It is not just the United States and the usual suspects who are creating a mess in Afghanistan and Pakistan. There are former KGB men out to avenge their defeat two decades ago. And the Indians, of course, who are sore losers everytime.PESHAWAR, Pakistan—Nowhere in the world a country is subjected so rigorously and intensively to destructive clandestine activities, be they overt or covert, as Pakistan is by the CIA. By Col. (Retd.) Shuja Khanzada
It’s CIA’s war based on flawed intelligence on which a national strategic plan of the US security is formulated called the AFPAK strategy. US security concerns has put Pakistan on highway to destabilization. The strategy has an overt face of an aid package of $1.5 billion annually along with certain US personalities like Richard Holbrooke and Admiral Mike Mullen visiting us very frequently and assuring us of their full support. But there is a covert face to this, one run by the US intelligence for which we as a nation are paying heavily at the cost of our sovereignty and stability.
No matter what is the people’s mandate or what great democratic institutions we intend building, whether it is the PML- N or PPPP the ruling party will matter least as long as the CIA keeps the drones overhead, expands the occupation in Afghanistan and increases clandestine intelligence activities. The CIA is fully assisted by RAW in Balochistan. MI6, Mossad are rendering operational and counter support. The successors to the KGB have scores to settle with ISI and CIA and are fully involved as a spoiler trying to involve more US and Pakistan men and material in the region to avenge their biggest defeat in Afghanistan. KGB and RAW were old partners in the Cold War and their successors continue to enjoy cordial relationship and are eyeing at their mission to collapse Pakistan.
The region is infested with variety of Taliban, CIA Taliban, Mullah Omer Taliban, KGB Taliban, Punjabi Taliban, ISI Taliban, warlords of the Mujahideen, drug cartels, al Qaeda terrorist groups, extreme religious fanatics, mercenaries and foreign troops all interlinked to one another, each trying to rule, plunder, loot and kill in the name of Islam. The CIA with the overall command assisted by the US and NATO troops dominates Pakistan ruling class and dictates its requirements at all levels to do more. It alleges ISI involvement with the Taliban with the result the trust has diminished at both ends. The CIA wants ISI to weaken or neutralized, so that they could have a free run to our nuclear assets. We are in the most precarious situation from all directions. It is become too complicated and complex intelligence situation with no victors or vanquished in sight.
The track record of CIA’s operational and counter intelligence activities is extremely chequered. Their graph speaks volumes of their inefficient organization, incompetent manpower, wrong propaganda and misuse of their capabilities. The destructions they have caused and the brutal killings of the innocent people by the thousands have made people hate Americans especially in the Muslim world. Turmoil that we inherit today is US government blunder for withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1990 when the region needed them the most.
The creation of militant Taliban, re-organizing and strengthening of al Qaeda are all the out come of American strategy evolved few months before 9/11. The region has spun out of control right from the day when the CIA gave a false and exaggerated finished intelligence to the US President on 9/11 episode accusing both the Taliban and al Qaeda from this region. The wrong intelligence estimate united not only both the groups but the over all command structure shifted to al Qaeda as the American propaganda gave hyped projection to this terrorist group much above its capabilities. Osama bin Laden became a Muslim world hero. His organization still remains obscure with billion of dollars and thousand of people massacred to locate one Osama.
The time has come to take the situation in our own hands, though very late. Pakistan political government needs to take initiative, they need to get out of camera sessions and get the people’s confidence to lead. The Pakistan Army I consider the best fighting machine and with more political stability and people’s backing in the country the army can go stronger and its morale higher. Let us rise above party politics and stand united.
Let’s give our army full support and make ISI conduct the operation with full backing from all political parties, government and the media.
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Col. (Retd.) Shuja Khanzada
Col. (Retd.) Shuja Khanzada