, using dozens of operatives, dual citizens, some at the highest authority levels, spies for Israel. Through leaking carefully selected intelligence along with proven falsified documents, all fed to a controlled press, fully complicit, Wikileaks is, in fact, an act of war against the United States.

HOW CAN ISRAEL SIFT THROUGH DEFENSE DOCUMENTS?

This last week, in a lawsuit over an AIPAC, (Israel’s lobby) employee reputedly fired for being caught spying against the US, news stories across the United States reported that, as part of that $20 million civil case, evidence will be presented that masses of classified material come to AIPAC and Israel continually. Is AIPAC Wikileaks? The only evidence of any massive leak discovered in the Pentagon is AIPAC. Last week’s Washington Post story was buried quicker than a carp in a playground: Jeff Stein, at the Washinton Post, reports the following:

Rosen says his actions were common practice at the organization. He said his next move is to show that AIPAC, Washington’s major pro-Israeli lobbying group by far, regularly traffics in sensitive U.S. government information, especially material related to the Middle East. “I will introduce documentary evidence that AIPAC approved of the receipt of classified information,” he said by e-mail. “Most instances of actual receipt are hard to document, because orally received information rarely comes with classified stamps on it nor record’s alerts that the information is classified.”

But Rosen said he would produce “statements of AIPAC employees to the FBI, internal documents, deposition statements, public statements and other evidence showing that [the] receipt of classified information by employees other than [himself] … was condoned … for months prior to being condemned in March 2005 after threats from the prosecutors.”

How does this apply to Wikileaks? The answer, if we bother to put the pieces together, is staring us in the face. The proof, the ultimate proof, however, will be in the current batch of documents that have already been prepared, weeks of work by dozens with access to classified documents, and only one group has that access and can operate with impunity, as was shown in a recent story in Veterans Today:

AIPAC is a sham. The group has, over the years, destroyed anyone who has tried to have it named what it really is, a dangerous foreign lobby and nest of spies. AIPAC is the most feared organization in Washington and most powerful, above any law. A former employee of AIPAC, Steve Rosen, who AIPAC claims was a spy, more appropriately a “caught” spy, now claims his former employer does nothing but spy. Rosen stands to get $20 million in his defamation lawsuit against AIPAC.

He isn’t without motive but we have also learned that Rosen has considerable documentation of AIPAC receiving and disseminating classified information, received from, well, we have to call them traitors, inside the US government. We know that a vast spy ring operates in Washington and that Israel is the center of it.

We also know that Israel, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China and Russia trade American secrets back and forth like baseball cards. We know that AIPAC is deeply involved in this spying. We know that AIPAC claims to hold signed letters of unconditional support from 80% of the members of congress, all of whom received campaign contributions arranged by AIPAC, with many elections financed almost entirely by AIPAC, a group involved, according to the Washington Post and Steve Rosen, in spying on the United States with seeming complicity by the FBI itself.

(ALL FALSE FLAG OPS IN THE USA SINCE THE 1990's HAVE been carried out by the FBI with Israeli direction, and assistance...WTC 1993, Oklahoma City 1995 and of course 9/11)

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR, HOW CAN WE PROVE ISRAEL OR AIPAC MAY BE BEHIND WIKILEAKS?

Were we to ask author Jeff Gates, he would point to the “storytelling” aspect of Wikileaks, Assange and his “on again-off again” rape charges or that someone that manages to make it to continual television interviews can’t be found by either the police or security services. We call this “storytelling” and Jeff Gates tells us that Israel, the power behind Hollywood and the American press, is the “storyteller” of all time.

(So I see...narrative building, myth building through signs, "shows" pictures....etc, which ultimately aren't based on FACTS)

There are better ways to “prove,” a word as subjective as any of the storytelling around the Wikileaks myth itself. The proof, always depending on who accepts the proof, and as is almost always the case, dependent on whether the press itself chooses to report it, which if Israel is involved, is more than a bit predictable itself.

(Israeli/Jewish crimes are submerged with false counter-accusations against Israel's perceived threats and foes which ARE subsequently reported by the Jewish controlled media. Even if these counter-accusations means hurting allies.)

Lack of reporting potential Israeli complicity in Wikileaks, knowing AIPAC and Israel have the longest history of accessing classified information and, by far, the strongest agenda for leaking information, could be seen as conclusive proof itself.

WHAT WILL BE IN WIKILEAKS?

If dual citizens who make up much of the Pentagon’s leadership are working with Israel or AIPAC to formulate Wikileaks, as seems to be the case, then the upcoming leak will serve a pro-Israeli agenda, even if it damages the United States, as other Wikileaks have. These are Israeli agenda items:

  • Discrediting Obama foreign policy in order to weaken the president’s influence with congress to push for a halt on new settlements in Palestine and the forced removal of Islamic property owners.
  • Accusations involving Turkey, now feuding with Israel over the killing of Turkish citizens on the Mavi Marmara, now recognized as a purely humanitarian mission. These accusations against Turkey may include weapons being supplied to terrorists in Iraq, a fanciful abuse of reality. What will not be reported, if this story is “leaked” either through Wikileaks or the other Israeli sources, “Debka”..”Stratfor”..”FamilySecurityMatters.org”..or the infamous “IsraelNationalNews.com” is Israel’s 40 years of complicity in the very acts they now accuse Turkey of.
  • More importantly, is the issue of blaming Turkey for the actions of the terrorist group, PKK, long funded by Israel and now claimed to be allied to Al Qaeda, is vital to Israel’s strategy against Turkey.
  • Expect Pakistan to be hit, as usual......a country that actually has agreements with the United States and real troops fighting alongside Americans, will get their usual Wikileaks bashing.

WIKILEAKS IS CHICKENFEED MEANT TO COVER ISRAEL’S TAIL

Is it a coincidence that documents regarding Israel, their spying, influence peddling, suspicions of complicity in terrorism, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, across Europe and even the Detroit bombing, those reports are there, they are classified but you will never see one on Wikileaks. In fact, they are the only classified information that never gets out to the news. Is that because, as we have learned, the borders of Israel extend well into Washington DC, well into the Pentagon? What won’t we see in Wikileaks:

  • Nothing in Wikileaks will accuse anyone, even Pakistan or Afghanistan, or complicity in narcotics trafficking nor mention the huge new narcotics industry operating in Iraq. Ask yourself why.
  • One of the biggest areas of complaint in the Pentagon, more classified White Papers have been written on this than anything else: “How Israel is Endangering the United States(perfectly legitimate strategic/security question if you work in that field)
  • In fact, the biggest “classified” debate in America is what supporting Israel, a nation with incredible wealth and utterly obnoxious leaders costs the United States. Rumors of such issues aren’t rumors at all. When General Petraeus presented his now famous power-point presentation to Admiral Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlining how Israel is undermining American foreign policy, he wasn’t operating without tens of thousands of pages of intelligence behind him. Not one page, not one word of these studies will be in Wikileaks.
  • When Vice President Joe Biden said the following to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:

“This is starting to get dangerous for us, what you’re doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. That endangers us and it endangers regional peace.”

