War Looming on our Western Borders

With what ever an angle one may see the Global war on Terrorism; that, this war is a phoney war thriving on the myth of Al Qaeda; that US is all out to push forward their Hegemonic adventurism; that Us has their aim to grab the most lucrative and Economic Resources and routes of transportation of oil and gas of Middle East and Central Asia into her folds; may it be the Iraq invasion or the Afghanistan occupation; but when we look for the local proxy that who is abetting the oppressor in all these cases? Who is the enabler and facilitator; or even the agitator in the area; serving the cause of the United States to achieve their goals; some how all the trails to catch the culprit end up at Pakistan’s front doors.[Khoji da khura sadaey boaey tay]

For sure Pakistan has always been declared as the malefactor of even breeding terrorism with in their own territory and displaying the brewing grounds as decoy targets (like Al Qaeda and Taliban or other Extremist) and inviting the US lead forces to unleash their attacks in the area. It is all evident that we have done a lot as US proxy fighting some body else’s war for paltry rewards! But finally; Chickens come home to roost! It is ‘less than a year after CIA warned of new threats from a resurgent al-Qaeda, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden now portrays the terrorist movement as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout much of the rest of the world, including in its presumed haven along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

In a strikingly upbeat assessment, the CIA chief cited major gains against al-Qaeda’s allies in the Middle East and an increasingly successful campaign to destabilize the group’s core leadership.’ While cautioning that al-Qaeda remains a serious threat, Hayden said Osama bin Laden is losing the battle for hearts and minds in the Islamic world and has largely forfeited his ability to exploit the Iraq war to recruit adherents’. Above statement clearly shows that US is about to shift its target and will move toward the dens of Terrorism found in Pakistani Territory and the attacks in side Pakistan are but eminent. On 12 June 2008 a video fix in the media showed a ‘Drone Video Captured U.S. Strike’ in which Pakistan claims the drone attack killed 11 of it’s soldiers in an unprovoked strike.

The US claims a mountain post was under attack by Taliban forces and they attacked the fleeing Taliban forces with a U.S. drone rocket. The video shows the “anti-Afghan militants” moving to a position identified as inside Pakistan and the impact of a bomb which the voiceover says killed two of them. The survivors then fled into a ravine, where three more bombs were dropped; nearly three hours after the clash began. The voiceover said all the militants were killed. U.S. AP also reports that the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan released footage Thursday of a skirmish with militants that Pakistan claims resulted in an airstrike on one of its border posts that killed 11 of its troops.

Pakistan has lodged a strong diplomatic protest, saying the bombing of the Gorparai post in the Mohmand frontier region on Tuesday was a “completely unprovoked and cowardly act.” And then, on Sunday; Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened to send Afghan troops across the border to fight militants in Pakistan, a forceful warning to insurgents and the Pakistani government that his country is fed up with cross-border attacks. Karzai said that Afghanistan has the right to self-defence, and because militants cross over from Pakistan “to come and kill Afghan and kill coalition troops, it exactly gives us the right to do the same.” “Therefore, Baitullah Mehsud should know that we will go after him now and hit him in his house,” we will get them and we will defeat them. We will avenge all that they have done to Afghanistan for the past so many years.”

And now- Officials in Afghanistan say that hundreds of Afghans are gathering in the eastern part of the country in support of President Hamid Karzai’s threat to send Afghan troops after militants inside Pakistan. In the wake of mixed signals recently sent back from Pakistan’s feet dragging new Government that probably; Pakistan may not resume her job as US proxy; this may not go well with US. All the proxies may not betray their masters the half way. Is our present government capable enough to effectively counter the eminent or is it there; another Iraq in making?