8/15/10 Creating Failed States: WMD against Pakistan in U.S. War for "Eurasia"

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America
"...The United States has long maintained the option of preemptive actions to counter a sufficient threat to our national security. The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction -- and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack. To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively.The United States will not use force in all cases to preempt emerging threats, nor should nations use preemption as a pretext for aggression...."

"...This Administration has proposed the largest government reorganization since the Truman Administration created the National Security Council and the Department of Defense. Centered on a new Department of Homeland Security and including a new unified military command and a fundamental reordering of the FBI, our comprehensive plan to secure the homeland encompasses every level of government and the cooperation of the public and the private sector. This strategy will turn adversity into opportunity. For example, emergency management systems will be better able to cope not just with terrorism but with all hazards. Our medical system will be strengthened to manage not just bioterror, but all infectious diseases and mass-casualty dangers. Our border controls will not just stop terrorists, but improve the efficient movement of legitimate traffic..."
President Bush, Berlin, Germany, May 23, 2002

The Grand Chessboard
"Geopolitics has moved from the regional to the global dimension, with preponderance over the entire Eurasian continent serving as the central basis for global primacy. The United States, a non-Eurasian power, now enjoys international primacy, with its power directly deployed on three peripheries of the Eurasian continent ... But it is on the globe’s most important playing field – Eurasia – that a potential rival to America might at some point arise"
Brzezinski, Zbigniew,1997, The Grand Chessboard

digest: U.S. "Grand Chessboard" -- Checkmate?
In the US imperialist 'manifest destiny' crusade, Eurasia is the key to US global dominance. Murdering millions by fire and water, and eliminating entire nations is preferable to 'losing' global supremacy to national liberation resistance (aka 'terrorism'/'al qaeda'), or to being displaced by its feared capitalist rivals China & Russia.

...the stealth war began by the Bush administration has expanded under the Obama administration...
US Paramilitary Activity on rise in Asia, Africa
At first, the news from Yemen on May 25 sounded like a modest victory in the campaign against terrorists: an airstrike had hit a group suspected of being operatives for Al Qaeda in the remote desert of Marib Province... turned out to be a secret mission by the United States military...In roughly a dozen countries — from the deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet republics...the stealth war began in the Bush administration has expanded under President Obama... Virtually none of the newly aggressive steps undertaken by the United States government have been publicly acknowledged...the American military campaign in Yemen began without notice in December and has never been officially confirmed. The strike May 25...at least the fourth such assault since December....killed the province’s deputy governor, a respected local leader ...trying to talk Qaeda members into giving up their fight. Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, accepted responsibility for the death and paid blood money to the offended tribes....American strikes carried out with cruise missiles and Harrier fighter jets had been approved by Yemen’s leaders have killed dozens of militants suspected of plotting future attacks...
Afghanistan and Iraq...have sobered American politicians and voters about the staggering costs of big wars that topple governments, require years of occupation and can be a catalyst for further radicalization throughout the Muslim world. Instead of “the hammer,” in the words of John O. Brennan, President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, America will rely on the “scalpel.”...Yemen is a testing ground for the “scalpel” approach... in May, Mr. Brennan, an architect of the White House strategy, used this analogy while pledging a “multigenerational” campaign against Al Qaeda and its extremist affiliates...“Where we want to get is to much more small scale, preferably locally driven operations,” said Representative Adam Smith, Democrat of Washington, who serves on the Intelligence and Armed Services Committees...
The administration’s demands have accelerated a transformation of the C.I.A. into a paramilitary organization as much as a spy agency... In Pakistan’s mountains, the agency had broadened its drone campaign beyond selective strikes against Qaeda leaders and now regularly obliterates suspected enemy compounds and logistics convoys, just as the military would grind down an enemy force.... Across the Middle East and elsewhere, Pentagon Special Operations troops under secret “Execute Orders” have conducted spying missions once the preserve of civilian intelligence agencies. With code names like Eager Pawn and Indigo Spade, such programs typically operate with even less transparency and Congressional oversight than traditional C.I.A. covert actions. And, as American counterterrorism operations spread beyond war zones into territory hostile to the military, private contractors have taken on a prominent role...
Michael G. Vickers, who helped run the C.I.A.’s campaign to funnel guns and money to the Afghanistan mujahedeen in the 1980s, featured in the book and movie “Charlie Wilson’s War,” is now the top Pentagon official overseeing global Special Operations troops. Duane R. Clarridge, a profane former C.I.A. officer ran operations in Central America and was indicted in the Iran-contra scandal, this year helping run a Pentagon-financed private spying operation in Pakistan.
In pursuing this strategy, the White House is benefiting from a unique political landscape. Republican lawmakers have been unwilling to take Mr. Obama to task for aggressively hunting terrorists, and many Democrats seem eager to embrace any move away from the long, costly wars begun by the Bush administration....

