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"U.S. stirs a hornet's nest in Pakistan

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Via SteveQuayle.com 

 

"U.S. stirs a hornet's nest in Pakistan

ERIC MARGOLIS
Source uruknet.info

MAY 18, 2009

"PARIS -- Pakistan finally bowed to Washington's angry demands last week by unleashing its military against rebellious Pashtun tribesmen of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) -- collectively mislabelled "Taliban" in the West.

The Obama administration had threatened to stop $2 billion US annual cash payments to bankrupt Pakistan's political and military leadership and block $6.5 billion future aid, unless Islamabad sent its soldiers into Pakistan's turbulent NWFP along the Afghan frontier.

The result was a bloodbath: Some 1,000 "terrorists" killed (read: mostly civilians) and 1.2 million people -- most of Swat's population -- made refugees.

Pakistan's U.S.-rented armed forces have scored a brilliant victory against their own people. Too bad they don't do as well in wars against India. Blasting civilians, however, is much safer and more profitable.

Unable to pacify Afghanistan's Pashtun tribes (a.k.a. Taliban), a deeply frustrated Washington has begun tearing Pakistan apart in an effort to end Pashtun resistance in both nations. CIA drone aircraft have so far killed over 700 Pakistani Pashtun. Only 6% were militants, according to Pakistan's media, the rest civilians.

Pashtun, also improperly called Pathan, are the world's largest tribal people. Fifteen million live in Afghanistan, forming half its population. Twenty-six million live right across the border in Pakistan. Britain's imperialists divided Pashtun by an artificial border, the Durand Line (today's Afghan-Pakistan border). Pashtun reject it.

Many Pashtun tribes agreed to join Pakistan in 1947, provided much of their homeland be autonomous and free of government troops. Pashtun Swat only joined Pakistan in 1969.

As Pakistan's Pashtun increasingly aided Pashtun resistance in Afghanistan, U.S. drones began attacking them. Washington forced Islamabad to violate its own constitution by sending troops into Pashtun lands. The result was the current explosion of Pashtun anger.

I have been to war with the Pashtun and have seen their legendary courage, strong sense of honour and determination. They are also hugely quarrelsome, feuding and prickly.

One quickly learns never to threaten a Pashtun or give him ultimatums. These are the mountain warriors who defied the U.S. by refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden because he was a hero of the anti-Soviet war and their guest. The ancient code of "Pashtunwali" still guides them: Do not attack Pashtun, do not cheat them, do not cause them dishonour. To Pashtun, revenge is sacred.

HAM-HANDED

Now, Washington's ham-handed policies and last week's Swat atrocity threaten to ignite Pakistan's second worst nightmare after invasion by India: That its 26 million Pashtun will secede and join Afghanistan's Pashtun to form an independent Pashtun state, Pashtunistan.

This would rend Pakistan asunder, probably provoke its restive Baluchi tribes to secede and tempt mighty India to intervene militarily, risking nuclear war with beleaguered Pakistan.

The Pashtun of NWFP have no intention or capability of moving into Pakistan's other provinces, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan. They just want to be left alone. Alarms of a "Taliban takeover of Pakistan" are pure propaganda.

Lowland Pakistanis repeatedly have rejected militant Islamic parties. Many have little love for Pashtun, whom they regard as mountain wild men best avoided.

Nor are Pakistan's well-guarded nukes a danger -- at least not yet. Alarms about Pakistan's nukes come from the same fabricators with hidden agendas who brought us Saddam Hussein's bogus weapons.

THE REAL DANGER

The real danger is in the U.S. acting like an enraged mastodon, trampling Pakistan under foot, and forcing Islamabad's military to make war on its own people. Pakistan could end up like U.S.-occupied Iraq, split into three parts and helpless.

If this continues, at some point patriotic Pakistani soldiers may rebel and shoot the corrupt generals and politicians on Washington's payroll.

Equally ominous, a poor people's uprising spreading across Pakistan -- also mislabelled "Taliban" -- threatens a radical national rebellion reminiscent of India's Naxalite rebels.

As in Iraq, profound ignorance and gung ho military arrogance drive U.S. Afghan policy. Obama's people have no understanding what they are getting into in "AfPak." I can tell them: An unholy mess we will long regret."

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Comments

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Comment by jim695 - May 21, 2009, 2:28 pm
"The real danger is in the U.S. acting like an enraged mastodon, trampling Pakistan under foot, and forcing Islamabad's military to make war on its own people. Pakistan could end up like U.S.-occupied Iraq, split into three parts and helpless."

     More likely, it'll end up like South Viet Nam did in 1975, with a puppet regime government controlled by thugs and murderers. Of course, the Khmer Rouge didn't have access to a fully-functional and well-maintained nuclear arsenal but, other than that ...

     I predicted this would happen nearly three years ago, when Bush first began secretly sending troops to Pakistan. Most people told me I was over-reacting, and that just because Bush sent "envoys" into Pakistan, it didn't mean another front had been opened in the "global war on terror." This was a HUGE strategic mistake, but the severity of the error won't be readily apparent to the general public for another year or so. When Islamabad falls, the U.S. Government will be very surprised to learn that things have not worked out the way they had hoped, and the shock waves will be felt throughout the entire Middle Eastern theatre of operations. In fact, I will be very surprised if this doesn't result in a nuclear attack on our shores. Pakistan has had nuclear weapons since 1972. Unlike the "display nukes" produced post-1996, we KNOW those warheads are fully operational and that they contain functional long-range gyroscopic guidance systems.

     This could prove to be the straw that breaks the camel's back. When the genocide is over and the smoke has cleared, the United States will be held responsible, and we, the people will be forced to suffer the consequences incurred by a hopelessly inept and shortsighted government.

     Mark my words, folks; this is only the beginning of something very, VERY bad, unlike anything we've ever seen before ...

     Jim
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time*treatComment by time*treat - May 21, 2009, 5:15 pm
The people who said we should "mind our own business" were drowned out by those who said "We must fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here." The war hawks just happen to be shareholders of the companies that get the no-bid contracts. The armaments industry can't make a profit, if peace starts breaking out all over the place. Our "freedoms" are not the reason for the hatred.
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konaneComment by konane - May 21, 2009, 6:54 pm
Thanks Jim!!! Sounds like your take may be frighteningly correct. Hope and pray not!!!
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konaneComment by konane - May 21, 2009, 6:57 pm
Thanks Time*treat!! Watched a 3 part interview with an "Illuminati Whistleblower" in which he said the core of that dark organization is arms dealers. May be the only truth in the interview but sounds about right. My bet is they're right in the catbird seat on this. After all where did that avalanche of untraceable campaign donations come from last November?

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