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AN ORDINARY PAKISTANI’S QUESTIONS: ATTACK ON HAMID MIR – — — USE YOUR INTELLIGENCE – ALMIGHTY CREATED YOU AS THE WISEST

LETTER TO EDITOR

ATTACK  ON HAMID MIR

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— — USE YOUR INTELLIGENCE – ALMIGHTY CREATED YOU AS THE WISEST 

 


1 -: Why Hamid Mir nominated himself as ISI target?
2 -: Did he have any proof, if so . Why the evidence was not brought to court ?
3 -: By declaring ISI as likely killer ( being a renowned figure ) has Hamid Mir not invited enemy agencies like RAW / MOSSAD to carry out this easy task(targeting Hamid Mir)  and bring backlash against ISI ? 
4 -: Why Hamid Mir, Najam Sethi, Ayesha Siddiqa & Deep Saeeda  have declared ISI as their likely killer but providing any proof to prove it in courts ?
5 -: Due to their which actions they feel themselves, why did they feel so threatened by their National Intelligence agency ? 
6 -: Why Hamid Mir was targeted that day ? What important event happened that day in Pakistan ? 
7 -: The most important event of the day for Pakistanis happened at Pakistan Military Academy. The whole nation admired our sons/daughters in the PMA passing out in grandeur. To was envious with this event? and who try to hated it ?
8 -: If ISI wanted to kill Hamid Mir, would  they use such amateurish tactic ? 
9 -: World’s No-1 Intelligence agency,ISI will not do so poor planning. It was aware of his movements such as: Hamid Mir that after arriving Karachi  would pass through narrow streets but failed to target him? Was the assassin’s aim was so bad ? This whole episode is a Black Operation mounted by Mossad/RAW, but,  they used untrained amateurs, not to KILL Hamid Mir, but to injure him enough to achieve their airm of creating a ruckus  among Anti-Pakistan elements within Pakistan, like GEO, Ayesha Siddiqa and their ilk.


WE CONDEMN THE ATTACK BUT PLEASE — — USE YOUR OWN BRAIN TO ANSWER 
THESE QUESTIONS AND DON’T BE BRAIN-WASHED BY DECEPTIVE MEDIA 
( GEO ) !

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ROOT CA– — USE OF TERRORISM:DAKOO OR THIEF NAWAZ SHARIF HAS NOT PAID BACK RS.584.90 MILLION LOAN TO STATE BANK OF PAKISTAN

WHY THERE IS TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN?

THIS THIEF NAWAZ SHARIF HAS NOT PAID BACK RS.584.90 MILLION LOAN TO STATE BANK OF

PAKISTAN

 

Mian Muhammad Sugar Mills :DEFAULTER OWNER IS NAWAZ SHARIF,PM PAKISTAN

Rs. in mil.

584.90

 

 

Root Cause

 

 

(Report by Daily Jang, 21.10.2010)

The State Bank of Pakistan presented a list of loan defaulters before the Supreme Court on Wednesday October 20, 2010.

Company

Rs. in mil.

Eurogulf Enterprises (ABSCONDERS ON INTERPOL LIST)

5.342.55

Younus Habib (DID NOT PAY BACK :GOT THEM FORGIVEN)

