9/28 New "Terror Threat against US/Europe and U.S. Pakistan Plans Beyond ''Humanitarian Aid'

[digest note: war on Iran part 2 temporarily postponed]

Fascism Enters Through "Terror" Door
The question is not whether fascists have held power in the United States, but why they have not yet been able to rule as fascists. The question may soon become moot, as the U.S. Supreme Court acts to further "dismantle legal barriers to actual fascist rule" - most recently through its decision on providing "material support" to "terrorists."

"...terrorism’ is a floating signifier attached at will to Western enemies... The vagueness and inconsistency of its definition is key to its political usefulness... for those rejecting U.S. domination and fighting to free themselves from U.S.-Israel occupation."
Eqbal Ahmad, Pakistani scholar

'transparent' new made-in-usa "terrorist threat" to increase fascist terror against millions resisting US political-economic-military slaughter from Pakistan and Africa to the streets of Europe
'Credible But Not Specific' Threat of New Terrorist Attack
Officials Tracking 'Mumbai-Style' Attacks
U.S. and European officials warned Tuesday that they have been tracking a terror plot for weeks that would target multiple countries, including Britain, France, and Germany, though some media are reporting that the attacks have been foiled. Law-enforcement officials in the U.S. said terrorists were planning a series of "Mumbai-style" raids on areas considered to be "economic or soft" in the countries; while earlier reports said the United States may have been a target, NBC News now says there is "no U.S. dimension" to the plots.
[Mumbai context and implications: http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/150]

connecting the dots...

Flood disaster creates opportunity for U.S.-Pakistan relations

see previous digest issues for more: how U.S. strategy benefits from flooding destruction of Pakistan and 'pledged humanitarian aid' as millions starve and die
Generals in Pakistan Push for Shake-Up of Government
The government’s handling of devastating floods and an economic crisis has laid bare deep tensions between the military and the civilian leadership...General Kayani, head of the country's most powerful institution, that has taken the lead in the flood crisis, has ratcheted up the pressure on the government...The civilian government has so far resisted the pressure...The Pakistani military, angered by the inept handling of the country's devastating floods and alarmed by a collapse of the economy, is pushing for a shake-up of the elected government, and in the longer term, even the removal of President Asif Ali Zardari and his top lieutenants. The military, preoccupied by a war against militants and reluctant to assume direct responsibility for the economic crisis, has made clear it is not eager to take over the government, as it has many times before, military officials and politicians said.But the government's performance since the floods, which have left 20 million people homeless and the nation dependent on handouts from skeptical foreign donors, has laid bare the deep underlying tensions between military and civilian leaders.
American officials, too, say it has left them increasingly disillusioned with Mr. Zardari, In his most recent visit to Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, the American special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said the international community could not be expected to provide all the billions of dollars needed to repair the flood damage, a warning interpreted here as a rebuke of the civilian government and its mismanagement. But Washington, not unlike Pakistan's military, is caught, American officials say, because there is no appetite for a return of military rule. Nor is there desire to see the opposition politician and former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, resume power.
[recent US - Pakistan issue: http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/308 ]

*Redrawn Map has Pakistan Worried
Jane Perlez
Perlez' propaganda, was re-titled online "Ringed by Foes, Pakistanis Fear U.S. Too", with the NYT hard copy version that included US Army Journal's Ralph Peters before & after maps of Pakistan scrubbed from the internet...
A redrawn map of South Asia has been making the rounds among Pakistani elites. It shows their country truncated, reduced to an elongated sliver of land with the big bulk of India to the east, and an enlarged Afghanistan to the west. That the map was first circulated as a theoretical exercise in some American neoconservative circles matters little here. It has fueled a belief among Pakistanis, including members of the armed forces, that what the United States really wants is the breakup of Pakistan, the only Muslim country with nuclear arms. “One of the biggest fears of the Pakistani military planners is the collaboration between India and Afghanistan to destroy Pakistan,” said a senior Pakistani government official involved in strategic planning, who insisted on anonymity as per diplomatic custom. “Some people feel the United States is colluding in this.”...That notion may strike Americans as strange coming from an ally of 50 years. But as the incoming Obama administration tries to coax greater cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against militancy, it can hardly be ignored....

