Talibanistan devouring Pakistan: Afghanistan next

The surrender of the Waziristans to the Assassins of the Taliban and Al Qaeda was only the beginning. Now nuclear power Pakistan’s deterioration accelerates, bringing ever closer the spectre of a nuclear Jihadist state.

Only a few days ago, there was shock, widely expressed, at a video circulating in Pakistan that showed a 12 year old boy beheading a Pakistani militant accused of being a U.S. spy.

Jihadist media sources in Pakistan are prospering, and widely disseminate this sort of material. Osama bin Laden’s newspaper in Pakistan is known as the Ummat.

In related news, the uprising at Lal Masjid (aka the Red Mosque) in Islamabad has been continuing for several months now. The staff-wielding, niqaab wearing militant women in Black of the Red Mosque have been demanding the replacement of Pakistani civil law with sharia for a while. The Red Mosque has set up a sharia court on its territory. The Red Mosque’s chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz recently declared war on Pakistan. Specifically he stated that Musharraf’s government is un-Islamic and that every Moslem should wage jihad against it. “Banned” terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has declared it will fight the government on behalf of the Red Mosque, claiming that police officers have raped their “sisters.” The government is trying to put lipstick on a pig by claiming the standoff has been resolved amiably, but the Red Mosque leadership disputes the government’s claims.

The Red Mosque isn’t the only source of Assassin agitation in Pakistan. The Darul Uloom Haqqania in the North-West Frontier Province is one of Pakistan’s largest madrassas, and was the main training madrassa for the original Taliban. Roughly 3,000 jihadists graduate from it every year. It is one center of gravity for the new, Pakistani Taliban that now controls the Waziristans, the North-West Frontier Province, and adjoining terrortories including Tank, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Bannu and Lakki Marwat. As the Jamestown Foundation’s Terrorism Monitor notes:

A more startling view by another Pakistani observer notes that the male custodians of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa seminaries confirm that “Pakistan’s mosques and seminaries raise terrorists and not scholars” (Dawn, April 15).

Lal and Haqqania have plenty of company in the Assassin indoctrination biz.

As Mullah Dadullah, a hardened Taliban assassin, told Al Jazeera, Osama Bin Laden is alive in Pakistan. Bin Laden is monitoring and supervising Al Qaeda operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bin Laden personally ordered the attack on U.S. Vice President Cheney in Bagram base in Afghanistan. And the U.S. has no authority to strike Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, even if he were identified down to the square meter.

Pakistan does the absolute minimum to discourage Jihadist Assassins from crossing the border into Afghanistan to wreak havoc against Afghan and NATO military and civilians. Pakistan’s foreign policy is based on the reckoning that NATO and the U.S. are weak and will soon abandon Afghanistan, leaving the Karzai government susceptible to a Pashtun revolt led by a vanguard of Taliban and Al Qaeda that would restore a jihadist government friendly to Pakistan in Afghanistan.

The government of Pakistan continues to crumble on other fronts. The government is promising to reconstruct illegally built madrassas, the demolition of which sparked the rebellion of the Lal Masjid. Now the Taliban in Bajaur is distributing pamphlets calling for the release of all Jihadists imprisoned by the Pakistani government… or else. The Pakistani government’s affinity for giving in to Jihadist threats does not fill one with confidence.

One area where Pakistan is cracking down on border-crossing Jihadists is in Baluchistan. Of course, these Jihadists are attacking targets in Iran, not Afghanistan. Worse yet in Pakistan’s eyes, these Baluchi Jihadists threaten Pakistan’s agreement with China to build a massive deepwater port in Gwadar.

What does all this mean?

In my estimation, we are coming ever closer to nuclear war. Pakistan is a nuclear power that is becoming increasingly dominated by Jihadist Assassins including Osama Bin Laden, the New Old Man of the Mountain.

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7 responses to “Talibanistan devouring Pakistan: Afghanistan next

  1. The Asia Times has more. One of the most interesting aspects of the Asia Times story is financial.

    For long, global aid programs from the West have underwritten the military regime’s agenda in Pakistan. According to last month’s US Congressional Research Service Report, “Annual instalments of $600 million each, split evenly between military and economic aid, began in FY [fiscal year] 2005 … In the years since September 2001, Pakistan has received nearly $1.5 billion in direct US security-related assistance … Some 80% of Defense Department spending for coalition support payments to Pakistan, Jordan, and other key cooperating nations has gone to Islamabad.”

    At US$4.75 billion to date, averaging more than $80 million per month, the amount is equal to more than one-quarter of Pakistan’s total military expenditures. The administration of US President George W Bush has reportedly requested an additional $1.7 billion for 2008, claiming that coalition support payments to Pakistan have led to “a more stable [Pakistan-Afghanistan] border area”, a claim that is roughly as true as the proposition that Iraq is now peaceful.

    In addition, Pakistan has received, for instance, $14 million in funding and technical assistance for a “legislative strengthening program”; the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided about $3 million in education assistance to Balochistan province alone since 2002, and has funded a $6 million project to the province for food security and poverty alleviation in arid agriculture. Additionally, USAID has given more than $2 million in assistance for health activities provided to Balochistan since 2003.

    There is a danger that liberal military and developmental financing by the international community will lead to the worst-case scenario of further radicalization, since “each dollar of ‘development aid’ or ‘financial relief’ to Pakistan releases a dollar of domestic resources for further militarization, radicalization and extremist religious mobilization”.

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  4. Pakistan is the greatest nuclear power in the world. Understand

  5. PAKISTAN HAS A POWERFULL NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO FACE SUCH THREATS OPPOSING BY AMERICA AND OTHER COUNTRIES.WE THE ,PEOPLE WILL GIVE PERMISSION TO USE IT IF THAY ATTACK . WE WARN U ………..
    MIND IT………..
    OTHERWISE U WILL FIND YOURSLF IN DANGER……………
    ALLAH HO AKBAR

  6. why don’t the world cut off the internet connectivity from pakistan and cut off all the relationship. See how the child named Mr. Babar Raza above is threatening us – his brain has been washed from childhood and he won’t realize how inhuman he has become – may Allah give him brians!

    Acutally I think China is the actual culprit to provide this toy to Pakistan – China is the most irresponsible nation – in order to balance india it provided the nuclear weapon to Pakistan – i think we must also provide nuclear weapon to all the neighbouring countries of china like vietnam, laos, thailand, malaysia, mongolia ..and within china also like fighters of xinxiang (wugur) or Tibet — then only they will realize what mistake they made — Also another thing USA also must realize now – if they can’t stop pak terrorist now – they won’t be able to stop in future — Also China should also try to realize their mistake and be a good neighbour.

  7. Also china should concentrate on dumping toys and cheap mobile phones to the world market instead of dumping nuclear weapons to a irresponsible epicenter of terrorist country like pakistan. China should realize that these nuclear weapons might get used against themselves itself — these wugurs (xinxiang province terrorist within china) are attached to Taliban — and they will indirectly use it against them. It like hitting an axe on your own foot.