2.476.40

West Pakistan Tank Terminal

1.977.38

Mercury Garments Industries 

1.565.89

Siraj Steels Ltd Muridke

1.412.66

Spinning Machinery Co

1.387.60

Saad Cement Ltd Karachi

1.265.97

Pakistan National Textile 

1.166.45

Mehr Dastagir Spinning Mills 

1.160.50

Karachi Property Investment 

1.003.19

Mohib Textile Mills 

1.117.49

Redco Textiles Ltd 

1.116.77

Chaudhry Cables 

1.050.58

Abdullah S Al Rajhiest 

1.031.90

Quality Steel Works 

981.60

Mekran Fisheries 

960.12

Kohinoor Looms 

945.41

AH International Private Limited 

901.21

Coral Cast Ltd 

900.92

Aziz Spinning 

864.95

Rashi Testile Mills 

859.17

Farooq Habib Textile 

827.15

Northern Polythene 

825.59

Firdous Spinning Mills 

780.14

Muhammad Ibrahim Murad 

748.15

Metropolitan Steel 

747.67

Tristar Polyester Ltd 

737.02

Bindder Insad Tourism 

734.44

Commodore Industries 

722.76

Target Readymade Garments 

696.46

Balochistan Foundary Ltd 

663.54

Tawakkal Group of Industries

642.22

First Tawakal Muzarba 

628.65

Synthetic Leather Industries 

620.56

Nabchoon Garments Factory 

597.52

Golden Textile Mills 

589.72

Mian Muhammad Sugar Mills NAWAZ SHARIF/SHAHBAZ SHARIF OWNERS.MARIAM NAWAZ,KALSOOM NAWAZ,& HAMZA SHAHBAZ SHAREHOLDERS

584.90

Saadi Cement 

584.11

Service Fabrics Ltd 

571.23

Punjab Cooperative Board for Liquidation

538.23

Glamour Textile Mills 

533.88

Punjab Road Transport Corporation 

524.15

Ravi Agri Dairy Products

509.73

Pakistan Concrete 

477.70

Pakpattan Dairies 

467.12

AlJamia & Alquasi Trading 

462.67

Fabri Tex Limited 

454.32

Apparel Trading Establishment 

454.00

Adamjee Industries 

448.84

 

Illiteracy, Hunger

Due to Lack of Opportunity

&

Robbery of Pakistan’s Wealth

By

The Financial Terrorists

By the Loan Defaulters of Pakistan

Listed Below Gives Birth to

Terrorists

Among 180 Million Poor & Hungry Masses

 LIST OF COUNTRIES PROVIDING SAFE HAVENS TO FINANCIAL TERRORISTS OF PAKISTAN:FINANCIAL TERRORISM BREEDS RELIGIOUS TERRORISTS

 

 

LIST OF COUNTRIES KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY PROVIDING THEM WITH SAFE HAVENS 

FOR

MONEY LAUNDERING

 

THESE COUNTRIES NEED TO IDENTIFY SOURCES OF MONEY PAKISTANIS BRING IN

 

CAYMAN ISLANDS, GUYANA, BRAZIL, VENEZUELA, MEXICO,CANADA, SURINAM

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NATO, GREECE, CROATIA,BOSNIA, UAE, SOUTH KOREA,

HONG KONG, DUBAI, MALAYSIA, S.ARABIA, INDIA,MYANMAR,INDONESIA,

THAILAND,

MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE

&

BRUNEI

 

A MAJOR CA– — USE OF TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN:A CURSE ON THIEFS WHO STOLE PAKISTAN’S MONEY: PAKISTAN’S STATE BANK LOAN DEFAULTERS LIST: NO.1 DEFAULTER: EURO GULF ENTERPRISES

PAKISTAN THINK TANK INVESTIGATION EXPOSING THE RATS: PAKISTAN’S STATE BANK LOAN DEFAULTERS LIST: NO.1 DEFAULTER: EURO GULF ENTERPRISES (THEY HAVE ABSCONDED FROM PAKISTAN WITHOUT PAYING STATE BANK OF PAKISTAN)

 Pakistani Patrons of Pakistan Think Tank

Don’t Let These Thieves Hide or Rest in Peace in the above listed countries

Please Spread the Word

Please Forward This  by E-Mail to All Pakistanis & Their Global Friends Who Care

 

A Curse & Bud-Dua on Them on Behalf of 180 Million Poor, Hungry, Suffering, & Deprived Pakistanis

May Allah (swt), The Al-Adl, The Ultimate Judge Deal with These Thieves like Nawaz Sharif and May Their Deaths be Horrifying &  Exemplary for Corrupt Rulers & Their Children  like Hamza Shahbaz, Mariam Nawaz, Who Take Advantage of Pakistan’s 180 Million Peoples Wealth Die Same Miserable Deaths As Their Looter Parents in This Life And Hereafter Ameen   

FINANCIAL TERRORISTS OF PAKISTAN 

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Pakistan Think Tank will expose the rats, who have stolen the bread crumbs from 180 million Pakistanis. We will shine a light into their rat holes, where they are hiding. These people have existed in relative anonymity. They stolen from national treasury through unsecured loans from the State Bank of Pakistan. They have given kick-backs to bank officers. They have converted these loans to foreign currencies like dollars and punds

 

We ask our readers from Pakistani backgrounds, members of Pakistan Think Tank Organization, and our global friends to expose these criminals to the world. So, they cannot hide anywhere in the world in cognito. Their children cannot get Ivy League school education paid by the money stolen from poor and indigent 180 million Pakistanis, who do not have the basic life’s necessity like clean drinking water. The biggest thief is EURO GULF ENTERPRISES, who have stolen the monies paid to them for laying down these pipes

 

 

Dear Pakistanis and friends go to the website of these thieves and on their feedback page, demand that they return Pakistan’s money. We will write to Attorney Generals and Justice Departments of other countries, if they have money laundered. We are also concerned that Gulf States like Dubai is the hub of their money laundering activities. The Sheikhs of UAE are protecting them, so the money stolen from Pakistan is kept in UAE Banks.

