Awareness of the Impending War On Pakistan Is Increasing

[I’ve been warning about the planned attack upon Pakistan for several years.  Maybe if enough of us take-up the chorus it will be heard by the American people before they learn about it after the fact on our controlled national media )SEE:  Waging War Upon Our Friends ;  Dissecting the Anti-Pakistan Psyop ).]]

“Bring ’em on!” – US tells Pakistan

Is the United States starting a low-intensity war against Pakistan? The signs look ominous. Washington’s wrath will only increase in the coming months.
“Bring ’em on!” – US tells Pakistan

Parvez Kayani, the current Chief of the Pakistan Army

Is the United States starting a low-intensity war against Pakistan? The signs look ominous. The relentless drone attacks through the recent months are destabilizing Pakistan’s tribal areas, especially the areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan. The US’ excuse is that the drones are hunting down the militants belonging to the so-called Haqqani group. But they are causing a lot of civilian casualties so much so that the United Nations officials begin to wonder if these wanton killings would constitute ‘war crimes’.

Indeed, the destruction caused by the drones is fuelling antagonism in the minds of the people who live in the tribal areas. They blame their government in Islamabad for doing nothing to protect them. On its part, Pakistan government keeps protesting to the US about the violation of its territorial integrity but the US ignores the demarches and continues with the drone attacks.

The US would know that the drone attacks do not provide the conducive setting for a normalization of the US-Pakistan relationship. Yet, it is not prepared to give up the drone attacks. There seems to a game plan to systematically destabilize the Waziristan area and to provoke the Pakistani military leadership.

Meanwhile, there has been a concerted attack by assorted militants of dubious backgrounds on Pakistani troops from across the border in Afghanistan. Exactly who they are or who are their mentors no one knows. In a cross-border strike on Monday, the militants used extremely brutal method to behead Pakistani soldiers. Evidently, they were making a point – showing their thumbs up at the Pakistani military leadership.

To add to the tensions, for the first time, the militants have publicly admitted that they do enjoy ‘safe haven’ on Afghan soil. This is something Pakistan has hinted at in recent period but it is now coming into the open. Again, they are taunting the Pakistani military leadership. The former US President George W. Bush would say, “Bring ‘em on!”

Coinciding with these developments, US’ commander in Afghanistan John Allen undertakes a visit to the Pakistani Army Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, ostensibly for the purpose of discussing the reopening of the NATO’s supply routes through Pakistan. But his real intention would have been to fathom the mood of the generals in Rawalpindi following these provocations. He probably wished to reinforce the signal to the Pakistani side that the US might hit back at Pakistan with cross-border terrorism unless Pakistan cracked down on the Haqqani group. Allen did this nicely and diplomatically – but unambiguously – by proposing ‘joint operations’ by the US and Pakistan forces along the border region.

Allen met the Pakistani army chief Parvez Kayani in a one-on-one meeting. Kayani seems to have protested about the safe havens available for the militants on Afghan soil and called on the US-led coalitiontroops in Afghanistan to stop “miscreant attacks on Pakistani border posts.”

This is going to be a cat-and-mouse game. Pakistan is hunkering down and the US is losing patience. The decision in Washington seems to be to carry the war into Pakistani territory and incrementally inflict such unbearable losses that Pakistan finds it impossible to defy the US’ regional strategies.

Quite obviously, the US has concluded it has no alternatives but to step up the pressure and escalate tensions in a calibrated way. The US has been taken by surprise at Pakistan’s ‘strategic defiance’. The fact of the matter is that the present directions of Pakistani foreign policy hold the serious threat of undermining the US’ regional strategies with regard to permanent military presence in Central Asia, US’ containment strategy toward China (and Russia), projection of the NATO as a global security organization and of course the so-called New Silk Road Initiative.

The possibility that with Russian and/or Chinese participation, Pakistan might proceed with the Iran gas pipeline project infuriates the US to no end. Pakistan’s manifest enthusiasm for Russia’s participation in the TAPI [Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India] gas pipeline project rubbishes the US’ expectations that American companies could secure lucrative energy contracts via involvement in the project. The US apprehends that during the visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Pakistan in September, the two countries may begin a qualitatively new level of relationship with major projects in the energy sector.

