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Another CIA’s Pakistan Chief Leaves Country

Posted by yourpakistan on July 31, 2011

Previously CIA’s station chief, Jonathan Banks, had run away from Pakistan when his cover was blown by the Pakistani media, after Karim Khan, a resident of North Waziristan had sued him in the Supreme Court of Pakistan for massacring his family. 

See CIA Station Chief in Islamabad sued for murder and terrorism and Pakistani media name CIA Station Chief in Islamabad. 

Afterwards, Raymond Davis, believed to be his acting successor, was also nabbed by the authorities in Lahore after he brutally murdered two youngsters in broad daylight; (See US caught lying about CIA agent and Raymond Davis is CIA) whom the US Authorities, after cutting a deal with the PPP Govt., managed to flee after 47 days of his initial arrest. 

Today, news emerged that the third consecutive CIA Station Chief in Islamabad, has apparently run away from Pakistan, stating reasons of “medical” nature. However, we highly believe that this third consecutive escape of CIA Station Chief in less than an year marks the advent of severe rifts between the ISI and the CIA – due to which CIA is on the run in Pakistan. PKKH Editorial

The CIA’s Islamabad station chief, who oversaw the intelligence team that uncovered Osama bin Laden’s hideout, has left Pakistan for medical reasons, a US official said.  The CIA declined to comment on the matter.

“The chief of station is a respected, senior officer who had the full faith and confidence of folks back in Washington,” the US official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

AFP Reported

“Most people will agree the officer’s role in one of the greatest intelligence victories of all time means this person was pretty darn effective, no matter what the Pakistanis may think.” ABC News, citing US and Pakistani officials, said the officer who headed one of the Central Intelligence Agency’s most sensitive positions worldwide was not expected to return.

It was the second such departure in seven months from the post, after his predecessor was forced to leave when a Pakistani official admitted his name had been leaked. Despite the quick turnover at the key office, US officials told ABC that it would not hamper US intelligence efforts in Pakistan.

US and Pakistani officials told ABC they hoped the station chief’s departure would pave the way for smoother ties between the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency, noting the departing officer had an “extremely tense” relationship with his counterparts in the ISI.

Relations between the two intelligence agencies have been under great strain in the wake of the raid that killed Bin Laden near the country’s main military academy. (Read: Pakistan-US relations: Fearing fallout, US ‘delayed’ Bin Laden raid)

President Barack Obama’s administration recently suspended about a third of its $2.7 billion annual defense aid to Pakistan, but assured Islamabad it is committed to a $7.5 billion civilian assistance package approved in 2009.

And Washington has complained of how Pakistan treats its military and intelligence officials in the country.“Pakistan has been harassing US personnel working in the country for months,” a US official told ABC.

A Pakistani intelligence official, meanwhile, said “there is no trust.”

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Sad News for America: Pakistanis still Trust their Army

Posted by yourpakistan on July 30, 2011

The military remains one of the most trusted Pakistani institutions although its reputation dipped after the death of Osama bin Laden, a poll indicated Friday. A Gallup poll taken May 9-12 found 78 percent of Pakistanis have confidence in the military. That was down from 86 percent in an earlier poll, mostly conducted before a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated bin Laden May 2. The military is trusted in most countries, including the United States, Gallup said. Pakistan had a military government for almost a decade, ending in 2008.

“In Pakistan’s case, this high confidence likely reflects the military’s strong, ongoing presence in civil society and reinforces how relatively weak the civilian government and institutions still are,” Gallup said in its analysis of the poll results.

The Abu Dhabi Gallup Center also questioned Pakistanis about their trust in the national government in the May poll. Less than one-third of respondents, 31 percent, said they had confidence in the government, an insignificant uptick from 28 percent in the earlier poll. Gallup conducted face-to-face interviews with about 1,000 adults between April 25 and May 14. A second poll of 1,000 adults was done May 9-12. The margin of error for both was 4 percentage points

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US Lobbied to Stop Pakistan Nuclear Drive: Documents

Posted by yourpakistan on July 29, 2011

The United States waged a secret diplomatic campaign in the 1970s to prevent Pakistan from developing nuclear weapons by pressing countries to control exports, declassified documents said.

