CENTCOM wants us to believe that East Turkestan Islamic Movement threatens Central Asia

[CENTCOM wants us to believe that ETIM (East Turkestan Islamic Movement) is a threat to anybody other than China.  If the propagandists from US Central Command go to all the trouble to run an article conflating the IMU (Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan) with the CIA-sponsored Uyghur militants, then they are hoping to get double mileage out of their Xianjiang assets by, not only using them to destabilize western China, but trying to use them to revive some of their other Central Asian assets, the IMU.  This article also ties-in to the latest “Islamist” psyop, which alleges that the Hizb ut-Tahrir is also a terrorist group, just as they are using that group to blackball Pakistani Naval officers, who are allegedly “tied to Islamists,” even though the “Islamists” are based in London.  The CIA needs new blood, to add some jazz to their tired old psycho-dramas.  That is what this is all about.]

East Turkestan Islamic Movement threatens Central Asia

By Shakar Saadi
For CentralAsiaOnline.com

Chinese police officers patrol an ethnic Uighur area in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, August 4. Ringleaders of the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement orchestrated an assault July 29 that killed six in Kashgar, China said. [REUTERS/Carlos Barria]

TASHKENT – The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is widening its territorial interests in an effort to draw new supporters from outside Central Asia into its terrorist ranks. Analysts say this drive explains the increased activity of the IMU’s sister movement, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which represents radical circles from Central Asia and China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

ETIM merges with IMU for money and influence

In 2001, IMU leader Tahir Yuldashev announced the formation of the ETIM, intending to unite several extremist groups from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Xingjiang, National Security Service analyst Rashid N. said. “But this was more like a PR campaign than a serious union,” he said.

“The ETIM was (actually) established in 1993, but it was just a local organisation without any impact,” Rashid said. “But, by the early 2000s, the ETIM had practically turned into a wing of the IMU, which, due to financial troubles and a thinning of its ranks of backers, was looking for support. And the ETIM, in turn, needed the experience and authority of a more powerful terrorist group.”

This unified group now poses a serious threat to the region, Rashid said.

“The convergence of the two groups became noticeable in the past two years, and there is an explanation: after the death (in 2009) of Tahir Yuldashev, many supporters left the IMU, and, on the flip side, financial troubles arose,” security analyst Mikhail Yefremov said. “The IMU decided that merging with the ETIM would help resolve the recruitment problem and financial issues.”

The situation enabled the ETIM to expand its sphere of influence and gain more authority, Yefremov said. “(Its) close ties with the IMU granted the ETIM access to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia, as well as Russia. And the IMU got access to the extremists of Xinjiang, China. The aims of these organisations are similar, so their merger makes sense,” he said.

Rashid, who met with several arrested ETIM members, said the IMU had influenced their activities: “(They had) the same tactics, the same incredible cruelty toward all who oppose them.”

The Taliban had been supporting the IMU in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but in 2006, Pakistan’s security services and coalition troops began seriously going after the IMU and regularly wiping out the militants’ deployment sites.

“The situation worsened and there was a split in the IMU, which, according to experts, resulted from both feuds within the organisation and the impact of the (counter-terror) developments,” Rashid said. “The IMU members criticised Yuldashev for the lack of active operations in Uzbekistan and for the militants participating in Taliban operations against the coalition forces. Yuldashev’s death in October 2009 was a test for the IMU members. The new leaders needed a design, whose aim would be to rehabilitate the image of the IMU and draw in new members.”

Is ‘ETIM’ the old name of IMU?

Former IMU leader Tahir Yuldashev gives a speech in an unidentified location in this undated video frame grab. The East Turkestan Islamic Movement and the IMU are said have united after his death in 2009. [REUTERS]

The media have started referring to “ETIM” as the original name of the IMU, but some analysts say that Uzbek special services came up with the name.

“The Uzbek National Security Service came up with this name for the IMU in order to make it seem like a movement that was fighting against all of the countries of Central Asia,” said Dust Dustov, an Orientalist at the Tajik Academy of Sciences.

Rashid disagreed with that view: “Our department has compelling evidence to (prove) the merger of the IMU with the radical forces in China’s Xinjiang.”

At this time, a union would benefit the IMU terrorists and radical Uyghur separatists, Uzbek political analyst Hatam Mahkamov said. The aim of most radical Uyghur groups, including the ETIM, is to establish a Xinjiang caliphate, he contended. In principle, this matches the IMU’s goals.

Former UTO member in ETIM leadership Even though the ETIM is largely made up of extremists from Xinjiang, China, Iokub B. of the Tajik security services said that Domullo Amriddin, a former United Tajik Opposition (UTO) leader, holds a leading position in the organisation.

“From 1992 to 1997, he fought against the Tajik government. But after the war, he did not give up and went to Afghanistan and, later, Xinjiang. As far as we know, he is simply being used as someone knowledgeable about fighting techniques and working in the underground.”

However, when Central Asia Online interviewed former UTO members in February, the interviewees who remembered such a man did so quite reluctantly. Many even questioned the existence of Amriddin.

“But, compared with the current IMU leader, Usmon Odil, Amriddin is more experienced and authoritative, so he may be playing an important role in this very merger,” Iokub said.

ETIM might also team up with Hizb ut-Tahrir

The IMU is not the only terrorist organisation with an eye on Xinjiang. China’s Public Security Ministry has repeatedly expressed concerns about the growing influence of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) in the region.

In the summer of 2008 riots broke out. Among the several members of Uyghur groups who were detained, Chinese law enforcement agencies also apprehended HT activists, six of whom subsequently received death sentences.

“Hizb ut-Tahrir is also interested in extending its influence over all of Central Asia – including Xinjiang, China – in order to build a caliphate, so the convergence of these two groups can’t be ruled out,” Rashid said.

Rashid and Iokub said that these groups are becoming closer because they have lost strength.

“The days when young people rushed headlong into their ranks are over. Many now understand the difference between Islam and extremism,” Rashid said. “Funding from the weakened al-Qaeda is also not coming through, so the groups are looking to strengthen themselves by merging, but it won’t help them.”