 

Here is the URL of their company:

 

http://www.egpipes.com/contact.php

 

If Pakistanis have concrete proof of other defaulters, noT on this list, we will publish it for all the world to see.

Your Privacy will be protected, your name and location will not be exposed.

 

Please e-mail to:

agamjd@gmail.com

 

 

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Bi-polarity to gasping uni-polarity by Brig. Asif Haroon Raja (Retd) Pakistan Army

Bi-polarity to gasping uni-polarity

 

Asif Haroon Raja

 

End of Bi-Polar World. As explained in my earlier article titled ‘World Wars and Cold War’, during the Cold War, proxy wars were common because the two super powers didn’t dare to fight each other directly due to nuclear deterrence. The US led west demonized USSR and scared the world to keep away from the monster of communism. The US projected itself as the champion of democracy and human rights and guardian of free world. CIA was used covertly and NATO overtly to spread US area of influence. KGB assisted by Warsaw Pact military alliance of seven Eastern European States did the same. In the aftermath of defeat and pullout of Soviet forces from Afghanistan in February 1989, followed by Michael Gorbachev’s glasnost to democratize communism and Perestroika to open up and restructure economy resulted in Soviet economic meltdown. Several Soviet Republics rebelled and sought independence. With its military and nuclear power intact, the huge Soviet Empire fragmented from within on December 15, 1991 and broke into 15 smaller States and USSR shrunk to Russian Federation. The US emerged as the sole super power putting an end to bi-polar world and giving way to uni-polar world.

Islam Projected as Chief Threat

The neo-cons in USA and American Jewish lobby mulled over how to make 21st century the ‘American Century’ and to rule the world for next hundred years. For the achievement of this goal, a convincing motive had to be manufactured. The New World Order (NWO) conceived by George W. Bush senior in 1989 was modified and the Red Army threat was replaced with green flag threat. Islam was hyped and projected as the chief threat to US dominated capitalism and international order.

Within Muslim world, radical States such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Lebanon, Somalia and Iran were marked as ‘dangerous’. This was confirmed by Patrick Buchman in 2003. Samuel Huntington gave credence to this theme in 1990s by writing in his book ‘Clash of Civilizations’ that in future, wars would no longer take place between countries but between cultures and that the best candidate for the upcoming divide would be between Islam and the west.  

Brzezinski’s Concept of Eurasia. One of the major reasons of projecting Islam as the major threat to US hegemony was the concept of US uni-polarism propounded by Brzezinski in 1970s. For the achievement of this ambitious objective, he like the earlier strategists held Eurasia as the key region, the capture of which would ensure control over Africa and facilitate world domination. Eurasia is the largest continent where lay treasures of the world. For effective control of Eurasia, he had recommended establishment of western front in Europe and southern front in Asia complementing each other. He was categorical in his assessment that whosoever controlled Eurasia dominated the world.   

NATO made Relevant. NATO had lost its relevance to exist after the end of Cold War and dismantlement of Warsaw Pact for which it had been created. Some way had to be found to keep it operational. NATO was tasked to expand eastward and integrate as many East European, Baltic and Caucasus States. It got heavily involved in Balkans. Once its membership jumped from 16 to 28 States, it was made into a global task force. The western front was thus maintained and not dissolved. Paradoxically, the western front was reinforced after dismantling the southern front in Afghanistan in 1989.

Establishment of Two Fronts

Having consolidated and expanded NATO in the 1990s, the US hawks then waited for an opportunity or an excuse to establish southern front in Asia for which Afghanistan and Iraq had been earmarked as target countries in the modified draft of NWO in 1997. 9/11, whether real or engineered, provided the excuse the US was eagerly looking for to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq.  

Demolition of Afghanistan in November 2001 and Iraq in 2003 undertaken by George W Bush junior led neo-cons (Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz) were aimed at establishing a secure southern front to complement the western front that was established by merging Eastern Europe into European Union in early 1990s. The underlying idea behind the establishment of two fronts was to disrupt and occupy Central Asia, capture all its energy resources and thus gain control over whole of Eurasian continent as propounded by Brzezinski.   

