Ever wonder why American drones attacking Pakistan from Afghanistan are operated by CIA and not the U.S. military? Because the game has reached a dead end. CIA assets and agents inside Pakistani territory, like Baitullah Mehsud, have been beaten by the Pakistani military and are on the retreat, begging for a ceasefire. Seeing its assets vanish, CIA is flying drones to eliminate tribal leaders loyal to Pakistan. Our Foreign Office has admitted for the first time that Pak-American ties are at their worst. The U.S. war against Pakistan has already been launched, without declaration.
CIA Drones: The Game Is Falling Apart
By ZAID HAMID
Sunday, 2 November 2008.
BrassTacks Terrorism Analysis
ISLAMABAD, PakistanThe CIA has now declared an aggressive but covert war against Pakistan in a desperate attempt to counter success of Pakistan army and Governor NWFP in countering CIA / RAW backed terrorist groups in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
For the first time, there is panic in Langley over success of Pakistani strategy in tribal areas. This seems bizarre but this is the reality of the dirty game being played by American and their proxies in Indian and Afghan secret services. The CIAs game is falling apart in tribal areas and they are getting more and more ruthless and sinister.
Before we get onto details, let us refresh what we wrote last week. It is all building up and now dots can be easily connected.
We had written:
On the western front, US continue to create security issues for Pakistan. The US strategy is strange to say the least if not downright sinister. Within Afghanistan, US is involved in direct talks and dialogue with most hard core Taliban leaders. But in Pakistani tribal areas, where only the local Pakistan Taliban are based, US want Pakistan army to wage a full fledged war!! The fact of the matter is that local Pakistani Taliban like Baitullah Mehsud or his likes are only fighting the State of Pakistan and NOT the Americans inside Afghanistan. In fact, there is clear evidence to suggest that US and India are actually patronizing and protecting these terrorist assets operating against State of Pakistan. Also, these local Taliban or their allies are no threat to US or its allies anywhere in the world. So, why is US so keen to force Pakistan into a bloody war inside its own tribal areas? The reason is obvious it is another chapter in CIAs dirty war to create enough anarchy in Pakistan to justify its case against Pakistans nuke assets.
It would be a tight balancing act for army and ISI. They know the CIA game plan and have been bitten seriously by their allies already in this secret covert war against the State. Army was forced and then duped to fight a war which was not its own.
US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is NOT Pakistans war. The war by CIAs backed militant assets against the State, army and ISI has been forced upon Pakistan due to US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. The way to fight this war is NOT just to push it away from within but also to extinguish from its source the US invasion of Afghanistan. It seems that while Pakistan fights local Taliban it will also have to confront US on this fundamental issue.
For the past 7 years, it is Pakistan which was taking the losses in the tribal areas while Indians and CIA, based in Afghanistan, created their own assets and ruthless militias to draw in and fight Pakistan into a protracted war within its own borders. While Pakistan took the losses, Indians and CIA were happy at supporting, funding and pushing more and more funds, explosives and equipment to their assets in the tribal areas. It was around 2005 when Pakistani realized for the first time that it is being double crossed by its allies in the name of war on terror and shifted gears to identify the good Taliban from the bad Taliban. It was quickly established that out of hundreds of small and large groups operating in the tribal areas, they can be safely classified into 4 categories.
Afghan Taliban led by Mullah Omar, Jalal uddin Haqqani and Gulbadin hekmatyar. These are all Afghans and none of them have ever declared war against Pakistan despite some very harsh treatment meted out to them by Pakistan under Musharraf era.
The local good Taliban who were Pakistanis and had sympathies with Afghan Taliban but were not against the State of Pakistan and never wanted to fight the Pakistan army of the State. Peace deals were signed with Mek Muhemmed in south Wazrisistan, Mullah Nazir in south Waziristan and Haji Gul Bahadur in North Waziristan. CIA immediately eliminated Nek Muhemmed to be replaced with one of their own assets Baitullah Mehsud !! That was the time when the CIA game was really exposed to ISI and Pakistani security establishment.
The Bad Taliban, CIA and RAW assets who were only fighting the State of Pakistan and not the US inside Afghanistan. Baitullah Mehsud, Mullah fadlullah and Lal Masjid brigade fell in this category. US have never attacked Baitullah Mehsud even once and are protecting him with all their resources despite repeated requests by Pakistan to take out the most wanted terrorist.
Fourth category of militants were local brigands, gangsters, criminals and highway men who were exploiting the local environment and made their own gangs in the name of Taliban but were neither fighting the Americans nor wished to face Pakistan army. They just harassed local population and fought sectarian wars within. Mangal Bagh near Peshawar is one such a case to be noted. It was this Mangal Bagh threat which was presented by media as someone about to capture Peshawar!