ETIM suspected of July attacks in Xinjiang According to Chinese media, the ETIM carried out several attacks in Xinjiang this July.

“Both Beijing and the countries of Central Asia are well aware of the persistent severity of Uyghur separatism, especially since in recent years it has formed increasingly linked to religious extremism, political Islam and the instability of Afghanistan,” Mahkamov said.

Iokub, who also says that the ETIM was behind the terrorist attacks in Xinjiang, said, “The countries in the region understand the danger facing them and are acting collectively to forestall the threat.”

Co-operation among SCO states can defeat this peril, Mahkamov said.


Haqqani Network: How US Exploits Pakistan

Haqqani Network: How US Exploits Pakistan

By Dr. Raja Muhammad Khan

In the process of combating the terrorism, Pakistan and United Sates have worked as partner for a decade now. Surely, none of individuals perpetrated the incident of 9/11, belonged to Pakistan. They all were Arabs and so was OBL or Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, arrested and handed over to US along with over 700 other wanted terrorists by Pakistan. By compulsion under US pressure, or as inevitability, Pakistan sided with U.S in particular and international community in general, after the incident and supported the ISAF in Afghanistan by deploying its Army and Frontier Corps troops all along the Pak-Afghan border. By now, over 150,000 Pakistani regulars are deployed to combat the terrorist activities either emanating from the local militants from the FATA region or else, by the foreign intruders from Afghan soil after US invaded Afghanistan to dislodge the Taliban administration.

Indeed, Pakistan started its Military operations against the foreign intruders and in the process; its troops were retaliated by deadly attacks, and by now over 5000 combatants have embraced martyrdom besides wounding over 10000 troops. In October 2001, once Pakistan sided with US in combating the terrorism as a frontline state, it annoyed its own masses, the Taliban regime and all former Mujahedeen groups, as none of them wanted that nor US invasion was acceptable to anyone, less Northern Alliance. Precisely, Pakistan rendered a wholehearted support to NATO and U.S without any prejudice. So much so, that the former Afghan Ambassador (of Taliban administration, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef) in Islamabad was also handed over to U.S, against the diplomatic norms. Unfortunately, this was the level of dedication of Pakistan towards US success in Afghanistan. US took the ambassador to Guantanamo Bay, where he remained imprisoned until 2005.

On its part, the United States has always undermined the Pakistani contributions and the sole super power has been demanding for more; through its famous ‘do more’ mantra. Lately, US started demanding military operation in North Waziristan Agency, where, U.S felt that, Haqqani network is effectively operating and supporting the counter insurgency in Afghanistan.  These demands started in 2008 and accelerated after the successful military operations by Pak Army in Swat and Malakand and South Waziristan Agency. Over the period, US started accusing that, Pakistan Army and its intelligence agencies has a linkage with Haqqani network, Hafiz Gul Bahadur and Moulvi Nazir’s set up. Hafiz Gul Bahadur is Madda Khel Wazir and a descendant of Faqir of Ipi. Faqir of Ipi (Mirza Ali Khan), fought against British colonialism throughout 1930s and 1940s. Even 40,000 British and Indian troops could not subdue him and his 1000-armed tribesmen. Moulvi Nazir is a Kakakhel, part of Ahmedzai Waziris. He has dual nationality of Pakistan and Afghanistan. He maintains significant influence in South Waziristan. Pakistan rejects NATO and US accusations and feels that, NWA is comparatively peaceful area, does not require a military operation. Moreover, Pakistan does not have enough forces to operate everywhere to please its coalition partner. U.S portrays the Haqqani Network, as the most dangerous one, whose dislodging is most essential for its success in Afghanistan, as if, it is the only group operating in Afghanistan.

While tracing the history of the Haqqani Network, it is indeed, “a group of militants led by Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son, Sirajuddin Haqqani.” Originally, Haqqanis are from Jadran tribe of Paktia in Afghanistan and have roots in North Waziristan too. There is a controversy, whether, Jalaluddin Haqqani, is still alive, as he was seriously ill, a few years back and has not been seen anywhere. It is said that, he played a significant role in defeating the former Soviet forces in Afghanistan with the help of Pakistan and U.S. Subsequently, his role was more significant in defeating the Communist forces of Dr. Najibullah in Khost Province in 1991. Indeed, during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Sirajuddin Haqani was very close to CIA and ISI, since indirectly he was serving the US aims and objectives.  Being close to Taliban leader Mullah Omer, he was a key minister in his Government from 1996 to 2001. As revealed by US officials, after US invasion, Haqqani crossed over to NWA and established its headquarters in Dande Darpa Khel village near Miramshah, just about 10 miles from Pak-Afghan border. Nevertheless, currently, his son, Sirajuddin Haqqani, alias Khalifa is heading this network.  According to Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2011, NATO and U.S consider Sirajuddin Haqqani as “one of the most dangerous Taliban commanders in the ongoing insurgency in Afghanistan.”

Sirajuddin, in his 30s, has evaded many attempts of arrests by Pakistani security forces and many attempts of arrest and killing by ISAF. U.S has fixed $5 million as the bounty for the arrest or killing of Sirajuddin. The major difference between Hafiz Gul Bahadur and Moulvi Nazir camps and Sirajuddin Haqqani is that, the formers wants that foreign elements should leave the area, whereas, the later is a strong advocate of the foreigners in the area. Since Pakistan wants, the area should be free from the foreign intrusions, therefore considers that much publicized linkages between Haqqani Network and Pakistani security organization indeed is nothing else but a US plot to defame Pakistani armed forces and intelligence. Although, TTP and Haqqani Network are not on the same page, yet, Haqqani’s militants have not even spared Pakistanis and its installations during their terrorist activities. As revealed from the two arrested men of this network, 200 suicide bombers were infiltrated into various cities of Pakistan by this network for deadly bombing, including the suicide ones, which of course is not a favour to Pakistan. This mean, that the network even does not spare Pakistan, why should it be dear to Pakistan and its intelligence agencies. This is a common sense, thus US should also buy it.

