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Thursday, November 19, 2009


Yesterday I wrote of media reports saying that the Obama administration had written to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, ‘saying he expects the Pakistani leader to rally political and national security institutions in a united campaign against extremists’. It now seems that Blackwater, the US mercenary company, may well have been responsible for a series of bombings aimed specifically at civilians in an effort to alienate the Pakistani people from the Taliban.

In a recent video, Taliban spokesman, Azam Tariq, denied that the Taliban were responsible for a suicide bombing at the International Islamic University in Islamabad on 20 October 2009, and the massive car-bombing that indiscriminately killed scores of civilians at a market in Peshawar, a bombing that coincided with a visit by Hillary Clinton to Pakistan, on 28 October 2009. What gives Tariq’s statement credibility is the fact that, first, the Taliban, as can be seen in the video, are quite happy to claim responsibility for those bombings that were against police and security facilities which they see as legitimate targets. Second, it would not at all be in the Taliban’s interest to indiscriminately murder the very people, particularly in Peshawar where most of the people are Pashtun, that offer the Taliban most support and from whom the Taliban draw new recruits.

Tariq claims that Blackwater mercenaries working in conjunction with Pakistani security, the ISI, are responsible for the bombings. According to a report in the Pakistani online newspaper ‘The Nation’, some 202 Blackwater mercenaries arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday, 3 November 2009 on a flight out of Heathrow, London, though the report did not mention the purpose of their being in Pakistan saying only that authorities at Islamabad airport had allowed the men into Pakistan without any of the normal checks for visas, etc. The same report also noted that ex-Army Chief of Staff, Mirza Aslam Beg, had claimed “that former President Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green signal to carry out its terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Quetta”.

Many Blackwater employees are currently accommodated at the Pearl Continental luxury hotel in Peshawar, a building which has been earmarked for purchase by the US government for use as a future US consulate. They are in Peshawar “to provide security for a US-backed aid project in the area”, though what kind of ’aid’ they are providing ‘security’ for has not been specified.

As well as bombings, it seems Blackwater operatives have also recently been involved in the targeted killings of several Pakistani military officers; presumably these were officers who had been discovered to have had sympathies or ties with the Taliban.

Looking at the broader picture, one might ask; what would be the purpose of pushing Pakistan toward civil war? The answer is simple: Once having pushed Pakistan to the brink of such a crisis, the situation would be so critical that it would provide an ideal opportunity for the US to step in to support a pro-US government in Pakistan and also to secure Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. It would also provide the opportunity for the US to overtly fight the Taliban on Pakistani soil.

Obviously, the US military are unable to undertake any of these tasks – yet; but Blackwater mercenaries, already in Pakistan providing security to a ‘US-backed aid project’, are in a position to ruthlessly and covertly exploit an already potentially lethal political situation between the Pakistan government and the Taliban.

A very senior Australian defence public servant who I spoke to about the situation between the Taliban and Pakistan told me that ‘in a year or so Pakistan will be Australia’s, and the West’s, biggest headache but that there were plans to deal with it’.

That was in October of last year.


Anonymous said...

I don´t doubt it. Same in Iraq. They just steer e remote control vehicle into the crowd and BANG. And then the media says it was a suicide bomber and case over. Very easy!

Anonymous said...

Hirirng mercenary was Dick Cheney's idea. The same people who probably gave Bhutto the choice of going into Pakistan to give America an edge, or see her family suffer.

KimWSSmith said...

The Blackwater mercenaries receive their marching orders from the 3 major states that sponsor international terror; ie: the UK, U.S. and Nazi Israel.
These sub-human Nazi Zionist thugs are responsible for the Mumbai massacre, the assassinations of people like Benezir Bhutto and others who have proof positive that OBL is really, really DEAD!
These scum bags are the dregs thrown out of the military because they are too deranged to be considered useful as they are; self serving WAR PROFITEERS MURDERERS, RAPISTS, THIEVES AND TRAITORS.
There was just cause for the people of Falluja to burn and drag 4 of those scum in 2003. THEY GOT WHAT ANYONE WORKING FOR BLACKWATER DESERVES!
When this empire falls: the first thing to do is round all of them up for summary EXECUTION. They do not deserve ANY semblance of a "trial" because they have no mercy, compassion, humanity or INTEGRITY.

Del said...

Blackwater is how our wars stay endless, Blackwater or Xe are not Patriots. They are mercenaries who will work for the highest bidder, even if it means breaking down our doors. There business requires a War, period.

Anonymous said...

You are right Kim,BlackWater indeed has been responsible for the Mumbai massacre & the assassinations of people like Benezir Bhutto.But I can Assure the world,that this Un-justice by US led Allies to Pakistani's shall never be forgotten by them.Because if Pakistani's can build Nuclear Bomb without any Oil Cash.Then why can't they protect their own bombs.Pakistani's are not Afghani's,they are Thousand times more Educated & Warriors.These small Setbacks,don't bother them.These Backstabing crimes by there so-called Allies have made them,more strong like Germans before the World War 2.After Germans were humiliated by then League of Nations.Remember US led Ally Forces,do your Un-Justice only to limit.Where your Un-fortunate Ally Pakistani's could resist.Pray to God "you all people", that Pakistani's don't loose patience.Otherwise World Peace shall go into Abyss,according to Naustrodamus predictions.

Project said...

Yes - But BlackWater as in Back-ops. Red-teaming/blue-teaming is modus operandi of black-ops, and the newly renamed to Xe may be one of many teams, and even a red herring.

The real fundamental problem isn't BlackWater. Please see the analysis:

Thank you.

Zahir Ebrahim

Anonymous said...

'in a year or so Pakistan will be Australia’s, and the West’s, biggest headache but that there were plans to deal with it’.'

You can be sure that false flags are behind much of what we see in the the market bombings in Iraq...
BUT how does all this get to be 'Australias..biggest headache?' Isnt that because Australia is playing its trad role of mercenary servant to empire?


Anonymous said...

' massive car-bombing that indiscriminately killed scores of civilians at a market in Peshawar'

car bombings are an israeli speciality. They were the first to use them.


Damian Lataan said...

“…how does all this get to be 'Australias biggest headache’?”

It’s the perennial question, is it not? It seems that if its America’s headache, then it somehow must ours too as we blindly follow the US into just about every major conflict it gets into; Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq… And for what? What has Australia ever got out of their involvement apart from dead, wounded and damaged soldiers? And what have the countries we went to got out of our presence there?

At least now I think we have reached a turning point. I don’t think Rudd will involve Australia too much in any of America’s future wars. May be some facilities, but no more direct involvements. Nonetheless, we Australians must object to all wars; not just wars we might become involved because America has.

trisha said...

Considering a group of Blackwater mercs were arrested a day after the most recent bombing - in Pershawar, I think - and had to be rescued by the U.S. Consulate, I'd say it was very likely. It's an old British tactic, from the days of Empire, which the Americans have taken to heart. Doubtless, the recent explosions in Iraq are their handiwork, too, to justify America's continued presence for the foreseeable future.