Ralph Peters “Blood Borders: How a Better Middle East Would Look”
... As for those who refuse to “think the unthinkable,” declaring that boundaries must not change and that’s that, it pays to remember that boundaries have never stopped changing through the centuries. Borders have never been static, and many frontiers, from Congo through Kosovo to the Caucasus, are changing even now...
Oh, and one other dirty little secret from 5,000 years of history: Ethnic cleansing works....

from u.s. 'private CIA' intel
Red Alert: Possible Geopolitical Consequences of the Mumbai Attacks
Stratfor November 27, 2008
If the Nov. 26 attacks in Mumbai were carried out by Islamist militants as it appears, the Indian government will have little choice, politically speaking, but to blame them on Pakistan. That will in turn spark a crisis between the two nuclear rivals that will draw the United States into the fray...If the attacks are traced to Pakistan, American demands will escalate well in advance of inauguration day.There is a precedent for this. In 2002 there was an attack on the Indian parliament in Mumbai by Islamist militants linked to Pakistan. A near-nuclear confrontation took place between India and Pakistan, in which the United States brokered a stand-down in return for intensified Pakistani pressure on the Islamists. The crisis helped redefine the Pakistani position on Islamist radicals in Pakistan.In the current iteration, the demands will be even more intense. The Indians and Americans will have a joint interest in forcing the Pakistani government to act decisively and immediately. The Pakistani government has warned that such pressure could destabilize Pakistan. The Indians will not be in a position to moderate their position, and the Americans will see the situation as an opportunity to extract major concessions. Thus the crisis will directly intersect U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan.

Woodward and media to the rescue
Obama: "We need to make clear to people that the cancer is in Pakistan"
The third of three articles adapted from "Obama's Wars" by Bob Woodward, The Washington Post

7/24/09 US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen: Pakistan is a sovereign country and we don’t go into sovereign countries."
http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\07\24\story_24-7-2009_pg1_4 http://www.uruknet.de/?p=56352

U.S. relief aid for world domination
NATO Air Strikes Inside Pakistan Kill 82
The AP reported NATO helicopters carried out a third strike inside Pakistani territory Monday.

C.I.A. Steps Up Drone Attacks Within Pakistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/world/asia/28drones.html?hp (emphases added)
...Pakistani officials angrily criticized the helicopter attacks, saying NATO’s mandate in Afghanistan does not extend across the border in Pakistan...Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Afghanistan, recently issued veiled warnings to top Pakistani commanders that the United States could launch unilateral ground operations in the tribal areas should Pakistan refuse to dismantle the militant networks in North Waziristan,...Special Operations commanders have also been updating plans for cross-border raids... For now, officials said, it remains unlikely the United States would make good on such threats to send American troops over the border, given the potential blowback inside Pakistan, an ally. But that could change, they said, if Pakistan-based militants were successful in carrying out a terrorist attack on American soil. American and European intelligence officials in recent days have spoken publicly about growing evidence that militants may be planning a large-scale attack in Europe, and have bolstered security at a number of European airports and railway stations....The Obama administration enthusiastically embraced the C.I.A.’s drone program, an historically unusual war campaign by American spies. According to The Long War Journal, CIA launched nearly four times as many attacks in 2009 and 2010 as it did in the final year of the Bush administration. The US hopes to “keep the pressure on as long as we can.” But C.I.A.’s campaign has also raised concerns drone strikes are fueling anger in the Muslim world...

Perennial puppet pretense: "Self-defence is no excuse for violating Pakistani airspace and thus our sovereignty"
US, Pakistan Discuss Border Incident 'Communications Breakdown'