Until now US has carried out over 290 drone attacks in Pakistan, killing thousands of innocent people and seriously compromising the sovereignty of the country. Most of these attacks targeted Haqqani Network; therefore, Pakistan feels that, presence of Haqqanis and other foreigners in its soil is posing a serious domestic threat for it, thus why should we support such elements. The significant feature of the CIA driven drone attacks have been that these are focused against Haqqanis and Hafiz Gul Bahadur or else Moulvi Nazir. These attacks never targeted TTP, the group of Taliban that overtly fight against Pakistani security forces, its innocent civilians and destroying its installations. Rather, they get most sophisticated weapons and equipments and financed enormously from Afghan soil. In many cases, weapons confiscated from the TTP terrorists were of NATO or US origin with huge USDs or even Indian currency.

At a time once Pakistani security forces are deployed all along the Pak-Afghan border and almost in all agencies of FATA including NWA, Pakistan cannot afford a military operation in NWA. Any such military operations will have many implications. First, the terrain of NWA consists of rugged mountains, generally inhospitable for attackers, thus would need heavy manpower and finances, which is not feasible with current constraint situation. Pakistani forces are engaged in military operations in all agencies of FATA including NWA. Secondly, out of promised $7.5 billion financial support through KLL, US could provide only $500 million so far. Thirdly, the people of the area are already hostile and another major attack would further provoke them against the armed forces and the Government of Pakistan, causing more destabilization all over the country. Fourthly, the military operation like Swat would call for a major internal displacement of the locals that again need financial resources and a detailed segregation, both are difficult in this agency.

It is generally very difficult to differentiate between a terrorist and innocent locals, as both look alike. Thus shifting the IDPs to settled areas would be amounting to destabilizing those areas too. These implications need to be weighed against the likely gains. A realistic assessment would reveal that there would be no real terms gain from a military operation in NWA, except fulfilling the US desires.  The question is for how long we should fulfil US desires. After all, we are a sovereign nation, capable to make decisions in the best national interests of Pakistan, rather obeying the US commandments.

There is yet another significant query about changing the location and strategy of Haqqani Network. As per local experts and other reliable sources, in the wake of US pressure on Pakistan for a military operation in NWA, the Haqqanis has moved out of the area. This movement has been accelerated following the OBL killing in a US raid and thereafter there were some indications from Pakistan that, now there will be a military operation in NWA. According to Brig (retd) Mehmood Shah, former Secretary of FATA, “Haqqani has no more fighting elements left in Waziristan Agency. Air strikes … forced them to shift … across the border … and stopped them from visiting relatives.” According to another defence analyst General (retd) Jamshid Ayaz, “I know they (Haqqani and Taliban) have relocated themselves … but operations are necessary to prevent their return.” Yet another senior journalist from Peshawar said that, “I am of the firm opinion the Haqqani network is no longer operating from North Waziristan. … They are now based in the Afghanistan border region and enjoy the full support of Afghan mountain tribes living along the border.” According to a local Tribal elder Malik Mumtaz, “Local tribes and Hafiz Gul Bahadur will not support any foreigner or allow anybody to use the soil against any foreign country.” Some reports say Hafiz and elders of the tribal peace committee have convinced the Haqqani members and Arab fighters to move out or stay peaceful to forestall a military operation in North Waziristan.

Brig (retd) Mehmood Shah, feels that, time has arrived where “The Haqqani network is safer in Afghanistan than in North Waziristan.” Therefore, there is no need to launch a military operation in NWA, as there is “nothing to fight now.” In fact, publicity about a likely military operations and frequent aerial attacks in the form of drones has impeded the movement of Haqqanis in NWA, thus preferred to leave the area. Some people say that Hazif Gul Bahadur has played a very significant role in driving Haqqanis out of NWA. However, this is for sure that, “Foreigners including the Haqqani network have repositioned themselves outside North Waziristan agency.” Some analysts believe that, Kurram and Orakzai areas have become the new epicentre of these foreign elements, mainly those fearing a military operation in NWA. Therefore, military operations are more needed in these agencies rather NWA.  Pakistan Army is already engaged in military operations in these agencies. Whether Haqqqanis or others, this military operation is indiscriminate. Pakistan firmly believes that neither foreign elements are acceptable on its soil nor terrorist acts of local can be tolerated.

United States misperceived in its assumption that perhaps the Haqqanis are a strategic asset for Pakistan’s security establishment, either for an influence in Afghanistan or against India. Pakistan is a nuclear power with over half a million regular armed forces. It does not depend on such foreign elements/ groups for its security and defence. Indeed no nation can depend on foreign elements or non-state actors for its defence. Unfortunately, its engagement in Afghanistan during the decade of 1980s, for supporting the US cause made it, its compulsion to have a link with various Afghan groups and factions, Haqqani being one of them. Now U.S is exploiting the same very linkage for a different purpose, the way it declared the former Mujahedeen as terrorists.



By Karl Schwarz

I was not going to comment on the death of SEAL Team 6, until I read the article on your website “The Execution of SEAL Team Six, Penned by Ann Barnhardt”.

She has tracked the chronology very well as cited in her essay. She is right; the Obama Administration is beyond desperate to appear to have any results at all in these pathetic 3 years we have had to endure this completely arrogant nitwit in the Oval Office.

But it goes much deeper. The CIA never gets involved in such operations unless there is a real risk that their covert operations will be exposed for the world to see. That is when the CIA goes into panic mode.

It saddens me to see any US soldier killed, maimed, or even have their life upended to be deployed to serve one of the greatest lies ever invented on this planet. There was never a Global War on Terror until the US invented it, deployed it with two objectives. First, a resurgence of military power while the USSR broke apart – China was not a threat then but is now. They made a wrong assumption that the US is the world’s only Superpower. Second, the US has an agenda to control world energy supplies so it can control the economies of other nations so they can neither be Superpower status nor competitors. That idea was a pipedream, too. That is what The Grand Chessboard is all about. That lunatic notion has now been embedded into our laws, our federal government policies and our economic and war policies.

