9/27 CIA-ISI Destabilization in South and Central Asia; Finance Capital's Staggering Bipartisan Coup; Militarized 'Homeland'

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"It is not a conflict between Russia and Georgia. It is a conflict between Russia and the United States. The United States, in fact, attacked Russia with Georgian hands."
 Russian State Duma Deputy Sergey Markov

“But if the middle space [Russia and the former Soviet Union] rebuffs the West [the European Union and America], becomes an assertive single entity, and either gains control over the South [Middle East] or forms an alliance with the major Eastern actor [China], then America’s primacy in Eurasia shrinks dramatically. The same would be the case if the two major Eastern players were somehow to unite. Finally, any ejection of America by its Western partners [the Franco-German entente] from its perch on the western periphery [Europe] would automatically spell the end of America’s... game on the Eurasian chessboard...that would probably also mean the eventual subordination of the western extremity to a revived player occupying the middle space [e.g. Russia].”
 Zbigniew Brzezinski [Obama advisor] (The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, 1997)
 from Arabian Sights
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1997 A Geostrategy For Eurasia
by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Foreign Affairs,76:5, September/October 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Inc.

(excerpt from) Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic convention Aug 27 2008
...As we gather here tonight, our country is less secure and more isolated that it has been any time it has in recent history. The Bush foreign policy has dug us into a very deep hole, with very few friends to help us climb out. And for the last seven years, the administration has failed to face the biggest the biggest forces shaping this century. The emergence of Russia, China and India's great powers, the spread of lethal weapons, the shortage of secure supplies of energy, food and water. The challenge of climate change and the resurgence of fundamentalism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the real central front in the war on terror.
Ladies and gentlemen, in recent years and in recent days we once again see the consequences of the neglect, of this neglect, of Russia challenging the very freedom of a new democratic country of Georgia. Barack and I will end that neglect. We will hold Russia accountable for its action and we will help Georgia rebuild. I have been on the ground in Georgia, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and I can tell you in no uncertain terms, this administration's policy has been an abysmal failure. America cannot afford four more years of this failure.... Folks, remember when the world used to trust us, when they looked to us for leadership? With Barack Obama as our president, they'll look at us again. They'll trust us again and we'll be able to lead again.... God bless America, and may God protect our troops!

Zbigniew Brzezinski bragged that u.s. 'cold war' strategy helped 'break' Soviet Union by forcing military expenditures
Russia to spend almost half of its budget on new arms race : Russia may deploy three military bases in Abkhazia, South Ossetia

U.S. imperialist 'hard' & 'soft' power a marriage of convenience
Dick Cheney's deputy assistant for national security affairs in Georgia shortly before the war began....
...Karl Rove and "Progressive" financier George Soros...met in the Ukrainian Black Sea city of Yalta a few weeks before the Republic of Georgia and its U.S. -backed president, Mikheil Saakashvili, launched a night time blitzkrieg attack against South Ossetia and its Russian peacekeepers...Rove was winging off to Yalta to speak at a conference sponsored by the YES Foundation of Ukrainian billionaire steel tycoon Victor Pinchuk, considered one of the wealthiest... Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs who amassed their fortunes after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Past participants in annual Yalta conferences have included Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko, who came to the aid of Saakashvili with military and political support after Georgia's attack on South Ossetia; International Monetary Fund President Dominique Strauss-Kahn; and... Georgia's Saakashvili...
Pinchuk's YES Foundation and Pinchuk Foundation have worked with Soros to establish "legal clinics" in many eastern European nations that have experienced Soros-initiated [color] themed revolutions, including those in Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus (the last two unsuccessful). Pinchuk is the only Ukrainian member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Crisis Group. The latter includes... Soros; Ken Adelman; Zbigniew Brzezinski, a top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama; and imprisoned former Yukos boss and Putin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Pinchuk's Interpipe company is also the only eastern European company on Richard Holbrooke's Global Business Coalition Against HIV/AIDS [SIC] Holbrooke was one of the Democratic Party stalwarts who advocated taking a tough stand against Russia... Pinchuk and Soros also attended last January's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where Soros spoke on a panel sponsored by Pinchuk. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/presidentbush/2008/08/georgia-war.html

when capitalist-zionist strategists talk to each other....
Hegemony and the Decline of Empires: Is History Repeating Itself?
April 28, 2003
Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Michael Mandelbaum, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Director of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University
Speakers: Walter Russell Mead, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; author, "Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World, Niall Ferguson, author, "The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power"

Information published by Stratfor & Asia Times, suppressed by mainstream U.S. media:
In a stunning disclosure...the journal Stratfor reported that the “United States delivered a very clear ultimatum to Musharraf in the wake of 9/11: Unless Pakistan allowed US forces to take control of Pakistani nuclear facilities, the United States would be left with no choice but to destroy those facilities, possibly with India’s help.” ..http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/The_United_States/Pak_nukes_already_under_US_control_Report/rssarticlesh ow/2556824.cms