Russia under Boris Yeltsin. Russia under drunkard Boris Yeltsin remained economically dependent upon USA and Western Europe to survive. Yeltsin’s lackadaisical approach allowed NATO and CIA to extend their outreach into Eastern Europe and re-integrate it into Western Europe. CIA was actively involved in fomenting color revolutions in Eastern Europe, Baltic, Caucasus and Central Asia. Biggest breakthroughs were fall of Berlin wall and reunification of Germany, breakup of Yugoslavia into six independent States and disintegration of Czechoslovakia. NATO’s eastward drive towards the heartland of Russia and the US insistence to deploy Missile Defense Shield were hostile steps and in violation of the US-Russia treaty signed in 1990 that the US will not threaten Russia’s security interests.

Russia under Vladimir Putin

In the new millennium, the situation began to change when Russia came under Putin in 1999. Since then, he has remained in power at a stretch and held both the appointments of President and PM. He resolved to rebuild weakened Russia and regain part if not all the glory of demolished Soviet Empire. He started to reassert Russia’s authority in global politics as well as over its breakaway Republics by making good use of its oil and gas resources. EU became dependent upon Gazprom for gas. Six Central Asian Republics are the soft belly of Russia, on which the US has its eyes since long and which Russia can ill-afford to lose. Both Russia and China are keeping this vital region in their loop with the help of SCO.

In order to keep resurgent Russia under control, Bush administration embarked upon a highly expensive and controversial Missile Defence Shield (MDS) program under the plea of safeguarding USA from rogue States like North Korea and Iran. Poland and Czech Republic were persuaded to deploy components of the MDS. Putin expressed his concerns asserting that the MDS was Russia focused and threatened to counter the threat. It strained US-Russia relations.

Russo-US Encounters

After the CIA inspired rose revolution in Georgia which brought down President Eduard Shevardnadze and brought in pro-western President Mikhail Saakashvilli to power in 2004, the first serious Russian encounter with the US took place in Georgia in August 2008 when Russian troops invaded Georgia on August 8, 2008 and by 10th occupied several Georgian cities and bulk of breakaway South Ossetia as well as Abkhazia. Since then, South Ossetia and Abkhazia are firmly in control of Moscow.

The next standoff between the two has taken place in Ukraine. When the government of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in February 2014, he fled to Russia. Putin reacted by sending Russian troops and seizing Crimea in early March and amassing 40,000 troops along eastern border of Ukraine. Sevastopol seaport in Crimea is an important Russian naval base which it cannot afford to lose. In a popular referendum held onMarch 16, Crimeans voted to join Russia. After ratification by the two houses of Russian Parliament, annexation of Crimea was formalized on March 21.

Ten cities of Eastern Ukraine are heavily populated by Russian speaking and pro-Russia people. Unrest is going on in several cities and militants are urging Moscow to send in Russian troops. Although NATO has thus far shown restraint by desisting from moving towards Ukraine’s western border, situation is still tense. While Putin is using gas as a weapon to tighten up Ukraine, EU which is itself heavily dependent upon Russian oil and gas, at the behest of USA has imposed sanctions and threatened to apply further sanctions to force Russia to lay its hands off Ukraine. The US accused Russia for attacking Ukraine on trumped-up pretext and has hurled a warning, giving rise to fears that another Cold War may be in the offing.

Turbulent Middle East

The US controlled strategically important Middle East by propping up authoritarian regimes and establishing GCC comprising six Gulf States and making Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi as the policemen of the Persian Gulf. In addition, Israel was created in 1948 at the cost of Palestinians. It was economically and militarily bolstered to bully the Arab States. While the US succeeded in neutralizing Egypt through Camp David Accord in 1979, it lost Iran in March 1979 after Imam Khomeini took over power. Another emerging power Iraq, seen as an obstacle in the way of Israel to become unchallenged power of the region was weakened through 8-year war with Iran, First Gulf War in 1991 and imposition of harsh sanctions.

Invasion of Iraq. When these incapacitating acts failed to bring down Saddam, the US under George W Bush led neo-cons and Jews chalked out a grand plan to change the boundaries of the Middle East, replace radical rulers with compliant and secular rulers, harness oil resources and make Israel the super power of Middle East. The plan envisaged piecemeal annexation of Arab States. The first axe fell upon Iraq in March 2003 after pasting trumped up charges. Although occupation forces left Iraq, they have left behind embers of sectarianism. Hardly a day passes without suicide attack/bomb blast.

