Definition of schizophrenia : "A situation or condition that results from the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic qualities, identities, or activities."After a decade into the criminally conceived and destructive war on terror, relations between America and Pakistan have come to a dead end.
In May, puppet Obama accused Pakistan of protecting Osama Bin Laden. This damaging accusation was flat out false, and was another reflection of Barack Obama's lack of moral judgment and political courage. As former counter-terrorist specialist Steve Pieczenik said on the Alex Jones show a couple of days after Obama made his false accusation against Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden wasn't in Pakistan in 2011.
Since May 1st, the press has consistently pointed out, in various ways, that Pakistan shielded Bin Laden from the CIA, and so it must be punished. Even non-Pentagon/CIA connected journalists have repeated this absurd and false claim, which has increased tensions between Pakistan and America.
Pick up any newspaper and turn on any cable news channel, and you'll see what I mean.
The idea that Pakistan gave Bin Laden a place to eat and sleep is so damaging to Pakistan's reputation that I'm surprised its leaders have not said to the world press: Look, Obama lied, he didn't kill Bin Laden because Bin Laden wasn't hiding out in Pakistan.
But the fictitious story of Bin Laden's assassination is held up in the press as one of the main reasons why relations between America and Pakistan is so cold. Eli Lake, a national security correspondent for the Washington Times, wrote in his December 5th article for The Daily Beast called, "America's Shadow State in Pakistan," that "Pakistan, after all, was the country where bin Laden had been living unmolested for years."
The war propaganda against Pakistan has been non-stop since May 1st. Spencer Ackerman of Wired.com wrote on December 6 in his article, "U.S. Built Its Own Secret Pakistani Spy Service":
"Pakistan's powerful intelligence agency is schizophrenic about terrorism. It sponsors terrorist groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Toiba while also collaborating with the CIA to attack other terrorists. Quietly, the U.S. has a way to mitigate the tension: It sponsors an office inside the Pakistani spy apparatus and buys cooperation."The idea that is being advanced here is that the U.S. is the good guy and Pakistan is the bad guy. To suggest that America's own war on terror strategy is separated from both morality and reality is dabbling in "conspiracy theories."
There was a time when that stupid talking point had some currency. But any sane, informed and decent person in 2011 questions America's war on terror adventure in the Middle East and Central Asia because it is a) counter-productive, b) irrational, c) criminal, d) destructive, e) an economic catastrophe, and f) stupid.
Dennis Blair, the former Director of National Intelligence, who was fired by puppet Obama in May 2010, questioned the Obama administration's Afghanistan war, drone warfare, and the overall counter-terrorism strategy at the Aspen Security Forum in July 2011. Martha Raddatz and Rym Momtaz wrote an article about Blair's comments for ABC News called, "Former Intel Chief Questions Obama Strategy In War on Terror." Here is an excerpt:
Former intelligence chief Dennis Blair said in an interview Thursday that the terror threat from al Qaeda is a "narrow problem" and questioned the amount of money spent to capture or kill a small number of people.
Blair's critical comments on Obama administration policy were the harshest yet from the former Director of National Intelligence, who was pushed out of his post by President Obama in May 2010 after just 16 months on the job.
Blair, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, estimated there were 4,000 al Qaeda members around the globe, with much of a yearly intelligence budget of $80 billion devoted to catching them.
"That's $20 million for every one of these 4,000 people," said Blair. "The objective is to disrupt and destroy al Qaeda. " You think, wow, $20 million is a lot, is that proportionate?"- Advertisement -
Blair noted that in the past decade terrorists have killed fewer than 20 Americans inside U.S. borders, most of them in a single attack at Fort Hood Texas in late 2009. He contrasted the terror body count with deaths from car accidents and street crime, which killed more than one million Americans in the same time frame.
"What is it that justifies this amount of money on this narrow problem versus the other ways we have to protect American lives?" asked Blair. "I think that's sort of the question we have to think ourselves through here at the 10th year anniversary."
Said Blair, "I think we need to reexamine what our fundamental goals are. I think by concentrating only on al Qaeda itself we get ourselves in this numbers game ... and I don't think that we can kill al Qaeda members and end this threat from Jihadist terrorism."