Another CIA Creation? – “The Haqqani Network” Terror Group in Pakistan
After an increase in US finger-pointing at Pakistan for allegedly creating, funding and harboring The Haqqani Network, it turns out that the CIA is probably behind it…again.
In the last week, the US Mainstream Media has been set ablaze with news indicating that US Ally Pakistan is supporting the emerging “Haqqani” terror network. US/Pakistan relations have been in a precarious position for quite some time and it seems that they may have reached a tipping point as Pakistan speaks up in it’s defense. This, however, has not stopped US Government officials from spewing their typical war on terror rhetoric and criticism aimed at Pakistan…and doesn’t stop the mainstream propaganda-machine from doing their part in an attempt to brainwash the American public into believing that there is a new, serious threat out there.
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This, presumably, would give the US a reason to step up drone attacks into Pakistan and possibly even enter with troops. With Osama bin Laden now officially dead, the US needs a new enemy insurgent network and new faces of terror to hunt down. The campaign for approval to hunt these guys down has begun; first, with a 19-22 hour rocket siege on the US Embassy in Kabul. The CIA has even gone as far as staging what is presumably a mini-false flag attack into the Kabul CIA office with a supposed “Haqqani” operative infiltrating and killing an “American Citizen” associated with the US Embassy (CIA asset under diplomatic cover).
Incidentally, this location is reportedly one of the best-guarded locations in Afghanistan. How, exactly, did this “Haqqani” terrorist enter this area?
The CIA compound inside the Ariana hotel is one of the most heavily guarded in Kabul, and has been off-limits to the public — along with the road that runs beside it — for almost a decade.
The compound lies at the heart of the capital’s heavily guarded military, political and diplomatic district, a virtual “green zone” that is almost impossible for ordinary Afghans to enter.
But there are emerging reports that the CIA has again had a hand in directly creating and operating the very terror networks the United States Government wages a war against. These reports are consistent with the reports that the CIA currently has a hand in al-Qaeda operations; manufacturing opposition and perpetuating the War on Terror. If reports aren’t enough, just look at who the US/NATO forces are working with in Libya – the rebel forces are made up of al-Qaeda operatives. Foes one minute, friends the next. Which side are they on again? For now, the “Haqqani” network is our alleged enemy…or are they?
CIA, not Pakistan, created Haqqani network: Malik
ISLAMABAD: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) created the Haqqani network and trained its members, not Pakistan, Pakistan Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Sunday.
Talking to journalists at a ceremony held to laud the Islamabad police over the recovery of a huge cache of weapons, the interior minister said that the Haqqani network was present in Afghanistan and those claiming otherwise should give evidence of its presence in Pakistan.
NEW YORK: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said that the Haqqani group that the US held responsible for last week’s attack on the American embassy in Kabul had been the CIA’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ for many years.
Responding to questions during an interview with Al Jazeera television, Khar, who is in New York leading Pakistan’s delegation to the UN General Assembly, rejected US accusations against the ISI, saying that it had no links to the Haqqani network.
“If we talk about links, I am sure the CIA also has links with many terrorist organisations around the world, by which we mean intelligence links,” she said. “And this particular network, which (the United States) continues to talk about, is a network which was the blue-eyed boy of the CIA itself for many years.”
When asked about Admiral Mike Mullen’s statement that the Haqqani group “acts as a veritable arm” of the ISI, the foreign minister said, “It is something that goes very, very unappreciated on our side. This is unsubstantiated. No evidence has been shared with us.” She added that partners and allies did not talk to each other through public statements.
Pakistan and “The Haqqani Network” : The Latest Orchestrated Threat to America and The End of Historyby Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Have you ever before heard of the Haqqanis? I didn’t think so. Like Al Qaeda, about which no one had ever heard prior to 9/11, the “Haqqani Network” has popped up in time of need to justify America’s next war–Pakistan.
President Obama’s claim that he had Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden exterminated deflated the threat from that long-serving bogyman. A terror organization that left its leader, unarmed and undefended, a sitting duck for assassination no longer seemed formidable. Time for a new, more threatening, bogyman, the pursuit of which will keep the “war on terror” going.