Are we to believe these statements were taken out of thin air? In fact, Petraeus, Mullen and Biden are only the tip of the iceberg. Admiral Mullen, America’s top military leader under the Commander in Chief, has repeatedly cited Israel and America’s relationship, as, not only a liability but something far worse, so much worse that:

As public statements by Admiral Mullen, Vice President Biden, General Petraeus and others, citing America’s relationship with Israel as a military disaster, are obviously “watered down” for public consumption, can you imagine what classified reports are saying?

WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS AFRAID AND WHY AMERICA IS PARALYZED

The greatest fear any president has, even more than impeachment, is the fate of Jimmie Carter. Carter, now pegged as an “Anti-semite” and “enemy of the state” in Israel, is still being sold to Americans as something quite the opposite of reality. Friends in Israel, if they want to start a row, something not too difficult in Israel as you might guess, will walk around carrying one of Jimmie Carter’s books under their arm. A Yasser Arafat t-shirt and suicide vest are considered only marginally worse. Carter left office under mysterious circumstances. Several disasters, high interest rates, the hostage crisis and the failed rescue attempt showed signs of conspiratorial meddling. His real crimes were:

  • Pushing Israel for a durable and lasting Middle East peace
  • Monetary policies that kept America out of debt…
  • Support of Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid
  • Unwillingness to engage in military adventure

When the defense and oil lobby joined with Israel and Wall Street to crush the Carter presidency, the writing was on the wall. Interest rates, the “October surprise” and the military sabotaging the hostage rescue attempt, these things destroyed President Carter who might, otherwise, have suffered an “accident” like the Kennedy brothers. Today, millions of Americans who should be praying to return to Carters foreign policy and fiscal conservatism, are taught to look on him as a failure. However, more and more, historians are seeing Carter as the last American president. Every leader since has been dictated to by Israel.

27.11.10

American Nazi Imperialism and the PNAC 2000 policy

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So long as the Americans are in Afghanistan there will never be any peace in Afghanistan, or good governance, or transparency, or national GDP growth and development within the official economy, no infrastructure development, no Wal-Mart, no shopping mauls, no Dunkin Dough Nuts, no opium eradication, or stability in Pakistan, or stability in Iranian Baluchistan.

Only when the Americans and their camp followers leave totally, without any advisers left in Afghanistan, without any American embassy left in Kabul will there be peace in the country..................peace in Afghanistan, finally.

Even the worthless, useless "Controlled Opposition" Taliban controlled by the ISI, which in turned is controlled by the American's at least pay lip service to humane behavior towards fellow Afghan's whilst they kill countless Afghan civilians.
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US Marines Shrug Off Afghan Anger at Civilians Killings

Most Complaints in Sangin District Not Even Investigated

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Jason Ditz of antiwar.com

As Taliban leadership admonish their fighters to avoid civilian deaths, locals in the Sangin District of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province are increasingly angry, complaining that the US Marines who recently took over the district have been regularly killing the civilians and refusing to investigate.

The US denies the allegation of the killings, but admitted that they don’t both the investigate the vast majority of the complaints because they assume them to be “Taliban propaganda.” The commander of the Marines is the district says that the Taliban are to blame for “every single instance” of a civilian casualty in the district.

The US took over the district in September from British forces, who had been holding it for years and expressed concerns that any good will they built up with the locals would quickly be lost when the more aggressive US troops took over and started launching operations. It seems this fear is panning out.

Indeed, tribal elders regularly complain to the Marines about the killings. Officials said no investigations would be taken on the basis of the elders complaints, and said the fact that the elders haven’t been killed by the Taliban was “proof” that they were in league with the Taliban and the complaints were a trick.

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American Dream has become a Nightmare---is [Jewish] Fascism Near?


WHEN (JEWISH RUN) WALL STREET TRIED TO BRING THE HOLOCAUST TO AMERICA

25.11.10

Joke

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"The only 2G's ManMohan Singh understands is SoniaG and RahulG."

From India, known source:

Absurdistan

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It gets stupider and stupider.

The Pakistan military created the Taliban in 1994 when the Jew Sandy Berger came and told them to, for "strategic depth" purposes. The Chamar Coolie Chamcha Ullu Chaudis in the Pakistan military, said "acha sahib" without ever thinking why a Jew from the JEWSA would offer and support such an idea.

The Pakistanis invested billions of $, arms transfers, training, logistics, manpower from 1994---2001 into the American Taliban enterprise, at least significantly........and then obviously failed in that massive endeavor, due to the conspiracy of the .....................AMERICANS in NY.

Now the "strategic depth" philosophy has come full circle....with the Americans in Pakistan, killing Pakistani civilians, attacking Pakistan sovereign territory......with the full cooperation of the Pakistani state.

How sad.

LOGICALLY GIVEN THE TACK RECORD AND EXPERIENCE, THE PAKISTANIS SHOULDN'T ALLOW THE AMERICANS TO BASE THEMSELVES THERE, AND SHOULD TELL ALL "TALIBAN" TO LEAVE THE CITY.

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Pak Army has allowed US military presence in Quetta: Pentagon report

Afghanistan News.Net

Pakistan has allowed the United States military and its coalition partners in Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Quetta, Balochistan, the US Department of Defence told Congress in a report.

"Pakistan Army General Headquarters recently approved an ODRP and Coalition presence at the PAKMIL 12 Corps HQ in Quetta, Balochistan," the Pentagon said in its report on the ‘Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan’.

It said that while the US government "recognizes the tremendous effort continuous PAKMIL operations represent for the Pakistan Government, insurgent safe havens along the border will remain the primary problem to achieving a secure and stable Afghanistan."
"One initiative toward this end is increasing the cooperation between Afghanistan, ISAF, and Pakistan Forces along the border to provide a more comprehensive approach to eradicating the insurgency," it added.

The report said that overall, US relations with the PAKMIL have improved. "There have been many positive steps taken to dismantle extremist networks and deny terrorists safe havens in Pakistan. There is still much work to be done, but there is a positive trend line toward achieving the overall strategic goals," it maintained.