Pakistan: FBI rules the roost
By Syed Saleem Shahzad
September 11, 2001… saw Pakistan throw in its lot with the US. This entailed ...opening its air bases to the US military for operations in Afghanistan...It also allowed US intelligence to establish a finger-hold in the country, which the FBI has now turned into a vice-like grip through an ever-expanding network that has infiltrated, to various degrees, Pakistan’s armed forces, the police and intelligence agencies… The FBI initially kept a low profile, working mostly at the direction of the all-powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s premier intelligence outfit and effectively the architect and orchestrator of Pakistan’s strategic policies.Now, however, the FBI works autonomously, with its own separate organizational setup… “After September 11, 2001, we were given instructions to work along with FBI operators. Initially they were given a room in the ISI’s operations office. They used to give commands to us, and we had to obey them. For instance, once they asked us to send a packet somewhere. We packed it and informed them that the parcel was ready. They unpacked the parcel and asked an ISI employee to repack it in front of them. This is the way the FBI operators showed their domination over the ISI staff. At first they asked us to coordinate in operations. Later on they were given a separate place of work, then they cultivated local police officers, and several times they did not bother to inform the ISI about their operations."… Some military experts take a dim view of this. One told Asia Times Online that having army units trained by a foreign intelligence apparatus was like handing over the keys of the country to another nation ...http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EJ04Df04.html

Political Destabilization in South and Central Asia: The Role of the CIA-ISI Terror Network
By Andrew G. Marshall
Recent terror attacks in New Delhi on September 13, 2008, raise the questions of who was responsible and for what reason these attacks occurred. Terror attacks in India are not a new phenomenon, however, in their recent past, they can be largely attributed to the actions, finances, training and resources of one organization: The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). These new bombings bare the same relationship with the ISI as has occurred in the past, and so it must be asked: what is the purpose of the ISI both in Central Asia as well as South Asia? The ISI appears to play the role of a force for the destabilization of Central Asia, India and the Middle East. It acts as a Central Asian base of operations for the CIA and British Intelligence to carry out Anglo-American imperial aims.

India will be the main focus of this report, due to the escalation of organized terror and violence against it in the past few years. As India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, after China, its northern neighbor which also borders Central Asian countries, its place in the New World Order is yet to be set in stone. Do western, and particularly Anglo-American elites allow India to grow as China, all the while attempting to co-opt their banking system to the western banking elite, thus, making them controllable? Or, will India be destabilized and dismantled, as is the plan with the Middle East and Central Asia, in order to redraw borders to suit geopolitical imperial ambitions, creating a network of manageable territories feeding the Metropoles of the New World Order, specifically New York (Wall Street) and London (The City of London)? (...)

The ISI-CIA Islamic Terror Networks (...)

Who Benefits?
In 2006, it was reported that as Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, was trying to balance a relationship with Pakistan and India, "Islamabad might be feeling squeezed and do its best to undermine the renewed Afghan-Indian partnership -- at great cost to Afghanistan."[46] As Time Magazine reported on the day of the Embassy bombing, "The bombing is likely to have regional ramifications, both for India's relations with the neighborhood and those of every other country supporting Afghan President Hamid Karzai." Further, "India and Pakistan have been vying for influence in Kabul for decades, and India — which for years backed the opposition Northern Alliance against the Pakistan-backed Taliban regime — came out on top after the U.S.-led invasion scattered the Taliban and installed President Karzai in power." India has also pledged $850 million in reconstruction aid for Afghanistan.[47]

UK Times explained, India is "the only regional power committed to a new democratic Afghanistan. It was no accident that India shouldered part of the cost of the parliamentary and presidential elections. Nor should one ignore the symbolic value of the fact that India is building the new Palace of Democracy to house the Afghan parliament." Further, "The only power likely to offer Afghanistan long-term support is India. Helping Afghanistan would weaken radical Islamism and prevent Pakistan acquiring a hinterland through Afghanistan in Muslim Central Asia."[48]

Historically, the Taliban were financed and armed by the Pakistani ISI, while India had backed the Northern Alliance during the 1990s. After the 2001 invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the Northern Alliance was put back into power as the Taliban were deposed.[49] This would explain why the ISI and Pakistan has again become the main supporter of the Taliban.[50] However, in most discussion on Pakistan funding the revival of the Taliban, what is left ignored is the ISI’s continued connections to British and American intelligence. For example, with the London 7/7 bombings, the mastermind was an MI6 asset and he had, along with several of the suspected bombers, connections to the Pakistani ISI.[51]

Interestingly, keeping in mind the ISI’s help in the resurgence of the Taliban, in February of 2008, it was reported that, "Britain planned to build a Taliban training camp for 2,000 fighters in southern Afghanistan, as part of a top-secret deal to make them swap sides." Further, "Afghan government officials insist it was bankrolled by the British. UK diplomats, the UN, Western officials and senior Afghan officials have all confirmed the outline of the plan, which they agree is entirely British-led, but all refused to talk about it on the record."[52]

