Epilogue: 10th anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's assassination - Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018?


Epilogue: 10th Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Assassination

Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018?




The long running 'strategy of tension' coming to fruition in Pakistan


“it is folly to be America's enemy, it can be fatal to be its friend.” --- Henry Kissinger


Published Friday, December 29, 2017
Report Last Updated Saturday, March 3, 2018 08:00 pm

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Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org




Abstract

Under president Trump's administration, the United States of America appears to be taking all the antagonistic steps against both Iran and Pakistan to make the Wakeup call of 2007 even more pertinent as the world enters 2018. Unfortunately, neither nation can still make an effective self-defense (despite all their bravado that is more reminiscent of Sadaam Hussein before the first Tomahawk cruise missiles hit the ancient land of Mesopotamia). The establishment leaders, intellectuals, politicians and opinion-makers in both nations, alongside the rest of the world, still continue to “United We Stand” with the base fiction of “War on Terror” of the United States. Neither has the courage to publicly recognize and call this fiction for what it is, albeit, most wise people in both nations well understand the calculus of hegemony and primacy which underwrites it. Well, as in love, timeliness in war can make the difference between win and lose. Perhaps it is already too late to throw the tea overboard for Pakistan! The nation has been completely destroyed from within over the past two decades of alternately raining American made military dictatorship and American made mercenary democracy upon it, before the first American missiles and American boots will ever land on its sacred soil to “save” it from the “terrorists”.










Sage Advice

I consulted my lawyer and asked him to vet it [column for the week]. He is young, wrinkled with pragmatic wisdom. His advice: Scrap it! You have no rights at present. You can be picked up by the dreaded men of the ‘agencies’, you can be harassed, even tortured, and surely jailed. To so do, they can take you into custody from anywhere – your house, your club, a friend’s house, your park – handcuff you, tie you up, put you into solitary confinement, starve you – in other words, ‘enlightened moderation’. We, your lawyers, will have to fight like King Leonidas against the Persians at the Pass of Thermopylae attempting to stave off ‘enlightened moderation’. It is far better to sit at home, stay away from your PC, and enjoy the company of friends in this fair weather.
Pakistani columnist Ardeshir Cowasjee (late), Dawn, December 09, 2007.
(One would naturally listen to such sage advice, except that to be silent is to be an Accomplice!)










Dedication

To American and Pakistani

Innocent of Knowledge








Table of Contents









Abstract
Abstract

Preamble
Open Letter to The Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan

Chapter 1
Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? With deepest condolences to the grieving nation

Chapter 2
Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!

Chapter 3
Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto

Chapter 4
Profound Clairvoyance or Blatant Obviousness?

Chapter 5
The attack of 'Al-Qaeeda' and Pakistani 'loose nukes'

Chapter 6
'Bin Laden': Key enabler of “imperial mobilization” and nuclear attack on Iran-Pakistan

Chapter 7
Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'!

Chapter 8
Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses – Open Letter to a Pakistani General

Chapter 9
Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central'

Chapter 10
Heads-up warning to the American Peoples – Nuclear attack on Iran appears imminent!

Chapter 11
Letter to Sibel Edmonds on 'Pakistan's Bomb, U.S. Cover-up'

Chapter 12
Beware of Red Herrings on Nuclear Security spun by Hectoring Hegemons and their patsies!

Chapter 13
Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security'

Chapter 14
Letter to Matthew Bunn of Harvard on his risk assessment of Nuclear Terrorism from 'pirates' while ignoring the 'emperor'!

Chapter 15
Old wine in a new bottle – Happy-Happy Zardari: A monologue on Hope and Voluntary Servitude

Chapter 16
Harvesting Perspective Pollution: Democracy Revolutions and Useful Idiots on the Grand Chessboard

Chapter 17
Election Illusion: What Not to do in the Upcoming Elections (and all future elections in Pakistan so long as Pakistan remains a geopolitical pawn and vassal-state ruled by house niggers, useful idiots and mercenaries)

Chapter 18
The Day After – American Agenda for Pakistan

Chapter 19
Letter to Editor: The Destruction of Pakistan by the CIA

Chapter 20
Open Letter To Aitzaz Ahsan

Chapter 21
Open Letter To Nawaz Sharif – The Road Ahead

Chapter 22
The Prized Negroes of Pakistan

Chapter 23
Between Imperial Mobilization and Islamofascism: Bribing the Maggots and the Soul Extractor

Chapter 24
Ali Baba in Mumbai – Eid 2008 Reflections

Chapter 25
The Decapitation of Pakistan by its own Military!

Chapter 26
Bringing back the lost Zen to Pakistan: Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!

Chapter 27
Imperial Surrogates and 'Terror Central' in Operation Gladio Redux

Epilogue
Epilogue

Further Reading
Further Reading













Preamble

Open Letter to The Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan







Zahir Ebrahim
January 25, 2018 | Updated January 31, 2018


Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar
Assalamu' alekum.
I wish to draw your judicial eye towards the open conspiracy of dunces – 'hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil' – captured by the image of the 'three wise monkeys' displaying the behavior trait of co-opted human beings displaying 'wisdom' in their own narrow self-interest.
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Pakistan's respected officialdom is ignoring a most profound issue as if it did not exist. This issue is the first principle, the first cause, from which all evil follows. The dysfunction of this evil, the effects, cannot ever be interdicted and stamped out while the first cause is safeguarded, jealously protected, and publicly ignored by the entire civil-military officialdom pretending to be 'innocent of knowledge'.
This report that I draw your considerable attention towards, a compilation of published essays from mostly a decade ago, by a most ordinary human being, a most ordinary citizen of Pakistan living in the United States as its most ordinary permanent resident for the past four decades, explains what it is that Pakistan's respected officialdom, in its expedient wisdom, pretends does not exist.
That, in a nutshell, Pakistan is a 'vassal state' of the United States; its rulers have turned it into a 'slave state', and a 'rental state'! The looting of state treasury, its debt burden, neo-liberal privatization, 'enlightened moderation', erosion of values, are part of Fourth-gen and Fifth-gen warfare that Pakistan is being subjected to using Pakistan's own 'fifth columnists' and 'useful idiots'.
In other words, Mr. Chief Justice, as the report observes in Chapter 17:
'Only when the ubiquitous existence of perspective-pollution is recognized as epistemological, and its effects even marginally overcome, does it become obvious what is really going on in Pakistan behind the many public puppetshows.
Almost miraculously, with the fog lifted, it becomes straightforward to see through the election illusion foisted upon the nation. The public mind, liberated from the shackles of crippled epistemology and self-serving partisanship, perceptively sees, by the weight of empirical evidence, that faux-democracy is merely the continuation of colonial rule, only disguised!'
That ugly fact, Mr. Chief Justice, is written all across the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Even in your own domain of dispensing justice, two points stare at every Pakistani:
1) The entire penal code, the law books, the precedence, are exactly the continuation of law made by colonial powers to govern the 'untermenschen' (the lesser peoples). Evidently, Pakistanis cannot better what the 'white man's rule' bequeathed to the colonized peoples, us (sic!).
2) Even the symbolism in the court room reeks of colonial Raj. Look at your own headgear for instance, or how you are addressed in court, as I am told: “My Lord”. Since when did the judge become “lord”? The judge is a public servant, paid from public coffers, to resolve disputes and dispense justice among the people by obliterating the distinction between ruler and ruled, or so I am also told, by wonderful theory in books after books, and by the symbol of the blindfolded lady justice holding the scales of justice in her hands which adorns virtually all court rooms in the world. I am of course old fashioned, and at times Pollyannaishly believe these platitudes to actually be enacted, despite all empirical measurements of power and the reality of its pathocracy.
The modernity du jour in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Chief Justice, instead sees judges hanging an elected prime minister as American sponsored Pakistani military dictator's imperative, –– the 'judicial homicide' using judges as the 'hitman', and nary an apology has been uttered publicly by any judge even ex post facto; judges administering oath to whosoever possess the bigger guns and comes to power –– legal cover to military dictatorship using judges as source of legitimacy, and once again no public apologies, no display of self-cognizant shame; and as the 'white man' held sacred, the law is only for the weak, the 'ubermenschen' (those above the local laws that they made for 'civilizing' the 'lesser people') are not bound by it; all shamelessly shout continuation of colonial rule behind the thin facade of 'democracy', as if it is some sacred religion. Symbolism, codices, the acts of the judges, rulers, and the people, all reek of colonial rule, only disguised, and patriotically wrapped in the Pakistani flag.
Please pardon the offense of pointing out the obvious. It isn't that you are unaware of it. You face it every single day, especially when you look in the mirror to get dress in the morning and put on your colonial headgear! Why do you so boldly and proudly wear the vestiges of colonial rule, and directly upon your head (!) from which you are about to daily dispense justice to the 'brown people'? That, in itself, symbolizes 'gulam', 'slave', 'house-nigger', who deems it great honor and privilege to use the leftover crumbs that fell off the massa's table.
When those endowed with the responsibility of power are so attached to mere symbols of colonial rule, how can Pakistan's elites ever give up the toast that comes buttered on both sides from the 'massa' for being obedient to its imperatives, to its narratives, to its values, to its prescriptions, to its judgments, and to its diktats, to the point of who lives and who dies, who is sold and who is freed, who is innocent and who is guilty, is decided in the latter day headquarters of the 'massa' du jour?
If I were the Chief Justice of Pakistan and a decent human being who treasured liberty from colonial rule, both modern and post-modern, the minimum I would do is to at least throw the symbols of colonial rule overboard. Throwing the tea overboard will naturally follow.
Symbolic acts of courage are the necessary prelude to the exercise of real courage when moral and intellectual cowardice has made strong inroads into the public psyche. We obey any master, anyone in power, and any authority figure. And we continually dig deep within our heritage to find justifications for it; at all levels!
Permit me to be even bolder in stating the obvious and now address your public position, the most important stance that you have taken in the public eye, at least to my mind, a glimpse of which you have now witnessed in how I have begun this letter. Allah the Merciful, most generously bestowed upon me the power to speak, to hear, and to see, and were I to not use these precious gifts, pretend to be “Summun, Bukmun, Umyun” (Deaf, Dumb, Blind), I will be called to account for it by a far Greater Judge, the Most Just Judge, and what will I plead –– that I was afraid of those made like me, from the smelly 'nutfa', and whose destination is to be the same like mine, dry 'dust'?
What is the point of holding elections and keeping this post-colonial slavery system in play? I read in The News Today, January 25, 2018, your statement to this effect that elections will be held on time.
I mean, under that same status of 'rental state', 'slave state', 'vassal state', as the Hon. Chief Justice of Pakistan, you wish to hold elections so that a new crop of 'serfs', 'mercenaries' and 'useful idiots' can faithfully serve the 'massa' to continue Pakistan's status on the Grand Chessboard as a pliable pawn as before?
Not to forget the golden opportunity to profit and prosper beyond the common man's imagination?
What fundamentals do you perceive will change by electing new rulers of the state?
So long as Pakistan is a 'slave state', by design only 'inept people', 'useful idiots', and 'hungry mercenaries' can ever become her rulers; only the 'house nigger' can serve the 'massa' well.
It is my hope that upon reviewing this report, you will be reminded of the grotesque reality which the respected officialdom of Pakistan, in its self-serving wisdom, pretends does not exist.
To call a spade a spade, is the minimum criterion of justice, which is why I am writing this open letter to you, the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
If the highest court in the land fails to call a spade a spade, all pretenses at fair justice might as well be turned off. Then, Justice is as justice does; the king's justice!
What you do next is for you to decide as the Chief Justice. I have nothing further to add. This report is what it is. I stand by it as my coherent deconstruction of reality. If you should invite me to the Supreme Court to answer for it before all the genuinely 'innocent of knowledge' high officialdom, I will make haste in doing so believing it to be my duty. I would do the same if the United States Supreme Court or the World Court would hear me so that they too could learn to pronounce “spade”.
There is only One Power that we ultimately all answer to, and we recognize no other. That is our Creator. To Him we came from, and to Him we shall return. Six feet under, the maggots can't tell the difference who was VVIP of Pakistan, VVIP of the United States, and who an ordinary plebeian. But as is our common belief as Muslims, the stances we take here as human beings against ruthless power – pompous 'white collar' officials who aid and abet tyrants, thieves, looters, plunderers, murderers, those who kill in large numbers under the sound of trumpet and heralded as great leaders, mercenaries and cowards who sit in positions of power and sell-out to the highest bidder in fear of protecting their self-interests – will decide who won and who lost. None who preside over the destiny of nations and its peoples may forget that. Those who do not share in that categorical imperative are the 'ubermensch'. They are the enemy of all mankind. They are not 'innocent of knowledge'. And Pakistan, while steeped in religious fervor, openly hides many such 'ubermensch'!
Yours Sincerely,
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org












Chapter 1

Who Killed Benazir Bhutto?

A revised 'strategy of tension' in Pakistan







With deepest condolences to the grieving nation




(and a renewed wakeup call before they come to 'save' Pakistan)



Zahir Ebrahim
December 28, 2007.



I woke up on Friday morning to the shock and horror that the rest of Pakistan was already experiencing for the past several hours. With tears in my eyes and a sinking heart, I fired off this condolence message to Ms. Fatima Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto's estranged niece:
“I am just shocked beyond belief with tears streaming down my face as I compose this condolence letter to you and your family.
I never really liked Ms. Benazir Bhutto-Zardari as a politician - she remained a political enigma to me as the personally-trained-by-her-father distinguished daughter of a genuinely patriotic and assassinated former Prime Minister. I could never fathom her purported graft of the nation, nor her unsupport of her assassinated brother - your late father. But she did not deserve this fate (and neither did your father and grandfather).
I am very sorry and please accept my genuine condolences.
I fear that the country has been set-up as per the plan that I preemptively outlined in Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard' to send in the 'storm troopers' to 'save' us. I am also grieving for what is to befall Pakistan - and cannot easily distinguish one tear from another.”
That extemporaneous outpouring of grief is now supplanted by a more rational deconstruction of the 'grotesque reality' that is implementing a revised 'strategy of tension' in Pakistan for a particular domestic as well as global overarching agenda in the New World Order.












Chapter 2

Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!




With deepest condolences to the grieving nation




Zahir Ebrahim
February 04, 2008.
(updated February 05, 2008)
Addendum Sept. 21, 2009: Former Chief of Army Staff's belated disclosure



Almost every English daily in Pakistan has carried some coverage of Benazir Bhutto's posthumously published book in the UK. The Daily Times on February 05, 2008, in its editorial, wrote: 'A London newspaper has published excerpts from Ms Benazir Bhutto’s posthumous book “Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West” in which she has revealed that Al Qaeda agents and some people from the Musharraf establishment were involved in the plot to kill her'. In Dawn's column of February 04, 2008, titled “Benazir’s ‘last testament’ gives hint about plot to kill her”, Benazir was also quoted, stating: “When I returned, I did not know whether I would live or die. I knew that the same elements of Pakistani society that had colluded to destroy my father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and end democracy in Pakistan in 1977 were now arrayed against me for the same purpose exactly 30 years later.”
It is instructive to quote Brig. Tirmazi, the Director of ISI at the time of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, from his 1995 memoirs 'Profiles of Intelligence', where the erstwhile spymaster asserts the following:
The US Plays its Role.
According to some candid intelligence estimates, the US was fully involved in exploiting the situation by guiding and aiding the opposition political parties and ultimately getting him removed and hanged. (page 33)
It is generally believed that the US wanted ZAB to be removed from the political scene of Pakistan mainly on two counts. First, for the nuclear policy that he framed and tried to relentlessly pursue and secondly, for apprehensions that ZAB's was influencing the minds and policies of a number of Islamic and Third World countries. He posed a serious challenge to the US interests in the region. 'He had to be eliminated'.
On August 9, 1976, American Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger had a talk with ZAB, in Lahore, to dissuade him from acquiring Nuclear Reprocessing Plant from France for which the deal had already been finalized after Pakistan had agreed to all the safeguard requirements laid down by both France and the International Atomic Energy Agency. In their talks, Dr. Kissinger found ZAB inflexible and determined to go ahead with the acquisition of the Reprocessing Plant and make Pakistan a nuclear power. Incensed, he warned ZAB, "We will make a horrible example of you," adding menacingly, "When the railroad is coming, you get out of the way." But ZAB stood his ground. The US virtually mowed down ZAB. The political and economic crisis situation that started to develop during 1976-77 was fully exploited by the power broker USA. This is how they did it:-
- The Americans had successfully cultivated a number of well-placed bureaucrats, PPP stalwarts and ministers who wittingly or inadvertently served as the US agents of influence. American diplomats and CIA operators not only got most of the 'inside' information from these 'gentlemen' but also utilized their good offices to 'convey' whatever they wanted to feed or plant.
- During 1976-77 ZAB, probably working on the structured advice of these agents, continued to slip deeper and deeper into the political quagmire. They somehow convinced him that PPP must win and hold two third majority in the elections. When the agitation was moving from bad to worse, some of these men wanted weapons and chalked out plans to defeat MNA movement by force. ZAB also seriously started to consider this option.
- Some officers from USMAAG had also meaningful ingresses in the General Headquarters and not only gathered the thinking in the Services Headquarters but would also drop a 'suggestion' here and there.
- Some of the US diplomats had established direct contacts with a number of PNA leaders whom they continued to aid, support and give day-to-day line of action.
- As soon as the PNA movement gathered momentum, a large number of foreigners, particularly Americans descended on Pakistan in the garb of freelance journalists, reporters, observers, and photographers to cover the events. These men and women loaded with cameras, tape recorders and money seemed to have done their home-work well and were also being fed locally by invisible sources. They all seemed to know the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of every one who was any one in politics. It would be interesting to note that, (thanks to our days of slavery, we still have not overcome the 'white skin' phobia) most of our politicians were not only always available to these manipulators but would actually feel elated on getting a call from them and would pour out whatever they had in their minds. Every day, we in the ISI received a flood of telegrams that these journalists would send home and it was surprising to know who all they were speaking to and what information and political analysis they received.
- All that was being sent out by these so-called foreign journalists, who were actually CIA operators, was being beamed back on Pakistan as psychological warfare and propaganda aimed at building up a scenario of ZAB's fall.
- A number of diplomats were not only actively involved but also directed the operations against ZAB. Jan M. Gibney, Political Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, duly assisted by a couple of Pakistanis, was extremely active and would frequently visit a number of politicians. It was Gibney who had telephoned and conveyed to Howard B. Schaffer, Chief of Political Affairs, US Embassy, Islamabad, that notorious sentence, "The party is over. Merchandise has gone." ZAB had retorted by saying, "Party is not yet over. Elephant has long ears......"
- We had reports from Karachi that exchange rate of US Dollar in the open market had considerably dropped. The market was flooded with US Dollar currency notes and too many people were trying to exchange US Dollars for Pak Rupees. Who unloaded all those US currency notes in the market, is a question not difficult to answer.
- PL-480 funds had also been released by the US. Over-night some JI workers were seen with pockets full of money and spending lavishly. ...
... The US not only aided but also directed most of the PNA activities. On July 4, 1977, PNA negotiators Mufti Mahmood, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan and Professor Gafoor had agreed on a joint formula with the PPP but suddenly Air Marshal (retired) Asghar Khan, Pir of Pigaro, Begum Nasim Wali Khan, Maulana Noorani and some other of their ilk declared that they did not endorse the agreement reached between the parties. On whose behalf these leaders sabotaged the reconciliation proceedings, is any body's guess.
Martial Law. On the night of July 4/5, 1977 General Zia-ul-Haq declared Martial Law. ...
The US Issues Black Warrant. When ZAB's trial for his alleged involvement in the murder of Nawab Muhammad Ahmad Khan was being heard in the Supreme Court, Islamabad, ... a telegraphic message from Washington [was received]. When decoded, it contained directions for the local US offices to ensure that ZAB was hanged. It also laid down instructions for arranging retirement and shifting of some of the general officers. (pages 33-38 )
The top spymaster of Pakistan further elaborated on the innate nature of the puppetmasters:
Under the pretext of securing her own strategic interests, the United States of America tries to manipulate and dabble in the affairs of other nations. ...
Essentially, the US policy configurations vis-a-vis Pakistan have been that of a “master” and not of a “friend”. Oscillating between persuasion and coercion, the US tends to employ all available means to keep Pakistan under watch, pressure and diplomatic subjugation. At times, it has used the 'carrot and stick' of aid, and at others, lashed out threats of economic strangulation or declaring Pakistan a terrorist state.
Pakistan's geostrategic position, nuclear capability, agricultural and technological potential, as well as the Islamic ideological base are matters of vital concern to US policy makers. The US will not and cannot allow Pakistan to govern her own affairs. While Pakistan was still in its infancy, the American hawks pounced upon and hijacked our national interests by building up an exaggerated threat of the former Soviet Union's expansionist designs against Pakistan and their so called 'mad' drive to the warm waters. ...
In addition to the administrative, economic and political means, the US has always employed her secret terrorist arm, the CIA, in foreign lands. The CIA is known for adopting various covert and overt means to undermine the integrity of other countries for achieving their own objectives and furthering their 'nefarious' designs. It is equipped with colossal material resources and its men are canny and ruthless in executing their assignments. Their methods in madness include:
a) Espionage and penetration in all areas of interest like defence, foreign affairs, science/technology, developmental programmes, economy, education, and politics. b) Propaganda, disinformation campaigns, subversion, terrorism, psy warfare, assassinations, blackmail, bribes, coercion and intimidation. ...
j) Install CIA agents as presidents, prime ministers, ministers, generals and senior advisors, etc. (pages 20 – 22)
And the most telling observation by Brig Tirmazi – which may perhaps also shed immediate investigative light on who killed Benazir Bhutto until it is eventually rerun as self-evident on the history channels in 20-50 years – is this straightforward question that he had the chutzpah to ask, ex post facto:
... It would be fair to ask what we [the ISI] did to counter the US machinations? Well we did not, and could not do any thing beyond reporting to the highest authority in the country. There are reasons for our inaction:
One, neither the ISI nor the IB is designed or equipped to counter the machinations of a Super Power.
Two, an important factor is our own price. A lot has been said and written by some of our American friends about the price of a Pakistani. Dr. Andrew V. Corry, US Counsel General at Lahore, once said, “Price of a Pakistani oscillates between a free trip to the US and a bottle of whisky.” He may not be too far wrong. We did observe some highly placed Pakistanis selling their conscience, prestige, dignity and self-respect for a small price. (page 45)
And to carry the chutzpah to its logical conclusion, the former leader of the ISI asks the exact same question – ever so blithely (after having willingly served the old 'masters') – that most plebeians in this 'wretched' nation are still asking twelve years later:
“The nation has the right to know and ask the leaders how far has the situation changed and have we developed enough muscles and guts to get rid of the old masters and their agents? That is the question.” (page 23)
So, the erstwhile daughter of the East, Benazir Bhutto, was indeed quite clairvoyant in asserting that the same killers will be after her – except that she (perhaps deliberately) misidentified the culprits, in both cases – for this spy confessional-memoir was written during her own time as Prime Minister, and could not have escaped her notice or the approval of the upper echelons of ISI and her own government before publication.
And her un-clever misidentification, not surprisingly, clearly only benefits the real culprits themselves – crafted as she was by the Council on Foreign Relations. Witness this exchange on August 15, 2007, in New York, where she was introduced by CFR's President, Richard Haass, with a very revealing welcoming statement: “It is, for me, a personal pleasure to welcome back to the Council on Foreign Relations an old friend of mine and someone who is familiar to many of you in this room and knows well this organization, the former prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto.”
It is here that Benazir Bhutto had asserted that she will tow the American line: “I seek to lead a democratic Pakistan which is free from the yoke of military dictatorship and that will cease to be a haven, the very petri dish of international terrorism” – thinking that that's what they wanted to hear. In her eagerness to come to power – or perhaps deliberately setup over the past three years to entice her to return to Pakistan – not realizing that it was to create a 'strategy of tension' in Pakistan as a pawn-move on the 'Grand Chessboard'.
It is unsurprising that the Pakistani newspapers continue to un-forensically repeat the same mantras as did the victim, Benazir Bhutto, and as is publicly the wont among the Pakistani ruling establishment. Perhaps deceit, forgetfulness, and co-optation today are deemed the better part of valor. Unless one has the unflinching courage to practice the late Charles de Gaulle's solution of “tous azimuths” ( 'vigilant in all directions – “360 degrees”' ), that includes of friends and foes alike, this nation is at the end of its tethers.






Addendum

Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief

Tehran Times Political Desk
Monday, September 14, 2009
TEHRAN - Pakistan’s former chief of army staff, General Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.), has said the U.S. private security company Blackwater was directly involved in the assassinations of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.
Blackwater later changed its name and is now known as Xe.
General Beg recently told the Saudi Arabian daily Al Watan that former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green light to carry out terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Quetta.
General Beg, who was chief of army staff during Benazir Bhutto’s first administration, said U.S. officials always kept the presence of Blackwater in Pakistan secret because they were afraid of possible attacks on the U.S. Embassy and its consulates in Pakistan.
During an interview with a Pakistani TV network last Sunday, Beg claimed that the United States killed Benazir Bhutto.
Beg stated that the former Pakistani prime minister was killed in an international conspiracy because she had decided to back out of the deal through which she had returned to the country after nine years in exile.
Beg also said he believes that the former director general of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence was not an accomplice in the conspiracy against Benazir Bhutto, although she did not trust him.
The retired Pakistani general also stated that Benazir Bhutto was a sharp politician but was not as prudent as her father.
On September 2, the U.S. ambassador to Islamabad, Anne W. Patterson, intervened with one of the largest newspaper groups in Pakistan, The News International, to force it to block a decade-old weekly column by Dr. Shireen Mazari scheduled for publication on September 3 in which Mazari, the former director of the Islamabad Institute of Strategic Studies, broke the story of Blackwater/Xe’s presence in Pakistan.
The management of The News International dismissed one of the country’s most prominent academics and journalists due to U.S. pressure. She joined the more independent daily The Nation last week as an editor.
On September 9, in her first column in The Nation, Dr. Mazari wrote:
“Now, even if one were to ignore the massive purchases of land by the U.S., the questionable manner in which the expansion of the U.S. Embassy is taking place and the threatening covert activities of the U.S. and its ‘partner in crime’ Blackwater; the unregistered comings and goings of U.S. personnel on chartered flights; we would still find it difficult to see the whole aid disbursement issue as anything other than a sign of U.S. gradual occupation. It is no wonder we have the term Af-Pak: Afghanistan they control through direct occupation loosely premised on a UN resolution; Pakistan they are occupying as a result of willingly ceded sovereignty by the past and present leadership.”
According to Al Watan, Washington even used Blackwater forces to protect its consulate in the city of Peshawar.
In addition, U.S. journalist Seymour Hersh has accused former U.S vice president Dick Cheney of being involved in the Hariri assassination.
He said Cheney was in charge of a secret team that was tasked with assassinating prominent political figures.
After the assassination of Rafik Hariri in 2005, the U.S. and a number of other countries pointed the finger at Syria, although conclusive evidence has never been presented proving Syrian involvement in the murder.



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Chapter 3

Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto




Zahir Ebrahim
February 09, 2008.
(Updated February 14, 2008)



The 'Hectoring Hegemons' insist on bringing to fruition the 'outlandishly plausible' pretext of how America will invade both Iran and Pakistan in 'self-defense'.
In a report in Pakistan's largest English language daily, Dawn, on February 07, 2008, the following precious gem was noted: 'Defence officials told Congress on Wednesday that Al Qaeda is operating from havens in “under-governed regions” of Pakistan, which they said pose direct threats to Europe, the United States and the Pakistan government itself.'
The report presciently continued, almost as if in sympathetic baby-step realization of the outlandish 'self-defense' scenario already laid out in this scribe's wakeup call “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'”: 'Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted in written testimony that the next attack on the United States probably would be launched by terrorists in that region.'
Since the penning of this wakeup call to the Pakistani peoples, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated only a week later to further the 'strategy of tension' in Pakistan, while simultaneously lending more substance to the boogieman of 'al-qaeeda' which was immediately blamed by the Pakistan Government and its English language press the very next day (Dawn, Daily Times, Najam Sethi, December 29, 2007).
The Scotland Yard, which was asked to investigate the assassination, before they had even fully embarked on their forensic journey had already expressed their belief “Scotland Yard believes Al-Qaeda assassinated Benazir Bhutto” (Times Online, January 13, 2008).
And on February 08, 2008, the NY Times reported that the Scotland Yard has conclusively offered the JFK vintage 'lone gunman' theory, pinning the blame on the ubiquitous cavemen of 'al-qaeeda', sitting with their laptops and Klashnikovs in the Hindu Kush monitoring, controlling and threatening the world's foremost armed to the teeth superpower and its allies.
In support of the Scotland Yard's conclusions, Pakistan immediately arrested “Two very important terrorists” as noted by the Dawn. The Daily Times too echoed: ' “It is a major breakthrough. These two men were involved in the assassination and they are from a militant group which is relatively new,” the official said. “Their tentacles are from the tribal region and Baitullah Mehsud” '.
The United States immediately, and enthusiastically, endorsed the findings: “In terms of the investigation itself by Scotland Yard, we view this as a credible investigation by independent outside experts ... we don’t have any reason why we would question the validity of their assessment”, as reported by the Nation.
The International Herald Tribune however, perhaps more interested in journalism than in supporting “imperial mobilization”, candidly observed: “The [Scotland Yard] findings support the Pakistani government's explanation of Bhutto's assassination in December, an account that had been greeted with disbelief by Bhutto's supporters, other Pakistanis and medical experts.”
The following was added by IHT for additional forensic clarity into the matter (echoing the sentiments of the NY Times): “It is unclear how the Scotland Yard investigators reached such conclusive findings absent autopsy results or other potentially important evidence that was washed away by cleanup crews in the immediate aftermath of the blast,”.
Interestingly, most mainstream English newspapers the world over carried similar observations spanning the gamut of endorsement to mild skepticism. But none that I scanned, ventured as far as to forensically equate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto with 'Synthetic Terror' in order to fabricate pretexts for further “imperial mobilization” on the 'Grand Chessboard'! The grotesquely trumpeting elephant dancing on the newlywed's bed once again famously ignored.
Manufacturing 'consent' is in full swing worldwide, but mainly targeted at the sole superpower's “populist democracy” which is strongly “inimical to imperial mobilization ... except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat ... [and sustained] challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being”, as Zbigniew Brzezinski shrewdly puts it.
So, the ruling elite of the world, once again, appear to be realigned in perpetuating the scare of the imminent destruction of Western civilization at the hands of the 'Islamofascists' – calculatingly constructed by Bernard Lewis in CFR's influential 'Foreign Affairs' in 1990 on the eve of the emergence of the victorious sole superpower on the 'Grand Chessboard', as the “irrational ... roots of Muslim rage ... [which] is no less than a clash of civilizations” – just as it was in 2003 with the mantra of 'WMD's' in the hands of 'rogue actors'.
Between some 'red' and 'orange' alert, Daniel Pipes ratcheted that up to “Not a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians” to make up for the increasing lackadaisical attitude among the skeptical populist democracies as “so many people in the West still don't believe that they are at war [with] .. radical Islam”!
Only this time, the boogieman's nom de guerre is “Baitullah Mehsud”, and it resides in a cave in the Hindu Kush with OBL instead of in a desert palace in Mesopotamia. And it is likely to steal a “loose nuke” or two from Pakistan which the Iranians will dutifully use to destroy the sanity of the West with, leading to their (Iran's) instant decimation in “'defensive' US military action” and the much longed for 'de-nuking' of Pakistan by NATO and UN forces already staged at its borders.
The next stop, all too obviously, is the increasing crescendo of imminent threats to Western civilization, followed by a real 'terrorist' act as narrated by Zbigniew Brzezinski a year ago before the US. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (February 01, 2007, quoted in the wakeup call), and as ominously prognosticated by Adm. Mullen before the US. Congress a year later (February 06, 2008, noted above). And rather unsurprisingly, the world's foremost investigative bodies will entirely reach the conclusion-space already outlined in the wakeup call no differently from the Scotland Yard today.
A new 'coalition of the willing' – destination Tehran and Islamabad next!
And almost as if on cue to the above prognostications penned on February 09, 2008, Fox News reported on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in its story headlined “Bush Pushes for House Action on Eavesdropping Rules After Senate Passage” the following statement by President George W. Bush: “terrorists are planning new attacks on our country ... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison.”
Yes indeed it will, because this time, the new “new pearl harbor” is expected to be a nuclear terrorist act. One for which, the United States Government has been diligently preparing for with simulated drills and workshops like the “Day After”. These drills can – like all other surprise 9/11 and 7/7 days of infamy that had exactly similar drills which miraculously became live – once again become live 'terrorist' events and lead to massive “imperial mobilization” against all remaining nations in the 'arc of crisis' already identified on the 'Grand Chessboard'.
It ain't rocket science, unless one is shilling for empire. Between 'manufacturing consent' to harness popular public opinion and 'manufacturing dissent' to distract the protests with red herrings, all agencies, global newsmedia, and various and sundry vassals of 'empire' are assiduously crafting the “high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment” necessary for “imperial mobilization” of Western “populist democracies” which are no longer “infected by imperialist emotions ...a quest for national glory, 'the white man's burden', 'la mission civilisatrice', ...”. (Brzezinski)
It is perhaps also why, no English language daily in Pakistan, or the New York Times, has bothered to publish this humble scribe's 'brilliant' forewarnings – it seems that they don't like real forensic clairvoyance, or uncomfortable deconstruction of reality when 'Alice' is wide awake! Only hard ex post facto 'forensic' data, as gleaned by the Scotland Yard, and as endorsed by the official organs and vassals of the sole superpower, before they determine “all the news that's fit to print” to the incessant beat of the 'Mad Hatter's' imperial war song!
What's it gonna take for the Pakistan's ruling establishment, and its press (never mind the world or its press) to wakeup to the grotesque reality of simple arithmetic of '2 + 2 = 4' on the 'Grand Chessboard' and to stop rehearsing the asinine mantra of 'war on terror' against the fabricated 'al qaeeda'? An ex post facto narrative in ten-twenty years? A multi-million dollar book deal after the nation's 'descent into oblivion' is complete? Or the 'morning after'? Post fait accompli of yet another 'new pearl harbor', there is no 'red pill' – only victims! And further exaggerated wet dreams of “full spectrum dominance” of 'baboons' in suits and ties passing off as hominids!
Stand-up today as the genuine hominid and unmask the impostors, or live in the ruins of humanity tomorrow as pet-zombies of the 'baboons' – for only the early-dead would have mercifully remained human! The world, the majority hominids inhabiting it, and its co-opted rulers in developing nations would do well to heed the clairvoyance of Bernard Lewis in 'Crisis of Islam': “If the fundamentalists are correct in their calculations and succeed in their war, then a dark future awaits the world, especially the part of it that embraces Islam” and take defensive-note of the ominously prescient “Global Zone of Percolating Violence” identified by Zbigniew Brzezinski in the 'Grand Chessboard'.
For, it isn't' only the children of the 'lesser god' in the South who are in danger of losing their tabula rasa, but the privileged Northern civilizations are likely to descend into police-states and martial law with another 911 transpiring in any Western nation. All the laws are already on the books to create 'legal dictatorships' in the West to protect the nice Judeo-Christian peoples from the evil 'Islamofascists'!
What a model of civilizational-progress in the modernity du jour whereby the entire species is in a steep transformative 'descent into oblivion' due to a handful of parasites 'who wage wars by way of deception' cleverly making patsies even of their own victims. That is the pathetic tragedy of Benazir Bhutto (see “Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!”).
The vast majority, 99.9%, have been silenced into apathetically “looking from the side”, while their respective co-opted local ruling elite control all sources of power to become the major cheerleaders and circus clowns of the 'hectoring hegemons' – uncannily forgetting that six feet under, the hungry maggots can't tell the difference!












Chapter 4

Profound Clairvoyance or Blatant Obviousness?




Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
February 19, 2008.



On February 19, 2008, Pakistan's largest English language daily Dawn and the world press identically reported in a story boldly headlined “Indian official warns over Pakistan nukes”, that: “The nature of the dangers which nuclear weapons pose has dramatically intensified with the growing risk that such weapons may be acquired by terrorists... The mounting concern over the likelihood that in a situation of chaos, Pakistan’s nuclear assets may fall into the hands of jihadi elements ... underscores how real this danger has become ... India has to be deeply concerned about the danger it faces”.
As usual, neither Pakistan's Foreign office, nor Pakistan's newsmedia appear to be adequately equipped to effectively deal with this propaganda mantra of 'loose nukes'. The rising crescendo of this mantra which will be dutifully harvested to eventually see NATO and UN troops taking over our 'nuke' safety to come 'save' us and the world, was fully dismantled in this rebuttal-report by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security'”.
This report on 'nuclear security' was forwarded to the Foreign Office through a retired military contact person, but that august Office does not seem to have benefited from it. Even almost two months later, right in the middle of Pakistan's most important election, indeed on election day itself, the matter surfaces again. The prime reason for this was also preemptively deconstructed in this stark warning to the nation by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'”.
All this analytical deconstruction of reality is of course under the premise that lonely 'Alice' is wide awake while the mainstream has been complicity sold the 'Mad Hatter's' reality at the 'unbirthday party' enthusiastically singing the 'imperial' war song without noticing its absurdity.
To understand just how absurd, the fact that the trumpeting elephants in the bedroom are also loudly singing the 'imperial song' and yet remain unnoticed – as examined in the following two dismantling-reports of Benazir Bhutto's assassination by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto” and “Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!” – with all mainstream news sources choosing to ignore the subject matter entirely, is telling in and of itself of either co-option or complicity.
The perpetuation of this absurdity can further be witnessed in the opinion piece in the same edition of Dawn ('US poll fears') by the Rand Corporation's 'antiterrorism expert', Farhana Ali, that entirely omitted any aspect of this hidden-only-in-plain-sight reality. While voices of 'empire' deftly spinning “imperial mobilization” as its 'war on terror' continually get prominence in the victims' own newspapers and are loudly echoed by its own politicians and ruling elite who now claim to be more 'white' than the 'white man' willingly carrying more of its 'burden', contrarian voices of reasoned-sanity able to penetrate through the mass-deception and 'technique of infamy' are conveniently shut out.
Thus it is not surprising that Zardari itches to join his late iconoclastic wife in cleaning out “the very petri dish of international terrorism”: 'The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), if it comes into power, must persuade the people that the fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war, party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Saturday.' (Daily Times, February 17, 2008, 'Taliban fight is our war: Zardari')
Well, the proof of the pudding (prognostications) is in its eating (coming true). The following was 'clairvoyantly' predicted by Project Humanbeingsfirst in its bold wakeup call to the Pakistani nation two months ago. While almost all pundits of Pakistani politics everywhere, including Pakistan's own newsmedia and its intelligentsia, were crying hoarse of 'rigging' at the polls until today – the day after elections – Project Humanbeingsfirst seems to have been the only analytically deconstructing voice to have suggested to the contrary as far back as December 21, 2007 in its wakeup call:
... This mantra of elections is replete with red herrings craftily synthesized to maintain Pakistan as a servile client-state in order to carry on with the same bold 'imperial designs' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is merely the rebottling of the same old wine in a different bottle. It will surely be legitimately conducted, with no apparent riggings, and duly approved by all the impartial international observers to give the artful elections an official international legitimacy.
It is quite immaterial who wins in these elections. The laws and the judiciary of the nation have already been reconstituted under the umbrella of 'emergency' to enable the nation to carry on unfettered in its primary objective of fighting the 'War on Terror' as an obedient patsy client-state – and hence to carry on in its own devilishly crafted suicide! ...”
And we see exactly the same come true today, February 19, 2008. Witness Dawn's reports: US hopes polls lead to ‘civilian democracy’, and 'Heavyweights knocked out'; The Nation's reports: Pakistani people have spoken- US, and Foreign observers satisfied over free and fair elections; The Daily Times report: Foreign observers satisfied. Hopefully, nothing further that the rational and awakened mind prognosticates, will ever come true.
Thus perhaps it is better to continue wishing upon the well and not examine Kosovo's independence yesterday at the hands of NATO that was immediately accepted, never mind aided and abetted, by the United States and the EU after NATO and UN forces had been invited in on a 'peace mission' with a UN resolution in 1999. There is certainly no reason to fear Baluchistan – sharing similar grievances and step-sisterly treatment – meeting a similar 'independence' along similar pretexts that will initially invite NATO in to come 'save us' from the 'Taliban' and the 'loose nukes' about to fall into their inglorious hands! The next step – repartition, as examined in the wakeup call. At that time, the repartitioning of Pakistan will make as much sense, and will garner as much world sympathy and support, as Serbia's partition today.
This is the great slight-of-hand devilish power of the New World Order – make things so bad for the peoples through state-sponsored terrorism and the 'war on terror' which legitimizes any inhumanity and any level of destruction including nuclear attacks on non-nuclear nations, that the terrorized peoples will rush to the State (or the world's Policeman) seeking mainly only their security, willingly giving up anything and everything in return including their inalienable Rights as Human Beings First! Far fetched? That is how the Americans and their brethren in the EU and the UK have lost their “essential liberties”. For the Global South, while the modus operandi remain the same, the baby-steps are mere 'pawn' moves on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Study the geostrategic game of the 'hectoring hegemons' with the imperialist's mind and its doctrines, and the baby-steps become obvious. Keep solely focussing on each baby-step as it unfolds by sheer 'happenstance', and the accurate predictions of the next baby-steps appear clairvoyant!
The newly elected team (and their next legatees) will surely ensure that Pakistan's pathetic 'descent into oblivion' transpires, as by their own admission, they accept that the fabricated 'fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war'.
None other than America's favorite son's prophetic words appear to be of most relevance in describing this phenomenon of the 'Negro' that has been transpiring in this nation since its 'wretched' inception:
“The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man's contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people. His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man's representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.” (Martin Luther King).
The seeds for this 'Negro' phenomenon were deftly cultivated in our fertile obsequious soil by Lord Macaulay when he imaginatively synthesized the 'Indian babu' or 'brown sahib' who would “form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect.”
This phenomenon, of dominant civilizations constructing 'native informants' in order to colonize its victims with their own kind, like “hegemony”, is hardly new however. It is in fact “as old as mankind”.
And its blanket recognition in every generation in every age seems to have become a first necessity of self-defense for its victims – at least among those who still have any dignity and self-respect left. This is all the more essential today in the age of neo-colonialism where the 'baboons' du jour seek “full spectrum dominance” using the best techniques and methods of Machiavelli, game theory, and devilish machinations, including multi-faceted 'technique of infamy' of inventing multiple lies and covert-ops to keep the peoples occupied debating which of them might be true while fait accompli proceeds in the backdrop of vacuous debates and red herrings. In an age where “Deception is the mind of the State”, effective self-defense by a people can only begin by anticipating and unraveling that deception. That's just how it is!






Addendum February 23, 2008:

As if to deliberately lend further substance to the deconstructed reality outlined here, the following two news reports appeared in today's Dawn: “Musharraf has a role in new set-up: US” and “Pressure on Asif, Nawaz to work with president”. The titles are revealing in and of themselves and need no further elaboration per se except to carefully note that it is a public relations campaign to justify to the Pakistani public what is already the foregone, very calculatingly played out machinations to affect the movement of a patsy 'pawn' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. And the following oped in the Nation yesterday (February 22, 2008), “After the election”, is among the first to appear from the editorial writers of a major English language daily in Pakistan that finally seems to have found the courage to start 'clairvoyantly' seeing the structural reality of these elections that shouts 'status quo': “... The President is actually ideally placed for a repetition of 1988, only earlier. He should dissolve the National Assembly as soon as he feels that the electorate is now likely to give him the Parliament he wants, which is one with the power of validating his actions under the PCO and Emergency, and which will let him pick as PM a rank outsider, who will disappear as graciously as Shaukat Aziz. The President has the dissolution power, so he will find enough opportunity. The first reason he will have is that of the War on Terror. Joining the self-serving American and European choruses of “not enough” will be the President of Pakistan, who will use this as a ground of dissolution.” Thank you Nation for showing some journalistic integrity by way of attempting to see past the manifest 'katputli tamashas' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. When will others follow suit in seeing the elephants collectively trumpeting in the newlywed's bed?

Addendum2 March 29, 2008:

More clairvoyance? The following headlines in today's and yesterday's Dawn scream out the grotesque reality on the 'Grand Chessboard' that is to culminate in a premeditated nuclear war on Iran with Pakistan being dragged into it just as compellingly as both Afghanistan and Iraq. The writing's on the wall, with the new incoming administration in Pakistan once again, like the previous administrations over the past 9 years, either willingly as idiotic patsies, or complicitly as sharing in the aims of the 'hectoring hegemons', are diligently working on their portion of the plan to “birth-pang” the entire “Global Zone of Percolating Violence”. Unless there are any 'ma ka lals' remaining in Pakistan, this 'wretched' country – my only nationality and geophysical identity – in a very short time will descend into a situation of exacerbated Muslim on Muslim violence as is even unfolding once again in Iraq today under orchestration, for which the President of United States expressed his satisfaction in these words: “Mission Accomplished”. Similar words have been written for Pakistan. May the treasonous, wherever they may reside, never find peace; every time they look in the mirror, may they only see images like these happening to their own kin. What else can a powerless plebeian efficaciously do – but to show the hegemons how life might be for them under the Biblical Golden Rule 'do unto others as you have others do unto you'?

Addendum3 September 10, 2008:

Observing the events of the day being rehearsed with all the pomp and majestic show – complete with horse-drawn buggy and kisses on the cheeks and all – before the applauding world with Mr. Zardari taking the highest oath of office in Pakistan, reminded me of the opening wedding scene from Mario Puzo's movie the Godfather, attended by the motley of morality-challenged, all dressed in their finest Sunday outfits. The only thing that appeared to be missing during the festivities in the non-movie version was the camera zooming into private meetings in beautifully shuttered oak and mahogany paneled darkened rooms behind closed doors on how the “territory” was to be divided up, who would get what loot, and who would be assigned to make which offer that couldn't be refused! Even the fictional Michael Coreleone could not go so “legit” as the real life enactment! Once made “legit” and cleansed into a “virgin”, is it slanderous to recall the past? None of the afore-stated staid recollections from newspaper reports even begin to scratch the real surface of the actual experiences of many Pakistanis under Asif Ali Zardari during the two short hereditary reigns of his beloved wife. His popular nom de guerre of “Mr. ten percent” among the general public hardly did him justice. And neither could Al Capone ever be charged for anything other than tax evasion! Even that opportunity no longer exists – so long as the godfather dutifully continues America's “war on terror”! See: “Happy-Happy Zardari: A monologue on Hope and Voluntary Servitude”












Chapter 5

The attack of 'Al-Qaeeda' and Pakistani 'loose nukes'




A peek into the creation and execution of mantras as pretexts for War of 'Imperial Mobilization' – and the basis for its legal containment.




Zahir Ebrahim
April 12, 2008.



It is beyond any reasonable comprehension how blatantly obvious the grotesquely unfolding reality in Pakistan is (“Profound Clairvoyance or Blatant Obviousness?”), and yet the Pakistani rulers and the majority of Pakistani ruling elite and its newsmedia still manifestly react as if they are all sitting at the 'unbirthday' tea-party with the 'Mad Hatter' boisterously chanting the imperial 'war on terror' song as they deliberately suicide the nation into oblivion. There isn't much time.
This ominous report “2 die in Pakistan nuclear plant accident” (AP April 08, 2008) will shortly be blamed by the West upon the ubiquitous 'al qaeeda' as having attempted, and perhaps even succeeded in, getting their hands on the Pakistani 'loose nukes'. Unlike the Benazir Bhutto assassination that the Government of Pakistan had immediately blamed upon the 'al qaeeda' (“Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!”) with copious help from the Pakistani newsmedia (“Letters to Editors”), this time around, both will surely deny it (irrespective of the facts of the matter which will remain top-secret and continually lied about, subjecting the peoples and the environment in its vicinity to possible radioactive harm; even widespread harm).
If (rather when) this diabolical 'Al-Qaeeda' spin ever materializes in the Western press, be forewarned that the crossing of the nuclear Rubicon which already appears imminent (“Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent!”) despite what President George Bush might state publicly, is very close at hand!
For, of course, the immense premeditated build-up for invasion and subsequent “'defensive' US military action” (Brzezinski), must all be made to look un-premeditated. This will of course get little assistance from the ever fertile Straussian minds of the editorial writers who get no free hand in the American press and the newsmedia (sic!), all of which follow the New York Times construction of “all the news that's fit to print”.
And just as abhorrently, this would surely indicate that the new '911', which according to President Bush, “will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison” (NYT Feb. 14, 2008) and that “it would be the work of militants hiding inside Pakistan” (The News April 12, 2008), is also imminent.
But multiple diabolical catalyst provocations such as the loss of the 5th fleet in the Persian Gulf, justifying full spectrum “'defensive' US military action against Iran” and Pakistan as forewarned by Project Humanbeingsfirst in its wakeup call of December 21, 2007 (“Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'”) aren't precluded in this calculus of the Fourth Reich for “imperial mobilization”.
And unfortunately, today, there is no Justice Robert H. Jackson to re-assert the definition of “aggressor” to the apathetically spectating world:
'An “aggressor,” Jackson proposed to the [Nuremberg] tribunal, is a state that is the first to commit such actions as “invasion of its armed forces, with or without a declaration of war, of the territory of another State. ...
If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.” '
Indeed, it is further pertinent to refresh one's imperial memory that the United States Chief Prosecutor at Nuremberg Tribunals had gone on to establish that the overt-acts of aggression, and not the tortuous justifications behind these acts, is what hung the Nazis:
“The intellectual bankruptcy and moral perversion of the Nazi regime might have been no concern of international law had it not been utilized to goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers. It is not their thoughts, it is their overt acts which we charge to be crimes.”
And that these overt-acts of aggression, as argued by Justice Jackson, contained within them the accumulation of “all the evil that follows”. That, the first primal aggression was:
“the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole”.
Thusly, all of the murderous turmoil unleashed in Pakistan since the macho 'commando' President General Musharraf committed the client-state to America's “goosestep[ping] the Herrenvolk across international frontiers”, and the concomitant apportioning of commensurate “supreme” blame for the horrendous toll upon its 'wretched' society, as elsewhere, including Afghanistan and Iraq, Lebanon, and soon in Iran, accordingly, accrues to the account of the sole superpower.
It manifestly constructed its own synthetic 'operation canned goods' as its “new pearl harbor” for the premeditated “supreme international crime” of “imperial mobilization”.
And it will so construct another more devastating “new pearl harbor” once again as the grotesque re-charging of the worn-out “catalyst” for continuing on with its premeditated nuclear plan to “Birth pang” the “Project for a New Middle East”.
This time around, it's destination Tehran via Islamabad. And quite un-cleverly disguised as “'defensive US military action”. But at the 'unbirthday' party, everything absurd becomes reality!
The Pakistani 'loose nukes' hijacked by the cave-dwelling, stick-wielding, suicide-bombing, 'Al-Qaeeda' mantra is among the multiple facile absurdities being deftly primed (and black-ops synthesized) as already outlined in the afore-stated wakeup call. It is one thing for the press and politicians in the pockets of the 'Hectoring Hegemons' (PNAC) to be rehearsing this silly as part of their “intellectual commitment” to seeding “doctrinal motivation” for the 'retaliatory' “patriotic gratification” (Brzezinski). It is quite another for the victims themselves to be bizarrely echoing it. This is yet to be observed in primal nature: lambs arguing for their own slaughter.
Those who naively think that these complicated matters can't be pre-meditated or pre-planned precisely because of the insanity of it, or the incomprehensibility of it in being pulled off in any kind of military precision that's needed, delude themselves for their prized mental acuity, for the hectoring hegemons' is exponentially greater.
This 'ubermensch' breed clearly perceives that “what is inconceivable in normal times is possible in revolutionary times”. It is only in the pain of “Birth-Pangs”, as for any new birth in nature, that the 'New World Order' can be born. The Third Reich wanted it – and failed. The Fourth Reich wants it just as bad, and are indeed playing their game well.
The “Mission Accomplished” sign actually meant what it stated. While most in the mainstream, as well as in the so called 'dissent-stream', derided it in the aftermath of Iraq, little do these gentle-minds perceive the diabolical agenda that was accomplished quite successfully indeed – to set the “Birth-pangs” and labor pains in motion by raping the fertile womb.
That was surely successfully accomplished! One might even wager that it was William Kristol who likely came up with that sign – he seems to be just the type to relish in such devilish play on words (judging from his previous forays into Presidential speech-writing). It can be quite educational to back-read all the Presidential speeches since 2000 and study up on their craftsmen. The Goebbelian craftsmanship creates a Kafkaesque hypnotism over the American masses and its newsmedia.
It is precisely that 'ubermenschen' power that eludes normal peoples who simply can't perceive the depth of evil incarnate which once again besieges mankind. This is why, Leo Strauss, the legatee of the Austrio-Hungarian empire that had seeded Hitler, also only seeded the new 'ubermenschen' into the privileged Nietzscheian class of being 'beyond good and evil' after assurance of their higher intelligence and superiority. As per Plato's philosophy of the philosopher-king wisely shepherding the flock, Straussians merely drop the 'wisely' part. They, in effect, replace it with 'predatorily'. Thus the self-ascribed appellation 'Hectoring Hegemons'.
Such tortuous minds only make tortuous plans that just the sheer boldness of which boggles some moral mind.
It certainly boggles Noam Chomsky's mind – supposedly, the “arguably most important intellectual alive” in all of Western Hemisphere according to the New York Times – that to this day he cannot believe the evidence of his own eyes that the '911' was controlled demolition, and hence by corollary, must have been self-inflicted. He continues to accept the Pentagon's narrative that a guy in the Hindu Kush mountains with cell-phones and box-cutters took down the entire trillion dollar defense system of the world's sole superpower. A fabricated war that is no more abstruse than the Star Wars Hollywood movie episode “Revenge of the Sith”, eludes him as he continually expands on the 'Al qaeeda' and 'OBL' merely seeking revenge for all the horrible crimes of the 'empire'. And he does so after writing almost a million words in a zillion books over half a century about the ex post facto secretive crimes of 'empire', the various magical incantations of its power, and the unraveling of its deception games. It was in the greatest honor of my esteemed professor that I wrote “Responsibility of Intellectuals – Redux” on the 40th anniversary last year of the original's seminal publication. I wonder that if Noam Chomsky had been a non-Jewish German Professor of linguistics living in the Third Reich, would he also have accepted the Reich's explanation of its self-inflicted Operation Canned Goods and the Reichstag fire?
Indeed, if the U.S. Chief Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals Prosecutor Justice Robert Jackson were alive today, and he hadn't merely been handing out a 'victor's justice' to the despicable harbingers of the Third Reich when he stated the blatant obviousness of their premeditated intent to commit “supreme international crime” of aggression:
“The plans of Adolf Hitler for aggression were just as secret as Mein Kampf, of which over six million copies were published in Germany”,
he would blanketly also re-assert to the equally despicable harbingers of the Fourth Reich the equally blatant obviousness of their premeditated intent to re-commit the same “supreme international crime” of aggression:
The plans of the aggressor for aggression were just as secret as the 'PNAC' and the 'NPR' on the 'Grand Chessboard' that were freely available for download on the Internet, and in major bookstores.
The only difference between the two, as far as anyone can un-emotionally ascertain, and which is amply documented by this scribe, is that the Nazis didn't get the opportunity to re-write history as the present day 'ubermenschen' are busily engaged in doing, with willing connivance of their intellectuals, newspaper editorial writers, various and sundry lower order newsmedia 'circus clowns', even expert 'native informants'.
Furthermore, most obviously, this time around, the vast majority of the Jews and the handful of mastermind Judeofascists among them, are the Reich's best friends, aiders, supporters, sympathizers, and even its overarching master strategists, instead of the object of its wrath! The handful of courageous and inspiring exceptions, gadflies, and men and women of uncommon chutzpah, duly noted.
And finally, the Third Reich never enjoyed the “full spectrum dominance” and un-opposed uni-polar supremacy that enables the present Reich to exert its “Primacy and Geostrategic Imperatives” unfettered and unchallenged as “one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making, ... one master, one sovereign.” (Putin)
With this blatant reality in their faces, the Pakistani rulers can no more claim the 'I didn't know' defense, that, 'oops, we were fooled that this fabricated “war on terror” was real, and we only accidentally wrecked havoc upon our nation – we really only had good intentions as we bombed all those whom we thought were nasty “terrorists” ', any more than the Nazis could for their crimes upon their own disfavored citizenry.
Eichmann in Jerusalem, in his trial, even lent new meaning to the “I was only following orders” mantra, which subsequently became enshrined worldwide as not an excuse to commit crimes against humanity. Most of the former, as well as the newly elected senior Pakistani government leaders and their respective political party senior leadership, not to forget the uniform, will equally hang someday for all the innocent red blood of their own peoples that they have already shed by supporting the American fiction of 'war on terror'.
But they can certainly stop now before more blood apportions to their soul!
Surely in the 'land of the pure' – all believe in a 'soul'? Even Hitler did (“Gott Mit Uns”). And President George Bush surely does too – for by his own admission:
“God told me to strike at al-Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East”!
SO WAKE THE HELL UP AND ACT before his god tells him to 'nookular' strike Pakistan and Iran to solve our problems too. His god loves “'defensive' US military action”.
And as per the Muslim's God – one may yet have a reprieve of one's soul if one paid 'blood money' and fair compensation for inflicting cataclysmic pain and suffering, to the victims' families. It is most assuredly a win-win situation before the inevitable 'oops, too late!' In fact, not urgently acting in accordance with the grotesque reality that is unfortunately only visible on the 'Grand Chessboard' when 'Alice' is wide awake, is a sure lose-lose proposition.
THE SOLUTION-SPACE: The only mechanism outside of the United States of America to arrest its “supreme international crime” of “imperial mobilization” in its tracks*, is either: the SCO immediately transforms into a NATO-like 'attack on one, attack on all' military alliance that includes Iran and Pakistan – which is of course not in the control of the Pakistanis – to construct a détente on the 'Grand Chessboard'; or, the Pakistani rulers urgently implement the strategy outlined in the afore-stated wakeup call. The latter is eminently under the control of the Pakistani ruling elite – to take back this 'wretched' nation from the blood-soaked hands of the 'hectoring hegemons'. And to do it with such astute political ascendance that it inevitably ends up forcing the much needed stalemate on the 'Grand Chessboard'. A task for which Creation itself bestowed the instincts of collective self-defense.
It is the only effective antidote to Zbigniew Brzezinski's 'ubermensch' truism: “Hegemony is as old as mankind.” But the mastermind has certainly also understood that predatory instincts for “primacy” are far older, and so is its full spectrum deterrence, as once again amply reminded by nature itself in this immensely popular 8-minute internet video “Battle at Kruger”.
Let history be witness, if there is anyone left to write it (accurately), that none of this was un-obvious at the time.