Pakistan Said to Pursue Foothold in Afghanistan
SLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan is exploiting the troubled United States military effort in Afghanistan to drive home a political settlement with Afghanistan that would give Pakistan important influence there likely to undermine United States interests, Pakistani and American officials said... Pakistan is presenting itself as the new viable partner for Afghanistan... telling Mr. Karzai they agree with his assessment that the United States cannot win in Afghanistan ... that they can deliver the network of Sirajuddin Haqqani, an ally of Al Qaeda who runs a major part of the insurgency in Afghanistan, into a power-sharing arrangement...Afghan officials say, the Pakistanis are pushing various other proxies, with Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistani Army chief, personally offering to broker a peace deal with the Taliban leadership...
The dismissal of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal will almost certainly embolden the Pakistanis in their plan...“They know this creates a bigger breach between us and Karzai,” the American official said. Though encouraged by Washington, the thaw heightens the risk that the United States will find itself cut out of what amounts to a separate peace between the Afghans and Pakistanis, and one that does not necessarily guarantee Washington’s prime objective in the war: denying Al Qaeda a haven.
It also provides another indication of how Pakistan, ostensibly an American ally, has worked many opposing sides in the war to safeguard its ultimate interest in having an Afghanistan that is pliable and free of the influence of its main strategic obsession, its more powerful neighbor, India...The Haqqani network has long been Pakistan’s crucial anti-India asset and has remained virtually untouched by Pakistani forces in their redoubt inside Pakistan, in the tribal areas on the Afghan border, even as the Americans have pressed Pakistan for an offensive against it....there have long been suspicions among Afghan, American and other Western officials that the Pakistanis were holding the Haqqanis in reserve for just such a moment, as a lever to shape the outcome of the war in its favor...General Petraeus told Congress last week that Haqqani fighters were responsible for recent major attacks in Kabul and the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan... Some officials in the Obama administration have not ruled out incorporating the Haqqani network in an Afghan settlement...

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...in a country that 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... A significant portion of the Pakistani news media is avowedly anti-American, complicating U.S. and Pakistani government efforts to get the word out.
Back at home, the Obama administration's outreach to Pakistan is getting favorable review in some unlikely quarters, such as the Republican caucus in the Senate. Things generally are the best they have been with Pakistan in a long time. And this is 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 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 ... General Kayani has been a good partner in taking the fight to the frontier regions."

Are Pakistan’s devastating floods the chance for Washington to turn crisis into opportunity?
Pakistan flood relief: Could it undercut Taliban influence?
August 3, 2010 Washington, Christian Science Monitor
The US is widely disliked in Pakistan, feeding the Taliban and terrorism there. But if the US played a major role in Pakistan flood relief, it could win many hearts and minds, some experts say. Are Pakistan’s devastating floods the chance for Washington to turn crisis into opportunity? After a massive tsunami hit parts of Indonesia in December 2004, rapid and substantial US aid had the effect of boosting America’s image in an Islamic country. Now, as the toll rises from floods in Pakistan’s remote and restive northwest, experts are calling on the US to seize the moment and come to the region’s rescue. In addition to humanitarian aims, they argue, the aid could do as much or perhaps more than billions of dollars in programmed assistance toward winning the hearts and minds of Pakistanis. “Given the important benefits this would have for the Pakistani people, as well as for the US-Pakistani relationship, stepping forward with critical aid right now would be a win-win for both... stepped-up US assistance in ways that would be readily visible could only boost the US image in Pakistan which is poor. A June poll by the Pew Global Attitudes Survey showed 68% of Pakistanis polled have an unfavorable view of the US.” says Karl Inderfurth, former assistant secretary of State for South Asian affairs...“Those numbers clearly indicate the depth of anti-Americanism in Pakistan," says Inderfurth. "If we want to be able to pursue our common security interests, we need to undertake the kind of practical assistance than can help turn those numbers around.”...
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the US “will work closely with the government of Pakistan to ensure aid reaches those people who need it most.” The emphasis on cooperation with the Pakistani government seemed designed to counter widespread Pakistani perceptions that their own government is unresponsive and out of touch...one of the factors fueling support for the country’s militants – particularly for those in the northwest, a region the government has often ignored. But it also offers other avenues for progress, some Pakistan experts add. The US should emphasize not only its cooperation with Pakistan but also the Pakistan government's accomplishments.

US races to trump militants in getting aid to Pakistan flood victims
US effort to help victims of the Pakistan flood likely to expand beyond the $10 million already pledged, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said
August 4, 2010, Christian Science Monitor
The United States is in a race with militant organizations in Pakistan to respond first and most effectively to the millions of Pakistani people who are the victims of the worst monsoon flooding in nearly a century. As part of the US campaign, Secretary of State Clinton spoke not only of the expanding US response to the floods, but of terrorist actions some groups are carrying out in the disaster zone.

