By: Syed Haroon Haider Gilani
Pakistan has refused to participate in Bonn conference to be held on December 05, 2011. This is a loud and clear message to the world that US is staging a fake conference and peace-process initiatives are sham. According to the today’s international media reports US is pressurizing Pakistan to participate into the drama of peace process being held in Bonn to gain the domestic recognition and global admiration for Obama Administration as “peace-lovers”. NATO and US is not expecting the kind of reaction Pakistan’s military has shown upon the deadly attack on Pakistan’s armed forces. People’s republic of China, Pakistan’s long-lasting friend, has officially assured its complete support for Pakistan to stand against attacks on its sovereignty and independence. In addition to China, Turkey has come up with condemnation of the attacks and expressing its solidarity with Pakistan against the NATO’s aggression and terrorism against the armed forces of Pakistan.
A NATO Fighter Jet and Helicopter squad attacked Pakistan’s armed forces forward post on the Pak-Afghan border (Duran Line) on November 26, 2011. The attack has resulted the deaths of 28 Pakistani soldiers, including a Major and a captain in Baizai area of Mohmand tribal region at 2 a.m. Given the pre-arranged mechanism to avoid mistaken attacks, it is now out of question that the attacks are the result of any mistake.
The attack’s response was harsh, when The Chief of Armed Forces ordered his force for ‘an effective response’. Pakistan’s armed forces has decided to block the NATO’s supply line and shut down CIA’s drone operations at Shamsi Airfield. Ironically, NATO, US and other western nations has taken the deaths of over two dozen Pakistani’s soldiers nominally. NATO’s response was formal condolence and no comments further. The blood of the Pakistanis has been priceless since the Gen. Pervez Musharraf has sold the Nation to the West for peanut. The pain to even condole or regret a murder of Pakistani citizen has never been taken by the West until the contemporary brass of Pakistan’s armed forces has peaceful, strategic and diplomatic move to curtail the US, British, and other western forces espionage and terrorist activities.
The first most effective move came into spotlight when the acting head of CIA in Pakistan, Raymond Davis, a 36-year-old former Special Forces soldier, was arrested and jailed in Pakistan on January 27, 2011 by the ISI. He was found involved in high-level spying and collecting data about the strategic installations of Pakistan’s military, including “Photos of the strategic Balahisar Fort, the headquarters of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Peshawar and of Pakistan Army’s bunkers on the Eastern border with India were found in the camera.” It was a spectacular move, proving the peak of professionalism by the Pakistan’s intelligence agency over the world’s most powerful spy agency, CIA. The capture of the CIA’s head in Pakistan and the information extracted from him enabled ISI to block the CIA’s entire network of human spies in Pakistan. Some 30 case officers of CIA suspended their espionage activities in Pakistan immediately while highest-ranked CIA operatives immediately left the country, avoiding possible capture and execution after the arrest of Raymond Davis. This was the moment of the defeat for CIA by ISI whom Obama administration reckons their “first target”. The first task for Obama after he resumed the position of American premier, was to deal with ISI and he was told that dealing with ISI would ‘break your heart.’
US govt. has tried unsuccessfully to takeover ISI earlier on July 26, 2008 when as ‘a part of deal with US’ to acquire the government in Pakistan, the PPP’s government has placed Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) under Interior Ministry. The prime minister of Pakistan, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has given his powers to the Adviser for Interior Rehman Malik for the decision and the decision to place the ISI under the Interior Division was taken when the prime minister, the information minister and the adviser on interior were not in Pakistan to avoid any possible reaction from the top-brass of Pakistan’s armed forces. The move has blown the relations between the civil and military leadership of Pakistan, that still goes on. Recently popular or notorious ‘memogate’ was the latest civilian-military leadership Issue that has given the insight over the civilian government’s move to control the military of Pakistan in accordance with the US motives and interests in Pakistan. ‘What perturbed the military most were the proposals in the memo for curbing the role of the military and regulating its counter terrorism role.To register their resentment, the army and the navy chiefs did not attend the president’s dinner in honour of the visiting President of Turkmenistan (The air force chief and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff committee were out of the country) on November 14.’