By: Peter Chamberlin
It is easy to see why Pakistan has been chosen as the battleground of the century, but it is a real shame to us all that we have allowed our governments so much unsupervised freedom of action that they could get away with the things you are about to read about in the following article. It is a difficult story to tell, since an accurate narrative requires the merging of multiple streams of information into one. The story of the war in Wana is a tale of strange religions, secret alliances and governments that wage war upon themselves.
It would be nice to believe our governments, that they were actually doing their utmost to defend our lives and our freedom in Afghanistan and Pakistan, that they were really marshalling all of our forces and our most advanced military technology to defeat an army of rabid terrorists who were out to destroy us…but that in no way resembles the situation that we have created there on the ground. The “war on terror” is a great psycho-drama, staged to convince us that the world is out to get us and we must accept living in a state of permanent war.
The first thing that must be understood is that Pakistan’s allegiance to America in the past has come home to bite the generals in the asses. Running America’s militant/terrorist training camps, creating “Islamist” foot soldiers for the CIA to send all over the world, is suddenly a big deal. The world has finally recognized that the training program is a vast criminal enterprise, which Musharraf and his generals are all set to take the fall for, except there at home in Pakistan, right in the middle of world war III.
The Pakistani people are the most abused of all the victims of CIA/ISI terror. The Army is busy there staging a fake terror war, pretending to be fighting the TTP, in a modern remake of a farcical drama that last played in the Roman Coliseum. Thousands of Pakistani civilians and hundreds of soldiers and policemen have been sacrificed to convince the world that terrorists are waging war indiscriminately across FATA and the NWFP, even though their every action seems calculated to justify an American invasion.
The good people of Pakistan are greatly troubled, trying to understand the situation that they have been trapped in. Even as the government relocates millions of its citizens to fight entrenched terrorists who live among them, the news of the day (attack on GHQ) once again links “ex-officers” of the Army and ISI with terror attacks. Other news reports that hit men in sectarian attacks carried ISI identification. What could possibly motivate some military and government officials to participate in a plan to bring war to Pakistan?
If the evidence really proves military involvement in actual terrorism in the past and in the present, then it becomes a question of motive—Why would dedicated military men, who have taken oaths to serve and protect the Nation, kill innocent Pakistanis, or worse, their fellow officers? It seems that there could be only three possible answers to this question—money, insanity, or patriotism.
Patriotism stands-out as the most likely answer, since military minds see duty differently than civilian folks. It is conceivable that perhaps some Army or ISI guys could have been convinced that certain people were a threat to national security and had to be eliminated. This could explain how the following names of so many officers could be linked to confirmed terrorists:
Mr Aqeel , Aliases Dr Usman, who was named in Daniel Pearl’s murder and the GHQ attack Amjad Farooqi namesake of the (TTP) umbrella group which attacked GHQ Maj. Gen. Zaheer ul Islam Abbasi, who led an attempted coup against Benazir Bhutto, or former SSG commando Ilyas Kashmiri who alleged killed SSG Gen. Faisal Alvi. Khalid Khwaja, retired air force officer who led Daniel Pearl to Omar Sheikh dozens of active-duty military officers.… arrested for helping Amjad Farooqi try to kill Musharraf.
People in Pakistan have been exposed to this sort of news for many years, among them, there has been little doubt that the Army has always served American interests and the Army has always trained and used militants as part of this service. The terrorism in Pakistan, mostly the sectarian terrorism, has been committed by government-trained militants/terrorists, so much so that the people blame the Army for every bomb in a mosque.
The “militants” who have been trained by the professionals who had joined radical outfits are really no different than those who have trained them—both are radical extremists who are ready to kill or die for their country or for their religion. As long as the terror that they have unleashed upon their neighbors and countrymen was in the name of America, Pakistan, or Islam, then the terror was for a “just” cause. This kind of thinking causes military men like ISI Directorate chief Lieutenant-General Pasha to call men like Baitullah Mehsud and Mullah Fazlullah “true patriots,” for offering to fight India, just like Reagan called the contras “freedom fighters.”
