I have so many thoughts rolling around the old brain on Pakistan.
On the face of it, this should all make no sense. Why would the US continue to aid Pakistan after this so called massive failure on the part of Pakistan. Yet, there it is. The US will continue with aid. Therefore it only makes sense the aid is motivated by something else. That has nothing to do with the "war on terror" spin.
The US will continue to send military aid to the Pakistan military. There is 3 billion dollars at stake.
" The U.S. does not want to allow Pakistan to become unstable and risk having its nuclear arsenal fall into the hands of Islamic radicals"
so claims this article.
I am more of the mind that the US funds the military to gain favour within the ranks. Favour necessary for the US to gain control of the Pakistan nuclear arsenal.
If successful we will most likely be looking at a military coup? Or another dead leader reminiscent of Benazir Bhutto?
I found this tidbit from the above linked article curious, to say the least. It's a head scratcher. Or maybe not.
Locke Lorde Strategies, a lobby group working behind the scenes to ensure the aid money keeps pouring into the Pakistan military
The push by Locke Lord Strategies to turn the tide against criticism of Pakistan — and preserve the country's billions of dollars in U.S. aid
Mark Siegel, a Locke Lord partner, would not identify which congressional offices he and the other five lobbyists working the Pakistan account are calling and visiting.
Siegel is a former assistant to the president in the Carter White House and was chief of staff to Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., from 2001 to 2004. Other Locke Lord lobbyists working the Pakistan account also have congressional experience. Phil Rivers is a former chief of staff to Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., a Senate Appropriations Committee member. Brian Heindl was a top aide to Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Siegel is a former assistant to President Carter? The "Pakistan account" is their biggest account.
I won't assume because it is called the Pakistan account that Pakistan the country is behind it.
It's entirely possible it is called the Pakistan account because some other entity has an interest in controlling that country for reason unknown to us, known to the masses.
Most persons have "energy" interests.
Harriet Miers works for Locke Lorde. That is a blast from the past.
If the lobbyists for the Pakistan account have done their job well...
Perhaps this is the outcome -US finds no evidence
The US National Security Advisor has said there was no evidence that Pakistan knew Bin Laden was hiding in Abbotabad but added the country must investigate the Al-Qaeda leader's 'support network'.
'There was some support network in Abbottabad, with the support of Bin Laden. We haven't seen evidence that the government knew about that. But they need to investigate that.
'I can tell you directly that - I've not seen evidence that would tell us that the political, the military, or the intelligence leadership had foreknowledge of bin Laden,' White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said in a TV interview
No evidence any was aware that Osama was in Pakistan. That makes sense because he really wasn't there. Given his death long, long ago.
This is curious-
The government has decided not to conduct inquiry of any kind at any level whatsoever about the shameful Abbottabad incident
According to this article the Pakistan government is not going to look into anything surrounding the incident because the US isn't asking..
" this attitude of the Zardari-led Gilani government is also under American pressure that there was no need now to find out how the Pakistan intelligence agencies and intelligence system failed to monitor Osama or detect the arrival, operation and departure of US helicopters and other aircraft."
It makes sense for Pakistan to want to move past this on some levels, on other levels it would be good for them to completely discount the American version.
But, why would the US not want an investigation? Why aren't they asking?
It only makes sense if the agenda is not the war on terror.If the lobbyists client/s, is not Pakistan the nation, but Pakistan-the interest of - some organization/group/company?
Also want to repost the picture below, for posterity sake. I have a doubting Thomas , who should enjoy this photo.
As I explained one has to go back in time, to the beginning of OBL's career as a CIA man in Afghanistan then Kosovo etc., to understand how it is he died many years ago after a long and dedicated American Intelligence career.