In remarks with striking parallels to current US debates, officials in President Jimmy Carter’s administration voiced fear about Pakistan’s trajectory and tried both pressure and aid incentives to seek a change in its behavior. In a secret November 1978 memo, then secretary of state Cyrus Vance instructed US diplomats in Western Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan to warn governments that Pakistan or its covert agents were seeking nuclear material.

Vance acknowledged that Pakistan was motivated by concerns over historic rival India. But he voiced alarm that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, before being deposed as prime minister in a coup, said that Pakistan would share nuclear weapons around the Islamic world.

(Read: Bhutto and Pakistan’s nuclear programme)

“We believe it is critical to stability in the region and to our non-proliferation objectives to inhibit Pakistan from moving closer to the threshold of nuclear explosive capability,” Vance wrote, the year before the overthrow of Iran’s pro-Western shah and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Britain was waging a parallel campaign, Vance said. Britain banned the export of inverters — which can be used in centrifuges that produce highly enriched uranium — and urged other countries to follow suit, Vance said. Most countries sounded sympathetic, though West Germany — a major industrial exporter — insisted it already had adequate safeguards, memos said.

Pakistan nonetheless pursued nuclear weapons and detonated a bomb in 1998 in response to a test by India. The Pakistani scientist who built the bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan, had access to sensitive technology in the Netherlands.

Khan admitted in 2004 that he ran a nuclear black-market selling secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea. Khan, who is considered a hero by many Pakistanis, later retracted his remarks and in 2009 was freed from house arrest. (Read: AQ Khan and the two generals)The declassified documents were released after requests by the National Security Archive at George Washington University and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

William Burr, a scholar at the National Security Archive, said that a US report from 1978 that could shed light on Khan’s activities was missing and that he feared it had been destroyed. The released documents said Pakistan wanted to maintain work on a reprocessing plant. France initially supported the project but backed out in 1978 due to fears that it would be used to produce weapons.

Then deputy secretary of state Warren Christopher in a secret memo urged a “low profile” on France’s decision, saying it would “severely embarrass” France’s then president Valery Giscard d’Estaing and impede future cooperation if it appeared he was responding to US pressure.

Christopher also said he was urging the US Congress to consider economic assistance and military sales to Pakistan, which was considered a US ally in the Cold War when India tilted toward the Soviet Union.

Assistance to Pakistan can “perhaps relieve some of the tension and sense of isolation which give Pakistan greater incentive to move covertly in the nuclear field,” wrote Christopher, who later served as secretary of state.

The United States eventually pursued a major assistance package for Pakistan as part of a partnership against the Soviets in Afghanistan. The United States later cut aid due to nuclear concerns — only to resume it again as it sought Pakistan’s cooperation in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

President Barack Obama’s administration recently suspended about one-third of its $2.7 billion annual defense aid to Pakistan to put pressure for more action against militants.

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ISI from the Inside

Posted by yourpakistan on July 28, 2011

When Smashing Lists, a relatively unknown website, declared Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, the ISI, the best of its kind, it gladdened my heart but also had me worried. Soon after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, I met an old colleague, a Special Forces officer recently inducted in the ISI. He whispered in my ears: “we have decided to support the Afghan resistance”. Understandably. With the “archenemy” India in the East and now not a very friendly Soviet Union on our Western borders, Pakistan had fallen between “nutcrackers”. We therefore had to take our chances to rollback the occupation; but did we have any against a ‘superpower’, and the only one in the region at that? Soon after the Soviet withdrawal, as the Director General of Military Intelligence, I was assigned to a team constituted to review Pakistan’s Afghan Policy. That, followed by a stint in the ISI, provided the answer.