It was an idiotic idea when they hatched it, and it has now killed the nation that dreamed it up and probably rightfully so. It was an elitist arrogant fascist idea, and failed. It has truly failed; they are too arrogant in DC to admit it. History will show that it was an Ivory Tower aberration born in a presumption of self-importance and power that did not exist.
Being a Superpower militarily can assure peace, it does not assure victory when the Superpower lied and is in the wrong.

You see, when they have to admit defeat is says two things very loudly. First, they were wrong and not near as powerful as they pretend to be. When the veil of arrogance is ripped away it will be easy to see what pathetic excuses as humans they are. Secondly, once they have to admit defeat their power will be taken away and then the real truth will surface. At that time, many in the US will be indictable under some very serious charges such as genocide, war crimes, treason, and willful murder just to protect their sorry asses.

I think ST6 was just sent on one of those ‘willful murder’ missions to silence the truth.

I will tell the whole story soon on your radio show. This nutcase Global War on Terror was planned in Washington DC during the time period of 1994 to 1996. My office was in DC from 1989 to 1996 and you already know some about my affiliation with the Republican National Committee. Their biggest concern was how to ‘sell it’ to America.

Pakistan is not pro-terrorism. The problem with Pakistan is they sided with CHINA (and India) and screwed up The Grand Chessboard. What we are seeing from the Bush and Obama Administrations toward Pakistan is a temper tantrum and neither China nor Pakistan is going to back down. Both clearly see and know that the US Grand Chessboard plan has failed, they lost; the US will not win no matter how hard they try or how many US soldiers are wounded or killed serving this Great Lie.

There are major pipelines being done that checkmate the Grand Chessboard. One is from Iran to Pakistan and India, the IPI Pipeline and they turned to China as the financial partner. The other is discussed below and is sponsored by China and Pakistan. (And I think it is fitting that the three Bridas Corporation pipelines that have been done have also negated their Grand Chessboard plan.)

That Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline that was to have run from Ashgabat Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan, through Baluchistan Province, Pakistan to the port of Gwadar. The problem is now it is a Chinese commercial port and naval base. It is a major strategic hub for China.

The US is delusional in its thinking that only it has the right to locate military bases around the world.

The US has reasonable control over everything but Helmand Province in Afghanistan, the one that borders on Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. They do not control Helmand or Baluchistan, which is why the CIA is very active there trying to destabilize and take it over.

The Chinese are building a large pipeline from Gwadar to eastern China while Washington DC dithers around trying to find their ass with both hands and a flashlight as to how they can push China out. Without Gwadar, they have to come up with an entire new plan for that Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline that they have conspired for over 30 years to steal from first Russia (Russia Afghan War 1980-1988) and then secondly from Bridas Corporation in 2001.

As you know, Bridas Corporation is from Argentina. They smartly aligned with Russia, Iran and China after they were wronged by the US in Turkmenistan, Pakistan and lastly, Afghanistan. They had the entire deal sewed up and the US went way out of its way to push them aside during the Clinton and Bush Administrations.

The US took the position that they could not let the USSR build that pipeline, develop the vast oil and natural gas of the Caspian Basin, and be a major energy and economic player in the world through energy might alone. Well, Russia endured and is now the world’s largest energy producer. Even after the CIS states split from USSR, the Russian Federation now controls most of the oil and natural gas in the former USSR states of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Those were our objectives and we lost; DC does not want the American people to wake up to that fact.

Is it not odd that the CIS states know they can trust the Russia Federation and China more than they can the US? That sort of puts a black-eye on our version of democracy, especially the form at gunpoint while they kick our ass with contracts and pens. The simple answer is there have now been over three decades of US sponsored terrorism and hostile actions in those areas to try to bully them into submission to the US game plan.

It amazes me that the US prefers to seek oil by war when the US has the largest known reserves of oil just in the Dakota / Montana area and Alaska. It is all about The Grand Chessboard, about domination, control, manipulation, etc and we have lost. They do not want to admit defeat because then maybe Americans will decide it is time they be shown the door, possibly a prison cell door.

It is far beyond ‘vote them out’; some truly deserve to be in prison for the rest of their life or executed.

The Chinese plan to pipe oil from Africa and Iran (and any place else they purchase it in that region) from Gwadar to China. They have no intentions of allowing the US and UK to control their economy by controlling who gets the Caspian Basin oil and natural gas, or oil and LNG from Iran, too. Both China and Russia have already made it clear to Washington DC that any attack on Iran will be viewed as an attack on the vital interests of Russia and China.

This was in my presentation at ‘9-11-2004, Confronting the Evidence’. This came out the day before on September 10, 2001:

“”September 10, 2001: “Those who control the oil routes out of Central Asia will impact all future direction and quantities of flow and the distribution of revenues from new production,” wrote energy expert James Dorian in Oil & Gas Journal, published the day before the terrorist attacks.””

That is exactly what they were after and they have lost. It was checkmate even before they engineered the attack on the US so they could justify attacking Afghanistan. Think on this ­ what sort of desperation would cause a nation to attack itself so it had the excuse to launch a war that was lost before they launched it?

Take a close look at America right now and even a blind man can see it. The US is in decline in just about every category except bullshit, lies, fraud and military belligerence to get their way.
So, without further ado this is additional information for your readers.

If you are one of those Americans that clings to the belief that the US Navy SEAL Team 6 (ST6) recently cornered and killed Osama bin Laden, this essay is for you.

The likelihood that they killed Osama bin Laden is less than 1%. Reputable sources knew that Osama would die of natural causes (renal failure) sometime during 2001 to 2003. The elite US Navy SEAL Team 6, a counter-terrorism force under DEVGRU may well have been sent to head off and silence the truth.

If you are emoting or saddened by the news that the entire US Navy SEAL Team 6 is now dead due to a Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan, stop, read and pay attention.
It is time to take off the rose-colored glasses. It is time for the American Mushrooms to get the cow manure out of the ears and come out into the light.

It is far more likely that SEAL Team 6 was sent to kill someone that was about to be a major liability to the US. Someone that was going to spill out the truth, nothing but the truth and many asses in DC would be in big trouble. By big trouble I mean charges of murder, treason, and war crimes, just to name a few. Some may even be facing genocide charges at The Hague when all the truth comes out.

