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US, Pakistan Near Open War– Chinese Ultimatum Warns Washington Against Attack–Special Report

 
China has officially put the United States on
notice that Washington’s planned attack on Pakistan will be interpreted
as an act of aggression against Beijing. This blunt warning represents
the first known strategic ultimatum received by the United States in
half a century, going back to Soviet warnings during the Berlin crisis
of 1958-1961, and indicates the grave danger of general war growing out
of the US-Pakistan confrontation.

“Any Attack on Pakistan Would be Construed as an Attack on China”
 

Responding to reports that China has asked
the US to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty in the aftermath of the Bin
Laden operation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu used a
May 19 press briefing to state Beijing’s categorical demand that the
“sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan must be respected.”
According to Pakistani diplomatic sources cited by the Times of India,
China has “warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would
be construed as an attack on China.” This ultimatum was reportedly
delivered at the May 9 China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks in
Washington, where the Chinese delegation was led by Vice Prime Minister
Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo. Chinese warnings are
implicitly backed up by that nation’s nuclear missiles, including an
estimated 66 ICBMs, some capable of striking the United States, plus 118
intermediate-range missiles, 36 submarine-launched missiles, and
numerous shorter-range systems. 
Support from China is seen by regional
observers as critically important for Pakistan, which is otherwise
caught in a pincers between the US and India: “If US and Indian pressure
continues, Pakistan can say ‘China is behind us. Don’t think we are
isolated, we have a potential superpower with us,’” Talat Masood, a
political analyst and retired Pakistani general, told AFP.

The Chinese ultimatum came during the visit
of Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani in Beijing, during which the host
government announced the transfer of 50 state-of-the-art JF-17 fighter
jets to Pakistan, immediately and without cost. Before his departure,
Gilani had stressed the importance of the Pakistan-China alliance,
proclaiming: “We are proud to have China as our best and most trusted
friend. And China will always find Pakistan standing beside it at all
times….When we speak of this friendship as being taller than the
Himalayas and deeper than the oceans it truly captures the essence of
our relationship.” These remarks were greeted by whining from US
spokesmen, including Idaho Republican Senator Risch.

The simmering strategic crisis between the
United States and Pakistan exploded with full force on May 1, with the
unilateral and unauthorized US commando raid alleged to have killed the
phantomatic Osama bin Laden in a compound at Abottabad, a flagrant
violation of Pakistan’s national sovereignty. The timing of this
military stunt designed to inflame tensions between the two countries
had nothing to do with any alleged Global War on Terror, and everything
to do with the late March visit to Pakistan of Prince Bandar, the Saudi
Arabian National Security Council chief. This visit had resulted in a de
facto alliance between Islamabad and Riyadh, with Pakistan promising
troops to put down any US-backed color revolution in the kingdom, while
extending nuclear protection to the Saudis, thus making them less
vulnerable to US extortion threats to abandon the oil-rich monarchy to
the tender mercies of Tehran. A joint move by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
to break out of the US empire, whatever one may think of these regimes,
would represent a fatal blow for the fading US empire in South Asia. 
As for the US claims concerning the supposed
Bin Laden raid of May 1, they are a mass of hopeless contradictions
which changes from day to day. An analysis of this story is best left to
literary critics and writers of theatrical reviews. The only solid and
uncontestable fact which emerges is that Pakistan is the leading US
target — thus intensifying the anti-Pakistan US policy which has been in
place since Obama’s infamous December 2009 West Point speech. 
Gilani: Full Force Retaliation to Defend Pakistan’s Strategic Assets
 