* For 'checkmate' by a peoples within the United States, see “How to derail 'imperial mobilization'”












Chapter 6

'Bin Laden': Key enabler of “imperial mobilization” and nuclear attack on Iran-Pakistan




(and the first nuclear attack since 1945, on Iran–Pakistan)




Zahir Ebrahim
April 17, 2008.
Updated April 22, 2008.



The abominable shared fates that unite Iran (“Bush and Iran, again”, WSJ April 15, 2008), and Pakistan, from President Bush calling Pakistan “Terror Central” in 2007, to this week, April 13, 2008, 'clairvoyantly' asserting that “If another September 11 style attack is being planned, it probably is being plotted in Pakistan, and not Afghanistan”. And as already noted in its March 29, 2008 heads-up warning to America by Project Humanbeingsfirst (“Nuclear attack on Iran appears imminent!”), when such a “planned” attack transpires, it “will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison” (Bush, Feb. 13, 2008).
That heads-up warning also suggested creating a new peoples institutional barrier against the wanton pursuit of “imperial mobilization” that is otherwise almost trivially enabled by any “new Pearl Harbor” (“How to derail 'imperial mobilization'”). Simultaneously, a rational preemptive self-defense strategy to further deter such Machiavellianly orchestrated “'defensive' US military action” (Brzezinski, Feb. 1, 2007) was also spelled out for the Pakistani ruling elite by Project Humanbeingsfirst in its December 21, 2007 wakeup call (“Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'!”).
Neither heads-up warnings are very un-obvious, and both set-ups have been long time in the making, from even before “Inside Iran's Secret War for Iraq”, Time August 15, 2005, which followed on the heels of the famous “all options are on the table”, to Bush speech, Jan 10, 2007, to “Iran's secret plan”, Guardian, May 22 2007, to Petraeus' finally holding up the 'smoking gun' on April 09, 2008. And yet, remarkably, no visible rational self-defense is transpiring.
With the American President's now exact statements on Pakistan, which seem to be the culmination of systematically built-up statements on both Iran and Pakistan from American military commanders and intelligence chiefs over the past years, it should be obvious to even the biggest dunces in Pakistan that another (nuclear) terrorist event anywhere in the world, will directly be blamed upon Pakistan (and Iran). With NATO and American troops already amassed at its borders in significant numbers to take the plunge into Pakistan en flying-route to Tehran at a moments notice from the White House, there will be absolutely no time after crossing the tipping point in America which “will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison”.
And yet, it is necessary to emphasize again, no effective self-defense by any victim is transpiring, as beleaguered Iran is left standing alone by the world to become the next meal of “primacy” of the 'Hectoring Hegemons'.
It is evident that the Pakistani leadership is entirely co-opted into systematically suiciding that nation by its prancing about at the “unbirthday party” with the “Mad Hatter” for the past eight years. Today it appears entirely natural that the United States should just walk right in to 'save' the Pakistanis from the 'radical islamists'. This was quite unimaginable just a few years ago, but every grotesque bomb blast, every few dozen peoples killed in it, every act of extreme violence, political violence, demonstrations, and uncertainty created by 'loose nukes' mantras, culminating in the grotesque assassination of Benazir Bhutto, now makes it the most natural next step for the “truly global superpower”. A deliberate orchestration of “revolutionary times” in Pakistan to make “what is inconceivable in normal times possible in revolutionary times”.
'Why' is rather obvious once again. But for those who do not bother to study the “primacy” craftsmanship of the 'hectoring hegemons', it is about the repartitioning of Pakistan to primarily create an independent and geostrategically significant 'Baluchistan' nation – much like Kosovo's orchestrated independence from Serbia – while finally de-nuking Pakistan! This is only the phase-1 of the repartition plan through violently induced “birth pangs of a new Middle East”, whereby, “whatever we do we have to be certain that we're pushing forward to the new Middle East not going back to the old one.” (Rice, July 21, 2006)
See for instance, the Bernard Lewis Plan for the New Middle East, or the similar Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters' map for the New Middle East, in order to understand what “pushing forward” looks like in the minds of the 'hectoring hegemons'. The key point to note is not the precise new boundary lines, or its merits, but that there should be any new boundary lines forcibly drawn by anyone other than willingly by the peoples who live in these regions!
And today, the superpower is increasingly making higher levels of intrusive demands as a prelude to complete take over, as in Iraq, from allowing its citizen-staff to enter Pakistan at anytime on merely the American driver's license as identification (dispensing with visa and passport), to the point of now having a military liaison into Pakistan's Nuclear Command Authority from the American Embassy in Islamabad (See “US goes for the jugular in Pakistan”, The Times of India, April 15, 2008). The invasion of both Iran and Pakistan are to be lock-step, as presciently outlined in the December 21, 2007 Wakeup call to the Pakistani ruling elite, which followed on the heels of an earlier very detailed Open Letter to a Pakistani General by Project Humanbeingsfirst (see “Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses”, November 30, 2007). But nothing.
No newsmedia in Pakistan picked any of these warnings to print, nor did any of the famed columnists who fill the pages of Pakistani newspapers dared to comment on it publicly in their own columns.
The United States public too has been so dexterously primed with the multi-faceted mantras crafted of the “sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being”, that the latest public survey by Gallup Poll released on March 31, 2008, shows “Iran topped the list, with 25 percent naming it when asked which country is the greatest U.S. enemy,”. And this “enemy” is going to spring Martial law in America, sooner rather than later. Needless to say, none of the American newsmedia, including both NYT and LAT, have bothered to print any of Project Humanbeingsfirst's analyses. It is crucially important to state this now because soon, after the tipping point is crossed, or perhaps after the nuclear Rubicon is crossed, both nations' newsmedia will come screaming “eureka”, ex post facto! Or perhaps it will be the historians!
In order to continually remind the deftly primed American and Western public that all this is indeed pre-meditated Orwellian orchestration of “imperial mobilization” and not just mere happenstance in reaction to chaotically unfolding global events due to GWOT against some super-resourceful 'Islamist pirates' hiding in the Hindu Kush mountains in Pakistan's border regions from whence, the absurdity of the immanent threat to the armed to the teeth superpower is today, April 17, 2008, noted as “Elevated”, it is educational to revisit Zbigniew Brzezinski and thank him for explaining the imperial insights and superpower aspirations so unabashedly in 'the Grand Chessboard'. If only the people in America would read their own 'Mein Kampfs' and try to appreciate the “full spectrum” institutional frameworks of the mighty state under which it is being deployed:
“It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America's power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is defense spending), and the human sacrifice (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.”
“Public opinion polls suggest that only a small minority (13 percent) of Americans favor the proposition that 'as the sole remaining superpower, the US should continue to be the preeminent world leader in solving international problems'. ... Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat. .... More generally, cultural change in America may also be uncongenial to the sustained exercise abroad of genuinely imperial power. That exercise requires a high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification. ... Mass communications have been playing a particularly important role in that regard, generating a strong revulsion against any selective use of force that entails even low levels of casualties.”
And thus all can see just how effectively “Mass communications have been playing a particularly important role in that regard”; and based on the sociological insights into power and the “populist” impediments to its supreme flaunting, just how effectively mass communications have been utilized to co-opt the “democratic instincts” of the American public (see “Iran, the Associated Press, and Covert-War of 'Imperial Mobilization'”). And as this LA Times oped “Target: Bin Laden” of April 13, 2008, shows, the mainstream American news organizations continue to provide ample space for perpetuating the mythology of Bin Laden as the quintessential boogieman enabler of “imperial mobilization” – from 911 to WMD, and now to Pakistan and Iran – while the FBI itself does not put that name on its own most wanted list in that connection, noting:
“The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11. Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.” (Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI, speaking to the Muckraker Report on June 5, 2006.)
The courageous Muckraker, as no more than just an ordinary member of the American civil society, then shows the minimum indignation that is expected from any decent conscionable human being irrespective of their indoctrination level and their belief in the “United we Stand” with the State at the 'unbirthday party':
“Through the talking heads in the mainstream media, the Bush Administration told the American people that Usama Bin Laden was Public Enemy Number One and responsible for the deaths of nearly 3000 people on September 11, 2001. Yet nearly five years later, the FBI says that it has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”
“Remember, on June 5, 2006, FBI spokesman, Chief of Investigative Publicity Rex Tomb said, “The FBI has no hard evidence connecting Usama Bin Laden to 9/11.” This should be headline news worldwide. The challenge to the reader is to find out why it is not. Why has the U.S. media blindly read the government-provided 9/11 scripts, rather than investigate without passion, prejudice, or bias, the events of September 11, 2001? Why has the U.S. media blacklisted any guest that might speak of a government sponsored 9/11 cover-up, rather than seeking out those people who have something to say about 9/11 that is contrary to the government’s account?”
To add to the narrative, the New York Times, rather surprisingly, ran a front-page exposé on Sunday, April 20, 2008, headlined: “Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand”. It has to be read in full in order to appreciate its import – after the fact of course, the invasion of Iraq now being fait accompli. And that is precisely the “important role” of not just the “mass communications”, but also “the doctrinal motivations, intellectual commitment” in pursuing the mantra of 'Bin Laden' and 'Al Qaeeda', for on the heels of a “catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new pearl harbor” (PNAC, page 51), it provides the much needed “patriotic gratification” to enable “imperial mobilization” in a “populist democracy”, as is now evident.
One cannot ignore the fact that the New York Times itself played its own role dutifully at the time pushing the mantra of WMDs in Iraq, which followed upon the heels of the mantra of 'Bin Laden' doing 9/11, and continues to do so even today pushing the new mantra of 'loose nukes' that 'Bin Laden' and 'Al Qaeeda' will hijack, and the mantra of 'Iranian WMDs', in order to help synthesize public opinion for the new wars on Iran, Pakistan, and Syria. Ex post facto, even George Bush will write a book detailing his masterful role in constructing the New World Order.
Indeed, Project Humanbeingsfirst 'clairvoyantly' predicts that the scientific study finally published in a peer-reviewed Civil Engineering online Journal only this past week, on how the three WTC towers (WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7) collapsed so suddenly at almost free fall speed as if it were controlled demolition, titled “Fourteen Points of Agreement with official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction”, ever gains mainstream traction before the tipping point, it will be attempted to be blamed upon 'Bin Laden'.
It will be asserted by newsmedia, by the Pentagon, the White House, and by the scholars and technicians of 'empire', that the only obvious candidate who had the capability to pull off such an outrageous controlled demolition on America, is 'Bin Laden' and 'Al Qaeeda'! When that transpires, I hope that these bastions of 'ubermensch' intellect will at least have the sense to get the FBI to first update their most wanted poster of Usama Bin Laden! Its snapshot, taken on April 22, 2008, is archived for the disingenuous “eureka” moment of posterity similar to the one displayed by the afore-stated Sunday NYT, and by the 2005 Iraq Study group, at: http://tinyurl.com/5swdoq.
It has today become necessary to state blatant obviousness explicitly: All those pushing the mantras of the Pentagon and the White House, regardless of its 'well argued' rationales at the time, are active and complicit participants in synthesizing “doctrinal motivations” which span the gamut of manufactured consent, to manufactured dissent.
This criminal priming of the “populist democracy” now naturally enables “the first, only, and last truly global superpower” to be fully “autocratic abroad” in its unlimited “capacity for military intimidation”. Please note how Brzezinski concludes the aspirations of the truly global superpower:
“Geostrategic success in that cause would represent a fitting legacy of America's role as the first, only, and last truly global superpower.”
And it is precisely in that overarching “Geostrategic ... cause”, that Iran and Pakistan are imminently staged on the nuclear chopping block, while some American city is made expendable to create the new “catalyzing event” for “imperial mobilization” that “will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison”.
All conveniently enabled by the continued Orwellian use of the fiction of 'Bin Laden' and its various surrogates including 'Al Qaeeda'. If these stick-wielding cave-dwelling antediluvians possess such awesome powers as to bring down a superpower to its knees, forcing it to spend 3.1 trillion dollars next year a majority of it on defense, and its peoples to lose all their democratic freedoms and civil liberties, then they are surely more powerful than the USSR! Or at least, a wonderful 'Ali Baba' bedtime story. I used to invent such tales while putting my kids to bed when they were younger, and in my stories, the 'Ali Baba' was a Herculean Mr. Good-deeds and Mother Teresa rolled into one – flying off to far away places on his magic carpet with his band of 40 (along with his wife and children who were, only co-incidentally, named after my own), and with his awesome powers of Superman, solving all the problems of the world. But I think the 'empire's' rendition of 'Ali Baba' is more effective for “imperial mobilization”.
It is pointless debating and dissecting the ever changing 'leaves of the tree' in the battlefields of conquests (as in this battlefield analysis 'Iran should be “Set Up for an Attack”') when the matters are plainly manifest in its DNA, and in the illegality, by international law, of “goosestep[ping] the Herrenvolk across international frontiers” (see “The attack of 'Al-Qaeeda' and Pakistani 'loose nukes'” and “Nuremberg: The grotesquely dancing trumpeting elephant in the newlywed's bed!”).
It would do well for the few remaining sane and conscionable peoples in America, its handful of un co-opted media persons, politicians, thinkers, peace activists and others who care about their nation and seek to effectively overturn the hydra of “full spectrum dominance”, to stay focussed on the DNA of the 'tree': the “supreme international crime” that is the alpha and omega of the matter.
It is the prima facie all encompassing harbinger of “all the evil that follows”, as defined at Nuremberg, and so must remain the necessary and sufficient first focus for stopping “imperial mobilization” by unequivocally charging it as “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole”. Further analysis of its vagaries in various battlefields of conquest is superfluous when the highest order bit is to stop it before the nuclear Rubicon is crossed. If the conscionable peoples in the world and their national leaderships cannot even unite in the definition of what is crime, and what is the “supreme” crime, and cannot channel their collective energies to a single point of focus on deterring the “supreme international crime”, matters are already fait accompli.












Chapter 7

Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'!



Zahir Ebrahim
December 21, 2007.
Addendums: February 08, 2008 ; April 10, 2008 ; April 27, 2008 ; June 12, 2008



We, the Pakistani peoples, self obsessed with our religion, our stomach, our petty loot and plunder of each other, or the graft of the national exchequer – and that pretty much captures most of 170 million of us busily engaged in our slumber – are being Machiavellianly set up for 'imperial' slaughter as we chase this and that cleverly planted political red herring.
As we celebrate the auspicious Eid today and practice our own 'obligatory' slaughter with glee in complete obliviousness to the grotesque reality on the 'Grand Chessboard', a storm gathers upon our shores to do the same to us!
In my considered humble judgment, the Pakistani peoples face the very real danger of 'shock and awe' of Depleted Uranium raining down upon 'its wretched of the earth' either under the facile pretext of 'saving' us from 'loose nukes' about to fall into the hands of 'islamofascists' that the 'hectoring hegemons' [1] are cultivating themselves; or under the pretext of 'saving' us from the very real tyranny of our own 'Sadaam Hussein' that they are also aiding and abetting, nay fully goading and encouraging into fighting the equally fabricated “War on Terror” as 'America's best friend'. As Henry Kissinger is presumed to have noted in his own two-bit realpolitik contribution for the betterment of humanity, “it is folly to be America's enemy, it can be fatal to be its friend.”
Furthermore, this impending 'shock and awe' fate of 'America's best friend', like her other 'best friends of the 1980s, will be an intermediate baby-step to the eventual restructuring and repartitioning of Pakistan's territories to better meet the expediencies of the emerging new realities on the 'Grand Chessboard'! [2]
The construction of the threat:
' ... a plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran, culminating in a “defensive” US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan' (Zbigniew Brzezinski's testimony before the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 1, 2007 –
https://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/cacheof-us-sfrc-brzezinskitestimony070201.pdf ).
A plausible realization of this outlandish second 'new pearl harbor' scenario 'culminating in a “defensive” US military action against Iran' is a nuclear 'terrorist act' during a simulated response-drill. [3] It would be blanketly asserted by the Pentagon that it is one of the missing 'loose nukes' and has been positively identified by its 'nuclear signatures' as being Pakistani, and that it was delivered by '12 evil jihadis' who inadvertently left behind in their apartment their Iranian passports, some Quranic verses like 9:29, and copies of Ayatollah Khomeini's Last Will in which he had called America 'the Great Satan'. An ultimatum would be given to Pakistan to hand over all its nukes immediately or suffer the 'saving' witnessed in Iraq! And just as on 911, our courageous commando(s) will hand over the 'family jewels' to once again 'save' Pakistan! Once we are de-nuked, American and NATO forces will be patrolling our streets and in the synthetic 'civil war' that will follow with more Muslim on Muslim violence, we will be re-partitioned in order to 'save' us further from our own barbaric selves! Iran will be obliterated. The 'deepening quagmire' in the region will last a 'lifetime'. (This scribe's best case scenario for Pakistan in the event of a nuclear 'terrorist act' within the United States of America)
I hope to heavens above that I am proved wrong – for there is nothing I'd like better than to consign all the real terrorists in the world spanning the gamut from 'pirates to emperors' [4] to their proper levels in hell in any genuine war upon the real terrorists even if it is to last a lifetime – but the price to pay if I am right will be the monumental hell on earth for our own 'wretched' nation no differently than it is for Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, unless national-level rational and realpolitik self-defense is engaged now!
In these times when the world's greatest minds, its foremost intellectuals, and its leading scholars and political-thinkers are seeding the underpinnings of the vast multi-faceted empire that very much needs this 'War on Terror' to accomplish its genocidal wet dreams of 'full spectrum dominance' [5] of the planet, it is foolish to close ones' eyes and ones' mind to their doctrinal craftsmanship that is directly fueling the global power-plays and which is entirely crafting our own humble destiny while we are deliberately deflected into our own local petty gamesmanship!
These powerful doctrinal obfuscations that seed “imperial mobilization” [6] disguised as the global “War on Terror”, are not deconstructed in the 15-second sound bites of our facile politicians and ruling elite, and nor in the 15-minute canned scholarship that is our ubiquitous television news talk shows today which have only succeeded in creating a bespectating nation of zombies addicted to 'reality television' and entertainment. We have all the choices for our underwear in various levels of enticement of our soul – just like in the United States of America – none for rational analysis that can save our skin.
Few people read in our nation, or read the right levels of the 'imperial' doctrines that is seeding the 'empire' - for such scholarship is usually hard work to digest and takes much time and dedication to comprehend in its proper Machiavellian perspective. This is true even among our ruling elite who do have the time and the resources to read but don't. And it is especially true for almost 99.9% of our patriotic rulers who appear to be either entirely co-opted with their own Faustian pacts, or incredible mental-midgets when it comes to being made continued patsies – for each of us in this nation, perhaps 99.9% of the 170 million (conservatively speaking), is precisely captured in the opening sentence above.
Thus the entire ruling elite today is singing the 'War on Terror' song at the 'unbirthday party' in the wonderland of Alice's imaginary consorts. While the ordinary Pakistani, bearing the full brunt of this daily 'unbirthday party' celebrations – the impossible cost of living amidst the '8% growth rate economy' in which he (and she) can barely subsist – is quite uncannily the only one to emotionally understand that the 'War on Terror' is only America's ruling-elite's war for 'empire'. But his (and her) attachment to the stomach and subsistence living grounds him (and her) into silent subservience 'waiting for Allah' for deliverance!
And it is precisely because of our ruling-elite's eager willingness to engage in the absurdity of singing 'United We Stand' with 'empire' song that we make such an ideal patsy client-state.
Our bleak history is evidentiary and quite pathetic testimony of this fact. A supposed independent nation, constructed in the name of a culture-of-religion – the Muslims – by carving out the sub-continent in our ancestors' own red blood, perhaps precisely to enact this subservient proxy role of an easily-manipulatable 'pigeon' state on the then emerging 'Grand Chessboard' of the post World War II epoch!
These are my considered observations after carefully studying the devilishly sophisticated doctrinal craftsmanship for empire and observing its actual dealings “in straight power concepts” on the 'Grand Chessboard'. As long as “hegemony” remains “as old as mankind”, power will only respect power, and only the fear of effective retaliation can temper its “primacy” upon the weak! We must get over the “sentimentality and day-dreaming ... [that even a sole superpower] can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction ... [and the] unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization”! [7]
Therefore, as a humble student of geopolitics of the 'Grand Chessboard', the following are the rational steps, in order, that the Pakistani nation must urgently initiate in order to save the country and its peoples from imminent destruction before the despotic 'hectoring hegemons' come to really 'save' Pakistan just as they did Iraq. They are already deftly planting, spinning, and loudly singing the prelude 'unbirthday party' song to 'shock and awe' with copious unwitting help from our own 'native informants' (see “Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security'”)!
These reasoned recommendations for self-defense are based entirely upon intellectual and empirical realpolitik evidence gleaned directly from the Imperial-Machiavellian-Straussian doctrinal theses being enacted on the 'Grand Chessboard' as observed by 'Alice' when she is not caught in the absurdity of the 'wonderland', for, in “devising means to fight the [super]terrorist, it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them.” [8]
To accept or reject this heads-up warning is entirely up to the people of Pakistan. And to be proven wrong would naturally preserve my own sanity! In all the more likelihood however, our being wiped off from the face of the planet may indeed be better for the other peoples on the planet to whom we have been sticking it to since our inception – for most assuredly, as history is witness, the Almighty Creator (as per the Islamic teaching) will surely replace an unjust indolent peoples with a better peoples after having given one the 'choice' and the unequivocal warning: '[He] does not change the condition of a peoples unless they strive to change it themselves first'!
  1. America's 'War on Terror' is a global fiction. While its victims are certainly very real, its motivation is fabricated. Iran and Pakistan will share the same fate (almost concurrently) unless Pakistan wisely disengages from this fiction immediately and overcomes the imperial 'divide and conquer' stratagems.
    If Pakistan does succeed in extricating itself in a timely manner and as outlined below, it can potentially end all of “imperial mobilization” on the 'Grand Chessboard' and usher in world peace through a forced early détente saving millions of 'life-units' through posterity, including the American public's lives!
    In order to extricate herself safely however, Pakistan must execute on all the subsequent steps or she will suffer an unparalleled decimation regardless.
  2. The present 'elections' in Pakistan are a manifest fraud under the orchestration of the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves, and must be abandoned in the greater national interest of the peoples of Pakistan themselves.
    This mantra of elections is replete with red herrings craftily synthesized to maintain Pakistan as a servile client-state in order to carry on with the same bold 'imperial designs' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is merely the rebottling of the same old wine in a different bottle. It will surely be legitimately conducted, with no apparent riggings, and duly approved by all the impartial international observers to give the artful elections an official international legitimacy.
    It is quite immaterial who wins in these elections. The laws and the judiciary of the nation have already been reconstituted under the umbrella of 'emergency' to enable the nation to carry on unfettered in its primary objective of fighting the 'War on Terror' as an obedient patsy client-state – and hence to carry on in its own devilishly crafted suicide!
    These elections will conveniently 'elect' a legislature whose leaders have also been deftly primed by the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves! And the highest executive office in the land is already retained in the hands of the same old 'wine' drinker.
    Thus all the 'ducks' are still lined up perfectly in a row, just as they were on the very eve of 911.
  3. The people of Pakistan must fully reconcile with the Military of Pakistan immediately – the reconciliation being of the type that was witnessed by the surprised world between the oppressors and the oppressed in South Africa.
    Not the type that is being pushed through the NRO to legitimize looters, plunderers, and rapists of the nation in order to staff the legislature with the made by 'CFR in the USA' and made by 'RIIA in the UK' Pakistani politicians with at best criminal credentials, and at worst, treasonous ones!
    The military of Pakistan, as an institution, is indeed also the only hope of Pakistan as we must survive on the 'Grand Chessboard' and only they hold the cards. What is about to befall the nation can also only be averted by them. The civilians and the Military must unite – immediately – for overarching national considerations that far transcend individual grievances, ego trips, and past transgressions.
    Thus the civilians must abandon all meaningless and mindless protests which are in any case devoid of any fundamental comprehension of the reality du jour on the 'Grand Chessboard' – none of them seek fundamental changes to our fate, nor do they appear to fathom what such changes are even supposed to be – and are merely only chasing red herrings that have been deftly crafted as perhaps per the Machiavellian 'technique of infamy'. [9] Please see their systematic deconstruction in “Disassembling the Pakistani red herrings”.
    These protests are needlessly continually giving the Western public the impression of 'instability' which only adds to the credibility of the various pretextual mantras to come 'deliver' us from ourselves! There is much more at stake than to usher in a thin veneer of faux 'democracy' which is all that these protests are unwittingly accomplishing as can be empirically witnessed by anyone with half a brain.
  4. Instead of the faux 'democracy', the Pakistani Military rulers on their part must now rise to the challenge of genuine patriotism and as genuine guardians of the nation and help carve a genuine Democracy, with the capital D and without the quotes, as briefly outlined in “Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses - Open Letter to a Pakistani General”, and as explored in “Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central'”.
    Briefly, that entails crafting a genuine Constitution under a bilateral 'social contract' between the people and the state, that is subsequently ratified by the people of Pakistan through a direct referendum vote. This can be accomplished within a few short months if there is the national and military will that understands the urgency of the matter and executes on it by gathering the right peoples to craft it!
  5. Under the new Constitutional mandate so approved, put the continued participation in the 'War on Terror' to public referendum. The national mandate so derived will have international legitimacy that is unparalleled, and will effectively be internationally un-challengeable. This will enable us to safely disengage from the 'War on Terror' and safely save ourselves. This is precisely why genuine Democracy is the worst nemesis of the 'hectoring hegemons', and dictatorships and absolutist 'unity of command' their best friend.
    This means that there will surely be much opposition to its realization by the 'hectoring hegemons' and their pathetic mercenary minions, 'circus clowns', and 'native informants' under various guises. How to counter that preemptively is also outlined in “Saving Pakistan”. The re-genesis of a nation is not an easy task and cannot be underestimated for the number of enemies and new challenges it will seed to obstruct its full realization. These must be anticipated and neutralized!
  6. Under the same Constitutional mandate now built into the system to create a more 'heavy weight pawn' on the Grand Chessboard that moves quite autonomously in its own best interests by its very design, initiate 'Full Spectrum Alliances' with the neighbors.
    A Sub-Continental Union (SU), seeding the nexus of a greater Asian Union (AU), furthering into a “full spectrum alliance” of the entire Global South, and mutual self-defense and trade treaties extending first and foremost to the immediate neighbors that have been already signaled out for 'shock and awe' visitation, makes all the minnows now impervious to all threats of 'sanctions', and all the subsequent saber-rattling threats of 'shock and awe' effectively toothless, as our retaliation on the 'Grand Chessboard' will no longer be towards what used to be our favorite traditional punching-bag nemesis India, but a full spectrum 'Samson Option' which would also have been fully ratified by a national public mandate in full spectrum self-defense!
    If Israel can have a 'Samson option', and the United States and Russia can each have theirs to assure mutual destruction to any adventurers and facile doctrines of 'preemption' applied to them, so can Pakistan! It is the only way! Either the entire world must be free of nuclear biological and other WMDs, or every peoples must have credible deterrence against them through realpolitik 'full spectrum alliances' when predators seek “primacy and its geostrategic imperatives” and “full spectrum dominance” on the 'Grand Chessboard'!
  7. Such a national public mandate under a publicly ratified Constitution gives international legitimacy to such a self-defense in no less measure than that enjoyed by Israel, the United States, and Russia, and such coming together in 'full spectrum deterrent' self-defense by the minnows leads to immediate détente on the Grand Chessboard. This can be witnessed in its graphic real-life imagery in this amazing 8 minute Youtube video “Battle at Kruger” that will surely inspire any human soul with even an ounce of self-respect still left them by their Faustian pacts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM).
    In the construction of such a détente with our astute political ascendance and realpolitik courage to 'throw the tea overboard' backed up by the credible threat of 'MAD'ness instead of the continued subservient 'may I have some more please sir', we have saved an entire humanity from annihilation without firing an actual shot, and without killing a single human being. Checkmate by the minnows, oh Brzezinski!
May the force of genuine self-determination and the blood of free-men and free-women finally run through our clogged and petrified veins in our revived instincts for survival to finally show the 'hectoring hegemons' that minnows too can effectively play the realpolitik game of 'full spectrum deterrence' for survival on the 'Grand Chessboard'!
This real threat to the derailing of “imperial mobilization” through such independence of action by some genuine 'Patrick Henrys' serendipitously coming to power in Pakistan is precisely why nuclear armed Pakistan is slated for destruction, as no Muslim nation can be allowed to posses the real effective deterrence of real nuclear weapons! The crafty pretext to wrestle this deterrence away is being devilishly orchestrated while our astute Foreign Office and our brilliant leaders and diplomats mindlessly issue ineffective denials that our 'nuclear assets are secure' without comprehending in the least “the forces that drive them”.
The grotesque tragedy for Pakistan is that even her voluntarily giving up her nuclear arsenal in preemptive self-defense, like South Africa, and presumably now also North Korea, still would not save this 'wretched' nation today as her usefulness as a light-weight patsy-pawn in her present geographical configuration has already been outlived on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Which is why her re-partitioning, after her nukes are de-nuked, is the forced end-game for this pawn!
So please wake the hell up now!
Thank you.


Addendum 1 Friday, February 08, 2008

The 'Hectoring Hegemons' insist on bringing to fruition the 'outlandishly plausible' pretext of how America will invade both Iran and Pakistan in 'self-defense'. In a report in Pakistan's largest English language daily, Dawn, on February 07, 2008, the following precious gem was noted: 'Defence officials told Congress on Wednesday that Al Qaeda is operating from havens in “under-governed regions” of Pakistan, which they said pose direct threats to Europe, the United States and the Pakistan government itself.' The report presciently continued, almost as if in sympathetic baby-step realization of the outlandish 'self-defense' scenario already laid out in this scribe's wakeup call: 'Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted in written testimony that the next attack on the United States probably would be launched by terrorists in that region.' Since the writing of this wakeup call, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated only a week later to further the 'strategy of tension' in Pakistan, while simultaneously lending more substance to the boogieman of 'al-qaeeda' who was immediately blamed (the very next day) for the former Pakistani Prime Minister's grotesque assassination. The Scotland Yard, who was asked to investigate the assassination, before they had even fully embarked on their forensic journey had already noted “Scotland Yard believes Al-Qaeda assassinated Benazir Bhutto”. And today, the NY Times reported that the Scotland Yard has offered the JFK vintage 'lone gunman' theory, pinning the blame on the ubiquitous cavemen of 'al-qaeeda' sitting with their laptops and Klashnikovs in the Hindu Kush monitoring, controlling, and threatening the world's foremost armed to the teeth superpower and its allies. In support of the Scotland Yard's conclusions, Pakistan immediately arrested “Two very important terrorists” as noted by the Dawn. The Daily Times too echoed: ' “It is a major breakthrough. These two men were involved in the assassination and they are from a militant group which is relatively new,” the official said. “Their tentacles are from the tribal region and Baitullah Mehsud” '. The International Herald Tribune however, perhaps more interested in journalism than in supporting “imperial mobilization”, candidly observed: “The [Scotland Yard] findings support the Pakistani government's explanation of Bhutto's assassination in December, an account that had been greeted with disbelief by Bhutto's supporters, other Pakistanis and medical experts.” The following was added by IHT for additional forensic clarity into the matter: “It is unclear how the Scotland Yard investigators reached such conclusive findings absent autopsy results or other potentially important evidence that was washed away by cleanup crews in the immediate aftermath of the blast,” Next stop, a 'terrorist' act as narrated by Zbigniew Brzezinski a year ago (February 01, 2007, quoted in the essay below) before the US. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Adm. Mullen before the US. Congress a year later (February 06, 2008, cited above). And rather unsurprisingly, the world's foremost investigative bodies will entirely reach the conclusion-space already outlined in this wakeup call no differently from the Scotland Yard today. See Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto.

Addendum 2 Thursday, April 10, 2008

It is beyond any reasonable comprehension how blatantly obvious the grotesquely unfolding reality in Pakistan is, and yet the Pakistani rulers and the majority of Pakistani ruling elite and its newsmedia still manifestly react as if they are all sitting at the 'unbirthday' tea-party with the 'Mad Hatter' boisterously singing the imperial 'war on terror' song as they deliberately suicide the nation into oblivion. There isn't much time. This ominous report of April 08, 2008, “2 die in Pakistan nuclear plant accident” will shortly be blamed upon the ubiquitous 'al qaeeda' as having attempted, and perhaps even succeeded in, getting their hands on the Pakistani 'loose nukes'. Unlike the Benazir Bhutto assassination that the Government of Pakistan had immediately blamed upon the 'al qaeeda', this time around, it will surely deny it. If this diabolical spin ever materializes in the Western press, be forewarned that the crossing of the nuclear Rubicon which already appears imminent, is about to happen! And just as abhorrently, that the new '911', which according to President George Bush, “will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison”, is also imminent. But multiple diabolical catalyst 'provocations' justifying full spectrum “'defensive' US military action against Iran” aren't precluded in this calculus. See The attack of 'Al-Qaeeda' and Pakistani 'loose nukes'.

Addendum 3 Sunday April 27, 2008

The Washington Post today carries the oped Try 'Pakistan first' which boldly asserts: “Pakistan, with its two dozen nuclear weapons, popular and official support for Kashmiri and Taliban terrorism, and political instability, is ultimately a greater threat to world peace than Afghanistan and Iraq combined. That is the unavoidable reality that campaign promises should not obscure.” See how Bin Laden will be hijacking these nukes shortly in 'Bin Laden': Key enabler of “imperial mobilization” (and the first nuclear attack since 1945, on Iran–Pakistan).

Addendum 4 Thursday June 12, 2008

DAWN today reported the following re-confirmation of the dire threat that Project Humanbeingsfirst has been harping about for over a year ever since the Lal Masjid massacre, but to no avail: '[On] Wednesday, a media report quoted Pakistan’s envoy to Washington as saying that US leaders had warned Islamabad that if the United States suffered an attack that was traced back to Pakistan Washington would retaliate. “Those (statements) have been made,” Ambassador Hussain Haqqani told editors and reporters at The Washington Post. “We want to make sure that it doesn’t come to that.” ' As the Pakistani press is abuzz with the US military attack on Pakistan's forces that saw at least 11 Pakistani soldiers dead with only lip service protests emanating from the co-opted Pakistani corridors of pelf and power, the new neo-con Ambassador of Pakistan to Washington further reiterated the following to officially re-cement and renew the fiction of 'Bin Laden' for what is criminally about to befall both Pakistan and Iran as foretold in this Wakeup Call – and in which, Pakistani Government and Pakistani military are either equally deliberately complicit, or entirely unable to comprehend the gravity of the matter as they both still continue to toot 'Bin Laden' and the 'War on Terror' fabrication: 'Pakistan would attack Osama bin Laden the moment it had reliable intelligence on the Al Qaeda leader's whereabouts, Ambassador Husain Haqqani said on Wednesday. Haqqani also said he was confident Pakistan could help foil any Al Qaeda plans to attack the United States, although he did not know of any right now. “I think we can thwart any potential plans for an attack,” Haqqani said in an interview with Reuters.' (DAWN) If the Government of Pakistan is genuinely interested in thwarting “any potential plans for an attack” – please read and comprehend the import of this humble Wakeup Call! Or at least watch the far more entertaining Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith” – a bizarre convolution of art imitating life, and life imitating art – to apprehend the grotesque reality on the 'Grand Chessboard' that is behind the murderous 'War on Terror' which Pakistan's Ambassador, Husain Haqqani, in collusion with his neo-con sponsors, is either deliberately or inadvertently pushing upon this (soon to be) sixth-world nation! From Gen. Musharraf “In the Line of Fire”, to the late Benazir's “very petri dish of international terrorism”, to the godfather's 'The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), if it comes into power, must persuade the people that the fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war,' – is one continuous narration of patsies, mercenaries, traitors, or naïve simpletons! Take your pick – in all cases, all unfit to govern a self-respecting independent sovereign nation in a modernity that is ruled entirely with master political science rather than personal “khilafat”. But all perfectly fit as controlled managers of puppetstates dancing to the strings of the puppetmasters! In this humble puppetstate of ours, there are 200 million additional peoples still (barely) living besides these “naive simpletons” who are presumably born to lord upon the plebeian natives! Please put it to the referendum as outlined in this Wakeup Call, and urgently disengage from the fiction of “war on terror” by vociferously declaring a demonstrable “Samson Option” directly targeted at Israel and Western Europe! It is the only way to still save the peoples of this region from the devastation of a '“Defensive” US military action' – which will be nuclear! See Press Release of June 12, 2008.


Footnotes

  1. The term 'Hectoring Hegemons' is used by the neo-cons themselves to describe their own monumentally criminal bullying of the world which is the ongoing crimes against humanity disguised as the 'War on Terror'. It occurs in the author's field of the PDF file of their famous document 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' published by the neo-con's 'Project for the New American Century', and among its listed contributors are Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, et. al. See the snapshot of this term at https://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/hectoring-hegemons-pdf.jpg, and see its full dismantling in the essay “Dialog Among Civilizations – Whytalksfail? Part-1” at http://humanbeingsfirst.org. This PNAC document at one time was available from the PNAC's own website at http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf, and has also been archived worldwide, including by Project Humanbeingsfirst as part of its own 'Exhibit A' (http://PrisonersoftheCave.org) - awaiting a 'just judge' like Robert H. Jackson (https://web.archive.org/web/20071207214020/http://www.courttv.com/archive/casefiles/nuremberg/close.html) to finally administer a 'victor's justice' someday!
  2. 'The Grand Chessboard – American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives' is the title of the 1997 book by Zbigniew Brzezinski – President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor. He is the realpolitik strategist who delighted in “giving to the USSR its Vietnam War” at the expense of some deftly cultivated “Stirred up Moslems” by exploiting the various Muslim societies' own genuine disaffections, and who are today being re-used turned 'inside-out' remarkably effectively - quite unlike an ordinary 'used-condom' which only shows the immense realpolitik power of well executed 'doctrinal warfare' never to be underestimated in favor of C4I, tanks and airplanes, but to be equally mastered and countered - and variously labeled as 'islamofascists', 'islamists', 'militant islam', 'islamism' et. al., in order to now fight the new 'lifetime' of 'World War IV' for 'full spectrum dominance'.
    Brzezinski is still among the contemporary key architects of the 'Grand Chessboard' and his stark warning of a second '911' type terrorist attack in America to be deliberately blamed on Iran (and perhaps also on Pakistan as where the already signatured 'loose nuke' came from; this new 'terrorist' attack will invariably be nuclear to scare the war-averse and reluctant American public into waging a nuclear war on Iran and Pakistan) cannot be taken lightly. His warning is an absolute wakeup call to both Pakistan and Iran to stop their 'pussy-footing' and get real in building 'full spectrum alliances' in mutual self-defense. Why Brzezinski would issue such a warning and let the cat out of the bag is beyond the scope of this letter. But there is much empirical evidence substantiating its validity.
  3. America is already rehearsing the response-drill to a 1-kiloton 'terrorist' nuclear attack exploded at 100 meters in a cosmopolitan American city - see https://web.archive.org/web/20080126171809/http://www.twq.com/07autumn/docs/07autumn_cmp.pdf , and https://web.archive.org/web/20080126171809/http://iis-db.stanford.edu/pubs/21872/DayAfterWorkshopReport.pdf , for 'terrorist' nuclear attack-drills and the 'The Day After' preparations already under way. (Imagine, all through the Cold War when the world sat at the brink of a real 'Dr. Strangelove' style Armageddon, and through the 'Bay of Pigs' crises when the world actually came close to a nuclear exchange, there were also such drills to this level of precision, mobilization, and practice evacuation as there are today which implies that a real 'attack' is anticipated as yet another mobilizing 'new pearl harbor' pretext far more devastating than 911, to warrant nuclear strikes in retaliation). A mock drill with the outlined scenario was rehearsed at the Washington-Oregon border recently. To understand the deeper Machiavellian significance of terrorist 'attack-response' mock drills, please see “7/7 Mock Terror Drill” ( https://www.globalresearch.ca/7-7-mock-terror-drill-what-relationship-to-the-real-time-terror-attacks/821 ). It was surely a mere coincidence that just as the superpower was into at least 15 simultaneously simulated terrorist 'attack-response' drills being run by the CIA, the Pentagon, the NSA, et. al., and now amply documented, on the very day of 9/11/2001 and at the very same moment for the exact same scenarios, that cumulatively and serendipitously transpired into the actual real attack the very same moment. Please see the book 'Synthetic Terror' by Webster Tarpley 4th edition, and this online Ch-19 of “Crossing the Rubicon” by Michael Rupert at https://web.archive.org/web/20080126171809/http://www.newsociety.com/titleimages/rub_war.pdf. It was also surely mere happenstance that the UK was into a simulated terrorist 'attack-response' drill for the exact same scenario on 7/7/2005 as the actual real terrorist attack that serendipitously also transpired that very same moment.
    This is precisely why courageous activists throughout America are now vigilantly looking for such drills and trying to get them canceled by attempting to create a public furor around them lest a simulation is once again ethereally super co-opted by a bearded 'evil yoda master' sitting cross-legged in a cave in Afghanistan on a dialysis machine using merely his awesome 'power of the dark side' to precipitate a real attack!
  4. “Pirates to emperors” refers to the seminal distinction made between the lowest and highest tiers of terrorists by the Christian theologian St. Augustine in the 4th Century AD in his “City of God against the Pagans”. He had insightfully noted the following definition for all future generations to benefit from:
    “When the King asked him what he meant by infesting the sea, the pirate defiantly replied: 'the same as you do when you infest the whole world; but because I do it with a little ship I am called a robber, and because you do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor.' ”
  5. “Full Spectrum Dominance” is the title of Chapter 3 of the US Department of Defense Strategy Document “Joint Vision 2020”. It was Published by US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, June 2000, and for a time was available publicly from the website http:www.dtic.mil/jv2020. It no longer appears to be available from that site, but its summaries can be found by searching the internet with that keyword. An extended quote from its chapter 3 can also be found in Chapter-1 of my 2003 book at PrisonersoftheCave.org
  6. “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization” as astutely noted by Zbigniew Brzezinski in the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is also the unstated assumption behind Brzezinski's warning of the 'terrorist act' (to the Senate in February 2007 as a prelude to launching an attack on Iran) as it is his profound belief that the modern American 'populist democracy' is not naturally inclined to wage wars upon others unlike in previous empires whose subjects were imbued with the spirit of 'la mission civilisatrice' – 'the white man's burden' as Rudyard Kipling put it in his 1899 ode to American Imperialism in the Philippine Islands - except in self-defense. See the detailed deconstruction of just this one pithy sentence that gathers within its political wisdom, all of Machiavelli and Leo Strauss, in my 2003 book “Prisoners of the Cave”. It is also more succinctly explained for the benefit of Pakistan's ruling elite, in my exposition “Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses – Open Letter to a Pakistani General” at Humanbeingsfirst.org
  7. This was the sentiment expressed by George Kennan in 1948 that set the 'Truman Doctrine' and all subsequent practice of “straight power concepts” on the continually evolving 'Grand Chessboard'. See his Policy Planning Study Memo PPS 23, the full quote in context is reproduced below. It is still the standard imperial operating principle governing the 'empire' through its present 'Bush Doctrine' of 'primacy' and 'preemption'. Nothing changed for the United States in its Foreign Policy over the past 60 years except the various shades of “straight power concepts” to match the evolving realities on the 'Grand Chessboard' – a blatant fact that the Pakistani rulers seem to want to suicidally ignore:
    “We have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of its population …. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming, and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction …. We should cease to talk about vague and - for the Far East - unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.”
  8. Bernard Lewis in “Crisis of Islam Holy War and Unholy Terror” - as he very eruditely set out to uncover the 'motivations' of the well formulated abstractions of 'al-qaeeda', 'OBL', et. al., in justification of the 'Clash of Civilizations' idea that he himself had seeded in CFR's 'Foreign Affairs' in 1990 as the irrational and unfathomable “roots of Muslim rage” that needed to be understood. To support his formulation, he had noted that “It should now be clear that we are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the governments that pursue them. This is no less than a clash of civilizations - that perhaps irrational but surely historic reaction of an ancient rival against our Judeo-Christian heritage, our secular present, and the worldwide expansion of both”. And to further the cause of President George Bush's own subsequent impending holy 'War on Terror' upon the 'wretched' Muslims after 911, he so 'clairvoyantly' had already predicted in that book in his concluding sentence on page 164: “If the fundamentalists are correct in their calculations and succeed in their war, then a dark future awaits the world, especially the part of it that embraces Islam”.
    And of course, according to the blanket (unproved) assertions by the White House and the Pentagon, and subsequently repeated ad nauseum by Bernard Lewis and the likes of 'Committee on the Present Danger': “The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon represented a carefully orchestrated effort of al Qaeda to force America's retreat from Muslim lands”, all of which came together quite splendidly to give much currency to the 'unbirthday party' of the neo-cons' “War on Terror”! So the “roots of Muslim rage”, according to Bernard Lewis, led to the “clash of civilizations” on 911. No mention of course of any premeditated “imperial mobilization” at the 'unbirthday party' table. From at least 1990 to 2001, eleven years in the making, and still on going today in 2007.
    Is there one equal to the likes of Messrs. Bernard Lewis, or equal to any of the organizations like CPD (their once visible and amazing membership list that read like a who's who was available at: https://web.archive.org/web/20080126171809/http://www.fightingterror.org//members/index.cfm but seems to have now disappeared), or AEI (from where Bush acknowledged borrowing twenty of its best minds to run his administration), anywhere in the Muslim world that can intellectually compete with this level of doctrinal craftsmanship and Machiavellian political thinking? See Chapter 9 of my 2003 book “Prisoners of the Cave” for further deconstruction of their doctrinal craft.
    What is the point of having nuclear weapons and being armed-to-the-teeth, if mere doctrinal warfare is sufficient to 'disarm' fools and patsies of their own rational self-defense and their own independence of action? Most reasonable people in any nation would rather have clean drinking water in their taps and quality K-16 education for their children along with a roof over their head instead, if this is to be the ultimate reality of their infernal military spendings first bought at the expense of their considerable collective misery, and then subsequently disarmed them of it with even more misery! When the annals of history are eventually populated with the tales of the twenty-first century, school children will wonder what had happened to the brains of these foolish nations that they committed such suicide by choice!
  9. 'The Technique of Infamy' is attributed to the famous American intellectual Ezra Pound who made his bet with Mussolini. It is the most sophisticated dialectics of mass deception that any diabolical mind can conceive and Ezra Pound explained it. In its simplest rendition: “invent two lies [mainly opposing ones], and keep the people busily engaged in which of them might be true”. In its more sophisticated variation, invent multiple lies that sound plausible, or even incredible, to keep people busily engaged either dispelling them or arguing which of them might be true, while the fait accompli proceeds in the background. Ex post facto, it matters not what was lie and what was truth as the “victor will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not” (Hitler)! As Daniel Ellsberg of the 'Pentagon Papers' fame told me when I went to see him to give him a copy of my 2003 book to review, that when he was at the Rand Corporation, they diligently and intimately studied the tactics of the Nazis, not to mention all the wars and war-doctrines all the way back to Sun Tzu's famous 'The Art of War', in order to learn the real practice of the art of warfare from them! Ellsberg autobiographical book 'Secrets' lays out exactly how falsehoods and deceptions were deliberately crafted to keep the American public engaged in the Vietnam War – in the same way as some future insider gadfly will surely disclose how the 'new pearl harbor' of 911 was the new 'gulf of Tonkin', and how such and such Machiavellian 'bull-shit' was continually crafted with the 'technique of infamy' to keep the American public once again engaged in the 'War on Terror' for a 'lifetime'! See this Ellsberg analysis: “A coup has occurred” (https://www.globalresearch.ca/a-coup-has-occurred/6897 ).
    This time, and after displaying its awesome might in Afghanistan and Iraq, it's target Pakistan and Iran! If this attack succeeds, all dominoes in the 'arc of crises' will subsequently fall from sheer force of intimidation of a real nuclear strike by the 'empire gone wild' with no more Rubicons remaining to be crossed! If this impending attack is successfully foiled as outlined here, the dominoes of “imperial mobilization” will fall instead, saving countless, perhaps thousands of American lives, and millions of those of the 'lesser' humanity. With a détente on the 'Grand Chessboard', there would surely be no further catastrophic 'terrorist' attack inside America that could be taken as another “new Pearl Harbor” – for there'd be no point to it! “Imperial mobilization” would already be halted into a stalemate with only minor perturbations here and there. But if the 'have-nots' remained stupidly gullible to newer 'techniques of infamy' that will surely be continually practiced upon them by the 'haves' and the powerful, more covert-ops and proxy wars!












Chapter 8

Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses

Open Letter to a Pakistani General



Zahir Ebrahim
November 30, 2007.

Made public on December 14, 2007.


November 30, 2007.
Dear General sahib,
It was nice to meet you*. Thank you for your kind visit to my home and the opportunity to meet such a distinguished commanding officer from the world's 5th largest standing military. And congratulations on the change of guard - always an auspicious occasion! This detailed letter is in four logically inter-related parts that build upon each other culminating in re-imagining Pakistan's defenses. A companion paper: Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central' outlines the realpolitiks on how to astutely seed its implementation without suiciding the nation.

I

You asked me to help you rebuild our antiquated military by infusing into its upper echelons a new mindset, of fighting modern warfare using the real-time information-age so we could fight and win modern wars - or else we would be left behind in the modernity of information-age just as we were left behind when Napoleon arrived in Egypt and surprised the antiquated Muslims with the then modern warfare systems borne of West's mighty industrial age!
I asked you who were our adversaries, and what was our overarching political agenda in the World that we wanted to fight and defeat and win - for the sole superpower whom you wanted to emulate has a clear agenda for which it spends a trillion dollars every couple of years in its vast 'military-industrial-academe' complex: they want to conquer the planet and its outer and inner reaches with the sledgehammer force of “full spectrum dominance” to retain their waning global “preeminence”. Whom do we want to conquer? Why do we need to fight wars, and whose wars? So far, our military has only conquered our own peoples, and repeatedly so, as the wretched history of our state bears ample witness. You candidly mentioned to me that you could not really answer that question beyond the usual fluff.
As long as the logic of war and peace sensibly derives its rationale from political goals, this is the quintessential overarching doctrinal question that underlies the logic of all military spendings and military 'transformations'. And yet, you could only, and rather sheepishly, suggest India, for which we must deprive our citizenry clean drinking water in their taps and quality K-16 education for all our children while we prepare for a mindless warfare devoid of any reasoned substantive political logic or public-mandate, and periodically seed our now infamous covert military-infiltration to pathetically wage undeclared wars of aggression 'by way of deception' without any concomitant political will and support of the peoples who must now pay for it, and against all norms of open 'Declaration of War', which then quite unsurprisingly blows up in our face into full scale military confrontations with our neighbor with whom we share a common and continuous 5000 year bond of shared-history, shared-culture, shared-gene pool, and from where there is no real existential threat emanating to our nation except in the unconstrained imagination of our untempered Brig-Gen brethren(?); never mind that we must also clamp down on our unarmed civilians' peaceful protests with the sledgehammer brutality of the worst barbaric police-state, and mercilessly kill our own deliberately cultivated patsies for their 'synthetic terror' and inculcated-bravado with our most horrible weapon systems as the entire world shockingly witnessed at the 'lal masjid' in the heart of our very own Capital?
As history is witness and bears continual rehearsing due to our very short-term memories, from the covert-operation Gibraltar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gibraltar) that led to the 1965 war with India and thousands dead on both sides, to the covert-operation Kargil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kargil_War) that almost led to a damn nuclear exchange with India putting millions of innocent people of the sub-continent in the path of Armageddon, and the loss of half of Pakistan in between, are entirely the shameful story of our own military's aggression against our larger neighbor, as well as against our own peoples 1100 miles to the East who were subjected to an unparalleled inhumanity which has not yet seen any accountability nor abject apology whatsoever from our military (or from our nation for that matter - Eqbal Ahmad's 'Letter to a Pakistani Diplomat' (http://www.nybooks.com/articles/10451) is always a good read to periodically refresh our national memory on how little things have really changed for us).
Without any public mandate to wage wars, let alone covert ones against our own neighbor, why should the nation pay for the wet dreams and self-perceived brilliance of the handful of military tacticians? This is a monumental crime against humanity to not only surreptitiously put one's own public at imminent risk of nuclear conflagration without their consent, knowledge, and a national doctrine that has the public-mandate, but also put at risk the public of the entire region quite unbeknownst to them, and all for what? Uncontrolled self-delusions of grandeur and school-boyish bravado dreaming of their first conquest? But we haven't stopped there!
We have also continually fought the imperialists' covert and proxy wars for 'peanuts' by supporting the 'CIA Intervention in Afghanistan' for “giving to the USSR its Vietnam war”, and as we are so doing yet once again by not only providing the sole logistics lifeline to imperialist troops in the same wretched country to brow-beat a proud and ancient peoples into submission after we originally assisted in gratuitously destroying their entire civilization and culture and cultivating what has germinated into the useful 'harvest' of 'synthetic terror' today, but also supporting yet another CIA covert-ops destabilization-intervention in Iran from our territories.
And this time, in the new imperialists' euphemistically labeled war, the “War on Terror”, we are now killing our own citizenry with our full military might in such an unremarkable and brutish manner that it is only guaranteed to create further ill-will and resentment among the already disgruntled and disenfranchised ordinary peoples, thus more resistance, more radicalism, more innocent dead, more fertile ground for cultivating suicide bombers, more complaints of “islamofacism” to scare the Western public with, so that in the end, in the mother of all battles between “good” and “evil” in which “either you are with us or with the terrorists”, there will be a continuous fresh supply of recruits to wage the requisite “endless wars” against in order to prolong the conflagration for a full “lifetime of wars” lasting a “generation” - the “World War IV” - in the profound imperialist hope that the resulting eventual maelstroms of radicalism seeded in 'jihad' will engulf the entire 'arc of crises' enabling its radical retransformation once again to suit the new imperial interests of the new “hectoring hegemons”.
If one wasn't living in Alice's dream world where the most absurd becomes a life-like reality and the 'unbirthday party' a cause celebre, one would bluntly suggest that this looks very much like a devilishly premeditated synthesis of terror - 'synthetic terror' - in order to create an enemy to fight against “for at least a generation and preferably longer”, because in the absence “of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being”, and “except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat”, the much touted American "democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization." (Brzezinski)
If one wasn't a co-opted and deceitful individual being well fed by empire, and thus was not attempting to goad and/or coerce the rest of the planet into the imperial mantra of celebrating the 'unbirthday party' and singing in unison “United We Stand”, one would immediately recognize that while the monumental criminal killings and willful decimation of entire societies in the “War on Terror” are grotesquely real, the motivation to do so is entirely fabricated.
It is a manifest fraud perpetuated upon mankind to orchestrate the Machiavellianly-Straussianly crafted “full spectrum dominance” (PNAC) by the brilliant protégés and legatees of Leo Strauss in order to “perpetuate America's own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer” such that “no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus also challenging America” (Brzezinski), which in turn necessitates asserting the “Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity” by forcing everyone on the planet to accept “America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.” (PNAC) What a wonderful natural birth-right to bully and dominate the 'lesser' humanity cleverly franchised into the left and right ears of 'god's chosen ubermenschen' “Hectoring Hegemons” - the ZioCons - 'baboons' in suits attempting to pass off as hominids!
In the unabsurd reality when 'Alice' is wide awake, this “War on Terror” is a monumentally criminal war of supreme “shock and awe” upon largely defenseless nations and their civilian populations, including our own, and thus plainly a war crime against humanity. And Pakistan is willingly and complicitly helping execute it as per the unilateral absolute decision of just one man for the bribe of $10b - as the “coalition of the willing” - who just by sheer 'happenstance' happened to be at the helm of affairs as the absolute dictator with the full 'unity of command' of the frontline state at his complete disposal, just as the empire was gearing up to once again flex its “Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives” on the “Grand Chessboard”!
What are indeed the odds that every time the 'empire' makes a move 'by way of deception', we only serendipitously have in-place a compliant military dictator in power in Pakistan who is intimately 'embedded' and strategically aligned with the 'empire' in all his significant decisions and commitments? Then again, what are the odds that the 'empire' itself orchestrates such puppets, and that especially in this contemporaneously unfolding, devilishly premeditated, and long in preparation 'War on Terror', it deliberately made it look like mere 'happenstance' by enacting some delightful 'katputli tamashas' as red herrings to make the coup d'état initially palatable to the gullible public? For an 'imperial' nation with at least a 100 year long open-history of craftily-successful covert-interventions, a history that is only made 'open' after fait accompli, ex post facto, it does not require much imagination to make a rational bet!
And now, this 'serendipitously' acquired monolithic 'unity of absolute command' upon our nation, by oppressing and bombing our own civilians in this fabricated and synthetic “War on Terror”, is blithely constructing our own suicide and our own pathetic 'retransformation' in partial fulfillment of the hectoring hegemons' own wet dreams! By fighting the “War on Terror” against our own citizens in the most brutal ways imaginable, the new 'Terror Central' is artfully being crafted to eventually lead to the nation's disintegration. And just the cultivated perceived threat of such chaos transpiring due to the synthesized 'islamofascists', is conveniently affording the hectoring hegemons their much desired pretext for scooping in at the opportune moment to salvage our nukes to safety among the 'ubermensch' white races, thus finally de-nuking us with this entirely pre-meditated deception game after years of trying unsuccessfully!
All this recent talk of "loose nukes" and "Joint force for nuke safety" and "raising an international force to help the Pakistani armed forces if they are attacked by the extremists", are precisely the weather balloons built upon the deftly cultivated house of cards of the synthetic 'islamofascist' boogie-men to seed these new deceptions into the mainstream public discourse in order to maintain the persistence of a "sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being". That's how public opinion is slowly crafted over time to manufacture the deplorable public consent for committing heinous crimes against humanity through the active collaboration of the much touted 'fourth pillar of democracy'.
Another "coalition of the willing" is plainly being seeded - and this time it's 'destination Islamabad' instead of Baghdad, and instead of the well worn fiction of the existence of 'WMDs' which won't fly as Pakistan indeed does possess them, it is the fiction of them getting 'loose' despite being defended by the world's 5th largest standing armed forces who successfully developed the effective deterrence in the face of the entire world's opposition and punitive sanctions, but now is magically unable to defend them in this fabricated war even as the most valuable non-NATO partner and needs an external "force that should not only include troops from the United States, but ideally also other Western powers and moderate Muslim nations"!
Wow, kill two birds with one stone - and the imperial thinkers are laughing their way to the banks! I couldn't have possibly conceived of a better Trojan Horse myself than this dictatorial regime if I was an imperial strategist! How dare any Muslim nation have the chutzpah to develop nukes as a viable deterrent against 'ubermensch' predators and their god appointed "la mission civilisatrice" - we'll teach them all a lesson! Well, one can't make a frontal assault on the 'children of a lesser god' already possessing the nukes - but through the back door, with layers of deception and covert-ops devilishly crafted with the active connivance of the handful of planted co-opted leaders and their ten thousand mindless sycophants to induce self-destruction, while at the same time getting all the mileage one can get from disposable patsies on the 'Grand Chessboard'? That works!
These are the best practices of the ancient 'Art of War' - to "wage war by way of deception" - as any worthy imperial strategist, as well as any half decent student of history and contemporary affairs surely knows!
Shame on us that we are opening that back door to our own nation's destruction with the help of our own 'illustrious' military and co-opted conscienceless politicians who turn on a dime! Shame on us that we are deliberately helping in the "Remaking of the New World Order", which "means in practice one thing: one center of power, one center of force, one center of decision-making, a world of one master, one sovereign" (Putin). Shame on us that our rulers are so co-opted, or so short-sighted, or such mental midgets, that we are engagingly helping construct and manage the pretext of battle against the synthetic 'islamofascists' such that now even our own 'family jewels' have been put on the line - something the 'ubermenschen' West always wanted in order to clinch their complete full spectrum monopoly on effective deterrence, and now we are handing them the pretext on which to realize their dreams of unfettered supremacy upon the Muslim world. Shame on us that we are directly helping "Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam" (Pipes) from among the innocent and the gullible of the world who are now scared to death of both 'Islam' and 'Muslims' and who now treat Pakistan as the leper-nation of the world, and shame on us that we have thusly become the wretched implementation arm of 'synthetic terror' – the 'Terror Central' - that enables the West to keep their own "populist democracy" fully primed 24x7 for further "imperial mobilization" in the "War on Terror" as now it is is "Not [even] a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians" (Pipes)! Holy Mother of Noble Jesus! What devilishly brilliant craftsmanship for empire!
Can anyone deny any of this well documented naked and brutish reality with a straight face? Perhaps only the ignorant, the indoctrinated, and the Machiavellian. Not any genuine well informed patriot and decent human being who stares reality in the face and straightforwardly calls a spade a spade. As I am certain you do which is why I am so emboldened to write you this note because I sense that you are hardly the tyrant who might shoot the messenger!
Well I want to ask you again in this letter - as I am sure you had time to reflect since we met, and also perhaps this new change of guard may have given you fresh impetus to revisit ab initio many a fundamental - whom do we need to conquer as a nation that we should also spend a trillion dollars on our 'military transformation'? No citizenry of Pakistan as far as I know wants to fight India, except your own Brig-Gen brethren whose self-delusional raison d'être seems to be to have India as the prime antagonist in order to exist!
That's hardly the purpose of a modern professional military which must exist to defend its peoples against both overt and covert real external threats, not imagined ones, even from supposed friends and allies, while firmly under the control of a civilian political leadership that has the public mandate - for in the modernity du jour, as in all previous times, war fighting and war preparation logic have only had, and will always have, political purposes, political rationale, and also political co-optation. The professional military today, as opposed to the "praetorian guards", in all developed nations, as I am sure you well know, is mainly an instrument either of hegemony and power projection, or of self-defense. It is entirely a fear inducing instrument for achieving political ends from which it derives its entire rationale for existence. Why is it different in Pakistan - where the military for more than half of the nation's wretched existence has also determined its national and international politics, its national and foreign policies, and now even its economics with its burgeoning share of "Military Inc." and its forced fire-sale of our 'public commons' held in national trust to foreign multi-national corporations? Politics the military mind least understands, nor is it trained to understand and participate in - blind obedience and strictly regimented 'unity of command' being its sole operational code de conduct. Unarmed, peaceable, and conscionable civilians cannot be managed this way under the 'social contract' which ab initio gives the military, and the 'state', its cause d'existance in the first place! And neither do we accept such dictatorial management, except for a time under the most brutal of occupations - the mindset of both autocratic antiquity, and of military conquests in modernity. In either case, Machiavellian deception is employed to subjugate the public and neutralize their dissent. And the most transforming method for that is to use 'terror' as a weapon, both for pacifying the populations with ones' own terror, as well as using the 'synthetic terror' of the 'pirates' to seek the raison d'être of the emperor's!
So indeed a transformation is required - and entirely of the mindset - to enter into modernity, but not that of the 'baboons'! So please allow me to lead you in this letter into crystallizing some of your own thoughts as to what you really should be 'transforming' at this time as a genuinely nationalistic and wholly patriotic Pakistani multi-star General.