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

The United States stands ready to provide further assistance as additional needs are identified by the Government of Pakistan....
8-10-10 USAID Sends Additional Aid to Pakistan Flood Victims
WASHINGTON,PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an expansion of its ongoing humanitarian assistance for victims of flooding in Pakistan, which included providing shelter materials, emergency food supplies and preventative medical care to curb potential disease outbreaks. The additional $20 million brings the total financial assistance to date from the United States to $55 million.As the flood waters recede and the overall needs in Pakistan become better known, these contributions may continue to grow. This new money will be used to expand existing programs and activities through flood-affected regions of the country, including in the south, where there has been a light humanitarian presence until now. The initial funding was used for flood assistance in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, where USAID is already working with a network of NGOs and UN agencies. USAID continues to actively monitor the flood's path. As it moves south, the additional funding announced today will be used to expand grants to NGOs and UN Agencies

8-20-10 Pakistan Bans Islamist Aid, In Some Places the Only Aid
By Zeeshan Haider, ISLAMABAD
The US led a stream of pledges of funds for Pakistan during a special meeting of the U.N. General Assembly Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised a further $60 million, bringing to more than $150 million the contribution Washington would make toward emergency flood relief...Pakistan officials are due to meet the International Monetary Fund next week...Pakistan turned to the IMF in 2008 for emergency financing to avert a balance of payments crisis and shore up reserves, agreeing to a set of conditions including revenue targets. IMF meetings will start on August 23 and were scheduled for even before the floods began. In May, Pakistan received $1.13 billion, the fifth tranche of a $11.3 billion IMF loan.

The crossing of a U.S.-Israeli fleet through the Suez Canal should be interpreted less as signal against Iran than Pakistan
U.S. ships and Israeli nuclear submarines in the Persian Gulf
by Manlio Dinucci* Il Manifesto, June 24, 2010
The reason is not only, as was reported, to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons in future. There is a more compelling factor: at the beginning of last week, Tehran signed a $7 billion agreement with Pakistan, inaugurating the construction of a gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan. The project goes back 17 years and had, until now, been obstructed by the United States. Notwithstanding, Iran has already completed 900 Km of the 1500 Km-long gas pipeline, extending from the South Pars field to the border with Pakistan, which will build 700 Km more. As from 2014, 22 million cubic meters of Iranian gas will be delivered to Pakistan through this energy corridor on a daily basis. According to the original project, a branch of the pipeline was to arrive in India, but New Delhi withdrew for fear that Pakistan might interfere with the supply.
China, on the contrary, is ready to import gas from Iran: the China Petroleum Corporation signed a $5 billion agreement with Iran for the development of the South Pars field, replacing French company Total, whose contract was not renewed by Tehran (whereas the Italian ENI - Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, Ndt - continues to operate in the South Pars and Darquain oil fields). For Iran, therefore, the project is of strategic importance: the country has the largest gas reserves after Russia and they are to a large extent still unexploited; through the energy corridor towards the East, Iran can thus elude the sanctions wanted by Washington. However, there is a weakness: South Pars, its biggest oil deposit, is located offshore in the Persian Gulf. It is therefore vulnerable to a naval blockade like the one the United States could impose by virtue of the sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council.
Washington is up in arms since Pakistan, its ally, signed the agreement with Iran just a few days after the sanctions were decided by the Security Council. Hence the military maneuvres, in line with Washington’s allies, particularly France. The aircraft carrier Truman, heading the naval squadron which is sailing towards the Persian Gulf, first made a stopover in Marseille, effecting an interoperability maneuver in the Mediterranean which involved its 80 attack aircraft and the aircraft aboard the French carrier Charles de Gaulle. And, on 14 June, while en route to the Suez Canal, Truman received the visit of the Geman Defence Minister and Navy Chief of Staff....

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

20 Detained After Cricket Attack
...The attack, which began at 9 a.m. Tuesday, appeared to have been well planned...The operation bore some similarity to the attack in November in Mumbai, India, in which 10 militants attacked hotels and other targets over three days, killing 163 people, security officials said. In Lahore, the attackers also appeared to be in their early 20s. They wore sneakers and loose pants and carried backpacks loaded with weapons and high-energy snacks of dried fruit and chocolate, all characteristics of the Mumbai gunmen. The gunmen in Lahore walked casually as they fired, a stance that appeared to be part of the training of the attackers in Mumbai, security experts said. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack. A senior official at the Interior Ministry, Rehman Malik, who is close to President Zardari, said: “We suspect a foreign hand behind this incident. The democracy of the country has been undermined, and foreigners are repeatedly attacked to harm the country’s image.”

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, peter.chamberlin@yahoo.com
...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 ...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. [...]