Written by: By Lt. General Asad Durrani

The Afghan tradition of resisting foreign invaders was indeed the sine qua non for this gamble to succeed. American support took two years in coming but when it arrived, USZ support was one of the decisive factors. The ISI’s role – essentially logistical in that it channelled all aid and helped organise the resistance – turned out to be pivotal. In the process, from a small time player that undertook to punch above its weight, rubbing shoulders with the best in the game, the Americans, catapulted the Agency into the big league. Unsurprisingly, the ISI became a matter of great concern not only for its foes. Cooperation amongst secret services, even within the country, is not the norm. It took a 9/11 for the USZ to create a halfway-coordinating mechanism. Between the CIA and the ISI, however, communication and coordination worked out well as long as the Soviets were in Afghanistan. The shared objective – defeat of the occupation forces – was one reason; respect for each other’s turf, the more important other.

The CIA hardly ever questioned how its Pakistani counterpart dispensed with the resources provided for the Jihad or for that matter how it was conducted. And the ISI never asked if the American providers were over invoicing the ordnance or undermining the Saudi contribution. It did not mean that they trusted each other. Differences, however, surfaced as soon as the Soviets withdrew. To start with, some of the key ISI operatives were vilified, allegedly for having favoured the more radical of the Afghan groups. The charge that the Agency was infested with rogue elements is thus an old one. Twice these vilification campaigns led, under American pressure, to major purges of ISI’s rank and file. If these episodes ever led to changes in policy is another matter. In the early 1990s, we in the ISI understood this shift in American attitude as a big-brother’s desire to establish hegemony, but more crucially – now that the Soviet Union after its withdrawal from Afghanistan had ceased to exist – to cut this upstart service to size.

The CIA was clearly at odds with our declared objective to help the Mujahedeen lead the new dispensation in Kabul, especially if individuals like Hikmatyar were to play an important part in it. And the USZ was indeed unhappy with Pakistan’s efforts to seek Iran’s cooperation after the Islamic Republic had made peace with Iraq. But what seemed to have caused the most anguish amongst our American friends were the prospects of an increasingly confident ISI, vain enough to throw spanners in the work of the sole surviving superpower. These apprehensions were not entirely ill-founded as the Iraq-Kuwait crisis of 1990-91 was soon to show. Sometimes in 1992, General Brent Scowcroft, former national security advisor to USZ Presidents Ford and George H.W. Bush, reportedly conceded that the ISI’s assessment of Saddam’s forces was closer to the mark than their own, which highly exaggerated Saddam’s capacity. Now, if anyone else in the business too was to broadcast its account every time the CIA “sexed-up” a threat to suit American objectives (next time on Iraq’s WMD holding for example), some pre-emption was obviously in order.

Soon thereafter the ISI was cleansed of the old guard, most of them ostensibly for their infatuation with the “Jihadists” in Afghanistan and Kashmir. These purges must have served a few careers but when it came to taking decisions and making policies, the new guard had no choice but to put its shoulder behind the Taliban bandwagon. The Militia was now, like it or not, the only group with a chance to reunify the war torn country; the inviolable and in principle the only condition for Pakistan’s support for the “endgame”, with no ideological or geo-political caveats. Initially the Americans and the Saudis too had wooed Mullah Omar, though for a different reason: their interest in a pipeline that was to pass through territories under the Taliban control. If Pakistan should have ceased all support when this militant regime rejected its advice – on accommodating the Northern Alliance or sparing the Bamyan Statues, for example – remains a moot point. After all, post 9/11 the Taliban did agree to our request to extradite Osama bin Laden, albeit to a third country. That was rejected by the USZ for reasons not for me to second-guess.

The ISI was thereafter subjected to another purge in the hope that the refurbished setup would put its heart and soul behind the new decree: ‘chase anyone resisting the American military operations in Afghanistan all the way to hell’. That came to millions on both sides of the Pak-Afghan borders; likely to be around long after the USZ troops had gone home, with some of them turning their guns inwards as one must have noticed. Under the circumstances, neither the ISI nor other organs of the state had any will to operate against groups primarily primed to fight “foreign occupation”. If they also had the right to do so, or how this intrusion was otherwise to be defined, can be discussed ad-infinitum. Pakistan in the meantime has to fight a number of running battles. So, this time around as well, it is not any “rogue elements” in the ISI but the complexity of the crisis that necessitates selective use of force; essentially against the “rogue groups”, some of them undoubtedly planted or supported by forces inimical to our past and present policies.