II

Please allow me to first say that if I did not write this humble letter to you and speak my mind candidly without fear when my own nation is undergoing destruction at the hands of our own 'ubermensch' tyrants running amok in Islamabad and our military hell bent on pacifying our own public, then in good conscience, I would not be able to do the same against the sole superpower nation – my adopted home and place of permanent residence - that has been hijacked by a handful of 'ubermensch' super-tyrants who are running amok in Washington attempting to engage the entire world in a perpetual war for their own pelf and fantasy and directly sucking us into their vortex as a compliant client-state. Time to stand up and say enough – on all counts. I hope you will agree, at least with the notion that one must stand up to tyranny and to tyrants!
A tyrant is quite easy to identify even for the dolts and even in these times of deception galore: a tyrant holds all the guns(!), and makes all the laws by fiat, and subjects everyone else to these laws by calling it a necessity! And the tyrant often pretends to be the greatest patriot, one whom god speaks to directly - the anointed indispensable 'ubermensch' savior of the nation and the world from all the 'terrorists' out there! So my dear General sahib, now you too can also identify the tyrants in the world and in our own backyards so that we can together stand up to them - they aren't a whole lot different than the tyrants of the past are they? This is why the famous theologian - who is often credited with seeding the foundations of political philosophy behind the West's Renaissance a full millennium before it actually transpired - noted in his famous 4th century AD magnum opus 'the city of god against the pagans':
"When the King asked him what he meant by infesting the sea, the pirate defiantly replied: 'the same as you do when you infest the whole world; but because I do it with a little ship I am called a robber, and because you do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor.' "
So let's begin.
To start with, I would highly recommend you read “The Grand Chessboard” by Zbigniew Brzezinski and compare its chauvinist content and overarching 'imperial' themes with PNAC's “Rebuilding America's Defenses” which you indicated you have already read and are seeking to emulate in its superficial dressings of military transformation. And you must not ignore the Pentagon's own document “Joint Vision 2020” which you confessed to never having heard of, and especially digest its Chapter 3, titled “Full Spectrum Dominance”. This document has since likely been superseded by another JV which you may be able to acquire through your connections as the most favored non-NATO ally General! Note who the contributing authors are for all of these, and what do they ideologically and experientially have in common.
Compare that to what Bernard Lewis wrote in 1990 in CFR's 'Foreign Affairs' about the supposed “roots of Muslim rage” deftly planting the following precious seed: “It should now be clear that we are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the governments that pursue them. This is no less than a clash of civilizations - that perhaps irrational but surely historic reaction of an ancient rival against our Judeo-Christian heritage, our secular present, and the worldwide expansion of both”, which six years later Samuel Huntington cleverly formalized in his now infamous book as the “Clash of Civilizations”, even titling the book thusly. On the eve of 911, Bernard Lewis re-harvested the theme in his famously titled book “Crises of Islam – Holy War and Unholy Terror”.
It requires a fair degree of political sophistication to astutely parse these writings and to rationally make the linkages. As the mastermind doctrinal scholar par excellence, Bernard Lewis argues, for “devising means to fight the [super]terrorist, it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them.” Yes indeed, and so must we in order to rationally defend our nation and its peoples. And the fundamental step in that direction is to first recognize, and then boldly speak, the abhorrent reality when 'Alice' is wide awake!
Thus towards that endeavor, please note how all these seemingly unrelated and purely intellectual pursuits from the academe, and the think-tanks, exercising their much wonted Western freedoms of academia and speech, very clearly prognosticated the 'War on Terror' and an enabling “new pearl harbor”. What in 1990 was a label-less description of “a mood and a movement” has since acquired the phantasmic nom de guerre “islamofascism” in order to construct the “New World Order”, in full consistency with the state's own doctrine of “Full Spectrum Dominance” emanating from the Pentagon for which it required a continuous increase in its defense budget (over domestic social spending) in order to affect its own military transformation that was then carrying the vestiges of the Cold War. As coherently argued by Wolfowitz, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and company:
“... it is also clear that for the U.S. Armed forces to remain preeminent and avoid an Achilles Heel in the exercise of its power they must be sure that these potential future forms of warfare [space and cyberspace war] favor America just as today's air, land and sea warfare reflect United States military dominance. Until the process of transformation is treated as an enduring military mission – worthy of constant allocation of dollars and forces – it will remain stillborn. ... Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor” (Rebuilding America's Defenses)
And they got that budget right after 911 for their lifetime of “enduring military mission”, while the public schools and libraries in America are suffering, and a few have already shut down! Now America's defense budget is close to a trillion dollars annually – to fight a bunch of lunatic, sticks and stones wielding, cave dwelling, antediluvian “islamofascists”? No wonder the worldwide ruling elite is salivating at the 'unbirthday party' with gusto – there are many a crumb from the corruption pie to go around for everyone! We have received at least $10b of it!
Indeed, you must give considerable pause for penetrating reflection on how the “new pearl harbor” was so keenly 'anticipated' by both Brzezinski and the Project for New American Century, in order to comprehend the global events on, and especially since, 911. It is entirely unsurprising that many members of PNAC, all subsequently holding key controlling positions in the White House and the Pentagon, prepared hard for their immediate response to the "new pearl harbor" that transpired on 911 years in advance, as one can easily witness from all the pre-crafted Patriot Acts that were immediately rushed into Law along with Rumsfeld's orders to his staff to immediately 'prepare' for attack on Iraq even as the rushed unforensic retaliation was launched against Afghanistan, while simultaneously, General Myers, the nation's top Military General caught sleeping on his watch, was instantly promoted to lead the “War on Terror”. You can read more of these details and its forensic deconstruction in my 2003 book "Prisoners of the Cave". That was an apt title for the indoctrinated, gullible, and largely ignorant of the world American public. I hardly think it is befitting for our own educated ruling elite! For our favored scions and 'ubermenschens', something else might be more à propos, and I will gladly let your own imagination construct it!
What you see today dear General sahib has been on the books and in preparation since the Berlin Wall fell - surely you must know that being a military man of considerable experience and realpolitik learning. It is entirely blue-printed in the above imperial documents that I call the "American Mein Kampfs" – not independently constructed in some 'unlighted cave' in Afghanistan by a 'guy on a dialysis machine'! It is facile to insist that it is, or that 'OBL' and 'Al-qaeeda' are meaningful constructs other than for “imperial mobilization” through “perpetual war” against a fabricated but well formulated abstraction!
The end goal of this long fiction? No speculations are necessary to catch its varied glimpses as this just disclosed White House Press Release lends an empirical unabashed summation of the reality to all the doctrinal constructions of the supposed 'arm-chair-only' academic warriors.
Declaration of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship of Cooperation and Friendship Between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America (https://web.archive.org/web/2007/http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/11/20071126-11.html)
It gives 'legal' sanction to the effective re-colonization and monopolistic harvesting of a significant Eurasian geostrategic asset for multiple overlapping hierarchy of purposes as defined by its imperial exponents with their own hierarchy of overlapping motivations, all of which effectively enable in practice, “to perpetuate America's own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer”. This press release leaves no further room for doubt even among the staunchest skeptics singing the 'unbirthday party' song in our country, that even if one gullibly accepted all the pretexts since 911 for 'War on Terror' on its face value, then why permanently colonize one of the victims in perpetuity through the deftly cultivated tiny minority ruling elite whose interests will remain permanently allied with that of the global ruling elite crafting the neo-colonial 'empire'?
Similar templates for future Press Releases from the White House exist for Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi-Arabia, the entire Middle East, the Littoral States, and other Republics of Central Asia - each template tailored to the particular geostrategic significance of the pawns on 'the Grand Chessboard', and each embedding the respective nation's trivially co-opted 'mercenary' ruling elite to play the proxy colonizing role while the 'hidden fist' stays sheathed on site but always on call as: “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist” (Thomas Friedman). This is why, in fact of empirical evidence, the not so 'hidden fist' is there in more than 700 locations worldwide according to the Congressional Budget Office (2004):
“The United States maintains an extensive network of overseas military bases, as it has since the end of World War II. Those installations--scattered throughout the world and numbering more than 700--enable the U.S. military to maintain a permanent presence on all seven continents.”
But since the “attitude of American public toward the external projection of American power has been more ambivalent”, and “Public opinion polls conducted in 1995 - 1996 indicated a general public preference for 'sharing' power with others, rather than for its monopolistic exercise”, and because it “is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad” which “limits the use of America's power, especially its capacity for military intimidation”, and also because “the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is defense spending), and the human sacrifice (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization”, therefore, a fictitious enemy is fabricated that is real enough in its construction, but trivially beatable as so insightfully demonstrated by the character 'Anakin Skywalker' in “The Revenge of the Sith”.
This fabrication is all the more necessary today than in the past decades of superpower primacy because:
“... as America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat. .... More generally, cultural change in America may also be uncongenial to the sustained exercise abroad of genuinely imperial power. That exercise requires a high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification.” (Brzezinski)
Yes indeed General sahib, the “War on Terror” against the synthetic 'islamofascists', and other various deliberate fictions of 'WMDs' (as now the case for Iran), or their 'getting loose' (as now the case for our nation), and newer ones to be constructed in the future, lends precisely such a Machiavellian “high degree of doctrinal motivation” for continuing on with “imperial mobilization” for “at least a generation and preferably longer”!
And this is precisely the seed where the lifetime of “World War IV” emanates from, as the former CIA Director James Woolsey noted: “the United States is engaged in World War IV, and that it could continue for years”!
It's monumentally criminal architects and craftsmen: the highly 'respected' intellectuals occupying the corridors and hallways of the Ivy Leagues, the Rand, the Heritage, the JINSA, the AEI, the Hudson, the Weekly Standard, the World Bank, et. al. A vast majority of them civilians. We love to call them the neo-cons, or the realpolitik warriors, or the neo-liberals, or the neo-conservatives, or the Democratic Party, or the Republican Party, but we little understand their perfection of their deadly craft, or how it interplays on different faces of the same multi-faceted imperial coin pushing itself onto the 'Grand Chessboard' for “full spectrum dominance” of the "Zion that will light up all the world"! This imperial war of barbaric modernity, unlike in previous times, is a highly polished and elaborate intellectual doctrinal effort - from the formulation of 'Islamofascism' to the 'Clash of Civilizations' - that has been under preparation for almost two decades! A preliminary list of the visible top of the iceberg among its 'craftsmen' is compiled as 'Exhibit A' in my book, to be presented to a “Robert H. Jackson” someday
(https://web.archive.org/web/20071207214020/http://www.courttv.com/archive/casefiles/nuremberg/close.html)!
I hope that I have now fully convinced you General sahib, of the background thesis of this letter, that this “War on Terror” is synthetic and a complete fabrication!
And this must cause you grave concern and many sleepless nights henceforth as a genuinely patriotic Pakistani General. Because quite unremarkably, once again, our out-of-control mis-adventuresome Pakistani military with no genuine civilian democratic controls upon it, with no genuine public mandates except through an iron fist up the nation's backside, espousing no known tradition of intellectualism or sophistication in political thought to be able to effectively understand let alone counter such Machiavellianly crafted warfare emanating from the best political minds in the world, and having no known tradition of seeking genuine independence from hegemony or from continually bowing to the 'superior white masters' from whence they derive all their power and funding, has become a willing accomplice in this suicidal and monumental crime against humanity as the “coalition of the willing” - entirely in contra-indication to the Pakistani peoples' own proclivities, instincts for survival, and cultural and religious bonds of sympathies with the victims. Little does the mainstay of genuinely patriotic leadership in this martial institution realize that we too are situated in the same 'arc de crises'! Or perhaps it does?
How is the world's 5th largest standing military so easily controlled by the West to support Western interests over the nation's own? Well, please permit me to explain candidly the way I see it, and do feel free to correct me if I inadvertently utter falsehoods at any point as you are surely more knowledgeable of these matters with your considerably vast inside-experience of our august institution.

III

As you surely already know, in this world, there are only 'ubermensch' masters, and there are plebeian client-states and moronic patsies. A client-state stays a client-state like old wine in a new bottle, merely changing the color of the bottle periodically. Client-states do not fight their own wars, but others' on their behalf. So do the patsies, only they do it unknowingly all the while being misled into thinking that they are serving their own agenda - like 'strategic depth'! Client-states do not have independent foreign policies, but carry on with the ones handed them. Patsies are led to believe that they are crafting their own - like Pakistan's support of CIA intervention in Afghanistan and the 8 year decimation of that nation; just as today we are doing the same against our other neighbor Iran. And the biggest patsies of them all - the ubiquitous boogie-men - the synthetic 'al-qaeeda' and the wretched Taliban. All directly under the clever manipulation of the black-ops of the CIA with so many artificially constructed degrees of separation as to claim 'plausible deniability' if the facade is ever blown; as in the case of Iran-Contra to keep Iran and Iraq well supplied with lower-order weapons to keep them busy mindlessly killing each other for 8 long years to neutralize the revolutionary changes towards genuine independence from hegemony taking place in Iran lest it become globally contagious; or as confessed to by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his remorseless gloating of “giving to the USSR its Vietnam war” in a remarkably calculated covert “operation [that] was an excellent idea” for “drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap" which eventually led to the “liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war”, all gratuitously orchestrated on Muslim soil with the relatively free blood of “Some stirred-up Moslems” while the patsy Pakistani military intelligence was led by the nose to the wet dreams of acquiring 'strategic depth' as a viable defense against Indian missiles (sic!) and its ranks deliberately staffed with those sympathetic to the tortuous notion of 'jihad' as funded and crafted in the USA by Messrs. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Zalmay Khalilzad, and the late William Casey, former Director of the CIA!
And none-too-surprisingly, client-states invariably have 'ubermensch' dictatorships in one garb or another running gun-shot upon their own peoples in the service of the uber 'ubermensch' masters, as we note between Z, B, N, M, and loop - all serving the hectoring hegemons' interests first, and all installed by them! Kissinger had outright warned ZAB that he will make an example of him if he did not give up the idea of the 'Islamic bomb' - the last time we truly enjoyed an independent foreign policy for a brief period. And that state of our nation too was deliberately brought to power as a much weaker and deliberately dismembered buffer state - far easier to manipulate than a stronger one in case it ever got its act together as the then largest Muslim country on the planet.
But ZAB just got too big for his breeches and was replaced by an obedient soldier to help win the Cold War - the World War III. And our present obedient one too, before the recent change of guard took place that is, was brought to power because N got too big for his breeches by aspiring to be a 'caliph'. M is still entirely following a scripted set to help the sole superpower once again win their new World War - World War IV - because the entire game plan is to accomplish the attack on Iran that was planned more than a decade ago followed of course by our own further dismemberment which was also planned when the Soviet Union collapsed; for we were surely only allowed to come into existence as an additional easily manipulatable buffer-state during the Cold War. We are entirely following a scripted path for the past 8 years rushing towards our own demise in the guise of the artificial and much touted 7% growth rate by selling off our national assets in a fire sale. The next thing would be liquidation of our real estate - as any corporate raiders might inform you. Which is also why the nationalistic Putin reversed the neoliberalism in his own nation after the fire-sale of the 1990s in Russia. But we are pressing on contrary to all the manifest signs. The only rational answer is, deliberately. Treason of the highest order!
Are you shocked? Surely not! None of this ought to be anything new for you. But it does beg the following question.
Please let me know if you know of a genuine non-client-state nation. And then you may also discover that they are also genuinely independent, have no WB loans - the only ones - and all in the global North! The rest, the entire resource-rich yet poverty-stricken global South, with three exceptions of any consequence, all have strong military and defense establishments ostensibly fighting some invisible external enemies, but in reality are entirely there to conquer their own people in the service of the rich nations of the Global North who have only one open-secret global agenda: 'full spectrum dominance' i.e. hegemony over the resource rich nations of the Global South, and of the Earth and its outer and inner spaces including cyberspaces! We are entirely headed towards a one world government - you can already see the intervening alliances that are being crafted in the Global North and their already centralized financial control over the entire world. Only the Global South is being prevented from making any alliances in self-defense - the toothless SCO not withstanding!
For us in the Global South, it remains the time tested formula 'divide and conquer', repeatedly pitting brother against brother! It is not that we don't learn or are a moronic peoples - it is merely that there is actual treasonous subversion by deliberately allowing only such leadership to emerge who will dutifully do the masters' bidding as a compliant client-state.
So what will really change if the present dictatorial military setup is replaced by a faux democratic one with all the visible trimmings of 'democracy' and all the essence of a patsy client-state?
Isn't the unabsurd reality grotesque - one that is brought into existence by the super-power 'brokerage firms' and remains in obsequious service to them - continually fighting their fictitious 'War on Terror' and killing our own citizens, and then shortly, enabling the monumentally criminal invasion and nuclear slaughter of our neighboring brethren Muslim nation Iran, followed by our own annihilation and/or re-chalking of our boundaries? I have already seen at least 6 redrawn maps of Pakistan emanating from the West, as I am sure you have too.
If I utter any falsehoods, then you tell me: Is there any other reason that we are not strategically aligned with our co-religionists and culturally aligned next door neighbor Iran in these trying times instead of trying to assist in destabilizing it and supporting such CIA interventions once again from our territories as we did in the previous military dictatorship?
Is there any other reason why we are not more closely allied with India, except for the penchants of our military brasses - their self-delusional raison d'être of existence which miraculously disappears in its current dispensation of unbridled power exercise upon the nation once we form a friendship that's our peoples' due being primarily of the same stock? Please help me understand that if an EU can transpire within 50 years of those guys mercilessly killing each other for hundreds of years and being entirely separate nations and cultures for thousands of years, why can't an entirely similar SU (Subcontinental Union) transpire today when we have far more heritage and history in common than the Europeans among themselves, and we were only artificially torn asunder 60 years ago after thousands of years of shared history of peaceful co-existence of all its peoples?
Is there any other reason why the fiction 'War on Terror' is being conveniently harvested by both the Busharrafs against their own peoples - both peoples losing their civil liberties and living in police states, one overtly and most brutally, the other still only covertly awaiting another enabling 'pearl harbor' so that their rulers may unleash the final full spectrum nuclear 'shock and awe' upon Iran by blaming it, and also springing the already prepared and already on the books 'police state' upon the once 'populist democracy' to get them to forcibly go along with the monumental crime against humanity?
Indeed, it must be obvious to anyone possessing even minor political acumen that a nuclear armed Muslim state cannot be allowed to exist except as a compliant client-state (and only temporarily). Thus since Iran isn't a client-state, indeed, is the only independent and self-reliant Muslim state on the planet, she is not being allowed to exist without at least visiting a 'shock and awe' display upon its peoples - the latest study of American preparations draws the following conclusion:
"The study concludes that the US has made military preparations to destroy Iran's WMD, nuclear energy, regime, armed forces, state apparatus and economic infrastructure within days if not hours of President George W. Bush giving the order." ['Considering a war with Iran: A discussion paper on WMD in the Middle East']
And we are the best of friends with the very same 'hectoring hegemons' in a monumentally stupid, never mind monumentally criminal, suicide pact - along with the patsy, the hectoring hegemons too are suiciding their beautiful nation long term! We, the patsies perhaps may not be such a loss at being 'disappeared' on the global scene, and perhaps only us will mourn that loss while the rest of the world may well be cheering. But the lofty nation in the West that once strove to be the beacon of civilization and culture in the modernity du jour, of learning and knowledge, of freedoms and wealth for anyone prepared to work hard, biting the dust because of the tortuous ideology of unbridled greed for pelf and power through 'endless wars' that gave the only pathetic 'meaning' possible to the puny existence of the tiny tiny amoral largely atheistic minority of super criminals among them pretending to be the Platonic wise supermen of knowledge but entirely Nietzscheian and Straussian 'ubermensch' in the depravity of their souls, must be the monumental tragedy at which even the heavens must already be mourning!
I love America where I got my education, my maturity, and my honest livelihood, and where I happily raised my family and had an accomplished engineering career, and above all, where I acquired the courage of my convictions; just as I love Pakistan, the nation my father and mother and grandparents immigrated to right after its creation by the amazing Founder who was from our own tiny minority community, full of hopes and dreams - all torn asunder by a handful of 'ubermenschen' criminals in both nations who think themselves better than all the rest of humanity!
Why should any self-respecting human being ever accept any of this? I don't. Do you?
Where should ones' first allegiances lie - to a 'flag', to an arbitrary 'geography' circumscribed by the hegemons of yesteryears and accidents of history, to the serendipitous place of one's birth, to the 'false flag of patriotism' and thus "united we stand" under any banner in the commission of tyranny and monumental crimes against humanity, or to a peoples composing the vast mass of humanity to which we all belong as human beings? Should our first allegiances be to truth and justice, or to the arbitrarily crafted abstractions of 'nationalism' and 'patriotism'? Should we bear witness against tyranny regardless of who commits the atrocities upon humanity, or should we be selective in our memory and in our morality as the 'ubermenschen'? Are we human beings first, or are we American first or Israeli first or Indian first or Pakistani first? Yes we human beings do carry multiple identities; I am a Muslim before I am any nationality, and I am also a Pakistani, my only national identity and the only nation whose passport I have, by deliberate choice, carried all my life despite being a legal permanent resident in the United States for almost three decades. But I am, before anything else, a human being first. I hope you are too?
And this is why my fingers on my computer keyboard, as do my legs on the streets in protest marches, move with a feverish pace, of one who knows that the man-made clock is ticking, and therefore to be intimidated into remaining a silent bystander is to be an accomplice!
The urgency is fueled by the further surety of knowledge that the fuse can also be defused if ordinary plebeian peoples, those that Zbigniew Brzezinski loves to call the 'populist democracy' and of which he is so afraid as being 'inimical to imperial mobilization', just damn wake the hell up from their indoctrinated slumber in my adopted homeland, and from their worship of their petty stomach in my native homeland, so that together, collectively, as human beings first, we can take charge of our own dreams and our own hopes and our own destiny! It is one ship of humanity – the 'ubermenschen' upper deck of the ship can't survive, and must not be permitted to survive through their obfuscating inhuman 'legal' cover whereby the only justification for medieval torture, 'renditions', 'disappearances', incarcerations, brutal beatings, and "shock and awe" upon a civilian population is that it's 'legal', without the lower decks also equitably sharing in this truly one of a kind and once in a lifetime collective and wondrous voyage of life now made hell by the original barbarians calling the 'kettle black'!
The handful of lawyers, and the handful of journalists, with black and blue backs, arms, and legs, are serendipitously showing the way to the still zombie populace in both nations content to let others carve out their destiny for them! What the half million street protest sizes could not accomplish in America since 911, ten thousand are accomplishing in Pakistan in less than a few months! Thus we saw the 'police state' transpire in Pakistan before it did in America!
Well, these immensely courageous 'Patrick Henrys' of 'civil society' are unfortunately chasing down various and sundry red herrings even in their disruptive dissent, such as 'rule of law', without comprehending the bilateral 'social contract' upon which it must be constructed and which is presently non-existent; 'independence of the judiciary', without appreciating that it has no real power of enforcement without Executive backing; 'end to the emergency', without understanding that it is merely a short-term, window-dressed tool of fiat to achieve something for more strategic and long term, and will be ended automatically anyway in due course after having enabled the far worse devious construction of a 'Pax-Mafioso's contract' upon the wretched nation under 'legal' cover to guarantee that the direction of the nation remains a patsy client-state under the evolving new political dynamics inside the nation. Nothing is ever left to chance when the 'empire' calls the shots!
This spirit of outspoken dissent however, as misguided as it may be today, is still a remarkably refreshing break from the past towards a possible re-genesis of the nation. It is unsurprising that the incumbent rulers in the patsy client-state are making their best sledgehammer attempts to kill it during its birth-pangs. All incumbents desirous of maintaining the real status quo would do the same. This independence of spirit, interestingly enough, can also be quite easily harnessed and re-directed, and multiplied in its force of impact exponentially, if just one single ruler at the top genuinely gets transformed into a real Patrick Henry, and a real Ben Franklin (respectively representing the courage and the brains that founded the promise of an independent United States of America from the full spectrum exploitive reins of the 'hectoring hegemons' of their time). Now you may perhaps also begin to see why I am writing this letter to you.
If "hegemony is as old as mankind", so must also its antidote of 'throwing the tea overboard'!
Unless fundamentals change genuinely - and this present crisis in our nation can also be an opportunity for making such a genuine transformation possible by re-imagining our defense, our overarching purpose, and how to achieve them both by identifying our real enemies and our real impediments from the imaginary ones and the red herrings - it will merely remain re-bottling the old wine in a new bottle, still the bloody 'client-state' at the mercy of local hoodlums and petty thugs!
Thus, the much touted change of guard at the top to have any real implication as a genuine change from status quo, must be followed by a genuine transformation in the overarching, macro, and micro foreign and domestic policies themselves that must seed markedly visible changes in the nation's direction - towards a re-genesis!
All indications publicly emanating from the military and so called 'civilian' rulers at this time are entirely to the contrary. I hope that these statements are merely placate-ments for our Western 'benefactors' and that there is in fact a meaningful change in the wings – our own covert-ops for a change in the best interest of our own peoples – of disengaging ourselves from the full spectrum “imperial mobilization” efforts of the sole superpower.
If such a meaningful change isn't in the works, then indeed, I feel it is perhaps better to have martial law and this draconian state of despondent crisis one after another leading to this naked brutalization of the unarmed civilians and increase in the overall state oppression upon the peoples. Because the 'syntactic sugaring' that otherwise transpires with the facade of 'democracy', 'independence', 'enlightened moderation', and other resemanticized euphemisms only masks our systemic cancer, prolongs our agony, and merely solidifies our eventual disintegration as a sovereign nation that was imagined and constructed upon the blood and sacrifice of millions of people of the sub-continent. And it surely confirms what an ill-conceived idea it was to partition India, reinforcing the analysis of many that it was done entirely as a long term bet on the 'Grand Chessboard' of the post World War II era!
It is, after all, only in crises that nations are formed, and also destroyed – for it wasn't just unfulfilled maternal instincts that led Condoleezza Rice to utter her famous quip: 'the birth pangs of the New middle East'. She obviously learnt her lessons well from Ben Gurion who understood this better than anyone else as the greatest unfettered enabler principle for the conquest of Palestine to create 'Eretz Yisrael' when he wrote: "what is inconceivable in normal times is possible in revolutionary times." Crises bring 'revolutionary times' and make transformations possible - both good and bad. Only crises are harbingers of real change! Peace never stimulates any change whatsoever. Oppression does - and more absolutely brutal the oppression, more likely the transformation from zombie state to real freedom.
Am I wrong General sahib in my reading of the infernal history of hegemony since mankind put its footsteps on this earth? Don't you see what's transpiring on our campuses in our schools and universities - a serendipitous re-awakening of self-obsessed zombies as a direct consequence of our praetorian military state's brutality against unarmed civilians? Perhaps you also understand this historical nature of transformation all too well and are indeed secretly planting the seeds of real transformation in our society? Thus unless there is to be real change, and not mere cosmetic changing of the bottle to contain the same old wine, it is better to not provide any pressure-release valve whatsoever – the ultimate instrument of co-optation!
You cannot be so naive as not to see that all this murderous 'katputli tamasha' of 'synthetic terror' that is being enacted in our nation is merely tempestuous moves on the evolving Grand Chessboard in which we are most assuredly still the perpetual pawns. If this is obvious to an ordinary plebeian like me, it must surely already be in your expert knowledge too, with even more secretive details that remain hidden from the ordinary citizenry until they become irrelevant as faits accomplis. Then we can read all about them to our heart's content in New York Times best sellers and utter 'tsk tsk'! If we can only recognize this now with preemptive wisdom borne of rational hindsights of study of history rather than wait for a confessional exposé post fait accompli, as even a mere possibility if not certainty, that the 'synthetic terror' being orchestrated in Pakistan is along the operational axes to foment the 'arc of crises' and it is deliberately forging chaos in our nation using our many a well known Achilles heals, than right away we know what to do! Don't you think so? I don't think I need to spell out the self-defense actions to take as you are surely more astute than I in such matters!
Furthermore, if you haven't yet read Ayesha Siddiqa's recently released best seller book, I highly recommend it. Most people who talk about it actually haven't bothered to read it – they have either read summaries, or have mainly heard about if from its notoriety and read a few press clippings. Neither is sufficient to appreciate what it has so courageously put together. However it has its own short comings too. It entirely ignores the concept of client-states and the obvious global agendas on the Grand Chessboard in its 'academic' reconstruction of the world order as its author perceives the world. Indeed the word 'client-state' does not occur even once in the book. Thus it misses out entirely on the 'hectoring hegemons' seeding the first-cause traumas in the nation's psyche, and instead presents all our Faustian pacts with them as mere exploitation of our ripe and fertile soil. There is a major difference between planting and harvesting the fruits, and merely chancing upon the fruit trees and appropriating its fruits – I am sure you can appreciate the nuanced difference. For unless the difference is clearly understood and appreciated, we won't know how not to plant those rotten fruit-trees and how to protect our fertile soil from them cropping up by 'sheer happenstance' as we go about transforming the soil itself.
Despite this glaring and inexplicable constraint on the book, it accurately portrays our humble and meager place in the world with respect to our domestication by our own military - "Military Inc.". It straightforwardly points out the drastic consequences of the rise of this new 'feudal class' which has indeed stunted our growth into modernity by perpetuating the antediluvian praetorian-feudalistic society's mindset, both in terms of our enslaved public's obsequious mindset that does not challenge power but rather continually sucks up to it just to survive as per the legacy of our colonial rule, as well as in our ruling elite's own pelf and power as god's right to usurp and plunder whatever is in sight also as per the legacy of the colonial rule. We created a new nation, but were unable to dump the 'old wine' that Lord Babbington Macaulay bottled for us all through the 19th century!
We may have indeed "descended from the tree-tops, but we have yet to lose our tail" - as the octogenarian icon of wit Cowasjee sahib recently put it! I have read this remarkable book of Ayesha twice - as it is dense reading - and based on the evidence of empirical reality around me when 'Alice' is wide awake, I know that it depicts portions of reality rather accurately. You can't possibly deny this with a straight face, at least to me. You must at least face up to the obvious fact that our military is indeed a major 'Inc.' today controlling a non-trivial chunk of our economy in our own bizarre construction of "military-feudal-industrial" complex!
The complete reality however, as you surely know much better than me, is actually much worse - only the author could not find the chutzpah to document it considering it was written under the auspices of former US Senator Lee Hamilton, who is also the same guy who oversaw the officially-fictitious 911 Commission Report that lay the blame for 911 on 19 'evil jihadis'! No mention of the possibility of 'Controlled Demolition' of the towers as a masterful covert-ops upon the American nation in total contradiction to the copious visible evidence already publicly available! We all know why a watchdog may not bark - it is fed by the same owners who come to rob! And similarly, there is also no mention of how promotions in the upper echelons of our military are subtly, if not overtly, approved in Washington with an imperceptible nod to ensure that only those ideologically sympathetic to the Western interests climb up the military ladder in senior positions. And for this selection, they are allowed to have their way with the nation so long as the master's interests are upheld. There is no other explanation of why, as documented in Ayesha's book, the General is worth 500 million rupees and the West continues to do business with the obviously corrupt men! Despite the book's severe limitations of not providing a completed picture of the 'why' and 'how' things are the way they are, the courageous author did draw a good picture and her attempt to beard the lion in its own den is based mainly on the cite-able evidence available to her as evidenced by the copious footnotes in the book. Unlike in the Pink Panther Hollywood detective movies, the latter day robber barons rarely leave their calling cards behind, which even when they exist, almost always remain 'classified' or verbal. Given the lack of access to many confidential and still 'top secret' archives, her book, compiled largely from freely and publicly available information that would not be deemed controversial, conjectural, and entirely speculative, is indeed remarkable, and you too must indeed feel proud of such a courageous Pakistani.

IV

Having comprehensively deconstructed the reality when 'Alice' is both wide awake, and also when she is sitting at the 'unbirthday party' in her phantasmal state, it is now your turn General sahib to answer some really tough questions as I lead you to re-imagine Pakistan's defenses with me to genuinely empower her to leap-frog into modernity!
In such a hegemonistic world as I have disclosed above, where our military enterprise as well as our country along with its rapidly privatized economy has become the private largess of our Brig-Gens in the service of their Western masters and their own pockets, kindly do explain the rationale of further rebuilding our defense establishment - for what purpose?
When we don't have clean drinking water or useful quality education or essential services or quality healthcare et. al. for our own overburdened barely surviving majority citizenry and the army, navy and air-force live comfortably ensconced in their own elite enclaves?
When corruption is given official legal sanction and time-tested politicians re-primed for further loot and plunder of the public-commons as never before seen anywhere else on the planet in the modernity of nation-states?
When language is given new meaning and familiar words mean the opposite of what their dictionary meanings might suggest? When Orwellian euphemisms are dexterously used to control the mass public's rather plebeian minds with egregious impunity and such shamelessness as never before witnessed or accomplished in the history of civilizations?
When 'war on terror' is to fight and kill ones' own people after they are cleverly manipulated as patsies into 'synthetic terror' for the explicit purpose of creating the pretext of fighting the 'war on terror' for a 'lifetime' - the perpetual war - the 50 year war, 'World War IV'? Sometimes art is made to mimic reality as the only way to make dissent known – and watching the Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith” brings home that reality better than any book on current affairs. That depiction has accurately captured the bombing of Afghanistan in my view, and the entire facade of 'war on terror' because indeed, in the modernity du jour of a sole superpower nation aspiring “full spectrum dominance” as part of its national foreign policy, its domestic policy must follow suit as otherwise “democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization” and its peoples unwilling to go fight far off battles at the cost of their own blood and their own social spendings. This is the entire reality behind the fiction of “war on terror” as I have coherently reasoned in this letter. Why is Pakistan a part of this “imperial mobilization”? What's in it for our people – to kill and devastate other Muslim nations? Or any nation for that matter – as the entire Global South is up grabs!
Is this why we should help rebuild our military for real-time information warfare? Before a just judge, this would be high treason! A monumental crime against humanity!
Yes it would be a different matter all together were we a genuinely independent nation like Iran or India or Venezuela (the only three in the developing nations of the Global South as of today - we won't include China as it's in a different league altogether being the main focus of the fomented 'check' on the Grand Chessboard), not baying and begging the West for handouts and first and foremost caring for our own peoples to the extent possible, and with their military firmly under civilian control and out of controlling and manipulating politics and economy even from inside the barracks. It would be a virtue in such a world to even be mildly patriotic. I am eagerly looking forward to such a re-imagined Pakistan and would be delighted under such new circumstance to help rebuild our national defenses in the light of the modernity of information-age for safeguarding our genuine earned independence. Doing it now would only be in the service of the status quo! A traitorous labor for pecuniary gains!
We must make choices General sahib - the stomach is attached to us by biology and we have no free will there unfortunately, but conscience is the one aspect that does demand free will. The latter under the diktats of the former is for slaves and client-states who do anything for a pecuniary gain of pelf and power; the other way around is for free men and free women! That's what makes a nation of peoples genuinely independent and free - when its peoples first demand it by showing it in their own humble choices between the stomach first, or the conscience first! Sometimes that does entail going hungry, giving up lucrative contracts and deals, suppressing the ego or even foregoing the pleasures of speaking to the divine and hearing commands through its 'ubermensch' voices, and worse - as we see the handful of lonely but courageous and unarmed men and women undergoing today at the hands of our illustrious military might once again hell bent on conquering its own peoples! Any military man or woman in uniform with a modicum of conscience and iota of self respect watching this spectacle would die of shame! That day might yet come when the only sanctuary for them from their own peoples would be without their caps and stripes! And they would have certainly earned it! How despicable!
Why should we strengthen this system? It is suicidal and self-defeating!
A true patriot would walk away... wouldn't you agree? And the truly courageous, the real commandos, would fight back! 'We are many, they are few, they need us [and their guns] more than we need them [or their guns]'! Just our disengagement from supporting the status quo with our humble daily acts and the courageous decision not to be co-opted in any shape or form for any reason, are potent weapons enough!
Might this be called the patriotic 'jihad' of the unarmed 'elite' civilians - god forbid - lest we all get branded as ' elite terrorists'?
Yes I can surely assist you in this sort of 'military transformation' – the transformation of the "military mindset" as you put it - of first being correctly able to identify its adversaries from its friends, and its first national obligations of not conquering its own peoples.
Every Pakistani civilian extra-judicially killed by a Pakistani soldier or by the praetorian state's henchmen by any other name must garner the murderer and all those in the 'unity of command' who ordered such treasonous crime, the immediate death penalty for crimes against their own peoples. An excursion outside the national borders or issuance of a PCO or subverting of the Constitution or taking over the reins of the country, directly or indirectly, through any manipulative power-plays, being deemed the highest treason for the entire 'unity of command' structure – retroactively!
It would be an honor to help rebuild such a transformed and professional military - firmly under the civilian political command and full accountability up to the gallows through the 'unity of command' - for the high-tech information-age, and solely for the purpose of self-defense of our national borders and those of our ally nations with whom we must make mutual self-defense pact treaties in our, and our covetous resource-rich region's best interests.
I would love to craft such a professional and human military that has learnt the lessons from Nuremberg – of the entire rank and file up to the top commanding officers having the moral obligation of disobeying an immoral order – one that is against the Human Rights Convention to which most civilized nations of the world are now signatory, and then willingly facing the inevitable court martial for this moral and rational disobedience and defending oneself honorably. A military without conscience is one that belongs to 'Daarth Vaider' - the imperial storm troopers! We have no need for such a military. That is a radical transformation of the mindset – won't you agree? Better that than sitting in the docks lamely arguing “I was only following orders” - which cannot bring back the multitude of innocent dead, and nor can it restore the tabula rasa of nations. Perhaps such laments under the victors' justice is only useful fodder for more lame theses on the “banality of evil” - in every new generation! Modernity does tend to keep up with newer more high-tech ways to be more brutal and inhuman, doesn't it? Why should we accept that - from anyone?
When we blindly copy so much from the West, what keeps us from also rationally adapting and inculcating the fundamental sources of their genuine strengths for our own self-defense and the real genuine advancement of all our peoples as human beings first? Yes you now know it too – primarily our 'client-state' colonization that is so easy to perpetually maintain, primarily due to our antiquated praetorian mindset egregiously still carrying the vestiges of the dark ages of self-righteous divine sanction to rule over the 'subjects' in the service of some higher purpose. Unfortunately, once again we have copied the malaise of the West instead of its lofty achievements: one man still deciding the fate of the entire nation with absolute monarchist powers in his hands. A lesson well learnt from the prime benefactor! Putting a lethal weapon such as a high-tech information-age enabled storm troopers in such 'ubermensch' praetorian hands is a monumental crime against humanity, regardless of which nation does it.
I hope you did not mind my frankly sharing my few inner most thoughts with you. And I further hope that I won't be sent to the gallows for it – for re-imagining our military and our nation - under any pretext or draconian laws enacted under fascism? Will you now protect my inalienable rights to think my own thoughts and to voice my own views and to be genuinely concerned for my own nation and its peoples as I outline for you the path to a genuine military transformation? Or only distinguished bemedaled Generals allowed such luxuries? Because I do feel just as patriotic as you – perhaps even more - but I have no medals on my chest! Surely no one has monopoly over patriotism, right?
And to keep everyman's patriotism in check is why we need the 'rule of law', which in the modernity du jour is based on a reasonable, workable, practical, fair, and humanitarian constitution that is ratified by the populace willing to be governed by it. Laws merely enacted by fiat and approved by a hand-picked ruling elite is hardly a 'social contract'. It is a Mafioso's contract, an 'ubermensch' emperor's contract. In antiquity, they didn't need a constitution because the monarch or caliph or tyrant – usually synonymous - was the constitution, and it didn't need public ratification because the public didn't matter, and if the rulers didn't like someone, all they had to order was 'off with the head' and a hundred legions were ready to execute the command, moral or not. The word of the ruler was absolute law, and the 'rule of law' still prevailed, by hook or by crook.
So the statement, 'rule of law' by itself can mean anything - even rule by tyrants and demagogues and colonial powers under artfully crafted legal cover - and must be qualified as to whose law, and who sanctioned it, and who forced it upon us or who willingly affirmed it as a binding bilateral mutually acceptable 'social contract' under which the 'people' contractually (i.e. Constitutionally) empower the 'state' to manage their collective macro affairs in return for many a circumscription upon their individual selves! This is how my finite mind understands civilized existence in modernity.
If the 'state' abrogates its part of the first-principle upon which the 'social contract' is constructed, why should the civilians continue to accept their end of the bargain? Why should we, the peoples, continue to endure the beatings and tortures and disappearances and the "shock and awe" just for exercising our 'contractually' guaranteed and obligatory, nay, inalienable Human Rights, and our 'contractual' right as per the 'social contract' to peaceably and collectively tell our rulers we don't approve of their policies, their unjust wars, their unjust alliances, or that we don't wish to be governed by self-appointed tin-pot dictators who think they are god's indispensable gift to mankind? I leave the natural culmination of this line of logical reasoning to your own unconstrained military imagination!
Are we trying to get back to antiquity as fast as possible today by completely suppressing freedom of speech with such draconian laws like the Army Act 2007, and the abominable muzzling of the press that was still in its nascent stages and hadn't even realized its full mission before it was killed through its birth-pangs? Or are we actually trying to enter modernity by adopting the methods of antiquity, and by magic it will all happen right and we will wake up in modernity? Or is this the very face of the new emerging modernity itself under the 'new Mandarins' in which the 'one world government' rules, where there is "one center of power, one center of force, one center of decision-making, a world of one master, one sovereign", as the Russian President Vladimir Putin aptly put it? I hope you will agree that none of these are acceptable to the rational mind that seeks independence and freedom from hegemony of all kinds, starting from those of our own 'ubermenschen' 'praetorian guards'!
I hope that you will also agree, being the thoughtful soldier that you are, that there is no such time as a specific 'best time' to usher in such freedoms. Freedom is a continuous practice, not a reachable state and then resting on ones' laurels. The practice of freedom must remain constant, perennial, through thick and thin of the nation. What Abraham Lincoln did with the American Constitution, and pitted brother against brother to keep the Union, is a dark question mark on the emergence of America as a civilized nation along with its merciless extermination of 10 million natives to settle the land of the free. We need not copy America in its darkest of times and in its monumental crimes. Let's copy America where it suits us, when it is at its best, and copy from others what they have that suits us when they have been at their best, and adapt and transplant what is good into our own native soil by becoming wise gardeners – keeping our own valuable trees, the few that we have, and knowing both, the fundamental nature of 'the transplants', and how to cultivate the 'native soil' to make it conducive to 'the transplants'.
That does not however mean, as our demagogues would like the gullible among us to illogically believe, that if it took the West hundreds of years of Renaissance and much pain and suffering to acquire their political acumen and their freedoms and their democratic forms of government, that we, the 'pathetic Muslims', must also needlessly continue to suffer in the modernity du jour also for hundreds of years despite all that has been already learnt, and all that has already been invented! Only a moron, and a tyrant serving another higher master would make such fallacious arguments that we too must persist in inventing our own 'square wheel' first! We cannot on the one hand claim that we shall be catching up and even surpassing the entire industrial and information-age revolution within a single generation with our HEC heralding-in the 'socio-economic engine' of development with their 9 or 10 billion-dollar instant-universities imported from abroad along with instant-faculty and instant-learning so we can overnight catch up on scientific research and high-technology, not to mention how quickly the 'enlightened moderation' has been thrust into our conservative culture that expats returning from abroad even after 2 or 3 years cannot recognize their own society, and in the very same breadth suggest: oh except of course for political freedoms.
Such specious red-herring laden arguments can only be made by deftly planted Trojan Horse(s) to keep the 'wretched of this earth' continually on our knees as dependent patsy client-states of the 'hectoring hegemons'!
And the best evidence that this is indeed a real smelly-stinking red-herring, and after which there can be no further argument possible, and no greater evidence presented, is our own next door neighbor India, comprising the same stock of peoples, who won their independence in a shared struggle with us within the same 24-hour period - a vibrant and thriving DEMOCRACY! People freely speaking their minds and freely choosing their governments without hindrance or fear - indeed, India is the largest genuine democracy on the entire PLANET!
I hope General sahib that you will entirely agree that we must ring in all our freedoms NOW along with the respect of the 'state' towards its own 'contractual' obligations towards the 'social contract' - its first-cause raison d'être for even its very existence! This is indeed the first-order primary 'transformation' that you must seek! Without our military relinquishing its full-spectrum dictatorial controls upon 'we the peoples', we are but slaves to the tempestuous whims of whosoever thinks he (or she) is the 'greatest invention since sliced bread'!
The 'modernity' that the West acquired after their Renaissance, and of which they remained proud for 400 years, itself required the freedom of thought and of its unabridged expression in unhindered public speech as the quintessential first baby-step. They were compelled to banish the 'hemlock' of antiquity and forcefully took that first baby step against the muzzling of independent thought and speech by their own 'praetorian guards' before they could eventually acquire all that fancy military know-how a few hundred years later to now beat us all over the heads with! We can't harvest the fruits without planting the trees first. While they are now attempting to reacquire their 'tail' for reasons best known only to their controllers, perhaps we will do better with the essential metamorphosis of changing the mindsets of our own multi-faceted 'praetorian guards' in order to finally lose our own 'tail' that still inexplicably dogs us despite already having had our first Renaissance over 1400 years ago!
If you are willing to spearhead this genuine military transformation for the benefit of our 170 million 'wretched of this earth' who have suffered enough from this antediluvian praetorian mindset that is our real enemy within, you can count on my help right away!
Repeal not only the Army Act 2007, but all abhorrent laws and practices that were enacted in all previous military and dictatorial regimes including the vestiges from our colonial past, spanning the gamut of anything that is against the United Nations Agreements on Human Rights to which we are already a signatory (http://hrweb.org/legal/undocs.html) and the egalitarian norms of decency and morality, to construct a genuine non-Mafioso 'social contract'.
Help this nation craft a genuinely progressive Constitution once and for all by taking a close look at what Venezuela has done - see this analysis: "America and Venezuela: Constitutional Worlds Apart" (https://www.globalresearch.ca/america-and-venezuela-constitutional-worlds-apart/6594), and do read the amazingly insightful book cited therein: "Cracks in the Constitution", to intimately comprehend how the greatest of ideas like 'Democracy' can be trivially corrupted by a co-opted or incoherent implementation! Several chapters in my book also examine many aspects related to its supposed watchdog - the 'fourth pillar' - that has entirely bastardized the present American 'democracy' to deliberately assist in crafting the out-of-control 'empire' now hell bent on 'imperial mobilization' with its peoples easily shell-shocked into 'united we stand'!
We neither want such a 'watchdog' that only reports “truth with responsibility” (PTV) or only conveys “All the News that's fit to print” (NYT), nor such a corrupted system of 'democracy' that cycles the same vested power-interests in the White House by just changing its front faces! Not a whole lot differently than what transpires in our wretched nation, except that we don't even bother changing the faces!
Let's reject both systems and craft a genuine Democracy with a capital D and without quotes – 'the worst possible system except for all others' because it cannot be easily co-opted! You will thus make Pakistan impregnable(!) redeeming all the past failures of the Pakistan military – an institution to be finally genuinely proud of without recourse to any Army Acts!
An urgent and timely devolution of dictatorial powers back into a genuine fractious Democracy may be our only ticket to also safely and completely disengage our over-committed nation from the sole superpower's “imperial mobilization” and its fabricated but monumentally criminal “War on Terror” (please see its rational analysis and a realpolitik 'Full Spectrum Deterrence' in my essay: Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central').
Indeed, had the reins of the entire nation not been held in the absolute hands of any one man to be able to unilaterally and criminally commit 170 million peoples to become complicit in crimes against humanity, no amount of real or fictitious threats from a bar-room bouncer to 'bomb us back into stone age' could have convinced a genuinely argumentative FDP (fractious, distributive, participative) Democracy to go along in America's ungodly con Wars!
It is no coincidence General sahib that absolute dictatorships in client-states are the Hectoring Hegemons' best friend, and genuine Democracy is not! The dictatorships do not come about except through the deliberate orchestration by the hegemons! Only its public disclosure has to wait until faits accomplis and the famed 'declassification process' in advanced countries! If we can just learn to appreciate that naked fact and realize that our clock is ticking rapidly with the “Re-Gathering Storm”, we can immediately know how to save ourselves from becoming a mere footnote in future historians' gleeful writings! “We are made wise not by the recollections [of history], but by the responsibility for our future”!
Let's re-imagine Pakistan together General sahib! Surely that can't be a crime or sin even in the most fascists of mindsets? And to re-imagine something, one has to negate or erase what came before. It is much like the Muslim traditional religious creed – the first part as you surely know, asserts, 'there is no god'. The rest, the good stuff - as far as Muslims are concerned - only comes afterwards. The 'Kalima' begins with the denial of the abhorrent, and ends in the affirmation of the good. To reject the abhorrent can't be a crime or sin – it is the explicit teaching of our religion and the foundation of our faith - even if those espousing the abhorrent may assert so otherwise! Thus to continually re-imagine, in every generation, and by everyone, in order to know what to negate and what to erase, what to keep and what to throw away, is our fundamental religious duty too. Thusly springs forth the freedom to imagine, and by corollary, freedom to think, and freedom to discuss. It isn't entirely a gift or invention of the Western civilization you know, although they seemed to have learned it a bit better than us.
And let's act quickly because the barbarians are already waiting at the gates of hell for an opportune pretext to strike, as the famous scion of imperialism, Zbigniew Brzezinski has so thoughtfully warned us. Reading between the lines of his prepared speech made to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in February 2007, one can easily make out that the grandmaster author of the 'Grand Chessboard', through his public warning, is bringing to fulfillment his own wishes expressed in his own blatantly chauvinist writings of a decade earlier - and that's perhaps the most appropriate ominous note of empirical realism upon which to end this humble letter of conscience to you (also see this report on Podhoretz's latest book in the NYT,
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/books/26Book.html):
'a plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran, culminating in a "defensive" US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan' (Zbigniew Brzezinski's testimony before the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 1, 2007, can be viewed in its full foreboding light at
https://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/cacheof-us-sfrc-brzezinskitestimony070201.pdf).
Warm regards,
Zahir Ebrahim
Founder, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
*The meeting is fictitious.












Chapter 9

Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central'




Orchestration of 'Lal Masjid' massacre in Islamabad – a precursor to full spectrum “Shock and Awe”?