The accounts of the American strikes in Yemen... are based on interviews with American and Yemeni officials who requested anonymity because the military campaign in Yemen is classified, as well as documents from Yemeni investigators...An inquiry by the Yemeni Parliament found the strike had killed at least 41 members of two families... Three more civilians were killed and nine wounded four days later when they stepped on unexploded munitions from the strike... The Yemeni press quickly identified the United States as responsible for the strike...A Navy ship offshore fired... a cruise missile loaded with cluster bombs... cluster bombs disperse small munitions which do not immediately explode, increasing the likelihood of civilian causalities.......American officials cited strained resources for decisions about some of the Yemen strikes with the C.I.A.’s armed drones tied up with the bombing campaign in Pakistan, cruise missiles were all that was available at the time...[and] comparing the nascent Yemen campaign with American drone strikes in Pakistan was unfair, since the United States has had a decade to build an intelligence network in Pakistan that feeds the drone program....
Qaeda members seized on video of dead children and joined a protest rally a few days later, broadcast by Al Jazeera, in which a speaker shouldering an AK-47 rifle appealed to Yemeni counterterrorism troops. “Soldiers, you should know we do not want to fight you,” the Qaeda operative, standing amid angry Yemenis, declared. “There is no problem between you and us. The problem is between us and America and its agents. Beware taking the side of America!”

The Yemen operation has raised a broader question: who should be running the shadow war? White House officials are debating whether the C.I.A. should take over the Yemen campaign as a “covert action,” allowing the United States to carry out operations without the approval of Yemen’s government. By law, covert action programs require presidential authorization and formal notification to the Congressional intelligence committees. No such requirements apply to the military’s so-called Special Access Programs, like the Yemen strikes.
NYT series examines the secret expansion of the war against Al Qaeda and its allies http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/timestopics/series/the_shadow_war...

3-8-09 "Pakistani "sovereignty"... Pakistan is run from Washington
By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
The "lasting commitment" Washington war-time summit/photo-op between United States President Barack Obama, "Af" President Hamid Karzai and "Pak" President Asif Ali Zardari, far from an urgent meeting to discuss ways to prevent the end of civilization as we know it has been all about the meticulous rebranding of the Pentagon's "Long War". In Obama's words, the "lasting commitment" is above all to "defeat al-Qaeda". As an afterthought, the president added, "But also to support the democratically elected, sovereign governments of both Pakistan and Afghanistan."...In this complex neo-colonial scenario Pakistan's "Talibanization" the current craze in Washington...(Please see The Myth of Talibanistan, Asia Times Online, May 1, 2009. )... Washington's enemy suddenly swelled to part of the 1.3 million people in the area whose only means of protection are armed militias - what the West bundles up as "Taliban". "Taliban" have agendas from armed resistance to US occupation in Afghanistan to armed resistance to Pakistani army incursions. What they all want is basically the end of Washington's drone war, the end of Pakistan's support for the "war on terror" in AfPak...the minute any sectarian outfit or bandit gang decides to collude with the Pentagon, it's not "Taliban" anymore; it magically morphs into "Concerned Local Citizens" outfit.... any form of resistance to foreign interference or Predator hell from above bombing is inevitably branded "Taliban"...
The money quote in his 100-day press conference appraisal of Pakistan: "We want to respect their sovereignty, but we also have huge strategic interests, huge national security interests in making sure that Pakistan is stable and that you don't end up having a *nuclear-armed militant state.
"Pakistani "sovereignty" is a joke; Pakistan is run from Washington... The relentless warnings of the collapse of Pakistan may be a self-fulfilling prophecy...the balkanization of Pakistan would do wonders for the Pentagon's long-term strategy in the "arc of instability"...the balkanization of Pakistan would mean dismantling a "Terrorist Central" capable of contaminating other parts of the Muslim world, from Indian Kashmir to the Central Asian "stans". It would "free" India from its enemy Pakistan so India can work closely with Washington as an effective counter to the relentless rise of China. And what this all has to do with the greatest prize - Balochistan...we'll see in part 2 of this report...