The Chinese warning to Washington came on the
heels of Gilani’s statement to the Pakistan Parliament declaring: “Let
no one draw any wrong conclusions. Any attack against Pakistan’s
strategic assets, whether overt or covert, will find a matching
response…. Pakistan reserves the right to retaliate with full force. No
one should underestimate the resolve and capability of our nation and
armed forces to defend our sacred homeland.” A warning of full force
retaliation from a nuclear power such as Pakistan needs to be taken
seriously, even by the hardened aggressors of the Obama regime. 
The strategic assets Gilani is talking about
are the Pakistani nuclear forces, the key to the country’s deterrent
strategy against possible aggression by India, egged on by Washington in
the framework of the US-India nuclear cooperation accord. The US forces
in Afghanistan have not been able to conceal their extensive planning
for attempts to seize or destroy Pakistan’s nuclear bombs and warheads.
According to a 2009 Fox News report, “The United States has a detailed
plan for infiltrating Pakistan and securing its mobile arsenal of
nuclear warheads if it appears the country is about to fall under the
control of the Taliban, Al Qaeda or other Islamic extremists.” This plan
was developed by General Stanley McChrystal when he headed the US Joint
Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. JSOC, the
force reportedly involved in the Bin Laden operation. is composed of
Army Delta Force, Navy SEALs and “a high-tech special intelligence unit
known as Task Force Orange.” “Small units could seize [Pakistan’s
nukes], disable them, and then centralize them in a secure location,”
claimed a source quoted by Fox.

Obama Has Already Approved Sneak Attack on Pakistan’s Nukes
 

According to the London Sunday Express, Obama
has already approved an aggressive move along these lines: “US troops
will be deployed in Pakistan if the nation’s nuclear installations come
under threat from terrorists out to avenge the killing of Osama Bin
Laden… The plan, which would be activated without President Zardari’s
consent, provoked an angry reaction from Pakistan officials… Barack
Obama would order troops to parachute in to protect key nuclear missile
sites. These include the air force’s central Sargodha HQ, home base for
nuclear-capable F-16 combat aircraft and at least 80 ballistic
missiles.” According to a US official, “The plan is green lit and the
President has already shown he is willing to deploy troops in Pakistan
if he feels it is important for national security.” 
Extreme tension over this issue highlights
the brinksmanship and incalculable folly of Obama’s May 1 unilateral
raid, which might easily have been interpreted by the Pakistanis as the
long-awaited attack on their nuclear forces. According to the New York
Times, Obama knew very well he was courting immediate shooting war with
Pakistan, and “insisted that the assault force hunting down Osama bin
Laden last week be large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan if
confronted by hostile local police officers and troops.” 
The Shooting Has Already Started
 

The shooting between US and Pakistani forces
escalated on Tuesday May 17, when a US NATO helicopter violated
Pakistani airspace in Waziristan. Pakistani forces showed heightened
alert status, and opened fire immediately, with the US helicopter
shooting back. Two soldiers at a Pakistani check post on the border in
the Datta Khel area were wounded.

Possible Pakistani retaliation for this
border incursion came in Peshawar on Friday, May 20, when a car bomb
apparently targeted a 2-car US consulate convoy, but caused no American
deaths or injuries. One Pakistani bystander was killed, and several
wounded. In other intelligence warfare, Ary One television reported the
name of the CIA station chief in Islamabad, the second top US resident
spook there to have his cover blown in six months.

US Envoy Grossman Rejects Pakistani Calls To Stop Border Violations

US Special Representative to Afghanistan and
Pakistan Marc Grossman, the replacement for the late Richard Holbrooke,
on May 19 arrogantly rejected Pakistani calls for guarantees that no
more Abottabad-style unilateral operations would be mounted in Pakistan.
In refusing to offer such assurances, Grossman claimed that Pakistani
officials had never demanded respect for their border in recent years.