Zahir Ebrahim
July 13-23, 2007
Footnotes Added August 14, 2014, Pakistan's Independence Day



This past week the world watched in abject horror the despicable spectacle of a Pakistani mosque – a place of worship and sanctity – under intense “Shock and Awe” visitation by Pakistan's own elite Army.
To me, watching impotently from 20,000 miles away in California with a sinking petrified heart, it was all too reminiscent of what is still being visited upon the wretched peoples of Iraq after the Western nations under the primal stewardship of the United States of America – my 'tax-paying' country of residence – had deliberately cultivated and armed their murderous military dictator for over two decades when it had suited their interests on 'the Grand Chessboard' leaving at least two million Muslims dead in proxy warfare! And when the 'pawns' needed to be reshuffled with the evolving geopolitical expediencies of the 'New World Order' being heralded in by the lone unchallenged 'hectoring hegemon' (this bombastic self-ascribed label is lucidly explained in my essay “Dialog among Civilizations” [1]) left standing after the Cold War, the very same hand-pumping supporters of the dictator set him up as the patsy to commit an international transgression (as also noted in the Iraqi transcript of April Glaspie's conversation with Sadaam Hussein [2]). Then they mercilessly 'shocked and awed' that entire beleaguered nation with strangulating full spectrum economic sanctions and DU bombings over a thirteen year period in 'retaliation' leaving nothing of consequence in sight: “After eight years of enforcing a no fly zone in northern [and southern] Iraq, few military targets remain. ‘We're down to the last outhouse’” as reported by the Wall Street Journal in 1999.
That being the grotesque unmasked reality, the phantasmal construction of Sadaam's 'WMDs' leaves much pause for reflection in doctrinal writings asserting the imminent destruction of the Western world unless the inhumanity that eventually followed was brought to immediate fruition, in writing such as those by CPSG [3] and PNAC [4], to wit [5], the overarching modus operandi:
'Saddam Hussein has been able to develop biological and chemical munitions. ... This poses a danger to our friends, our allies, and to our nation. It is clear that this danger cannot be eliminated as long as our objective is simply "containment,"... Saddam must be overpowered; he will not be brought down by a coup d'etat ... But Saddam has an Achilles' heel: lacking popular support, he rules by terror.'
In other words, 'save' the beleaguered people of Iraq from their terrorizing brutalizing dictator who, now amnesiacally, was installed, managed, and fully aided and abetted in the masterful exercise of that terror by the very same people now clamoring for his head! Remember this point as we return to it later in the essay.
And as we all know, unless someone has been soundly asleep, such fanciful constructions were followed by the final blitzkrieg invasion once again in 2003 under the full blown pretexts of 'WMDs' to indeed, once and for all, finally 'free' the wretched Iraqi peoples from the very same reign of terror and the 'frightened civilized world' from the very same but now non-existent 'WMDs' that had earlier been very covetously supplied to the erstwhile dictator as the mainstay of his tyrannical rule over his own 'wretched' peoples. Please observe the consistency of relationship between the artful planting of the mantra years in advance, to its final “Shock and Awe” 'liberation' exercise as the 'saviors'.
We won't rehearse the gory details of the illegal eight year long war of aggression that the barbaric patsy was encouraged to wage upon another neighboring nation whose unprecedented chutzpah in exercising her right to real freedom from superpower serfdom the leading 'hectoring hegemon' du jour could never appreciate. And obviously still cannot appreciate to this very day as it's now planning the final coup de grace [6] by all accounts, by the very same people (“The Case for Bombing Iran” [7]).
That final invasion operation upon the wretched nation of Iraq was aptly, and also quite Orwellianly, named 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'. Unsurprisingly, it is still ongoing four years later as it is especially constructed and deftly orchestrated to continue 'freeing' the peoples of Iraq for a “lifetime” in a 'global war on terror' – the 'World War IV' [8] – that is also projected to last a “lifetime”. Read here [9] or here [10] how this WW4 all got started in the words of the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves, and why it must continually be fought tooth and nail against the phantasmal 'islamofascists' [11] to win (sic!).
The forensic job of a detective in unraveling the truth is to find unobvious linkages in a vast debris-field of real clues amidst cleverly planted trail of crumbs left behind by any sophisticated criminals. It is to uncover their philosophies and their motives – tortuous or sane – to discover the primal motivations that move them in order to clearly establish premeditation and intent from random events and 'mere reactions' to 'happenstance'. That is what we shall be doing in this essay, looking for rational and causal linkages and patterns to understand the 'Terror Central' transpiring in our nation – Pakistan – so that we can actually uncover an efficacious curing protocol rather than continually spin on red herrings.
The best enemies are of course always the ones that one has created, aided and abetted, for then one knows precisely everything about the supposed antagonists, and thus they can be easily destroyed with ease once they have served some other secretive political or military agenda. This technique of fighting fake and fabricated enemies, like hegemony, is as old as mankind. Even the naming technology for these operations isn't new, as deception is the first principle in the 'Art of War'' mongering for any “imperial mobilization”. The difference is that for 'Alexanders', 'Napoleons' and 'Queen Victorias' leading a charged 'ubermensch' peoples who are already imbued with the spirit of imperialism, conquest, and 'la mission civilisatrice', deception is mainly only employed upon the victims to be conquered – as the 'East India Company' was employed for the conquest of the 'Jewel in the Crown', and the Trojan horse to conquer Troy.
But for charlatans and wannabes leading a largely reluctant and peaceable peoples uninterested in world conquest, or unwilling to fight other peoples' wars with their own blood and tears, deception is employed primarily for the conquest of one's own peoples first – to either sufficiently 'motivate' them into the “imperial mobilization”, or to sufficiently de-sensitize them into inaction and resignation as their own tabula rasa is torn asunder from underneath them in the name of protecting them from the 'evil doers'. In both cases, after the Rubicon is initially crossed, inching forward to greater and more egregious 'operations' becomes relatively more 'palatable' to the peaceable and unwilling peoples!
As a student of history and current affairs, these two rather un-apparent aspects of this global 'War on Terror' immediately jumped into my straightforward but ordinary mind as I watched the unfolding horrific events with bated breadth, constantly in touch with my mom in Pakistan – for this time, the venue was my own hometown, and the images were of my own streets that I had roamed with friends as a teenager in high school.
Apart from fighting deliberately constructed 'evil doers' to fabricate more 'evil doers' in order to fight the “perpetual war” on fabricated terror, or 'synthetic terror', it seemed that there was also the deliberate desensitization of the rest of the Pakistani public to the notion of there being no red-lines that cannot be crossed in this global 'War on Terror' at whose altar the entire nation could also be willingly sacrificed in order to 'win' it! Indeed, as is being deliberately orchestrated in Iraq, it seemed that our own nation's 'acceptable' re-drawing of its borders is being seeded incrementally through increasingly contrived barbaric events such that it would make its eventual breakup appear to be inevitable in order to keep the peace and sanity of its peoples as well as to ensure the safety of the entire world!
For a cynical mind tuned to studying the geopolitical gamesmanship on the Grand Chessboards of history, there can be no other rational and strategic explanation for this monstrous case of sledgehammer brutish military destruction of the Lal Masjid complex and the murder of its young boys and girls, most of them orphans and extremely indigent with no one to watch out for their interests, i.e., quite dispensable, in the very heart of Islamabad among a nation of peoples already brimming from ear to ear with 'faith' and extremely mindful of the inviolate sanctity of religion and its mosques.
Did the poor civilian, and at best misguided, predominantly young victims of this slaughter by the world's 5th largest standing military deserve this fate for the apparent crimes of sacking a few video stores, shutting down a brothel, and some other random acts of puritanical vigilante-justice which were deliberately aided and abetted by the 'state' to get the matters to a head? To really understand this question insightfully, one must ask the concomitant question: did the people of Iraq or Afghanistan deserve their fate as the backyards of 'hectoring hegemons'? And further ponder: what might either of these widely disparate wretched peoples in entirely different nations but yet with so much in common, have done in retrospect to avoid their fate?
To cut through the chase, I'll share my own limited comprehension of the matter. The only key lesson I have learned from watching all this repeat time and again is that when an indigenous peoples do not courageously rise to overthrow their own dictators that have been deftly foisted upon them under one expedient pretext or another, the 'foreigners' willingly, and inevitably come to 'free' them from their shackles once these dictators have served their function!
Do we want such a 'saving'?
The malformed construct of Lal Masjid, like the necessity of the Iraqi dictatorship in the 1980s, had been deliberately nurtured and lovingly cultivated, but in its own peculiar and rather bizarre, almost anachronistic, and hence visually shocking to the 'modernity' du jour, 'fundamentalist' militant flavor for several years right under the very noses of the notorious and all powerful intelligence agencies which shies not even from bugging the homes and offices of the Justices of the Supreme Court in a setup so elaborate, that the spooks claim they cannot certify the removal of all illegal monitoring and tapping devices from the judges quarters in less time than a couple of weeks even upon the explicit legal directive of the highest judicial body in the land to sweep them clean immediately!
For the government to claim not to have known what was going on inside the Lal Masjid is obviously the same sort of incredulous lie as the American Government's feigned ignorance that they did not know of the impending 'new Pearl Harbor' of 911. Never mind that in all likelihood, they brought all three towers down themselves as any rational unbiased observer will note from the way these gravity-collapsed (WTC-7), decimated and disintegrated (WTC-1 and WTC-2), within seconds so symmetrically right unto their own footprints as is the case in any well executed demolition. [12]
And like all assets deliberately cultivated for proxy services, the Lal Masjid asset too was eliminated with the same zeal and target practice vigor in the most exemplary of “Shock and Awe” demonstration to also 'save' the goodly peoples of Islamabad, the long suffering Pakistani nation, and all of the advanced civilized world from its 'sticks and stones' antediluvian reign of terror and obscurantism that had burned one too many DVDs and shutdown one too many massage parlors in the city as mere humble beginnings with sights trained upon conquering the whole world with their white turbans and slotted black tents. This operation too was aptly named “Silence”, and the manner in which it has been conducted is also similarly likely to continue harvesting its stated aim of 'silence' over a “lifetime”!
From Afghanistan to Iraq to Palestine to Lebanon to Iran and now in Pakistan, strategic military operations and covert 'black-ops' are continually set in motion that are all aptly named and so wisely and humanely constructed so as to precisely achieve their explicitly stated aims as reflected in the simplest meanings of their 'nom de guerres', but of course only in the Orwellian sector of the Matrix! In the empirical world, it achieves precisely the opposite of its apt name – and then, feigned surprise! Even an elementary school kid will surely know that: “Those to whom evil is done, Do Evil in return.”
But of course not the brilliant think-tankers at AEI from which Bush borrowed 20 of their best minds, noting: “Some of the finest minds of our nation are at work on some of the greatest challenges to our nation. You do such good work that my administration has borrowed twenty such minds. I want to thank them for their service”. And nor the realpolitik strategists at the Pentagon who argue that the only way to 'free' the world of the menace of the 'evil doers' is to “Shock and Awe” them to death after cultivating them first precisely for that purpose.
One given to cynicism borne from rational empiricism will easily assert that this modus operandi of barbarianism quite conveniently ensures an endless supply of 'evil doers' by design. Others will continue celebrating with gusto, the 'unbirthday party' with the 'Dormouse'!
The Pakistani military dictatorship foisted upon the reigns of the nation, just like Sadaam Hussein in Iraq was previously, merely took a leaf out of the same handbook of 'terror' published in the United States of America for the same purpose.
Except that this Islamabad “Shock and Awe” operation is a bit unique in that it has been wrought not by an alien superpower upon a demonized and dehumanized peoples of another 'lesser' god due to some 'ubermensch' self-proclaimed primacy imperatives on the Grand Chessboard as had previously been the norm, but by the nation's own ruling elite military force upon its own 'lesser' civilian people.
It must somehow be better to be 'shocked and awed' by ones' own kind – as when Sadaam Hussein was doing it to his own people – than by some 'ubermensch' foreigners, especially if the 'enemy' in all these operations is projected to be exactly the same, namely, the 'evil doers', the 'evil jihadis', 'radical Islamists', 'militant Islam', and yes, the ubiquitous 'al qaeeda'! At least when men, women, and children with the latter labels are slaughtered by 'Muslims' themselves, and at the wholesome hands of their own mighty national custodians at that, they at least presumably get funeral prayers, and a chance at half decent burial in individual graves – provided their body was found intact! It is merely the dress rehearsal for the final 'shock and awe' where no bodies are found at the altar of 'Daisy Cutters' and 'JDAMs'.
All the pundits across the world are asking the same key question of:
  • how was it possible that under the very nose of the all powerful military Government in the modern Federal Capital could this shockingly antediluvian 'al qaeeda' construct have been allowed to germinate in plain sight, and pretty much all are coming up as empty handed;
  • just as in the case of asking the same question of how 911 was allowed to be perpetrated by the 'evil jihadis' using sophisticated flying machines that they only learned to fly on flight simulators and subsequently hijacked with such ease with this incredibly antediluvian weapon systems often referred to as 'box cutters' under the very noses of the most armed to the teeth nuclear superpower state with an annual military defense budget that far exceeds that of the next two dozen nations combined, and similarly coming up empty handed!
In both cases however, the impact upon the world's public is graphic, immediate, and shocking beyond belief, and of course, remarkably enabling. The leading argument for their occurrence in both cases being 'incompetence' and 'intelligence failure' which is promulgated by both the state and their erudite pundits in all guises.
This 'incompetence' explanation unfortunately doesn't shed a whole lot of light on the matter in either case, at least for us ordinary folks who have to first pay for this 'incompetence' with our tax dollars year after year, and then again for the subsequent 'enablement' of the 'preemptive wars' against 'evil doers' with our blood and tears!
Since few in the world today apparently possess the profound mathematics ability to correctly add 'two plus two equal four', or the linguistic capability to publicly pronounce the words 'false flag operation' in order to delineate such matters in their proper perspective which might rather straightforwardly lead to the unraveling of all obfuscation that surrounds modern deception based “imperial mobilization” and thus prematurely bring down the house of cards while it's still being erected before fait accompli, we see almost all commentators in the ubiquitous newsmedia and in the multitude of think-tanks, as well as all politicians worth their salt from the American shining seas to the Arabian troubled waters, and all the way to our very own shores, unsurprisingly focusing mainly on discussing the minutiae of the manifest event itself.
None of them betray that they possess long term memories, or any comprehension of even recent history that can be contextualized to the present.
None of them seem to have heard of 'covert-ops' and 'black-ops'; none of them have read the shrewd analysis of the imperial thinkers themselves of the necessity of real mobilizing pretexts such as the “New Pearl Harbor” and “clear and present danger” as otherwise “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.”
None of them apparently understand that covert-ops while they are operational and active, are meant to be secretive and mendacious, which is why they are called 'covert', and that their unraveling necessitates perceptively seeing beyond what's being deliberately made manifest and what's being insisted upon as 'two plus two equals five' – for hard receipts for them will only be uncovered by historians through the famed declassification process post faits accomplis.
Thus all of these 'astute' thinkers, commentators, and media pundits none too miraculously reach the same minimal and common conclusion space regardless of their own starting thesis or the circuitous routes taken in their analysis and speculations, that at the bare minimum, the scourge of 'fundamentalism' and 'militant Islam' needs to be checked with renewed commitment in the global 'war on terror', or else no one in the 'civilized world' would remain safe from these antiquated Taliban style 'evil jihadis' and 'al qaeeda'. That root of terror has now been successfully showcased as residing in Pakistan – the “Terror Central”!
It is indeed deemed a 'clash of civilizations', not of the East and the West titans, but of 'radical antiquated militant Islam' and the rest of civilized humanity! That “Today [even] if one could wipe America off the map of the world with a wet cloth, mullah-led fanaticism will not disappear”, as the distinguished native-informant par excellence, the world class physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy, has conclusively observed in his latest analysis of the matter in “Preventing More Lal Masjids”, [13] and which he had earlier explored in great analytical depth in “The Threat From Within”. [14] And none too surprisingly, echoed the same mantra of Pakistan becoming a 'terrorist sanctuary' as CNN did a few days ago when it aired its made for TV propaganda documentary by Nick Richardson: “Pakistan - The Threat Within” [15]. The unanimity of this conclusion space is scary to say the least – at least for us Pakistanis.
It would appear that the world's leading thinkers, journalists, newsmedia, scholars and leaders “United We Stand” that Pakistan poses a serious threat to world peace! Not the hectoring hegemons who have cleverly utilized 911 “to goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers” in what only appears to be another 'operation canned goods' or the 'Reichstag fire' or the much coveted 'New Pearl Harbor' to achieve the 'transformation of [its] forces' to achieve 'full spectrum dominance' over the planet and outerspace, but my wretched lands of the ancient Indus valley, and my wretched peoples – we are the world threat!
Therefore, as others more astute, learned, and worldly wise than us have already quite courageously tread the obvious more blatantly visible paths to 'great depths' and declared our land “Terror Central” and our troubled wretched peoples a 'world threat', let us leave the profoundly learned and their various drum beaters to their own devices, and instead, in this brief space, continue exploring where the rather unusual columnist Ejaz Haider in his July 12, 2007 oped in the Daily Times titled “Truth will out” [15a] left off after offhandedly noting:
'Could it be that the government did not want Ghazi to remain alive and at some point talk to the media? The operation was codenamed “Silence”. It makes sense to dub it such if there is an urgent need to “silence” someone'.
Let us further also try to answer the questions that the earnest journalist Talat Hussain tried to ask on his Aaj TV 'Live with Talat' show last night, on July 23, 2007, of his distinguished panelists who could only respond with the most obvious staid platitudes to his rather profound and surprising key inquiry (paraphrasing and translating the entire program in a nutshell):
“we think we understand the agenda of the Americans and we pay attention to their body language and to their pillow talk of friendship etc. to judge their intentions, and we continually respond as short-sighted reactionaries to each unfolding event when it occurs (seemingly by happenstance) thinking we are mutual friends and allies in this war on terror, and the Americans pay us for our obedient services while continually demanding more and more from us after every transgression we heap upon our own peoples; but do we really, really understand what the overarching long term American intentions and agenda is all about? Do we really understand their geopolitical power-plays and how we are designed to fit in to their scheme of things?”
Let us, the rather 'ordinary' and 'lesser' distinguished Pakistanis, the 'we the peoples', collectively put on our own thinking hats and rightly lay the charge for monumental crimes at the proper doorstep of the first root cause from which 'all the evil that has followed' as per the justice administered at the Nuremberg Military Tribunals. [15b] The Nuremberg Principles of justice were so powerful that it absolved all the Allied powers of their own monumentally criminal bombing of civilian population centers from Dresden to Tokyo, and Hiroshima to Nagasaki, as all rather unfortunate but legitimate and necessary self-defense against the primary first cause aggressor!
Well, learning from the yardstick setup by the leading superpowers themselves, and identifying the primary first causes of the disease accurately in the layers upon layers of secondary and tertiary causal relationships, rather than merely analyzing its manifest and most visible symptoms, we stand at least half a chance of identifying the right remedies and initiating proper and timely self-defense.
An improper diagnosis on the other hand – either under the distraught and emotional state of siege when no options but to silently appease seem to dominate the thinking of our ruling elite to safeguard their own vested interests, or due to deliberately spewed red herrings that are being disseminated from the highest pulpits that misguides our analysts, or perhaps our own uncourageous silence and co-optation due to the fear of calling a spade a spade lest one be labeled a 'terrorist' just as Patrick Henry might today be labeled – can easily lead to continued catastrophes very quickly piling up upon our already beleaguered peoples and a sure death from disintegration of our already fragile nation!
Such destructive destiny apparently has been pre-ordained by the powers to be by 2012 according to some news reports, and only fatalist fools and co-opted traitors will continue to gladly suffer it. Let's not be counted among them!
Let's instead craft our own destiny that is first and foremost, in our own best national interests!
And let's not confine the definition of 'national interest' to that offered by our ruling 'Military Inc.', but also rationally include within its ambit, the national interests of 'WE', the ordinary and wretched 170 million peoples of this nation!
Let's begin by observing what is being accomplished with the monumentally criminal Lal Masjid 'katputli tamasha' (puppet show):
  • (1) More credibility and justification to continue fueling the fiction of global 'war on terror' (see for instance “Al-Qaeda, the eternal covert operation” [16]) – and not surprisingly in recent news reports even that linkage to al-qaeeda has been made manifest, even throwing in the name of Daniel Pearl for good measure ;
  • (2) Continued desensitization of the locals to Muslims killing Muslims (and the Muslim 'state' being just another one of the actors in the contrived mayhem) to further the global agenda of getting the 'natives' to do the colonizing work – Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, (see the excellent summary in “Condi's creative chaos” [17]) – thus witness that there is no uproar among the local public, they accepted the concept of curfew and curtailment of their movements meekly under the pretext of necessity (what hasn't been wrought under the doctrine of necessity) whereas even if Sir Rushdie sneezes or a cartoon is created somewhere in deliberate provocation, all hell breaks loose in Pakistan to show precisely that 'Moslems' are antiquated fundamentalist nations harboring 'militant Islamists' (see “Satanic Pictures” [18]), and that it's “Not [even] a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians” (see Daniel Pipes) [19];
  • (3) A broader agenda enacted piece-meal and known only to the puppeteers for what's in store for Pakistan between now and 2012 is being successfully orchestrated (and which we can intelligently guess at but, for which we shall find no receipts until ex post facto, i.e., after fait accompli). The timing of the appearance of this book written by a 'native informant' isn't just accidental (“Divide Pakistan: To Eliminate Terrorism” and CNN is already running its slick advertisement [20]), and nor is Pakistan being the most willing of all client states dutifully serving empire ever in question (for instance, see “Pakistan to help as the US's jailer” [21] or “Bush Authorizes New Covert Action against Iran” [22] or “CIA running black propaganda operation against Iran, Syria and Lebanon, officials say” [23]).
  • So, can we say that we know for a fact that Bush hasn't authorized a similar covert-ops by black-ops forces in Pakistan to further substantiate, by hook or by crook, the raison d'être for continuing the 'war on terror', especially when it needs to be continually primed for a 'lifetime', and Pakistan is the perfect place of harvest for its plentiful recruits with already in-place “doctrinal motivation” left over from winning World War III, i.e., the Cold War?
  • We do however know for a fact that its converse is true, and in the words of empire itself, that the empire does covert-ops a-plenty to achieve its “imperial mobilization” under the cover of “plausible deniability”. Given this realist's realpolitik understanding of the world of hectoring hegemons we live in who openly proclaim “hegemony is as old as mankind”, what are the most obvious first-questions to ask in attempting to unravel this rather bizarre, but easily avertable, Lal Masjid blood bath of manufactured innocent patsies set up for this propagandist purpose of aiding in the crafting of “Terror Central”?
My humble response – as Sherlock Holmes might ask – who benefits from this Lal Masjid episode? And just this week, based on all the evidences that we have so very egregiously provided to the world in the past six months, George W. Bush declared Pakistan “Terror Central” in a national address on American radio! Who benefits from such a designation?
The most obvious beneficiaries you ask? No not Musharraf – for he too takes command from elsewhere and is no less indispensable to them than his illustrious predecessor in the same uniform who just as eagerly served the massa in “giving to the USSR its Vietnam War”, with many more eagerly awaiting in the wings to bow and scrape to his (or her) master's voice. The passing “mango season” [24] being just incidental to this dispensation of gratitude – the land of Pakistan is gifted with many seasons, not to fear.
In this misanthropic orchestration of Lal Masjid event – which did not, most assuredly, commence only in January 2007, but rather the staging began several years prior, and at least as far back as 2004 when the late maulana Ghazi was reappointed to the Lal Masjid as its head, and all charges of 'terrorism' against him were magically dropped by General Musharraf's own military establishment – Pakistani rulers have deliberately handed the justification on a platter, and once again at the expense of the blood and tears of the wretched peoples of this land, to the Islamophobe Mr. Daniel Pipes for his oft repeated lament noted in “Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam”. [25] The vulgar propagandist of empire has repeatedly lamented how “so many people in the West still don't believe that they are at war [with] .. radical Islam”.
Well, no more, and thank you very much!
And had this not been enacted in military strongman General Musharraf's Pakistan, it could have been enacted someplace else, and as it surely will. We shouldn't forget that the most recent one was orchestrated simultaneously in Gaza to stage the Hamas Fatah incestuous killing zone, and in Lebanon in the Naher al Bared refugee camp with the world watching silently as the 'wretched of the earth' are once again displaced for a higher prerogative. The timing and circumstances just worked out right for this Lal Masjid seedling to germinate when it did. It conveniently served multiple hierarchy of purposes. There are many more such incestuous Muslim killing Muslim seedlings planted in the soil worldwide, rest assured.
If, just for a moment, one can assume that peering through the above empirical lens also lends a rational perspective in the global geopolitical context (as opposed to merely a 'tin hatted' conspiracy theory from an hyperactive imagination), many very useful answers potentially fall through. Covert-ops have layers of obfuscation surrounding them like onion rings (see for instance “Islamic Terrorists” supported by Uncle Sam [26]) amidst a trail of endless red herrings. These covert-ops end up synthesizing deliberately crafted consequences, rather than just the mere 'surprised happenstance', or the oft repeat 'surprised blowback' mantra that we frequently see being discussed among the erudite and the media, in order to perpetuate a pre-planned agenda through brilliant Machiavellian deception mechanisms such as Ezra Pound's superlative exposition of the dialectics of deception:
invent and propagate two or more [opposing] lies and keep the peoples busily engaged arguing which of them might be true!
While the goodly peoples and their well intentioned intellectuals, media, press, and think-tanks et. al. remain focused chasing which of the multiple sets of 'katputli tamashas' may be true, the 'empire' expands behind the scenes full steam ahead achieving the pre-planned 'full spectrum dominance' in the confusion and preemptive attacks and new bases and missile defense against rogue actors, etc., that follow!
I suppose those who insistently allege this open secret are merely 'conspiracy theorists'.
And when these 'tin hats' further insist on bringing up the plentiful evidence to support their detective work, such as the multiple existent 'Mein Kampfs', [27] or point to the “significantly expanded planning doctrine for nuclear wars”, [28] or narrate the agendas of 'Bush Doctrine' [29] in the words of the neo-cons themselves and how deception (such as the famous 'WMD' and 'evil doers' and 'sky is falling') is the key weapon system of these 'hectoring hegemons' to confuse, scare and mobilize their own masses in the most desired direction of inaction and acquiescence as otherwise “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization”, [30] they are very conveniently labeled 'terrorists'!
Thus quite unremarkably easily shutting up anyone pointing to the trumpeting elephants in the room, but leaving all the various drum beaters who remain content diligently analyzing the 'katputli tamashas', in charge of the circus. Often the most cleverly or shrewdly co-opted who are beyond simple envelops and paychecks, are amply rewarded with well deserved respite, prominence, junkets, sabbaticals, and special invitations to speak along the Hudson and the Potomac worthy of any high ranking faithful 'native-informant' in the priestdom.
Only when the hard receipts are in some 20, 30, 40 years later, post fait accompli, that we shall all know for sure the abc of all the covert-ops, and the same informants who were earlier beating the drum of 'radical Islamists' and 'militant Islam' will be writing revealing books of how 'terribly' immoral and devilishly clever the 'empire' was, and magically find the courage to label it a 'rogue state' and the like.
But that is why history is supposed to be a teacher for contemporary matters in order to empower altering of the future. When the receipts finally come in, instead of using them to analyze and unravel any contemporary events in the light of what has transpired in the recent past, these covert-ops and foreign interventions are just taken as a matter of course, as a matter of mere 'primacy imperatives' of the 'hectoring hegemons', and written about ad nauseum by the imperialists themselves in memoirs, confessions, diaries, or self-serving gloats for want of applause ex post facto – like how Brzezinski bragged about his own orchestrated covert CIA intervention in Afghanistan to set a trap for the Soviet Union and whose successful engagement in an eight-year long proxy superpower's war on Muslim soil in Muslim blood seeded all these “Lal Masjids” for us whose harvest we are now collecting.
Brzezinski created 'militant Islam' in our region by brazenly mixing god and armed-struggle disguised as 'jihad' against the 'evil Soviet empire'. We all know this tale, but how many readers in Pakistan have seen the following claim by Brzezinski 20 years after his initiating the monumentally criminal covert-ops in Afghanistan to deliberately manufacture the “opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war” on Muslim soil?
Caption Zbigniew Brzezinski to Afghan Mujahideen:  'God is on your side'This is incredibly important to understand, what came first: the invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR, or the CIA covert-ops which was deliberately and knowingly crafted to lead to such an invasion? In an interview in 1998 to “Le Nouvel Observateur” (translated from French by historian William Blum): [31]
Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs [“From the Shadows”], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
Question: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into war and looked to provoke it?
Brzezinski: It isn't quite that. We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
Question: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn't believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don't regret anything today?
Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter. We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
Question: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
Brzezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
Question: Some stirred-up Moslems? But it has been said and repeated Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today.
Brzezinski: Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is there in common among Saudi Arabian fundamentalism, moderate Morocco, Pakistan militarism, Egyptian pro-Western or Central Asian secularism? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries.
Caption Zbigniew Brzezinski to Afghan Mujahideen on the Pak-Afghan Border in 1980:  'God is on your side'Watch Brzezinski in the following PBS video clip [32] on the Pak-Afghan border in 1980 asserting to the 'Mujahideen': “god is on your side” as he deftly manufactured these “Some stirred-up Moslems” (who is the young man in the topi standing next to him if not his Honorable Zalmay Khalilzad, Brzezinski's talented protégé?):
News voice over 1980: “US National Security Advisor Brzezinski flew to Pakistan to set about rallying resistance. He wanted to arm the Mujahideen without revealing America's role. On the Afghan border near the Khayber Pass, he urged the Soldiers of God to redouble their efforts”
Brzezinski 1980: “We know of their deep belief in God, and we are confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over there, is yours, you'll go back to it one day, because your fight will prevail, and you'll have your homes and your mosques back again; because your cause is right; God is on your side.” [enthusiastic clapping by the future 'Mujahideens']
Brzezinski in the studio speaking to the interviewer: “The purpose of coordinating with the Pakistanis will be to make the Soviets bleed, for as much, as long, as possible.” (transcription is mine from the video clip [32])
One might well ask the architect of the Grand Chessboard what new diabolical “secret operation” is he, or his trained offspring, now following for creating these new 'evil jihadis' – the new boogie-men to fight their new Post-Cold War lifetime of “war on terrorism” against, and after how many years will they be giving their next interview to “Le Nouvel Observateur” to confess to it, and which PBS videos will be made 20 years hence to openly show the neo-cons urging on the new mullahs to wage a jihad for 'enactment of Sharia' because 'god is still very much on their side'? How will these murderous adventurers playing their endless great game on the Grand Chessboard of central Asia dismiss the useful idiot Muslims this time at the conclusion of what they now call World War IV? Last time Brzezinski had merely referred to the shedding of our endless red blood and the destruction of a Muslim civilization in Afghanistan with its ripples percolating East to West along the “arc of crisis” in the service of “imperial mobilization”, as merely “some stirred-up Moslems”!
Would Brzezinski's faithful amoral progeny gloat at the conclusion of WW IV thusly (in the words of this scribe):
what is most important to the history of the earth – the preeminence of America or the death of Arabs, Iraqis, Afghanis, Palestinians, Pakistanis? Some stirred-up Moslems, or the brilliant American full spectrum dominance of the entire planet, the control of all the world's resources and all its energy spigots, and the triumphal return of the Jews to their entire Promised Land in Eretz Yisrael?
Brzezinski, brazen and boldfaced as ever, has already laid out how any attack on Iran may materialize, in his Senate testimony [33] before the Foreign Relations Committee on February 1, 2007. He openly stated, in front of the recording cameras of C-SPAN:
“a plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran, culminating in a "defensive" US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan” (Full text of Brzezinski testimony cached [34])
Attack on Iran is indeed the only leg in the neo-con agenda that remains unfulfilled in the short term during Bush's tenure, and for which in the face of growing reluctance within the United States to embark on another 'preemptive war' to achieve their self-proclaimed primacy imperatives of 'full spectrum dominance', something more tangible than just the sustained talk of 'evil doers', something more concrete like the actual 'evil jihadis' in real conflagration against the civil society, is required in order to prime its own 'democracy' to wreck the pre-planned havoc upon another Muslim nation – the only one that has dared to be independent and has openly defied the sole superpower in the world. Every convincing bit that can be added to the fabricated mantra of 'War on Terror' is now necessary in order to mobilize the Western public against the supposed real and present dangers of 'evil jihadis' and 'militantly Islamic rogue states' hell bent on achieving their triumphal version of 'antiquated Islam' with the force of arms. Thus for those who don't yet have WMDs, it is the 'threat' of their acquiring them, and those who already possess them, it is the 'threat' of their loosing them to the 'islamofascists'! Both create the boogie-men needed to continue on with premeditated “imperial mobilization”!
Thus the poor Muslims – continually slogging under the burden of what Samuel Huntington propagandistically stated as a has-been “civilization convinced of the superiority of their culture and incensed with the inferiority of their power”, and perpetually kept under the iron-fist of Western installed tin-pot dictators and autocracies of one sort or another from the very inception of modern nation-states after World War I that ended their own glorified 'thousand year' Muslim empires in grotesque dismemberment and plunder – are once again deliberately paying the price in their own blood, development, political freedoms, and most importantly, in equitably sharing of their own natural resources that are deftly being harvested away from them for a song under the guise of neoliberalism.
The developing nations of the Global South, including all the Muslim nations in it, are themselves assisting the West in the exercise of its hegemony for the benefit and comfortable lifestyles of the Western peoples of the Global North.
When will we in the Global South ever learn? When will we spot the elephant in the room? When will we begin to build dikes and bridges to weather the gathering storms that are about to burst?
All matters are inter-linked in this 'war on terror' and its concomitant 'imperial mobilizations'. These matters cannot be understood through simple temporal local microscopic lenses when the image processing requirement calls for rapidly changing zoom lens in a rapidly evolving global landscape. Red herrings are cleverly strewn across the board, and deceptive opinions are deftly crafted by the dutiful servants of empire (knowingly or inadvertently is immaterial) who tend to carve up the entire discourse space unto themselves and either ignore, or systematically denigrate anyone pointing out the dancing-shitting-trumpeting elephant in the bedroom! If one cannot assert two plus two equals four mes amis, what else is left?

So how must we rationally proceed

We must courageously ask and publicly debate, as a sane and rational peoples, the following key meta questions in order to really understand the Lal Masjid episode and how to most efficaciously throw off the yoke of artificially crafted antediluvian 'fundamentalisms' that is choking our peoples to death.
Is it impossible to conceive that suitcases full of black-ops dollars are not in covert-ops replay today to deliberately create the 'evil jihadis' such as the Lal Masjid in order to continue to generate and sustain an 'Operation Canned Goods' [35] justification for continuing to fuel the global 'war on terror' for a lifetime – what the neo-cons and Ex CIA director have already labeled as a “lifetime of wars”, the “World War IV”? [op. cit. James Woolsey]
How else to fight such a war for an entire lifetime without credible recruits to fight against also simultaneously being constructed for the duration? And Pakistan-Afghanistan combo is the most fertile recruiting ground today to extend the conflagration of the Middle East directly into Iran – the main prize. Disarming Pakistan of its nuclear arsenal is the other main event. Is it impossible to perceive how this is being set up through a breakup of the nation with a preemptive strike and take over by NATO of our nuclear arsenal ostensibly to safeguard it? I can easily see a time when things have become so bad that Musharraf personally hands off the safeguarding of these installations to the hectoring hegemons! The Mission would really be Accomplished!
Is it impossible to conceive that our General Musharraf's deliberate aims can be coincident and consistent with those of the neo-cons? Everything he has done empirically since taking power has been reflective of their aims, argued with various excuses and apologetics as mere tactical and reactionary responses to fast breaking events. Is it inconceivable that under long term geostrategic planning on the Grand Chessboard by the superpowers that precipitated in 911 as the key enabler of the century, that they would leave the leadership of the most frontline client-state whose services would be most essential to wage this lifetime of 'Global War on Terror' to mere chance and happenstance of October 12, 1999? Is it inconceivable to argue that cooperation of the Pakistan's military would have been orchestrated and would have been equally forthcoming no matter who was in power? (See How military rulers intensified Zionist influence in Pakistan By Abid Ullah Jan, June 05, 2007, [36])
Why can't there be other covert players here orchestrating events? Once again just ask who is benefiting here? Incompetency and lack of preventive rational response sooner no more explains Lal Masjid than it does 911. “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way”, as the only three time US President Franklin D. Roosevelt himself believed – the one who history now hints orchestrated 'Pearl Harbor' by increasing the likelihood of its occurrence no differently than Brzezinski confessed to orchestrating the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan four decades later! If there is a history of such hegemonic planning to get the gullible public of a democracy to go along in imperial adventures (see Dialog among Civilizations: Whytalksfail? Part-1), only fools and collaborators would not argue for preemptively planning for self-defense against such an operation unfolding contemporaneously.
Only the most 'learned' and the 'wise' would argue that there is no proof in hand of any of these conspiracy theories, that we must not learn from history which is only for memorization and torturing high school students, to let's wait for the famed declassification process, or the self-confessions, or the posthumous publication of diaries, or the awarding of Nobel Prizes for winning the 'war on terror' – i.e. ex post facto, after fait accompli, when nothing can be done to alter the reality on the ground – before we can conclude that it was all pre-planned!
These 'learned' folks will insist today on not reading the multiple 'Mein Kampfs' that exist in the hand writings of the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves, vehemently dismissing all questions of premeditation as conspiracy theories, but tomorrow, will make millions in selling history books pointing out the obvious shitting trumpeting dancing elephant in the bedroom as the 'rogue state', and will be duly praised for their glorious dissent as the most prominent gadflies and historians of repute!
Who benefits? Why was this benefit needed now, as the war on Iran is being prepared for while the world is getting wary of the neo-con agenda?
Watch the Star Wars movie 'Revenge of the Sith' in which Anakin Skywalker goes and kills off the faithful collaborators of the Sith Lord (the Senator) after the fiction of 'rebellion' has been successfully crafted, and defeated, and which as the primal first-cause, enabled the transition of a Republic into Empire.
So, was 'operation silence' necessary to get rid of the evidence of covert-ops – a bizarre convolution of art imitating life, and life imitating art?
Our intelligentsia in Pakistan must move the national dialog into hitherto unexplored directions that transcend focusing on the manifest leaves (which all can see and speculate upon), and start intelligently exploring and unraveling the DNA of the tree in a rational and strategic manner in order to even point to the overarching rational solution spaces.
The most obvious, rational, and efficacious solution space under these revised explorations whereby the problem space is posited correctly, instead of well intentioned people being perennially sent off chasing red herrings, automatically points to 'throw the tea overboard'!
Only breaking out of the “Plebeian States” [37] syndrome can we ever become a free peoples finally guiding our own wretched destinies to something better for all our peoples.

A Realist's Strategy for Self-defense on the Grand Chessboard

And what does all this mean in concrete realist's terms of defining an efficacious curing protocol for our systemic cancer before it finally kills us?
In my straightforward view of the Grand Chessboard, the realpolitik moves any beleaguered nation can make on it as a pawn in her own effective self-defense such that she may have her cake and eat it as well rather than continually offer herself as a perpetual pawn sacrifice, is obviously circumscribed by its ruling-elite. The truth of this statement is beyond doubt. It is self-evident. Whereas its “awam”, the public, the wretched of the earth and the rank and file forever caught between bread and circuses, frequently do not count for much on the Grand Chessboard except as cannon fodder, and as malleable putty in Machiavellian hands that fabricate “revolutionary times” on demand. The colored “democracy revolutions” brought to the streets with useful idiots and stooges is a self-evident example of this latter fact which is even underwritten in the actual recipe for ushering in the neoliberal looting of a targeted nation (see From Dictatorship to Democracy By Gene Sharp, professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts and with the Albert Einstein Institute in Boston, known as FDTD, the recipe cookbook for manufacturing revolutions has been translated into more than 30 languages, evidently for every linguistic group targeted for the harvest of “revolutionary times” for specific advantages on the Grand Chessboard [38]).
Therefore, it is first necessary to boldly admit that there is no independent strategy of survival possible for cowards and cowardly nations, nor for nations dominated by fools and run by traitors and mercenaries. These mental midget nations and its colonized peoples will forever remain slaves to the massa no matter what. Let's also just accept the fact up front that even a God given divine prescription can be crippled by self-interest. The history of tyrannical and autocratic rules in the name of God in all three Abrahamic religions lend ample empiricism to leave any room for doubt. The truth of this observation is beyond question. It is self-evident. With the current crop of fools and mercenaries running Pakistan, nothing can be done in any system, whether democracy, dictatorship, autocracy, theocracy, or plutocracy, each one worse than the other when it is beholden to the massa for its survival. Sorry! But in order to effectively strategize what to do when surrounded by house niggers in tyrannical systems of control that strangulate and emasculate the creative energies of a nation and sap the will of its peoples to be free from the shackles of servitude, one must assume that the nation must experience a national metanoia at some point, a metamorphosis of Biblical proportions if you will, and a crop of “David” will come to the helm of affairs who will have the nerve:
  • (1) to fully disengage from the fiction of 'war on terror'
  • (2) to close our borders not just to the so called 'islamofascists' and various and sundry cultivated 'terrorists', but to the American agenda and its black-ops agents moving freely throughout the country as their own backyard synthesizing and financing 'militant Islam' under 'plausible deniability' and several degrees of separation
  • (3) to close down and banish all American military bases immediately from Pakistani soil
  • (4) and to point our deterrence-inducing weapons that we have so covetously developed ostensibly for the defense of our own peoples at much sacrifice to our social spendings and developmental economics including clean drinking water in our taps, directly towards all the geopolitical 'hectoring hegemons' outside of our borders on mated full alert in a genuinely threatening 'Samson Option' of our own, fully disclosed as our ultimate, publicly mandated, political doctrine for a 'MAD' self-defense such that no one, not even the world's lone superpower and its nuclear armed minions, [39] can co-opt our self-defense by arm twisting games of poker on the Grand Chessboard – the only sensible (sic!) and rational raison d'être for possessing such deterrence in the first place
(genuine Origami paper tigers would surely have been a lot less painful investment otherwise; and it may yet be more effective to unilaterally disarm like South Africa if we don't have the 'balls', the chutzpah, the mind, and the political will to make effective use of the only rational way that such horrendous and inconceivable Armageddon inducing weapons can ever be used – as 'MAD'ness – as most of us would surely prefer having clean drinking water in our taps and quality K-16 education for all)
Furthermore, as these unilateral acts of disobedience to the 'master' will surely bring-on the grave displeasure of the 'hectoring hegemons' through their intense saber-rattling, economic sanctions, and of course the merciful closing down of the infernal 'corruption pipeline', i.e., the Trojan horse of 'American Aid', as well as other heightened arm twisting tensions and even deadly covert-ops and destabilization as the 'camel is already inside the tent', we cannot safely execute on this disengagement goal on one fine morning in our present system of monolithic power-dispensation even if we had a reformed 'turn-coat' dictator willing to do it.
We additionally need two other crucial gestalt shifts in order to realistically play on the Grand Chessboard – as all nations of the world invariably do when 'hectoring hegemons' are the 'Grandmasters' – to ensure our immediate as well as our long term survival, and without the persistent fear that we are among the proverbial patsy pawns to be strategically played and ultimately sacrificed by the 'Grandmasters' at the altar of realpolitik expediency and conquest.
We must transform ourselves, a minor pawn though we might well always remain, into a more heavy weight pawn that has a tremendous built-in inertia in its internal structural makeup to be never again so trivially co-opted by mere phone calls to one man, nor our destiny trivially covertly-channeled by cleverly planted conscienceless 'Trojan Horses'. Indeed, we may, through judicious gestalt shifts, promote ourselves into an 'autonomous pawn' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. We only move or not move – and perhaps in conjunction with others like us for a greatly amplified control upon our own destiny – when we want, where we want, and always only in our own public's best interest. This invariance is accomplished by the very design of our internal structural makeup! Imagine such a 'Grand Chessboard' where some of the pawns move autonomously based on their own control of their destiny, and by the very design of their internal makeup, can never come under any 'Hectoring Hegemons' direct manipulative control! The realpolitik has just been made more interesting, naturally 'damped' and thus safer, and more equitable!
Now that we have imagined it, let's briefly note how to get there realistically. The first gestalt shift must be in the construction of our system. The only system I know of that lends the above desirable properties is that of a genuine Democracy. It is naturally fractious, distributive, participative (FDP), thus decision making on important national matters and international policy decisions is spread out by design. If we immediately make the gestalt shift of dumping our 'praetorian' authoritarian mindset to adopt a more progressive 'social contract' and FDP based systems of governance, we can easily put the decision of whether or not to disengage from the global “War on Terror” to the system itself for adjudication. A national decision collectively taken by the peoples under a legal framework of Constitutional mandates through their representative parliaments, senate, put through another 'assembly of patriotic un co-opted domain experts' for expert evaluation and recommendation, and finally ratified directly by the peoples through a direct vote on the critical issue, has overwhelming inertia and built-in damping, as well as blanket international recognition and ab initio legitimacy that simply cannot be easily subverted even by the saber-rattling 'Hectoring Hegemons'.
Imagine if Musharraf had put the key decisions that he took unilaterally based on his 'own judgment' after 911, through such a FDP based public-vetting wringer process! This is called genuine FDP based empowering Democracy in action – the first nemesis of the 'hectoring hegemons'!
And this is precisely why we find, that if we rationally accept, based on all readily available empirical and intellectual evidence, that this whole “War on Terror” is in reality a very premeditated “imperial mobilization” in disguise, then how can we rationally conclude that the brilliant minds who conceived and meticulously planned for years, who artfully crafted the requisite 'doctrinal motivations' into the public discourse years in advance, and who finally orchestrated the imperial march upon the much anxiously awaited and anticipated mobilizing pretext of the 'new pearl harbor', would then so thoughtlessly leave such a key component of their strategy to mere chance – of the indispensable front-line state whose services are absolutely essential for this “imperial mobilization” to succeed, not being under the firm 'unity of command' of some autocratic dictatorial regime to follow orders obediently?
And this analysis directly helps us save Pakistan – never mind hanging the 'traitors' as the ship is sinking and we haven't the time for fighting amongst ourselves – to immediately implement what the 'hectoring hegemons' are indeed afraid of, and which can yet derail their remaining “imperial mobilization” plans of “Shock and Awe” visitation upon Iran and possibly Syria!
Thus the politically astute realpolitik thinking individuals in the nation can easily anticipate and shrewdly predict considerable opposition from the 'empire' and its minions, its 'native informants' of all stripes, and our own ruling-elite and institutions preferring the status quo, to our attempts to usher in such a genuine FDP Democratic transformation. They would prefer that we only acquire the faux 'democracy' they would like to foist upon us, one that has all the 'trimmings' of 'democracy', such as elections and over staffed parliaments, but is in essence, the same old recycled rotting wine in a new bottle with the same centers of raw power that continually sing the empire's song.
As we can witness the travails of Venezuela in its own social and political struggles towards a genuine FDP based social Democracy, and the layers of deception, disinformation, and political opposition being artfully crafted by the 'empire' and the ruling elite within Venezuela in its path, we can easily learn from their experience and preemptively co-opt all similar and newer attempts that will also be hurled at our attempts for genuine transformation. Just as the construction of 'empire' and its patsy client-states in the 'modernity' du jour requires considerable mastery of both the art and science of “imperial mobilization”, i.e., considerable intellectual sophistication and manipulation of souls, so must breaking loose from its chains. Or so it appears to me.
Thus realpolitik would dictate that in order to succeed in realizing this gestalt shift towards re-genesis, we must have all the key owners and the traditionally 'feudal' and 'praetorian' leaders in public opinion-molding and power-wielding institutions among our own ruling elite (a number less than a few hundred at best) preemptively signed on to this metamorphosis, even if it is initially seeded by executive fiat. These key stake holders controlling the money and the power in the nation must be made to be just as engagingly and overzealously supportive of it with their heart and soul, as the imperialist thinkers and planners and their ruling elite and their media-owners are of their own 'la mission civilisatrice' and its “primacy and its geostrategic imperatives”! Otherwise, nothing can be accomplished by even an army of 'mercenary' patriots – our present crop of politicians and our 'empire-enabled' ruling elite including our military which got funded at least to the tune of $10b by the empire to sing the empire's main theme song!
I have no idea how this zeal can ever be infused among the zombies and the Faustian pact holders, but without the key players among the ruling elite directly on board this re-genesis, no rational transformation in the 'modernity' du jour is possible short of a global plebeian rebellion. Today, even though most everyone among the ruling elite is still loudly singing the main imperial theme song of “War on Terror” at the 'unbirthday party' with the 'Mad Hatter' (sic!), I hope that this humble analysis from the mind of a plebeian is a rational wakeup call! If it can strike a chord in even one person of consequence, the dominoes will fall on the Grand Chessboard!
Indeed, our immediate gestalt shift to a genuine FDP Democracy is our only remaining lifeline on the Grand Chessboard! Not only does it enable us to show the world that our complex and sophisticated systems of genuine FDP Democratic dispensation have finally spoken in unison as we safely disengage from the “War on Terror” under our Constitutional mandate to listen to the formal spoken voices of the peoples, and for which our Executive has no choice in the matter but to follow suit immediately, but a properly constructed, un co-opted, non 'special-interest' driven Democracy would also enable us to implement the second crucial gestalt shift that we need in order to safely disengage ourselves from this barbaric “imperial mobilization” without committing an economic suicide!
The second gestalt shift of realpolitik is to entirely reverse the “divide and conquer” mechanism that is the mainstay of any 'Hectoring Hegemon' as this amazing 8 minute youtube video of “Battle at Kruger” [40] graphically illustrates. We can easily grasp that if dividing is their main weapon system of conquest, then uniting must be ours of self-defense! And this remarkable “Battle at Kruger” from the world of nature itself quite emphatically proves it, leaving no room for any further rational objections to the matter.
Thus as the first crucial act of self-defense in our new genuine Democratic dispensation, we must accelerate Full Spectrum Alliances with our immediate neighbors, all of with whom we share our history, our heritage, our languages, our cultures, and our common national interests of being free from predatory hectoring hegemons and living in equitable harmony in a multi-polar world that espouses the simple moral Golden Rule 'Do unto others as you have others do unto you' in governing all its foreign relations!
And looking beyond that across to the greater Asian continent, to in parallel, accelerate further 'Full Spectrum Alliances' in the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) framework by positing mutual self-defense and equitable regional trade treaties for the entire Asian continent in an eventual AU (Asian Union) construction as the only realists' means for accomplishing persistent and immediate Full Spectrum Deterrence against all predatory adventurers hell bent on “full spectrum dominance”.
Further 'Full Spectrum Alliances' constructed with the greater humanity in the nations of the Global South is indeed how we save the peoples of our region and of the entire developing world from the curse of both neo-con-servatism, and neoliberalism and its deliberately induced consequences of further sustaining global poverty among the masses. Instead of the indigent and developing nations being forced to adapt to the existent reality of 'Globalization' which is constructed by design to entirely favor Western economic and corporate interests, to adapt 'Globalization' itself to more equitably serve the economic interests of the indigenous nations of Asia, Africa, and South America! As insoluble a problem as poverty and developmental economics appear to be today, it is trivial to solve by a single gestalt shift. Instead of one world government of laws crafted to favor the 'free trade' mantra of developed nations, employ the model of soccer leagues:
'A league' teams play amongst themselves, and 'C league' teams play amongst themselves. The leagues only meet to play inter-league matches under rules that are negotiated between the two supra-leagues for a greater power-balance – not between individual teams from different leagues where one of them may comprise super-dominant Alpha-males dictating terms at the barrel of a gun and its exponents unabashedly recognizing it for what it is: “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist”, or between a highly developed power-block of a handful of nations who crafted the WTO, and each individual nation in the rest of the world, as is presently the case in the world today!
In one fell swoop of astute and genuine political ascendance, we not only immediately save Pakistan and its wretched peoples from the very predictable aftermath of this fictitious “War on terror”, but also from the persistent legacy of our own 'praetorian guards' and our colonial past! While simultaneously we seed important new doctrines into the international arena by virtue of our setting the example among the developing nations of Full Spectrum Alliances.
It is also how we save the entire world from the 'islamofascist evil-doers' – for their militant source and lethal weapon systems of suicide attacks will just as magically melt away from our psyche and our lands – never again to be called “Terror Central” – as it had 'magically' appeared! When their 'gardeners' are 'terminated' with extreme prejudice, they will also whither away in their natural death in due course as they are an unnaturally cultivated pariah in our societies and cannot long exist on their own.

The Question of Annealing the festering Sectarianism and Radicalization of Muslims on the Grand Chessboard

This question has been examined in: Path Forward: Altering The Legacy With Qur'anic Political Science – Impacting Muslim Existence

Final thoughts and a demand

I feel that we can thusly plant the seeds of re-genesis which in the past 60 years we have repeatedly failed to do primarily for the lack of forensic understanding of the efficacy involved in any protocol we randomly and ad hocly constructed and followed, for a disease we perhaps either failed to appreciate for its nuanced viral shades, or lacked the courage of our convictions to devise the right protocols. In the presently outlined protocol, we can not only save ourselves from the murderous clutches of the 'hectoring hegemons' at whose mercy we have floated, from all empirical evidence, since our very inception, but simultaneously also become a genuinely independent and self-reliant nation for which we were presumably constructed by our ailing founder who saw the world from his own peculiar vantage point that is now little shared by our cynical younger generation of this nation.
Unless we can prove it to them that the tyrannical-sacrifice of millions of innocent 'dispensable' peoples on the sub-continent leading to the largest displacement of humanity from their native soil in modern times – far surpassing the original forcible displacement of the indigenous Palestinians by the imported Zionist Jews in 1948 – was worthwhile for the vision of a handful of intellectuals of the twentieth century, we have betrayed the promise. And indeed, it is mainly the promise to our progeny for which the founders of Pakistan constructed Pakistan. Our failure, quite unsurprisingly, mirrors that of the apartheid state of Israel (see my similar forensic analysis and deconstruction of Zionist mythologies in my essay “The endless trail of red herrings” [41]) primarily because we share the same manipulative 'Hectoring Hegemons' in our history and in our present. And our future promise, like that of the 'Children of Abraham' equitably sharing the land of Canaan, is entirely in our own courageous hands too!
Just as the seeds of the original 'birth-pangs' of these two evidently malformed-constructs of history were laid first in intellectual thought – Theodore Herzl in 1896 for 'Der Judenstaat' [42] in his diabolically seminal work of the same name for importing World and European Jewry into Palestine as an existential matter of their survival in the genuinely anti-Semitic European world of the time, and Ch. Rahmat Ali [43] for his realist's-idealism of a separate political Constitution for the indigenous Muslims already living on the Indian subcontinent as an existential matter of their survival in the new post-colonial political 'nation-state of India' that would be dominated by a Hindu ruling majority in his equally seminal 1933 Declarative Manifesto “Now or Never: Are we to live or perish forever” [44] – the seeds of re-genesis must also be laid first in intellectual thought. (See Sacred Cow: Allama Iqbal - marde-momin or superman? [45] for how the separatist seeds were planted to divide the Indian sub-continent with intelllectual thought.)
At the risk of stating a self-evident truism, one has to imagine the goal before one can be inspired to work towards its arduous journey and overcome all the divisive impediments and obstructions by power-brokers that will surely exist, as was originally the case too, for both nations. Well, both original constructions backfired, both were clearly sanctioned by the global superpowers of the time to best manage the 'sinking ship' of a waning empire for the future exercise of hegemony by a new empire, and consequently both are still causing egregious injuries to the tabula rasa of their respective indigenous peoples under the direct control and financial assistance of the same 'hectoring hegemons' du jour, and therefore both need to re-imagine their re-genesis that allows their respective indigenous peoples to indeed exist in equitable peace and justice in the new global and local realities du jour.
This re-genesis is precisely what the peoples of Pakistan today must insistently, and by all uncompromising means possible, demand.
It is what I, a humble ordinary citizen of this land demands, for it is a 'political right', and a hope, that I have covetously safeguarded, despite having lived in the West all my adult life.
If I can boldly imagine and demand it for the wretched of Palestine by the images of the 'jackboots' of the Zionists permanently etched upon the face of a Palestinian child (in “The endless trail of red herrings”), I would be a cowardly hypocrite if I did not imagine and demand it for the wretched of my own soil watching the images of our own “praetorian guards” in constant service to their 'ubermensch' masters permanently squashing my own kith into perpetual serfdom of the 'hectoring hegemons' fighting fabricated enemies. To remain silent, is to be an accomplice. And to be an accomplice is to incur the immortal imprecation of all victims: “I still curse the killers, their accomplices, the indifferent spectators who knew and kept silent”!
But who is there to spearhead this re-genesis? Such transformations rooted in deep political thought and an appreciation of complex realities du jour cannot be wrought through the simple minded politics of street agitation by sheep who are often led by shrewd Machiavellis themselves – as powerful as mass protests can be to force any political issue to its head when they do reach a 'critical mass'. It first and foremost requires wise and uncompromising leadership from our greatest minds and talents – 'Patrick Henrys' and 'Ben Franklins'!
Is anyone listening to the sound of realpolitik reason and sanity? Even the animal kingdom has more collective instincts for survival than apparently we do! And as one can witness in the “Battle at Kruger”, they don't even need a unifying leader – the instincts for survival amazingly unites the herd automatically in their otherwise characteristic 'flight' response for Full Spectrum Deterrence! As human beings, is our 'herd' entirely co-opted from even this innate self-defense mechanism that god even bestowed upon the animals?
Let it never be said in the annals of future history that we did not know how to save Pakistan! We just did not have anyone among our pathetic ruling elite – some 'ma ka lals' – courageous enough to detach themselves from their stomach, their greed, their plunder, their co-optation, their praetorian mindset, and espouse a selfless rational idealism rooted in realism and realpolitik wisdom du jour. If such persons do exist anywhere on this planet, and are not yet to be born, they will surely find not just the entire nation of 170 million behind them, but billions of peoples on this planet, including even the peace-loving from among the greatest “populist democracy” itself that is most assuredly “inimical to imperial mobilization”! When we artfully remove the fabricated 'threat' to their existence, they will surely also let us exist too!
But this must be executed upon before it is too late and we start witnessing the 'made in USA' “Shock and Awe” visitation – choreographed by only a handful of monumental criminals who have continually hijacked the promise of that great nation in every generation – upon every city, town and village in our wretched nation in the pretext of 'saving' us from the 'islamofascists'! And if that pretext fails to create a viable 'coalition of the willing', then to 'save' us from our own 'Sadaam Hussein'. This is what the manifest history on 'the Grand Chessboard' has taught me. Who is flying the F-16s or which uniform is driving the armored vehicles will soon become irrelevant as the outcome will be the same!
Let's 'dump all teas overboard' now to save Pakistan!
If we succeed, we would have saved the world by setting a very contagious global precedent!