There is a theory making the rounds and gaining ground in Pakistan that tries to explain how the military/militant nexus that was openly nurtured to fight in Kashmir was applied covertly to the situation in FATA and NWFP. That theory attempts to explain how the Army could allow American and British intelligence agencies to secretly use India’s RAW and the Mossad to manipulate certain adherents of a local religious cult, the Ahmadiyya (a schism from Sunni Islam), to create a new series of schisms within Pakistani society. The theory seems to gain some validity due to certain facts that apply to many members of the cult—many are embedded within the Pakistani officer corps, a lot of them hold high positions in the government bureaucracy and their movement was founded in what is today the epicenter of sectarian terror, around the town of Jhang.
The basic reality of everyday life for Ahmadis within Pakistan makes them ideal candidates for recruits in a secret army, especially if the mostly poor Ahmadis are paid exceptionally well—because of religious persecution, they have always had to hide their religious identities; they advocate reunification with India; they prefer British rule over the status quo in Pakistan. If the world was being reordered by the Americans and British in a manner that would reunite India or bring all the Muslim people in Pakistan under the control of one organization that was America-friendly, perhaps also leading to Indian reunification, then surely the Ahmadi and some of their leaders could be counted upon to cooperate in bringing the plan about.
The Pakistani Taliban are the key to the entire psyop. Understanding who they actually are and what master they really serve is vital to understanding what is going down in the homeland of the “Islamic bomb.”
The Tehreek Taliban emerged from S. Punjab, spreading from there to S. Waziristan. Contrary to popular deceptions, they are an “anti-Taliban” force. Like everything else in Pakistan, they were meant to play a “double-game,” pretending to be part of the real Pashtun Afghan Taliban, while waging war in secret upon them. Musharraf and his generals created this “Taliban” force that was not really Taliban, by utilizing “Islamists,” who were not really Muslims. They were created to serve as a safe “loyal opposition,” who pretended to wage a fake war of terror for American audiences, without risking a fight with real rogue terror groups. The plan was to use military men to lead the criminal gangs of real revolutionaries and ordinary rabble,
The Tehreek Taliban are not really “Taliban,” they are more accurately described as a counter-Taliban force, an “anti-Taliban.” Like all the real Taliban, they follow a counterfeit Saudi Wahabi version of Islam. Unlike the real Afghan Taliban, their warped Wahabi Islam has been blended with another, even more radical “Islam” from India, Deobandi Islam. The result is the most sectarian bloodthirsty form of Sunni Islam yet devised, to them, anyone who doesn’t follow this perverse Wahabi-Deobandi fusion, just like them, is “Kfir,” the unbelievers. We are discussing the religious faith of people like Baitullah and Hakeemullah Mehsud, the same people who are now waging war in Pakistan.
The “Islamists” of FATA and NWFP wage sectarian war against all unbelievers in their areas of control, under the direction of ISI controllers. They also provide targets for American drones, using spies under ISI control to plant tracker chips on expendable “militants.” Whenever militant leaders, or criminal gangs working under their direction, get out of control, military action takes them out.
In addition to this ISI-controlled war in FATA and NWFP, there is another rogue element that is staging terrorist attacks outside of Army control, an American/British/Israeli/Indian force within the anti-Taliban themselves. The killers in this super-secret group are even worse bloodthirsty and hate-driven zealots than the Mehsuds. Pakistani writers refer to them as the “Punjabi Taliban,” because that is where they first sprang-up.
“Today the bulk of attacks in heartland Pakistan are carried out by Pakistanis from Punjab or Sindh, or by Pashtun fighters assisted by heartland Pakistanis,” says Rohan Gunaratne, author of Inside Al Qaeda.
“Punjab-based groups… were initially the creatures of the Inter-Services Intelligence, and had a Kashmir focus,” says Teresita Schaffer of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The change began when President Pervez Musharraf outlawed two Punjabi militant groups (2002) —Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) — because of outrage over their attacks on Shias.
Many Jhangvi fighters then moved to the NWFP.
“Jhangvi is now the eyes, ears and operational arm of Al Qaeda and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan [based in Waziristan],” says Gunaratne. “It is hard to distinguish between the three.”