The report also took notice of the importance of India’s role in Afghanistan, saying, "India’s presence in Afghanistan cannot be understood without considering the tense, fragile relationship between Pakistan and India. In the beginning of the reporting period, April 26-27, President Karzai visited New Delhi. The visit was seen as successful from both sides, with India reaffirming its commitment to Afghanistan as a reliable partner."

"India continues to be one of Afghanistan’s largest assistance donors, providing 1.3 billion USD funding for major infrastructure projects like power transmission, power lines, roads, etc. Work on the Salma hydroelectric dam in Herat Province continues.

In addition, India provides agriculture assistance and has increased access to degree scholarships and training programs," it added.

The report declared that the long-term stability and security of Afghanistan was intertwined in the dynamics of the region and the continuing influence, both positive and negative, of Afghanistan’s neighbours. (ANI)

Where is Moby Dick?

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Poor old Afghanistan. The occupiers do not know what they are doing, or maybe are at cross purposes. It sounds hilarious and absurd the idea that the ISI funded and run by the USA, can't even locate their man Mullah Omer and establish a reasonable line of communication between him and the USA, after 9 years.

Actually there is no confusion in Afghanistan, merely an attempt by various interested parties to create artificial confusion so that they can continue to be useful in the context of Afghanistan, which thus justifies the illegal sorry occupation...for ever presumably.

There is no "al-Qaeda" in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

There is no real Taliban threat in Afghanistan, since it is supplied and run by Pakistan.

So for what other reason are the occupiers in Afghanistan?
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The Great Game Imposter

By MAUREEN DOWD / NY times, published via Therearenosunglasses.com

And we wonder why we haven’t found Osama bin Laden.

(Maybe because he passed away in 2001)

Though we’re pouring billions into intelligence in Afghanistan, we can’t even tell the difference between a no-name faker and a senior member of the Taliban. The tragedy of Afghanistan has descended into farce. In the sort of scene that would have entertained millions if Billy Wilder had made a movie of Kipling’s “Kim,” it turns out that Afghan and NATO leaders have been negotiating for months with an imposter pretending to be a top Taliban commander — even as Gen. David Petraeus was assuring reporters that there were promising overtures to President Hamid Karzai from the Taliban about ending the war.

Those familiar with the greatest Afghan con yet say that the British had spent a year developing the fake Taliban leader as a source and, despite a heated debate and C.I.A. skepticism, General Petraeus was buying into it. The West was putting planes and assets at the poseur’s disposal, and paying him a sum in the low six figures.

(Why did the British pull this trick against the USA? in a "live war" scenario?)

“It’s funny but not funny because the consequences are so staggering,” said a Western diplomat. “Put it this way: It was not well handled.”

We’ve heard a lot about the shadow world of Afghanistan, but this is ridiculous. We’re bargaining with the shadow of a shadow. Even President Karzai may have been fooled. The man taking us for a ride may have been taken for a ride.

Indeed, sometimes it feels as if the entire region is taking us for a ride. Everybody is lining up for Western cash, treating America, the British and NATO like suckers. President Karzai and his brother toy with us for their immense personal profit, even as they corrupt their own elections. Karzai undermines the American military plan by going up against General Petraeus on night raids. And the Taliban and the Pakistan intelligence service are playing us as well.

America is stomping around the moonscape of Afghanistan trying to do the right thing (Maureen on which planet are we deary????), but we can’t because we’re clueless about the culture to the point where we can be faked out by an imposter masquerading as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, a high-level Taliban commander.

(Poor old USA being suckered by illiterate 4th world rag heads, whilst the USA is attempting to do the right thing by the Afghans....build roads, hospitals, community outreach centers, 5-star hotels, casino's, huge AC shopping mauls smack bang in the middle of towelheadstan....I feel so sorry for the USA)

As Dexter Filkins and Carlotta Gall revealed in The Times on Tuesday, the Afghan faker attended three meetings with NATO and Afghan officials, traveling across the border from Pakistan, where Taliban leaders are hiding with the help of the ISI, the Pakistani intelligence service (even though we give Pakistan billions of dollars in aid every year).

(Maureen have you ever heard of "Controlled Opposition".....or familiar with the document PNAC 2000, or the Pentagon strategy of low intensity forever wars....ONLY THEN in that narrow context American "stupidity", "confusion" and ongoing Taliban "opposition" might make sense in Afghanistan)

The Times’s article said that the phony was even ushered into a meeting with Karzai at the presidential palace in Kabul. Something the crafty Karzai denied.

He may have been dispatched as an agent by the Taliban — whose leaders still deny there are any peace talks — or the double-dealing Pakistani intelligence service. “The Taliban are cleverer than the Americans and our own intelligence service,” a senior Afghan official told The Times. “They are playing games.”

(Here is a sample example of global IQ levels The "cleverer" Afghans and sly Pakistanis don't even make it to the list. But it is definitely confirmed that there are 9 million devious sly filthy lying Jews living in the USA.....)

Bizarrely, the Afghans let the fake Mansour retreat over the border. In a further huge embarrassment for the Western intelligence community, he was not held to determine whether he was an enemy agent. Nor is this the only confusion about our war. We also can’t seem to get the calendar straight. First, we were leaving in 2011. Then maybe we weren’t. Then we weren’t leaving until 2014. Then maybe we aren’t.

(Obviously there are various constituencies trying to influence Afghan policy.......there are those who wish to stay to make as much money from the Afghan heroin. Another constituency belonging to the neo-liberal wing see Brzezinski's vision of the Grand Chess Game, and future operations against Russia, Central Asia and other nations...using Afghanistan as a springboard, and base for such things.

Yet another constituency, and the vast majority of Americans see the utter folly of being in Afghanistan. A silly war where debt ridden America is wasting the lives of its own people, and of others, whilst the USA is quickly floundering)

In trying to please all his many wartime constituencies, President Obama has provided a confusing plethora of plans and semiplans for withdrawal. No sooner had the NATO ministers in Lisbon agreed that we were staying till 2014 than Obama declared that “early 2011 will mark the beginning of a transition to Afghan responsibility.”

On the duration of our commitment to the war in Afghanistan, we seem to be faking ourselves out.

Obama wants to get out; Petraeus wants flexibility. “The real protagonists are the president and the general,” one Obama adviser noted dryly.

It should have been a sign that the Russians, who are a lot more vicious than us and have a much closer cultural attachment to the Graveyard of Empires, got whipped after 9 years and 50 days — which we’re now exceeding.

