by Justin Raimondo
In the days before the Empire, generals – particularly Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs – kept their mouths shut. The Founders’ justified fears of military intrusion into the political realm were still present in the American consciousness, and the idea that an American general might try to influence policy directly, by making public statements on controversial political topics, was considered outside the norm. Today, however, no one is shocked by Admiral Mullen’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that we are, for all intents and purposes, already at war with Pakistan: Continue reading
La force internationale de l’OTAN a assuré samedi 1er octobre avoir capturé en Afghanistan l’un des chefs les plus importants du réseau taliban Haqqani, la bête noire des soldats américains et de Kaboul.
Haji Mali Khan, l’oncle du chef du réseau Sirajuddin Haqqani, a été arrêté mardi dans le sud-est afghan lors d’une opération conjointe des forces afghanes et de la coalition internationale, selon un communiqué de la Force internationale d’assistance à la sécurité (ISAF) de l’OTAN, commandée par les Américains.
by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Have you ever before heard of the Haqqanis? I didn’t think so. Like Al Qaeda, about which no one had ever heard prior to 9/11, the “Haqqani Network” has popped up in time of need to justify America’s next war–Pakistan.
President Obama’s claim that he had Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden exterminated deflated the threat from that long-serving bogyman. A terror organization that left its leader, unarmed and undefended, a sitting duck for assassination no longer seemed formidable. Time for a new, more threatening, bogyman, the pursuit of which will keep the “war on terror” going.
Now America’s “worst enemy” is the Haqqanis. Moreover, unlike Al Qaeda, which was never tied to a country, the Haqqani Network, according to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, is a “veritable arm” of the Pakistani government’s intelligence service, ISI. Washington claims that the ISI ordered its Haggani Network to attack the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 13 along with the US military base in Wadak province.