Ultimately, the benefactors of the Indian Embassy bombing in Kabul and other bombings, such as the recent New Delhi bombing in India, is not Pakistan, but the Anglo-Americans. Pakistan ultimately will collapse as a result of these actions being taken. The ISI has long been referred to as Pakistan’s "secret government" or "shadow state." It’s long-standing ties and reliance upon American and British intelligence have not let up, therefore actions taken by the ISI should be viewed in the context of being a Central Asian outpost of Anglo-American covert intelligence operations. This connection between American and British intelligence and the ISI is also corroborated by their continued cooperation in the covert opium trade in Afghanistan, whose profits are funneled into the banks of Wall Street and the City of London.[53]

The goal in Pakistan is not to maintain stability, just as this is not the goal throughout the region of the Middle East and Central Asia. Recent events in Pakistan, such as the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, which has been linked to the ISI, should be viewed in the context as an active Anglo-American strategy of breaking up Pakistan, which will spread chaos through the region.[54] Pakistan’s position as a strategic focal point cannot be underestimated. It borders India, Afghanistan, China and Iran. Destabilizing and ultimately breaking Pakistan up into several countries or regions will naturally spread chaos and destabilization into neighboring countries. This is also true of Iraq on the other side of Iran, as the Anglo-American have undertaken, primarily through Iraq, a strategy of balkanizing the entire Middle East in a new imperial project.[55] ...

A chronology of U.S. current surrogate's installation:
Presidential hopeful hides out in mansion ‘for security reasons’
Pakistan's presidential front runner has moved into a tightly guarded government compound over security fears, officials said yesterday as a militant campaign against the government led to more violence in the country's volatile north-west. The party of Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, has sought to assure the US that it is committed to fighting terrorists since Pervez Musharraf ceased to be president [e.g. was removed by u.s.]

Pakistan opposition to 'fighting U.S. war' vs. U.S. geostrategic interests drive selection of a new puppet leader to do their dirty war work...or let u.s. do it ... and incur even more opposition. U.S. opposition is mainly among lower class Urdu speaking population [thus "terrorists"], pro-U.S./west support mainly white upper classes:
A leader of the party called for a halt to Pakistan's weeks-old military offensive in the border region, saying the estimated 200,000 people who have fled the fighting to makeshift camps were suffering too much. "Talking through the language of the bullet should be stopped," Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told reporters. ... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/28/AR200808...

Top U.S., Pakistani brass have secret strategy session
The timing of the meeting and the high rank of the U.S. commanders involved underscore the Pentagon's desire to strengthen ties to Pakistan's military leaders during a tumultuous period on Pakistan's political scene. Musharraf was widely considered the Pentagon's and Bush administration's closest ally in Pakistan, and it remains uncertain whether Pakistan's new government will continue to cooperate as closely with the U.S... it is unclear whether any of the candidates—the front-runner is former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari—would have the political will or authority to take on the growing militant problem. Mullen said he was encouraged that Kayani has taken action to improve the security situation along the border areas but said more needs to be done. "There are areas that we can do better," Mullen said. "There are areas that the Pakistan military can do better.

puppet's dilemma: dead if you do, dead if you don't
Pakistan’s President Calls for End to Terrorism and Criticizes Intervention by U.S.
Mr. Zardari, who is seen as pro-American but is confronted by public hostility to American policy toward militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas, said his government was determined to meet the challenge posed by terrorist and extremist elements in those areas.His government would offer peace to anyone willing to renounce violence, and would invest in development and political reform of the border areas, but would use force as a last resort to those who challenged the authority of the government. He declared that his government should be firm in its resolve not to allow terrorists to use Pakistani soil to carry out terrorist activities against any foreign country, and said he wanted to improve relations with two of Pakistan’s neighbors, Afghanistan and India. But he also warned that Pakistan would not abide further American military incursions into the border areas. “We will not tolerate the violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity by any power in the name of combating terrorism,” he said in a comment that was broadly greeted by legislators, who loudly thumped on their desks to show their support. His warning followed a strong statement last week by Pakistan’s military chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, warning that the country would defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity at all costs against any incursion. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/world/asia/21pstan.html?th&emc=th

