By: Peter Chamberlin
In a world where all the Western media and most of the foreign press has proven that it cannot be trusted to tell the truth we cannot possibly know who our soldiers are fighting in Pakistan or why. Every news source gives another version of the “official truth” as determined by the powers that be. We know that we are witnessing at least one strategic “great game” unfolding in the region, more likely, there are multiple psychological warfare operations playing-out in Pakistan’s western region.
When both American and Pakistani governments regularly lie about the Taliban that they fight and others that they want to fight, then it makes as much sense to find reports by someone who has interviewed the accused militants theselves. The following quotes [in yellow] are from Pakistani Taliban TTP leader Maulvi Nazir, taken from an interview with him on the Islamic site As-Sahab.
Should we ever believe the word of a “terrorist/freedom fighter,” for that matter, should we ever believe words crafted by psy-operators? Whatever the truth about this man’s words, the As-Sahab interview is a rare opportunity to peer into the mind of a TTP leader.
At 34, Mulla Nazeer Ahmad is representative of the new Taliban, just like his teammates Nek Mohammad, Baitullah Mehsud, Maulana Fazlullah and the Dadullah brothers.
This is the new Taliban, most of them bearing the honorary title of “Mullah, Maulvi or Maulana,” because they are graduates of the radical Saudi/US Sunni madrassas where, from an early age, they were brainwashed, by studying radicalized texts, such as the disinformative “jihadi textbooks” which were produced for the CIA by the University of Nebraska’s Afghanistan Department. Tutored in the guerilla sciences in the CIA/ISI training camps which were built for “jihad” against the Soviet occupation forces, too young to participate themselves, these “extremist” radicalized boys were ticking time bombs, awaiting the next jihad.
Here in the tribal areas, The Mujahideen are content with war. When there is no war, they start depressing. We are not afraid of war. War has raised the spirits of the Mujahideen.
This second-generation militant army was set into play as part of the long-range plans of the first extremist American president and vice president, Ronald Reagan and Bush Sr., by the same two out-of-control spy agencies who had trained and armed their brothers and fathers in the eighties. The continuity of their plan determined US foreign policy for the next thirty years. In 1996 a second extremist American president set these mujahedeen veterans and trainees loose upon the people of the former Yugoslavia. Again, in 2001, a third extremist American administration called forth the militant militia, this time to play act the part of a mythic Islamic army of superpower stature. From the remnants of the final battle of the Cold War arose “al Qaida,” the threatening slayer of superpowers.
This interview with Pakistani Taliban leader Nazir/”Nazeer” offers a unique glimpse into this “enemy” conjured-up by the CIA and the Pakistani secret service ISI, to represent all of the Islamic world in this apocalyptic Republican production of a “clash of civilizations.” In contradiction to every story on the unfolding war against Pakistan that is carried by the subservient American, Pakistani, Indian and British presses, Nazir tries to set the record straight on who he is and who his men are fighting, before the Obama escalation gets underway and every unofficial news story gets swept away by the Western news filters.
Maulvi Nazir should know the truth about recent CIA/ISI collaboration in the war on terror, since he has lately been the focus of a psychological warfare operation known as the “Taliban split.” For the past year he has been a special target of the most expensive manhunt in history, with Predator drones sweeping the land in “open season” hunts on Pakistani Taliban leaders. Dozens of remote controlled hunter/killers have prowled the skies over S. Waziristan trying to get a Hellfire missile shot at this slippery leader (they wounded him once).
In the interview, Nazir dispels the manufactured myth that he has been working with the Pakistani Army to separate the “moderate Taliban” from the unreconcilable “al Qaida” types. He claims that the dispute within the Pakistani Taliban between himself and Baitullah Mehsud was brought about by the ISI to split the movement. He denies that the Taliban have attacked anyone other than military forces, or that they were part of the group that attacked Mumbai, alluding to another militant group at work in the area.