Regime Change in Libya

Taking advantage of the Arab Spring, insurgency was fomented by CIA in Libya in 2011 to bring down Qaddafi regime. Handfuls of Libyan rebels mostly living in exile were instigated by CIA to start an armed rebellion. UK and France led the assault and within months Libya was destroyed, the regime toppled and Qaddafi brutally murdered. Chaos in Libya was premeditated because Libya was a stable African society in North Africa and Qaddafi had made it into a real welfare State. He wanted to use the water, oil and financial resources of Libya and the intelligence of the Libyan people for the reconstruction of Africa. In order to solidify African Union, Qaddafi wanted to build an African Monetary Fund, an African Central Bank, and an African common currency. Moreover, Qaddafi had moved to take over the Arab banking corporation in Bahrain, and the Libyan leadership had over $200 billion in foreign reserves. Common currency for Africa would have been a threat to Western Europe and North America and a real danger to Euro as well as to the US dollar.

Besides, Chinese had become the dominant force in infrastructure development within Libya. There were over 36,000 Chinese involved in railway, road, water, agriculture, and other forms. Libyan-Pakistan defence ties had grown manifold and Libya had placed a big order for purchasing defence equipment from Pakistan. While Libya was playing ball with Russia and China, it was also very friendly with the west and cooperating with them since 2004 but still was viewed as unpredictable by western oil and defence tycoons. To save euro/dollar and to capture Libyan oil, Qaddafi had to be removed. Although Libyan oil is now being controlled by the US/western companies, political and security situation is highly unstable.

Syrian Crisis. Syrian crisis from 2011 to 2013 saw Russia, Iran and Hezbollah standing behind Bashar al Asad and the US, EU, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Gulf States supporting Syrian Sunni rebels wanting to bring down Asad’s Alawite regime. When government forces gained an edge over the rebels in mid 2013, a chemical weapons attack on a Syrian town north of Damascus was engineered and drummed up. Making it an excuse, the US ordered NATO to strike Syrian defence infrastructure with cruise missiles. However, at the 11th hour, Obama took a u turn in the wake of Putin’s mediation, offering to dismantle Syrian chemical stockpiles. US backtracking have tensed US-Saudi relations. While the western threat has receded, Syria is engulfed in a new crisis in which the Islamic militias are fighting among each other much to the delight of Israel. Islamic State of Iraq & Levant (ISIL), till recent linked with al-Qaeda is pitched against Free Syrian Army (Sunni Syrian rebels), Syrian Revolutionary Front, Army of Mujahideen, Islamic Front (supported by Saudi Arabia) and Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front). Ghuraba al-Shams group is in clash with Nusra Front. Jundul Aqsa and Jaish al Muhajireen are independent.    

Iran’s Defiance

Iran under Khomeini completed full cycle of Islamic revolution and became militarily stronger and a staunch opponent of USA and Israel. Iran added to its military muscle by embarking upon nuclear program, which it maintained was meant for peaceful purposes. Both Israel and the US backed by the EU alleged that Iran was developing a nuclear weapon and exerted extreme diplomatic pressure together with four rounds of sanctions and military threats to force Tehran to abandon its program. Covert war was initiated by CIA to affect a regime change.

Replacement of outspoken anti-US/Israel Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with moderate pro-western Hassan Rouhani belonging to Reformist Party in June 2013 brought a change in US stance and it chose to befriend Iran after the latter signed interim nuclear deal in November 2013 pledging that it would roll back its nuclear program in return for easing of economic sanctions. Thaw in Iran-US relations further strained Saudi-US relations since Riyadh has considered Iran as a threat to Sunni Arab regimes. Rift between Riyadh and Doha over latter’s refusal to refrain from supporting Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere was another cause of concern for Saudi Kingdom.

Fears of Gulf States

Gulf Arab States want an interim government in Damascus and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad. Gulf kingdoms also have serious concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its dangerous designs in the Middle East. The Shia crescent formed by Syria, Hezbollah dominated Lebanon, Bahrain, eastern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq is seen as a big threat to Sunni kingdoms in Middle East. Suspecting that Shia uprising in Bahrain in 2011 was Iran inspired, Saudi led Gulf Force was dashed to quash it. They fear Iran’s potential nuclear weapons capability and deeply distrust the Americans for their overtures to Tehran.