An elite group of shitforbrains Americans have willfully bankrupted the United States just so they could line their pockets with trillions of dollars in oil and gas that is in the Caspian Basin. One of their dilettante ringleaders even wrote their bible, their operational mantra game plan, otherwise known as ‘The Grand Chessboard’. That was not an instructional manual to play chess, it was an illusion and delusion of what the author and his sycophant buddies thought they could pull off.

They do not want Americans to learn that most of the natural gas is gone; it has all been tied up by Russia, China, India, etc. They do not want Americans to learn that most of the oil is now gone too, having been contracted with companies that can get something done including the drilling and the pipelines.

Of course, it was sort of difficult to come up with an excuse as to why we needed to attack Afghanistan. They had never done anything to the US. Voila!!! September 11, 2001, Pearl Harbor happened again, go shop America while Mighty Mouse GW rides to the rescue and defense of America.

I often wonder what Americans pay attention to. I have seen at least 100 times that even though Osama bin Laden was on the FBI Top 10 Most Wanted, there was not any mention that he was wanted for being the ‘mastermind’ behind 9-11. If he was such a high priority target due to 9-11, why did they fail for almost 10 years to state exactly why they were after him? Silence the truth is the correct answer. His involvement in the Russia-Afghan War was directly related to US desires to block Russia from benefitting from the energy resources that the USSR had within its footprint.

I have been waiting for 10 years for even one person in the United States government to mention the name Bridas Corporation. They had the pipeline deal under contract; all the way, until the US decided they wanted that pipeline and all of that oil and natural gas. Since 9-11-2001, Bridas has built pipelines from Turkmenistan across Iran to the Black Sea. Another one from Turkmenistan north into Russia and will soon finish construction of a very long pipeline from Turkmenistan to the eastern part of China.

Americans have not been told this yet, but Russia and China are excellent at chess, these arrogant twits in DC suck. The Grand Chessboard game is over, done, the US lost.
That all being done while Washington DC was circle-jerking off themselves and America with every lie and excuse under the Sun as to why they cannot get the nation-building done in Iraq or Afghanistan. Liars never win, trespassing is rarely condoned by anyone and we (the United States) are the trespassers and the transgressors.

We as a nation lied our way into this mess and there is no lie that will get us out of it. It disgusts me when they talk about nation building in Afghanistan and Iraq while they are rapidly killing America.

The US has had 10 years and has not gotten the job done since September 11, 2001. However, the planning and the hostile actions began way before then when the CIA and black-ops special forces were operating out of Baku Azerbaijan as the US Chamber of Commerce and MEGA Oil (no kidding, no pun intended) to be closer and able to destabilize easier without Americans being any the wiser that a covert war was in progress during the 1980s and 1990s leading up to 9-11-2001. It was all about that damned Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline to exploit the vast reserves of the Caspian Basin area.

Some readers may remember the names Gary Best, Simon Mann, two of those black-ops operatives that were MEGA Oil as a front. Simon Mann is the person who was captured while trying to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea and assassinate its president. Mann was a British military operative that became a mercenary, sort of like the long list of people who served and then became what was then known as Blackwater USA, now Xi Corporation.

Since the US plans to come through Afghanistan have been blocked for the most part, the only other route out (without mending fences with Iran) is across the Caspian Sea and slipping through the narrow gap that is Georgia on the east end of the Black Sea.

George W Bush was 100% behind the Georgia assault on South Ossetia in August 2008. He wanted Russia backed up to the north side of the Caucasus Mountains and widen that pipeline right-of-way. Well, that hockey game ended badly for GW because Russia hit hard and fast, final score was about Russia 50, US backed Georgia 0. The president of Georgia finally had to admit publicly that it was not Russian aggression; he started it with full backing of the US.

I was the first person to write that it was Georgia that started it, not Russia. Just two days before that attack, Jeff Rense and I did a radio show and discussed that Georgia would be a flashpoint. Little did we know that the attack was only 2 days away.

Bush never admitted that he put about 4,000 Blackwater USA mercenaries in Georgia. Their probable mission is to destabilize Dagestan, a Russia province that is needed to run a huge pipeline from Kazakhstan, across the Caspian Sea, through tiny Georgia to the Black Sea.

US military forces were planning, procuring and practicing the invasion of Afghanistan as early as March 2001, a full 6 months before September 11, 2001. That is not a hard fact to verify.
They did not want piss-ant little nations (their opinion, not mine) like Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan profiting from that mother-lode of oil and natural gas. They spent over 30 years, all the way back to President Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski creating Al Qaeda to go in there and disrupt their governments, the USSR and anyone else who got in their way. Old Zbig is the author of the book ‘The Grand Chessboard’. I have read it, was written by a delusional power broker that just happens to be a diehard Russia hater as a vocation. Russia grew up, Zbig went off in La-La Land.

The objective was to break up the USSR and take over all of the oil and natural gas. Uh, they managed to break up the USSR but in the energy game they lost!! Pens and contracts have proven to be mightier than US military power, and the nitwit plan that was hatched because of The Grand Chessboard.

The US government has still not admitted that its true objective in Afghanistan is not nation building and democracy is just a pretense. The true mission is a pipeline from Turkmenistan, across Afghanistan and Pakistan to the ocean. Our ‘elite’ have a big stake, big investment that they stand to lose if they cannot get that pipeline done.

One has to dig very deep to find the truth when Washington DC is in Industrial Lie Mode. This was also part of my presentation at ‘9-11, Confronting the Evidence’:

“23 Feb 2003: OPIC agrees to fund the pipeline and Bush has guaranteed to protect it with U.S. troops (without telling the United States citizens). “23-02-03 Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan (TAP) have signed a protocol for trans-Afghanistan Gas Pipeline Project However, some recent reports had indicated that the United States was willing to police the pipeline infrastructure through permanent stationing of its troops in the region. The US ExIm Bank, the Trade and Development Agency (TDA) and the Overseas Private Insurance Corporation (OPIC) had also shown readiness to finance such a project, if leading American energy giants come forward.”

