By Raja G Mujtaba
"Everywhere there are now "threats" against our well-being which seem to demand action and yet nowhere are there commensurate enemies to go with them. Everywhere the US military still reigns supreme by almost any measure you might care to apply; and yet-in case the paradox has escaped you-nowhere can it achieve its goals, however modest."
.......a disciplined intellectual and moral culture, which accepts
without question the basic principle that the U.S. effectively owns
the world by right, and is by definition a force for good despite
occasional errors and misunderstandings; one in which it is plainly
entirely proper for the U.S. to deploy massive offensive force all
over the world, while it is an outrage for others (allies and clients
apart) to make even the slightest gesture in that direction or even to
think of deterring the threatened use of violence by the benign global hegemon".-- Noam Chomsky
The above statements are a clear reflection of the American mindset. America has no permanent friends but her interests that she has declared many a times and openly. Her friendship can turn into an active and open hostility in no given time.
America has certain defined objectives for its presence in Afghanistan; they want to dominate not only Central Asia but also to dominate China and denuclearize Pakistan. The other major objective is to defame Islam and kill the Islamic spirit, more so the political Islam which is the only living threat to capitalism after collapse of communism with the disintegration of Soviet Union.
War was turned onto Pakistan by declaring FATA as the sanctuary for the terrorists. Pakistan was prompted and forced into war against its own people on its own land; the worst scenario for any country. Today it's over a decade that Pakistan is suffering, its army has suffered casualties far greater than the entire ISAF Forces, and over 40,000 innocent civilians have been killed through induced terrorist activity and drone attacks. Had Pakistan not sided with the American agenda, today Pakistan would have been a peaceful place.
Very cleverly and through arrogance, the US has ensured weakening of Pakistan; Pakistan's infrastructure has been damaged that needs billions of dollars for its rehabilitation; besides this economically Pakistan has suffered over 100 billion dollars by suffering losses in trade and commerce. Economy is suffering, industry is closing; CIA sponsored and fanned terrorists are attacking all over the country. The US is inducing and supporting insurgencies in Pakistan. Some of the political parties have been taken on payroll that is spitting venom against Pakistan but these are also acting and supporting terrorism in Pakistan.
Now that it's an open secret that the US with all her might has had no success in Afghanistan, a face saver is badly required or else the region will burn in a fire like never seen before. America has the potential and the history that to cover up her defeats, she has embroiled the regions into wars. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is just one example. After her defeat in Vietnam, the US spread the war into Laos and Cambodia.
In Afghanistan, a similar situation has developed. Right from the day one, the US and her allies have not been able to command and establish their writ there, Afghans have never accepted occupation or slavery nor would they accept in the future. Afghanistan has earned the title of being the graveyard of empires whereas Pakistan is emerging as 'Empire Killer.'
For now America is building a narrative against Pakistan both for its people at home and the world at large. Her latest Hollywood series, 'The Last Resort' is a point in case. Here they show USS Oklahoma, one of the most lethal submarines in the world off the coast of Pakistan firing its nuclear missile because Pakistan is a terrorist state. The narrative is to break Pakistan by taking out Balochistan. It's no secret that the US, India, Israel, the UK and host of other countries are behind the Balochistan insurgency. The US senators and congressmen are trying to move bill in their committees to that end.
To achieve the objectives, the US and her allies are creating situation where Pakistan Army is fully deployed and committed in every part of Pakistan. Army is already in FATA, Afghan border, Balochistan, Indian Border and now they are being stretched her into Northern Areas and Karachi. By doing so they are ensuring that Pakistan has no force to counter the attack that they plan from the south.