what a difference a day makes: apparently not quite 'pro-american' enough ...
Pakistan’s President Faces Pressure on Hotel Bombing Response
...The bombing, the most brazen yet apparently in a campaign by militants to destabilize Pakistan, came at a critical moment for the new president, Asif Ali Zardari. While he has pledged to continue fighting militants — now thriving in the tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan — it was unclear whether he would face political resistance making it more difficult to keep that promise...Mr. Zardari also faces pressure to avoid doing the bidding of the Bush administration, because Pakistanis are largely opposed to American policies in the region. That sentiment grew after reports that American Special Operations forces had entered Pakistan early this month [translation: after repeated u.s. bomb attacks inside Pakistan, without even consulting or warning its new puppet Zardari, over several weeks, causing massive deaths] Mr. Zardari headed on Sunday to New York, where he will meet with President Bush this week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.In the wake of the bombing, politicians and the military said they were determined to press the fight in the tribal areas....Current and former officials in the Bush administration, who have expressed concern in the past that Pakistan was not doing enough to fight the militants, said on Sunday that they were confident that Mr. Zardari’s government would continue or even increase its counterterrorism campaign, despite the threat of more attacks against civilian targets like the Marriott Hotel.... Muhammad Qadeer, 36, a security guard, said... “It can be the work of America also ...Maybe our new president didn’t agree to its dictations.” http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/world/asia/22pstan.html?_r=1&oref=slog...

Another Terrorist Attack in Pakistan by U.S and India
Sunday, 21 September 2008 12:28 www.daily.pk
...The cowardly terrorist act of attack on innocent people is one of the series we are witnessing these days from Tribal areas to Islamabad. The timing of this attack is when President Zardari announced major steps in fight against terrorists. The elements involved in these terrorists acts inside Pakistan are being trained and financed by CIA and India's RAW in Afghanistan headed by former Guantanamo Bay detainess Baitullah Mahsud who is presently working closely with Indian backed Northern Aliiance in Afghanistan.

Despite repeated informations provided to US and NATO force about exact location of Baitullah Mahsud and his gang by Pakistani agenicies, no action has been taken against him by US. This reflects the true intentions of USA in name of war on terror. The sole purpose of American lead war on terror seems to take control of “FATA’ region along with Afghanistan and Baluchistan for future energy route from Central Asia and also to contain China. For this purpose, once again religious extremists are being used as in previous Afghan war against Soviet Union with active support of Indian RAW to destablise Pakistan....

as with 911, 'intelligence services' know of major [state] terrorist attacks in advance...
FBI advised John Ashcroft to 'stay off commercial aircraft' ... the same FBI now claiming it didn't "connect the dots" before Sept. 11.

Mysterious Activity Going on in the Marriott Hotel Islamabad by United States Marines
21 September 2008
After the blast, mysteriously fire was started at the fourth and fifth floors. It was said this fire was the result of gas pipeline burst running through the hotel.... was the gas pipeline not running through the other floors? Why the fire broke out from the fourth and fifth flours? That is the question which perhaps holds the key to the mystery as why the hotel was targeted yesterday, in which more than 60 people died including many foreigners... the fire on the fifth and fourth floor of the hotel broke out because those flours were housing the mysterious steel boxes under the heavy guard of United States marines and no one including the Pakistani security forces and the security men of the hotel were allowed to go near with the them. These boxes were shifted inside the hotel when the Admiral Mike Mullen met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and others in Islamabad.... one member of parliament Mumtaz Alam who belongs to the PPP, the ruling party, eye witnessed the whole scene when the white truck of US embassy came to the gate of Marriot Hotel and US marines themselves unloaded the steel boxes from the trucks and shifted them to the fourth and fifth floors without passing through the scanners at the entrance of the hotels. When the truck was there, all the entrance and the exit passage way to the hotels were closed.

Pakistan leaders in narrow escape
Bruce Loudon, South Asia correspondent
September 23, 2008
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top political and military leadership, including the newly elected President and Prime Minister, came close to being killed in the al-Qa'ida suicide bomb attack on Islamabad's Marriott hotel. Interior Ministry boss Rehman Malik said last night that President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and army commander Ashfaq Kayani were scheduled to be at a dinner in the hotel when the 600kg bomb went off on Saturday night, killing at least 53 people. The dinner had been planned to mark Iftar - when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast -- following Mr Zardari's first speech to a joint session of parliament. At the last minute, apparently on the orders of Mr Zardari and Mr Gilani, it was decided to shift the dinner to the Prime Minister's heavily guarded residence.... While Dr Rehman did not say why the Marriott dinner was cancelled, it is believed that intelligence services got wind of a possible terror strike and advised that the venue should be changed....
As Mr Zardari headed to the UN in New York for a showdown with US President George W.Bush, authorities announced the arrest of five suspects, including two Muslim clerics, over the Marriott blast. Most analysts believe the outrage over the US military attacks in Pakistan's territory - and the alliance between Washington and Islamabad in the war on terror - lie behind the suicide bombing campaign that has killed 781 people so far this year.The tense standoff between the two nominal allies over the cross-border raids intensified when it was reported yesterday that Pakistani forces had opened fire on two intruding US helicopter gunships after they entered the militant stronghold of North Waziristan, forcing them to retreat back into Afghanistan...One Asian diplomat said yesterday: "Zardari simply has to get the Americans to back off. He has to persuade them they're causing more problems for the Government in Islamabad than they are solving. "I...there is nothing more incendiary, nothing that more provokes people, than interference by the Americans or being seen to be doing the bidding of the Americans."