Now America’s “worst enemy” is the Haqqanis. Moreover, unlike Al Qaeda, which was never tied to a country, the Haqqani Network, according to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, is a “veritable arm” of the Pakistani government’s intelligence service, ISI. Washington claims that the ISI ordered its Haggani Network to attack the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 13 along with the US military base in Wadak province.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Armed Services committee and one of the main Republican warmongers, declared that “all options are on the table” and gave the Pentagon his assurance that in Congress there was broad bipartisan support for a US military attack on Pakistan.
As Washington has been killing large numbers of Pakistani civilians with drones and has forced the Pakistani army to hunt for Al Qaeda throughout most of Pakistan, producing tens of thousands or more of dislocated Pakistanis in the process, Sen. Graham must have something larger in mind.
The Pakistani government thinks so, too. The Pakistani prime minister,Yousuf Raza Gilani, called his foreign minister home from talks in Washington and ordered an emergency meeting of the government to assess the prospect of an American invasion.
Meanwhile, Washington is rounding up additional reasons to add to the new threat from the Haqqanis to justify making war on Pakistan: Pakistan has nuclear weapons and is unstable and the nukes could fall into the wrong hands; the US can’t win in Afghanistan until it has eliminated sanctuaries in Pakistan; blah-blah.
Washington has been trying to bully Pakistan into launching a military operation against its own people in North Waziristan. Pakistan has good reasons for resisting this demand. Washington’s use of the new “Haqqani threat” as an invasion excuse could be Washington’s way of overcoming Pakistan’s resistance to attacking its North Waziristan provence, or it could be, as some Pakistani political leaders say, and the Pakistani government fears, a “drama” created by Washington to justify a military assault on yet another Muslim country.
Over the years of its servitude as an American puppet, the Pakistan government has brought this on itself. Pakistanis let the US purchase the Pakistan government, train and equip its military, and establish CIA interface with Pakistani intelligence. A government so dependent on Washington could say little when Washington began violating its sovereignty, sending in drones and special forces teams to kill alleged Al Qaeda, but usually women, children, and farmers. Unable to subdue after a decade a small number of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, Washington has placed the blame for its military failure on Pakistan, just as Washington blamed the long drawn-out war on the Iraqi people on Iran’s alleged support for the Iraqi resistance to American occupation.
Some knowledgeable analysts’ about whom you will never hear in the “mainstream media,” say that the US military/security complex and their neoconservative whores are orchestrating World War III before Russia and China can get prepared. As a result of the communist oppression, a signifiant percentage of the Russian population is in the American orbit. These Russians trust Washington more than they trust Putin. The Chinese are too occupied dealing with the perils of rapid economic growth to prepare for war and are far behind the threat.
War, however, is the lifeblood of the profits of the military/security complex, and war is the chosen method of the neoconservatives for achieving their goal of American hegemony.
Pakistan borders China and former constituent parts of the Soviet Union in which the US now has military bases on Russia’s borders. US war upon and occupation of Pakistan is likely to awaken the somnolent Russians and Chinese. As both possess nuclear ICBMs, the outcome of the military/security complex’s greed for profits and the neoconservatives’ greed for empire could be the extinction of life on earth.
The patriots and super-patriots who fall in with the agendas of the military-security complex and the flag-waving neoconservatives are furthering the “end-times” outcome so fervently desired by the rapture evangelicals, who will waft up to heaven while the rest of us die on earth.
This is not President Reagan’s hoped for outcome from ending the cold war.
Haqqani Network Background
Jalaluddin gained notoriety as an anti-Soviet, US-Backed mujahideen commander in Afghanistan in the 1980s. His bravery and ability to organize mujahideen fighters won him funding and weapons from U.S. and Pakistani intelligence services and Saudi Arabia.
Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson, who fund-raised for the Afghan resistance, once called Jalaluddin “goodness personified.” The warrior was held in such high esteem he visited the White House when Ronald Reagan was president.
In 1991, he was the first resistance leader to capture the city of Khost from the Najibullah government. After the fall of Kabul in 1992, he was appointed Justice Minister in the first Mujahideen government serving with the US-friendly current Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Jalaluddin Haqqani refused Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s offer to be the country’s Premier in a US installed provisional government a few years back.
Despite many claims over the years by the US Government and their backers that this ‘family’ run a Sopranos-style Pakistani crime network, previous CIA connections, adamant denials by Pakistani officials and recent US-Backed Afghan Government involvement, the accusations do not add up and mirror the allegations on previous top terror targets.