In the last one year or so, Pakistan has signed multiple peace deals with Good Taliban, isolated the bad guys and finally has struck the Bad Taliban very hard. This has brought the entire axis of CIA backed militants under severe pressure from two sides. Loyalist tribes and militants are now also attacking and isolating anti-Pakistan militants and for the first time, the TTP, the terrorist setup run by Baitullah mehsud is taking most severe beating. Baitullahs own brother has been killed and their allies in Khar are considering surrender. Local tribes are now up in arms against them and the tide is finally turning in Pakistans favor.
TTP suspends activities in Mamond
By Anwarullah Khan KHAR, Oct 31: Tehrik-i-Taliban has unilaterally suspended its activities in the Mamond area of Bajaur, according to a spokesman of the militia. Yes, Taliban have unilaterally suspended their activities after negotiations with local elders, but it doesnt mean that we have surrendered our weapons, Maulvi Omar told Dawn on phone from an unspecified place on Friday . http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=nat1.htm&date=20081101
Bajaur militants agree to surrender unconditionally
By Anwarullah Khan KHAR, Oct 29: A number of militant commanders in Bajaur expressed willingness on Wednesday to unconditionally lay down arms and stop attacks on government personnel and installations. It is learnt that the commanders, who attended a jirga of Barmakazai and Oryazai tribes of Mamond tehsil, agreed to surrender and give an undertaking to the political authorities about their good conduct .. http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top3.htm&date=20081030
Tribesmen stand up to Taliban; lose 12, kill 7
By Hameedullah Khan MINGORA, Oct 26: Twelve jirga members were executed and seven militants, including commander Mulla Shamsher, were killed in fighting between a tribal force and militants loyal to radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah in Swat valley on Sunday. Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan said Mulla Shamsher Ali, two other militants and 12 members of a Lashkar were killed in the clash . http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top3.htm&date=20081027
Taliban supporters surrender
By Anwarullah Khan KHAR, Oct 28: A number of supporters of militants surrendered to the Mamond lashkar on Tuesday amid reports that tribal volunteers have consolidated their positions in the Bajaur region. Assistant Political Agent Mohammad Jamil told Dawn that Talibans supporters in Daber, Shakaro, Shahi Tangi and Kherkai areas of the Mamond subdivision had laid down arms before a jirga, renounced militancy and vowed to fight against the Taliban . http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=nat2.htm&date=20081029
The entire CIA game plan was about to collapse. They had to spring into action and they did with vengeance. Now CIA is only targeting those militants who have signed peace deals with Pakistan and have joined hands with Pakistan army to isolate and hunt the terrorist TTP gangs. This is most sinister, ruthless and criminal betrayals of entire Pakistani State, society and nation by the CIA and US. It is not just CIAs secret war. The entire US foreign policy is behind this dirty and sick plan.
Official rationalises raids in badlands
LONDON, Oct 31: A country should have the right to attack another if it is harbouring a potential terrorist threat, according to the US homeland security chief.
In remarks appearing to justify recent US raids in Pakistan and Syria, Michael Chertoff said international law should accommodate a countrys need to deter a possible threat abroad even if it meant taking pre-emptive action. His comments follow recent secret raids by US forces into Pakistan and Syria that drew condemnation from those countries .
ISLAMABAD, Oct 26: Suspected US spy drones fired missiles on Sunday into an alleged militant compound in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, killing at least seven people, security officials said. The air strike in South Waziristan was the latest in a string of attacks on Pakistani soil that have raised tensions between Islamabad and Washington .. http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top2.htm&date=20081027
Commander among 20 killed in US drone raid
By Our Correspondent WANA, Oct 27: An important Taliban commander, Muhammad Omar, was among 20 militants killed in a missile attack by a US drone in Shakai area of South Waziristan on Sunday night, sources said. They said that Omars two elder brothers, Eida Jan and Shakum, and three nephews were also killed in the midnight air strike. Eida Jan was also harbouring militants in the area http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top8.htm&date=20081028
US double blow kills 21 in Waziristan
Dawn Report MIRAMSHAH / WANA, Oct 31: An Al Qaeda militant was among at least 21 people killed in two missile attacks by US drones in North and South Waziristan on Friday night.
According to a security official, Iraqi national Abdur Rehman Abu Akash was among 20 people killed in the
Now that puts the client government of Mr. Zardari in a real fix. On one hand, they have been placed through a CIA orchestrated free and fair democratic elections to make sure that US gets what it wants but on the other hand, they have to present a face of some modesty as well against a hostile local mood. A tough balancing act for totally corrupt and subservient government.