The task of the Punjabi Taliban is to radicalize the TTP even more.
All the leaders in the Tehreek Taliban movement have been educated in Deobandi madrassas, where they studied under Muftis who had been steeped in the sectarian hatred of Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, the founder of the mother of all terror outfits in Pakistan, Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP). All Tehreek Taliban leaders came from SSP’s militant wing, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), or one of its sub-groups.
To counter the activities of the Shia organisation, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), with the blessings of the USA, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, encouraged a group of Deobandi Muslim migrants (Mohajirs) from the districts of what constitute the Indian Punjab and Haryana of today to counter the activities of the TNFJ [Shia]. Thus came into being the Ajuman-e-Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (since re-named as the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan–SSP) on September 6,1984, under the leadership of Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, a semi-educated Khateeb who had his religious education in Darul Uloom, Kabirwala, and the Khairul madrasa of Multan in Pakistani Punjab.
There is a river of terror running through the heart of Pakistan, flowing down every highway, road and goat path. Wherever progress has gone, the terror has followed, carried by rabble-rousing mullahs/muftis, from the central reservoir of hatred in the town of Jhang, in southern Punjab. It is more sickening than it is ironic that the architects of the reservoir sit in Washington and criticize the Pakistani engineers for following their blueprint too precisely.
All the sectarian terror in Pakistan flows from this reservoir of hatred dug deep in the town of Jhang, in the southern Punjab Region. Of all the regions of Pakistan, the ISI knew that only Jhang could produce a common mindset that would both feed the sectarian hatred and convince otherwise sane individuals to join the effort to defend Pakistan by waging war within it.
Since its inception the SSP has relied on a core constituency of Sunni peasantry who felt exploited by Shi’a landlords and aristocrats. The Ahmadi are a merchant class who have lived under the thumb of Shia since first coming to Pakistan.
In Jhang a center of sectarian hatred and terror already existed, embraced by an ignored hidden cult, or schism within Sunni Islam, known as Ahmadiyya, or “Qadiani.” The record clearly documents a movement of anti-Shia hatred from Punjab, to Peshawar, to S. Waziristan, to Khyber, and beyond. There is no way to document how many of the terrorists that infiltrated NWFP and FATA were Qadians, but we know for certain that they were all Sipah/Lashkar Jhangvi.
Basically, Ahmadiyya may be the most glorified personality cult of all time, based on the ego of one man who thought that he could convert the religions of the world by the power of his reasoning skills. The end product was a type of pseudo-Islamic intellectualism which could be described as a “Hindu-ized” version of Islam, misrepresenting itself as all things to all believers, clearly an abomination to all true Muslims.
The Ahmadiyya believe that their founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908) was the Mahdi of Islam, the last incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu and the embodiment of the Christian Messiah. The followers of Ahmad settled on 1034 acres of land near Jhang in Punjab.
It is no coincidence that Jhang is the epicenter of sectarian terrorism in Pakistan, since it is also home to both the outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) and its most evil stepchild, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).
Jhang had all the ingredients and Gen. Musharraf had all the proper credentials to go forward with the CIA plan to create an anti-Taliban force there, from an assortment of disillusioned Ahmadis and others from the mohajir community, who were fed-up with life’s burdens. Gen. Musharraf, a mohajir general, was supposedly a Berelvi-Sunni, but many Pakistanis claim that he is a secret Ahmadi. The evidence reveals that in 2003, the dictator sought the help of MQM leader, Altaf Hussein, who is known as a willing servant of American and British interests, to use MQM fanatics to manipulate the local mohajir community as part of the plan.
2003 was a pivotal year in the plan, as US forces withdrew most of their assets from Afghanistan to invade Iraq in March. Bush clearly just dumped the entire operation into Musharraf’s lap. Musharraf was expected to “give pursuit” to the “al Qaida” militants who had taken refuge in Waziristan. This was never the real mission, the alleged “mission” was only another part of the psyop; Musharraf’s job was to stall. He was to wage a pretend war to buy time for American forces to eliminate Saddam Hussein. For this, he needed a new “Taliban” force, one to fight inside Pakistan.
