Agent Mehsud On A Mission To Prove His WorthApril 5, 2009
Dan Qayyum | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com
We had predicted in the immediate aftermath of the Mumbai attacks:
We can now expect an intense and sustained terrorism campaign in Pakistani cities in an attempt to destabilize the country along ethnic / sectarian lines – New Delhi’s time-tested method. On the diplomatic front India will be lobbying hard to have the ISI (and Pakistan Army) declared as terrorist organisations. We can also not rule out another false flag attack in the next few weeks.
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Seeing his influence wane in recent days in face of Pakistan Army’s continued offensive against the TTP and fearing his capture, the US had tentatively struck, for the first time since his emergence, camps run by Baitullah Mehsud earlier this year. Taking heed of these warning shots, Agent Mehsud has sprung into action.
In the last few days, efforts to destabilize Pakistan have intensified and high-profile targeted attacks are likely to continue unless the authorities take immediate action to target Baitullah Mehsud in South Waziristan. We have seen an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, a bomb rip through Jamrud mosque killing 76, an attack on the Manawa Police Academy in Lahore, a suicide bombing in Islamabad last night and another suicide bombing this morning at an Imambargah in Chakwal.
Baitullah Mehsud’s warning to strike the US capital coincides with the US President Barack Obama’s visit to Europe in which he has explicitly warned Europe that it is on the hitlist of terrorists, even more so than the US.
Obama’s warning to Europe comes after several NATO members had expressed reservations on America’s plans to raise troop levels and urged for a date of pulling out of Afghanistan. On the other hand the threat of Kabul falling into the hands of Taliban this spring is greater than ever unless troop levels are increased dramatically.
Meanwhile efforts to link Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, the ISI with the insurgency in Afghanistan have taken a new dimension with several top US military figures making public statements designed to put pressure on the Pakistan Army and intelligence services.
ISI has played a crucial role in unearthing the involvement of Indian embassies in Kandahar and Jalalabad in arming and funding Baitullah Mehsud’s TTP. The advisor for the Afghan Government Ehsanullah Aryanzai recently confirmed that India is “using Afghan soil to destabilize Pakistan and Afghan security agencies are unable to stop Indian intervention due to absence of centralized government mechanism.”
Inspite of overwhelming evidence, the United States continues to stab its ‘ally in the War on Terror’ in the back by not just turning a blind eye to Indian activities in Afghanistan, but actively assisting it. India is now being seen in the US as its enforcer in South Asia which will police the entire region on US direction and prove a counterwieght to China.
The US is also working with India on fine tuning a proposal that will reward India for sending its troops to Afghanistan. In return, the US will continue to stay clear of the Kashmir problem – a massive contradiction from Obama’s pre-election pledge of focusing to resolve the Kashmir issue.
Baitullah Mehsud’s conveniently-timed warning, and the failed attempt to take responsibility of the recent shooting spree in New York, is designed to inflict more damage on Pakistan and gives credence to the American and particularly Indian view calling for enhanced and direct military action into Pakistan’s tribal areas. Talking of attacking Washington D.C. is a bit rich coming from a man (if one may call him that) who despite criticism from the original Afghan Taliban, refuses to fight the American and NATO forces right next door in Afghanistan. In fact the contrary is true as Baitullah’s TTP has claimed to have on its hitlist the names militant leaders fighting the Americans and Indians in Afghanistan and Kashmir respectively.
Baitullah Mehsud and his ties to his American and Indian masters lay exposed. Its high time we take him out.
Who is Baitullah Mehsud? Watch this Video
First aired on PTV over a year ago – Ahmed Quraishi talks to Zaid Hamid on Baitullah Mehsud’s history and his links with foreign agencies.