US remains arrogant and have already dismisses the resolution passed by the weak rubber stamp parliament against the US raids. US have made it clear. It will continue to attack and kill all pro-Pakistan militants while protecting its assets to continue waging their war against Pakistan. The war has already been declared, even though hidden under the façade of diplomatic niceties.
Strong protest lodged over drone attacks
By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, Oct 29: The Foreign Office summoned US Ambassador Anne W. Patterson on Wednesday and lodged a protest against recent drone attacks on Pakistans territory.
Spokesman Mohammad Sadiq said that a strong protest had been lodged with the ambassador .
By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, Oct 31: The Foreign Office on Friday indirectly admitted that Islamabads relations with Washington were strained over the handling of militancy politically and diplomatically. We are passing through a difficult period strategically, politically and, of course, the situation on the border with Afghanistan is complex, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Sadiq said during a press briefing in reply to a question about Pakistan-US relations . http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top3.htm&date=20081101
Pakistan has very serious problem: US
WASHINGTON, Oct 29: The United States said on Wednesday it was ready to discuss Pakistans very serious problem with extremism anytime authorities there wished to, but vowed no let-up in counter-terrorism efforts. Declining to comment specifically on suspected US strikes along the border with Afghanistan, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said: We are committed to working with Pakistan to beat back what is a common enemy in the terrorists. http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top10.htm&date=20081030
The funny thing is that within Afghanistan, US is even willing to drop Mullah Omar from the list of wanted terrorists and have now initiated a peace process with Afghan Taliban !!. The US losses in Afghanistan are now staggeringly high and it is an unsustainable war for the US and NATO alliance. They have decided to change their tactics and strategy. Now Taliban are being lured into a dialogue process. It has already begun. Even friendly countries like Saudi Arabia and Turkey are getting involved. Pakistan is also considering initiating talks with Karzai and Mullah Omar. The condition of US is getting desperate and they want an end to fighting in Afghanistan. But this law does not apply in Pakistani tribal areas where CIA is waging a ruthless war.
US willing to hold talks with Taliban, says report
By Anwar Iqbal and Masood Haider WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 28: The US is willing to hold direct talks with elements of the Taliban in an effort to quell unrest in Afghanistan, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified Bush administration officials.The Washington Post reported that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had shown openness to the idea of repudiating Al Qaeda, which encouraged the Bush administration to explore the possibility of holding direct talks with the militia http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top4.htm&date=20081029
Mini-jirga urges joint strategy to bring peace
By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, Oct 27: A mini-jirga between Pakistan and Afghanistan began on Monday with calls for a joint strategy to bring peace to the two countries. At the inaugural session, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the participants: Both Pakistan and Afghanistan need peace .. http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top4.htm&date=20081028
Islamabad and Kabul agree on contacts with militants
By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, Oct 28: The first Pak-Afghan mini-Jirga formally decided to hold talks with militants in their respective areas of control if the Taliban agreed to adhere to the countries constitutions. However, the jirga dropped the condition that militants should first renounce violence. Both Kabul and Islamabad had earlier insisted that talks with the Taliban would be possible only if the militants laid down arms and renounced violence. But, the declaration adopted at the end of the mini-jirga only talked about urgent and imperative need of dialogue and negotiations with opposition groups in both countries with a view to finding a peaceful settlement of the ongoing conflict, upholding the supremacy of constitutions of both countries http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top3.htm&date=20081029
Turkish PM hosts talks between Gilani, Karzai
ISTANBUL, Oct 30: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discussed efforts to restore peace in the region at a meeting here on Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government wants to help mediate regional issues. The leaders met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum to discuss regional security issues, with focus on countering extremism and terrorism . http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top3.htm&date=20081031
If anyone feels that our analysis is too hypothetical and poised at being biased, we would suggest them to read about operation Northwood, a classic CIA operation with all its sinister and dark attributes which the US spy master is capable of. For normal humans, these are unthinkable options. For CIA, this is daily business. The same is now being done in Pakistan and Pakistani tribal areas and these times their tool for mass slaughter and murder is TTP of Baitullah Mehsud, which is now under pressure from Pakistan army. There is a reason why these drones are operated by CIA and NOT by US military!!!
1. Operation Northwoods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Northwoods, or Northwoods, was a false flag conspiracy plan, proposed within the United States government in 1962. The plan called for CIA or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods
2. OPERATION NORTHWOODS: US PLANNED FAKE TERROR ATTACKS ON CITIZENS
Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/northwoods.html
Extracted with permission from a situation report released by BRASSTACKS, a security and defense analysis think tank based in Islamabad. Mr. Zaid Hamid is its Founding Consultant and the author of this report. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also visit www.brasstacks.pk