The moment that Bush passed Afghanistan to Musharraf, he began to call together the old Taliban alliance, under Mullah Omar. After being clearly routed in Afghanistan by American bombers and Northern alliance troops (who were mostly Shia), Omar needed a new army of zealous militants, fueled with a new desire to wage jihad against American and Afghan forces.
He needed a Pashtun publicity campaign that would follow the American model of motivational speakers, on “lecture circuits,” conducted by brave inspiring role models, such as Mullah Dadullah, to persuade young Pashtun men to go to war. For this task, nothing seemed to work better than using veteran Afghan Taliban, who were missing limbs, or eyes, such as the one-legged Mullah. He was brought into S. Waziristan, along with one-legged Abdullah Mehsud, who was probably released from Guantanamo just for this reason. After sufficient CIA brainwashing, he was released into Afghanistan, where he inspired an army of Uzbek fighters of IMU (Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan) to follow him into S. Waziristan. These Uzbeks were reported in the media as “al Qaida,” as they terrorized the land and ran training camps around Wana, undoubtedly under direct ISI control.
In 2003, at the instance of the ISI, Mulla Omar, the Amir of the Taliban, reconstituted the Taliban army to launch a new jihad in Afghanistan—this time against the Western forces. He asked Mulla Dadullah, who continued to enjoy the confidence of the ISI, to act as the chief military commander of the new Taliban army, which consisted of experienced jihadi fighters of the pre-October 7, 2001, vintage as well as new recruits from the madrasas and Afghan refugee camps of Pakistan. The new Taliban army was trained by the ISI and started operating in the Pashtun majority areas of Southern and Eastern Afghanistan from sanctuaries in Balochistan and in the Waziristan area of the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
In its issue of October, 2003, the “Newsline”, the reliable and well-informed monthly of Karachi, gave the following account of the re-constitution of the Neo Taliban army and the role of Dadullah in it:
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of youths from religious schools across Pakistan have joined the ranks of Taliban cadres that have regrouped in Afghanistan in the last few months. According to one estimate, at least 5,000 youths including former Taliban soldiers who went underground after the fall of their regime in December 2001, and students from religious seminaries from Balochistan, have joined their compatriots in Afghanistan. Many of these young men are known in the ranks as ’sarbaz’ (those who have given their lives to the cause and readily sacrifice them in suicide missions). Regrouped, reorganised and rearmed, these warriors are now all set to launch a new guerrilla war for as long as it takes to expel what they call the ‘infidel forces’ from Afghanistan.
From this moment on, Pakistani proxies were at war with American and NATO troops in Afghanistan. The creation of the anti-Taliban, the TTP, with the help of the British (See: Unraveling the Anti-Pakistan Psyop), effectively acknowledged this fact and began to pit an American backed Pakistani proxy force, against Pakistan. If we were in a real war and not just a massive dramatic production, then this would have been a serious matter. As it was, it was just more geo-strategic chess, or “the great game,” as they like to call it on the sub-continent.
The forces organized under Dadullah had to fight a war within Pakistan that was totally convincing, one that was so intense that it would convince the world community that outside intervention (meaning: American intervention) was absolutely required to save Pakistan from itself. The real mission required many more terrorists, who were sufficiently vicious to kill religious opponents without hesitation. This required at least two more side psyops, both staged in areas that had already been marked by past sectarian conflicts—Karachi and Khyber.
In Karachi, Musharraf agitated the MQM supporters of Altaf Hussein. A fake “ultimatum,” allegedly from an unknown militant group, was issued around Peshawar, threatening to wipe-out all Ahmadis who refused to either convert or leave Pakistan. The fear campaign had begun. MQM agitators began recruiting for a “Sunni Tehreek,” to take the war to Pashtun militants. An open deal with Musharraf was struck, which effectively closed-down a previous ISI-created anti-MQM faction, the MQM-Haqaqi, begun to undermine Altaf Hussain’s group, the MQM-H, the most violent of all the mohajir factions. It was driven underground and group leader Amir Khan was arrested (June 29), effectively making thousands of potential recruits available from his organization for ISI missions.