U.S. helicopters under fire
23 Sep 2008 Pakistani troops and tribesmen opened fire on two U.S. helicopters that crossed into the country from neighboring Afghanistan, intelligence officials said Monday. The helicopters could not return fire and re-entered Afghan airspace without landing, the officials said.

'Grim' Afghanistan Report to Be Kept Secret: "No Plans to Declassify" New National Intelligence Estimate
23 Sep 2008 US intelligence analysts are putting the final touches on a secret National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan that reportedly describes the situation as "grim", but there are "no plans to declassify" any of it before the election, according to one US official familiar with the process.

Who Is Behind the Bombing in Islamabad?
If one wants to make sense of the big bombing that hit the Marriott hotel in Islamabad yesterday, one has to look at the bigger strategic picture. If you believe the usually 'western' media, the U.S. is still an ally of Pakistan and India is still a neutral country. In reality the U.S. and India are allied in a war against Pakistan and China. Foreign policy elements in India and the in U.S. see China as their respective big strategic enemy. But both want - for now - avoid an open conflict. The center of gravity in this silent war against China are the hydrocarbon reserves in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa and the transport routes for these. The war in Afghanistan and the war in Pakistan can be seen as proxy wars between these three big powers over the energy issue... http://www.uruknet.de/?p=47424

Because You'll Believe Anything: Unknown Terrorist Group Claims Responsibility For Marriot Bombing
Winter Patriot
In a phone call to an Islamabad TV station, "a group calling itself Fedayeen-i-Islam" claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Marriot Hotel in Islamabad, according to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn. Fedayeen-i-Islam is "a little-known group" according to Bloomberg. But just how little-known? Dawn's report quotes "a senior [Pakistani] government official" as saying: "We have not heard the name of the organisation but we are trying to locate its network." Amazing. Ever since Saturday night's bombing the media have been wrestling with the big question: "Why did al Qaeda do this?" But now they have to deal with a different question: "How is Fedayeen-i-Islam related to al Qaeda?" (...)It's nice to know the big questions are looked after. That gives us leeway -- here in the frozen corners of the blogosphere -- to ask meaningless little insignificant questions, like: What were US Marines doing in the Marriot Hotel just before the attack?... http://www.uruknet.de/?p=47445

US Targets Peacemakers While Pakistan Battles American-Taliban
By: Peter Chamberlin
...In the Marriott terror-bombing, which immediately became known as “Pakistan’s 911” because of the unusual evidence which points to foreign sources, the people and government were given notice of their vulnerability to terrorism.  In this suspicious bombing, as in all these Oklahoma City type bombings, the government almost immediately blames “al Qaida linked groups.”  ... It sickens me to see the terror and slaughter being rained down upon the heads of our Brothers and Sisters, the Pakistani people.  The hotel terror bombing is merely the latest and greatest act of violence, coming after Predator attacks, kidnappings and assassinations,...
In a series of Predator attacks since early August, the targets have been the associates of pro-government “Taliban,”  like Waziri leader Maulvi Nazir, or old jihadists Jalaluddin Haqqani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (who were formerly aligned with the US against the Soviets).  The town of Wana in S. Waziristan is the epicenter of the recent Predator incursions into Pakistan, which have been targeting the local leaders who are friendly to the government.  These are the guys who want peace, the ones who recently joined and raised a militia of 20,000 fighters, vowing to repel any invading forces, standing with the Army to defend Pakistan.

This is the problem – the  US is waging war with the Pakistani government’s decision to negotiate peace.  To that end, American Predators are terror-bombing the most reasonable locals, turning entire families towards the path of retribution. Local networks and agents of foreign intelligence services are attacking government forces and sowing terror among the civilian population, while attacking the Shiite minority trying to ignite a sectarian war.  This is the “tickling” referred to recently by CIA Director Michael Hayden, the means to prod the peaceful locals into taking-up arms and reacting violently.  Every terrorist act and the way it is reported by the Western media is intended to provide the justification for a major escalation of military action.  Fifty-three people died when one of these players “tickled” the citizens of Islamabad by dumping an extremely powerful bomb into the Marriott hotel entrance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1KYKslZY8s ...

If the object of the attack was to decapitate the government, then this attack with an extremely powerful, extremely sophisticated bomb was an act of war that probably required state support from one or more foreign governments.