Just as with Saddam and W.M.D., or groping and the T.S.A., we get no satisfaction for the $80 billion a year we spend on intelligence. Or we get fake information like Curveball that leads us into spending trillions more on a trumped-up war. Last year, seven top C.I.A. officials were fooled by a Jordanian double-agent who got onto an American base in Khost and blew all of them up. Our agents in the “wilderness of mirrors” may not be up to le Carré, but can’t they learn to Google, or at least watch “The Ipcress File”?

(No, the spooks definitely should not be led by AMERICAN OR BRITISH fiction narrowly controlled as it is wink wink, with agenda's.....they should try and do their own thinking, out of the box, and if they are not corrupt, pursue policies that are good for their country, objectively and rationally.....we don't need government officers who are swayed by a Hollywood movies on Saturday afternoon, which translates into government policy on Monday morning.........phew no!!!! God no)

Who knows? Maybe we’ve been dealing with bin Laden all along. Maybe he’s been coming and going under a different moniker. As far as our intelligence experts are concerned, a turban and beard are just a turban and beard.

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Commentary by Peter Chamberlain:

The “Legitimate Press” Almost Gets It On Afghanistan


[If you didn’t read past the second paragraph, the following would be interesting news. As it is, the author then honors her Washington press credentials and blames our losing the Afghan war on everybody but us. My point in posting it is the issue of fake “Taliban.” Anytime the legitimate press raises this topic I feel that we should all join in. The British creation of this fake Taliban negotiator, “Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour” is just the British “Plan B” to their failed attempt to create the “fake Taliban” (SEE: What exactly were Mervyn Patterson and Michael Semple doing in Helmand?). I guess that I shouldn’t consider Patterson and Semple’s efforts as “failures,” since they DID accomplish their objective by creating the fake “Taliban,” the Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP). They seem to be stuck on the name “Mansour,” since they used infamous Taliban warlord Mullah Dadullah’s little brother Mansour for their gambit in Wana, S. Waziristan (SEE: Dissecting the Anti-Pakistan Psyop).

The spooks have a tendency to reuse aliases and psy-ops over and over. That makes it easier for us to spot the “anomalies” that they create in our Matrix world.]


Jewish England.

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Who controls the LABOUR PARTY? Who controls the Conservative Party? Certainly not the people of the UK who elects these tweedle dum and tweeddle dee parties.....two sides of the same coin in an elaborate charade of musical chairs, and any other cliche you can think of.

That is why UK government policy, substantively do not change when governments change, save for cosmetic tinkering here and there. My own experiences and observation of their "subconscious action" within the parallel world I live in is a testament to that. This gives us clues as to who actually runs the UK.

It certainly ain't Joe public who votes them in. It isn't even the "Government" who are elected......but a small cabal of powerful Jews, based in and around London, and the "The City" who have very strong linkages with Israel, and the Jewish community in NY. The primary Jew tools of power in the UK, besides monopoly of both major parties, are the London Metropolitan police, MI-5, and of course the British media.

That is why the UK fought Iraq, and Saddam, an American recruited and trained agent from the 1950's.

That is why the UK is in Afghanistan, with 10,000 lads helping harvest heroin into the UK via military planes and so forth, and the Drug money laundered.............in..."The City" this business has been going on since the East India Company days for the better part of 200 years, but nobody raises an eyebrow because it isn't greasy Diego's doing the business, or Delroy Winston from Dalston or Brixton of the Yardies. The bulk of it is being done by the British army with the direction of the Jews in London in the City, involving Barclays and most of the High street banks. The fact that this Jewish business harms hundreds of thousands of mostly young people in the UK is neither here nor there for them.

People do not complain about the Jewish mafia which controls the UK because the UK is by and large a very rich, prosperous stable society where the basics of life work. Beautiful roads, good public services....fat, chubby seemly happy people.

But such "normality" belies the utter evil and more sinister nature of the UK state, under the direction of the Jews; The Jew who is half an Englishman, and the Jew from Israel.


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WHO CONTROLS THE PARTY?

by aangirfan.


Ed Miliband (right).
(ARCHIVED Department of Energy and Climate Change)

Who controls the UK Labour Party?

Edward Samuel Miliband, who is Jewish, is the leader of the UK Labour Party, the party of Tony Blair.

Labour is also the party of Montague Meyer, Joe Kagan and Rudy Sternberg, the closest friends of former Labour leader Harold Wilson. (THE PRIME MINISTER AND ISRAEL)

Labour is also the party of Robert Maxwell, a Jew who has been linked to Mossad, pension theft, and problems with pensions

Sir David Manning (left) who was in New York on 9 11 and saw the Twin Towers fall.


Labour is also the party of Sir David Manning, Blair's Jewish foreign policy and security adviser. (One of the Secret Rulers of the World - Sir David Manning)

Ed Miliband says: "I intend to lead a Labour Party that remains a true friend to Israel." (image)

Ed Miliband is the son of the late Marxist theorist Ralph Miliband, a Polish Jewish immigrant.

Ed Miliband is said to be pro-capitalist and pro-globalisation. (Ed Miliband left-wing? They're having a laugh.)

Tony Blair (believed to be a crypto-Jew)and Lord Levy


Christopher Bollyn reminds us who controls the UK Labour Party

(Who Really Controls Our Political Parties? - Christopher Bollyn)

Michael Abraham Levy, Lord Levy, was the leading fundraiser for the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007.

Levy was Blair's special envoy to the Middle East from 1998 until 2007.

Daniel Levy


Levy's son, Daniel, is an Israeli citizen (immigrated 1991) who has held top positions in Israeli governments since 1995.

Under Ehud Barak, Levy served as the prime minister's special adviser.

It was Lord Levy's friend Tony Blair who told George Bush, when they met in early 2001, "We have to do Iraq."


Ronald Cohen with Gordon Brown

Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown was 'bankrolled' by Egyptian born Lord Ronald Cohen, who replaced Lord Levy.

Cohen's third wife is Sharon Harel-Cohen, an Israeli national.

Sharon Harel-Cohen

Her father, Yossi Harel, aka Joseph Hamburger, was one of the founding chiefs of Mossad and Israeli military intelligence.

Yossi Harel ( Joseph Hamburger)

At their home in London the Cohens "give lavish parties for the likes of the Rothschilds, the Rausing billionaires and Cohen’s old mentor Sir Clive Sinclair."

At their home in New York they entertain "their friends the Clintons."

In 2006, Cohen "started to take over the role of government emissary from Lord Levy by meeting Israeli leaders, including the prime minister, Ehud Olmert," the Guardian reported.