If our political and military leadership also had the gumption to support the war against the Nato forces – in the belief that some of the present turmoil in the area would not recede as long as the world’s most powerful alliance was still around – does not seem very likely. Indeed, the ISI suffers from many ailments, most of them a corollary of its being predominantly a military organisation and of the Army’s exceptional role in Pakistani politics. But that is of no great relevance to this piece which is basically about the Agency’s role in the so-called “war on terror”; a euphemism for the war raging in the AfPak Region. The most important takeaway from this fascinating snapshot of the ISI, the Taliban, and Pakistan’s view of America and its strategic choices is that Pakistan will never be a predictable puppet of USZ interests.

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Army Concludes ‘Successful’ South Waziristan Operation

Posted by yourpakistan on July 27, 2011

Pakistan Army has successfully completed its Tri Star operation in Janata Valley of South Waziristan Agency to flush out terrorists. An ISPR press release on Tuesday said that the operation was successfully completed and security forces gained full control of Janata Valley inflicting heavy causalities on terrorists and capturing large caches of arms and ammunition. 

The operation was launched on July 13, 2011 in Janata Valley where terrorists had occupied surrounding heights ranging from 4000 to 8000 feet, made sanctuaries, training centers from which they used to operate deep South for terrorist activities, planting improvised explosive devises, fire raids, ambushes.

To eradicate the terrorists, a two pronged operation was launched in 28 square kilometre area. A search operation found IEDs planted in Holy Qurans by the terrorists, pointing to the fact that the terrorists were oblivious to Islamic values and would indulge in all sorts of practices to achieve their heinous objectives since they did not hesitate to degrade the Holy Book.

During the operation a number of terrorists were killed, whereas three key terrorists were captured alive. Besides destroying terrorists sanctuaries huge cache of arms, ammunition were recovered including two 75mm recoilless rifles, five 12.7 mm guns, one 82 mm Mortar, one missile launcher with two Missiles, fourteen 127mm Rockets and 50,000 rounds of various calibers. Security forces also defused 16 IEDs and destroyed propaganda material being used by miscreants.

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USA Is Shielding Indian Terror In Kashmir

Posted by yourpakistan on July 26, 2011

 Indian soldiers rape two women and kill 18 men just last month. Hillary Clinton is touring India but has no time for Kashmir genocide, and CIA back home terrorizes Kashmiri-Americans who disagree with Indian terrorism. 


The arrest of a leading Kahmiri freedom activist with an impeccable record in Washington DC by FBI on manufactured charges of working for the Pakistani government, coupled with Hillary Clinton’s visit to India and attempts by the CIA and Indian lobbyists to malign Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, all of these acts indicate a feverish attempt by US to cover India’s ongoing genocide in Kashmir.

As Mrs. Clinton toured India, she failed to say a word about the approximately 600,000 Indian soldiers occupying Kashmir. She deliberately ignored the genocide despite the comprehensive coverage that major American news outlets gave to a rare event last year when the entire Kashmiri population came out on the streets in a peaceful protest that stunned the Indian army and forced the American and British media to break their conspiracy of silence on Indian terrorism in the region.

The Kashmiri protests in 2009 and 2010 were dubbed by independent observers as the first popular protests that preceded similar events in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.

President Obama visited India in late 2009 and failed to question Indian leaders about the 64-year-old occupation and India’s failure to respect its commitments to the United Nations to resolve the dispute. While the US ignored massive human rights violations during Clinton’s visit, the US government launched a crackdown back in the US against Kashmiri activists in DC who oppose the Indian occupation.

FBI arrested Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, a 64-year-old academic and soft-spoken activist who studied in Indian and American universities and dedicated his life to lobbying for freeing Kashmir from Indian occupation. Several Indian lobbying groups with direct links to the Indian government helped the CIA and the US government target Dr. Fai.

The move indicates Washington’s desire to escalate tensions with Pakistan beyond a point of return. This confirms Pakistani suspicions of a US double game since 2002, when CIA turned Afghanistan into a base for covert anti-Pakistan operations, targeting Pakistan’s economy, stability and nuclear installations. According to the latest figures released by the independent Kashmir Media Service, Indian soldiers killed a total of 18 Kashmiris in the month of June, including one killed in custody, with 86 tortured or critically injured, two women raped by soldiers.