 A series of editorials in Pakistani newspapers are laying the blame for the hotel bombing and sponsorship of TTP (Tereek e-Taliban Pakistan) the “local Taliban” on the CIA and the Afghan, Indian and Israeli intelligence agencies. 
“General Kayani Must Not Blink and Pakistan's Taliban Are CIA” Islamabad accuses US of backing terror against Pakistan                                            
Indian RAW attacks Pakistan through proxy Mehsuds TTP      
“In repect of Pakistan Political Analysts and Intellectuals”
Another Terrorist Attack in Pakistan by U.S and India
These revelations started surfacing when Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani confronted Washington about CIA sponsorship of the terrorist group, in response to US charges of ISI (Pakistani intelligence) complicity with the Taliban.  ...

Lieut. General Ayaz Ahmed:

“Firstly, let me clarify, the phrase Taliban has been coined by the  CIA, to give the Afghan freedom fighters a bad religious extremist connotation. The fighters in Afghanistan are freedom fighters pure and simple.  They are fighting the invaders i.e. USA and their toadies. They are mostly Afghans with a smacking of foreigners, mostly Muslims from all  over who had been encouraged and brought to Afghanistan by the  Americans when they wanted the Soviets out. Some of the foreigners  have stayed on because their own countries have disowned them.
So  they too have joined the Afghans in fighting the invaders as they have no other option. These operate purely in Afghanistan. Occasionally, when too  much pressure builds up on them, they slip  into the wild areas of FATA for temporary refuge.

Those, this side of the border in FATA and the settled  areas, are basically Indian and CIA trained and funded Indians as well  as Afghans and some misguided Pakistan nationals. They are basically  following the directions from RAW and CIA. Their task is to  destabilize the Law and Order situation in Pakistan, damage the economy  and thus bare Pakistan Government to US manipulations. Thereby the US aim to convince the West that Pakistan govt is unstable and there is risk of its nuclear assets falling into the hands of extremists, and therefore must be removed by force for the 'safety of the world'.

Re Targets. Since most of the terrorists in FATA are American agents, they are not targeted by the US forces. Only those elements in FATA  are targeted who are friendly to Pakistan and want the American influence out.  Even when Pakistan asks for satellite info re the miscreants in FATA, so that we take them on, the Americans do not provide the information. In fact in some cases they have been informing the Terrorists in FATA of the Peccary convoys for ambushes. So much for the ally of allies of US!
I have been saying that the trouble in this region started after the Americans came. It will go away only when the Americans are driven out. THE AMERICANS ARE THE PROBLEM. [...]


Morales Cites "Evidence" of U.S. Meddling
By Haider Rizvi
Bolivian President Evo Morales reiterated the charge Tuesday that the U.S. government was plotting to overthrow his government and that Washington had a hand in the recent episodes of violence in which a number of his supporters were killed and wounded by opposition gangs.

in case you missed it...
The Destabilization of Bolivia and the "Kosovo Option"
By Michel Chossudovsky
The death squads armed with automatic weapons responsible for killing supporters of Evo Morales in El Porvenir are supported covertly by the US. According to one report, "USAID has an "Office of Transition Initiatives" operating in Bolivia, funneling millions of dollars of training and support to right-wing opposition regional governments and movements."

The Balkanization of Bolivia, part 2
Wilson Garcia Merida
"They must be crazy to try to overthrow a president who has nearly 70% popular support as expressed in the ballot boxes during the August 10 referendum," said journalist Amalia Pando last Tuesday night on the program Cabildeo [Lobbying] that is broadcast on the Bolivian state television channel....it is that coup attempt which effectively led to the genocide on September 11 in El Porvenir – with the slaughter of tens of indigenous peasants and various students in addition to deaths at the Cobija airport, which began three weeks earlier with the violent takeover of public administration buildings in the "autonomous" departments [states] (Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando, Tarija y Chuquisaca), leading to the closing of natural gas pipelines to Brazil and Argentina – it was a coup d'etat that could have culminated in the overthrow of indigenous president Evo Morales. "This was a coup d'etat, any way you look at it, from wherever you look at it,"... Thanks to Reyes Villa disappearing from the scene, Cochabamba today is the seat of dialogue, peace reigns in this district for the good of the country; and the separatist coup failed in grand measure because the Balkanizers couldn't rely on the services of Reyes Villa and his boys in this central region of Bolivia....
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=47453 Balkanization

U.S. can't fool most of the people with soft power 'humanitarian aid'...except willfully blind amerikans
Venezuelan Government and Allies Respond to Human Rights Watch Report

Mérida, September 25, 2008 (venezuelanalysis.com)-- Over the past week, Venezuelan government officials, labor union leaders, and journalists criticized what they say are inaccuracies in the report on Venezuela that the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) published last Thursday. They also accused HRW's Americas Director José Miguel Vivanco, who was expelled from the Venezuela, of being an agent of imperialism....
According to a statement from the Venezuelan National Assembly last Friday, the HRW report "aims to promote a national and international matrix of opinion that favors a climate of instability, anxiety, and precariousness in the population in order to justify a coup d'etat."
Orlando Chirino, a coordinator of Venezuela's largest union federation, the National Workers Union (UNT), which critically supports the Chávez administration, told the Independent Media Center Tuesday that "in Venezuela labor rights are violated in the private and public sectors," and concluded that "this is the norm in capitalist countries, and Venezuela is no exception." Nonetheless, Chirino rejected the HRW report and said HRW is an organization of "mercenaries of the imperialism of North America and multinational companies." He grouped HRW together with the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and the South American free trade organization MERCOSUR. "To avoid any misunderstanding, I'll add that the workers should never team up with imperialists or private owners in order to defend our rights... I am not going to be used as a weapon against the revolutionary process," said Chirino. The HRW report featured a labor dispute Chirino was involved in as one of its examples of labor rights violations in Venezuela....