Obama during his recent visit to Riyadh has tried to allay Saudi fears and has promised to provide ground-to-air portable missiles to the Sunni rebels in Syria and to disable Iran’s weapon oriented nuclear program.   

Turkey’s Phenomenal Economic Growth

Despite being the leader of seculars within the Muslim world since Kamal Ataturk days and member of NATO, Turkey has not been given membership of EU. In the 1990s, Turkey economy had become sick and it came under heavy debt of IMF. Its economy however began to progress dramatically when AKP led by Tayyip Erdogon took over in 2002 and made the country Islamic Republic. While Turkish constitution is secular, in practice it is Islamist. Within less than a decade it solved political, judicial, financial and economic problems. By 2005 all loans of IMF were cleared and in 2007 Turkey was in a position to extend loan to IMF and EU countries.

Today it is 16th largest economy in the world and is in a position to lead the Muslim world. Its output has reached $820 billion and has $400 billion worth trade. It has 27 trade partners all over the world and in a decade it attracted $120 billion FSD. Stunning economic progress made by the incumbent government coupled with Erdogon’s tough stand taken against Israel after the incident of peace flotilla in the high seas has become a cause of worry for the US led west. It is suspected that a willful vicious propaganda has been launched by the US based cleric Gullen and his supporters in Turkey and western media to undermine and bring down the government.    

Pakistan

Pakistan has emerged as the sole Muslim country with nuclear capability backed by robust armed forces with reasonably strong defence industrial and technical base and plenty of skilled labor force. Israel has remained worried that Pakistan may not gift Islamic bombs to radical Muslim countries in its neighborhood. India is more vexed since nuclear parity has blunted its blackmailing tactics and imperialist designs. The US is concerned about Sino-Pakistan conviviality since the future role assigned to India cannot be accomplished without breaking up Pakistan or making it a compliant State of India. It is vying to wean away Central Asian Republics brimming with natural resources from Sino-Russo influence and for piping out oil and gas for western markets through Port Gawadar. Indo-US-Israeli nexus has been striving hard since 1980s to denuclearize Pakistan and make it a Satellite State of India. Their efforts were stepped up after 2001 and they nearly succeeded in declaring Pakistan a failing and ungovernable State when the PPP regime was in power.

Consequent to change of government in Pakistan in May 2013 and changing alignments in Middle East, Riyadh, Bahrain and other Gulf States have begun to lean more heavily upon Pakistan. Its high officials undertook series of visits to Pakistan in January-February this year and inked several MoUs. Pak-Turk cooperation has also keyed up. South Korea has offered to make investments in Pakistan. Notwithstanding positive developments, what is worrying for Pakistan is not so friendly behavior of Afghanistan and Iran and growing strategic partnership of Iran and Afghanistan with India. Fast track development of Chahbahar Port in Iran by India is aimed at undermining Gawadar Port.

India under extremist Narendra Modi, known for his anti-Muslim/Pakistan stance may not auger well for Pakistan. Latest revelation made by Carlotta Gall that Pakistan and not Afghanistan was the real target lends strength to my repeated write ups asserting that the US is a foe and not a friend. There are worrying reports that India-Israel-Afghanistan-Iran backed by CIA have chalked out a sinister plan to launch a full-scale propaganda assault against Pakistan. Engineered attack on Hamid Mir could be a link of the same chain.       

Russo-China-US Altering Relationship

During the Cold War, USSR and China, the two largest Communist States fell apart in 1960 owing to political, cultural and ideological differences. Sino-US détente in 1972 further distanced USSR from China. Gorbachev mended fences with China in 1989 and today the two neighbors have become close allies. China has emerged as the chief rival of USA with all the trappings of future super power.

The US leans upon India to help it in encircling and containing phenomenal rise of China. The US in league with India is trying hard to win over as many littoral States around the Indian Ocean to check China’s ingress into the Indian Ocean laced with critical choke points and Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOC). It is building coalitions with regional allies like Australia, Japan and the Philippines, and partners like Vietnam and India to bring Indian Ocean under full control to ensure uninterrupted flow of oil. Washington is currently promoting an ‘Indo-Pacific’ concept, which connects the Indian and Pacific Oceans as part of its approach towards Indian Ocean. Haunted by the threat to its corporate capitalism because of China’s economic model which has lifted 300 million people Chinese out of poverty; American writers are accusing China of endangering global stability.

