December 1, 2008

Framing Pakistan.

I have mentioned it and/or alluded to it in most of my posts dealing with Iran, namely that Iran will be used by the US and its allies to stir sectarianism wherever a Shiite minority exists. I mentioned Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Pakistan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

I have come to this conclusion after close study of the Iraqi "experiment".

Already a year ago, I have been saying that Pakistan is next on the list. I maintain what I said.

The Mumbai attacks add an extra confirmation to my hypothesis.

The first thing the Western Media and the Indian government did, while the fights were still raging, was to point an accusatory finger at Pakistan - including guess who ? Patrick Cockburn, the "firebrand" Mullah Sadr, lover.

For those of you who have been following the news, Pakistan for the past 4 months or so has witnessed an escalation of US air force attacks on it, in particular in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
This followed the "bizarre" assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the stepping down of Musharraf, the ex-Pakistani president. (see addendum at end of the post)

And just by coincidence, the Mumbai attacks are said to be carried out by militant Jihadists, belonging to Al-Qaeda, in other words hard core Sunnis. And all the heads turned immediately to Pakistan.

The aim of course is to destabilize Pakistan which happens to have nuclear power. Pakistan will be destabilized by the eventual use of the sectarian card, and this is where Iran will come in very handy. Just like Iran came in very handy for the dismantlement of the Iraqi state.

I have a Hindu friend, who is not terribly politicized but still quite aware. He gave me some information that I have no way of verifying but that I gladly received as it clarified some missing links regarding the latest in Mumbai.

He said :

- First of all, in all 5 stars hotels in India, there are security guards inside and outside the hotel, ever since India has been experiencing a string of attacks every two months or so. Inside each hotel there are cameras and "special office desks" where all movements are monitored.

- Secondly, he got first hand information that two of the "jihadists" had been working in the Taj Mahal hotel kitchen for over a year. That all this talk of Al-Qaeda is nonsense to him . For him as a Hindu, America is Al-Qaeda, they invented Al-Qaeda.

- Thirdly, that he could not understand how the Indian army which is known to be one of the most powerful and well trained, could not intervene in the 5 attacks that took place and they did not take place simultaneously either. He could not understand how the attackers were able to run from one location to another and take final refuge in the hotel, as the official version alleges.

- Fourthly, he believes that some forces/parties within the Indian government have a hand in it and that these attacks have been planned for at least 2 years in advance, with the bomb blasts preceding them - as some kind of psychological preparation.

- Fifthly, he believes that the US wants to create an insurmountable rift between India and Pakistan, pitting one country against the other, destabilizing both, politically and economically. He added that India alongside China is an emerging power and that the US needs to find new dumping grounds for its arms i.e in India by creating a serious conflict not only between India and Pakistan, but also between the Hindu and Muslim communities inside the country.

- Sixthly, he concluded by saying that he would never dare mention anything like that in India because he would disappear in no time - despite all the big talk about Indian democracy. And the whole media cover up of the Mumbai drama has left him seriously doubting any credible argument from his own government. And he finished off by saying that it is not only Pakistan that is being framed but that India has fallen into the trap as well.

I am truly worried for Pakistan and the Pakistani people. And am also quite concerned about a violent eruption of sectarian/ethnic conflicts in both countries Pakistan and India. But I believe that Pakistan is the prime target and am preparing myself to hear more on that in the coming weeks/months...

After Pakistan, I know that Saudi Arabia is down the line, the final frontier. Again, Iran will be all too happy to oblige and fulfill its role in that grand American Zionist game. As a matter of fact it is impatiently waiting to do so.

Addendum :

And this is what Obama had to say about Musharraf in August 2008
The Obama camp issued the following statement following Pakistani President Musharraf’s announcement today:

“President Musharraf has made the right decision to step down as President of Pakistan. It is in the interests of his country and the Pakistani people to end the political crisis that has immobilized the coalition government for too long. I have long said that the central terrorist threat to the United States lies in northwest Pakistan and Afghanistan, and not Iraq. US policy must focus on assuring that all elements of Pakistan’s government are resolute in shutting down the safe havens for al Qaeda and the Taliban. There can be no safehaven for terrorists who threaten the American people. A year ago, I advocated that the US move from a ‘Musharraf policy’ to a ‘Pakistan policy.’ I hope all of Pakistan’s friends will now seize the opportunity created by Musharraf’s exit to focus on the urgent issues of today: confronting the threat of extremist violence, dealing with food and energy shortages, and helping the Pakistani people build a stable, secure, democratic future, ” said Senator Obama.

And whenever an American talks of a stable, secure, democratic future - Layla Anwar gets the shivers...

Obama has long been critical of President Musharraf, most notably in August of 2007, when he said he would be willing to strike al Qaeda targets inside of Pakistan - with or without country’s permission. And last March, Obama accused the Pakistani president of “playing” the U.S. “We were giving him billions of dollars in economic aid, he was using it to repress his own people while trying to cut deals with terrorists.” (source: click here)

Painting : Iraqi artist, Salman Abbass.