In the midst of this strategic crisis, India
has gone ahead with inherently provocative scheduled military maneuvers
targeting Pakistan. This is the “Vijayee Bhava” (Be Victorious) drill,
held in the Thar desert of north Rajastan,. This
atomic-biological-chemical Blitzkrieg drill involves the Second Armored
Corps, “considered to be the most crucial of the Indian Army’s three
principal strike formations tasked with virtually cutting Pakistan in
two during a full-fledged war.” 
The Nation: A CIA-RAW-Mossad Pseudo-Taliban Countergang
 

One way to provide the provocation needed to
justify a US-Indian attack on Pakistan would be through an increase in
terrorist actions attributable to the so-called Taliban. According to
the mainstream Pakistani media, the CIA, the Israeli Mossad, and the
Indian RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) have created their own version
of the Taliban in the form of a terrorist countergang which they control
and direct. According to one account, “Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) operatives have infiltrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda networks, and
have created their own Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) force in order
to destabilize Pakistan.” The former Punjab Regional Commander of the
Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), retired Brigadier General
Aslam Ghuman, commented: “During my visit to the US, I learned that the
Israeli spy agency Mossad, in connivance with Indian agency RAW, under
the direct supervision of CIA, planned to destabilize Pakistan at any
cost.” Was this countergang responsible for last week’s double bombing
in Waziristan, which killed 80 paramilitary police?

According to the same account, Russian
intelligence “disclosed that CIA contractor Raymond Davis and his
network had provided Al-Qaeda operatives with chemical, nuclear and
biological weapons, so that US installations may be targeted and
Pakistan be blamed….” Davis, a JSOC veteran himself, was arrested for
the murder of two ISI agents, but then released by the Pakistani
government after a suspicious hue and cry by the State Department. 
CIA Claims The New Al Qaeda Boss Lives in Waziristan
 

If the US needs a further pretext for
additional raids, it will also be easy to cite the alleged presence in
Waziristan of Saif al-Adel, now touted by the CIA as bin Laden’s likely
successor as boss of al Qaeda. It is doubtless convenient for Obama’s
aggressive intentions that Saif al-Adel can be claimed to reside so
close to what is now the hottest border in the world, and not in
Finsbury or Flatbush. 
In the wake of the unauthorized May 1 US
raid, the Pakistani military chief General Kayani had issued his own
warning that similar “misadventures” could not be repeated, while
announcing that US personnel inside Pakistan would be sharply reduced.
In the estimate of one ISI source, there are currently about 7,000 CIA
operatives in country, many of them unknown to the Pakistani government.
US-Pakistan intelligence sharing has reportedly been downgraded. In
response to Kayani’s moves, the CIA limited hangout operation known as
Wikileaks once again showed its real nature by attempting to discredit
the Pakistan commander with dubious US cable reports that he had
demanded more Predator drone attacks, not fewer, in recent years. 
Especially since Obama’s West Point speech,
the CIA has used Predator drone attacks to slaughter civilians with the
goal of fomenting civil war inside Pakistan, leading to a breakup of the
country along the ethnic lines of Punjab, Sind, Baluchistan, and
Pushtunistan. The geopolitical goal is to destroy Pakistan’s potential
to be the energy corridor between Iran and China. Selig Harrison has
emerged as a top US advocate for Baluchistan succession. 
Since May 1, six reported US Predator drones
attacks have slain some 42 Pakistani civilians, goading public opinion
into a frenzy of anti-US hatred. In response, a joint session of the
Pakistani parliament voted unanimously on May 14 to demand an end to
American missile strikes, calling on the government to cut NATO’s supply
line to Afghanistan if the attacks should continue. Since the Karachi
to Khyber Pass supply line carries as much as two thirds of the supplies
needed by the Afghanistan invaders, such a cutoff would cause chaos
among the NATO forces. All of this points to the inherent insanity of
provoking war with the country your supply line runs through. 
US Wants to Use Taliban Boss Mullah Omar Against Pakistan
 