Although China’s strategic focus continues to be on the Pacific, China’s priority will always be on protecting its energy security interests by way of securing the SLOC, spreading from the Gulf to the South China Sea. China is keen to develop Gawadar seaport so that its navy could checkmate Indo-US dominance of Indian Ocean and protect the SLOC, vital for the country’s energy imports. China has made deep inroads in the Middle East and Africa which include many Littoral States. Revival of old Silk Route through envisaged economic corridor from Kashgar to Gawadar and Karachi has the potential to make the region prosperous and self reliant. It will however upset Indo-US game-plan of developing an alternative Silk Route in which the duo would be major beneficiaries.

Uni-polar World Gasping for Life

In 1992 the US emerged as the unchallenged sole super power. In 2001 when George W. Bush triggered the Global War on Terror and the whole world fell in line, the US was economically, politically, diplomatically and militarily the strongest nation in the world. It was the largest aid-giver and leader of the First world. It had $ 15 trillion economy, and was looked at with awe and envy for being the “sole superpower.” In little over two decades, uni-polarism has begun to totter and it is speculated that all-powerful USA is fast running out of steam and sooner than later uni-polarity will be replaced by multi-polarity. Many say that the era of the US global hegemony is over. While Putin is looked at with respect for his deft handling of critical situations, American elite judge Obama as a weak president responsible for the loss of global clout which the US enjoyed.       

Today the US is burdened with a national debt of $ 16.3 trillion and a total debt close to $ 59 trillion with very little chance of recovery in the foreseeable future despite the discovery of Shale gas. Apart from the debt which it has accumulated because of its craze for foreign adventures, the US leadership has also amassed tons of hate against America around the world, raging particularly in the Muslim world. This is in spite of the US doling out aid/grants to the needy countries generously and making substantive contributions in terms of science and technology. Still, the US is presently one of the most hated nations on earth.

The US track record during and after the Cold War is that it has always attacked economically and militarily poor countries. Excepting Israel and India, the aid it lends to its allies is always attached with tough conditions and for self-serving purposes. Besides bloody wars, destabilization of elected governments or regime change through gruesome covert operations is another favorite hobby of American leaders. Pakistan has suffered the most at the hands of US and its ally India.  

Among the major reasons of USA’s decline are its dual standards and discriminatory policy with regard to Palestinian/Kashmir issues and its subservience to Israel, aggressive policies of pre-emption and unilateralism, anti-Islam/Muslim policy, its grandiose plans to redraw the boundaries of the Middle East and to take control of oil resources, lust for untapped mineral resources of Central Asia, over indulgence in highly expensive war on terror and in covert wars to neo-colonize the Muslim world. All its high-flying objectives have gone for a six after it got stuck in the quagmire of Afghanistan. Last but not least, the 2008 global recession has badly impacted the US and European economies. Rag-tag Afghan Mujahideen having humbled the Soviet Empire have now rolled the honor and prestige of the sole super/hyper power in dust.

The US sudden and rapid decline has made its self-created financial institutions like IMF and World Bank weary and defiant. They are not favoring the US suggestion to create alternative financial institutions by BRICS. While majority of Latin American States have moved out of the influence of North America, even Europe led by Germany and France is showing signs of non-cooperation. Putin is cleverly playing upon the sensitivities of European countries to draw a wedge between Europe and USA. China has reduced American influence in Africa to insignificance and is raring to become an economic super power by 2025. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States no more crave for US friendship. New power centres have emerged and new alignments are shaping up. The invincible NATO is breaking up after its humiliation in Iraq and particularly in Afghanistan. Despite using excessive force, Islam couldn’t be undermined. Rather, it has gained ground and biggest conversion rate to Islam is in USA. Growing isolation of the US in the world has blurred ‘American Century’ dream.

The US can recover ground if the leadership changes its posture from arrogance to affability, restrain Pentagon from adventurism, CIA from covert operations and media from propaganda war, gets rid of perverse influence of Israel, India and UK, decentralize power concentrated in the hands of 1% American elites, formulate even-handed global policies to make the world peaceful and last but not least, mend fences with the Muslim world.      

The writer is a retired Brig, defence analyst, columnist, author of four books and member PESS and MESAIC Research Centre. asifharoonraja@gmail.com

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Field training: Pakistan test-fires Hataf III missile

Field training: Pakistan test-fires Hataf III missile

By APP
Published: April 23, 2014

 

 

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful training launch of short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads up to 290km. The successful launch concluded the Field Training Exercise of Strategic Missile Group of Army Strategic Forces Command. The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Rashad Mahmood, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lt Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Obaid Ullah Khan, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission Muhammad Irfan Burney and other senior military officials and scientists, said an ISPR press release. Addressing the troops in the exercise area, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee commended the troops on achieving technical and operational excellence in operating the state-of-the-art weapon system. He expressed his satisfaction over the training goals achieved during the exercise and expected that the officers and men entrusted with the task of deterring aggression would continue to maintain professional excellence.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2014.

