US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan


Fauzia Qurban
Photo: AP Pakistani sister Fauzia Qurban an ethnic Hazara, tries to hold back her tears as she talks about her brother Ali Raza Qurban, at her family home in Quetta, Pakistan.
Brutal sectarian bloodletting has killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims in Pakistan’s Balochistan province and fired a flourishing human smuggling business in the provincial capital of Quetta.
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Balochistan, Pakistan – long target of Western geopolitical interests, terror wave coincides with Gwadar Port handover to China.

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QUETTA KILLINGS: ORCHESTRATION FOR A PAKISTAN SPRING?

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by Tony Cartalucci

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Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province, bordering both US-occupied Afghanistan as well as Iran, was the site of a grisly market bombing that has killed over 80 people. According to reports, the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Billed as a “Sunni extremist group,” it instead fits the pattern of global terrorism sponsored by the US, Israel, and their Arab partners Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Why Balochistan? Gwadar in the southwest serves as a Chinese port and the starting point for a logistical corridor through Pakistan and into Chinese territory. The Iranian-Pakistani-Indian pipeline would enter from the west, cross through Balochistan intersecting China’s proposed logistical route to the northern border, and continue on to India. Destabilizing Balochistan would effectively derail the geopolitical aspirations of four nations.

The terrorist Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group was in fact created, according to the BBC, to counter Iran’s Islamic Revolution in the 1980′s, and is still active today. Considering the openly admitted US-Israeli-Saudi plot to use Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups across the Middle East to counter Iran’s influence, it begs the question whether these same interests are funding terrorism in Pakistan to not only counter Iranian-sympathetic Pakistani communities, but to undermine and destabilize Pakistan itself.

THE US -SAUDI GLOBAL TERROR NETWORK

While the United States is close allies with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, it is well established that the chief financier of extremist militant groups for the past three decades, including Al-Qaeda, are in fact Saudi Arabia and Qatar. While Qatari state-owned propaganda like Al Jazeera apply a veneer of progressive pro-democracy to its narratives, Qatar itself is involved in arming, funding, and even providing direct military support for sectarian extremists from northern Mali, to Libya, to Syria and beyond. (more…)

Afghanistan: the Smell of Defeat


There’s a reason why the US media doesn’t use the term defeat however applicable it may be. It’s because your average “Joe” understands defeat, the shame of defeat, the sting of defeat, the anger of defeat.
Defeat is a repudiation of leadership, proof that we are ruled by fools and scoundrels. Defeat is also a powerful deterrent, the idea festers in people’s minds and turns them against foreign interventions, police actions and war.
That’s why the Times won’t utter the word, because defeat is the antidote for aggression, and the Times doesn’t want that. None of the media do.
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CUT-AND-RUN TIME

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by Mike Whitney

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Note for WoP writers: In the post that follows, Mike Whitney raises an important point. Selecting an excerpt from the New York Times, he quotes: America thinks it is in Afghanistan to help the Afghan women. Take a look at this August 2012 editorial titled “The Women of Afghanistan”:

“Afghanistan can be a hard and cruel land, especially for women and girls. Many fear they will be even more vulnerable to harsh tribal customs and the men who impose them after American troops withdraw by the end of 2014.

Women s’ rights have made modest but encouraging gains over the past decade. But these could disappear without a strong commitment to preserve and advance them from Afghan leaders.

The editorial continues:

…all Afghans should be invested in empowering women. As Mrs. Clinton has argued, there is plenty of evidence to show that no country can grow and prosper in today’s world if women are marginalized and oppressed.” (“The Women of Afghanistan”, New York Times)……

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The author has rightly pointed out that actually its not the rights of women in Afghan society, but Washington and other international partners….

So says Whitney, its more It is about “America’s global interests”, particularly, pipeline corridors, mineral extraction and the Great Game, controlling real estate in thriving Eurasia, the economic center of the next century. That’s why the US invaded Afghanistan, the rest is propaganda.

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In addition to what the oped writer of Counterpunch has so tacitly answered about this pseudo feelings for Afghan women, question arises what about the women of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan etc. where women can’t even vote, go to a shopping center if not accompanied by their menfolk.

Fact is that the American administration gets passionate for women’s rights only when a country goes astray from the goals set for it by the US. Similarly, the other US passions for human rights, democracy, enlightened moderation and such bla bla come only in action when a country follows an open, independent policy in its national interests, but may not fit into the agenda set by the US and its allies in the West.