If that happens, the US’ containment strategy toward Iran also begins to unravel.

In sum, the US’ patience is wearing thin. The common wisdom in the international community, historically speaking, has been that the Pakistani elites with their comprador mentality might say a few hot words now and then but would ultimately be loyal foot soldiers of the US agenda. The basis of this supposition is that ultimately the class interests of the Pakistani elites would prevail as the crucial determinant of statecraft. Of course, the US has had to pick up the tab for the services rendered by Pakistan but that was only to be expected.

The US establishment has been attuned to this paradigm characteristic of the cold-war era. That is why the US establishment is shocked to see that the Pakistani elites (military leadership, in particular) are no longer what they were supposed to be – Washington’s hirelings serving the US’ global agenda.

Washington’s wrath will only increase in the coming months. We are witnessing the commencement of a US-inspired low-intensity war against Pakistan being waged by obscure militant groups based in ‘safe havens’ inside Afghanistan. Call it by whatever name one likes, but the project aims at breaking Pakistan’s strategic autonomy.

To be sure, Pakistan comprehends what is going on. But what are its policy options? ‘Hot pursuit’ across the border into Afghanistan across formidable terrain may seem an option. But it isn’t an option. It may turn out to be a trap, as the US may also choose the precedent and send its own troops into Pakistan. Carefully planted media leaks recently revealed that the thought of cross-border attacks on Afghanistan by US troops did cross the American mind more than once in the past. Suffice to say, Allen’s proposal to Kayani on ‘joint operations’ is a double-edged sword.

Yair Klein Reveals That He Was “Asked by the Colombian government to help train FARC.”

Yair Klein Israeli mercenary. Photo Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

[The old master trainer of mercenaries and terrorists is threatening to do the one thing which no other source has ever done, reveal that he trained both sides of an American limited war effort in Colombia, and promised to provide details of that era.  This is mind-blowing stuff…..think about it,…..the man worked for the Israeli government, to carry-out secret American military and drug control policy, with the full consent of the Colombian host government.  Klein is validating every known conspiracy theory about the secret S. American drug war, especially those speculating about CIA drug-running.  More importantly to us today, is that Yair is validating the most ludicrous conspiracy theory imaginable (the one that has kept me searching for proof), that the CIA trains and finances all major terrorist operations in secret, in order to justify the open creation of paramilitary counter-forces (death squads), such as the dreaded AUC in Colombia, which was also trained by Mr. Klein and his British and American associates.  

This is an identical set-up to that now being employed from Pakistan to the Middle East, as well as in Africa…the Pentagon/CIA train both the terrorist armies (a.k.a., “al-Qaeda”) and the Special Operations military forces who fight against them.  It is no coincidence that Special Forces are the units which train together on the international level, as well as the primary motivational force within the US Military.  According to popular doctrine, all military forces should be trained by “SpecOps.”  

Yair Klein could never reveal such geostrategic secrets and survive the telling, but maybe he is the kind of guy who doesn’t give a shit, or possibly a real “jedi warrior” type who fights for honor or the cause of justice in this world.  Until Klein, or someone like him, blows the whistle on the whole stinking mess, researchers like me will continue to search for someone, or something which proves incontrovertibly, that the United States government is the world’s greatest source of terrorism.]

Yair Klein threatens to blow whistle on Colombian gov’t

By DAN IZENBERG

“What I have on these officials is fantastic,” Klein says; Justice Ministry says it does not plan to take any action in former IDF officer’s case.

Illustrative photoPhoto: Courtesy

A Justice Ministry spokesman said Sunday that the ministry does not anticipate having to take any action in the case of former IDF Lt.-Col. Yair Klein, who returned from Russia over the weekend after more than three years in prison.

In 2001, Klein was tried in absentia by the Supreme Tribunal of the Manzales district of Colombia and sentenced to 10 years and eight months in prison on charges of training illegal paramilitary groups. The Colombian government issued a warrant for his arrest with Interpol, and he was detained during a visit to Russia in August 2007.

The Colombian government asked Russia to extradite Klein. The government agreed to do so and the Russian courts, in a series of rulings, upheld the decision despite appeals by Klein’s lawyers, including his Israeli attorney, Mordechai Tzivin.