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ENEMIES WITHIN THE GATES

David Miliband lurks in wings as party already starts plotting for life after Ed

Change in the global financial order.(II)

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China, Russia quit dollar

By Su Qiang and Li Xiaokun (China Daily)

China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.

Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies. "About trade settlement, we have decided to use our own currencies," Putin said at a joint news conference with Wen in St. Petersburg.

The two countries were accustomed to using other currencies, especially the dollar, for bilateral trade. Since the financial crisis, however, high-ranking officials on both sides began to explore other possibilities.

The yuan has now started trading against the Russian rouble in the Chinese interbank market, while the renminbi will soon be allowed to trade against the rouble in Russia, Putin said.

"That has forged an important step in bilateral trade and it is a result of the consolidated financial systems of world countries," he said.

Putin made his remarks after a meeting with Wen. They also officiated at a signing ceremony for 12 documents, including energy cooperation.

The documents covered cooperation on aviation, railroad construction, customs, protecting intellectual property, culture and a joint communique. Details of the documents have yet to be released.

Putin said one of the pacts between the two countries is about the purchase of two nuclear reactors from Russia by China's Tianwan nuclear power plant, the most advanced nuclear power complex in China.

Putin has called for boosting sales of natural resources - Russia's main export - to China, but price has proven to be a sticking point.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, who holds sway over Russia's energy sector, said following a meeting with Chinese representatives that Moscow and Beijing are unlikely to agree on the price of Russian gas supplies to China before the middle of next year.

Russia is looking for China to pay prices similar to those Russian gas giant Gazprom charges its European customers, but Beijing wants a discount. The two sides were about $100 per 1,000 cubic meters apart, according to Chinese officials last week.

Wen's trip follows Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's three-day visit to China in September, during which he and President Hu Jintao launched a cross-border pipeline linking the world's biggest energy producer with the largest energy consumer.

Wen said at the press conference that the partnership between Beijing and Moscow has "reached an unprecedented level" and pledged the two countries will "never become each other's enemy".

Over the past year, "our strategic cooperative partnership endured strenuous tests and reached an unprecedented level," Wen said, adding the two nations are now more confident and determined to defend their mutual interests.

"China will firmly follow the path of peaceful development and support the renaissance of Russia as a great power," he said.

"The modernization of China will not affect other countries' interests, while a solid and strong Sino-Russian relationship is in line with the fundamental interests of both countries."

Wen said Beijing is willing to boost cooperation with Moscow in Northeast Asia, Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in major international organizations and on mechanisms in pursuit of a "fair and reasonable new order" in international politics and the economy.

Sun Zhuangzhi, a senior researcher in Central Asian studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the new mode of trade settlement between China and Russia follows a global trend after the financial crisis exposed the faults of a dollar-dominated world financial system.

Pang Zhongying, who specializes in international politics at Renmin University of China, said the proposal is not challenging the dollar, but aimed at avoiding the risks the dollar represents.

Wen arrived in the northern Russian city on Monday evening for a regular meeting between Chinese and Russian heads of government.

He left St. Petersburg for Moscow late on Tuesday and is set to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday.

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The Pakistan military waging war against Pakistan.

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The American/Pakistani Waltz, Send Haqqanis Into Kurram, Army Into N. Waziristan





Slow Ponderous Indians haven't yet cottoned onto who actually runs Pakistan, its army/ISI which subsequently sometimes causes, especially in Kashmir, terrorism in India.




[As you can easily see in this photo of Gen. Petraeus scolding Gen. Kayani, that Pakistan's generals have caved-in to America's generals. The strategic solution which is apparently in the works meets US demands, while allowing Pakistan to protect its Haqqani assets. This proffered solution, of bottling-up the Haqqanis and the Taliban in Kurram, despite the deadly cost which will be extracted from the Shia living there, must be the issue that unites the anti-war Americans and Pakistanis. Together we must break through the wall of "deniability" which is sure to be used to hide the deadly details of the compromise solution to American demands. To avoid being "bombed back to the Stone Age," or invaded by US/NATO forces, the Pakistani Army is preparing to move its tanks and bombers into the middle of Miramshah; part of that preparation must be the relocation of protected assets, to preserve "strategic depth" options.

We have to find some important issue that together we can change, and move together to do so-- this must be it. There is a great slaughter coming to the people of Parachinar and Kurram, made inevitable by American pressure upon Pakistan to wage war in N. Waziristan. Everything that the US and Pakistan have done together in this war and during the decades of preparation leading up to this war, have been war crimes. One day they will be judged so in an international court of law, until then, we are all witnesses to crimes in progress. The crimes in preparation in Kurram may turn-out to be the most outrageous of them all!] ....Peter Chamberlain. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!at Therearenosunglasses.com

Shia population of Kurram agency: Between the military and militants

by Farhat Taj





Related article:
Finally, ISI openly blockades Shias in Kurram to enforce their subservience to Taliban



With the Haqqanis moved to the safety of Kurram, a military operation will begin in North Waziristan that will kill innocent civilians and also lead to large-scale human displacement. In all the areas of FATA where military operations have been conducted, people complain that the army deliberately targeted civilians and let the Taliban flee or avoided firing at the terrorists

Recently, there has been news in the national and international media that Jalaluddin Haqqani’s network, based in North Waziristan, is being shifted by the military establishment of Pakistan to Kurram to flee the relentless US drone attacks that have considerably damaged the group. Most media discussions about this development focus on external factors, like how difficult it may become for NATO and US forces to gather intelligence and strike the Haqqani group in Kurram, and the possibility of an extension of the US drone attacks to Kurram. The last possibility is also claimed as leading to more anti-Americanism in the wider society of Pakistan, which, unlike tribal society, seems to oppose the drone strikes as a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

No due attention is being paid to the impact of the arrival of the Haqqani fighters on the people in Kurram and the areas close to it. With the Haqqani network in North Waziristan, all the nearby districts were destabilised. D I Khan, with its mixed Sunni and Shia population, was rocked by sectarian attacks, the people in Tank and Bannu were attacked and the civilians in all frontier regions came under repeated terrorist actions.

The point is that Jalaluddin Haqqani is widely respected among the Taliban groups and he uses his position to influence them and to make peace among warring Taliban groups. When two Taliban groups anywhere in Pakistan or Afghanistan have a go at each other’s throats, Jalaluddin asks his sons to invite the two to one of his guesthouses in North Waziristan. He ultimately convinces them to stop fighting against each other by giving money to some and weapons to others. People in Waziristan constantly complain that our intelligence agencies always try to push all militants, Pakhtun, Punjabi and foreigners, into the ‘Haqqani loop’. Staunchly anti-Shia sectarian groups are also linked to the Haqqani network. So many militant groups now coming to Kurram, including the sectarian groups, will inevitably intensify sectarian violence against the civilians from Kurram to Kohat, the region with a mixed Sunni-Shia population.