Footnotes

[2] Excerpts From Iraqi Document on Meeting with U.S. Envoy, The New York Times International Sunday, September 23, 1990 https://web.archive.org/web/2000/http://www.chss.montclair.edu/english/furr/glaspie.html
[3] Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf Open Letter to President Bill Clinton: February 19, 1998, https://web.archive.org/web/2000/http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Committee_for_Peace_and_Security_in_the_Gulf#CPSB_Letter:_February_19.2C_1998
[4] Letter to President Clinton on Iraq January 26, 1998 https://web.archive.org/web/2000/http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclintonletter.htm
[5] Overthrow Hussein, U.S. group advises, CNN, February 20, 1998, http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9802/20/iraq.war.presser/
[6] Congressman Ron Paul's speech on the House floor, January 15, 2007, Escalation in the Middle East, https://web.archive.org/web/20070125073120/http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2007/tst011507.htm
[8] Ex-CIA director: U.S. faces 'World War IV', CNN, April 3, 2003, http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/04/03/sprj.irq.woolsey.world.war/
[10] PDF Normon Podhoretz, World War IV: How It Started, What It Means, and Why We Have to Win, http://ics.leeds.ac.uk/papers/pmt/exhibits/1726/ww4.pdf
[11] David Horowitz ‘Declares’ Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week for October 22-26, 2007, http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2007/08/29/david-horowitz-declares-islamo-fascism-awareness-week-for-october-22-26/
[13] Pervez Hoodbhoy, Preventing More Lal Masjids, 11 July, 2007, https://web.archive.org/web/2007/http://www.countercurrents.org/hoodhoy110707.htm
[15] Nick Richardson, CNN, Pakistan: The Threat Within - Part1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEDCWUQ68uc
[15b] "One Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Day: Friday, 7/26/1946: Morning Session: Part 2", in Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal. https://web.archive.org/web/20071207214020/http://www.courttv.com/archive/casefiles/nuremberg/close.html
[16] Larry Chin, Al-Qaeda, the eternal covert operation: British “terror” incident latest product of “war on terror” propaganda, Jul 5th, 2007, https://web.archive.org/web/20070905200927/http://onlinejournal.com:80/artman/publish/article_2160.shtml
[17] Fatima Bhutto, Condi's creative chaos, June 17, 2007, https://www.thenews.com.pk/archive/print/60355
[19] Susan L. Rosenbluth, It's Not a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians, Jewish Voice and Opinion, February 2007, https://web.archive.org/web/2007/http://www.danielpipes.org/article/4264
[21] Syed Saleem Shahzad, Pakistan to help as the US's jailer, Jun 29, 2007, https://web.archive.org/web/20070701080521/http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IF29Df01.html
[22] Brian Ross and Richard Esposito, Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran, ABC News Blotter, May 22, 2007, https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/156/26454.html
[23] Larisa Alexandrovna, CIA running black propaganda operation against Iran, Syria and Lebanon, officials say, June 07, 2007, Raw Story 7 June 2007, https://www.globalresearch.ca/cia-running-black-propaganda-operation-against-iran-syria-and-lebanon-officials-say/5903
[25] Aaron Hanscom, Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam, FrontPageMagazine.com, April 2, 2007, https://web.archive.org/web/2007/http://www.danielpipes.org/article/4410
[26] Michel Chossudovsky, “Islamic Terrorists” supported by Uncle Sam: Bush Administration “Black Ops” directed against Iran, Lebanon and Syria, May 31, 2007, https://www.globalresearch.ca/islamic-terrorists-supported-by-uncle-sam-bush-administration-black-ops-directed-against-iran-lebanon-and-syria/5837
[28] William M. Arkin, Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable. A secret policy review of the nation’s nuclear policy puts forth chilling new contingencies for nuclear war, March 9, 2002, Los Angeles Times, https://web.archive.org/web/20020414091818/https://www.commondreams.org/views02/0309-04.htm
[29] Norman Podhoretz, In Praise of the Bush Doctrine, Commentary September 2002, https://web.archive.org/web/20030204082824/http://www.ourjerusalem.com/opinion/story/opinion20020904a.html
[31] William Blum's translation, The CIA's Intervention in Afghanistan, Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris, 15-21 January 1998, http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/BRZ110A.html
[33] Brzezinski confirms U.S. can organise attacks in own territory, 20 February 2007, http://www.voltairenet.org/article145515.html
[35] Hitler's Fake Attack on Germany that Started World War II - Operation Canned Goods, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleiwitz_incident
[36] The website carrying this article is now defunct: How military rulers intensified Zionist influence in Pakistan By Abid Ullah Jan, June 05, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/2007/http://archive.dictatorshipwatch.com/
Abid Ullah Jan, the fearless former journalist from Pakistan living in forced exile in Canada, concludes his excellent analysis (evidently written circa 2003) with what should be self-evident fact of the matter for any honest intellectual, a rare breed in Pakistan:
“It is not that Musharraf does not know the following realities and he is only blinded by self-interest. It is simply that besides opportunism he is under Zionist influence and immense pressure. In short, General Musharraf is as helpless before the Zionist pressure and influence as is his nation before his brute force. He will remain so until he breathes his last or the Zionists achieve their objectives. There is absolutely no hope that he can release himself from Zionist clutches. As long as he remains entangled in the Zionist and the neo-cons web, as long as Pakistan remains under their influence, its sovereignty and independence will remain at stake.”
Also published by Media Monitors Network as Pakistan: Zionist Influence Intensifies, By Abid Ullah Jan - Monday, January 16th, 2006. The byline states: This is an excerpt from the author’s latest book, “The Musharraf Factor: Leading Pakistan to Inevitable Demise,” which explains the factors that have brought Pakistan to the edge of disaster. https://www.mediamonitors.net/perspectives/pakistan-zionist-influence-intensifies/
[37] Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur, Plebeian states, The Post, Pakistan, Monday, June 18, 2007, cached at: https://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/cacheof-plebeian-states-by-mir-mohammad-ali-talpur-thepost-june182007.pdf
[38] Download PDF of From Dictatorship to Democracy By Gene Sharp in at least 35 languages from http://www.aeinstein.org/from-dictatorship-to-democracy/
[39] Pak nukes already under US control: Report, Nov 20, 2007, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2556824.cms
[40] Battle at Kruger, how animals stand up to the hectoring hegemons of their jungle, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM
[41] Zahir Ebrahim, The endless trail of red herrings, Feb 28, 2007, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/03/endless-red-herrings.html
[42] The Jewish State, Der Judenstaat, Theodor Herzl, 1896, Translated from the German by Sylvie D'Avigdor, Adapted from the edition published in 1946 by the American Zionist Emergency Council, http://www.mideastweb.org/jewishstate.pdf
[44] (Choudhary) Rahmat Ali's Pakistan Declaration, January 28, 1933, NOW OR NEVER: ARE WE TO LIVE OR PERISH FOR EVER?, link1: https://www.mediamonitors.net/perspectives/now-or-never/
link2: https://web.archive.org/web/20020803021717/http://www.slam33.freeserve.co.uk:80/non.htm
[45] Zahir Ebrahim, Sacred Cow: Allama Iqbal - marde-momin or superman? December 14, 2012, http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2012/12/allama-iqbal-marde-momin-or-superman.html














Chapter 10

Heads-up warning to the American Peoples – Nuclear attack on Iran appears imminent!



Zahir Ebrahim
March 29, 2008.
Addendums: April 06, 2008 ; May 15, 2008 ; June 29, 2008
(Covering the crisis period March 29, 2008 to June 29, 2008)



Project HumanbeingsfirstTM cannot humbly emphasize enough the first order most crucial question that must concern all conscionable 'United States persons' today, including courageous genuinely patriotic whistleblowers. The impending nuclear attack on Iran, under all kinds of contrived pretexts, and especially disguised as a “'defensive' U.S. military action” (Brzezinski) must be prevented if this is indeed a genuine “populist democracy” for which Brzezinski had observed: “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization”!
To present a more extensive and coherent analysis than is possible in these Op-Ed pages, the following essay is available from Project Humanbeingsfirst.org: Beware of Red Herrings on Nuclear Security spun by Hectoring Hegemons and their patsies!
There must be only one immediate, near term, and long term goal for the equitable security (and prosperity) of all peoples on the planet Earth so long as there remains an imbalance of power among us, so long as there remain 'hectoring hegemons' seeking “full spectrum dominance” among us, and so long as there remains an absence of 'full spectrum deterrence' to “the pursuit of power”, for indeed, “hegemony is as old as mankind”: prevent new “'defensive' U.S. military action”. Especially one in response to a horrendous 'nuclear terrorist act' transpiring in the United States of America “that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison” – as President George Bush himself prognosticated on February 13, 2008, in full anticipation of precisely another catalyzing 911. For what else, other than a nuclear terrorist act in America can be described as making “Sept. 11 pale by comparison”?
A major indication that something is imminently afoot is that the sudden 'Civil War' now raging in Iraq, is about to be directly blamed upon Iran! A weapons cache allegedly of Iranian origin has just been uncovered, as briefly reported on March 29, 2008, in the Pakistani newspaper The News: “Col. Dominic Caraccilo, commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, said the rockets were marked with manufacture dates as recent as 2007, and were believed to have been brought into the country from Iran during a buildup of U.S. troops last year. The U.S. military accuses Iran of arming and funding Shiite extremists in Iraq, although Tehran denies the charges.”
While that war of words and the concomitant Iraqi-fodder of 'Muslim on Muslim' violence in itself is not a sufficient pretext to nuclear bomb Iran, it is consistent with the rapidly developing pattern of escalating warnings of another terrorist act “that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison”. The 'setup' is in accelerated progress to most assuredly lay the blame for “Iraqi failure to meet [American] benchmarks” upon Iran, and as 'presciently' noted by Zbigniew Brzezinski before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2007, it will be followed by “accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran. culminating in a 'defensive' US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
Well, the 'unequivocal evidence' fingering Iran for Iraqi Army's easy to predict defeat at the hands of Iranian backed militias in this American backed 'Muslim on Muslim' violence was just found. Even President George Bush expressed his great satisfaction at this turn of events by noting that it was a “positive moment”, gleefully adding:
“I understand people here want us to leave, regardless of the situation, but that will not happen so long as I’m Commander-In-Chief.”
And this unverified report points to the following ominous headline: 'Saudis Prepare for "Sudden Nuclear Hazards" After Cheney Visit', which if true, requires no further elaboration.
In isolation and without context, all these rapidly breaking events are mere unrelated point events. However, in the light of the none-too-secret White House and Pentagon's overarching agenda, these are not isolated events. They are now culminating in the build-up of pretexts for nuclear attack on Iran!
Do the American peoples want to wait until the matters are a fait accompli?
As William Arkin had reported in the Washington Post three years ago, America can mobilize CONPLAN-8022 in less than 12 hours notice. Quoting Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of the 8th Air Force: “We're now at the point where we are essentially on alert ... We have the capacity to plan and execute global strikes ... in half a day or less.”
And from all accounts of the enormous mobilization-buildup to attack Iran already in place, as noted in this 2007 study which concluded “the US has made military preparations to destroy Iran's WMD, nuclear energy, regime, armed forces, state apparatus and economic infrastructure within days if not hours of President George W. Bush giving the order”, and which today, in 2008, 'include[s] not only a vast array of weapons, including nuclear weapons, cruise and other missiles and hundreds of aircraft but also “insertion” (invasion) forces and equipment' as noted by one observer, that “half a day or less” timeperiod is today almost near real-time. And the moment a nuclear terrorist '911' in an American or European city, or a provocation by Israel taking out Iran's nuclear reactor sites, or a 'Gulf-of-Tonkin' or 'USS Cole' or 'Lavon Affair' event that sinks America's entire 5th fleet in the Persian Gulf transpires, the timeperiod will likely be instantaneous!
The American public will be rendered as bewildered at that time as a fawn caught in headlights, and as enraged to go nuclear-bomb the entire planet as any 'ubermenschen' simply because they can get away with it! But interestingly, they won't pick on Russia or China who can fight back. No – they will only pick on a defenseless peoples who dare to standup to “full spectrum” hegemony of the 'hectoring hegemons'. Only the Iranians (and Pakistanis) will bear the brunt of America's wrath next!
Therefore, knowing how the future is likely to unfold in extremely rapid, fast-breaking developments leaving no time to wisely-reflect or to react-sanely at that time by peoples opposed to America's endless wars, time to act is now.

A Domestic Solution Space That Works

Firstly, anything, including all 'nuclear terrorist acts' on American soil, or anywhere in the world, all shocking revelations by whistleblowers, all leaks in newspapers, and all phantasmal mantras that distract from the afore-stated goal, regardless of how compelling the reasons, must be treated by the unwary and gullible American public and its intellectual dissenting-chiefs, as red herrings, pretexts, and deceptions for premeditated "imperial mobilization" by their nation's rulers.
Let the American peoples not be 'surprised' once again by facile disingenuous conclusions like this one in 2005 by the Iraq Study Group in the aftermath of the premeditated invasion of Iraq under false WMD pretexts:
“We conclude that the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. This was a major intelligence failure”. (Iraq Study Group report, March 31, 2005)
Or even by un-surprising exposés like this one in 2008, titled: “FBI says, 'No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11'”, being among the top 25 most censored stories of 2008. It quotes Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI:
“The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11. Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.”
Secondly, if there is reason for the United States to nuclear decimate any country or any peoples in purported 'self-defense', the American peoples must demand a ratification of the decision to go to war through a public referendum – let its great “populist democracy” speak directly in the modernity of the 21st century before it is called upon to make its sacrifices, before it is called upon to pay its taxes to fund the war, and before it is called upon to acquire innocent blood on its hands!
Even better, draw the soldiers, officers and war-technicians from the pool who vote for war! If they can vote yes to invade other nations and wantonly shatter the tabula rasa of a 'lesser humanity', then they must also first be willing to sign up for doing it themselves – instead of having a draft of economic conscription. Every 'yes' voting home in America must have at least one 'patriot' from the immediate family show up on the front-lines without exception – or their 'yes' vote is void!
A commonsensical and calculated demand such as this publicly made today, right now, to be adjudicated upon in Congressional public hearings and converted into law, is infinitely more sensible for assuring America's national security given the hundred+ year history of deception for “imperial mobilization” by this nation's Executive branch with willing complicity from its entire ruling elite from legislature to newsmedia – as evidenced from the fiction of USS Maine to the fiction of WMDs – and which today rings the entire globe with more than 700 of its military bases eagerly paid for by Congress year after year in the pretense of keeping an “American peace”. FY 2009 budget is to cost the American tax payers $3.1 trillion! Both the Congress and the Executive effectively comprise the same pool of 'hectoring hegemons', with the Judiciary, not espousing the tradition of 'suo moto' action, preferring to remain silent on any and all matters projected as being related to foreign policy matters, politics, or executive privilege under times of 'war'!
And to preemptively understand how such a demand for public referendum – if it were to gain a threatening traction – will surely be co-opted by the Executive branch and willingly aided and abetted by the Congress and the Courts, recall that the 'Continuity of Government' Executive Order can now 'legally' disable this “populist democracy” and its entire democratically elected legislature under emergency powers already appropriated by the Executive. A Martial Law will be declared with the American soldiers (or the privatized profit-making wing of it which goes by the name 'Blackwater') re-training their blood soaked guns from the 'lesser humanity' in the Middle East and South Asia onto the American peoples themselves.

“Al Qaeda operatives who look western”

One can already see that particular 'setup' in active construction even as we speak. Now the domestic threat is no longer perceived to be primarily from 'Arab' looking 'jihadi' men out to terrorize America, but from “Western” looking ones as ominously noted by the CIA:
'[Al Qaeda] were training “operatives who look western” and “would be able to come into this country without attracting the attention others might ... making it easier for them to get past security at US airports, according to CIA Director Michael Hayden. If there is another terrorist attack, it will originate there, [along the border with Afghanistan].” ' (Pakistani newspaper Dawn, March 31, 2008)
Do you “look Western”? Now it's your turn buddy!
The moment George Bush's, and the CIA's, and the American military's prognostications of another '911' come true, all you 'United We Stand' “western” looking Americans better run and hide quickly under your beds – for who knows which one of you flag-waving 'white-boys' is secretly 'al Qaeeda'! Perhaps you all are!
This scribe takes no pleasure in pointing out the 'I warned you so' in his 2003 narrative “They dared to knock on my door” available at http://humanbeingsfirst.org.
It is of course hastily presumed that “look western” means 'white'. It could also possibly mean 'Black', 'Hispanic', 'Chinese', and of course, also 'Arab'. The only thing it surely doesn't mean is 'Pakistani' looking! Great! Should all 'brown-skinned' peoples in America finally breathe a sigh of relief? No – we will be the first ones interned as the already known 'old enemy' under any Martial Law!
It is the free-willed Americans who must now be afraid the most as the new 'enemy combatants', for most of us lowly immigrants escaping from our respective 'hell-holes' to make a better lives for ourselves have already shown our true cowardly 'native-informant' and 'uncle tom' sides to the authorities! The fascists have genuinely nothing to fear from us 'brownies', and they know it ever since Sept. 11 when our mosques to our wedding halls began crawling with FBI agents. It is mainly the free-willed peoples who “look western”, and who are also armed under their 2th Amendment Rights and who might also insist upon their 4th Amendment Rights, that the fascists genuinely fear the most! It would be a pleasure to observe how FBI agents fare among their 'western' churches, synagogues, weddings, and wine parties!
Welcome to the Fourth Reich in America where the new enemy is those who “look western”!
Shrewdly anticipating what the 'hectoring hegemons' will do to thwart a conscionable peoples' imperatives to stay a free peoples, the American peoples must make their own next moves now as outlined above while they still possibly can, and with much alertness, in order to prevent the premeditated orchestration of nuclear “revolutionary times” which will surely become the harbinger of many “inconceivable” operations in the world, including many changes right here in the US of A. Once the nuclear 'Rubicon' is crossed, the “revolutionary times” intended to “birth-pang a new Middle East” for the “New World Order” will predictably acquire an uncontrollable dynamics of its own right here in the American homeland itself.
Demanding a public referendum before any act of 'retaliation' as a matter of law is the only peacefully-efficacious American peoples' immediate protocol for arresting the cancer of “imperial mobilization” in its tracks with all its concomitant benefits directly accruing to the ordinary peoples of this nation in the longer run – from increased social spending to a safer world for them to vacation in, to proudly disclose in far away places that they are American without the fear of being gunned down. Other collective protocols by the rest of the planet's peoples may not be so benign.
It is the profound and most earnest plea of Project HumanbeingsfirstTM to the American newsmedia to not be co-opted by another 'shocking' USS Maine, another 'Gulf of Tonkin', another '911', and another 'mantra of WMDs' into misleading their own peoples to mobilize for war. Even if, as a leading Pakistani English newspaper's editor once explained to this scribe, 'freedom of the press, in effect, actually means freedom of the owners of the press - worldwide', please exercise at least that freedom to not go to war on the American peoples themselves!
Zahir Ebrahim


Addendum April 06, 2008:

This heads up warning is made even more ominous and abhorrently prescient by the report of April 05, 2008 in the UK Telegraph:
“British officials gave warning yesterday that America's commander in Iraq will declare that Iran is waging war against the US-backed Baghdad government.
A strong statement from General David Petraeus about Iran's intervention in Iraq could set the stage for a US attack on Iranian military facilities, according to a Whitehall assessment. In closely watched testimony in Washington next week, Gen Petraeus will state that the Iranian threat has risen as Tehran has supplied and directed attacks by militia fighters against the Iraqi state and its US allies.”
Paul Craig Roberts, the former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, immediately noted:
'The neocon lacky Petraeus has had his script written for him by Cheney, and Petraeus together with neocon warmonger Ryan Crocker, the US governor of the Green Zone in Baghdad, will present Congress next Tuesday and Wednesday with the lies, for which the road has been well paved by neocon propagandists such as Kimberly Kagan, that “the US must recognize that Iran is engaged in a full-up proxy war against it in Iraq.” Don’t expect Congress to do anything except to egg on the attack.'
It is the earnest and most profound hope of Project HumanbeingsfirstTM that this warning is entirely wrong – that the last nuclear attack on any peoples, and upon any country, under any pretexts, was in 1945!
But if hopes were horses – beggars would ride, and there would have been no 911, and no invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, to “Birth-pang a New Middle East”. Therefore, a complacent but “populist democracy” is shown how to rise to the challenge of the 'hectoring hegemons' – demand a public referendum before going to war on Iran!
Both NY Times and LA Times showed no interest in this oped submission. Surely, newsmedia: “either you are with us, or with the [super]terrorists.”

Addendum May 15, 2008:

The same act that General Colin Powell had performed before the UN in March 2003 while waving his PowerPoint slideshow of non-existent Iraqi WMDs, was also performed by General David Petraeus in April 2008 before the US Congress by holding up evidence of non-existent Iranian weapons in Iraq. The following press release of May 10, 2008 by CASMII (Campaign against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran) titled “US confession: Weapons were not made in Iran after all”, is only remarkable in that it notes the retraction by the US Military before the fait accompli has been constructed. Unlike the one in Iraq, whereby, the retraction only followed two years after the fact of the invasion which was constructed using WMD as a pretext, with the disingenuous Iraq Study Group blithely asserting ex post facto, in March 2005: “We conclude that the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. This was a major intelligence failure.” The CASMII notes the following:
“In a sharp reversal of its long-standing accusations against Iran arming militants in Iraq , the US military has made an unprecedented albeit quiet confession: the weapons they had recently found in Iraq were not made in Iran at all.”
This premature retraction ostensibly implies to the forensic mind that there is, in some likelihood, some dissent within the senior US military establishment on the wisdom of continuing on with “full spectrum dominance” that is bankrupting the United States while making it the most violent pariah nation on the planet. One must however, if one has the geopolitical acumen to understand the diabolical “forces that drive them”, not count on the efficacy of such dissent to avert any of the catastrophic scenarios, including a staged 'Gulf of Tonkin', or a staged nuclear terrorist act within the United States, or an Israeli attack on Iran, or an escalating Israeli war in Lebanon and Syria, all of which can lead to “'defensive' US military action against Iran [and Pakistan]”.
The Iranian and other Asian leaders would be wise to not underestimate the tortuous power of the 'Dark-Side' that is attempting to seed Total War in Asia using America as the 'hired hand'. See “Letter to Editor Press TV with a message to the Iranian Peoples”, and “The WAR on TERROR 2008 Omnibus Collection”, in order to effectively grasp, with minimal readings, the grotesque reality that is being orchestrated to deliberately seed “revolutionary times”. For indeed, “what is inconceivable in normal times is possible in revolutionary times.” The following insightful analysis by Richard Cook “Has the Battle for America Begun?” lends additional forensic clarity to the “forces that drive them” towards Total War. Rather than continually dismiss the tortuous aspirations for global domination as lunacy, it would be prudent to treat them as real doctrines of conquest by a handful of the world's ruling elite partnering together in a twisted convolution of mutual interests – never to be underestimated for its destructive power upon the weak. Such an assessment, based on full spectrum comprehension of reality, permits the construction of the only effective self-defense by the weak. Why such a self-defense is not transpiring is a puzzle that defies explanation, as noted in “The Missing Link - Full Spectrum Deterrence”.
That deterrent solution-space, according to Project Humanbeingsfirst, is only in the forming of NATO-like Full Spectrum Alliances with an effective “Dr. Strangelove” type Samson Option that is publicly targeted at Israel and Western Europe as a declared self-defense nuclear doctrine, to construct the only viable and effective Deterrence: MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction)!
Only in the insanity of its “sublime irony”, wherein, in the immortal words of Winston Churchill, “safety [is] the sturdy child of terror and survival the twin brother of annihilation”, can there be any assured prospects of defeating the war-mongers before they hand the world a nuclear fait accompli.
This heads-up, originally issued on March 29, 2008, is even more pertinent today under the premise that there may be a covert power-struggle going on within the US military that can make a nuclear fait accompli tactically all the more expedient.

Addendum June 29, 2008:

An alleged assassination attempt was made on Nicholas Sarkozy at the time of his departure on June 24 2008, from Israel's most closely guarded institution – the Ben-Gurion Airport. That same day, Israel, the United States, and Iran, all denied rumors of the launching of full spectrum attack on Iran, as narrated by the Jerusalem Post “US, Israel, Iran all flatly deny attack rumor”. See assertions and denials in Jpost, Haaretz, Atimes here, Press TV, Globalresearch here here here here, armchair scenarios here here. See Iran's ineffectual bravado of its limitless response as in “the response would have no time and space limitations and would be quite devastating” here here, which is analyzed and deconstructed by this scribe in the as yet unpublished Letter to Editor to Tehran Times and Press TV. Also visit the famous conscience of the US military brass and the IAEA brass who “will quit” if US attacks Iran – some good will that do for the millions of 'wretched of the earth' on the receiving end of a nuclear holocaust! Finally, witness these ominously descriptive words of concern emanating from the Republican Congressman Ron Paul, as reported by Press TV on June 28, 2008, with no formulation of effective prescriptions and merely still restating the supreme monumental crime to be, which most already know:
"In the last several weeks, if not for months we have heard a lot of talk about the potential of Israel and/or the United States bombing Iran. Energy prices are being bid up because of this fear. It has been predicted that if bombs start dropping, that we will see energy prices double or triple," said the Republican.
"To me it is almost like deja vu all over again. We listened to the rhetoric for years and years before we went into Iraq. We did not go in the correct manner, we did not declare war, we are there and it is an endless struggle," he told a nearly empty House chamber.
"I cannot believe it, that we may well be on the verge of initiating the bombing of Iran,"
"This resolution, House Resolution 362 is a virtual war resolution. It is the declaration of tremendous sanctions, and boycotts and embargoes on the Iranians. It is very, very severe," Paul said.
Supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), House Resolution 362 (and the Senate version Resolution 580), known as the 'Iran War Resolution' can be considered a means of imposing harsher sanctions as well as a naval blockade restricting exports to the oil-rich country.
This bill, which was introduced at an AIPAC annual policy conference, has gained 208 co-sponsors in the House and 29 in the Senate. It will likely be put to a vote after July 4.
"This is unbelievable! This is closing down Iran. Where do we have this authority? Where do we get the moral authority? Where do we get the international legality for this? Where do we get the Constitutional authority for this?" asked Paul.
Instead of such glorious words of endless expression of concern (which are mere repetitions of what was already uttered in the Jan 2007 speech), endless petition writing in conscionable dissent, endless calls for impeachment, more courageous acts of soothing the conscience after the fact, and vacuous bravado of the victims, please refer to Project Humanbeingsfirst's forensic headsup warning and the outlining of the only effective deterrent solution-space which can actually prevent all predatory attacks on all underdogs. Only the immediate re-ushering in of the “sublime irony” in which, once again, “safety will be the sturdy child of terror and survival the twin brother of annihilation”, is there any possibility of effectively turning back from the edge of precipice. There is no other solution apart from “full spectrum alliances” against the hectoring hegemons!
The level and potency of their mantras is far greater than even the victims have perceived. The Zionist 'uber' war-mongering circus clown in the United States, Dr. Daniel Pipes, in his latest screed “The Enemy Has a Name”, re-spins his attack on Islam thusly (with Iran as the newest harbinger of this 'threat' to Western civilization): “vanquish Islamism and help Muslims develop an alternative form of Islam. Not coincidentally, this approach roughly parallels what the allied powers accomplished vis-à-vis the two prior radical utopian movements, fascism and communism.” The insightful debunking by Khalid Amayreh has already dealt with this Goebbellian “manufacturing consent” among the Western populations quite effectively. See the following Project Humanbeingsfirst rebuttal to Daniel Pipe's protégé's parallel cheerleading assault “Response to 'Islam in America's public schools: Education or indoctrination?'
Sooner the conscionable peoples in the West standing up to the aggression of their own nations, and too the victims now so Machiavellianly divided and reduced to easy pickings, both rationally come to grips with this blatant single fact that the only effective self-defense possible against this level of full spectrum assault is in full spectrum alliance, sooner will all stop wasting time on ineffective pursuits and finally begin to focus on the only real deterrence solution-space.
It is also entirely feasible that Iran has already covertly constructed such a mutual defense pact treaty with Russia (with tacit supply-line assuring economic treaties with China and India). In fact, only the existence of such, can actually explain Iran's irrational bravado in the face of the extreme danger facing their nation. Perhaps it is indeed a devilish setup to obliterate Tel Aviv by goading Israel and America into first ineffectively attacking Iran!
While Zbigniew Brzezinski may have planned the “Grand Chessboard” in the West, his Eurasian targets of the great game actually invented chess. All four of the regions burgeoning powers, Iran, India, China, and Russia, are ancient civilizations far older than the Atlantic powers put together, and are also expert chess players in the very ethos of the richness of their civilizations. Many public parks in Iran for instance, are dotted with stone and wood carved chess tables where ordinary peoples gather daily under the shady trees to spar with each other, bringing their own chess pieces. Chess is not an acquired skill in Asia, nor is it of recent acquisition, as it is for the West! It is innate to the peoples. The Chinese classic “Art of War” is 2500 years old and still teaches the Rand Corporation how to play their great games! The Israelis would be wise to not forget that, along with who has continually sheltered the Jewish peoples when the Atlantic Christians were persecuting them for two millennia. Even Uri Avnery, a self professed progressive Jewish leftist, and Zionist, was forced to admit it when he fairly noted in his famous 2006 essay “Muhammad's Sword” (also available here):
'Every honest Jew who knows the history of his people cannot but feel a deep sense of gratitude to Islam, which has protected the Jews for fifty generations, while the Christian world persecuted the Jews and tried many times "by the sword" to get them to abandon their faith.'
The Israeli Jews, the Zionists, and all their genuine exponents worldwide itching to bomb Iran, might reflect on this alternate “war game” scenario before their hubris takes them to their own suicide. Muslims are not the Jews enemies! Step back from the brink if you really are the true inheritors of Solomon's wisdom, and not merely impostors! For this may be the ultimate patsy setup by your own 2000 year old true nemesis!












Chapter 11

Letter to Sibel Edmonds on 'Pakistan's Bomb, U.S. Cover-up'



Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
March 18, 2008.



To: The courageous Sibel Edmonds (via email)
Founder, National Security Whistleblowers Coalition,
Alexandria, VA 22320.
March 18, 2008.


Dear Ms. Sibel Edmonds,
I chanced upon your work today from Daniel Ellsberg's essay “Pakistan's Bomb, U.S. Cover-up” (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7884), and followed up on some of your fascinating disclosures and courageous efforts.
First of all, please accept a humble 'keep your chin up' message of encouragement and gratitude from Project Humanbeingsfirst. Just as Rachel Corrie had to stand up to the bulldozer (http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/reremembering-rachel-corrie-2008.html), you too are surely driven by the same compulsion for truth and justice to stand up to another colossus 'bulldozer', but I hope with more efficacious and certainly more pleasanter outcome. There is however, always a price to pay for an awakened conscience. Thanks for being a tremendous role model for other conscientious denizens of the world. As Daniel Ellsberg – the 'mother' of all whistleblowers – states, and as your founding of the NSWBC.org encourages, I too humbly hope that other whistleblowers in the 'know' do not wait but come out directly to the public on such crucial matters of monumental criminality when they suspect treason and lies being told to subvert the populist notion of the 'American way'. Especially, to prevent the impending nuclear attack on Iran under variously contrived pretexts (A, B). To the credit of this nation whose worthy citizen you are, such 'outings' and quests for truth and justice are still only possible in this country despite your onerous struggles to this effect. Which is why, I also still continue to live in this nation as a permanent resident despite being a citizen of Pakistan. If you are interested, you may read a bit about me here.
Secondly, and more to the point, this letter is mainly about the interpretation you have given to the facts that you discovered. It is not about your long and horrendous ordeal in getting the U.S. Government and the newsmedia to acknowledge that you indeed did speak truthfully about your discoveries and of your experiences and ordeals while attempting to bring them to light as a patriotic and concerned citizen.
The following observation by Daniel Ellsberg in his essay pointing out your work is intriguing:
' ... various American journalists in the last weeks have reportedly received calls from "intelligence sources" hinting that "what Sibel Edmonds stumbled onto" is not a rogue operation by American officials and congressmen working to their own advantage -- as believed by Edmonds and some other former or active FBI officials -- but a sensitive covert operation authorized at high levels. ... '
Indeed, the absence of this sense from your own writings, public disclosures, and the recent Times articles, in itself is intriguing to me. As one close to the investigations and to the 'gagged' data, i.e., being an informed insider, and also surely far better well versed than most among the public with the notion captured in this pithy saying of a former CIA counter intelligence chief (of over 2 decades) “deception is the state of the mind; and the mind of the state”, why is this line of inquiry missing from your own public assessments of your discoveries in the FBI recordings and in its files?
The consistent impression one gets from your articulations of your profound discoveries is one of mercenarial 'criminal rogue operators'. The Times article of January 8, 2008, too is sensationally titled “For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets”. Looking at 'Iran-Contra' in the same light (had such data been available) would certainly have led to an altogether different conclusion space. Whereas in reality, as known to all and sundry today, it was an officially sanctioned White House covert-policy to get Iran and Iraq to fight it out by arming them both in order to neutralize and contain the Iranian people's revolution, 'plausible deniability' and Presidential pardons among the guilty at the highest levels not notwithstanding. And what were these pardons for when it all unraveled? Not for devilishly getting two nations to fight and the fratricidal death of a million Muslims on both sides. But for subverting US laws that precluded officially sending arms to Iran. So a convoluted covert method for doing it was crafted, and when it unraveled, that was determined to be the only crime in the matter for which the criminals were later pardoned! You can perhaps not sense the outrage among the peoples of the world at the hubris of the world's most autocratic and diabolical superpower – that its secretive foreign policy calculus of setting up two nations to fight each other to death is never questioned in the Congressional inquiry or in the newsmedia, but only on the method used to arm one of the foes. That is how the underlying envelope of 'legality' is defined for you. And that is also how 'rogue' versus 'kosher' is delineated. This aspect is revisited again in the concluding paragraphs of this letter to bring out the key meta question to pursue as the highest order bit of the matter in order to achieve real, measurable, and enduring change from your immense effort to speak out which is already surely at great personal cost to you.
But to the point here, in your case too, such a rational conclusion-space seems inescapable as well, that what you have discovered are merely the covert leaves of an officially sanctioned foreign policy calculus rooted in the DNA of hubris and conquest on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Especially by the weight of your own testimony of consistent thwarting of the official investigations that happened multiple times, across multiple agencies, including within your own, and still continues to happen to this day across the board to the point that “... the FBI took the highly unusual step of retroactively classifying information it gave to Congress two years ago about the Sibel Edmonds case” (CBS). The fact that small sums of money are changing hands may be the clever red herring learnt from the unraveling of 'Iran Contra'. Please permit me to explore this single aspect in some depth in the rest of the letter.
What are the chances that all of a sudden, so many simultaneous 'treasonous peoples' materialized in the USA on this very matter on which the National Security Apparatus of the world's sole superpower spends a trillion dollars every couple of years in its defense budget, and which is the crown jewels [of its nuclear primacy] that enables it to become the 'hectoring hegemon' in the world [under the stewardship of the very same 'treasonous' peoples]?
And what is the probability that it is a deliberate, multi-tiered, overarching, compartmentalized covert-ops that transcends Administrations based on perhaps an unwritten or highly and deeply classified foreign policy principle – as the real powers and architects behind all of the Administrations largely remain the same in an institutionalized revolving door consisting of Administration, Academe, Military, Think-Tanks, and sometimes Corporation board rooms?
Just as one illustrative example of enduring policies and long lived strategic policy craftsmen across multiple Administrations, witness Zbigniew Brzezinski laying out the 'chess moves' on the 'Grand Chessboard': serving as National Security Advisor to a Democrat President while “giving to the USSR its Vietnam War”, and then advising and guiding the subsequent Republican and Democrat Administrations equally in continuation of the 'chess moves', all of which are entirely blue-printed by him in his remarkable 1996 book. Its strategies for “imperial mobilization” to maintain “American Primacy” seem to have been adopted in its entirety by the present Administration, and is likely to remain the guiding policy aspect of the overarching American Foreign Policy calculus in the near term no matter who comes to occupy the living quarters in the White House. This is really no different from the so called 'Truman Doctrine' which ran the American Foreign Policy calculus during the hey day of Communism for over four decades after World War II. Have you had an opportunity to examine 'Operation Gladio' (pdf here), to appreciate the depth of devilishly orchestrated, often convoluted, compartmentalized layerings that are possible in long term covert-ops when instrumented under overarching covert-policy principles?
Thus please permit me to ask whether you considered examining your data and conducting your forensic analysis in the light of this perspective of unraveling the multi-tiered and highly complex calculus of the geostrategic chessgame of an 'empire'? If not, then why not. If you have done so, then why is it missing in your public exposition?
Why do you base your entire comprehension of the snippets of data that you have so far gleaned as only a 'rogue' operation? There must surely be some rational and convincingly arguable reason for your perspective. What is it? The missing 'pink panther glove' to prove that it was officially sanctioned covert-ops? That will never be found – and surely you must know that! In case you are interested, this issue is fleshed out in some detail in
http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/03/dialog-among-civilizations-whytalksfail.html.
It is easy to forget that whatever one may learn of secretive 'contemporary history' as it unfolds in near 'realtime', is likely only a tiny slice, a snapshot, a fragment, or multiple fragments, of a much bigger highly 'compartmentalized' picture, especially when it pertains to 'national security', covert-ops, and “imperial mobilization”. I am surely pushing an open door here and preaching to the choir when I utter this self-evident bit of truism. However, it forms an essential underlying axiom, often unarticulated and ignored, of accurate and rational 'model building' to comprehend hidden and secretive overarching compartmentalized realities based on fragmentary and often misleading or misinterpreted data acquired from manifest reality – the modus operandi and starting premise of all good forensic detectives – despite the attendant trail of deliberately cultivated red herrings and bread crumbs.
As you will surely agree, higher the level of the secretive nature of covert-ops and greater its criminality (moral or legal), and longer the planning and execution horizon, greater and more convoluted are the red herrings surrounding them to keep the public (and other branches of the bureaucracy) from discovering the big picture while the covert-ops are still 'hot'. This modus operandi of cloaking secrets in sophisticated deception is often referred to as the 'technique of infamy' as you surely already must know. Why ignore it in your forensic analysis of your discoveries? Why could red herrings also not be planted to mislead other agencies of the Government in case something prematurely blows up in an ultra-high sensitivity global intelligence covert-ops in the geostrategic policy-plane that is to transcend Administrations and is designed to possibly create covert proxy wars and mayhem against powerful foes in the future?
The following is what leads me to think that your interpretation of these recorded conversations and its extrapolation to the bigger picture that America's nuclear secrets were being sold, may be a red herring deliberately set up to be interpreted that way if exposed. For fundamentally, you are echoing your theories in the backdrop of the same official narratives of the Pentagon and the White House, that there is a rogue network, that there is the 'al qaeeda', and that America is threatened by external enemies who perpetrated 9/11. Thus you are accomplishing two things simultaneously. One, lending credence to the official narrative of the threat to America being from external outlaw 'pirates', and two, swallowing their decoy. The first point is not addressed in this letter further. Please see Webster Tarpley's book “9/11 Synthetic Terror” (pdf) for a good analysis of how such an external terror threat might be a complete fabrication, and that the real enemy might well be within, or see Michel Chossudovsky's website http://globalresearch.ca, or see my rather plebeian book “Prisoners of the Cave” that examines it from the lens of Zbigniew Brzezinski's book 'the Grand Chessboard'. Please permit me however to point out a few anomalies for the second aspect as a reality check based on my limited experience.
The monies you mention changing hands is really pocket change, almost as if a couple of zeros are missing. Why would senior career administration folks jeopardize their good name for petty cash - regardless of the country they are from? Why would diplomats risk their own daughters in covert-ops? I don't see George Bush or Dick Cheney risk theirs. Why would you think that people in other nations love themselves and their kin any less? You evidently seem to have little idea how trivial it is for most recipients of American aid or World Bank loans to repeatedly skim several billion dollars from the top. Or how the state's apparatus rewards its operatives and supporters in developing nations like Pakistan and Turkey with unaccountable military governments having a free hand over the national treasury and public commons. They can trivially loot with both hands, and quite legally too – since the military (or the dictator du jour in civilian clothes) pretty much dictates the laws to the parliament! Yes a few zeroes are indeed missing to make these amounts even sound tempting. There are far easier ways for them to make far larger amounts of monies than to be stealing secrets from the world's most shockingly powerful superpower in its own den that is crawling with its sophisticated security apparatus and uncompromisingly patriotic field agents!
Thus, in a nutshell, the motive for doing this risky trade by the Turks for a pecuniary gain is highly suspicious, and less than convincing. Same for the high ranking Americans – they have far too much to lose, and far too much smarts to be caught this way in a phone conversation selling state secrets! These aren't just ordinary peoples.
Furthermore, if these treasonous operatives are so smart that they can indulge in such covert activities so successfully in the world's largest security state, and yet be so dumb that they don't know or have never heard of the NSA, the Echelon system, or that the United States of America runs the largest most extensive intelligence network in the history of civilizations under its DIA [ see signals intelligence in sections 1.11 and 1.12 of EO12333 ] with budgets which run into unaccountable billions of black-ops dollars and with backdoors to almost all secure communication channels to instantly decipher all communications in near realtime (even if a myth but largely believed by most people), and so nonchalantly and openly be speaking of their drops and pickups and using a location that is easy to identify back to their own countries which, despite their diplomatic immunities, can have severe consequences for their nation if found out, is almost akin to the Pentagon and the White House suggesting that “Bin Laden” is so smart and resourceful that it can hijack 4 airliners simultaneously in the air, outwit all of America's vast air defenses, and run them into tall buildings of the most armed to the teeth superpower nation at 500 mph, and yet be so dumb that his operatives would draw so much attention to themselves the night before the dastardly deed so that anything could go wrong potentially, openly disclose that they didn't want to learn how to land to their instructors as they learnt how to fly jet airliners only on simulators and have that be needlessly remembered or raise suspicions, and leave well identifiable calling cards behind the day of the crime so that America would know exactly where to drop their retaliatory payloads!
Thus, not to deny that these recordings that you were asked to interpret are genuine, but only to ponder at the nonsequitur conclusions that you have been propounding so energetically which leads one to believe that morons were executing this sophisticated covert-ops for petty cash!
The only rational explanation that credibly explains your discoveries is that these operatives were following policy directives that were agreed to at the highest levels of their respective governments, with assurances and guidance in what they operationally ought to be doing, whether or not each one of them may have known the big picture – most likely not due to rigid compartmentalization of such covert processes which you surely must know much more accurately about than ordinary members of the public brought up on Hollywood.
After the outing of 'Iran-Contra' that went straight into unraveling the government's covertly sanctioned policy at the highest levels, it is much easier to blame pecuniary greed if things ever blow up prematurely. All this blame upon A.Q. Khan under his forced confessional, that his unbridled greed was behind his proliferation network, is the most facile of explanations for it all. He likely had signed blank checks drawn on numbered Swiss accounts in his pockets all through the 1970s until at least the fall of the Berlin Wall – if money is what he wanted, he had plenty of millions by the blessings of his bosses and the magic of carte blanche. But that mercenarial explanation for a pecuniary gain is more useful than the unraveling of the entire official collusion space, and is thus in repeated replay since 'Iran-Contra'!
Just to play the devil's advocate to further this analysis, please allow me to ask why the following line of reasoning is so trivially rejectable that it is entirely absent in your analysis: that Pakistan may have been 'officially' armed with nuclear technology* as a covert-policy to check India's (and China's) advances in the long term on the 'Grand Chessboard'?
Creating a three-way manipulatable tie-up between China-India-Pakistan in favor of the 'hectoring hegemons' can be far more advantageous on the 'Grand Chessboard' with a wildcard like Pakistan in the fray. It has the real potential of neutralizing any unexpected threatening alliances between the two most burgeoning challengers to “American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives” by engaging them in proxy-warfare with a nuclear armed client-state next door if the need ever arises!
Pakistan was, after all, largely 'blessed' out of the Indian sub-continent deliberately as a patsy client-state on the evolving 'Grand Chessboard' of the time by the active collusion and sanction of the waning and the emerging imperial masters of the time! In case you are interested, please see this Open Letter to a Pakistani General to further examine this line of reasoning, written from the perspective of how Pakistan can actually get out of its client-state status to genuinely serve the aspirations of its own long suffering peoples. For indeed, your whistleblowing data also tends to far more rationally support this notion of a deliberate patsy client state being primed on the geostrategic plane in the aftermath of India making its first nuclear explosion in 1974, than a mere 'rogue operation' of how Pakistan clandestinely acquired its nuclear weapons in plainsight of the world's most watchful superpower, and how these might today be conveniently hijacked by the 'al-qaeeda' as the famed 'loose nukes' despite being guarded by the world's 5th largest standing army (see wakeup call at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org).
Certainly, to effectively carry out devious long term covert operations under hegemonic state-doctrines, requires a concert of mercenaries, patsies, moles, and patriotic soldiers, but also ideological masterminds and policy frameworks to strategically guide its execution, and many cloaking devices, red herrings, and psyops to hide the operations. To deny this is to deny the hegemonic history of the United States of America in the face of plenty of ex post facto historical evidence already in plainsight.
And what lends further substance to the idea that a covert 'official' sanction may also be the situation in your case, is the almost bipartisan nature of 'hush ups' being seamlessly observed here. And if there is any truth to any of this analysis, then it is easy to predict that this 'hushing up' will continue into the next Administration, and that what you seek – the public inquiry – will either never be allowed to materialize, or become another “9/11 Commissions Report” if public pressure ever piles up!
Because of this predictable inefficacy of the end result of your call for public hearings, it is perhaps more useful to ask and explore the following meta question which was also briefly alluded to at the beginning of this letter: is it a 'crime' if the matter is deemed to be an 'official' (even if covert) American Foreign Policy Initiative to nuclearize Pakistan and Israel? Or is the only crime here that it may have employed mercenaries, moles, patsies, and client-states in its operational execution without first getting the right Congressional laws on the books (which they very well could have at the risk of tipping off their hands to the world prematurely)? Thus note that Turkey has recently been approved (or is about to be approved) for nuclear cooperation – thus Turkey's role in this covert-ops may (retroactively) no longer be defined as a crime in the strictly legal sense. So what exactly is the definition of a crime? What exactly have you discovered that you think is a crime? The fact that money changed hands? Or the fact that Pakistan was given nuclear technology? All these appear to be merely matters of semantics in defining what is a crime and what isn't, and the underlying real substantial issues are indeed not being addressed by focussing on the leaves of the tree and not its DNA.
Witness that the decimation of Vietnam and millions of its peoples is yet to be classified as a monumental crime against humanity, and its harbingers went to their graves without ever being hung by their balls. And what was one of them threatened with at best? Impeachment because of lying about illegally breaking into a building! Also witness that the 'Truman Doctrine' which criminally held hostage the entire world at the brink of Armageddon for almost the entire second half of the twentieth century, and which culminated in the decimation of Afghanistan and its millions of peoples in order to finally take down the USSR in a proxy war on another's lands with another's blood, is often hailed as a major success of America's foreign policy. Its harbingers are still vigorously pursuing their 'American Dreams' in various think-tanks and academe in your neck of the woods while planning more decimations under its successor doctrine, the 'Bush Doctrine'.
You tread a rather vacuous line if you use the existing model and definition of 'justice' and 'legality' to uncover this crime as well. However, if you were to move over to a more rational and equitable set of universally applied norms for fairness and legality – let's say for example, acknowledging the overwhelming superiority of the Judeo-Christian heritage, the Ten Commandments and the Biblical Golden Rule are both suitably 'secularized' and applied to American Foreign Policy calculus and the Congress is prevailed upon to make laws in accordance with these – you may more efficaciously be able to hang the real monumental criminals at the altar of real justice. I suspect if such fundamental matters enter the public consciousness and are openly debated, it may yet change the complexion of this nation.
Otherwise what really changes? Unless you are bold enough to assert that “imperial mobilization” is itself a monumental crime; that it is counter to the democratic aspirations of the peoples of the United States of America because “democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization” and thus its covert pursuit is treasonous by definition under any pretext, even when couched as 'American Foreign Policy Initiative' or 'preemptive self-defense'; that the very exercise of 'hegemony' is the prime-mover that leads to covert-ops in the first place, and to the wanton usurpation of the 'lesser' humanity; and that both its advocates and harbingers alike are the worst monumental criminals of humanity to be sent off to Guantanamo Bay for eternity; unless you boldly assert all these commonsensical truths, at best, after you are done successfully prosecuting your investigations at the FBI and getting your public Congressional hearings on them, what do you get? One set of dispensable 'hectoring hegemons' is simply replaced by another, but in continuation of the same overarching policies of 'empire'. The 'party' still continues! Witness that the underlying themes of dealing in “straight power concepts” articulated by George Kennan in 1948 still hold sway in 2008, and are directly responsible for the unspeakable horrors committed from Vietnam to Iraq, and perhaps now in Iran and Pakistan!
One final note: You might find the following rebuttal essay on 'Nuclear Security' thought provoking in the context of your public disclosures and concern for nuclear security (http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/12/response-toziamian-nuclear-security.html). The essay argues that a fair calculus of nuclear security should not just be limited to protection of the 'empire' from the terrorist acts of the so called 'pirates' and 'rogue' states acquiring 'loose nukes' and/or developing their own crude arsenal, but also include protection from the predatory impulses of the 'emperor' to threaten preemptive nuclear first-strikes on non-nuclear nations to get them to heel. And further include protection from the emperor's vengeful retaliatory nuclear strikes in the event of any wanton nuclear terrorist act that is unilaterally blamed upon the lowly non-nuclear state merely because that darn stateless terrorist master actor, “Bin Laden”, is cited within its borders and releases a confessional video!
A sound nuclear security calculus [and global systems of checks and balances] must be able to [at least] deter both these [nuclear primacy] scenarios (A, B), and must become the focus of concerned whistleblowers as the likely near term threat facing a vast majority of innocent peoples. Would you agree that this poses a far greater threat to the world's security and peace prospects then the 7 or 8 year old FBI [recorded] conversations in Turkish? And would you further agree that more you insist on visiting old information, more current information and present risks will be swept under the rug? Thus it isn't surprising to me that Rupert Murdoc's newspaper in England leaked your story out at this time when America is getting ready to attack Iran – for to my cynical mind, it's a wonderfully distracting and vacuous mystery chase that can occupy the otherwise sharp minds focussed on matters of more pressing urgency!
I hope this was useful. It may be entirely off the mark as well, as it is just an outsider's view trying to make sense of it all. However, as you may well have learnt listening to the FBI tapes, the concept of independent 'nation-states' is now quite passé, and we are entering a New World Order in which “The United States has overstepped its borders in all spheres -- economic, political and humanitarian and has imposed itself on other states.” This “unipolar” world “means in practice one thing: one center of power, one center of force, one center of decision-making, a world of one master, one sovereign,” which makes the world “extremely dangerous.” (Putin, February 10, 2007). A recognition of this blatant fact must [surely] enter into the forensic interpretation of any data that pertains to covert-ops on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Nothing is at face value.
With best wishes for continued success in your on-going quest for real truth and justice as 'just a citizen' that can make a lasting and substantial impact on the calculus of your nation's foreign policy initiatives for the benefit and welfare of the entire world's peoples.
This letter will be posted at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.
Kind Regards
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org


* Since this writing, further research by this scribe has revealed that it is very likely that the so called rogue network of American intelligence operatives was working hand-in-glove with the Pakistani metallurgist Dr. A. Q. Khan to in fact sabotage, compromise, and/or delay Pakistan's nuclear weapons program by planting false and/or unworkable products, technologies, purchases, and leads. The evidence based on the actual role of Dr. A. Q. Khan in Pakistan's nuclear weapons development which was indeed minuscule, suggests that Dr. A. Q. Khan may have been a Trojan Horse diabolically planted in Pakistan by Western intelligence to subvert the genuine efforts of Pakistani scientists like Dr. Munir Ahmad Khan at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Private conversations with several Pakistani scientists and researchers reveal an entirely different perspective from the one publicly promulgated in the West as well as in Pakistan. Unable to sabotage the nuclear weapons development directly, the 'loose nukes' has been fashioned for plans B and C – saving Pakistan and the world from their falling into the hands of Ali Baba.

[ Caveat Lector: As the saying goes on state secrets: Those who know don't speak, those who speak don't know! The conjecture of Dr. A. Q. Khan possibly being a double agent falls within the cracks of closely guarded state secrets of at least two nations, Pakistan and the United States, and therefore will likely never be adjudicated as fact. Dr. A. Q. Khan has remained cloaked in controversy from the very beginning when he first wrote to prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in September 1974, gratuitously offering his services as a great Pakistani patriot after India exploded their first nuclear bomb which created an existential threat for Pakistan. In the cloak and dagger world of compartmentalized intelligence ops and military ops of a national security state, there is more between heaven and earth than the best public minds can possibly dream of. The official narratives in the public domain on Pakistan's nuclear weapons program have been put there deliberately by both nations -- the truth can be something else entirely. Even deathbed confessions cannot be trusted in such cases. Intelligence operatives and all those working on state secrets and sworn to secrecy as part of their job, only take their real secrets to the grave, if not in the name of patriotism, than at least for the fear of reprisals to the loved ones left behind. That is the hard reality which cannot be ignored when examining the “confessions” of “whistleblowers”! Even official looking “secret documents” can be manufactured for public disclosure as part of the famed “declassification” process, or cunningly leaked, for writing the public version of official history. Whistleblowers of state secrets therefore, especially when it pertains to national security, are either a Trojan horse, or, patsies and useful idiots still unwittingly serving their former masters in the name of conscience. That appears to be the case with Sibel Edmonds as demonstrated in the letter to her. Her meaningless revelations of low level chatter are mere tunes of the Mighty Wurlitzer. The opinions of Pakistani nuclear scientists also cannot be trusted for the same reasons. They will never disclose any real state secrets! The same is true of officialdom. Since his downfall from grace after his shameful public confession on February 4, 2004, on Pakistan television of illegally participating in nuclear proliferation without the knowledge and permission of the state, thus saving Pakistan from any backlash were it also implicated, it has become fashionable to speak ill of the sacrificial lamb who can hardly defend himself with any moral standing after that public performance. Dr. A. Q. Khan will surely take all his state secrets of both nations silently to his grave. He may well be the true patriot, or he may be the double agent recruited by Uncle Sam, or his own self-serving agent, or, all three! His recompense will surely be in his grave (from Allah!)]












Chapter 12

Beware of Red Herrings on Nuclear Security spun by Hectoring Hegemons and their patsies!



Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
March 27, 2008.