The journalists [of] the Necessary Journalism Movement rejected HRW's allegation that there is a lack of freedom of expression in Venezuela [and] pointed out that the private opposition media still operates in the majority of the airwaves, and has not been censored despite its numerous offenses of journalistic norms of decency, accuracy, and respect for democratic order.

Venezuela's ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton, said the HRW report is a "propaganda device" with electoral intentions."Vivanco has repeated his routine of visiting Venezuela two months prior to each electoral process, obeying a strategy when the polls indicate an advantage for the political currents that support Presidetn Hugo Chávez," Chaderton explained.[...]

Concentration and expansion of finance capital AKA a 'bailout': beneath PR smokescreen of differences, smoking gun proof of fundamental bipartisan unity and the real role of electoral politics

Government Seizes WaMu and Sells Some Assets
Washington Mutual was seized by federal regulators in what is the largest bank failure in American history... federal regulators simultaneously brokered an emergency sale of virtually all of Washington Mutual, the nation’s largest savings and loan, to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9 billion... JPMorgan Chase, which acquired Bear Stearns only six months ago in another shotgun deal brokered by the government, is to take control Friday of all of WaMu’s deposits and bank branches, creating a nationwide retail franchise that rivals only Bank of America.... the seizure and the deal with JPMorgan came as a shock to Washington Mutual’s board, which was kept completely in the dark: the company’s new chief executive, Alan H. Fishman, was in midair, flying from New York to Seattle at the time the deal was finally brokered, according to people briefed on the situation. Mr. Fishman, who has been on the job for less than three weeks, is eligible for $11.6 million in cash severance and will get to keep his $7.5 million signing bonus...

Four More Financials For Buffett
John Reese, Validea Hot List
Based on what Warren Buffett found appealing in Goldman Sachs, he might also like these four companies.

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Bank borrowing from Fed reaches record $188 billion a day:
Federal Reserve data showed Thursday the total amount banks borrowed nearly quadrupled the previous record of $47.97 billion per day notched just the week before.

"...A new chapter of the presidential legacy of George W. Bush has now become clear: He, of all people, will inevitably go down as the president who brought socialism to the citadel of capitalism -- Wall Street. The now necessary federal bailout of the banks and investment entities is the sort of big government effort that often has been labeled by the political right as socialism -- also, welfare -- when it has been proposed for the have-nots. Now that it is being proposed for the have-lots, it must be called the same -- and indeed, that too has come to pass....the case can be made that this bailout of the bankers will be seen as the Czar's own Socialist Revolution. After all, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's original three-page remedy gave him unfettered powers to bail out the banks and investment entities holding shaky mortgages -- without review by Congress, the courts or regulators. Legislators from both parties warned that he would be acting as "a czar."[...]

Why is a U.S. Army Brigade Being Assigned to the "Homeland"?
By Glenn Greenwald
25/09/08 Salon
Army Times article announces that "beginning Oct.1 for 12 mo.s the1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North" -- "the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities."... the force will be known for the next year as a CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, or CCMRF (pronounced "sea-smurf").
For more than 100 years -- since the end of the Civil War -- deployment of the U.S. military inside the U.S. has been prohibited under The Posse Comitatus Act (the only exceptions being that the National Guard and Coast Guard are exempted, and use of the military on an emergency ad hoc basis is permitted, such as what happened after Hurricane Katrina)... there have been some erosions of this prohibition over the last several decades (most perniciously to allow the use of the military to work with law enforcement agencies in the "War on Drugs"), the ban on using the U.S. military as a standing law enforcement force inside the U.S. has been more or less honored -- until now. And as the Army Times notes, once this particular brigade completes its one-year assignment, "expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one."

After Hurricane Katrina, the Bush administration began openly agitating for what would be, in essence, a complete elimination of the key prohibitions of the Posse Comitatus Act in order to allow the [any] President to deploy U.S. military forces inside the U.S. basically at will -- and, as usual, they were successful as a result of rapid bipartisan compliance with the Leader's demand (the same kind of compliance that is about to foist a bailout package on the nation).
This April, 2007 article by James Bovard in The American Conservative detailed the now-familiar mechanics that led to the destruction of this particular long-standing democratic safeguard: The Defense Authorization Act of 2006, passed on Sept. 30, empowers President George W. Bush to impose martial law in the event of a terrorist "incident," if he or other federal officials perceive a shortfall of "public order," or even in response to antiwar protests that get unruly as a result of government provocations. . . .