On May 22, Ahmadi leaders met in Ranpur to make plans for dealing with the threat from the mullahs. A wave of killing was unleashed upon the Ahmadi community, beginning in Karachi. On July 14, Shia leader Allama Hassan Turabi was assassinated by a suicide bomber in front of his home in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal section of Karachi. Brigadier Iftikhar Ahmad, a well-known Ahmadi was shot dead by three men on motorbikes at his home (across the street from Musharraf) in Rawalpindi, on July 17.
Turabi was a staunch critic of the Musharraf regime and a vocal opponent of Islamabad’s staunch ties to the United States. He was also outspoken against Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. He was an advocate for ethnic and sectarian harmony among Pakistan’s disparate ethnic, sectarian and tribal groups and for unity in the face of what he believed was a repressive and corrupt regime in Islamabad that was beholden to U.S. interests. His membership in the Sunni-dominated MMA representing Shiite Muslims—a loosely knit coalition of Islamist parties united in their opposition to the Musharraf regime that commands a wide following in the largely Pashtun regions of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Balochistan, as well as a sizeable representation in parliament—was seen as an effort on the part of Sunni Islamist factions to reach out to Shiites to curtail the sectarian violence that has plagued Pakistan for years.
In conjunction with this anti-Shia action in Karachi, another anti-Shia psyop was getting underway in Khyber Agency, but this operation was intended to produce a second schism, this one within Sunni Islam. Haji Namdar, a local extremist, who had been unexpectedly returned from Saudi Arabia, where he had been indoctrinated for the last ten years by Wahabi instructors. He returned to Bara, which has a large Shia minority, where he became outraged that new roads and power lines had carried “sin,” according to the Wahabi definition, into his hometown. He set-up his own religious police force after the Saudi model, “Suppression of Vice and the Promotion of Virtue,” and began administering Saudi justice.
He also started a pirate FM station, where he denounced local sinners. He began to agitate against Sunni sinners, as well, in particular, the Berelvi-Sunnis. He agitated the local Berelvis to the point where he thought he needed help, motivating him to bring in radical firebrand, Mufti Munir Shakir, who was just being run-out of Hangu, because of an anti-Shia bombing inspired by his preaching.
Mufti Shakir started his own radio war against local Berelvi leader Pir Saifur Rahman. Both sides raised their own armies, before another bomb in a local mosque forced the expulsion of both men. Mufti Shakir’s army, Lashkar-e-Islami (LI), was turned over to another extremist leader, Mangal Bagh, before he left. Bagh continues the religious policing duties transferred to him. Bara, a mere 14 miles from the major city Peshawar, continues to supply a steady stream of rocket fire and car-bombs to the besieged, unguarded city.
Mufti Shakir has been held by the government since then. He was/is a Sipah-e-Sahaba leader, who had exported the radical Sipah teachings from Punjab to Hangu. He was probably one of Hakeemullah and Baitullah Mehsud’s teachers at the Deobandi madrassas they attended near Hangu. Hakeemullah has been blamed for the terror bombing that got Shakir expelled from Hangu, just as he was credited with the grenade in the mosque in Bara, and after that the suicide-bomber that nearly killed Haji Hamdar, as well as the assassin who finally did kill him.
The point of all this background information is to describe the unbroken chain that ties the hotbed of sectarian terror created by the ISI for the CIA in Punjab, to the sectarian terror that now threatens Peshawar (and the strategic route through the Khyber Pass) and the authors of that terror in S. Waziristan. These operations in the Peshawar area and the operation in Karachi to stimulate the MQM-H had the desired results, filling the rosters of the sectarian outfits to supply Mullah Omar’s forces, as well as the new operations in FATA.
Musharraf became desperate to redeem himself in Washington’s eyes, after letting bin Laden’s forces escape from Tora Bora, so he turned to what he knew, the experience he had gained leading the operations in Kashmir, where he fronted terror groups as self-defense forces. Pakistani paramilitary forces and the militant groups that they had trained were brought together with the Punjabi militants, to share tactics and cross-training. The widespread national enthusiasm felt for these Kashmiri terrorists who were defending the Muslim population there was easily transferred over to the FATA fighters.