12-22-09 US Secret Pakistan Raids...
"This is crunch time," said a senior Pakistani official. "The tone of the Obama administration is growing more ominous. The message is 'you do it, or we will'."
By Declan Walsh in Islamabad December 22, 2009 The Guardian

20 November 2007
Pakistan's nuclear weapons are under American control. In a stunning disclosure...a well-regarded intelligence journal Stratfor reported the "US delivered an ultimatum to Musharraf in the wake of 9/11: Unless Pakistan allowed US forces to take control of Pakistani nuclear facilities, the US would be left with no choice but to destroy those facilities, possibly with India's help." ...

5-12-10 ...The timing of the failed Times Square bombing could not have been more convenient...
The American Taliban are coming
By Pepe Escobar May 12, 2010
Intricate shadowplay surrounds the (failed) smoking sports utility vehicle Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad. Earlier in 2010, the Central Intelligence Agency warned al-Qaeda might try an attack inside the US "within the next six months". It did happen - like clockwork - with the added bonus that the alleged perpetrators are even more convenient than al-Qaeda. United States Attorney General Eric Holder is sure "the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack...no hard evidence has been presented.The timing of the failed Times Square bombing could not have been more convenient - just when the Obama administration was stepping up the drone war in Pakistan, "secretly" allowing the CIA last week to attack even larger batches of "unknown", invisible, low-level Pashtun fighters -- with the accompanying collateral damage; over 400 civilians killed in 2009 alone. Even though Pakistani army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kiani, a Pentagon darling, will not emit a peep, this will be largely seen by Pakistani public opinion for what it is: a renewed declaration of war. ...


7-31-10 Plea for international help in flood-ravaged Pakistan
...There was no sign of a government rescue effort...Pakistani military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Azmat Ali, said nearly all the soldiers in the Swat Valley, retaken from the Taliban after a major offensive last year, had been temporarily assigned to flood relief duty.... The government's response has come under scrutiny because the impoverished northwest has been the scene of persistent militant attacks and frequent U.S.-backed army offensives in recent years. The Taliban has fed on the widespread view that the government is ineffective and unable to meet basic needs. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announced that it will provide Pakistan with seven helicopters to assist with rescue efforts and would offer additional assistance in the coming days. The flooding follows the crash of a Pakistani commercial jet Wednesday in which the weather is thought to have played a role...left 152 people dead in the worst aviation disaster in Pakistan's history.

8-2-10 Flood disaster creates opportunity for U.S.-Pakistan relations
The devastating flood in Pakistan has create an opportunity for the U.S. government to show its commitment to the country and improve America's tattered image there, but that will be a tough slog, experts say...in a country that still harbors strong aversions to U.S. influence and remains deeply skeptical of American intentions, progress is likely to be slow."These kinds of crises are opportunities for the U.S. to get it right more than before and make a dent in Pakistani attitudes toward the U.S, but there's an underlying structural issue that isn't going to be overcome rapidly, if at all," said Daniel Markey, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.The last major improvement in attitudes toward the U.S. in Pakistan was during and immediately after U.S. efforts to respond to the 2005 earthquake near Kashmir, Markey said..But extremist groups will surely try to use the flood to improve their currently low standing among the public by providing their own assistance efforts, as they did during the earthquake."In each of these instances, you can lose ground as well," Markey said.
The large infrastructure, water and energy projects that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled during her visit to Pakistan last month are aimed specifically at getting maximum bang for the buck in terms of changing Pakistani attitudes toward the U.S. -- targeting the middle- and upper-class workers and industrialists who stand to benefit most from economic growth."Our goal is, and the secretary's goal of her trip, was to convince Pakistan that U.S. commitment to the region is not short-run, is not limited to our current military engagement," said Vali Nasr, a top advisor to Special Representative Richard Holbrooke, last week at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.So is it working? Well, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey, Pakistani attitudes toward the U.S. are still overwhelmingly negative....
A significant portion of the Pakistani news media is avowedly anti-American, complicating U.S. and Pakistani government efforts to get the word out. "... it is not just whether we're doing the right things, but whether we have voices capable of explaining that to the Pakistani public, which is in a very heated, difficult, and messy media environment," said Markey.
Back at home, the Obama administration's outreach to Pakistan is getting favorable review in... the Republican caucus in the Senate. Things generally are the best they have been with Pakistan in a long time... one area where President Obama doesn't get enough credit," GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CNN's State of the Union. "His team, in my view, have brought out the Pakistanis into the fight better than anybody in recent memory. They are cooperating with us more. They are allowing us to use these drone attacks ... The aid packages we have given the Pakistani army have been well used. General Kayani has been a good partner in taking the fight to the frontier regions."