Tzivin appealed the final decision of the Russian Supreme Court in May 2008 to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that Russia had not taken into account the poor state of human rights in Colombia at the time, as well as a threat by former Colombian vice president Francisco Santos, that Klein would “rot in jail” after his return to Colombia.

The human rights court, in April of this year, forbade Russia from extraditing Klein to Colombia. Russia appealed the decision, but the appeal was denied last month.

On Sunday, in a telephone conversation with The Jerusalem Post, Klein said his entire relationship with Colombia was approved by the Israeli and Colombian governments.

Klein said that in 1988 he was sent by the Israeli Defense Ministry to help protect the organization of banana growers in Colombia at the request of the Colombian government.

Before he had time to take action, he said, the organization was destroyed. He told the Post that in the meantime, however, he was asked

by the Colombian government

to help train FARC,

the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Klein indicated that there was a conspiracy involving senior government officials who were cooperating with FARC. He also claimed that FARC fought against the drug cartels in Colombia.

Klein told the Post that if the Colombian government persisted in its efforts to force him to return to Columbia, he would blow the whistle on officials in the current and previous Columbian governments.

“What I have on these officials is fantastic,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tzivin said that for the past month, ever since the European Court of Human Rights prohibited Russia from extraditing Klein, the public, the media and the government in Colombia have been preoccupied with what illegal activities Klein might divulge about Colombian political and military leaders.

Presumably in an effort to persuade the Colombian government to drop the affair, Tzivin told the Post, “My client has information that could cause political shockwaves in the senior echelons of the current and previous Colombian governments.

If exposed, the information could lead to dismissals in the government and the arrest of past and present political and military figures.

“I recommended to my client not to publish the information so as not to cause chaos, since Colombia is now significantly improving the state of human rights in the country.”

Red Cross Triage Seminar In Tajikistan Prepares Surgeons for Mass Casualties

[What does the International Committee of the Red Cross know that it should be sharing with the rest of us?  Tajikistan is being set-up to be the scene of the first interstate war in Central Asia and the countdown has begun (SEE:  New mini-Cold War Heating-Up In Southern Central Asia?).]

Tajikistan: surgeons discuss weapon wounds and management of mass casualties

DUSHANBE, June 28, 2012, Asia-Plus – On Thursday June 28, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a three-day seminar bringing together 37 surgeons-practitioners from hospitals located in the areas potentially prone to emergency situations or contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO), the ICRC Office in Tajikistan reported.

Surgeons from Khatlon and Sughd provinces, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region and Districts Subordinate to the Center representing Tajik Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, Committee for Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and State Committee for National Security are taking part in the event.

The seminar is facilitated by two ICRC senior surgeons, who between them have 25 years of experience in war and emergency surgery, and will serve as a platform for exchanging experiences and best practices.  It will be also an occasion for Tajikistan’s Red Crescent Society (RCS) to share its experience of providing fist aid in emergencies.

“This seminar will focus on surgery for people injured by weapons, together with the management of mass casualties,” explained Valery Sasin, ICRC senior surgeon.  “Surgeons need to be well-prepared to respond to all kinds of emergencies, through familiarity with tried and tested techniques that can save lives and limit the long-term consequences of injuries.  The ICRC has gained international recognition in the surgical management of emergency-related trauma and seeks to share this knowledge with medical circles all over the world.”

This event, organized by the ICRC with the support of the Ministry of Health follows a previous seminar, held in 2011, which brought together 50 surgeons from different Tajik ministries and agencies.  This year, three surgeons from Kazakhstan have joined their Tajik colleagues.

The ICRC has been working in Tajikistan since 1992 and carried out a major humanitarian operation during the 1992-1997 civil war.  More recently, the organization has supported the mine risk education program and other activities of the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan.  In 2012, the ICRC has launched a project to provide micro-economic grants to most vulnerable mine victims and their families.  The ICRC, through its Special Fund for Disabled, also supports the Dushanbe orthopedic centre, which provides physical rehabilitation services for mine victims and other disabled people.  In addition, the organization promotes international humanitarian law in the country.