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What The Heck Is Wrong With The Obama Administration?

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 07:52 AM

Plenty! Forget Health Care, Iraq, Afghanistan etc for a moment. Just have a gander at how the US Administration under Obama is helping in destabilizing not only South Asia, but also the rest of the world.

Which country is the epicenter of terrorism in the world? No prizes for guessing. Pakistan has degenerated into a rogue nation spawning terror to suit its myopic agenda. At the core of its strategy is the hare brained doctrine of ‘Strategic Depth’ against the Indian juggernaut with the aim of installing a puppet, pliable Taliban regime in Afghanistan for which they are waiting with glee for the Americans to depart.

On the next level we have influential rogue elements within the Pakistan Army and its notorious spy agency, the ISI, who are actively supporting pan Asian terrorist organizations like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammed, Al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban to spread their influence across the globe for the establishment of a Muslim Caliphate. That’s the aim, the final destination for these extremist groups.

The Pakistani establishment may be fighting the Pakistan Taliban, but are actively supporting other terror groups as mentioned above. They have been at it since the last more than two decades, fighting a proxy war across its borders with India by pumping in terrorists trained by the Army/ISI at more than 42 terrorist training camps spread across from Pakistan Administered Kashmir to Afghanistan. These training camps also train Islamic terrorists for attacks in America, UK and France.

These terror groups have been nurtured by the Pakistani establishment (read Pakistan Army and its adjunct, the ISI) who are the real controllers of not only defense but also Pakistan’s foreign policy. Democracy in Pakistan is a sham and the government is but a puppet on a string which is controlled by the army. This with the tacit blessings of the US of A! And the CIA in particular!

Having said that, let’s see what the US Administration is planning for Pakistan – the fountainhead of terror.

The US of A seems beholden to the Pakistani Army for ‘helping’ it in its so called war against terror! This is utter rubbish! What is the truth? Many of you may not be aware that who Pakistan is fighting against is NOT the Afghan Taliban who are responsible for the deaths of thousands of American and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan, but the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan which is an extremist group within Pakistan. This group has the aim of taking over Pakistan and imposing their own stringent undemocratic laws like the Shariya.

Except for logistics support for American and NATO Forces and some Intel which suits the Establishment’s agenda, there is nothing else the Pakistanis are doing in the war against terror. They are instead providing logistics support, training, arms, ammo and safe bases within its territory to the Afghan Taliban, LeT, JeM, Al Qaeda and other terror outfits.

But the tragedy is that the US of A is placating Pakistan to the point of embarrassment in order to help it achieve a safe exit from Afghanistan around 2011. They think that it is only with the help of Pakistan (Pakistani Army) that they can achieve this. And the Pakistani Army is laughing all the way to bank - with the unaccounted for American largesse - as well as to their Eastern border with their arch enemy - India! Most weapons gifted by the US of A to fight terror have been shifted clandestinely to its Eastern border with India. And this from none other than the erstwhile Prez of Pakistan, Gen Musharraf!

Obama has signed a defense bill, which includes ”tough new conditions linking $2.3 billion American military aid to Pakistan to fight against terror and not using it to wage war against India”. This is nonsense!

Does Obama have a clue what he’s talking about? Is he aware that military aid to Pakistan which includes the latest F-16s, attack helicopters, drones, night vision devices, artillery radars, aerial transport platforms, long range radio communications devices, smart bombs and so on will be integrated/absorbed into the various units of the Pakistani Army? As per policy, these units move on a rotational basis after a tenure of two to three years in counter insurgency ops to other areas which include their Eastern border with India. Do Obama’s policy makers think that all this stuff - that requires months of induction, training and familiarization on the part of troops to operate them effectively – be just handed over to the next unit before the previous one leaves? And what happens to all this hardware worth billions of dollars once the war on terror is over? Returned with thanks to the US of A? NO! These gizmos will be used by the Pakistani Army against its neighbors.

So now let’s see what the US of A has gifted Pakistan, a country on the brink, for the ‘favour’ of helping America in its so called war on terror:

> $17 billion till date of American tax payer’s money which has mostly been siphoned off into what some lawmakers call a black hole. Mostly unaccounted for! But billions more are in the pipeline!

> This enormous funding to Pakistan is supposedly meant to subsidize the cost of fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, according to the U.S. However, much of this is finding its way to fund terrorist groups active against India on the eastern borders of Pakistan as also to fight the Tariq-e-Taliban (Pakistani Taliban) and provide hardware to the Afghanistan Taliban fighting American and NATO Forces! And needless to say, a fair amount of this largesse is finding its way into the deep pockets of the corrupt politicians and Army generals!

> In principle approval for a U.S.- Pakistan nuclear deal and transfer of sophisticated nuclear technology. Never mind the blatant nuclear proliferation by Pakistan to North Korea, China, Iran and Libya, through nuclear smuggler AQ Khan and Co! The CIA knew this long ago and aware of tons of nuclear components being transported to North Korea by American made C-130 Hercules transport aircraft in exchange for North Korean missile components and technology. But of course, they did nothing to stop it! Was there a quid-pro-quo with the Pakistani Establishment?

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 07:54 AM
> Transfer of top secret MQ-1 Predator drone technology including 12 Drones systems with each operational system consisting of four air vehicles (with sensors), a ground control station (GCS), and a Predator primary satellite link communication suite. The Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians and Libyans must be rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of the top secret drone tech being shared with them by the Pakistan establishment!

> 1000 sophisticated laser-guided-bomb kits in addition to the 1000 MK-82 smart bombs already delivered.

> One squadron of the latest Block 60, F-16 fighters jets which have been fitted with sophisticated night-vision equipment. The laser-guided munitions mentioned above, can be dropped from Pakistan’s current fleet of US-made F-16 fighter jets, allowing Islamabad to improve the accuracy of its bombing runs while it waits to take possession of the new F-16s later this year. Yep! All this to ostensibly shoot the daylights out of some armed bearded yahoos hiding in caves in Pakistan!

There’s more in the pipeline. And this is just the tip of the stack! Pakistan is blackmailing America and how! Yankee boy, give us more of these sophisticated toys or else…..

And the gullible American administration is bending over backwards to appease Pakistan - with American tax dollars! American tax dollars being used to kill Americans!

Pakistan may not be on the verge of collapse. The problem is that Pakistan's continued pursuit of the same balancing strategy -- albeit one that pursues anti-Pakistan militants with greater intensity -- will continue to leave space for Afghan-focused militants to plan and train inside Pakistan. That will make successfully concluding the war in Afghanistan much more difficult. Moreover, leaving space for Afghan-focused militants almost certainly means leaving space for al Qaeda.

When it comes to Western security, the impact of the new U.S. Afghanistan strategy on deliberations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi is more important than its effects on the ground in Kabul or Kandahar. To judge whether it has succeeded, Washington should watch for a strategic shift in Pakistani policy toward its militants, not just greater force employed in the service of an old, failing strategy.

Is the American Administration creating a Frankenstein monster by arming Pakistan with sophisticated weapons and equipment and pumping in billions in tax payers’ dollars just for a safe exit from Afghanistan? We know the answer already! Monsters are known to bite the hands that fed them!

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 08:50 AM
It has been shown that the "Taliban" can penetrate the so called safe areas in and around American and NATO bases.

Worse case scenario would be a rogue ISI detonating a nuke near concentration of troops and hq.

Good thread and useful topic.

It is useful to look at India as well as Kashmeir

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