8-3-10 Pakistan president says NATO forces losing war against Taliban ‎
John Irish and Daniel Flynn, Reuters
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari said NATO was losing the war against the Afghan Taliban and rebuked Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron for questioning Islamabad’s resolve.... before leaving France for Britain for a visit that could define Pakistan’s troubled relations with the West, Mr. Zardari set the stage for a difficult meeting with Mr. Cameron, he hoped would clear the air. On a visit to India last week, Mr. Cameron said Pakistan must do more to prevent "the export of terror," infuriating Islamabad, which summoned Britain’s envoy Monday....

8-4-10 Clinton and USAID's Shah promise long- term U.S. commitment to Pakistani disaster relief
As the flood crisis in Pakistan's Swat Valley worsens, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are promising an extended mission to deal with the longer-term effects...the USwill help rebuilding infrastructure and housing, which could take years...USAID staff being mobilized... some planning and assessments were being done by the U.S. military...

USAID Primer: What We Do and How We Do It
USAID plays a vital role in promoting U.S. national security, foreign policy, and the War on Terrorism.As stated in the President’s National Security Strategy, USAID’s work in development joins diplomacy and defense as one of three key pieces of the nation’s foreign policy apparatus...The agency works in 100 developing countries in close partnership with private voluntary organizations, indigenous groups, universities, American businesses, international organizations, other governments, trade and professional associations, faith-based organizations, and other U.S. government agencies. USAID has working relationships, through contracts and grant agreements, with more than 3,500 companies and over 300 U.S.-based private voluntary organizations.

8-6-10 U.S. envoy to Pakistan: We’re beating the extremists on flood relief

8-6-10 Crises test leadership of US-allied Pakistan
Not for the first time, Pakistan appears to be teetering on the edge with a government unable to cope.
The recent flooding came at a sensitive time for Pakistan with Western doubts over its loyalty heightened by the leaking of U.S. military documents that strengthened suspicions the security establishment was supporting Afghan insurgents while receiving billions in Western aid...the United States... has used the floods to demonstrate its commitment to the country, rushing emergency assistance...The flooding was triggered by what meteorologists said were "once-in-a-century" rains. The worst affected area is the northwest, a stronghold for Islamist militants. Unless the people are helped quickly and the region is rebuilt, anger at the government could translate into support for the militants. At least one charity with suspected links to a militant outfit has established relief camps there...Washington is limited in what it can do to get Pakistan to crack down on the militants because it cannot afford to destabilize the country any more than it is already. Pakistan has nuclear weapons, is home to al-Qaida's leadership and allows U.S. and NATO to truck most of its non-lethal supplies to forces in Afghanistan through its territory. Some observers say Washington now believes Pakistan will not attack the Haqqani network and others in the northwest, instead hoping contacts with them may actually be useful in negotiating an end to the war - even the Haqqanis if they agree to break with al-Qaida. "The Pakistan army has won this round tactically because they are now looked at as the key brokers here that can deliver these groups into the mainstream," said Moeed Yusuf of the DC--based United States Institute of Peace. "The US is working with limited options and it realizes this." ...

8-10-10 Fearing unrest, Pakistan Pleads for more U.S. flood aid
U.S. assistance, government officials said could help reverse currents of anti-Americanism....A senior U.S. military official said transfer of additional helicopters, in short supply in Afghanistan, would require a political decision in Washington. "Do they exist in the region? Yes," he said. "Are they available? No."...Holbrooke said the US is calling on other governments and trying to mobilize the business community to help while pressing for individual contributions via a text-message system the State Department has set up...