This means that the Sunni IDPs from Parachinar (Kurram), displaced since 2007, and Shia IDPs from Sadda (Kurram), displaced since the 1980s, should forget about going back to their native areas in the near future. The Shias in upper Orakzai suffered at the hands of the Taliban and this was followed by the Taliban atrocities against the Sunnis in upper Orakzai. The Ali Khel, the biggest tribe in Orakzai, lost its entire mixed Sunni and Shia leadership (over 100 tribal leaders) in a suicide attack by the Taliban. The Shia area in lower Orakzai that has remained largely stable could face acute, violent attacks from the anti-Shia groups. Some of the Orakzai Sikh families displaced by the Taliban have been given refuge by the Shias in lower Orakzai. Instability in lower Orakzai could displace the Sikh families once more. Both Kohat and Hangu with their mixed Sunni-Shia population have already been victims of several sectarian attacks. There have also been suicide attacks on the general public in both cities regardless of sectarian distinction, including the attacks on markets and families of policemen. Residents of the two cities may now be exposed to intensified violence of the kind never seen by them before.

Moreover, the US is putting pressure on Pakistan to start a military operation in North Waziristan and, seemingly, Pakistan will give in. With the Haqqanis moved to the safety of Kurram, a military operation will begin in North Waziristan that will kill innocent civilians and also lead to large-scale human displacement from the area. In all the areas of FATA where military operations have been conducted, people complain that the army deliberately targeted civilians and let the Taliban flee or avoided firing at the terrorists. This is the key reason why so many people became displaced in the tribal areas where the military operations have been conducted. This is also precisely the reason why the people in FATA favour drone strikes on the militants instead of military operations; the former never miss their target, the latter always kills civilians in large numbers and have been unable to kill any leading Taliban commander in so many military operations. Despite the relentless drone attacks in North Waziristan, there is no mass scale displacement from the area. There would be large-scale human displacement from North Waziristan if a military operation begins in the area.

How long will the ‘strategic assets’ — the Haqqanis — of the military establishment be moved from one area of FATA to another to destabilise it along with nearby districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa? It has been years since the people of FATA and the adjoining districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been trapped between the military and the militants. The two have killed civilians when they are fighting each other as well as when they are not fighting each other. The recent media debate about the Haqqani’s new destination in Kurram is from the point of view of NATO and US forces, the strategic considerations of the military establishment of Pakistan, and state level relations between Islamabad and Washington. There seems to be no one to voice the local people’s perspective in the whole debate, the people who will most likely become innocent victims of the strategic transport of the Haqqanis from North Waziristan to Kurram.

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The writer is a PhD Research Fellow with the University of Oslo and currently writing a book, Taliban and Anti-Taliban

Source: Daily Times

MOSSAD Busharaf wants to rule Pakistan again.

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Deobandi Wahabi Mohajir originally from Delhi who likes power, alcohol, women, money, public adulation and attention, and the company of Israelis at expensive restaurants for dinner says he wants to return to lead Pakistan again. If he leads Pakistan again, Pakistan will be finished quicker than the present slow slide to the abyss trajectory for the failed number das Behest-tan.

He is the classical example of the Chamar chamcha Chaudi ullu who will sell his country for the $, and he has been stating this as much during various lecture tours to the USA and else where. "Oh saab let me suck your gora...قضیب ۔ ذکر ۔ کیر ۔ لنگ ۔ مردانہ ۔ please saab"

He must never be allowed into power again. He was recruited by Israel in the 1980's, and there after rose to high position with his Deobandi credentials currying favor with Zia, and staunchly anti-Indian platform (He planned Kargil...with 3 other generals)......obviously with so many other interests he was never a great professional soldier. That is why Zionist elements in London, and Washington want him back in power in Behest-stan number das.

Things are not great in Pakistan NOW because of the (i) USA (ii) Because the Pakistan military is cooperating with American policies (iii) The present civilian government is ineffective, corrupt and has no real power within Pakistan.

What Pakistan needs is the present civilian government to collapse asap, fresh elections...and for Nawaz Sharif to have a go. He and his crony party is not perfect, but they will be oh so slightly better than the previous government, AND as a PUNJABI DOMINANT PARTY will be more assertive viz the Dangerous PUNJABI dominated military.......which should mean a better set of national domestic policies which make things better in Pakistan.

From therearenosunglasses, and Peter Chamberlain.........
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[If Musharraf survives disembarking from the plane in Karachi, then he is certain to finish turning Pakistan into America's great plantation. The matter of Musharraf seems pretty clear--he is bringing the new American "Raj" to Pakistan.]....Peter.

Return of Musharraf, and Pakistan’s balkanization

by Zainab Cheema
(Wednesday, November 17, 2010)

“This is clearly spelled out in our would-be Napolean’s campaign trail. If Musharraf has learned a lesson from his 2008 exile, it is that his sole duty is to be a loyal of employee of US War Inc. Plunging Pakistan into chaos and fear is hardly a source of regret — it is that he didn’t do enough for the Pentagon while in office. He promises to immediately redress this in his second reign over the hapless country. In a speech given last year at Trinity College, he made headlines with his statements that Pakistanis will simply have to buckle up and accept casualties from the war on terror.”

(Napoleon was a GREAT MILITARY LEADER, AND A STATESMAN, who was flawed......Musharaf is a Chamar chamcha Chaudi ullu with a military uniform, an agent of Israel and extremely flawed, adored by many Americans and British people.)


At times, one may wonder at the seeming irrationality of US foreign policy toward Pakistan. When the floods struck, the US government was the most prolific donor, with USAID politicos expressing ready sympathy for the victims. American officials have declared that it is imperative to broadcast a beneficent image of the United States, worriedly citing polls that track the rise of anti-American sentiment in the Pakistani public. This is sandwiched by CIA bombing campaigns in Waziristan and hired mercenaries like Blackwater (now Xe) Corporation conducting terrorizations that alienate hearts and minds throughout Pakistan.

A fresh development in this schizophrenic saga is the return of Pakistani strongman Pervez Musharraf to the political arena. From his current perch in London, Musharraf announced on October 1 that he is creating a new political party — the All Pakistan Muslim League — to run for office in Pakistani elections. Proud collaborator of the War on Terror, his speechmaking shows that the destabilization and social terror he helped inflict hasn’t impaired his flair for the grandiose. “Today, God has given me the opportunity to set the tone for my political legacy,” he announced at his London press conference. “Come join me in changing Pakistan’s destiny. It is not an easy task but one we must work for, as Pakistan is ours.” Frederick Turner would be gratified — Manifest Destiny indeed.