The following letter was sent to Ms. Sibel Edmonds in continuation of the theme from Project Humanbeingsfirst's letter to her of March 18, 2008, on 'Pakistan's Bomb, U.S. Cover-up'.
March 21, 2008.
Dear Ms. Sibel Edmonds,
Hi. FYI. A copy of letter to editor of Foreign Policy In Focus, citing your work among other matters. I bring it to your kind attention mainly to point out that there are many urgent and pressing matters which can today lead to the nuclear holocaust of an innocent nation at the hands of 'hectoring hegemons' in your own nation. There is far greater imminent threat to humanity by the imperial 'hectoring hegemons' in your own nation right now, than some fictitious 'pirates' and 'rogue' states half way across the world that may have been sold nuclear secrets 10 years ago. The latter is already fait accompli, the former will soon be unless courageous and prominent activists, whistleblowers, and men and women of conscience stop chasing down cultivated red herrings and focus on the highest order, most significant bits of the matter as it unfolds today. This letter to FPIF references a rebuttal essay by Project Humanbeingsfirst that disassembles one such deftly cultivated red herring by a prominent Princeton University nuclear non-proliferation expert. I strongly suspect that you are, quite inadvertently, pushing another red herring. Both have the theme in common, that they entirely ignore the premeditated diabolical intent by your own nation to use nuclear weapons on Iran under one pretext or another. There is no bigger threat to nuclear security than a rogue cabal within the United States Government hijacking the American nukes, or contriving their deployment and use, under pretexts! As men and women of conscience and uncommon courage, let's also “call a spade a spade" shall we? I would not be writing you had you not become such a prominent person among the dissent-stream and whistleblowers. Please channel this prominence and visibility upon matters that have a current high import. If you are doing it already, that's great, and thank you.
The following letter was emailed to you a few days ago; just in case it ended up in the junk mail bit bucket, here is a pointer to it for your reference:
http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/letter-sibeledmonds-nuclear-security.html.
I would appreciate an acknowledgment that you have received it.
Kind Regards,
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Project Humanbeingsfirst cannot humbly emphasize enough the first order most crucial question that must concern all conscionable 'United States persons' today, including courageous genuinely patriotic whistleblowers. How do these revelations of FBI recordings about supposedly 'treasonous' matters that are already fait accompli from ten years ago, and the incessant demands by Ms. Edmonds and her supporters to hold a (surely to be sensationalized) Congressional public inquiry to air them out, today deter Presidents Bush/Cheney or Israel from their devilishly crafted premeditated plans for launching nuclear attacks on Iran disguised as a “defensive U.S. military action” (Brzezinski)? Or, how will it prevent future such attacks, or derail the ongoing systematic destabilization of that entire Eurasian continent identified by 'Dr. Strangelove' mastermind du jour as the “Global Zone of Percolating Violence”, in the next Administration to occupy the White House which will most assuredly be composed of merely new 'water carriers' for the same genre of 'hectoring hegemons'* continuing forth with the enduring legacy of George F. Kennan's unabashed 1948 memo PPS23:
'Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction.'
That refrain from “altruism and world-benefaction” was in a bipolar world that was emerging from the ashes of World War II, for which Kennan emphasized the necessity of dealing “in straight power concepts” as the very corner stone of America's foreign policy going forward:
'We should dispense with the aspiration to "be liked" or to be regarded as the repository of a high-minded international altruism. We should stop putting ourselves in the position of being our brothers' keeper and refrain from offering moral and ideological advice. We should cease to talk about vague and--for the Far East--unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.'
In the unipolar world of the sole superpower's hectoring hegemony today, where the term “unipolar” was rather bluntly defined in 2007 by the Russian President Wladimir Putin thusly:
“what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making. It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within. And this certainly has nothing in common with democracy. Because, as you know, democracy is the power of the majority in light of the interests and opinions of the minority.”
we have empirically seen the barbaric lengths to which the United States has gone to introduce its “Grande baille of the New World Order” from Iraq 1990 to Iraq 2008, to the point of it now actively planning preemptive nuclear attacks on developing nations unwilling to follow the diktats of “one master, one sovereign.” Only an adversely indoctrinated person would deny this empirical reality today, however colorfully it might be embellished as the “war on terrorism”.
Please think before acting – please analyze why, systematically, and consistently, all efforts by well intentioned peoples have been inefficacious in preventing new wars? That, if any attack on Iran was postponed due to the American 'loose nukes', it was likely entirely because courageous commanders within the American military establishment refused to follow immoral orders?
Could it be because the real patriots of America have been cleverly co-opted by endless red herrings, and by deliberate focus on the 'leaves' instead of the 'roots' and the 'DNA' of the disease leading to new leaves continually being created by the same diseased tree of infamy?
Yet inexplicably, we observe courageous whistleblowers like Ms. Edmonds entirely silent on matters of “imperial mobilization” of her own adopted nation, or that 911 could have been an inside job because the “imperial mobilization” and dramatic increase in defense spending to affect the military transformation that immediately followed was precisely predicated on such a shockingly catalyzing event – the “new pearl harbor”!
She is also silent on how 911 could possibly have occurred in an armed to the teeth superpower without treasonous peoples on the inside aiding and abetting in its operational planning, logistics, and execution. And not just aiding and abetting inadvertently through their incompetence, or aiding and abetting thugishly by being in the pay of foreign governments, both of which Ms. Edmonds asserts likely caused an otherwise preventable 911 from occurring, but aiding and abetting in actually making 911 happen on purpose as a deadly military covert-ops by a rogue cabal inside the United States upon the American nation like Hitler's 'Operation Canned Goods' and the 'Reichstag fire'! For the latter definition of aiding and abetting, the ultimate in treason, she is silent. One imagines that like Noam Chomsky and Robert Fisk, she too believes that 19 Muslim jihadis, controlled by a man on a dialysis machine in the Hindu Kush and armed with laptops and cell phones, trumped the world's largest most sophisticated superpower into lowering its air defenses, into not following routine operational procedures, and suspended the laws of physics by demolishing the towers at free fall speed.
Ms. Edmonds is bizarrely mute on the empirical observation – which requires no interpreters or translators or intermediaries – that the towers collapsing into their own footprints is suspiciously similar to how buildings collapse under expert controlled demolition. Nor is she willing to opine on the logical implication of the highest levels of treason that would be involved in such a case if the empirical evidence of the eyes, years of engineering experience, and the rational mind are taken as the starting point of forensic analysis instead of the facile unproven theoretical expositions from the Pentagon and 'Popular Mechanics'. Indeed, she seems entirely fixated in her untiring efforts, to draw attention to, and elevate the threat from, the boogiemen 'pirates', who are now, in effect, made out to appear more real and less fictitious because real identifiable 'treasonous thugs' from within the US Government themselves sold the bad guys America's nuclear secrets for a song! (Sibel Edmonds' words, non-utterances, and omissions gleaned in only these references: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N as of 03/27/08)
Therefore, it is legitimate, it may be tortuously argued under certain ripe conditions, to nuclear decimate both Pakistan and Iran, in order to claim back America's stolen nuclear secrets that Ms. Edmonds is drawing attention to as an insider whistleblower. Especially if it's carried out in the guise of retaliatory-response to another even more horrendous 911 as President Bush himself prognosticated on February 13, 2008 is imminent: “terrorists are planning new attacks on our country ... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison”. Or even in response to another Gulf of Tonkin scenario that Congressman Ron Paul had prognosticated on January 15, 2007: “I am concerned, however, that a contrived Gulf of Tonkin- type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran”. Or in response to perhaps an entirely different scenario that will appear so publicly shocking at the time of its occurrence that it would necessitate Martial Law in the United States, and hurriedly lead to nuclear 'retaliatory' “shock and awe” upon all pre-planned targets. That such reasons for nuclear retaliation and preemptive nuclear strikes are not far fetched is ominously foreshadowed in build-up statements from American military commanders such as this one reported in Pakistani newspaper Dawn on February 7, 2008: 'Defence officials told Congress on Wednesday that Al Qaeda is operating from havens in “under-governed regions” of Pakistan, which they said pose direct threats to Europe, the United States and the Pakistan government itself. ... Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted in written testimony that the next attack on the United States probably would be launched by terrorists in that region.' More of such ominous statements building up the boogieman in the Hindu Kush can be gleaned in this open letter to a Pakistani General warning Pakistan's leaders that they are unwittingly (or perhaps deliberately) suiciding that country by continuing to engage in the American fiction of the 'War on Terror' which has made Pakistan “Terror Central, the “very petri dish of international terrorism”.
But it suffices to examine the above cited Adm. Michael Mullen's clairvoyance even with a modicum of one's own commonsense and a bit of un-indoctrinated rationalism.
Next attack on the United States”? Is it so easy to attack a Goliath superpower isolated on a continent with a natural coastline from sea to shining sea and which spends trillions of dollars on its high-tech defense? Some barefoot mullahs with sticks and box cutters can so outwit the sole superpower and reduce it to such shambles that it has to enact draconian laws and deny its own civilians their own Constitutionally mandated Bill of Rights and Democratic existence? Then what's the point of all this defense spending if some “under-governed regions” of Pakistan can “pose direct threats to Europe, the United States”? Why not just take all that monies and put a roof over every man woman and child on the planet, provide everyone with clean drinking water, primary medical care, K-16 education, and lifetime livable-pension after retirement? And still have monies left over to build libraries, roads, and social services for all? That would most assuredly take the wind out of the sails of all terrorism – unless of course Daniel Pipes is to be believed, that it's not the peoples, but radical Islam and Islamism which is the enemy! That, it's "Not [even] a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians". Even there, such genuine altruism and world-benefaction would surely eliminate the fertile recruiting grounds that are harvested through economic conscription and dead bodies created by the imperial bombings itself! Thus if despite this enormous defense spending, the American military-industrial complex failed to protect the Americans that they now cannot even disclose their true identities in most countries of the world, and often have to pretend that they are Canadians, shouldn't some peoples be demanding that the Pentagon be dismantled and its enormous kitchen-sink budget used for the good of the majority of the ordinary peoples of the United States?
Because these statements from the American President and his military commander can only be true at the 'unbirthday party' with the 'Mad Hatter' and the 'Dormouse' boisterously singing the war song “United We Stand”, it is not difficult to imagine the purpose of this facile charade of governmental secrecy behind Ms. Edmonds' travails. Indeed, these FBI recordings may become a tortuous setup to authenticate the supposed 'nuclear signature' of the fateful tipping point, wherein, nuclear attacks on targeted countries would finally be deemed acceptable by the public – when once, just contemplating its use was unimaginable because of the MAD deterrence that had kept the world precariously perched on the edge of Armageddon for 40 years. When the conditions are ripe, all of a sudden, Ms. Edmonds' wishes for Congressional inquiry may get granted! It will be determined that the nuclear signature of the terrorist event matched that of 'loose nukes' based on stolen American technology, hijacked from Pakistan by the Taliban and al-qaeeda, and squirreled into Iran and used by them to inflict shocking harm to the peoples and interests of the United States! For an outlandish scenario where this could plausibly be sold to the gullible American public no differently than the facile pretexts of WMDs to invade Iraq, see “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'”.
Beware of both, diabolically crafted, as well as inadvertently spun, endless trail of red herrings and dupes and patsies being made the pied pipers to hell. The 'technique of infamy' in its many variations is all pervasive in times of war, and this is, after all, 'World War IV', slated to last an entire lifetime! It will surely require highly inventive minds from 'Hollywood's script writers guild' to continually come up with increasingly compelling 'Alice in Wonderland' sequels to continue the pretexts for perpetual war!
There is, apparently, one American nuclear bomb missing! How will it be used? How many ways can another 'new pearl harbor' “make Sept. 11 pale by comparison”? If there is any terrorist or accidental nuclear event anywhere in the world, remember that the world's largest national security state had trivially misplaced or miscounted some nukes recently!
And lastly, Ms. Sibel Edmonds' conception of whistleblowing on national security matters is also greatly troubling. It is, by her own admission, entirely encapsulated in the envelop of 'legality' and 'officialese' with no obvious moral or international-law dimensions. She has apparently never heard of the penalty for “goosestep[ing] the Herrenvolk across international frontiers.” In response to a question in this video speech (at minute 66:43) to the ALA in 2007, she elaborated that she felt that if it's a really genuine state-matter, like a secretive “very important covert operation”, then it is okay to apply the 'state-secrets privilege' to gag whistleblowers. She is only against it for its whimsical arbitrariness – not because of some moral principles. Thus if Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon et. al., are set up with deadly very important covert-ops – like the Israeli 'Lavon Affair' of not too distant past – to create pretexts to lay blame for crimes one did not commit and go nuclear bomb them to smithereens, or to destabilize nations because they sit on the vast quantities of natural resources that 'hectoring hegemons' covet in the name of 'national security', or because of some geostrategic significance in the calculus of American foreign policy interests (for a sampling of covert-ops warfare on Iran as American foreign policy interests, see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15), then it is just dandy to apply 'state-secrets privilege'. And by implication, whatever she has unfortunately experienced as an institutionalized gagging and bi-partisan stonewalling to her whistleblowing, would be entirely legitimate in such international covert-ops premature disclosure cases! By further implication, just so long as America's own national security is not threatened, the world can go to hell!
Thus if a whistleblower, for instance, were to discover official receipts for the American covert footprints in the destabilization of Tibet as a proxy covert engagement of China in the on-going game of hegemony on the 'Grand Chessboard' – like its predecessor Covert CIA Intervention in Afghanistan – that would be fair game to squelch hard. If such disclosures can prevent officially sanctioned criminal wars and the death and destruction of the 'lesser humanity', they are still entitled to be gagged, because they might disclose a very secretive “important covert operation”! By her exposition, one can only conclude that gagging Daniel Ellsberg would also have been entirely legitimate because he did after all, reveal official state-secrets as the 'Pentagon Papers'. Thus while she justifiably, and very articulately, offers her narrative of how arbitrary draconian measures have curbed whistleblowing, “there is no [effective] 911 for whistleblowers to call” as she puts it, even if there was, so what? It does not enable covert-ops to be 'legally' disclosed before they lead to horrendous faits accomplis! Thus a courageous whistleblower has to approach the public directly in order to expose monumental crimes against humanity in any case at considerable risk of prosecution. So what is the fuss all about?
There is really no principled stance, that predatory covert-ops performed upon other nations to destabilize them, as precursors to prosecute wars of conquest and hegemony upon them, or to strangulate them, are not only illegal by international law, but also criminally immoral – even when done in the pretext of '“defensive” US military action', or as preemption in the name of “national security”! Lessons of Nuremberg are obviously only a victor's justice continually applied to the vanquished and the demonized, never to the saintly victors themselves!
Just the fact that Edmonds specifically uttered the words 'covert-ops' as an illustrative example of where all branches and offices of the American juggernaut can draw their line of national security and 'state-secrets privilege' boundaries, suggests that she is, in essence, just as much a 'hectoring hegemon' as any other who fits that definition. There is no condemnation from her, for instance, that can be gleaned in any of the afore-cited references to her statements and websites, of the euphemism that has been used to construct the blood-drenched American empire: 'American foreign policy interests abroad'!
Surely this is not what Ms. Sibel Edmonds intended, for she is most certainly a morally courageous and a genuinely patriotic person who dared to speak out. However, in the intelligence game of conquest and hegemony, a game that is as old as empire, a game in which Ms. Edmonds only accidentally stumbled into as a language translator, patsies and dupes are as essential to imperial mobilization as foot soldiers and F16s; as necessary as NATO's Grand Strategies for the preemptive use of nuclear weapons to preserve the American way of life; and as indispensable as the World Bank and the IMF to harvest the global South of its resources.
None of this information is particularly secret. In fact, all of it is a matter of record. Why Ms. Edmonds does not betray any sense of awareness of these blatantly obvious matters – and yet, she has endorsements from such erstwhile pioneers of whistleblowing as the respected Daniel Ellsberg “I'd say what she has is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers”, and also the rapturous attention of almost the entire so called dissent-space which does not often agree on anything – is greatly troubling!
How does what she supposedly has, at all bring the impending nuclear attacks upon defenseless nations to an end even before they are launched? Can there be anything of higher importance and greater significance today than preemptive (or 'retaliatory') nuclear strikes by the United States, Israel, and/or NATO? How is anything that Sibel Edmonds has disclosed thus far (see reference A-N cited above) “more explosive than the Pentagon Papers” which catalyzed the ending of a barbaric and immoral war that had needlessly caused more than 50,000 Americans dead, and several million Vietnamese killed who still remain only a statistic in the West? What does Ellsberg know about it that hasn't been publicly disclosed? The prima facie impact of the focus on 'house-cleaning' due to 'incompetence' and 'lower-grade treasonous behavior' of supposedly 'selling nuclear secrets' ten years ago is to effectively keep the attention of the world sensationally distracted on Sibel Edmonds until the impending nuclear “imperial mobilization” which is only awaiting go-ahead orders from the White House is fait accompli!
Her obvious charm, and laudable exclusive focus (from the American public's perspective) on America's national security and its treasonous subversion as the cause célèbre of her whistleblowing, is a fantastic red herring when all attention ought to be focussed on preventing the impending immoral war on Iran and the destruction of new nations who refuse to kowtow to Western imperialism! Yes it exists today! Ask those who suffer it.
After going through all of the afore-cited references about her, Project Humanbeingsfirst is greatly concerned about the new red herring that has been crafted in the guise of Ms. Sibel Edmonds that is attracting the attention of the already tiny dissent-space! Another who partly tells the truth, but judiciously refrains from forensically examining the prime-mover behind this present “imperial mobilization”: 911 being an inside job (the highest treason imaginable)! Or even recognizing that “imperial mobilization” is what's going on in the guise of “War on Terrorism” employing false and fabricated pretexts! Why such myopia?
It would be a different matter to reach the conclusion that 911 couldn't have been an inside job but only an evil jihadi invasion from abroad after a forensic investigation. But to religiously proclaim, based on new found faith in the U.S. Government, which on the one hand, one accuses of being an 'Outlaw state' or full of treasonous peoples under the influence of foreign governments who have hijacked the American nation (as the case might be), and on the other, unquestioningly believes in their veracity of who did 911 and how it was done, despite the evidence of history and first hand confessional disclosures of governmental lies and deceit such as “Secrets – a Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers”, is a blatant non sequitur.
An endorsement by the author of this memoir to its disproportional significance given the Armageddon that the world is perched on today, “the major American media have been guilty of ignoring entirely the allegations of the courageous and highly credible source Sibel Edmonds”, is an even greater non sequitur.
While Ellsberg does disclose that it may in fact be “a sensitive covert operation [which] appear to be [as] if it were truly presidentially authorized”, he, and surely inadvertently, re-spins the famous 'blowback' theory “giving us the Pakistani bomb” as a convenient pre-explanation of any future nuclear terrorist act that is attributed to Pakistani 'loose nukes' by the United States and its forensic agencies but whose nuclear signature as determined by the Russians unfortunately matches American technology:
'In support of the official cover-up, various American journalists in the last weeks have reportedly received calls from "intelligence sources" hinting that "what Sibel Edmonds stumbled onto" is not a rogue operation by American officials and congressmen working to their own advantage -- as believed by Edmonds and some other former or active FBI officials -- but a sensitive covert operation authorized at high levels.
If there is any truth to that, we clearly have another prize candidate -- giving us as blowback the Pakistani Bomb and nuclear sales -- in the category of "worst covert operation in U.S. history": rivaling such contenders as the Bay of Pigs, Iran-Contra, and the secret CIA torture camps abroad. '
Perhaps there are real compelling secrets that Ellsberg and Edmonds are privy to that have yet to be disclosed to the public! If there are, please don't wait in the name of 'national security' until another civilization is criminally laid to nuclear rubbles at the hands of your own 'hectoring hegemons'! Ellsberg however is indeed on the mark when he notes covert-ops as being “criminal”:
' “Sensitive" and "covert" are often synonyms for "half-assed" 'or "idiotic," as well as for "criminal," as the pattern of activities revealed by Edmonds would appear to be if it were truly presidentially authorized.'
And thus Sibel Edmonds eagerly accepting “very important covert-ops” to be silenced under 'state-secrets privilege' is incredibly telling of the red herring nature of her disclosures. Almost as if, perhaps unwittingly, she has become one of the 'good-cop bad-cop' team members. Can't tell which one. But it matters little, for both have the pursuit of the same goals as their overarching mission statement. In a tortuous way, she is echoing the policy of the Pentagon and its DIA, and its children the CIA, the NSA, the ABC and the XYZ – keep criminal covert-ops a secret, until at least they are fait accompli! Such is the case with Brzezinski's and Gates' confessions regarding CIA's covert interventions in Afghanistan. President Jimmy Carter even won a Nobel Peace Prize – despite this blood-drenched covert operation having been initiated during his watch, and upon his approval – after an entire civilization was decimated to hand the “USSR its Vietnam War”!
Not uncharacteristic of new immigrants escaping from their native hell-holes, it is also almost as if yet another new 'native informant' has been created. This one successively escaping from oppression first in native Iran, and then in first adopted country Turkey. One whose family was victimized and tortured, by her own admission of these atrocities, and who so aspires for the Western freedoms that her second adopted homeland promised to offer but let her down, that its single minded tenacious pursuit almost blinds her to the glaring, shitting, trumpeting elephant in the newlywed's bed! After listening to her speech on video and learning of her imposing educational credentials and multicultural-multilingual background, while a rational mind is unwilling to accept that she is like a typical indoctrinated American who has bought into the mantra of “war on terrorism”, it is also unable to accept her as entirely objective. The only inescapable conclusion that remains in the light of this essay, and which certainly begs a critical examination by the reader, is that she is unwittingly being made a patsy due to her natural proclivities. It could be just an overactive imagination, but effectively, a rebel has been 'constructed' who is focussing the attention of the world on irrelevance in the calculus of on-going moves on the 'Grand Chessboard'.
Without a congenial psychological profile, especially for a foreigner and naturalized citizen that Ms. Edmonds is, no one can surely get to work for the FBI, or for any intelligence agency to begin with, let alone be given top security clearance for translation work from Middle Eastern languages. I doubt very much if there are any turban wearing mullahs translating Pushto or Dari into English for the FBI at this time – but surely they were enlisted during the CIA's Intervention in Afghanistan because then, they were ideologically congenial as “moral equivalent of our founding fathers”! And I also doubt very much that the FBI will ever ask me to translate my native language Urdu for them, or give me top security clearance even if I was willing, regardless of how short-handed they were, while knowing that I have not been fooled by the fiction of “war on terror”. And while Ms. Edmonds has indeed courageously dissented, the bottom line is that she has also very willingly retained several very congenial religious axioms of “911” and the “war on terror” upon which premise she has constructed all of her whistleblowing and interpretations. At least for everything that has been publicly reported, and due to which, she makes an ideal manufactured dissent. It is great to have such self-controlled and self-policing dissenters in America – from the viewpoint of 'empire'!
Some 'hectoring hegemons' somewhere surely must have un-gentle smiles slowly uncurling upon their 'ubermensch' Straussian lips at the prospect of tortuously reaping multiple harvests from a single seed!
Manufacturing consent to keep the masses acquiesced to “imperial mobilization” is plenty understood. Manufacturing dissent to keep the handful of courageous gadflies, who invariably rise to oppose it, endlessly busy pursuing the various lies, red herrings, and the 'low order bits' which do not penetrate to the core that matters, in the 'technique of infamy', has been least examined by the so called profound intellectuals of modernity. See its superficial first order examination by a mere plebeian: “Responsibility of Intellectuals – Redux”!
The overarching first principles of imperial mobilization that, if we are wise, should become the touchstone of all forensic unraveling of secrets and interpretation of 'contemporary history', were brilliantly captured by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book 'The Grand Chessboard' thusly:
“the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is defense spending), and the human sacrifice (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.”
And also additionally elaborated upon by Noam Chomsky in his book “Rogue States” by highlighting comments from a 1995 study by the U.S. Strategic Command:
'A secret 1995 study of the Strategic Command, which is responsible for the strategic nuclear arsenal, outlines the basic thinking. Released through the Freedom of Information Act, the study, Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence, "shows how the United States shifted its deterrent strategy from the defunct Soviet Union to so-called rogue states such as Iraq, Libya, Cuba and North Korea," AP reports. The study advocates that the US exploit its nuclear arsenal to portray itself as "irrational and vindictive if its vital interests are attacked." That "should be a part of the national persona we project to all adversaries," in particular the "rogue states." "It hurts to portray ourselves as too fully rational and cool-headed," let alone committed to such silliness as international law and treaty obligations. "The fact that some elements" of the US government "may appear to be potentially 'out of control' can be beneficial to creating and reinforcing fears and doubts within the minds of an adversary's decision makers." The report resurrects Nixon's "madman theory": our enemies should recognize that we are crazed and unpredictable,...'
Indeed, deliberately cultivated 'crazed and unpredictable', and 'out of control' persona explains the facile 'selling' of America's nuclear secrets as an authorized and sanctioned official covert-ops at the highest levels far more convincingly than any rogue foreign spies running rings around the world's largest national security state as Ms. Edmond's own interpretation of her disclosures would have the world believe! Its possible geostrategic significance on the 'Grand Chessboard' was briefly examined from the calculus of 'checking' China and India in this letter to Sibel Edmonds. And with that psyops persona as the backdrop, the crazed superpower actually acting that way as a wounded elephant in response to 911 works great for “imperial mobilization”. And for deflection purposes in case public criticism of official foreign policy becomes too loud, 'blowback' theories and 'incompetence' make wonderful red herrings to explain away premeditated execution of international monumental crimes for which adverse consequences to the national security of the hectoring state were inadvertently not anticipated! Right, as if brilliant-morons are building empire! Only in a 3-stooges Hollywood spoof, or in Alice's Wonderland, mes amis!
The veritable proof of the empirical validity of this assessment is in the many ex post facto 'we are shocked at the incompetence' type statements of feigned surprise, like this famous one:
“We conclude that the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. This was a major intelligence failure,” (Iraq Study Group report, March 31, 2005)
And to forensically relate this bit of disingenuousness of not too distant history from the highest levels of the United States Government, to the present, in order to prevent an abhorrent future, here is the dark meat of the matter:
“As I said last week on the House floor, speculation in Washington focuses on when, not if, either Israel or the U.S. will bomb Iran-- possibly with nuclear weapons. The accusation sounds very familiar: namely, that Iran possesses weapons of mass destruction. Iran has never been found in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and our own Central Intelligence Agency says Iran is more than ten years away from producing any kind of nuclear weapon. Yet we are told we must act immediately while we still can!” (Ron Paul, January 15, 2007)
Caveat lector: the endless red herrings cleverly spun by the hectoring hegemons. There must be only one immediate, near term, and long term goal for the equitable security (and prosperity) of all peoples on the planet Earth so long as there remains an imbalance of power among us, so long as there remain 'hectoring hegemons' seeking “full spectrum dominance” among us, and so long as there remains an absence of “full spectrum deterrence” to “the pursuit of power”, for indeed, “hegemony is as old as mankind”: prevent new “defensive U.S. military action”. Anything, including all acts, revelations, and magical mantras that distract from this goal, regardless of how compelling the reasons, must be treated by the unwary and gullible public and its intellectual dissenting-chiefs as red herrings, pretexts, and deceptions for premeditated “imperial mobilization”. As President Bush said it – either you are with us, or with the terrorists! And St. Augustine defined that term quite unambiguously 16 centuries ago:
“When the King asked him what he meant by infesting the sea, the pirate defiantly replied: 'the same as you do when you infest the whole world; but because I do it with a little ship I am called a robber, and because you do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor.' ”
If there is reason for the United States to bomb any country in 'self-defense', demand a ratification of the decision to go to war through a public referendum – let its great democracy speak directly in the modernity of the 21st century before it is called upon to make its sacrifices, before it is called upon to pay its taxes to fund the war, and before it is called upon to acquire innocent blood on its hands! Even better, draw the soldiers, officers and technicians from the pool who vote for war! If they vote yes to invade other nations, they must be willing to sign up for it themselves first – instead of having a draft of economic conscription!
A commonsensical and calculated demand such as this made today, right now, to be adjudicated upon in Congressional public hearings and converted into law, is infinitely more sensible for assuring America's national security given the hundred+ year history of deception for “imperial mobilization” by this nation's Executive branch with willing complicity from its entire ruling elite from legislature to newsmedia – as evidenced from the USS Maine to the WMDs – and which today rings the entire globe with more than 700 of its military bases.
It is the only efficacious American peoples' protocol for arresting the cancer of “imperial mobilization” in its tracks with all its concomitant benefits directly accruing to the ordinary peoples of this nation – from increased social spending to a safer world for them to vacation in, to proudly disclose in far away places that they are American without the fear of being gunned down. Other collective protocols by the rest of the planet's peoples may not be so benign.
* To glimpse an instance of this genre of would be 'world conquerers', see the list of contributors at the back page of this document. To learn how to unmask them publicly leaving them no place to hide except in a 'Spandau', and before they can inflict their monumental crimes upon a 'lesser humanity', see the Project Humanbeingsfirst's Dialog Algorithm in this document.












Chapter 13

Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security'

Foreign Policy In Focus



Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
December 20, 2007.
Updated December 25, 2007.
Dear Sir,
In reference to Zia Mian's article “How Not to Handle Nuclear Security” (http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/4818), please accept the following detailed response for publication in your august 'Foreign Policy In Focus'. An abbreviated version was submitted as 'comment' to the article on your website that never made it.
Begin-Quote: Either the entire world must be free of nuclear biological and other WMDs, or every peoples must have credible deterrence against them through realpolitik 'full spectrum alliances' when predators seek “primacy and its geostrategic imperatives” and “full spectrum dominance” on the 'Grand Chessboard'! End-Quote
The above is excerpted from an “Open Letter to Pakistani Peoples” published by Project Humanbeingsfirst.org.
The realpolitik reality that is surely known to even the most naive, is that the 'hectoring hegemons' will not give up their “primacy imperatives” borne from their full spectrum supremacy of “air, sea, land, space, and cyberspace”. And why should they? It gives them the much coveted “hegemony” over the 'have-nots' and other 'lesser haves', which is the openly acknowledged imperative of the strong and mighty, and is “as old as mankind”!
Therefore, even presumably thoughtful articles like Zia Mian's that warn of the real and genuine dangers of nuclear weapons - and indeed all WMDs are fraught with peril and double-edged swords - but which blanketly ignore the chauvinist and monumentally criminal doctrines for their deliberate preemptive use by the 'emperor' which is a far greater empirical and realistic threat to humanity than their accidental-use or fictional 'hijacking' by the 'pirates', and which further repeats the boogie-man disinformation discourse crafted by 'empire': “A key concern about nuclear security in Pakistan is the risk of radical Islamist militants making a bid for its nuclear weapons or its stock of the materials with which to make nuclear weapons”, is merely re-spinning the 'loose nukes' mantra from the high pedestal and prestige of an Ivy. In practice, it only serves the specific agenda of the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves.
The question of 'nuclear security' must begin from the very ab initio rational premise of how to protect mankind from all the predators amongst them; not merely from its accidental or 'terrorist' murder of humanity by any 'pirates', but also its monumentally criminal 'official' murder of humanity by the 'emperors' under blaring trumpets and marching horns!
The analysis by Zia Mian, whose main focus is entirely 'accidents', and 'pirates', and specifically 'islamist militant' pirates, and also specifically not the 'emperor's' own terrorism by its glaring omission and no mention of the outstanding 'imperial' threats of nuclear attack on Iran that might sow a real Armageddon, artfully concludes that no one must possess nuclear weapons! To wit: “The only sure way to secure nuclear weapons and materials is not to have them. The only way to be sure that nuclear weapons scientists do not pass information is to forbid scientists from working on such weapons.” He neglects to mention the 'emperors' not using them to exercise their hegemony, evidently not being familiar with the 'Nuclear Posture Review'. But he does throw in, presumably for his own concept of completeness, this bit of self-evident truism: “Anything short of that is taking a risk and being willing to pay the price for living in a nuclear-armed world.”
His main recipe for securing the nuclear weapons “by not having them” is obviously a utopian un-realizable 'fools-paradise' conclusion in the real world of geopolitics that plays with other peoples' blood on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Any sane realist who isn't entirely lost at the 'unbirthday party' celebrations with the “Mad Hatter” would immediately recognize it as such. And hence it is less than convincing, no differently than a security strategy for world peace might be that suggested to the Zionist Jews to follow their Ten Commandments, or pleaded with the devilishly inspired 'primacy' advocates among the Evangelical Christians rushing to bring on 'the Rapture', including their leader sitting in the White House and in direct communication with his 'lord', to be 'good' and to turn the other cheek for the 'new pearl harbor' that they suffered as the good Lord suggests in the Bible!
What brilliant purpose is being served here? Okay perhaps it's morally sound platitudes. Is this the best Princeton can give from its 'Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' that any high-schooler can equally churn out even in a developing nation where moral platitudes abound by the bucket-loads? No, there is something more to it if this article isn't to be outright rejected as mere self-evident gibberish. In fact, its very real, but rather covert purpose appears to be directed primarily at creating and sustaining rationales for the 'have-not' nations to continue not possessing them, and disarming of those 'lesser' ones that do!
And why would a worthy Princeton scholar at 'Woodrow Wilson' espouse any other purpose and reach any other conclusion(?) - it is after all an 'imperial' doctrinal establishment that is designed to perpetuate America's "preeminence" above all other nations' by seeding sophisticated 'doctrinal scholarship' that works hand in glove with superpower geopolitics and disinformation doctrinal warfare. The worthy scholar and his “Project on Peace and Security in South Asia” are directly funded by the university which immediately sets the overarching tone for all the “American Peace” project strategies for continued future funding and prominence!
And the present “American Peace” project manifestly revolves around Pakistan and Iran, and the scare of nuclear weapons getting 'loose', or being acquired by a 'rogue state', just as its ideological predecessor “Center for Peace and Security in the Gulf” (CPSG) was instrumental in bringing the now familiar very “American Peace” to Iraq with the familiar scare of 'WMDs' that could reach the West within moments of Sadaam Hussein dreaming such in-sanctity!
Indeed, even though Pakistan is only mentioned in the context of 'securing the nukes' with lots of anecdotal stories, it appears to me that the main agenda of this piece is to plant the one key central plausible idea that: “If the United States can’t secure its own nuclear complex, why expect Pakistan to do it any better?” as in its very opening gambit. All the rest of the verbiage in the article merely supports this central theme. The article entirely echoes the ubiquitous mainstream discourse du jour as variously spinned by the White House and the Pentagon in relation to Pakistan.
The following excerpted quote from an Open Letter lends perspective to the actual reality that is not being talked about today, but will surely be the topic of many erudite books and studies tomorrow - just as this next bit of disingenuousness was in the aftermath of the fake 'WMD' reports that had already led to the decimation of Iraq. And yes, also with nuclear weapons ('JDAMs' and 'Daisy Cutters' and other cocktails of Depleted Uranium black-death spread out across Iraq and Afghanistan far more devastatingly than a handful of atomic bombs) that has even destroyed the very DNA of its 'wretched' victims under deliberate, premeditated, false pretenses: “We conclude that the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. This was a major intelligence failure,” (Iraq Study Group report, March 31, 2005 – the report even has some of the same distinguished Princeton footprints in it as in the prewar mantra of 'WMDs' from the CPSG that preceded this 'morning-after' bit of bold-faced chutzpah).
Mae culpa after a Machiavellianly crafted irreversible fait accompli for deliberate “imperial mobilization” and full spectrum conquest of Iraq (its culmination being duly noted in the 'Declaration of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship' in the November 26 2007 White House Press Release) does little to restore the irrecoverable tabula rasa of a devastated civilization! Unlike the rest of erudite America, this humble plebeian scribe learns rapidly from history and is working hard in preventing its horrendous replay!
Excerpted from “Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses - Open Letter to a Pakistani General”, the full text of which may be read at: http://humanbeingsfirst.org:
Begin-Quote: ... All this recent talk of "loose nukes" and "Joint force for nuke safety" and "raising an international force to help the Pakistani armed forces if they are attacked by the extremists", are precisely the weather balloons built upon the deftly cultivated house of cards of the synthetic 'islamofascist' boogie-men to seed these new deceptions into the mainstream public discourse in order to maintain the persistence of a "sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being". That's how public opinion is slowly crafted over time to manufacture the deplorable public consent for committing heinous crimes against humanity through the active collaboration of the much touted 'fourth pillar of democracy'.
Another "coalition of the willing" is plainly being seeded - and this time it's 'destination Islamabad' instead of Baghdad, and instead of the well worn fiction of the existence of 'WMDs' which won't fly as Pakistan indeed does possess them, it is the fiction of them getting 'loose' despite being defended by the world's 5th largest standing armed forces who successfully developed the effective deterrence in the face of the entire world's opposition and punitive sanctions, but now is magically unable to defend them in this fabricated war even as the most valuable non-NATO partner and needs an external "force that should not only include troops from the United States, but ideally also other Western powers and moderate Muslim nations"! ... End-Quote
Why should anyone with sound judgment and keen political acumen be trusting any reports that are emanating from the same 'imperial' sources – the CIA, its parent the DIA, its parent the Pentagon, and its parent at the top of the totem pole, the White House, not to mention the 100 think-tanks from privately funded civil society in America that share the same 'imperial' aspirations as those in public life, and all busily crafting multifaceted doctrines for world conquest(?), and especially when there is a “lifetime” of war on, the “World War IV”? I believe it is still taught in any freshman political science class in any good university that the first casualty of war is the truth – unless this has also been done away with by the Patriot Acts and substituted with Orwellian craft!
Yet Zia Mian betrays no memory of any of these matters in his purported analysis of 'how not to handle nuclear security', while right outside his own doorsteps are the very preparations for preemptive nuclear attack on Iran which have reportedly already been completed and merely awaiting the go-ahead from Washington: “The study concludes that the US has made military preparations to destroy Iran's WMD, nuclear energy, regime, armed forces, state apparatus and economic infrastructure within days if not hours of President George W. Bush giving the order.” (see “Considering a war with Iran: A discussion paper on WMD in the Middle East”) He is also evidently unfamiliar with Israel's avowed nuclear warfare attack plans on Iran in full tag-team cahoots with the White House, including nuclear attack on her non-nuclear neighbors in the region if they even raise a whit of a finger to deter the nuclear armed-to-the-teeth Zionist pariah 'Der Judenstaat' in their midst. It must be wonderful to ignore the 'ubermensch' rogue state (see “Ex-CIA official: Israel will attack Iran on its own”) which hasn't signed the NPT and which has continually preached 'War on Iran' – a signatory to NPT – with repeated mantras borne out of 'erudite studies': “One essential requirement for nuclear confrontation in our region, according to the study, is allowing Iran’s nuclear program to develop, unhindered by a pre-emptive strike by either Israel or the United States.” (see “US report: Israel would weather nuclear war with Iran”)
These absurdities at the 'unbirthday party', demonizing the Iranians – a rich and sophisticated civilization far older than all of Europe and America combined and whose scholars and scientists predominantly fueled the ascendance and dominance of Muslims for 700 years while the Europeans languished in their Dark Ages - as an irrational peoples willing to risk complete obliteration from the face of future history; demonizing Pakistan as about to be taken over by “radical Islamist militants” who are about to hijack the 'loose nukes' such that even the 5th largest standing army in the world would need help against them; etceetra, etceetra, are now being rehearsed continually in the newsmedia precisely to seed the notion of a 'legitimate' preemptive (or retaliatory) use of nuclear weapons. An idea once so abhorrent and unthinkable, is now being made palatable to mainstream American and European public under all sorts of imaginary and/or 'synthetic' threats (see “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'!”). The Western public is being deftly primed with multi-modal psyops by the crafty construction of one key gigantic stinking red herring of 'nuclear security' - the 'highest order bit' of the matter - the deliberate premeditated criminal use of nuclear weapons against defenseless foes by its own 'legal' guardians. That very real and visible threat to humanity is carefully elided in the calculus of 'nuclear security' in the best tradition of Straussian scholarship of 'half-truths only', and absurd boogie-men are crafted from immanent whisperings! Also see “Disassembling the Pakistani red herrings” on humanbeingsfirst.org for the deconstruction of the “radical Islamist militants” into its commonsensical reality!
Why has the nuclear weapons security discourse been deliberately limited to their accidental and 'pirated' (mis)use?
Why does it not also include their much more significant and immediate threat stemming from their deliberate, premeditated, monumentally criminal deployment as a weapon of choice of the 'hectoring hegemons' for intimidation, coercion, and very real 'shock and awe' under the self-ascribed 'ubermensch' mandate of 'primacy and its geostrategic imperatives' that is the trumpeting elephant grotesquely shitting in the newlywed's nuptial bed?
If the overarching objective is to secure the existence of human beings from themselves and to enable them to survive without an Armageddon and without anyone slaughtering a 'lesser humanity', then the genuine factors that pose the highest levels of threat to mankind must rationally be triaged and addressed in that order. Why this stepchild treatment to the most significant threat to humanity's existence today – the depravity of the 'ubermensch' hectoring hegemons who have actually demonstrated their willingness to use these nuclear weapons? Or is the point to keeping the nuclear weapons secure, only until such time that they are 'officially' let loose to murder a million or two under blaring trumpets and marching horns, and then it's merely securing 'American Foreign Policy Interests Abroad', or preemptively fighting the “War on Terror” to the thunderous applause from the upper 'ubermenschen' deck of humanity flashing the “mission accomplished” sign?
The very first manifest collateral damage of the “War on Terror” - even before “Operation Infinite Justice” was launched, way before “Operation Iraqi Freedom” was launched, and while they both still continue unabated being only about a fourth of the intended 'lifetime' of “perpetual war” into their duration - has been the very hijacking of our basic everyday tool that enable us to think commonsensically, rationally, as human beings first. Our language! It has thus channeled our minds in the mantras of the 'empire' convincing us of one absurdity after another, and which directly led to the very first bombing run “United We Stand” in the “algebra of infinite justice”. And which may yet lead to a preemptive nuclear war against sitting ducks once again! And erudite scholars like Zia Mian are complicit in perpetuating that hijacking by deliberately repeating the “doctrinal” mantras of the empire from its highest pulpits!
Furthermore, within its own myopic discourse, Zia Mian's article is indeed informative with respect to how vulnerable some of these security measures can be in implementation-space when the rubber really meets the road, mainly in reference to '0000000' and pilot-errors. One has to however be a realist-idealist so long as the morbid reality of nuclear weapons is with us. As an MIT trained engineer who has actually built and deployed real systems rather than just talk about third-and-fourth hand perceived vulnerability in other peoples' systems - even if only commercial ones which are surely orders of magnitude simpler and certainly do not pose the danger of any catastrophic Armageddon being inflicted upon human beings unless they are also being (mis)used to control the nuclear weapons launch sequences, and anyone who asserts the latter is either a fool or a Machiavelli – the effective pragmatic strategy is one of continued risk management through continual improvement in the architectures, the implementations, the processes, the validations, the access controls, and the drills. This is very much the process today in its various gradations of 'imperfections', and is to be continually improved for risk mitigation of 'unauthorized theft' – since 'authorized theft' of humanity's lives is deemed okay and not part of the 'nuclear security' protocol by definition, as a cynic might infer from Zia Mian's article.
This continual risk management and mitigation strategy through feedback on implementations, improvement, and better evolving architectures - which would be undertaken by any 'sensible' nuclear power - is the rational lesser of two evils over succumbing to the only other realism-rooted and exponentially far greater risk of giving a signed blank check for “full spectrum dominance” to murderous 'hectoring hegemons' who will obviously never give up their own WMDs but instead, even as we speak, are rushing to develop even more lethal ones across the board, and use cunning doctrinal warfare to “goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers” and kill a million to the sound of horns and trumpets and proudly call it “mission accomplished”!
In such a real-world reality full of predators, even the wilder-beasts make “full spectrum alliances” to defend themselves with the best available weapons at their disposal, rather than give up all their defenses which is what the predators would surely love to get their pending 'meals' to believe as their only 'safe' choice in the matter - as can be gleaned in this amazing 8-minute 'Battle at Kruger' video-clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM.
That is the unfortunate, naked, brutish, 'MAD' reality we live in Sir! As Robert Oppenheimer had said it far more realistically and fairly than Zia Mian - either all nations must possess them, or none must possess them! Only a few possessing this awesome power to impose their plunderous will upon another, is what fuels this “imperial mobilization” du jour that is sending America's precious sons and daughters to their slaughter, never mind what they are doing to a few million of the 'lesser humanity'! And as even a previous commenter 'Charles Colton' commenting on this article on your website also much more wisely noted (absence of such wisdom in Zia Mian's own article indeed demands a pause for some hard reflections on motivations): “The international community needs a strong policy on how to not only safeguard the world's nuclear arsenals but to devise a universal plan that will ensure these weapons will never be used.”
Yes indeed, and thank you for that! Clearly this commenter has likely read the White House's “Nuclear Posture Review” and is perhaps familiar with their present doctrine of preemption even against non-nuclear states who are signatories to the NPT - thus in complete violation to International law to which the superpower nation whose prestigious university employs Mr. Zia Mian in his capacity as a 'nuclear specialist', is also a signatory; if honoring such laws is of any relevance in the foreign policy and 'nuclear security' calculus anymore.
For an analysis of 'nuclear security' being published in 'Foreign Policy In Focus', such glaring omissions only extends its incredulity to even this august forum that advertises having 'no walls'! I have quite innocently taken that to mean that this forum rationally analyses foreign polices and keeps them in focus in the best interest of the entire world, and is not merely a re-spinning propaganda arm of the Pentagon. I haven't read all the writings on 'nuclear security' by Zia Mian and am merely analyzing this one article which already leads me to not want to read anything further from the doctrinal pen of this mighty scholar on account of his deliberate resemanticizing the definition of 'nuclear security' to preclude the 'emperor's premeditated use of nuclear weapons. Such absences legitimizes these doctrines in the mainstream discourse of America that mainly takes its cues from the scholars of the empire.
And finally, I would conclude by suggesting that there is indeed something fishy about how the nukes were 'lost' for so many hours as has repeatedly been reported in the newsmedia, all quoting more or less the same sources. Zia Mian so unquestioningly accepting that at face value and using it to craft his own myopic thesis on how not to secure nuclear weapons is at best troublesome. IMHO, the public version of this tale, as again repeated by Zia Mian, is quite asinine (see for instance: “Missing Nukes: Treason of the Highest Order” on globalresearch.ca). It is just as 'believable' occurring in a super-power's own sophisticated arsenal and top-secret classified security processes constructed by the most polished and brilliant military minds that sees the expenditure of a trillion dollars every other year, as the '19 evil jihadis' tale doing 911 all by themselves and collapsing those tall buildings directly into their own footprints at almost free-fall speed while 'Able Warrior', 'Able Danger', and 15 other terrorist attack-response drills were simultaneously transpiring that very moment all of which were ethereally super co-opted by a bearded 'evil yoda master' sitting cross-legged in a cave in Afghanistan on a dialysis machine using merely his awesome 'power of the dark side'! (See for instance, what the former Italian President who set up 'Operation Gladio' thinks of 911.)
The real story, IMHO, in all cases, as in the ex post facto revelations of the 'Maine' to the 'Gulf of Tonkin' being entirely self-inflicted affairs to launch wars of conquest, is yet to be revealed. Wait 50 years! In the meantime, the fait accompli constructed upon the backs of all the clever lies and deceptions generated from within the august halls of the Ivy, the Rand, and the 100 other think-tanks to seed the expansion of 'empire', will in turn become the new ex post facto narratives of history that our grandchildren will be learning one fine day in their sixth grade. If there is anymore 'one fine day' left!
Mr. Zia Mian's recipe for achieving that lofty shared aspiration is highly improbable as stated, even if genuinely conceived. If he would like to learn a more pragmatic solution emanating from the rather plebeian mind of a humble engineer turned justice activist who does not live in the ivory towers of the IVYs but in the real world that experiences the realpolitik power-plays on the 'Grand Chessboard' in blood, it is conceptually very simple – first all 'MAD' to create 'full spectrum deterrence' through 'full spectrum alliances' to contain the 'full spectrum dominance' of the few primates who refuse to lose their tail, and then his recipe, which will now magically become more practical and realizable just as the SALTs were under the détente! Power only respects power, and that lesson too, is “as old as mankind”!
It usually takes one polished sentence to construct a myth, but considerably more space to deconstruct it, as Noam Chomsky had once noted. Hence this length. Thank you for reading.
An aside general note on this article: “How Not to Handle Nuclear Security”
For Mr. Zia Mian, as an erudite academic from a prestigious IVY, to mostly repeat, nay parrot, the mantras that are deftly seeded by the Pentagon, without any critical questioning and deeper analysis of their own motivations or of the mantras themselves, doesn't leave much room for doubt in my quite finite and humble mind that his entire article is anything other than a thinly veiled shill for 'empire'. Perhaps the author can also be directed to read “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers” by Daniel Ellsberg before he puts much stock in what Robert McNamara says. It is un-surprising to me anymore that this level of craftsmanship from the Ivy is also from the pen of one who is supposedly on the 'dissenting left' and a 'peacenik' - unless I am keenly mistaken; for I surely only possess a humble plebeian mind and am mercifully not a scholar or even a domain expert in matters of 'empire'. Thus the specialist should be trivially able to rationally and convincingly address the objections raised in this plebeian letter.
For us ordinary mortals in the lower-decks of humanity who are perhaps not so erudite, the mere plebeians, we are often gullibly led by erudite scholars in understanding pressing matters whose expert and objective analysis they purport to bring us. Be they of the Straussian variety as 'chief priests' of empire – like Bernard Lewis, or be they the 'dissenting priests' as the gadflies to power – like my own worthy mentor Noam Chomsky, or be they any domain-experts and specialists like Zia Mian. We need to wakeup to the realpolitik fact of the matter that sophisticated doctrinal warfare and psyops are also being deftly crafted for 'manufacturing consent' in society to either carry the 'populist democracy' forward for “imperial mobilization” so “United We [can] Stand”, or deflect its handful of conscionable dissenters in mindless pursuits chasing this and that red herrings. How can the ordinary people tell the difference between the various nuanced shades of the diabolical 'ubermenschen' domain-experts shilling for 'empire', and the genuinely honest truthful scholars out to enlighten the masses as “moral agents” in the best mold of Platonic teachers?
The scholar's word and what motivates it, unlike his soul, must be of utmost concern for us plebeians. And as the other Princeton University erudite scholar Bernard Lewis cleverly puts it, albeit in perhaps a different context in his doctrinal classic 'Crises of Islam – Holy War and Unholy Terror', “it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them”. Only then can the plebeian flock understand the scholars' analyses in the full and proper perspectives of their respective mindset and with an insightful understanding of all the “forces that drive them”. Only thusly may one be rightly guided in their wise leadership on knotty and vexing matters in which a non-expert ill-informed polity must trust them in their judgment as fair domain-experts.
This is a far more significant matter of public education in order to 'teach one how to fish and thus feeding one for life' so that one can learn to accurately parse complex foreign policy matters that are undeniably complex and almost always clouded in obfuscation and vested interests. Merely keeping the clouds “in focus” does not necessarily divulge what's hidden behind it. If one is interested in further penetrating through the clouds that have actually laid the foundation of “United We Stand” in the American society as the prerequisite prelude to herding its “populist democracy” into accepting the nation's 'Imperial' Foreign Policies without question under the guise of “American Interests abroad”, step-1 begins with “Responsibility of Intellectuals - Redux” at http://humanbeingsfirst.org.


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High School Student Comment:

Wed, 26 Dec 2007
In the Christmas week of December 2007, I asked one of my teenage children who was a graduating senior in America's high school and visiting Princeton university on college exploration visit:
"can you look at my response to Zia Mian? Do I entirely demolish his nonsense - the guy you went to see (did you ever catch him)? It's on my website. Let me know how persuasively have I 'done his arguments in'! How will he dodge out of this one? You need to compose his dodge arguments, for that's how you counter debate in real life, by anticipating, by preemption."
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Yeah, you pretty much demolish him, but what he would say in refutation would probably be the following:
My paper was not written for partisan concerns or to further any political agenda. My paper was intended to address the specific problem of securing nuclear weapons. While I deplore the use of daisy-cutters and such weapons which may contain nuclear materials, they are still not nuclear weapons, and if accidentally deployed, would cause far less damage than, say, a hydrogen bomb. I wanted to make sure that these weapons with such capacity for destruction would never again be used. My paper fairly assessed the current state of nuclear security in the context of nuclear weapons and found it to be immensely lacking, which is why I agreed that a new system of international governance of nuclear proliferation is needed. Even if you do not approve of the politics of the West, would you not agree that all parties globally would be better off without nuclear weapons ever being used? The question of how to control the United States with a truly international body is a more difficult one, and perhaps the most important one since the US is the only state to have used nuclear weapons - but it is not one that is easily resolved. My objective is to make the nuclear weapons as secure as I can, and I don't think ranting against the injustice of the US as a bully superpower will help achieve that goal. I have to address the situation from the perspective that nuclear weapons must not be deployed - so first, let us ensure that at a state level, there are no nuclear weapons accidents due to discord or factionalization. Then the next step - which I will address in a later paper - is the more politicized recommendation of creating a powerful international body which can eliminate the threat of using nuclear weapons in international state-state warfare. The US in particular, as you point out, is not going to comply easily to idealistic non-proliferation and elimination agreements - but from a realistic perspective, perhaps the rise of China and resurgence of Russia will challenge US hegemony enough in a few decades that all superpowers will be ready to sacrifice nuclear endowments to conform to an international standard.
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That's the best I can come up with in a response from him, but I'm not the most knowledgable on this issue. I am really not sure what he would have to say about dispelling fake fears. I suppose he would concoct some sort of argument about the possibility of Pakistan or Iran eventually using nuclear weapons, but I cannot imagine what. I doubt he would dispute your criticisms of the US as they're all true; he would probably just try to distance his role in abstract nuclear security discussion from the unfortunate political realities he doesn't really see in his comfy Princeton office - or on his business-class trips to London. I never actually got to see him, by the way, he was leaving for London that day.
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Letter to FPIF Editors to print my rebuttal response:

To: John Feffer, Emira Woods, Emily Schwartz Greco
Cc: Miriam Pemberton
Date: December 24, 2007
Dear distinguished Editors, FPIF
Seasons greetings from Pakistan.
I earlier sent you an email from my Project's address Humanbeingsfirst.org and sometimes it can end up in the spam bit-bucket, and since I did not receive any acknowledgment from you, I am retrying from my MIT address.
Your lead story this week on 'nuclear security' by Zia Mian was so interesting that I spontaneously wrote the attached response. I usually read FPIF as you carry some interesting diversity of perspectives (but in a rather restricted gamut). I hope you can also carry mine which entirely rebuts this distinguished expert from Princeton on matters 'nuclear' and extends your gamut a bit. Please do note the tiny critique therein of FPIF as well, as an august forum carrying disinformation articles from well known 'domain experts'.
You must be aware of the drum beat for the new wars, not much different from the drum beat for the previous two wars. When such drum beats are going on - many tend to lose focus on what America's Foreign Policy means, and has meant, from its very inception. Many also tend to lose focus on how modern 'empires' are constructed on the backs of primarily 'doctrinal scholarship' that lays the foundation of social discourse which is subsequently mindlessly repeated by the mainstream newsmedia to mobilize the public “United We Stand”, and of course by the vested interests of the various imperial 'circus clowns' who repeat the mantras from its august institutions to continually add fuel to the fire.
This exercise has been judged necessary by the most 'ubermensch' thinkers of the 'empire' themselves, as indeed the most prominent realpolitik strategist among them argues that “democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization” except in the case “of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being”, and “except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat”, because the “economic self-denial (that is defense spending), and the human sacrifice (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts” and which “requires a high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification.”
Please note the really important point in this quote from Zbigniew Brzezinski's 'the Grand Chessboard' - “high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment”.
This is what my rebuttal to Zia Mian's essay is about, as I claim, through the rational deconstruction of his brilliant essay, that it is classic 'doctrinal motivation' to perpetuate the myth of 'loose nukes' – the new boogie man after the 'missing WMDs' in Iraq for which Rumsfeld had glibly claimed “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” and was never called upon this bit of 'Alice in Wonderland' by anyone, including FPIF (if my memory serves me well) when the mantra still had currency in its heyday – the new enabler for continued “imperial mobilization”.
Surely none of this can be news to any real American Foreign Policy analysts who know their craft and their domain, as I am certain of this distinguished team of editors.
There really aren't too many ways to look at America's Foreign Policy other than through her own words - i.e., the words of her ardent 'imperial' exponents and office bearers - which going back to George Kennan in 1948 I reproduce for you below. We can certainly go back even further to gain even deeper perspective, but this suffices as the transition point of 'modernity' du jour between the decline of an empire upon which the Sun once never set, and a new 'empire' upon which the Sun is perhaps about to set, and upon the thousands of whose gullible sons and daughters, slaves of economic conscription, the Sun has lamentably already set.
As you will note in Kennan's famous PPS Memo, dealing in 'straight power concepts' it was then, as it is now, and not just in theory as noted in Brzezinski 1997 book, in order to “perpetuate America's own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer” such that “no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus also challenging America” (Brzezinski), but also by-way of practice in the present Bush Administration which mainly arose from the PNAC group, and which also argued the same theme as Brzezinski, that it necessitates asserting the “Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity” by forcing everyone on the planet to accept “America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.” (PNAC).
You can clearly, and rationally see nothing changed between 1948 and today's 2002-Nuclear Posture Review which only exercised the 'ubermensch' “American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives”! It is interesting to note how naturally, even the supposedly objective intellectuals in America, accept this “Primacy Imperative” as the underlying unquestioned axiom upon which they build all their analysis of the world, and indeed, of America's Foreign Policies. This is precisely the issue in Zia Mian's disinformation masterpiece as is solidly deconstructed in my response-essay.
Quote-George Kennan PPS 23 1948:
“We have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of its population …. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming, and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction …. We should cease to talk about vague and - for the Far East - unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.”
And just as the distinguished halls of the Ivys in the past have served this distinguished job-function of supporting their nation's 'empire' in its “imperial mobilization” very well by synthesizing “the high level of doctrinal motivation”, they still continue to do so just as admirably today.
Being quite familiar with the Ivys as having studied at MIT - which though not an Ivy per se, is more prominent among the lot, and also gets as much as 90% of its martial research budget from the various agencies of the martial state and its private corporate collaborators, thus serving the technology needs of the 'empire' equally admirably in 'actual war making toys' in cahoots with the soft 'doctrinal scholarship' peddled from the Ivys such as 'Clash of Civilizations' and 'WMDs' - the twain craft of “doctrinal motivations” and technological innovations for “full spectrum dominance” must go together to fuel an empire for which Brzezinski rightly claims that its “populist democracy” is unburdened by “la mission civilisatrice” of traditional empires!
From the 'Maine' through the “Gulf of Tonkin” to '911' – are all one continuum of American Foreign Policy Initiatives for “American Interests Abroad”, or putting it in its syntactically unsugared form, “imperial mobilization”. It is the naked empirical reality for those who are scientists among us and can objectively evaluate the reality around us and artfully able to distinguish between the 364 days of 'unbirthday' party celebrations, and one genuine day of birthday! It is also the brutish reality for those on the receiving end of this syntactic sugaring!
Therefore, lest all of us unwittingly acquire deep red blood upon our clean hands as we continue to fish for truth while it stands stark-naked right before us as the trumpeting shitting elephant in the newlywed's bed, I humbly submit my detailed analytical deconstruction of Zia Mian's essay, attached as a PDF file, for your consideration to carry right alongside Zia Mian's stellar piece of work for the 'empire' from its most prestigious Ivy.
You can also glean this response-essay on my website as “Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security'.
I hope that you will very kindly at least acknowledge my letter, even if you choose to not carry my response-essay for whatever reason, perhaps with an explanation why you did not carry it which will of course be duly posted on my website.
But I do feel quite hopeful for a positive response as my rebuttal not only intellectually speaks for itself and begs for a rational and cogent rebuttal in turn to further the rational debate on a subject that can soon mean life-and-death for millions – the hallmark of democracy if it is to mean anything other than singing with the choir among its ruling elite - but also lends a fresh perspective to really put the Foreign Policy in Focus for a “think tank without walls”. I do believe in your concept of “without walls” but naively interpret it to mean in the best interest of all nations and all humanity. I am also (un)happy to be corrected in that assumption if it is unwarranted. Let's all be mature enough to call a spade a spade, at least in this august forum.
I am further Cc'ing your resident disarmament expert who can perhaps weigh in on the merits of the arguments as a 'domain expert' with real world experience.
You may further be interested in Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the Grand Chessboard on my website.
It is okay with me if you choose to also print this letter in FPIF for the benefit of your readers.
Kind Regards
Zahir Ebrahim
founder, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
public email: humanbeingsfirst@gmail.com


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Conclusion: Nuclear Security and Hectoring Hegemons

October 30, 2009
Conclusion written for The Pakistan Decapitation Papers Section on Nuclear Security
The “American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives1 is empirical and has been publicly known for a very long time. Well, certainly to its victims, and of course to its imperial harbingers, if not to its ordinary citizens kept perpetually busy with their 'American Dreams' as “Prisoners of the Cave2. And its predatory nuclear first-strike imperative has also been publicly known without any room for ambiguity, at least since the White House's 2002 Nuclear Posture Review was 'leaked' to the Los Angeles Times. It is briefly covered in this article of March 11, 2002, by Patrick Martin “US plans widespread use of nuclear weapons in war3. Writings of other contrarians which coldly make apparent the outright omissions in Zia Mian's column in Foreign Policy In Focus3.1 span the gamut from this WSWS report of September 07, 2007 by Bill Van Auken “Why was a nuclear-armed bomber allowed to fly over the US?4, and their editorial of April 13, 2006 “US threats against Iran—the specter of nuclear barbarism5, to Edward S. Herman's comprehensive deconstruction of America's primacy alliances with the European powers in “NATO: the Imperial Pitbull6, dated January 23, 2009. Study after study6.1 has publicly revealed the preparations United States and its allies have been un-secretly making to preemptively attack Iran, and the superpower remains precariously perched at that very Rubicon crossing as ominously depicted in “Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear attack on Iran appears imminent!7. Among its murderous axis partners preparing for this monumental crime against humanity, are of course the Zionist state8, and NATO.
Indeed, taking an un-jaundiced look at NATO's self-ascribed imperatives makes the Atlantic alliance only appear as a proxy-service hegemon for the primacy of the entire industrialized Global North upon the resource-rich but impoverished Global South. Here is the 24 Apr. 1999 NATO report cited by Edward S. Herman in his imperial Pitbull article: “The Alliance's Strategic Concept9. I also came across this December 31, 2007 proposal from NATO officials (by simply typing “NATO” with some qualifying filters into an internet search engine) on how to continue spreading Western primacy objectives (properly syntactically sugared of course): “Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World10, subtitled: 'Renewing Transatlantic Partnership'. The following two penetrating analyses by Ben Hayes, of April 21, 2006 on 'The EU's Security Research Programme' titled: “Arming Big Brother11 ; and the most recent one dated September 2009 with the Transnational Institute12 on the 'EU Security-Industrial Complex' ingeniously titled: “NeoConOpticon13, show how the West is Machiavellianly conniving for its own primacy disguised as “preemptive” self-defense in an “uncertain world”. Project Humanbeingsfirst has shown, both in this book and in its many other reports, who is primarily responsible for making it an “uncertain world” and for what purpose. Succinctly put, but only in the choicest political science diction of David Ben Gurion, “what is inconceivable in normal times is possible in revolutionary times.”
Therefore, daring to call a spade a spade, to omit such blatant doctrines of imperial predatory planning in one's purported “analysis” of nuclear security as a domain expert, and at a prestigious IVY no less, is to in fact be explicitly allied with the global aims and aspirations of the monumentally criminal hectoring hegemons themselves. The commonality in Zia Mian's implicit axioms14.0 with another 'whiteman' domain expert's is revealing: “Letter to Matthew Bunn of Harvard on his risk assessment of Nuclear Terrorism14. The make-belief pretenses as a leftist and a peacenik aside, it is merely “manufacturing consent and dissent15 to influence public opinion and fabricate justifications for empire's own axioms in its egregious pursuit of “Full Spectrum Dominance”15.1 in a Game as Old as Empire16. The import of crafty omissions for manufacturing sophisticated propaganda cannot be minimized, as was also commonsensically pointed out by the well known essayist Aldous Huxley:
“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.”
Let no one mistake it – the Pakistani physicist turned nuclear disarmament specialist, Dr. Zia Mian's article is prima facie evidence that he is merely a paid propagandist (through the academic-respectability cover) for the same imperial forces that are today arrayed against his own native nation. One might understand the 'whiteman' carrying his or her own burden. One is however hard pressed to fathom a 'Negro' willingly doing it for them, the eloquent wisdom of Martin Luther King quoted elsewhere in this book notwithstanding.
Since there is surely going to be no Nuremberg17,18 (as the hectoring hegemons must perceive), nor any moralist's report from Jerusalem19, no Justice Robert H. Jackson20, and not even a victors' justice21, the fate awaiting the 'untermenschen' gives me the shakes! There is absolutely no apparent deterrence today for finally annihilating all the “undesirables” and other “useless eaters” from the planet as a world government at the barrel of a global police state is rapidly orchestrated by the hectoring hegemons and their vassals. Is there really a god(?), one must surely ponder at these existential moments. While the atheists might not think so, the victims, all victims, must believe so22. There surely must be one! And there surely must also be a Judgment Day too! For otherwise, where and how are hectoring hegemons ever to be paid back an eye for an eye, and their victims fairly recompensed? Dialectical hegemons like Zia Mian would only snicker at the sheep dreaming of its revenge as the Hegelian23 butcher approacheth!


