This is how you do everything necessary to provoke an international reaction, and then diplomatically 'give up'.
I have long thought of Pakistan as a potential target of the war against terrorism. Their actions by selling nuclear technologies to 'third world'
countries has been well documented, and eventually admitted by the country's leader.
Their local rival, India, and Pakistan have been playing with the nukes in a mini cold-war. This has been well documented.
This has been going on for possibly over 15 years.
In steps the post 911 efforts. With the US military in control of Afghanistan, and Iraq all but mopped up, the focus returns to the hunt for Osama.
Or has it?
(Since Osama hasnt been found, I will ignore him for a moment, but will still refer to him in reference only.)
So in the US push for the apparent hunt for Osama, a US military front is forming on the Afghani side of the Pakistani border. This front is making a
push for the border.
Pakistan has a portion of their armies on their side of the same border. Of course fighting is going on now. Allegedly to get the number two man of
Pakistan has also made statements such as,...
"Our missile programme is for defence purposes only. The decision to test-fire long-range missiles was taken at the last meeting of the National
Command Authority. We have a plan and a time-table for testing long range missiles," said Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri, while addressing a
joint press conference with his Palestinian counterpart, Farouk Kaddoumi. However, Kasuri declined to specify when the missile would be tested,
or what was its exact range.
So what exactly just happened here ??
Excluding Osama, it appears that two different countries assembled their armies at opposing sides of the border.
And then BAM....
A complete change of scenario as proclaimed to the US from CNN.(and other's).
Read on and notice the total different tone of all the comments here...
Pakistan to be non-NATO ally
Pakistan will be named a major non-NATO ally by the United States, making it easier for the country to acquire U.S. arms, despite U.S. unease about
how much officials knew of nuclear leaks by a Pakistani scientist.
The move appeared to be a gesture to recognize Musharraf's support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism and it came despite Powell's demand for a
full accounting on Khan, who has admitted selling nuclear arms secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea.
"We'll designate Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally for purposes of our future military-to-military relations," Powell told a news conference in
the capital, Islamabad. The status is also enjoyed by Australia, Bahrain, Israel, and South Korea.
As a major non-NATO ally, Pakistan could use U.S. funding to lease some defense items and would become eligible for loans of military
supplies for research and development projects.
It would also become eligible to buy depleted uranium ammunition, to have U.S.-owned military stockpiles on its territory outside U.S. bases and
to receive U.S. military training on easier financial terms.
Many in Pakistan have not forgiven United States for refusing to deliver 28 F-16 fighters in the 1990s because of worry over Pakistan's nuclear
program. The planes had been paid for, but it took eight years for the money to be refunded.
Powell said Pakistan's request to buy more F-16's did not come up in his talks, wiping his brow in mock relief.
(Mock Releif,...really ?!
Was Colen Powell really that worried that Pakistan was going to 'require' some
retribution for the F-16 charade to make the deal?)
India, Pakistan's long-standing rival, opposes the sale of F-16s to Pakistan and the decision to grant Islamabad major non-NATO ally status could
trouble New Delhi, which does not have that status although it has growing military contacts with Washington as part of their overall "strategic
You and I both know otherwise.
India is a segment of the US economy now, as outsourcing is driving productivity numbers of corporations.
They are of no concern to the US military (Federal Reserve).
Notice how, money is THE issue ?!
Some Loans maybe ? Some Dollarization ?
Get them in debt, get them to sign a SOFA
agreement, get the US army off the
border, and you have control for life, of the puppet government that Pakistan is becoming.
Pakistan HAS been invaded. Pakistan WAS next on the list.
A little posturing by both sides, and then the surrender. Now the loans, (which will
be paid back in USD) have the same effect of a bank owning your future becouse you wanted a house or car or credit card.
Musharraf made a honest effort at posturing for the purpose of appeasing the Pakistani citizens, and now a US puppet government will be less likely
rejected by the populations there.
But they lost the war of currencies, as now the countries needs to maintain USD supplies will make it unlikely that Pakistan will easily transit to a
Now I have to look beyond, to discover where the 4th Currency Invasion will occur, as I only see one end to the effort.
[Edited on 24-3-2004 by smirkley]