No Brainer – Don’t Trust Pakistan


John R. Houk

© December 29, 2011

 

Shoebat.com has posted a video that is a documentary of the death of Usama Bin Laden. The important theme of this video is that Pakistan aided Bin Laden in hiding him in plain sight.

 

This is not a surprise because Pakistan’s Intelligence community – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – is a byzantine style government within a government and the ISI were and are very supportive of the radical Islam of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

 

Pakistan’s military are not really supportive of radical Islam as much as it supportive of Pakistan National Interests. The primary objective of Pakistan’s National Interests is to focus on its mortal enemy India. In 1947 the British succumbed to India’s nationalist movement and departed; however the political expediency in the hope to prevent an India civil war was to create a rough division between India’s Muslims and India’s Hindus as well as other ethnic and religious people that were neither Muslim nor Hindu. The non-Muslim/non-Hindu population pretty much stayed with the Hindu side of India. The foolish non-Muslim populations that determined to live in the Muslim majority areas which became known as Pakistan found themselves a persecuted people. The Christians, Hindus and other non-Muslims of the new Pakistan fled to India or became exploited in Pakistan. For the most part Christians that could not afford to flee remained in Pakistan. In 1947 Pakistan was one nation separated by the immense Indian Sub-Continent. East Pakistan eventually became the independent nation of Bangladesh. It is the Pakistan of the west that is a nuclear power that is the arch-enemy of India which also is a nuclear power.

 

The one thing that unites the byzantine elements of Pakistan is the hatred of India. The Pakistan military over the years since 1947 has taken a secular approach to its contribution in governance. The ISI appears to be more inclined toward the religious interests of the Pakistan people; i.e. the religious interests of Islamic Supremacism.

 

I would be surprised if the Pakistan military actively hid Usama bin Laden but I am certain that ISI interaction with the military provided elements that were aware bin Laden was in Pakistan. I am absolutely convinced the ISI was actively hiding bin Laden in Pakistan AND that means keeping bin Laden from America. Getting bin Laden is one of the primary objectives in going to war with the then Taliban dominated Afghanistan.

 

So what would be the reason that the ISI pretend to be a friend with America and hide UBL? I speculate that reason was hatred of India. The ISI wanted to protect the Taliban in case they could be used as an agent of subversive activities if the American supported Afghan government began to show favorable relations with India. In the ISI’s eyes an economic-trade situation between Afghanistan and India might lead to the Indian military establishing bases of operation under the auspices of protecting Afghanistan but surrounding Pakistan with the threat of military action. AND the threat of nuclear war between Pakistan and India has been on the precipice over the years.

 

Ultimately Pakistan cannot be trusted because their National Interests are focused on India and Pakistan Foreign Policy as it concerns the USA is at best an element of manipulation. It would behoove America to begin secret negotiations of a military alliance with India. Pakistan will eventually sell-out America especially if there is a drawdown of the American military in Afghanistan as the perception grows that America has down all it can for the Afghan government. It is at this point the Taliban will test the Afghan government to see if it is too corrupt to sustain administrative control of the Afghan nation. If the Taliban finds success, you can count on Pakistan probably through the ISI will begin planning with the Taliban to bring down the American supported Afghan government.

 

JRH 12/29/11

Author: oneway2day

I am a Neoconservative Christian Right blogger. I also spend a significant amount of time of exposing theopolitical Islam.

2 thoughts on “No Brainer – Don’t Trust Pakistan”

  1. If you look at Pakistan’s history of past five decades, it is primarily the military, economic and diplomatic support of the Anglo-Americans that contributed to what Pakistan is. It is the tens of billions of American tax payers’ dollars that have contributed to Pakistan’s military muscle. The Paki nukes would not happen without connivance of the US state Dept. during the Reagan administration.

    The US can decimate what it has created in just few weeks it it chooses to do so.

    Simply by blocking Pakistan’s lifeline, by stationing a few war ships off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan can be brought to its knees in a few weeks.

    When is that going to happen ……… ?

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    1. U.S. aid to Pakistan began as a counter-balance to the then Soviet Union and the then new psycho-Mullah regime of Iran. It served our National Interest at the time. Apparently it served Pakistani National Interests at the time. The Global War on Terror was another semi-mutual point of interest between USA and Pakistan; i.e. America needing a local ally against Taliban-Al Qaeda and Pakistan needing U.S. weapons tech to keep up with India. The problem is that ten years after 911 the America-Pakistan National Interests have diverged with Pakistan not quite willing to cut the American weapon tech umbilical cord. This makes Pakistan untrustworthy and it is time to plan contingencies to drop Pakistan and perhaps woo India into the orbit of mutual National Interests.

      I believe the “When” is just a matter of time. The real question is: What is the contingency plan to effectively break with Pakistan?

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