We do not know the Mujahideen who sacrificed their lives in India, but we lament our loss that why we could not go forth ourselves to lay down our lives there. The sacrifice they offered was a very great one. It lofted the spirits of the Mujahideen. We pray for them and consider them to be sincere with Allah.
As for India, it should know that immense numbers of the Mujahideen lie await for them here in the tribal areas and inside Pakistan. If it proceeds to attack, then let it be aware that Allah willing, we are fully able to answer back and too ready to give away our lives.
He rejects the separate peace deal signed between the TNSM militant group led by Maulana Fazlullah as a deception to divide the organization. He rejects the militant groups waging war against India in Kashmir as tools of ISI.
This is an affair running under the ISI and it is ludicrous to hope that the Shariah or Islam shall come this way. Thus the Jihad through which the ISI has put people into deception can bear no fruit. Our advice to those of our brothers is that they should support us here and join forces with us. We offer sacrifices to establish the Shariah and the law of Allah. The Kashmiri Jihad does not help us forward in achieving our objectives. There is a law of kufr in India and a law given by the British in Pakistan. One of these two brands of kufr shall prevail in Kashmir. It isn’t Islam that would reign…and so our sacrifices will go in vain.
It is our sincere advice to those of our Mujahid brothers that they should renounce servitude to the ISI.
Nazir refutes local conspiracy theories that claim his group works for, or is funded by India, Russia or Israel (but he fails to mention Iran).
These tribes have done Jihad against the British and the Soviets before this, and we simply are Mujahideen. This propaganda against us is absolutely false. We have rose for Jihad and give sacrifices to establish the rule of Shariah. The assertions that we have come from India and that MOSAD finances us are a stratagem of the ISI. We haven’t received money from anyone and have been Mujahideen from old times. These tribes have been sacrificing since the British era and are laying down their lives to this day. We fight with them in Afghanistan too and are enemies of the occupation forces there. Such propaganda is utterly false and groundless. Anyone who is in doubt should come here and observe us and have a look at the state of affairs…and then come to a decision about who gives us money…is it India or someone else? Pakistan has put the people in deception that India or perhaps Russia finances us. Come on! We have warred Russia before this! And we are enemies to India and MOSAD.
He says that the terror attacks against other Muslims at local markets and mosques are the work of the government or someone hired by the government.
Actually, it is the ISI that executes operations at mosques, not the Mujahideen. They are enemies to us and so they scare people about us being thugs and things like that. We are Mujahideen and we never carry out martyrdom operations in the vicinity of Muslims. It is the Army upon which we execute such operations. The Army is our target because it has aided the Americans. We do carry out martyrdom operations throughout Pakistan but we renounce and condemn those of them in mosques and marketplaces. It is our enemy that does it.
Nazir claims that all the “spies” who were executed lately for planting tracking devices for Predator drone attacks worked for the ISI. Nazir also contends that the whole public uproar over the Predator attacks is a stage-managed production, since the ISI already controls the targeting of the drones by planting these SIM-card transmitters.
Pakistan has misled the common population that America carries out these attacks and we cannot do anything to stop them. All the spies that we have caught turned out to be employees of Pakistan. The location-tracking SIMs that they use had been provided by Pakistan. We have also released their video clips. The spyware and intelligence is fully associated with the Army. A couple of days ago, an American CIA officer confessed that Pakistan’s airbases are being used for these attacks and that Pakistan itself is involved in them. They have even threatened us themselves that it is we who are striking you and that either you should renounce Jihad or we would attack. The assertion that America is behind this and we are helpless is only meant to deceive the public. All these attacks that have happened and are still happening are the work of Pakistan.
The entire drama generated in the international media over these ongoing drone attacks has been intended to raise Americans’ temperatures and to agitate the Pakistani people into embracing a war against the American and Pakistani-created “Taliban.” It is extremely difficult to understand why individuals within the Pakistani government and military would participate in this plot to dismember Pakistan. The pay-off must have been irresistible. It should be obvious by now that a large segment of Pakistan’s leaders work for the American government.
