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Talibanization: The Whole Problem Is the Gawadar Port and Trade Route

By Khalid Baig  Posted by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   1 comment
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This is a long article, but the information it contains is mind-blowing. It gives the real geopolitical reasons for the US war on Pakistan

Gilgat: work on the Phase-II extension at a halt
Gilgat: work on the Phase-II extension at a halt
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Extension work on Phase-II has totally stopped due to the worsening situation in Swat, Dir and other tribal areas...

Do you accept that Muslims were involved in the famous incident of terrorism 9/11? If this is the truth, then look back at the newspapers of 2001. All the pilots who crashed planes at the Pentagon and in New York were Arabic. According to American research institutes, few Arabic youth took regular flying lessons after undergoing terrorists training (they were trained within America, and American security agencies were ignorant of it?). Most of these pilots were from Saudi Arabia and the rest from Egypt. They all were the children of highly educated and rich families.

Then why did America attack Afghanistan, when no Afghanis participated in this incident of terrorism? Some American intellectuals blamed Osama Bin Laden (without any proof), who was hiding in Afghanistan to provide financial backing for terrorists. This accusation was rejected by Osama. But Americans attacked Afghanistan aggressively and destroyed whole country. At that time even the American media was astonished and said without evidence, blaming Muslims for terrorism is was a lie.

In order to provide support for its aggressiveness, America started using terminology like Islamic extremism and Talibanization. But the real purpose behind this attack wasn't to arrest Osama or to remove the Taliban government. Actually the real purpose was to occupy the mineral wealth of central Asian states and control the routes for transporting it to the world. And now events in the eight years since 9/11 in the eight have proved that this terrorist incident was the part of the plan to control the routes to the central Asian states and their mineral wealth - which has set the whole area on fire.

Pakistani Taliban: their identity is unknown, but their targets are clear

At this time, the Pak-army is fighting in the tribal areas against the Taliban and so called Talibanization. Except for the navy, all departments of the armed forces are being utilized in this war. In the whole country there is a "security high alert" for impending acts of terrorism. When this war will end is unpredictable. However it started in June 2002, when first bullet was fired on security forces in order to stop the development on Gawadar port in Balochistan, on behalf of the undeveloped Baloch nation.

In the 2005 when the work on the Gawadar port was completed, the tension in Balochistan was at its peak. Dozens of Chinese engineers working on port were murdered or wounded. The situation so unstable that the Chinese Premier, the chief guest for the inauguration of port, had to go back to Islamabad. Chinese intelligence wouldn't allow him to proceed to Gawadar. But our media analysts weren't ready to tell the truth to the nation: that the real cause of tension in was the development of Gawadar by Chinese and that the USA, India and some Muslim countries weren't very happy about it.

Perhaps the problem would have been restricted to Balochistan, if not for Phase II of the Karakorum Highway, which extended it to NWFP (the tribal areas). The fight in the name of Islam started in Bajor, Malakand, and Swat, when in 2004 China signed an agreement with government of Pakistan for an extension of the historical highway from Gilgat to Swat, passing through Dir and Chitral. That highway was named the Karakorum Highway phase II. According to history books the highway was built approximately 5000 years ago between central Asian states and China coming through Khyber Pass via Peshawar.

As soon as some parts of that plan were brought to world attention, a siren went off in the capitals of some countries. The USA took it as a threat to her plans, and India felt it threatened her integrity. Nearby countries were also affected by this trade route from Gawadar to Sinkiang (Tashghur). Meanwhile, after starting the work on Gawadar Port, China also started laying a railway line from Shanghai to Sinkiang (Tashghur). That construction plan of this railway line, completed in 2008, is as unique as Great Wall of China.

Indian Consulates in various cities (
Lashkargah, Koshila Jadeed, and other) in Afghanistan. Their role is to train manpower to fight against the Pakistan Army.

The war in Balochistan has been very successful in keeping China away from Gawadar Port and stopping Pakistan (and the deprived Balochs) from availing themselves of its economic benefits. However a similar strategy [Bramhall's note: presumably of the US and India funding free lance terrorists, i.e. mercenaries] wasn't adoptable in NWFP (the tribal areas). So keeping mind the love in these areas for Islam, propaganda was launched about Osama and the main leadership of Al Quaeda being parent in these areas. With the claim these areas are a threat to be threat to West. British and US media have already been heavily propagandizing that the Taliban hides in these areas to launch attacks on US and NATO Forces and return back to hide in these areas.

Soon Afghan president Hamid Karzai also started blaming the tribal areas for interference. He even blamed ISI and the Pak-Army for financially supporting the Taliban to fight against allied forces. When this didn't have any effect, American generals, their secretary of state and the head of the CIA also expressed concern about Pak-Army for the Taliban. Based on mutual benefit, the same countries also encouraged India to utilize its old relationships with the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan to halt the development of the Gawadar Port and the trade route to China.

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