8-13-10 Pakistan flood disaster may destabilize nation
The humanitarian and economic disaster caused by the worst floods in Pakistan's history could spark political unrest that could destabilize the government...The government's shambling response to floods that have affected one-third of the country has some analysts saying President Asif Ali Zardari could be forced from office, possibly by the military, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half its 63-year history.Other experts caution the nation could collapse, as hunger and destitution trigger unrest in a populace already seething over massive unemployment, high fuel prices, widespread power outages, corruption and a bloody insurgency by extremists allied with al-Qaida.[NB: 'al-qaeda'/'insurgency' is US cover for real problem: national resistance to u.s. 'liberation'
The Pentagon said Friday that a three-ship task force carrying 2,000 Marines, Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, transport helicopters and relief supplies is sailing for Pakistan. It will replace the USS Peleliu, an amphibious assault vessel steaming off the port of Karachi....The Obama administration stepped up emergency aid this week anxious to counter the influence of Islamic extremist groups that are feeding and housing victims through charitable front organizations in areas the government hasn't reached. Some U.S. officials worry those groups could exploit the crisis to recruit new members and bolster their fight to impose hard-line Islamic rule on * nuclear-armed Pakistan...
The potential for serious turmoil U.S. officials said, will grow after the floods subside. Then the government must deal with the task of rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure and caring for millions of impoverished, mostly rural people who've lost their homes, crops and livestock... The country's agricultural heartland has been devastated as rice, corn and wheat fields are flooded creating a massive lake for many... miles. The World Bank estimated $1 billion worth of crops have been wiped out, raising the specter of food shortages. Damage to irrigation canals will reduce crop yields once the floodwaters are gone. The situation worsened Friday as authorities ordered the evacuation of Jacobabad, a city of 1.4 million people in southern Sindh province, and forecasters warned fresh monsoon rains in the mountainous northwest would send new flooding south down the central Indus River valley over the weekend.

8-14 US drone strike kills 13 in Pakistan
August 14, 2010 - AFP - US missile strike in Pakistan's tribal district on the Afghan border killed 13 rebels and wounded five others on Saturday,

8-14 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Pakistan estimates 20 million people affected by floods and UN said 6 million of those victims lack access to food, shelter and water.
"If not managed, the dislocation of such a large number of people deprived of their homes and livelihood coupled with the destruction of vast chunks of largely agricultural territory along the country's core Indus River region can easily translate into massive social unrest," the U.S. analytical [intelligence] firm Stratfor said... "... the government has not demonstrated much capability."The nation has already been racked by a bloody insurgency by Taliban fighters who object to Pakistan's alliance with the United States in the war in neighboring Afghanistan....

8-15-10 U.S. Offers Aid to Rescue Pakistanis and Reclaim Image
White House, State Department, Pentagon and USAID ... are also strategizing about how that aid could help improve long-term relations with Pakistan.... Many of the same American and Pakistani leaders who worked together during that crisis have reunited in this calamity, including Nadeem Ahmad, a retired Pakistani lieutenant general, and Vice Adm. Michael A. LeFever, the senior American officer in Pakistan...trying to rekindle the same good will generated five years ago when the United States military played a major role in responding to an earthquake in Kashmir in 2005 that killed 75,000 people. But officials warn the glow from the earthquake assistance faded quickly without more enduring development programs...“The people of Pakistan will see that when the crisis hits,” Mr. Holbrooke continued, “it’s not the Chinese. It’s not the Iranians. It’s not other countries. It’s not the E.U. It’s the U.S. that always leads.” ... American officials also hope to build greater trust with the Pakistani military,...The Pentagon announced Friday that ships carrying more relief supplies and helicopters had left the East Coast and would arrive off Pakistan in late September...The United States will have to be mindful of how the Pakistani public perceives what will be a growing American military presence in the country...It remains difficult to calculate the long-term effects of the floods on America’s goals in the country...Mr. Gates told reporters last week that the Pakistani military had not been expected to launch any new offensives against militants in the short term “Clearly, they’re going to have to divert some troops, and already have, in trying to deal with the flooding” ...