In S. Waziristan, during this same time frame, we see the rise of a succession of Lashkar Jhangvi terrorist leaders, who headed-up the new “Taliban” faction starting-up there. First, under the command of Mullah Dadullah, the new “Taliban” drilled under IMU Uzbek trainers of Sipah-e-Sahaba. According to plan, Dadullah (who had been selected by the British) was martyred by Predator drone attack, so that command could be transferred to Nek Mohammad, before he was martyred in the same manner, then Baitullah, before giving command to the most corrupt and most evil gang leader of the lot, Hakeemullah.
There have also been reports emanating from the Wana area that a group of Pakistani Army officers have defected to side of the terrorists holed up alongside the late Nek Mohammed’s lashkar in Waziristan. There are also reports of writ petitions being filed against the Pakistan Army leadership on behalf of another group of Pakistani army officers up to the rank of colonel. In these petitions it is alleged that the aforementioned Pakistani officers are being secretly held under arrest, in contravention of Pakistan Army rules, on the orders of General Musharraf. Per ISPR spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, these officers are under investigation for involvement in an attempt to kill Gen. Musharraf. Both these incidents of serious indiscipline highlight that there is considerable opposition to Gen. Musharraf in the officer corps of the Pakistan Army. (July 2004)
The officers mentioned in this excerpt included many of those who have been cited previously, especially those who were participants in the Musharraf assassination attempts, or in the murder of Daniel Pearl. These professional killers trained everybody who worked for Mehsud, including the suicide-bombers, but most importantly, they trained Jundullah (named for the town Jandolah, near Wana), the terrorist organization that is blowing the ongoing cover-up of what the CIA has been up to in Iran. Among the more notorious alumni of the IMU training camps of Wana (the same Uzbek camps that are reported to be at the center of the Army’s alleged offensive in S. Waziristan today) have been the Uyghurs of Western China, Abu Musab Zarqawi of “al Qaida in Iraq” and the Yemeni-Baloch cousins of Ramzi Yousef [nephews of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad].
The Yemeni-Balochs, along with military officers who were implicated in the hit on Musharraf, composed the core of Jundullah, the infamous irritant in Iran’s side. Some of SSP’s hardened terrorists were also infiltrated into Iraq with Zarqawi during the second Gulf War, where they carried-out multiple massacres upon Shiites, in order to follow the game plan set in Pakistan, total sectarian war. Yousef, Khalid Sheikh and the Jundullah boys were thereafter tied to nearly every major terror event in the region, including the murders of Daniel Pearl, Benazir Bhutto, and probably the grunts involved in the network behind 911.
Pakistan and American apologists for the policies of state terrorism used in Pakistan argue for the two Jundullah theory, claiming that the original group disbanded in 2003, when in fact, the first news of the original outfit did not leak-out until June of 04, when a group of them were arrested for an ambush on the Karachi Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. Ahsan Saleem Hyat. Ramzi Yousef conducted operations in the same area of Iran that is still being struck by Jundullah today. Saddam Hussein was one of the sponsors of SSP at that time; he financed operations in Iran and later allegedly sent Yousef to the United States for his own purposes, after the first Gulf War.
In 2006, the war in Iraq was going very badly. The American people had to be distracted, their attention refocused to the lesser war. A series of anti-Berelvi attacks swept across Pakistan, as open warfare exploded between the warring Radio Mullahs of Bara. On April 12th, a massive bomb went-off at a Sunni-Tehreek rally in Karachi. Known as the Eid Milad massacre, the leadership of the Sunni Tehrik (ST) was wiped-out, along with prominent members of the Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat. The group that worked for an end to sectarianism was nearly all eliminated, in a near fatal coup de gras that resembled the Turabi assassination in its thoroughness.
In 2007 Musharraf really began to lose control, as Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhury challenged Musharraf over the issue of so many “disappeared” (mostly Balochis). He allegedly threatened to expose to the world press the double-game that Musharraf and the Army had been playing in the war on terror. He was suspended by President General Musharraf on March 9, 2007. Rioting began to have him reinstated. On May 5, 2007, Chaudhry with his counsel Atizaz Ahsan, who is also the party member of PPP, traveled from Islamabad to Lahore to address the Lahore High Court Bar Association.