Leading Russian and Chinese oil companies have completely negated their Grand Chessboard. It is hard to grasp the level of stupefying ignorance of arrogance that abides in Washington DC. Those same CIS states set up their own national oil companies as well, for the benefit of their own people, not the US insiders.

Of course, that Bush commitment to permanently station US troops in Afghanistan happened without notifying the US public and was just about 1 month before Bush and Blair launched their other war crimes against the people of Iraq on March 20, 2003. I have met many Iraqi exiles in Europe. They openly discuss that their life was much better under Saddam Hussein than this pretense democracy and freedom the US thumps it chest about delivering to the Iraqi people.

For any American that does not or cannot accept what the definition of a war crime is, it is simply when a nation lies, falsifies intelligence to justify war, and there was NO LEGITMATE THREAT TO THE SECURITY OF THE ATTACKING NATION. The US and UK are both egregiously guilty of that definition.

The Grand Chessboard book was their plan. The PNAC (Project for a New American Century) was their lobbying group. It is now all gone up in smoke, we lost. The Chilcote Report in the UK is now pointing the blame at Tony Blair as the liar and war criminal he is. That by implications indicts George W Bush, Dick Cheney and the entire cabal of liars that cooked up this lunatic plan.

The objective of the US was military, energy and economic domination of the entire world. The US lost that battle on September 11, 2001. That is the day that America defined just how truly desperate they are to keep this a unipolar world led by the US.

Most Americans do not know that the northern third of Afghanistan is not controlled by the Afghans or the puppet government in Kabul. It is controlled by General Rashid Dostum, an Uzbek that was a stay behind after Russia pulled out in 1988. It is pretty well known that he is a CIA asset.

Not enough Americans read the expose I wrote as ‘Pop Goes the Bush Mythology Bubble, Part 6’. In that article I introduced readers to Todd Engstrom, who was as of 9-11-2001 part of UNMIK. That acronym stands for UN Mission in Kosovo. It is sort of hard to make a connection between Kosovo and Afghanistan, other than it was yet more US military belligerence where it did not belong. Of course, let us not forget that Clinton had serious need to Wag the Dog to get America’s mind off the Monica Lewinsky fiasco.

Mr. Engstrom was assigned with others to guard a large amount of cash (crates of cash, billions of dollars) that left Kosovo on a military transport for the Caspian Basin area the same day that WTC 1, 2, 7 and the others lay in ruin. The plane landed, the crates were transferred to helicopters and then flown into Northern Afghanistan. Well, since I have already given readers a hint of who controls the northern third of Afghanistan, try doing the math as part of the ‘wake up exercise’.

In the book I wrote I disclosed that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld flew to Central Asia immediately after 9-11, went into Northern Afghanistan and met with General Rashid Dostum and Mohammed Atta. It was in the print media outside of the US and I made sure the footnote had the link and the pertinent part of the article. Hmm, Mohammed Atta, wasn’t he the alleged ringleader of the 9-11 hijacker / terrorist evildoers? His passport just conveniently survived the maelstrom and was found on the street in New York City.

The Defense Department, White House and Washington DC avoid the issue that 9 or 10 of the alleged hijackers / terrorists / evildoers have names that are directly tied to the US military.
While our investigators were trying to locate Mr. Todd Engstrom to get all of the details of that secret military flight, he wound up dead in Iraq when the vehicle he was in was hit by an RPG. It was known that we were looking for him.

It is not very likely that SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden. They were probably sent to kill a problem before the truth got out. They may have been sent to kill who was in control of the Pakistan ­ China pipeline that originates at Gwadar. Losing Gwadar means they have no place to run the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline to so they can get the oil and natural gas to the ocean.
It is more likely that SEAL Team 6 was sacrificed to silence them so it never got out that Osama bin Laden was never found; was not killed by SEAL Team 6. That information does not fit the Official Story (Official Delusion) that DC has tried to maintain and has failed. The respect for the US around this world is at an all-time low. The US has become a predator, a liar, and a warmonger, the pre-eminent terrorist on the face of this planet, all in the name of greed for certain US insiders.

One of the facts about the assault that supposedly took out Osama bin Laden is that ST6 is part of DEVGRU, an elite counter-terrorism group that operates under the Joint Chiefs of Staff command. For the entire Osama bin Laden mission control of that group was handed over to the CIA. They were sent to eliminate a problem and it evidently scared them enough to send the most elite team they have.

The only reason the CIA gets involved in such an operation is their covert actions are about to be exposed. Their dirty deeds are about to be front page news. That is the most likely reason ST6 was sent and sent under CIA operational control.

Think on that. DC is terrified of the Truth.

I find it both saddening and laughable that they supposedly track down and kill Osama bin Laden in May and just months later the US gets downgraded to AA+ credit due to the wanton excesses of DC and Wall Street. I guess the Guinness Book of World Records can list that as the most expensive manhunt in history since it bankrupted the world’s largest economy nation.
Think on that, too.

The official story from the Defense Department is that these brave counter-terrorism soldiers, an elite and classified group sent on very sensitive missions, was on its way to reinforce US troops. Hmm, are we to deduce that they would risk the most elite, most highly trained soldiers and did not have any other US soldiers they could have sent? That would be such a waste it does not even make sense.

They are no longer a classified group since Barky Obama wanted to brag about his ‘accomplishment’ and let anyone and everyone know about ST6. Compared to the fiasco he has been in office, that is akin to a little boy bragging about his first penile erection.

The question comes up as to why ST6 was still in Afghanistan, since they are so covert and classified and elite and why operational control was handed over to the CIA. It is also likely that they were headed to take out another threat that was about to expose the entire US charade. The CIA intervenes when it is necessary to silence and maintain its covert nature. Think on that. They may have hit someone that was about to spill the beans on a wide variety of US transgressions and dirty deeds the CIA has been up to.