US plans in the works
Pakistan flood response prompts rising anti-government resentment
Under fire president Asif Ali Zardari tries to ease public anger amid fears he could be overthrown
8-15-10 guardian.co.uk
Pakistan’s government faces the threat of social unrest or military takeover after its shambolic response to the floods that have devastated the country say analysts... Asif Ali Zardari, the president, could be overthrown – possibly through an intervention by the army – as the government’s failure to adequately tackle the crisis fuels long-held grievances. “The powers that be, the military and bureaucratic establishment, are mulling the formation of a national government, with or without the PPP [the ruling Pakistan People’s party],” said Najam Sethi, editor of the weekly Friday Times. “... this is definitely bein discussed. There is a perception in the army that you need good governance to get out of the economic crisis and there is no good governance.”...Prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, said Pakistan faces challenges similar to those in the 1947 partition of the subcontinent when as many as 500,000 people were killed.

Re-mapping the Muslim world is under US spotlight and Pakistan's balkanization forms a part of this agenda
9-22-08 Pakistan's Balkanization
By Shahid R. Siddiqui, Lahore, Pakistan
...Rising militant Islam, serious challenges to American hegemony as world power, shifting of the economic epicenter to Asia and the worsening economic situation at home, all point to another 'New World Order' in the making – wherein America stands to lose much of its power and glory by mid century, if not sooner. Resurgent Russia and a powerful China are forcing it to redefine its strategic global planning, with focus on Eurasia. America is willing to pursue all options to prevent its slide from power... They want oil rich territories like Kurdistan, Eastern Arabian Peninsula and Balochistan carved out, unified and controlled by puppet regimes, while splintering other Muslim countries. This would enable the US to secure its oil supplies, micromanage a fragmented Muslim world and choke vital financial resources to Islamic militants. Iraq is already going through the motions....Balochistan has been the target in the Indian scheme of Pakistan's further dismemberment. India and the US were disturbed by Gen. Musharraf's new overtures towards China, seeking Chinese strategic economic interests in Balochistan. Motivated by the prospects of Balochistan's development and economic uplift and to checkmate foreign aided secessionist moves in the province, he wanted China to use Gawadar-Sinkiang land corridor for its imports through Gawadar port and transportation of oil refined at a Chinese owned Gawadar based refinery. China also showed interest in joining Pak-Iran gas pipeline project transiting through Balochistan. China's presence in Gawadar would bring it to the Indian Ocean, a sensitive spot both for Indians and Americans – the former seeing this as a threat to its control of the ocean with its blue water navy in the offing and the latter upset with its proximity to the Straits of Hormuz. These are grounds enough to balkanize Pakistan.
Col. Ralph Peters, Pentagon military scholar and former intelligence official, writing in June 2006 issue of Armed Forces Journal on balkanization of the Middle East (Blood Borders), advocates the incorporation of North West Frontier Province into Afghanistan and creation of a sovereign Free Balochistan, carved out of Baloch areas of Pakistan and Iran. His grounds: ethnic affinity. Pakistani Balochistan is estimated to hold 25.1 trillion cft. of gas and 6 trillion barrels of oil. In his recent article "Drawn and Quartered" Selig Harrison of the Center of International Policy, Washington, DC, concludes that Pakistan's balkanization is imminent owing to the rising nationalist sentiment in the Pashtun belt and growing disillusionment of the Pashtuns, Balochis and Sindhis with Punjab and Pakistan. He believes that ethnic diversity threatens Pakistan's unity, Both Col. Peters and Harrison are essentially singing the same tune and seem to be presenting a doctrine that broadly reflects US foreign policy.

General Aslam Beg, Pakistan's former Army Chief, notes in an article that to pursue certain common interests with regard to Pakistan and the region, India and the US have signed the Strategic Partnership Deal the declared objective of which is "to contain and curb the rising military and economic power of China and the increasing threat of Islamic extremism in the region". Gen. Beg says this deal has led to the creation of a joint espionage network of CIA, Mosad, MI-6, Raw and others in Afghanistan, which is engaged in activities aimed at destabilizing Pakistan, Iran, China, Russia and other Central Asian states. He claims that dissidents from Pakistan are being trained at Sarobi and Kandahar for missions inside NWFP, whereas bases at Lashkargah and Nawah are being used to train dissidents from Balochistan for missions inside that province and also in support of the so called Balochistan Liberation Army....
The latest American decision to send drones and troops into Pakistan's territory, despite the declared Pakistan opposition, to launch aerial and ground attacks on its tribesmen killing innocent women and children...seems to be an attempt at drawing a wedge between Pakistan and the independent tribes on the Pakistan side of the Pak-Afghan border belt by establishing Pakistan's inability to protect their life and property and promote a secessionist movement.... www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10284

HINI redux
For 2 weeks while millions in Pakistani lives and lands were ruthlessly destroyed, the US provided no rescue assistance, but continued drone attacks on 'suspected militants'. Now we're to believe Pakistan, & any others politically expedient for US, threaten our lives with a deadly new bacteria just when the US is trying to save the world so best support their liberating efforts to wipe millions of diseased terrorists and their so-called nations off the face of the map.
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Moving From South Asia to U.S.