The purpose of the “Taliban split” psyop was to convince the people of Pakistan and the United States that there was a growing division between our governments, especially between our spy agencies. We were supposed to believe that the Taliban were exclusively a Pakistani creation, forgetting that the entire operation was CIA from start to finish, in order to create a straw man foil to America’s role of hero, as it led a Western crusade to end this international “terrorist” operation. Pakistan was to be our patsy in a genocidal operation, intended to sacrifice India and Pakistan to save the gods of Wall Street.
The entire Taliban/”al Qaida” operation from start to finish was a massive genocidal plot to sacrifice nation after nation (beginning with the Soviet Union), in order to preserve American capitalism. The “jihadi” ideology was created to salvage “free market” ideology from the eventual consequences of its own unrestrained freedom to pursue profit. Now that capitalism’s great moment of testing has arrived, the jihadi operation is being exploited to the fullest, in order that the military crisis might override the financial crisis and eventually provide the means to end both crises by presidential emergency powers and the mere stroke of a pen.
Forged in the fires of jihad, which burned in the sick and deranged mind of Ayatollah Khoemeni, in the latter nineteen-seventies, the British and American Zionists of MI6 and the CIA hatched this devastating plot to conquer the world. In the mass panic and confusion that is sure to accompany this Christian/Jewish war on “radical Islam” the Western world could easily take possession of the Middle Eastern oil region and simultaneously eliminate the major source of resistance to the Zionist plans (if it can kick its public aversion to nuking civilian populations).
By bringing forth the first “colored revolution” in Iran, the spy-lords played upon the fears running rampent in the minds of the Saudi royals, manipulating them by magnifying their fearful visions of an imminent fundamentalist revolution erupting amidst their own population, especially among the Shia minority. They convinced the Wahabbi leaders to finance and to organize an operation to transplant an outpost of militants, radicalized by their own corrupt religion, into the fringes of the Soviet empire, exporting their problem to the unsuspecting Pakistanis, whom them called “brothers.”
Through a succession of ploys and military campaigns, the ISI managed to keep this growing jihadi army busy fighting Pakistan’s enemies, or at least it managed to keep them divided through inter-tribal warfare and manufactured political splits. The “Taliban split” was one of these manufactured divisions. We were led to believe by Western media reports that this was a natural division that arose from differences of opinion within the ranks about proper tactics.
Pakistani and Indian sources played the conspiracy angle in the psyop, revealing that there was a foreign hand at work, causing the division. The best conspiracy is one that functions by successfully ridiculing or maligning the unconcealable truth about itself. There really was a foreign hand at work in the Frontier Region; in fact, several of them.
A second, non-Pashtun “Taliban” group had entered Pakistan, led by Guantanamo graduate Abdullah Mehsud. This false “Taliban,” composed of several thousand mercenaries and thugs, was recruited from Uzbek and Afghan Northern Alliance fighters. Steadfast Iranian support for the Northern Alliance forces against the Taliban reveal Iran’s favorites in this struggle and may explain Pakistani Taliban financing, as well as indicate that Amrullah Saleh, the head of the Afghan secret police (NDS) might be working for Iran. He organized Abdullah’s present for Pakistan (to “poison the soil where terrorism grows”), with overwhelming CIA funds and expertise. This may help explain the billions of missing dollars and missing weapons that have been reported. Saleh has been a key player in the decades old psyop since he informed the CIA two days before the 911 attacks that charismatic Northern Alliance leader Massoud was assassinated.
Once in Pakistan, this false “Neo-Taliban” began to stage terror attacks and sow discord, bringing down the wrath of the Pakistani Army on the FATA supporters of the war against the American occupation forces. This scuttled peace treaties between the Army and Taliban and instigated new conflict. During this period mysterious anonymous attacks began against Taliban leaders, local Shiites and other civilian targets.