Footnotes

[1] Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand chessboard - American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives, 1996, http://sandiego.indymedia.org/media/2006/10/119973.pdf
[2] Zahir Ebrahim, http://prisonersofthecave.blogspot.com/2007/04/preface.html
[3] Patrick Martin, http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/mar2002/nuke-m11.shtml
[3.1] Zahir Ebrahim, Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security', December 20, 2007, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/12/response-toziamian-nuclear-security.html
[4] Bill Van Auken, http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/sep2007/nucl-s07.shtml
[5] WSWS Editorial, http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/apr2006/iran-a13.shtml
[6] Edward S. Herman, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=11989
[6.1] Plesch and Butcher, SOAS, http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/5688/1/0707StudySeptrevPC.pdf
[7] Zahir Ebrahim, Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear attack on Iran appears imminent!, March 29, 2008, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/warningamerica-nuking-iran-imminent.html
[8] Project Humanbeingsfirst Press Release: Holocaust Redux – Heads-up Warning to the Jews, June 30, 2008, http://pressreleases-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/06/pr-holocaust-redux-headsup-june302008.html
[9] NATO, http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/official_texts_27433.htm?selectedLocale=en
[10] NATO, http://csis.org/files/media/csis/events/080110_grand_strategy.pdf
[11] Ben Hayes, http://www.statewatch.org/analyses/bigbrother.pdf
[12] Ben Hayes, http://www.tni.org/en/report/arming-big-brother
[13] Ben Hayes, http://www.statewatch.org/analyses/neoconopticon-report.pdf
[14.0] Zahir Ebrahim, Letter to 'Foreign Policy In Focus' on Zia Mian's 'nuclear security', December 24, 2007, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/12/letter-fpif-ziamians-nuclear-security.html
[14] Zahir Ebrahim, Letter to Matthew Bunn of Harvard on his risk assessment of Nuclear Terrorism, April 02, 2008, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/04/letter-bunnharvard-nuclear-terrorism.html
[15] Zahir Ebrahim, Manufacturing Dissent: Weapons of Mass Deception – The Master Social Science, June 01, 2008, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/06/wmd-master-social-science.html
[15.1] DOD JV2020, Chapter 3, Full Spectrum Dominance, see excerpt in Zahir Ebrahim, Prisoners of the Cave, 2003, Chapter 1, Strategic Thinkers of the Empire, http://prisonersofthecave.blogspot.com/2007/04/chapter-1.html
[16] Zahir Ebrahim, Introducing A Game As Old As Empire, Feb. 4, 2007, http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/03/introducing-game-as-old-as-empire.html
[17] David Irving, Nuremberg, The Last Battle, 1996, http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/Nuremberg/NUREMBERG.pdf
[18] Zahir Ebrahim, Nuremberg: The grotesquely dancing trumpeting elephant in the newlywed's bed!, April 10, 2008, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/04/nuremberg-elephant-in-bedroom.html
[19] Hannah Arendt, Eichman in Jerusalm: A Report on the Banality of Evil, 1963, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/arendthtml/arendthome.html
[20] Justice Robert H. Jackson, famous moralizing-sermonizing Closing Speech at Nuremberg, Day 187, 26 July 1946, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/imt/07-26-46.asp
Video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No06Lwk_TAg
[21] Mainly, the atrocious crimes committed by the Nazis/Axis-powers and not committed by the Allies were defined as War Crimes. Such as the HolocaustTM, and first aggression by invading Poland, Pearl Harbor, etc. In fact, the prosecuting powers defined the first-aggression to be a crime so heinous that Justice Robert H. Jackson called it “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole”. In consequence of such artful definitions of war crimes, attrocious crimes committed only by the Allies, like burning down civilian cities of Dresden, Tokyo with sustained apocalyptic fire bombings night after night (David Irving, Apocalypse 1945: The Destruction of Dresden, http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/ ), and dropping of the A-Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki upon largely civilian population centers, were not defined as war crimes, either at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, or at the Tokyo Trials.
In the case of similar crimes committed by both sides, the criminal cases against the Nazis/Axis-powers was argued to be weak, and ultimately not prosecuted. See for instance the well known case of Admiral Karl Dönitz in David Irving, pg. 156, Nuremberg, Ibid.
The most shocking aspect of victors' justice however, is the relatively lesser known case of the Nazi banker, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, the singular financial genius behind the Third Reich – Reich minister of economics until 1937, Reichsbank president until 1939 – with deep connections to Wall Street (Antony C. Sutton, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, http://www.reformed-theology.org/html/books/wall_street/ ), and to the Bank of England (David Irving, Nuremberg, Ibid.), and without whom the Nazi war machine simply could not have been financed, and therefore, no World War II waged. Hjalmar Schacht was actually set-free, just as he had boasted throughout the trial that he would be (David Irving, Nuremberg, Ibid. Also Zahir Ebrahim, “Monetary Reform: Who will bell the cat?”).
Sadly, as hypocritical, and as Edward Bernays' style shrewd public relations campaign that these war crimes trials were, even that level of victors' justice is not a deterrence for aggression today, nor available to the victims of World War IV. See Justice Robert H. Jackson's lofty closing statements at Nuremberg, ibid., for the clear criminality it established for today's war mongers, their vassals, state executers, philosophers, political scientists, shills, and other vulgar propagandists. Today, they all spin absurdities upon absurdities of 'war on terror' while committing the most egregious crimes against humanity with impunity! Who will stop them? Never mind stop, people aren't willing to even speak the truth, or even hear it when it's plainly spoken. The “banality of evil” has transcended Hannah Arendt's attribution of it exclusively to the 'Good Germans', to all the 'Good peoples' of the world! One is arguably more sickend by their pious apathy 'looking from the side', than by the hired mercenaries, paid assassins, and ideological circus clowns of empire who do their misanthropic wont mainly because good people let them.
[22] Zahir Ebrahim, About Me and My Little Jihad, April 2007, http://zahirebrahim.blogspot.com/2007/04/about-me-and-my-little-jihad.html
[23] Zahir Ebrahim, Tutorial on The Hegelian Dialectics of Deception, May 21, 2009, http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/05/anatomy-of-modern-lies-pakistanishills.html












Chapter 14

Letter to Matthew Bunn of Harvard on his risk assessment of Nuclear Terrorism from 'pirates' while ignoring the 'emperor'!



Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
April 02, 2008.



To Mr. Matthew Bunn,
Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Harvard University.

April 02, 2008.
Dear Mr. Matthew Bunn,
In reference to your “testimony to Committee On Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the United States Senate” urging:
“a global campaign to ensure that every nuclear weapon and every cache of potential nuclear bomb material worldwide is secured against the kinds of threats terrorists and criminals have demonstrated they can pose”,
which you began with these poignant words:
“It is an honor to be here today to talk about what I believe is among the most urgent threats to America’s security – the threat of nuclear terrorism. My message to you today is simple: the danger is real, but there are specific steps we can and must take that would greatly reduce the risk”,
I would like to humbly inquire if you included in the calculus of nuclear security and the nuclear threat to America, the also very real threat from a cabal within the United States Government hijacking its nukes and its foreign policy instruments to construct an 'ubermensch' global empire by seeding 'perpetual war' in the “Global Zone of Percolating Violence”?
What happens if such a rogue 'all-American' cabal were to construct a nuclear 'terrorist act' within the United States - one for which both Harvard and Stanford have been duly preparing for, as in this report: The Day After – Action in the first 24 hours after a Nuclear Blast in an American City, and which you too gravely allude to in your testimony - in order to create the pretext to nuclear decimate Iran?
Far fetched? A former national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, like your good self, also chose to share his geostrategic fears with Senate Foreign Relations Committee a year before you did [with the Committee on Homeland Security], and offered the following prescient warning that any such attack would immediately be blamed upon Iran:
'... a plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran, culminating in a "defensive" US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan ' (Zbigniew Brzezinski's testimony before the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 1, 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PKhD9EfO-4).
Your report The Risk Of Nuclear Terrorism – And Next Steps To Reduce The Danger does not seem to include such real threats from the rogue 'emperor' to “America's Security”, while it does seem to include all the immanent threats from the rogue 'pirates'! Even to mathematical probabilities and precision – basing specific steps to take to prevent such possibilities based on only probabilistic calculations! Whereas, the very real empirical evidence of the eyes and the mind based on the unfolding reality on the 'Grand Chessboard' is entirely omitted. It entirely appears to this scribe that the testimony was being provided at the 'unbirthday' party celebrations in some wonderland which the 'lesser' humanity outside the shores of the United States was apparently unfamiliar with. Not speaking of their ruling elite which are equally at home at such parties with the 'Mad Hatter'. Perhaps I misperceive. If so, please do feel free to point out the relevant passages in your 15 page long text which I did try to read carefully. I may still have missed it.
In case you have indeed genuinely missed these blatantly obvious threats to humanity, Project Humanbeingsfirst would like to draw your kind attention to its following three far humbler reports which rationally and unemotionally attempt to identify the 'highest-order-bits' of the problem-space, and recommends several more equitable solution-spaces to mitigate all nuclear threats from all sources. These span the gamut of seeking a public ratification of any Executive decision to go to any future American war by way of a public referendum, to 'full spectrum deterrence' by way of 'full spectrum alliances' among the 'have-nots' to counter the "full spectrum dominance" impulses of a handful of 'baboons' still clinging to the vestiges of the 'mighty club' from the Neanderthal era.
Clearly, not being privileged to witness the inner calculus of such threat assessments to America [from] within the beltways of empire, this is a mere outsider's and obviously rather plebeian attempt to mitigate threats to this great nation by mitigating its unbridled lust for 'American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives'. After all, it is usually the plebeians who become the immediate canon fodder to service such imperatives, as well as the victims of all terrorism including both the pirates' and the emperor's. Thus, one could reasonably expect, in a fair and rational world minus the ubiquitous disinformation and deceptions, that our plebeian concerns and our plebeian fears for the safety of our humble plebeian lives would also somehow be included in the calculus of nuclear security and America's security.
In order to rapidly situate the overarching plebeian context within the empire's worldview so that one harbors no misconceptions, and suffers from no delusions of the glaring underling grotesque reality of “full spectrum dominance” that is fueling the 'war on terror', and furthermore, so that one is courageous enough to 'call a spade a spade' when one sees “imperial mobilization”, you may perhaps wish to read the prefacing letter to 'Foreign Policy in Focus' first before proceeding with each of the listed documents. It will also save you considerable time and effort if you don't agree with the premise [of the] letter, in which case you can perhaps focus some of your considerable expertise in refuting it - for that will surely allay much of our plebeian fears that we are safe from this particular strain of the deadly mutating virus that genuinely threatens world security, including America's security.



With best wishes, and prayers, hopes, and aspirations for a safer world for all of our children, both American and the rest of the world's,
Zahir Ebrahim

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
P.S. This letter will also be posted at http://humanbeingsfirst.org












Chapter 15

Old wine in a new bottle – Happy-Happy Zardari: A monologue on Hope and Voluntary Servitude



Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
September 10, 2008
Revised September 18, 2008



Introduction
In response to a felicitous greeting received from my good old college professor in Pakistan, I wrote back:
Best wishes for you and your family too in this month of blessings [Ramadan] – the election of such a distinguished president must also be a source of tremendous joy all around – “happy-happy!” [0]
And then, almost as an after thought, I composed the following monologue in the postscript to further elaborate upon my cryptic use of “happy-happy”! I had borrowed that phrase from another close friend in Pakistan whom I had called right after Mr. Zardari's election, and upon asking him how he felt, he had sardonically replied: “happy-happy”! That phrase captures and hides a wellspring of emotion and resignation to fate for an average Pakistani, and after I had written the phrase down, I felt I had to intellectualize it in order to lend a bit greater comprehension to the human condition which trivially seems to cause silent acceptance, or acquiescence, to that hope filled state. In fact, I have always found the similarities between the Pakistani and the American public to be rather striking in the state of their voluntary servitude, despite their vast disparity in affluence, life-style, and “modernity”. So I expounded upon my humble take on my friend's “happy-happy” to my respected professor – and all as a postscript, for indeed, ironically, intellectualizing any human condition is but a mere postscript in its impact on ameliorating it. The history of mankind is evidence of this truism.
Is man even worse-off than even the lowly animal born free, in the best of circumstance? Wherefore the “Ashraf-ul-Makhluqat” [the best of creation – an attribution by the Qur'an to man]? I see scant evidence of this lofty Islamic theory in practice. As a scientist, theories are only as good as their ability to explain the empirical evidence – right?
Please see this book written by a 22 year old in 16th century France (1552 AD) named Etienne de La Boétie if you have the time: “The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude”. You can find its translation in English on the Mises Institute website [1]. It's only 81 pages long and can be read in one afternoon. Here is an extended excerpt from the introduction [not written by its author], and the one main concluding observation reached by the young author in his own words:
Begin Excerpt
The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude is lucidly and coherently structured around a single axiom, a single percipient insight into the nature not only of tyranny, but implicitly of the State apparatus itself. Many medieval writers had attacked tyranny, but La Boétie delves especially deeply into its nature, and into the nature of State rule itself. This fundamental insight was that every tyranny must necessarily be grounded upon general popular acceptance. In short, the bulk of the people themselves, for whatever reason, acquiesce in their own subjection. If this were not the case, no tyranny, indeed no governmental rule, could long endure. Hence, a government does not have to be popularly elected to enjoy general public support; for general public support is in the very nature of all governments that endure, including the most oppressive of tyrannies. The tyrant is but one person, and could scarcely command the obedience of another person, much less of an entire country, if most of the subjects did not grant their obedience by their own consent.
This, then, becomes for La Boétie the central problem of political theory: why in the world do people consent to their own enslavement? La Boétie cuts to the heart of what is, or rather should be, the central problem of political philosophy: the mystery of civil obedience. Why do people, in all times and places, obey the commands of the government, which always constitutes a small minority of the society? To La Boétie the spectacle of general consent to despotism is puzzling and appalling:
"I should like merely to understand how it happens that so many men, so many villages, so many cities, so many nations, sometimes suffer under a single tyrant who has no other power than the power they give him; who is able to harm them only to the extent to which they have the willingness to bear with him; who could do them absolutely no injury unless they preferred to put up with him rather than contradict him. Surely a striking situation! Yet it is so common that one must grieve the more and wonder the less at the spectacle of a million men serving in wretchedness, their necks under the yoke, not constrained by a greater multitude than they..."
And this mass submission must be out of consent rather than simply out of fear:
"Shall we call subjection to such a leader cowardice? ... If a hundred, if a thousand endure the caprice of a single man, should we not rather say that they lack not the courage but the desire to rise against him, and that such an attitude indicates indifference rather than cowardice? When not a hundred, not a thousand men, but a hundred provinces, a thousand cities, a million men, refuse to assail a single man from whom the kindest treatment received is the infliction of serfdom and slavery, what shall we call that? Is it cowardice? ... When a thousand, a million men, a thousand cities, fail to protect themselves against the domination of one man, this cannot be called cowardly, for cowardice does not sink to such a depth. . . . What monstrous vice, then, is this which does not even deserve to be called cowardice, a vice for which no term can be found vile enough . . . ?"
It is evident from the above passages that La Boétie is bitterly opposed to tyranny and to the public's consent to its own subjection. He makes clear also that this opposition is grounded on a theory of natural law and a natural right to liberty. In childhood, presumably because the rational faculties are not yet developed, we obey our parents; but when grown, we should follow our own reason, as free individuals. As La Boétie puts it: "If we led our lives according to the ways intended by nature and the lessons taught by her, we should be intuitively obedient to our parents; later we should adopt reason as our guide and become slaves to nobody." Reason is our guide to the facts and laws of nature and to humanity's proper path, and each of us has "in our souls some native seed of reason, which, if nourished by good counsel and training, flowers into virtue, but which, on the other hand, if unable to resist the vices surrounding it, is stifled and blighted." And reason, La Boétie adds, teaches us the justice of equal liberty for all. For reason shows us that nature has, among other things, granted us the common gift of voice and speech. Therefore, "there can be no further doubt that we are all naturally free," and hence it cannot be asserted that "nature has placed some of us in slavery." Even animals, he points out, display a natural instinct to be free. But then, what in the world "has so, denatured man that he, the only creature really born to be free, lacks the memory of his original condition and the desire to return to it?"
La Boétie's celebrated and creatively original call for civil disobedience, for mass non-violent resistance as a method for the overthrow of tyranny, stems directly from the above two premises: the fact that all rule rests on the consent of the subject masses, and the great value of natural liberty. For if tyranny really rests on mass consent, then the obvious means for its overthrow is simply by mass withdrawal of that consent. The weight of tyranny would quickly and suddenly collapse under such a non-violent revolution.
Thus, after concluding that all tyranny rests on popular consent, La Boétie eloquently concludes that "obviously there is no need of fighting to overcome this single tyrant, for he is automatically defeated if the country refuses consent to its own enslavement." Tyrants need not be expropriated by force; they need only be deprived of the public's continuing supply of funds and resources. The more one yields to tyrants, La Boétie points out, the stronger and mightier they become. But if the tyrants "are simply not obeyed," they become "undone and as nothing." La Boétie then exhorts the "poor, wretched, and stupid peoples" to cast off their chains by refusing to supply the tyrant any further with the instruments of their own oppression. The tyrant, indeed, has nothing more than the power that you confer upon him to destroy you. Where has he acquired enough eyes to spy upon you, if you do not provide them yourselves? How can he have so many arms to beat you with, if he does not borrow them from you? The feet that trample down your cities, where does he get them if they are not your own? How does he have any power over you except through you? How would he dare assail you if he had not cooperation from you?
La Boétie concludes his exhortation by assuring the masses that to overthrow the tyrant they need not act, nor shed their blood. They can do so "merely by willing to be free." In short,
“Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.”
--- End Excerpt
And to comprehend how La Boétie's insight has been cleverly employed to checkmate the common man in the West by the same tyrant and his exponents, who in these times, conveniently install the despot as the front-face of a secretive oligarchy, see “Weapons of Mass Deception – the Master Social Science” [2]. It is the profound lack of understanding of this latter discourse that today enables "Voluntary Servitude" in the affluent West. No amount of rehearsing Boétie's commonsensical platitudes, the profound Ten Commandments, or even the Biblical Golden Rule “Do unto others as you have others do unto you”, is going to empower Plato's “Prisoners of the Cave” [3]. For indeed, “none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Only astute political science can effectively counter devilish political science! See for instance “How to derail 'imperial mobilization' and preempt the crossing of the Nuclear Rubicon” [4].
But what about the “Voluntary Servitude” in the East and the Global South that is egregiously loaded with almost 3/4th of all the natural resources of the planet and is yet also home to 3/4th of the world's poverty stricken humanity? Surely the hungry man unable to feed his family knows the price of “cake” quite well? And yet, he continues to persist in enabling his own servitude? What prevents La Boétie's prescription today when the same principle exemplarily brought down the majesty of the British Empire in its own Jewel in the Crown less than four score years past?
The answer must remain the same as during La Boétie's time – the threshold of the masses' tolerance hasn't been crossed yet – the poor among mankind having been endowed with infinite patience and eternal hope! It is this “hope”, and man's misplaced optimism due to it, that primarily enables one's “Voluntary Servitude”. Therefore, despite the simple mechanism of overthrowing it – albeit only collectively – being quite naturally available to man as rationally demonstrated by Boétie, “hope” perniciously incapacitates him.
The omission of this empirical observation of eternal “hope” in man – also a key to his survival by averting despondency during misfortunes – in La Boétie's political discourse can perhaps be attributed to the author's youthful inexperience at the time when he composed his remarkably astute treatise, and for which, he may surely be forgiven! Perhaps this is why Boétie did not publish the discourse as he may have intuitively felt its incompleteness (although some others have offered more exoteric reasons for it such as concern for his own personal safety from the tyrants of the day).
As with the surfeit of anything, man's natural affinity towards “hope” becomes his enduring anchor into his own long-term “Voluntary Servitude”. It is a natural “opiate” that apparently only exists in humankind. It is far more universal in its sedative effect than any imagined by Karl Marx when he mistakenly blamed man's tolerance for his own exploitation, upon his obsession with “religion”! Far transcending the realm of social inculcation, but often exploited by it, “hope” appears to be innate in every individual human being!
Lest one might be mistaken that this opiate is only for the backward humanity of the Global South, the miserable poor in the religion and spirituality imbued East that is perennially “waiting for Allah” or “Karma”, the recent statistics for the United States, the exemplar of advanced civilization out to teach the rest of the world how to live, exposes that misconception [5]:
“A recent survey of this group by the Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University conducted this past June looked at the beliefs of adults ages 18 to 64 working 30 or more hours a week, not self-employed and who earned no more than $27,000 in 2007. The results show a fascinating dichotomy. Though there is widespread pain and discontent there is also a stubborn faith in the American dream despite little help from government.
Ninety percent of this group sees the current economy negatively, either not so good or poor, with 52 percent feeling financially insecure and 50 percent feeling less secure than a few years ago. The fractions saying they have difficulty affording basic things are severe, including: 88 percent that cannot save money for college or other education for their children, 82 percent paying for gasoline or other transportation costs, 81 percent saving money for retirement, 65 percent paying for health care and health insurance, 65 percent handling child care, close to 60 percent paying credit card bills, monthly utility bills and rent or mortgage costs, and 47 percent buying food. Three quarters say it has gotten harder to find good jobs and nearly that fraction for finding affordable health care, and 68 percent finding decent, affordable housing.
In the past year this group has had to take many actions to make ends meet, including 70 percent that cut electricity use and home heating; 62 percent that took an extra job or worked extra hours, 51 percent that postponed medical or dental care and 50 percent that took money out of savings or retirement funds.
All this sounds pretty bleak. But are these people mad and pessimistic? Not exactly.
An amazing 69 percent are hopeful about their personal financial situation, 59 percent believe they are more likely over the next few years to move up in terms of their social class, 59 percent believe that their children will have a standard of living much or somewhat better than theirs, and 56 percent think they will achieve the American dream in their lifetime.
[...] The unmistakable conclusion from all these data is that no rebellion against the power elites running the two-party plutocracy seems likely. If the bottom 40 percent of Americans in terms of income still believe in the American dream and change-spouting politicians like Obama, it is hard to believe that the more affluent middle 40 percent of the population are ready to support more radical change through political rebellion.
[...] Forget all that nonsense about the proletariat. Most Americans use their faith in God or religion or conventional politicians to cope, even in some of the most insecure economic times in American history. They remain overly confident in voting as the path to change. The ruling class has successfully used propaganda to dumb down and manipulate most of the public because delusion has become the opiate of the masses.”
And what appears to hasten or preempt man's natural threshold for bearing infinite pain due to his infantile lingering “hope” for better times, is always inspiring leadership! Leaders courageous enough to boldly assert “enough”, with a vision and a plan, before that inevitable turning-point can be naturally reached when only the uncontrolled mob with nothing more to lose takes over – as it did in the French Revolution which subsequently spawned the tyranny of Napoleon!
Which is also why, the devilish hectoring hegemons, well versed in political science based state-craft and Machiavelli, Orwell and Huxley, also purposefully cultivate and promote the corrupt and the co-opted feudals to serve as false leaders of any plebeian peoples. These leaders are carefully manufactured to only serve their own larger class interests as client-states of higher authorities – the puppetmasters. If a genuine leader emerges who can mobilize a nation towards un-servitude, who can inspire and energize, he is assassinated as an example to all others.
Pakistan remains exemplary in this – see Project Humanbeingsfirst's February 2008 prescient report “Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!” [6], and its November 2007 solutions recommendations “Open Letter to a Pakistani General” [7]. The election of Mr. Asif Ali Zardari as the new President of Pakistan confirms the setup by the Hectoring Hegemons for devilishly re-architecting Pakistan's borders – as predicted in the series of reports on Pakistan's Destabilization by Project Humanbeingsfirst – through increasing economic oppression [8] [9] [10] [11] and tyranny [12] upon the common man [13] already unable to make ends meet [14].
And then, the 'ubermensch' will come on their white horse wielding “shock and awe” to “save” the “the very petri dish of international terrorism” [15] from becoming the new “Terror Central” [16] and threatening the civilized world due to its instability and civil war! That ominous “saving” [17] is already in its advanced setup stages [18] even as I write this. Many front-faces have been lined up who will retain and maintain the core-lie to continually enable the 'ubermensch' quest for “full spectrum dominance” – that of 'war on terror' – and the present incarnation with Mr. Zardari is just another “happy-happy” ever-smiling face! [19] But a more insidious face than the Generals' before, in order to present the more acceptable illusion of freedom and democracy as that is what is being demanded by the constituency to be controlled. Well, let's give it to them under the praetorian tutelage of a re-incarnated seasoned Godfather who can be relied upon to obediently do the master's bidding on account of natural inclination [20] to usurp [21] and plunder [22], with plenty of skeletons in the closet to keep a strong check on the desired strategic direction when necessary! [23]
Observing the events of the day (September 10, 2008) [24] being rehearsed with all the pomp and majestic show – complete with horse-drawn buggy and kisses on the cheeks and all – before the applauding world with Mr. Zardari taking the highest oath of office in Pakistan, reminded me of the opening wedding scene from Mario Puzo's movie the Godfather, attended by the motley of morality-challenged, all dressed in their finest Sunday outfits. The only thing that appeared to be missing during the festivities in the non-movie version was the camera zooming into private meetings in beautifully shuttered oak and mahogany paneled darkened rooms behind closed doors on how the “territory” was to be divided up, who would get what loot, and who would be assigned to make which offer that couldn't be refused! Even the fictional Michael Coreleone could not go so “legit” as the real life enactment! Once made “legit” and cleansed into a “virgin”, is it slanderous to recall the past? None of the afore-stated staid recollections from newspaper reports even begin to scratch the real surface of the actual experiences of many Pakistanis under Asif Ali Zardari during the two short hereditary reigns of his beloved wife. His popular nom de guerre of “Mr. ten percent” among the general public hardly did him justice. And neither could Al Capone ever be charged for anything other than tax evasion! Even that opportunity no longer exists – so long as the godfather dutifully continues America's “war on terror”!
The earnest columnist Ardeshir Cowasjee of the Daily Dawn had repeatedly noted in his many weekly columns that the former President, General Musharraf, was the best among the worst of the lot, and while I never agreed with the famous octogenarian of Pakistan on the notion of choosing the lesser of two evils from a carefully constrained artificial choice forcibly inflicted upon the suffering populace, I do agree with that sentiment. But not because of anything Ardeshir Cowasjee ever observed.
But because, with President Zardari at the helm, and aided in his mission by the mindlessly silly and horrendously greedy Parliamentarians who turn on a penny, Goethe's notion of servitude – “none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free” – is being attempted in Pakistan under a godfather-civilian ruler as an alternative to the brute servitude under a military-general that was beginning to wear thin with the people! The latter however, in comparison, was surely a superior option to serve under, as there was at least no illusion of freedom! The cycle of false-leaders is quite revealing even as it continually fosters only the imperial agendas.
Let's snapshot from the setup that began this “imperial mobilization”: The democratically elected Nawaz Sharif being replaced by Musharraf in 1999 to acquire a “unity of command” over the client-state, and the pubic showing enormous relief at being rescued from their misery by a military dictator who seemed to wanna fix everything for them – for the people wanted someone strong to lead them after all the previous debacles under “democracy”; 9 years later Musharraf now being replaced by Zardari and the people once again showing even more relief because they wanted to be led by democracy once again after all the debacles under military dictatorship that has brought the country to the brink of bankruptcy and dismemberment! The new “democratic” leader now appears to be equally keen on fixing everything for the people, but marches quickly in lock-step to the same beat as his autocratic predecessors!
While the people are kept busy in these 'katputli tamashas' [puppet shows] expertly crafted for them by the Rand Corporation and the Pentagon in America, no element of “imperial mobilization” is ever left to chance. It is just as precision an operation in Pakistan as 911 was in New York! If a military strongman is needed to enable the 'war on terror' by nurturing “jihadis” with the attack on Afghanistan, the climate is created to install him. If destabilization is needed to enable dismemberment of a former frontline client-state which has outlived its usefulness on the 'Grand Chessboard' in its present configuration, faux democracy is crafted to bring the destabilization to its critical mass. The concept of years of planning and long consistent execution times, as is political science based state-craft, is entirely alien to the impetuous Pakistani mind. Brought up over the past sixty years to only expect uncertainty, loot and plunder, disappearances and oppression, a Pakistani has become mentally attuned to going to sleep at night not knowing who will be in-charge the next morning (or where one might wake up)!
Thus, the notion that a devilish multi-year precision planning, and such state-craft sophistication as the 'dialectics of deception' described by Project Humanbeingsfirst in many of its reports, is even possible, is entirely foreign to the relatively simple, feudalistic Pakistani genius. Therefore, 'katputli tamashas' and frequent change of Acts and actors is great for the masses – for many couldn't care less who is in power, tied as most have become to their daily bread and hope for miraculous deliverance!
The exuberance shown by the world's leaders in rushing to congratulate the new Mr. 100% Pakistani President into their fold – one who had candidly noted: 'The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), if it comes into power, must persuade the people that the fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war' [25] – and all of them together agreeing to maintain that enabling core-lie of “imperial mobilization” intact, amply demonstrates this.
This coddling of a person who was further reported brazenly proclaiming “Asif Ali Zardari told a British TV that political agreements were not words of Qura’an which could not be changed with the changing political scenario. According to the TV, he was asked about his shifting positions and not fulfilling his promises to which he said there was nothing final in politics and positions could change with the changing situations.” [26], makes President Zardari actually the best qualified among the lot for the job of presiding over the dismembering of Pakistan! One who need not, by one's own admission, honor any agreements one may sign, or the deals one may make, with one's own countrymen in order to gain their trust! Wow! What an egregiously blatant mocking of a peoples quite accustomed to “Voluntary Servitude”. Notice that there are no riots in the streets in Pakistan, no protests, and while the nation's ruling elite is politically and visibly united in celebrating the victory of democracy over dictatorship, the poor man is kept busy trying to barely survive!
Finally, one can rightfully claim, that there is little difference between the peoples of America, and the peoples of Pakistan – united they do stand in “hope” and inaction for a better tomorrow, as the rich plunderers laugh their way to the bank!
Indeed, I hate to suggest once again that all this was plainly manifest when Musharraf had issued his own proclamations paving the way for PPP and Bhutto to come to power with the NRO and the sacking of the judges by crafting his unilateral Executive Orders, which like in America, once made into law, become effectively irreversible. I had plainly written on December 21, 2007 in Project Humanbeingsfirst's warning to the Pakistani peoples “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'!” [27] (while most of the Pakistani and Western press appeared not to have ever been students of political science, history, or even forensic science – the only reason most among them are likely called journalists, the press, the newsmedia, is surely only because they carry suitably designed business cards or are rich enough to own the media – there are a few exceptions of course, as shown by this oped in the Nation of February 22, 2008 [28]; and I have no idea why the rest of the respected columnists like Ardeshir Cowasjee remained silent, despite my urgent and repeated pleas to them to at least comment on the warning in their own soap-boxes in order to draw attention to it, as no English newspaper in Pakistan was willing to publish it or any of the letters to editor [29] that I sent them before I gave up on further wasting my time; I had also, in my earnestness, foolishly apprised two newly retired 3-star Pakistani Generals in Islamabad of these matters over a long private lunch conversation, with obviously little impact and much wasted effort):
“#2. The present 'elections' in Pakistan are a manifest fraud under the orchestration of the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves, and must be abandoned in the greater national interest of the peoples of Pakistan themselves.
This mantra of elections is replete with red herrings craftily synthesized to maintain Pakistan as a servile client-state in order to carry on with the same bold 'imperial designs' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is merely the rebottling of the same old wine in a different bottle. It will surely be legitimately conducted, with no apparent riggings, and duly approved by all the impartial international observers to give the artful elections an official international legitimacy.
It is quite immaterial who wins in these elections. The laws and the judiciary of the nation have already been reconstituted under the umbrella of 'emergency' to enable the nation to carry on unfettered in its primary objective of fighting the 'War on Terror' as an obedient patsy client-state – and hence to carry on in its own devilishly crafted suicide!
These elections will conveniently 'elect' a legislature whose leaders have also been deftly primed by the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves! And the highest executive office in the land is already retained in the hands of the same old 'wine' drinker.
Thus all the 'ducks' are still lined up perfectly in a row, just as they were on the very eve of 911.
#3. The people of Pakistan must fully reconcile with the Military of Pakistan immediately - the reconciliation being of the type that was witnessed by the surprised world between the oppressors and the oppressed in South Africa.
Not the type that is being pushed through the NRO to legitimize looters, plunderers, and rapists of the nation in order to staff the legislature with the made by 'CFR in the USA' and made by 'RIIA in the UK' Pakistani politicians with at best criminal credentials, and at worst, treasonous ones!
The military of Pakistan, as an institution, is indeed also the only hope of Pakistan as we must survive on the 'Grand Chessboard' and only they hold the cards. What is about to befall the nation can also only be averted by them. The civilians and the Military must unite – immediately – for overarching national considerations that far transcend individual grievances, ego trips, and past transgressions.
Thus the civilians must abandon all meaningless and mindless protests which are in any case devoid of any fundamental comprehension of the reality du jour on the 'Grand Chessboard' – none of them seek fundamental changes to our fate, nor do they appear to fathom what such changes are even supposed to be - and are merely only chasing red herrings that have been deftly crafted as perhaps per the Machiavellian 'technique of infamy'. ...
These protests are needlessly continually giving the Western public the impression of 'instability' which only adds to the credibility of the various pretextual mantras to come 'deliver' us from ourselves! There is much more at stake than to usher in a thin veneer of faux 'democracy' which is all that these protests are unwittingly accomplishing as can be empirically witnessed by anyone with half a brain.
#4 Instead of the faux 'democracy', the Pakistani Military rulers on their part must now rise to the challenge of genuine patriotism and as genuine guardians of the nation and help carve a genuine Democracy, with the capital D and without the quotes, as briefly outlined in “Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses – Open Letter to a Pakistani General”, and as explored in “Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central' ”.
Briefly, that entails crafting a genuine Constitution under a bilateral 'social contract' between the people and the state, that is subsequently ratified by the people of Pakistan through a direct referendum vote. This can be accomplished within a few short months if there is the national and military will that understands the urgency of the matter and executes on it by gathering the right peoples to craft it!”
Item 2 above, in bold, appears amazingly prescient – right? The new “wine drinker” makes little impact on the journey however. And we observe that Musharraf withdrew [30] without rectifying any of his own power-shenanigans in favor of the new “wine drinker” whom he had himself enabled and pardoned with the NRO that has lent new meaning to the adage 'steal only in millions and billions, for generous pardon in the name of national security, national interest, or national reconciliation is the only outcome for monumental crimes when all loot'.
The new “wine drinker” in turn was, and is, being guided by the same hectoring hegemons [31] [32] [33] [34] who crafted and led the American foreign policy in the decimation of Afghanistan and Iraq, as expected – and so brazenly at times that there is no need to even hide that fact from the public – when Musharraf very well could have implemented all of the afore-stated recommendations for the genuine protection of Pakistan, as he enjoyed absolute power and the public would have welcomed his moves against the hectoring hegemons with open arms! Therefore, the lame surprise as demonstrated in this news report, aptly titled “Benazir's promise remains unfulfilled” [35], is at best – well what can one say that hasn't already been said about the press! Pakistani media is now but a distant reflection of the American media eagerly galloping down the same path. See Chapters 4, 6, and 7 of my book “Prisoners of the Cave” for a better understanding of what one is likely to see more and more of in Pakistan! [36]
If all this prescience is such advanced rocket science, how is it that an ordinary plebeian, with only a computer and an internet connection, can figure it all out, including the solution space, and none of the profound intelligentsia and the press in Pakistan can? The answer must be that we are a well deserving nation ready to be replaced by a better peoples – as per the promise of the Qur'an! But wait – I am not ready to be replaced, nor am I willing to accept that verdict, and neither are the 200 million Pakistanis suffering under the yoke of the handful of co-opted praetorian ruling elite of Pakistan! “Voluntary Servitude” may indeed be our failing due to excessive misplaced hope, but is that as criminally culpable as the tyrants who criminally rule over us by exploiting that failing? Being a victim is not a crime, even if being a foolish one repeatedly is reprehensible!
Under such a torpid existence of the patiently servile populace forever controlled by different flavored praetorian tyrants serving only the larger geopolitical interests under Machiavellianly crafted, political-science based, Western state-craft, it is only the perverse insanity of "Balance of Terror" [37] that can “free” the common man without him expending his own efforts to break his “hope” driven “voluntary servitude”! For at least, under the “balance of terror” doctrine, he becomes as “free” to survive as the poor beetle enslaved between two hungry scorpions. The astute beetle can construct some space to still breathe and live in that precariously balanced time-space continuum! In a world where one's very existence is anathema to the 'ubermensch' hectoring hegemons, and one's extinction is their planned endgame for population control and elimination of a vast majority of “useless eaters” from the planet, physical survival by hook or by crook must first rationally precede any freedom from servitude. The latter struggle in these times appears to be next to impossible task, with expert and sophisticated global masters deftly managing “hope” driven populations into a permanent state of “Voluntary Servitude” – by trickling some minimal level of sustenance down their throats to not cause all loss of “hope” and the concomitant violent riots when it's not needed – while cleverly inhibiting the rise of any popular leadership (or dissemination of knowledge of what's in store for them) that can genuinely lead them to the contrary!
Therefore, “balance of terror” forms an imperative doctrine of urgent survival conveniently not examined in political science discourses, never mind the global press, but is the only realizable and efficacious solution-space taught by nature itself for the times when 'ubermensch' hectoring hegemons rule the roost. See Project Humanbeingsfirst's August and September 2008 reports “Georgia-Russia: It's a Classic Brzezinski Project!” [38] and “Hegemony is as old as mankind” [39] respectively, for how aggressive (i.e., non-passive) posturing between titans can temporarily reprieve an almost sure to be decimated nation on the 'Grand Chessboard! And if played astutely – as Russia appears to be doing by announcing the stationing of its largest nuclear armed warship in the Caribbean waters [40] and its anti-submarine aircraft at the Venezuelan airport [41] – permanently reprieve it, and all others as well.
An effective counter to the IMF/WB/NATO and the dollar-hegemony, by SCO for instance, under an uncompromising leadership from Russia, China, India, Iran, Venezuela, et. al., while simultaneously enabling the United States to actually bring her coveted SPP into fruition through her own crafty shenanigans, can give reprieve to all servile client-states of the Global South without a masses' destructive uncontrolled revolution when the “hope” threshold is finally breached. The SPP prematurely being forced to create the North American Union, by other nations outside the Pax Americana forcing a dollar crisis upon it before it is ready, can be the best reprieve for the world. Provided of course, the rest of the planet is empowered to astutely dump the dollar before the dollar dumps them! The guns at China's and Middle East nations' throats remain there mainly to prevent that very act of defiance. America's creditors are targeted to remain patiently holding onto their dollar reserves until the opportune time for the United States, as the new North American Union, to adopt the new yet to be introduced Amerio. Thus in one fell swoop, the richest nation on Earth intends to not only write off all its debts, backed with big guns, but also (selectively) crash all the Asian creditor nations' economies. Much use is Confederate currency today, except in a museum.
This is the un-stated purpose behind Iranian President Ahmadinejad's bold suggestion in the last SCO meeting on August 28, 2008 “Iran's suggestion is to use the currencies of the SCO states in transactions between members of the organization, ... Such a measure will help maintain and strengthen the value of the foreign exchange reserves of member states. The organization can also devise a long term plan to study the feasibility of using a single currency in the future”, in order to preempt these nations' growing supply of future toilet-paper! [42]
This gambit of prematurely forcing the Hectoring Hegemons' already pre-planned “revolutionary time” to make possible what would otherwise be “inconceivable in normal times” – in other words, turning the tables on the Hectoring Hegemons with their own devilish weapon – is now perhaps the only realistic way to motivate the “Prisoners of the Cave” out of their “Voluntary Servitude” to standup for the sanctity of their own nation.
The same patriotic fervor which indoctrinates the public into “United We Stand”, can also create active resistance among the same peoples who love their country so blindly that they are willing to acquiesce to the merciless killing of other 'lesser' humanity in the absurdity of preemptive 'self-defense'! No patriotic public in the entire pluralistic multicultural America, no matter how indoctrinated, will voluntarily accept a North American Union, a loss of their beloved America that was hitherto fully defined by the Monroe Doctrine of four well defined borders. And forcing this union upon the peoples through martial law remaining the only choice available to the hectoring hegemons, will finally align the American public's patriotism with the rest of the world's interests! In that reprieve scenario – a ransom from extinction through full spectrum alliances by the rest of the world – new leaders among the hope-driven populace all across the world might yet be born under these “revolutionary times”, who can eventually lead their servile populations into aborting their “Voluntary Servitude”! While one might perhaps call this logic perversely “hope” based, the history of the world, as is the history of the American Revolution (see Patrick Henry's speech below), is also testament to courageous leaders often arising among a fed-up public mainly at crises times when there is no “hope” left.
In a calculated play of astute political science against the devilish one, the same manipulative tools can serve both masters on the 'Grand Chessboard', not just the hectoring hegemons! Unfortunately, its efficacy lies solely with state-actors, institutions, and apparatus. Therefore, ordinary masses under astute political leadership can actually directly play in that space by efficaciously engaging the state in order to throw-off the yolk of their “Voluntary Servitude” as explained by Project Humanbeingsfirst in its numerous [43] reports [44].
“Hope” – the eternal friend and the perennial enemy of man! Hope is what empirically subverts us from becoming the so called “Ashraf-ul-Makhluqat”, and lulls us into inaction even as it enables us to survive the darkest of times without despondency! Like a snake's venom, both a poison and an antidote, “hope” is what co-opts us to become less than animals by falsely leading us into losing our basic instincts to be free from servitude under some fuzzy higher cerebral function of optimism that we seem to have acquired from who knows where over the eons of supposed evolution of our species! There are however no vestiges of such an abstraction in the Darwinian worldview of how man might have descended from the lower beings. No other living creature possesses it, in any amount. It is characteristically a human trait! Where does “hope” spring from? Did god implant it in us? Or did the devil? When is it god's work, when is it the devil's, and how is it an evolutionary gift that leaves no trace in other species, but is present in all of humankind on all continents? Is there a “hope” gene?
Regardless, it is quite evident that it is mainly the deprivation of “hope” that enables one to abandon “Voluntary Servitude”. Be it towards the despondency of the weak, and hence they perish. Or be it towards the assertion of fight-back by the strong – who have had it up to their neck and are not willing to take it anymore as they are going to perish anyway, who are left with no hope of being rescued by anyone else and have nothing further to lose by standing up – by their minimally copying the instinctive behavior [45] of the free animals! The courageous history of mankind is evidence that it is only when there is no hope of rescue, or of the suffocating conditions ameliorating, that “Voluntary Servitude” ends!
This was indeed the premise behind the famous speech given by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 [46] when he hath proclaimed: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” A fuller quote would be more instructive:
“There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free--if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger?
Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength but irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.
There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extentuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!
Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Only a year later, the intimate realization that “There is no longer any room for hope”, led to a Declaration which today, surely still resonates, albeit mutely, in the hearts of some, and sends a winter's chill down the spine of every despot and demagogue:
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Wherefore such a people? Only whence bereft of hope, and only when courageously led! Or at least, that is what the empirical history of mankind suggests.

Epilogue

Elevating oneself to man's ultimate destiny of “Ashraf-ul-Makhluqat”, i.e., the highest spiritual state of “Irfan”, which Islam axiomatically teaches is the ultimate “khud-muktar” man of God's creation, wherein – as artistically put by that famous 'Poet of the East' – the Creator too favors the “best of creation” by asking the “khud-muktar” man what might he desire as his destiny before apportioning the same to him, is a far cry! Muslims apparently are forever dreaming of “Irfan” – at least the ones in our beloved 'Land of the Pure', with every Pakistani serf awaiting a savior, every oppressed “waiting for Allah”, all patiently bearing their burden resigned to their destiny of toil and hunger, but still full of hope for some miraculous rescue, and seeking comfort in the vision of a rewarding after-life for their stoic forbearance in this ill-fated one – while we, the egotistical us, cannot even live up to the level of exercising the innate desire to be free as shown by the animals! Forget about other useful self-defense [47] taught us by the supposed lower order beings! Whence “Ashraf-ul-Makhluqat”?
Surely it must have been a metaphor for some other man yet to be born! A man who will finally understand the gift of “hope” – to protect one from despondency – and yet not be unduly saddled by it into “Voluntary Servitude”, as beautifully and succinctly spelled out for him in the last two of the four short verses of Surah Asr in the Qura’an! While the Western Hegemons [48] cleverly hijack the concept of jihad to create “militant Islam”, “radical Islam”, and “Islamism”, and mindless “native informants” par excellence continually bleat it for multiplied effect in asinine writings such as “Between Imperialism and Islamism” [49] that keep the core-lie of “Islamism” intact in dutiful service to their higher masters (or perhaps only serving them in pathetic ignorance as patsies), its real meaning becomes imprisoned in La Boétie's “Voluntary Servitude” until hopelessness, with little possibility of parole [50] during our lifetime!
Yes, “happy-happy” indeed on the long road of voluntary serfdom into oblivion.






Footnotes

[0] The News, September 10, 2008, 'The president, his massive support, the big disappointment' http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=17140
Image from The News, September 10, 2008, The president, his massive support, the big disappointment
'ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari began his tenure as a popular head of state in an ideal setting, with all his political friends and foes strongly supporting him and the entire bureaucratic and military establishment ready to give him a chance.

For him it was a great day, the best day of his life, but somehow the new president did not let the people of Pakistan celebrate the day with him, as he chose not to make any major announcement, did not address any of the burning issues which have divided the society and offered them no hope on his debut, though he may try to do so later. ...

[T]he country and the nation are waiting for President Zardari, PM Gilani, Speaker Mirza, their chief ministers in Sindh, Balochistan and NWFP, to come up with something which the people can celebrate. They say Zardari has got his Big Day, when will the people, in whose name he rules, get their break.'
[5] Joel S. Hirschhorn, 'Working Poor Unready to Revolt' http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2008/08/09/p27615
[8] Daily Times, September 08, 2008, 'Pakistan could be next big IMF customer' http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\09\08\story_8-9-2008_pg1_6
[10] The Nation, August 28, 2008, ‘Industry suffering due to power shortage’ in Lahore http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Business/28-Aug-2008/Industry-suffering-due-to-power-shortage
[11] Business Recorder, August 29, 2008, 'Business activities come to a halt: power outages in various parts of Faisalabad' http://www.brecorder.com/index.php?id=801230
[12] Daily Times, September 08, 2008, 'Military unlikely to pressure new president' http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\09\08\story_8-9-2008_pg1_7
[13] The News, September 01, 2008, 'An endless struggle for survival' http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=133206
[14] The News, September 01, 2008, 'People going to bed hungry due to record price hike' http://thenews.jang.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=133205
[18] AP, September 11, 2008, 'Officials: Bush OK'd US raids in Pakistan' By PAMELA HESS and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writers, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080911/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_pakistan ; and 'Bush secretly approved free hand to US troops in Pakistan' http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=468185&sid=WOR
[19] The News, September 10, 2008, 'The president, his massive support, the big disappointment' https://web.archive.org/web/20080912213539/http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=17140
[20] John F. Burns, NYT January 9, 1998, 'HOUSE OF GRAFT: Tracing the Bhutto Millions -- A special report.; Bhutto Clan Leaves Trail of Corruption' http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0CE5D91F30F93AA35752C0A96E958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print
[21] Anjali Mody, Indian Express April 14, 1998, 'Graft charges against Benazir lead to UK' http://www.indianexpress.com/res/web/pIe/ie/daily/19980414/10450284.html
[23] Zee News, November 01, 2007, 'Pak ready to give Swiss courts proof in Bhutto's graft case' http://www.zeenews.com/print_articles.asp?rep=2&aid=404772&sid=SAS
[24] The News, September 10, 2008, 'Pakistan enters Zardari era' http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=17139
"A horse-drawn black chariot, decorated with the national flag, then carried the new president a short distance before he disembarked to inspect the troops. Zardari kissed his son Bilawal - the chairman of the PPP - and bowed at the feet of his father, Hakim Ali Zardari, before being embraced by his daughters, Bakhtawar and Asifa. ...

The president was given a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the three services at the main gate of the Presidency when he arrived for the ceremony in the traditionally decorated buggy. Present at the gate was his father Hakim Ali Zardari, son Bilawal, daughters Bakhtawar, Asifa, sister-in-law Sanam Bhutto and personal staff received him.

Like a deferential son he touched the feet of his father Hakim Ali Zardari, an elderly politician of Sindh who kissed Asif Zardari on both the cheeks and then shook hands with him. Asif Zardari’s son Bilawal was clad in dark blue shalwar and long kurta while both his sisters were wearing shalwar kameez. President Zardari kissed his son and daughters affectionately. Pakistan High Commissioner in the United Kingdom Wajid Shamsul Hasan was also present at the main gate of the Presidency. Asif Zardari inspected the guard of honour gracefully with confidence visible on his face."
[25] Daily Times, February 17, 2008, 'Taliban fight is our war: Zardari' http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\02\17\story_17-2-2008_pg7_7
[26] The News, August 24, 2008, 'Agreements not words of Qura’an' http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=16803
'Accords not holy Quran or Hadith, says Zardari' http://www.thedailystar.net/news-detail-51713
'Agreements with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) "are not holy like the holy Quran and the Hadith" and can be modified if circumstances change, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said in an interview with BBC Urdu on Saturday.

"Political parties do not make promises, they only arrive at understandings," Zardari said, adding that political understandings are "sometimes 50 percent successful, and sometimes more than that, but are still considered successful."

To a question on the future of the ruling alliance, Zardari said Nawaz had stayed away from democratic forces for a long time and that "we will try our best to take him along." '
[31] Dawn, August 27, 2008, 'US envoy to UN questioned over contacts with Asif' http://www.dawn.com/2008/08/27/top8.htm
Also: The News, Jul 13, 2014, 'Zardari had assured US, UK, Kayani of Musharraf’s immunity' https://www.thenews.com.pk/archive/print/639128-zardari-had-assured-us,-uk,-kayani-of-musharrafs-immunity
'ISLAMABAD: Former army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had played the most important role in brokering an immunity deal for former president General Pervez Musharraf in 2008, according to which Asif Zardari gave a firm commitment to the US, UK and Gen Kayani that indemnity for Musharraf would be forthcoming if he stepped down.

According to at least two leaked American diplomatic cables which had made their way to the international media on December 7, 2010, a series of political and strategic blunders by Musharraf had given cause and justification to both Asif Zardari and the then army chief General Kayani to work separately for his honourable exit.

In two separate cables written by then US ambassador to Islamabad Anne W. Patterson, details were given about how General Kayani (who had just been elevated as the army chief after Musharraf took off his uniform to retain the presidency), and Asif Ali Zardari, the leader of the majority party in the new National Assembly (after the 2008 polls), had systematically started to distance themselves from Musharraf.

In a ‘brief’ and ‘talking points’ prepared for Admiral Mike Mullen during his early 2008 visit to Pakistan, Ambassador Patterson states:

“As expected, Gen Ashfaq Kayani is taking slow but deliberate steps to distance the army from now civilian President Pervez Musharraf.” In a separate cable about a meeting of US Representatives Adam Schiff and Allyson Schwartz with Asif Zardari in May 2008, the American ambassador had given details of how the PPP co-chairman (who later became president following Musharraf’s exit) advocated an ‘honourable exit’ for Musharraf.

According to the cable, “Zardari blamed Musharraf for not taking enough responsibility for the war on terrorism in Pakistan”, which resulted in a marked increase in anti-US sentiments in the country.

“Anti-US feeling will go away when the old faces go away,” the leaked cable noted, adding that the American government should no longer rely on just Musharraf in fighting terrorism. In her own assessment of Musharraf’s public standing, Ambassador Patterson wrote in the cable that a year ago, his popularity was high. But “beginning with his decision to fire the Chief Justice (Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry) in March 2007, Musharraf has made repeated blunders culminating in a state of emergency and temporary suspension of the Constitution”. A detailed reading of some of these cables suggest that by this time all three major players, Asif Zardari, General Kayani and the American ambassador, had made up their minds that time was up for the former military ruler who had already been accused of involvement in the tragic assassination of Ms Benazir Bhutto.

According to one of the leaked cables, the US ambassador wrote on August 23, 2008, during her meetings with Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and General Kayani, immunity for General Pervez Musharraf was discussed besides some other issues. The US Ambassador met with Pakistan People’s Party leader Asif Zardari on August 23, 2008 with then prime minister Gilani on August 21 and with then army chief General Kayani on August 20, 2008.

“In separate meetings with Asif Zardari, PM Gilani and chief of army staff Kayani, the ambassador pressed for quick action on immunity for former Musharraf. Zardari and Gilani said flatly they were committed to providing immunity, but not until after the presidential election (now scheduled for September 6, 2008). Pushing immunity now, they believed, could jeopardize Asif Zardari’s candidacy. General Kayani expressed concern that if immunity becomes tied up with the ongoing debate over the judges’ future, it may never happen. Zardari plans to continue to slow roll action on the judges’ restoration but remains confident that Nawaz Sharif will not walk out of the coalition.

“Nawaz’s deadlines for action on the judges continue to pass unfulfilled; the next one is scheduled for August 27, 2008. The August 20 decision by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to back Zardari for president has strengthened Zardari’s hand against Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz is left with the option of walking out of the coalition, but having little prospect of forcing a new general election in the short term.

“Asif Zardari is walking tall these days, hopefully not too tall to forget his promise to General Kayani and to us on an immunity deal.”

According to the leaked diplomatic cables, “Asif Zardari told the US Ambassador that he was committed to indemnity for Pervez Musharraf.

The ambassador stressed that only the promise of indemnity had persuaded Musharraf to step down as president. We believed, as we had often said, that Musharraf should have a dignified retirement and not be hounded out of the country. Zardari (subsequently) cited a British anecdote about the Spanish empire and said: “Tell the most powerful man in the world that there is no way that I would go back on what I have said.” Zardari noted that he already had firmly committed to the US, the UK and chief of army staff Kayani that indemnity for Musharraf would be forthcoming.

As the ambassador urged him to do it quickly, Zardari said flatly that to do it before he was elected president would lose him votes, but he would pass both the legislation and a presidential pardon as soon as he was elected. Zardari then revealed that Musharraf had approached chief justice (Abdul Hameed) Dogar about issuing a restraining order against the impeachment motion, but Justice Dogar had refused. Zardari also alleged that Musharraf had planned to replace General Kayani as COAS if Dogar had blocked the impeachment. Zardari said he was trying to keep Nawaz in the coalition and was candid that he planned to tie up the judges’ issue for a long time. He added that parliament would debate the restoration of the judges; chief justice Dogar would then submit some rulings on the restoration of the judges; all this could take months. In the meantime, he was trying to persuade former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to become Governor of Balochistan.

Going by the same leaked cable which was written by the US ambassador, Zardari said he did not think Nawaz would leave the coalition, but he admitted the Pakistan Muslim League had become increasingly testy. He said that he had already agreed with Nawaz Sharif to curtail the powers of the president and then allow Nawaz to be eligible for a third term as prime minister; both measures would require constitutional amendments. Zardari said he also had leverage over Shahbaz Sharif, who through paperwork snafus, had been technically elected illegally for a third term as the chief minister.

This, too, would have to be resolved in parliament, Zardari said. “So I can give them something they want,” noted Asif Zardari, “that’s what politics is all about.”

According to the leaked cable, after an August 20 (2008) meeting with the visiting S/CT Coordinator Dell Dailey, General Kayani asked the ambassador to stay behind and discuss his concerns that Asif Zardari was delaying General Musharraf’s immunity bill. Kayani had heard the large meeting of coalition partners (chaired on August 19, 2008 by the newly returned Bilawal Bhutto) had discussed the judges primarily. Then they decided to take a 72-hour break to consult the party members.

General Kayani said he took Asif Zardari’s commitments to now ex-president Pervez Musharraf as the most important argument in persuading him to resign. Asif Zardari made very specific commitments to Kayani. Now, for Asif Zardari to delay makes him (Kayani) look bad within his own institution “and I have to take the Army along with me.” Kayani also noted that the delay does nothing for Zardari’s reputation for trustworthiness. If this issue gets conflated with the judges and with Zardari’s own desires to be president, it will become too complicated to pass, Kayani said.

The US ambassador met with Prime Minister Gilani and Interior Minister Rehman Malik for 30 minutes on August 21, 2008. Gilani said the PPP was going to provide immunity to Musharraf, but the timing was important.

They were afraid that putting forward immunity legislation would lose them votes for Asif Zardari‘s presidential campaign. The ambassador pressed on this issue, saying that Musharraf would never have agreed to resign without the promise of immunity. He assured the ambassador that he and the party did not want vengeance. Regarding immunity, Gilani said “many will say that we have done a deal with America, but I still understand that we have to do it.”

Six years later, Gilani revealed on Friday that an understanding had been reached with the establishment that Musharraf would be given an honourable exit if he resigned, instead of going through impeachment proceedings.'
[32] Dawn, August 27, 2008, 'US defends Khalilzad' http://www.dawn.com/2008/08/27/top14.htm
[33] Dawn, September 04, 2008, 'Khalilzad denies providing political advice to Zardari' http://www.dawn.com/2008/09/04/top22.htm
[35] The News, September 10, 2008, 'Benazir's promise remains unfulfilled' http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=17163
'ISLAMABAD: The public commitment made by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was not honoured on Tuesday when Asif Ali Zardari took oath of his office from Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, instead of Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry whom the martyred PPP leader had termed the "real chief justice of Pakistan".

After the imposition of emergency on November 3 by Pervez Musharraf, Benazir Bhutto had categorically rejected the elevation of Justice Dogar to the post of chief justice. She had declared in front of the official residence of Iftikar Chaudhry that he was the real CJ and if she returned to power she would hoist the national flag at his residence.

For many who saw a smiling Zardari taking oath from CJ Hameed Dogar, this was a breach of public promise made by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.There were unconfirmed reports that prior to swearing-in ceremony Zardari might ask the prime minister to restore the deposed chief justice.

The message given by Asif Zardari was quite clear - that the people and the media should now forget the defiant chief justice who had actually triggered the movement against Musharraf which enabled the exiled leaders like Nawaz Sharif, Benazir Bhutto, Shahbaz Sharif and even Asif Zardari to come back to Pakistan.

In exile, Benazir Bhutto was opposed to the judicial activism as she thought it might impede her return to Pakistan through NRO, particularly when Iftikhar Chaudhry had objected to such a law. That was why Benazir Bhutto had criticised Iftikar Chaudhry in her press conference, which she addressed a day before she landed in Pakistan on October 18 last year.