It only took a few paragraphs in a $500 billion, 591-page bill to raze one of the most important limits on federal power. ... The decision this month to permanently deploy a U.S. Army brigade inside the U.S. for purely domestic law enforcement purposes... The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 tightened these restrictions, imposing a two-year prison sentence on anyone who used the military within the U.S. without the express permission of Congress. But there is a loophole: Posse Comitatus is waived if the president invokes the Insurrection Act.
Section 1076 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 changed the name of the key provision in the statute book from "Insurrection Act" to "Enforcement of the Laws to Restore Public Order Act." The Insurrection Act of 1807 stated that the president could deploy troops within the United States only "to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy." The new law expands the list to include “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition" -- and such "condition" is not defined or limited. . . .

Bovard: " 'Martial law' is a euphemism for military dictatorship. When foreign democracies are overthrown and a junta establishes martial law, Americans usually recognize that a fundamental change has occurred. . . . Section 1076 is Enabling Act-type legislation—something that purports to preserve law-and-order while formally empowering the president to rule by decree. They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos..."

why some capitalist economists criticize this particular plan
193 Economists Against The Paulson Plan
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate:
As economists, we want to express to Congress our great concern for the plan proposed by Treasury Secretary Paulson to deal with the financial crisis. We are well aware of the difficulty of the current financial situation and we agree with the need for bold action to ensure that the financial system continues to function. We see three fatal pitfalls in the currently proposed plan. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20873.htm

Cohen: 'rational' conservative american exceptionalist's vote for dems.
Palin’s American Exception
...America is distinct. Its habits and attitudes with respect to religion, patriotism, voting and the death penalty, for example, differ from much of the rest of the developed world. It is more ideological than other countries, believing still in its manifest destiny. At its noblest, it inspires still.
American exceptionalism, taken to extremes, leaves you without the allies you need (Iraq), without the influence you want (Iran) and without any notion of risk (Wall Street). The only exceptionalism that resonates, as Obama put it to me last year, is one “based on our Constitution, our principles, our values and our ideals.” In a superb recent piece on the declining global influence of the Supreme Court, my colleague Adam Liptak quoted an article by Steven Calabresi, a law professor at Northwestern: “Like it or not, Americans really are a special people with a special ideology that sets us apart from all other peoples.” Palinism has its intellectual roots. But it’s dangerous for a country in need of realism not rage. I’m sure Henry Kissinger tried to instill Realpolitik in the governor of Alaska this week, but the angry exceptionalism that is Palinism is not in the reason game....

ye olde electoral shell game: U.S. imperialism wins either way if you play:
Tongue of Flame: A Speech Presaging Endless War
Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque
...Joe Biden stood on a stage before the world Wednesday night and, echoing Barack Obama's own positions, clearly promised more hell on earth for us all. Yet his speech was greeted rapturously across almost all of the liberal commentariat, and treated respectfully, as a serious and completely legitimate policy statement, even by those politically opposed to Biden and his boss. But if you point to the plain facts and implications of what the leaders of the Democratic ticket are saying -- i.e., "There's no telling how many wars it will take to secure freedom in the homeland" -- you will be accused of "helping John McCain into the White House." You will be denounced for trying to derail "our last hope for change, however imperfect it may be." But it is not the critics of the openly stated positions taken by Obama and Biden who are "derailing our last hope for change." It is these powerful men in the pursuit of more power who are betraying those hopes by embracing the corruption and violence of domination, belligerence, greed, militarism, and imperial expansion.

Mandating Bipartisan Continuation of U.S. Global State Terror War
... deep in a recent proposal from the Bush administration is a provision that would allow the continued use of detention, interrogation and surveillance to fight Al Qaeda [SIC]. The language, part of a proposal for hearing legal appeals from detainees at the United States naval base at Guantánamo Bay, goes beyond political symbolism. Echoing a measure that Congress passed just days after the Sept. 11 attacks, it carries significant legal and public policy implications for Mr. Bush, and potentially his successor, to claim the imprimatur of Congress to use the tools of war, including detention, interrogation and surveillance, against the enemy, legal and political analysts say. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/washington/30terror.html?th&emc=th

A Choice of War Criminals
Arthur Silber, Once Upon a Time...
...The crimes of Republicans... are unspeakable and eternally unforgivable... the crimes of the Democrats who supported the same actions are still worse. The Democrats insist that they think the invasion and occupation of Iraq were wrong, yet have continued to fund it, though it has been within their power to defund it entirely for over a year and a half -- and, of equal and even greater significance in one sense, the Democrats absolutely refuse to hold even one person responsible... http://www.uruknet.de/?p=46790