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Pakistan bars US Embassy Staff from Entering Peshawar

Posted by yourpakistan on July 25, 2011

In an action that would further strain US-Pakistan relations after the killing of Osama bin Laden on its soil by American special forces in May, Islamabad has denied permission to the US embassy staff to enter Peshawar. 

Quoting US and international aid officials, the Washington Post Sunday said Pakistani authorities have repeatedly denied permission to US embassy employees to enter Peshawar to attend meetings or replace workers at the US Consulate in the city over the past 10 days. Most Pakistanis view the US consulate in Peshawar as a front for CIA operations.

“The widely publicized episodes in Peshawar threaten to become another flash point in a frayed bilateral relationship that US officials had hoped was improving, after fatal shootings by a CIA contractor and the US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden,” the report said.

After the killing of the al-Qaeda leader by US forces and the killing of two Pakistanis by CIA contractor Raymond davis in Lahore in January, Pakistan expelled more than 100 US army trainers. In retaliation, the Obama administration stopped $800 million in aid to the Pakistani military earlier this month.

The Washington Post report quoted US officials as saying that their embassy notified Pakistani police that their employees were driving from Islamabad to Peshawar and should be escorted from the highway into the city.

“On those (four) occasions, the employees were turned away at the (highway) tollbooth for lacking permits known as ‘No Objection Certificates,’ or NOCs, which are issued by the federal Interior Ministry but can also involve approvals from the military or intelligence agencies,” the report said.

According to US officials, their embassy staff never needed permits as they have an agreement that diplomats can travel between embassy and consular posts without permits as NOCs can take more than a week.

But Pakistani officials have been quoted as saying the requirement for permits was never waived and applies to all foreigners. The refusal four times to the US embassy employees to enter Peshawar became a sort of media spectacle.

“Each time US vehicles were turned away from tollbooths, television cameras were there,” the report said.

Cut up with the Pakistani action, a US official has been quoted as saying that “to us, this is not a constructive way to rebuild the relationship.”

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Habib Girls School Teaches Anti Pakistan Book

Posted by yourpakistan on July 24, 2011

One of the propaganda books “digging” out divides in the Muslim world through distortion of facts is being taught in a Pakistani school in the coastal cityKarachi, Talkhaba has learnt. “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations … One School at a Time” a book written by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin is being taught inHabib Girls School. The memoir contains anti-Pakistan elements in its content.

When contacted, the school administration confirmed that book was one of the several novels school recommends to its students for reference reading. On informing that the novel written by a writer known for his lies and distortion of facts also contained antiPakistancontent, the school administration shamefully refuted the fact and asserted the book had nothing anti Pakistan.

When asked whether the book was read before recommending to the students, the management reiterated that it recommends the books only after properly going through the content of the same.

Father of one of the students in grade-7 expressed his annoyances and held that the school was brainwashing young Pakistani minds from theUSpoint of view.

“It is unfortunate that all this happening in Pakistan carved out of the British India in the name of Islam but instead it has become the colony of the US” he asserted and added “The authorities or either incompetent , ignorant or corrupt.”

He demanded a complete ban on the novel and suggested that the content taught in school, both Public and private should be scrutinized.

Nosheen Ali, a South Asian scholar and anthropologist and writer of the “Books vs Bombs? Humanitarian development and the narrative of terror in Northern Pakistan” had severely criticized Three Cups of Tea in that “it constructs a misleading narrative of terror in which the realities of Northern Pakistan and Muslim life-worlds are distorted through simplistic tropes of ignorance, backwardness and extremism, while histories ofUS geopolitics and violence are erased.”

On the April 17, 2011 broadcast of CBS News‘ 60 Minutes, correspondentSteve Kroft alleged inaccuracies in Mortenson’s books Three Cups of Tea and its sequel, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as financial improprieties in the operation of the Central Asia Institute.

