November 16, 2009
In preparation for a massive troop escalation in Afghanistan, Obama told Chinese students at a town hall meeting in Shanghai on Monday al-Qaeda remains an ominous threat. “I continue to believe that the greatest threat to the United States’ security are the terrorist networks like al-Qaeda,” Obama said. “They have now moved over the border of Afghanistan and are in Pakistan, but they continue to have networks with other extremist organizations in that region and I do believe it is important for us to stabilize Afghanistan.”
Obama tells Chinese students a phantom al-Qaeda remains a threat after all these years. On the anniversary of the false flag attack on America in September, the U.S. top commander in Afghanistan said the exact opposite. “I do not see indications of a large al-Qaida presence in Afghanistan now,” Gen. Stanley McChrystal told reporters at the Dutch Defense Ministry. “We have not been struck again in the United States, and I think the strikes that would have hit across the world — not just in Europe or the United States but I think also in much of the Muslim world — I think have been prevented,” he added.
It is expected that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will soon parrot Obama’s warning. “Gordon Brown will tonight vigorously defend Britain’s mission in Afghanistan and Pakistan, warning that al-Qaeda remains the biggest threat to Britain’s national security,” the Times Online reports today. “Speaking to the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Guildhall, the Prime Minister will say that the terrorist network has an extensive recruitment operation across Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the UK. He will add that there are several hundred foreign fighters based in Pakistan traveling to training camps to learn bomb-making and weapons skills. Al-Qaeda also has links to the Afghan and Pakistan Taliban.”
Brown, of course, did not bother to mention the inconvenient history of al-Qaeda and the Taliban — both were created and supported by U.S. and Pakistani intelligence agencies.
Between 1978 and 1992, the U.S. spent nearly $20 billion in arms, training and funds to support the mujaheddin factions in Afghanistan that would later become the Taliban. Saudi Arabia also showered billions on the factions. As for bomb-making and weapons skills, these were provided by the CIA at Camp Peary, the CIA’s spy training camp in Virginia (see Norm Dixon, How the CIA Created bin Laden).
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda were put to good use destabilizing the Balkans. “The claim that al-Qaeda played a role in the Balkan wars of the 1990s came from an alleged FBI document former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic presented in his defense before the Hague tribunal last week,” Isabel Vincent reported for the National Post. Further details were not forthcoming because Milosevic died mysteriously soon thereafter. “The arrival in the Balkans of the so-called Afghan Arabs, who are from various Middle Eastern states and linked to al-Qaeda, began in 1992 soon after the war in Bosnia.”
In May, Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, told NBC News that the CIA and the U.S.-Funded Pakistani ISI intelligence service “has created the Taliban.”
The Pentagon’s DIA was well aware of ISI assistance and continuing support of al-Qaeda and the Taliban during the Bush years. Declassified documents dated September 24, 2001, reveal that the Bush administration turned a blind eye to Pakistan’s ongoing support for the supposedly nefarious terrorist organizations.
In 2007, it was revealed that the U.S. has allowed al-Qaeda to operate freely in Pakistan. “It’s not that we lack the ability to go into that space,” Tom Fingar of the office of the Director of National Intelligence told Congress. “But we have chosen not to do so without the permission of the Pakistani government.”
The CIA has since conducted a number of illegal drone attacks in Pakistan, supposedly targeting al-Qaeda (the raids invariably kill far more Pakistani civilians than members of the phantom terrorist group).
In October, reports surfaced indicating Taliban forces were ferried around Afghanistan in U.S. helicopters. “This story, in one form or another, is being repeated throughout northern Afghanistan. Dozens of people claim to have seen Taliban fighters disembark from foreign helicopters in several provinces. The local talk is of the insurgency being consciously moved north, with international troops ferrying fighters in from the volatile south, to create mayhem in a new location,” writes Ahmad Kawoosh in Mazar-e-Sharif.
Around the same time it was reported that the brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai has been receiving regular payments from the CIA. “Ahmed Wali Karzai is a suspected player in Afghanistan’s opium trade and has been paid by the CIA over the past eight years for services that included helping to recruit an Afghan paramilitary force that operates at the CIA’s direction in and around the southern city of Kandahar,” The New York Times reported.
In July, Qari Zainuddin, a tribal leader of the South Waziristan region in Pakistan, was assassinated after he revealed that Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud is connected to Indian and Israeli intelligence. Zainuddin also said Mehsud’s group was working with U.S. intelligence to destabilize the country.
According to sources close to investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, the U.S. imported Taliban soldiers from Afghanistan to Iraq and they were used to attack civilians and coalition forces in that country. “This is a classic story of false flag terrorism. We know that the U.S. has a long history with the Taliban, which goes back to the Afghan War (1979-1989), the Soviet Union tried to conquer the country,” Madsen told Russia Today in July.
It should be obvious by now that both the Taliban and al-Qaeda are being used to push for an escalation in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Obama is merely continuing a policy initiated under Bush and the hostilities will increase and expand significantly into Pakistan in order to destabilize and destroy that country the same way Iraq and Afghanistan were destroyed.
We can assume an expansion of the mass murder campaign in Pakistan is precisely what the global elite want. Richard Housebroke — Rockefeller minion, Bilderberger, and Wall Street operative — is after all Obama’s “special representative” for Afghanistan and Pakistan.