I have multiple sources who indicate that there have been many chances for peace in Afghanistan but for some reason Bush and Obama do not want there to be peace. They keep intentionally making sure that peace cannot be accomplished. My guess it is another temper tantrum that the Grand Chessboard is in checkmate and we lost.

Think on that one.

Frankly, I do not believe a single word that Washington, DC or their media mouthpieces have to say. They have been caught in too many lies to trust them on any subject, any word or sentence.

I walked out on the RNC in 1996, but in parting I told them they were lunatics to think they could pull it off, a global war on terror aimed at Islamic nations that had vast oil and natural gas resources. Lust for money, lust for greed, lust for power are not justifications that create a Just War. They would kill America doing so and they have.

What they were afraid of is the decline of America if we lost control as the leading economic and energy Superpower. They already knew in 1994-1996 that America was in decline. They were desperate to find a way to get that back, thinking in error that this would always be a unipolar world led by the US. They could already see that it was becoming a multi-polar world and the US could no longer control the shots.

That is why they did it.

It brings me no joy to say today that I was right. We did not learn from Vietnam, we have not learned from Afghanistan or Iraq that we were never in the right. Lies cannot be twisted enough to make an Unjust War into a Just War. Just look at America right now and weep for the damage they have done in the name of greed and their delusions of grandeur.

The world grew up, changed for the better and the US did not. When a person adds it all up, it is really quite sad.

Did Pakistan Disappear the Imperial Disrupters?

[Did Pakistan bust the budding network just in time to prevent a Pakistani Arab spring?]

Intelligence agencies deny detaining HuT activists

Petitions allege persons were picked up by security agencies.

ISLAMABAD: The intelligence agencies denied having the missing Hizbut Tahrir (HuT) activists in custody as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) reserved its judgement of the case on Wednesday.

A single-member bench headed by Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman resumed the hearing of four identical petitions seeking recovery of five missing persons.

A petition filed earlier said that Osama Hanif, a telecom engineer and graduate of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), went missing from sector G-11, Islamabad.

The defence counsel had informed the court that law enforcement agencies had picked up his client without any reason while he was on his way to his office.

However, during the hearing of the case on Wednesday, the lawyers representing the Military Intelligence challenged the jurisdiction of the court and denied accusations of the agency holding the missing people.

Earlier, during the hearing of the other similar petitions, the IHC clubbed all the cases together and issues notices to the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence, chief of the Military Intelligence and superintendent of police. However, the chief of Military Intelligence failed to honour the summons notice by the court.

After the detention of Brigadier Ali Khan by the Pakistan Army for his alleged links with the HuT, more then six young activists of the organisation have gone missing from different areas of the country, out of which one was recently recovered from Lahore.

Meanwhile, the court adjourned the hearing of the case till Friday.


Agencies struggle to dismantle Hizb ut-Tahrir network

Published: August 8, 2011

Attempts to break its communication links have so far met with failure. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Security agencies are trying to dismantle a ‘multi-faceted’ communication network of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT) but there has been little headway so far, a senior military official said months after some mid-ranked army officers were detained for alleged links with the banned organisation.

“Yes, we are at it… making efforts to dismantle whatever means they [HuT activists] are using to communicate with society and within the outfit,” the official told The Express Tribune on condition of anonymity. “There has not been any major breakthrough yet.”

The official said that the organisation’s presence outside Pakistan was a key factor hindering the country’s spy agencies’ attempts to break links of HuT activists among themselves and with other people.

“It seems that the communication network is being operated from countries like the United Kingdom or some other European states where the outfit is not banned… that makes all the difference,” said the official in an apparent attempt to justify the so called ‘failure’.

The revelation came three months after Brigadier Ali Khan, a serving army officer, and some other unnamed personnel were detained for their alleged links with the HuT — an organisation that seeks to establish a caliphate in Pakistan by overthrowing the democratic government.

Subsequently, intelligence agencies launched a countrywide crackdown on HuT activists and some of its activists – allegedly the masterminds behind its ‘highly sophisticated cyber warfare’ – were picked up from different parts of the country.

The arrest last month of a telecom engineer, Osama Hanif, from Islamabad was part of the campaign to dismantle the organisation’s technological network that still operates freely without any hindrance. The official also confirmed that some of the arrests of HuT activists were linked to efforts to block its communication but refused to give the exact number.

The HuT uses many platforms on the internet, cellular phones and written materials to send their message across despite a ban on its activities.

“Had it been an easy task, Americans would have contained al Qaeda’s cyber jihad… they are still operating freely 10 years after the [9/11] attack,” he explained.

Laxity and incapability

But experts who have been monitoring extremist outfits’ rise and fall in Pakistan appear to be differing in opinion from the official version.

“Their [agencies] focus seems to be countering them through human intelligence… they need to concentrate on modern cyber techniques,” said security analyst Amir Rana, who runs the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS), a think tank in Islamabad.

He, however, agreed that the fact that HuT was banned only by Pakistan and not the rest of the world aggravated the problem.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2011.

Kyrgyz Authorities Aggravate Situation in Sokh Enclave

Uzbekistan’s Frontier Service: Kyrgyzstan aggravates situation in Sokh enclave

Bishkek – 24.kg news agency

Actions of Kyrgyz authorities aggravate situation in Sokh enclave, the press-service of Uzbekistan’s Committee for State Border Protection of National Security Service reports.

“The press-service of the Committee for State Border Protection of National Security Service of Republic of Uzbekistan reported that the situation at the state border with Kyrgyzstan within Sokh area tends to worsen as a result of the ongoing attempts by individual representatives of the authorities of Batken region of Kyrgyzstan on artificial aggravation of the situation,” emphasized in the department.

The press-service reports that September 22, 2010 commanders of border agencies reached a protocol agreement on the resumption of the simplified border crossing at Devairam border checkpoint in Sokh area, Uzbekistan, at Gazprom border checkpoint, Batken district of Batken province, Kyrgyzstan, during the meeting. In accordance with the agreement, Devairam border checkpoint operated in a consistent mode since September 23, 2010.