In particular, CBS News disputed Mortenson’s claim that he got lost near K2and ended up in Korphe; that he was captured by the Taliban in 1996; whether the number of schools built and supported by CAI is accurate; and the propriety in the use of CAI funds for Mortenson’s book tours. 60 Minutes asked Mortenson for an interview prior to their broadcast, but Mortenson did not respond to their requests.

60 Minutes made the following allegations:

The story recounted in Three Cups of Tea about Mortenson getting lost on the way down fromK2, stumbling into Korphe, and promising to build a school did not actually take place.

The story recounted in Stones into Schools about Mortenson’s capture by the Taliban did not occur. His purported kidnappers state he was a guest, and the Taliban did not exist in the country at that time.

Schools Central Asia Institute claims to have built either have not been built, have been built and abandoned, are currently used for other purposes such as grain storage, or have not been supported by CAI after they were built.

The amount of money Central Asia Institute spends on advertising Mortenson’s books and paying the travel expenses of his speaking tours, including hiring private jets, is excessive relative to other comparable charitable institutions.

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Taking Down US Drones Over Pakistan

Posted by yourpakistan on July 14, 2011

CIA drones are untouchable? A Serbian colonel shot down a US stealth bomber in the Kosovo war. The Russian downed a CIA-manned U2 spy plane half a century ago. What’s our excuse?


When there is a will then there is a way. By scanning medieval or modern warfare history we come across numerous incidents when a small army which is totally outnumbered defends its position or performs well in offensive posture.Germany is an example.

These days U.S armed forces are projected as the forces that retains such a might that it is virtually impossible to even dent them what to think of overrunning them.

But is that really the case?

Two incidents from modern warfare blow the myth of U.S air force stealth technology and invincibility.

The first happened when a C.I.A. operated U-2 spy plane was shot down near Degtyarsk, Ural Region, by an SA-2 Guideline (S-75 Dvina) surface-to-air missile fired by an anti-aircraft battery. U-2 used to fly over the former Soviet Union for reconnaissance at very high altitudes. And it was just its second mission over the former Soviet Union when the opposition scored a direct hit and brought the surviving pilot (American Francis Gary Powers) over the national TV and humiliated the U.S. to the hilt.

The second incident of downing US drones happened during the 78-day Nato air strikes over Kosovo when Serbian Col. Zoltan Dani was the commander of anti-aircraft missile battery. With his battery armed with SA-3 Goa missile he knew he is unable to shoot down the stealth bomber of U.S air force, the F-117 Nighthawk. But with a bit of improvisation one such aircraft was shot down [see the enclosed pictures].

When U.S helicopters penetrated our air space and challenged our state of the art air-force gizmos, the official version said, we are helpless against U.S stealth technology which was used in Abbottabad raid. If a third-rated Serbian anti-aircraft battery improvise can bring down a stealth fighter then why not our Air Force? If a well-thought effort was exerted then one fairly trusts that 45 minutes are enough to at least hit a score. There are confirmed claims by Afghan Taliban of bringing down US drones of different types and make inside Afghanistan. But here in Pakistan we move from one vague version to another that seeks to convince Pakistanis that they these CIA drones are ‘untouchables.’

For how long more will we sit by measuring our limitations? Time has come to think beyond one’s potential. Otherwise just lay down arms and surrender.

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Pakistan Capable of Occupying “The Last Trench”

Posted by yourpakistan on July 13, 2011

Jawad Raza Khan – Opinion Maker

Mission given to US media by Pentagon is brief, and crisp; let’s not give Pakistan any breathing space. Chains of stories oozing out of NYT (New York Times) and WSJ (Wall Street Journal) on the pretext of free media in on with full swing, US media is zeroing on Pakistan’s center of gravity The Nukes. By now, Pakistan is seen as an isolated nation filled with problems and about to fail, horrendously with nukes unaccounted for! especially after series of GHQ – Pentagon debacle stories. It definitely triggered with the incident of Raymond Davis and after playing its qualifying rounds through OBL and Mehran base is on the brink of a Great Divorce. Recent statement from the media manager of Pakistan Army with regards to American military aid to fight WOT could be a turning point of this unexplainable friendly relation between US and Pakistan.