Maulvi Nazir and his tribesmen were encouraged to blame the local Uzbeks for the mischief of the invading Uzbek “neo-Taliban,” in an attempt to re-ignite the long-simmering Mehsud/Waziri feud. They formed Lashkars of hundreds of local fighters and declared a mini-war against the “al Qaida” Uzbeks. The Pakistani Army embraced the Lashkar idea and spread it among the tribes, claiming Nazir as a collaborator. To enhance the idea that he was leading the “split,” local reporters such as “CIA mouthpiece” Syed Saleem Shahzid gave voice to the story, encouraging belief in the intra-Taliban war.
We are being targeted in drone attacks. I was targeted in a drone attack myself. How come we are Pakistan’s serving militia?! We are the soldiers of Islam and we are Mujahideen, not some Pakistani horde. In fact, we are hostile to Pakistan and we are an Islamic army. Pakistan attacked me and attacks the rest of our brother Mujahideen by their drone aircrafts. How can we be Pakistan’s men?
the Pakistani Army, as they have accepted servitude to the Americans. Pakistan is foremost among the forty, forty-five of America’s allies. About 75-80% of the captives at Cuba have been handed over by Pakistan. The others of America’s friends have not served it so well. About two to three hundred containers of American supplies cross from over Pakistani land daily. This is the extent to which Pakistan serves America. 70% of the assistance America receives is provided by Pakistan. They have martyred our Mujahid brothers; those of them who were leading us and were our elders. Whenever we raise our head, Pakistan pursues us. Thus we are compelled to war Pakistan. It is not because India or Russia has bribed us…not at all…rather, we have been compelled to do so. Pakistan does not leave us alone. Neither do they spare any base camp, nor do they spare any Mujahid. Rather they kill us even in our homes. So you should forsake Pakistan’s friendship and join the Mujahideen.
The Pakistani Army reacted to the ongoing terror and bent to the American will, beginning a series of operations against the heavily armed militants in Swat and Bajaur. Into this brewing cauldron of division, the CIA began a highly-publicized concentrated series of Predator attacks upon the Pakistani Taliban which targeted Mullah Nazir but spared Mehsud. The discrimination in targeting encouraged rumors that Mehsud worked for the CIA and Nazir worked for ISI. This twisted operation was leading to its inevitable conclusion of total upheaval in Pakistan, when Pres. Obama came on the scene and began to “tweek” the program by targeting Baitullah Mehsud. This too had its inevitable conclusion, in Maulvi Nazir’s own words:
“All praise is to Allah, the Mujahideen have now joined forces; Gul Bahadur, Baitullah and we have all become one,”
The “Taliban split” between the S. Waziristan warlords has been miraculously healed by America’s airborne avengers, just as a new political rift was being opened between the Pakistani Taliban and their allies the TNSM of Sufi Mohamed and Maulana Fazlullah in Swat. This completes the division process of separating the “reconcilable” Taliban represented by the Swat deal from the unreconcilables of Waziristan, opening the way for waging total war against the targeted Pushtun tribes. [It is unknown at this time what changes, if any, will flow from Sufi calling-off the agreement today.]
The Pakistani Government is not sincere in their gesture with the people of Malakand. It is not true in its promise of giving them the Shariah system. This is no more than a warfare tactic of theirs. There is a war of Kalashnikovs and bullets and there is a war of politics.
With these individuals remaining in power, it is ridiculous to think that Shariah would ever be as it should be. These are cronies of America. Pakistan has the British law implemented in it, and its educational system is that devised by Lord Macaulay. With this at hand, we cannot accept the supposed Shariah. The Supreme Court remains imposed upon our heads and then they say: “We donate the Shariah to Waziristan while they work under us”…sorry, we can’t accept this.