But Musharraf’s return is hardly possible without international — or shall we abbreviate and say, American — support. As with Iraqi counterparts such as former spook Iyad Allawi, he belongs to the pool of collaborators who court funds and favor in order to return to their posts of glory in the Third World.

Let’s cue the rewind button here. Musharraf assumed power in October 1999 after a military coup deposing then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. However, his political fortunes changed only after 9/11. Prior to this, US officials had sneered at the architect of yet another military coup, admonishing Pakistan with the example of democratic India which was then on the fast-track to becoming America’s bosom-buddy. With 9/11, US representative in South Asia, Richard Armitage, offered Musharraf an elegantly simple choice — either join us or “we’ll bomb you back to the Stone Age.” Musharraf likes his cigars and whiskey, those macho pleasures of civilization, so he opted for the Faustian handshake.

But like the necromancer’s curse, the grizzly reality of Stone Age was not to be escaped. As Henry Kissinger once observed, while being America’s enemy is dangerous, America’s friendship is disastrous. A discarded Cold War ally, Pakistan’s coffers had been dry and creaky. With the handshake, military aid poured in to the tune of $7 billion. Besides graft and elaborate pay-offs for army officers, Musharraf was even able to reroute some of the funds earmarked for fighting the war on terror into F-16 fighter planes for Pakistan’s armed non-aggression against India, or as one independent observer put it, toys for his boys in uniform.

Pakistan’s politicos have always shown remarkable generosity in passing down the costs of their decision-making to the people. It is a self-evident truth, bordering on a truism, that Pakistan has been turned into a war on terror parking lot: 3000 American Special Forces units operate in Pakistan at the present. The cost? Aafia Siddiqui is only the most famous case of secret abductions and kidnappings run by the FBI and CIA throughout the country.

To elaborate, thousands of people simply disappear, after commando style raids on their homes during night-time or high-speed kidnappings in public. Human Rights Watch has flagged this unconstitutional disappearance, noting the pain and terror this spreads in families and neighborhoods. When Pakistani Special Forces and the FBI stormed Zain and Kashan Afzal’s home in Karachi, they broke through the concrete walls, tied up their ailing mother, and threatened to kill the family. The brothers’ 5-month sojourn in prison reaped a burst eardrum, lacerations on the back, and other souvenirs of US attempts to win the “hearts and minds” of the Pakistani public.

As it turns out, Guantanamo is a thriving industry in Pakistan and the foremost field of Pakistan-US collaboration. In fact, Pakistan’s police, army, and other law and order institutions have been subsumed in the American security apparatus. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan conservatively notes that 5,000 cases of police torture are connected with the war on terror. The methods used in these interrogations should be familiar as cinnamon-scented apple pie: beating, burning with cigarettes; whipping the soles of the feet; prolonged isolation, electric shock, denial of food or sleep; hanging victims upside down, and forced spreading of the legs with bar fetters. The Iraq and Afghanistan playbook is clearly not gathering dust-mites.

And while most of the dirty work is done by Pakistani policemen, American interrogators stamp the whole operation as “Made in the US of A” in the victim’s minds. When Zain Afzal asked to be formally charged and tried in court, the FBI interrogators threatened to ship him to Cuba and told him, “We are the court.”

Musharraf’s reign, which only ended after widespread civilian demonstrations for civil elections, also inaugurated the beginning of the Waziristan war. The infamous drone attacks, which Obama parodied when warning the Jonas Brothers to stay away from Malia and Sasha at a White House event, are no joke for the Pathans and other residents of the Pakhtunkhwa-Khyber (PK) — formerly the North West Frontier (NWFP) — province. Around 800,000 people have had to flee from their homes and are living in squalid, disease-infested camps with no water. Even the US media does not bother to cover up the fact that drone attacks are resulting in the deaths of hundreds of civilians. Media reports calculate that in 2009 alone, the drones killed 700 people. They have spread a palpable veil of terror over the area — the Pashtuns call the unmanned aircraft bangana, or thunder clap for the sound of laser-guided Hellfire missiles.

While the war on terror gave Musharraf his credentials, it was also the war on terror that pulled the curtain on his political career. The lawyers’ movement, students’ movement, and other anti-Musharraf mobilizations from Pakistan’s civil society, were rooted in the public perception that he had sold the country, from its Himalayan crown to the Indian Ocean waters, to George W. Bush.

But US fortunes in the area only improved after the general’s exit. Asif Ali Zardari has scrupulously taken up Musharraf’s duties after he “won” the 2009 elections on a sympathy vote following Benazir Bhutto’s murder. It is an open secret that Mr. Ten Percent treats Pakistan as his own personal Ponzi scheme, enriching himself at the expense of the 170 million people he pretends to rule. Meanwhile, the Black Ops, renditions, abductions, drone attacks, torture, and urban bomb blasts have only accelerated.

Even the most symbolic change, replacing military rule for a civilian one, is a fraud. As Patrick Cockburn writes in his recent article, Is Pakistan Falling Apart?, the army still commands the biggest slice of Pakistan’s shrinking economic pie. “Military bases all over the country look spruce and well cared-for, while just outside their razor-wire defenses are broken roads and slum housing,” he notes.

So, why would the US handlers dust off Musharraf and install fresh batteries in him, when Zardari has shown himself to be fairly reliable?

As it turns out, US policy toward Pakistan is not conflicted — it is rather simple, like the five year old’s plan of attack when his parents refuse to buy him the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers figurine. For all the souped-up rhetoric on the war on terror, the Pentagon recognizes that the danger of Islamic terrorism in Pakistan is hardly the harbinger of Armageddon.

Rather, the goal is Af-Pak balkanization, as it is rather inelegantly called. The strategic location of this Eurasian chessboard is tomorrow’s energy geography. In a world where energy has become the most scarce and precious resource, maintaining centralized states like Saudi Arabia in the region would be too expensive — they would demand too large a cut from the profits. And while Pakistan has indeed proved to be a loyal and tractable ally through the years, its secularized elite has not been able to purge the stigma of Islam inherent in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan before their imperial handlers. The reminder of this came with the bomb.