On one hand, Pakistan has suffered loss of billions of dollars with scores of human lives perishing each day, even more than NATO forces operating in Afghanistan, which are comprised of more than 47 nations of the world. Concurrently, in the backdrop Machiavelli’s notion for the nukes of Pakistan, US President after bribe ring a section of Pakistani media through Kerry Lugar bill have launched a decisive campaign against its nuclear assets. This reminds me a joke………………….

Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. “So,” he said, “I have been presented, by both of you, with a bribe.” Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. “You, attorney Leon, gave me $15,000. And you, attorney Campos, gave me $10,000.” The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a check. He handed it to Leon … “Now then, I’m returning $5,000, and we’re going to decide this case solely on its merits.”

It is just to point out Attorney Leon (Pakistani Media) must understand that the Judge (US) has its own priorities and aims. Attorney Leon must recognize that building American perception at the cost of own interest is a fatal course of action. The resolute people of Pakistan are now capable enough to differentiate between the Good and Evil, media now has to prove its loyalty to Pakistan not to any foreign power even in the name of regional and cultural similarities.

Just to hint our sacred media about Nuclear Whistle Blowers around the globe, My Dear Pakistani media just Google a name Mr Mordechai Vanunu, you can fetch a great story apart of Dr Qadeer Khan’s engineered dilemma and related cooked up stuff against the Pakistan’s nuclear program.

According to Nuclear Weapons Archive website, “the most specific and detailed information to be made public about Israel’s nuclear program came from a former mid-level nuclear technician named Mordechai Vanunu. Vanunu had worked at the Machon 2 facility, where plutonium is produced and bomb components fabricated, for 9 years before his increasing involvement in left wing pro-Palestinian politics led to his dismissal in 1986. Due to a grave internal security lapse, prior to his departure he managed to take about 60 photographs covering nearly every part of Machon 2.”

He made contact with the London Sunday Times and began to write an exclusive story about the details of Israel’s nuclear program. Unfortunately for Vanunu, “the Israeli government had found out about his activities and the Mossad arranged to kidnap him and bring him back to Israel for trial,” the report added.

Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement. Released from prison in 2004, he became subject to a broad array of restrictions on his speech and movement. Since then he has been arrested several times for violations of those restrictions, including giving various interviews to foreign journalists and attempting to leave Israel. He says he suffered “cruel and barbaric treatment” at the hands of Israeli authorities while imprisoned, and suggests that his treatment would have been different if he were Jewish (Vanunu is a Christian convert from Judaism).

Some of the famous quotes of Vanunu are:

The main points were: one, the amount of Israel’s nuclear weapons, how many Israel had, that no one could predict or know, including the CIA. They were thinking about a number like 10 or 15. But I came out with a number between 150 to 200.

I couldn’t sleep for two years; they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash.

It is just a food for thought for you media sir, you can find a lot more on these type of nuclear whistle blowing far more ferocious and dangerous for world peace than Pakistan’s Nuclear program.

It is also a very sour fact for the enemies of Pakistan, that people of Pakistan recognizes the importance of this program in relation to the survival of this nation. Most of them relates it to the battle of trenches Ghazwae Khandaq as prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and his companions used the trench tactics (when outnumbered) first time in Muslim history of warfare as an impassable obstacle, locking the two sides in a stalemate. The well-organized defenders, the sinking of allied morale against the forces Muhammad (Peace Be upon him), and poor weather conditions caused the siege to end in a fiasco……

That’s what will be the fate of enemies of encircled Pakistan with its last trench a nuclear one! so impassable.

With last trench in the backdrop, the situation cannot remain same for a longer period of time and that’s the reason, strategic siege of Pakistan is looking to be in its dying moments – agendas have been distorted – disappointment of the enemy is at the highest note – This is indeed a real test for all Pakistanis – They gave sweat and blood both, so much, that it is difficult to quantify even. The siege is enforced on all fronts; politically; economically; culturally; geo-strategically and above all militarily. East and west, north and south, all odds for Pakistan has really shaped Pakistanis into a one of the toughest surviving creatures on the planet.

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