Bin Laden worked for us until he died from American-inflicted wounds in an Afghan cave in 2001. Ilyas Kashmiri, Hakeemullah Mehsud, Mullah Dadullah, were all American employees–yet we have used everyone of them as an excuse to send Pentagon death machines to kill even more civilian children.
Pakistan’s government has sold the Pakistani people into lifetime bondage to America and the Saudis, not to mention that “Fat Pig of Qatar”! Worst of all, the world’s only Democratic Islamic Republic has become a willing pawn in the hand of Shaitan himself.
A DEFINING MOMENT OF REGIONAL SECURITY. WHERE DO WE STAND?
by M K Bhadrakumar
First a note from my blogger friend Peter Chamberlin.
Go through it and you will perceive the depth of Peter’s words. Poignant, but by far the bitterest yet the truest words coming from a western analyst.
[Saudi trillions have taken over American Govt. and bribed the world into accepting victory for "al-Qaeda," the international Islamist terrorist organization. Saudi Arabia has been transplanting this Taliban form of government all over the world, beginning with our export of their Wahhabi disciples to Afghanistan and Pakistan, beginning in late 87.
We called these early "al-Qaeda" "freedom-fighters" and later-on, "mujahedeen." We screamed bloody murder whenever 17 "al-Qaeda" terrorists helped to destroy famous American landmarks, while disavowing our own intimate connections to Al-Q.
Bin Laden worked for us until he died from American-inflicted wounds in an Afghan cave in 2001. Ilyas Kashmiri, Hakeemullah Mehsud, Mullah Dadullah, were all American employees--yet we have used everyone of them as an excuse to send Pentagon death machines to kill even more civilian children.
Pakistan's government has sold the Pakistani people into lifetime bondage to America and the Saudis, not to mention that "Fat Pig of Qatar"! Worst of all, the world's only Democratic Islamic Republic has become a willing pawn in the hand of Shaitan himself. You have fully given yourselves over unto the dark side, to work in opposition to the will of Allah Himself, if you accept the big Saudi bribes.
You invoke the Prophet and Bless His Name everyday, yet you have allowed your government to sell your souls into servitude to the evil posers who claim to be the Guardians of the Holy Places, although they have helped to subject all of the Muslim Ummah into a submissive state in the mold of a subjugated Bahrain, or Palestine.
The Saudis have played their fat hands very well, lying constantly, betting extravagantly, bribing the opposition out of their underpants. It is Saudi bribery that is winning the global war for the terrorists. Militant, radical, murderous "Islamists" (Wahhabis) stand ready to win the war of terror because of Arab petrodollars, even though we will claim "victory" along with them, after having waged bloody war for twelve years, in the name of eliminating all "al-Qaeda." We have destroyed a succession of Muslim countries with guided missiles and heavy bombers, killing in excess of two million Muslims (most of them innocent), on the excuse that we were hunting "al-Qaeda," even though Al-Q worked under contract for the American and Saudi governments.
Pakistan, admittedly, owes a very large debt to the Saudis. It was Saudi money which financed the building of the very first "Islamic nuclear bomb." It was Saudi money which finances nearly all of the Pakistani madrassa school system--the only school available to most of the young Pashtun boys. Yet, if Pakistan contracts the next phase of Saudi/American foreign policy and continues to provide foot-soldiers and "private contractors" for the staging of World War III, then Pakistan will perish in the ashes left in its own wake. How Pakistan goes, will determine how much of the Earth will go, along with it. Your country may be about to become history, if it accepts all the Saudi/Qatari/American gold held-out before it. If the forces of "Democracy" were ever really going to stand-up for Pakistan, this would surely be the time to do it.]
The visit of Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to Saudi Arabia comes at a defining moment in regional security. The two countries are renewing their brotherly bonds as they embark on a new journey of partnership and alliance.
The Indian pundits were whistling in the dark when they fancied not too long ago that Delhi, with able help from Washington, has hijacked the Saudi regime away from the Pakistani embrace. Some even fancied a US-Indian-Saudi regional security alliance in the making!
