Originally Posted by TruthSeeker
Pakistan is often accused by the US of harboring terrorists, double dealing with the international community, amongst many other things. The international media makes it sound as if Pakistan is the only one that does these things.
Is Pakistan solely responsible for these things? Let us analyze certain things. The creation of the mother of all terrorist groups, the Mujahideen, was a strategy formulated by Brzezinski & Jimmy Carter. Against the popular perception, the Mujahideen were NOT used a resistance force to protect the Afghans, but as a means of breaking up the Soviet Union. In fact, the Mujahideen were created by the US before the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. So it is futile to accuse Pakistan with the creation of the Mujahideen, as the Mujahideen were not a resistance movement for Afghanistan, but a means of breaking up the Soviet Union, something that didn't concern Pakistan but the US. Pakistan tagged along with the US & Saudi Arabia for training the Mujahideen, but the Mujahideen was the creation of the US.
The Soviets then tried to shore up the Afghan government against the Mujahideen, which then led to the Soviet-Afghan war, & the breakup of Soviet Union. The Mujahideen later off-shooted into Taliban, Hizb-e-Islami Gulbideen, Haqqani network, & other local groups in S.Asia, & 'Al-Qaeda' as a global terrorist network (the IMU/SIPR & LeT etc are all Al-Qaeda affiliates in Central & S.Asia respectively, as well as various other groups in the Middle East & Africa, such as the AQAP & AQIM/Al-Shabaab respectively).
After the Soviet Union broke up into Russia, the Al-Qaeda affiliates in Central Asia, such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (in Uzbekistan & Tajikistan), SIPR & the Russian Federation Republic of Chechnya (in Chechnya), as well as others have been using terrorism to overthrow &/or break away from the former Soviet territories (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan & others). In other words, all the problems faced in the region (South & Central Asia) today are the creation of the US, from 1979.
Iraq had practically no Al-Qaeda members in it when the US attacked it. After the US attacked Iraq, the Al-Qaeda members started entering Iraq. The same thing with Afghanistan. Before 9/11, there were few Al-Qaeda members, but when the US attacked Afghanistan, the Al-Qaeda & its affiliates from Central, South Asia & the Middle East started entering into Afghanistan. The US support for the Libyan rebels with strong ties to Al-Qaeda from Iraq & other places is well documented as well. In other words, it is very hypocritical to suggest that Pakistan harbors Islamic terrorism as per policy, when it was the creation of the US, & Pakistan (& the whole region) has to live by the monster created by the US. Similarly, with the rise of the Arab Spring in the Middle East (supported by the CIA), there is also the rise of the AQAP in Yemen & Saudi Arabia, & there is also a rise of the AQIM in North Africa (being inspired by the 'Al-Qaeda revolution' in Libya & Egypt). The US clearly uses Islamic militancy in the shape of Al-Qaeda & its affiliate groups to achieve its geopolitical, strategic objectives in the region.
The US has always accused Pakistan of double dealing in the WOT, but it is the US that is asking the UN to take off senior Taliban leaders (that are opposed to Pakistan, such as Faqir Mohammad) from their sanctions list. The US has refused to tackle the safe havens for Al-Qaeda & the Taliban in Kunar & Nuristan in Afghanistan where Fazalulah, Qari Zia Rehman, Hakeemullah Mehsud get refuge to attack Pakistan. The US is busy brokering peace deals with the Taliban, but asking Pakistan to attack them.