Pakistan’s death knell was rung by the sonic blasts and mushroom clouds of the 1998 nuclear tests. The nuclear tests followed India’s by three days. Pakistani politicians were forced by their rival’s display of atomic strength to reveal their own cards and maintain the uneasy deterrence that prevailed since 1971. Irony is a rough taskmaster; this perceived act of self-preservation turned its superpower ally against the Land of the Pure. The generals and politicians could hardly have guessed that at the height of its prosperous liberal secularism, the Judeo-Christian roots of US political culture would revolt at the thought of a Muslim country stepping out of its place and acquiring the symbol of great power éclat — the atomic bomb. Many independent obser-vers have noted the fact that the US decision to end its hard-to-get games in South Asia, and definitively ally with India dates from the 1998 tests.

So, what does balkanization look like in this region? Pakistan is to be split into independent Baluchistan and Free Pashtunistan governed by co-opted tribal proxies a la the Anbar Awakening. As outlined by Colonel Ralph Peters in the June 2006 issue of The Armed Force Journal, these would be accompanied by an independent Sistaan, carved from a “Persianized” Iran, and a Kurdistan extracted out of Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Peters also ruminates on handing over Makkah and Madinah to a rotating Vatican style authority and reducing Saudi influence down to a “rump Saudi Homelands Independent Territory” around Riyadh, where “the House of Saud would be capable of far less mischief toward Islam and the world.” Clearly, there is more openness and deliberation on how to carve the Thanksgiving turkey than there is on distributing territory in the Muslim world.

Let us measure the dough being baked in this oven. The rewards of transforming PK (former NWFP) and Baluchis-tan into orbit states are fruitful indeed. India would be gratified by the destruction of its historic rival, securing a US-Israeli-Indian triumvirate that is already well on its way. Splintering Pashtunistan and Baluchistan would ensure US control over the current PK corridor to the Afghan battleground and offer a convenient Baluchi platform for invading and running black-op missions in Iran. Not to mention, it would guarantee a docile geography for gas pipelines being constructed from Azer-baijan and Kazakhstan. Balu-chistan itself possesses fabulous gas reserves, making it an important station in the emerging map of Pipelinistan.

Pakistan’s balkanization is just as much about keeping rivals out as it is about securing the best perch in the playground. The Iran-Pakistan Friend-ship pipeline (IP) in the works (formerly the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline before the US weaned away India with its nuclear fuel deal) is planning its route through Baluchistan. While Pakis-tan can occasionally make such inconvenient deals with a neighbor that Israel and the US are determined to exterminate, the groomed Baluchi tribes would follow more the acceptable Karzai pattern of subservient obedience. Mean-while, terrorizing the PK is laying the ground for the US’s own pipeline project snaking its way through Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI).

After all, why pay people to leave their homes for the greater good of American prosperity, when you can scare them away? As Colonel Peters helpfully declares in his article: “one other dirty little secret from 5,000 years of history: ethnic cleansing works.”

Baluchistan also boasts the warm water port of Gwadar, constructed by the Chinese in the hopes of acquiring a maritime base near the Straits of Hormuz — the most important commercial highway for the world transit of Persian Gulf oil. Heavy Chinese investment in Gwadar, encouraged by Musharraf, sparked widespread panic in US and Indian political halls. India accused China of nursing covert imperialism in the Indian Ocean, while the US response manifested itself in bomb attacks and assassinations of Chinese engineers and workers. The reprimand had its effect: China announced that for now, it is scrapping the Gwadar project.

As it happens, the patterns of terror in the Pakistani front of the war on terror closely match the planned outlines of a balkanized Pakistan. While abductions and kidnappings in major city centers like Karachi and Lahore garner the most media attention, most abductions actually take place in the rural provinces of PK and Baluchistan, exponentially increasing the despair of peoples that have no access to resources or venues to publicize their stories. Meanwhile, the US is co-opting select tribes and religious groups from these regions into the Pakistani version of Latin American militias. The CIA and ISI are mobilizing remnants of Taliban and Taliban-like groups like the Sipah-e-Sahaba to run black-ops in the province and in neighboring Sistaan-Baluchistan located in southeastern Iran.

This is accompanied by efforts to train the PK’s Frontier Corps, a ceremonial tribal police left over from the British Empire, into a formidable armed militia that will orchestrate Iraq-style bomb blasts and terrorize civilians. A report entitled Plan for Training the Frontier Corps is being circulated at the US Central Command headquarters, and the Pentagon’s current budget has earmarked $75 million for training the Corps in counter-insurgency techniques.

And while the war on terror perfected the Pakistan army’s control over the country, it is actually a shortcut to its impending demise. Visibly involving the Pakistan army in their apparatus of terror, the US has successfully dissolved the political capital held by the military from the past three wars with India. As a matter of fact the Pakistani military’s proxy role is perhaps the canniest move in US program of balkanization. Once viewed by the Pakistan public as the stabilizing force holding the country together, the post-Musharraf military is now exposed as little more than a self-serving US tool. And while the US certainly does covet hearts and minds in the war on terror, it doesn’t need all the hearts and minds. As long as a corrupt cadre can be seduced in their quest to gain natural resources gratis, the fury of a few hundred million people is chump change.

“Within an Orwellian framework, Pakistan and NATO-garrisoned Afghan-istan are deliberately being destabilized while there is talk about stabilizing them,” notes Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of Global Research. He is also right on the draw in pointing out that many of Pakistan’s elites are party to this agenda — consciously.

This is clearly spelled out in our would-be Napolean’s campaign trail. If Musharraf has learned a lesson from his 2008 exile, it is that his sole duty is to be a loyal of employee of US War Inc. Plunging Pakistan into chaos and fear is hardly a source of regret — it is that he didn’t do enough for the Pentagon while in office. He promises to immediately redress this in his second reign over the hapless country. In a speech given last year at Trinity College, he made headlines with his statements that Pakistanis will simply have to buckle up and accept casualties from the war on terror.

“We need to inject more forces. And may I say we have to defeat [the enemy], whatever it costs,” he told the crowd. “So therefore, may I suggest to this august gathering, we have to accept casualties, ladies and gentlemen.” He received a standing ovation.

We’ll have to wait to see what Musharraf’s return to Pakistani politics really signifies. It may be the posturing of Le General anxious to show that he is still in touch with the country that afforded him fame and fortune at the expense of political enslavement. It may be that the US is determined to give him another run just for the sake of hammering in another nail in the coffin of the Pakistani army en route to securing the nukes. However, the other options aren’t appetizing. In the swing dance of Pakistani politics, nearly all of the politicos who promise to replace Zardari stink of the same graft and greed. As a Dawn Newspaper columnist aptly put it, Pakistanis are “up to their necks” in the nets of war and horror.

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by courtesy & © 2010 Zainab Cheema