It is true that there are no “moderate Taliban;” there are only Taliban. The Wahabbi madrassas produced only one kind of brain-washed student, the kind that believed the shortest path to heaven was through violent jihad. This is exactly what the deranged CIA planners hoped for, when they planted the foundations of the jihadi university in Pakistan thirty years ago. Pakistan is under attack from multiple directions today because of that partnership with the CIA. For its own sake, the Pakistani Army must expunge itself of all the CIA collaborators from within its own ranks and within the government and establishment. Only then will it be safe to proceed with eliminating the CIA mercenaries from its western and northern regions.
The truth about the claims that Nazir makes can only be confirmed by new revelations from inside sources, or by time itself. His controversial claims about covert collusion between the secret services of Pakistan and the US seem to make sense, considering their dark shared history. If looked at from a “great game” perspective, where everything is played-off against everything else, in a series of gambits to gain strategic advantage, it makes perfect sense. Rumors of a secret FBI network embedded in FATA would explain the successful guided missile attacks upon key militants, but it seems more logical that Pakistani informants would blend more readily among the tribal militants than would American agents. While it seems highly improbable that Army agents would bomb mosques and kill Shias, as Maulvi Nazir contends, his disavowal of guilt for these terrorist acts could point to another anonymous group staging false flag attacks, to be blamed on the local Taliban. Likewise, insisting that there was no connection between his group and events in India and Kashmir does point the finger at ISI-connected groups, but it also, once again, raises the probability of a separate anonymous terror organization. This other group is the one that must be exposed, if there is to be anything resembling peace in Pakistan’s future.
But the bearded mullah also raises the thorny issue of the Taliban’s true intentions. Is there any possibility of a negotiated peace with the militant group?
our Jihad is against kufr, and to get back our lands that kufr has occupied, and our Jihad is meant to make supreme the Word of Allah and to establish the system of Shariah. Our Jihad isn’t limited to Pakistan or Afghanistan. We do not even accept these parting boundaries that “this shall be Pakistan” and “that shall be Afghanistan”…this is nothing but an inanity devised by the Jews and we reject it. All Muslims are our brothers, may they be in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Palestine or anywhere in the world. It is impossible to create division between Muslims, and the present partitions are utterly rejected. Our Jihad is a global Jihad, and we aim to liberate Muslims throughout the world and obliterate tumult, oppression and mischief, and establish the system of Shariah all over the world. We want the Law of Allah on the Land of Allah.
In this militant’s words (the same with them all), their goal is a global “caliphate,” just as the neocons claim. But does this mean that overwhelming military force is the only answer to jihadi ambition? In the most advanced cases, the answer obviously has to be “yes,” but in a majority of these contests, overwhelming military force is not the correct answer. Since this type of religious-oriented militancy, feeds on violence, growing stronger with each self-defensive reaction, then the correct answer is to attack the illogical ideology that has misled the devout Muslim populations with superior moral force, true Islam. In the case of a militant faith that enforces adherence to its warped religious tenets, such as “al Qaida” cites when using violence to enforce their version of “Sharia Law,” the faithful naturally turn away from the mob in righteous indignation and sheer survivalism, whenever they see their own families and their beloved Prophet’s words brutalized.
Pakistan will likely choose to follow the path set by its secret rulers from afar, but it might also just decide to blaze an independent trail in its effort to deal with the Wahabbi militant threat. If it chooses to accept the path of military escalation, then the entire region will be set ablaze, with all that that implies in a nuclear weapons zone. But if its leaders can convince America to help them bottle-up the threat, while they fix the economic problems that feed the revolution and eliminate the foreign influence in the battle zone, then support for extremism would start to fade away just as it was doing in FATA and formerly did in Anbar Province in Iraq. If, after restoring some sort of law and order to the region that Musharref destabilized in order to satisfy Bush and Cheney, Pakistan then seeks to revive this “moderate Taliban” search, that would be the time to re-introduce targeted assassinations in FATA, not before then.