Aftermath of the Marriott Hotel bombing in Pakistan's capital.
More than 62 were killed and hundreds injured.
Never before has Pakistan admitted that it faces a very serious internal threat from an alliance of Jehadi forces comprising the Al-Qaeda, Taliban and
regional militant groups. Though this is disturbing enough, more alarming is the security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. God forbid if they succeed,
then undoubtedly the world will be held to ransom by these Jehadi forces hell bent on achieving their ultimate aim of establishing a world Muslim
Pakistan is facing a "very serious internal threat" to its integrity, as a grouping of Al-Qaeda, Taliban and local 'jehadi' elements are
taking place, reportedly forming an alliance together to take over the country, Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman
warned on October 14 (2008). Rehman also stated, the Taliban and 'Jehadi' and other militant groups in Pakistan had links with the Afghan Taliban
and groups in Jammu and Kashmir, sources were quoted as claimed by the media.
Rehman made these remarks during a special joint session of Parliament, which was again adjourned today (October 14), as opposition lawmakers wanted
answers to posers raised by them on the causes of sudden upsurge in militant strikes in Pakistan.
The chickens have finally come home to roost. Decades of nurturing Jehadis as state policy of fighting wars by proxy have resulted in a situation
that’s not only making Pakistan sink deeper into the quagmire of uncontrolled terrorist violence, but has now sent alarm bells ringing around the
world. What if Pakistan’s nukes fall into the hands of these fundamentalists? This is a probability that’s now becoming a stark reality!
Terrorist Training Camps In Pakistan
A terrorist training camp in Pakistan
Some of the confirmed terrorist training camps
in Pakistan. “The number of terrorists in these camps,
to receive arms and explosive training, is estimated to
be between 2,000 and 2,500.
Apart from training jehadis for Jammu and Kashmir,
these camps often also house terrorists headed for other parts of the world.
Courtesy: Times Of India.
Courtesy: Spiegel Online International
State Sponsored Terrorism
Unfortunately, Pakistan is so obsessed with state sponsored terrorism/militancy in Kashmir and Afghanistan, which is a vital ingredient of its foreign
policy, that they do not want to pull the plug on the reprehensible activities of the ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) which is a government within a
government that makes its own foreign policies with the help of the Army. The truth is that the civil set-up is just a façade, the politicians but
puppets on a string and democracy a sham, what with hardcore militants breathing down their necks. The power centers are many and no one seems firmly
This scenario cannot change and can only get worse until and unless the ISI is dissolved, the Army brought to heel, disbanding the hundreds of Jehadi
training camps run by the ISI and the Army in Pakistan, occupied Kashmir and the border regions of Afghanistan and a radical change the Pakistani
government’s mind-set, admitting the failure of their age old policy of state sponsored terrorism. But are they listening?
They’ve raised and nurtured a Frankenstein monster that’s now turned upon them. When will they realize this and apply a paradigm shift to these
failed policies? Is it too late? Probably, considering what Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman has said.
Real And Present Danger
Time is running out not only for Pakistan but the world. How long would it be before Pakistan’s nuclear weapons fall into Jehadi hands bringing ever
closer the specter of a nuclear Jehadist state? Remember, there is a very significant percentage of the rank and file of the Pakistan Army and ISI
that are in cahoots with militant organizations like the Al-Qaeda, Taliban, LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
(LeJ) and many more.
Pakistan's plutonium production reactor at Khushab.
Image Source: DigitalGlobe
Pakistan’s Nukes >
And that is the alarming part. A coup by the Al-Qaeda-Taliban alliance with help from the radical elements within the Army is the last thing we want.
It now looks like the world is fast becoming a more dangerous place to live in, heading toward Armageddon. The ‘cold war’ seems to pale in