The State Department dropped all
preconditions for negotiating with the Taliban back in February, and the
US is now reported by the Washington Post to be talking with envoys of
Mullah Omar, the legendary one-eyed leader of the Quetta Shura or
Taliban ruling council. It is apparent that the US is offering the
Taliban an alliance against Pakistan. US regional envoy Grossman is
hostile to the Pakistanis, but when it comes to the Taliban he has been
nicknamed “Mr. Reconciliation.” By contrast, the US is said to be
determined to assassinate the head of the Haqqani network using a Bin
Laden-type raid. The Pakistanis are equally determined to keep the
Haqqani as an ally. 
If China stands behind Pakistan, then Russia
might be said to stand behind China. Looking forward to the upcoming
June 15 meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese
President Hu praised Sino-Russian relations as being “at an
unprecedented high point,” with an “obvious strategic ingredient.” In a
press conference this week, Russian President Medvedev was obliged
indirectly to acknowledge that the much-hyped Obama “reset” with Russia
had amounted to very little, since the US ABM missile program in Romania
and the rest of eastern Europe, so obviously directed against Russia,
means that the START treaty is of dubious value, thus raising the
specter of a “new Cold War.” Given the NATO assault on Libya, there
would be no UN resolution against Syria, said Medvedev. Putin has been
right all along, and Medvedev is trying to imitate Putin to salvage some
chance of remaining in power. 
Are We in July 1914?
 

The crisis leading to World War I began with
the Sarajevo assassinations of June 28, 1914, but the first major
declaration of war did not occur until August 1. In the interim month of
July 1914, large parts of European public opinion retreated into a
dreamlike trance, an idyllic la-la land of elegiac illusion, even as the
deadly crisis gathered momentum. Something similar can be seen today.
Many Americans fondly imagine that the alleged death of Bin Laden marks
the end of the war on terror and the Afghan War. Instead, the Bin Laden
operation has clearly ushered in a new strategic emergency. Forces which
had opposed the Iraq war, from MSNBC to many left liberals of the peace
movement, are variously supporting Obama’s bloody aggression in Libya,
or even celebrating him as a more effective warmonger than Bush-Cheney
because of his supposed success at the expense of Bin Laden. In reality,
if there were ever a time to mobilize to stop a new and wider war, this
is it.

Source: http://paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?239616

  • Anonymous

    “Any Attack on Pakistan Would be Construed as an Attack on China” <<< Total BS…

    Using China as the boogie man to get back at the U.S. is not going to work. It will just make Pakistan look like a two-face trader, who openly pretended to be a friend and received U.S. aid only to hide bin Laden and shielding the Taliban. Pakistan must make a real choice and stop behaving like a neighborhood silly boy, who knew it did something wrong but still cry foul, hoping for sympathy from the likes of China.

    Getting China's attention is easy. Getting China to act on the interest of Pakistan is a wishy-washy dream. After all, China is not going to risk its miniscule nuclear arsenal against the U.S. which could obliterate the entire China and Pakistan off the map. Furthermore, China would rather make money selling things to the U.S. than face a war where U.S. naval blockade could doom China's economy and turn a hungry public to topple the Chinese government.

  • Anonymous

    A Highly Unauthenticated, Dreamy, Full bottle Hangover Article… Btw who authorizes to post these Nonsense, Time wasting article? But its a good bed time story! Sleep well!

  • Anonymous

    What if US attacked Pakistan, China will attack the US ? Good Bye Chinese Century. Sun Tsu never advised sacrificing onself for a smaller weaker ally. Please get real folks. In 71 Red forces from North and Blue forces from south to save the Pak military in Bangla Desh, now this!!! Pipe Dreams

  • Anonymous

    China cant do any thing, what china is thought to electronic exporter, actually the wafers for making these chips comes from U.S.

  • Anonymous

    SO finally this time after getting defeated in Afghanistan using pakistan as base they would attack make one more 11/9 attack on U.S.

  • Kunal

    Hey, you forgot to mention that 9/11 was conspired by US itself to attack Islamic world.

    lol, height of hangover. This article would make a very good script for a B-Grade Pakistani movie.

  • Anonymous

    dont be jealous , a very short time has left for the final round . your best ally is going to be doomed in days , even if they pass the bill to help themselves for debt crisis . but they can never pay the debt , even to china which is approx. 1 trillion dollars . so you arrogant sick heads keep on dreaming , which you are doing for last 64 years .
    mark my words .
    CHINA IS THE SUPER POWER NOW , AND SOON WILL BE RECOGNIZED BY THE WORLD .