By Waqar Ahmed All the pilots who crashed planes at the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre were Arabs. They were trained within America, and American security agencies were ignorant of it? Most of these pilots were from Saudi Arabia and the rest from Egypt. Then why did America attack Afghanistan and Iraq, while no Afghans and Iraqis participated in the terrorist events of 9/11.
Without any evidence, some American intellectuals blamed Osama Bin Laden, for providing financial backing to the terrorists. That accusation was rejected by Osama. But the US particularly invaded Afghanistan and destroyed the whole country.
At that time, even the American media was astonished and said that without evidence, blaming Muslims for terrorism was wrong. And now events in this decade since September 11 have proved that the incident was part of a larger design to control the routes to the Central Asian states and their mineral wealth.
Although the regime of Taliban was removed, yet they regrouped themselves, and started guerrilla warfare against the US-led Nato forces. In order to justify her aggressiveness, the United States started using terminologies like Islamic extremism and “Talibanisation.”
The real purpose was not to implicate Osama or to remove the Taliban government, but to use them as scapegoats to fulfill a number of aims in relation to the strategic game. Actually the real purpose was to occupy the mineral resources of Central Asian states and control the routes for their transportation.
Balochistan where China has invested billion of dollars to develop Gwadar Port, which could link Central Asian trade with rest of the world, irritates the US including her other allies like India and Israel.
Washington having signed a deal of civil nuclear technology with New Delhi wants to counterbalance China by making India the superpower of Asia. In this regard, a cold war has already started between the US and China.
Since “nuclearised” Pakistan is expected to be the arena of the next cold war, hence American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad are creating instability by supporting separatist and hostile elements in Balochistan and other parts of Pakistan.
Besides suicide attacks and assaults on Pakistan’s security personnel, other incidents like kidnappings and killings of Iranians and Chinese engineers in the last three years might be cited as examples. At the time of completion of work on Gwadar Port in 2005, the tension in Balochistan was at its peak. Dozens of Chinese engineers working on port were murdered or wounded.
The situation was so instable that the Chinese Premier, the chief guest for the inauguration of the port had to go back to Islamabad. Chinese intelligence did not allow him to proceed to Gwadar. The real cause of tension was that the USA, India and Israel were not happy on development of Port by the Chinese.
The problem was not restricted to Balochistan alone. The Karakorum Highway, which was extended to Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and the tribal areas of Pakistan was also a sour point for the US. The fight in the name of Islam started in Bajaur, Malakand and Swat when in 2004; China signed an agreement with the Government of Pakistan for an extension of the historical highway from Gilgat to Swat, passing through Dir and Chitral. That highway was named “the Karakorum Highway phase II”.
As soon as some parts of that plan were brought to world’s attention, a siren went off in the capitals of some countries, especially Washington, New Delhi and Tel Aviv. The USA took it as a threat to its global plans, and India felt that it threatened its integrity. America’s close ally, Israel also took it as a threat from an Islamic country.
Pakistan’s enemies, while fighting a secret war in Balochistan have been successful in keeping China away from Gwadar Port and in weakening Pakistan by supporting the insurgents and separatists.
A similar strategy was adopted by the CIA, RAW and Mossad by heavily propagating that the Taliban who are hiding particularly in Pakistan’s tribal areas and Balochistan, launch attacks on US and Nato forces and return back to their hideouts. The western media also propagates that the next plot for a terrorist attack on the United States and Europe will be prepared in Pakistan’s tribal regions.
Meanwhile, Afghan President Hamid Karzai also started alleging Pakistan for interference in Afghanistan. He even blamed ISI and the Pak-Army for financially supporting the Taliban to fight against the allied forces.
When this did not have any effect, American generals and the head of CIA also expressed concern about ISI and Pak-Army regarding their links with the Taliban. Based on mutual benefit, the US, Israel and some Western countries also encouraged India to utilize its old relationships with the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan to halt the development of the Gwadar Port and the trade route to China.
America has specific reasons to prevent China from using the Gwadar Port but India just avails the opportunity to create instability in Pakistan. In Afghanistan many Indian offices are working to recruit jobless youth from Pakistani tribal areas and sending them to India where they get terrorist training from the camps secretly established by RAW.
They are also sent to Afghanistan where they are brain washed, trained for terrorist acts, guerilla warfare and sent back to Pakistan. In this regard, RAW is being helped by Israeli Army and the Mossad. Indian embassy and its offices in Afghanistan have been converted to military operation headquarters against Pakistan. The propaganda against Islam and Islamic extremism has already been attracting the Western world.
The terrorist attacks in Pakistan in the name of Islamic extremism, especially the suicide attacks, made world intelligentsia worried about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. The reality in the tribal areas is that under the cover of the Taliban, there are trained agents of India and Afghanistan, fighting the Pak-Army.
Despite all this, Pakistan’s armed forces have broken the backbone of the insurgents in Buner, Swat, Malakand, South Waziristan and other tribal regions. In fact, if Pak Army had not been sent to these areas, the situation would have been much worse.
It is due to the indirect backing of the foreign powers that the true agenda of these militants is neither peace nor implementing Islamic Law, but to destabilise Pakistan.
Eight years developments since 9/11 have proved that there are some other designs — part of a strategic game behind the propaganda of the “Talibanisation,” which has set the whole region on fire.