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I have less faith on my army that you have on yours, Sharif told Manmohan Singh in New York

I have less faith on my army that you have on yours, Sharif told Manmohan Singh in New York

 

In a sensational disclosure kept under wraps so far by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif said he had less faith in the Pakistan Army than India when the two met in New York last month on the sidelines of UN General Assembly.

The remark was not in jest but came in the course of an intense discussion between the two premiers during their one-hour meeting on September 29. Sharif’s remarks were reported in a ‘Record of Discussion’ (RoD) made by the prime minister’s aides and compiled by the Prime Minister’s Office to be shared with top government functionaries of the Indian government.

Mail Today has accessed this document. Sources say that discussions provide insights into the meeting of the prime ministers in the New York Palace Hotel’s fourth floor Stanford Room. The meeting happened amid a tense standoff, and Sharif repeatedly tried hard to push for dialogue between the foreign offices of the two countries first before involving the Pakistan Army in resolving the standoff on the Line of Control.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.



The revelation comes on a day when the tensions between the two countries have escalated; a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed on October 28 during a cease-fire violation by Pakistan in the Uri sector of north Kashmir. The firing took place on the wee hours of Monday when troops of the Indian Army’s 8 Kumaon regiment were patrolling along the LoC in Uri sector, 120 km northwest of Srinagar.

An Army official said that an area domination patrol party came under firing from the Pakistan side after midnight at 12.15 am on Monday leading to the death of the JCO, Prakash Chander, of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.

Officials said the Army didn’t retaliate but lodged a protest with the Pakistani Army over a hotline.

Violation

It is apparent, however, that Pakistani assurances are not translating into action. On Saturday, India had slammed Pakistan for claiming that it had not been given adequate evidence on the 26/11 attacks, where Islamabad is yet to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 attacks to justice.

The ceasefire violation took place at Bhim post near Kaman Bridge, the place where the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus crosses the LoC. Last week, a BSF soldier was killed and six others wounded after Pakistani troops fired at 50 Indian posts along the International Border in Jammu.

There has been a steep rise in cease-fire violations along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir in past few weeks. Officials say over 135 ceasefire violations have been reported in 2013, the highest in the last eight years.

At the New York meeting, the conversation began with Sharif clearing the air on the dehati aurat controversy that had broken out earlier in the day. The RoD notes that Sharif pushed for talks led by the foreign office but Singh stuck to his guns that the talks cannot be held between the civilian officials.

NY meeting

Sharif again revised his proposal and suggested that talks can be at the level of the Director General of Military Operations and the Foreign Office, which was also declined by Singh.

It was then that the Indian Prime Minister repeated his assertion that those who have caused the incidents on the Line of Control and the International Border will have to resolve it, and that militaries both countries should be involved. It was then Sharif signed off with the remark reposing mistrust in his own army, telling Singh that India had more faith in their capabilities than he did.

The remark is significant because it revealed that Sharif continues to struggle with a powerful army at home. It is also a reassertion that India will have to deal with multiple power centres in Pakistan, even more significant in the present context when the pressure is on Sharif to give a powerful postretirement role to his hard-line Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani, who wants to handle the Kashmir and Afghanistan affairs as National Security Advisor and control Sharif’s foreign and strategic policy. Sharif also raised the issue of Baluchistan to which Manmohan responded that no evidence has been handed over by Pakistan on this accusation which has been leveled earlier as well.

Response

Last week on his way back from the summit meetings in Russia and China, Manmohan expressed his disappointment at the happenings on the LoC. “Let me say that I am disappointed, because in the New York meeting, there was a general agreement on both the sides that peace and tranquillity should be maintained on the border, on the Line of Control as well as on the international border and this has not happened.”

Nawaz’s statement exposes the fissures in the Pakistan establishment, but it also brings to the fore Nawaz’s Janus faced approach as he is neither willing nor capable of reining in the army, but he is willing to run down his own army to showcase to the international community that he holds the reins of power in Pakistan.

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/nawaz-sharif-belittles-own-army/1/320670.html

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/nawaz-sharif-belittles-own-army/1/320670.html

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