But once she returned to Pakistan she swiftly changed her position as she came to know the ground realities. The same Benazir Bhutto who had blasted Iftikar Chaudhry in her press conference in Dubai was seen leading a big political rally of her supporters to the house of the deposed chief justice. In her defiant and emotional speech, Ms Bhutto had told her workers that Iftikar Chaudhry was the real chief justice and that one day she would hoist the national flag on his residence. It is hoped that those who claim her legacy would fulfill her promise.'
'Mr. Zardari, 53, took the oath of office from Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, a controversial start to his rule because Mr. Dogar was appointed under an emergency decree by the former president, Pervez Musharraf, and has remained in place with Mr. Zardari's support.

The role of Mr. Dogar at the ceremony appeared to definitively signal that the former chief justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who was fired twice by Mr. Musharraf, would not be invited back to his old job. Mr. Zardari has refused to reappoint Mr. Chaudhry despite pressure from his former coalition partner, Nawaz Sharif, who left the government over the issue.'
[36] http://prisonersofthecave.org http://prisonersofthecave.blogspot.com/
[40] Defense Tech, September 10, 2008, 'Russian Force to the Caribbean' http://www.defensetech.org/archives/004410.html
[41] Daily Times, September 09, 2008, 'Russia to base anti-submarine aircraft in Venezuela' http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\09\09\story_9-9-2008_pg4_2
[42] Press TV, August 28, 2008, 'Iran proposes using SCO currencies' http://www.presstv.com/Detail.aspx?id=67804&sectionid=351020101
[46] Patrick Henry, 'Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death' http://www.law.ou.edu/ushistory/henry.shtml
[47] Video 'Battle at Kruger', please watch this 8-minute inspiring video that puts “Ashraf-ul-Makhluqat” to shame, which, as of this date, has been watched at least 36,687,965 times, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM
[49] Pervez Hoodbhoy, Himal Southasian, October-November 2007 Issue, 'Between imperialism and Islamism' http://www.himalmag.com, also at: http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/14364












Chapter 16

Harvesting Perspective Pollution

Democracy Revolutions and Useful Idiots on the Grand Chessboard




Zahir Ebrahim
August 31, 2014.



I have observed that in contrast to the small percentage of “haves” and elites who purchase the continuity of their self-interest with a surfeit of silence and rationalization, a great many useful idiots, fatal victims of perspective-pollution (see definition in “The Art and Science of Co-option”), most often from among the “have-nots”, but also students and young idealists of every socio-economic class, also exist who are motivated to the extreme for their great cause and are easily led by the demagogue and the Machiavelli to that very end. We once again brazenly observe this trend today in all the televised “Democracy Revolutions” that the world has witnessed over the past quarter century since the fall of the Berlin Wall, including the one occurring in Pakistan even as I write this, in August 2014. The ugly fact of the matter that these “Democracy Revolutions” are run by Western assets, stooges and mercenaries, following the script, monies, training and logistics all laid out for them by the same predators as part of their guns and butter package for the on-going rape, pillage, and subjugation of nations on the Grand Chessboard, is un apparent to these “revolutionaries”. Only the methods employed by the master chess players vary depending on their whim, fancy, and objectives:
  • (1) neoconservatism, meaning, using guns and F16s to “liberate” the oppressed people from hard dictatorships that they had originally foisted upon the people themselves, with the replacement “neoliberal democracy”;
  • (2) neoliberalism, the self-help “Democracy Revolutions”, the butter, to save the people from their own installed house niggers or other fabled enemies of the West, with a new crop of house niggers who will continue to write off the sovereignty of the nation and its public commons to privatization and corporate interests, euphemistically termed “globalization”, under carefully cultivated pretenses of bringing “democracy” and efficiency through electoral politics of musical chairs in a never ending game of mind-fck of nations.
The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman highlighted the relationship between these two sides of the imperial gun held to the head of nations, with the cold chutzpah that only Jewish hubris can muster in defense of the obvious truth: “That is why sustainable globalization still requires a stable, geopolitical power structure, which simply cannot be maintained without the active involvement of the United States. ... The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist -- McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.” The Confessions of an Economic Hitman, Mr. John Perkins, a former energy consultant for the World Bank who helped rape developing nations, underscores that bold Jewish veracity of what it means to be an empire.
Both these “regime change” modus operandi for raping nations, often accompanied by the propaganda cover of “humanitarian assistance” to the local population, summed up as guns and butter, are the tried and tested techniques that have been witnessed throughout the Middle East and many parts of the world from South America to Eastern Europe to post Soviet Central Asian nations including Russia. The neoliberal looting of Russia in the 1990s after the disintegration of the Soviet Union which led to its “Democracy Revolution”, was most sanguinely justified by the former chairman of the IMF in Moscow: “It was the price which Russia paid for moving forward”. Debt-enslavement, privatization of public commons for a song, plundering the wealth of nations, are evidently the price of “liberty” and “moving forward” with reforms. This is openly proclaimed time and again but evidently to the short attention span public mind, it quickly disappears into the ether. Its historical precedent for those who can remember is in fact most impressive. After famously throwing that tea overboard in 1776 to seed its own successful “Democracy Revolution”, the United States too was brought in line with debt-enslavement as sanguinely proclaimed by Alexander Hamilton. The founding father of the United States and her very first Secretary of the Treasury, is proudly quoted on the US Treasury website some two and half centuries later: “The United States debt, foreign and domestic, was the price of liberty.”
Recent history can be a great lender of both insight and perspective for parsing current affairs when the receipts of the breaking events of the “contemporary history” in the making are often not in hand. Narrative control and secrecy make it impossible to get at the hard facts and evidence until these are revealed ex post facto when nothing can be done about the matter, which is by then, in any case, fait accompli and long lost to the pages of history. The example of the “Democracy Revolution” in Pakistan in 1977 during the tenure of prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) in the aftermath of the national elections which the opposition parties on the right claimed was rigged and came out in massive civil disobedience street protests in a grand alliance that brought the country to a standstill, is illustrative. The following confession by the then Director of Pakistan's ISI in his memoir, should reveal to even the most die hard fanatic revolutionary of today how these “Democracy Revolutions” are covertly planned, setup on the ground, funded, mobilized, and depending on the outcome, opportunistically harvested from behind the scenes for a greater geopolitical agenda. This does not happen overnight but has forces and motivation that transcend the immediate situation:
“The US Plays its Role. According to some candid intelligence estimates, the US was fully involved in exploiting the situation by guiding and aiding the opposition political parties and ultimately getting him removed and hanged. (page 33)
It is generally believed that the US wanted ZAB to be removed from the political scene of Pakistan mainly on two counts. First, for the nuclear policy that he framed and tried to relentlessly pursue and secondly, for apprehensions that ZAB's was influencing the minds and policies of a number of Islamic and Third World countries. He posed a serious challenge to the US interests in the region. 'He had to be eliminated'.
On August 9, 1976, American Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger had a talk with ZAB, in Lahore, to dissuade him from acquiring Nuclear Reprocessing Plant from France for which the deal had already been finalized after Pakistan had agreed to all the safeguard requirements laid down by both France and the International Atomic Energy Agency. In their talks, Dr. Kissinger found ZAB inflexible and determined to go ahead with the acquisition of the Reprocessing Plant and make Pakistan a nuclear power. Incensed, he warned ZAB, "We will make a horrible example of you," adding menacingly, "When the railroad is coming, you get out of the way." But ZAB stood his ground. The US virtually mowed down ZAB. The political and economic crisis situation that started to develop during 1976-77 was fully exploited by the power broker USA. This is how they did it:-
- The Americans had successfully cultivated a number of well-placed bureaucrats, PPP stalwarts and ministers who wittingly or inadvertently served as the US agents of influence. American diplomats and CIA operators not only got most of the 'inside' information from these 'gentlemen' but also utilized their good offices to 'convey' whatever they wanted to feed or plant.
- During 1976-77 ZAB, probably working on the structured advice of these agents, continued to slip deeper and deeper into the political quagmire. They somehow convinced him that PPP must win and hold two third majority in the elections. When the agitation was moving from bad to worse, some of these men wanted weapons and chalked out plans to defeat MNA movement by force. ZAB also seriously started to consider this option.
- Some officers from USMAAG had also meaningful ingresses in the General Headquarters and not only gathered the thinking in the Services Headquarters but would also drop a 'suggestion' here and there.
- Some of the US diplomats had established direct contacts with a number of PNA leaders whom they continued to aid, support and give day-to-day line of action.
- As soon as the PNA movement gathered momentum, a large number of foreigners, particularly Americans descended on Pakistan in the garb of freelance journalists, reporters, observers, and photographers to cover the events. These men and women loaded with cameras, tape recorders and money seemed to have done their home-work well and were also being fed locally by invisible sources. They all seemed to know the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of every one who was any one in politics. It would be interesting to note that, (thanks to our days of slavery, we still have not overcome the 'white skin' phobia) most of our politicians were not only always available to these manipulators but would actually feel elated on getting a call from them and would pour out whatever they had in their minds. Every day, we in the ISI received a flood of telegrams that these journalists would send home and it was surprising to know who all they were speaking to and what information and political analysis they received.
- All that was being sent out by these so-called foreign journalists, who were actually CIA operators, was being beamed back on Pakistan as psychological warfare and propaganda aimed at building up a scenario of ZAB's fall.
- A number of diplomats were not only actively involved but also directed the operations against ZAB. Jan M. Gibney, Political Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, duly assisted by a couple of Pakistanis, was extremely active and would frequently visit a number of politicians. It was Gibney who had telephoned and conveyed to Howard B. Schaffer, Chief of Political Affairs, US Embassy, Islamabad, that notorious sentence, "The party is over. Merchandise has gone." ZAB had retorted by saying, "Party is not yet over. Elephant has long ears......"
- We had reports from Karachi that exchange rate of US Dollar in the open market had considerably dropped. The market was flooded with US Dollar currency notes and too many people were trying to exchange US Dollars for Pak Rupees. Who unloaded all those US currency notes in the market, is a question not difficult to answer.
- PL-480 funds had also been released by the US. Over-night some JI workers were seen with pockets full of money and spending lavishly. ...
... The US not only aided but also directed most of the PNA activities. On July 4, 1977, PNA negotiators Mufti Mahmood, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan and Professor Gafoor had agreed on a joint formula with the PPP but suddenly Air Marshal (retired) Asghar Khan, Pir of Pigaro, Begum Nasim Wali Khan, Maulana Noorani and some other of their ilk declared that they did not endorse the agreement reached between the parties. On whose behalf these leaders sabotaged the reconciliation proceedings, is any body's guess.
Martial Law. On the night of July 4/5, 1977 General Zia-ul-Haq declared Martial Law. ...
The US Issues Black Warrant. When ZAB's trial for his alleged involvement in the murder of Nawab Muhammad Ahmad Khan was being heard in the Supreme Court, Islamabad, ... a telegraphic message from Washington [was received]. When decoded, it contained directions for the local US offices to ensure that ZAB was hanged. It also laid down instructions for arranging retirement and shifting of some of the general officers.” --- Profiles of Intelligence by Brig. Syed A. I. Tirmazi, 1995, pgs. 33-38
The benefit of having some distance in time of course now also indicates that a military government in Pakistan was simply essential for an even greater geopolitical great game: to “have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war”, which too did not suddenly materialize in the fall of 1979 but had strategic game-theory laced diabolical orchestration behind it. Here is another confession, ex post facto:
“According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
... Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter. We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.” --- Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1998 interview to French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto clearly could not have gone along with that American great game plan with global aspiration of his own as the up and coming respected statesman of the Muslim world, and had to be eliminated from the scene altogether with a more compliant, boot-licking, greedy, tin-pot military dictator who could easily be controlled. Zia-ul-Haq at the time was well known in the establishment as the most subservient lackluster general who was promoted to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff (or as the Chief of Army Staff) over other more senior generals by prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in the keen expectation that the groveling general will follow orders. Well, he did, but of a different master. “Democracy Revolution” was used as the pretext for that coup d'état. And under the iron-fisted military rule of General Zia-ul-Haq, which he once demonstrated on television by slowly closing his fist, a full blown Islamic militancy operation was structured in Pakistan to recruit and train the “Mujahideen” as cannon fodder for the Afghan war. They were famously greeted as the “moral equivalent of our founding fathers” by President Ronald Reagan on their celebrated visit to the White House in 1980s. The plentiful harvest of this fabricated “militant Islam” to last many generations, is continually being “tickled”, re-seeded, trained, and re-harvested, this time as the “enemy”, to fuel the Global War on Terror.
The official state receipts for this new “imperial mobilization” aren't in as yet since it is still very much “contemporary history” in the making. But one can still observe the “coincidence” (sic!) that by another timely “happenstance” (sic!), yet another military general is in power in Pakistan before the launch of that second “imperial mobilization” into Afghanistan using 9/11 as the pretext. Once again, the then elected prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, who remarkably is now once again the ruler of this pawn nation for the third time, and is once again experiencing “Democracy Revolution” against him, at the start of his second tenure in 1997 aspired to become the “amir-ul-momineen” and had promoted General Pervez Musharraf over other more senior generals in the exact same expectations as Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and suffered the exact same loyalty in payback. As the new iron-fisted ruler of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf immediately went on board the 9/11 steam-train and gave the entire stock-room away to assist in the second “imperial mobilization” of the United States into Afghanistan, forging a unity of command with the American military command so that nothing was left to chance. Game theory was displayed at its most effectiveness vis a vis Pakistan in both imperial mobilizations, by having military dictatorship rule Pakistan at both times to precisely follow orders of its own masters.
To even think that the Global War on Terror and its underlying pretext of the catastrophic terror event in New York was not years in the planning is to be pathetically ignorant of the reality of “imperial mobilization” --- a fate that is willingly suffered not just by the Uncle Toms and house niggers installed to run surrogate nations, but also by the support systems of domestic power comprising intellectuals, journalists, news media owners, NGOs, and the local industrial and economic elite whose bread and butter depends on compliance with the massa. ( See the section “Taking a Deeper Look into the Dynamics of Mantra Creation: Islamofascism” in my Report on the Mighty Wurlitzer, http://tinyurl.com/mightywurlitzer )
Scrutinizing that first instance of “Democracy Revolution” against ZAB with the un jaundiced eye of an analyst, one readily observes that it is almost like the layers of an onion. You peel off one motivation and you see another cleverly hidden underneath it. You unpeel that layer and you see yet another, and another... What if a noble people with some wherewithal (meaning, not dumbed down between bread and circuses), and their noble leaders (meaning, not mercenaries and mental midget Uncle Toms cunningly installed in power with pretenses of democratic elections and arguments of expediency in military coup d'état), understood the kernel motivation of the great game up front by-passing all the layers of manufactured pretexts and the concomitant cause-and-effect “happenstance” cunningly built upon each other, and made wise and moral decisions in the national interest rather than in their own narrow self-interests? The imperial covert agendas would not succeed, now would they? These agendas rely on the compliance of surrogate states to pull them off. Precisely to preempt that hurdle from ever arising despite the presence of house niggers in all positions of power, it is made so much more difficult to unravel on-going covert operations and their secret motivations while these are still current affairs. Ex post facto, it is even made known to the world with considerable gloat, knowing fully well that the dumbed down public along with their co-opted rulers and mental midget intellectuals placed in all prominent positions will not dare learn from it to preempt the next episode of “contemporary history”. (See my deconstruction of the doctrine of “Plausible Deniability” as per the US National Security Directive NSC 10/2 permitting the CIA to indulge in hard covert-operations upon the enemy while permitting the political and executive leadership of the United States and its allies with deniability cover, in Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory, http://tinyurl.com/anatomy-of-conspiracy-theory )
Not to be outdone by the historical tag team combination of neoliberalism-neoconservatism to conquer nations, a new version is being added to the mix of neoconservatism as I write this. The creation of freshly armed terrorist states wielding “militant Islam”, to augment the stateless terrorists wielding “militant Islam” with merely box-cutter knives against whom the perpetual World War IV is now being waged. That is this new “ISIS” phenomenon rapidly being spread in Iraq and Syria as I write this (see Understanding ISIS, http://tinyurl.com/Understanding-ISIS).
The new militant “Islamic State” with “caliphate” galore is only the manufactured progression of going from empire's own stateless antediluvian actors playing their scripted “terrorist” role, to antediluvian state actors playing their scripted “terrorist expansionist” role. Barbarians being brought to power akin to the manufacture of NAZI socialism and godless Communism, both secretly supported and funded from Wall Street to fabricate potent state enemies to wage world wars against in order to fashion a new world order from the concomitant ashes of the old world left behind. The headlines announcing the new phantasmal terror threat to Western civilization: “Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen':
'Washington: The Islamic State poses a greater danger than conventional “terrorist group” and is pursuing a vision that could radically alter the face of the Middle East, US Defence Leader said Thursday [August 21, 2014].
The IS jihadists could be contained and eventually defeated by local forces backed by the United States, but the Sunni population in both Syria and Iraq would need to reject the group, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey told reporters.
Hagel warned that the Islamic State is better armed, trained and funded than any recent militant threat.
“They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategy and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we've seen,” Hagel told a news conference.
Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the group adheres to a fanatical ideology and has “a long term vision” to take over Lebanon, Israel, and Kuwait. If they achieve that vision, it would fundamentally alter the face of the Middle East and create a security environment that would certainly threaten us in many ways,” he said.
... The bombing runs and humanitarian aid to the local population [Zahir's note: the guns and butter again] have stalled the Islamic State's “momentum and enabled Iraqi and Kurdish forces to regain their footing and take the initiative”.
Asked if the US would hit the militants in neighboring Syria, Hagel did not rule out the option but did not indicate strikes there were imminent.' --- AFP, Friday August 22, 2014, via Dawn.com
The local public often just join the burgeoning crowds in these revolution-fevers that are brought to their door-steps out of their own frustrations, disenfranchisement, misplaced sense of patriotism, nationalism, liberation, or religionism, not to neglect paid participants on the endless dollar payroll, and those coerced into attending who'd rather just be sitting at home with their family. The real social problems affecting ordinary peoples are all fabricated to start with as part of the Hegelian Dialectic strategy in the way the territory is administered as a surrogate state by rulers, dictators, plunderers, all pathetic house niggers, some wearing the garb of “democracy” and constitutional electoral mandate if that more agreeable format is in vogue when a state has seen some “liberation”. There is, of course, always the “real” “Democracy Revolution” waiting in the wings for even greater “liberation”. The public's natural reaction to their social, political and economic discontents is suitably amplified with specific slogans at the national scale and cunningly fertilized for advancing “revolutionary times” by making it all appear organic. It is not organic. It is synthetic. But its basis is in the hard reality of discontent. Sometimes that discontent is synthetically induced, as was the Hindu-Muslim discontent after the failed rebellion of 1857. After that combined Hindu-Muslim effort to get rid of the British empire, the white man decided to ensure that the two people should forever remain at loggerheads, leading to the blood-drenched partition of the Indian sub-continent when the British finally withdrew 90 years later (see my Sacred Cow series: Allama Iqbal - marde-momin or superman?, which examines the role of the principal local architect of that orchestrated separation in his service to the British Empire, http://tinyurl.com/Allama-Iqbal-ubermensch ).
I have learnt that it is virtually impossible to explain any of this to these overzealous “democracy” and anti-government protesters, their sympathizers, and even to their antagonists, including the “Islam” flag bearers of any flavor driving for caliphates among the Sunni fanatical Muslims and “revolutionary Islam” among the Shia fanatical Muslims, that these “revolutionary times” are synthetic and people are being taken for a ride for quite a different endgame. I have tried it --- no one is even willing to read the script of “How to Start a Revolution”, “From Dictatorship to Democracy”, freely available on the internet, to adjudicate for themselves what kind of script the latest two circus clowns of “Democracy Revolution”, Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri, are following in Islamabad.
Both are Uncle Toms of empire not much different from their opponents whom they want to dislodge from power in their version of the “real” “Democracy Revolution”. Both eat at the same globalist's table with the massa, like their opponents. Both echo the same core narratives of empire, like their opponents. And they both make coordinated maximalist political demands in their “Democracy Revolution” which are designed ab initio never to be fulfilled, but to principally disrupt the state's functioning at the expense of increasing public anger at nothing functioning, thus creating a self-fulfilling prophecy with more state repression, more dysfunction, more public anger, the theory being that this will topple the regime – “regime change”.
Behold the two house niggers of Pakistan now championing “revolution” and “change”, seated comfortably at the massa's table at the Western financial super elite's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2011. (For the definition of the term house nigger see my FAQ What is an Intellectual Negro?, http://tinyurl.com/faq-intellectual-negro )
Caption Pakistani house niggers at the elite's World Economic Forum annual meeting, Januray 27, 2011, seated next to the massa. What are they doing there? Being rewarded for selling "moderate Islam" and Fatwa on Terrorism while echoing the core axioms of massa.
Caption Pakistani house niggers Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri seated at the massa's table at the Western financial super elite's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2011. What are they doing there? Would it be rude to suggest that they are each being rewarded for the following facts: (a) selling the “moderate Islam” part of Hegelian Dialectic (both Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri) ; (b) the 600-page Fatwa on Terrorism against “militant Islam” to reinforce the Hegelian Dialectic with some theology backing one side and condemning the other (Tahir ul Qadri) ; (c) for both parroting the core axioms and narratives of massa on its Global War on Terror ; (d) for both demonstrating to the massa that although the massa knows that the “Price of a Pakistani oscillates between a free trip to the US and a bottle of whisky.” (see Profiles of Intelligence by Brig. Syed A. I. Tirmazi, 1995, pg. 45), and that as in yesteryear, even today all mercenaries from Pakistan are as willing and able to play its diabolical games to fck their own peoples, but that these two are the more promising of the current crop as prospective political and religious national leaders of “moderate Islam” in Pakistan with an ideological following of mostly young people and women fed up with both the status quo of corrupt political parties and with “militant Islam”, and thus offering them the gentle mix between slightly secular to “moderate Islam” to ensure that this large demographic group too is also led to the same “United We Stand” pastures by the devils the massa knows and supports, and consequently, that they are also worthy of being noticed and backed as their new horses among the massa's many other horses. The massa evidently agreed, and even rewarded them with participation and global visibility on the massa's table. Imran Khan needed the massa's backing, because without it no one can come to power in their surrogate states, but he already had the national visibility, and has already been partaking of the crumbs that fall off the British Establishment's table. While Tahir ul Qadri has been more dependent on the massa's full spectrum support for his sudden meteoric rise to national prominence in Pakistan. The two house niggers, as different as they are in their personality and profession, coordinating their scripted “Democracy Revolution” protests in Islamabad is therefore no surprise. (Image source from my response to Dr. Tahir-ul Qadri on his Fatwa in 2010: Response to the Fatwa on Terrorism in the Service of Empire, http://tinyurl.com/Tahir-ul-Qadri-Fatwa-Terrorism )
Well, one such green colored “Democracy Revolution” was foiled by the Iranian government in 2009 with great foresight and understanding of the devil before them. Other nations have been less successful. Pakistan is the most pathetic --- ruled entirely by house nigger class across the board, both in and out of uniform. The recipe is all laid out in the script known as “FDTD” for disrupting an existing governance system by making it more and more difficult to govern. The pretense for take-down of course is “liberation from tyranny”, with a promise of better “democracy” --- otherwise only fools would fall for it. Now even intelligent people are deceived by the “honey trap” of platitudes for the want of realistic perspective on primacy, for the want of intimacy with the mind of sociopaths who play with nations like pawns on the grand chessboard, and due to immersive permanent bondage to adept global perception managers.
Few who fall for these “revolution” scams in fact ever want to understand that all this is manufactured, synthetic, run by Western assets and stooges. Perspective-pollution is the ultimate patsy-maker creating an abundance of useful idiots out of the handful of “jihadis” and “idealists” willing to put aside self-interest for a greater cause. These patsies are trained into the mechanisms of “Democracy Revolution” and they seed the large flag-waving crowds which are formed in herds by the victims of discontent spanning the gamut from disenfranchisement to poverty to joblessness to lack of security to just wishing change from living under the jackboots of tyranny. A study of such crowds would surely reveal that these are populated more by genuine people with real discontents than by mercenaries, hired hands, and those conscripted to attend, even though there is never any shortages of the latter set. Genuine disaffection is fundamentally necessary for this recipe to be sustained for any length of time and through its trials and tribulations.
Such disaffection is not always the result of any one single corrupt government's limited tenure. It is often an accumulation of the same common state policies of serfdom over many years and many changing uniforms and shalwar kameez on the lucrative throne of a nation like Pakistan. This has made her national cancer systemic. Even so, smart crooks in power, whether military, civilian, autocratic, despotic or tyrannical, should at least be politically astute enough to know whether these “Democracy Revolutions” are foreign funded and orchestrated or not, by being intimately familiar with the script being played out. Evidently, unlike the Iranian governance system manned by learned well-read intellectuals who suffer a great deal of national interest with modesty and honesty of purpose despite nearly four decades of international sanctions and marginalizing, the Pakistani government, like the Pakistani nation, suffering from a severe drought of intellectuals and run by fools and mercenaries many of whom even purchase fake college degrees to become elected, all seeking personal payback with compound interest after purchasing their meal ticket to elected statehood for hundreds of thousands of dollars a piece, appear to be entirely unfamiliar with the script. Well, by the law of nature, those who live by the hand of the devil are forced out by the same hand.
It is, however, not that there is anything more profound in these political recipes for bringing about “revolutions” against tyranny than is contained, for instance, in the nearly 600 years old Discourse on Voluntary Servitude written by the young French idealist and revolutionary, Etienne de La Boétie. This fellow straightforwardly argued the following most obvious moral commonsense for genuine liberation which could still never come to pass on its own despite the vista of six centuries of experimentation to verify its efficacy: “obviously there is no need of fighting to overcome this single tyrant, for he is automatically defeated if the country refuses consent to its own enslavement. ... [Therefore:] Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.”
There is indeed a very extensive bibliography on non-violence resistance, including yesteryear examples in Nelson Mandela and his resistance to Apartheid South Africa, Mohandas Gandhi and his Satyagraha resistance to support the Quit India movement, etc. The standard academic text for Westerners, especially Americans, is of course the classic by one of their own, Henry David Thoreau's On Civil Disobedience and other related essays.
Books, platitudes, and moral commonsense however don't bring “revolutions” or overthrow tyranny. Otherwise, the world's great religions would have been sufficient to end all tyranny for all times. Today, it is the singular fact that big money, strategies, tactics, logistics, trainers and handlers, media and support systems, are all deployed together on a vast scale to make these “Democracy Revolutions” happen as a means of creating “revolutionary times” for agendas that have little to do with freeing the people from their serfdom. Endless piles of big money and sophisticated logistics planning are deployed by front-men of the financial oligarchy operating through tax-exempt charitable foundations and other non-profit organizations (NGOs) in conjunction with the intelligence apparatuses of Western nations. The bibliography on this subject of covert subversion of nations by the superpower is quite extensive. Even a little study of freely available web resources will quickly take one to names like the financial speculations wizard George Soros and his behind the scenes funding of the multi-colored “Democracy Revolution”; to the CIA manufacturing local agents and assets who are deployed to seed the “Democracy Revolution” from the Left to the Right, or to furnish other “revolutionary times” on demand such as Operation Gladio style terrorism blamed on patsies; etc. Not to forget to mention that the former head of Pakistan's ISI openly admitted in his memoir that the superpower “master” even installs “CIA agents as presidents, prime ministers, ministers, generals and senior advisors, etc.” (Profiles of Intelligence by Brig. Syed A. I. Tirmazi, 1995, pgs. 20-22). The massa holds its house niggers in such utter contempt that the head of ISI further quoted the chutzpah of the US Counsel General at Lahore: “Price of a Pakistani oscillates between a free trip to the US and a bottle of whisky.” (Ibid. pg. 45, quoting Dr. Andrew V. Corry, US Counsel General at Lahore).
The Pakistani spook chief went on to confirm the reality of that trite American observation of its surrogate state: “He may not be too far wrong. We did observe some highly placed Pakistanis selling their conscience, prestige, dignity and self-respect for a small price.” (Ibid. pg. 45) And then, surprisingly for an establishmentarian insider and spook chief of a spy agency that is itself fed by the United States, the most candid of all questions is asked: “The nation has the right to know and ask the leaders how far has the situation changed and have we developed enough muscles and guts to get rid of the old masters and their agents? That is the question.” (Ibid. pg. 23) Indeed. It is still the question. Matters have only worsened today. More and more agents, mercenaries, stooges, patsies and dupes have been planted in all significant positions of power and influence across Pakistan for obediently continuing Pakistan's manufactured front-line role as “Terror Central” in the Global War on Terror (see my 2007 report: Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central', http://tinyurl.com/saving-pakistan-2007 ).
This reality-check and especially the previously discussed example of Pakistan's first “Democracy Revolution” of 1977 where the religious Right was mobilized with suitcase full of US dollars, should convince even the most obdurate mind by now to be at least a tad more skeptical of these new generation of holier than thou puppetshows of “Democracy Revolution”.
Who is funding Tahir ul Qadri's and Imran Khan's “Democracy Revolution” mania today? Both their crowds appear to be well-trained, dedicated, armed with heavy cranes and air-conditioned shipping containers (a first not just for Pakistan but not seen in any “Democracy Revolution” before), and for all the claims of theirs being two independent protests just coincidentally united by happenstance on the same occasion, seem rather well coordinated. As of Saturday, August 30, 2014, intense violence has erupted against the protesters with Islamabad being turned into a war zone by the state security apparatus. The Muslim on Muslim violence that has characterized the Global Zone of Percolating Violence that Brzezinski outlined on page 53 of his 1996 book The Grand Chessboard, the hallmark of fourth generation warfare to demoralize nations from within, has achieved its intent in every nation visited by it, including Pakistan. What a mind-fck that the quest to get rid of the military from governance in 2007 with “go Musharraf go” sloganeering is now transformed into the question on most Pakistani lips: why is the military not intervening? As of Monday, September 1, 2014, the Pakistani newsmedia is awash with revelations made by the elected president of Imran Khan's political party who left the protest site in disagreement, that Imran Khan is following a “script”. Duh! Its complete unraveling someday promises to be the unpeeling of the onion of several layers of covert motivations each one compartmentalized and staged by its own handlers.
Where is all this going? If history is a worthy teacher, clearly to some staging of next pawn moves on the grand chessboard. A Gordian knot has been tied on Pakistan the extrication from which, without a real throwing of tea overboard, is impossible. The carefully cultivated house niggers, agents, assets, and mercenaries in and out of uniform ensure that the primacy interests of the massa will always remain the first priority in Pakistan. Perspective-pollution will continue to enfeeble and co-opt her public. The causal chain of national liberation then is to transcend perspective-pollution first, the godhead of all co-option for any brave people willing to rise beyond their own narrow self-interests. All else will naturally follow. But without it, the chances of being harvested as useful idiots and patsy-fodder with the right set of “doctrinal motivation” implanted in every partisan group, is virtually one hundred percent. This modus operandi of making the public mind should be self-evident. Just look at how Tahir ul Qadri provides a different set of “doctrinal motivation” to his flock of revolutionaries in contrast to Imran Khan, but both group of protesters are coordinated towards the same mobilization. The perpetual rich harvest of useful idiots at the hands of demagogues is the principal reason I have devoted so much space here to this matter of Machiavellian social engineering so that the motivated and well-intentioned minority willing to put their good life on the line to bring change in the greater public interest, can also overcome their stupidity first, just like they overcame their apathy.
An insightful and brilliantly oratorical statement attributed to the ancient Roman statesman and orator, student of law and justice, Marcus Tullius Cicero, made several decades before the birth of Christ during the zenith and rapaciousness of Pax Romana on its way to pernicious decay, captures a fundamental truth: “It is not freedom that permits Trojan Horse to be wheeled within the gates.” Cicero went on to plead his case before the Roman Senate in words that appear to be timeless commonsense, but lost to any civilization in decay:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the carrier of the plague. You have unbarred the gates of Rome to him.” --- Cicero's speech to the Roman Senate, appears in Cicero's Prognosis, 1965, by Millard F. Caldwell, Justice, Supreme Court Florida (source AAPS, aapsonline.org)
I have however observed that fools are indispensable to the fifth columnists of modern times. The traitor in our intensely Machiavellian times cannot generally be very effective in his subversion without the plentiful harvest of useful idiots, stooges, patsies and dupes, all fervently believing in their divine mission while executing the superman's script, often written several degrees of separation removed from the scene. The traitor answers to alien masters.
These manufactured “Democracy Revolutions” are not the harbinger of any meaningful and substantive changes for the betterment of the people. Indeed, anyone with even a tiny bit of intellectual capacity to reason can easily ascertain from empirical evidence that at best, it merely changes the shape and form, sometimes the uniforms, sometimes the flag.
But nothing fundamental changes, except for the worse.
It is of course all couched in Orwellian Newspeak to convince a gullible public of the absurd, and the reprehensible. But behind the fancy tunes of propaganda, their resources are still plundered regardless of who's brought into power under which pretext; they are still kept in debt to international lending agencies led by the World Bank which is controlled by private internationalist bankers who seek global governance at the expense of eroding national sovereignty with the diabolical tricks of their trade; their economies are still transformed into MNC economies by the WB-IMF debt trap; their own once thriving domestic industries are shut down in obedience to IMF restructuring and privatization mandates as temporary relief in the debt-trap, making it prohibitive for local industries to compete and the country and its vast resources are easily bought out for a song; their social spendings are continually siphoned off in debt-servicing for loans incurred for frivolous and military pursuits; and they remain vassals and surrogates of empire with merely a different set of house niggers in the ceremonial seats, sometimes in uniform, sometimes out of uniform.
These observations are entirely empirical. Anyone can observe this state of affairs as it isn't a classified state-secret.
In fact, this is so patently obvious to anyone with an iota of intelligence that for any public to be continually taken for a ride on the “horse of democracy” with election frenzy and revolution mania, its mind must be really really foolish. Or really really controlled. Which one is yours?
I have learnt that this is as much a great game among satiated predators who just play with nations and gullible public to see who can fck them more, as it is a strategy of destabilization with “regime changes” to achieve the objectives of fourth generation warfare on the Grand Chessboard. The demoralization of a people is complete even after a few such episodes of guns and butter liberation, imagine endless ones lasting a lifetime, multiple generations, in which kids are born and die young knowing no other existence! The ultimate prize sought: one-world.
What I wonder about though, and it is not something I have figured out yet, is what happens afterwards? It would become awfully boring for the sociopaths and predators once they control every living being and system on earth. What new games would they then have to devise to entertain themselves, to exercise their lust for power --- go back to child-like competing and warring nation-states to restart the great game all over again? Or look for new frontiers in outerspace for exercising primacy as the fledgling United Earth Federation?
And that, all that, dear reader, is the tortuous reality of the matter and the path mankind has been deliberately put on without our consent or knowledge. The sociopaths creating major wars, the social Darwinians deciding who lives and who dies, the controllers creating perspective-pollution, and the narrow self-interests of even the best of people, always win out in the end. To this effect, my greatest of all disappointments is to finally accept the empirical fact that even the most profound world religions teaching lofty moral virtues have failed equally miserably in getting the public mind to transcend self-interest.
This fact is now compounded by the high degree of perspective-pollution across the board which, integrated over time and space, throughout history and mythology, has come to divide mankind into us vs. them ad infinitum on narrow differentiation more than uniting it as human beings first. It is not merely that people have taken religion as an opiate --- the disturbing and readily observable fact is that the public mind everywhere, in every nation on earth, appears to not be capable of anything different from what socialization teaches it, the needs of existentialism compel it, and the stages of co-option entice it. Spiritual gratification when sought is found in prayer. Intellectual thirst when lighted is quenched in career. Ego is satiated in awards and accolades and feel-goods. The super ego lies dead. The age of Solon is long past. That age 3000 years ago when the Athenian lawgiver had decreed good governance: “That city where those who have not been injured take up the cause of one who has, and prosecute the case as earnestly as if the wrong had been done to themselves.” That age was short lived as well and vanished after its lawgiver.
Solon's distant progeny Plato subsequently decreed the “Philosopher-king” abstraction for that reason of good governance of the Republic, of having truthful intelligent thinkers seeking high moral ideals become the leaders of a Republic because deceitful super-intelligent amoral thinkers will only put the public mind in chains. Fools will only run them aground or be shepherded themselves from behind the scenes. With the world all but co-opted by the superman, what then is left behind to interdict the superman's dystopia now in the making?
What I have learnt in my journey as the student of truth does not paint a very flattering picture of man as it exists today, and as it has existed from time immemorial --- his inability to break the bonds of servitude. Back then it was involuntary servitude under the jackboots of kings who ruled in the name of god, often as gods themselves. Today it is by creating systems of social control that induce voluntary servitude under the pretenses of liberty, fraternity, equality, democracy, elections, getting man to accept his own servitude, and to even love it.
Sadly, over time, only the forms and formats of mass behavior control have changed, from physical chains of antiquity to mental chains of modernity, but the objective remains the same – primacy!
There is always a new tomorrow though. A better painting beckons.












Chapter 17

Election Illusion

What Not to do in the Upcoming Elections
(and all future elections in Pakistan so long as Pakistan remains a geopolitical pawn and vassal-state ruled by house niggers, useful idiots and mercenaries)




Zahir Ebrahim
February 21, 2013.
Updated January 22, 2018.



What can the Pakistani public do with Pakistan presently diving deeper and deeper into the endless quagmire leaving an endless stream of dead bodies behind, and the upcoming elections promising change?
Two things to begin with.

ONE: Perceptively understand the overarching motivation of the super-terrorists in order to come up with proper self-defence

Among all the patent lies and deception the “vulgar propagandist” (Noam Chomsky's epithet, not mine) Bernard Lewis spinned on Islam over the years, the one observation he most accurately made was: “Terrorism requires only a few. Obviously the West must defend itself by whatever means will be effective. But in devising means to fight the [super]terrorist, it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them.”
Well, obviously, victims of the superterrorists must also intelligently play at that table to defend themselves by whatever means will be effective!
To be effective however, one minimally has to be at least as intelligent and sophisticated as the foe so that one can figure out its Machiavellian game. Unfortunately, intellectually lazy people, foolish people, people unread in the political theories that motivate and guide the foe, and those patiently waiting for Allah to destroy the foe, cannot play at that table except as canon fodder.
It is a game of primacy. The predator is orders of magnitude more advanced and resourceful in its thinking than the sheep it is using as bait and canon fodder to achieve its objectives.
The Pakistani mind minimally has to put itself in the shoes of the superterrorists; study what he has studied, read what he has read and written, understand what he has understood, comprehend the forces that drive it, in order to acquire at least some appreciation for the sophistication of the devil before them. To beat the modern devil, one has to at least comprehend its villainous methods.
And its first method is to make nothing as it appears. Behind everything that's made visible to the observation of the naked eye of experience, there is quite another reality and quite another motivation at work. See unlayering reality.
This method is not new. In fact, it is as old as mankind. See Plato's Simile of the Cave.
It explains the stark failure of empiricists in parsing political science and Machiavelli driven reality. One has to acquire some ma'arifat (wherewithal) of primacy and its techniques of making the mind, before measurements. Those unread in the social sciences often make that mistake when trying to study history, current affairs, and any human affair that is beholden to authority figures.
It cripples epistemology (see definition in “Some Problems in Epistemology”). The unseen forces that motivate events, sometimes from both near and far, spread over time and distance, remain invisible to the historian, the narrator, the documenter of man's deeds, who tends to focus on what's near and before the eyes. Just the thought experiment of trying to document and analyze what's on the screen in Plato's Cave, gives clarity to the sharpened mind of how divorced those screen images are from actual reality; but only when one escapes outside to catch a glimpse of it. Or, as in Alice in Wonderland, Alice has to awaken to realize that all the absurd events she saw in her dream were imaginary. Imagine the thought experiment of great imperial scholarship documenting Alice's dreams and pitching that to the public as the reality to worry about?
The tools of primacy to make the public mind, as Plato demonstrated, and Bernard Lewis epitomized, include the manufacture of such epistemological sources by authority figures.
One has to minimally acquire some ma'arifat of all this which may sound incredible to the simpleton mind that believes in authority figures, takes its “truth” from authority figures, and gives its obedience to authority figures.
This will lead all of us who are capable of understanding, to comprehend that virtually all modern variants of “Islam”, the trifecta of “militant Islam”, “moderate Islam”, and “revolutionary Islam”, are creations of, or aided and abetted by, and sustained by, diabolical minds working assiduously on “imperial mobilization” over a lifetime. See Hegelian Dialectic.
None will therefore be fooled by them!
This means Shia Muslims won't be fooled by Shia version of “revolutionary Islam” to bring back the glory days of nizam-e-wilayat despite their partisanship with the Shia sect, and Sunni Muslims won't be fooled by the Sunni version of “revolutionary Islam” to bring back the glory days of Caliphate and dynastic empires despite their partisanship with the Sunni sects.
These revolutionary exercises in many cases have little to do with the religion of Islam and its 1.6 to 2 billion ordinary believers --- but with methods of creating “controlled chaos” by cognitive infiltration of the religion. Which means, creating chaos that is predictable, its tempo increasable and decrease-able at will, and switch-off-able when its purpose is harvested. At present, that tap control resides in the West. It is entirely independent of the local population which therefore cannot break through its strangulating grip in the normal fashion. Just like the “Iron Wall” that surrounds Palestine. That diabolical construct was accurately described by Vladimir Jabotinsky: “This colonization can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a force independent of the local population – an iron wall which the native population cannot break through.”
Something similar to that “Iron Wall” protects these mal constructs of “Islam” rapidly devouring our nation while simultaneously lending the much needed pretext to the West for sustaining its “imperial mobilization”. Its strategic and full spectrum redressing takes more than just ineffectively banning these terrorist organizations (which has been tried halfheartedly in lip-service to the Hegelian Dialectic), or ineffectively curtailing their antediluvian “Islamization of Pakistan” programs (which is bandied about by their presumed antagonists, the so called secular humanists who are the second line of useful idiots of empire, the first being our leaders, those who are not outright mercenaries that is). The Path Forward (http://tinyurl.com/Impacting-Muslim-Existence) is to astutely engage with Qur'anic Political Science examined in: Case Study Why is the Holy Qur’an so easy to Hijack? (PDF), in order to neutralize the dispersive power of these rapidly evolving killer viruses with efficacy, making the native Muslim soil permanently infertile for their incubation.

TWO: Don't vote in the upcoming elections thinking it will make things better

Only when the ubiquitous existence of perspective-pollution (see preceding chapter) is recognized as epistemological, and its effects even marginally overcome, does it become obvious what is really going on in Pakistan behind the many public puppetshows.
Almost miraculously, with the fog lifted, it becomes straightforward to see through the election illusion foisted upon the nation. The public mind liberated from the shackles of crippled epistemology and self-serving partisanship, perceptively sees, by the weight of empirical evidence, that faux-democracy is merely the continuation of colonial rule, only disguised!
After the Musharraf era military dictatorship had run out of steam to aid and abet massa's imperial mobilization under its propaganda cover of waging World War IV against “militant Islam” – the perpetual “global war on terror” – a change of attire became necessary. So we got ten years of neoliberal democracy after almost a decade of neoliberal military rule; Dr. Zardari and company followed by followed by Dr. Nawaz Sharif and company, once again not only vying to surpass each other in wealth accumulation and pecuniary graft scandals that are still on going, but also in their continuation of support of Musharraf era America's World War IV and Musharraf introduced "enlightened moderation" to undo the traditional mores and values of the Muslim society. Some betterment! Fed up with choosing between democratic crook and democratic crooked? No problem. Now we can have a return to military rule as the savior of the nation from the graft scandals. They now look a lot better don't they; at least patriotic soldiers who don't fear laying down their lives on the LOC, and not patriotic soldiers of fortune who don't fear plundering the wealth of the nation, will be in charge of important matters of the state which they already are anyway.
Oh, but we are also fed-up with that cycle that's been run just too often and there is no change in the life of the common man except for the worse? No worries. We can now choose from among the many flavors of nizam-e-mustafa and Dr. Imran Khan & company, or some new revolutionary get-up amenable to the current crop of Pakistani genius, all of whom shall worry about the common man and leave incomprehensible matters of state to the military. But what about the noble man in uniform? Isn't he genuinely patriotic - so what's wrong with that? Yes indeed, and his high command meets up with the Western high command to get his overarching marching orders! It is all out in the open --- the Americans have paid countless billions of dollars for the services of their proxy army, of which only the public numbers have been variously reported as $33 billion since 9/11. It is likely a lot more than that --- for who is auditing the secretive accounts of all the different modes of American aid to Pakistan and America's payments for the rental state's services (euphemism for state for hire)?
It isn't a state secret that we offer the state's services and land and airspace to anyone who can pay: from land bases and logistics support to the American military for their criminal adventures in poverty-stricken fourth-world Afghanistan, freedom for its drone attacks on Pakistani citizens on Pakistani soil, protection and immunity from prosecution for crimes committed in Pakistan by the American soldiers of fortune in the rare case that they are caught (Raymond Davis), giving free rein to American intelligence apparatus to operate in Pakistan as their own back yard, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera; to Saudi Arabia which appears to own us outright as proxy agent of the Americans; to the Arab rulers of the Gulf states who love to privately hunt rare and protected migratory birds over our territories in lieu of what form of payment and favors only the state knows; to God only knows what state assets we have hawked to China and what debts incurred for posterity in a secret deal for CPEC whose details the state insists shall remain classified and need to know.
We have indeed been reduced to a status far lower than a vassal state. Our social fabric has been torn asunder, our dignity and self-respect made as rare as the migratory birds, and hunted just as fervently to root it out completely. Don't know what polite and PR-correct name to give to what Pakistan has been turned into, except “slave state”. What is sadder is that the rank and file don't know what to do about their own destiny, and they are more than 90 percent of Pakistan. Many are hungrily waiting for Allah to bring salvation. Others clutch at every straw thrown our way. They lap up the sales pitch of every used car salesman who can command our airways, our streets, and fifteen seconds of our attention. The elites could be the least bothered; they continue to live like the Parisian aristocrats, kings and princes, before the storming of the Bastille.
This is the success of the next generation style of modern warfare, which the American think-tanks call Fourth-gen warfare (and now into its Fifth-gen version which evidently attacks the moral fabric of society): to demoralize and destroy a nation from within, without dropping a single atomic bomb! The advantage over Third-gen warfare is that the conquered nation becomes a permanent slave state without the need of reconstruction expense which also tends to put people back into their natural stride. This has been witnessed in both Japan and Germany after their reconstruction from the devastation of Third-gen World War II, and also from the reconstruction of Iraq after its Third-gen destruction. The Iraqis have now regained at least their own dignity and self-respect by its indigenously grown Hashd-al-Shabi people's military force resolutely defeating the American proxy brigade that had come wrapped in the “militant Islam” flag and infected both Iraq and Syria in the form of ISIS and Daesh. This defeated virus was saved from complete extinction by its allies and covetously airlifted to Afghanistan to target both Iran and Pakistan.
Change of attire makes no difference to Pakistan's prescribed role on the Grand Chessboard.
None of the fundamentals are permitted to change for a vassal state / slave state unless the massa wants it changed to suit its imperial enterprise!
The exercise of colonial rule in post colonial era requires a continuous supply of a house nigger class, a mercenary class, and a useful idiot class as the local apparatchik of the massa. Pakistan is rich in these classes for some strange reason, and new generations are born into them almost every day in both civilian and military attire. Their common overarching mission: to make the public mind to accept the prescribed rule so that the servants can continue doing the massa's bidding while making a pretty penny for themselves. It makes no difference whether it is military dictatorship or faux-democracy; the public mind is made to support, or at least acquiesce to, whatever rule is being foisted upon the nation for the massa's overarching agenda to be exercised during that period. The judiciary, in its feigned nod to justice and morality, gives legal cover to any rule and ruler in the name of political expediency on the one hand, and puts to the gallows an elected prime minister and anyone else they are instructed to on the other, in compliance with the massa's will. The errand boys and girls as the local apparatchik only get to see a tunnel vision of the massa's directives, and usually it is made to appear to be in their own narrow self-interest (or the nation's self-interest if a particularly patriotic useful idiot is being brought to power; mercenaries and godfathers of course don't really care). When the rule's times-up, whether by the clock, or by public discontent, the attire is simply changed.
All this is now obvious as daylight to many people in Pakistan, but perhaps not to everyone. High time the nation, its rank and file, the wretched of the earth, and the white-collar cats in their comfy offices, all took off their dark glasses and stopped being simpletons.
Boycott the forthcoming Pakistani elections (and all future elections in Pakistan so long as Pakistan remains a geopolitical pawn and vassal-state ruled by house niggers, useful idiots and mercenaries).
Not participating in the ballot is a resounding NO vote to reject the entire corrupt system. Do not participate in a fabricated system designed ab initio to continue its servility to massa; all waters run only Westward, even if wearing the turban, the beard, clean-shaved, in uniform, in awami-libas, in duppatta, in burqa – and that includes Imran Khan, the favorite savior of the young generation.
Imran Khan is some part of the right-wing Difa-e-Pakistan Council (Defence of Pakistan Council – DPC) group of “militant Islam” formerly known by different acronyms some officially banned: SSP1, LeT2, LeJ3, JeM4, ASWJ5, JuD6, TNSM7, etc., (I lost track), who are state-sponsored, and even openly supported by the Punjab government (PML-N’s Chief Minister in Punjab Shahbaz Sharif et. al.), and by right-wing elements of the intelligence and military apparatus as the state's proxy agents out of uniform. And of course, Imran Khan also occasionally flirts with the “moderate Islam” of Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both the (Hegelian Dialectic of) “Islams” are domestically sponsored, principally under the hierarchical sirparesti (aiding and abetting), of different factions from within the Pakistan military, which in turn is paid from the Western tax-payers hard earned monies to become the coveted Military Inc. of Pakistan with the Western powers' great blessings. This praetorian guard, a rising newer “feudal class” in Pakistan, is now fully invested in staying America's proxy army in Pakistan! This is how power actually flows in Pakistan behind the veneers and puppetshows put up before the public – be it the elected Parliament, or the many variants of “Islam”. Without the military's minimally tacit approval, not a fly can buzz in Pakistan. It would be found riddled with bullet holes the very next day, if found at all after its disappearance.
The fact that so much is made of going after the militant groups for example, by display-bombing their foot soldiers and those among whom they live, meaning, unarmed innocent civilians who become “collateral damage” of either being dead or IDP (see Swat Operation where the civilian displacement was headlined “In Pakistan, an exodus that is beyond biblical”, photo), and doing absolutely nothing to the white collar “respectable” peoples and institutions who are fathering them, both in the civilian and military state apparatus, speaks volumes in its own language of omission. It explains why these groups cannot be rooted out completely despite all the military operations against them over the years by both the United States and Pakistan militaries, and which has, in fact, only succeeded in creating newer crops of recruits to harvest from for future patsy services. See my September 2009 report “The Decapitation of Pakistan by its own Military!” for the detailed forensic scrutiny of Pakistan's role in manufacturing the organic motivation for recruits of “militant Islam” under American foreign policy imperatives and payments.
The combined output of all these variants of “Islam” sprouting in the ever fertile soil of Pakistan and their open and secret benefactors, is to fertilize the groundwork for the creation of “revolutionary Islam”, whether or not they each realize it. We are, after all, looking at a lifetime of World War IV. Many teams have to play their part, and it seems to me that “revolutionary Islam” has been gestating in the oven too long. I am sure General Hamid Gul (late) understood this better than the brainless posterboy of modernity, Imran Khan, his foolish rapidly aging protégé who has been dying to become president (or prime minister) of Pakistan at all cost. A good donkey to ride on for the ubermensch.
But then again, perhaps not, After all, inter alia, it was this traitor Pakistani General, the so called grand spymaster of Pakistan, who in his own intellectual brilliance and great military wisdom, enabled the United States to give “to the USSR its Vietnam War” on Afghan Muslim soil next door, while purveying the fiction of “strategic depth” to string the Pakistan army along. The presence of unity of command in Pakistan under a military general's rule has been absolutely essential for all of America's imperial mobilizations. That is just an empirical observation. The military chain of command is conditioned to obey orders without question, and ours obviously excel at it without any moral calculus. All it takes is one man in uniform at the top – and we have had more than our share in the hierarchy of command who have proudly carried the white man's burden and still died holily in bed. Facts sting? Kill the messenger of course.
I once had a long conversation with a former director of ISI the day after his daughter's wedding at which I was an unofficial (hobbyist) photographer. When I presented the bride and groom with a beautiful photo album of their wedding pictures that I instantly had processed the same day, the father of the bride invited me to join them for lunch, which I did. In the conversation he disclosed that he was a former director of ISI, and when I explained to him where he got his specious “strategic depth” from to fck Pakistan, he simply couldn't believe nor refute the commonsense of my straightforward observations. I held him to rapt attention for the entire time and all he could murmur was: why did it not occur to us? None of these brave Generals are known for their commonsense. Groomed at Westpoint and Sandhurst, they reach their positions of power in Pakistan's military hierarchy only after being vetted by the white man to be psychologically able to carry the white man's burden on Pakistan's back without complaint. As I noted in 2008 (http://tinyurl.com/ali-baba-in-mumbai):
'In 2007, while the 'Army Act 2007' was still in effect, I offered two Pakistani military men, recently retired 3-star generals, whom I had occasion to partake a meal with in Islamabad, that I could craft any terrorist to their specification for them for a mere $15000 – a number that I conjured up out of thin air thinking it was suitably low to impress upon them how easy it was to harvest the surviving victims whose parents, wives, daughters, sons, had been bombed to smithereens, who had nothing to look forward to in life except the abyss of hunger, deprivation, and alienation, and especially from among those holding the 'Pakhtoonwali' tradition. I was trying to rationally talk them out of bombing our own peoples in the tribal belt in this fictional 'war on terror' by explaining to them how Machiavellian political science works. I had held their attention for over 3-1/2 hours. And I was rather stunned when one of the 3-star generals of Pakistan's Army, and let me hasten to add (Retired), responded to my 'jihadi manufacturing challenge' with “Zahir you are asking too much, I could do it for $2000”!'
Imran Khan may prove to be the worst Trojan horse of them all – why? Because he is presented as “Mr. Clean”. He can therefore do even more harm as a patriotic useful idiot which is what he appears to be. Because, unlike the mercenaries we have already experienced in Pakistan who always look out for their own self-interests first, the useful idiot actually believes in his cause and will willingly die for it, taking everyone else down with him as well. Ever hear of the suicide bomber? That's an extreme example of a useful idiot for sure, but to carry the abstract thought experiment just a little further, imagine now the useful idiot as the head of a nuclear weapons state? Suitably controlled and motivated useful idiots can be deadlier than mercenaries working for pecuniary gain, and that's just a self-evident fact.
As an intelligence and Western asset, groomed by Gen. Hamid Gul et. al., Imran Khan may yet deliver the worst nightmare to simpleton Pakistanis, far beyond the measure of personal pecuniary gain and fiscal mal feasance that occupied the labors of his predecessors. Some of his plans, or rather strawman ideas (expressed for the 2013 elections), are outright scams that would only feed the fresh crop of plunderers on his team from the gravy-train of state treasury. His energy plan or his socialized education plan for instance? After HEC under Atta-ur-Rahman and Sohail Naqvi for a decade squandered billions in hare-brained crappy projects, Imran Khan is proposing to spend trillions, 2.5 trillion in fact, to replace one crap with another crap. He wants to make English compulsory and the principal medium of instruction after 8th grade in Urdu medium and public schools, to bring them at parity with English medium schools; and teach everyone in Pakistan the same standardized curriculum. Everyone will now be equally mediocre! What is that mother? Even India which is ahead of us in all metrics of mass education, does not have such an insane policy. Yet they have IITs which surpass the best IVYs in America in terms of competition to get in. The son of Infosys president couldn't get into IIT so he went to Cornell – as a safety school!
We don't have one decent university in Pakistan where I would love to send my own children and this moron now wants to spend 2.5 trillion rupees in another boondoggle? Increasing literacy rate is great goal for any nation – it cannot be carried out in a slave state with no economy to absorb them. You take people away from their natural habitat, and you provide them no ability to survive in the new habitat, and you only end up raising a generation of mal contents.
The development of a nation cannot happen overnight – only its rape and theft in the name of doing speciously sounding great things can happen overnight. It took the West hundreds of years. Lee Kuan Yew, the late Prime Minister of Singapore who governed that tiny nation of industrious Chinese, Malay, and people of Indian origin, for over thirty years, said he did not have 200 years like the West to develop his country, and succeeded in uniquely bettering that recipe. As did South Korea. Pakistan however is a nation of 211 million plus mostly illiterate peoples the majority of whom are unemployed, or employed in menial jobs, and in agriculture sector as serfs to a handful of landlords. Copying other nations blindly with good intentions is like a moron transplanting a foreign tree in a local soil that cannot sustain it. Just like Atta-ur-Rahman did, and no one could challenge that mother for his hare-brained schemes that turned Pakistan's higher education universities into diploma mills for third-rate and often plagiarized work (see my report: Masterpiece of Plagiarism in Pakistan, http://tinyurl.com/Masterpiece-of-Plagiarism-pdf , sent to the Supreme Court of Pakistan inviting their suo moto action on the scale of the systemic problem—but also ignored by them). I shed tears of anger every time I think about what well-intentioned fools have done to us, often as child's putty in the hands of Machiavelli.
As for Imran Khan's energy policy? You think anyone in Pakistan has the balls to go against the WB-IMF tag team which has neo-liberalized, i.e., privatized, our economy under enormous debt burden? See what Thomas Friedman says about protecting and recovering American investments and values abroad: “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist -- McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.” (A Manifesto For a Fast World, Thomas L. Friedman, March 28, 1999, New York Times)
Imran Khan is just offering more scams and only fools and simpletons will go for them---that is our Pakistani genius. The jury is still out however whether he is only an overzealous useful idiot or something more pernicious. Watch him and his confrere, the flag-bearer of “moderate Islam”, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, partake at the massa's table in the 2011 World Economic Forum. Invited there to ensure that the brown-nosing horses run in the future electoral races will all be compliant to the white man's burden! These two-bit house niggers, groomed into power in Pakistan the same way Benazir Bhutto was, have the balls to stand up to the massa? With what? The Pakistan military works for the same massa, are paid from the same coffers, as does the entire bureaucracy, the media, public and private institutions, and what is now almost a fashion to be considered avant-garde, to call oneself a think-tank, and all echo the same core axioms of the massa, live off of its largesse of aid, and occasionally play controlled dissent as WWF (http://tinyurl.com/The-House-Niggers-of-Pakistan).
I say, enough of being fcking simpletons!
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org



Footnotes

[1] Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP)
[2] Lashkre-e-Taayba (LeT)
[3] Lashker-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) or (LJ)
[4] Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)
[5] Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Pakistan (ASWJ).
[6] Jammat-u-Dawa (JuD)
[7] Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM)












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