Monday, August 04, 2008

The Pakistan army sleeps with America, but fears a takeover.

Photo of the house of the Prime Minister of Pakistan in Islamabad by Shubert Ciencia

Ayesha Siddiqa, author of Military Inc., says "The Pakistan army is like a woman with multiple lovers, she has to satisfy them all. While courting the Taliban, it sleeps with America."
(globeandmail.com: The delicate task of playing both sides in Pakistan)

Sajjad Shaukat, at The Frontier Post, 2 August 2008, (The Frontier Post Cached) claims that:

1. India (controlled by the USA), Afghanistan and Israel are trying to turn Pakistan into a failed state, by creating lawlessness in the Frontier Province and Balochistan.

2. India's intelligence service, RAW, is supporting the militant activists in Pakistan.

3. Inside Afghanistan, Indian agents have been training saboteurs who are being sent to Pakistan to conduct bomb blasts.


General Ahmed

Pakistan's intelligence service (ISI) has been considered to be a tool of the CIA.

ISI and the CIA are reported to have created the mujahedeen, who were used to defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

Before the 9 11 attacks, General Mahmoud Ahmed, head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), arranged for $100,000 to be sent to Mohammed Atta. ( Michael Meacher: The Pakistan connection World news The Guardian)

General Ahmed, the paymaster for the hijackers, was in Washington on 9/11, and had a series of pre-9/11 top-level meetings in the White House, the Pentagon, the national security council, and with George Tenet, then head of the CIA, and Marc Grossman, the under-secretary of state for political affairs. ( Michael Meacher: The Pakistan connection World news The Guardian)

It has been assumed that General Ahmed and Mohammed Atta were doing the work of the CIA.

Saeed Shah, in the Globe and Mail, 2 August 2008, (The delicate task of playing both sides in Pakistan) makes the following points:

1. Pakistan has admitted there are "probably" still agents of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) who are sympathetic to the Taliban. Pakistani government minister Sherry Rehman said: "We need to identify these people and weed them out."

2. Some analysts say that (a) the Pakistan army does not want to see the USA, and the government of Hamid Karzai, win in Afghanistan.

(b) The Pakistan army believes that once the USA controls Afghanistan, it will then try to control Pakistan.

"Nobody in Pakistan wants to see America win," said Hameed Gul, a retired general and former director-general of the ISI. "That would spell danger to Pakistan in the long run. They, America, want to make us subservient to India."

3. Recently, Pakistan's government tried to place the Pakistan intelligence service (ISI) under civilian control. The Pakistan army boss, Gen. Kayani, persuaded Prime Minister Yousuf Razi Gilani to keep ISI under military control.

4. The Pakistani army relies on billions of dollars of US military aid.

As Ayesha Siddiqa, author of Military Inc., says: "The Pakistan army is like a woman with multiple lovers, she has to satisfy them all. While courting the Taliban, it sleeps with America."



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