May 19, 2009
On Sunday, the New York Times reported that members of Congress have been told in confidential briefings that Pakistan is rapidly adding to its nuclear arsenal even while racked by insurgency, raising questions on Capitol Hill about whether billions of dollars in proposed military aid might be diverted to Pakistan’s nuclear program.
|Adm. Mullen made his comment about the threat of Pakistan’s nukes while the man largely responsible for the creation of al-Qaeda looked on — current Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates.|
Last week Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Pakistan is building up its nuclear arsenal. “Inside the Obama administration, some officials say, Pakistan’s drive to spend heavily on new nuclear arms has been a source of growing concern, because the country is producing more nuclear material at a time when Washington is increasingly focused on trying to assure the security of an arsenal of 80 to 100 weapons so that they will never fall into the hands of Islamic insurgents,” Thom Shanker and David E. Sanger wrote for the New York Times.
In addition to the fact the United States has given Pakistan $5.4 billion in “assistance” (which, according to a report in the Guardian, Pakistan has “misspent”) to supposedly fight al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s tribal areas, it should be noted that the U.S. and Pakistani intelligence meticulously created the Frankenstein monster the Obama administration now warns will grab that country’s nukes. All told, the U.S. has larded the corrupt Pakistan government with $11 billion over the last eight years.
Mullen made his comment about the threat of Pakistan’s nukes while the man largely responsible for the creation of al-Qaeda looked on — current Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates. In his autobiography, former CIA director Gates admits that the agency began supporting Afghanistan’s mujahideen in 1979, although the official version of history states that the CIA began aiding the insurgents in 1980. Zbigniew Brezinski, Carter’s national security adviser, said as much during a 1998 newspaper interview. Al-Qaeda was founded at a mujahideen camp in Khost, Afghanistan.
The Taliban is a creation of Pakistan’s ISI and funded by the United States and the Saudis. The Taliban’s murderous rampage across the war-ravaged country in the wake of the Soviet exodus was coordinated by the ISI and the Pakistani army. U.S. support for the religious fanatics continued until 1998 when Washington blamed Osama bin Laden for the African embassy bombings.
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, said that the CIA and his country’s ISI together created the Taliban.”I think it was part of your past and our past, and the ISI and CIA created them together,” Zardari told NBC during an interview on May 7. Zadari also said that Osama bin Laden was an “operator” for the United States.
[efoods]Bruce Riedel, the Brookings Institution scholar who served as the co-author of Obama’s review of Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy, told the New York Times Pakistan “has more terrorists per square mile than anyplace else on earth, and it has a nuclear weapons program that is growing faster than anyplace else on earth.” Mr. Riedel didn’t bother to mention the fact the terrorists were created by the United States in collaboration with the ISI and the Saudis. It should be noted that many Brookings scholars were in favor of neocon foreign policy objectives, including the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
Mullen’s warning of Islamic terrorists gaining control of Pakistan’s nukes falls on the heels of Obama’s plan to double the size of the number of troops in Afghanistan and increase attacks by American-led NATO coalition forces against CIA-ISI created terrorist patsies in Pakistan. During the election, a think tank closely aligned to Obama and headed up by the co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, John Podesta, called for a “dramatic strategic shift” in Washington’s policy towards Pakistan. Obama wasted little time bombing Pakistan after assuming office. “Four days after assuming the presidency, he (Obama) was consulted by US commanders before they launched the two attacks,” the Guardian reported in January.
Pakistan, under U.S. pressure, has mounted a bloody offensive against the CIA-ISI created terrorists in the tribal region, resulting in between 600,000 and a million Pakistanis reduced to the status of desperate refugees. “Pakistan faces a growing humanitarian crisis that has the potential to threaten the country’s ‘fundamental stability and security’, a senior Western diplomat warned on Tuesday, underscoring growing concerns over the fate of up to 2 million people displaced by fighting between the military and Taliban militants in the northern Swat valley,” CBS News reports.
Evidence points toward an effort to oust president Asif Ali Zardari and install yet another military dictator. On April 29, Obama said Pakistan’s civilian government is “very fragile” and does not have “the capacity to deliver basic services” to its people or to gain their “support and loyalty,” while at the same time praising Pakistan’s military. “Given Washington’s pivotal role in sustaining a succession of military dictatorships in Islamabad, Obama’s statement was widely interpreted both in Pakistan and within the US political establishment as signaling that Washington is considering sponsoring a military coup,” writes Keith Jones.
At the same time, Gen. James Jones, Obama’s national security adviser (who recently attended the Bilderberg meeting in Greece), singled out as the top US concern the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, and made a thinly veiled threat against the Pakistani government, saying, “If Pakistan doesn’t continue in the direction that it presently is, and we’re not successful there, then, obviously, the nuclear question comes into view.”
Jones went on the say that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons falling into the hands of the CIA-ISI created Taliban would be “the very, very worst case scenario” and added, “We’re going to do anything we can within the construct of our bilateral relations and multilateral relations to make sure that doesn’t happen.” Mullen reiterated Jones’ threat on Capitol Hill this week.
The Obama administration is preparing further military action against Pakistan and using the threat of the country’s nuclear weapons falling into the hands of the Taliban as a pretext. More people will need suffer and die in order to realize Zbigniew Brzezinski’s geo-political objectives in Central Asia.
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