“But Gazprom Kyrgyz border checkpoint was closed unilaterally since May 1, 2011. It hadn’t been opened in spite of numerous appeals made by the Uzbek side during three months. Therefore the Uzbek side had to shut Devairam border checkpoint since August 1,” informs the press-service.

“Forced measures due to nonobservance of the bilateral agreement by the Kyrgyz side were negatively met by inhabitants of Apkan and Boz-Adyr settlements, Batken province of Kyrgyzstan; they organized provocative actions to block Rishtan-Sokh transit road. During the meeting on resolving this situation, the elders and residents of Batken province spoke with an understanding of the situation and disapproval of actions on the artificial whipping up the situation; they also expressed readiness to make every possible effort to stop protest actions of their citizens,” notes the press-service.

“Authorities of Batken province, major inciter and organizer of mentioned above actions, continue provoking inhabitants living in frontier zone to make wrongful actions to destabilize situation at the border in Sokh area against measures taken by authorities of Uzbekistan to prevent adequate response of residents living in Sokh district.”

“In this regard, the Committee for State Border Protection of the National Security Service of Uzbekistan calls on the Kyrgyz side to refrain from taking unilateral decisions on matters within the competence of the Intergovernmental Commission, to take steps to resolve the situation on a specified section of the state border and to stop provocative actions made by ambitious officials whose interests are far from interests of our peoples and to ensure execution of contract obligations in terms of reopening of Gazprom border checkpoint,” stated in the department.

Kyrgyzstan’s Frontier Forces under the State National Security Committee hasn’t commented on statement of their counterparts from Uzbekistan.

The war in South Ossetia as a point of departure for Russia and the U.S.

Three years give us enough perspective to answer at least some basic questions about the war in South Ossetia.

Three years give us enough perspective to answer at least some basic questions about the war in South Ossetia.

© RIA Novosti. Viktor Panov

Alexei Pilko for RIA Novosti

Three years have passed since Georgia attacked on South Ossetia on August 8, 2008, and it has become clear in the time since that the war was a point of departure for Russia’s new foreign policy. Russia demonstrated its ability to defend its vital interests by force, if necessary. Washington responded by dialing down its confrontation with Moscow in the post-Soviet space and entering into a dialogue with Russia as equals for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The five-day war was a serious test for Russia’s political leadership. For the first time in its recent history, Russia had to use military force outside its borders. By launching a military operation to “enforce peace,” the Kremlin disregarded the wishes of the West, primarily Georgia’s patron the United States. As a result, Russian-U.S. relations soured to an extent not seen since the Cold War.

However, it’s fair to say that the bilateral “reset” launched in 2009 was a direct consequence of the events in South Ossetia.

Last gasp

Three years give us enough perspective to answer at least some basic questions about the war in South Ossetia. No doubt, South Ossetia was the last gasp of the U.S. policy of “forechecking”, which Washington had pursued in the former Soviet Union since the early 1990s. The United States took a serious gamble by making Georgia its key ally in the Caucasus.

In retrospect, Georgia could very well have become a vehicle of U.S. influence, helping it project its military might in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It could have also become a foothold of sorts for monitoring events in Russia’s North Caucasus.

A number of Russian and foreign experts have repeatedly criticized this policy as pointless. However, given that Russian-U.S. competition in the post-Soviet space did not cease for a minute since the 1990s, this was a well-thought-out and pragmatic policy. It guaranteed the United States control over an important oil route (the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline), created many opportunities for power plays in the oil-and-gas-rich Caspian Sea region, and opened a northern channel for a potential military operation against Iran.

Logic of confrontation

Needless to say, there is no direct evidence that Washington ordered the attack on South Ossetia. However, there are some signs that it was not Tbilisi but the anti-Russian neo-cons in the George W. Bush administration that orchestrated the August war.

First, the logic behind the Russian-U.S. confrontation initiated by officials in the Bush administration had been leading to this point. By the end of the 2000s, Moscow managed to halt the triumphal procession of color revolutions and even regained some of its positions in the post-Soviet space. One could see the war in South Ossetia as Washington attempting to show Moscow who was in the driver’s seat in the former Soviet republics.

Moreover, a swift defeat of South Ossetia, a republic that was under Russia’s wing despite ostensibly belonging to Georgia, would have damaged Moscow’s reputation beyond repair and created new opportunities for the United States. After all, who needs a weak ally? It is always better to side with a country that can take action.

Clearly, if Moscow had shown indifference to South Ossetia’s fate, the federal government’s authority in the North Caucasus would have been severely damaged. Given the mentality of North Caucasian elites, there is reason to assume that surrendering South Ossetia would have likely caused a serious crisis in the region and called into question Russia’s territorial integrity.

Finally, Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia was a great opportunity for the U.S. to test Moscow’s combat capabilities and determine the condition of its armed forces, while at the same time gauging the effectiveness of the Georgian army. Washington needed to know whether Tbilisi was ready to be its regional military ally, especially given the possibility of a military operation against Iran.

What next?

The timing of the August 8 operation was perfect, but many other important factors were neglected. For example, there was the fact that the well-equipped Georgian army had no combat experience; rumors of the Russian military’s death had been greatly exaggerated; and the proximity of the theater of war to Russia’s border.

The authors of this war were no doubt surprised to discover Moscow’s great political will and unexpected readiness to see the conflict through.

As a result, the attack on South Ossetia achieved the opposite of what it was meant to – a U.S. ally failed to consolidate its position, whereas Russia greatly increased its international clout and convincingly nullified all U.S. security guarantees.

However, after getting off to a great start, Moscow adopted a passive approach toward Georgia after the end of hostilities and its recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states. It goes without saying that reconciliation is impossible with the current Georgian political leadership, but this does not justify Russia’s lack of a clear strategy toward the Saakashvili regime. As long as this dangerous adventurist, susceptible to foreign influence, remains in power, tensions in the region will not subside.

It is also necessary to put on a practical plane the issue of the legal responsibility of the Georgian president and his entourage for the war crimes in South Ossetia. Judging by everything, Russia’s political leaders, particularly President Dmitry Medvedev, are ready to move in this direction.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s and may not necessarily represent those of RIA Novosti.