But the ground realities are that Afghanistan is once again becoming a common Saudi-Pakistani enterprise, as in the Taliban era in the 1990s.
The underpinnings of the Saudi-Pakistani partnership in the Hindu Kush are strikingly the same as twenty years ago — injecting Islamism as the leitmotif of politics in Afghanistan; envisaging the role of an Islamist regime in Kabul in regional politics; using Salafism to threaten Shi’ite Iran and so on.
Clearly, this latest Saudi-Pakistani enterprise enjoys American backing. But it has a raison d’etre of its own. The point is, a wide-ranging Saudi-Pakistani regional partnership is surfacing. Pakistani ‘volunteers’ are reportedly fighting in Syria at present.
They enjoy Saudi-Qatari funding and military assistance and are the foot soldiers of the campaign for ‘regime change’ in Damascus, which the US and its Arab allies expound.
Besides, in deference to Saudi wishes, Pakistan has rolled back its recent years’ dalliance with Iran and mothballed the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project despite Tehran’s extravagant offer to finance construction work on the Pakistani side. President Asif Zardari abruptly cancelled a scheduled visit to Tehran.
Pakistan is quietly dumping its ‘Iran connection’ and extracting reciprocal benefits out of Saudi Arabia. Khar met with the Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz who is also the deputy prime minister and defence minister. The two countries decided to ‘institutionalize’ their strategic ties. Now, what it implies will bear watch.
From the Saudi viewpoint, Afghanistan becomes a highly crucial theatre in its strategy to ‘contain’ Iran. The US military bases in Afghanistan have been used as training camps for the Jundullah group, which undertook terrorist strikes in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province. The latest Iranian reports suggest that the camps in the US bases in Afghanistan are also training the Mujahideen-e-Khalq terrorists.
In the recent past, Tehran got some degree of cooperation from Pakistan in preventing the Jundullah’s cross-border strikes from the Baluchistan province. There will be growing unease in Tehran that the graph of Saudi influence on the Pakistani security agencies could be rising in the coming period.
The Saudis are obsessed with Iran’s rise as regional power and will try to counter Tehran’s surge, no matter what it takes. Islamabad’s partnership can be a potential game changer in the Saudi game plan vis-a-vis Iran. In turn, Saudis will be wiling to bankroll Pakistan.
The curious part is that the US is assembling virtually the same cabal of states in the Hindu Kush which are acting as its proxies and sidekicks currently in the upheaval in the Middle East — Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Pakistan’s gravitation toward this ‘axis’ of Sunni Muslim states as a hireling will have far-reaching implications for regional security — Pakistan being the biggest Sunni Muslim country on the planet.
The politics of 2013 in the Greater Middle East will significantly devolve upon the Sunni-Shia sectarian rivalry, because, from the US and Saudi perspective, it is a tactically useful (and necessary) digression away from the core issues of that region’s politics such as democratization and reform, Israel_Arab relations, Palestinian problem, etc.
Indeed, Pakistan will do well to stay clear of the US-Saudi regional agenda, given the history of sectarian rivalries within Pakistan itself — and the near-certainty that the Saudi attempt to impose Salafism as the state ideology in Afghanistan will be resisted by the Hazara Shi’ites and many regional countries.
Of course, the secretary-general of Iran’s National Security Council Saeed Jalili, who is a key figure in the foreign-policy establishment in Tehran, is on a visit to New Delhi at the invitation of NSA, Shivshankar Menon.
Alas, foresight is very often in short supply in the Pakistani policies and in this case, the Pakistani elites will find it all but irresistible to stay away from the honey pots that Washington and Riyadh hold in front of them. As the Americans would put it, ‘Have gun — will travel’.
More from M K Bhadrakumar on Wonders of Pakistan
1. Syria: Regime Change and Smart Power 2. Pakistan gets a cuddle and a Zioconned hug…. 3. No, India Cannot Be the US’ Poodle [Viewpoint India] 4. Bear nettles the Eagle, Dragon smiles [in two parts] 5. Is India backing Obama’s gamble for Central Asian domination? 7. US sows discord in South Asia
Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar was a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service. His assignments included the Soviet Union, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Germany, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Turkey.
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