Sunday, February 22, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
Even the New York Times is reporting on the covert war in Pakistan now. In their recent article, they describe how Barack Obama is actually "expanding" the war against Islamic militants in Pakistan - going well beyond what even George W. Bush did. In fact, Obama has authorized two major missile strikes inside Pakistan just this past week.
The reality is that U.S. special forces based in Afghanistan have been carrying out regular missions into Pakistan’s tribal areas since early September 2008. The New York Times even goes so far as to call what is happening as a "covert war run by the Central Intelligence Agency inside Pakistan" - and if even the New York Times is admitting it, then the U.S. government is not even really trying to hide it anymore.
But it is not just U.S. forces that are deeply involved in the covert war inside Pakistan. A stunning new report has revealed that British agents colluded in the torture of Pakistani terrorism suspects by the ISI inside Pakistan. Officially the British government is "against torture", but apparently they have no problem letting ISI agents torture the living daylights out of Islamic militants while they watch.
In addition, it has now been revealed that the CIA was covertly using the Shamsi airfield in Pakistan (which is 30 miles INSIDE the Pakistani border) to launch operations against targets within Pakistan.
How can the U.S. deny that they are at war inside Pakistan when they are using bases inside Pakistan to launch attacks on Pakistani soil?
However, at the same time the U.S. has expanded their war against Islamic militants, the central government in Pakistan is seeking to appease them.
In a very curious move, the Pakistani government is promising to impose Islamic law and to suspend military operations against extremists in areas known to be havens for terrorist organizations.
Now why in the world would the Pakistani government be doing that?
It seems that the goals of the Pakistani government are directly opposed to the goals of the U.S. and the U.K. at this point.
So what will come of all this? Nobody really knows, but for now it seems that the U.S. is quite determined to escalate the war in Pakistan.
Just what the American taxpayers need - another costly war to pay for.