Pandemic crises have historically been threatened and used to facilitate US imperialism's political - military agenda.
Recall the HiNi 'global epidemic', falsely said to have begun in Mexico, as US used its 'drug war' to threaten invasion:
Military Poised to Help FEMA Battle Swine Flu Outbreak

US arsenal of WMD: 24/7 propaganda, death squads, 'sectarian violence', missionaries, invasion by 'qaeda',threats, deadly asian virus, 'natural' disasters and 'humanitarian aid'
"All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster"
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Apr. 3, 2006 on President Bush energy policy

HAARP: High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
Background of the HAARP Project
by Dr. Rosalie Bertell
"It was designed by the US Department of Defence and the US Atomic Energy .... of radio and television technology (Jane's Military Communications 1978). ..." www.ratical.org/co-globalize/HAARPbg.html

US Military source
Space Systems Protection
"Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska is one of several ionospheric heaters throughout the ..... Originally sourced: Jane's Defence Weekly (28 November 2007); ..."

Climate Weapons: Just a Conspiracy Theory?
by Andrei Areshev, 7-31-10

HAARP: Secret Weapon Used For Weather Modification, Electromagnetic Warfare
by Fred Burks - 2010-08-02
"It isn't just conspiracy theorists who are concerned about HAARP. The European Union called the project a global concern and passed a resolution calling for more information on its health and environmental risks. Despite those concerns, officials at HAARP insist the project is nothing more sinister than a radio science research facility." -- Quote from a TV documentary on HAARP by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

DRAFT National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
June 25, 2010 http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/ns_tic.pdf (excerpt)
This Strategy and its associated implementation actions aim to transform the current identity landscape to the desired target state – the Identity Ecosystem. The Identity Ecosystem comprises a combination of transaction participants and interoperable infrastructure to foster trusted digital identities. The Identity Ecosystem is an online environment where individuals, organizations, services, and devices can trust one another through proper identification and authentication.
National Strategy Development
In recognition of the far-reaching impacts of cyber threats to our Nation’s economy, society, government, and critical infrastructure, the EOP has called for a unified effort across public and private sectors to improve online security. Most recently, the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review stated that:
The Federal government - in collaboration with industry and the civil liberties and privacy communities - should build a cyber security-based identity management vision and strategy for the
Nation that considers an array of approaches, including privacy-enhancing technologies. The Federal government must interact with citizens through a myriad of information, services, and
benefit programs and thus has an interest in the protection of the public’s private information as well. 3 ...
The Federal Government, in collaboration with individuals, businesses, non-profits, advocacy groups, associations, and other governments, must lead the way to improve how identities are trusted and used in cyberspace. Ongoing collaboration between private and public sectors has already resulted in significant gains towards establishing Identity Ecosystem components. However, much more remains to be done.

Weather Warfare: US military experiments with climatic warfare
‘Climatic warfare’ excluded from the agenda on climate change.
by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7561: The Ecologist, December 2007
...World renowned scientist Dr. Rosalie Bertell confirms that "US military scientists ... are working on weather systems as a potential weapon. The methods include the enhancing of storms and the diverting of vapor rivers in the Earth's atmosphere to produce targeted droughts or floods." (2The Times, London, 23 November 2000) Already in the 1970s, former National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had foreseen in his book "Between Two Ages" that:
"Technology will make available, to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be appraised... [T]echniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm."
The US military has developed advanced capabilities that enable it selectively to alter weather patterns. The technology, being perfected under the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense Initiative – ‘Star Wars’. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere and capable of destabilising agricultural and ecological systems around the world.
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, ‘offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary’, capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes: ‘Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally… It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather… and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of [military] technologies.’...there is no explicit evidence of its use for military purposes but Air Force documents suggest HAARP is an integral part of the militarisation of space....

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