By Dr. Waqar Kazmi reports the following incident allegedly leaked from the ISI:
Pakistan’s military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, spoke on the telephone with the London-based leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) two days before the May 12 attacks on opposition activists and supporters of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry by the MQM in Karachi and asked Altaf Hussain to help “teach our opponents a lesson,” Pakistani intelligence sources have revealed.
A narrative of the events of ‘Black Saturday’ and the ’stop-the-blame-game’ argument
“Here in Karachi, we avoid ‘name calling’ and ‘finger pointing’ due to fear of having our knees drilled…”
But this was the first time in Pakistan that live television cameras captured the situation for viewers to see: government tankers used to block off routes to the airport, police and rangers conspicuous by their absence or standing idle as armed men ran amok on the streets of Karachi, corpses and wounded bodies lying by the wayside in pools of blood.
“There were bodies lying at every street intersection,” ‘Uzi’, a reporter related later on her blog. “We picked up a whole bunch of them and put them inside police mobiles parked nearby.” As for the police and the Rangers: “They did NOTHING! They stood around and LOITERED while my city was tainted with blood.”
The following video contains live images of MQM supporters, clearly displaying the tri-color flag shooting at people and others in cars driving around passing out more weapons. Notice the flags in the following:
On Saturday, Nov 3 the dictator declared a state of emergency and suspended the nation’s constitution and parliament at the same time.
Nov. 18 — American media carried a leaked report of a new classified American military proposal outlining an intensified effort to enlist tribal leaders in the frontier areas of Pakistan in the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban
On 19 November, while driving to work in his car in Islamabad, Maj-Gen Alavi was shot dead by three unknown gunmen on motorcycles. It was alleged that Ilyas Kashmiri, the chief of Azad Kashmir chapter of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, was behind the murder of Maj-Gen Alavi at the behest of the Taliban in North Waziristan. He had told a British reporter that a senior Pakistani general came to an arrangement with Mehsud “whereby – in return for a large sum of money – Mehsud’s fighters would not attack the army.”
December 14, 2007, representatives of armed groups active in various tribal areas of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) in Pakistan met in Southern Waziristan. Following their meeting, they announced the formation of the Taliban Movement of Pakistan — in Urdu Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or (TTP) — under the leadership of Baitullah Mehsud.
Shia leader Benazir Bhutto was killed Dec. 27, 2007.
Since then, the Tehreek Taliban have been waging a terror war in every corner of NWFP and to a lesser degree in FATA. Due to this ongoing wave of bombings and unrelenting pressure from America, the Pakistani government felt compelled to stage some kind of offensive in S. Waziristan, mostly concentrating on the rogue force of Uzbeks around Wana who are loyal to Sipah derivative, IMU.
It is impossible to determine to what degree this is a real war and not another military excursion that levels lots of buildings and kills hundreds of civilians. Pakistan’s M.O. has been to empty each area of operations of civilian witnesses first, as much as possible, and to keep reporters out of the war zone. Every militant interviewed by anyone anywhere, to date, has consistently sworn that these operations are for the media’s benefit. Real witnesses from the Wana area who have fled report the same old story, lots of buildings leveled, lots of civilians dead. Who knows?
Recently, Foreign Minister Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi came as close as any government spokesman has to admitting the truth, that the Tehreek Taliban are a government psyop:
“The Sunni Tehreek has decided to activate itself against Talibanisation in the country. A national consensus against terrorism is emerging across the country”. The Sunni Tehreek, of course, is an aggressive version of the Barelvi faith that has emerged in Karachi in the face of Deobandi-Ahle Hadith dominance in the mega-city and is now actively seeking cooperation from Barelvi organisations in the rest of the country to face up to the armed madrassa followers.
The state of Pakistan, just like its big brother, the United States of America, is waging war against its own people, while our Commander-in-Chief lies to the world that:
“This is a war of necessity…not of choice.”--MORE--"