In our context we have seen a manifestation of this hypocritical, sinister policy with respect to its stance on Kashmir. When respective Pakistani governments sided with US vis-a-vis its arch rival in the cold war era, US had espoused the human rights for Kashmiris with perhaps still more warmth than Pakistan itself. But after the demise of the erstwhile Soviet Union there was nothing left by which the US could get an advantage from Pakistan and hence the same Kashmiri freedom fighters are now branded as “terrorists” same as US has termed the Afghan Mujahideen who fought against the USSR on America’s behest, but now are fighting a war of independence as terrorists. [Nayyar] (more…)

Strategy for the South East China Sea: U.S. Bid for Full Spectrum Global Dominance [6 of 6]



Some initiatives could and should be taken by all Asian nations, regardless of their affiliations. Mutual bilateral and multi-lateral assurances could ease their implementation in Western aligned countries. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is one step in the right direction. Cooperation with BRICS, and Latin-American organizations like ALBA, UNASUR, MERCOSUR would also facilitate increased autonomy for such nations.
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COUNTERING THE US/NATO AMBITION FOR GLOBAL FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE AND PRESERVING PEACE

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by Christopher Black., James Henry Fetzer, Alex Mezyaev, Christof Lehmann

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Although some Asian nations alignment with Western powers is being criticized, it is important to remember, that their long standing alignment with the USA, UK, France, and other is rendering them extremely vulnerable in cases when their government would attempt to implement a non-aligned policy or simply a more autonomous foreign policy that serves their nations interests.

“Full-spectrum dominance means the ability of U.S. forces, operating alone or with allies, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the range of military operations.” Such overblown rhetoric is out of touch with reality, dangerously delusional, and even arguably insane.
It is however useful, even vital, to those corporations who have become accustomed to profiting from the Cold War, and who faced deep cuts in U.S. defense and intelligence spending in the first years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
They are joined by other groups … These include the new purveyors of privatized military services, or what can be called entrepreneurial violence. …Image and text via Crossed Crocodiles

Rather than criticizing governments who are in that quagmire, it would be more constructive to use diplomatic finesse, to make it not only attractive but feasible for countries like the Philippines to orient itself politically, so that it can serve it´s own and regional interests rather than those of modo-colonial powers who are seeking dominance rather than partnership. (more…)

Strategy for the South East China Sea: U.S. Bid for Full Spectrum Global Dominance [5 of 6]



According to reliable sources the countries in Asia that are targeted for ”balkanization” on the basis of ethnic and religious diversity by the Soros funded UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action are: Burma/Myanmar, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, and Sri Lanka.
Other Asian nations that are either being directly or indirectly targeted by Western power brokers, or which are being positioned into conflict with targeted nations include among other, Afghanistan, Georgia, Ossetia, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirghistan, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao, and the Philippines.
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THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ILLEGAL INTRERNATIONAL COURTS & POLITICIZED TRIALS – A PSEUDO-LEGALISTIC POLITICAL WITCH-HUNT & VICTORS JUSTICE

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by Christopher Black., James Henry Fetzer, Alex Mezyaev, Christof Lehmann

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Note for WoP readers: In this part of their thesis, the authors describe the strategem adopted by the US and her partners as to how the countries in the developing or even the developed world can be ‘moulded’ to meet the sinister agenda set by the neoconservtives outside the ambit of the White House or of those sitting within Washington’s presidential palace.

The modus operandi of this stratagem is now visible in Pakistan where ethnic, racial, geographical and economic factors are being fomented and then hyped up to achieve the nefarious agenda set by the US and her allies.

The situation is already being exploited on these lines in Pakistan to orchestrate a situation whereby the US controlled UN would be prompted to suggest an humanitarian intervention as has been done in case of Libya and now being implemented in Syria as well.

In particular are the points mentioned under

COMMON DENOMINATORS IN US/NATO SUBVERSION STRATEGIES, THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF IRREGULAR WARFARE AND SUBVERSION

and see for yourself how these subversive strategies are being employed to destabilise different nations in South East and South Asia including Pakistan.

And when I view these points in context of our tribal areas, Karachi and Balochistan, the modus operandi again becomes amply manifest. Its therefore for our policy makers and the leaders to see how they can galvanise the nation to thwart such sinister agendas. I am, however, afraid that henchmen of the west would do everything that would help the planners in Washington to do exactly what they want, for they go according to the Punjabi saying: “Koi maray koi jeeway, Lallo ghol patashay peeway” (whether somebody may die, or may live, “I dont care “). Such attitudionists and our of leaders of the sort whether this country gains or not, would do everything which would let them have their pie and that’s exactly what they want. [Nayyar]

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Strategy for the South East China Sea: U.S. Bid for Full Spectrum Global Dominance [4 of 6]



The coining of the term “unlawful-combatant” is designed by the US and her allies to try to evade the provisions of the Hague Convention, which clearly specifies that a population has the right to armed resistance against an aggressor’s military forces.
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THE DETERIORATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION

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by Christopher Black., James Henry Fetzer, Alex Mezyaev, Christof Lehmann

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The Geneva Convention xxxiv comprises four treaties and additional three protocols that establish standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of victims and participants of war. It was updated to its current version in 1949, following two wars of global reach and unspeakable violence and it is thus, like the Treaty of Westphalia, a reaction to unspeakable acts of violence and human suffering, that has affected large populations. (more…)

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